Middleton, Rhossili, Swansea, SA3 1PJ
For more information contact Gill Evans 07423292254
Riverside Cottage is so named for the stream which now runs in a conduit. Originally the ground floor of the cottage was the barn to the main house but was converted some 16 years ago to provide a spacious lounge/dining room with a log burner. There are 2 sofas and an arm chair together with the dining table and chairs. The bathroom has a shower over the bath, a hand basin and toilet. The kitchen is fully equipped with a dishwasher, washing machine, microwave and fridge/freezer. Upstairs are two bedrooms, one with a king size bed and the other with twin beds. The house has full central heating running from an oil-fired boiler. Bedding and bed linen is provided but visitors must bring their own towels. Broadband is available.
No smoking is allowed within the cottage. Occasionally a well-behaved pet is allowed.
Off road parking is provided outside the cottage itself and visitors are welcome to use the large grass area behind the main house, ideal for a play area or picnic.
The cottage is situated in what is called locally School Lane, some 30m from the main road in the small sheltered farming village of Middleton. It is a 10 minute brisk walk away from the cliff above the beautiful 5km stretch of Rhossili Bay and is within a similar walking distance from Mewslade and Falls Bay, both magnificent. All three beaches are a surfer’s paradise: boards and wet-suits can be hired at Sam’s Surf Shack in Rhossili. The track to Mewslade (my favourite bay) starts in the village and needs to be visited with the tide well out. It has wonderful rock formations, caves and pools in which to paddle or fish for shrimps and crabs. To reach Falls Bay you wander down a farm track and then across fields, no roads.
A walk from the cottage up School Lane and over the cattle grid before turning left up a track will lead you to the highest point on Gower, the top of Rhossili Down from where, on a clear day the view is breathtaking! On the wall of a house above the cattle grid you will find a blue plaque noting the house where Edgar Evans of Scott’s expedition to the South Pole was born. On a holiday here a car can be dispensed with if so wished. There is plenty to see and explore in this first area to be designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is ideal for walkers, families, cyclists and for those just wanting to chill out!
The nearest is The Village Shop in Scurlage 5kms or the supermarket at Knelston garage 6kms. Visitors staying for a week or more often organise a delivery from Sainsbury, Tesco or Asda.
The Worm’s Head Hotel in Rhossili is our local pub which also serves food as does The Bay Bistro which also offers Vegan and Vegetarian options. Ice creams and souvenirs are in the various shops at Rhossili and the large car park there is owned by the National Trust.
St Mary’s ancient church is beautiful and has a recently installed stained glass window in commemoration of Edgar Evans. Services are held there and also at Pitton Methodist Chapel, a 3 minute walk from the cottage. (check boards for service times). Visitors will always be welcome!
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Have special requirements? Call Gill Evans on 07423292254.
Short breaks are sometimes available outside of peak season for £80 per night with a minimum of 2 nights.
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