Must see places in the Gower South Wales

A holiday cottage in Wales provides the perfect base from which to explore a country blessed with stunning sandy beaches, majestic mountains, lush countryside and a rich cultural heritage.


From bijou chalets and one bedroom cottages to stylish apartments and large family houses that sleep 8, Gower Cottages has scores of self catering properties. All make perfect retreats for a cottage holiday in Wales away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.


The Gower peninsular has it all

The Gower

Breathtaking beaches and water sports, walking and cycling routes through woodland and along coastal paths, pony trekking, archery, rock climbing and ancient historic sites and museums.


In locations ranging from rural villages and hillsides to beachfronts and family-friendly cul-de-sacs, whichever Welsh holiday cottage you choose through Gower Cottages, you’ll never be short of exciting things to do.


And whether you prefer beaches or shopping, walking or dancing, picnicking or fine dining, every one of our holiday cottages are within easy reach of South Wales' world famous beaches, the cosmopolitan village of Mumbles with its cafes, bistros and boutiques, and of course the city of Swansea itself.


Swansea Bay and Marina

Swansea BaySwansea is one of Wales’ waterfront cities. It has a modern maritime spirit and a buzzing arts and food scene. There are plenty of restaurants of all nationalities and a host of nightclubs on the Kingsway and Wind Street from retro 80s to the new, £6 million three storey Oceana.


As to shopping, you’ll find the superb Swansea market, the largest indoor market in Wales, offering local produce from in and around the Gower which is simply perfect when self catering. Choose from delicacies such as cockles and laver bread, welsh cakes and pancakes and locally caught fish.

Plus there’s a mix of high street names and department stores in the centre, as well as independent shops on Brynamor Road and in Swansea Marina.


Swansea’s award-winning marina boasts an impressive range of pleasure crafts, some of which offer boat and fishing trips around the Gower’s 24 miles of coastline.


Only a few minutes stroll from the city centre and part of the city’s vibrant Maritime Quarter, the Marina area is home to a range of visitor attractions including the award-winning National Waterfront Museum, Swansea Museum, the Dylan Thomas Centre and the Dylan Thomas Theatre.


A new addition in 2008 was the superb LC2 Leisure Complex and Waterpark. Complete with lazy river, BoardRider, health spa, full sized sports halls, soft play area, climbing wall and the largest fitness arena in Wales, there really is something for everyone.


Also worth a visit and only a short walk across Swansea’s landmark sail bridge is SA1, an impressive multi-million pound development of modern office blocks, apartments, hotels, cafes and restaurants.


So for fresh air, fresh food, a warm Welsh welcome and an array of things to see and do, choose a holiday cottage in Wales from Gower Cottages. It promises a change of scene in a real home from home that is sure to re charge your batteries just when you need it.