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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
Interaction with guests
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 24 September 2016

very spacious and clean inside, I love the decor. The owners supplied a welcome tray that was the best we've had, even a jar of cockles.They even left 2 bowls and a pack of dog treats for my dogs which was so nice. The Gower...More

Date of stay: September 2016
1  Thank Debbie H
Management response:Responded 3 April 2017

Thank you for your feedback, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that your dogs had a good time also. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Reviewed 19 September 2016

Fantastic location, the Cockle Shell has all you could want and more. A great location to visit so many amazing beaches on the South coast.

Date of stay: September 2016
2  Thank Maps663502
Management response:Responded 3 April 2017

Thank you for your feedback, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

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Reviewed 4 April 2016

Absolutely loved this cottage. Such a wonderful warm and comfortable cottage and so deceptively spacious. The cottage doesn't look that much from the road, but go in. It is so spacious, really well decorated with wonderful unique fixtures and fittings. The log burner is perfect...More

Date of stay: March 2016
5  Thank Carol_Starkey
Management response:Responded 3 April 2017

Thank you for such positive feedback, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Reviewed 12 January 2016

We really enjoyed our visit to this property over the New Years week. We experienced a week of typically wet Welsh weather, but when the rain let up we were able to visit stunning nearby Gower beaches within half hours drive. It is also really...More

Date of stay: December 2015
4  Thank Mr Andrew W
Management response:Responded 3 April 2017

Thank you for your positive feedback, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Reviewed 12 November 2015

We hired this cottage as it's located not far from my mother - we travelled to Wales to celebrate her 70th birthday. The cottage information was very clear and straightforward and the cottage very easily found. The inside seems bigger than possible from the outside...More

Date of stay: October 2015
3  Thank Feasty88
Management response:Responded 3 April 2017

Thank you for your positive feedback, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

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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