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Escape to a cliff top location with superb sea views. Pets welcome.

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

Cottage near Rhossili, Gower, South Wales - Beach Within Half Mile, Exciting Birdwatching/Cliff Walks

Clovercliff is a gem of a cottage that overlooks the sea and some of the most spectacular coastline in the 'Gower Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' if not the British Isles. Perched two hundred feet above and within three hundred yards of the coast of the Bristol Channel. It can be found in Google Earth at 51 deg. 33’ 34.23”N and 4 deg. 16’ 24.24”W. Whether you like walking, painting, bird watching, surfing, paragliding, or want a great location for a family holiday this is an outstanding place within 10 minutes walk of Mewslade Bay. It is also within a mile and a half of Rhossili which boasts three miles of sandy beach. For peace, quiet and somewhere to sit dreamily watching the changes in light and weather, it often seems unbeatable. The other historic and natural wonders of The Gower are within easy reach by car or bike. You could also venture further to Swansea with its shops, or the National Botanic Garden of Wales, or the historic castles of Kidwelly, Weobley and Penrice.

Liz Lucas
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
5 February, 2017

About Liz Lucas

The Lucas Family have managed Clover Cliff since 2008 when Ollie and Liz took it over from Ollie's cousin, Patrick and the Robin family. It has been a labour of love as we made significant improvements since 2008 fitting double glazing, bringing toilet access indoors (yes indoors!), a new kitchen, new bathroom and hot water system and new storage heaters. The roof has also been renewed and isulated for cosy winter weeks. We aim to provide something that is practical and comfortable but which lets the natural surroundings speak for themselves.

Working on this has brought us into contact with such friendly and supportive local people and neighbours. Although we do not live locally we aim to always be available on the end of a phone and have great people who look after the house and grounds in our absence.

Liz Lucas purchased this cottage in 1949

Why Liz Lucas chose Wales

The house was built by Ollie’s grandparents to give their children close contact with the natural world away from the noise and pollution of London. They were passionate about Gower and were involved in the beginnings of the Gower Society and in the campaign to have it made an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Ollie’s mother was staying at Clover Cliff when he was born and the small murals painted on the plaster of the sitting room were done by his grandfather, mother and aunts. He feels the place is in his bones and although he only lived there a short time loved wandering the cliffs and beaches as a boy. Now it is not only our business project but also an inspiration for artists like Ollie.

Sadly, Ollie died unexpectedly in 2015 but his wife, Liz and their children and grand children, will continue to enjoy Clover Cliff and enable others to do the same.

What makes this cottage unique

Fantastic sea views, seclusion, slowing down, chilling out, contemplating the changing light and sea, watching birds, sharing our love of the natural outdoors with our children and grandchildren without having to get in a car first. Walking to Mewslade beach, surfing and making sandcastles, barbecues on the shingle at Ramsgrove and walking our dog, Ernie. Finding a secret place to sit alone on the cliffs. Walking to Hillend for lunch over Rhossili Down and back along Rhossili beach. The walk to the end of the Worm when the tide is right. Listening to winter storms outside. Friendly neighbours. Drawing in Mewslade valley (and just about everwhere else!)

Evening meals and wine looking at the sunset.

Chasing rabbits - I never caught one (Ernie).

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Came thousands of miles from the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia to visit the best place on earth.'

'We have spent many happy hours on Gower in the past.... But these last few days will be treasured as our happiest.'

'It was great this holiday, we swam in the sea every day and it was really hot but some days were a bit misty. my dad and my brother caught 2 mackerel for the first time. I can't wait to come here next year'
Apr 2009
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(5 traveller reviews)


A magical place !

  • 5 of 5

Clover Cliff Cottage felt like home from the minute we arrived. It felt welcoming and warm, and had absolutely everything we needed. We also enjoyed not having a television, it made our break relaxing, and we played games, (lots of which are provided), read (a good variety of interesting books and maps are also provided), but probably spent the most time watching the light change over the most spectacular view. The view is just stunning, and on full display from all the main living areas of the cottage, and a couple of the bedrooms. On misty mornings it was quite hypnotic watching the view reveal itself as the sun burnt off the mist. In the evenings we sat outside and watched the sun set with a glass of wine...bliss !

We walked a lot, directly from the cottage on the Coastal Path. We walked to Rhossili, The Worms Head, Mewslade Bay and to Port Eynon 6 miles along the Cliffs, the dog was exhausted ! We did need the dogs lead though, the cliffs are steep and sheep plentiful !

In all, we had a very peaceful and relaxing week at Clover Cliff, we unwound completely and were very sorry to leave. It casts quite a spell on you .. We loved it and will be going back as soon as we can.

The Randalls and Rosie the BMD.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Another five stars from us

  • 5 of 5

"Us" is: a Mum, two grown-up sons (21 and 18) and their teenage sisters (16 and 14). We all enjoyed the place so much. The biggest compliment is that even the beloved computer was not missed!

It is obvious that the location is for nature lovers - we recommend hiking boots. We had warm and sunny weather but could also imagine the place to be very cozy in less favourable conditions. The personal information provided regarding the history of the house and the surrounding landscape was much appreciated and contributed to the fact that we felt well and at home and - for the short period that we were there - also responsible for the preservation of this wonderful spot on earth.

So good luck to Clover Cliff, Liz, Oliver and Gail and all the future guests.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's great to hear that you enjoyed the natural beauty of the surrounding area, and also the coziness of the cottage. Thanks for the review, and it's lovely to hear that you felt so at home at Clover Cliff.
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  • 5 of 5

This is a property that is extremely hard to beat in terms of it's location. It is isolated, but does not feel lonely. The sky and the sea, and nature in all it's great beauty, dominate. This is not a place for the technophobe, but a place to unwind, relax and rejuvenate. Just a few yards from from the cottage is the coast path, with stunning views of the little coves and beaches nearby, and endless potential for walking and exploring. Rhossili beach nearby is magnificent, the sight of which never ceases to lift the spirits with its beauty.

The property is accurately described, and warm, cosy and comfortable.

My daughter, son in law and year old baby enjoyed staying in the roof bedroom, and so long as you are careful and fit, the tiny staircase would not pose too much of a problem.

All the amenities one could wish for are not far away in the little village of the Mumbles, including lots of lovely little shops to suit all the family. The Italian restaurant Verdi's has wonderful food and specially ice cream, but that just may have been superseded this year by the discovery of Joe's coffee crunch ice cream.......delicious! If all that a city centre can offer is required, Swansea is just along the bay, but really, for me, nowhere beats just being at Clover Cliffe cottage; it's just perfect, but please don't tell too many people!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the trouble to write a review and we are delighted that you have again enjoyed Clover Cliff so much. It is good to see Mumbles praised so highly for its holiday amenities, not to mention its ice cream!
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  • 5 of 5

Gower is now our favourite place. Clover Cliff gave us everything we look for in our family holidays, the beauty of nature all around us - the location and setting is perfect. We have camped for our last few hols and the luxury of hot water, warm beds etc was much appreciated. Great attention to detail with all you need yet not overly fussy this place was perfect for us, the renovations have kept the essence and the history of Clover Cliff with modern comforts, we loved it. We found Gower locals so friendly and helpful too.

Our group included teenagers aged 19 and 15, and 12 and 8 yr olds, no one was bored or missed TV or internet very much at all, the kids spent many hours late into the night hunched over the monopoly board after days spent discovering coves or walking out to Worms Head or body boarding in the fabulous surf at Mewslade and Rhossili.

I almost don't want to write this review telling others how great this place is! We feel privileged to have had the opportunity to gain some wonderful family memories at this very special place.

We will return!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Herbs, Thanks for such a lovely review, it's great to hear that you enjoyed the Gower and all that it offers so much. We'd love to have you back, but do book early if you want your two week stay! Thank you for the spectacular photographs you sent, a treat to see you all enjoying the uncrowded beaches. See you soon! Liz
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location location

  • 5 of 5

Location amazing.

Simple , obviously much loved accommodation.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review. Its great to know that the cottage is appreciated as much by other people as it is by us!
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring Half term
11 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring term
25 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Easter holidays
1 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring bank holiday
22 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
First half summer term
6 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1st half summer term
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Bank Holiday week
3 Jun 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2nd half summer term
10 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer holidays
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn term
2 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn term later
23 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October half term
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £50
Pet Fee £15

Changeover Day:
Saturday but may be flexible depending on season. Full weeks or long week-ends (Fri-Mon inc.) Sept 2012-March 2013. Full weeks only from start of Easter Holidays until end of October 2013.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. Saturday is the changeover day, although this may be flexible according to the season.

Apologies but we can no longer offer split weeks or long week-end breaks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Rhossili, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 40 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Family bathroom with bath and shower over. Heated towel rail and heater. WC and extra wash basin separate.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The Sea Bedroom with double bed overlooking the view of the coast and sea. Storage heater. The Gate Bedroom with twin beds. Storage heater. The Loft Bedroom up a winding stair over looking the view with three beds. Storage heater.
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • caves
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Up to 2 pets accepted by arrangement (£15 per pet). Part of the experience provided is an isolated contrast to modern living away from television or a landline telephone so a good range of books and board games are provided. As we only have 2G coverage there isn't any WIFI although this is available at the Bay Bistro in Rhossili if you sit at the right table. Outside: Set within grassed enclosure with wild areas. Patio and veranda. Store for outdoor furniture. Utility Room: Cool pantry with countertop freezer & stone slab good for storing food. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen included. Other: Lobby with space for hanging coats etc., and heated rack for drying shoes and outdoor clothing.

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