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Pen Fistla Barns

  • Visit Wales 4 Star Self-catering
  • Visit Wales Cyclists Welcome
  • Visit Wales Walkers Welcome

Self-catering with 1 unit £475 pupw sleeps 4


Pen Fistla Barns, in the village of Penllyn, were converted first in 2005, transforming a once working farm yard into a beautiful family home. In 2008 a single story stable- type barn was also converted as part of the overall accommodation, providing a range of expertly restored rooms, with natural stone walls, oak flooring and exposed beams throughout. If its a tranquil country retreat youre looking for, this is for you! Perfect for walkers, artists, outdoor enthusiasts and for those wishing to simply relax in comfort.

The living area boasts a wood burning stove, leather suite, ?freeview TV/DVD and dinning suite. A fridge/freezer, dishwasher, separate oven/hob, microwave and toaster compliment the full range of kitchen units. The two bedrooms sleep four people, one room being a twin room, the other a double. The ?wet room bathroom has a large showering area, bath and built in oak shaker style units.

Outside, a natural stone terrace looks over a large lawned area and some of the most stunning views the Vale of Glamorgan has to offer. A host of walks through a range of open fields and woodland surround Pen Fistla. An abundance of wildlife thrives in the rich country moors and woods. Two country inns, The Red fox and The Barley Mow, are within a ten minute walk, each boasting an open fire, real ales and excellent food.

The historic market town of Cowbridge is a five minute drive away, with its range of fine restaurants, traditional pubs, trendy bars and excellent range of shops.

Within a short drive is the Heritage Coast, boasting stunning views over the Bristol Channel along its range of sandy coves and long sweeping beaches. The City of Cardiff is 20 minutes away, giving easy access to the Millennium Stadium, extensive shops, historic Castle and the vibrant Cardiff Bay. To the west, Bridgend and Swansea are easily accessed along the M4, just a few miles away. Leisure activities within easy reach include many golf courses, fishing lakes, surf beaches, horse riding, cinemas and historic monuments and castles. The world renowned Afan Argoed mountain bike range is 30 minutes away.

In essence, Pen Fistla is the perfect peaceful, country retreat for that much- earned break, well away from the hustle and bustle of urban life!

RadioTelevisionIroning facilitiesPrivate parkingDogs/pets NOT acceptedCentral heatingLaundry facilitiesFreezerMicrowave cookerDishwasherLinen providedPony trekking/horse-ridingGolf available (onsite or nearby)Children's outdoor play areaWiFi or internet accessDVD playerCD playerHairdryerHigh chairs availableCots availableReal log/coal firesStaff fluent in FrenchStaff fluent in SpanishStaff fluent in WelshBarbecueDrying facilitiesRestaurantWashing machine

Children welcome from any age.


  • RadioRadio
  • TelevisionTelevision
  • Ironing facilitiesIroning facilities
  • Private parkingPrivate parking
  • Dogs/pets NOT acceptedDogs/pets NOT accepted
  • Central heatingCentral heating
  • Laundry facilitiesLaundry facilities
  • FreezerFreezer
  • Microwave cookerMicrowave cooker
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Linen providedLinen provided
  • Pony trekking/horse-ridingPony trekking/horse-riding
  • Golf available (onsite or nearby)Golf available (onsite or nearby)
  • Children's outdoor play areaChildren's outdoor play area
  • WiFi or internet accessWiFi or internet access
  • DVD playerDVD player
  • CD playerCD player
  • HairdryerHairdryer
  • High chairs availableHigh chairs available
  • Cots availableCots available
  • Real log/coal firesReal log/coal fires
  • Staff fluent in FrenchStaff fluent in French
  • Staff fluent in SpanishStaff fluent in Spanish
  • Staff fluent in WelshStaff fluent in Welsh
  • BarbecueBarbecue
  • Drying facilitiesDrying facilities
  • RestaurantRestaurant
  • Washing machineWashing machine

Children welcome from any age.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • Parking for Multiple unit properties:
    • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • YesSolid ie tarmac / concrete etc
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesFlat (i.e. without steps)


  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to:
    • YesToilet and bathroom
    • YesOne or more bedrooms
    • YesLounge
    • YesKitchen
    • YesOutdoor facilities
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls

Bed/ Bathrooms

  • YesBedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by guest
  • YesBedrooms available with non-allergic bedding (ie non-feather pillows)
  • YesBedrooms available with no fitted carpets
  • Bathrooms available with:
    • YesBath
    • YesWet room
  • YesTaps in bathroom with lever handles available


  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesSeating available in kitchen


  • YesGuest information available in large print (14pt and over)


The barn was converted with access in mind and efforts made to allow easy passage between rooms. Efforts were made to enhance the single story, thus steps were replaced by a single ramp internally. Access from parking to front door is within feet, over level ground. The proprietiers living accomodation is some 25 meters away.