Glynogwr Lodge - A warm and friendly welcome in the heart of Wales

About Glynogwr Self Catering Wales

You can now experience Wales best kept tourism secret, the South Wales strip between the coast and the Valleys, stay in 4 star luxury at the brand new Glynogwr Lodge.

Ten minutes’ drive from the M4 motorway junction 36, the four star family owned and run self-catering lodge in Wales is looking forward to welcoming you this year.

Situated in the medieval hill top village of Glynogwr with panoramic views overlooking the Ogwr Fach Valley, it is ideally located for visitors to experience numerous local outdoor activities or sample the excitement of the city of Cardiff.

Glynogwr self catering lodge was originally known as Llandyfodwg and was once part of the duchy of Lancaster estate. At the heart of the village is the church of St Tyfodwg named after the 6th century Welsh Saint.

Glynogwr Self Catering Lodge looks out over the Earls of Dunraven estates, Mynydd-y-Gaer (Wyndham-Quin families of Dunraven Castel). Mynydd-y-Gaer is said by some people to be the burial place of Uther, King Arthur or Atherwys at the now ruined church of St.Peters-Super-Montem. (Read, David Nash Fords, Early British Kings) Even if you don’t find King Arthurs burial place, at least you will have a lovely walk.


Nearby is the village of Gilfach-Goch where the author Richard Llewellyn once lived. Who based his novel, How Green Was My Valley, on the Village, which was later made into a Hollywood film.

A mile walk from the self catering lodge is the Lakeside farm park, with a trout fishing lake, small holding petting farm; children’s play area, and a café/ restaurant.

A mile to the west of the lodge is the village of Blackmill. The fortnightly sheep auction draws local farmers to the area to sell local produce, if you fancy something special to eat, then Blackmills Junction Hotel where the host is local award winning Chef John McCarran.

A few miles walk to the north of Blackmill is the renowned Bwlch Mountain with magnificent panoramic views over the Rhonda and Ogmore Valley, also on a clear day you there are beautiful views over the Bristol Channel.


Things to do

Discover the beauty and excitement of South Wales, with stunning untouched landscapes there is plenty to do and many places to visit close to Glynogwr Lodge. Pony and horse riding, History treks, Caving and Mountain Climbing, Mountain Biking and outdoor activities and so much more....