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Llanmadoc, Cheriton, Cwm Ivy & Landimore
Looking towards Whiteford Sands from above Llanmadoc

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.

One of my highlights from the area was seeing a heron standing in the road at Landimore - shame it was camera shy!

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 orinthologists - you can walk for miles and not meet another person.

The village of Cheriton nestled in the valley
Whiteford Sands

Whiteford Sands

Photo right: The village of Cheriton nestled in the valley.
Self catering
Click to enlarge Welsh Welcome, Llanmadoc: more
4 & 5* barn conversions in ideal location, a short walk through Nature Reserve to secluded beach, award winning garden. We are unable to accommodate children or pets. Two units each sleeping 2, non smoking. Tel 01792 386251 or email
Click to enlarge The Granary, Glebe Farm Barns, Cheriton, Llanmadoc:   more
Luxurious newly converted barn in a stunning setting with vaulted ceilings and mezzanine. Comprises 1 king & cot, 1 twin & 1 single. Patio. Bed linen, towels & full c/h included. Sorry, no smoking/pets. Prices £380-950. Phone 01792 386473 or email
Click to enlarge The Stable, Glebe Farm Barns, Cheriton, Llanmadoc:   more
Cosy, newly converted barn in a stunning setting & set in spectacular Conservation Area. One double. Barn is on ground level, easy wheelchair access. Bed linen, towels & full c/h included. Sorry no smoking/pets. Prices £280-£560. 01792 386473 or email
Click to enlarge The Merlins, Llanmadoc: more
Spacious cottage. All mod cons-Sky/DVD. Sleeps 8; two king (en suite) and two twin. Dogs welcome. Two wood burners. Panoramic views over Loughor estuary. 5 min walk to pub/food and shop. Beach/nature reserve 15 mins walk-dog friendly. No need to drive! No smoking.
Click to enlarge Middle Cottage, Llanmadoc: more
Walk to shop/Inn/food/beach. Linen/towels provided. Logburner with logs. Children welcome. 2 bedrooms, 3 beds. Patio. DVD/Sky/books/games. Parking. WIFI broadband. No smoking. Dogs welcome (beach is dog friendly). Tel: 01792 386668 or Mob:07795 177663 or email
Click to enlarge Wagtails Seaside Apartment, Llanmadoc: more
One bedroom self-contained holiday apartment. Sleeps two adults (plus 2 children on sofabed). Walk to shop/pub/beach. Bedding/towels supplied. Own parking. Short stays. Sky Sports/movies/DVD. WIFI. No smoking. Dogs welcome. Tel:01792 386668 or mob: 07795 177663 or email
Gower cottages - Click to enlarge Apple Croft, Llanmadoc: more
2 bedroom cottage in the heart of the village, recently renovated to a high standard. Panoramic sea, estuary & hill views. 10 minute walk to beach. Pets by arrgt. No smoking. All bedding & towels provided. Full C/H & wood burning stove. BBQ & garden furniture. Wi-Fi.
Gower cottages - Click to enlarge Bayview, Llanmadoc: more
Well appointed 2 bed barn conversion. sleeps4/5. All mod cons.  Hill/sea views. Short walk to beach/pub/shop. Bedding/towels/logs provided.Wood burning stove. No smoking. Pets by arangement. Wi-Fi. Large garden with BBQ.
Gower cottages - Click to enlarge Heather Cottage, Llanmadoc: more
Luxury one bedroom cottage in Gower village of Llanmadoc, walk to pub with food, shop, beach. Quality SKS bed. Luxury en-suite bathroom. Woodburner, WIFI, Sky/BT Sports, washer, dryer, dishwasher, enclosed dog secure garden, o/r parking. Coastal village location.
Gower cottages - Click to enlarge Upper Church Barn, Llanmadoc: more
Charming and cozy, recently converted barn set in stunning conservation area. Panoramic views over Loughor Estuary and Whitesands beach. Short walk to local community shop and cafe, beach and food serving pub. Dogs welcome, no smoking, bed linen and towels provided.
Gower cottages - Click to enlarge The Farmers Arms, Llanmadoc: more
Traditional Gower cottage with spectacular views overlooking countryside and the sea. Sleeps up to 9 in 4 bedrooms and spacious galleried landing. Large enclosed garden. Short breaks available-except August. Ring Tina on 01792 390997 or email tina@gowerhols.com
Bed and Breakfast
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Tallizmand, Llanmadoc: more
3 double rooms (all en suite). Guest lounge and dining room. Views towards the Loughor Estuary. Ideal for walkers and birdwatchers. Phone Anne on 01792 386373 or send her an email
Click to enlarge Forge Cottage, Llanmadoc: more
Tastefully renovated Gower cottage offering 2 ensuite bedrooms - 1 with a double bed & 1 that can be used as a family room - 1 double and 1 single bed. Beautiful views over the Burry Inlet. Phone Pearl or Mike on 01792 386302 or email
Churches and Chapels

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Llanmadoc, St. Madoc's Church

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Trinity (Presbyterian), Cheriton

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Cheriton, St. Cadoc's Church

Amenities in Llanmadoc (for other amenities in Gower and the local area, please click here)
Places to eat and drink

Britannia Inn, Llanmadoc - 386624

General amenities Llanmadoc Community Shop - open Mon-Fri 10am - 4:30pm, Sat 10am-12pm
Llanmadoc Post Office - Mon-Thu & Sat 10am-12pm
Bridge Pottery, Cheriton, Llanmadoc 386499

Please view the area map, to get your bearings and familiarise yourself with the roads.  Below are the approximate travelling times by car to the various villages.  To view their facilities, please click on the specific village page (where applicable) or view the complete directory.


mins by car
mins by car
Bishopston (and Kittle, Murton)
Penclawdd (and Blue Anchor, Cilonnen, Crofty, Llanmorlais, Welshmoor, Wernffrwd)
Penmaen (and Nicholaston)
Pennard (and Southgate)
Port Eynon (and Overton, Scurlage)
Llanmadoc (and Cheriton, Cwm Ivy)
Reynoldston (and Burry, Burry Green, Knelston, Llandewi)
Llanrhidian (and Cilibion, Oldwalls)
Rhossili (and Middleton, Pilton Green, Pitton)
Mumbles (and Langland)
Oxwich (and Slade)
Three Crosses
Parkmill (and Ilston, Llethryd, Lunnon)
Upper Killay


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