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The sole building above a wide expanse of sandy beach, The Old Rectory is set on a raised terrace in the dramatic landscape of Rhossili Bay with uninterrupted views of the sea and the tidal island of Worm's Head. The house dates from the 1850s with parts of the outbuildings possibly medieval. It stands about half a mile down a track from Rhossili village.
The Old Rectory is one of our most popular cottages so you may need to wait a while before you can go on holiday here. However if you're eager to get away sooner we have some other great cottages nearby, click here to find out more.
Heating: Oil central heating included.
Cottage Approach: Access is via an uneven private gated track with a steep incline which requires negotiating with care. Arrival in daylight is recommended.
Accessibility: 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.
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.
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.