Cwm Ivy Lodge Bunkhouse

Gower, Swansea
The exterior of Cwm Ivy Lodge Bunkhouse, Gower, Wales
The exterior of Cwm Ivy Lodge Bunkhouse, Gower, Wales
The exterior of Cwm Ivy Lodge Bunkhouse, Gower, Wales The exterior of Cwm Ivy Lodge Bunkhouse, Gower, Wales

At-a-glance details

  • Guests 10
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Preferred changeover day Friday
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 2
  • Reference BH108

About Cwm Ivy Lodge Bunkhouse

A fully accessible woodland bunkhouse on the Gower Peninsular with views across Whiteford Burrows National Nature Reserve.

Tucked away in a woodland clearing, this modern, wheelchair-friendly bunkhouse is the perfect base from which to explore the spectacular coast and countryside of the Gower Peninsular.

Looking for a quirky holiday hideaway for you and your friends and family? Cwm Ivy Lodge Bunkhouse is the place for you. Walk the ground that 1920s scientists once trod when you stay in this timber-built building. Rebuilt in 2012, its corrugated exterior replicates the look of the field lab that once stood here.

Offering simple comfort all on one floor, it’s got two bunk-bedded dormitories as well as an accessible en-suite twin room. With a wood burning stove in the living room and a drying room near the front door, you’ll be warm and dry whatever the weather.

Outside, you’ll find a communal space with bbq, chairs and tables, where you can relax and take in your tranquil surroundings. The bunkhouse is a great place to indulge in some nature watching. It’s situated alongside Whiteford Burrows National Nature Reserve and has views across Cwm Ivy Marsh. If you’re keen to spot coastal birds such as oystercatchers, lapwings and egrets, you could head to Llanrhidian Marsh, just ½ a mile away.

The village of Llanmadoc is just 1 ½ miles from the bunkhouse, where you’ll find a village shop and pub. The nearest beach, Whiteford beach, is only 1 mile away but with the whole of the Gower all just a short drive away, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to picking a sandy spot. With castles, seaside towns, water sports and coastal walks all within easy reach of the bunkhouse, you’ll be able to pack in plenty of adventures to make it a holiday to remember.

Why book with us?

  • Unrivalled locations
  • Free entry to our places
  • Award-winning customer service
  • Help us care for nature, beauty and history

Our Covid promise

  • Postpone or refund with no admin fee
  • Enhanced cleaning regime
  • Discover more about our Covid promise

Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer available
  • Dishwasher not available
  • Washing machine not available
  • Tumble dryer not available
  • Telephone not available
  • Television not available
  • DVD not available
  • WiFi* not available
  • Open fire / wood burner available
  • Garden available
  • BBQ available


Some wheelchair access

View accessibility guide (PDF 211 KB)


  • Ground floor

    Drying room, toilet/shower room, sitting room, kitchen, three bedrooms (the accessible room is en-suite with an electric shower) and two additional shower rooms/toilets.

Notes for guests

Access: This access statement is for guidance only. For up to date photos, please see those images in the main website page.

Heating: The bunkhouse is fully heated with under floor heating and a wood burner in the living area. 

Logs: A basket of logs is provided free of charge. If you require further supplies, these can be found in the wood store outside the Lodge, but we do ask that you leave a donation in the pot (should be located near the wood burner). These logs are for indoor use only, please do not use them on the outdoor fire pit. We’d advise you to bring your own matches, firelighters and newspaper.

Bedding/linen: Pillows are provided, but you will need to bring your own pillow cases, bottom sheets, duvets & cover or sleeping bag, towels, tea towels and toilet rolls.

Parking: Parking is outside the accommodation and you can park directly alongside for ease of loading unloading. There is space for 6 cars if needed. There are outside lights if arriving after dark.

Garden: No formal garden but there is a communal outdoor space where the BBQ is situated and outside chairs and tables are provided.

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