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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.

Parking: There is space in front of the garden near the cottage.

Garden: There is a good-sized enclosed garden around the cottage.

Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 12pm.

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
  • DVD
  • Fridge
  • 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

Exterior, beach near Burrows Cottage,Llanmadoc,Gower,South Wales © Joe Cornish

South Wales is a land of sweeping green valleys, rugged mountains, woodland and forests and miles of coastal paths laced with heather.

The special places we look after in Pembrokeshire include the rugged landscape and views over to Ireland from St David's Peninsula, to the nature reserve at Stackpole where otters and dragonflies nestle amongst the water reeds. Then take in the views over the Bristol Channel to Lundy and Exmoor from sun-drenched Rhossili, the highest point on the Gower peninsula.

In North Wales, the dramatic mountain scenery of Snowdonia, with its rivers, waterfalls and the Nant Gwynant valley nestled amongst the mountains and hills, draws people back again and again, while the colourful beach huts at Llanbedrog beach and grey seal-spotting at Porthor Beach are just a few of the highlights of the very special Llyn Peninsula.

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
Tudor Merchant's House
Tudor Merchant's House Late 15th-century town house
Colby Woodland Garden
Colby Woodland Garden Beautiful woodland garden with year-round interest
Dinefwr Park and Castle
Dinefwr 12th-century Welsh castle, historic house and 18th-century landscape park, enclosing a medieval deer park
Aberdulais Falls
Aberdulais Tin Works and Waterfall Famous waterfalls and fascinating industrial site with tin workers' exhibition
Aberdeunant Traditional Carmarthenshire farmhouse in an unspoilt setting


Comments from past visitors

  • Mr Harrison
    • January 2017
    • Worcestershire
    Perfect location

    The cottage location was perfect. It was well equipped and laid out with close access to facilities and coastal walks. All so clean and comfortable. Love the fact that the heating is on when you arrive so it's just like coming home!! All so well organised, clean and comfortable in an amazing location. Many thanks to all concerned!

  • Bernard Day
    • July 2016
    • Surrey
    Quiet location

    Our stay was made enjoyable by its quiet, remote location. Hearing the silence & seeing the dark & the stars.

  • Henry Jones
    • March 2016
    • Staffordshire
    Made enjoyable....

    The peace and quiet, the wonderful walking from the door, the 3 bird hides (especially useful when it's raining hard), the comfy cottage with its lovely log burner and good supply of logs, and, probably above all, its fantastic location.

  • Steve Piggott
    • June 2015
    • West Sussex
    Nice clean cottage

    Burrows Cottage was a pleasant place to stay. We liked the dining room with its window that enabled us to watch nature while dining, and provided good light for some of our party to do some picture painting. Nice and clean cottage. Appreciated the vase of flowers and welsh cakes. Thank you to the caretaker and cleaners. Sorry, we had to remove the double bed headboard as it was broken and was not properly fixed to the base, thus causing it to knock against the wall at the slightest movement!

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What it will cost

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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