House on Gower with uninterrupted sea views, 4 bedrooms, sleeps 8
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About GILLIAN HANSEL
West Winds has been in our family for 2 generations, it is a much loved home and a great location for the perfect seaside holiday
GILLIAN HANSEL purchased this House in 1966
Why GILLIAN HANSEL chose Swansea
We bought West Winds from my parents in 2004 after spending many long happy holidays there. Since then we have completely renovated it, especially by putting in large sliding glass doors to maximise the stunning sea views.
What makes this House unique
Gower Peninsula, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, stunning sea views, access to beach at "the Sands", great coastal walks, and secluded location.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
This home is located in beautiful secluded spot on the south coast of the Gower peninsular. It includes a downstairs area with three small bedrooms, a shower and a bathroom, a well equipped kitchen area and a spacious sitting area. Upstairs is a long narrow cramped attic studio flat with a kitchen area (with limited equipment) and a bathroom reached by a separate external entrance up a steep metal stairway. Both are equipped with basic furnishings. The wifi has a very weak signal (0.5 mbs) which we found very frustrating.
Wonderful House with Beautiful Views and Peaceful Location
We had a most wonderful week at this beautiful house. Gilliam was always quick to answer all my questions and we were able to speak with their local point-of-contact to deal with the initial issues we had, it was all sorted and resolved with great efficiency. The photos capture only part of the gorgeous view towards the sea and certainly not all of the space for children to explore and have great garden adventures. The kitchen is well equipped, excellent central heating and plentiful hot water. The whole house was spotlessly clean and very comfortable.
The very final driving stretch down the hill is quite steep and it's important not to miss the gated entrance to the house on the left hand side because beyond it the road becomes very rocky and difficult to reverse up again.
The separate self-contained flat on the first floor is idyllic with the most fantastic views.
We made good use of the fire pit into the evenings which the children loved as they ate their marshmallows.
The two drawbacks were having only one bathroom/toilet on the main house although there is an excellent shower on the main bedroom (there is also a bathroom on the flat above), and the double beds not as comfortable as they are smaller than what we are accustomed to, however this is personal and not necessary everyone's experience.
Walking down towards the sea we quickly reached the coastal path. To access the beach you need to scramble over rocks but it is well worth it for it's secluded location and many rock pools to explore. Walking towards the west on the coastal path, we quickly reached Eynon Beach which is lovely and safe for swimming. I highly recommend walking the coastal path all the way to Rhossili, only some eight miles - the coast is stunning.
This is our first visit to the Gower Peninsula and it certainly will not be our last. I highly recommend staying at Gilliam's house.
We came for an October family holiday and were extremely happy with our choice! The property is amazing - cozy, clean, modern, well-equipped - and the location is just stunning. Even though it was too cold for beach days and water sports we never had any shortage of things to do with the kids, and there’s an impressive amount of high-quality restaurants and pubs in the area. Definitely hoping to come back again!
West Winds is a perfect holiday location
Our stay at West Winds in Slade near Oxwich Bay was a total joy. Accommodation was perfect for the six adults and two children who made up our family party. Every facility was provided at the house, to enable us to enjoy our holiday. Standing in large, secluded gardens with beautiful views over the bay, there is easy access to the local beach by foot path. We would heartily recommend West Winds for a restful holiday on this picturesque coastline on the Gower peninsula with interesting places to visit. There are small local shops but no supermarkets and the local inns provide good meals.
location beautiful. Interior of house didn't quite live up to expectations.
The location of the house is beautiful but we were a little disappointed in the interior. It wasn't that clean and several items of crockery needed washing before we could use them!!. The kitchen isn't that well stocked with equipment and the small toaster for eight people is not the large one shown on the web. The second double bedroom is really very small. It would also be handy if there was a torch because it was very dark getting up the stairs to the annex and we couldn't find an outside light.
Good location, but you have difficulty to get there because not clear address. Very nice cottage, beautiful views
The property is directly overlooking the sea on the Gower pensinsula, with spectacular views, in an area of outstanding natural beauty.
Must see beaches are at Slade (the Sands), Rhosilli, Mewslade, Port Eynon, Oxwich, Tor, Three Cliifs, Caswell, Langland, Bracelet Bay
Shops: The house is remote, and we re4commed getting food delivered from Tesco in Swansea, There is a petrol station/small supermarket at Southgate with a good selection of groceries, meat and vegetables.
In Summer there is a small store and fish & chip shop in Oxwich. Port Eynon, Parkmill and Kittle also have small stores.
Pubs: The Oxwich Hotel and Ship Hotel (Port Eynon) are the nearest pubs, but we recommend the King Arthur Hotel in Reynoldstone or the Joiners in Bishopston (the Swansea Brewery is based here).
Restaurants: Excellent but more expensive food is available at Oxwich Coalhouse and Fairyhill Hotel. Good restaurants in Swansea are Slice (Sketty) and Patrick’s (Mumbles).
Icecream: Joe’s Icecream parlour in Mumbles is famous.
Swansea market: Swansea market is excellent for local meat (salt marsh lamb), fish, cockles, lava bread and vegetables.
Fishmongers: Coakleys of Swansea Market and Mumbles (next door to White Rose Pub) have great fresh fish and shellfish.
Fishing: an excellent shop for tackle and bait is Mainwarings of Sketty Swansea, and boats can be hired from Swansea Docks.
Water Sports: Euphoria of Oxwich Bay (Summer Only) organise Gower boat trips, wind surfing, surfing and water skiing. There is also surfing at Llangennith Beach, Caswell and Langland.
Pick your-own fruit and vegetables: Beynon’s at Nicholaston Farm
A very muddy assault course is at Clyne Farm, Swansea!