The Old RectoryRhossili, South Wales
- Guests 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 RectoryJust 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.
Availability & book
- Selected dates
- Changeover day
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
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Sitting room and snug with wood-burning stoves, a large kitchen and dining room. Utility room in adjacent outbuilding.
Four bedrooms (1 twin, 2 doubles, 1 single), bathroom and shower room with lavatory.
Notes for guests
Access: The accessibility guide is for guidance only. For up to date photos, please see the images on the webpage.
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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