Barn Owl Lodge
Self Catering Cottage for 8 guests
Seclusion & tranquility within Clyne Valley County Park
TV, Roku streaming stick & DVD player
Eco-friendly thermostat controlled heating.
Fully equipped self-catering kitchen
Electric hob & oven. Microwave
Washer dryer, dishwasher, under counter fridge & freezer
Heating, electricity, bed linen (duvets) & towels.
Cot, high-chair & stair gate on request
Outdoor area with seating
Pond and decked area
Pets are very welcome. Including horses in paddock next door. See Terms
Interconnects with The Keeper’s Cottage next door to sleep 16
New in 2022: Updated & retiled kitchen. Brand new walk shower room, family bathroom & ensuite bathroom. New comfy mattresses. New beautiful wood flooring. New tile flooring in sunroom.
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Secluded Peace & Quiet
Self catering property Barn Owl Lodge takes its name from the pair of barn owls who once nested in the adjoining barn. The cottage is located in the heart of Clyne Valley Country Park, approximately a 15 min drive (3 miles) from our main farm site. It was originally built as an extension to The Keeper’s Cottage which was created in the mid-1800s as the gamekeeper’s cottage for the Clyne Estate. The rural setting means that there are many local walks and mountain bike trails nearby. The location is also perfectly suited as a base to explore the Gower Peninsula.
On the ground floor, there is a double bedroom, and a twin bedroom with an ensuite bathroom. In addition there is a family bathroom, and a shower room. There is a open plan lounge and dining area leading onto a sunroom overlooking the pond and decking area. The bright fully equipped kitchen gives easy access to the large dining table which seats 8.
Upstairs there are a further two twin bedrooms under the roof space. There is also a cosy cwtch space! Perfect for children to hide away and play, or for a relaxing reading session with a good book.
Outside there is a wildlife pond and a decking area. A stone BBQ overlooks the pond and is the perfect setting to rustle up an outdoor dinner with a beer or two. There is a large grassy paddock surrounding the cottage so lots of space for children and dogs to burn off their energy. The area is fenced but not fully dog proof.
Note: The area is not partitioned off from the outdoor area next to The Keeper’s Cottage. We ask that guests respect each other’s space, and share the beautiful surroundings with each other. You are enveloped by 700 acres of Country Park so space is not an issue!
The Clyne Estate has a rich history and when it was owned by the Vivian family of Copperopolis fame many dignitaries were welcomed to enjoy hunting deer in the woods, often taking tea on the lawn of The Keeper’s Cottage. It is said that these dignitaries included former British Prime Ministers Stanley Baldwin & Sir Winston Churchill, and also royalty including Prince Edward who later became King Edward VII, & his grandson Prince Edward who later briefly became King Edward the VIII.
The Cottage is accessed via a private 0.8 mile long stone track through the woods. There is a 10 mile per hour speed limit. We suggest you take it slow as it is used by dog walkers, horse riders, hikers, and cyclists etc. The only vehicular access allowed is for guests staying at the two woodland cottages. So be mindful that some users are not used to encountering cars on the track! As long as you drive sensibly the track is no problem for most vehicles. However as it is unpaved, and there may be potholes, it is not suitable for cars with very low ground clearance. So leave the low rider supercar at home!
The Cottage sleeps 8 guests, or if you book The Keeper’s Cottage next door they interconnect to sleep 16.
Want to bring your horse on holiday?
Next to the cottage is a fenced paddock (approx 35m x 35m). This paddock can be booked in advance by cottage guests to bring their horse(s) on holiday with them. If this is the case then only the cottage guests (and their horses!) who have reserved it may use it. We may also use it for grazing for our own horses. In this scenario the paddock will not be accessible for cottage guests. Proof of up-to-date vaccinations and worming will be required. Guests are responsible for ensuring the track to the cottage is suitable for their horsebox and trailer, that the grazing is suitable, and that the fencing is adequate (we suggest you bring electric fencing, water buckets and hay). See our terms.
From the cottage you have access to miles of riding routes around Clyne Valley Country Park. Information on riding on nearby beaches: Swansea beaches. Other local routes: Bridleways in Swansea
Can you walk between the main farm site and the Woodland Cottages?
The drive takes approximately 15 mins. If you would prefer to walk it will take around 30 to 40 minutes, or around 20 minutes to cycle. We can give you directions or you can find them in the Guidebook after you book. There is strictly NO access across the fields & farmland.
Downstairs – Hallway, double bedroom, twin bedroom with ensuite (WC, bath with shower & sink), shower room (WC, shower cubicle, & sink), bathroom (WC, bath with shower & sink), open plan lounge and dining area, kitchen, sun room area overlooking pond.
Upstairs – Cwtch (reading/children’s play area under the eaves), and two twin bedrooms.
Mobility Note: The cottage has a step into the property. There is a twin and double bedroom downstairs, as well as the lounge, kitchen & dining area. There are two bathrooms both with over bath showers. Plus a shower room which has a cubicle with a step up into it.