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Middle Cottage, Llanmadoc, Gower Peninsula, SA3 1DE, &
Wagtails Seaside Apartment, Llanmadoc, Gower Peninsula, SA3 1DE

Two quality holiday cottages on Gower Peninsula






Gower Peninsula AONB.......where no two days look the same.......Rhossili Bay below

 
 


_____________Middle Cottage_______________________ Wagtails Seaside Apartment___



Where are we on the map of Gower?

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We are in the lovely seaside village of Llanmadoc (with its twin village of Cheriton) located at the north western tip of
the
Gower Peninsula AONB. Llanmadoc Village sits within City and County of Swansea unitary authority area, in what was the old county of "West Glamorgan"

Latitude: 51.61712141742573

Longitude: -4.253540945053146


Two quality self-catering seaside cottages

Middle Cottage, two bedroom s/c holiday cottage - sleeps five in three quality beds (two bedrooms)
Wagtails Seaside Apartment, Sleeps two in one bedroom, park to front door, all on the ground floor (quality double bed)


KEY FEATURES SUMMARY

- Dogs are welcome at both cottages
(by arrangement on booking)
- WIFI internet access free of charge at cottage (bespoke dedicated BT Broadband routers for each cottage - via password provided at each cottage)
- Walk to Pub with food in a few minutes
- All bedding/towels provided at both
- Ample parking off road for both cottages.


and

- Shop <1 mins walk, 6 days a week.
- No hidden/extra charges
- Both are 25 mins walk down to stunning beaches, & coastal cliff/hill/woodland walks
- Drive to Oxwich or Rhossili in 15 mins, Three Cliffs in 25 mins.

For more information, photos, prices, (up to date) availability calendar - please follow these links below to the individual websites for each cottage, with galleries/prices/dates
as follows……

Middle Cottage, Llanmadoc, Gower – see its own website, with prices and calendar www.cottages-gower.co.uk

Wagtails Apartment, Llanmadoc, Gower – see its own website with prices and calendar www.cottageingower.co.uk

HOW TO RAISE AN ENQUIRY OR MAKE A BOOKING

First, explore the other pages on this website which have several dozen gallery photos of the cottages and their immediate surroundings and lots of other information about the cottages and area. (NB: Our Songs of Wales webpage allows you to play some traditional Welsh music whilst browsing.)

THEN.......
1.Email us (or phone) and we will answer any questions and if you then wish to book, we will send you a really simple booking form by Email, and you just
complete it, return it.
2. Your booking is then confirmed.
3. We will ask for your 30% deposit payment within 7 days of booking and your booking will be held until the deposit is received or 7 days elapses (unless
by agreement). You can pay by Cheque or BACS transfer.
4. Your balance is payable two calendar months prior to arrival day.

EMAIL: heatheranddaihowells@gowercottage.com
Tel: 01792 386668 (home)

NB We think our simple booking system for Middle Cottage is fair, with common-sense terms and conditions and overall service match or beat the large national chains such as Hoseasons, English-country-cottages, and Cottages4you.


CELEBRITY VISITOR to Middle Cottage - Johnny Vegas

We may not always have the weather of Benidorm, but the photo above is of Johnny Vegas's visit to Middle Cottage in August 2007. Johnny sent loads of stuff to local charities on his return home. He visited the local Inn (The Britannia Inn) and gave a spontaneous "show" for the villagers who came out. What a superstar he was. Johnny recently rang us and said he left a box of tea bags and a bag of peanuts behind. Ya cheekay munkay!

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PREVIOUS GUEST'S COMMENTS
What did previous guests say?
Middle Cottage
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WAGTAILS COTTAGE APARTMENT http://www.cottageingower.co.uk/16.html

ABOUT LLANMADOC VILLAGE

Bustling with beautiful walks and things to do, 15 or so miles west of Swansea and facing towards Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire - both visible across the Burry Estuary and Carmarthen Bay. There are two churches, and one chapel within the twin and conjoined villages of Llanmadoc and Cheriton. St Madocs, in Llanmadoc, St Cadog's in Cheriton, and Trinity Chapel, at the boundary of the two villages (and next to the local Inn).

The Village has won awards for "best Community" and for its co-operative shop and annual showcase gardens charity event. The village is a well kept secret, and within Gower is felt to be one of the most naturally beutiful and diverse villages and is seen as being slightly off the beaten track of the normal tourist spots - hence our beaches never get too busy (even in high season). The fact that parking for the beaches is still 20 mins away from the beaches in a farmers field (lane to Cwm Ivy - honesty box), means Llanmadoc and Cwm Ivy attracts walkers and couples rather than families wanting a commercially driven beach resort.

The Village is perfectly situated for birdwatching (of a 'serious' or 'casual' type) and we are surrounded by Nature Reserves, National Trust Woodland, and SSSIs, within our corner of the Gower Peninsula AONB.

Set in an elevated position at the north west of Gower, with the historic twin churches of St Madoc's (at Llanmadoc) and St Cadog's at nearby Cheriton 0.5km away. Stroll each morning onto the beach/woods/dunes/cliffs/hills, or picnic at the Bronze Age hill fort (the Bulwark) on top of Llanmadoc Hill - Gower's second highest peak - with breathtaking views.

Walk out to Whiteford Lighthouse (2 hrs walk to get there! be very careful of tide times), or take a circular walk (3.5 hrs) the full 360 degrees around Whiteford Peninsula/Cwm Ivy National Trust Woods.

Hand-pick Samphire Grass at Landimore Marsh, fish or kayak on the local beaches, or pick your own cockles and mussels. Enjoy a pint of Guinness, Marstons Pedigree, or a local ale such as Brains, or something from the great wine menu, at The Britannia Inn, whilst sampling their restaurant menu. Bar meals also available. The Britannia Inn has a quiz most alternate Wednesday's and usually shows key rugby matches (and major football tournaments) on a large screen. If it is not for you, the restaurant part allows you to avoid this and dine in tranquility.

Llanmadoc and our cottages are around 15 mins stroll to some idyllic dunes and woodlands and maybe 20-25 mins stroll to the first wave of the sea at Llanmadoc beach (via Cwm Ivy hamlet) or to Broughton Beach, along a scenic country lane. The beach is approximately three miles long, from Broughton Rocks, east to the Lighthouse. Add another mile or more to walk to the birdhut on the north eastern tip of the Whiteford Peninsula (at Berges 'Island'). There is an uncannily exotic and deserted beach, rarely walked, with roaming sheep and cattle, at the very extreme end of the Berges Island (facing to Burry Port/Llanellli). Please take care to take any litter home with you if you do picnic out there. It is simply stunning (but take drinking water and sandwiches with you! and plan on a 4-6 hr afternoon out).

The local Shop co-operative (Siop y Bobl - People's Shop) is just around the corner from both cottages.


_______________Whiteford Point______________________ Broughton Beach____________________________ Broughton Beach___________


Below - The Bulwork (Bronze age fort) View from The Bulwork to Whiteford Point and Lighthouse / Berges Island/Llanmadoc Beach




Three miles of sand, dunes, clifftops and woodland with almost no soul to be seen for mile after mile





Llanmadoc Beach, Broughton Beach, & Whiteford Point and the Lighthouse with Worms Head seen in the distance here below

Photo by Leanne Richards - aerial shot, taken over North Gower.


The above beach, peninsula, dune, marshland, hill/cliff, and woodland walks are within front door walking of our cottage. The lower right hand promontory headland is Whitford Point, with Whitford Cast Iron Lighthouse just visible, and the sandy spit on the bottom left of the picture is a sand bar overwatched by the Birdwatching Hide nearer the woods. The far top left hand, just visible, is the famous (Rhossili) Worm Head at Rhossili. Broughton/Llanmadoc Bay are the main visible beaches at the centre of this photo.

Blue Pool Corner (a bit similar to Lulworth Cove) and Burry Holm Island can be seen centre top of the picture. We think you will be truly stunned by the exhilarating walks you can take from Middle Cottage (and Llanmadoc Village) which - on this photo - are located just slightly out of picture to the left hand side half way up the photo.

There are woodland, sand dune and marshland as well as marine Nature Reserves within this photos, and the marshy and wooded areas (bottom left of photo) are a birders paradise, as are the beach/estuary areas.


Heather and Dai the owners of Middle Cottage seek to provide guests with a very cosy country cottage (pictured above) near the seaside and wish to make you feel genuinely welcome in offering the comfort and facilities you would normally only expect at home.

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Its position has natural charm being located are at the top the village, on the village green, overlooking Llanmadoc/Whiteford beach. It is on the bus route, and only a 7 min walk to local inn, 1 mins from our local shop and close to some of Gower's best walks. The cottage has quality furniture, and we provide fresh bed-linen and towels in the price. Enjoy the feature stone fireplace, former bread-oven and cosy multifuel stoveburner (we provide free logs).

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MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE COTTAGES AND THEIR FACILITIES

MIDDLE COTTAGE, A COASTAL COTTAGE AT LLANMADOC, GOWER PENINSULA

Middle Cottage, Llanmadoc, Gower – see its own website, with prices and calendar www.cottages-gower.co.uk

KEY FEATURES SUMMARISED

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.
  • 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.
  • 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 /seperate White Knight Tumble Dryer.
  • Minor but helpful extras sych 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
  • 15-20 min walking distance to the beach/woods. (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
  • 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
  • Satellite HD TV, DVD&BluRay player, widescreen tv, with movies and Sky Sports - relax and watch movies, F1 racing, the golf, rugby football, tennis or cricket - you're on holiday! Also ESPN (formerly Setanta) Sports.
  • WIFI broadband. (Bring the laptop)
  • Lounge sits 5-6 comfortably on three brown or cream leather sofas - reading lights provided
  • 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 1.5km walk via country lane (downhill) to Whiteford / Llanmadoc [25 mins normal pace walk to start of sand-dunes/top of beach and woodlands and a further 10 mins to the water if tide is out]
  • 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 - Merlins, Greater Spotted & Green Woodpeckers, Goldfinches, stonechats, Redwings, Grey Herons, Oystercatchers, Lapwings, Plover, green/Redshank, Sanderlings, Marsh and Willow Tits, many waders, Fieldfare and redwings in winter, Redpolls sometimes spotted, and Yellow and Grey Wagtails 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].

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How to raise an enquiry or make a booking for Middle Cottage?

First, explore the other pages on this website which have several dozen gallery photos of the cottages and their immediate surroundings and lots of other information about the cottages and area. (NB: Our Songs of Wales webpage allows you to play some traditional Welsh music whilst browsing.)

THEN.......


1.Email us (or phone) and we will answer any questions and if you then wish to book, we will send you a really simple booking form by Email, and you just
complete it, return it.
2. Your booking is then confirmed.
3. We will ask for your 30% deposit payment within 7 days of booking and your booking will be held until the deposit is received or 7 days elapses (unless
by agreement). You can pay by Cheque or BACS transfer.
4. Your balance is payable two calendar months prior to arrival day.

EMAIL: heatheranddaihowells@gowercottage.com
Tel: 01792 386668 (home)




WAGTAILS APARTMENT, LLANMADOC
Middle

Wagtails Apartment, Llanmadoc, Gower – see its own website with prices and calendar www.cottageingower.co.uk

KEY FEATURES SUMMARISED

Wagtails Cottage Apartment is a high quality 1 [double] bedroomed ground floor s/c apartment featuring:

  • As good a location/position as you could ask for for a holiday break.
  • Situated right in the heart of Llanmadoc village green, close to Cwm Ivy National Trust walks/woods, and several local nature reserves.
  • 5-10 mins walk downhill to the local real ale pub (The Britannia) and excellent a la carte pub food / Sunday lunches
  • 25 mins walking distance from the beach/woods. (There is a quite steep lane)
  • 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 including several you can drive right up to.
  • Accomodation all on the ground floor.
  • Parking to front door on your own private front drive (driveway not shared).
  • Friendly, welcoming, and hopefully informative hosts live next door in Gower Cottage (we leave our guests get on with it unless we can help in any way).
  • Sleeps 2 in one double bed, in one bedroom - which leads through door to private good size bathroom. Another 1 or 2 kids or one adult on sofabed. We usually tell our guests that the apartment is ideal for a couple, but too small for a family. However we regularly have families to stay including several with three children, and they have always thoroughly enjoyed (kids have slept on sofabed, and sometimes baby in travel cot in bedroom with parents). Ideal for comfort is one adult couple, and perhaps one child on sofabed. (You would need to move armchair/table slightly to pull out sofabed).
  • We welcome well-behaved pet dogs [by agreement].
  • Lounge/Dining room with a rustic pine table, 4 nice pine chairs, two seater sofabed, single armchair, bookcase and CD player & DAB radio.
  • Widescreen Panasonic 32inch LCD TV with SKY Plus HD satellite TV box, SKY HD Plus Planner, Sky Sports/movies package and Panasonic Blu Ray DVD player in lounge (lots of DVDs and films etc to watch), 16"colour SAMSUNG TV with remote/Freeview and built in DVD in bedroom.
  • Good sized bathroom, with combi fed mixer shower over (new) hite enamel steel bath, new sink and toilet. No shortage of bathroom storage space. Shaving cabinet.
  • Heating system fed off our Worcester/Bosch combi boiler (fitted spring 2008) offering reliable and constant hot water for nice candle lit bath after a long day walking! Apartment also offers two plug-in DeLonghi oil moveable radiators in case you need more heat when main system is on off position on timer.
  • Fullsize dishwasher in kitchen (a small kitchen which leads into lounge diner)
  • Quality microwave oven, ceramic 4 plate hob, electric oven with grill, toaster, kettle, Hairdryer
  • Quality Le Creuset pots and pans and decent "Denby Jet" crockery, decent range of curlery and knives/kitchen implements
  • Electric, heating, cleaning materials/toilet roll, kitchen roll, j-cloths, towels and bedding included in the price
  • HD Satellite TV (SKY HD Planner), BluRay/DVD player, widescreen tv, with movies and Sky Sports - relax and watch movies, F1 racing, the golf, rugby football, tennis or cricket - you're on holiday! Also ESPN Sports for extra sports stuff.
  • Lounge sits 3 comfortably on brown leather sofas
  • Gas BBQ on rear patio and garden (free gas bottles provided!)
  • Ironing board and iron can be borrowed from us if required
  • Quality bed linen provided, tea-towels, bathroom towels all provided in the price
  • Available to let all year round - 12 months and short breaks / weekends and short breaks for 2 or more nights available November to February
  • 1 min walk to the Village shop, 10 mins drive to Knelston petrol station and bakery/shop/PO.
  • Birdwatchers paradise
  • Get stuck into some surfing/bodyboarding off the local beaches when the wind is blowing (can surf Broughton but Llangennith is world renowned)
  • 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
  • No smoking in apartment, but you can smoke in rear patio or gardens.

Wagtails Garden


How to raise an enquiry or make a booking for Wagtails?

1.Email us (or phone) and we will answer any questions and if you then wish to book, we will send you a really simple booking form by Email, and you just
complete it, return it.
2. Your booking is then confirmed.
3. We will ask for your 30% deposit payment within 7 days of booking and your booking will be held until the deposit is received or 7 days elapses (unless
by agreement). You can pay by Cheque or BACS transfer.
4. Your balance is payable two calendar months prior to arrival day.

EMAIL: heatheranddaihowells@gowercottage.com
Tel: 01792 386668 (home)

Kind regards
Heather & David Howells

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Worms Head and Rhossili Ledges taken from Rhossili Village on 13th May 2012.

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This section showing two holiday cottages walk to pub and beach , both self-catering, with log-burner and free logs is intended to improve our search visibility to search engines so please ignore it. The purpose is to help us to advertise our pet friendly cottages through sites such as  www.dogfriendlycottagewales.co.uk showing off our holiday cottages in gower to best effect.  http://www.gower-cottage.co.uk and to ensure that all of our websites maximise their ability to be found be various search engines. http://www.walesgowercottage.co.uk is one such website, but so is http://www.Cottagesgower.com Our dog friendly cottages are near the beaches some 20 minutes walk or so. There are national trust woodlands nearby and we have logburners at Middle Cottage. http://www.Cottagesgower.net is one website on which we advertise our two bedroomed Middle Cottage, in Llanmadoc, a fine self-catering cottage. Another such site is www.Gowercottage.net on which we also advertise Wagtails Seaside Holiday Apartment on Gower Peninsula, a fine self-catering cottage apartment. We have picked several other web-domains such as www.Gowercottages.net and also www.Gowercottages.org as well as showing off our self-catering accommodation on Gower Peninsula through www.cottages-in-gower.co.uk and www.visitgower.org.uk where our superb quality Gower Accommodation can be found.  Photo galleries are showing off interiors of the Cottages in Llanamdoc on the North Gower coast are seen on www.cottagesingower.co.uk well as www.cottages-gower.co.uk  and we advertise our cottage accommodation in Gower on www.cottageingower.co.uk and also on www.middle-cottage.co.uk. Our main site is probably www.gowercottage.com and pictures of Llanmadoc and the locality of Whiteford Bay, and lighthouse, Bluepool, Llanmadoc Beach and Broughton Beach, as well as Rhossili Bay and Worms Head can be seen on www.goweraccommodation.com and www.accommodationgower.com both of which show off our one bedroom apartment and two bedroom cottage. www.self-catering-gower.co.uk similarly offers guests a cottage holiday in Gower Peninsula.  www.northgowercottages.co.uk is a website whereby we clubbed together as cottage owners in North Gower to advertise a collection of our cottages in Llanmadoc, Landimore, and Llanrhidian including Cwm Ivy, Oldwalls and Leason. www.english-country-cottages-wales.co.uk is a website which we hope will attract those looking for quality holiday cottage accommodation of four star or five star level. www.cottageinthegower.co.uk & www.holidaycottagesgower.co.uk also advertise our cottages. www.holidaycottageingower.co.uk as do www.gowerholidaycottage.com and www.cottagesgower.co.uk whereby we advertise offering availability calendars and price pages. We have added a webpage called Songs of Wales on which songs and music from Wales and the rest of the UK is provided via YouTube. dog-friendly-cottages-gower.co.uk is another site we use to promote the dog friendly nature of our cottages. www.gowerpeninsula.org is a site we bought to help us to capture google searches. www.the-gower.net and www.the-gower.org.uk are other sites we use.  Websites we operate include  

 
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