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Magnificent Country House in the Gower, minutes from wonderful beaches

Bedrooms 5
Separate WCs1
Property type house
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Magnificent Country House in Gower, Nr. Mumbles Village, Swansea, Wales - Ideally Situated To Enjoy All That Gower Has To Offer, Gated Access With Parking For 9 Cars

The Old Vicarage is prominently situated on a hill overlooking the wonderful Gower countryside. Quiet and peaceful yet within minutes of Gower's famous beaches and just 15 minutes from Mumbles village, famous for it's restaurants, bars and shops. The 5 star Fairyhill restaurant is within walking distance as is the renowned King Arthur country pub serving excellent food & drink in a traditional country pub environment. Gower provides the opportunity for golf, water sports, horse riding, hiking, cycling or just relaxing and enjoying some of Europe's favourite beaches. The Old Vicarage was completed in 1901 and has recently been completely refurbished to offer a full range of modern amenities within a beautifully decorated country house that will provide you with a lifetime of memories.

Alison Dickerson
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

About Alison Dickerson

Hi, Our family bought The Old Vicarage in 2001 after many years searching for a country house in South Wales. Restoring and modernising the house was a labour of love and we were very lucky to be able to live here and raise our family of three children & two dogs! It was heart rending to move from The Old Vicarage but our older children needed to be closer to work and so we decided to move. Letting out the property for families and groups of friends has been a wonderful experience as we feel we are sharing the joy that a large country house can bring in enabling large groups of people to enjoy time together in a wonderful environment.

Why Alison Dickerson chose Port Eynon

Gower was designated the UK's first area of outstanding natural beauty and every visitor quickly understands why. The coastline has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world with Rhossilli & Three Cliffs recognised as two of the greatest views. The countryside and proximity to the bustling seaside village of Mumbles and nearby Swansea city provides a unique experience that visitors return for year after year.

What makes this house unique

The Old Vicarage is set within an acre of landscaped gardens with secure access through iron gates. Prominently situated on a small hill the property affords views over the surrounding countryside and is within minutes of many beaches.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I just wanted to send you an email to say what a wonderful holiday we had in your gorgeous house! In fact none of us could bear to leave & wanted to spend another week there. The Vicarage had absolutely everything we needed to make it the perfect hol, & we all want a house exactly like it!

Thank you so much for a wonderful holiday at your beautiful house...

The Old Vicarage and Gower exceeded all of our expectations.
Sep 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Port Eynon in Swansea

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 17
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 4 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite to bedrooms 1 and 2 Family bathroom. Separate shower room. Separate w/c.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps up to 17 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: En-suite, king size bed, french doors to landscaped gardens. Bedroom 2: Double bed, double bunk beds. Bedroom 3: En-suite, king size bed. Bedroom 4: 3 Singles Bedroom 5: 2 Singles Put me up beds available for library & sitting
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Rooms: 5 Bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom, 2 en-suites and 1 shower room. Furniture: Sofa beds (2), Single beds (4), Double beds (3), Dining seating for 14, Lounge seating for 16, Sleeps maximum of 17. Other: Linen and towels provided. Outside: Externally, there are gated lawned grounds and a private, walled sun terrace. The Old Vicarage is accessed via automatic, decorative metal gates, with touchpad and fob security access to a sweeping driveway up to the property. Ample gravelled parking for up to 6 cars. There are rolling lawns, with mature trees and shrubs, and fabulous far reaching countryside views. Gated access to an enclosed walled courtyard. Utility Room: Washing machine, dryer, sink, iron, ironing board, steamer, slow cooker, hairdryers, hoover. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen and towels provided. Other: Entrance porch. Reception hall. Grand staircase. Sitting room with open fireplace. Lounge with open fireplace. Study/Library. Super conservatory with wood burning stove. Utility room and cloakroom on the ground floor. Minstrels style gallery landing.


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Magnificent Country House in the Gower, minutes from wonderful beaches
average rating of 4.9 based on 11 reviews

Beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

I booked The Vicarage for a friends hen do and we loved every minute! The directions to the house were spot on (those that only used the postcode got a little lost) and the surrounding area was beautiful. The house was as impressive as in the photos. Beautiful gardens with a long drive up to the house. The kitchen and dining area was fabulous - well kitted out kitchen and we enjoyed a crafts afternoon in the conservatory/ dining room. The bedrooms were all lovely and the lounges were great. The whole house was spotlessly clean.

The owners were so helpful when I got in touch over a few queries.

We mainly stayed in but did venture out to the King Arthur pub, which was lovely and cosy, surrounded by wild ponies and sheep, and also down to Oxwich Bay which was Gower at its best.

I would thoroughly recommend this house and am trying to think up another reason to come back! Thank you!.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing house in the Gower

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic accommodation., lots of good facilities and everything you could ask for in the kitchen! Good for families including the very young and old. Very good communication, co-operation and flexiblity from the owners. We loved the fact that you could drive to lots of beaches within half an hour and there were plenty of little shops to buy supplies. We would recommend this lovely house to anyone wanting to holiday in the Gower.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning property, incredible location

  • 5 of 5

We were a hen party of 14 staying for two nights at the house and could not have been happier. The house was even better than we had expected - everything we could have wanted was provided; the house was clean and well presented; the large kitchen and dining area were great for cooking and eating together as a large group; the beds were all very comfortable; the large garden was great for alfresco dining; and to top it all off, it's very well located for visiting the Gower's beautiful beaches! Cannot recommend enough.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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February wedding stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for one night in February, prior to our daughter's wedding at the nearby Oxwich Bay Hotel. Staying at the vicarage were myself and my husband, the bride, her five bridesmaids, my son and partner and two infants. It proved to be a perfect property for our needs. There were some lovely touches like fresh flowers in the hall and lights and heating already on when we arrived. Alison, the owner was extremely helpful during numerous communications over the nine months prior to our stay.

The property itself was spotless and well equipped and the the conservatorywith its huge table provided the ideal space for the wedding eve meal and the hair and make up operation in the morning. The whole house afforded many informal and formal photo opportunities

Alison even allowed us extra time in the morning to vacate the property knowing that we were preparing for a wedding. Despite this extra time we still managed to leave some items behind! These items were actually delivered to our hotel the following day which we think goes way beyond reasonable expectations of customer service.

We cannot recommend this property highly enough. It is ideal for situations such as ours or for a much longer stay where one would be able to explore the surrounding area.

The house certainly added to our positive memories of a lovely few days and ur only regret is that we did not have longer to enjoy this magnificent property.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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What a gem!,

  • 4 of 5

Fantastic property for large groups. We had such a great time in The Old Vicarage to celebrate my husbands 50th birthday and my sons birthday too.The property was clean and well maintained, lots of space/rooms for entertaining. The kitchen/conservatory was fantastic, definitely the hub of the house. Everything was there that you needed, even ice in the fridge freezer. Never been to the gower before would really recommend, we walked to the beach, a bit of a walk but well worth it. We would love to return to The Old Vicarage again.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at The Vicarage as we were going to a family wedding on the Sunday. Alison could not have been more helpful in providing us with information before and after we had booked The Vicarage. We arrived and the place was immaculate. The rooms are amazing, large , airy with loads of comfy lounging about sofas and chairs with games books and DVDs to entertain you. Essentials in the kitchen including washing up stuff which is always a bonus. Bedrooms lovely and spacious with room for travel cot as well.

Gardens are lovley and the conservatory with its huge dinging table was fantastic for big family meals. The breakfast bar in the kitchen great for small gatherings and chatting over preparations for dinner. All in all we were very impressed and would definitely returnm

  • Review Submitted: 25-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
King Arthur
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Nearest Train
23 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Car: recommended


Gower is the UKs first designated area of outstanding natural beauty and has a stunning coastline with some of Europe's finest beaches.


Swansea airport is 20 minutes drive.


Nearest village 1 mile. Swansea City 12 miles. Mumbles village 9 miles.

Further Details:

Activities in and around Gower - sports include Tennis, Water sports, Horse Riding, Golf, Fishing.

Great for - Walking holidays, Rural / countryside retreats, Beaches, A winter sun break, City breaks, Cycling holidays.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Port Eynon, United Kingdom

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1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
50% of rental fee payable to secure booking. Remainder of fees payable at least 14 weeks before arrival date. 100% of rental fee due for bookings made for stays within 14 weeks from booking date. Refundable breakages deposit of £250 required, to be refunded within two weeks of your departure (subject to satisfactory property inspection).

Changeover Day:
Changeover day Friday. May be flexible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.