B&B with 3 Guestrooms
There are 3 bedrooms. A family room with a double and a single bed, wardrobe and dressing table, a double room with a pine double bed, dressing table and walk in wardrobe and a bunk room with pine beds and full size pine wardrobe. Additional sleeping can be arranged via the sofa bed in the lounge. Linen and towels are provided for B&B guests only at no extra costs. Well behaved dogs are welcome. Its worth noting that during the peak season (May to October) dogs do not need to be kept on a lead at Three Cliffs Bay unlike other beaches around Gower. Guests are welcome to access the kitchen to make coffee/tea/hot chocolate. The upstairs lounge is available for guests to watch satellite TV or play videos/DVD's or music CD's or any of the games that are provided. Access to the patio is available to all guests.
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.
Top Traveller Review
About the Owner
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!
Why The Owner chose Wales
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).
What makes this cottage unique
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.
- 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.
(2 traveller 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. Not sure about the previous review but 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. Thoroughly recommended.
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.
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
- 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.