‘The Forge’ at Southerndown Farm, Southerndown, Vale of Glamorgan CF32 0RW
Southerndown is a small coastal village in the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan. It is on the coastal road and is only 15 mins from the M4 East and West.
As you drive towards Bridgend take the directions for Ogmore by Sea. This will take you along the coastal road into Southerndown. Drive through the village past the Three Golden Cups public house and two houses further on is Southerndown Farmhouse. Turn left into the grounds of the Forge. The Forge is a newly converted 17th century Forge, Stable and Granary. It was originally the Forge for Dunraven Estates who still own most of the farmland around Southerndown – even the carparks for the beach!
‘The Forge’ is situated on the coastal road so beaches are within easy reach most notably Southerndown itself and its neighbouring village Ogmore by Sea, both of these beaches are unique in their geology and are both regularly used for TV filming and for photography as is Porthcawl, with its funfair and unique surfing beach at Rest Bay.
There are the famous sand dunes in Merthyr Mawr, Horse Riding in Ogmore village, Golf at Southerndown Golf Club, Cricket in Southerndown, Art, Crafts and courses in Ogmore by Sea Crafts by the Sea centre, Fishing at Southerndown and Ogmore, surfing at Southerndown and Porthcawl, walks all around the area.
There is definitely no shortage of places to eat out!
Further away we have the historic towns of Cowbridge and Llantwit Major with their independent shops, more traditional shopping can be found in the popular Designer Outlet Centre.
St Fagans, the Welsh Folk Museum (which will take you the whole of a day to explore) can be found only 25 minutes away and is entirely free! Llanerch Vineyard is also worth a tour!
There is a local Church in Ogmore by Sea (Evangelical) and in St Brides Major (Church in Wales).
The stairway in ‘The Forge’ leads to the first floor which houses a large open plan dining, recreational and kitchen area. This room faces the fields and beach and has an inspiring view! Also upstairs is a small study perfect for a quiet time with a sofa bed.
Along the corridor is a family bathroom (shower) and next to this a laundry area containing a washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board. Downstairs are two bedrooms, the Stable bedroom has two 4 feet beds whilst the Forge bedroom which is accessed by Patio doors from outside has a King bed and bunk beds and has a lounge area and ensuite. The accommodation is therefore suitable for a maximum of four adults and two children.
Outside there is a hot tub, patio area with rattan seating; a raised area has a dining table and chairs, a fire pit and a wooden seating area; another has a wild life theme perfect for exploring; there is also a large artificial turf area which has its own boat, trunk of games and costumes and a bench seating area so children can play and eat to their delight –this also contains a sand pit.
Access to ‘The Forge’ is through two sets of double gates for safety.
Charges for 2022
|November – March||Low Season||£900|
|April, May, September & October||Mid-Season||£1200|
|June, July & August||High Season||
Clergy and Church staff are offered a 15% discount on the above rates
Energy, towels and bedding are included in the above charges.
Available all year round.
Arrival and Departure times:
4.00 pm arrival time, 10.00 am departure time.
Normally Friday changeover, but depends on demand.
Pets: One dog only
To make a booking, contact the owner:
Dr Barbara Prosser
Tel 07788 241662 or 01656 880002