Bishopston holiday cottage rental with beach/lake nearby, internet access, balcony/terrace and walking

24 reviews

From the owner

  • Cottage
  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies

Key information

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

From the owner

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.

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Bed & bathroom

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


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


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


  • 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
  • Stereo system
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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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.

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No smoking at this property

About the owner

Katherine M.
Average reply time:
1 hour 36 minutes

Calendar updated:
04 Aug 2021

Years listed:

Based in:
United Kingdom
Languages spoken: English, French
This Cottage has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It has been listed on Holiday Lettings since 02 Dec 2011. Located in Swansea County, it has 24 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £450 to £850.
The Owner has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 04 Aug 2021.


24 reviews
Very Good

Aug 2020

We had a lovely week away in August 2020, myself, hubby, girls aged 11 and 10 and cockerpoo! Accommodation very comfortable. Location fantastic, great to pop to the beach and great for coastal walks w… More 

Reviewed 30 Aug 2020

dave h
Huaraz, Peru

An exceptional retreat
Nov 2018

If you're looking for a place to hide away from the world then this is it. Accessible only by four wheel drive car (and a good one at that) you find yourself in a little corner of heaven that is … More 

Reviewed 12 Dec 2018

Owner's reply:
Thanks Dave it was a pleasure to have you as a guest and I hope you can come again. Kath and Bob

a little spot of lovliness
Jun 2017

from the start of the narrow(just wider than my jeep)lane through the gate onto the rutted track winding down the side of the hill, watching the view change as we wove bounced slid and generally enjoy… More 

Reviewed 22 Jan 2018

Owner's reply:
Thanks for such a lovely review we look forward to you returning. Kath
Gloucester, United Kingdom

Escape away from it all!
Sep 2017

If you need to escape for a few days of peaceful relaxation then this is the place for you!!! Great walks, coastal and inland. The beach is a mixture of sand and pebbles with only the occasional walke… More 

Reviewed 13 Nov 2017

Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Barley and I didnt want to leave.
Sep 2017

Beautiful and quiet, beach on the doorstep, amazing walks over the cliffs. Barley my dog and I could have stayed forever. We will be back. Woof Woof.

Reviewed 10 Nov 2017

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