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Malthouse Cottage

Ref: 1488
Bishopston, near Mumbles, Gower. (View Location on a map)
4 Guests
1 Bedroom
1 Bathroom
Accepts 1 Dog
£429 7 Night Breaks From
£15.32 Average Per Person Per Night

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Handpicked Highlights

Malthouse Cottage was handpicked by our team to join our portfolio. Here's just a few of the reasons we think you'll love staying in Malthouse Cottage too!

  • Pretty character cottage
  • Lovingly restored by the owner
  • Ideally located in the village of Bishopston on the Gower Peninsula
  • 5 minutes drive to golden sandy beaches at Caswell Bay
  • Best suited for 2 adults and up to 2 children

Very Good Quality
Rated 4.4/5 (read reviews)
Features You'll Love

  • Coastal Area
  • Dog Friendly
  • WiFi
  • Real Fire
  • Period Cottage
  • Golf Courses Nearby
  • Pubs Nearby
  • Short Drive To Beach

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About Malthouse Cottage

A carefully renovated character cottage, perfect for couples and small families. Ideally located within 5 minutes walk of 2 charming country pubs, a hotel, a cafe and a shop. Wonderful location within easy reach of all of Gower's stunningly beautiful beaches. One small dog is welcome here.

  • Cosy and perfectly-formed, this stone cottage lies at the top of the National Trust-managed Bishopston Valley, Gower. The owner has carefully restored many details of this former malthouse, and the cottage retains real charm.
  • Look out for the handmade oak front door. The parlour proudly sports the original quarry tiled floor and a vast fireplace, complete with bread oven, which bears the marks of hundreds of years of use. Nowadays it is the perfect spot to mull over the day's activities next to the welcoming log burner.
  • A charming country-style kitchen lies beyond with a Belfast sink and views to the flower-filled garden.
  • The bathroom is located just beyond the kitchen - ideal for when you come in from walking or surfing.
  • Go from the kitchen to the garden room - a sun-washed spot ideal for watching bees buzz around the cottage garden flowers and just perfect for lazy afternoons with a book or maybe a glass or two at sundown.
  • Malthouse Cottage is a delightful retreat. The first-floor bedroom has original beams and boards and an iron bed. A tiny stairway leads to the mezzanine where a single bed and an additional pull-out single bed provide an exciting space for older children (the steep open stairs won't suit younger children or less mobile adults). The warmth from the chimney breast will keep the chills at bay in cooler months. Modern skylights brighten the attic space and of course, with little light pollution, the stars can twinkle down at night.
  • The location is perfect for beachgoers, walkers, surfers, cyclists and those in need of a rest. All the jewels of Gower lie within easy reach and there are restaurants, bars and shops close by - making Malthouse Cottage a perfect destination all year round.
  • Malthouse Cottage is lovely quirky cottage but it is old, with low lintels, an internal step, steep stairs with limited headroom and open steps to the galleried mezzanine. It is not suitable for the very young or if you have mobility issues but choose it for its characterstyle and position and enjoy!

Layout & Further Information

1 Bedroom sleeping a maximum of 2 adults and 2 older children. Master Bedroom with Double bed on the first floor plus 1 single and further pull out bed on open mezzanine level.

Family Bathroom with shower, basin, toilet on ground floor.

Lounge comfortable sofa and chairs, log burning stove, dining set to seat 4, tv.

Kitchen, pine table seating 2, country style bespoke kitchen with Belfast sink, gas stove, fridge, dishwasher and microwave (washing machine available under cover outside). Plenty of china and cookware. stunning timber-framed glass garden room with seating and garden views.

Grounds terraced cottage garden with outdoor seating and barbeque. Village setting. Caution - entrance into the cottage is down 3 steep steps.

Additional Information

Short breaks - Yes all year apart from Summer & Peak weeks.

WiFi - Yes

Changeover - Friday

Towels - Yes

Parking - on-street but easy

Fuel - inclusive, free logs

Dogs - Yes - 1 small @£25

Travel cot - No

Highchair - No

Bed linen - Included as standard

Please note: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, certain facilities at some of our properties may not be deliverable. This may include - but is not limited to - swimming pools, hot tubs, and some shared communal areas. If you have a specific enquiry, please contact us by email here. Thank you for your understanding.

Reviews & Comments
Visitors Rate This Property 4.4/5

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Verified Guest
20th September 2019

I think the cottage needs a make over and the electrics need updating as quite dangerous.

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

Thank you for your comments which have been sent to the owner, we will be in touch with you directly.

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

From the owner;- Thank you for your review we were sorry to hear you were unhappy and did not bring any problems to our attention during your stay. The electrics and wiring have been checked and are all fine. With regard to the condition of the property It is always presented in a clean and well maintained condition but it is an old building that has been carefully restored and decorated in a manner that is more in keeping with the past than some people may be comfortable with. The images and description give a clear guide as to what to expect.

Maggie L Verified Guest
20th August 2019

Really lovely cottage with very generous hosts, who provided lots of thoughtful extras. Would have given 5 stars but for the slightly awkward parking provision. Prepared for this now, we would be very happy to return to the cottage!

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

Thank you for your review of Malthouse Cottage, we would love to welcome you in the future, glad that you had a nice stay.

Jean Arnold Verified Guest
11th August 2019


Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

Thank you for your 5 star review.

John Wood Verified Guest
14th May 2019

Well maintained holiday cottage well stocked woodburner good kitchen(including sharp set of kitchen knives) very clean .attentive owner

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

Thank you for taking the time to review, we are glad you enjoyed the Malthouse Cottage.

Ian Darlington Verified Guest
25th September 2018

Was beyond our expectations in terms of charm, character and size.

Guestbook Comments

If you've ever visited a holiday cottage before, you most likely have seen a guestbook in the property for guests to leave a review for others when they arrive. Each of the following comments was lovingly left by people just like you in the guestbook left at Malthouse Cottage.

Angela, Darren, Deme & whippets
14th July 2017

Fantastic cottage and well equipped. We've had a fabulous holiday and felt very welcome by neighbours. Impressed by the beauty of the Gower. Hope to visit again. Thanks for the generous welcome pack.

Simon & Jane, Reading Berks
3rd July 2017

We have had a wonderful stay in your beautiful cottage. The weather has been great and we have enjoyed the walks the Gower has to offer. We will definitely be back, hopefully for longer next time.

Lou, Toby, Boe, Dudley, Ernie & Fudge
6th June 2017

Thank you for a wonderful stay and for being so accommodating to us all. Lovely quirky cottage. Beautiful surroundings and great walking. Thank you again.

Sally, Dave and Beardsley
29th May 2017

Lovely cottage! Attention to detail is fantastic & watching the sun set over Worm's Head at Rhossili was wonderful!

John & Jenny, Wiltshire
20th May 2017

Pleasant and relaxing holiday. Views and walks beautiful and much enjoyed by the dogs. Hope to visit again in very near future. lovely cottage and neighbours.

About the Area

If you would like more information on the local area, please call us on 01348 837871 to speak to one of our friendly team.

Brandy Cove and Pwll Du Bay

  • Only a mile and a half through the village and along the Gower Coast Path, will bring you to hidden Brandy Cove and Pwll Du Bay, which are only accessible on foot and probably Gower's most secret beaches. Both are steeped in history and legend. Brandy Cove gets its name from the days when smuggling was rife on the Gower Peninsula and the sands were used to land illicit cargos of tobacco and alcohol. Today it is a charming cove ideal for swimming and rock pooling.

Caswell Bay and Surf Academy

  • A 2 mile drive will bring you to Caswell Bay, a large sandy beach sheltered by limestone cliffs. It is ideal for safe bathing and made all the more appealing by the Surf Academy. Here you can hire the equipment to try out the waves with stand-up paddle boards or surf boards. Lessons can be booked for all levels and ages. The Cafe serves awesome bacon butties and treats all year round, whatever the weather.

Langland Bay and Langland Bay Brasserie

  • Langland is one of the more popular beaches in Gower. Five minutes from the village of Mumbles with its castle, pier and lifeboat station, Langland's wide stretch of flat clean sand, together with the fact that it has a lifeguard patrol during the summer months, make it the perfect bucket and spade beach. It is also popular with local surfers.
  • Evenings are a treat at Langland Brasserie which serves great bistro food and offers stunning views across the bay.
  • There are tennis courts to hire just behind the Victorian beach huts - Langland Bay really is a top destination for all.

Langland Bay and Pennard Golf Clubs

  • Within 3 miles in each direction are two spectacular golf clubs, Pennard and Langland Bay - both offering a great golfing experience and both located on the coastal path, surrounded by glorious walking and spectacular views.

Three Cliffs Bay

  • Three Cliffs is an iconic beach and one of Gower's most dramatic. The river valley meanders down to the sea past castle, salt marsh and sand dunes and at the tide's edge the three cliffs are enchanting in all seasons. Ramblers, climbers and beach-goers flock here but the beach is vast and always feels as if it belongs solely to nature even in the height of summer. Take a picnic - there are no cafes to spoil the view here. The beach has a seasonal lifeguard station - please take care with children.

Oxwich Bay and the acclaimed Beach House Restaurant

  • Just a few miles away is the glorious, privately owned Oxwich beach - part of Penrice Estate. Walk for hours among the protected, pristine sand dunes and ancient woodlands and across the sweeping bay - or hire a sailing dinghy, kayak or longboard to admire Gower from the sea. Seals and porpoises are a common sight near these unspoiled shores.

  • Sample locally sourced, cutting-edge food at The Beach House Restaurant - the newly opened sister restaurant to £Coast' at Saundersfoot and The Grove at Narberth - and dine at the water's edge with stunning views and the sounds of the waves.

Mumbles Village and Oystermouth Castle

  • Mumbles is minutes away and the recently restored Oystermouth Castle, majestically overlooking Swansea Bay, is one of Wales' finest. Explore parts that have been hidden away for centuries and learn about the castle's exciting history. See ancient graffiti art from the 14th century, private staircases leading from vaults to banqueting halls and walk out onto a 30-foot high glass bridge. Events are held here throughout the year.

  • In the bustling seaside village you will also find a host of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants to suit every taste. Try Bistro Pierre for classic French cuisine and awe-inspiring views across Swansea Bay and the Lighthouse. The Gower Crab Shack on The Promenade serves fresh local seafood for you to enjoy straight from the paper - dining doesn't get fresher than this.

Further afield

  • The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust's National Centre in Llanelli has excellent facilities, making it a great place for a day out for the whole family. Covering some 450 acres, the reserve has a host of varied habitats including pools, lagoons and streams adjoining the saltmarshes and shore of Burry Inlet in Carmarthenshire. The views of Gower across the estuary are enchanting from here and anyone with a general interest in nature and wildlife will find this an absorbing and enjoyable day out.

Pet-friendly little cottage full of character ideal for couples and small families alike with the Gower's delights on the doorstep.

Eat & Drink

See below for a selection of pubs, restaurants, and eateries near Malthouse Cottage.

If you would like more information on the local area, please call us on 01348 837871 to speak to one of our friendly team.

Didier & Stephanies French Restaurant
( 4.6 miles away )

A delightful elegant French restaurant with informal relaxed atmosphere and wonderful food.

Langostinos Brasserie
( 8 miles away )

Steakhouse and grill -exceptionally tailored, unusually uncomplicated & extraordinary delicious.

The Waun Wyllt Inn
( 11.3 miles away )

A delightful countryside pub famous for its real ales and fine food ideal for walkers & cyclists

Amelia's Cafe/Restaurant
( 13.7 miles away )

Good food is served all day at the airport restaurant named after Amelia Earhart the first woman to fly across the Atlantic in 1928, who famously landed at Burry Port. Francois and Julie Anthony serve award winning breakfasts, jacket potatoes, snacks and drinks as well as fine dining in the evenings.

The Fig Tree Restaurant & Wine Bar
( 19 miles away )

The Fig Tree offers a unique and unforgetable dining experience with views of Dryslwyn Castle and Paxton Tower.

Wrights Independent Food Emporium at The Golden Grove
( 19.3 miles away )

Excellent varied menu with a welcoming and warm atmosphere. Shop and cafe open: Mon/Tues 11am - 7pm Weds-Sat 9am - 7pm Sun 11am - 5pm

Y Polyn
( 19.4 miles away )

A relaxed, warm and inviting restaurant in a pub setting. Everything on the menu is made on the premises including the bread and ice-cream. The restaurant has two AA rosettes, and was AA Restaurant of The Year Winner 2009, and in 2012 was voted by Good Food Guide Readers their Recommended Restaurant of the Year for Wales.

The Cawdor
( 20.7 miles away )

The authentic Georgian dining room has panelled walls, wooden floors and a lovely bay window.

White Hart Inn
( 20.9 miles away )

Three separate bar and lounge areas in which food and drinks are served.

The Plough Inn
( 21.5 miles away )

Contemporary cuisine served in the bar, restaurant or garden with lovely views.

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