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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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Beverley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

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Date of stay: April 2018
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

My husband and I arrived tired after a long flight from the US and the drive from London. We were pleasantly surprised by the immaculate, comfortable and well equipped accommodations. We were left a nice bottle of wine, tea, and Welsh cakes. It was great...More

Date of stay: April 2018
1  Thank gailcI3066ER
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

A lovely cottage, spacious and welcoming. We really enjoyed our time here and made good use of the local takeaways! Thank you to Adam, his communication made the whole process very easy. We hope to return some day and explore more of the Gower.

Date of stay: April 2018
1  Thank Travellerhead
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

A lovely cosy, everything you need cottage. Had 3 days celebrating my Husband’s 70th and couldn’t have chosen better for our first ever trip to Wales. Clean comfortable homely atmosphere, Thanks Adam & Einir

Date of stay: March 2018
1  Thank connieheppell
Management response:Responded 1 April 2018

Many thanks Connie, we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Take care Adam & Einir

Reviewed 18 March 2018

Warm modern pleasantly furnished and clean cottage. Mostly well equipped but could do with tiny improvements. Well situated next to a chip shop, parking across the busy road and round the corner from supermarket. Within easy reach of swansea. Perfect for a relaxing break with...More

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank joolseybobs
Management response:Responded 22 March 2018

Thank you Julia for your kind review. I'm really pleased you would stay again. Sorry about the misunderstanding in relation to the offer to cancel. One of the reason's we offered to cancel was because you asked a number of questions and as some of...More

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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Is this holiday rental large?YesNoUnsure
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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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