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Reviewed June 12, 2015

Everything everyone else has said about this wonderful Welsh sanctuary is true! From the moment we were warmly greeted by Tony and Christine we began to relax. The Swallow's Rest was perfect, everything we needed had been thought of. We loved wandering about in the beautiful gardens, having breakfast with a view of the sea, spending time in the garden room reading, walking down through the nature reserve to the sea. It was all magical. Cwm Ivy is walking distance from a superb pub for meals and a truly unique community shop and café where you can chill out with a marvellous cafetiere of coffee and some delicious welsh cakes. A perfect starting point for exploring the Gower. Thank Tony and Christine for our wonderful stay.

Stayed: June 2015
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Reviewed September 27, 2014

This is the second time we have stayed at Cwm Ivy in Swallows Rest, Christine and Tony greeted us like long lost friends on arrival, and we were treated to gorgeous homemade cakes and a rose to take home with us. Cwm Ivy and Llanmadoc is a tucked away treasure that delights and improves with every visit. The cottage and gardens are beautiful thanks to Christine and Tony's constant upkeep, we were kept amused constantly with the wildlife around the gardens, from being woken up in the middle of the night by the hoot of barn owls and the scrabbling of badgers looking for worms, to sparrows having morning baths in the fountain, to the wild bunny who lives in the orchard. This is a perfect base to explore the Gower and so we did with great delight. Thank you again Christine and Tony for letting us share your piece of paradise.

  • Stayed: September 2014, travelled as a couple
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Chris R, Owner at Welsh Welcome, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2014

Thank you for the great review we were delighted to have you stay again it does feel like having friends to stay and hope you feel the same,the wild life can be very entertaining especially that rabbit with his game of hide and seek under the fig tree,we look forward to seeing you both again.
Kind regards Christine

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Reviewed September 20, 2014

After many years visiting Gower we have finally found the perfect base. Stayed in The Bakehouse for one week at the beginning of September. Beautiful well equipped cottage with pretty private garden. The weather was such that we could use the garden for sunbathing every day after a walking in beautiful North Gower. Christine and Tony excellent hosts. Cake and sherry awaiting us together with a pretty pink rose which we were able to bring home. Will definitely be returning.

Stayed: September 2014, travelled as a couple
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Chris R, Owner at Welsh Welcome, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2014

Thank you for the lovely review, our little part of Gower is a hidden gem and as you found a perfect base to enjoy the area,The Bakehouse with its private garden is the perfect place to plan your next walk or just sit and enjoy the peace and quiete, I do hope we see you again.
Kind regards Christine

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Reviewed September 18, 2014

Stayed at Cwm Ivy Court Farm once again after visiting 5 times previously. Warm,genuine welcome from Tony and Christine,welcomed with home made cake and lovely miniature rose which we were given to take home with us. Both Christine and Tony always go the 'extra mile'- sharpened Paul's knife ( used for fishing !) and gave us fresh produce from the garden.
Initially missed being able to use the pool, however the wonderful weather meant that we could swim in the sea everyday - Mewslade a favourite.
Village perfect, shop a delight, pub handy.......fishing could have been better!
Will be booking again next year!

  • Stayed: September 2014, travelled as a couple
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Chris R, Owner at Welsh Welcome, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2014

Thank you very much for takiing time to post the review we always look forward to seeing you and love the fact that almost all the fish caught get a kiss and are put back,now we no longer have the pool we have a fab new hot tub on order and hope you will enjoy it on your next visit.
Kind regards Christine

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Reviewed September 6, 2014

We had a wonderful fortnight in Swallows' Rest. Comfortable, we'll equipped cottage with some nice surprises (including lovely home made cake) and superb gardens. Owners Christine and Tony could not have been more welcoming or friendly. The area is spectacular and we spent most of our time on the local beaches that stretch along to Worm's Head after a ten minute walk across dunes from the cottage gates. All this plus hardly a person in sight on beautiful expanses of clean sand made this a perfect holiday for us. Cardiff within easy reach by train for a wetter day. We hope to return next year.

Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Chris R, Owner at Welsh Welcome, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2014

Thank you very much for the great review, I loved the way you both enjoyed exploring our wonderfull walks and made each day an adventure, having you here for two weeks was a pleasure and I do hope you will come back again.
Kind regards Christine

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