This period Gower cottage is in the quiet village of Llanmadoc on the north-west corner of the Gower Peninsula. Built in the 1850s, until some 50 years ago it was a public house called the Farmers Arms.

We have owned the Farmers Arms for many years, and we let it out as a holiday cottage throughout the year. Many hundreds of families and couples have enjoyed great holidays here as you can see by what they write in our visitors’ book, and the fact that many return time and again.

The cottage has two separate parts:
the Main House (the left side) has three bedrooms and sleeps 5.
the Annexe (the right side) has two bedrooms and sleeps 4.

The Main House and the Annexe are available separately or together – they are connected by a door – and together sleep 9. They are ideal for a quiet, relaxing holiday. Each part has its own patio and there is a large garden at the rear, with plenty of room for kids to play in. The property backs on to open farmland.

Over the years we’ve restored and modernised the property. It has gas central heating and hot water and double glazing, and is fully furnished and equipped with everything you could need. There’s also WiFi internet access. The Main House has three bedrooms and sleeps 5, and The Annexe has two bedrooms and sleeps 4. For a larger party, you can rent both together to sleep up to 9 people.

The surfaced forecourt area at the front provides ample off-road parking for a number of cars. At the rear there is a large garden with barbecue and sitting areas for both the Main House and Annexe. The garden is about an acre, and is mainly lawn. Several years ago we converted part of the grass area into a wild flower garden which attracts an abundance of wildlife, including numerous species of bees and butterflies.

We live in a nearby village and manage the property ourselves. We do not use agents. In the unlikely event of any problems we are a 5 minute drive away.

The Main House (sleeps 5)

A traditional, three bedroom cottage. Downstairs there is a lounge with open fire, dining room and kitchen.

The cottage has gas central heating and water heating, double glazing, and is fully furnished, with a full range of kitchen equipment and utensils.

The sitting room is a very cosy room, furnished with two sofas, a TV and DVD player and a wood-burner. The dining room is equipped with a dining table and six chairs.

Entrance to the kitchen is off the dining room. The kitchen is fully equipped with storage units, granite work surfaces, electric cooker, fridge, freezer, microwave oven, dishwasher and washing machine.

Upstairs, there are 3 bedrooms, all with storage space – a double bedroom with wash hand basin, with a small box room leading from it, which contains a cot; a twin room and a single room.

The twin and double rooms have stripped oak floors. The single room has great views to the rear over the estuary and coast towards Pembrey.

The bathroom has a shower/bath, toilet and wash basin.

The Annexe (sleeps 4)

A two bedroom self contained annexe which sleeps 4. It is available separately or with the main house, sleeping 9 together.

Downstairs there is an open-plan kitchen, dining and living room. The living area has two sofas, a television and DVD player, and a wood-burning stove in the inglenook fireplace.

The dining area has a table and 4 chairs, and the kitchen is fully equipped with storage space, cooker, fridge, microwave and dishwasher.

Upstairs there is a double bedroom, and a gallery landing with bunk beds, and a separate bathroom.

Where are we?

Llanmadoc is a small, friendly village on the north west coast of the Gower Peninsula in south west Wales. It’s approximately 15 miles to the west of Swansea and a 3.5 hour drive from London.

Getting here

As the Gower is a rural area with limited public transport, we recommend that guests travel by car.

  • Property postcode: SA3 1DB
  • Co-ordinates: N 51.6166, W -4.2471
  • Nearest railway station: Swansea

Llanmadoc and the local area

The village has an excellent public house and restaurant, with a children’s play area and beer garden. When the village shop closed a few years ago, the community formed a co-operative which now runs the shop and post office. It is open daily, and sells essentials and local produce.

The unspoilt Broughton and Whiteford beaches are a 5 minute drive away and the Whiteford Burrows National Trust conservation area is a 5 minute walk. There are many public footpaths within easy walking distance of the Cottage, offering spectacular views.

As well as great walks, The Farmers Arms is ideally positioned for local activities such as windsurfing, horse riding, golf, fishing, cycling and abundant bird and wildlife.

The Gower Peninsula was designated as Britain’s first area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1950. The Gower Peninsula is to the west of the City of Swansea and is approximately 20 miles long and 6 miles across.  Gower has something for everyone – beautiful beaches, coastal walks, surfing, mountain biking and historic sites.

The Farmer’s Arms Reviews

Thanks for a fantastic stay. House and annexe were perfect for our families .It is very well stocked with toys, books and kitchen items. Hoping to return!

Low family, Easter 2019

We had a lovely lovely stay here. It had everything we needed. Cosy, clean and very comfortable.

Dinners, May 2019

Loved the cosy nature of the annexe.Masses of outdoor space and sun traps.Amazing walks from the cottage door.Fabulous stay.

Karen and Tony, W.Yorkshire, March 2022

Our 7th visit!
Amazing walks and bird watching- so beautiful.

Sarah and Victoria, Cardiff, Feb 2023

Lovely few days in your lovely cottage. so well equipped.

Stuart and Julia, Worcs, June 20023

Our second time here.
Thank you for another fantastic stay.Cottage is so homely and the beauty of the Gower is breathtaking.

Kim, Vas, Cirencester, May 2023

Prices & Availability


Have special requirements? Call Tina Griffiths on 01792 390997.

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If you wish to book only part of the property, please check our own website to confirm what is available.

  • Prices shown are per week
  • All rates are from Saturday to Saturday
  • Please contact us for short break rates
  • Electricity and gas for heating and hot water are included
  • Charging of electric vehicles is not permitted
  • Bed linen is not provided as standard, but is available at £7 per single set and £9 per double set
  • Please bring your own towels
  • A cot and highchair are provided
  • We do not accept pets
  • Smoking is not permitted

Full Price List

10-17 February half term £430 £340
Before 23 March £390 £320
23, 30 March £540 £440
6, 13, 20, 27 April, 4, 11, 18 May £430 £350
25 May (Bank holiday) £575 £475
1, 8, 15, 22 June £470 £370
29 June 6, 13 July £500 £400
20, 27 July, 3, 10, 17, 24 August £750 £550
31 August, 7, 14, 21 September £450 £350
28 September, 5, 12, 19 October £400 £300
26 October £450 £350
From 2 November £370 £320
Weekends from 1 Oct - 1 May £260 £210
Christmas week £850 Both parts together
New Year week £950 Both parts together

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