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Cockle Shell Cottage : Gower Holiday Let

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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
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 1 Half bath
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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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Reviews (36)
Wendy
Wendy
Devon, United Kingdom25 contributions
From the opening of the front door, until we locked up and left, we were thrilled with all the the cottage has to offer, we travelled around the Gower peninsula and, down to Porthcawl. Parking was not a problem, GG’s ice cream was delightful, disappointed with the Fish and Chip shop next door.
Visited June 2021
Written June 20, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Pat M
Pat M
Fleet, United Kingdom6 contributions
Just like a Tardis, as someone else said. Good location for seeing the Gower. Lovely ice cream shop across the road and a supermarket very near.
Visited June 2021
Written June 13, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Christopher c
Christopher c
1 contribution
A nice cottage, well positioned to visit all Gower attractions and Swansea. Surprisingly spacious property with free parking across the road and easy access to amenities.
Visited May 2021
Written June 6, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Susan S
Susan S
3 contributions
A little gem. When we opened the door the first thing my husband said was you’re going to love this. It was really beautiful, loads of space and everything for our comfort. Not far from stunning beaches. I would recommend and indeed have recommended this lovely cottage to many friends. It was spotlessly clean and so well equipped.
Visited September 2020
Written October 29, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

ruffianrambler
ruffianrambler
South West England, United Kingdom61 contributions
Great location even in the winter for a break away from the city, you are right on the beach, which are unspoilt and without amusement arcades etc.... but with a well stocked supermarket and butchers etc... nearby so you don't feel too cut off. Fantastic local beer and plenty of food outlets inc. an award winning cafe and Indian takeaway, fish and chips too of course! The house itself was very welcoming with cupboards well stocked and really nicely decorated, heatingm, showers etc... all in great condition and comfortable even in the winter. Plenty to do if you have a car, around the area, easy to get to but very little traffic and plenty of free parking too. Had a great time and would not hesitate to recommend to anyone!
Visited December 2019
Written December 27, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Companion72290
Companion72290
4 contributions
We had a very comfortable stay at the lovely cockleshell cottage at Penclawdd. The cottage was very convenient for all of Gower and also railway station at nearby Gowerton. The cottage was a tardis and everything was thought of for the comfort of guests and canines! Lovely touches made it feel like home from home. On arrival we were pleased to find fresh milk and Welsh cakes and a little welcome treat for our dog! It's a concern during the Winter whether the cottage is warm, but Cockleshell cottage was very warm and cosy. Penclawdd is a good base and the cottage is opposite beautiful views of the estuary as well as a great café, fish and chip shop, chemist and mini market - well stocked for all your last minute needs. We will definitely want to return for a complete chill out! We tried to book a further night, but it was already booked up.... Thanks again for a perfect stay at the cockleshell 😊
Visited November 2019
Written December 11, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

butterflyday
butterflyday
Aldermaston, United Kingdom16 contributions
Arrived at property and it far surpassed what I was expecting. Beautiful well laid out property, very roomy. The owners have thought of everything one might need or want. They have taken time to make the guest arrival book an absolute mine of knowledge. From phone numbers to where one might like to visit. Very handy to say the least. There was books/dvds/board games/chess/guitar for your use and lots more. On arrival the property had been decorated for Xmas. In the kitchen there was tea, coffee, milk, welsh cakes, and more all complimentary. Such a lovely thing to do. Nearby is a supermarket, fish and chip shop (excellent) Indian takeaway (excellent - cash only), and a Pharmacy etc. While out and about I used to think I will be glad when I’m “home” because that’s exactly what it felt like. Do not hesitate if you are contemplating a holiday/break here you will LOVE IT. Well done to the owners you have got this venture a million % perfect. Well done 💖 😊 x
Visited December 2019
Written December 7, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Deborah B
Deborah B
3 contributions
Absolutely amazing place to stay, larger than we thought it would be. We only have one issue in that we felt the bed was slightly on the small side. Thankful that the owners were so accommodating with our pet ferret (she had the most wonderful time, as did we). Thank you so much
Visited June 2019
Written June 29, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jim
Jim
2 contributions
A fairly quiet spot as there was a pub refurbishment across the road, it can get quite busy during the day. No problems with the chippy next door who serve good food, local supermarket was well stocked but not the cheapest. Cottage was comfortable well laid out with plenty of room, everything and more was provided. Everything was clean and fresh nice touch was the tea coffee and cakes left for us on arrival, if we had know there was a tassimo coffee machine we would have brought some capsules from home as we also have one. The step into the house beat us as wife can’t lift her legs that high and I’m no better, so we had to use the back gate. With a dog it was a bit of a squash with the table and chairs, I know it’s because of the tidal flooding but a level threshold and a flood board may be a better option as with a prat or walking aid you’d be beaten. The dog had plenty of room to wander about downstairs and slept well in his cage, walks across the road in easy reach and I was pleasantly surprised to find a Hedgehog as 11pm one night by the play area. All in a pleasant welcome break in a spacious cottage with rain or sun your catered for, with dvds, games or guitar. Jim
Visited June 2019
Written June 18, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

ANNE W
ANNE W
Pontypridd, United Kingdom36 contributions
Just come back from a few days stay in this cottage. Lovely and clean with all the facilities you could wish for including a log burner. Well situated for visiting the lovely beaches of the Gower and the LC2 swimming pool in nearby Swansea. We were lucky with the weather which made the stay even better. Try the breakfast at the Café Cariad two doors along, it was great, also the fish and chip shop next door. Great communications with the owners. Would definitely recommend this property.
Visited February 2019
Written March 1, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Gowerfarm
Gowerfarm
Thank you Anne, we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back. Take care.
Written March 16, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Central Heating
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Highchair
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Business Travel
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TV
Washer
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Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
City Getaway
Cycling Trips
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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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  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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Frequently Asked Questions about Cockle Shell Cottage : Gower Holiday Let

Cockle Shell Cottage : Gower Holiday Let is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

Cockle Shell Cottage : Gower Holiday Let has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Cockle Shell Cottage : Gower Holiday Let has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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