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Rhossili, South Wales

Rhossili Old Rectory

Exterior of The Old Rectory, West Gower, Swansea
Exterior of The Old Rectory, Wales | © National Trust Images / Mike Henton
The snug at The Old Rectory, Wales
The surrounding area at The Old Rectory, Wales

Rhossili Old Rectory

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

The snug at The Old Rectory, Wales
The surrounding area at The Old Rectory, Wales
Exterior of The Old Rectory, West Gower, Swansea
The sitting room at The Old Rectory, Wales
The sitting room at The Old Rectory, Wales
Kitchen at The Old Rectory, West Gower, Swansea
The dining room at The Old Rectory, Wales
Double bedroom at The Old Rectory, West Gower, Swansea
The second double bedroom at The Old Rectory, West Gower, Swansea
The Shower room at The Old Rectory, South Wales
The Bathroom at The Old Rectory, South Wales
Exterior of The Old Rectory, West Gower, Swansea
The surrounding area at The Old Rectory, Wales
The surrounding area at The Old Rectory, Wales

© The National Trust / Mike Henton

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

At a glance

Guests
7
Bedrooms
4
Number of dogs welcome
0
Reference
013025
Acorn rating

About Rhossili Old Rectory

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 Rhosili Bay and Worms Head Island, Rhossili 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 appearing in the hit TV series Torchwood. These days, this 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 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, Rhossili 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, Rhosili 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 Rhossili Old Rectory is located halfway between the two picturesque villages of Rhosili 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.

Features and facilities

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

Location

Accessibility

Accessibility questions? Please call the team on 0344 800 2070.

Read our accessibility guide 

Layout

Ground floor layout

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

First floor layout

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

More information

Access: 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. 

Induction hob: Please note there is an induction hob at this cottage. Guests with pacemakers are advised to check with their doctor to ensure there will be no interference with their pacemaker. Guests with pacemakers are also advised to keep a distance of at least 60cm (2ft) from the hob when cooking.

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.

Television: Due to the location the television signal is intermittent and cannot be relied upon.

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.

Wild Escapes: Rhossili Old Rectory is featured in our new travel book, Wild Escapes, available to buy online or in National Trust shops. From rugged coastline to secluded woodland, it's filled with inspiration from far-reaching corners of the UK for your next adventure.

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