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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 4 June 2015

Cockle Shell Cottage is extremely comfortable, and quirky in a 'Tardis' style! We had plenty of room, yet felt cosy at the same time, We were only two adults, but a family of four would have plenty of space downstairs to spread themselves around. A...More

Date of stay: June 2015
3  Thank cathS4318XK
Management response:Responded 6 June 2015

Thank you for your kind review, it's much appreciated. Really glad you enjoyed your stay in the Gower. Hope you visit again.

Reviewed 6 April 2015

I stayed for 3 nights over the easter weekend and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Plenty of room and seating for everyone - there were 4 of us & we didn't trip over each other. Easily accessible to supermarket & restaurants within walking distance, also...More

Date of stay: April 2015
3  Thank Christine F
Management response:Responded 14 April 2015

Thank you for your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We value all our guests feedback. We are currently looking at options to have internet installed in the near future. Hope we can welcome you back next time you visit Wales.

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Reviewed 6 April 2015 via mobile

Had a lovely Valentine's weekend at Cockle Shell cottage. Had a delicious breakfast at Carid Cafe up the road and a beautiful morning walk along Llangennith beach while my boyfriend surfed. We defrosted by the log fire drinking mulled wine after a busy day. Will...More

Date of stay: February 2015
3  Thank Surfer1995
Management response:Responded 14 April 2015

Glad you enjoyed Valentines night at Cockle Shell Cottage and exploring the local beaches. Thank you for your valued custom. Hope we see you again in the future.

Reviewed 5 April 2015 via mobile

Lovely clean,very spacious holiday home.Everything you need for a comfortable stay .Good position for exploring the Gower.

Date of stay: March 2015
1  Thank mymini1983
Management response:Responded 14 April 2015

Thank you for your kind review and look forward to you staying again 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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