Gower Self Catering Holiday Cottage

Are you looking for a Gower Holiday Cottage?  If so, and if you require a large self catering cottage for your extended family then look no further.

Hill House is the “home from home” cottage for family holidays in the Gower peninsula, Swansea, or Mumbles. It provides comfortable and spacious self catering accommodation for the extended family. Our large and extensive garden is 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. Dogs and other pets are also welcome by prior arrangement.

Firstly, our Gower holiday cottage’s four light and airy bedrooms sleep up to nine adults. Secondly, the “must-haves” for self catering accommodation is a kitchen and plenty of room for indoor activities. At Hill House, there is a large, well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen with seating for twelve, two sitting rooms, and two bathrooms. Above all, the combination of a downstairs bedroom coupled with an 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 free Wi-Fi connection to unlimited super-fast fibre broadband. If required, we can provide an additional cot, highchair, and stairgate. Furthermore, well-behaved dogs are welcome by prior arrangement.

The extensive well-kept grounds comprises of a large secluded south facing lawn, sun terrace and two other large open lawns. 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
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Family bathroom and shower room
  • Wi-Fi fibre broadband 30 Mbps
  • Cot, highchair, stairgate available
  • Dogs welcome by prior arrangement
  • Tranquil rural location
  • Extensive gardens and estuary views
  • Off road parking for several cars
  • All utility charges included
  • Visit Wales three star grading
  • No Smoking or Vaping
When looking for a Gower holiday cottage for your self catering stay in the Gower peninsula, Swansea, or Mumbles 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 Holiday Cottage provides a comfortable ‘home from home’ for your stay in Gower, Swansea, or Mumbles. Hill House has been in our family for over a hundred years and we started providing cottage style self catering accommodation for family holidays in 2006. We manage the cottage ourselves and we prepare the cottage to the highest standard for all guests.

Our self catering accommodation’s 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:

Hill House is ideally located to accommodate guests attending wedding and receptions at any of the numerous venues located on the Gower Peninsula and Swansea. A number of the award-winning venues such as Oldwalls Leisure, Ocean View, Fairy Hill and the King Arthur hotel are within a 3 to 10-minute drive from Hill House.   Over the years we have accommodated many guests attending weddings and receptions at these venues.   Furthermore, as Hill House is less than 200m from Llanrhidian parish church, it is very convenient for guests who are attending weddings services there.   For further details of wedding venues on the Gower peninsula see our article on Weddings in Gower.

It Is hard to believe that the Gower Peninsula has network of over 268 miles of footpaths and bridleways.   A number of short and longer circular routes can be accessed from the lane outside Hill House. You can use these routes to explore Llanrhidian, Oldwalls, Leason, Weobley castle and other location in North Gower. An added bonus for ramblers and walking enthusiasts is that this lane carries the Gower peninsula and Swansea section of the Wales Coast Path.  For very long walks, you can make use of the local bus service that stops in the village. You arrive at the start of the walk’s start with plenty of energy for the walk back to Hill House.   See our Gower Walking festival article for details on this annual event and some of the local rambler groups in the Swansea area that welcome newcomers to their organised walks.  

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 self catering accommodation 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.

Outdoor Enthusiasts

The Gower Peninsula and Swansea Bay caters for all forms of water sports. These including surfing, bodyboarding, kite surfing, windsurfing, yachting, paddle board and coasteering.   Equipment hire and instruction for many of these pastimes is available at a number of the beaches.   See our article Gower Surfing Schools that provides information on the local surf schools.   Rock climbing, hang gliding and parascending are also popular activities.there are also numerous opportunities for pony trecking.

We are Dog friendly

Unlike other Gower holiday cottage, we accept pates. Well-behaved dogs are welcome, by prior arrangement, at Hill House holiday cottage. Hill House is ideally suited for dogs and dog walking. For much of the time dogs can be let off the lead on the lane around Hill House, local footpaths, beaches and coastal path. Cattle, sheep and ponies graze the farmland and open spaces such as the salt marsh and the moorland of Cefn Bryn. When walking in these areas your dog should always be kept on a lead. We are also happy to accommodate any other pets that you may wish to bring with you to stay at Hill House. As we own the fields to the west of Hill House we may be able to accommodate your horse. We do not provide stable and tack facilities but you may be able to arrange these at a close-by farm.

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The Gower Peninsula

The Gower peninsula is located on the South Wales coast to the west of Swansea. Uniquely, it was designated as the UK’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1956. Consequently, this long AONB status means that its splendid scenery has not been spoiled by overdevelopment and commercialization. In addition, Gower is perhaps best known for its coastline and, as a matter of fact, it attracts water sports enthusiasts from all over the world. It is one of the United Kingdoms’ top destinations for holidays and surfing. Furthermore, you can see some of what the Gower has to offer visitors and holidaymakers by viewing our Gower peninsula page and reading our various guides that are listed on our Tourist Information page.

The City of Swansea, Swansea Bay, and Mumbles

Swansea is the gateway to the Gower peninsula and nestles on the eastern edge of Swansea Bay. The bay is a five-mile stretch of sand running between Swansea and Mumbles head. In fact, the world’s first commercial passenger railway ran between Swansea and Mumbles. The Mumbles railway has long since gone and an extensive waterfront promenade now follows its path. The promenade incorporates a pedestrian walkway, a demarcated cycle path, and a jogging track with fitness apparatus.

There are numerous access points onto the beach 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. Finally, the Bay Area and Mumbles have much to offer holiday-makers. You can read more about Swansea’s holiday attractions by viewing our Swansea Bay and Mumbles page our various guides that are listed on our Tourist Information page.

If you are intent of exploring Swansea Bay and Mumbles then our Gower holiday cottage is ideally situated as most locations can be reached within a thirty-minute drive.


Our Gower holiday cottage is located in the village of Llanrhidian.

Llanrhidian lies on the north coast of the Gower peninsula about 10 miles from the City of Swansea. It is one of the oldest and best-preserved villages on the Gower peninsula. The centre of the village is a conservation area and there is virtually no through traffic. As a result, the village and the area around Hill House is very quiet and tranquil. The parish church and local public house are about 100 yards from Hill House.

Because all of the Gower peninsula’s bays are within easy reach from Llanrhidian, Hill House is the ideal location for your family holiday. 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 traffic and can be crowded with tourists at peak holiday times.

You can see what Llanrhidian has to offer by exploring the interactive map and reading the information provided on our Llanrhidian page.

Don’t forget to install our free App on your phone before visiting the Gower peninsula.

It will help you get the most out of your stay at our Gower holiday cottage as it gives you detailed information on all of Gower’s bays, beaches, and coves.


Hill House, Llanrhidian, Swansea, SA3 1ER.

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We have produced a smartphone App to help you get the most out of your stay at Hill House. 

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A guide to the numerous bays, beaches and coves along the Gower peninsula coast.

  • For iPhone and Android .
  • Details over thirty unique locations
  • Road and footpath directions
  • Car parking, refreshment and toilet facilities
  • Tide table and lifeguard patrols
  • Duration of dog walking restrictions
  • …. and much more

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