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Situated on Wales' most southerly coast Glamorgan and the Vale of Glamorgan are home to the capital city of Cardiff. Here's you'll also find a beautiful coastal landscape of sandy beaches, windswept cliffs and the green rolling hills of the interior.

The stunning Gower Peninsula was in fact the very first place to be awarded an 'Area of Outstanding Beauty' and 50 years on it still rightly has this accolade. This enclosed peninsula is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and Bristol Channel and has rich and varied landscape. Here you'll find clean sandy beaches (including Rhossili beach voted in the top ten beaches in the world by TripAdvisor in 2014), dramatic wind swept cliffs, hills, valleys and woodland; just perfect for a relaxing break where you can unwind amongst a most beautiful and unspoilt environment.

The Glamorgan Heritage Coast extends for some 14 miles from Porthcawl to Aberthaw, where there are uncrowded beaches and wonderful sea views. Of particular note is Dunraven Bay and the walk from St. Donat's to Llantwit Major is well worth tackling. While at Llantwit Major you could take the opportunity to tour the Nash Point Lighthouse, allow an hour and the tour is subject to weather conditions – remember there a lot of steps!

Porthkerry Country Park near Barry is a sheltered valley comprised of 220 acres of forest and meadowland with nature trails, picnic areas, mini-golf and a play area; it's one of the best places to keep the family entertained and is close enough to the coast for pottering by the sea or climbing up the cliffs for great views.

If you like to be beside the seaside then Whitmore Bay at Barry Island offers a winning combination of British holiday heritage and some lovely expanses of sand and sea. Similarly, the pier at Penarth offers a fantastic window into the Glamorgan holidays of yesteryear, while being a fantastic attraction in its own right.

For a calming and peaceful day out visit Dyffryn Gardens in the Vale of Glamorgan countryside. Extending over 55 acres this wonderful Edwardian Grade 1 garden has an Arboretum of trees from around the world, formal lawns, and garden rooms. To see nature at its very best then Kenfig Nature Reserve is the place to be, this sand dune nature reserve is also home to Glamorgan's biggest natural lake; a great place to see insect and bird life. It also has a visitor center and shop.

This part of Wales is not short on natural beauty and there are plenty of days out and activities to enjoy. So take a look at holiday cottages in Glamorgan.

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Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Hillcroft Ref: W43345

Commanding views over Merthyr Mawr National Nature Reserve and beyond to Ogmore beach with sea views, this detached holiday cottage, reached by a rough track, is a walkers’ haven. Rich in wildlife, there are walks from the doorstep; the All Wales Coastal Path is close by. Popular beaches include Rest Bay, Porthcawl and Ogmore or visit Norman castles, early churches and manor houses. The Royal Porthcawl Links Golf Course and The Afan Argoed Forestry Park (in the world’s top 10 for mountain bike rides) are an easy drive. Bustling Cardiff has shops, fine restaurants, museums, theatre and famous Millennium Stadium. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

All on ground floor: Living room with laminate floor. Dining room with laminate floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

Woodburner in living room included. Electric heaters, electricity and bed linen included. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Small enclosed courtyard with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

WAS
NOW
£185-£516
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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
1

Commanding magnificent uninterrupted views over Port-Eynon Bay, these delightful, seaside holiday properties are situated on the Gower Peninsula, the UK’s first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Fennel Cottage (ref OMK) and Malt Cottage (ref OML) each feature a first floor living room with French doors leading to a balcony, for maximum enjoyment of the sea views. Carreglwyd Farmhouse (ref OQ1) is a detached property that is comfortably furnished and offers a spacious retreat for families and large groups alike to enjoy this magnificent part of the world. For those who can bear to tear themselves away from the comfort of Croft Acre, there is an array of attractions to enjoy.
The Swansea coastline shelters many beautiful bays, glorious sandy beaches secluded coves and breathtaking cliff-top coastal walks and abundant wildlife. The headland, owned by the National Trust, has a most spectacular coastal path which veers along crags above thundering waves for 5 miles. The tip of the headland displays a natural cave, which delves into the hillside, and further along to the west, the man-made cave Culver Hole is more easily explored - possibly having served as a stronghold for the former Port Eynon Castle, which existed in days bygone. Subsequent uses have included a smugglers’ retreat, as well as an armoury and dovecote. For walkers, the area is a paradise, with the spectacular coastal path to Rhossili (5 miles) offering wonderful views. A point to visit along the way is Paviland Cave, where the skeleton of a Stone Age hunter was discovered - believed to be some 19,000 years old. The pretty village of Rhossili gives access to an isolated string of rocks, known as Worms Head, which can be reached on foot at low tide, and for those keen on surfing, boogie boards and surf boards can be hired from the village. Surfing tuition (half day and full day courses) is also available a mile or so from Rhossili at the Welsh Surfing Federation’s Surf School. Not only for watersports enthusiasts, the region is also very popular with cyclists.
Swansea, lying in the opposite direction, offers a vibrant pace of life with its many bars, restaurants and shops. Accessible within half an hour’s drive, the city’s many attractions include Plantasia - a great pyramidal glasshouse with wondrous plants and a mini-zoo of monkeys, butterflies, an aquarium and even a python. Swansea itself offers a vibrant pace of life, with its many bars, restaurants and shops. The Liberty Stadium is also home to the ’Swans’, the premier league Swansea City Football Club. The LC leisure centre has indoor climbing, a network of pools, rides and water slides, a boardrider and spa days. The Dylan Thomas Centre, which was opened on St Davids Day in 1995 as part of Swansea’s UK City of Literature celebrations and features two galleries, restaurant, book shops and craft shops, is also worth a visit.
Cardiff, the bustling capital of Wales, can be reached in an hour and has plenty to keep the whole family entertained. An extraordinary castle can be visited, as can the great Millennium Stadium - home of Welsh rugby and the nation’s football team. A vast array of museums and galleries can be enjoyed in the city, from the hands-on Fantasmic (great for children), the Centre for Visual Arts and Ffotogallery, to the more traditional National Museum and Gallery, and the regimental museums housed in the castle. The National Botanical Gardens of Wales are also worth a visit, where a Mediterannean climate is maintained in a vast glasshouse, and wonderful plants from all over the world can be enjoyed. There are also extensive shopping centres and the Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay. Other attractions to visit include the leisure centre and National Waterfront Museum in Swansea and Gower Heritage Centre at Parkmill. Shop 2 miles.

First floor: Open-plan living/dining room with French doors to balcony. Well-equipped, modern fitted kitchen. Twin bedroom. Ground floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom with over bath shower and toilet. Separate
toilet.

  • Radio/cassette/CD
  • Washer/dryer
  • Payphone
  • Small garden with patio and furniture
  • Barbecue (disposable)
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Friday to Friday

  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi

WAS
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£1607-£1607
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Hairpin Cottage Ref: ODC

Commanding superb views over Langland Bay and in very close proximity to the Wales Coast Path, this attractive holiday cottage enjoys an elevated and sunny position just 5 minutes’ walk from the beach. Well-equipped and tastefully furnished, it has been carefully converted from a stable and designed with the living rooms on the first floor to take advantage of the views. The busy sailing and watersports town of Mumbles is only 1½ miles away, offering a variety of shops, inns and restaurants. Swansea 5 miles. Golf course 15 minutes’ walk. Tennis courts 400 yards. Shop ¾ mile.

Entrance on ground floor: Double bedroom and twin bedroom, each with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Delightful, beamed, open-plan living/dining room, small balcony and farmhouse-style kitchen area.

  • Electricity, gas central heating and bed linen included
  • TV/DVD (Sky +)
  • Video
  • Radio/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Payphone
  • Garage

WAS
NOW
£327-£1191
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6
Pets
0

Commanding magnificent uninterrupted views over Port-Eynon Bay, these delightful, seaside holiday properties are situated on the Gower Peninsula, the UK’s first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Fennel Cottage (ref OMK) and Malt Cottage (ref OML) each feature a first floor living room with French doors leading to a balcony, for maximum enjoyment of the sea views. Carreglwyd Farmhouse (ref OQ1) is a detached property that is comfortably furnished and offers a spacious retreat for families and large groups alike to enjoy this magnificent part of the world. For those who can bear to tear themselves away from the comfort of Croft Acre, there is an array of attractions to enjoy.
The Swansea coastline shelters many beautiful bays, glorious sandy beaches secluded coves and breathtaking cliff-top coastal walks and abundant wildlife. The headland, owned by the National Trust, has a most spectacular coastal path which veers along crags above thundering waves for 5 miles. The tip of the headland displays a natural cave, which delves into the hillside, and further along to the west, the man-made cave Culver Hole is more easily explored - possibly having served as a stronghold for the former Port Eynon Castle, which existed in days bygone. Subsequent uses have included a smugglers’ retreat, as well as an armoury and dovecote. For walkers, the area is a paradise, with the spectacular coastal path to Rhossili (5 miles) offering wonderful views. A point to visit along the way is Paviland Cave, where the skeleton of a Stone Age hunter was discovered - believed to be some 19,000 years old. The pretty village of Rhossili gives access to an isolated string of rocks, known as Worms Head, which can be reached on foot at low tide, and for those keen on surfing, boogie boards and surf boards can be hired from the village. Surfing tuition (half day and full day courses) is also available a mile or so from Rhossili at the Welsh Surfing Federation’s Surf School. Not only for watersports enthusiasts, the region is also very popular with cyclists.
Swansea, lying in the opposite direction, offers a vibrant pace of life with its many bars, restaurants and shops. Accessible within half an hour’s drive, the city’s many attractions include Plantasia - a great pyramidal glasshouse with wondrous plants and a mini-zoo of monkeys, butterflies, an aquarium and even a python. Swansea itself offers a vibrant pace of life, with its many bars, restaurants and shops. The Liberty Stadium is also home to the ’Swans’, the premier league Swansea City Football Club. The LC leisure centre has indoor climbing, a network of pools, rides and water slides, a boardrider and spa days. The Dylan Thomas Centre, which was opened on St Davids Day in 1995 as part of Swansea’s UK City of Literature celebrations and features two galleries, restaurant, book shops and craft shops, is also worth a visit.
Cardiff, the bustling capital of Wales, can be reached in an hour and has plenty to keep the whole family entertained. An extraordinary castle can be visited, as can the great Millennium Stadium - home of Welsh rugby and the nation’s football team. A vast array of museums and galleries can be enjoyed in the city, from the hands-on Fantasmic (great for children), the Centre for Visual Arts and Ffotogallery, to the more traditional National Museum and Gallery, and the regimental museums housed in the castle. The National Botanical Gardens of Wales are also worth a visit, where a Mediterannean climate is maintained in a vast glasshouse, and wonderful plants from all over the world can be enjoyed. There are also extensive shopping centres and the Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay. Other attractions to visit include the leisure centre and National Waterfront Museum in Swansea and Gower Heritage Centre at Parkmill. Shop 2 miles.

Spacious living room with wood-burning stove and wooden floor. Dining room with wood-burning stove and wooden floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. Separate toilet. First floor: Three double bedrooms, one with 6ft bed and en-suite shower room and toilet. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet. Second floor: Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stoves included
  • 2 travel cots
  • Freeview TV
  • Radio/CD
  • iPod dock
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer (in external utility)
  • Payphone
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Ample parking
  • Cycle store
  • Welcome pack
  • No smoking

  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi

WAS
NOW
£2218-£2218
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

Langland Bay Manor is a Grade II listed building, built in the mid 19th century, in the Scottish Baronial style. The beautifully furnished second floor holiday apartment, with wi-fi, is accessed by lift or period staircase and offers stunning sea views from its living room and second bedroom. Set in mature, landscaped grounds, there are tennis courts a few yards away, a golf club within 10 minutes’ walk, and the beach is reached in just 2 minutes. The former fishing village of Mumbles is a short walk, with an array of quality restaurants and pubs, wine bars, ice cream parlours and shops. Walk along the coastal path to Caswell Bay or Limeslade Bay, or sit and enjoy beautiful Langland Bay. Shop and pub ¾ mile.

Second floor apartment accessed by lift or staircase: Large living room. Well-equipped kitchen/dining room. Double bedroom with 5ft bed, TV and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Twin bedroom with zip & link beds, TV and en-suite shower room with toilet. Bathroom and toilet.

  • Electricity, electricity rads, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Three TVs (Freeview)
  • DVD (small library)
  • Stereo/CD
  • Combi microwave oven/grill
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • iPod dock
  • Large, enclosed, landscaped garden with shared sitting-out area
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Cycle store
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities
  • Friday to Friday

WAS
NOW
£504-£1141
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2
Channel View Ref: W43116

Channel View is a beautiful seafront property situated in the south west corner of Rhossili, overlooking the Worm’s Head. The Gower Peninsula is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the first place to be assigned this title in the UK. Within a few minutes’ walk of the holiday cottage there is a huge expanse of beach which can also be seen from the property and was shown in the open ceremony of the Olympic Games 2012. It is possible to walk across the bay to Llangennith or even cross onto the Worm’s Head at low tide. This is also one of the UK’s most desirable surfing beaches. Rhossili is perfect for walkers and beach lovers and lies above the dazzling sandy crescent of Rhossili Bay which has been voted by TripAdvisor’s Traveller Choice Beaches Awards as the best beach in the UK for two years running (2013 & 2014), the third best beach in Europe and the ninth best in the world! The village is largely owned by the National Trust, which has kept this beautiful area almost untouched. Also within minutes of the property enjoy surfing lessons and hire, fishing, hang gliding, horse riding, cycling and much, much more. Shop and pub 400 yards.

Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Second living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Utility room with toilet. Games room. 1 twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double (5ft), one with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over corner bath and toilet.

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Satellite TV. Four Freeview TVs. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Fridge/freezer. Large, enclosed lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Cycle store. Games room with table tennis and pool table. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Small table-top barrel water feature in garden.

WAS
NOW
£0-£0
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Fennel Cottage Ref: OMK


Commanding magnificent uninterrupted views over Port-Eynon Bay, this delightful, seaside holiday property is situated on the Gower Peninsula, the UK’s first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Fennel Cottage features a first floor living room with French doors leading to a balcony, for maximum enjoyment of the sea views. The Swansea coastline shelters many beautiful bays, glorious sandy beaches secluded coves and breathtaking cliff-top coastal walks and abundant wildlife. The headland, owned by the National Trust, has a most spectacular coastal path which veers along crags above thundering waves for 5 miles. The tip of the headland displays a natural cave, which delves into the hillside, and further along to the west, the man-made cave Culver Hole is more easily explored - possibly having served as a stronghold for the former Port Eynon Castle, which existed in days bygone. Subsequent uses have included a smugglers’ retreat, as well as an armoury and dovecote. For walkers, the area is a paradise, with the spectacular coastal path to Rhossili (5 miles) offering wonderful views. A point to visit along the way is Paviland Cave, where the skeleton of a Stone Age hunter was discovered - believed to be some 19,000 years old. The pretty village of Rhossili gives access to an isolated string of rocks, known as Worms Head, which can be reached on foot at low tide, and for those keen on surfing, boogie boards and surf boards can be hired from the village. Surfing tuition (half day and full day courses) is also available a mile or so from Rhossili at the Welsh Surfing Federation’s Surf School. Not only for watersports enthusiasts, the region is also very popular with cyclists. Swansea, lying in the opposite direction, offers a vibrant pace of life with its many bars, restaurants and shops. Accessible within half an hour’s drive, the city’s many attractions include Plantasia - a great pyramidal glasshouse with wondrous plants and a mini-zoo of monkeys, butterflies, an aquarium and even a python. Swansea itself offers a vibrant pace of life, with its many bars, restaurants and shops. The Liberty Stadium is also home to the ’Swans’, the premier league Swansea City Football Club. The LC leisure centre has indoor climbing, a network of pools, rides and water slides, a boardrider and spa days. The Dylan Thomas Centre, which was opened on St Davids Day in 1995 as part of Swansea’s UK City of Literature celebrations and features two galleries, restaurant, book shops and craft shops, is also worth a visit. Cardiff, the bustling capital of Wales, can be reached in an hour and has plenty to keep the whole family entertained. An extraordinary castle can be visited, as can the great Millennium Stadium - home of Welsh rugby and the nation’s football team. A vast array of museums and galleries can be enjoyed in the city, from the hands-on Fantasmic (great for children), the Centre for Visual Arts and Ffotogallery, to the more traditional National Museum and Gallery, and the regimental museums housed in the castle. The National Botanical Gardens of Wales are also worth a visit, where a Mediterannean climate is maintained in a vast glasshouse, and wonderful plants from all over the world can be enjoyed. There are also extensive shopping centres and the Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay. Other attractions to visit include the leisure centre and National Waterfront Museum in Swansea and Gower Heritage Centre at Parkmill. Shop 2 miles.Commanding magnificent uninterrupted views over Port-Eynon Bay, these delightful, seaside holiday properties are situated on the Gower Peninsula, the UK’s first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Fennel Cottage (ref OMK) and Malt Cottage (ref OML) each feature a first floor living room with French doors leading to a balcony, for maximum enjoyment of the sea views. Carreglwyd Farmhouse (ref OQ1) is a detached property that is comfortably furnished and offers a spacious retreat for families and large groups alike to enjoy this magnificent part of the world. For those who can bear to tear themselves away from the comfort of Croft Acre, there is an array of attractions to enjoy.
The Swansea coastline shelters many beautiful bays, glorious sandy beaches secluded coves and breathtaking cliff-top coastal walks and abundant wildlife. The headland, owned by the National Trust, has a most spectacular coastal path which veers along crags above thundering waves for 5 miles. The tip of the headland displays a natural cave, which delves into the hillside, and further along to the west, the man-made cave Culver Hole is more easily explored - possibly having served as a stronghold for the former Port Eynon Castle, which existed in days bygone. Subsequent uses have included a smugglers’ retreat, as well as an armoury and dovecote. For walkers, the area is a paradise, with the spectacular coastal path to Rhossili (5 miles) offering wonderful views. A point to visit along the way is Paviland Cave, where the skeleton of a Stone Age hunter was discovered - believed to be some 19,000 years old. The pretty village of Rhossili gives access to an isolated string of rocks, known as Worms Head, which can be reached on foot at low tide, and for those keen on surfing, boogie boards and surf boards can be hired from the village. Surfing tuition (half day and full day courses) is also available a mile or so from Rhossili at the Welsh Surfing Federation’s Surf School. Not only for watersports enthusiasts, the region is also very popular with cyclists.
Swansea, lying in the opposite direction, offers a vibrant pace of life with its many bars, restaurants and shops. Accessible within half an hour’s drive, the city’s many attractions include Plantasia - a great pyramidal glasshouse with wondrous plants and a mini-zoo of monkeys, butterflies, an aquarium and even a python. Swansea itself offers a vibrant pace of life, with its many bars, restaurants and shops. The Liberty Stadium is also home to the ’Swans’, the premier league Swansea City Football Club. The LC leisure centre has indoor climbing, a network of pools, rides and water slides, a boardrider and spa days. The Dylan Thomas Centre, which was opened on St Davids Day in 1995 as part of Swansea’s UK City of Literature celebrations and features two galleries, restaurant, book shops and craft shops, is also worth a visit.
Cardiff, the bustling capital of Wales, can be reached in an hour and has plenty to keep the whole family entertained. An extraordinary castle can be visited, as can the great Millennium Stadium - home of Welsh rugby and the nation’s football team. A vast array of museums and galleries can be enjoyed in the city, from the hands-on Fantasmic (great for children), the Centre for Visual Arts and Ffotogallery, to the more traditional National Museum and Gallery, and the regimental museums housed in the castle. The National Botanical Gardens of Wales are also worth a visit, where a Mediterannean climate is maintained in a vast glasshouse, and wonderful plants from all over the world can be enjoyed. There are also extensive shopping centres and the Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay. Other attractions to visit include the leisure centre and National Waterfront Museum in Swansea and Gower Heritage Centre at Parkmill. Shop 2 miles.

First floor: Open-plan living/dining room with French doors to balcony. Well-equipped fitted kitchen. Twin bedroom. Ground floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom with over bath shower and toilet. Separate toilet.

  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Payphone
  • Small garden with patio and furniture
  • Barbecue (disposable)
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Friday to Friday

WAS
NOW
£582-£1707
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