Welcome to our Gower Self Catering Holiday Cottage
Hill House is probably the best self catering cottage for family holidays in the Gower peninsula. It provides comfortable and spacious accommodation for the extended family and the extensive gardens are ideal for entertaining children. The surrounding landscape is rural with uninterrupted estuary views across open fields and salt marsh. You will find that the cottage provides a relaxing and tranquil retreat from the hurly-burly of everyday life.
The cottage’s four light and airy bedrooms sleep up to nine adults. There is a large farmhouse style kitchen with seating for twelve and there are two sitting rooms and two bathrooms. The combination of a downstairs bedroom and adjacent shower room makes it ideal for family members with minor mobility issues.
Beds are made up for guest prior to their arrival and bath towels and hand towels are also provided. The kitchen is equipped with modern appliances, utensils, crockery and cutlery. In addition, there are two flat screen LED televisions and there is a free unlimited Wi-Fi broadband connection. If required we can provide an additional cot, highchair and stair gate. Furthermore, well-behaved pets are welcome by prior arrangement.
The extensive well kept grounds contains a large secluded south facing lawn, sun terrace and two other large open lawned areas. Children love playing on the lawns and the large lawn is particularly suited to ball and racket games. Guests can help themselves to apples, hazelnuts and blackberries from the garden when in season. The sun terrace has a large teak dining set and a charcoal barbecue. In conclusion, there is nothing better in the evening than relaxing on the terrace watching the renowned Gower sunsets.
Cottage Key Features
- Large detached family home
- Sleeps nine in four bedrooms
- All utility charges included
- Bed linen and towels included
- Beds made on changeover day
- Family bathroom and shower room
- Wi-Fi with unlimited broadband
- Cot, highchair, stairgate available
- Pets welcome by prior arrangement
- Tranquil rural location
- Extensive gardens and estuary views
- Off road parking for several cars
- Visit Wales three star grading
- No Smoking
Full details of the self-catering accommodation, facilities and gardens can be viewed on our Explore Hill House page.
When looking for a self catering holiday cottage in Gower you should check that the quality of the accommodation has been independently assessed. The self catering accommodation provided by Hill House is certified through the Visit Wales grading scheme. You can, therefore, rest assured that this Gower Cottage provides a comfortable ‘home from home’ for your stay in Gower. Hill House has been in our family for over a hundred years and it began its life as a self-catering holiday cottage in 2006. We manage the cottage ourselves and we prepare the cottage to the highest standard for all guests.
Our changeover day for weekly rentals is Friday and during peak times we only accept bookings for 7 nights or more. Short breaks of two, three or four nights are available during the low and mid-season. Hill House is available for hire throughout the year and with its gas fired central heating, double glazing and open fire it’s a snug haven during the autumn and winter months.
As well as families spending the classic British bucket and spade holiday, Hill House caters for:
Walkers and Ramblers
The Gower peninsula has a diverse range of landscapes ranging from wooded valleys, open moorland, limestone cliffs to salt marsh. This gives rise to a diverse range of habitat which in turn gives rise to a diverse range of flora and fauna. Consequently, It is safe to say that, the Gower peninsula is a wildlife enthusiasts paradise.
The fields, woodland and salt march around Hill House are home to squirrels, badgers, foxes, buzzards, red kites, hen harriers and numerous species of waterfowl.
The National Wetland Centre at Penclacwdd is just across the estuary from Hill House. It has hides that overlook the tidal pools from which you can observe the many species of local and migratory waterfowl. The centre also arranges programmes of entertainment/educational activities for children.
The Gower Peninsula
The Gower peninsula is located on the South Wales coast to the west of Swansea. It was designated as the UK’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1956. This long AONB status means that its splendid scenery has not been spoiled by overdevelopment and commercialisation. Gower is perhaps best known for its coastline and attracts water sports enthusiasts from all over the world. It is one of the United Kingdoms top destinations for surfing. You can see some of what the Gower has to offer visitors by viewing our Gower peninsula page.
The City of Swansea, Swansea Bay and Mumbles
Swansea is the City by the Bay and is the gateway to the Gower Peninsula. It has an extensive waterfront promenade that stretches for 5 miles alongside the sandy shoreline of Swansea Bay to Mumbles head. The promenade follows the line of the old Mumbles Train railway that was the worlds first passenger carrying railway. The promenade contains a demarcated cycle path and jogging track with fitness apparatus. There are numerous access points onto the bay from the promenade and various visitor attractions along its length. In addition, Swansea has an abundance of award-winning public parks and gardens. Victoria, Singleton, Brynmill and Clyne parks are adjacent to the promenade. The Bay Area and Mumbles have much to offer holidaymakers and you can read more about Swansea’s holiday attractions by viewing our Swansea Bay and Mumbles page.
Llanrhidian lies on the north coast of the Gower peninsula about 10 miles from the City of Swansea and is one of the oldest and best-preserved village on the Gower peninsula. It is a very quiet location with virtually no through traffic and the centre of the village is a designated conservation area. The parish church and local public house are about 100 yards from Hill House.
All of Gower’s bays, beaches and coves are within easy reach from Llanrhidian. There are not many beachside self-catering holiday cottage in Gower and a short car ride is nearly always required to reach your preferred destination. Unlike Llanrhidian most of the other villages are plagued by through traffic and can be crowed with tourist at peak times.
You can see what Llanrhidian has to offer by exploring the interactive map and reading the information provided on our Llanrhidian page.