Parkmill is a very wooded area, set in bottom of a valley and is home to the Heritage Centre, which is well worth a look around. More information and photos of this area can be found on the Pennard Burrows and Three Cliffs links.

You would be unlikely to visit Ilston as a matter of course, unless you happened to be staying there or in the nearby Lunnon. It is a quiet, beautiful little hamlet set in the valley above Parkmill, with a stream meandering through the village and past the church – you really could be transported back in time. The former quarry is now a nature reserve.

I’ve also included the hamlet of Llethryd on this page. Llethryd has no amenities of its own and is located in central Gower, the nearest village being Ilston. It consists of only a few buildings, so unless you were actually looking for it, it would be quite easy to drive through without knowing that you had been there. Perfect if you want to be away from the crowds but within easy travelling distance of all that Swansea and Gower has to offer!

Three Cliffs Lodge self-catering accommodation, Parkmill, Gower
Self Catering

Three Cliffs Lodge

Parkmill, Swansea, SA3 2EH

Our Three Cliffs Lodge boasts idyllic surroundings, and is perfect for escaping to the country. Double Bed with En-suite, Kitchen, Living Area, Parking. No smoking. Free entry to the Gower Heritage Centre. Short Breaks Available.

  • 7 Nights From£215
  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • PetsYes
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Ramblers Retreat self-catering accommodation, Parkmill, Gower
Self Catering

Ramblers Retreat

Parkmill, Swansea, SA3 2EQ

Semi-detached cottage in Parkmill sleeping up to 3 people, master and single within walking distance of 3 Cliffs Bay.

  • 7 Nights From£425
  • Sleeps 3
  • Bedrooms 2
  • PetsYes
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The Barn self-catering accommodation, Llethryd, Gower
Self Catering

The Barn, Pengwern Farm

Llethryd, Swansea, SA2 7LH

Newly converted spacious stone barn with spectacular views situated on a working farm. Sleeps 6 (1 king, 1 double and 1 twin). Vaulted ceilings and wood burning stove. Short breaks available. Private garden and off road parking.

  • 7 Nights From£200
  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • PetsNo
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Llethryd Barns all-suite bed and breakfast accommodation, Llethryd, Gower
B&B

Llethryd Barns

Llethryd, Swansea, SA2 7LH

Llethryd Barns is one of the few all-suite venues in Gower. This is bed and breakfast with a difference – each suite has a separate mezzanine bedroom and living room, with your own shower room, and your own entrance for complete freedom.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • PetsNo
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Old Hay Barn self-catering holiday accommodation, Parkmill, Gower Peninsula
Self Catering

Old Hay Barn

Parkmill, Swansea, SA3 2EH

Old Hay Barn WTB 3*. Sleeps up to 6 (1 double and 2 sets of bunks). Fully fitted kitchen, 1 en-suite bathroom, central heating. Short breaks and pets by arrangement. Unlimited access into the Gower Heritage Centre.

  • 7 Nights From£295
  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 2
  • PetsNo
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Rose Cottage self-catering accommodation, Lunnon, Parkmill, Gower
Self Catering

Rose Cottage, Great Lunnon Farm

Lunnon, Parkmill, Swansea, SA3 2EJ

Detached cottage sleeping 6 (1 double en suite, 2 twins) set on a working farm. WTB 4*. Pets by arrangement. Centrally located in Gower – ideal for walks and beaches.

  • 7 Nights From£410
  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • PetsYes
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The Granary self-catering cottage, Lunnon, Parkmill, Gower
Self Catering

The Granary

Lunnon, Parkmill, Swansea, SA3 2EJ

Converted two storey barn on working farm. Spacious TV lounge and large open plan kitchen/dining area. Three bedrooms, sleeps 6/7, one on ground floor with wet room suitable for persons with poor mobility. Enclosed garden.

  • 7 Nights From£410
  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • PetsYes
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The Tractor House holiday cottage, Llethryd, Gower
Self Catering

The Tractor House, Pengwern Farm

Llethryd, Swansea, SA2 7LH

Newly converted extensive stone barn with spectacular views situated on a working farm. Sleeps 6 (1 double and 2 twins). Vaulted ceilings and wood burning stove with gallery sitting room.  Private garden and off road parking.

  • 7 Nights From£275
  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • PetsNo
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Langrove Cottage self-catering cottage, Parkmill, Gower
Self Catering

Langrove Cottage

Parkmill, Swansea, SA3 2EB

16th Century cottage set in woodland. Sleeps 8. Pets allowed. Convenient for all Gower beaches and 15 mins. from Swansea. Central heating, open fires.

  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • PetsYes
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Parc-Le-Breos House

Parkmill, Swansea, SA3 2HA

A beautifully appointed 19th century Hunting lodge lying within the ancient Norman deer park and only a 20 minute walk from 3 Cliffs Bay. A real home from home, large grounds, beautiful public rooms, wholesome home cooking, good wine list, log fires and a games room.

  • 1 Nights From£102
  • Sleeps 18
  • Bedrooms 10
  • PetsYes
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Pennard Castle

Southgate, Swansea, SA3 2EP
Pennard Castle, a Grade 2 listed building, is a ruined castle standing high on the cliffs overlooking Three Cliffs Bay and...
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Parc-le-Breos Burial Chamber

Parkmill, Swansea,

This partly restored Neolithic burial chamber is located seven miles south-west of Swansea in what now is known as Coed y Parc Cwm on the Gower Peninsula. The 6,000-year-old cromlech was found to have been in use for between 300 and 800 years.

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Three Cliffs Bay

Pennard, Swansea, SA3 2HB

Three Cliff Bay is one of the most photographed areas of Gower and is also commonly known as Three Cliffs.

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Pennard Burrows

Pennard, Swansea, SA3 2HB

This is where it gets really exciting. A wooded valley with a fresh water river (Pennard Pill) meandering through a vast open space surrounded by sand dunes and limestone features before flowing into the sea. Great.

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St Illtyd’s Church, Ilston

Ilston, Swansea, SA2 7LD

The church derives from a 6th century monastic cell. The present church was largely built during the 13th century incorporating the cell in the base of a massive embattled tower with a saddleback roof. For the millennium celebrations the tower was re-opened into the church and the area restored as a simple but beautiful chapel.

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Useful Information

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 Parkmill, to the various villages.

Map of the Gower Peninsula

Map of the Gower Peninsula

Village
mins by car
Bishopston (and Kittle, Murton)
10
Dunvant
15
Horton
20
Llangennith
20
Llanmadoc (and Cheriton, Cwm Ivy. Landimore)
20
Llanrhidian (and Cilibion, Oldwalls)
20
Mumbles (and Langland)
15
Oxwich (and Oxwich Green, Slade)
10
Parkmill (and Ilston, Llethryd, Lunnon)
0
Penclawdd (and Blue Anchor, Cilonnen, Crofty, Llanmorlais, Welshmoor, Wernffrwd)
20
Penmaen (and Nicholaston)
5
Pennard (and Southgate)
10
Port Eynon (and Overton, Scurlage)
20
Reynoldston (and Burry, Burry Green, Fairyhill, Knelston, Llandewi)
15
Rhossili (and Middleton, Pilton Green, Pilton Moor, Pitton, Pitton Cross)
20
Swansea
15
Three Crosses
10
Upper Killay
10