The Keeper’s Cottage
Self Catering Cottage for 8 guests
Seclusion & tranquility within Clyne Valley County Park
All heating, electric, bed linen (duvets) and towels included
Woodburning stove (Initial supply of logs provided)
TV, Freeview, Roku streaming stick & DVD player
Hob, oven & microwave
Washer/dryer, dishwasher, fridge & freezer
Cot, high-chair & stair gate available on request
Garden with seating
Pets are very welcome. Including horses in paddock next door. See Terms
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
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 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.
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.
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!
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. If you book Barn Owl Lodge next door they can interconnect (via the hallway) to sleep up to 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, 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.