Hill House - The ideal Gower self catering family holiday cottage.
Our Gower self catering holiday cottage is situated on a very quiet no through lane on the western edge of Llanrhidian. The village lies on the north coast of the Gower peninsula about 10 miles from the City of Swansea. The rural location and magnificent uninterrupted views, across open fields and the salt marshes of the Burry inlet and Loghour Estuary, provide a relaxing and tranquil setting. The cottage, with its large secluded gardens, is ideally suited for extended family holidays and is available all year round. Full details of the accommodation and facilities provided can be viewed on our Explore Hill House page and interior and exterior images of the cottage can be viewed on our Gallery page.
Llanrhidian is a very quiet village. The 13th Century church and the Dolphin public house are only 100 yards from the cottage's doorstep. The filling station (Herons Way) at the top of the village stocks the essential groceries, has an in house bakery, news agents, off licence, free ATM, DVD rental and a Post Office. You can see what llanrhidian has to offer by viewing the interactive map and reading the information provided on our Explore Llanrhidian page. With all these amenities within the village, Hill House is the ideal self catering holiday cottage for exploring Gower's beaches, footpaths and the many other attractions on the peninsula, in the city of Swansea and Mumbles areas.
The Gower Peninsula
Wales is part of the United Kingdom (UK) and the Gower peninsula forms part of its southern coastline. Gower lies to the west of the city of Swansea and it was designated as the UK's first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in 1956. This long AONB status means that it's splendid scenery has not been spoilt by over development and commercialisation. The Gower peninsula is an ideal holiday destination. It is known for its coastline, popular with walkers and outdoor enthusiasts, especially surfers. The Welsh writer Wynford Vaughan Thomas called the Gower peninsula "a secret that people hug to themselves". You can see some of what the Gower has to offer visitors by viewing our interactive map and reading the information provided in our Explore Gower page.
The city of Swansea is the gateway to the Gower Peninsula. It has an extensive waterfront promenade that stretching for 5 miles alongside the sandy shoreline of Swansea Bay to the Mumbles pier. With an abundance of award winning parks, gardens and other attractions it has much to offer holiday makers. Swansea is home to the world's first passenger railway service, Wales's largest indoor market, Wales's tallest building, Wales's oldest museum, Wales's newest museum and the birthplace of Wales's best known poet Dylan Thomas. You can see some of Swansea holiday attractions by viewing our interactive map and reading the information provided in our Explore Swansea page.
Our Links page contains links to other websites that provide information on the Gower peninsula, city of Swansea, attractions, activities and local pubs and restaurants.
Our Gower self catering holiday cottage is on the section of the Wales Coastal Path that runs around the Gower peninsula from Gpwerton to Swansea. Our Walking in Llanrhidian information sheet gives details details of other close by footpaths in and around Llanrhidian. Some walkers use the Gower Explorer bus, that stops in the village and runs a regular service around the peninsular, to reach their walk's starting point. They then have a carefree time walking back to Llanrhidian along their selected route. Many groups of cyclists have also used our holiday cottage as a base for touring the peninsula.
Cottages in Wales
Wales, the Gower peninsula, Swansea and the Mumbles has an abundance of self catering accommodation to suit all tastes and pockets. In fact, the birthplace and family home of Wales's most famous poet, Dylan Thomas, now provides self catering holiday accommodation. However, if you are looking to rent a holiday cottages in Wales, particularly in the Gower peninsula, then look no further than our Gower self catering holiday cottage. Hill House provides spacious, comfortable, homely and affordable self catering accommodation for your extended family holiday in the Gower peninsular and full up to date information on availability and rental tariff can be viewed in our availability page.
Weddings in Gower and Swansea
Our Gower self catering holiday cottage is ideally situated to accommodate guests attending weddings or receptions at any of the numerous wedding venues situated on the Gower peninsula and in the city of Swansea area.
Ocean View, Old Walls Leisure, Llanrhidian Park, King Arthur Hotel, Oxwich Bay Hotel, etc.
Click on the google maps street view image opposite to view the location of Hill House- Gower self catering holiday cottage and take a look round Llanrhidian village.
Read some of the comments written by previous guests in our visitors book.
2014 Guest Book – Hill House Self Catering Cottage, Llanrhidian
|Excellent accommodation and wonderful hosts. Perfect location for accessing the Gower peninsula.||Holiday rental :- 14th March|
The Crombie family
|Thank you for letting us stay here, lovely day celebrating the wedding.||Cottages rental :- 28th March|
Kim and Al.
|A lovely cottage, with everything we needed, and a warm welcome!||Cottages rental :- 18th April|
The Dodd family
|Thank you for everything – we’ve had a wonderful time (especially the tractor).||Cottages rental :- 9th May|
The Jenkins family
|Perfect! Had a lovely time here. Thanks for makeing us so welcome. We will be back.||Cottages rental :-25 June – 2 July|
Sue, Graham, Bethanie and Maisie.
|Thank you for this wonderful place. It had everything we needed and more. Thank you for the lovely welcome you gave us. My favourite place was the garden.||Cottages rental :- 17th May|
The Addams family and Nana Pat.
|Great cottage in lovely location. Really enjoyed it.||Cottages rental :-23 to 30 May|
|Another lovely week -Perfect weather!! Thank you.||Cottages rental :- 13 to 20 June|
Searleys and Sturgeons
|Hill House was ideal for our family gathering. The Gower peninsula produced excellent weather and we really enjoyed the garden. Best equipped cottage we have ever been in.||Cottages rental :-27 June to 4 July|
The Lloyd family
|Second visit to Hill House and just as special second time arround. Great location, nice and quiet and good weather!!||Cottages rental:- 4 to 11 July|
The Griffiths family/td>
|Lovely cottage in perfect location. Many thanks for a restful week.||Cottages rental:- 25 July to 1 August.|
Cuthbertson and Haires families
|A great weeks holiday. Lovely cottage, garden and location. Gower has impressed us all. We will return.||Cottages rental :-1st to 8th August|
|Second visit. Had a great week. We have had a lovely time in this fabulous cottage. I loved playing soccer in the garden. What a super garden.||Cottages rental :-8-15 August|
The Taits and Kirrys
|A lovely cosy cottage with fabulous views. We had a great time!||Cottages rental :- 19-24 October|
|Hope to be back! Very cosy cottage in great location. Peaceful, relaxing and brilliant beaches / walks on the doorstep.||Cottages rental :- 24-31 October|
The Clarke and Mills families
|Came to do “Christmas”. Everything Great. Lovelly cottage. Hope to come back.||Cottages rental :- 7th November|
The Borthwick family
2013 Guest Book – Hill House Llanrhidian Self Catering Accommodation
|Thank you. We had a lovely break. Will come again.||Holiday hire : 4-7 January|
The Pugsley family.
Gower Cottage 1/2013
|We had a wonderful weekend on the Gower peninsula and feel relaxed after the break.||Holiday hire : 1-3 February|
The Rees family.
Gower Cottage 2/2013
|Great! Lovely walks and reading by the fire. We’re sad to leave.||Holiday hire : 11-15 February|
Carpenters + Lorrie, Millie and Gee.
Gower Cottage 3/2013
|Another lovely holiday on the Gower peninsula our sixth visit!! Be back in 2014! Thank you.||Holiday hire : 1-19 April|
Sturgeon and Searly families.
Gower Cottage 4/2013
|We really enjoyed our stay. Fantastic venue for a wonderful weekend. We recommend||Holiday hire : 18-20 May|
The Watt party.
Gower Cottage 5/2013
|Warm and comfortable cottage – great setting with pleasant ‘eateries’ close by. Really enjoyed our time here. Many thanks.||Holiday hire : 20-24 May|
The Myatt party.
Gower Cottage 6/2013
|We liked the cottage and the views. The garden was great. We will be back.||Holiday hire :-26-30 May|
The Pantzek family.
Gower Cottage 7/2013
|A wonderful cottage and garden. Wonderful working community but we hope for better weather next time!||Holiday rental : 14th June.|
The Stamp family.
Gower Cottage 8/2013
|Lovely cottage. Thank you.||Holiday hire : 21-28 June|
The Lattin family.
Gower Cottage 9/2013
|Wonderful cottage and good base for visiting the Gower peninsula.||Holiday hire : 5-12 July|
The Griffiths family.
Gower Cottage 10/2013
|A very comfortable and well equipped cottage. We really enjoyed our visit to Gower. Beautiful beaches, lovely sunsets and excellent weather. Many thanks.||Holiday hire : 19-26 July|
Three generations / The Mitchell family.
Gower Cottage 11/2013
|Great short break on the Gower peninsula. Lovely cottage and superb beaches. We will be back.||Holiday hire : 27-31 July|
Three generations / The Cooke family.
Gower Cottage 12/2013
|Beautiful weather, only one wet day. Go to community shop in Llanmadoc – best cake award!!!||Holiday hire : 9 16 August|
Corff, Hancox and Wadhams.
Gower Cottage 13/2013
|Great location, weather, surf, beaches and countryside. We had a wonderful time and hope to be back soon. Many thanks||Holiday hire : 16-23 August|
Taits and Kirbys.
Gower Cottage 14/2013
|A great cottage, well equipped and spacious. Enough room for all of us to stay together for family wedding. Great weekend. We will be back. Many thanks.||Holiday hire : 13th September|
Richard, Beryl and Barney the dog.
Gower Cottage 15/2013
|Beautiful Beautiful, tranquil setting that is surpassed only by the interior and the fantastic hosts! Top notch!||Holiday hire : 13th October|
Kirsty, Dave and Cali.
Gower Cottage 16/2013
|Nous revenons toujours avec un grand plaisir. Les paysages sont fantastiques mais surtout quel plaisir de passer de bon moments avec nous amis. Quelle chance de decouvrir Gower Peninsula.||Holiday hire : 30th October|
Catherine, Bernard, Herve, Pascal and Maryse.
Gower Cottage 17/2013
|BELLA CASA!||Holiday hire : 22nd December|
The Pizzini family from Italy.
Gower Cottage 18/2013
|Fantastic setting and very convenient for us to attend a wedding at Oldwalls. Very well equipped. Many Thanks.||Holiday hire : 27th December|
Davies and Co.
Gower Cottage 19/2013
2012 Guest Book – Hill House, Gower Self Catering Cottage, Llanrhidian
|Lovely family week. Lovely holiday home. Cosy, warm and everything we needed. Good food, weather and happy times together. Thank you.||Holiday let : 11-18 February|
The Fisher family.
Gower Cottages 1/2012
|Great location for a family holiday. Hill House gave everyone plenty of room to enjoy our time together. The Gower is a new discovery for us. We will return.||Holiday let :- 6-13 AprilThe Dean family.|
Gower Cottages 2/2012
|Excellent holiday accommodation. Plenty of room for everyone. We walked the Gower coast from Loghour to Mumbles in rain, 60 mph winds and mud – Fantastic. Diolch yn Fawr Iawn.||Holiday let : 28/04 to 02/05|
John, Michael, Mike, Brian, David and Jan (OAPs All!)
Gower Cottages 3/2012
|Another lovely visit – despite the weather!!||Holiday let :- 4-11 May|
Sturgeon and Searley families.
Gower Cottages 4/2012
|The add says that you get what you says on the tim. At Hill House we have had much more than it said on the tin. More relaxation, quiet, pleasant views and by popular vote the best we have stayed in. Thank you.||Holiday let :- 11-18 May|
Doman, Jones, Gays and Wilcox – A family gathering.
Gower Cottages 5/2012
|Cosy cottage and well equipped. Had a very pleasant time. Thank you||Holiday let : 18-25 May|
Milfords and Athinsons.
Gower Cottages 6/2012
|Large house with lovely garden and views. Had a great time in the Gower despite the weather! Lovely Accommodation. Shame about the weather. May well return when the sun shines!||Holiday let : 1st June|
The Johnsons and Clouds.
Gower Cottages 7/2012
|Had a lovely week – brilliant spacious house. Enjoyed beaches and walks. Thank you for milk and biscuits||Holiday let : 19th June|
Eve, Sophie, Arron, Basil and the there dogs.
Gower Cottages 8/2012
|The boys did calm down and really enjoyed Hill House. Highlights of the holiday were visits to Rhossili Bay, Oxwich Beach, Leisurely lunch at Harry’s Bar, Gwili steam railway and Dolaucothi Gold mines – we found some real gold. PC. We also liked Mummy’s birthday tea.||Holiday let : 22-29 June|
Delanys and Tempests.
Gower Cottages 9/2012
|Very friendly village and a fun village fets. lots of walks, two days on the beach, but lots of rain, and cold for July! Most enjoyable nevertheless.||Holiday let : 13-20 July|
Woodbridge’s and Franklins.
Gower Cottages 10/2012
|A super hot week. Lovely Walks and super BBQ’s.Super house, everyone loved it. Lots to do close by. Ross came to swim in the Welsh Nationals and hopes to come back next year.||Holiday let : 20-27 July|
The gang from North Yorkshire.
Gower Cottages 11/2012
|Wonderful house, really homely and spacious. Very welcoming and a great sunny weak. Many Thanks.|
Great holiday. See you next year. Fish and chips go to Scurlage!. Mewslade – great beach.
|Holiday let : 10th August|
Gower Cottages 12/2012
|Rain in the morning, sun later on. We had a fab holiday in this beautiful house. We will be back soon.||Holiday let : 17-24 August|
Rhodes, Prows and Watsons.
Gower Cottages 13/2012
|Lovely house, home from home. Great for the whole family. Had fab week – lots of beach walks and and puzzles! Hopefully see you again.||Holiday let : 24-21 August|
Jones, Goodland and Clayton’s.
Gower Cottages 14/2012
|Lovely long weekend spent at Hill House. A good time was had by all. 9 adults, 1 baby and 2 dogs – accommodation still spacious. Thank you.||Holiday let : 7-10 September|
Chesney’s and Green’s.
Gower Cottages 15/2012
|Wonderful holiday. Lovely house and walks. Beautiful beaches. Great meal at King Arthur Hotel.||Holiday let : 21st September|
Bri, Freda, Sal, Mike, Tony and Loz.
Gower Cottages 16/2012
|We were very blessed with the fine weather all week. Lots of walking and surfing. House in wonderful setting||Holiday let : 24-31 September|
The Redstall family.
Gower Cottages 17/2012
|Came for a wedding. Had a ball. Lovely house and wicked views. Thank you.||Holiday let : 26/10 to 01/11|
Howards, Coopers and Bargery’s.
Gower Cottages 18/2012
|Third visit. Remains ‘bril’. Home from home. Beautiful cottage||Holiday let : 2-5 November|
Herefords and Benjamin’s ‘Again’.
Gower Cottages 19/2012
|Had a really lovely homely Christmas. The open fire was great. Enjoyed the views and local walks. House was decorated for us when we arrived (Xmas tree, etc.) which was a lovely touch. Thank you also for being so accommodating in letting various family members come and go during the week.||Holiday let : 21-28 December|
Punnets, Williams, Ashleys, Challengers.
Gower Cottages 20/2012
2011 Guest Book – Hill House Self Catering Accommodation, Llanrhidian
|A great short break – with one very wet and one very sunny day! Beautiful part of the world, great comfortable accommodation – lovely coastal walks – great games for the kids who are now hooked on Pass the Pigs!! Thank you.||Cottages rental : 24-27 February|
Bastow and Pratt families
Self Catering 1/2011
|“Dioch” Everything was magical and perfect or our needs and the church was so close to attend the wedding of our niece Emma. Thank you.||Cottages rental : 2nd April|
Wedding Party – London
Self Catering 2/2011
|As always – a lovely week – Thank you.||Cottages rental : 8-15 April|
Searley and Sturgeon Families
Self Catering 3/2011
|Fantastic holiday – beautiful location. Great beaches!! Very well equipped cottage – Thank you very much!!||Spring bank holiday week<|
The Costelloes and Shews
Self Catering 4/2011
|Excellent holiday accommodation – perfect for our needs.||Cottages rental : 3-10 June|
Hobson’s and Grateley’s
Self Catering 5/2011
|What a wonderful week. Cycling the millennium trail, Llanelli to Tumble and Dunvant to Mumbles and Swansea. We will be back.||Cottages rental : 24 June – 1 July|
Carol, John, Jean, Janice, Pete, Anne, Ken and Margaret
Self Catering 6/2011
|Accommodation very spacious for the 4 of us. Very well equipped. A good time was had by all. Many thanks.||Cottages rental : 1-7 July|
Self Catering 7/2011
|A most enjoyable holiday, with warm walks on the hills and beaches. A very comfortable cottage in a beautiful location. Thank you very much. Recommend The Britannia for a good dinner.||Cottages rental : 8-15 July|
Kings, Pickerings and Hecters
Self Catering 8/2011
|Had a great family holiday with fantastic weather. Very nice cottage – comfortable and well stocked with all that was necessary. Wonderful, well kept garden which provided a good play area. Wonderful location and views over the estuary. Thank you very much.||Cottages rental : 22-29 July|
Self Catering 9/2011
|A great holiday again! Recommend the Britannia Inn for good food and nice atmosphere (don’t be put off by the outside!) Mewslade bay when tide is out is lovely. Worms Head walk well worth it at low tide!!||Cottages rental : 5-12 August|
Hancox, Callf and Wadhams
Self Catering 10/2011
|Lovely holiday here – good walk to the castle. Britannia pub great for food. Worms Head for sunsets and Rhossili beach for surfing. Great walks on beaches and great fish and chips at Port Eynon!!||Cottages rental : 12-19 August|
Moxon’s and Whitefield’s
Self Catering 11/2011
|Had a great holiday. Cottage nice and clean. Weather has been ideal – different beach every day. Would recommend The Greyhound pub – great food – reasonable price. We will be back!!||Cottages rental : 19-26 August|
Thurkettles and Kennies
Self Catering 12/2011
|We enjoyed our holiday on the Gower peninsula and we want to come back again!||Cottages rental : 26/08 – 02/09|
The White and Baxter children
Self Catering 13/2011
|Lovely holiday, cottage is great, everything we could need. Brilliant location. Views fantastic.||Cottages rental : 2-8 September|
Elliotts, Norden and Frosts
Self Catering 14/2011
2010 Guest Book – Hill House Self Catering Cottages in Gower
|We had a great time here. Lovely location and cottage. Enjoyed Swimming at Oxwich and Rhossili. Good weather for playing in the garden – lots of fun! Hope to be back soon.||Cottages rental : 28 May 4 June|
Kinders & Magners
Self Catering 1/2010
|Great location and views. Very comfortable cottage. Recommend SEA Garden for good Chinese meal.||Cottage rental : 5-11 June|
Julie, Aaron, Sheila, Jayne, PJ, Andrew, Kitty
Self Catering 2/2010
|Beautiful scenery. Lovely people. Fascinating comfortable cottage. Many memories to recall and treasure.||Cottages rental : 11-18 June|
Michael and Iris
Self Catering 3/2010
|Many thanks for your warm welcome. Lovely comfortable holiday home in beautiful surroundings. Wonderful place for touring the Gower.||Cottages rental : 18-25 June|
Elshaws, Coles, Willets and Harvey the dog
Self Catering 4/2010
|We all had a great time here. Many thanks for a warm welcome. Great garden. See you again.||Cottage rental : 25 June – 2 July|
Chris & Bernie, Andrew & Bethan, Morgan & Neve, Robin & Rachel, Chloe & Harvey
Self Catering 5/2010
|We’ve enjoyed our holiday. Weather not brilliant but Gower is a favourite area and Hill House is a very comfortable cottage to come back to after spending most days on the beach. C’etait Superbe! Un grand merci!||Cottages rental : 9-16 July|
Thomas and Pointeau families
Self Catering 6/2010
|Brilliant base to explore Gower. Very well equipped and comfortable.||Cottages rental : 16-23 July|
Self Catering 7/2010
|Second time we’ve stayed! Love the cottage and beautiful beaches. Warm welcome and didn’t want for anything! Will be back!||Cottages rental : 23-30 July|
Self Catering 8/2010
|A nice refreshing break. Our first holiday in 5 years.||Cottages rental : 31 July-13 August|
The Palethorpe family
Self Catering 9/2010
|We all had a great holiday. Cottage perfect for all of us. Oxwich beach our favourite as very good access for 3 small boys. Great fish and chips from caravan park which has an excellent playground. Will definitely be back. Thank you!||Cottages rental : 13-27 August|
Buttler and Barrett families
Self Catering 10/2010
|Wonderful weather for November. Lovely walks. We will be back.||Cottage rental : 12-16 November|
Rhodes and Prouse families
Self Catering 11/2010
|Lovely cottage. Great Xmas. Wonderful real fire.||Cottages rental : 22-28 December|
Edmonds and Thomas
Self Catering 12/2010
|Another fabulous week in this great cottage, with highlights the walk from Oxwich bay (and one seal sighting) and a return visit to beautiful Rhossili. Children’s highlight the swimming pool in Swansea||Cottages rental : 4 January 2011|
The Glasspool and Foakes families
Self Catering 13/2010
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