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Cockle Shell Cottage : Gower Holiday Let

29 reviews
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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
3 nights minimum
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The Cockle Shell is a surprisingly spacious holiday let opposite a well known local beauty spot popular with artists, photographers and bird watchers. It also benefits from being in the heart of the village of Penclawdd, North Gower. There is plenty of free parking opposite with room for all size vehicles. Within easy access of award winning beaches, castles and holiday activities including cycling and walking. The area is particularly popular with surfers. Penclawdd is a traditional Welsh Village famous for its cockle shell industry which dates back to Roman times and is still thriving to this day. Samples of the local cockles can be purchased in the village alongside other local goods such as lava bread and salt marsh lamb. There are lots of amenities nearby including a fish and chip...The Cockle Shell is a surprisingly spacious holiday let opposite a well known local beauty spot popular with artists, photographers and bird watchers. It also benefits from being in the heart of the village of Penclawdd, North Gower. There is plenty of free parking opposite with room for all size vehicles. Within easy access of award winning beaches, castles and holiday activities including cycling and walking. The area is particularly popular with surfers. Penclawdd is a traditional Welsh Village famous for its cockle shell industry which dates back to Roman times and is still thriving to this day. Samples of the local cockles can be purchased in the village alongside other local goods such as lava bread and salt marsh lamb. There are lots of amenities nearby including a fish and chip shop, surf shop, gym, chemist, 5 Star Cafe and large supermarket, hairdressers, Doctors Surgery literally minutes away. There is a partial view of the Estuary from The Cockle Shell which overlooks the nearby car park and children's playground. There are boats anchored nearby, a favourite subject for photographers especially at sunrise and sunset. The Cockle Shell benefits from a wood burning stove and a new fitted kitchen. There is a family bathroom upstairs with a bath overhead shower and toilet and wash basin. There is also a downstairs cloakroom with toilet and wash hand basin. The Cockle Shell dates back to the 19th Century and the street is shown on early maps. It's had a number of uses in the past including Drapers Shop.More
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About the Owner
Adam G
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2015
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Guests usually gain access via a key safe details of which are provided prior to arrival. We are always on hand to answer questions and respond to queries.
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

Located next to the estuary and some lovely views, and with easy access to all Gower has to offer. Unfortunately the pub across the road is currently closed but there is a great chippy, Indian takeaway and a lovely café all very close by...and we...More

Date of stay: February 2018
1  Thank PJ6764
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Cockle Shell Cottage, the location of Penclawdd, and of course the wonderful landlord and landlady exceeded ALL our expectations. Beautiful very spacious cottage with a wonderful homely atmosphere. Great for us and our teenagers and dog! Penclawdd a very friendly and warm community. Local people...More

Date of stay: August 2017
1  Thank antoniadawson2017
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Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Stayed for a few days in half term. Whilst the cottage doesn't look much on the outside and is situated on a busy road, we were pleasantly surprised. Nicely furnished, very clean, lovely welcome tray. The whole cottage has been very thoughtfully furnished and is...More

Date of stay: March 2017
1  Thank Natalie R
Reviewed 30 April 2017

This is a wonderful holiday spot. The bay comes in just outside the front door; there is a wonderful restaurant across the street; a fish and chip shop next door has a lively business; a block away the grocery store supplies the village with all...More

Date of stay: April 2017
2  Thank jimandeffie
Management response:Responded 4 May 2017

Thank you Jim & Effie for such positive feedback, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your 10 day break in the Gower - it was a pleasure to meet you. We hope you had a safe journey home. Take care Adam & Einir

Reviewed 22 April 2017

Nice cottage clean & cosy, lovely welcome pack. Village is more residential than holiday, however close to everything on the Gower and Swansea. Lots of places to eat and chippy next door is handy ;-)

Date of stay: March 2017
1  Thank funkyowl
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
City Getaway
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Alarm Clock
Central Heating
Water Views
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Waterfront
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Fireplace
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About the neighbourhood
Penclawdd is in North Gower and ideally situated to explore the area. The Cockle Shell lies opposite the estuary where the river Loughor meets the sea. There are fishing boats across the road and the area is populated by beautiful, wild marsh horses. The village is famous for its cockles and Penclawdd cockles are still sold in local markets as a prized delicacy. The Cockle Shell is ideally situated for exploring the Gower. There is a cafe and fish and chip shop either side and a newly refurbished Inn/Bistro opposite. Also nearby are an Indian Take Away, Chemist and Supermarket.
Getting around
The cottage is on the Welsh coastal path and ideal for cyclists and walkers. It's also on the main bus route and 6 miles from the nearest train station in Gowerton. Ideally a car or bicycle is recommended to explore the Gower peninsula which has numerous small villages and hidden coves and beaches.
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