May Tree Cottage

Award Winning Self-catering

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A Warm Welcome

May Tree Cottage is a newly converted stone barn in the grounds of Penyrheol Farm House set in 12 acres of pasture land in the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan with views towards the Black Mountains.

Penyrheol Farm is no longer a working farm and so there are no farmyard noises, odours or dangers associated with some country cottages. However, visitors can still have the pleasure of walking around our fields.

Great Location

Just outside the tranquil village of Llysworney, a few miles from Cowbridge.

Pet Friendly

We welcome all well behaved dogs and have facilities to assist.

Visit Wales

The cottage has been awarded 4 Stars. Quality graded by Visit Wales’ own inspection team

The Cottage

May Tree Cottage was created from a stone barn and the conversion was subject to the latest high level of insulation standards demanded and because of its south facing aspect is very cosy and energy efficient. All the doors are wide enough for wheel chairs and the switch and socket positions are also designed for wheel chair users. The cottage is situated approximately 140 yards from the country lane and approximately 100 yards up its private drive from the main house. Guests are therefore assured of complete privacy and peace.

The village pub and restaurant with its open fire is approximately 300 yards away as is the beautiful church and duck pond. A little further along the road are fishing lakes. 2 miles away is the old market town of Cowbridge with its many fine restaurants and shops. Cardiff the capital city of Wales with its superb museum and castle is a 20 minute drive away. The historic coastal town of Llantwit Major and the Heritage Coast with its coastal path is a 10 minute drive away. The beaches are great for surfing or just lazing about. There are many fine golf courses in the area and golfers may use our fields to practice their driving provided they inform us first.

Bathroom Amenities

Bathroom with bath and separate shower cubicle.

Fully Fitted Kitchen

With electric oven and LPG gas hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, dishwasher and washing machine

Flatscreen TV

Comfortable living area with flatscreen TV and built in DVD and radio/CD player.

Other Facilities

Other facilities in the area include a stables for hiring horses for riding on the beach and sand dunes, the mountain bike centre at Afan Forest is 30 minute drive away. A few minutes away is a go kart race track where karts may be hired. The accommodation which sleeps 4 is fully furnished and has smoke detectors in every room and consists of an entrance hall through to the dual aspect lounge/dining room with TV/DVD and CD player and on to the kitchen via 2 small steps. The new kitchen with its solid oak units has a washing machine, dishwasher, fridge with freezer compartment, built in electric oven and LPG hob and micro wave oven.

The other rooms accessed off the hall are the double bedroom with dual aspect, bedroom 2 with its full sized bunk beds and bathroom with bath and separate shower cubicle. Outside there is a paved patio with a picnic bench, B-B-Q and rotary line. Sun loungers are available. Guests are allowed to walk in the fields but please keep dogs on a lead if the sheep are there. Please note that hedges and fences have thorns and wire so please take care with your children.

Local Restaurant

The village pub and restaurant with its open fire is approximately 300 yards away.

Nearby Attractions

With beaches, golf courses, karting and much more


Outside there is a paved patio with a picnic bench and B-B-Q

A Little Extra

Guests may bring their dogs/cats by arrangement. Well behaved dogs are welcome. However, please note that pets are only to be left alone in the cottage if they are in secure cages brought by yourself. One of our stables has been converted into a heated kennel so that guests can leave their dog with us should they want an away day. Prices are by arrangement. Bedding and towels are supplied along with electricity and LPG gas.


A non-refundable deposit of 25% is payable on booking and the balance 6 weeks before the holiday date. Check in time is 3.00pm on Saturdays and check out time 10.00am on Saturdays unless its possible to delay this a little for your convenience. If a wheelchair ramp is necessary to access the front door which has 2 steps up please let me know at the time of booking. Rates are £450.00p per week in the low season to £850.00p per week in the high season and Christmas and New Year. Longer term and weekend break rates are available.

Photo Gallery

A few pictures of the cottage and surrounding area.

Relaxing, Peaceful, Beautiful Surroundings

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What our customers say.

The cottage was everything we could have hoped for and the owners very friendly and helpful. The location was ideal for visiting both Cardiff (approx. 12 miles) and Swansea (appox 35 miles) with lots to see in between. Cowbridge (2 miles away) was a lovely town with a good variety of shops, including Waitrose in the centre which had everything you could wish for. We would recommend both the property and the area for an interesting holiday in the Vale of Glamorgan.


Lovely owners nothing too much trouble, superb cottage which suited us completely, and our two Poodles safe and sound with enclosed patio surround.

Godalming, Surrey

Excellent cottage, very well thought out. Perfect for a dog as enclosed area to run around and look at sheep! This is the best cottage our greyhound has ever stayed in.
Cottage is on hosts farm but down its own track so peaceful and private.
Hosts are very friendly and helpful, with good local knowledge.
Good base for visiting many towns and places across the vale of Glamorgan.
Would highly recommend.


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  • Maytree Cottage, Penyrheol Farm, Llysworney, CF71 7NQ.