The villages of Bishopston (Llandeilo Ferwallt), Murton and Kittle
Bishopston (Llandeilo Ferwallt in Welsh) is probably the largest village on the Gower Peninsula. It is situated on the South East Gower Coast. The old part of the village lies at the head of Bishopston Valley. It is fortuitously placed close enough to Swansea to be able to pop to the shops or into Mumbles, but has the added advantage of being remote enough to claim three beaches of its own, Caswell, Brandy Cove and Pwlldu Bay. The photo to the right shows Pwlldu, with the village of Bishopston nestling at the top of the cliffs. Bishopston’s beaches are popular with locals and visitors alike, although they are very different from each other. Caswell attracts many surfers, but is popular with young families too, with safe bathing and lifeguards during the summer season. There are many tales of the smuggling that took place at Brandy Cove, a tiny cove to the West of Caswell, that leads up to a wooded valley (hence its name). Pwlldu, which literally translated from Welsh means “Black Pool” lies to the West of Brandy Cove. In its former life, it was a thriving community quarrying limestone. There are only two buildings remaining; which were the pubs and are now private residences, but ruins of further cottages can be found in the Bishopston Valley. Pwlldu has the air of unfathomed mystery and romance, that ladies I’m sure you could associate with many a good novel!
A charming, comfortable cottage. Originally part of a malt house, it has been lovingly restored to retain authentic character. Its village location is excellent for Gower’s beaches or for walks down the Bishopston Valley to Pwll Du – or to the pub!
WTB 4* This beautiful character cottage is located within a quiet valley and is close to sandy beaches and rustic pubs. Pet-friendly and sleeping 4 people comfortably, guests are also treated to a locally sourced welcome hamper and views of Wales’ oldest church.
Three fully equipped farm cottages sleeping 4 to 6 people. No smoking inside. No pets. Ample parking. Bed linen and towels available to hire. Easy access to Mumbles, Swansea and the Gower beaches. Short breaks.
Open Fridays and Saturdays 8am- 5pm. Fresh vegetables, local produce, honey. Plenty of parking.
Pwlldu is a very secluded bay. Very pebbly, picturesque and romantic.
Brandy Cove is set just to the West of Caswell Bay and being surrounded by rising land on three sides, would have been perfect for smugglers bringing in illicit contraband.
Caswell is another very popular bay, with plenty of sand to sit on, waves to surf and rockpools to explore. Life guards patrol the beach during high season.
Please allow us to introduce our Chapel on the Green, in the lovely setting of Murton. We are situated within the Gower area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just a short hop from Swansea
Please view the area map below to get your bearings and familiarise yourself with the roads. The table shows the approximate travelling times by car, from Bishopston, to the various villages.
Map of the Gower Peninsula
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