The village of Parkmill with the hamlets of Ilston, Lunnon and Llethryd in the Gower Peninsula
Parkmill is a very wooded area set in the 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 Bay pages.
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!
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.
Semi-detached stone built 19th century cottage in Parkmill sleeping up to 3 people, master and single bedroom, within walking distance of 3 Cliffs Bay.
Modern well equipped cottages, just a 15min walk to Three Cliffs Bay. Built with practicality in mind, the tiled ground floor with underfloor heating make for winter breaks, while the upstairs bedrooms are warm and cosy. Dogs welcome, ideally located to explore Gower.
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.
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.
Recently 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.
Recently 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.
16th Century cottage set in woodland. Sleeps 8. Pets allowed. Convenient for all Gower beaches and 15 mins. from Swansea. Central heating, open fires.
A spacious apartment just minutes from beautiful Three Cliffs Bay. Versatile pet friendly accommodation for up to 10 people. Ideal for families or friends sharing. Beach is a picturesque 15min walk through the woods. Loved by walkers, cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts.
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.
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.
Three Cliff Bay is one of the most photographed areas of Gower and is also commonly known as Three Cliffs.
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.
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.
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
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