Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Overlooking Port Eynon village, Bryn y Mor Holiday Cottage is a lovely property with an idyllic garden and terrace with fantastic views of the surrounding area. Bryn y Mor is less than five minutes walk from the beach resort of Port Eynon Bay. The award winning bay has a mile of easily accessible sandy beach, backed by dunes and is very safe for swimming. The whole area is a a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). The beach is great for families, for surfing, kayaking, fishing and rock pooling. At one end of the bay are the ruins of the old Salt House, home of the notorious pirate John Lucas, and the old harbour wall, where at one time forty oyster skiffs fished the bay. Nearby Culver Hole is well worth a visit. There is easy access to the Gower coastal path to explore Gower's coastline. The village itself boasts shops, cafes, a pub, and a restaurant and two fish and chip shops. Bryn y Mor is a wonderful location for your holiday.
About This Property
Bryn-y-Mor Holiday cottage is a light and spacious holiday property set on the hillside overlooking the village of Port Eynon.
This is an elegantly decorated property with a nautical feel. The living accommodation is all on one level with wooden flooring and pale decor giving the property a fresh, clean feel. The living room has comfortable sofas arranged around a wood burning stove. French doors lead out onto the terrace which has a fantastic view of the surrounding area and sea beyond, there is outside furniture and a BBQ. From the terrace there is a network of paths which wrap around the hillside garden area, connecting a series of terraces with secluded areas from which to enjoy the view. This area might not be suitable for young children and adult supervision is recommended.
The country style kitchen, is fitted with a Rayburn oven and all modern conveniences. The kitchen opens onto a nice sized, elegant dining area with a dining table to seat six. This room also connects to the utility area which houses the washer-dryer and a refrigerator. There is a family bathroom with an over the bath shower, w.c. and wash hand basin.
The main bedroom is stylishly decorated with a double bed and armoire wardrobes while the second bedroom is decorated in a similarly chic fashion with a double bed, a large chest of drawers and a rail for clothes.
There is private parking with space for up to three vehicles at the front of the property.
Please note that pets are not allowed at this property.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Port Eynon|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Cardiff, Nearest railway: Swansea|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
The South Wales region
The Gower offers a dramatic and varied landscape. The numerous beautiful bays of golden sand and secluded coves are linked by a coastal path allowing you to explore the entire coast of the peninsular. Sandy beaches backed by dunes and dramatic limestone cliffs are found on South and West Gower. To the North of the peninsular the landscape changes to salt marshes and there are many nature reserves providing a bird watcher's paradise.
Often compared to the Bay of Naples, Swansea Bay is a five mile sweep of golden sand linking the Swansea Maritime Quarter and Mumbles Head. A beautiful panorama of sea and water. Running the length of the bay is a promenade ideal for a stroll or cycle ride. If you aren't feeling energetic a trip on the Swansea Bay Rider might be just the ticket. The Swansea Bay Rider is a land train which runs between Southend Gardens in Mumbles and Blackpill Lido on bank holiday weekends in May and throughout the Summer.
Close to Mumbles are the popular beaches of Langland and Caswell Bay, The Blue Flag Beach of Langland is very accessible, with ramps at both ends of the bay allowing pushchairs onto the beach. A beautiful curving bay with Victorian beach huts and palm trees. There's ample parking and three eateries, one an upmarket licensed Brasserie and two beach side cafes with everything from bacon sandwiches to buckets and spades. This is a popular surfers venue with a designated swimmers area and life guards on duty. There are rock pools galore for the children and lovely golden sand.
Caswell is a beautiful Blue Flag beach with a large car park and its own beachside cafe as well as a snack bar and beach shop. There is a life guard in attendance during the summer months and a surf school in operation. Out of season this beach becomes a surfers paradise.
Travelling further onto the Gower Peninsula the stunning secluded bay of Three Cliffs is one of the most photographed locations on Gower and was recently featured on the television programme Britain's Favourite View. Wonderful golden sands backed on one side by high dunes which are perfect for sunbathing.
In 2007 The Travel Magazine named Oxwich beach the most beautiful in Britain, describing it as "magnificent and unspoilt" and as a "great place for adults and children to explore". There is a wide range of habitats with the beach backed by salt marshes, woodland and sand dunes. Oxwich is a wonderful beach for swimming and water sports. Its position facing South East means that the water is particularly calm and perfectly suited for windsurfing, kayaking, waterskiing and power boating, all of which is on offer on this popular beach. There is car parking directly behind the western end of the beach and this along with toilets and a kiosk means it is a very accessible and convenient beach.
The last city before rural Wales, Swansea, boasts an Olympic swimming pool, The National Waterfront Museum and the Museum of Transport. Let us not forget the Grand Theatre, the LC2 water park, a Casino and two multi-screen cinemas. There are several festivals including 'Escape to the Park' a dance music event held in Singleton Park, this venue also hosts the BBC Proms in the Park . The ever growing Swansea Bay Summer festival runs throughout the summer with live music, theater, children's entertainment and sports events. Many events are free but it is worth remembering to book in advance for the international artists who perform in the festival.
Wales' second city Swansea nestles around the crescent shaped Swansea bay with its miles of golden sand.
The restoration of Wind street, (pronounced Wine), hints of the past wealth of the city with its beautiful buildings transformed from banks into bars and restaurants. This street has become world famous as a party venue.
The Maritime Quarter, an internationally awarded architectural project, combines the beautiful architecture of the waterfront which survived the German bombs with a new marina development including galleries, museums cafes and bars. The development, which was praised by Prince Charles for its sympathetic architecture has greatly enhanced the city and strengthened it's links with the waterfront.
There are many beautiful places to see within the environs of the city. The Vivian family, who accumulated great wealth through copper smelting in the 19th century, spent a good deal of that money developing the grounds of their estates; notably Clyne Castle and Singleton Abbey. These properties and their gardens and parklands were subsequently acquired by the city of Swansea. Clyne Gardens is extremely beautiful with many rare Azaleas and Rhododendrons as well as ancient trees . Singleton Park houses a stunning walled Botanical Garden surrounded by beautifully landscaped parklands sloping gently towards the sea. Swansea's position on the edge of the Gower means it is perfectly placed as a tourist destination.
Port-Eynon Village is situated at the western end of Port-Eynon Bay with the village of Horton at the eastern end. The bay has a mile of lovely, easily accessible sandy beach, backed by dunes which camouflage a large car park. The award winning bay is very safe for swimming and the whole area is a a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) . The beach is great for families, for surfing, kayaking, fishing and rock pools ideal for exploration. Also, there are the ruins of the old Salt House, home of the notorious pirate John Lucas, and the old harbour wall, where at one time forty oyster skiffs fished the bay. Nearby Culver Hole is well worth a visit, although we wouldn't recommend climbing into the strange walled cave with windows and floors and a very slippery staircase. There is easy access to the Gower coastal path to explore Gower's amazing coastline. The village itself boasts shops, cafes, pub, and restaurant and two fish and chip shops. The Smuggler's Haunt restaurant is 100metres from the beach and occupies the oldest building in the village. They do great pizza and use seasonal local ingredients for their bistro style menu. The Smuggler's Haunt is open from the Wednesday before Easter, which is Wednesday the 27th of March 2013, closing at the end of September. The Ship Inn, the local pub, remains open for food and drink throughout the year, but its menu is more limited in the winter.