The Keeper’s Cottage
Self Catering Cottage for 8 guests

 

Sleeps 8:   

Bedrooms 4:        

The Keepers Cottage Exterior

Facilities

  Fast Wifi

  Seclusion & tranquility within Clyne Valley County Park

  All heating, electric, bed linen (duvets) and towels inc.

Woodburning stove (Initial supply of logs provided)

  Ample parking

  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

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 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!

Next to the cottages is a fenced paddock (approx 35m x 35m). This paddock can be booked in advance by cottage guests who have bought 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.

The Cottage is very secluded and is accessed via a 1 mile long stone track through the woods. 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 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

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.

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