Based in the Heart of the 14th Century Village of Betws, which has 14th Century origins. The location provides stunning views of the local Valleys as well as panoramic views over Bridgend towards the Heritage Coast. Neighbouring areas feature local breathtaking scenery, mountains, rivers, woodlands.
The Lodge is an ideal base to explore these attractive and historic areas of South Wales, which include our 11th century church and the many nearby castle ruins and various museums. The lodge alos offers the opportunities to experience a wide range of outdoor activities and events.
Set in the yard of the old village school which was built in 1913., the school was closed in the 1960’s and left deteriorating for many years. The local Boys’ and Girls’ Club which was established in 1958 took on a lease from Mid Glamorgan Council and undertook a complete refurbishment. Max Boyce officially opened the facility in 1984. With the need to secure a sustainable income and a new 99 year lease from Bridgend County Borough Council the club renamed as Youth of Bettws and set out in 2008, to create a bunkhouse accommodation facility. This was completed with thanks to funding received from the Big Lottery, Welsh Government and the Welsh Council for Voluntary Action.
The Bunkhouse was originally called Betws Eco Lodge, it was officially opened on 2nd March 2012 by Wakes and British Lion Rugby International wing Shane Williams and the Welsh Government Assembly Member for Ogmore Janice Gregory.
The Village Lodge is a unique relaxed 4* Visit Wales Star Rated Group Accommodation Bunkhouse-Style-Venue, with self-catering facilities and communal chill out areas to host up to 44 visitors. It is a pleasant environment for friends and families, outdoor adventures, sports teams, travellers and youth groups / schools to gather socially.
The lodge is a ideal base to explore this attractive and historic area of South Wales, with our 11th century church, castle ruins and various museums. With the opportunities to experience a wide range of outdoor activities and events. The lodge as Access to Bryngarw Country Park, a short woodland footpath walk from Betws.
Ideal base for Schools, Youth groups, Scouts, Cubs, Guides or Brownies for weekend, weekday or summer camps, Duke of Edinburgh Residentials. Also any other groups welcome.
Ideal for sports tours and corporate team building,
Porthcawl . Aberavon beach 20 mins drive away.
Several Recreational centres and swimming / leisure pools within easy reach
Only 10 minutes drive from Junction 36 on the M4 motorway.
A warm and friendly welsh welcome awaits you to our 4star lodge, nothing is too much trouble for our highly trained, motivated staff. Amenities within the village. Regular public transport available.. See you soon...