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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
0
Pets
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Nestled in a truly tranquil setting in a quiet valley in the village of Dunvant at the gateway to the beautiful Gower Peninsula, Britain’s first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Boasting 60 acres of farm and woodland including two ponds (one for fishing) and at least 1 acre of lawned gardens where picnics and barbecues can be enjoyed. Gower is renowned for its stunning sandy beaches, many of which have won awards, has beautiful bays, hidden coves and coastal paths with breathtaking cliff top walks. Surfing is very popular in the area and there are outdoor pursuits in abundance to enjoy. The busy town of Swansea is approximately 5 miles and offers great shopping, bars, restaurants and night clubs as well as Wales’ largest indoor market, museums, marina and maritime quarter. Mumbles, which is a popular seaside town, offers an excellent selection of bistros and cafés and independent shops selling local produce. The Liberty Stadium is home to ‘The Swans’ Premier Football Club and also The Ospreys rugby team. Golf and horse riding will be found in the local area. The properties can be booked together for large groups and reunions and Rose Cottage (ref 28780) has an interconnecting door to The Annex (ref 28777) so can be booked as one to sleep up to 8. Beach 5 miles. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 1½ miles. Nestled in a truly tranquil setting in a quiet valley in the village of Dunvant at the gateway to the beautiful Gower Peninsula, Britain’s first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Boasting 60 acres of farm and woodland including two ponds (one for fishing) and at least 1 acre of lawned gardens where picnics and barbecues can be enjoyed. Gower is renowned for its stunning sandy beaches, many of which have won awards, has beautiful bays, hidden coves and coastal paths with breathtaking cliff top walks. Surfing is very popular in the area and there are outdoor pursuits in abundance to enjoy. The busy town of Swansea is approximately 5 miles and offers great shopping, bars, restaurants and night clubs as well as Wales’ largest indoor market, museums, marina and maritime quarter. Mumbles, which is a popular seaside town, offers an excellent selection of bistros and cafés and independent shops selling local produce. The Liberty Stadium is home to ‘The Swans’ Premier Football Club and also The Ospreys rugby team. Golf and horse riding will be found in the local area. The properties can be booked together for large groups and reunions and Rose Cottage (ref 28780) has an interconnecting door to The Annex (ref 28777) so can be booked as one to sleep up to 8. Beach 5 miles. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with double bed and French doors. Wet room with toilet. (Can be booked with 28780 to accomodate up to 8 guests via interconnecting door).

All properties: Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. iPod dock. Gas hob. Electricity oven. Shared laundry room with two washing machines and two tumble dryers. Use of freezer. Wi-fi. Lawned garden with patio, terrace, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Shared 60-acre natural unspoilt woodland. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Games room with pool table. Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: 2 ponds in grounds.

WAS
NOW
£187-£444
Shortlist
Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Staff Cottage Ref: 26845

This stone built terraced holiday cottage is situated in the small village of Loughor and lies on the estuary of the river Loughor. It is comfortably furnished, offering a great base from which to explore the surrounding areas. The beautiful Gower Peninsula, with its many sandy beaches, hidden coves and dramatic coastline is just 9 miles away and within a few minutes’ walk across the Loughor bridge is the Millennium Coastal Path. The Machynys Peninsula Golf and Country Club is nearby and there are many historical places of interest, such as castles, caves and fishing harbours to visit. Shop 200 yards, pub 10 yards, restaurant 50 yards.

Ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors. Kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 single. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking. NB: 4 steps in garden.

WAS
NOW
£210-£466
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
3

Built in 1899 and converted into a stylish home, this detached property offers a great space for a group or family holiday and features a 25ft stained glass window in the living room. There is much to see and do in the surrounding areas; Afan Argoed Forestry Park is excellent for mountain biking and has been rated in the top ten of the world for mountain bike rides. The stunning Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains offer breathtaking scenery and fabulous walking, and there are several waterfalls within a 15-minute walk. Margam Country Park is well worth a visit, with its castle, 18th-century orangery, narrow gauge railway, deer, Fairytale Land and Go Ape tree top adventure. Visit Dan yr Ogof Showcaves which also offer wedding ceremonies. Quad biking, archery and paintballing can all be found in the surrounding areas. Slightly further afield is the stunning Gower Peninsula, Britain’s first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with beautiful expanses of sandy beaches, hidden coves and coastal walks. Brecon, Swansea and Cardiff, the bustling capital city, are within approximately a 45-minute drive. Shop 50 yards, pub 250 yards, restaurant 1 mile.

Ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed and beams. Dining room/kitchen with French doors and tiled floor. Utility room. 1 double bedroom. Wet room with toilet. First floor: 4 double bedrooms, all with Velux, one with beams and en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, shower cubicle and toilet, one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with toilet.

First £50 underfloor gas central heating included, remainder by card meter. Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. Three Freeview TVs. DVD. Blu-ray. X-box. CD. Electric oven. Induction hob. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi.Telephone-honesty box. Large, enclosed, lawned garden with terrace and furniture. On road parking. Welcome pack. Pets free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: 6 steps and drops in garden.

WAS
NOW
£412-£1451
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
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0

Nestled in a truly tranquil setting in a quiet valley in the village of Dunvant at the gateway to the beautiful Gower Peninsula, Britain’s first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Boasting 60 acres of farm and woodland including two ponds (one for fishing) and at least 1 acre of lawned gardens where picnics and barbecues can be enjoyed. Gower is renowned for its stunning sandy beaches, many of which have won awards, has beautiful bays, hidden coves and coastal paths with breathtaking cliff top walks. Surfing is very popular in the area and there are outdoor pursuits in abundance to enjoy. The busy town of Swansea is approximately 5 miles and offers great shopping, bars, restaurants and night clubs as well as Wales’ largest indoor market, museums, marina and maritime quarter. Mumbles, which is a popular seaside town, offers an excellent selection of bistros and cafés and independent shops selling local produce. The Liberty Stadium is home to ‘The Swans’ Premier Football Club and also The Ospreys rugby team. Golf and horse riding will be found in the local area. The properties can be booked together for large groups and reunions and Rose Cottage (ref 28780) has an interconnecting door to The Annex (ref 28777) so can be booked as one to sleep up to 8. Beach 5 miles. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with French doors and tiled floors. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (6ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Second floor: 1 twin bedroom.

All properties: Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. iPod dock. Gas hob. Electricity oven. Shared laundry room with two washing machines and two tumble dryers. Use of freezer. Wi-fi. Lawned garden with patio, terrace, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Shared 60-acre natural unspoilt woodland. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Games room with pool table. Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: 2 ponds in grounds.

WAS
NOW
£284-£825
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

Good walking abounds

Set in an elevated position within the grounds of the owner’s home and working farm, these three holiday properties (refs W43382, W43383, W43384) have been converted to offer very comfortable accommodation from which to enjoy the surrounding areas. Places to visit and outdoor activities are plentiful. Walking is available from the doorstep - a public footpath runs through the land - and cycling is very popular in the Afan Argoed Country Park; golf and horse riding can also be found locally. Margam Park and Dan yr Ogof showcaves are within easy driving distance. Nearby Pontardawe has a swimming pool, indoor bowls, leisure centre and arts centre with cinema. Enjoy the stunning scenery of the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains, or further afield, visit the Gower Peninsula - Britain’s first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with its beautiful sandy beaches. Swansea boasts the LC2 indoor Waterpark, a firm favourite with visitors of all ages with a lazy river, wave pool, the boardrider for indoor surfing and the masterblaster rollercoaster waterslide, as well as the maritime museum and marina. Cardiff, the vibrant capital city of Wales, offers many places of historical interest, bustling shops, nightlife, stadiums and concert arenas. Shop and pub 1 mile, restaurant 2 miles.

Ground floor: Living/dining room with tiled floors/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms, one double, one bunk, both with en-suite access to shower room with toilet.

All properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Satellite TV. DVD. CD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Wi-fi. Garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Cycle store. Natural water supply. Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Stream in grounds.

WAS
NOW
£212-£607
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
1

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.

Adjoins The Dairy, with views of Gower countryside. Living room with electric woodburner, French door to garden, patio. Well-equipped modern fitted kitchen/dining room. Shower room and toilet. Wooden staircase (with child gate at top and bottom) to first floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Beamed throughout.

  • Electric woodburner included
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Patio with furniture
  • Parking (for 2 cars)

  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Video (small library)
  • DVD (small library)
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Wi-fi
  • 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

WAS
NOW
£271-£884
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2

"...award winning properties set in an area of great beauty, captured between sandy beaches and wild, rugged coastline..."

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.

Views of Gower countryside can be seen from this detached farmhouse, which exhibits a wealth of character. Spacious living room with shuttered windows. Spacious sitting room with wood-burning stove in inglenook and shuttered windows. Large beamed farmhouse-style kitchen with range. Utility. Shower room and toilet. First floor: Master double bedroom with 5ft sleigh bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Further double bedroom with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom. Bunk bedroom. Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Steep, narrow stairs (with child safety gate) to second floor: Playroom with low beamed sloping ceiling, TV, video, DVD, mini snooker table and children’s toys. Large enclosed garden with hot tub, decking and childrens’ play area.

Note: The Oak Barn (ONR), The Granary (ONT) and The Dairy (ONS) may be booked together to sleep up to 16 people

WAS
NOW
£0-£0
Shortlist
Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
Beachside Ref: HW7428

With its ‘toes’ in the golden sands of a vast surfing beach and its balcony offering panoramic views, this bright and compact third floor apartment is perfect for summer holidays and winter escapes. A designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Gower has everything from nature reserves, golf, water sports and beach riding to crafts and heritage centres. Mumbles (2 miles) boasts an extensive range of places to eat, shops, wine bars, tennis, bowling, ice skating and a lively pier, whilst Swansea (6 miles) has super shopping, a thriving marina waterfront and the National Opera. Beach café 200 yards.

Two flights of stairs to entrance. All on third floor: Living/dining area with double sofa bed/kitchen with wooden floor. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

Elec heaters, elec and bed linen inc. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo. M/wave. W/machine. T/dryer. Balcony and furniture. Parking. Private water supply. No smoking.

WAS
NOW
£257-£585
Shortlist
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 4 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0
The Old Joinery Ref: 27990

External games room

A real home from home, offering very comfortable, spacious holiday accommodation from which to enjoy the surrounding areas. Well-equipped for both adults and children alike, with extras such as an exterior games room with pool table, table tennis, dart board, air hockey table and even bikes. Ideally located for walking and cycling with a track to Mumbles and Swansea Bay close by. Easy access to Gower, Britain’s first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with its stunning sandy beaches, secluded coves and coastal paths that reward walkers with some breathtaking scenery. The vibrant city of Swansea itself is approximately 5 miles with its many restaurants, bars, shops and marina. Cardiff, the bustling capital city of Wales, is just about an hour’s drive, with its theatre, castle, museum and Millennium Stadium. Golfing, riding, outdoor pursuits and watersports are plentiful within the local area. There are also many places of historical interest. Shop and pub 300 yards.

Ground floor: Living room with patio doors/kitchen. Second living room. Dining room. Separate toilet. First floor: 5 bedrooms: 3 double, one (6ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin, 1 bunk with additional bunk. Bathroom with corner bath and toilet. Shower room with toilet. Fold out chair bed on request.

Gas coal-effect fire in second living room. Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. Travel cot on request. High chair. Two cable TVs. DVDs. iPod dock. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Large lawned garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Cycle store. Games room with pool table, table tennis, dart board and air hockey table. Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: 3 steps in garden.

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£1015-£1015
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