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Burrows Cottage

Llanmadoc, Swansea

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Burrows Cottage at Cwm Ivy stands on the north-western edge of the Gower Peninsula. A simple, single storey former forester's cottage, it sits in a secluded location alongside pine woods, a short walk from sand dunes and a huge sandy beach which form part of the Whiteford Burrows National Nature Reserve. A good sized enclosed garden surrounds the cottage.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
kitchen, dining room, sitting room with wood-burning stove, three bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin and 1 single) and bathroom.
Visitor notes

Heating: Gas central heating included.

Cottage approach: The cottage is reached down a private gated drive.

Accessibility: The bedroom and bathroom are on the ground floor but the cottage may not be suitable for wheelchair users.

Please note: Burrows cottage is quite remote and has no phone.

Visitors should be aware that part of the nearby estuary was used as a test firing range during World War II. The Navy do regular sweeps of the area and are very vigilant.

Cottage details
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  • Open fire / stove
  • Beach nearby
  • Pub nearby
  • Coast nearby
  • Single storey
  • Remote location
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • Accessible for ambulant disabled people
  • If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the booking office on 0344 335 1287


Things to see and do nearby

South Wales
People walking above Rhossili Bay, Gower, Swansea, Wales. © John Miller

South Wales is a region rich in natural resources. Beautiful valleys which once saw the growth of some of Britain's greatest industries, offer visitors magnificent scenery and glimpses of the past. Much of the outstanding natural beauty of the area remains untouched. It is a land of contrasts, mountains and moorlands, forest and farmland and magnificent stretches of unspoilt coastline. The National Trust's interests in South Wales include large areas of the Brecon Beacons, Pembrokeshire and Gower, as well as the Dolaucothi Gold Mines, spectacular Aberdulais Falls and the Tudor Merchant's House in Tenby.

Gower Peninsula
Looking out across breathtaking Rhossili Bay, Gower. © Joe Cornish

The Gower peninsula is a stunning unspoilt coastal landscape, 5,500 acres of which are owned by the National Trust and was the first place in Britain to be designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. An exceptionally mild climate, picturesque villages, free-roaming ponies in large areas of open common, ruined castles and a wealth of archaeology add to its enchantment. South Gower boasts internationally renowned beaches of rocky coves and golden sands. On West Gower the expanses of Rhossili and Whiteford beaches and the famous landmark, Worm's Head, are popular with visitors. North Gower in contrast provides a sweeping estuary of tidal salt marsh grazed by ponies and sheep, while the beautiful seaside village of Mumbles and the city centre of Swansea are just a stone's throw away.

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  • Whiteford Gower Heritage Centre
  • Swansea
  • Bird watching
  • Fishing
  • Pony Trekking
  • Walking
  • Watersports
  • Wildlife watching
  • Mountain biking
National Trust places to visit
Gower: Rhossili Shop and Visitor Centre
Gower: Rhossili Shop and Visitor Centre Large National Trust shop and Visitor Centre set amongst spectacular countryside and beaches
Aberdulais Falls
Aberdulais Tin Works and Waterfall Famous waterfalls and fascinating industrial site with tin workers' exhibition
Dinefwr Park and Castle
Dinefwr 12th-century Welsh castle, historic house and 18th-century landscape park, enclosing a medieval deer park
Heddon Valley
Heddon Valley Towering cliffs, secluded coves and a beautiful wooded valley within Exmoor National Park
Watersmeet Dramatic river gorge and ancient woodlands near the rocky North Devon coast
Aberdeunant Traditional Carmarthenshire farmhouse in an unspoilt setting

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Geraldine Palfreeman
    • February 2015
    • Bath and North East Somerset
    Amazing location!

    Amazing location - sea, walks, birds, marshes. Cottage well presented and warm! We didn't meet any staff during our stay.

  • Anonymous
    • November 2013
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    Romantic and beautiful

    Fantastic location - quiet, secluded, romantic and just beautiful.

  • John Warner
    I'd rather keep this cottage secret!

    We have been here 3 times now and will be going back in August 2006. If you like seclusion, peace and quiet and gentle strolls then this is the place. It is remote but that is, for us, its main attraction. If you fancy the single track roads then Oxwich Bay and, of course, Rhossili Bay and the Worms Head are well worth a visit. Our 3 children love the place. The garden surrounds the cottage and is safe and secure. Not sure why I am writing this - I'd rather keep this cottage secret!

  • Lawrence

    Peaceful, peaceful, peaceful! Very well equipped and private little cottage. Excellent for very young children as large, enclosed garden and lots of friendly wildlife. A wonderful little hideaway

  • Anonymous
    Magical spot

    Our second visit to this magical spot. Excellent birdwatching from Robins to buzzards. We recommend The Hide at Berges Island.

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Prices include:

  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.

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