Hills and mountains, historic buildings, city life and world-renowned industrial heritage are all within a short walk or drive from your lodge. Here are just a few ideas to get you started…

Get active

The mountain above the farm offers excellent walks and panoramic views up to the Brecon Beacons and across to the Bristol channel. If you want to venture a little further, why not climb the famous Pen y Fan or explore the breathtaking Black Mountains.

Mountain bikers are spoilt for choice, exploring the area for themselves or maybe heading to the world famous Bikepark Wales for an adrenaline fuelled day out.

Also nearby we have climbing centres, paintballing and laser quest, something for everyone!

Taff Valley Adventure is one of our favourites. They offer amazing activities for the whole family, including quad biking and clay pigeon shooting. Check them out at http://www.adventurewales.co.uk/

Castles and Culture

Wales has over 600 castles and we have some of the best right on our doorstep. The spectacular Caerphilly Castle, one of the greatest surviving mediaeval castles in the Western world, can be spotted from the farm.

Also worth a mention are the imposing Cardiff Castle, Castle Coch – a fairy tale folly, Raglan Castle, Ogmore Castle, Skenfrith Castle. And when you’ve had enough of castles, visit the gorgeous Tintern Abbey whose beauty has been captured over the centuries by JMW Turner, William Wordsworth and countless others.

Days out

Cardiff, Wales’ vibrant capital city offers amazing shopping, museums, dining and entertainment. It’s easy to explore on foot and you can visit the free National Museum Cardiff or Cardiff Castle within the city centre. Cardiff Bay offers boat trips, restaurants with waterside views and the Wales Millennium Centre.

Out of the city, there are countless other places worth a visit. St Fagans and Llancaiach Fawr Manor House offer fascinating and exciting living history visits. Big Pit offers the opportunity to explore our industrial past, guided underground by former pit workers. Blaenavon Ironworks is well worth a visit as is Brecon mountain railway. Please ask if you have any particular interests and we can guide you.



There are plenty of beaches within a short drive. If you fancy a traditional seaside experience with candyfloss and penny falls then head to Barry Island, made famous by tv’s Gavin and Stacey. If you prefer your beaches a bit wilder then Ogmore or Southerndown offer sand, pebbles and plenty of rock pools. Surfers often head down to Aberaeron with its massive expanse of sand and crashing waves. Again, please ask us to help you find your perfect beach!

Check out www.visitwales.com for loads more ideas and information.