Oriel Gwyr, Gower
Oriel Gwyr is a beautiful contemporary house finished with the highest quality materials and fittings. Situated at the heart of Rhossili with south facing panoramic views of the countryside and sea, and only a couple of minutes walk from Rhossili beach, Worms Head, Fall Bay and the local Pub. It truly is a fantastic location for a family holiday to remember.
Completed in 2008, having been designed and constructed by the owner, great emphasis has been placed on the use of natural materials that complement the curvatious design. Built from local stone with a 200m² grass roof, the building subtly blends into the local surroundings. The house benefits from high levels of insulation and underfloor heating with energy being supplied by an ultra efficient air-source heat-pump; thus enabling you to enjoy a cosy climate without harming the environment.
About this property:
The living area whilst very spacious, remains an intimate area when dusk falls. Equipped with a fully controllable lighting system, comfortable seating for eight, TV with freeview, DVD Player and Sound system. The perfect place to relax after a hard day on the beach or clambering the local clifftop paths.
The main bathroom is situated at the centre of the house, finished in brick sized travertine tiles and built as a wet room it has a large double ended bath and a separate walk in shower.If you like dinner parties, welcome to the ultimate party kitchen. With a fully fitted black walnut kitchen, granite worktops and enough Neff appliances to keep the keenest of chefs happy, cooking that evening meal needn't be a chore. Appliances include two ovens, microwave, dishwasher, coffee machine, fridge, freezer, toaster and kettle. The separate utility room has a washing machine, toilet and sink.
Oriel Gwyr has four double bedrooms, two of which have king sized beds, one has a double bed, and one has twin single beds. Three of the bedrooms can accommodate a cot if required. All bedrooms have solid oak furniture, Laura Ashley bed linen and towels. The master bedroom has an en suite bathroom and an additional TV. Oriel Gwyr is built over one level with no internal steps and all areas of the garden can be accessed via ramps, we consider it suitable for wheelchair use, although no disability aids are provided.
There is a local shop some 1km away that sells most groceries and some local produce. The nearest supermarket is nearly 20 miles away so we recommend that you bring everything you will need or make the most of the supermarket home delivery service.
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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.
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ages 4 - 16
ages 0 - 3