Recently and carefully converted Dairymaids Cottage is a
great place to holiday amongst friends and family. There is
practical underfloor heating throughout the ground floor making it ideal for
children and pets alike. The sunny patio terrace is large and open,
perfect for al fresco breakfasts and lazy cocktails after the day of exploring
the fantastic Gower countryside, and miles and miles of soft sands.
- The full height mezzanine lounge is made cosy in winter by
the ample log burner and cool in summer with patio doors opening directly onto
the patio area which lets the sun flood in.
- Leading off the lounge the dining nook overlooks the large
kitchen, which is flooded with light. The sparkling sea can be
glimpsed from here, begging you to hurry outdoors.
- There is a luxury
Falcon range cooker which will make family dining a breeze. To the
rear is a utility area, ideal for sandy dogs to chill out and sleep off long
- There are four bedrooms, two on the ground floor and two on the
first floor so this cottage is ideal for multi-generation family holidays and
adventures. There is a bathroom on the ground floor, as well as the
About The Area
Rhossili Beach and Worms Head
- Just out of the front door and
over the road you will find yourself on the All Wales Coastal Path, and just a short walk to iconic Rhossili Bay and
Worms Head (NT).
- The Bay Bistro just minutes away serves a great breakfast.
Wonderful views of Rhossili Beach and home-made cakes. At
low tide you can see the skeleton of The Helvetia shipwreck
pushing its ribs out of the sand.
Three Cliffs Bay
- Three Cliffs is one of Gower's most pretty beaches
and it is easy to see why. The green and sheltered river valley leading down to
the sea comes complete with castle, salt marshes and sand dunes.
Tor Headland is popular with climbers who can often be seen at
dizzying heights - high above the sea. You can cross the river on stepping
stones to the Penmaen side of the bay (west) but watch out that the
tide doesn’t cut off your return! The beach has a seasonal lifeguard station -
please take care with children and dogs, the current can be strong here. The
Wales Coastal Path can be accessed from here and continues it's journey right
Gower Coast Adventures - Boat Trips (May to September)
- Take a boat trip on 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 to be taken
along the coast on a trip of a lifetime to spot grey seals,
porpoises and dolphins as well as seabirds including Razorbills and Guillemots
(June and July), Gannets and Sheerwaters. Sunfish can sometimes be
spotted in these waters.
The Bay Rider
- Always a fun family favourite, the land train
runs between Mumbles and the Blackpill Lido on bank holidays and
throughout the summer. It makes it way along The Promenade little
children and adults alike will adore this little adventure along The Promenade
Perriswood Archery and Falconry Centre
- Many and varied sporting activities overlooking Oxwich
bay. Experience archery sessions indoors or out (suitable for those of 6
years and older). This centre is a must for bird lovers too with 38 birds of
prey on display and opportunities for meeting and handling some of them
including beautiful owls.
Oystermouth Castle, and the village of Mumbles
Cafés, bars and restaurants
- Overlooking Oystermouth Bay, The Pier and Swansea Bay, this
is one of Wales' finest castles. Explore parts that have been hidden
away for centuries and learn about the castle's exciting history. There is a
new aerial bridge with a bird's-eye view. Events are held throughout
- Take breakfast at
Chai Deli or Cafe Valence which are both just around the corner.
- Dine in
style with a view to match at Bistrot Pierre on the Mumbles. This first-floor restaurant
has an al fresco terrace and a glass front. Croeso Lounge serves modern
British cuisine and has good child facilities and is dog-friendly
too. Great for a slow breakfast or an easy lunch. La Perilla brings
Mediterranean sophistication to Mumbles. All three venues have stunning
sea views across Swansea Bay to Devon beyond. Take your cocktails onto the
glass terrace at high tide to watch the water skiers glide by on glassy
- During the summer months you may buy fresh seafood cooked to
order at The Mumbles Sea Food Shack on The Promenade.
- Joe's Ice Cream Parlour in the village vies with Verdi's Cafe
along the Prom for the best Italian homemade ice cream, both are delicious
and will have you coming back for just one more scoop.
- Dog friendly Caswell Bay Café is a local favourite. Run
by Nigel and staffed by local youngsters every morning you are guaranteed
a tasty breakfast and always great coffee. Summer on the terrace and
winter around the log burner this spot is perfect all year round.
- Langland's Brasserie is a magic spot for sundowners while the children finish just one
more sandcastle on the beach below.
- Castellamare Italian Restaurant is a family favourite
serving authentic pizza and pasta with stunning sea views at Limeslade Bay. There
is a pirate ship play area just outside fantastic to keep little ones amused
while you watch the waves lapping around the lighthouse.
- Explore the coastal city of Swansea once home to
its famous son the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas. Enjoy cafe culture in the
Marina, water-sports in the bay and delicious local produce from the
market including superfood Laverbread, Welsh cakes, cockles and
Gower Salt Marsh Lamb.
The National Show Caves of Wales
First discovered in 1912 by the Morgan Brothers,
Dan-yr-Ogof Show caves are filled with beauty and natural wonders. You will be
amazed by the famous formations - the “Rasher of Bacon”, the heavenly “Angel”
and the “Alabaster Pillar". Fantastic for little ones -
over 220 life-sized dinosaur models in the Dinosaur Park.
Year round seaside holidays for friends and families at
iconic Rhosslil Bay. 2 Dogs welcome.
4 Bedrooms sleeping 8.
A large and
spacious Double room
and 1 Bunk
for 2 children, both rooms on ground floor level. On first
floor, 1 Twin
with en suite bath/shower room and 1
this is a bright space which overlooks
the sitting room it has an armchair and a toy box.
on ground floor with shower over bath,
washbasin, storage and toilet.
equipped with a range cooker,
fridge/freezer, dishwasher, breakfast bar and table to seat 8. The
washing machine is in the adjoining porch.
with 2 sofas, an armchair, a large
log burner, TV with Sky, DVD selection and board
large south-facing patio with table to seat 8.
BBQ provided for a perfect summer's evening with the family. Behind
the cottage there is a communal play-area
with swings, slide
Short breaks - Winter
WiFi - Yes
Changeover - Saturday
Towels - Yes (beach towels not provided)
Parking - Yes
Fuel - Underfloor heating. Log burner
with starter pack of logs provided
Dogs - 2 @ £25 each p/w
Travel cot - Yes
Highchair - Yes
Is there parking for at least one car within the cottage grounds? Yes
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? Yes
Type of suface Paving
Are there dropped kerbs or changes in level? No
Are paths at least 1.2m wide? No