Local Attractions

Although we are set in a lovely rural area we are only five minutes from J34 of the M4 which places us within easy reach of all the attractions this area has to offer. Just 10 minutes from the Welsh History museum at St Fagan's which must be on the top of the list for any visitor. We are only 20 minutes from Cardiff and the Bay and 30 minutes from the coast and the Brecon Beacons. We also have busy local towns offering a good selection of shopping and restaurants.

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La Trattoria is a highly popular Italian restaurant located in the heart of nearby Talbot Green. Trattoria has brought fine Italian dining to the area, with a modern and contemporary twist on traditional Italian dishes and is well worth a visit.

Indiaah brings true essence of authentic Indian cuisine to the fine village of Pontyclun. Enjoy traditional Indian cuisine served within a relaxed environment. Food is cooked to the highest standards using only the best quality and freshest ingredients.

Dyffryn Gardens are an exceptional example of Edwardian garden design, covering more than 55 acres featuring a stunning collection of intimate garden rooms, formal lawns and seasonal bedding.

Within the gardens, Dyffryn House, a grand Victorian mansion overlooks the key aspects of the gardens. Significant parts of the ground and first floors have been restored to their Victorian splendour and are now open to the public.

Visiting Penderyn Distillery in the Brecon Beacons has become one of the most popular things to do in South Wales and is a genuine Welsh tourist attraction. It opened its doors to visitors in June 2008 with the launch of its new purpose designed and built Visitor Centre. The distillery is the only one in Wales and the first to legally distil whisky spirit in the country for more than 100 years. When you visit Wales you can now enjoy a distillery tour, take a journey through the history of single malt whisky making in Wales, and understand the distilling process at first hand.

Cowbridge is a local market town situated in the Vale of Glamorgan. Known as the ‘Bond Street’ of South Wales, it is an attractive place to visit and a fantastic place to shop with a diversity and choice generally unexpected of a small town. Cowbridge's historic past is reflected in its present day buildings, which add to the interest and character of the town.

Llantrisant is a local hilltop town and home to the Royal Mint and pioneer of cremation, Dr William Price. Steeped in history with a 13th century castle and impressive 7th century church the town is a local tourist attraction with a few small shops.

Situated in nearby Pencoed, St Mary’s Golf Club is set on 150 acres of pristine parkland and offers a whole host of packages and options for all golfing abilities.

Pontyclun & Llantrisant Golf Club is a parkland course lined with mature trees and bounded by the river Ely at its northern edge. A little over 5,300 yards, you are presented with an enjoyable challenge for all levels of golfer. The views from the course are spectacular and there is plenty of wildlife to take in on your way around.

Situated in the beautiful countryside surrounding the Victorian seaside town of Porthcawl the Grove Golf Club is established as one of the most popular courses within the area.

Castell Coch (Red Castle) is a 19th century Gothic Revival castle built on the remains of a genuine 13th century fortification. It is the by-product of a vivid Victorian imagination, assisted by untold wealth. The Middle Ages fascinated the Victorians as much as the Victorians fascinate us today. High Gothic was the order of the day. It is situated on a steep hillside high above the village of Tongwynlais, to the north of Cardiff.

The Taff Trail is a multi-purpose route between the Cardiff waterfront at Cardiff Bay in the South and the Market Town of Brecon in the North. 55 miles (88km) in length, it passes close to Pontypridd and Merthyr Tydfil and through a wide variety of urban and suburban landscapes of those towns and the open moorland of the Brecon Beacons. There are also many "green fingers" where the Taff Trail itself appears to bring the countryside into the town. The area is also rich in industrial archeology.

St Fagans National History Museum is an open-air museum near Cardiff chronicling the historical lifestyle, culture, and architecture of the Welsh people. The museum is part of Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales.

It consists of more than forty re-erected buildings from various locations in Wales, and is set in the grounds of St Fagans Castle, an Elizabethan manor house. In 2011 Which? magazine named the museum the United Kingdom's favourite visitor attraction.