The Old Rectory
West Gower, Swansea+ Add to favourites
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The sole building above a wide expanse of sandy beach, The Old Rectory is set on a raised terrace in the dramatic landscape of Rhossili Bay with uninterrupted views of the sea and the tidal island of Worm's Head. The house dates from the 1850s with parts of the outbuildings possibly medieval. It stands about half a mile down a track from Rhossili village.
The Old Rectory is one of our most popular cottages so you may need to wait a while before you can go on holiday here. However if you're eager to get away sooner we have some other great cottages nearby, click here to find out more.
The cottage's layout
- Ground floor
- sitting room, study and dining room with wood-burning stoves and large kitchen. Utility room in adjacent outbuilding.
- First floor
- four bedrooms (1 twin, 2 doubles, 1 single), bathroom with shower over bath, shower room with lavatory and separate lavatory.
Heating: Oil central heating included.
Cottage Approach: Access is via an uneven private gated track with a steep incline which requires negotiating with care. Arrival in daylight is recommended.
Accessibility: The track to the beach on foot is very steep.
Please note: Short breaks are bookable within 4 weeks of the start date all year at this cottage.
Under no circumstances must dogs be taken to this cottage as there are sheep in the surrounding fields.
- Let starts
- Min stay
- Dogs allowed
- Cottage ref
- Acorn rating What's this?
- Open fire / stove
- Beach nearby
- Pub nearby
- Coast nearby
- Remote location
- Tumble dryer
- Washing machine
- Double bed
Things to see and do nearby
- South Wales
South Wales is a region rich in natural resources. Beautiful valleys which once saw the growth of some of Britain's greatest industries, offer visitors magnificent scenery and glimpses of the past. Much of the outstanding natural beauty of the area remains untouched. It is a land of contrasts, mountains and moorlands, forest and farmland and magnificent stretches of unspoilt coastline. The National Trust's interests in South Wales include large areas of the Brecon Beacons, Pembrokeshire and Gower, as well as the Dolaucothi Gold Mines, spectacular Aberdulais Falls and the Tudor Merchant's House in Tenby.
- Gower Peninsula
The Gower peninsula is a stunning unspoilt coastal landscape, 5,500 acres of which are owned by the National Trust and was the first place in Britain to be designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. An exceptionally mild climate, picturesque villages, free-roaming ponies in large areas of open common, ruined castles and a wealth of archaeology add to its enchantment. South Gower boasts internationally renowned beaches of rocky coves and golden sands. On West Gower the expanses of Rhossili and Whiteford beaches and the famous landmark, Worm's Head, are popular with visitors. North Gower in contrast provides a sweeping estuary of tidal salt marsh grazed by ponies and sheep, while the beautiful seaside village of Mumbles and the city centre of Swansea are just a stone's throw away.
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place to visit
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- Whiteford Gower Heritage Centre
- Bird watching
- Pony Trekking
- Wildlife watching
- Mountain biking
National Trust places to visit
- Gower: Rhossili Shop and Visitor Centre
- Large National Trust shop and Visitor Centre set amongst spectacular countryside and beaches
- Tudor Merchant's House
- Late 15th-century town house
- Colby Woodland Garden
- Beautiful woodland garden with year-round interest
- Aberdulais Falls
- Famous waterfalls and fascinating industrial site with tin workers' exhibition
- Dinefwr Park and Castle
- 12th-century Welsh castle, historic house and 18th-century landscape park, enclosing a medieval deer park
- Stackpole Estate
- Beautiful and varied stretch of the Pembrokeshire coast
Comments from past visitors
- February 2014
- August 2013
- February 2013
What it will cost
- VAT at the current rate
- Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
(not included in the price table above)
- A non-refundable £10 charge is not included, and will be added to the total price of your holiday to cover the cost of accidental breakages
- Unfortunately we cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire about future cottage bookings and reservations.
- As part of the annual pricing review of all its cottages the National Trust reserves the right to move individual cottages up or down the price bands and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for certain cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.