Honeysuckle Cottage is a recent barn conversion which retains many of the original features of a Gower Barn whilst offering modern superior accommodation for families, friends and couples.
The property comprises of large kitchen diner which lends itself perfectly to socialising whilst cooking. There is a good sized bathroom with a separate bath and shower. The lounge is well equipped with a new flat screen TV and plenty of books, DVDs and board games to keep everyone amused.
The two bedrooms are spacious but full of character. there is one double and one twin.
The lounge accommodates a double sofa bed and we can also provide a fold away bed for families with three children.
Outside there is a patio area with a table and chairs. Beyond is a large garden ideal for a game of football and for catching the last of the evening sun.
The property is close to the beach and there are stunning cliff walks. Cafes and shops are just a short walk away.
Beaches: There are many beautiful beaches in Gower. Honeysuckle Cottage is next to one of the most magical of all these which is Pwlldu. There is no public parking nearby so it really is a locals beach. The cottage is five minute walk from this beach.
Three Cliffs Bay is a 20 minute walk away from the cottage along the cliff path which has sweeping sea views that take your breath away. There are two cafes in the village along the way in case you need to stop for refreshments.
There are many others, such as Caswell and Llangennith , where you can learn to surf. Oxwich, where you can learn to sail. Rhosilli, for spectacular walks across the causeway out to Worm's head.
Port Eynon is another family favourite and has recently been featured in Coast magazine.
All in all there a beach for every taste on Gower. Come and see which is your favourite.
Shopping: The idyllic seaside village of Mumbles is home to some of the best shops in the area. It is home to an eclectic range of home ware, fashion, show and gift shops. The Oyster Gallery, for example, is home to much more than a range of paintings and is a must if you are looking for some keepsakes or gifts for friends and family. There are independent clothes boutiques such as Pebble, Blue and Jabberwocky and Cha Cha's and Rowberrys are shoe boutiques that are well worth a visit. From chocolate shops to delicatessens there really is something fro everyone.
Closer to home in the village of Southgate we have our very own Jewellery shop Jewels by the Sea. Fabulous for spoiling yourself or others!
In nearby Parkmill there is the Mill. This is a museum, come cafe with a few little craft shops and ducks chickens and other animals to entertain the children. Great for a cloudy day!
Eating out: There are so many places to eat out. From cafes to AA rosette restaurants Gower has an option for all tastes and budgets.
The cafes in Southgate do affordable lunches and the pubs in Kittle, Bishopston and Reynoldston do affordable but delicious pub food lunchtimes and evenings.
For the more discerning taste buds or a special occasion there is the delightful Maes-yr-haf in Parkmill (five minutes away by car or taxi). There are many more in the nearby village of Mumbles. Please enquire when booking if you require some advice on where to book. Please note booking for the restaurants is essential to avoid disappointment.
My family have just returned from Honeysuckle Cottage and really cannot praise it highly enough. The cottage has everything you need, the décor is tasteful and the fittings are of a much higher quality than you would expect. Lyndsey is so friendly and is obviously passionate about her lovely place, and quite rightly so. We do hope to return for a longer stay. The area is simply wonderful. Tracey Taverner
I travelled with my family to stay for two nights while attending the Rugby World Cup in Cardiff for the quarter final weekend. We were looking for somewhere away from the hussle of Cardiff and wanted seclusion and scenery both of which Honeysuckle Cottage offer in abundance. It was interesting to arrive at 2:30am from the car ferry and head down a very narrow country lane but the place was simply amazing when we arrived. Lyndsey was really nice and had the heating and lights on to make it easy to find and provide immediate comfort. The cottage is like a home from home and we will definitely consider returning to take in some hikes in the area and enjoy the place more than on this quick visit.
We have just returned from a weekend at Honeysuckle Cottage - we all felt we'd had a real rest even though we did some walking.....we managed a long walk to Oxwich Bay along the costal path which was amazing and met lots of super friendly people along the way. Lyndsey was fab and had a chilled bottle of rose in the fridge waiting for our arrival which was lovely after a slow drive in Friday traffic from Bath......we have all decided already we are going back for another girlie weekend. The cottage is well equipped, toasty warm with super comfy beds. We all slept very well....and it's lovely and quiet!!! ....a trip to Rhossili is a must too.....thanks Lynsey xxx
Sure the cottage is spotless and has all the stuff you need. But what makes it magical is the beautiful details inside and out. We love all of the Gower, but there is something very special about Pwll Du, Bantam Bay and its surrounds. Having it all right on our doorstep was luxurious to say the least. If that wasn't enough, Lyndsey inspired us to have a night time swim in the bay with the phosphorescence. To quote my son, "it was epic!".
Honeysuckle Cottage is beautiful, even better than the description. It is very well equipped and spotlessly clean. We especially enjoyed sitting out in the private garden to eat breakfast. Our hosts made us very welcome, they even arranged for our son to ride one of their horses. The cottage is in a lovely spot with wonderful walks along the coast path with amazing views. It is within easy reach of Mumbles and Swansea for shopping and there is lots to do and see within a short drive of the cottage. All in all a great holiday.
A beautiful cottage in a beautiful location. Even better than described. Well equipped and spotlessly clean, especially enjoyed sitting out in the private garden to eat breakfast. Wonderful hosts who made us feel very welcome. Even arranged for our son to ride one of their horses. Within easy reach of Mumbles by car for shopping. Lovely walks along the coast path with amazing views. Lots to do and see within a short drive from the cottage. All in all a great holiday!
The local area comprises of stunning countryside and cliff views and spectacular golden sandy beaches, including Three Cliffs bay close by which was a finalist in the TV programme Britain's Best View. Tidal and woodland valleys can be explored just a short walk away.
Pwll du bay is a secret treasure situated five minutes from the cottage. It is usually quiet and a naturally sheltered cove with lots of delightful rock pools for children to explore. Nearby there are some lovely cafes which make an ideal stopping point for lunch and coffee, cakes or ice creams.There are also lots of excellent pubs.
A short drive away is the quaint seaside village of Mumbles. It is full of quaint shops, clothing and shoe shops and lots of cafes and restaurants.
Many water sports and outdoor activities can be enjoyed in the area, from surfing and sailing to horse-riding, cycling and climbing. If you want to see the coast from the perspective of the sea you could take a trip on the Gower Explorer.
Golf: There is a local golf course nearby called Pennard Golf Club. This is highly regarded course which many deem challenging. It takes in breathtaking views across the Three Cliffs Valley and the sea escapes beyond. If you are a keen golfer or just love spectacular views it is well worth a visit.
All bookings made more than six weeks in advance require a deposit of £200.
If they are made less than six weeks in advance then we require the full amount.
Where it states that the minimum stay is one week it is sometimes possible to book a shorter stay but it will be charged at a higher rate.
Bed and breakfast is available on request and costs £35 per person per night. It is possible to have