About the Gower Peninsula

About the Gower Peninsula

About the Gower Peninsula..

The Gower has some of the most stunning natural scenery was the first ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ to be designated in the uk in 1965. It is a much loved for its beaches, wildlife, and stunning coastal scenery and offers a wide range of recreations – from surfing, fishing, climbing, pony trekking, archery, and other outdoor pursuits.  

The Gower also has a rich choice of entertainment with music bars, theatre and a variety of festivals throughout the year such as the Gower Folk Festival, and the Gower Walking Festival.

Here you can have the ‘best of both worlds’ – incredible unspoilt Countryside and coastal scenery as well as all the Gower and Swansea has to offer in the way of entertainment, shops, cafes etc.

 

Castles there are six castles on the Gower peninsula: Oystermouth Castle, Pennard Castle, Oxwich Castle, Penrice Castle and Weobley Castle, each are worth a visit and offer incredible views.

Sites of Interest:  There are also a number of sites of interest: burial chambers, standing stones – such as King Arthurs’ stone and caves such as the Llethryd Tooth Cave, which is nearly a mile long.  You can explore old smugglers’ haunts, such as Brandy Cove or Pwll ddu Bay

    

Walking:  You have an abundance of walks on the Gower and it is one of the best ways to explore. Coastal walks here are amongst the best in Britain and the ‘Gower Way’ covers 35 miles, criss-crossing the Gower peninsula.  Many of the beaches are separated at high tide but can be accessed at low tide on foot  – over miles of sands!  You can join in the Gower Walking Festival – which happens each June 

 

 

rock climbing, Three Cliffs Bay

Activities and Interests:   The Gower has some of the most stunning and much-loved areas to visit for its beaches, wildlife, coastal walks and of course, surfing and other recreational sports and outdoor per suits.  There are a host of outdoor activities – just take your pick from canoeing, surfing, orienteering, climbing and a wide range of water-sports..   There are a number of excellent golf courses to choose from.  The Gower is also a great place for spotting wildlife and has a number of nature reserves.  In addition it is a popular location for fishing if this is your passion there are a number of idylic spots to cast your line. read more

About the Gower Peninsula

About the Gower Peninsula.. The Gower has some of the most stunning natural scenery was the first ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ to be designated in the uk in 1965. It is a much loved for its beaches, wildlife, and stunning coastal scenery and offers a wide...

Overview / Special offers

  FREE GIFT OF Wine or Prossecco added to all bookings made by 21st October 2017  (To qualify, quote code PROS17) NB If you want to know availability and prices for specific breaks, check our calendar with the dates that you require, or get in touch.  ...

Pennard and Three Cliffs

Our accommodation is located  in a peaceful residential location within a short distabce from the beautiful Gower Peninsula, an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and close to Three Cliffs Bay.           There is access in Pennard to stunning...

Three Cliffs Retreat Apartment (sleeps 4)

Three Cliffs Retreat, Apartment Three Cliffs Retreat is a spacious, comfortable apartment with two bedrooms which can sleep up to four people.  There is a large lounge and dining area, with french doors opening onto decking and garden area. There is both a family...

Activities

Activities on the Gower Peninsula are rich and varied and include surfing on some of the Country's top beaches, walking the coastal path, orienteering, rock climbing, coasteering, golf, horse riding and more... Golf Pennard Golf Course is known as much for its great...

About the Area

About Three Cliffs Bay Three Cliffs Bay is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has been voted on  'BBC Holidays at Home' as 'Britain's best beach'.   The view over Three Cliffs was recently nominated as 'Britain's best view'. It is owned by the National Trust...

Overview / Special offers

 

FREE GIFT OF Wine or Prossecco added to all bookings made by 21st October 2017

 (To qualify, quote code PROS17)

NB If you want to know availability and prices for specific breaks, check our calendar with the dates that you require, or get in touch.

 

Accommodation:

 

Three Cliffs Cwtch, One bedroom apartment, sleeps two

Three Cliffs Cwtch is a comfortable 1 bedroom apartment with private garden area, located within a short walk from Three Cliffs bay on the Gower Peninsula.  read more

Stays from £46 / night

 

 

  

Accommodation on Gower, sleeps up to four

Three Cliffs Retreat is a spacious two bedroom apartment with private decking and garden area, located within a short walk from Three Cliffs bay on the Gower Peninsula.   Read more

Stays from £60/ night

 

Three Cliffs Bay

The Gower Peninsula is Britain’s first area of Outstanding Natural Beauty,  and Three Cliffs Bay is one of its top attractions.  The bay is dramatic and picturesque, with its three peaked cliffs easily spotted as a landmark, Three Cliffs is one of the most photographed and best loved beaches on the Gower.   The area is rich in wildlife, a designated nature reserve and National Trust site.

 

 

The Gower Peninsula

The Gower Peninsula

With its is rich in cultural heritage as well as natural habitat and stunning coastline there is plenty to explore.  You can walk the extensive coastal path, and enjoy some of the best beaches in Britain.  There are a range of events and festivals which occur throughout the year,  read more

 

 

 

Personal Retreat Programs

Personal Retreats you can choose from our retreat programs We can offer a range of therapeutic sessions helping you to truly relax and unwind on your retreat, including a free 45 minute consultation to help you get the most out of your retreat.  If you’d like to know more, please get in touch.

 

Pennard and Three Cliffs

Our accommodation is located  in a peaceful residential location within a short distabce from the beautiful Gower Peninsula, an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and close to Three Cliffs Bay.

 

 

 

 

 

There is access in Pennard to stunning local beaches (20 minutes walk to beautiful Three Cliffs Bay and Pobbles beach) and Pennard Castle (around five minutes walk). We are close to coastal walks and unspoiled countryside and yet have amenities of Southgate and Mumbles close at hand. Local amenities include: shops, cafes as well as the Gower Heritage Centre, – all within easy walking distance

 

Three Cliffs Bay is part of the ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and managed by the National Trust’. It is one of Gower’s most photographed beaches and views of it have been described as some of the best in Britain.  Despite this, it does retain an unspoiled and rugged quality, partly due to the lack of car access to the beach itself. 

 


Nearby Cafes/ Amenities

Three Cliffs Coffee Shop is a well located cafe in Southgate village on scenic Pennard cliffs makes an excellent stopping point where you can also get lunchtime snacks and evening meals at weekends.  There is also a shop (Pennard Stores) which is well supplied with groceries and local produce plus crafts.  Southgate also has an art gallery, pub- The Southgate, golf club – Pennard golf club and other cafes and shops

In nearby Penmaen you have the Gower Heritage Centre which is a lovely visitor centre and has year round events and attractions, cafe and local produce. There are exhibitions and plenty of information about the history of the Gower.  Well worth a visit and a good option in rainy weather.


Within a short drive:

We are within easy reach of the village of Mumbles (a ten minute drive and accessed via hourly daytime buses). Here you can enjoy numerous lively shops and cafes in a picturesque setting with views and sea front walks. 

Pennard is a good location to explore other local beaches such as Langland, Oxwich, Caswell and more which are just a short drive away.
Swansea The amenities of Swansea city (and train station) are within twenty minute driving (half an hour or so by bus).


 

Three Cliffs Retreat Apartment (sleeps 4)

Three Cliffs Retreat Apartment (sleeps 4)

Three Cliffs Retreat, Apartment

Three Cliffs Retreat Apartment

Three Cliffs Retreat Apartment

Three Cliffs Retreat is a spacious, comfortable apartment with two bedrooms which can sleep up to four people.  There is a large lounge and dining area, with french doors opening onto decking and garden area. There is both a family bathroom with shower and bath.

The apartment is bright and airy and is decorated with a ‘coastal’ theme, with hand painted furniture and wall murals.   There is a decking and garden area with a sunny aspect and a variety of shrubs and fruit trees.

Apartment Includes Access to:

  • Fully equipped kitchen (with washing machine, dishwasher, oven, microwave, hob etc)
  • Family bathroom with shower and bath
  • Two double bedrooms (one double and one single) plus extra bed can be made in the lounge on sofa bed
  • Private decking and garden area
  • Towels and bedding provided
  • Off road parking

Pricing

£60  £55 /night (weekdays)*

  £70  £65/ night (weekends)*

*(min 2 night stay, valid till 22 October)

Three night special: book any three nights stay for £155

For any further enquiries about Three Cliffs Retreat, please do get in touch on 07942 816 502 / 07940 860 204

Three Cliffs Retreat Location:  

Three Cliffs Retreat is located just a 10/15 minutes walk from Three Cliffs Bay, with its spectacular Pennard Castle, river, sand dunes and coastal path, it makes an excellent excursion and views of Three Cliffs Bay have been voted some to the best in Britain.

Situated in the area of Pennard, and Southgate village the apartment is well located for exploring the Gower Peninsula as well as within easy reach of Mumbles and Swansea.  The village contains a number of shops (one within just two minutes walk) as well as a golf club and a couple of cafes and pubs.  You’re also close to the Gower Heritage centre which runs regular cultural events.

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sunflower garden Three cliffs retreat

Private decking area

There is a shop just two minutes walk away and the apartment and it is on a main Gower bus route.

 

Three Cliffs Retreat has two bedrooms, one double and one single.  It also has the option of a pull out sofa bed in the lounge.  There is a dining area and fully equipped kitchen; the family bathroom includes a bath and shower. There is a private garden with decking area, which includes mature shrubs, fruit trees and flowerbeds as well as lawned area.

Local Amenities and Buses

There is a local shop within just two minutes walk for groceries and everyday shopping items. The village of Mumbles is a ten minute drive, while Swansea centre takes around twenty minutes.  The apartment is on a main bus route serving the Gower with buses every hour during the daytime.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Activities

Activities

Activities on the Gower Peninsula are rich and varied and include surfing on some of the Country’s top beaches, walking the coastal path, orienteering, rock climbing, coasteering, golf, horse riding and more…

Golf

golfer

golf on the Gower

Pennard Golf Course is known as much for its great facilities as it is for its amazing views of Three Cliffs Bay. The course ranked #17 of 52 Activities in Swansea.

www.pennardgolfclub.com

Gower Golf Club, set in a beautiful location offers a host of attractions, visit: www.gowergolf.co.uk

Golf break packages on the Gower Peninsula – offered in a number of locations on the Gower and Mumbles: www.golfongower.co.uk

Orienteering

rock climbing, Three Cliffs Bay

Rock climbing

Swansea and the Gower are great locations to practice orienteering. Offering plenty of varied terrain such as coastal and rocky areas, woodland, parks and more. Its a great way of seeing unvisited parts of the countryside, as well as encouraging fitness, and skills in navigation

Swansea Bay Orienteering Club holds introductory evenings as well as competition opportunities

 

Riding

horse riding gower

Riding

Parc-Le-Breos Guest House and riding centre, set in beautiful grounds www.parc-le-breos.co.uk

A wonderful way to explore the scenery of the Gower is on horseback.

 

 

 

Surfing

surfing on the gower peninsula

Surfing -Gower

 

There are numerous beaches famous for their surf on the Gower, including famous Rhossili beach, Langland, Caswell, and many more.  There area a host of surf schools offering tuition as well as surf shops and surfing equipment for hire.

‘Gower Surfing’ is a Surf school on the Gower offering surfing lessons (open all year round)

 

Walking

walking on the Gower

walking on the Gower

With so much choice and extensive public rights of way (268 miles on the Gower alone), you are in a walkers’ paradise. You can choose from easy strolls through parks and more strenuous hikes over rocky headlands, beaches and moorland. The Gower Way is 35 miles and offers a challenge to the most dedicated walkers and those wishing to improve their fitness. There are a number of dedicated walking groups in the Swansea area and the Gower also has its own walking festival: www.gowerwalkingfestival.org on the 6th to the 21st of June ’15

Organised walks include : www.thegowersociety.org.uk/programme/walks/ Mawr walking club: www.mawrwalkingclub.co.uk

Day Trips and Places to Visit

National Botanical Gardens of Wales.

Beautifully landscaped gardens covering 568 acres, including nature reserve as well as a formal garden, with Lord Foster’s Great Glasshouse as its centrepiece. www.gardenofwales.org.uk

South Wales Top Attractions

A new website offering a gateway to South Wales Top Tourist Attractions. http://southwalesattractions.co.uk

Gower Coast Adventures

With fascinating explorations of local history, marine wildlife and a wealth of local knowledge, you will be guided by qualified crew. Fascinating experiences – from prehistoric caves to smugglers’ coves.. http://www.gowercoastadventures.co.uk

About the Area

About the Area

About Three Cliffs Bay

Three Cliffs Bay is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has been voted on  ‘BBC Holidays at Home’ as ‘Britain’s best beach’.   The view over Three Cliffs was recently nominated as ‘Britain’s best view’.

It is owned by the National Trust and is wonderful for wildlife as it is part of a nature reserve, attracting walkers, bird watchers, fishermen and nature lovers from all parts of the world.

Many describe the beach as their favorite beach on the Gower.  however, this does not mean that it is packed with people – this is one of the benefits of only being accessible on foot!  And you are just as likely to see horses down at the beach as people.

 

Three Cliffs Bay

Three Cliffs Bay – voted Britain’s ‘best beach’

 

Three Cliffs Beach

 

Three Cliffs and Pennard Castle

Pennard Castle is set in a picturesque position, overlooking Three Cliffs Bay, and could be described as one of the most picturesque ruins of the Gower.  It stands close to a steep drop where you can see the river beneath, snaking towards the sea.  The castle can make an excellent spot for watching sunsets, so be sure to bring your camera!

Read more about the area and local National Trust sites

Sunset at Pennard Castle

Sunset at Pennard Castle

Pennard Castle

Pennard Castle

 

 

 

 

 

 

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