from £120 / night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

Ship Cottage Annexe Pwll Du Gower – Home 187246 Cottage

  • 1 bedroom
  • 4 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Ship Cottage Annexe Pwll Du Gower – Home 187246

  • Cottage
  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 4
  •  min stay varies

Very Good Very Good – based on 15 reviews

Top Review

See all reviews

Cottage / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

This is a truly unique holiday experience away from roads, traffic and street lights. Access is via the owner's 4x4 down a half mile track cut into the cliff and through a ford in the nearby river. Once here you will access most places by foot, be able to spend hours on the beach or seek adventures amongst the numerous footpaths that leave here to access Gower's beaches, castles, pubs and cafes!

There are of course some draw backs:

- Vehicular access is by 4x4 only

- Heating is via wood burning stove

- Mobile phone reception is very limited

But then think of the positives:

- Vehicular access is by 4x4 only!

- Heating is via wood burning stove!

- Mobile phone reception is very limited!

- Peace, quiet, owls, bats, stars, the sound of the sea at night…

This enchanting, picturesque bay is set within the heart of the Gower Peninsular, an area so beautiful it became Britain's first Area of Outstanding

This is a truly unique holiday experience away from roads, traffic and street lights. Access is via the owner's 4x4 down a half mile track cut into the cliff and through a ford in the nearby river. Once here you will access most places by foot, be able to spend hours on the beach or seek adventures amongst the numerous footpaths that leave here to access Gower's beaches, castles, pubs and cafes!

There are of course some draw backs:

- Vehicular access is by 4x4 only

- Heating is via wood burning stove

- Mobile phone reception is very limited

But then think of the positives:

- Vehicular access is by 4x4 only!

- Heating is via wood burning stove!

- Mobile phone reception is very limited!

- Peace, quiet, owls, bats, stars, the sound of the sea at night…

This enchanting, picturesque bay is set within the heart of the Gower Peninsular, an area so beautiful it became Britain's first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). With a history rich in smuggling and quarrying it is a haven to walkers, artists and nature lovers and considered by many locals as Gower's best kept secret. Ship Cottage is a stone's throw from the beach (have a go at throwing a stone on to the beach from the balcony when you get here) and was built as a pub around 1700 to keep the quarry workers from getting too thirsty.

The beauty of this holiday location is its isolation - once you are here you will feel in another world, away from cars and traffic yet only a brisk walk east or west along the coastal paths will lead you to good Cafes and a brisk walk north to a choice of three local pubs all serving good food.

If you would like to invite more guests our main house attached to the annexe how now also become available to rent and can accomodate a further 8-10 guests in 3 bedrooms. See here for further details. https://www.holidaylettings.co.uk/rentals/swansea/7937874

A guest in October 2016 put this together of the area which gives you a taster of the track and valley and beauty of the area in Autumn. http://youtu.be/6dpbtvIKA_s

Location description from owner

The South Wales region

Swansea Bay's a place of impressive contrasts: City and country; historic and contemporary; grand parkland and pounding surf.

Swansea Bay, south-west Wales, UK Swansea - Waterfront City, Wales' city by the sea, has Viking roots and a long, eventful history. Home to innovative visitor attractions and renowned for its awesome nightlife, it's a vibrant cultural centre, and a regional shopping hub.

Just a stone's throw away, the charismatic seaside village of Mumbles offers galleries and boutiques, snug cafés and fine dining.

The Gower Peninsula extends west of Mumbles, in miles of unspoilt coastal panoramas, award-winning golden beaches, and lush, rolling countryside.

And on the eastern edge of Swansea Bay, there's the Waterfall Country of Afan and the Vale of Neath: a must-see for walkers and cyclists alike. These steep-sided, wooded valleys are home to world-class mountain-biking, stately country parks, and the UK's second-largest forest south of the Scottish border.

'Swansea is the gateway to the Gower Peninsula, a compact compendium of coastal delights - from the golden-sand expanses of scenic Three Cliffs Bay, to the pounding surf and wind-blown ridge-walking at Rhossili' ... Lonely Planet
Gower history

For more information and a free local guide to activities please see http://visitswanseabay.com

Bishopston

The 19 mile-long Gower Peninsula starts at Mumbles and extends westwards. It's famous for its beautiful coastline and beaches (from vast Rhossili to tiny, secluded Pwll Du), and is a favourite destination for walkers and surfers. Inland you'll find sheltered woodland and rolling grasslands; country pubs and fine food

“...Gorgeous sandy beaches, flower-fringed limestone cliffs and easy-going coastal walks, near Swansea and its superb National Waterfront Museum' ... Lonely Planet”

The Gower Peninsula's beaches are some of Wales' cleanest and most beautiful. The Independent describes Rhossili as "the supermodel of British beaches", while Llangennith is one of The Guardian's 'Top 10 UK Surf Spots'.

For history lovers, the area boasts many ancient sites, monuments, caves, castles, shipwrecks and landmarks including Arthur's Stone, Giants Grave burial chamber and Pennard Castle. Stone Age artefacts have been discovered in Gower caves, including the oldest dated modern human remains ever discovered in Britain.

Nearby in the village there are three pubs all of which offer good food and the Joiners Arms a CAMRA award winning pub has its own ales.

A few miles East and you can visit Mumbles a fishing village situated in the sweep of Swansea bay which offers a range of clothes shops, coffee shops, bars and restaurants popular with holiday makers.

If you head West you can explore the more natural delights that Gower offers a range of beautidul sandy bays, popular with walkers, climbers and surfers. Gower has a number of pubs and restaurants and offers a variety of activities for people. There are three great golf courses and three riding stables within a 6 mile radius of Pwll Du.

Pwlldu is a very secluded bay in the heart of The Gower Peninsular Britains first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). This secluded and picturesque bay with a history rich in smuggling and quarrying is a haven to many. There are only two properties based in the bay a stones throw from the beach both previously pubs built to keep the quarry workers from getting too thirsty.

In the Autumn and Winter - enjoy the beauty of bishopston valley woods, the wild weather, crashing waves and and beautiful coastal paths - enjoy the cosiness of one of the local pubs and come home to light a warm and welcoming log fire.

In Spring and Summer - enjoy the stretch of Gowers beaches swimming, kayaking, surfing. Or just enjoy the peace of Pwll Du bay lounge on the balcony overlooking the bay and listen to the sea and by night enjoy the stars in the expanse of open sky.

For more information and free guides to Swansea see the links above

More Less

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed
  • 1 En suite

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • Swing set
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Internet access
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

More Less

Access

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Payment
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
View Policy

About the owner

Katherine M.
Response rate:
95%
Calendar updated::
22 May 2017
Years listed:
5
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French


This Cottage has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 02 Dec 2011. Located in Swansea County, it has 15 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £395 to £610.

The Owner has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 22 May 2017.

Map

Map and how to get there

Map

Guest reviews

Very Good – based on 15 reviews Very Good
15 reviews

Write a review

Excellent
11
Very Good
4
Average
0
Poor
0
Terrible
0
Write a review

“Ideal Location for Walkers”

Reviewed 22 Jun 2012

Ship Cottage is in a Beautifull Location, so tranquil it was the perfect place for our stress free holiday. Kath and Bob were very welcoming and helpfull. You have the added bonus of your own beach 2 mins walk from your back door and spectacular views. Ideal for walkers but do take lots of supplies nearest shop is 20 mins walk

Owner's reply: Thankyou for your comments - glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again!

“Magical location and warmest of welcomes!”

Reviewed 7 Jun 2012

Enjoyed a perfect week of relaxation in this wonderful location - just what we needed! Kath and Bob are so helpful and friendly. We did not want to leave and will certainly return to this perfect haven. The beach on the doorstep; wonderfull walks and wildlife, the log fire in the evenings and we loved the verandah to sit out on. Many thanks!

Review 1-10 of 15

Build your perfect trip, with Holiday Lettings & TripAdvisor

Real opinions, real reviews

Genuine guest feedback from 100,000+ reviews

Quick response times

Know where you're staying within 24 hours

Also consider

Europe Holidays

442463 properties

United Kingdom Holidays

58202 properties

Wales Holidays

7183 properties

Swansea County

173 properties

Monmouthshire

155 properties

Cardiff

151 properties

Vale of Glamorgan

120 properties

Swansea

99 properties

Rhondda Cynon Taff

23 properties

Neath Port Talbot

20 properties

Merthyr Tydfil

19 properties

Newport

16 properties

Port Eynon

10 properties

Gower

9 properties

Reynoldston

9 properties

Rhossili

9 properties

Oxwich

8 properties

Caerphilly County

7 properties

Scurlage

7 properties

Gower Peninsula

6 properties

Blaenau Gwent

6 properties

Start a new search

This advert is created and maintained by the advertiser; we can only publish adverts in good faith as we don't own, manage or inspect any of the properties. We advise you to familiarise yourself with our terms of use.