Christmas Afternoon Tea 2017

We will be holding our traditional Christmas Afternoon Tea on 17th December 2017 The Castle will be decked out for Christmas and if you fancy a wander, and its a nice day, why not work up an appetite with a stroll in our beautiful gardens which are really at their best this time of year, […]

Estate cottage for rent

Cottages on the Fonmon Estate hardly ever come up for rent, the average tenancy seems to be about 25 years! However we are pleased to share that 1 Woodhouse, CF62 3BL is now available to rent through Herbert R Thomas in Cowbridge – 01446 772 911  The cottage is a traditional semi-detached 2/3 bedroom period cottage […]

Christmas Parties 2017

Fonmon Castle is delighted to present our Christmas Party Venue programme for 2017.   Celebrate in Style Let this magical Christmas party venue in the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan really set the scene for your end of year festivities. At our heart, Fonmon Castle is still a family home. Every year when we put the wreath […]

Pumpkin Soup

        Serves 4 Ingredients: 750g chopped pumpkin 1 large onion, diced 100g chopped smoked bacon 150ml white wine or sherry 600ml veg or chicken stock Cream and maple syrup to taste Method: Gently heat olive oil and butter in a saucepan and add the onion, bacon and pumpkin.  Cook carefully for about […]


We are delighted to welcome the newest member of our team here at Fonmon…Megan! She is our Head Gardener Alun’s puppy and is half Rottweiler, half Husky and totally charming, we are all besotted with her already. Hopefully you might see her faithfully following her master around the gardens if you visit the castle

Hugo’s Baptism

Here we are as a family together last Sunday to celebrate Baptism of the youngest member Hugo, who is now a very bonny 6 month old The plan was for the church service at St Mary’s Penmark where generations of the Jones and Boothby families have worshiped and been christened, married (and indeed buried) followed […]

Courgette & Tomato Soup

Ingredients: 1 tbsp butter 2 onions, chopped 1 kg courgette, chopped 1 kg tomatoes, chopped 2 tbsp plain flour 1/2 tsp turmeric 2 ltr vegetable stock (from cubes) Method: Melt the butter in a large pan, add the onions and courgettes.  Cook for 5 minutes on a medium heat, stirring occasionally.  Add the tomatoes and […]

Afternoon Tea at the Castle

Join us for tea on Sunday 1st October Enjoy a glass of prosecco on arrival followed by full Afternoon Tea in the Library at 3pm. Places are limited so please call or email to book your place now! T: 01446 710206 E:

Castle & Court Roadshow – 14th September

Brightwells Auctioneers will be visiting the Castle and offering antique and art valuations.  Find out if you are sitting on a small fortune, whilst enjoying a fantastic day out! To book an appointment between 12pm and 4pm on Thursday 14th September, call Philip Keith on 07973 982770 or email

Annabel’s Raspberry Lollypops

Ingredients: 500g fresh raspberries 100 icing sugar 250g vanilla icecream (slightly melted) Method: Blend raspberries and icing sugar together, taste for sweetness and add more sugar if needed. Mix the raspberries and ice cream fully, or to a ripple effect. Put the mixture into moulds of your liking, placing wooden or plastic sticks in the […]