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Ship Cottage

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11 reviews
Location of house in Pwll du Bay
View of whole house- holiday let attached to owners house. Path follows Gower coastal path
Fire place
Log fire
View of front of holiday let
Balcony leading out from bedroom and outside eating area
Pwll Du Bay a stones throw from your balcony
Access by 4WD
Access by foot
Kitchen to lounge
Kitchen to outside
Toilet and sink
Table and chairs
Beach photo by March Hol let
Beach from the East by Holiday let
Pwll Du Bay
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Rental Home /
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Bishopston, Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales, Wales
This is a truly unique holiday experience away from roads, traffic and street lights. Access is via the owner's 4x4 down a half mile track cut into the cliff and through a ford in the nearby river. Once here you will access most places by foot, be able to spend hours on the beach or seek adventures amongst the numerous footpaths that leave here to access Gower's beaches, castles, pubs and cafes!

There are of course some draw backs:
- Vehicular access is by 4x4 only
- Heating is via wood burning stove
- Mobile phone reception is very limited

But then think of the positives:
- Vehicular access is by 4x4 only!
- Heating is via wood burning stove!
- Mobile phone reception is very limited!
- Peace, quiet, owls, bats, stars, the sound of the sea at night…

This enchanting, picturesque bay is set within the heart of the Gower P...
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About the owner, Katherine M
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Rate: 95 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 6 days ago
Listed since : Oct 2011
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 11 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #HL187246 by: Holiday Lettings
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English first
James R
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Kath & Bob are first class hosts, this gets you off to a great start in a fantastic location. This was our second trip to Ship Cottage and I'm sure it won't be our last. Plenty to see and plenty to do, the beach outside your door is an added bonus! Reading through the visitors book I was not surprised... more

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Thanks Jim look forward to seeing you both again more

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Liz c
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

More than words can really express Every part was brilliant ,scenery cottagel location ,owners friendliest people in villiage, isolation, our dog had an amazing time mostly swimming in sea river ford and walking the coastal paths more

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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

If you like beaches, walks and relaxation,then this is the holiday for you.Had a wonderful time staying in the cottage which was clean,spacious and had those extra touches that other holiday cottages don't ie lots of CD'd,DVD's books and games. The beach was literally a pebbles throw away and on some days, we had it all to ourselves. Walked up... more

  • Balcony
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Grill
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Ocean Views
  • Playground
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Swingset
  • Terrace
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wheelchair Access:
  • Elder Access:
  • Pets Allowed:
  • Smoking Allowed:
  • Suitable for Children:
Additional amenities & feature info
This spacious accomodation comprises a very large open plan kitchen/diner/lounge with fold out 4ft (small double) sofa bed, a stone inglenook fireplace and wood burning stove. The open plan kitchen allows adequate space and facilities to cook and a table to comfortably seat 4 adults. From the kitchen french doors lead out to an outside seating area, perfect for al fresco dining. This access leads directly onto the footpath a mere 50m from the beach.

From this large room a spiral stair leads up to a large recently fitted ensuite double bedroom (also access to fold out bed). Large french doors give onto a balcony with amazing sea views and additional table and chairs. The bedroom sleeps 2 adults. Lounge sleeps 2. Ideal for 2 (spacious enough for 4 if happy to share ensuite which has access...
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Feb 12, 2016 -
Feb 18, 2016
Low Plus
7 nights -- --
Feb 19, 2016 -
Mar 17, 2016
2 nights
Mar 18, 2016 -
Mar 24, 2016
Low Plus
7 nights -- --
Mar 25, 2016 -
Mar 31, 2016
7 nights -- --
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to U.S. Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Rates include bedding & house towels for 2 guests a supplement is charged for extra guests @ £10 p/head

Dogs (max of two) would be accepted at an additional charge £20 p/tail as long as they don't chase our cat or chickens!

Children are really welcome as we have our own next door !

Rates for less than a week can be negotiated out of season please contact us for more information
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How to get there
Airport: Cardiff: 49.7 mi
Railway: Swansea: 8.7 mi
Ferry: Swansea: 8.7 mi
Nearest Travel Links
Airport: Cardiff: 80 km
Railway: Swansea: 13 km
Ferry: Swansea: 8 km

The Gower Peninsula is easily accessed by car, rail, plane or ferry. The closest international airport which serves Swansea is Cardiff Airport, with many budget flights to European cities. It is less than one hours drive from the Gower Peninsular. By road, the M4 motorway means that Swansea is less than three hours from London, two and a half hours from Birmingham and 4 hours from Manchester.

There are regular trains and coaches to Swansea from all parts of the UK. Swansea train station is seven miles from Bishopston and Gower and connected by a regular bus service. Swansea also has a ferry terminal with a regular service to Cork and two hours west there are regular ferries from Rosslare into...
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.3 mi.
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