The village of Llanmadoc with the hamlets of Cheriton, Cwm Ivy & Landimore
Llanmadoc is a pretty village in close proximity to the hamlets of Cwm Ivy, Cheriton and Landimore situated in the north of the Gower Peninsula.
I really don’t know why more people don’t choose to stay in this area, because I think that it is one of the most beautiful areas of Gower. Undulating fields and mature woodlands, stretching downwards, through nature reserves to salt marshes, sand dunes and Whiteford Sands; so much diversity of plant and bird life and breathtaking views.
Whiteford Sands is reached through the small hamlet of Cwm Ivy. A walk that will take at least three hours can start at the car park in Cwm Ivy, and progress to Whiteford Lighthouse and then circle back on the beach to Hills Tor and follow the track back through the nature reserve to the car park.
The sandy beach of Broughton can be reached by following the lane that runs past the top of the church of St Madoc.
The church in Cheriton is one of the most beautiful in Gower and is thought to have been built to replace a church in Landimore (a former port and weaving village) that was affected by the encroachment of the sea.
A great place for walkers and ornithologists – you can walk for miles and not meet another person. One of my highlights from the area was seeing a heron standing in the road at Landimore – shame it was camera shy…
Quality one bedroom cottage in Gower village of Llanmadoc, walk to pub with food, shop, beach. Quality SKS bed. Lux en-suite. Logburner, WIFI, Sky/BTSports, washer/dryer, d/washer, dog secure garden, o/r parking. Coastal village location. Lounge with Sofa bed.
1 bed s/c apartment in Llanmadoc. Sleeps two. Walk 1 min to shop, 7 mins to pub, rural lane 15 min to beach. Parking to front door. Sky/BT Sports, SF WIFI. 4+ dogs welcomed. Short stays welcome. Perfect for walkers. Perfect location and peaceful.
WTB 4* Award winning, newly converted stone barn set in the spectacular Cheriton Conservation Area. One double plus sofa bed in the lounge. Pub, beaches and shop close by. WiFi, bed linen, towels & full c/h included. Short lets available. Sorry, no smoking /pets.
2 bedroom cottage in the heart of the village, renovated to a high standard. Panoramic sea, estuary & hill views. 10 minute walk to beach. Pets by arrangement. All bedding & towels provided. Full C/H & wood burning stove November. BBQ & garden furniture. Wi-Fi.
Well appointed 2 bed barn conversion. Sleeps 4. All mod cons. Hill/sea views. Short walk to beach/pub/shop. Bedding & towels provided. Wood burning stove. No smoking. Pets by arrangement. Wi-Fi. Large garden with BBQ.
Peaceful Gower Cottage. Perfect for Gower walks. Walk to shop/pub/beaches coast/cliffs. Inglenook Logburner. Children welcome. 2 bedrooms, 3 beds. Patio. SuperFast WIFI broadband. 3+ dogs welcome (dog friendly beach). Linen/towels. O/R parking. Laundry facilities.
WTB 4* Award winning, brand new conversion of a stone barn in the stunning Cheriton Conservation Area. With vaulted ceilings and mezzanine. Sleeps 5 & cot. Pub, beaches & shop close by. WiFi, bed linen, towels & full c/h included. Sorry, no smoking/pets.
A traditional stone built cottage, restored into the perfect family holiday home. Fully equipped, sleeps six in two bedrooms. Groose Cottage is in a peaceful hamlet, next to the stunning Whitford Sands National Trust Reserve with beaches and forests in easy reach.
3 en-suite rooms; two doubles and one which can be a king-size or twin beds. Guest lounge and dining room. Views towards the Loughor Estuary. Ideal for walkers and birdwatchers.
Beautifully situated house with sea views. Sleeps 8. Fully equipped kitchen dining room. Sitting room with wood burner. Large garden. No smoking. Max 2 dogs allowed. Community shop 3 min walk, beach and pub within 15 mins.
Traditional Gower cottage with spectacular views overlooking countryside and the sea. Sleeps up to 9 in 4 bedrooms and spacious galleried landing. Can be split into two cottages sleeping 4 and 5. Large enclosed garden. Short breaks available-except August.
Whiteford Burrows is a dune and pine plantation, just North of Llanmadoc. Owned by the National Trust, it is classified as one of the many National Nature Reserves that we have on Gower.
St Madoc is reputed to have founded a church here in the 6th century, and the present building is 13th century.
The tiny ‘Cathedral of Gower’ was probably built in the early 14th century to replace the one at Landimore, abandoned due to the encroachment of the sea. The tower, without transepts, is between the nave and chancel, an uncommon design in South Wales.
Please view the area map below to get your bearings and familiarise yourself with the roads. The table shows the approximate travelling times by car, from Llanmadoc, to the various villages.
Map of the Gower Peninsula
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