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Ideal Location For Families Who Want Seclusion And Dramatic Coastal Scenery

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

House on Gower with uninterrupted sea views, 4 bedrooms, sleeps 8

West Winds overlooks the sea in a spectacular position at the southernmost end of the Slade Valley on the Gower Pensinsula. The house is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and is surrounded by National Trust landscapes of Special Scientific Interest (SSI). The location is ideal for families who want peace and seclusion and dramatic coastal scenery; as well as those who enjoy walking and hiking, fishing, canoeing, swimming, surfing and bird-watching. West Winds sleeps 8 (with 2 extra sofa beds for occasional use) and has recently been renovated throughout in a modern minimalist style with ceramic and wooden floors. The house faces over the Atlantic within over an acre of land. The garden has some steep slopes, limestone rock faces and a cave. The large sliding windows from the living room have a stunning sea view, and open onto a patio and front lawn, that are ideal for al fresco eating and sunbathing. There is ample car parking space. From West Winds a rough footpath leads a few hundred yards down to “The Sands”, with a short scramble over the rocks to the beach at Slade. You can fish for bass as well as find crabs and lobsters in the rock pools. Because of the Gulf Stream the sea is usually warm enough for swimming from June to September, and with the right conditions surfing can be good. Further afield there is a beautiful coastal path that goes eastwards around the cliffs of Oxwich Point to Oxwich village (4 miles), and westwards across to Horton and Port Eynon Bay (2 miles). West Winds sleeps 8 people.....although there are also sofa beds upstairs and downstairs for occasional use. Downstairs there is the large living room, kitchen, 3 bedrooms (2 double 1 twin), a modern bathroom and two showers. Upstairs there is a self-contained flat with a double bed, sofa bed, TV, small kitchen and bathroom. This flat is reachable by secure external steps with a handrail at the back of the house. Kitchen facilities: The newly fitted downstairs kitchen has an electric oven, hob and grill, kettle and toaster, dishwasher, microwave and fridge-freezer. Upstairs there is a small kitchen with a washing machine and tumble dryer. There is full oil-fired central heating throughout the property. There is a telephone line downstairs that can be set up for Broadband access. Mobile phone reception can be patchy, with Orange offering the best coverage. The Hwam Monet wood-burning stove can only be used with logs (not coal), and we supply kindling, logs and fire lighters. This property may not be suitable for anyone with limited mobility and childen will need careful supervision. Clean well-behaved dogs are welcome but smoking is not permitted.

Please note that behind West Winds there is a small separate cottage with its own drive and garden.The cottage is currently rented out to our gardener, who is very helpful, and has a considerable local knowledge.

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Member since: 2014
Speaks English, German
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Calendar last updated:
15 June, 2018


West Winds has been in our family for 2 generations, it is a much loved home and a great location for the perfect seaside holiday

GILLIAN HANSEL purchased this house in 1966

Why GILLIAN HANSEL chose Penrice

We bought West Winds from my parents in 2004 after spending many long happy holidays there.

Since then we have completely renovated it, especially by putting in large sliding glass doors to maximise the stunning sea views.

What makes this house unique

Gower Peninsula, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, stunning sea views, access to beach at "the Sands", great coastal walks, and secluded location.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Penrice in Swansea

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • waterfront
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Modern bathroom and two showers. Bathroom in upstairs flat.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Ground floor: 3 bedrooms (2 double 1 twin).....and a sofa bed Upstairs flat with a double bed.....and a sofa bed.
  • Books
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Camping is not allowed in the garden, there should be no smoking in the house, and pets are not permitted. Outside: The garden has some steep slopes, limestone rock faces and a cave. The large sliding windows from the living room have a stunning sea view, and open onto a patio and front lawn, that are ideal for al fresco eating and sunbathing. There is ample car parking space. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen is professionally cleaned and provided for every visitor. We supply duvets, duvet covers, pillow cases and sheets. However, towels are NOT provided - please bring your own bath, beach and kitchen (drying up) towels.


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Ideal Location For Families Who Want Seclusion And Dramatic Coastal Scenery
average rating of 3.6666667 based on 3 reviews

Wonderful views-amazing location

  • 3 of 5

We booked this house to accommodate our family of all ages (88-2 years) to attend our sons wedding-the location is spectacular -

Apart from a few niggling things eg no ironing board, could not find any pegs -the house is well equipped although you must be aware of the slippery"fire escape steps " upstairs which you have to go outside to enter.

Our main problem which overshadowed the 3 days we were there was that the access road was closed for 2 of the 3 days and although the housekeeper did her best to negotiate with the tarmac crew , it did make our whole time even more stressful than is normal when family weddings are occurring ie decorating the church with our flowers, driving the bridesmaids across the Gower to have hair appointments, taking the cake to Oldwalls, etc etc all had to be achieved and returned to the house before 9am when the roadcrew began, and then we had all to leave in 3 cars as a convoy at once, which was far from ideal-we were only told about this the day before we arrived, when I just happened to ring the housekeeper to confirm access times-it did make matters stressful, we had to change plans drastically ferrying two old grannies and two young children across the Gower to sit with other friends a long time before the wedding ceremony began.

I'll not bore you with the details, I just think we should have been made aware and we might have made alternative arrangements or at least your company could have found us an alternative property as I'm sure there was quite a significant notice given about these roadworks. It really did mess us all about and spoilt our stay in what is a gorgeous spot.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful spot in Wales

  • 4 of 5

Amazing House just right for getting away from it all. Perfect for families. The Garden is an adventure for children. The owner and caretakers are very helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Really lovely property

  • 4 of 5

Hadn't realised that the fourth bedroom would only be accessed from outside! Guess it was implicit. Likewise had understood that "Linen included" would mean towels too so maybe include "Please bring own towels" on list of amenities. Great atmosphere and fabulous view.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Oxwich Bay Hotel
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
The Coalhouse, Oxwich Bay
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
The Sands, Slade, Gower
Car: necessary

The property is directly overlooking the sea on the Gower pensinsula, with spectacular views, in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Must see beaches are at Slade (the Sands), Rhosilli, Mewslade, Port Eynon, Oxwich, Tor, Three Cliifs, Caswell, Langland, Bracelet Bay

Shops: The house is remote, and we re4commed getting food delivered from Tesco in Swansea, There is a petrol station/small supermarket at Southgate with a good selection of groceries, meat and vegetables.

In Summer there is a small store and fish & chip shop in Oxwich. Port Eynon, Parkmill and Kittle also have small stores.

Pubs: The Oxwich Hotel and Ship Hotel (Port Eynon) are the nearest pubs, but we recommend the King Arthur Hotel in Reynoldstone or the Joiners in Bishopston (the Swansea Brewery is based here).

Restaurants: Excellent but more expensive food is available at Oxwich Coalhouse and Fairyhill Hotel. Good restaurants in Swansea are Slice (Sketty) and Patrick’s (Mumbles).

Icecream: Joe’s Icecream parlour in Mumbles is famous.

Swansea market: Swansea market is excellent for local meat (salt marsh lamb), fish, cockles, lava bread and vegetables.

Fishmongers: Coakleys of Swansea Market and Mumbles (next door to White Rose Pub) have great fresh fish and shellfish.


Fishing: an excellent shop for tackle and bait is Mainwarings of Sketty Swansea, and boats can be hired from Swansea Docks.

Water Sports: Euphoria of Oxwich Bay (Summer Only) organise Gower boat trips, wind surfing, surfing and water skiing. There is also surfing at Llangennith Beach, Caswell and Langland.

Further Details:

Pick your-own fruit and vegetables: Beynon’s at Nicholaston Farm

A very muddy assault course is at Clyne Farm, Swansea!


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Provisional bookings are held for seven days pending receipt of booking form and deposit. A deposit of £200 per week is payable on booking.

The balance is due 2 months prior to the holiday commencing.

Changeover Day:
The accommodation is generally let from Saturday to Saturday in High Season.

Notes on prices:
Booking is available throughout the year. Price ranges from £600 to £1200 per week, depending on the season.

Well behaved dogs accepted at £30 per week provided they are kept off the sofas and beds.

Long weekends can be booked, subject to availability, with a minimum payment of $400.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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