Map of Gower Peninsula shown below with road numbers.
Come off at Junction 47 of M4, then head for Gowerton, Penclawdd, Crofty, Llanrhidian, Landimore & Cheriton.
Map co-ordinates to find us
Latitude is 51.617430
Longtitude is -4.253941
Directions to our three cottages
LLANMADOC,N.Gower, SA3 1DE
First note the location on the map below,
of Llanmadoc (top left of map).
Middle Cottage, Heather Cottage and Wagtails
are right in the centre of the village of Llanmadoc.
ARRIVAL TIMES / DEPARTURE TIMES - Middle Cottage, Heather Cottage, and Wagtails Apartment
Guests are politely asked to kindly arrive after 4.30pm on arrival day, and kindly depart by 10.30am on departure day - many thanks in advance for your co-operation with these requirements.
HOW TO GET THERE
Middle Cottage, Heather Cottage, and Wagtails Apartment
Take “Swansea West Services” Jcn 47 exit off M4. The slip-road takes you to a roundabout and a set of traffic lights above the M4.
At this large roundabout, take second exit and follow A483 following signs to “Swansea/Gower”.
Then after a mile on same road, which starts flat but then descends downhill, and you come to a roundabout*. Take the second (i.e. right hand) exit (west direction) towards “Llanelli/Gower/Gowerton” onto the A484.
*NB: At this roundabout the road signs are confusing as they also direct traffic “to Gower avoiding low bridge” taking you towards Swansea via first [left] exit of roundabout. Ignore this and take second exit right, unless you want to visit the large "TESCO Extra" or M&S Food store found at Fforestfach before going into Gower.
Proceed directly through the next roundabout. (2nd exit), passing “The Farm shop” which is on the same roundabout.
You should now start to see views of North Gower and Lougher Estuary. Still follow A484 and then at another roundabout half a mile later down the incline, take the first exit turn left towards Gowerton on B4296.
You then pass a Harvester restaurant. After driving underneath railway bridge, you come to lights at Gowerton some 20yds later after railway bridge. Take a right at lights, on B4295, signed to Llanrhidian. After a mini-roundabout Tesco Express is then on your left. (Its worth stocking up on provisions here – no particularly good shops other than Petrol Station and Post Office after this).
You are now on the “North Gower Road” or B4295 which you should follow for 6 miles or so, passing through Penclawdd, Crofty, Llanmorlais and Wernffrwd.
After Llanmorlais, and after another 2 miles, still on B4295, you arrive at Llanrhidian Petrol Station (Heronsway Filling Station). Continue straight on.
Keep driving past the petrol station and you then enter the village of Oldwalls and as you pass the (old derelict) Greyhound Inn public house on your left we suggest you ignore the brown sign telling you to continue straight on for the Britannia Inn and instead FORK RIGHTtowards Llanmadoc/Cheriton/Landimore - and Llanmadoc is 2 miles (6-7 mins driving) onwards.
DRIVE CAREFULLY - ONE OR TWO NARROW COUNTRY LANES HERE.WITH SHEEP ROAMING
More specifically make sure you pass the hamlet of Leason (on your right), Windmill Farm/Ocean View (on your left) and pass Weobley Castle (on your right), then after passing the village of Landimore you dip down steeply left to Cheriton and then up the hill right again to Llanmadoc. Pass the Britannia Inn on your right and drive for 300 yards past it until you see a red phone box. That's where Middle Cottage and Wagtails are found. Heather Cottage is at the rear of these (pass up a lane to the left of Middle Cottage then turn right into Catchpool Lane for Heather Cottage).
The front door of Middle Cottage is to the left of the phone box in the middle cottage of the small row of white cottages right on Llanmadoc Village Green. The cottage has a grey slate sign to left of a light green front door. (We live in 'Gower Cottage', immediately to the right.
For Middle Cottage guests are kindly asked to unload at the front but to park at the rear which can be accessed around a small lane to the left (eastern end) of the cottages i.e. to the left of the row of cottages as you look from the road outside.This is also how to access Heather Cottage.
Drive 30 metres up this lane and then turn right into Catchpool Lane. The rear farm gates for both Middle Cottage and Heather Cottage are then found on your right hand side.
Parking for Middle Cottage is at its rear adjacent to the parking for Heather Cottage. Middle Cottage has its own well signed farm gate rear entrance, which leads to a bright pink gate and gravel path down into Middle Cottage back garden. As an unavoidable condition of staying at Middle Cottage, you are asked not to park on the front road other than for loading and unloading your gear - because of the need for the rural bus to undertake three-point turns once an hour. Therefore it would be appreciated if you would kindly park at the rear after unloading, thank you in advance !!
Parking for Heather Cottage is also in Catchpool Lane (rear of Middle Cottage) just follow the rights for Middle Cottage parking then drive through the well sign posted Farm Gate parking area directly next to Heather Cottage. Just park close to the entrance gate into Heather Cottage.
Parking for Wagtails is in its own private driveway right to the front door of Wagtails off the village green (right next to the red phone box).