Wagtails Seaside Apartment, 

Llanmadoc, Gower Peninsula, SA3 1DE

A one-bedroom apartment, all on ground floor, private parking to door



 

Aerial with HL lines pubshop

A quality holiday apartment on Gower Peninsula within a 

short walk to a traditional pub/restaurant & beach 

Pets are very welcome...

KEY FEATURES 

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.
  • Accommodation 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. 
  • 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 TV, SKY+Planner, Sky Sports/movies package BT Sports, 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 white enamel steel bath, new sink and toilet. No shortage of bathroom storage space. Shaving point in bathroom mirror.
  • Heating system fed off our Worcester/Bosch combi boiler offering reliable and constant hot water. 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)
  • Quality microwave oven, ceramic 4 plate hob, electric oven with grill. Toaster, kettle
  • Quality Le Creuset pots and pans and Denby crockery
  • Price is obviously inclusive of electric, heating, cleaning materials/toilet roll, kitchen roll, j-cloths, towels and bedding
  • Lounge sits up to three people very comfortably on quality brown leather sofas
  • Ironing board and iron can be borrowed from us if required
  • 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
  • Please no smoking in apartment, but you can smoke in rear patio or gardens.

EMAIL: heatheranddaihowells@gowercottage.com
Tel: 01792 386668 (home) or 07795 177663


    

PRICES AND AVAILABILITY FOR 2016 ARE AS FOLLOWS: 

NB: MOST BOOKINGS ARE MADE BETWEEN JANUARY AND MARCH OF EACH SEASON


For a weekly stay (Saturday to Saturday) during...... 

2016

 

 

 

 

 

From 4pm on this date below

 

Departing 10.30am on the morning of this date below

 

 

Price £

 

Availability Status

Sat

2 Jan

Sat

9 Jan

255

Currently Still Available

Sat

9 Jan

Sat

16 Jan

255

Booked Wade

Sat

16 Jan

Sat

23 Jan

255

Booked Anstee from night of Monday 18th 

Sat

23 Jan

Sat

30 Jan

255

Booked Anstee

Sat

30 Jan

Sat

6 Feb

285

Booked Anstee to night of 4th 

Sat

6 Feb

Sat

13 Feb

285

Booked 5th - 6th February. (Robinson). Available from night of Sunday 7th Feb. 

Sat

13 Feb

Sat

20 Feb

315

Booked Saunders

Sat

20 Feb

Sat

27 Feb

315

Currently Still Available

Sat

27 Feb

Sat

5 Mar

315

Booked Lally

Sat

5 Mar

Sat

12 Mar

315

Booked Charles

Sat

12 Mar

Sat

19 Mar

315

Currently Still Available 5 nights 12-17th Mar (£245)

Sat

19 Mar

Fri

25 Mar

295

Booked Chishti 27th March to 8 nights TBC

Sat

26 Mar

Sat

2 Apr

385

Booked Matthews Friday 25th March until Weds 30th March but still available two nights 30th March to 2nd April (£154)

Sat

2 Apr

Sat

9 Apr

355

Currently Still Available

Sat

9 Apr

Sat

16 Apr

355

Booked Allen

Sat

16 Apr

Sat

23 Apr

355

Currently Still Available

Sat

23 Apr

Sat

30 Apr

385

Booked Loveridge

Sat

30 Apr

Sat

7 May

440

Booked James

Sat

7 May

Sat

14 May

440

Booked Pascoe

Sat

14 May

Sat

21 May

440

Booked Mahoney

Sat

21 May

Sat

28 May

475

Booked Fox

Sat

28 May

Sat

4 Jun

475

Booked Hine 

Sat

4 Jun

Sat

11 Jun

440

Currently Still Available

Sat

11 Jun

Sat

18 Jun

440

Booked MacDonald

Sat

18 Jun

Sat

25 Jun

440

Currently Still Available

Sat

25 Jun

Sat

2 July

440

Booked Blagrove (Mon27-Thur30th)

Sat

2 July

Sat

9 July

440

Booked 7-11th (Redmond) 

Still Available 2nd-7th

Sat

9 July

Sat

16 July

440

Booked Ross (Cancelled) 

Booked Harwood 11th - 15th July 

Booked Sheikh 15-18th July

Sat

16 July

Sat

23 July

495

Currently Still Available from 18th-23rd July five nights @ £385

Sat

23 Jul

Sat

30 July

525

Booked Farr

Sat

30 Jul

Sat

6 Aug

525

Booked Nicholls

Sat

6 Aug

Sat

13 Aug

530

Booked Slevin

Sat

13 Aug

Sat

20 Aug

525

Booked Horne

Sat

20 Aug

Sat

27 Aug

530

Booked Thomas

Sat

27 Aug

Sat

3 Sept

530

Booking Almond

Sat

3 Sept

Sat

 10 Sept

530

Booked Bailey

Sat

 10 Sept

Sat

17 Sept

520

Booked Rowe

Sat

17 Sept

Sat

 24 Oct

510

Booked Rowe

Sat

 24 Sept

Sat

1 Oct

410

Booked Farmer

Sat

1 Oct

Sat

8 Oct

410

Booked Mitchell

Sat

8 Oct

Sat

15 Oct

395

Currently Still Available

Sat

15 Oct

Sat

22 Oct

365

Currently Still Available

Sat

22 Oct

Sat

29 Oct

345

Currently Still Available

Sat

29 Oct

Sat

5 Nov

375

Currently Still Available

Sat

5 Nov

Sat

12 Nov

285

Currently Still Available

Sat

12 Nov

Sat

19 Nov

295

Currently Still Available

Sat

19 Nov

Sat

26 Nov

295

Currently Still Available

Sat

26 Nov

Sat

3 Dec

295

Currently Still Available

Sat

3 Dec

Sat

10 Dec

295

Currently Still Available

Sat

10 Dec

Sat

17 Dec

295

Currently Still Available

Sat

17 Dec

Thurs

22 Dec

200

Currently Still Available 5 nights

Thurs

22 Dec

Thurs

29 Dec

465

Xmas Booking, arrival date can vary by one day if required 

Thurs

29 Dec

Thurs

5th Jan

495

New Year, arrival date can vary by one day if required

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017

 

 

 

 

 

From

this date below

 

Depart on the  morning of this date

 

Price £

Notes

Thurs

5 Jan

Sat

7 Jan

255

Currently Still Available

Sat

7 Jan

Sat

 14 Jan

255

Currently Still Available

Sat

 14 Jan

Sat

21 Jan

255

Currently Still Available

Sat

21 Jan

Sat

28 Jan

255

Currently Still Available

Sat

28 Jan

Sat

4 Feb

285

Currently Still Available

Sat

4 Feb

Sat

11 Feb

285

Currently Still Available

Sat

11 Feb

Sat

18 Feb

285

Currently Still Available

Sat

18 Feb

Sat

25 Feb

285

Currently Still Available

Sat

25 Feb

Sat

4 Mar

325

Currently Still Available

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

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Some guests may find our cottage various commercial listings. Not all adverts allow us to provide a specific price for a specific dates. Therefore please kindly note that this is the Owner's own website not a commercial advert listing and therefore please note that the above calendar and availability and prices are the definitive prices for Wagtails Apartment and availability shown is the up to date position.  

 Notes: 

1. We regret that we are often unable to accept short breaks (less than one week) during months of March to October inclusive. You can however take a short break between November to February inclusive. 
2. During our "Weekly bookings only" period, i.e. between March to October guests may by all means, within a single booked week, stay for a shorter period which suits them (e.g. arrive slightly later or depart slightly earlier within the booked week's stay to suit their needs). 

3. Unfortunately due to work and help arrangements, we are unable to vary the Saturday changeover. 
4. Certain weeks in the winter season will also be restricted to full week bookings e.g. Xmas and New Year, & February Half Term.



Short breaks price-guide  WINTER 2016/17 -  WAGTAILS


We take short breaks during the months of December, January and February ONLY
 

Short breaks in winter operate a price structure as set out in the table below, to make it easier for you to self-calculate your likely price before ringing. 
This assumes you are not booking leading up, on or just after Bank/ public holidays.

 

 

Short Break Options for Wagtails

Winter 2016/17 (start of Dec 16 to end Feb 17) excl. BHs 

 

Nights stayed

No. of nights

Departing on which day

Price

Tues to Friday

4

Sat (am)

£205

Sat to Mon

3

Tuesday (am)

£205




 

*All short break prices exclude public holidays, Xmas, N Year, Easter, and

Half Terms and will vary upwards on these dates

 

 

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Heather & Dai Howells welcome you to Gower Peninsula



  
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Wagtails Gardens 24th June 13 077  

Dai & Heather Howells - your host owners of Wagtails and Middle Cottage- we live next door at Gower Cottage


Approx. 20 mins walk from both cottages you can enjoy three miles of local sandy beaches and dunes at Broughton / Llanmadoc / Whitford Burrows - as shown below. Enjoy the inspiring views, cliff-top walks, wooded valleys, extensive dunes and in an AONB and appreciate several National Nature Reserves.

 


 



 



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


  

                          
  



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WAGTAILS  - KEY FEATURES Summary 

- Dogs are welcome not just tolerated 
- WIFI internet access free of charge at cottage (bespoke dedicated BT Broadband routers for each cottage - via password    provided)
- Walk to Pub with food in a few minutes
- All bedding/towels provided  
- Ample parking off road .
- Shop <1 mins walk, 6 days a week.
- No hidden/extra charges
- Both are 20-25 mins walk down to stunning beaches, & coastal cliff/hill/woodland walks
- Drive to Oxwich or Rhossili in 15 mins, Three Cliffs in 25 mins. 



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Wagtails Coastal Apartment, Llanmadoc, Gower Peninsula, City and County of Swansea, SA3 1DE

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OUR BOOKINGS LAST YEAR (2015) WERE AS FOLLOWS

Wagtails Seaside Apartment, Llanmadoc, Gower Peninsula, City of Swansea, SA3 1DE

MOST BOOKINGS ARE MADE BETWEEN JANUARY AND MARCH OF EACH SEASON

 

 

 

2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arriving after 4pm on

this date below

 

Departing on the morning of this date below

 

Price £

Availability Status

(Booked or Available)

Notes

Sat

3 Jan

Sat

10 Jan

255

Not taken (Taken 9th one night only Sue)

 

Sat

10 Jan

Sat

17 Jan

255

Booked Mcfarlane

 

Sat

17 Jan

Sat

24 Jan

255

Booked Anstee from 19th Jan

 

Sat

24 Jan

Sat

31 Jan

255

Booked Anstee

 

Sat

31 Jan

Sat

7 Feb

285

Booked Anstee to 6th Feb

 

Sat

7 Feb

Sat

14 Feb

285

Currently Still Available 7th to 11th incl. @ £210

                 Half Term (varies)

Sat

14 Feb

Sat

21 Feb

285

12th -17th Booked Roberts & 17th to 21st also booked Kynaston

                 Half Term (varies)

Sat

21 Feb

Sat

28 Feb

285

Currently Still Available

 

Sat

28 Feb

Sat

7 Mar

315

Currently Still Available

 

Sat

7 Mar

Sat

14 Mar

315

Currently Still Available

 

Sat

14 Mar

Sat

21 Mar

315

Booked Washington

 

Sat

21 Mar

Sat

28 Mar

315

Booked Southworth

 

Sat

28 Mar

Sat

4 Apr

385

Booked Duke 30th March-2nd April (avail 2nd-4th Thurs -Sat @ £130)

Easter Sunday is 5th April

Sat

4 Apr

Sat

11 Apr

385

Booked Hall

Easter Sunday is 5th April

Sat

11 Apr

Sat

18 Apr

385

Booked Taylor Sholl

 

Sat

18 Apr

Sat

25 Apr

385

Currently Still Available

 

Sat

25 Apr

Sat

2 May

440

Currently Still Available

 

Sat

2 May

Sat

9 May

440

Currently Still Available

 

Sat

9 May

Sat

16 May

440

Booked Rochelle

 

Sat

16 May

Sat

23 May

440

Booked Hart

 

Sat

23 May

Sat

30 May

475

Booked Goddard

 

Sat

30 May

Sat

6 Jun

475

Booked Rev French

         Half Term

Sat

6 Jun

Sat

13 Jun

445

Booked Gittins

 

Sat

13 Jun

Sat

20 Jun

465

Booked Pilcher

 

Sat

20 Jun

Sat

27 Jun

465

Booked Reynolds

 

Sat

27 Jun

Sat

4 Jul

475

Booked Short Lake

 

Sat

4 Jul

Sat

11 Jul

495

Booked Holloway

 

Sat

11 Jul

Sat

18 Jul

495

Booked Catchpole

 

Sat

18 Jul

Sat

25 Jul

575

Booked Elliot/Groves

 

Sat

25 Jul

Sat

1 Aug

575

Booked Latham

 

Sat

1 Aug

Sat

8 Aug

575

Booked James

 

Sat

8 Aug

Sat

15 Aug

575

Booked Allison-Geraghty

 

Sat

15 Aug

Sat

22 Aug

575

Booked Charman

 

Sat

22 Aug

Sat

29 Aug

575

Booked McWall

 

Sat

29 Aug

Sat

5 Sept

510

Booked Price

 

Sat

5 Sept

Sat

12 Sep

450

Booked Turner

 

Sat

12 Sep

Sat

19 Sep

450

Booked Moore

 

Sat

19 Sep

Sat

26 Sep

450

Booked Mitchell

 

Sat

26 Sep

Sat

3 Oct

440

Booked Veal

 

Sat

3 Oct

Sat

10 Oct

410

Booked Long

 

Sat

10 Oct

Sat

17 Oct

410

Booked Manning

 

Sat

17 Oct

Sat

24 Oct

410

Booked Stocker

 

Sat

24 Oct

Sat

31 Oct

450

Booked Stocker

Half Term

Sat

31 Oct

Sat

7 Nov

395

Currently Still Available

 

Sat

7 Nov

Sat

14 Nov

285

Currently Still Available

 

Sat

14 Nov

Sat

21 Nov

275

Currently Still Available

 

Sat

21 Nov

Sat

28 Nov

255

Currently Still Available

 

Sat

28 Nov

Sat

5 Dec

245

Currently Still Available

 

Sat

5 Dec

Sat

12 Dec

245

Currently Still Available

 

Sat

12 Dec

Sat

19 Dec

245

Currently Still Available

£

Tues

22 Dec 2015

Tues

29 Dec

450

Booked Fowlie

Xmas, arrival date can vary slightly if required

Tues

29 Dec 2015

Tues

5 Jan 2016

475

Booked Fowlie

New Year, arrival date can vary slightly if required



OTHER INFO

 

ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE FORMAT is SATURDAY TO SATURDAY (March to November)

Please note that throughout the peak season we operate a Sat-Sat basis for 7 night weekly bookings (exceptions only by agreement). Outside of peak period, 

we will vary arrival and departure days for 7 night stays, and take any other combination of shorter stays.  

  

ARRIVAL TIME - After 4.00 PM on Saturday afternoon

We kindly ask guests to plan to arrive anytime after 4.00pm on arrivals day. Guests are at liberty to arrive at any time after 4pm and we leave the key at an agreed location so that you can arrive at your own leisure.

DEPARTURE TIME - By 10.30am on Saturday morning

We kindly ask guests if they could co-operate by departing by 10.30am on your departure day. This gives us enough time to prepare the cottage properly for our next guests so that it will be as nice for them as it was for you when you arrived. 

 

PAYMENT TERMS

 

1. We prefer to accept cheque payment, or online banking payments, but for very last minute bookings we may accept cash on arrival, by agreement. 


2. We kindly ask for a deposit of 30% within 7 days of booking. 


3. We require that the full balance be settled no later than two calendar months prior to your arrival date. 


4. Where you book within the two month period, we will ask for the full balance within 7 days of booking (or by negotiation if this falls close to month end where helpful to guests). 


CANCELLATION POLICY

GENERAL POLICY 


For stays commencing or ending during the calendar months of March and October inclusive......


1. Cancellations made more than two months before arrival date will receive a full no quibbles refund of 100% of whatever has been paid. 


2. If you do cancel within two months of arrival date and we manage to take a replacement booking following your cancellation, we will make a refund of your full payment to you (minus any adjustment in price between your booking and any replacement second booking). There are laws which protect guests from being treated unfairly and we would always wish to treat guests fairly as part of our business ethos.  


3. As a helpful additional suggestion we recommend visitors consider taking out travel insurance which covers you for losses in any such cancellation event (obviously you need to ensure that your travel insurance must cover UK based holidays). 

WE SINCERELY HOPE YOU DO COME TO VISIT WAGTAILS AND ENJOY YOUR STAY. 

Enquiries:

Tel: 01792 386668 or Heather Mobile: 07990 522250  

Dai Mobile (evenings / weekends only): 07795 177663

EMAIL: HeatherAndDaiHowells@GowerCottage.Com

 

 

Best wishes

Dai & Heather Howells


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)

Below - Photo of Langland Golf Club Overlooking Langland Bay - a 20 mins drive from Wagtails

EMAIL: heatheranddaihowells@gowercottage.com

Tel: 01792 386668 (home)



Kind regards

Heather & David Howells

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


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ABOUT THE VILLAGE OF LLANMADOC


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. 

Observe wild samphire grass at Landimore Marsh. Enjoy local cockles and mussels whith 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 co-operative village stores (Siop y Bobl - 'The People's Shop') is just around the corner from both cottages. (Open mornings and some afternoons Mon-Sat and with Post Office open Mon-Fri)  - Shop times will vary but always open Mon-sat. 

These beaches are local and within walking distance of the two cottages 

______________Whitford Point_____________ Broughton Beach___________
 

Above Photos

- view to Whitford Point and Lighthouse over Berges Island with Llanmadoc Beach on the left hand side

- walker on Broughton Beach - Blackrock and Bluepool in distance (Burry Holms Island beyond out of picture)

- view to Blackrock and Broughton from Llanmadoc dunes below Hills Tor

WHITFORD BAY AND WALKING (SEE CIRCULAR WALKS PHOTOS ON MAIN PHOTOS WEB PAGE ALSO) 

Whitford Bay contains a 3 mile curving sweep of sands including at its north eastern end Llanmadoc Beach, and further south/west is Broughton Beach (next to two of Britain's best located and well hidden holidayhome sites). Whitford Bay is one single sweeping three mile walk of gently sloping beach - but they are split into two separate entities on higher tides (both of which have plenty of different access routes on/off so you will not get cut off). The tide is very shallow and you can walk 200 yards out and only be up to your waist at the Llanmadoc end. This doesn't seem to stop the occasional seal coming fairly close in well within sight of walkers. If you want deeper water more easily (e.g. kids to paddle) then Broughton Beach is slightly more steeply shelving but still gradual (accessed most easily via Lagadranta Farm/Alex Price's camping site - honesty box or small fee applies if you drive).

The walk along the bay along the waters edge is around three miles long from the lighthouse end, west to Blackrock / Broughton, but is longer still were you to include a clifftop/dune walk west towards Bluepool (1m) and Burry Holms Island (2 miles) - both west of Broughton Beach, or  if you were to decide to walk from Llanmadoc Beach from the north eastern end of Whitford Bay (nearest to the lighthouse) and walk east along the hidden beach for 1km or so to the birdhide (overlooking the estuary and over to Burry Port) and then back inland (another mile or so) south in direction but essentially inland towards Cheriton/Llanmadoc direction  - first through the pine woodland and dunes and then either back through Cwm Ivy or via the Cheriton 'sea wall' (an earthen dyke around 200m long which keeps the high tides out of Cheriton Pill, and then via Frog Lan (just above The Britannia Inn) back up the road to Wagtails. 

A full Berges Island circular walk out from Wagtails via Cwm Ivy and all the way around the headland and back through the woods via Cheriton Pill sea wall to Wagtails again door to door is around perhaps 5-6 miles all in all (allowing for certain amount of zig zagging around etc) and would take perhaps 3-5 hrs depending how fast you walk and whether you stop here and there on the way. Take a bottle of water (and charged mobile phone) as it can be thirsty out on these beaches and dunes. But whatever you do, do go right to the very end of the Berges island woods on to the hidden beach facing north. It feels like being on a tropical desert island backed by trees, wandering animals and not a soul. Sit in the shade and read a book in total peace and tranquility. 

A shorter but very pleasant walk down via Cwm Ivy down the the bottom then east through the nearside of the woods and dunes and south east/south along the sea wall embankment and then passing two gorgeous white cottages in via Cheriton Pill back past The Britannia and then home again would take around just over 1hr mins. This might be a good starting walk for many. 


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

 



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) Worms Head at Rhossili. Broughton/Llanmadoc Bay are the main visible beaches at the centre of this photo. 

Blue Pool Corner 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 Wagtails 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. 

MIDDLE COTTAGE BOUNDARY SHOWN BELOW IN BRIGHT RED BOUNDARY
WAGTAILS SHOWN IN YELLOW BOUNDARY

Middle 

It's position has natural charm being located are at the top the village, on the village green, overlooking Llanmadoc/Whitford 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).



Llanmadoc & Whiteford Burrows........AN AREA OF NATURAL AND PROTECTED LANDSCAPES 

Wagtails is located in the Village of Llanmadoc overlooking the WHiteford Burrows National Nature Reserve, and which includes Burges Island an 'island' of dunes and woodland, as well as Landimore Marsh, and the old and historically significant cast iron Whiteford Lighthouse one of only two of its type found anywhere in the UK. There is also marine/estuarine reserve just offshore, and mussel and cockle beds all around locally. Samphire can be hand picked form the salt marsh, and Gower saltmarsh lamb reared on these marshes very locally, is sold to some of London's top restaurants and has been featured on Rick Stein's Stein Around Britain programmes. To buy Gower saltmarsh lamb call our good friends Victoria or Roland via their local co-operative site http://www.gowersaltmarshlamb.co.uk/

(See below these photos of the information boards shown on local walks). 

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