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...
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Special Offers

  FREE GIFT OF Wine or Prossecco added to all bookings made by 10th May 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.  ...
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Annex Apartment Accommodation (sleeps two)

'Three Cliffs Cwtch' The Apartment Three cliffs Cwtch is a self catering annex in a peaceful location on the beautiful Gower Peninsula, an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and close to Three Cliffs Bay.  It includes a double bedroom with en-suite, kitchenette with...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Special Offers

 

FREE GIFT OF Wine or Prossecco added to all bookings made by 10th May 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.

 

Christmas breaks

Christmas Day Yoga

Christmas Day Yoga

We offer Christmas breaks, for those who wish to get away this Christmas an celebrate in style in a beautiful area of the uk.  Choose from our comfortable self catering apartments, close to Three Cliffs bay in the heart of the Gower Peninsula.

Planning your Christmas Break

Planning a Christmas Break is reasonably easy especially when there is easy access by road and no flights to catch!  Take a look at what’s on over Christmas and new year in Swansea and the Gower.

How about planning a Christmas day excursion – it can be a beautiful time of year to go walking on the beach or visit Cefn Bryn and King Arthurs’ stones!

Christmas Day – Places to eat:

Mamma Mia is an Italian restaurant in Swansea that uses only the freshest ingredients to create their delicious dishes. With a Christmas lunch and dinner menu available offering both traditional Christmas meals as well as delicious pizzas

 

Cosy Christmas festivities

Cosy Christmas festivities

Pre – Christmas events:

Winter Wonderland on the waterfront:

This ice rink is an award winning attraction offered in the run-up to Christmas, offered both children and adults in Swansea, close to the marina..

Christmas Parade 2015
Santa will visit on Sunday 15 November from 5.00pm to switch on the Christmas Lights.It starts near the Dylan Thomas Centre, before continuing through the town and ending at the Guildhall.

Gower Heritage Centre Christmas Craft Fayre  with Artisans selling their waits in a festive atmosphere. Enjoy freshly baked cakes and hot mulled wine and cider.  The perfect place to buy handmade gifts for Christmas!    Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th November     10.00am – 5.00pm

Christmas Concert 

19:30 Friday 18 Dec 2015    Brangwyn Hall, Swansea

A concert to get you in the Christmas spirit. Taking you on a journey through winter wonderland you are sure to recognize some of your favourite Christmas pieces. Packed full of festive treats, enjoy highlights including Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Ride, music from the frost tale of Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Snow Maiden 
BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Tickets: £10-16      Grand Theatre Box Office: 01792 475715

 

 

 

 

 

Finding Peace on your Retreat

To create the conditions for a peaceful retreat we need ensure that the conditions are right externally as well as internally. It actually requires a change of pace. Going to a calm quiet location is great, however we need to really allow ourselves to adapt our pace to suit the environment. This could involve something a simple as slowing down the pace of our walk, say on a beautiful beach. Perhaps walking barefoot in the sand or water – salt water will in itself have therapeutic properties, as well as giving our body the message that we are in a different environment – encourage relaxation and perhaps even conjure childhood memories.

In addition to this, we can also encourage deeper stillness – when was the last time you let yourself just sit and watch the sea? Or the passing seagulls? Being in nature is the perfect antidote to the stresses of modern living, so make the most of it. Its surprising how many people go out for a lovely walk and take their phones with them, spending large portions of time in conversation rather than taking in the surroundings around them. There are many triggers to keep our minds busy – and mobile phones are definitely one of them…

peaceful retreat

 

 

If its your intention to de-stress, and find more inner calm, try to stick to this goal, by setting up your day accordingly. Its so easy to re-create a busy schedule for ourselves when on holiday just like our busy home life. To set up a retreat you need a different intention. The word ‘retreat’ can mean to ‘withdraw’ – in other words to step back from business and familiar routine. It is about finding stillness – and experiences that are less to do with what we are doing and more to do with what we are not doing. This is so deeply needed, and yet to those who need it the most, who are accustomed to being entrenched in a busy workload it can be a surprisingly difficult feat to achieve. Mental chatter, habits of being always busy, addictions, poor diet, difficulty sleeping and other obstacles can get in the way of our genuine desire to give ourselves a break.

This is where practices such as mindfulness, yoga, tai chi and meditation come in as even more essential in showing us the way to find restore calm and balance amidst what is often an unsustainable and unhealthy routine of fast lane living, with increasing pressures and stress levels.

Christmas Retreat

Christmas Retreat

christmas awayA  Christmas Retreat by the sea…   if you’d like to get away this year and have a different Christmas experience… this could be an ideal location .

In Pennard …  you can find the perfect environment – a balance between peace and quiet, yet within easy reach of amenities and local attractions of the Gower Peninsula.  You will be able to walk the coastal path and explore nearby beaches such as Three Cliffs Bay. – so getting out after your christmas meal or boxing day walk couldn’t be easier!

Accommodation

We offer a range of quality accommodation to sleep between two and six people, offering modern facilities and newly renovated apartments.  Set in a peaceful location and yet close to amenities such as shops, cafes and a short drive from Mumbles and Swansea.

Christmas lunch  

Want to celebrate Christmas but don’t want all the effort?  Here are some sample menus for local venues

Feel free to contact us if you wish to register your interest.

Events and Activities

There are a variety of local events over the christmas and new year period, including ice skating and carol singing – read more for details

 

Just imagine yourself by the sea this christmas – make it a year to be remembered. Take time for reflection to encouraging a sense of peace and renewal this christmas…

Get away this christmas

Christmas Retreat

 

 

 

 

 

January: Alexander Technique for Health and Back Care

January: Alexander Technique for Health and Back Care

 

Alexander Technique for Health and Back Care

DATES COMING SOON!

A practical introduction, focusing on how to care for your back in rest and movement, ease discomforts such as stiff neck/shoulders, with gentle movement to encourage mobility. With qualified Instructors, Bel Spencer and Robert Ripley.

If you’re interested in learning ways to look after your self effectively with tips for caring for your spine, relieving stress and preventing strain, misuse and excess tension this course is a good introduction 

The Technique can enable you to increase awareness in movement, and may help with the relief and prevention of excess tension and aches and pains. The benefits can be long lasting and have been tested via NHS studies to be effective for back pain sufferers. 

Time: For more details call Bel on 07942 816 502

Balanced resting position

Balanced resting position

 

Past Courses and Retreats:

 

 

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