...... even better than I remember it!
The twins were celebrating their 21st whilst there.
Anita was amazing ... and, on realising this was a special occasion, appeared at the back door of The Cottage with a surprise cake for them. The cake was delicious. Thank you. It made a happy evening on the BBQ very special.
Anita's brother told us where to go shopping for the best meats and ingredients for the BBQ. Thanks to him, too for all he did. A fabulous brother and sister team.
We stayed in the same room as before, and it was just as comfy. Even the fact that this place has been "discovered", the people who go are fun, chatty and great to talk to.
Breakfast was just as good. Homemade bread, freshly carved ham, cheese, home-baked croissants, loads of different homemade jams and marmalade, different cereals and Greek yoghurt. Actually, nothing was too much to do. We chose not to have the cooked breakfasts, but walking into the breakfast room means walking past the open-plan kitchen. The smell was fantastic. The kitchen cleaner than mine (that is difficult) and the camaraderie coming out of there is brilliant.
We did have an accident with one of their bowls, and there was not the "sucking of teeth" that you can get at places who are trying to be something they are not, but a genuine concern for the person who broke it - asking if they were ok etc. What a response to damage to their property!
I do not want you all booking this place out so we cannot get in .... but you must visit it. Dogs are very welcome .... it is a working farm, so my cautionary note must be PLEASE keep them under control, pick up after them and just remember that you are representing all dog owners, not just yourselves!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are set in 14 acres in the heart of the beautiful Vale countryside, yet only 15 minutes from Cardiff. Easy access to M4 at junctions 33 and 34. Near Cowbridge and five minutes from Cardiff Airport. Charming individually designed luxurious bedrooms, all with en-suite, set in a delightful beautiful French style courtyard sympathetically renovated to the highest standard of comfort and privacy, in a quiet country setting. Highly recommended. For our full English and continental breakfasts we provide our own free range produce from the farm to be served in the dining room. Accommodation comprises of 3 luxury bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms, 1 luxurious disabled elderly and child friendly suite with en-suite wet room, 1 spacious cottage sleeping up to six people, 1 romantic railway carriage for two Sleeping up to 20 people, ideal for small groups. Bespoke conference/corporate packages can be offered to suit every occasion. We have our own helicopter landing pad. Disabled, elderly, child and dog friendly! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sutton Mawr Farm Barry, Wales