Lyndon Cottage is very well equiped with everything you need on holiday, it is clean, well equipmed and attractively furnished. However, it is advertised as sleeping six (correct), three bedrooms (correct) and two bathrooms (WRONG!!)
There is ONE bathroom to cater for six guests! Then there is the useful downstairs loo with a washbasin, to save having to form a queue upstairs in the morning!.
There were four of us, so the sitting room was OK but there is not sufficient comfy lounge furniture to seat six, two would have to bring in the dining room chairs or sit in a wicker chair or on a stool.
It must be said that the view out the back is beautiful with the tidal estuary, particularly from the balcony and there are indeed some wonderful sunsets.
Sadly it is a case of lovely house, bad location with up to seven hundred vehicles an hour thundering past the front door and front bedroom windows on the busy main road. Although the volume of traffic reduces during the night, there is still an awful lot of traffic, none of which considers the speed limit and the noise is unbearable. If you are attempting to sleep in one of the two bedrooms at the front of the house, a restful night is out of the question with the really heavy traffic
rumbling past within feet of your bedroom window from about 5.30am. Sadly this also puts you off sitting in the garden - lovely estuary views one side but you can't hear the birds due to the heavy traffic the other side of the fence.
If you ilve in a city where the traffic never stops, then I guess this would not worry you and no doubt you wouldn't take any notice of the constant noise, but sadly, this was not for us and it was a relief to get home again and sit in our own garden. It really is a shame, as the owners have done a fantastic job of refurbishing and furnishing the property and it has to be said that Richard could not have been more helpful.
This cottage was so comfortable to stay in, it had everything you needed for a very relaxing holiday. The location was perfect for visiting the area, with easy access to beaches and wonderful walks. Even food was not a problem with many eating places within a short distance as well as a small supermarket. We loved it, and would love to return with the rest of our family who we know would enjoy it just as much.
We were so looking forward to our weeks holiday in Lyndon Cottage, Penclawdd and we were not disappointed. It's an excellent cottage and extremely well-appointed and comfortable. Loved the bedroom balcony. Within easy reach of all The Gowers beautiful beaches and places of interest.
Fantastic cottage every thing you needed and more thank you very much for the Welsh cakes beautiful view from the main bedroom we visited some lovely places and the weather was great we watch the sun rise and sunset we would love to return one day thank you very much David Pamela Linda and Keith
The cottage was superbly equipped with over and above everything you need ! The view from master bedroom was glorious and we all gathered together for tea in the morning and happy hour in the evening in there admiring the view ! We even managed to get out on the balcony with a glass of fizz to see the sunset which was amazing !
Our family of four (myself, my husband, our 10 year old and our toddler) stayed at Lyndon Cottage for a week in March 2017. I really can't say enough about how much we enjoyed our stay!
The location was ideal - Penclawdd is a sweet little town within a 10 minute drive of Swansea. The nearby Cafe Cariad and Roma Fish & Chips were great for a quick meal, the coastal walk around the estuary (leading to a nice little playground for the kids) was wonderful, and the neighbours were very friendly... One popped over to tell us about an outdoor market nearby on Saturdays (unfortunately we weren't able to go, but hopefully someone else can take advantage!).
As for the cottage itself, it is magnificent. Recently renovated to an impeccable standard, every room is beautifully decorated and welcoming. There is a dishwasher and washer-dryer for ultimate convenience, and upon request the owner can provide a high chair and crib. The master bedroom with the balcony overlooking the estuary/inlet has beautiful views, and I found the bed very comfortable. There's a lot of room to go around in this cottage, so you could comfortably fit 6 + a baby with no issues.
The owner is very accessible. When we first arrived, there was a bit of an ant presence (very common in South Wales), but the owner was at the house almost instantly to take care of it. Light sleepers may have some issues in the master bedroom, as it is bright and morning traffic is quite audible, but these weren't problems for us and the double bedroom is an excellent alternative.
All in all, I have never come across such a perfectly situated and wonderfully appointed rental. The next time we return to South Wales, we will plan our trip around the availability of Lyndon Cottage, as we can't imagine staying anywhere else. Highly, highly recommended.
Second time we have stayed here and it was just as lovely. The owner is a wonderful lady that goes out of her way to help, nothing is too much trouble. Thank you for yet another great stay.