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The Old Schoolroom Stables Cottage 
Horseshoe Cottage Hayloft
Byron's Barn The Keeper's Cottage
Chapel Barn Barn Owl Lodge 
The Dairy


Old Schoolroom

Stokes Family from Olney and Worthing.
"We had a lovely stay…again! Third time running now. The accommodation was very welcoming and spacious. The cottage even managed to fit 10 people for Christmas lunch. Thank you very much - I'm sure we will return."
Young Revellers from Bristol
"We had such a lovely time that we all had to a do a sicky on the Monday and stay on another day. Geoff and Alec were fantastic and so was the abseiling, its only a shame that horses can smell alcohol. We are definitely coming back."
Karen Krepski and group from Berlin, Germany
"Thank you for a wonderful stay. The cottage was cosy, the views are lovely, the Gower is a wonderful as ever. The staff have been very friendly and helpful and we enjoyed the taster horse riding session very much."
Louise Dixon from Didcot
"The accommodation was comfortable and had everything that we needed. The scenery in Gower is very spectacular and the beaches are very pleasant."
Niamh Gregan from Ireland
"This is a very beautiful area with really lovely locals!! Had a wonderful time here and do so everytime I come here. Beautiful scenery and great pubs and restaurants. What more could you want!!?"
Caroline, Michelle, Paula, Libby and Emily from Bristol
"We had a lovely time thank you. We even managed to get the log fire going, it was smashing! Shame about the weather today though - rather dull and cloudy - hey ho! It's a beautiful day, its just the weathers not very nice."
Harrinton and Banton Family from Oxon
"Kids loved the freedom and the well supervised activities. All staff were extremely helpful and quickly solved any little problems. Thank you."
The Steve Jones Surprise 40th Birthday Party from Newforest.
"Lovely accommodation, beautiful scenery when not raining!! All the male species enjoyed the wallowing in the mud and water. We will be back again."
The Welch Family from Aldershot, Hampshire
"Had a fabulous time. Staff friendly and helpful, the riding superb! The views also superb! The accommodation, clean and comfy and very well equipped. Smashing time, thanks to all, see you again next year. P.S Loved the Welsh cakes, nice touch."

Six golfers from Surrey

"A very good golfing holiday. Played all the local courses with Pennard a gem. Cottage a very good base, all the staff were very helpful and we will return." 
True to their word they came back 
Les, Jean, Vanessa, Keith, Zoe and Joshua from Bedford.
"Wonderful views from cottage. Clyne Gardens worth a visit. Children enjoyed the freedom and the stampede of horses in the morning! Fresher day was very enjoyable for all. Lovely beaches but you'll need plenty of change for parking. Weather all week very sunny and we all had a very enjoyable holiday. Staff all very helpful, would come again. Thank you."
October      Cunningham family from Hertfordshire "GREAT! Especially the 'taster session'.  All the staff were friendly.  The welsh cakes as a welcome went down very well with everyone."
Marion & Kotchombas families from Nottingham & North Devon
"Had a fantastic week, weather was pretty good, had some good days on the beach.  Accommodation is excellent.  Horse riding was a favourite, taster sessions on Monday mornings are a must."
Thatcher & Andrews families from Leicester
"Beautiful location, cottages well equipped and very clean and comfortable.  Staff  very friendly and helpful.  All children loved the horse riding.  Wonderful weather all week.  Wonderful holiday, would definitely return.  Thank you!!"
Quinn family from County Down
"Great location - super house even though we had lots of rain, the horse riding and activities round the farm kept everyone happy.  The staff are super - most friendly and caring towards the children especially."
Lewis family from Berkshire
"We had a lovely time.  Accommodation very good.  Enjoyed all the activities.  The children enjoyed their Adopt-A-Pony experience and Mum & Grandma enjoyed their hack!"
Begley family from Yeovil
"We liked it so much last October we came back!  In 6 months the children have 'grown' and taken part in may of the activities available.  For Anna and Claire the wall climbing was favourite - even Andrew (5) tried doing the wall this time.  Elaine surprised us by joining Anna and Claire on the Coastal Challenge.  The children enjoyed the horses too."
Have rebooked again for  May 2001!

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Horseshoe Cottage 

The Lagden Family from Ascot, Berkshire
"A really enjoyable stay. Horseshoe Cottage has been very comfortable and cosy and we loved the farmyard atmosphere, with all the animals a plenty roaming around. The horse riding is a must and we have all enjoyed our lessons, hacks etc. Laura has been a very competent and friendly guide. In fact, the whole staff have been very helpful. Langland Bay has an excellent coastal path. Weather was mixed, ranging from 96.6 moh gales to warm sunshine! But this has not mattered in the grand scheme of things. We hope to return here in the future. We have made friends with Gwen the farm dog and the white cat. Both of them have tremendous appetites!"
The Slacks from Buckingham.
"This is our second visit to Clyne Farm and again we have enjoyed it very much. Weather has improved with each day. We have found so many lovely little beaches and the Heritage Centre was most interesting. Verdi's is a must if you like Italian food and the ice creams are wonderful. We are all going home a few pounds heavier but who cares! Thanks to Geoff for all his advice and help. We shall return all being well next year."
The Harrington Family from Oxfordshire
"Our second visit to Clyne and as big as hit as this time as last! The kids tried most of the activities but found a favourite with the ponies. Had a chance also to explore the Gower and its many beaches. The Mumbles pier also gave entertainment and Verdi's ice creams and sundaes are out of this world. Clyne Gardens lovely and the Country Park very pleasant for walking the dog. Good beer and value meals at the Joiners, Bishopston."
The Harrington Family have booked for their fourth visit 
Fiona and Holly Bridgland from Oxfordshire
Came for a long weekend - all went all too fast. Lovely walks (if windy woods are beautiful) Despite the cold very windy weather we went riding, assault course and archery. Fun had by all. Thanks to everyone.
The Wallace Family from Northamptonshire
"Enjoyable stay, cottage lovely and warm. Our boy enjoyed his horse riding. Thank you."
Jane, John, Matt, Emma & Mike Edwards from Rochester, Kent
"Spent a wonderful but wet week at Clyne Farm, we recommend horse riding, gorge walking and bike hire is good value too. Verdi's ice cream are delicious!"
Jean & Dave Hall
"We all enjoyed our stay in this very comfortable cottage - although we didn't partake in any of the activities offered (as we spent most of our time walking the coastal paths). We found the people on the farm to be very friendly and helpful - even offering to hose down our very muddy Westie. Excellent eating places e.g Claudes (a little expensive but good!) Verdis, The Mediterranean-Turkish (a good night out) The Woodman & West Cross."
Janet and Hannah Askari from Lancashire
"We've had a wonderful holiday. Good weather and so much to do, beach, cycling, great walks as well as the activities at Clyne itself. We'll certainly be back."
The Ross Family from Worcestershire
"We have had a wonderful holiday here, the weather was perfect. Horseshoe Cottage was very comfortable with lovely views. The Taster day was good fun, although it would have been better if we had more than ten minutes riding the horses. Everyone here is very friendly and helpful. We recommend a trip to Slade Bay if you are interested in rock pools, there are some huge crabs! We all had great fun and will visit again. Thank you!"
Lynn & Peter Blakemore from Essex
"We had a wonderful holiday here in Horseshoe Cottage. The cottage is very comfortable and is in a lovely location. Everyone has been very friendly and helpful. We can recommend a visit to Pa's in Mumbles for a lovely meal. Thank you for making the holiday so enjoyable."
Steve, Arran, Sean, Phil, Mike, Duncan, JP and Boot 
"Enjoyed an excellent Stag weekend here is Swansea. Recommend Cinderella's for attractive young women, Jumpin' Jaks for the more 'mature' lady and Wind Street for an excellent trip in a police van!" 
What about the famous Mumbles Mile?!
Stevens Family from Camberley, Surrey
"Had an excellent holiday. Comfortable cottage. Wall climbing great, but scary. Enjoyed all the activities. Very helpful and friendly staff. Thank you very much."
Tina and Tony Willshire from Bristol
"Terrific time! Did it all. Rode the horses, shot the arrows and climbed the wall (a little bit). Lovely views, lovely people, lovely place, we'll be here again sometime soon."
Wallaces from Northampton
"Lovely location.  The cottage is well equipped, warm and cosy.  The beds really comfortable.  The welsh cakes on arrival were a lovely touch.  Will certainly come again"
Hyett family from Manchester
"Plenty to do on site for children especially when wet, can do Table tennis, badminton etc.  Lovely view over bay from Cottage.  Enjoyed swimming at Caswell too - even adults.  Great holiday, very helpful staff and friendly atmosphere.  We'll be back next year. Thank you"
True to their word they have re booked for August!
August 2000 
Evans family from Mersyside
"Lovely views, comfortable accommodation and staff friendly, helpful and excellent with children.  Hannah & Rebecca (both 9yrs) loved the horses and the cats and had an excellent time on the assault course.  The tuck shop was favourite too!!  No doubt we will make a return trip here some time."
Lakey family from Devon
"Wonderful holiday.  Excellent accommodation combining rural life with good beaches (particularly liked Oxwich) and shopping in Swansea.  Good range of activities and helpful staff."
Wilson family from Scotland
"Holiday was excellent, staff were very nice and friendly.  Activities were very very good.  Laura (9yrs) loved the riding and her and Paula (12yrs) both loved the assault course.  A very enjoyable stay, plenty for everyone to do.  Thank you" Alison (14yrs)
Sidler/Polke families from Switzerland
"We had a great time in this nice cottage.  Our three children loved the country life, feeding the horses early in the morning and going out for rides daily.  We'll certainly come back to this lovely place."  
Re booked Horseshoe for April!

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Byron's Barn

Luck Ankin (aged 10 ½) and the Ankin Family
"I absolutely love my room which is upstairs. I love the colour. And I'm lucky that it's the twin room because I can sleep in which ever bed I want to. And if I want to I can sleep in one bed one of the days and the other the other of the days. Mum and Dads room is nice, but not as nice as mine. The bathroom is nice and when you go in there, it is so nicely decorated that you forget you are in a barn/cottage. The kitchen/lounge is nice and cosy." Lucy

"Facilities were good, we all enjoyed the horse riding and the taster morning for the activities was a good idea. The staff were always very helpful and kind especially as Chris (husband) is partially sighted, everybody couldn't have helped more. It made the week so much more relaxing. Byron's Barn could have done with two extra things to make the week even better, shower curtain and carpet sweeper. Thanks again everyone."
Vacuum cleaner put into Byron's

Cordeilia and David Evans
"We had a great time this week, very, very cosy cottage. Great activities, beautiful views and some very friendly people, we also loved the animals. My Daddy and I really liked the facilities. We will definitely come again. Thank You!"
Richard & Dee Taylor, Brackla, Bridgend
"Accommodation and food excellent. Staff courteous and professional. Will definitely come again! Thanks."
Julie, Cliff, Kira & Shelley from Maidstone, Kent
"Had a fantastic week at Byron's Barn. Staff were superb!! The kids loved the riding, archery & climbing. We took some breathtaking scenery on our many walks exploring the Gower."
Danny, Hazel and Ben Rogerson & Cassie the Cocker Spaniel from Lancashire
"Excellent holiday - relaxing - comfortable accommodation in spectacular location - very friendly people both here and around the Gower. Lovely walks along headlands and glorious beaches. Sunshine almost everyday allowing us to spend most of our time outdoors."
Davies family from Herts
"Excellent week -Cottage and activities very good, enjoyed the cycle routes to Swansea and up Clyne Valley.  Swansea museums free or good value (esp. Plantasia) and everyone very friendly.  Very good Knickerbocker Glorys at Verdis!"
Rutherford family from West Yorkshire
"Really pleasant stay with plenty on the farm to occupy Jodhi (2yrs).  Gower very beautiful and weather not too bad for 2nd week in September.  Due to Petrol Crisis thought we might have to stay longer!  However unfortunately we have got fuel.  Covelli's Fish and Chip shop in Mumbles is excellent!"
Clovey family from London
"As before lovely warm welcome.  Accommodation perfect and location superb.  Weather much better than February so was able to see more of Swansea and Gower - spectacular!  Definitely coming again..... soon!"
Jones family
"I think we can safely say no one can ever have enough of the Gower, lovely beaches, beautiful scenery and lovely people.  The activity centre was great and the horses are still our firm favourite.  Thank you Clyne Farm xxx"
Ludwig Enderle from Germany
"My second stay in 6 months, and enjoyed it of course!"
Clovey family from London
"Fab cottage, warm welcome and super activities.  Truly 1st class accommodation definitely coming back in the summer!"
See August above!
Kelsey Family from Surrey
"Lovely relaxed feel to the place, lots of walks and riding, beautiful beaches.  Great obstacle course in the woods (Challenge Valley).  People very warm and friendly - great for kids.

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Chapel Barn 

George & Julia
"Loved our four day stay. Rained most days but didn't stop us walking our dog on fabulous beaches and hills. Chapel Barn was lovely, cosy and adequate. Rhossili is a must. King Arthur Inn at Reynoldston is excellent."
Wendy Walter from Newbury
"Such a lovely cottage - perfect for my bad back - great activities, lovely staff and the weather was something else! Thanks a million."
Heather, James, Nick & Anna Groves and Basil (Hamster) from Nottingham
"Have enjoyed exploring the Gower - the beach at Rhossili is wonderful. Anna had two days with the ponies which she loved. We have enjoyed playing table tennis in the evenings."
Tony, Phyll and Alan Maybury from Stockport
"Really enjoyed the ambience of the cottage, it was clean and cosy and everything you could wish for and views over Swansea Bay to die for. The staff were all helpful and friendly and we had a wonderful holiday."
Joy, Steve and Jack White from Penarth
"Cosy, comfortable, clean cottage - above expectations. Had a good weekend, celebrating Steve Jones of Specsavers 40th birthday. Men did the muddiest assault course."
Vicky, Abby, Charlie & Diana from Dorset
"Thanks to all the staff for a brilliant week! The beach rides are amazing (I highly recommend them). Chapel Barn was very cosy and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Rhossili bay is beautiful, a really great place to walk the dog!! Just to say to anybody staying here they simply must go on the muddy assault course, its fab! A big thanks to all the horsey staff who managed to fit us in for a ride twice when we weren't meant to be having one. And bye bye to Candy, Snowy, Pepsi and Charlie who gave me & Vicky fantastic rides."
Jill, Andy and Tim from Hertfordshire
"Had a super week, its flown by with all the activities. Taster session was very good. The talk by Paul Llewellyn was excellent. Do go if you see it advertised on the events letter. Tim adopted a pony for a day and enjoyed it very much. Chapel Barn has been lovely with smashing views. I'm sure we will be back again."
Cooper family from Luton
"Had a lovely week. Views outstanding and so peaceful. Staff very friendly and extremely helpful. Would love to come back."
Andy, Stacey, Morgan (3) and Lucy (1) Penn from Chandlers Ford, Hants
"We have had a wonderful week at Clyne Farm. Superb views, friendly and helpful staff, lovely beaches and riding. The ideal base for a great family holiday."

Peter, Pam and Tim from Leicester

"Had a lovely holiday cottage very comfortable and marvelous views. Enjoyed the 'Taster' morning. Weather has been very good and we have visited many of the lovely beaches- lots of nice tea shops and ice cream!"
Murphy family 
" We have had a really lovely week. Staff really helpful and cottage is cosy. Swansea is a great place, lovely views, beaches etc. Wish we could stay. Thanks for a good holiday."

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The Dairy

The Allens from Surrey
"We had really lovely weather so we could explore the area. It's a lovely setting. The horses riding was great, I learned a lot, I went from slow walking to cantering in a week - thank you Hayley- it's been great."
Janet and Hannah Manchester
"Our eight holiday at Clyne Farm and it never fails to work its magic. It is a home from home now and we will return."
Steve from North London
"What a weekend, Arsenal win final and relax here. Beautiful friendly well run. Thanks Geoff and Co."
Hopwood Family from Cambridge
"Warm and cosy cottage. Kids loved the pony riding and archery and animals. Would recommend visiting Pennard for nice coastal walks and lovely bays. Thank you to all the staff for their friendly help."
Boud family from Norfolk
"Mixed weather wish it hadn't rained but this really didn't make any difference to this wonderful break. Cottage, staff and everything was just fantastic.'' 
Hardes family from Surrey
"A real 'getaway break from it all' short break. Loved everything; the accommodation, furnishings and being close to so many animals.''
Family from Herts
"Cosy and comfortable. Children loved 'adopt a pony days' and riding. Wish we could stay longer.''

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Stables Cottage

Massey Family

"Staff were excellent with our young children - we really enjoyed the taster activities and horse riding."
Dickinson family from Norwich
"Had Stables and Dairy. Plenty of space to move around. Fortunate to have a week of good weather. Lovely area and plenty to do."
Lucie Ward from Malvern
"By far my best holiday! Everyone was really kind and your mice are beautiful! Climbing was great and big thanks to Geoff and Annie for taking us to the beach."
Sue & Chris Apps
"We stayed in the Stables Dairy and Hayloft cottages and had a great time. Recommend the assault course although wear old gear. Some of us did horse riding and the others archery along with lots of playing on the beach."
Hampson Family from Southampton
"I had a really good time. The mud course was brilliant, the food was good and the cottage" (Robert Hanson)
Riddell Family from Derbyshire
"Superb position. Wonderful walking on Gower coastline. Very interesting day at Welsh Water Museum. Two teenage boys loved the taster session. Definitely hope to be back."
The Brackley Five from Northamptonshire
"Super weekend - weather hot and sunny on Saturday at the gorge (Glynn Neath). Walk up the river, crawling through the worm hole and down the cave was great! Rob our guide was very helpful and good fun. Walk up the waterfall from the Angel Pub was pretty. Accommodation at Clyne is good - you're right about the blind in the bathroom window."
A blind has been fitted in the bathroom!
Rigg & Birkhead Family from Oxfordshire
"Very comfortable accommodation but you need to put a blind in the bathroom! Everyone very helpful. Lovely area and especially Bracelet Bay which is great for toddlers. Our first holiday to the Gower -we'd love to come back."
Hanson & Cotter Family and Lewis the dog from Bristol
"Great holiday. Wonderful beaches and weather. Plenty for the older children to do, not much for the toddlers, would definitely come again."
Stocks Family & Ben the dog from Cleveland 
"Really good holiday, not so good weather. Good horse riding and good walks for the dog."
Cooper Family from Surrey
"Very good. Everyone was friendly. Horse riding very good."
Family Begley from Yeovil
"The Stables and Dairy made good accommodation for 5 children and 4 adults. We enjoyed the activities, the place, not all the weather! Back next year Hopefully!"
6th visit so far!
Jean and Tony Mannion and Family from Bury Lancashire
"Our first visit to the Gower and blessed with good weather. Accommodation good and hosts very helpful - although the toilet is temperamental. A very enjoyable holiday."
Small leak fixed
Simon Jones (15) from Bridgend
" Brilliant place, don't want to go home. Good tip: get up at 5.30am with a cup of tea and watch the sunrise over the hills."
Goodey family from Buckingham
"Had a great holiday. Weather good. Kids loved the riding and adopt a pony mornings. Found some great beaches Rhossili, Three cliffs and Caswell. Muddiest assault course is muddy and wet. Have fun!!"

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The Ross's from Cornwall
"Many thanks. Warm welcome good resort. Good food at Kittle. The riding was great and the riding staff friendly even though it was raining."
Ian & Cath Pawley & Gran
"The buildings beautifully done .The kids enjoyed the activities. Great views."
Begley Family 
"4th visit to Clyne Farm. Children both now old enough for the activities. Enjoyed learning to surf and raft building. We all had some good hacks too."
Wood family from Buckinghamshire
"We have enjoyed out latest visit to South Wales. comfortable accommodation, relaxing atmosphere, impressive views and perfect weather. Perhaps we will attempt some of the activities next time!!''
Livvy, Ami, Belinda annd Dave from Evesham
"The cottage was very nice. The activities were lots of fun and the service was friendly."
Byndloss family from West Yorks.
''Excellent base from which to tour the surrounding countryside. Boys could be left virtually unsupervised. Real freedom!''
The Fleming Family from Colchester
"Had a great holiday. The children enjoyed the horses/farm. All enjoyed riding."
Purkis family from Cheshire
"Fabulous place. Kids had a great time horse riding. Best of all the fab assault course. Apartment lovely, could definitely do with a mop and bucket for the wet weather.''
There's a mop and bucket in Hayloft now
Williams & Young Family from Bristol and Derby
"We came for Rob's fortieth and it was a beautiful weekend. We will certainly be back!"
Brown family from Hertfordshire
"An excellent break. Comfortable cottage with lovely views. Hope to come back.''

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