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The Willows

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Ilston, Gower, Swansea, Glamorgan
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps8
Bedrooms4
Bathrooms2
Pets 3
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Description

A family group will love the space in this converted barn complete with a pool table and a hot tub hidden in the garden.

Set in 18 acres of beautiful rural countryside in the heart of Gower, this delightfully converted barn provides great family holiday accommodation. Adjoining the owners’ home, it is set in a relaxed and peaceful location. Full advantage is taken of the views from the decking area, which overlooks a fenced play area, fields, woodlands and a large wild flower meadow - as well as a pond with geese and ducks. There is also a hot tub for visitors’ use. This leads further on to a wooden summerhouse with a large deck overlooking a lake. This is truly a nature lover’s paradise, for young and old alike.
The Willows is ideally placed for exploring the Gower countryside, coastline and footpaths as it is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Nearby is Parc Le Breos, with its Roman burial grounds and pony trekking centre. Adjacent is the Three Cliffs Beach, which is overlooked by Pennard Castle and boasts an amazing view of the river winding down into the sea. A trip to Mumbles is well worth a visit, especially for those who enjoy fine cuisine. Mumbles is renowned for its collection of excellent restaurants and cafés, as well as being a traditional seaside town. One of the most curious landscapes in Gower is the reedy nature reserve around Oxwich Burrows, a flatland of salt and freshwater marshes. The marshes are dotted with pools and surrounded by ancient woodland which lead down to one of the most coveted beaches at Oxwich Bay. A local pub can be found nearby. Shop 1 mile.

All on one level. Spacious beamed living/dining room with wood-burning stove in stone fireplace, French doors and wooden floor. Beamed well-equipped, farmhouse-style kitchen with slate floor. Two double bedrooms, each with 6ft bed, wooden floor and one with en-suite shower room with double shower cubicle, toilet and tiled floor. Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Sky TV (plasma screen, surround sound)
  • DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer (in external building)
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Courtyard with patio and furniture
  • Charcoal and gas barbecue
  • 18-acre natural unspoilt grounds with decked area and woodland (shared with owner)
  • Parking (for 4 cars)
  • Cycle store
  • No smoking
  • Hot tub (private)
  • Pool table
  • Surf/body board and wetsuit hire by arrangement with owner
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities
  • NB: Lake, pond and drops in grounds. This property has a security deposit of £150.

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Features

  • Barbecue
    Barbecue
  • Dishwasher
    Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
    Highchair
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
    WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Hot Tubs - Private
    Hot Tubs - Private
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle
  • Celebration Houses
    Celebration Houses


Customer Comments

  • 9

    26/05/2018
    Confirmed guest, 25/05/2018
    Had a great time at the Willows. The cottage was spacious and just what we needed for 7 adults and 2 dogs. We were blessed with glorious weather and Oxwich bay a 15 minute drive away provided us with a great place to go, easily accessible. With the help of an OS map we found plenty of lovely walks from the cottage. The owners were lovely and friendly and very helpful, giving us ideas for places to go and pubs to eat at. They also told us that the supermarkets in Swansea all deliver to the cottage which would be a great idea to order your shopping to arrive when you get there. There was a lovely hamper waiting for us on arrival. All in all a fab place to stay, would definitely go back to explore more of the lovely Gower.


  • 10

    15/05/2018
    Confirmed guest, 14/05/2018
    Had a wonderful weekend celebrating our mum's 70th birthday. Beautiful location and plenty to do with the kids. Would definitely book again.


  • 8

    08/05/2018
    Confirmed guest, 01/05/2018
    Lovely family weekend staying at the Willows. Good accommodation and grounds. Thanks Steve for being so helpful.


  • 9

    22/04/2018
    Confirmed guest, 20/04/2018
    A lovely barn conversion , very suitably furnished and with very nice accessories, perfect for 8 to stay in . Owners friendly and useful for help and recommendations Located in a very central Gower location, with access to lots of the Gowers attractions .


  • 10

    11/04/2018
    Confirmed guest, 06/04/2018
    This is our second stay at the Willows. We absolutely love it. Karen and Steve who own it are lovely. Perfect for families. Can highly recommend. We will definitely be back.


  • 9

    04/01/2018
    Confirmed guest, 29/12/2017
    Great space - indoors and outdoors. Made full use of the hot tub over Christmas. Boggy ground from excess rain meant we couldn't fully utilise the associated land. Owners friendly and left us to it after a brief tour. Potential renters should be aware of the single proper shower being part of the ensuite. Fabulous beaches nearby but will probably need to drive to any local shops.


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