House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Rosslyn Holiday home in the hamlet of Pitton near Rhosilli, is a large detached three bedroom property in a wonderful setting surrounded by the countryside of Gower. The property has a lovely airy feel, with an emphasis on pale cream and white in the choice of decor. This property would be great for a family, or two families sharing. The large garden is great for kids and for al fresco dining. The closest beach is Mewslade Bay, a very pretty sandy beach which you can walk to down the valley. Nearby Rhosilli Bay has been voted one of the most beautiful beaches in Britain, at one end is Worm's Head a spectacular island which is accessible at low tide. At the other is the tidal island of Burry Holms. There is lots to explore in this part of Gower.
Rosslyn is approached by a private drive leading to a parking area with ample parking for several cars. The whole property has a bright and airy feel with an emphasis on pale fresh colours in all of the rooms. On the ground floor is the main reception room which has a sofa and an arm chair arranged around a working log burning stove. There is a small flat panel TV and a selection of board games in the cupboard beneath. The rest of the ground floor is taken up with a large open plan kitchen, dining and seating area/ day room. A perfect place for lively mealtimes or relaxing in front of the larger flat panel TV mounted on the wall above the corner sofas and armchair. Again the decor is tasteful and fresh with wooden floors and seaside colours on the soft furnishings. The kitchen includes a Rayburn, as well as a free standing cooker and hob. There is also an American style fridge freezer. French doors open off this room onto the terrace, with outside dining furniture and a barbecue.
From the terrace you step onto the large south facing garden with play equipment including; a trampoline with safety enclosure, an elevated wooden playhouse, slides and swings. This garden is surrounded by a wooden fence. There are outbuilding to the rear of the property where you will find the washing machine and a tumble dryer. The out buildings are a handy place to store bikes and surf boards if you so wish.
Upstairs there are three roomy bedrooms. The two king sized bedrooms have views out over the countryside to the sea, both are bright and airy with plenty of storage. One of the rooms has a flat panel TV. The third bedroom, another bright fresh room, has two bunk beds, sleeping four people. The family bathroom is nicely finished. It has a claw foot bath with an electric shower over it. There is a wash hand basin and WC.
The closest beach is Mewslade. The walk is an easy downhill stroll that takes about ten minutes. It is a very pretty walk through woodland and then via a grassy path through a dramatic limestone valley. There is a rocky gully as you reach the beach where small children may need to be carried. This beach is completely covered at high tide but, with the famous Rhossili Bay is just a stones throw away, there no shortage of golden sand to enjoy.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Cardiff, Nearest railway: Swansea|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set, Trampoline|
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.
Traveling 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 program 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.
The village of Rhossili is located at the western most tip of Gower and is famous for its award winning beach, much loved by surfers, walkers and artists. The awe inspiring views of this beach are a must see for any visitor of Gower. The dominant feature of the landscape is Worms Head. Comprising of two rocky islands, it is connected to the mainland by a narrow causeway which is accessible at low tide. The village has a pub, cafe, shop and National Trust shop. The village is backed by Rhossili Down which provides fabulous walking and amazing views over the village, the beach and Worms Head.
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11 Oct 2013
First time I've written a review so here goes:Firstly a bind having to go to Gower Getaways to collect & return keys. Initial feelings on property were good until entered the property when notice… More
We are very sorry that your holiday was disrupted. We are very aware that our guests look forward with anticipation to their holidays and it is very difficult when things go wrong. Our offer of compensation was in appreciation of the fact that the first plumber we sent would only sort out the hot water and this resulted in a delay. The standard of cleanliness in the properties is of paramount importance and we do spot checks to make sure that our standards remain high. If ever our guests are dissatisfied with cleanliness we have cleaners on standby to go in with a view to ensuring that guests can enjoy their stay, I understand that you did not want to have cleaners come in and straighten out any problems, but fully respect this decision. We endeavour to respond quickly to messages on our out of hours phone numbers usually we call back straight away. I am very sorry that you were disappointed with the level of service. Kind Regards Arwen Hilton (Director)
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