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  • Malthouse Cottage

  • Gower Peninsula
  • Ref: 1488
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Malthouse Cottage

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  • Ref: 1488
Property Highlights:

A pretty character cottage, lovingly restored by the owner and ideally located in the village of Bishopston on the Gower Peninsula. 5 minutes drive to golden sandy beaches at Caswell Bay. Sleeps 2 adults and up to 2 children. Pet-friendly.

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Guest Book Comments

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.

Simon & Jane, Reading Berks - 3 July 2017
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

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.

Angela, Darren, Deme & whippets - 14 July 2017
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Back again to this beautiful cottage and stunning part of the world. Blessed with the weather again!! Southgatre beach as beautiful as ever and had Joe's ice-cream. Thanks again. Looking forward to next year.

Sally, Nick & Frankie, Lenham Kent - 12 May 2017
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

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.

John & Jenny, Wiltshire - 20 May 2017
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

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

Sally, Dave and Beardsley - 29 May 2017
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

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.

Lou, Toby, Boe, Dudley, Ernie & Fudge - 6 June 2017
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

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

Ian Darlington - 25th September 2018

Marvellous, just what w wanted

Trevor Nicholls - 1st September 2018

Well appointed, quirky and delightful cottage. Lovely sun room at the back of the house with butterfly- and bee-friendly garden. The hot water supply was consistently available, which was great for showers after the beach. A very nice pub within easy walking distance for dinner. Wonderful wood burning stove, so great in winter. Only thing missing is somewhere to plug in an electric toothbrush! Location wise, it is situated on a surprisingly busy road into the village, so occasionally noisy - and you have to keep an eye out for the traffic as no pavement in parts.

Linds - 31st July 2018

We had a fabulous stay. Situated in a lovely part of Wales, the cottage is quirky with a multitude of different items to see. A lot of thought has gone into the presentation and it works really well. The back garden is a proper cottage garden and it's a real suntrap! It's the best cottage we've stayed in and hope to return!

A trusted customer - 20th July 2018

Excellent, would recommend!

A trusted customer - 30th June 2018

Beautiful cottage. Fully equipped for all our needs. Lovely conservatory and garden too. Situated in an ideal spot. The village has two pubs and a Co-open. It is not far from the Mumbles and many other lovely places in the Gower.

OnTheRoadAgain1924 - 22nd June 2018

Very cute and tradional cottage. Well presented and very clean.

M Sinfield - 29th March 2018

This cottage is such a gem! The attention to detail in the cottage is wonderful, the owners have created a truly wonderful place to stay. Malthouse Cottage was the best equip cottage I have ever stayed in, it had everything we could have needed. We stayed for the Christmas period and they very kindly decorated the cottage with a tree and lovely decorations - it made it so special! The cottage was well located, we walked to Casswell Bay easily from the cottage, Mumbles is a short drive and other locations within the Gower are easily reached. A perfect cottage!

Jen - 6th February 2018

Fair value overall thanks

Reply from: Jill

Thank you for your review, apologies for the hassle that you had on arrival with the keys we will look into making this clearer on our directions

D Harvey - 2nd February 2018
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Property Description

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 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 gallery'd mezzanine. It is not suitable for the very young or if you have mobility issues but choose it for its character, style�and position and enjoy!


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

Linen - Included as standard

About the Area

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.

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