Swansea and Gower Peninsula

Golden seascapes, vibrant markets, wild landscapes

Swansea, situated by an enclosed bay, has a long maritime tradition and is overlooked by brooding hills. The city has spacious green places in the form of extensive parklands and a striking shoreline. The wider county of Swansea lies within the Gower Peninsula, which was in fact Britain's very first designated 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty'.

This area offers visitors a varied mix of wonderful seascapes and sandy beaches, historic castles and woodland. Here there is evidence of early human occupation with some of the oldest human remains being discovered in this area. At just nineteen miles wide the Gower Peninsula is a microcosm of contrasting landscapes and ancient history.

For those staying within the Swansea area there are no less 54 public parks which extend right down to the shores of Swansea Bay. Of note is Clyne Gardens & Country Park which covers some 16 acres and includes panoramic sea views, bluebell woods, architectural follies, meandering streams, ornate bridges and a castle! Additionally horticulturists will not be disappointed with a large collection of plants and shrubs to be enjoyed. In fact it's a good idea for gardening enthusiasts to also head for Singleton Park which includes the city's botanical collection. Here you can also find a boating lake, picturesque Swiss cottage and is the place where large outdoor festivals and music galas are held.

To get a real taste of the local area visit Swansea Market, this is one of the largest indoor markets in the whole region and dates back to the twelfth century. It's a great place to potter around to soak up the local `colour' with stalls selling anything from fresh seafood to flowers and jewelry, souvenirs and local artworks.

The Gower Peninsula is simply ideal for holidays where lovely beaches, fun and relaxation are required. With a dramatic coastline it's ideal for cliff top walks and is the perfect place to re-connect with nature - it truly deserves its title `Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty'.

Tyn-y-Graig Cottage ref: W41144

Crynant near Neath, Swansea and Gower Peninsula

£347-£836
3 star rating
Tyn-y-Graig Cottage
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A spacious house in South West Wales, close to Gnoll Country Park and Afan Forest Park for outdoor activities, lakes and grottos.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Lily Vale Cottage ref: UK6135

Pontarddulais, near Llanelli, Swansea and Gower Peninsula

£256-£548
3 star rating
Lily Vale Cottage occupies an ideal spot in the centre of Pontarddulais, close to all amenities, which makes it an ideal base for exploring the sights of South Wales.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Foresters Escape ref: 28889

Scurlage, near Swansea, Swansea and Gower Peninsula

£293-£861
3 star rating
Close to Swansea in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with fishing, golf, riding and archery all available locally.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Swallows Nest ref: ORE

Burry Green, Gower, Swansea, Swansea and Gower Peninsula

£361-£1038
4 star rating
Beautiful bays and beaches are just waiting to be explored from this lovely detached cottage with walks from the doorstep.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Cefn Gorwydd Cottages - Ty Gwyn ref: JYY

Gowerton, Swansea and Gower Peninsula

£415-£980
4 star rating
In a beautiful location just half a mile from the village and train station with links to west and mid-Wales.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Willows ref: OSO

Ilston, Gower, Swansea, Swansea and Gower Peninsula

£710-£1830
4 star rating
A family group will love the space in this converted barn complete with a pool table and a hot tub hidden in the garden.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Ty Howton ref: UK6176

Craig-Cefn-Parc, near Clydach, Swansea and Gower Peninsula

£321-£863
4 star rating
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This is the ideal location for nature lovers with the Cwm Clydach RSPB Nature Reserve just 5 minutes away and sandy beaches within easy reach.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Squirrel Cottage ref: W42255

Shwt, near Bridgend, Swansea and Gower Peninsula

£398-£985
3 star rating
A perfect blend of new and old ideally placed for both beach and country, yet in a secluded location.
  • Sleeps
    9
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Tankey Lake Livery - Daisy Cottage ref: ORA

Llangennith, Swansea and Gower Peninsula

£364-£1038
4 star rating
There is walking direct from the door and the stunning Gower Peninsula, and Worms Head, is just waiting to be explored.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Duffryn Farm Cottages - Lily Cottage ref: 28779

Dunvant, near Swansea, Swansea and Gower Peninsula

£426-£862
4 star rating
With use of a games room, perfect for rainy days, and 1-acre of gardens for enjoying picnics and barbecues, perfect for the whole family.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Crynant Cottages - The Old Stables ref: W42528

Crynant, near Neath, Swansea and Gower Peninsula

£563-£1727
5 star rating
Enjoy a dip in the pool or hot tub after exploring the Gower Coast or Brecon Beacons, both within easy reach.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    FRI

Tankey Lake Livery - Buttercup Cottage ref: JAM

Llangennith, Swansea and Gower Peninsula

£364-£961
4 star rating
Just 2 miles from a sandy beach with walks from the door in Britain’s first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Crynant Cottages - Bwthyn Cerrig ref: W41454

Crynant, near Neath, Swansea and Gower Peninsula

£569-£1727
5 star rating
Relax in the indoor heated swimming pool, hot tub or sauna, or keep fit in the on-site gym during your stay here.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

White Springs - Oak Lodge ref: CC633001

Pontardulais, Swansea, Swansea and Gower Peninsula

£300-£814
3 star rating
Lake side log cabin peacefully situated and each enjoying fabulous lake views.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Dan-y-Glo ref: CC631097

Waunarlwydd near Swansea, Swansea and Gower Peninsula

£1309-£2443
0 star rating
This large property is great for large gatherings with five bedrooms and a hot tub in the garden. Discover the city of Swansea, four miles, or wonder along the miles of beaches close by.
  • Sleeps
    10
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI