Malthouse Cottage Bishopston, Near Mumbles, Gower.

£345 - £665 per week

Why We Reccommend Malthouse Cottage

A dream location, Gower's fabulous beaches are all within easy reach of this cosy dog friendly characterful cottage on the edge of Bishopston village.


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!


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 character cottage ideal for couples and small families alike with the Gower’s delights on the doorstep.


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

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


Is there parking for at least one car within the cottage grounds? No

Is there a gate to open? Yes

If no parking within the grounds is there parking within 100m? Yes

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? Yes

Are paths at least 1.2m wide? No

Are there dropped kerbs or changes in level? Yes

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