The Willows

Ilston, Gower, Swansea

Property Reference: OSO
  • Sleeps8
  • Pets 3
  • Bedrooms4
  • Grade4 Star rating

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Availability & Price

Prices are per property not per person includes a £30.00 booking fee.

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2 nights - mostly start on Fri or Sat
3 nights - must start on Fri

4 nights - must start on Mon
5 nights - 22nd or 29th Dec 2012 only.

This property may offer special 6 night duration on 28th June. Call us for booking details
This property may offer special 6 night duration on 28th June. Call us for booking details
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Call us on 0345 268 0760.

Property Features

  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Ground Floor FacilitiesGround Floor Facilities
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Hot TubHot Tub
  • Rural LocationRural Location
  • Woodburning StoveWoodburning Stove
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine

Property Description

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
  • Courtyard with patio and furniture
  • Shared 18-acre natural unspoilt grounds with decked area and woodland
  • Parking (for 4 cars)
  • Cycle store
  • Hot tub
  • Pool table
  • Surf/body board and wetsuit hire by arrangement with owner
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Lake, pond and drops in grounds

Customer Comments

Selected comment(s) from customers who have enjoyed staying at this property:
  1. Lovely comfortable accommodation in superb grounds. Great facilities and the owners made us feel very welcome. Definitely worth another visit. Oct 2012.
  2. Splendid location and an excellent ’cottage’ (if you can call something that sleeps 8 a cottage!), with all details well thought through. We particularly loved the deck and summerhouse by the lake. May 2012.
  3. Excellent accommodation in a beautiful setting. March 2012.
  4. Fabulous location. Friendly helpful owners. A real find. Aug 2011.
  5. Property location was really good, a barn owl frequently seen on site.The owners were very friendly and helpful. Overal area very pretty and we would go again. June 2011.
  6. Good location clean and well presented. Dec 2010.
  7. Generously furnished house with excellent playground for children. Oct 2010.
  8. Lovely quiet location, the outdoor areas for the children were really good and they loved the fishing in the lake. The dogs were welcome and all in all we liked the area very much. Aug 2010.
  9. All on one level - excellent for young kids! July 2010.
  10. It was roomy and a single floor gave a feeling of togetherness. The outside facilities and grounds were excellent. May 2010.
  11. Everything clean and nicely decorated. Owners very welcoming. Dec 2009.
  12. Simply perfect! Sept 2009.
  13. Very, very pleased with the accommodation and the exclusive use of the lake and hot tub facilities made it a fabulous time. June 2009.
  14. We found the accommodation extremely toddler friendly, spacious and well equipped. March 2009.
  15. The property was light and airy with a well equipped kitchen. May 2009.
  16. Very good - although we went to the trouble of bringing a high chair for a child but we need not have done this as there was one in the property. July 2009.
  17. The reality is much better than the photos, the owners very helpful and friendly. Information about the area is available, and the owners are also very knowledgeable and helpful for trips out - they keep an eye on the weather for you too!. Luxury accommodation with friendly, helpful owners. All mod cons so even if the weather’s bad, there’s plenty to keep the kids and dogs amused. July 2009.
  18. Beautiful accommodation both indoors and outdoors with wonderful facilities available on site. Particularly liked the lake with decking and summer house at one end and lots of fish to catch! May 2008.
  19. Property quite beautiful ~ if weather had been excellent could have made use of hot tub ~ plenty of outside areas to sit out in and enjoy the scenery and quiet. Ideal location for visiting the beaches and restaurants of the Gower and Mumbles. Property very well equipped and some very thoughtful touches. We had a brilliant time in spite of the change in weather on the Thursday. Would certainly consider booking the Willows again. June 2008.
  20. Beautiful location. Hot tub and garden lovely. Very kindly left wine and chocolates (including Easter eggs for children) to welcome us. Lovely wood burning fire. TV was great (huge!). March 2008.
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    Low deposit only £25

    1. These terms and conditions should be read with the Booking Conditions and insurance information in our brochures or on our website. Especially note Sections 2, 4 and 7 of the Booking Conditions
    2. Offer applies only to bookings for 2014 which are booked before 13th April 2014.
    3. The low deposit payable under this offer is £25.
    4. Does not apply to properties that sleep 10 or more.
    5. The difference between the £25 low deposit and the usual deposit shown in our main brochure or website is payable with the balance payment, which we must receive no later than 8 weeks before your booking starts, or at the time of cancellation if you cancel your booking. This payment will include all applicable charges as detailed on your booking confirmation, including any insurance premiums and any Ferry costs. If payment is not received in full on time, we can treat your booking as cancelled by you for a non-refundable reason. If this happens, you will be responsible for cancellation charges (as shown in our main brochure or our website) including any deferred Booking Fee, Personal Travel Insurance and Ferry crossings that you have chosen to buy, all of which must be paid immediately..
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    7. Depending on popularity and property availability, this offer may be extended or withdrawn.

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