Hill House Visit Wales four star

Welcome to Hill House.

Hill House is the “home from home” cottage for family holidays in the Gower peninsula, Swansea, or Mumbles. It provides comfortable and spacious self catering accommodation for the extended family. Our large and extensive garden is ideal for entertaining children. The surrounding landscape is rural with uninterrupted estuary views across open fields and salt marsh. You will find that the cottage provides a modern, comfortable, relaxing and tranquil retreat from the hurly-burly of everyday life. 

During 2024 Hill House was closed for extensive renovations and refurbishments to improve the guest experience and enable it to gain a Welsh tourist board four star accommodation grading.

It is now equipped with new furniture and fixtures throughout, spacious fully fitted kitchen, luxury family bathroom with shower, log burner, separate TV (cinema) room and games room with an American style pool table. Outside there is a pergola covering a large deck with and eight seater luxury hot tub with separate seating. There is alfresco dining on the adjacent sun terrace with seating for eight and charcoal BBQ.

See our other pages for full details of the accommodation at Hill House and for information on the Gower Peninsula, it’s beaches, Llanrhidian village, the local area, Swansea Bay and Mumbles

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    Arrange your stay at Hill House with your favourite booking agent.

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Apart from guests wanting the classic bucket and spade holiday or the secluded isolation of a remote location on one of the Gower peninsula’s many beaches, we also cater for guests requiring accommodation for alternative activities.

Hill House is ideally located to accommodate guests attending wedding and receptions at any of the numerous venues located on the Gower Peninsula and Swansea. A number of the award-winning venues such as Oldwalls Leisure, Ocean View, Fairy Hill and the King Arthur hotel are within a 3 to 10-minute drive from Hill House.   Over the years we have accommodated many guests attending weddings and receptions at these venues.   Furthermore, as Hill House is less than 200m from Llanrhidian parish church, it is very convenient for guests who are attending weddings services there.   For further details of wedding venues on the Gower peninsula see our article on Weddings in Gower.

It Is hard to believe that the Gower Peninsula has network of over 268 miles of footpaths and bridleways.   A number of short and longer circular routes can be accessed from the lane outside Hill House. You can use these routes to explore Llanrhidian, Oldwalls, Leason, Weobley castle and other location in North Gower. An added bonus for ramblers and walking enthusiasts is that this lane carries the Gower peninsula and Swansea section of the Wales Coast Path.  For very long walks, you can make use of the local bus service that stops in the village. You arrive at the start of the walk’s start with plenty of energy for the walk back to Hill House.   See our Gower Walking festival article for details on this annual event and some of the local rambler groups in the Swansea area that welcome newcomers to their organised walks.  

The Gower peninsula has a diverse range of landscapes ranging from wooded valleys, open moorland, limestone cliffs to salt marsh. This gives rise to a diverse range of habitat which in turn gives rise to a diverse range of flora and fauna. Consequently, It is safe to say that the Gower peninsula is a wildlife enthusiasts paradise.

The fields, woodland and salt march around Hill House self catering accommodation are home to squirrels, badgers, foxes, buzzards, red kites, hen harriers and numerous species of waterfowl.

The National Wetland Centre at Penclacwdd is just across the estuary from Hill House. It has hides that overlook the tidal pools from which you can observe the many species of local and migratory waterfowl. The centre also arranges programmes of entertainment/educational activities for children.

The Gower Peninsula and Swansea Bay caters for all forms of water sports. These including surfing, bodyboarding, kite surfing, windsurfing, yachting, paddle board and coasteering.   Equipment hire and instruction for many of these pastimes is available at a number of the beaches.   See our article Gower Surfing Schools that provides information on the local surf schools.   Rock climbing, hang gliding and parascending are also popular activities.there are also numerous opportunities for pony trecking.

 
Llanrhidian

The village of Llanrhidian is located on the northern coast of the Gower peninsula overlooking the Loughor estuary and Burry inlet. The village nestles on the side of a limestone escarpment that leads down to the salt marsh. There are spectacular panoramic estuary views from various locations within the village. Moreover, the centre of the village is located at the foot of the escarpment and is a designated conservation area.

Firstly, our Gower holiday cottage’s four light and airy bedrooms sleep up to eight adults. Secondly, the “must-haves” for self catering accommodation is a kitchen and plenty of room for indoor activities. At Hill House, there is a large, modern, well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen with a large dining area, a sitting rooms with a log burner, a television room and a games room with utility area. Above all, the combination of a downstairs bedroom coupled with an adjacent shower room makes it ideal for family members with minor mobility issues.
The extensive well-kept grounds comprises of a large secluded south facing lawn, sun terrace and two other large open lawns. The south facing sun terrace is equipped with an eight seater dining table with parasols and barbecue. The west facing undercover decking area houses a hot tub and an additional seating area.
The Gower Peninsula

The Gower peninsula (Welsh: Penrhyn Gŵyr) was designated as the United Kingdom’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1956. This longstanding Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty designation means that Gower’s splendid scenery has been protected from over development and commercialisation. It is renowned for its scenery, bays, beaches and coves. As it It is one of the United Kingdoms’ top destinations for holidays and surfing It attracts water sports enthusiasts from all over the world. 


The peninsula forms part of the south Wales coastline. It projects westward into the Bristol Channel and is bounded by the Loughor estuary to the north and Swansea Bay to the east. The interior landscape is predominant rural with farmland, common land, and wooded valleys. Along the southern coast, there are a series of small, rocky, or sandy bays, such as Langland, Caswell, and Three Cliffs, and larger beaches such as Port Eynon and Oxwich Bay. On the other hand, the west coast is dominated by long expanses of sandy bays at Rhossilli Bay, Broughton Bay, and Whitford sands. An extensive salt marsh bounds the estuary on the north coast tat is home to the cockle-beds of Penclawdd. The Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) includes all of the peninsula west of Crofty, Three Crosses, Upper Killay, Blackpill and, Bishopston.
Swansea Bay and Mumbles

Hill House Gower holiday cottage The Mumbles

Swansea is the gateway to the Gower peninsula and nestles on the eastern edge of Swansea Bay. The bay is a five-mile stretch of sand running between Swansea and Mumbles head. In fact, the world’s first commercial passenger railway ran between Swansea and Mumbles. The Mumbles railway has long since gone and an extensive waterfront promenade now follows its path. The promenade incorporates a pedestrian walkway, a demarcated cycle path, and a jogging track with fitness apparatus.


There are numerous access points onto the beach from the promenade and various visitor attractions along its length. In addition, Swansea has an abundance of award-winning public parks and gardens. Victoria, Singleton, Brynmill, and Clyne parks are adjacent to the promenade.

“The Mumbles” refers to the geographical area at the western end of Swansea Bay comprising Oystermouth, Southend, Wast Cross, Newton, Langland and Mumbles itself.

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