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1 Coastguard Cottage

West Gower, Swansea

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Overlooking the stunning and dramatic beach at Rhossili this former Station Officers house was built in 1928. With views over the beach, Worm's Head and South Gower its location is unique: literally the last house before the 'Worm'. The adjoining cottages house the National Trust Shop and Visitor Centre.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
kitchen, dining room, shower room with lavatory and sitting room with a wood burning stove.
First floor
three large bedrooms (2 double and 1 twin) and bathroom.
Visitor notes

Heating: Oil central heating included.

Parking: Parking available for two cars.

Please note: During the busy summer period vehicles may also be parked in the field by the cottage.

Cottage details
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Dogs allowed
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  • Open fire / stove
  • Beach nearby
  • Pub nearby
  • Coast nearby
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • WiFi


Things to see and do nearby

South Wales
People walking above Rhossili Bay, Gower, Swansea, Wales. © John Miller

South Wales is a region rich in natural resources. Beautiful valleys which once saw the growth of some of Britain's greatest industries, offer visitors magnificent scenery and glimpses of the past. Much of the outstanding natural beauty of the area remains untouched. It is a land of contrasts, mountains and moorlands, forest and farmland and magnificent stretches of unspoilt coastline. The National Trust's interests in South Wales include large areas of the Brecon Beacons, Pembrokeshire and Gower, as well as the Dolaucothi Gold Mines, spectacular Aberdulais Falls and the Tudor Merchant's House in Tenby.

Gower Peninsula
Looking out across breathtaking Rhossili Bay, Gower. © Joe Cornish

The Gower peninsula is a stunning unspoilt coastal landscape, 5,500 acres of which are owned by the National Trust and was the first place in Britain to be designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. An exceptionally mild climate, picturesque villages, free-roaming ponies in large areas of open common, ruined castles and a wealth of archaeology add to its enchantment. South Gower boasts internationally renowned beaches of rocky coves and golden sands. On West Gower the expanses of Rhossili and Whiteford beaches and the famous landmark, Worm's Head, are popular with visitors. North Gower in contrast provides a sweeping estuary of tidal salt marsh grazed by ponies and sheep, while the beautiful seaside village of Mumbles and the city centre of Swansea are just a stone's throw away.

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place to visit
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  • Whiteford Gower Heritage Centre
  • Swansea
  • Bird watching
  • Fishing
  • Pony Trekking
  • Walking
  • Watersports
  • Wildlife watching
  • Mountain biking
National Trust places to visit
Gower: Rhossili Shop and Visitor Centre
Gower: Rhossili Shop and Visitor Centre Large National Trust shop and Visitor Centre set amongst spectacular countryside and beaches
Tudor Merchant's House
Tudor Merchant's House Late 15th-century town house
Colby Woodland Garden
Colby Woodland Garden Beautiful woodland garden with year-round interest
Aberdulais Falls
Aberdulais Tin Works and Waterfall Famous waterfalls and fascinating industrial site with tin workers' exhibition
Dinefwr Park and Castle
Dinefwr 12th-century Welsh castle, historic house and 18th-century landscape park, enclosing a medieval deer park
Stackpole Estate
Stackpole Beautiful and varied stretch of the Pembrokeshire coast

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Anonymous
    • January 2015
    • ------------

    The location of 1 Coastguard cottage is unbeatable. Incredible views! We loved the welcome basket with Welsh cakes etc - nice touch.

  • Paul Sellars
    • February 2014
    • England

    Location is the key. Well fitted out and lovely and warm despite being there in a terrible storm.

  • The Turner Family
    • October 2013
    • Hampshire
    Night sky unbelievably beautiful

    The cottage was so warm and cosy and the views of the sea stunning. The lack of light pollution made the night sky unbelievably beautiful......we took our 3 year old granddaughter outside to look at the stars - 'just like glitter on my pictures', she said! We have already booked to return in 2014. The staff at the nearby National Trust Visitor Centre were very helpful and friendly. Provided a bus timetable and information about the location of shops etc.

  • Mrs Parsons
    • August 2013
    • UK
    Stunning View

    The location with its proximity to Rhossili beach and Worms Head, plus the stunning views make this a special place to us.

  • Paul and Chrissie Mines
    walks are superb

    This place is a wonderful combination between a wild and windy exterior and a cosy interior. The cottage is lovely a real home from home and the surrounding scenery and walks are superb. We had a great week there.

  • David Rundle
    An absolute gem

    An absolute gem... the "orange to tomatoe" sunsets over the dragons head would probably convert most people to reading Dylan Thomas!

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  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.

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