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'.

Squirrel Cottage ref: W42255

Shwt, near Bridgend, Swansea and Gower Peninsula

£409-£1023
3 star rating
Squirrel Cottage
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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

Swansea Valley Holiday Cottages - Ty Cerbyd ref: 31185

Cilybebyll, near Pontardawe, Swansea and Gower Peninsula

£468-£848
5 star rating
Enjoy panoramic views of the Welsh countryside from this property, surrounded by over 100 acres of private grounds.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Lily Vale Cottage ref: UK6135

Pontarddulais, near Llanelli, Swansea and Gower Peninsula

£256-£559
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

Ty Howton ref: UK6176

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

£378-£891
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

Windsmoor Cottage on Gower ref: UK6259

Perriswood, near Oxwich, Swansea and Gower Peninsula

£474-£1167
4 star rating
New!
A beautifully renovated cottage with a wood burner and large enclosed garden, situated on the Gower Peninsula with beautiful clifftop walks from the doorstep.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Tankey Lake Livery - Buttercup Cottage ref: JAM

Llangennith, Swansea and Gower Peninsula

£399-£972
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

Duffryn Farm Cottages - Poppy Cottage ref: 28778

Dunvant, near Swansea, Swansea and Gower Peninsula

£426-£960
4 star rating
Just 5 miles from Swansea yet in a tranquil setting away from the hustle and bustle of the town. Perfect for coast or country.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Swansea Valley Holiday Cottages - Hafod Y Wennol ref: 31183

Cilybebyll, near Pontardawe, Swansea and Gower Peninsula

£446-£826
4 star rating
From this property, explore over 100 acres of private countryside with bluebell woodland, mountain streams and hillside pastures.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Hendrelas Farm - Ysgubor ref: W43383

Rhos, near Pontardawe, Swansea and Gower Peninsula

£331-£852
4 star rating
Visit Swansea and Cardiff from this family-sized property or enjoy the wonderful surrounding countryside.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Llandremor Fawr Cottage ref: CC633009

near Pontarddulais, Swansea and Gower Peninsula

£331-£811
0 star rating
Appreciate the outstanding views over the surrounding countryside from this isolated, rural retreat situated on a working farm in south Wales.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Ty Maen Cottage ref: HW7776

Llangynwyd, near Bridgend, Glamorgan, Swansea and Gower Peninsula

£429-£894
4 star rating
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Tankey Lake Livery - Bluebell Cottage ref: JYW

Llangennith, Swansea and Gower Peninsula

£343-£794
4 star rating
With a surfing school on the local beach and a wide range of outdoor pursuits available locally, you’ll never be short of things to do here!
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

White Springs - Lake View ref: CC633003

Pontardulais, Swansea, Swansea and Gower Peninsula

£300-£844
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

Cefn Gorwydd Cottages - Ty Gwyn ref: JYY

Gowerton, Swansea and Gower Peninsula

£415-£1103
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

Crwys Farm - The Granary ref: ONT

Three Crosses, Gower, Swansea, Swansea and Gower Peninsula

£368-£935
5 star rating
Spacious accommodation for 4 guests within easy reach of Swansea, Cardiff and the Millennium Coastal Path for walking and cycling.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT