Bedroom 1 has an iron double bed, a single bed with antique wardrobe and dressing table. Bedroom 2 has a pine double bed and walk in wardrobe with matching pine dressing table. Bedroom 3 has pine bunk beds and a full size pine wardrobe. The bathroom has an electric shower over the bath, wc and sink with a built in cupboard giving ample storage for linen, towels and toiletries. There is also a downstairs toilet and wash hand basin with heated towel rail. The gallery style kitchen comprises electric oven with 4 ring hob and grill, fridge/freezer, washing machine, sink, kettle, toaster, microwave, slow cooker and radio for early morning music! The living room has a freesat TV giving all channels including catchup. There are also CD/Video/DVD players. There are 2 sofas (1 converts to a double bed) and ample drawer and cupboard space. All the board games are in the antique chest of drawers. The dining room has oak beams, wood burner, rocking chair and the table can be extended.
The Cottage is deceptively spacious and never fails to amaze visitors who stay. The lounge area is bright and airy with ample seating to plan the day ahead. Patio doors lead onto a terrace which catches the sun for most of the day.
I live next door to The Cottage with my teenage daughter and dog (Lucky - a highly intelligent springer/cocker mix). We have 3 horses and enjoy every aspect of country/beach living during all seasons. Parkmill is just so ideal with the local store, "Shepherds" providing all immediate necessities and an hourly bus service taking us into Swansea or the nearest town (Killay) for our weekly shopping. We are reducing our carbon footprint by using local transport and will one day use our horses for our weekly shop-up!
We used to live in London and bought the cottage for a holiday retreat. After a number of years and lots of M4 mileage, we decided to move permanently to Parkmill and have never regretted that decision. It's a beautiful little village with breathtaking scenery so close by that we do not need people to visit us to take us there, we go there regularly and appreciate every minute. Granted Three Cliffs Bay is stunning no matter what the weather, but there are many other walks like over Cefn Bryn to Arthur's Stone or to Giants Grave (a forestry owned woodland) and we often visit Cat Rock, a cave inhabited by bats in the woodland. We often walk to Three Cliffs Bay and then the full length of Oxwich Bay to the Hotel (tide permitting).
Staying in Parkmill has the benefit of not needing a car to go to the beach, pub (Gower Inn) restaurant (Mais Yr Haf or local shop (Shepherds). The Heritage Centre is a two minute walk and provides excellent facilities for children with an indoor and outdoor play area, puppet theatre and cafe. They often hold music events (with BBQ and bar) so another superb night out.
"Its like the Tardis staying here, deceptively large once indoors and has landed in one of the best locations on Gower"
Cracking cottage in a brilliant location, right at the top of the path down to what I think is the best beach in the UK, Three Cliffs bay. We found the cottage clean and old fashioned, the snug with the woodburner was simply brilliant over a cold Easter. The owner replaced the TV whilst we were there and it has good wifi and satellite. Recommended
What a mistake we made booking this property. The Gower is a lovely area so we will be back but never to this house again. I shall keep this factual rather than convey the emotion of the impact on our holiday:
Upon arrival the heating hadn't been put on and it was dark and freezing cold.
The children's bedroom has electrical wires sticking out of the wall! Dangerous.
The single bedroom has no curtains over the window (and had mouse-droppings on the window sill) so was un-usable.
All the crockery in the kitchen was very dusty and the whole place looked like it hadn't had a thorough clean in a very long time looking at the cobwebs.
One of the sofas in the lounge had no comfortable seat as the foam had rotted through and the other sofa was worn through and ripped material it was so old.
I very much doubt the lounge patio window is safety glass - which is worrying with small children.
The carpet on the stairs was ripped creating a potential trip hazard.
Access to the outside area is not convenient and you have to walk right round the back of the house to reach the wooden area with the outside table and the garden had a very high drop to the ground with no barrier, so completely unsafe to leave children outside.
One of the fridges wasn't plugged in and we couldn't find a plug socket for it.
All fittings and white goods are very very old.
The TV had a video and DVD player, both of which were very old and there was no means to plug in anything more modern such as an iplayer.
I slept in the single bed in the family room and the sheets smelt so musty like they'd been on the bed for a very long time, not fresh at all.
Overall standard is very run down.
We did speak at length with the owner about these issues at the time but I very much doubt they have been addressed so be warned.