Gower Holiday Cottages
These companies provide a selection of Gower self catering holiday cottages, situated on the Gower Peninsula an in surrounding towns such as Swansea and Langland. They're available throughout the year and reductions are offered in some cases. Visit the sites for the latest news about booking rates and special deals.
Cottages 4 You
- 10 Gower holiday cottages
and self catering properties including holiday lodges, barn conversions and Grade II listed character cottages. A good number have been awarded 5 stars with prices generally starting at £300 per week.
Self Catering Searcher
- 9 Gower cottages
and self catering properties in the Swansea area from £220 per week. Most welcome pets and include extra features such as wi-fi internet access. Most are traditional in style and include stone-built cottages and semi-detached cottage properties.
Holiday Lettings -
8 Gower cottage properties and other types of self catering holiday homes such as period houses and detached holiday properties. They can be found both in the Gower in towns such as Langland, Scurlage and Crofty. Booking rates start at £275.
Independent Cottages -
A small collection of cottages in The Gower from £300 p/w during off-peak times. Some have star ratings for amenities and quality and pets are allowed in some cases. All are located on the Gower Peninsula.
The rich and dramatic landscape that surrounds Gower holiday cottages forms part of one of the most attractive areas in South-West Wales. The Gower is a restful, picturesque seascape of salt marshes, dunes and sweeping and golden beaches.
The Gower Peninsula running from Swansea to the Mumbles Head
consists of a coastline with hidden coves and dramatic seascapes. The region is peppered with numerous fishing villages such as Port Eynon. There is also a good selection of golden beaches.
The salt marshes of the Loughor Estuary, located to the west, are home to an abundance of wildlife, with many sea species protected by the Whiteford National Nature Reserve
. This is an area of windswept dunes, gentle rolling hills and and wooded vales.
Boat trips are run along the coast that offer some fine views of the Gower Peninsula
while trails run along the coast that prove popular with walkers and hikers. This is a region of profound beauty that has an unspoilt charm. We've provided further details about popular Gower visitor attractions and activities below.
Gower visitor attractions
The first place in Britain to be designated An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
, cottage holidaymakers can be certain of finding much to enjoy in this very popular tourist destination.
Visitors come from all over the world to enjoy what this fabulous area has to offer: walking, climbing, water-sports, pony-trekking, golf and abseiling are just a few of the many activities to be engaged here. Gower Coast Adventures
offer scenic boat trips along the coast and the Gower Kite Centre
has fishing tackle, surfboards, wetsuits and kites for sale and hire. There are two pony-trekking centres on Gower: Parc Y Breos Riding Centre and Copley Stables at Clyne Common. Euphoria Sailing at Oxwich Bay offers a range of activities: water-skiing, wake-boarding, windsurfing and coasteering.
Food and drink
The Welcome to Town, once a pub, now converted to a stylish restaurant, offers a range of Welsh dishes using local ingredients. At the King Arthur Hotel
there are bar and restaurant menus – fish and game caught locally and a children’s menu. There are breathtaking views from the Worm’s Head Hotel in Rhossili with home-cooked food and a beer garden.
The Britannia Inn is a gastro-pub and for a really special dining experience try Fairy Hill
at Reynoldston in a beautifully renovated manor house. Booking is essential. A popular hangout for surfers is the King’s Head or try the fish and chips at the Captain’s Table at Port Eynon
History and Culture
Much of the Gower’s ancient landscape has been preserved for visitors to the area to explore. The Standing Stones in North Gower is a Neolithic burial place and Arthur’s Stone is a cromlech dated approximately 2500BC. In the Paviland Cave
near Rhossili the skeleton of a Stone Age man was discovered in 1823. Weobley Castle near Lhanrhidian was built in the thirteenth century as a fortified manor (open April to October 9.30am to 6.30pm and November to March 9.30am to 4.00pm).