Windy Hill, Gower
If you are looking for a bohemian and artistically inspiring property, then you will love Windy Hill. This property has been designed by Gower Drift Arts, and arty types will love the quirky beach inspired interiors. Windy Hill nestles at the centre of an artistic community known as Sandy Lane, which as the name implies is built on the sand dunes behind Three Cliffs Bay. Three Cliffs is one of the most celebrated bays on Gower. Windy Hill is the perfect location for those wanting to enjoy and explore the delights of the Gower coastline. The property is adjacent to Pennard Golf Course, which makes this an ideal location to combine a beach holiday with a golfing break.
About this property:
Windy Hill is surrounded by beautiful countryside with spectacular coastal walks on your doorstep. The Chalet is walking distance from Southgate village, where there is a pub, a village shop and a delightful cafe. The Gower Inn which serves food and the Gower Heritage Centre are also on your doorstep. A stunning coastal path runs right around Gower offering the opportunity to explore the many coves and beaches on foot. Swansea City Centre and the Maritime Quarter are only 8 miles away and the busy village of Mumbles is 15 minutes away by car.
The chalet has been beautifully designed by the artistic talent behind Gower Drift Arts. Reclaimed materials and drift wood have been used to create a nautical decor which is both stylish and individual. There is a beach feel thoughout and the open plan living/dining/kitchen area gives Windy Hill a spacious feel. The living area is very comfortable with a wood burning stove at its centre. There are two double bedrooms and a third bedroom with a 3/4 sized bed. There is also a family bathroom.
The nautical theme continues through to the outside space. Here you will find a pretty garden and sitting area overlooking a Sandy Lane Green, and for entertaining on summer evenings there is a cool and quirky bar and BBQ area to the rear. A perfect place for a cocktail whilst admiring the artistic detailing which makes Windy Hill so special.
The beauty and unspoilt nature of the location comes at a price. The access road is unmade and may not be suitable for all vehicles or drivers. Most family cars would be fine but lower sports cars would not be suitable.
Pets are welcome at the property by prior arrangement for an additional charge of £25. There is a limit of one small to medium sized dog.
Guests are requested to bring their own beach towels and dog bed/ blankets.
C/O day - Friday
If you’re thinking of taking a holiday or short break in Wales, it would be hard to resist booking a getaway on the Gower Peninsula. From Mumbles to Penclawdd, it’s easy to find a property suitable for all party members to enjoy!
When looking at the map of the Gower Peninsular, Mumbles to Caswell seems like a long trip away, however the Coastal path can take you on a breath-taking walk, with café’s and benches along the way for those much needed rests and coffees. In Caswell, you’ll be greeted by the rippling waves on Caswell Bay used by paddlers and surfers alike, you can even book surfing lessons while on your holiday here.
If you’re looking for a village, away from the hustle and bustle of Mumbles but still in comfortable walking distance to Caswell Bay, Bishopston has all you need for a family holiday or a friendly gathering, with schools, pubs/gastro restaurants, shops and a park. Bishopston even has a hidden gem in the form of a secluded beach called Pwll Du which is accessed through an off road track.
From Bishopston, heading West of the Gower you will come across Pennard, Southgate and Parkmill. These sweet villages bring you to the properties situated closest to Three Cliffs Bay, a popularly photographed, iconic beach – well worth the visit, as seen on many brochures and posters for the Gower Peninsular. Roughly a mile further down the Gower Peninsular lie fresh water rivers, grassy landscapes and ‘pick your own’ fruit and veg farm’s and cafés belonging to the villages of Penmaen and Nicholaston. Here you can enjoy isolated walks and despite the country appearance you’re still never too far from the beaches Three Cliffs, Tor Bay, Nicholaston Burrows and Oxwich.
With sand dunes, water sports and even a leisure park, Oxwich Bay can provide the perfect base for beach a getaway. With the Oxwich Bay Hotel providing meals, drinks and snacks, there is no need to stray too far from the beach on a sunny day. Not far from this busy beach is the most South point of Gower and a quaint village called Port Eynon. Home to many campsites and caravan parks with the beaches of Port Eynon and Horton boasting the coast line, the village accommodates for friends and families with fish and chip shops, pubs and restaurants just minutes from the sandy beaches.
To the centre of the Gower lie The villages of Reynoldston and Knelston. Most visited for the King Arthur Hotel, serving gastro pub food and drinks which can be enjoyed in front of a log burning fire. The landscapes provide great surroundings for long walks and the beaches of Rhossili, Port Eynon and Llangennith are a short drive away.
When on the Gower Peninsular, most would argue that this trip would not be complete without visit to Rhossili Bay. Winning awards for it’s Natural Outstanding Beauty this ‘Epic’ dog friendly beach is home of the Worms Head. Rhossili Bay is notorious for being in the UK’s top beaches, as voted by Trip Advisors visitors – even more boastful; the beach was voted as Wales’ Best Beach 2017. From awards to spectacular views and walks, Rhossili is a must visit where surfers can enjoy the Atlantic swell, giving the rest of us stunning views. All of which can be seen from the comfort of the benches from the public houses near by – keep an eye out for those seals and dolphins too!
If water sports is what you are looking for, you can’t look too far from Llangennith in the North West of Gower, included in most ‘top 10 surfing beaches’. Popular to campers and visitors from all around the world the area welcomes surfers and sightseers alike. With the Kings Head Inn at the heart of Llangennith, a lovely pet friendly place to rest after those long walks.
The final stretch of the Gower Peninsular leads to Crofy and Penclawdd, where the lovely panoramic views of the River Loughor set the scene for the gorgeous sun sets. Take walks along the Burry Estuary, see where the salt marsh lambs breed and where fresh cockles are picked for the local produce stores and Swansea Market.
Windy Hill Availability
ages 4 - 16
ages 0 - 3