Ford Cottage Three Cliffs Bay

£425 - £760 per week

Why We Reccommend Ford Cottage

Enjoy glorious beach holidays on the edge of stunning Three Cliffs Bay on the beautiful Gower Peninsula. This easy care bespoke cottage, one of four, is just a stroll from the beach.

Description

This bespoke cottage, one of four, is just across the road from Three Cliffs Bay one of the most iconic beaches of the Gower Peninsula. Stroll down the meandering pathway that follows The Pill to the sea. Book individually or together with the neighbouring cottages, ideal for get-togethers.   
  • The small village of Parkmill is at the "Gateway to Gower'.  In Spring this pretty valley is overrun with bluebells and wild garlic flowers, in Summer the dappled shade of the pretty woodland comes to life.  The autumn brings stunning colours to the trees and empty beaches.  The sounds of the sea can be heard on stormy winter nights making this an all year destination. 
  • This modern well-equipped cottage was built with an eye to practicality.  Underfloor heating and tiled floors are an easy care and welcome touch on the ground floor and upstairs bedrooms are warm and cozy.
  • The kitchen area is well equipped with hob, full oven and microwave. and there is a stowaway dining table should you require it.  The shower room is on the ground floor.
  • There is no privately assigned outside space but the cottage is less than a minute from the woods and river walk to the beach. Dog-friendly all year round. 

Location

Little Valley Bakery and The Heritage Centre

  • Just one minute down the lane, follow your nose to find your breakfast!  The smell of freshly baking bread at  The Little Valley Bakery will get you up and out of bed.  Gather artisan treats for your picnic basket before you set out for the day.
  • Delve into the fascinating history of the mill in the Heritage Centre across the Pill. Visit the operational 12th century water mill.  

Parc Le Breos 

  • A ten minute walk will take you to the picturesque green cwm with its neolithic Severn valley tomb and Cathole cave where in 2011 the oldest known cave art in North Western Europe was discovered

Three Cliffs Bay

  • Three Cliffs is one of Gower's most picturesque beaches and it's not hard to see why. The valley leading down to the sea is complete with castle, salt marshes and sand dunes and together with the three cliffs themselves, all combine to make this destination unique. 
  • Walk from the cottage along through the valley to the sea - the path is sandy and the walk is wonderful!
  • The beach, cliffs and valley are popular with walkers, horse riders and climbers and what a location - you can actually walk underneath the cliffs through an archway! There are stepping stones to cross The PIll river on the Penmaen side of the bay (west) but watch out for the tide and make sure you have enough time to get back. The beach has a seasonal lifeguard station. Please take care with children and dogs.

Gower Coast Path

  • Enjoy spectacular coastal scenery, historic sites, verdant woodlands, a wealth of wildlife, open commons home to wild ponies, remote beaches, medieval churches and atmospheric castles while walking the Gower Coast Path

Gower Coast Adventures - Boat Trips (May to September)

  • Explore the Gower coast from Mumbles to Worms Head aboard a boat trip aboard a large RIB (rigid inflatable) Board at Knab Rock, Port Eynon or Oxwich. Look out for grey seals, porpoises and dolphins as well as seabirds such as Razorbills and Guillemots (June and July), Gannets and Shearwaters.

Gower Heritage Centre, Parkmill

  • Set in the grounds of a 12th century water mill, the Gower Heritage Centre houses a rural museum. craft centre, the world's smallest cinema, children's play areas and a gift shop. A variety of events is hosted during the year.

Rhossili Beach and Worms Head

  • Journey out along one of Wales's most iconic cliff walks, with breathtaking views of the golden sand of Rhossili, to the rugged limestone rocks of the south Gower coast. 
  • On your return, stop off for lunch at The Bay Bistro which offers home made treats together with simply stunning views of beautiful Rhossili Beach from every table. If the tide is out you will even see the bones of The Helvicta wreck reaching out through the sands.  
  • Restored by your lunch, take the challenging walk to the highest point on Gower and down onto this most iconic of Wales's beaches. Burial chambers, radar stations and shipwrecks are only some of the highlights you will pass along the way. Watch the surfers ride the waves and if you fancy a lesson head over to Llangennith and Ask PJ at his Surf Shop and he will fit you out with all you need to get up and riding. Or if retail therapy is more up your street there are gift shops and a National Trust Shop here.

Local Eateries

  • Cross the road and take the short stroll up river to the Gower Inn - a classic family pub which serves honest pub fare and offers seasonal menus.  Take a table outdoors in summer next to the babbling river.
  • The King Arthur Hotel on the green at Reynoldston is a delightful country pub with log fires and a cosy restaurant.  Sit outside on the village green and watch the ponies grazing. Booking recommended.
  • The Plough and Harrow - an award winning gastro pub - is a ten minute drive away at Murton and well worth a visit. Booking recommended.

Mumbles Lifeboat Station 

  • The Mumbles Lifeboat Station has a remarkable history of bravery stretching over 170 years and it's crews have been presented with 33 awards for gallantry. The station has also witnessed tragedy with 18 lifeboat crew losing their lives saving others at sea. It is a humbling place to visit! 
  • The new lifeboat station was completed in 2014 and sits alongside the original building, now preserved in remembrance of all those who lost their lives at sea.

Swansea Market

  • Visit Swansea Market for authentic Welsh delicacies - Lava bread and freshly gathered cockles have been served by generations of well known 'cockle ladies'.  Try hot fresh Welsh cakes, straight from the bake stone. Absolutely delicious.

The Plough and Harrow, Bishopston

  • Winner of the Gastropub of the Year 2016, Food Awards Wales, Winner - Best Pub in West Glamorgan 2016, The National Pub & Bar Awards and The Times Newspaper's Top 100 Sunday Lunches in UK 2016. This multi-award winning gem of a pub is small and friendly and consistently turns out fantastic seasonal food. Evening booking essential to avoid disappointment. It is 10 minutes by car.

The Beach House, Oxwich Bay

  • You simply cannot miss dining at Gowers' newest hip hangout. With a stunning location right on the bay at Oxwich, The Beach House serves a pared-down menu with exquisite yet simple flavours.  A welcome addition to the group which includes The Grove at Narberth and Coast at Saundersfoot.

The Dylan Thomas Centre

  • In Swansea, the birthplace of Dylan Thomas, The Dylan Thomas Centre is home to the permanent exhibition "Love the Words", which opened on 27 October 2014, Dylan’s 100th birthday. The interactive displays tell the story of the work, life and cultural context of one of the twentieth century’s most significant writers and the exhibition includes a learning space, activities for children and a temporary exhibition area.
Swansea Museum and Marina
  • Finish off the day with a stroll around the Marina, maybe stopping off for lunch in one of the many waterside bars and cafes.  Swansea's Museums are conveniently situated here for a fascinating insight into the industrial past of this dynamic city.
Charming bespoke terraced cottage for 2 guests and 2 dogs right beside glorious Three Cliffs Bay on the celebrated Gower peninsula for fulfilling year round holidays.

Layout

1 Bedroom sleeping up to 2 adults.  Master Bedroom with Double bed on the 1st floor.

Bathroom with shower enclosure, heated towel rail and mirror on the Ground floor. 

Open Plan Kitchen/Lounge/ well equipped, compact modern kitchen, electric oven and hob. Fridge with ice box. Stowaway table with seating for 4. leather sofa,  armchair, coffee table, tiled flooring with underfloor heating throughout the ground floor, flat screen TV with Freeview channels.

Grounds - No - South-facing aspect, woodland walk to Three Cliffs Bay across road.


Additional Information

 

Short breaks - All Year but not in high season

WiFi - Yes

Changeover - Friday

Towels - Yes

Parking - Yes,  in shared car park immediately outside the property.

Fuel - heating inclusive

Dogs - 2. 1 dog free, additional dog £25 p/w

Travel cot - Yes on request 

Stairgate - Yes on request

Highchair - Yes on request 

Laundry facilities - Yes on request

Accessibility

Is there parking for at least one car within the cottage grounds? No

Is there a gate to open? No

If no parking within the grounds is there parking within 100m? No

Does this parking have reserved disabled spaces (min width 3.6m)? No

Are there paths? No

Are paths level and firm? No

Type of suface Gravel

Are there dropped kerbs or changes in level? No

Are paths at least 1.2m wide? No


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