The Old Rectory

Rhossili, South Wales
Exterior of The Old Rectory, West Gower, Swansea
View from The Old Rectory, West Gower, Swansea
View of The Old Rectory, West Gower, Swansea
Exterior of The Old Rectory, West Gower, Swansea
Exterior of The Old Rectory, West Gower, Swansea
The outside seating area at The Old Rectory, West Gower, Swansea
Sitting room at The Old Rectory, West Gower, Swansea
Sitting room at The Old Rectory, West Gower, Swansea
The sitting room at The Old Rectory, West Gower, Swansea
The sitting room at The Old Rectory, West Gower, Swansea
The Dining room at The Old Rectory, West Gower, Swansea
Dining room at The Old Rectory, West Gower, Swansea
Dining Room at The Old Rectory, West Gower, Swansea
Kitchen at The Old Rectory, West Gower, Swansea
Kitchen at The Old Rectory, West Gower, Swansea
Kitchen at The Old Rectory, West Gower, Swansea
Snug at The Old Rectory, West Gower, Swansea
Snug at The Old Rectory, West Gower, Swansea
Snug at The Old Rectory, West Gower, Swansea
Shower room at The Old Rectory, West Gower, Swansea
First Floor Landing at The Old Rectory, West Gower, Swansea
First Floor Landing at The Old Rectory, West Gower, Swansea
The second double bedroom at The Old Rectory, West Gower, Swansea
The second double bedroom at The Old Rectory, West Gower, Swansea
Double bedroom at The Old Rectory, West Gower, Swansea
Double bedroom at The Old Rectory, West Gower, Swansea
Twin bedoom at The Old Rectory, West Gower, Swansea
Twin bedoom at The Old Rectory, West Gower, Swansea
Single bedoom at The Old Rectory, West Gower, Swansea
Bathroom at The Old Rectory, West Gower, Swansea
Bathroom at The Old Rectory, West Gower, Swansea
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View of The Old Rectory, West Gower, Swansea
View of The Old Rectory, West Gower, Swansea
A sunset at The Old Rectory, West Gower, Swansea
A sunset view at The Old Rectory, West Gower, Swansea
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At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 7
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Preferred changeover day Thursday
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 0
  • Acorn rating 5 What's this?
  • Reference 013025

About The Old Rectory

Just metres from the world-famous beach at Rhossili Bay, this cottage offers a unique stay on the Gower Peninsula.

For a group getaway on the coast, you can’t get much better than this historic cottage on the Gower Peninsula. Offering a panoramic view of Rhossili Bay and Worms Head Island, The Old Rectory is the only building on the world-famous bay. Built in the 1800s, the house has had an intriguing past – from its role as a base for radar workers during the Second World War, to starring in the hit TV series Torchwood. These days, it’s a stunning holiday home. Recently renovated, the spacious four-bedroom house is full of coastal charm with light-flooded rooms, a large kitchen for cooking up a feast, chic furnishings to relax and unwind in, and cosy log burners. On a summer’s evening the cottage’s garden is the perfect place to sit out for an alfresco dinner and watch the sun set over the beach.

With the beach just on your doorstep, The Old Rectory is ideal for family and friends celebrating a special occasion. Whether you want to sunbathe on the golden sands, fly a kite, build sandcastles, walk along the cliff-top, or swim in the sea, Rhossili Bay can offer it all. The beach is also one of South Wales’ best surfing spots and the cottage has storage for surfboards and body boards in the outhouse.

The Old Rectory is located halfway between the two picturesque villages of Rhossili and Llangennith - very convenient if you fancy sampling the menu at one of the village pubs. There is also easy access to the Wales Coast Path which runs immediately behind the house.

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Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer available
  • Dishwasher available
  • Washing machine available
  • Tumble dryer available
  • Telephone available
  • Television available
  • DVD available
  • WiFi* available
  • Open fire / wood burner available
  • Garden available
  • BBQ not available

Accessibility

Not accessible

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Layout

  • Ground floor

    Sitting room and snug with wood-burning stoves, a large kitchen and dining room. Utility room in adjacent outbuilding.

  • First floor

    Four bedrooms (1 twin, 2 doubles, 1 single), bathroom and shower room with lavatory.

Notes for guests

Access: If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the team on 0344 800 2070.

Heating: Air source heat pump. 

*WiFi: This is now available, but please note that intermittent connection problems can sometimes occur and should not be relied upon. We are pleased to provide free WiFi at this cottage which is supported by BT.

Please note: Access is via an uneven private gated track with a steep incline which requires negotiating with care. Arrival in daylight is recommended. The track to the beach on foot is very steep. 

Please note: Short breaks are bookable within 4 weeks of the start date all year at this cottage.

Under no circumstances must dogs be taken to this cottage as there are sheep in the surrounding fields.

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About the Acorn rating

We have applied a 1-5 Acorn rating to each cottage to be used only as a guide that covers location, style of interior and facilities you may be looking for. The range runs from 1 Acorn at a more basic level through to 5 Acorns at the highest level. Cottage pricing is not judged on the Acorn rating alone and as all our cottages are of an individual nature we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose, safe and clean. Running water and a WC are provided. There could be some limitations to heating and washing facilities (details of these will be stated clearly on the cottage's webpage). Bedding, linen and towels are supplied (with a few exceptions, which is again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. Generally a 1 acorn cottage does not have wifi. Examples of a 1 acorn offer include Cartref, Wales and Rosedene, Worcestershire.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high sleeps to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 acorn cottages have wifi and, similar to a 1 Acorn cottage, the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic in their offer. All 2 (and higher) Acorn cottages supply bedding, linen and towels. Examples of a 2 acorn offer include Engine Cottage, Cornwall and High Hallgarth, Cumbria.

3 Acorn: a good, standard offer. Generally it is correctly proportioned for the number of guests but could have a few compromises, for example a small sized kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage. Examples of a 3 acorn cottage include the Mustard Pot Cottage, Norfolk and Rose Cottage, Isle of Wight.

4 Acorn: these cottage have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally it is likely to have added comfort extras. The ratio of bathrooms to guests will be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers as opposed to over bath showers. Examples of a 4 Acorn offer include Portland House, Dorset and Stepper View, Cornwall.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage. This is the highest offer available. The furniture is of high standard, and has real comfort for modern living. Examples of a 5 Acorn cottage include The Old Rectory, South Wales and West Gate Lodge, Yorkshire.

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