The Old Rectory

Swansea, South Wales

At-a-glance details

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

About The Old Rectory

It’ll be just you and the sounds of the sea when you stay in this stand-alone beach cottage.

Sea views don’t really get much better than this. You’ll be staying in the only building around on the dramatic Rhossili Bay, surrounded only by sand, sea and cliffs. The four-bedroom, Victorian beach-retreat is full of rustic charm with its classic interiors and a cosy log burner in the traditional dining room. 

Its shore-side location on one of South Wales’s best surfing beaches means you’ll be able to check when surf’s up. There’s storage for surfboards and body boards in the outhouse, so you don’t miss the action.   

Once lived in by the parson of Rhossili and Llangennith, The Old Rectory is perfectly placed in between the two villages. Pick up walking trails from the National Trust Visitor Centre in Rhossili village or loop onto the Wales Coast Path which runs immediately behind the house.

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Features and facilities

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


Not accessible


  • Ground floor

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

  • First floor

    Four bedrooms (1 twin, 2 doubles, 1 single), bathroom with shower over bath, shower room with lavatory and separate 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: Oil central heating included. 

*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 such as Bird How which due to its stunning yet remote location doesn’t have a caretaker through to 5 Acorns at the highest level – such as Shute Barton.

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.

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