05 - 12th April 2008
Lovely cottage in a fabulous location. Thank you to Dai & Heather for being great hosts. Our first visit to Gower, but it certainly will not be our last. SO much to see, but not enough time in 1 week. Some great walks (Worms Head, Llanmadoc Hill). The Chocolate Factory is well worth a visit (especially for children).
Kevin, Rachel & Sophie Osborne. (Cosham, Portsmouth).
12-15th April 2008
We have had a lovely time, the cottage is a real home from home with som many nice things, lovely bedding and dishes, amazing DVDs and thoughtful extras. The views from the hill at the back are amazing, the village shop is great. Doesn’t open till 10am but great beer and seedy rools as well as the famous chocolate brownies. It is so quiet and unspoilt in the village love the roaming sheep! Hope to come again ,
p.s. it’s the best equipped kitchen I have ever seen in a cottage, well done for home cooking.
Sue, Andrew, Lucy, Nancy Turner, and Joe Cocker ‘Spaniel’. (Cromwells Hide, Bristol)
15-17th April 2008
Walks – highly recommended Llanmadoc Hill, Oxwich Bay (circular walk from Horton) and Rhossili Down / Beach. Whiteford Point a bit of a slog. Food - King Arthur @ Reynoldston – ok, Britannia Inn – Fantastic. Bill, (+ s dogs – Jack and Guinness).
17th to 21st April 2008
Had a lovely break in a lovely cottage,. We really enjoyed re-visiting the Gower beaches after some 20 yrs away. (Bill as born in Swansea). Great collection of books & DVDs but didn’t have 6 months to get through them all. Thank you Dai and Heather and yes, we too agree re: choc brownies. Beverley, Bill, Abbey and Oscar and Dylan the dogs. (Seabridge, Newcastle U-L, Staffs)
21st to 25th April 08
The three of us so enjoyed all the long walks from Rhossili, Three Cliffs, Port Eynon Bay, Caswell and a few more, only had 4 days to fit so many wonderful places to see. After walking for 8 hrs each day, it was so great to come back to such a lovely and comfortable cottage to relax. We would love to come back but so many places to see in the Uk, just wish we could take this wonderful cottage with us. Heather and Dai are lovely people, Tina, Steve, and Buster (The Lab) from Lydiard, Millecent, Wilts.
25th April – 28th April 2008
Thank you for making our holiday relaxing and fun. A wonderful beautiful cottage, cosy – my brother and sister want to take the fireplace back with them. First time in Gower and for three of us first time in Wales. It most definitely will not be the last Wonderful views – walks and places to see not enough time to see them all. We most certainly will be back. Ayse, Zara, Leigh, Tony and Tina. (Christchurch, Dorset)
3rd May to 10th May 2008
First trip Wales and we were not disappointed at all. Fantastic beaches walks, weather was warm and sunny. The cottage is 1st class, very clean, modern and many pots and pans and crockery to make a splendid meal. It was perfect to have the choice ok of a BBQ, or a candlelit meal. Beautiful cottage, we will recommend it to all we know - thanks for a great memory.
David and Marion. Croydon, Surrey
10th – 17th May 2008
Martyn and I have done many holiday lets, this has to rate amongst the best - its very homely and very clean. The facilities are great and have contributed to a restful week for us. We were also made to feel that we could approach Heather or Dai at any time if we needed to. We can highly recommend “The Britannia Inn” fab food and friendly staff. Martyn and I would like to wish you both continued success in this venture, Thank You!
Martyn King, and family, Varteg, Blaenavon, Bl. Gwent.
17th – 24th May 08
Lots of walking, lots of sleeping, lots of eating. We shall be sad to leave Gower – we hoped it would be a beautiful place and we were not disappointed. The wild flowers on the burrows + the cliffs were wonderful. A super weeks holiday.
Sandra and Andrew Sutcliffe, Luddendenfoot, Halifax
31st May – 7th June 2008
A fabulous week of walking and relaxing in a wonderful cottage, we’ve had many many cottages holidays but this one takes the prize for the most well equipped. Thanks for creating a real home from home. Walking over Rossili Down to Hillend & back along the beach (so good we did it twice), and across the hill to Llangennith, lunch sat outside the Kings Head in nthe sunshione and bacxk along the beach (returning home), all fantastic walks right from the door. Food at the Britannia was really good, we did that twice too! Creatures of habit! We are relaxed and the doggies are exhausted, the sign of a prefect holiday. Thanks !
Kate and Andrew Dally, & Juno and Ruby (the collie dogs)
Beulah, Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys
7th June to 14th June 08
Our first time in the Gower but it wont be the last. The village is lovely and easy to explore from. Sadly at my age (80) unable to do all the lovely walks around but it didn’t matter. We were made ver welcome and have been warm, well fed, and slept wonderfully too. The cottage is very comfortable and homely and we made full use of the patio too. Meg (the dog ) made herself home quicjkly but was not too keen on the visiting sheep! Great idea Dai – mobile lawnmowers. ! Altogether a very successful holiday and we will be back. Thanks for everything.
June Bilons and Krys McCarthy, Rumney, Cardiff.
14th June to 21 June
Cottage is lovely, very comfortable; location perfect for exploring Gower. Thank you Dai and Heather for being so welcoming and helpful. We’ve had a great week and really enjoyed being here. See you again, !
Lynn, Bob, (Max and Toby). Duston, Northampton,
21st June to 28th June 08
Good location for Gower and lots to do from cottage. Shortest way up the hill at rear is take road past shop, take unmade road under trees, at end of and then last path through bracken on left to last house. Very steep to start with but take right hand path at first choice and then it is gentler. Could wander around the top all day. Joe’s ice cream yummy. Had a good holiday, Anne and Alan & Louisa Horswill, Hertford Heather, Hertford, Hertfordshire
28th June to 5th July 08
This was our first visit to Gower and we were not disappointed. Loved the area and the countryside and fabulous beaches at Rhossili. Three Cliffs and Llangennith. Weather was very kind to us and have even got sduntans. ! Thanks to Dai and Heather the cottage has been so comfortable, it’s the first time neither of us have suffered from bad backs due to uncomfortable beds, so that was a big plus. The cottage is so well equipped and cosy and we felt really welcomed, so many thanks. Hope to come back again sometime. Alyson and Darran Brewood, Middleton, Manchester
5th to 19th July 08
Thank you Dai and Heather for two great weeks in your cottage. We really enjoyed visiting all the beaches with the kids – in particular Port Eynon. The walk to the top of the hill behind the cottage is well worth it as it is the walk to Whitford Sands via Cwm Ivy Woods. The local shop is also fantastic and well worth using. It is run by the villagers and is a brilliant idea. The Britannia Inn is great and we also had a superb meal in the Welcome to Town Restaurant (Llanrhidian). All the best, Jonnie Scarlett, Karen Thomas, Matilda, and Stanley (Herne Hill, London).
19th to 26th July 08
Cottage was perfect - we were all made very welcome – a real home from home! Dai and Heather have certainly gone that extra mile to make sure their guests have everything they need and more. We would recommend this to anybody wishing to explore the Gower. Weather was glorious, beach was beautiful, beer was cold in the Brit! Hope to see you all again, Paul,.Alison, Ryan, Helen, and Lindsay, Fisher and Shelly, the dog. (Mount Nod, Coventry)
26th July to 2nd August 08
Great week, weather was mixed, but it did not stop us going to the beach. Lots of walks and body boarding – 3 very tired dogs!! Cottage was excellent – as said before “real home from home” Many thanks Dai and Heather, Lynn, Malcolm, Stephanie, and Katie Roddy, (and Billy, Spud and Scouse). Aston on Clun, Craven Arms, Shropshire.
2nd August to 16th August 2008
Despite the disappointing weather, we’ve had a lovely time - real chance to unwind and enjoy the fabulous beaches and scenery.. The cottage is great and we haven’t watched so many DVDs all year! “Our Shop” is a real gem and we enjoyed all the home made goodies - scones, cakes, and pasties. Sandra and Alan Coulthard, & Ellie the Retriever.Chelmsford, Essex.
16th-22nd August 08
Lovely cottage, snug & warm in this unusual August weather. We’ve had 2 glorious days and 4 that could have been November. Despite this we have had loads to do. There is so much to explore- the hill behind the cottage is worth the walk in any weather! We did it twice- once in the rain (a great achievement) and once in the sun (amazing views). The little shop is great- everything you’ll need. Great brownies and filled rolls for picnics. The local beach is good for breakfast. Our favourite beach was Oxwich. We’ll definitely be back! Many thanks, Sonia, Jez, George (7) and James (4) Marshall, Tonbridge, Kent.
23rd August- 6th September 08
The sole imperfection was the weather, but we got out every day to the beautiful beaches and walks. Never walked so much before and feel better for it. Will be back!
Tony & Myra Rollins, Leek Wootton, Warwick
6th-13th September 08
An ideal spot for lots of wonderful walks. Very comfortable cottage and beds, enjoyed log burner and DVDs. What more could you want? Many thanks.
The Ashelfords & Humphries (plus Bryn & Fiz the dogs, who had a fantastic time). Whissendine, Rutland
13th-20th September 08
We’ve had a wonderful week! Weather made it even better! Really enjoyed Whitford beach (go left once through trees). Perfectely quiet for a toddler and 2 dogs, and didn’t have to use the car, just the backpack! Cakes, scones and brownies from ‘Our Shop’ ideal for afternoon tea! Walks over hill at back good too- good views! Hope others enjoy it as much as we did!
Jonathan, Paula, Angelina Hazlewood, (2 ½) & dogs Erica & Ella, Church Lench, Evesham, Worcestershire
20th-27th September 08
Wonderful time, fabulous weather! A lovely comfortable cottage- enjoyed by us and the dogs! Plenty of good walks to enjoy- check out the lighthouse at low water- great!
Neil, Suzanne, Mum, Dad (& Holly, Rosie & Nell!) Pontprennau, Cardiff
4th-11th October 08
Well equipped and comfy cottage. Weather turned out good after a wet start! Lovely beaches. ‘Our Shop’ excellent – recommend the pasties & brownies. Went fishing twice but no fish- had a lovely afternoon at Oxwich. Don’t go to the Britannia Inn on Mondays because they don’t cook. Would recommend the Greyhound! Thanks very much, Kathy, John Davison, Sheila, David (& Holly, Daisy & Millie) Weeping Cross, Stafford.
11th-18th October 08
We’ve had a lovely week at the cottage- a perfect place to relax. I can’t believe how warm it has been for October! We’ve been for beach walks everyday- the dogs have been in heaven! Our favourite beach is Oxwich and we pretty much had it to ourselves! The village shop is great, and we also had a shopping ‘fix’ in the Mumbles. There are some great shops there, and bizarrely we ended up buying Xmas decorations from Treasure! And the organic deli did well out of us too! We enjoyed tea and scones at the café overlooking the lovely Caswell beachg! It was like a summer’s day! We’d recommend the fish & chips from Llanrhidian caravan park. Wish we were staying for another week! Linda, Alison, Molly & Dylan. Aqueduct Village, Telford
18th to 24th October
A lovely easy comfortable cottage which was just what I needed for rest and relaxation. I have explored many beaches and walks, but actually found the beach right here was the best for the dogs to run free (once I’d found my way around). Miles of sand all to ourselves – unbelievable! I have to agree that the brownies at the shop are great but that’s if you heven’t tried the coffee and walnut cake! – oh, and I forgot about the scones! Altogether a beautiful place. Thanks very much,. Angela C. with Monty & Oscar. Little Baddow, Essex.
25th to 30th October 2008
A lovely week, lots of great walks. “Our shop” is wonderful, we really enjoyed the home made cakes for afternoon tea. Our favourite pub was “The Greyhound” and we liked “Oxwich & Caswell Bay” beaches The walk through Cwm Ivy can’t be beaten for a run off lead for the dog. Thank you for all the home comforts.
Sharon, Nigel & Tom Carey (and Meg the dog!); Guildford, Surrey.
1st – 4th November, 2008.
This was our first visit to Gower and we could not have picked a more comfortable , well-equipped and welcoming cottage, 10/10 to Dai and Heather! We were lucky with the weather & the walks, especially Rhossili with lunch at the Worms Head Hotel quite spectacular. We will definitely be back, so much more to do and see and no where better to stay than Middle Cottage ! Sharon, Steve Lake & Holly the dog. Witney, Oxfordshire.
14-16 Nov 08
Thank you very much we really enjoyed our stay, in the cottage. We had a lovely walk to the light house. The fish and chips from the caravan park were excellent. Matt & Helen.
22-25th Nov 08
Perfect base for walking in winter followed by log fire (lof fire one of the best). Brownies from Our Shop were good. Should have bought binoculars – amazing bird life on shore.
Guy and Georgina.
27th November to 4th December
Thank you very much we had a lovely stay in youre cottage it had everything we needed it was perfect for us just to have abreak from every day life in this very peaceful and stunning area of Swansea. With great walks down to the beach and great food in the local pub, and the cottage was the perfect place just to chill out and keep warm. We will be back. Many Thanks, Robert, and Maria Lia
19th-21st Dec 2008
I love your sweet little cottage, it’s so cosy and warm. We had so much fun. We had an absolutely lovely meal at the pub and a great time running around in the sand dunes at the beach. Perfect Holiday. Isabel Carpenter. (Also signed, Claire, Alice). Lovely cosy and well appointed cottage, beautiful if a little bit muddy!) walks from the front door and a really outstanding meal at the Britannia. We’ll definitely be back. Mark Carpenter.
21-28 Dec 2008
Our first visit to the Gower. We so enjoyed this Christmas week. The Cottage had everything and more. The bed was so comfortable and warm, it was tough getting up in the mornings!! We had great weather, no rain, and lots of winter sunshine. The Britannia was a great local, enjoyed good food at Patricks. The King Arthur (very good value) and Fairy Hill. The walks have been fantastic, great for dogs. Very friendly lanldlord at the Greyhound. Dogs are most welcome in the bar. Thank you Di & Heather for providing us with every creature comfort especially the log fire !! We hope to see you in Cornwall in the New Year. Many Thanks, Melanie, and Geoffrey Williams, and Pepper.
28th Dec-4th Jan 2009
Our first visit to the Gower – and we have had a fantastic week. The Weather has been brilliant, very colkd, but lots of winter sunshine and we have all enjoyed the beaches (especially Oxwich and Rhisilli) and the walking. We all voted our favourite walk as the Llanmadoc Hill walk, which we did twice, and enjoyed the absolutely stunning views. The children enjoyed the sand dunes at the local beaches as well as kite flying and the girls had a brilliant time horse riding at Parc Le Breos,. Wew would also recommend the walking (or in our case running) through the woods and out to Whitford Point. The cottage has been lovely to stay in it has been cold outside but we‘ve all been perfectly warm & comfortable inside & the facilities cannot be faulted. It has a lovely “homely” feel unlike many other soulless holiday homes. Many Thanks, John, Ros, Georgina, Olivia & Jack.
4-7th January 2009
We’ve had a wonderful time in a toasty cottage during a couple of very cold days ! Just perfect for us – logburner, sofas and DVSs made us very happy….Siriol (2) loved the little stools and rocking chair, and connect 4 was a big hit. Missed the Britannia but had a lovely meal at the King Arthur Hotel. Lovely beach walks (frozen sea!) and country lane adventures. Will be taking brownies back for work colleagues, Diolch am Groeso Cynnes a guylian hyfryd ! Alun, Branwen a Siriol XXX
24th – 28th Jan 2009,
Thanks very much for a lovely break in your cottage. It is very comfortable and well furnished and there are many touches that made us feel at home. I’ve been visiting Gower on and off all my life but it was the first time I’ve stayed at this special western end. Everyone in the village and the pubs etc we visited were very welcoming. No chef at the Britannia but still welcoming & good beer. Good steak dinners at the Greyhound. King Arthur was a good pub food ok. Patrick’s in the mumbles for a good more formal lunch. We had 3 days lovely weather and one day of rain, not bad for Jan. Don’t miss Joe’s Ice Cream Parlours at the Mumbles or St Helens, then walk length of Rhossili Beach to burn it off. Thanks again, we will be back. Lyndon & Jane Casey.
January 29th – Feb 1st 2009
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the cottage in a beautiful spot. Very homely, Heather and Dai have been an excellent source of information and very friendly. Thank You. Hugh, Nicola and Finn xx
Feb 5-8th 2009
Thank you for a lovely break in your charming cottage – we have loved the cottage, and the beaches. Looking forward already to our next holiday in glorious Gower, Alice, Andre de Aranjo, and Enrique and Penny the jack russells xxx
Feb 8-13 2009
What a lovely break, the cottage is very relaxing and homely and just what we wanted. The Gower is a fantastic place to walk and the dogs could not have asked for more. Thank you for the effort you have put into making the week a great one – we will be back in the summer hopefully, Thanks again, Debbie and June (Sonny & Purdy)
Feb 13th – 16th 2009
Brilliant weekend. Even the weather was kind! A walkers paradise with a fabulous cottage to come home to at the end of the day. Everything you could wish for in a break, including the romantic candlelit Valentine’s meal! Thanks for everything, Sue and Craig Becketta.
Feb 16th – 20th 2009
Thank you for the curtte little cottage ! I think what left the village down was the lack of youths & also activities to do in the day, not every one likes long walks! We’re really think the area we were in is haunted, we went for a midnight walk & were taking pictures & we came across one picture we took and it was a GHOST! No joke. Really scary. THANKS Hope you enjoyed your fish and chips in the Britannia ! (we did) (Written by our teenagers!!) Great to get them out of their usual environment!)
27/2/09 to 4/3/09
We have had a lovely stay, great weather, walks & food, what more could you ask for. Beautiful cottage, very nice fire, and great to have SKY+, See you soon as we will be back, in 2010, Joanne and Ian Keene (N Somerset.)
March 7th to 13th 2009
We’ve enjoyed our stay despite dodgy weather. Great to have somany walks from the door – up the hill and round the to Broughton Bay and round to the Castle. (Weobley) If we’d been fitter we could have walked to Worm’s Head but a bad back and an old dog have held us back! Thanks very much, Cath Tom and Tara from Sheffield.
March 21st to 4th April
Lovely and comfortable base for Theo’s first Holiday, and for the first place he stood up and crawled!! We were really lucky with the weather even managing to picnic on the beach. The cottage provided everything for a group of ranging form 7 months to 85 years. Could want or need. Thanks you and hope to be back, June, Lucy, and Theo McKerrow. And Meg and Alfie (paw) who particularly enjoyed the garden and wood burning stove. XX
2.5.09 We’re have a really great holiday here. The weather has been kind. Lovely blue skies. Wonderful walks and beaches. The cottage is very comfortable every thing we needed and more. Thank you both Dai and Heather, Pam, Line and Milo (paw).