Welcome to The Keeper’s Cottage: Your Secluded Woodland Retreat​

Self Catering Cottage for 8 guests


Sleeps 8:   

Bedrooms 4:        

The Keepers Cottage Exterior

“We all had a brilliant weekend for my 70th Birthday. As there were 14 of us, with 2 dogs this was an ideal. Lots of room and everything on hand if we needed it. The surroundings are stunning and the dogs especially loved it! We enjoyed it so much that my wife now wants to repeat it on her 70th, so we will be back! Thanks to all”. The Keeper’s Cottage & Barn Owl Lodge – June 2023. More Reviews

“Just returned from an amazing stay at Clyne Woodland Cottages. An idyllic location with beautiful woodland. Our group of 10 brought our horses and enjoyed hacking in the forest and trips to the beach. The cottages are pretty, and comfortable and have everything we needed. Totally recommend. The Clyne Farm team are brilliant too!” The Keeper’s Cottage & Barn Owl Lodge – Oct 2023 More Reviews


  Fast Wifi

  Seclusion & tranquility within Clyne Valley County Park

  All heating, electric, bed linen (duvets) and towels included

Woodburning stove (Initial supply of logs provided)

  Parking for at least 2 vehicles

  TV, Freeview, Roku streaming stick & DVD player

  Hob, oven & microwave

  Washer/dryer, dishwasher, fridge & freezer

  Cot, high-chair & stair gate available on request

 Stone barbecue

Garden with seating

Pets are very welcome. Including horses in paddock next door. See Terms

self catering  Interconnects with Barn Owl Lodge next door to sleep 16

New in 2022: Brand ensuite shower room, downstairs bathroom & upstairs bathroom. New comfy mattresses. New beautiful wood flooring in TV room and all bedrooms.

Step back in time

Your secluded woodland retreat

A rustic secluded cottage in the heart of Clyne Valley Country Park, approximately a 15 min drive (3 miles) from our main farm site. The Keeper’s Cottage was built in the mid-1800s as the gamekeeper’s cottage for the Clyne Estate. Barn Owl Lodge next door was built as an extension to the original Cottage. 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.

Outside there is a lawn area with a stone BBQ. 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 Barn Owl Lodge. 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!

We are very dog friendly. We also welcome other pets on request. There is a supplement of £5 per night per pet. We can take up to 4 pets per property. If you have more than 4 just get in touch and we will see what we can do.

The Cottage sleeps 8 guests. If you book Barn Owl Lodge next door they can interconnect (via the hallway) to sleep up to 16.

Are you a digital nomad? Or just want to add a few days of work on your holiday? We have free and fast Wi-Fi internet.

Need some more space? Gather your family & friends and hire our 400-year-old Stone Corn Barn & Kitchen. Located on the main farm site it is perfect for family meals and get togethers.

Activities at main farm site: Horse riding, indoor archery, indoor climbing and Challenge Valley The Muddiest Assault Course in the World!

History: The 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!

Configuration: Downstairs – Hallway, TV Room, lounge, kitchen, bathroom (WC, bath with shower, & sink), L shaped twin bedroom (ideal for children), double bedroom with brass bed, and a twin bedroom with ensuite bathroom (WC, shower, & sink).
Upstairs – Landing, bathroom (WC, bath & sink), and a double bedroom.

Mobility Note: The cottage has a ground floor shower ‘wet room’. This is the ensuite bathroom of the twin bedroom. There is a small step into the property. And there are single internal steps linking the TV room, lounge, and the ensuite twin bedroom mentioned.

New: Brand ensuite shower room, downstairs bathroom & upstairs bathroom. New comfy mattresses. New beautiful wood flooring in TV room and all bedrooms. All updated in 2022.

Plant a Tree: Every time we receive a self-catering cottage booking we plant a tree in our Ecologi Forest. Ecologi works with a range of amazing reforestation partners to grow millions of trees globally.

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.

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