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The Old Mill At Little Walterstone Farm, Penmaen, Gower Peninsula, Wales

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Penmaen, Gower Peninsula, Wales - Peaceful Location In The Heart Of A Working Farm, Boasting Panoramic Views Of The Countryside

The Old Mill Cottage is a converted corn mill finished to a high standard. Sitting approx 1.2miles from the main road this cottage really is in the middle of the countryside. The only engine your likely to here is the farmers tractor, all other noise belongs to birds singing or farm animals calling. The farm has cattle, sheep, geese and chickens so plenty to see and do. The Old Mill has two gardens one of which is private which includes BBQ area, also ample parking for numerous cars. Little Walterstone farm sits in the middle of Cefn Bryn (common land) so is perfect for those who enjoy walking, mounting biking, bird watching, horse riding (Cefn Bryn is on the bridle path, you can bring your horse, no stables available however we can offer grazing in a private field backing onto the Cottage) or just exploring the beauty of the Gower Peninsula. Little Walterstone Farm is only 1.5miles from the nearest beach, 2miles from a choice of two local pubs and 2miles from the local shop.

Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2017


Here at Little Walterstone Farm we have 98 acres concentrating on sheep and cattle. We converted The Old Corn Mill into this holiday cottage in 2012 to share the beauty of the countyside. The owner of the farm is Newton Woollacott aged 68 and still working hard! However with the trials and tribulations that come with running a working farm he has to have help. Which is where i come in, my name is James Tregoning i'm 33 and married to Jade and we have a two young sons. I've been on the farm since i was 6 and worked the farm for well over 18 years. In that time together Newton and I have promoted the farm no end! 3 large new barns, stone walls that could rival Hadrian and of course we built the Old Mill cottage. Newton has asked me to manage the cottage on his behalf.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Beautiful location and perfect cottage for a relaxing holiday, each beach was unique and the epweather was suburb, loved the 'chicken company' each morning and evening along with visits from 'meg' the pup, thanks very much for the delicious veggies,
Jul 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Swansea in Wales

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-Suite bathroom to master bedroom includes basin, WC, shower and heated towel rail. Ground floor bathroom includes Basin, WC, shower and also heated towel rail.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Spacious master bedroom comprising double bed, double wardrobe, large chest of drawers, two bedside tables, double sofa and ensuite with shower. Ground floor bedroom with double bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers and bed side table. Bathroom just next door.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair accessible
  • bay
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
Notes on accommodation: Please remember The Old Mill is situated on a working farm, so everyone is expected to behave responsibly around machinery and animals. Please also note that there is no place like the Gower when the sun is shining however we are susceptible to the odd shower, when this occurs the countryside and farm can quickly turn very muddy, so don't forget your Wellys and rain coats. The area around the cottage and parking is gravelled. Outside: Outside The Old Mill we have two lawned gardens, one is large backing up to the cattle yard with a high wooden fence giving you privacy and offering you a BBQ area with Garden table and plenty of chairs. The other elevated garden pokes out onto the farm yard giving you centre stage for the comings and goings of the farm. One day you could see the farm machinery coming through or a gaggle of geese honking there way past. Another day a flock of sheep may be rounded up and brought up for shearing. Everyday there a plenty of chickens to admire and feed if you want. Utility Room: The Old Mill doesn't have a utility room however if you need access to a washing machine and tumble dryer the farm house is at hand. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The Old Mill provides both beds made up and four towels on arrival. We do not replace towels or linen for the remainder of your stay. There is no maid service as the cottage is self catering and the property is cleaned before and after every guest. Other: The Old Mill has Four entrances to the building, the lounge and both bedrooms have private entrances, the main entrance leading into downstairs corridor has area for coats and shoes plus muddy Welly rack.


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The Old Mill At Little Walterstone Farm, Penmaen, Gower Peninsula, Wales
average rating of 4.6 based on 42 reviews


  • 4 of 5

We have returned fro tour lovely days on the Gower. The Old Mill was a nice getaway. We were welcomed by strutting cockerels and a friendly man who came offering us eggs!

Later on in our stay the same kind man gave us lovely potatoes and beetroot.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
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  • 5 of 5

A magical place with wonderful people & the beauty of South Wales is beyond compare

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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Quiet and well equipped. On a working farm, which made it all the more interesting..

  • 4 of 5

Fabulous area with the most superb beaches. Great for walking, with wonderful views.

The track to the property may look a little daunting, but in reality it is fine.

Owners are very friendly and helpful. The property is on a farm and offers everything from Barn Owles to a magnificent cockerel, sheep and cattle.

The property is well equipped and comfortable.


  • Review Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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Great little retreat in Wales

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely stay in the Old Mill. The property is exactly as it looks in the pictures: very simple and clean, perfect as a base for exploring the area.

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
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Fantastic family break

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic family break. Lovely well equipped cottage. Two good size bedrooms. Great fun for our daughter on the farm. So close to glorious beaches and great walks. Warm welcome and fresh eggs. Would love to come back.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
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Beautiful Barn Stay

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed everything about this holiday. The Barn was just so cosy, tastefully renovated and contained everything we could need during our stay. James and Newton were on hand around the farm for anything we might need help with. The location was excellent and we were able to visit 6 of the Gower Beaches in 4 days. The eggs were gorgeous too! We would definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
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Nearest Airport
36 Miles
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Nicholston beach ( Oxwich slade )
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

For those people who are looking for a holiday with bird watching, walking, horse riding, cycling, surfing, painting and fishing then The Old Mill on Little Walterstone Cottage is the perfect place for you. Everything listed can be obtained right on the cottage doorstep ( fishing and surfing would require a 25 minute walk or 10 minute drive ).


The Gower Peninsula has numerous amounts of award winning beaches dotted around, since it was awarded the first area of outstanding natural beauty in Britain it has become a Mecca for those who love sand, sea and surf. The nearest beach to The Old Mill is 1.5mile walk to Nicholston beach or 2mile walk to 3 cliffs bay ( recently picked Britains favourite view by Cathrine Jenkins ). If you drive you have the option to go to any of Gowers beaches as Penmaen is very central.


We recommend you hire a car or bring your own as we are 1.2 miles from the road. Swansea has an airport but our nearest commercial airport is in Cardiff approx 55 miles away


The coast is a 1.5 mile walk over countryside and the nearest pubs are a 2.5mile walk in either direction or 15 minute drive. Our nearest amenities shop is also about a 15 minute drive.

Further Details:

We advise doing your food shop before you arrive as the nearest supermarket is a 30 minute drive, however remember not to buy eggs as your on a working farm! Plus play your cards right and the very generous farmer may make his vegetables available from his extensive vegetable plot. The nearest bank is again a 30 minute drive and there are plenty of restaurants in and about the Gower.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Swansea, Wales

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
When placing a booking please note we require a non-refundable deposit of 50% within 7 working days of booking and remainder of full amount 6 weeks prior to the start date of your holiday. If booking is within 6 weeks of start date of holiday we require payment in full. We accept well behaved dogs at a charge of £3 per night per dog.

Changeover Day:
Our changeover day at The Old Mill is on a Friday arriving from 4pm to departing the following Friday at 10am. These days and times may be flexible if possible for us, just ask.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.