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Simply as good a location/position as you could ask for for a holiday break.

Situated right in the heart of Llanmadoc, close to Cwm Ivy National Trust walks/woods, and three nature reserves. (Steep lane!)

Helpful, relaxed, friendly, informative host guests living next door in Gower Cottage. We leave out guests get on with it unless you need something - pop in for a cuppa and a good 'natter' about Gower etc during your stay.

Sleeps 5 in two bedrooms in comfort.

2 bedrooms, Three beds including: Bedroom 1 - Kingsize bed. Bedroom 2 - one single bed and one 4ft [threequarter] bed.

Dining room with a quality table, 6 fine chairs, rocking chair, and bookcase and CD player & DAB radio.

HD (High Definition) SKY TV box (with Sky Plus Planner and full HD subscription), Blue-Ray DVD player (plays both Blue Ray and DVDs), 37" LED Flat screen Panasonic TV, with SKY Movies and Sky Sports - relax and watch movies, F1 racing, the golf, rugby football, tennis or cricket - you're on holiday! Also ESPN Sports HD subscription Sports.

WIFI broadband. (Bring the laptop)

Master Bedroom also has Toshiba TV with Freeview and in-built DVD player (as well as DAB radio alarm).

Flagstone floor yellow cream stone. (With some rugs to soften the flooring up).

Downstairs bathroom, with electric shower over (new steel enamel) bath, sink and WC. (also includes asher/dryer).

Worcester/Bosch Heatstar Greenslave 18/25 Combi-Boiler Central Heating system (fitted spring 2008) hence constant hot water for nice candle lit bath after a long day walking! Heat the cottage as much as you like!

New 6ft high Hotpoint frost free larder fridge / freezer (three large freezer compartments).

900mm wide CAPLE Gas six burner stainless steel cooker, with large oven, multi-setting convection oven, and grill. (also rotisserie).

Full size Bosch dishwasher in the kitchen.

Hotpoint 8kg Washing Machine /separate White Knight Tumble Dryer.

Minor but helpful extras such as salt/pepper, t-towels, j-cloths/wipes, towels, bedding, kitchen roll, toilet roll, cleaning liquids etc. all provided, fully inclusive.

7-mins walk to the local real ale pub and excellent pub food / Sunday lunches

15-30mins walking distance to the beach/woods depending how fast you walk and which route you take. STEEP LANE!

Middle Cottage has some limited views of the sea from bedrooms.

Only 10-12 mins drive to other beaches at Port Eynon or Horton, Oxwich Bay or Llangennith (great surfing), 15-mins to Three Cliffs Bay or 20-mins by car to Caswell, Langland.

Quality bed linen provided

Available to let all year round - 12 months and short breaks / weekends

Prices range from £1 40 (two midweek nights off peak) to £895 per week (late July and August) typically around £450-£575 p/w.

Short breaks for 2/3 nights available Nov-Feb incl.

Arrivals after 4pm, departures 10.30am

Sorry but no smoking

All in one Hotpoint 8kg Washer/dryer, Bosch fullsize dishwasher

Two further bespoke tumble dryers in garage.

Quality microwave oven, ceramic 4 plate hob, CAPLE electric oven/grill,

Ironing board and iron, hairdryers

Quality Le Creuset pots and pans and decent "Denby Merlot" & "Denby Calm" crockery

Electric/gas, cleaning materials/toilet roll etc obviously included in the price

Lounge sits 5-6 comfortably on three brown or cream leather sofas

Gas BBQ on rear sun patio (free gas bottles provided as well as free logs - no penny pinching here!)

Parking at the rear of the cottage in drive for at least 2 cars

2 mins walk out of back gate to the Village shop, 10 mins drive to Knelston petrol station and bakery/shop/PO.

A scenic idyllic 1.5 km walk via country lane (downhill) to Whiteford / Llanmadoc [20 mins brisk pace walk or 35 mins slow walk to start of sand-dunes/top of beach and woodlands and a further 10-15 mins to the water if tide is out]

This walk can take longer e.g. at a very ambling slowish pace - perhaps 30-35 minutes. Equally a fast walker can do it to the beach in 15 minutes.

NB: The Cwm Ivy lane which leads immediately down to the Llanmadoc end of the beach is quite steep for those who find walking a problem. (There is a tap in the woods entrance at the bottom for drinking water for your pooch - inside gate 30 yards near old tin roof lodge).

The other route to the beach is less steep towards Broughton and Whitford Caravan Park direction. Perhaps under 30 mins average stroll.


The beach is sweeping and perhaps 2 miles long extending from Broughton and Bluepool cliffpath at west end, east around three Tors (rocky promentory headlands), then around an L shaped sandy sweep then a further mile or so out to Whiteford Lighthouse and point (pick your own mussels when the month has an 'r' in it). The beach is almost entirely sandy and water is shallow shelving. Anglers catch Bass and Founder here, some Dabs and Plaice, even Black Bream, and Seals regularly spotted in the waves at Llanmadoc Beach and off Whitefore Lighthouse.

There are extensive marin grass sand dunes at the high water mark of the beach for almost the entire sweep including very large (i.e. raised high) dunes above the Whiteford Beach end towards the lighthouse, fun for setting up picnic camp for the day with raised view over the bay. Also fun "bumsliding" down sloping dunes down onto the beach below. These raised dunes run for over a mile and form the beach boundary around which walkers with dogs stroll along the water edge. The views here are beautiful and you will be stunned at how few people there are here other than a few holiday makers staying in local cottages, one or two caravan site guests/owners,and the odd local couple walking the dog.

Behind the sand dunes at Whiteford/Llanmadoc, there are pine woods, and coastal scrub / marin grass, with sheep and cattle wandering, on a 2 mile x 1 mile peninsula sticking out into Burry Estuary (Berges' Island' / Whiteford Peninsula National Trust including several Nature Reserves incl a marine Nature reserve and Bird Hide Hut right out).

The very most extreme end of the Whiteford Peninsula has a lighthouse (one end) and a birdhut and sand spit on the other with a very exposed almost completely deserted beach and woods facing due north west. This beach is truly stunning and you will see welsh black cattle wander in and out of the pine woods onto the beach

The area (incl Whiteford Peninsula) is a Birdwatchers paradise & in local woods and streams such as at Cheriton Pill.

Surfing for the kids (or parents!) off the beach - albeit Llangennith is better than Llanmadoc for this most times. Kayaking best undertaken from Oxwich Beach (park to edge) but we do see some locals incl. caravaners from Whiteford Bay Caravan site take Kayaks out and around to Burry Holm or Bluepool.

Hill walking available over Llanmadoc Hill, and to Rhossili Down or Llangennith from the cottage

Superb idyllic spot away from it all and not too close to more touristy areas of Gower (e.g. Rhossili Village, Llangennith Beach) but close enough to get to them if you want

Your Dog/s are welcome - [but always by agreement on booking].

Middle Cottage is a seaside cottage with logburner, 5 mins walk to real ale pub/food, and 15 mins stroll down a lane to the beaches of Whitford Sands. Quality fittings and fixtures. Rear sunny patio, 2 bedrooms, 3 beds, off road parking, dog friendly, WIFI/SKY. Also google it's sister cottage namely Wagtails Apartment. MIDDLE COTTAGE: Has 2 bedrooms, sleeps up to 4/5. Walk to the local real ale pub, restaurant, beach & woodlands, nature reserves and fine walks nearby. Friendly and helpful owners.

2 mins walk out of back gate to the Village shop, 10 mins drive to Knelston petrol station and bakery/shop/PO.



Simply bustling with beautiful walks and things to do. Around 15-20 mins stroll to the dunes/woodlands [downhill] and maybe an extra 5-10 mins stroll to the first wave of the sea at Llanmadoc beach or if you head west to Broughton Beach then it is a 15-30 mins walk to Broughton Beach depending how fast you walk and where you consider the beach to start e.g. at the dunes or on the sand. Set in the heart of west Gower, with the historic twin churches of St Madoc's (at Llanmadoc) and St Cadog's at nearby Cheriton 0.5km away.

NB: The Cwm Ivy lane which leads immediately down to the Llanmadoc end of the beach is quite steep for those who find walking a problem. (There is a tap in the woods entrance at the bottom for drinking water for your pooch - inside gate 30 yards near old tin roof lodge). The other route to the beach is less steep towards Broughton and Whitford Caravan Park direction.

Stroll each morning onto the beachwoodsdunes, or picnic at the Bronze Age hill fort (the Bulwark) at Llanmadoc Hill - Gower's second highest peak. Walk out to Whiteford Lighthouse, and take a circular walk around Whiteford Peninsula/Cwm Ivy National Trust Woods, or hand-pick Samphire Grass at Landimore Marsh.

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Mrs Heather Howells
01792 386668 / 07990 522250
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Cottage added 11th February 2012

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