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Cockle Shell Cottage : Gower Holiday Let

Sunset at the estuary opposite the cottage.
Certificate of Excellence
24 reviews
Sunset at the estuary opposite the cottage.
Living Area with Log Burner
Living Area
Lounge Area
Log burner for cosy winter evenings by the fire
Dining Table
Welcome on Board
Dining Area
Master Bedroom
Twin Beds
Twin Bedroom
Back Yard
Location of cottage
From the front, near Cariad Cafe and The Roma.
A view from distance showing location to waterfront..
Marsh ponies (250 yards)
Low tide on the estuary (100 yards)
Boats and horses
Loughor Estuary (just across the road, 200 yds)
Penclawdd's famous blue boats
Hide tide with reflections
Go see Arthur's stone which was a tourist attraction in the Dark Ages.
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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
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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Beverley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile


Reviewed 18 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

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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.

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  • 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
    2 Twins
    1 Full
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 3 nights
GBP 50
GBP 50
GBP 274
6 Jun 2018 -
30 Jun 2018
Rate 7 ( as 2017)
3 nights
GBP 110
GBP 540
1 Jul 2018 -
22 Jul 2018
Jul 1 - 22 2018
3 nights
GBP 130
GBP 650
23 Jul 2018 -
31 Aug 2018
Jul 23 - 31 aug 2018
3 nights
GBP 140
GBP 700
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to Australian Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • 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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