How to Find Us

Travelling Westbound on A48
Coming Westbound from Cardiff on the A48 it is the third exit (sign posted Penllyn Estate) off the first round about after the Cowbridge turning. Enter Penllyn Estate and drive down the private road; Forage is about 600m on your left.

Travelling Eastbound on A48
Coming Eastbound from Bridgend on the A48 it is the first exit (sign posted Penllyn Estate) off the roundabout just before Cowbridge.

Enter Penllyn Estate and drive down the private road; Forage is about 600m on your left.

Shop & Stay whilst your Children Play

We know how hard it can be to keep young children occupied and entertained; we hope your little ones enjoy our play area – and that it provides tired parents with a moment of well-deserved respite!

The FREE area includes:

  • 2 Swings
  • 1 Basket Swing
  • A See Saw
  • A Wooden Climbing Frame With Netting
  • A Wooden Castle With Hideout
  • 2 Slides
  • Tree Stump Stepping Stones
  • A Tire Sand Pit
  • A Sit On Wooden Train
  • Our NEW Welsh tyre dragon!

It is also important to familiarise yourself with the following advice issued by the Public Health Sector for avoiding infection on farm visits. Please click here to read the article.

Can I Bring my Dog?

Your four-legged friends are welcome on our lawn and walk routes, though we do not accept dogs in the shop or restaurant. 

Please refer to event information for specific rules.

Why not Grab a Coffee and Enjoy our Walking Routes?

Penllyn Estate boasts a rich variety of wildlife habitats, ranging from arable grassland and woodland to the flood plains of the River Thaw.

We have a number of excellent walks along the public rights of way where you can explore Penllyn Estate and enjoy the varied wildlife, especially the large bird population who visit and breed here.

We have produced two maps to accompany you on any walks that you do.

Map 1 indicates where you may find various bird species on Penllyn Estate Farm, whilst Map 2 lists five suggested walking routes of varying length.

Please feel free to download these and use at your leisure. We hope you enjoy your walk, and remember, please stick to the public footpaths.

Looking for a Place to Stay?

Did you know we have the perfect getaway right next door?

Our 6 cabins are nestled within the grounds of Penllyn Estate in the Vale Of Glamorgan. Cowbridge Cabins caters to all types of stays, whether it’s a weekend getaway, family holiday, or business trip.

Don’t just take it from us…

“I stayed overnight with my friend and her two daughters. We just wanted a girls night away and I’m so glad to be told about these cabins. They are amazing value for money and we will definitely return. Thank you”



 The meat is unreal. Great farm shop. Butchers happy to cut unusual cuts, I asked for picanha and they had no issues. Well worth a visit. Take away sandwiches are amazing too.

– Adam Silver



Simply the best steaks! Have enjoyed these a number of times, they are consistently excellent. The kitchen is a great place for coffee too, the food is excellent value! Beautiful views and the whole place is simply a breath of fresh air.

– Paul Booth



Grandchildren enjoyed their meal and loved playing in the park. Good quality goods in farm shop.

– June Bush


Elsewhere in Cowbridge

There is plenty to do and see in and around the town – see below a handful of recommended activities for those looking to explore the area beyond Forage. 

St Quentin's Castle

Located in the village of Llanblethian, a five minute drive from Forage, it is thought that St Quentin’s Castle was first occupied as a defensive structure in the year 1102, before further building work took place in 1312. Later used as a prison, children will enjoy seeing the ghoulish (pretend) skeleton languishing in the cells! Note that there is a sizeable lawn area to enjoy, backing onto woodland walkways. 

Cowbridge Physics Gardens

This is an absolute gem of a place, just off the high street in the grounds of the Old Hall. Neglected for many years prior to restoration by a loyal group of volunteers in 2006, the garden incorporates plants involved in the making of traditional medicines, culinary dishes, perfumes, cosmetics and dyestuffs. Whether you are interested in horticulture, medicine, or just looking for somewhere to relax and think, this is a wonderful place to spend a peaceful hour. 

Local Walks

There are some lovely routes around Forage and Cowbridge. Check out the map to view public rights of way and bridal paths. For those looking for more of a hike you could embark on Route Number 7 – Cowbridge – Castle, Court and Wells. The longer red route is just under 8 miles. 



Contact Us

OFFICE: 01446 774113


ADDRESS: Penllyn Estate, Llwynhelig, Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan, CF71 7FF

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