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The Gower Forge

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Three Cliffs Bay, Gower (View Location on a map)
6 Guests
3 Bedrooms
1 Bathroom
No Dogs
£533 7 Night Breaks From
£12.69 Average Per Person Per Night
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Character-filled cottage at Three Cliffs Bay, Gower. Ideal for families. Walk along the stunning river valley to the iconic unspoiled sandy beach.

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Rated 4.1/5 (read reviews)
Features You'll Love

  • Coastal Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Private Parking
  • Rural Location
  • Family Friendly
  • Period Cottage
  • Detached Property
  • Golf Courses Nearby
  • Pubs Nearby
  • Short Drive To Beach

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About The Gower Forge
This pretty cottage has stood for over 160 years and was once a working smithyin the picturesque hamlet of Parkmill. Looking onto the old mill across the dancing water of the ford, this ideal holiday cottage is cosy and perfectly positioned to enjoy all the unspoiled delights that Gower has to offer.
  • The small village of Parkmill is at the 'Gateway to Gower'. In Spring the valley is overrun with bluebells and wild garlic flowers, in Summer the dappled shade of the pretty woodland is alive with wildlife. Sitting on 'The Pill' is The Gower Forge, pretty and welcoming.
  • Cross the Ford if you dare, or take the gentler approach further along the wooded lane. Enter viathe stable door into the bright, well-equipped kitchen. The ideal place to plan the day's excursions before packing a picnic and heading outdoors. Countryside and water views from all windows really let you know your holiday has begun.
  • The sitting room has a log style burner, inglenook fireplace, exposed stone walls, deep sofas and further views of the water and gardens.
  • Up the little staircase is the Master Bedroom which has a king size bed, original feature fireplace, and shower. Across the landing, you will find the cosy children's bunk room, a further double bedroom and the family bathroom with Jacuzzi corner bath. All rooms have views of The Pill, the old mill (now The Heritage Centre) and the valley beyond.
  • Outdoors there is a raised terraceequipped with table and chairs - perfect for al fresco dining and lingering evening cocktails as the sun dips through the trees. On the other side of the house accessed via a side door off the sitting room, is a secret garden. With high hedging and a private lawn area with woodland behind - this is an ideal place for children to play and explore while the adults can lounge and relax.
Layout & Further Information

Sleeping 6 guests in 3 bedrooms (ideally suited for 4 adults, 2 children). 1 Double with Kingsize bed and ensuite, 1 Double, 1 Children's' Bunk room. All on 1st floor.

Bathroom with Jacuzzi corner bath, shower over, toilet and washbasin on the 1st floor.

Sitting Room with 2 x 2 seater sofas, 2 armchairs. Gas fired log style burner. Door leading to the vestibule and lawn garden beyond.

Dining Room with table seating 6.

Kitchen open plan fitted country kitchen with electric Cooker, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, and freezer, washing machine. Sofa and small TV.

Grounds Lawn hedged garden with table and chairs. Raised separate terrace.

Additional Information

Short breaks - Short Breaks available throughout the year apart from Peak Weeks.

WiFi - No

Changeover - Saturday

Towels - Yes

Parking - Yes ample

Fuel - Central heating, gas fired log burner, storage heaters inclusive May to September. Outside these datesŁ30 p/w

Dogs - No

Travel cot - Yes on request

Highchair - Yes on request

Bed linen - Included as standard

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Visitors Rate This Property 4.1/5

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About the Area

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Little Valley Bakery and The Heritage Centre

  • One minute away, follow the smell of freshly baking bread to the Little Valley Bakery and pick up breakfast and 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.

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 cliffs are popular with climbers and what a location - you can actually walk underneath the cliffs through an archway! There are stepping stones to cross the 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.
  • 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 and The Swansea Museum and Marina
  • 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.
  • 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.


Eat & Drink

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Didier & Stephanies French Restaurant
( 6.8 miles away )

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

Grovesend Local Producers Market
( 6.8 miles away )

Held in the community hall on the fourth Saturday of each month.

Langostinos Brasserie
( 7.2 miles away )

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

The Pembrey Inn
( 10.3 miles away )

Good, honest, home cooked food using fresh local produce as available.

The Waun Wyllt Inn
( 10.6 miles away )

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

Amelia's Cafe/Restaurant
( 12.2 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
( 19.1 miles away )

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

Y Polyn
( 19.1 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.

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

Seaview
( 20.1 miles away )

Welcoming, relaxed and friendly. Once home to Dylan and Caitlin Thomas during the time of writing and publishing some of his best work.

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The Gower Forge in hamlet of Parkmill-sleeps 6
Dylan Thomas centre well worth a visit while on holiday in the Gower-garden
The Heritage Centre just across the ford from The Gower Forge-dining area
The Heritage Centre just across the ford from The Gower Forge-dining area
Gower holiday cottage in the pretty hamlet of Parkmill
Parkmill village cottage holiday-lounge with oil fired log burner

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