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Perfect For Large Families

Bedrooms 5
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Dunvant, Nr. Swansea, Gower Peninsula, South Wales: Easy Access To A Great Range Of Activities

A home from home, offering comfortable, spacious holiday accommodation for large families and groups. The property is easily accessed, only 15 minutes from the M4 motorway. From it’s position in the heart of the Gower peninsular you can then easily reach the sandy beaches, secluded coves, coastal paths and breathtaking scenery of the Gower, Britain’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Old Joinery is perfect for large families, with plenty of parking, a large garden and exterior games room with pool table, table tennis, dart board, air hockey table and even bikes. The house is also well located for walking and is within 200 metres of a flat tarmacked cycle path providing safe and enjoyable access all the way to Swansea Bay and the Mumbles. Golfing, riding, outdoor pursuits and watersports are plentiful within the local area. The vibrant city of Swansea itself is approximately 5 miles with many restaurants, bars, shops and marina. Swansea is also home to the LC2, Wales’ biggest indoor waterpark providing great entertainment for kids of all ages. The Gower also provides many places of historical interest including several well preserved Norman Castles including Oystermouth Castle in Mumbles. The Old Joinery has a shop and pub within easy walking distance a shopping centre with excellent Butcher, Baker and supermarkets within 5 minutes drive.

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Matt Elliott
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About Matt Elliott

The Old Joinery has been in our family since it was built around 1910. This is the family home which we grew up in and was a working Joinery for almost a century until around 2010.

The house was completely refurbished in 2012 and we are pleased to say that all our visitors feel it has become a home from home.

We hope you decide to visit the Gower and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to email or text.

Matt, Philip and Charlotte

What makes this house unique

The house is particularly good for large families or 2 families to stay with flexible accommodation that will give you privacy but also plenty of space for socialising, both inside and out.

It is easy to get to on a Friday evening, only 15 minutes from the M4. It is also a great base from which to explore the Gower and City of Swansea.

The Gower Peninsula is a wonderful place to visit and offers something for everyone, from adrenaline junkies who can enjoy the surfing and coasteering to those looking for a more relaxing times, enjoying the beautiful coast paths and long history to be explored: the dramatic ruin of Pennard Castle on Three Cliffs Bay is a favourite of ours.

We include leaflets for things to visit in and around the area but please let us know your new discoveries. The Gower is increasingly popular with golfers and we have had groups from France and Germany and all over the UK coming to enjoy the variety of courses available within a short drive.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"The Old Joinery really ticked all the boxes with providing a lovely environment for a family of a mixture of ages. We were absolutely blessed with the weather and the children enjoyed their time in the garden and games room (such a good idea for when the weather is not too good!).The bikes were also well utilised. Great to be working in the kitchen and not be isolated as we found the family tended to spend their time in the seating area opposite. Couldn't fault the bedrooms and beautiful bathroom/shower rooms. Would have no hesitation in recommending The Old Joinery for family occasions."
May 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Dunvant in Swansea

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite shower and w/c in the Master bedroom. Bathroom with corner bath and toilet. Shower room with toilet. Downstairs WC
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 ( 5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 5 bedrooms: Master bedroom with 6ft bed, en-suite shower room and toilet. 2 further rooms with double beds. 1 room with twin beds. 1 room with 2 sets of 2 bunk beds. Fold out chair bed and travel cot on request.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • bay
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Utility Room: The garage has 6 adult bikes; 3 children's bikes of various sizes and a 'trail-gator' which visitors are welcome to use. Please make sure you check the safety of the bikes before using them (tyres/ brakes etc) and inform us of any problems noticed. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Gas, Electricity, Bed linen and towels are included, as is broadband. Cot and a further travel cot are available on request, along with a High chair. The property is cleaned prior to arrival on a Friday and a Welcome pack is included. Other: The living room patio doors lead to a paved patio with furniture and BBQ. Three steps lead down to a large lawned garden. The ground floor also has a dining room seating 12 and second sitting room with sofas and TV/DVD and Gas coal-effect fire.


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Perfect For Large Families
average rating of 4.8 based on 7 reviews

Perfect house to explore the Gower Peninsula. Clean and spacious.

  • 5 of 5

7 elderly fellas (45-65!!) stayed in this property in order to be near the best golf courses in the Gower Peninsula and beyond! It did not disappoint. Plenty of room for all of us to have breakfast and lounge about in the evening, and play pool, darts etc in the games room..... although we were too tired from the days exertions to do too much!! 3 cars were easily accommodated in the driveway, the bedrooms are spacious, and the garden seating patio area is great when you have the weather we had for the first 4 days of our stay.

We recommend this property as a great base to visit the surrounding beautiful area of South Wales.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments. The Gower is increasingly popular with golfing parties from all over Europe and offers some great links courses at reasonable cost and an easy drive from the house. Hope to see you again soon. Best wishes Matt
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Lovely large family home

  • 5 of 5

A great feel at home place to bring your family and or friends for a break in the Gower. Games room for older children and adults. Plenty of room for all. Totally recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great feedback. I'm delighted to hear you found the house worked for you. It does seem very popular with extended families and the games room helps when the weather isn't in your favour: very rare on the Gower of course!
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Comfortable and spacious

  • 4 of 5

Good size rooms and plenty of bathrooms. Comfortable living space for 12 people. A decent outdoor games room

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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beautiful big home

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful spacious house that feels like home, lovely use of space , gorgeous bathroom , great games room in garage , lovely big garden , everything you need & more , lovely cosy sitting room. The owners are wonderful , a welcome pack with coffee, tea , squash , milk , wine & welsh cake, board games & DVDs . Thank you for sharing your home it was lovely x

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such kind comments. We are delighted to hear your time at the Old Joinery was enjoyable and hope you come to visit again.
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  • 5 of 5

War alles gut

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of the Old Joinery. We would love to welcome you back in the future. Best wishes Matt
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Dunvant Working Men's Club
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Gower Golf Club
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Village Inn, Killay
Nearest Beach
3.5 Miles
Caswell Bay
Car: necessary


The Old Joinery is located in a central position in the Gower providing access to a wide variety of beaches providing a range of facilities:

Caswell Bay 7miles parking near beach, gift shop and cafe

Langland Bay 7miles parking near beach, gift shop and cafe

Three Cliffs Bay 6miles - walk through wood, along river valley to beach

Oxwich Bay - 10miles - parking near beach with pub and restaurant

Llangennith- 12miles - parking with surfing

Rhossili Bay - 16 miles- excellent scenery and walks


15 minutes from Junction 47 on the M4 Motorway gives easy access to the Old Joinery, from there a small corner shop within 100 m can provide essentials and Killay's shops and supermarkets will provide food and other essentials within 5 minutes drive.

Access to Swansea Bay is possible on foot (3.5 miles) along the cycle path that goes through the village but to enjoy the benefits of the Gower, and reach the more secluded spots, a car is advisable.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
Payment can be made via BACS transfer or cheque: 25% to be paid to secure the booking to be followed by final 75% on arrival.
Outside of peak holiday times shorter bookings from 4-7 days can be made and the following fees will be charged:
For 4-5 day bookings the weekly fee will be reduced by 16%
For 6-7 day bookings the full weekly amount will be charged

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday from 4pm

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.