Beautiful Tipis by 12th Century Ogmore Castle, Wales

Ogmore, Wales (United Kingdom)
3 units
24 guest capacity

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Accommodation Description

The tipis were originally designed by Native Americans who lived on these plains so they are sure to be dry and warm. There are three 18ft slightly egg shaped tipis ideal for any any purpose. The tipis have new log circles, fire-pits and interior rugs and can sleep up to 8 adults each. Each tipi is fitted with an internal rain catcher when required. The tipis have a slightly suspended wooden floor which is and is covered with choir matting and then clean rugs for you to lounge on. There are no beds or other furniture so that you can take advantage of the spacious environment. Outside there is also a log circle for you to sit around the fire. You are also supplied with a pile of logs for the fire and more logs can be arranged at a cost. Read More

Accommodation Features

  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Fire pit

There are bathroom and shower facilities just across the lane and a farmhouse close by that offers lunch, breakfast and afternoon tea.

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Guest Services

  • Cafe

Location + Surroundings

You don’t usually find tipis co-existing with castles but that’s what you’ll get when you stay at this glamping site nestled in the shadows of a 12th century castle in Ogmore. It is mere yards away from Ogmore Riding School and a beautiful village pub that offers traditional ales, good food and a friendly atmosphere. Nearby Ogmore Farm offers a unique horse back riding experience on Newton Beach and through Merthyr Mawr Sand Dunes (the highest sand dune slacks in Europe). Read More


  • Bird watching
  • Horseback riding

Ogmore is breathtaking so get ready to explore and adventure through unknown lands full of history, culture and natural beauty.

Ogmore Castle - Ogmore Castle was initially constructed soon after 1100 by William de Londres as part of the Norman invasion of Wales. The castle was in use until the 19th Century for a range of purposes, including a court of justice and a prison, but is now a substantial set of remains and local landmark.

Stepping Stones - 52 stepping stones lead across the ford of the Ewenny and Ogmore rivers to the pretty village of Merthyr Mawr. Local legend has it that they were laid for a love-sick girl who lived in the castle. Her lover lived across the river, and their meetings were impeded by tides and floods. Apparently the stones served their purpose - the lovers married in 1233.

Ogmore Farm Horse Riding - Riding a horse on a wide open beach near the lapping fringe of the sea is a dream for many people. At Ogmore Farm near Bridgend in South Wales this dream is a reality every day. A two hour trek meanders from the yard twice a day, traversing rivers, beaches and high sand dunes. The farm is set in beautiful surroundings, under the silent presence of imposing Ogmore Castle.

Ogmore Farm tea Rooms - Just across the lane from the tipis you will find the tea rooms run by Judith and Eric. Teas, afternoon cakes and daily homemade specials are available here. Breakfast can be arranged here in advance and Judith will source the products from local farm shop. This building was the original Farmhouse until a just a few years ago.

The Pelican Pub - Just across the road from the tipis is a friendly country pub locally known as the Peli, although it is officially named The Pelican in Her Piety. A cracking place to have a good drink that also offers some of the best food in the area. Live music is often on on a Friday or Saturday night.

Southerndown Golf Club - Sitting above the tipis is Southerndown Golf course. This is a links-style course who's unique terrains make it one of the driest courses in Wales, with year round golf for both members and visitors.

Merthyr Mawr - From the tipis go across the stepping stones on the river Ewenny and then over the Swinging Bridge into the beautiful village of Merthyr Mawr with its thatched cottages. As you walk through Merthyr Mawr towards the dunes you will see amazing wildlife, a beautiful church, and, depending on the season, strawberry fields that you can pay to pick.

Candleston Castle - There are two castles: Ogmore Castle which is on site and Candleston Castle, and pleasant walk away to the west of the tipis is Candleston Castle, which can be found at the entrance to the Merthyr Mawr Warren, the highest sand dune slacks in Europe. To get to this castle from the tipis walk through Merthyr Mawr village as described above.

Ogmore By Sea Beach - Follow the river east for about a mile and a half, a really nice warlock along the river's flood planes or above on a high tide. Ogmore beach is a large sandy beach ideal for sunbathing, swimming and surfing. In the peak months there are Ice Cream Vans for refreshments at the car park. On a low tide look out for tusker rock about a mile out from the beach, also on these low tides the various different bays along this coast merge, so you can walk through Hardy's bay and even onto Southerndown without leaving the beach.

Newton Beach - On low tide you can get to this beach by crossing the river from Ogmore Beach. (Please be careful as there are strong currents here) Once on Newton Beach you can walk to Porthcawl fairly easily.

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Accommodation Rules

  • No parties

Cancellation policy

  • It is at the discretion of each individual host as to whether the booking can be rescheduled to another available date. If you cancel at any time, you will not receive any refund.
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Additional Information

Please note: Any music and noise levels must be kept to a minimum in order to respect our neighbors.

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