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Bakers Cottage Near Rhossili, Gower Peninsula

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 0 Dogs
  • Reference 1370
Why we recommend Bakers Cottage...

Sweet 17th-century cottage perfect for two. Large hot tub with stunning sea views. Wales in Bloom winners.

About Bakers Cottage

This delightful former bake house with a shared hot tub is an ideal base from which a couple can explore the Gower Peninusla - just half a mile from Whiteford Sands.

  • Charming Bakers Cottage is tucked away within the grounds and completely independent of the owner's farmhouse. Enter through the beautiful gardens.
  • The front door opens into the cosy sitting room with original fireplace and domed bakers oven.
  • A simple galley kitchen leads off the sitting room with a shower room beyond. Tantalising glimpses of the gardens and hot tub can be seen from through the stable door.
  • Luxurious extras - snuggly Welsh wool and alpaca blankets, fresh flowers, chocolates and home-made cakes - give a warm welcome.
  • The double bed layered with quilts and pillows stands under the eaves. Charming antiques decorate the room and there is an en-suite toilet.
  • Breakfast in your own little garden and wander around the award winning grounds, where hundreds of coastal plants, flowers and herbs are waiting to be discovered. Guests are welcome to pick fresh fruit from the orchard and grapes from the vine.
  • Sit in the summerhouse and enjoy breathtaking views over the orchards to the sand dunes beyond.
  • At the end of a busy day exploring relax in the Hot Tub, soak up the smell of the sea and watch the tide ebb and flow.
  • Wifi only available in garden and shared summerhouse

 


About The Area

Whiteford Point LIghthouse and Burrows

    • Whiteford Burrows just North of Llanmadoc is a beautiful natural wild area of sand dunes and woodland owned by the National Trust.
    • At the end of Whiteford Point stands an old cast iron lighthouse, the only one left in the UK. Don't forget to check the tides before you set off to explore.
    • To the West is Whiteford Sands, a vast two mile expanse of beach at the edge of the Loughor Estuary.
    Rhossili Bay
      • Rhossili Bay is a three-mile stretch of white sand with Worm's Head at one end and a small tidal island of Burry Holms on the other. Along the beach is the solitary Old Rectory dating back to the 1850's - now owned by the National Trust. Rhossili Bay has been voted 3rd best UK beach.
      • Eddies Diner will serve you hearty food after your walk.

      Mumbles Village (Mwmbwls in Welsh)

      • This bustling fishing village, situated at the Western end of Swansea Bay at the entrance to Gower Peninsula, was a frequent haunt of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas and his friends.
      • Try delicious local ice cream at Joe's Ice Cream Parlour, stock up on gourmet picnic treats at Olives and Oils and fresh local cockles at Coakleys the fishmonger. An open air artisan food market takes place every 1st Saturday of the month. 
      • Peak season sees the "Mumbles Land Train" chugging its way along the sea front to and from Swansea.

      Walkers Paradise

      • Discover Gower's standing stones and ancient burial sites, woodlands teeming with wildlife, open commons and roaming ponies, sheltered beaches and medieval castles and ancient churches.  There are stunning sea views at every turn!

      Gower Coast Adventures - Boat Trips (May to September)

      • Take a boat trip aboard a large RIB (rigid inflatable boat) to explore the Gower coast from Mumbles to Worms Head.  Passengers are picked up and dropped off at Knab Rock, Port Eynon and Oxwich and taken along the coast to spot grey seals, porpoises and dolphins as well as seabirds such as Razorbills and Guillemots (June and July), Gannets and Shearwaters.

      Port Eynon

      • It is a pleasant 7 mile drive to the nearby coastal village and sandy bay of Port Eynon. Here St Cattwgs church is worth a visit; St Cattwg is a Welsh saint, born about 497 AD. The church may have been founded as early as the 6th century.
      • Here there are several cafes, small gift shops, the Smugglers restaurant (pizzas to take away during the summer season) and the dog-friendly Ship Inn, serving honest plentiful food and great ale. 
      • Overlooking Port Eynon Point are the remains of the 16th century Salt House, a scheduled ancient monument, which stand testament to the great value given to salt in years gone by.

      Eating Out

        • The Fairyhill is a relaxed AA Rosette award-winning restaurant.
        • Beer and local fayre are served at the Greyhound and sundowners at The Coalhouse on Oxwich Bay are not to be missed.

             Delightful Cottage with hot tub available for 

        Property Layout
        Bedrooms 1 double with antique-look double bed on mezzanine floor. En suite toilet (sorry no children).

        Shower room on ground floor, separate shower cubicle and toilet. 

        Kitchen galley style with electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. Step down from sitting area, stable door to side.

        Sitting/Dining Area leather Chesterfield sofa, large fireplace, oil fired log burner-style fire, antique desk, antique table, Freeview TV, door to gardens.

        Grounds, small private garden with table and chairs, loungers and pergola, leading to shared farmhouse garden, extensive grounds including formal gardens, orchard, pasture. Hot tub deck, summerhouse, log cabin containing laundry and bike store. Extensive coastal views.

        Additional Information

         

        Short breaks - Winter

        WiFi - only available in garden and shared summerhouse

        Changeover - Saturday

        Towels - Yes, including for Hot Tub

        Parking - Yes, ample, gated.

        Fuel - Oil fired log burner effect stove, additional heating throughout inclusive

        Dogs - No

        Travel cot - No

        Highchair - No


        Access Information

        Is there parking for at least one car within the cottage grounds? Yes

        Is there a gate to open? Yes

        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 Paving

        Are there dropped kerbs or changes in level? Yes

        Are paths at least 1.2m wide? No

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        Why you love Bakers Cottage
        My husband and I were blown away by the hospitality and friendliness of the keepers of Bakers Cottage, they truly went above and beyond anything we had imagined. The grounds are so beautifully kept with flowers, trees and fruit trees. Christine also keeps a fresh vegetable garden which she was kind enough to share some of her vegetables from. The hot tub is the perfect way to relax after a day of exploring and is situated in the middle of the most beautiful gardens. The cottage is very cozy and has so much character, it was also very clean and tidy when we arrived. Christine and Tony have a lot of knowledge of the local area and things to do nearby and are very good about sharing this with guests, they recommended the Welsh Life Museum to us and it was a wonderful time. The local pubs offer a fun atmosphere and delicious food! I would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone looking for a relaxing getaway in a quiet community that is also not too far away from the nightlife in Swansea and the beach that is just a short walk away and is so lovely. Excellent rating for sure!
        Tabetha Vance
        Property Layout
        Bedrooms 1 double with antique-look double bed on mezzanine floor. En suite toilet (sorry no children).

        Shower room on ground floor, separate shower cubicle and toilet. 

        Kitchen galley style with electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. Step down from sitting area, stable door to side.

        Sitting/Dining Area leather Chesterfield sofa, large fireplace, oil fired log burner-style fire, antique desk, antique table, Freeview TV, door to gardens.

        Grounds, small private garden with table and chairs, loungers and pergola, leading to shared farmhouse garden, extensive grounds including formal gardens, orchard, pasture. Hot tub deck, summerhouse, log cabin containing laundry and bike store. Extensive coastal views.

        Additional Information

         

        Short breaks - Winter

        WiFi - only available in garden and shared summerhouse

        Changeover - Saturday

        Towels - Yes, including for Hot Tub

        Parking - Yes, ample, gated.

        Fuel - Oil fired log burner effect stove, additional heating throughout inclusive

        Dogs - No

        Travel cot - No

        Highchair - No


        Access Information

        Is there parking for at least one car within the cottage grounds? Yes

        Is there a gate to open? Yes

        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 Paving

        Are there dropped kerbs or changes in level? Yes

        Are paths at least 1.2m wide? No

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