View towards this unique property
Lounge with woodburner
Dining room with french doors leading to the patio
Well-equipped kitchen
King-size master bedroom
Twin bedroom
Single bedroom
Stylish bathroom
Patio area with seating, BBQ and view towards Margam Abbey
Enclosed garden with private gate leading to the park
Historic Victorian Castle a few minutes walk
17th century orangery a few minutes walk
Beautiful Gower beaches within reach from the property
1 / 13  View towards this unique property
2 / 13  Lounge with woodburner
3 / 13  Dining room with french doors leading to the patio
4 / 13  Well-equipped kitchen
5 / 13  King-size master bedroom
6 / 13  Twin bedroom
7 / 13  Single bedroom
8 / 13  Stylish bathroom
9 / 13  Patio area with seating, BBQ and view towards Margam Abbey
10 / 13  Enclosed garden with private gate leading to the park
11 / 13  Historic Victorian Castle a few minutes walk
12 / 13  17th century orangery a few minutes walk
13 / 13  Beautiful Gower beaches within reach from the property

Ivy Cottage At Margam Country Park,

Margam, South Wales
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 1
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Unique luxury cottage set in a beautiful parkland
  • 1000 acres of rolling countryside for you to explore right on your doorstep.
  • Within the park you will find a beautiful Victorian Castle, 17th Century Orangery, adventure playgrounds plus lots more 
  • A great retreat for both families and couples
  • The perfect base to enjoy both the coast and country


Property code: IVYMP

This unique luxury property is set within the stunning 1,000 acre estate of Margam Park which guests can access for free even when the park is closed.

Located on the edge of the stunning parkland, this unique stone cottage has been renovated to a high standard, is decidedly spacious and is surrounded by 1,000 acres of rolling countryside and deer park.

Situated opposite Margam Abbey at the end of a quiet no-through road, the cottage benefits from free access to Margam Country Park which is accessed through the cottages private locked gate, situated within the walled garden and is available to guests even when the park is closed to the public. This beautiful park includes a historic Victorian Castle, 17th century orangery, formal gardens, rare breeds farm trail, children’s fairy tale village, fishing lakes, adventure playgrounds, walking and bike trails and much more. The local area offers spectacular waterfalls, countryside, the Aberavon seafront and world class mountain biking at Afan Forest Park. The beautiful South Wales countryside is on the doorstep with the traditional seaside resort and surfing beaches of Porthcawl 6 miles, the stunning Gower Peninsula and the bright lights of the Welsh capital, Cardiff are both a 30 minute drive.

As you enter this unique property you will feel right at home, leading off the main entrance to your right, you will find the spacious kitchen with a small dining area, fully equipped for you to cook up a feast. As you head back towards the entrance hallway, open the door to your left, which will lead you in into the cosy lounge area with warming wood burner, the perfect spot to curl up and relax after a busy day exploring, leading off the lounge area is the sun room which is currently used as the dining room, a great social space with patio doors opening up onto the external walled patio area. Just off the lounge you will find the downstairs shower room and WC and a large utility/store room, which again has direct access outside. As you head upstairs you will reach the gallery landing, the bathroom with shower over the bath and WC is on your right, the single bedroom is to the left off the landing, followed by the further twin and king-size bedroom, all beautifully decorated and have views either towards the front of the property or walled patio area.

Heading outside you will enjoy complete relaxation in your own private patio area and walled garden with seating and BBQ, this area is a spot to relax and enjoy the sunset.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 3 bedrooms- I king-size, 1 twin and 1 single
  • Well equipped kitchen with electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer
  • Lounge area with TV/DVD and wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Separate dining area, with direct access to the patio area
  • Ground floor shower room and WC
  • Large utility/storage area perfect for storing boots, coats and wet weather gear
  • Bathroom located on first floor with shower over bath and WC
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Walled patio area with seating and BBQ
  • Bike storage available
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Ample parking for 2 cars
  • Beach 6 miles, shop and pub 2 miles

This property joined our collection in 2014 and is managed by Claire.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 12 guest ratings

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Reviewed by John, 9th August 2019

we really enjoyed our stay at Ivy Cottage. Spacious and very well equipped. Great location in the grounds of Margam Park.

Reviewed by Gaynor, 26th July 2019

A lovely cottage in a great location. Margam park is lovely to visit. Any issues quickly addressed. Good parking, comfy beds, good tv, nice outside furniture, lovely bedrooms. Internet a bit patchy. Very well equipped. Close to some lovely places. A good base. I would go again.

Reviewed by Nigel, 29th March 2019

An excellent property in a superb location.

Reviewed by Karen, 22nd March 2019

Cottage and location are both great ,site is fantastic as base for visiting Gower ,Swansea and Cowbridge ,Park is spectacular ,even joined in the dog walk for hearing fundraising day. Site has great History and spectacular scenery.

Reviewed by Rebecca, 10th January 2019

Lovely cottage. Ideal location and has absolutely everything you could possibly need. All you need to bring is yourself and food. The attention to detail is spectacular and we would love to stay again.

Reviewed by Peter, 23rd December 2018

We had a fabulous family Christmas at Ivy Cottage. Our seven night stay was just what we hoped for, there was plenty of space for us five adults, the kitchen had everything we needed, the living room was comfortable and log fire a perfect touch. The dining room and bedrooms were lovely and comfortable. Peter Nash, (Friends of Margam) guide called oRead moren us on the first day to offer us a tour of the grounds, castle and history of Ivy Cottage. He was born there! The tours were very interesting! Hide

Reviewed by Stephen, 9th November 2018

Lovely cottage, super grounds.

Reviewed by Lucy, 19th October 2018

Beautifully furnished with lots of care and thought, to enhance a relaxing holiday. A cook's kitchen with plenty of pots, pans and trays. Additional books about the history, wildlife and fiction to enjoy in front of the log fire.

Reviewed by Teresa, 7th September 2018

Set in an amazing location, Ivy Cottage is perfectly situated for travelling along the South Wales coast. Gower a must. If the weather is fine, you can amuse yourself just in the grounds of Margam Country Park easily for a week, especially if you enjoy walking. Our dog loved it! The Alice in Wonderland gate to the park is a splendid bonus - just waRead moretch out for where you are late afternoon, as you may have to take a long route back to the cottage. Dog friendly beaches. Great eating out options too Hide

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View towards this unique property
Lounge with woodburner
Dining room with french doors leading to the patio
Well-equipped kitchen
King-size master bedroom
Twin bedroom
Single bedroom
Stylish bathroom
Patio area with seating, BBQ and view towards Margam Abbey
Enclosed garden with private gate leading to the park
Historic Victorian Castle a few minutes walk
Show 1 more17th century orangery a few minutes walk


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