This charming and comfortable traditional terraced Gower cottage is packed full of character and quirky living spaces.  Its village location is good for travel to Gower’s beaches, Swansea and South/West Wales, and from the cottage you can walk down the wooded, National Trust managed Bishopston Valley.  Footpaths follow this secluded valley, with its incredible limestone geology, down to Pwll Du Bay, an isolated and idyllic beach, and one of Gower’s most beautiful.

The house is a five-minute walk from the Joiners and the Valley, two village pubs which sit opposite each other and both serve food. The Gower Hotel, for more formal dining, cream teas and cocktails, is also a short walk away.  Also nearby is a well-stocked local Co-op. All the beaches of Gower are easily reached by car or, if you are a walker, on foot on the Wales coastal path. The busy village of Mumbles, with its galleries, boutiques and restaurants, is less than 10 minutes’ drive away.

The sitting room is cosy with exposed beams and quarry tiles and a comfy sofa next to the wood burning stove.  It is furnished with antiques, and original paintings and photographs, including some of local interest. The wood-burning stove provides heating for the whole house and logs are provided for your stay.   There is a drop leaf dining table which can be opened out for more formal dining or moved for board games by the fire, a games and crafts cupboard and a modest digital TV with DVD.  Also radio and CD player with docking station.

Off the sitting room is a small hand-crafted kitchen, with oak work-tops, handmade shelves and dresser, plus Belfast sink, dishwasher, microwave, fridge with ice box, gas cooker and breakfast table.  In colder weather, the kitchen and bathroom areas are heated by underfloor heating.

Upstairs, the master bedroom is light and spacious and has a vintage feel.  There is a 4’6” double bed, chest of drawers and dressing table.

Above the master bedroom and accessed via steep winding stairs from it, is a “crog loft” sleeping/reading area (mezzanine).  This is a great ‘working from home’ space or could accommodate a child in the single bed (and a second child on a pull out trundle bed if needed) but please note that it is not a fully private space.

The simple wood panelled bathroom has a walk in shower, wash hand basin and W.C.

The back door leads out to a timber-framed sun porch. The sun porch extends to form a covered bike store/drying area, with washing machine.   Further secure storage is available on request. Outside is a pretty cottage flower garden, which is South facing, private and enclosed.

Please note that this is a traditional old building laid out on several levels.  As a consequence, there are a number of steps up and down, head room is limited and stairs are steep.  It may not suit those with limited mobility or young children, or anyone looking for more contemporary holiday accommodation.

Designated Parking for one car is a few yards away outside the gate to No. 2 Bishopston Road.  Further parking is usually available in Church Lane.

Malthouse Cottage Reviews

We had a lovely week in this superb cottage. Loved all the details and the love put into this cottage...

G, A and C, Berlin

...stunningly beautiful cottage! To forthcoming visitors: both pubs very welcoming and dog-friendly!

S & N

A wonderful week enjoying the beaches and the sunshine. Lots of good food....

K, E and S

Love what you've done to the place!

E W Jones

Sweet cosy little house, so beautifully restored...

G.G., Scotland

Everything we needed for a perfect week

M and M. C

Beautifully restored cottage – loved the attention to detail... Enjoyed the walks down to Caswell, Pwlldu, Three Cliffs..

S, A, L and N, Oxfordshire

Great times sitting out the back celebrating our engagement - following the Proposal above Pwll Du.

Mr and Mrs W to be(!)

Prices & Availability


Have special requirements? Call Nigel Gerke on 07766 115304.

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Malthouse Cottage is available for weekly letting, and (Sept-June) short breaks of 3+ nights, or longer lets over the winter.
Short breaks are only accepted outside of peak season, unless there is a last minute availability.
Changeover day is usually Saturday with guests able to arrive from 3pm. The property must be vacated by 10.00am on the day of departure.
Bookings made by telephone or e-mail are firm provided they are confirmed within five days with a deposit.


  • Deposit of 50% payable with confirmation of booking. Balance to be received at least 4 weeks before arrival. Late bookings (within 4 weeks) to be paid in full on confirmation.
  • Payments can be taken via Paypal, bank transfer or personal cheque.
  • Rental includes all services, bedding and towels, plus small welcome pack of fresh food.
  • All breakages to be paid for.
  • If you have to cancel the booking for any reason we will always try to arrange with you an alternative date using the original deposit. If you are unable to do so, we will return the deposit, minus a £50 administration fee if we can re let the property.
  • If for any reason you need to leave during your stay before the end of your booked dates we require full payment before you leave. Again, if we can re let the property we will refund you, minus the administration fee.

Full Price List

Dates Cost per night / minimum stay
January 7 – March 31 £75 per night, 3 nights minimum
April 1 – June 30 £85 per night, 3 nights minimum
July 1 – August 31 £85 per night, 7 nights minimum, Saturday to Saturday (£665)
Sept 1 – Oct 31 £85 per night, 3 nights minimum
Nov 1 – December 16 £75 per night, 3 nights minimum
December 17 – January 7 £95 per night, 7 nights minimum (£665)
One small dog (per stay) £20

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