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Cockle Shell Cottage : Gower Holiday Let

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Sunset at the estuary opposite the cottage.
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2 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 4
Penclawdd, Swansea, Swansea County, Southern Wales, Wales
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 la...
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Listing #HL5754593
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 18 September 2018

What a lovely cottage - it's a bit like a Tardis! We had a great holiday enjoying the fabulous beaches and the lovely scenery. Good food and drink too!

Thank Patricia T
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Beautiful again! One of our teenagers has just done his GCSE’s: and instead of a reward trip to New York in October, he asked if we could go back to South Wales and Cockleshell Cottage at Penclawdd this summer. Lovely to be back. Our adored...More

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Beverley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile


  • Alarm Clock
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Hairdryer
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    1 Half bath
    1 Full
    2 Twins
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  • Cleaning fee: AU$45 / stay - Fee
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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.
Car advised
How to get there
Railway: Gowerton: 4.1 km
Ferry: Swansea: 14.0 km
If travelling via car follow the M4 to junction 47 then follow the signs for the Gower. The Cockle Shell is on the coastal road and hard to miss. In the village of Penclawdd you will come to a sharp bend next to a car park overlooking the estuary. The Cockle Shell is next door to the Fish and Chip shop with plenty of free parking across the road. The ideal place from which to explore the Gower.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 13.0 km.
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