Roughly equidistant between the north and south coasts of Gower, Three Crosses lies in Britain’s first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and forms the setting for these lovingly renovated, listed 18th-century properties which have won prestigious awards, namely the Lord Mayor Design Award, Wales regional winner for Built in Quality Design Award and the Gower Society Award. Originally comprising the buildings of the only farm in the village, they offer holiday accommodation of a very high standard, blending modern facilities with old world charm, have wi-fi internet access, and lie close to the 18th-century village pub serving good food.
Stretching from the pretty thriving village of Mumbles on the western edge of Swansea Bay, the south coast offers many opportunities for water sports, with beautiful sandy beaches further along the coast to the jewel of Rhossilli, and a 22-mile coastal path rewards walkers with some of the most stunning scenery in Wales. Taking on a more wild and rugged look, the north coast stretches from Llangennith along miles of deserted sandy beaches, and follows the Loughor Estuary. Beautiful walks abound in inland Gower, which boasts three Norman castles, and spectacular views of the north and south coasts can be admired from Cefyn Bryn – the spine of Gower. The Rhossilli Downs overlook the beach towards Worms Head – reached by a causeway at low tide. Home to 4 golf courses (one a few hundred yards from Crwys Farm), Gower also has surfing beaches at Llangennith and Langland, pony trekking and excellent fishing. For a change of tempo, the city of Swansea beckons. Home of Dylan Thomas, Swansea (with its cinema, bowling, indoor leisure facilities) has the largest indoor market in Wales and boasts an excellent maritime quarter containing the Welsh Maritime Museum, as well Plantasia. Travelling west towards the rugby town of Llanelli, the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust is a must for bird-watchers, and the Millennium Coastal Park makes an excellent cycling venue, leading to Pembrey Country Park, with woodland and 7-mile sandy beach. Further afield are Cardiff, Tenby, Dan yr Ogof Caves and the Brecon Beacons, with the Pembrokeshire coast also easily accessible. Shop 500 yards.
With green oak frame and oak floors, this detached barn has a mezzanine viewing gallery and easy walking access. Spacious beamed open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove, feature fireplace, open mezzanine gallery above, rugs on oak floor and well-equipped modern fitted kitchen area. Utility. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Master double bedroom with sleigh bed and en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi, shower cubicle and toilet. Open-tread stairs to first floor: Two double beamed bedrooms, one with 5ft double bed. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.
- Wood-burning stove – fuel available locally
- Enclosed rear courtyard, furniture; front courtyard
- Hot tub
- Ample parking
- Children’s toys
- Ground floor facilities
- Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
- High chair
- Video (small library)
- DVD (small library)
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- iPod dock
- Gas BBQ
Note: The Oak Barn (ONR), The Granary (ONT) and The Dairy (ONS) may be booked together to sleep up to 16 people