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Gower Holiday Apartment With Walking, Beach Balcony/Terrace, Rural Retreat & TV



Updated: 29-Aug-2016
Apartment in Horton, Gower, Swansea, Wales

Sleeps up to 6. This second floor apartment consists of 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a fitted kitchen with open-plan lounge area and a large balcony. The apartment sleeps up to five people and comprises of 1 double bedroom with king size bed, 1 double bedroom with 2 single beds and 1 single bedroom with a single bed. The apartment was newly refurbished and has the benefit of panoramic views over the horseshoe bays of Horton and Porteynon which can be enjoyed fully via the large balcony area. All the grounds are made fully available with sun loungers on a patio area and is a safe playing area for children. This self-catering apartment is ideal for the boating, surfing, fishing and walking enthusiast. It has the added advantage of providing an area for parking boats and trailers.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms

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About the Owner

I have lived in Wales all my life. At the moment I live on the beautiful Gower peninsular in South Wales and have done for the last 17 years. I was born a farmer's son proceeded to go into the construction industry at the age of 24 and now I am a full time landlord.

I am a widower and have 4 lovely children.

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8 Reviews

based on 8 holidaymaker reviews


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  • 5 of 5

Myself and my family have been coming to the Hollies now for almost 10 years. My two daughters are now grown up but still come on the holiday to Horton every year as we have such a lovely time whilst here. The best thing about the Hollies (although there are many great points) is the location. If you love the beach like we do then this is perfect. We turn up every year with all our beach toys, kayaks, surf boards etc and,as the garden is literally next to the beach there is no distance to carry them. The Gower itself is quite simply beautiful and as a family we have explored the entire coastline extensively many times. The Hollies is an ideal place to stay if you like walking as there are beautiful walks in every direction from here. Neil ( the owner ) is a lovely guy and always greets us warmly when we arrive. We have stayed in both apartments and make full use of the balconies which have lovely views over the beach and across the Bristol channel to Devon. Incidentally the top balcony in particular is ideal for a bit of stargazing at night as there is very low light pollution here. Many an evening after a nice meal in the nearby King Arthur we have sat out and gazed at the millions of stars lighting up the sky. The accommodation is clean, and spacious with comfortable beds and is equipped with everything you will need. We have stayed in other properties on the Gower but this is our favourite because the location and proximity to the beach just cannot be beaten. As I said at the beginning we have visited many, many times and will continue to do so as for us it is a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of every day life.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Always a treat !

  • 5 of 5

Our 8th year at the Hollies flats , this year a grown ups walking week in May and a family beach week in July . Neil is a most welcoming host, always helpful , providing a very happy and relaxed holiday atmosphere, allowing his guests to share his very large, safe garden - the kids love it and its only a stone's throw from the beach . The flats are spacious, clean and bright and provide all you need , 2 bathrooms being a real bonus. the sea views from the flats are spectacular, with the balcony being another bonus - and you can hear the waves from your bed at night which we love . We are outdoor people , just love Gower and these flats are just perfect for us. We love the position close to the beach , the views , the spacious garden , the cosy, relaxed feel of the flats to retreat to and cook after a healthy day out . A great place for a holiday - we ll be back again soon !

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location, Location, Location, A wonderful flat!

  • 5 of 5

After an intensive internet search I can assure you that you can not beat this property for location and price! We absolutely love Gower and found that quiet & pretty Horton is a brilliant spot for a relaxing holiday. The house is right next to Horton beach and having now stayed at both Horton & Port Eynon we preferred Horton. The apartments were however only a 10minute walk along the coast to Port Eynon and we made use of the good pubs and restaurants here on several occasions. Neil, who is the kind and charming owner looks after his home and apartments very well. He rents out two 3 bedroom flats on the 1st and 2nd floor. We rented the top floor which we loved although the floor below was almost identical. The rooms were spotlessly clean on our arrival. The views from the rooms and the balcony were stunning, better than in the photos! We stayed with three young children and were made to feel immediately at ease, we could use the garden at any time. There was plenty of space for all of us. Don't expect the latest fixture & fittings but everything was comfortable and homely and for the price and location these apartments are fantastic. Neil is delightful as are the apartments and we would definitely stay again and recommend to friends and family. Thank you Neil and we hope to come again soon!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely flat with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

This is the third year running we have holidayed at the Hollies. Fantastic location (right next to the beach) Flat is always immaculately clean on arrival and the owner is there to welcome you, nothing is to much trouble for Neil the kitchen is well equipped, fridge freezer and washing machine, amazing value for money. Private parking, dog friendly, lovely big, safe garden for the grandchildren to play in. Would recommend this property to friends and family. Will be going back next year, This year went on a boat trip from Oxwich Bay and saw 2pods of Dolphins ( with young) and also purpoises. The whole area is wonderful. Try Sunday lunch at the Oxwich Bay Hotel.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent facility

  • 5 of 5

This is the eighth year we have spent a holiday at the Hollies.The fact that we keep going back is an indication of how much we enjoy the ambiance and situation which is second to none ( the beech is only about 100metres away)..Accommodation and facilities meets the needs of our family of several generations.The owner is always friendly and helpful..With a wonderful beach and plenty of good walks and easy access to Swansea,restaurants and other beaches in Gower one can ask for little else.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very dated, in need of a good clean....

  • 1 of 5

Very disappointed. .advertised as luxury accommodation which it certainly is not!!...everything in need of a good clean, cobwebs hanging in all rooms..bedding smelled fousty, had to sit on dining chairs as sofa was so uncomfortable with no fire retardant labels, taps green and corroded in bathroom, sand and hair still in bath, chipped crockery, windows dirty and window lock broken in lounge so window wouldn't

stay closed, centre lights not working in rooms only the lamps, no electrical equipment pat tested.....as you can see, not ideal at all.....Patio table on balcony with a hole in and garden furniture been repaired with string.....even the sign saying luxury accommodation was spelled wrong with only 1 m..........only 1 positive thing to say was good location on the beach....would certainly not return

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

Activities near Gower



Horse Riding

Golf within 30 mins drive


Great for:

Walking holidays

Rural / countryside retreats

Beach or lakeside relaxation

Cycling holidays


Horton, 30m.


Airport: Cardiff: 90 km

Railway: Swansea: 23 km

Ferry: Swansea: 23 km

Car advised

Contact the advertiser for further details on the best way to reach this property.


Nearest amenities: 300m

Further Details:

Horton is situated on the Gower Peninsular which is a designated area of natural beauty.

During the 50s The Hollies was host to Don Bradman and his Australian Cricket Touring Team, who played villagers on the lawn. The Hollies is situated in the village of Horton which is on the tip of the Gower Peninsular which is 20 miles long by 5 miles wide.

The Gower holds wooded glens with brooks and streams, woods and copses of Oak Sycamore and Ash trees. There are old Churches, fortified towers and castles which are mementos of the conquest by the Normansover 900 years ago. Smuglers Caves and tales of pirates all form part of the magic of the Gower.

The Gower area

The Gower Peninsula in South Wales was designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in 1956. It was the first place to be assigned this title in the UK.

Over time the area still retains its natural beauty. Among the many beautiful and unique features to the Gower are the sprawling landscapes, wildlife estuary in North Gower, and long sandy beaches with limstone cliffs.

The South Wales / Swansea/Bridgend/Neath region

Swansea, Wales' city by the sea, has Viking roots and a long, eventful history. Home to innovative visitor attractions and renowned for its awesome nightlife, it's a vibrant cultural centre, and a regional shopping hub.

Just a stone's throw away, the charismatic seaside village of Mumbles offers galleries and boutiques, snug cafés and fine dining.

The Gower Peninsula extends west of Mumbles, in miles of unspoilt coastal panoramas, award-winning golden beaches, and lush, rolling countryside.

And on the eastern edge of Swansea Bay, there's the Waterfall Country of Afan and the Vale of Neath: a must-see for walkers and cyclists alike. These steep-sided, wooded valleys are home to world-class mountain-biking, stately country parks, and the UK's second-largest forest south of the Scottish border.


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Changeover Day:

A deposit of £150 will be required and the balance to be paid six weeks before the holiday date.

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  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 29-Aug-2016
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Property Type

  • apartment


  • Living Room ...


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  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 shower room.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: One double bedroom, one twin bedroom and one single bedroom Each single bed has a pullout bed underneath Each bedroom is furnished with a bedside table, wardrobe, a dressing table and chest of drawers.


  • Notes on accommodation: May take pets - please enquire. Smokers welcome. Strictly no smoking in the property except on the balcony. Outside: Parking space. South-facing balcony is accessed from the single bedroom. The balcony is wide enough for patio furniture.

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