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Wagtails Cottage


Self catering apartment, Swansea

Sleeps 2, 1 bedroom
£250 to £677 per week
  • Wifi
  • No smoking
  • Pets welcome
  • Accessible
  • Child friendly

Welcome to Wagtails Cottage in Llanmadoc, just a short walk down Cwm Ivy Lane to the uncrowded sandy beach, nature reserve and woods which form the paradise of Whiteford Peninsula in west Gower, great for couples wanting quality accommodation with simplicity and convenience.

Children welcome at the apartment (can use quality metal action sofa bed). Several families of four with two small children aged under 12 have used the apartment and left positive comments, but Wagtails is best suited to 2 adults sharing one bed.

Dogs very welcome (on booking) - the local beach is dog friendly.

The accommodation

Enjoy our one bedroom cottage with large rear gardens. You will have your own private front drive. Very well equipped and comfortable accommodation. Full size dishwasher, microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge with freezer compartment in kitchen (*being replaced in March 2023 by a tall large capacity 60/40 fridge freezer) , full central heating and the bathroom has a well lit shaving mirror , a new white enamel steel bath with mixer shower over (combi boiler, hence constant hot water for a bath). Shaving cabinet with shaver point. Heating or electricity all obviously in the price. All linen and towels provided.

All bedding, towels, hairdryer, loo roll and cleaning materials and the apartment enjoys exclusive driveway parking outside front door. Sky TV with sports.

Whilst no smoking inside Wagtails, only outside driveway out of front door, or back yard with light and/or in the garden. Extremely generously sized mature and well maintained gardens with lovely trees shrubs and benches through 8 metre pathway from back of Apartment (see photos).

The location

Eating out

The Britannia Inn, Llanmadoc (7 mins or 400 yds), The Welcome Country Bistro, Llanrhidian (4 miles), King Arthur Hotel, Reynoldston (3 miles), The Kings Head in Llangennith (3 miles), Our Community village shop , coffee shop, and post office with cash withdrawals in the morning, is 2 minutes walk away.

Our area

Most of the most gorgeous coastal walks in Gower are possible from the front door of our Cottage.

Walk Llanmadoc Hill.

Walk down onto Llanmadoc Beach / Broughton Beach, Whitford Sands. Whitford Dunes. Walk up Stembridge Valley (wooded limestone valley ), walk the Wales Coastal Path North Gower and West Gower.

Visit pretty villages on the sea such as Port Eynon, Oxwich, Rhossili, Penmaen, and Three CLiffs, Pennard Cliffs, Langland Bay, Caswell Bay, and Mumbles.

Guest comments

Guest Comments left in our guest book at Middle Cottage

2nd Dec 2021 Kat & Ewen Motorhomers Playing on the beaches with our little dog nipper. The Salt Marsh Lamb is a must if you're a meat eater. We bought a ½ leg from the shop @ Weobley Castle Farm. Thank you for our late booking and for being so accommodating kind and understanding. Wagtails is cosy and a perfect retreat. A mansion compared to our tiny home on wheels! Plus a bath and SKY Movies a treat. It was just what we needed while our home was in for repair. Frank & Betty are adorable and hope they bring you as much happiness as our dogs have (two hearts) "The Travelling Pilchards"

Oct/Nov 2021 Rob and Yvonne Sayer Llanmorlais Gower As always a beautiful area we lovfe the National Trust Walk down the peninsular ideal location for all of Gower. Thank you once again Dai and Heather for a very lovely very comfortable stay. We will recommend Wagtails to any visitors couples coming to South Wales. Thank you for your kind help and consideration. Anyone with a walking difficulty like myself would find Wagtails ideal inside. The dogs loved their stay as always. Our regard and best wishes Yvonne and Rob, Megan and Bryn (dogs)

16 Oct 21 Paul and Lyn Stapleford and Ruby and Chase the dogs Melksham Wilts Taking the dogs to Oxwich Bay where we could park on the beach also loved Port Eynon and Llangennith. Wagtails is perfect for two people and two dogs. Managed to everything we needed to do. Hope the new puppies behave themselves for you.

12 Oct 2021 Chris and Anne Chard Chippenham The walk out to the cast iron lighthouse at Whitstone Sands (Whiteford) is always special. Out through the nature walk and back along the beach. A long way but worth it. We hope they will repair the sea wall one day. As that is an even better route. Our 3rd time in Wagtails and always perfect. Had a lovely meal in the pub popped in the shop for pies. For our walks. Explored Three Cliffs Bay Spectacular Just what just what we needed Peace and Quiet. Thank you Dai & Heather for squeezing us in

9 Oct 2021 Margaret and Mark Thompson Oxford We've taken the lower hill path through Llangennith and caravans to Rhossili Beach before but this time returned along the coastal path north, through dunes. As we're pushing 80 so it was about 12 miles we were happy to have made it ! A first visit to Cefn Bryn, the backbone from Penmain was good. This is our third visit and we love it every time and findf new and familiar things to do. Thank you Heather for coping with all the cancellations last year over you know what and for finding us a slot.

02/10/21 Andy & Carole Solihull, W Mids Worms Head and Rhoissili remains of the sunflower fields. Alked Cwm Ivy then through the forest to the beach. Shorter walk through Cwm Ivy Betty Church Reserve then via the Salt Marsh and back to the Britannia In for Lunch. Fantastic walk up Llanmadoc Hill to the Bulwark and Cairns for amazing views. Thank you Heather and Dai for another brilliant week here in Llanmadoc. Our first stay in Wagtails we always had Heather Cottage before. But we loved it just about everything you can need. Compact but very comfortable would return without hesitation. Enjoyed much good food and Gower Gold (Ale) at the Brit and Cwm Ivy Café gets better each visit. Thanks again hope to be back soon.

26/09/21 Frances and Jon Flint Sidmouth, S Devon Woodland Walk at Oxwich Point. Cycle Marsh Road Crofty to Llanrhidian. Scrambling out to the work as the tide ebbed. And spectacular views and walk on Rhossili Downs. Walk from Port Eynon to Rhossili (quite a long walk) look out for birds on the cat table. Really enjoyed Cwm Ivy for Coffee and nice and arts & crafts too. Evening meals preferred venue was King Arthur Hotel at Reynoldston. Lots of choice and variety of food and different specials.

18/09/21 Sue & Keith Suffolk Worms Head walking and scrambling right out to the end a challenge.

Going back the next evening to see the sunset.

AN ideal base to visit the Gower and a queter area.

We spent the whole week walking in great weather and with lovely views.

The local beaches are wonderful, we walked out to the li9ghthouse had some lovely meals down at the Britannia down the road and the Kings Head Llangennith and the Welcome to Town Pub in Llanrhidian. Also coffee at Cwm Ivy and picked up supplies at the village shop.

12/09/21 Sue & Terry Shaftesbury, Dorset Long Walk stopping for a reviving coffee at Cwm Ivy Café. Lovely circular walk and beach almost deserted. Also enjoyed Rhossili and Oxwich and managed a swim in the sea at Port Eynon. Thank you Heather and Dai for being so welcoming and letting us stay in such a lovely cost property and thanks to lovely Frank (Corgi puppy) FOR LOVELY cuddles. Layla is absolutely exhausted and is going to miss her runs down the beach. We have all enjoyed the slower pace of life you live in a wonderful place we hope to come back.

02/09/21 Karen & Lynda Narborough, LEICS Visiting the many beaches and moorlands the Gower has. Enjoying a quieter and slower pace of life that being in the village has offered. Accommodation lovely and comfortable no complaints whatsoever thank you so much Heather and Dai for a friendly welcome. The dogs haver enjoyed their stay as well good luck with your new puppy we hope to come back again soon.

30/08/21 Steve Eades Cardiff Walk through Cwm Ivy forest to the beach. Lovely accommodation and friendly hosts. Dai always makes sure we are ok and settled. We have been here several times and enjoy Wagtails set up and this time the fabulous refurbishment. We look forward to out next visit.

23/08/21 Sabine & Phil Ramsden York Cwm Ivy Café great food and brilliant views. Broughton Beach and Whitford sands strolling and taking in the atmosphere the walk up Llanmadoc Hill to Llangennith for lunch at the Kings Head. Thank you Heather and Dai for making available the cosy accommodation that is Wagtails Apartment. It is well located for the nearby beaches and other essential amenities and makes a great base for couples to enjoy Gower.

20/08/21 Cath Tossell Port Talbot Fantastic beaches and coastal walks than you Dai and Heather for making us feel so welcome Wagtails is the perfect apartment for couples clean cosy and in the perfect spot.

Travel info

The bus from Swansea stops outside every hour.


Access Statement

The apartment is entirely on the ground floor and there is only a threshold step. Parking is right up to the front door. The bath has two handles and anti-slip floor and, on request, we have available a disabled shower seat, and we recently installed two grab rails above bath. We also offer specialist disabled WC support frame. Shower wall has stabilising grab rail. Rear patio no steps. Extremely generously sized mature and well maintained gardens with lovely trees shrubs and benches through 20 metre pathway from back of Apartment.


From Until £/week Min stay
Sun 10 Dec 2023Fri 15 Dec 2023£4201 week
Sat 16 Dec 2023Tue 19 Dec 2023£2501 week
Wed 20 Dec 2023Sat 6 Jan 2024£4852 weeks
Sun 7 Jan 2024Fri 22 Mar 2024£4251 week
Sat 23 Mar 2024Fri 26 Apr 2024£4461 week
Sat 27 Apr 2024Fri 31 May 2024£5131 week
Sat 1 Jun 2024Fri 5 Jul 2024£5321 week
Sat 6 Jul 2024Fri 12 Jul 2024£6301 week
Sat 13 Jul 2024Fri 23 Aug 2024£6771 week
Sat 24 Aug 2024Fri 6 Sep 2024£5291 week
Sat 7 Sep 2024Fri 13 Sep 2024£5131 week
Sat 14 Sep 2024Fri 27 Sep 2024£4811 week
Sat 28 Sep 2024Fri 1 Nov 2024£4591 week
Sat 2 Nov 2024Fri 6 Dec 2024£4331 week
Sat 7 Dec 2024Fri 13 Dec 2024£4251 week
Sat 14 Dec 2024Thu 19 Dec 2024£3651 week
Fri 20 Dec 2024Fri 27 Dec 2024£5701 week
Sat 28 Dec 2024Sat 4 Jan 2025£6501 week


Wagtails Cottage

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