Cottage And B&B in Parkmill, Gower Peninsula, Wales - 15 Minutes Walk From Three Cliffs Bay
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.
Details for holiday cottage Sleeps 8 (3 Bedrooms), 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 1 Bathroom
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.
Top Traveller Review
About the Owner
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!
Guestbook comments from the owner
"Its like the Tardis staying here, deceptively large once indoors and has landed in one of the best locations on Gower"
3 based on 2 holidaymaker reviews
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
Run-down dirty unsafe and poor value for money
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.
From the Owner
“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).”
Activity and Interests
Three Cliffs Bay (designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1956) is around a 15 minute walk and draws many visitors in recent years. There are many other fantastic beaches on Gower worth visiting including Llangenith Beach for all you surfers out there! If you want more adventurous sports, Worms Head offers hang gliding lessons over the most stunning views ever. Oxwich Bay is a 10 minute car drive with a lovely sandy beach and a hotel for refreshments served all day.
Cardiff Airport is approx. 50 miles away and Swansea Port around 10 miles. Swansea Railway Station is around 8 miles away. A car is essential to enable all the beaches on Gower to be accessed but a good bus service (hourly) can take you to most of them if you would like to leave the car "at home".
Oxwich Bay, which has a hotel and restaurant, is a 10 minute drive away with ample parking directly next to the beach. Worms Head at Rossilli Beach is about a 20 minute drive away and Llangenith Beach around 15 minutes.
The quaint village of Parkmill has a local grocery store, restaurant, Pub, Pony Trekking centre and Chapel. The Heritage Centre is a 2 minute walk and offers numerous childrens' activities, a play area, animals and a cafe. Just a 10 minute drive away can take you to Perriswood, an indoor and outdoor archery centre. Killay (around 5 miles away) has a variety of shops, pubs, restaurants, hairdressers, bank and petrol station. Swansea (around 10 miles away) is very lively with many restaurants and pubs, cinemas, bowling, leisure centre which has flumes and a wave machine, dry ski slope and other facilities. Mumbles is a quaint seaside town with many pubs, restaurants and shops and a railway which takes you across the whole of Swansea Bay. Mumbles sea front is an an ideal starting place for after dinner strollers taking in the sea air and walking off the calories stopping off for coffee at Virdi's or an ice cream at Joe's! There is a cycle track which runs the whole of Swansea Bay. The Pier at Mumbles is also a great attraction for tourists with many facilities.
- Booking Notes:
To secure a booking a cheque/money transfer for 50% of the total is required immediately - the balance is to be paid 2 weeks prior to arrival by cheque(weekly bookings only). If your booking is last minute, then the total amount is payable on arrival. No credit cards. Please state whether you require B&B or self-contained rental on the enquiry form.
Changeover days are Saturday with arrivals from 3.30 pm and departures by 10.30 am. This can be flexible so please email with your requirements.
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From the Owner
“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.”
- Guest House
- Dining Area
- pets considered
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
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Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Notes on accommodation: Centrally heated throughout - there are electric radiators in each room giving individual room control. A large selection of books, videos and board games are available. Pets are welcome by arrangement (£10 per pet). For unit 1 quilts and pillows are provided but linen and towels are not. Only hand towels in the bathroom and teatowels in the kitchen. If you require linen and towels to be provided please email for prices. Towels are provided for dogs free of charge. The Utility Room is situated outside the kitchen door under cover of a canopy and has a tumble dryer, although the washing machine is incorporated within the kitchen. The dining room/downstairs sitting room has oak beams and a wood burner. The dining table seats 8 but can be extended to 10 people. There is an additonal WC on the ground floor with electric radiator and wash hand basin. Unusually there is an 18th Century, fully working treddle organ so you can pull out all the stops musically! Outside: The patio benefits from the sun for most of the day and is accessed from the lounge or via the kitchen and up stone steps. The patio furniture consists of an outdoor table and 6 chairs - there are 2 further chairs inside the lounge. At the moment only the patio is available as the garden is out of bounds due to the recent high winds taking down the fencing and dislodging the garden shed. Hopefully everything should be back to normal within the next month. There is a locked wooden gate preventing access so the children are safe. There is also a gate preventing access to the stone steps leading down to the kitchen.