Families who are keen to reduce their carbon footprint and those who are increasingly affected by the current downturn in the economy are turning away from overseas holidays in favour of UK based holiday attractions.
Wales and the Gower peninsula in particular provide an ideal location for family holidays.
The peninsula is about 14 miles long by 7 miles wide and the golden sands and rugged cliffs of the south and west coast give way to the expansive salt mashes along the north coast. The interior contains lush valleys and wild exposed moorland and the diversity of habitats attracts abundant wildlife. Gower was designated as the UK’s first area of outstanding natural beauty (ANOB) in 1956 and its diverse landscape has lead to its being referred to as “Wales in miniature”.
The numerous megalithic tombs, Iron Age hill forts and other significant archaeological sites scattered across the peninsula demonstrate that Gower was first settled in the prehistoric period. The remains of one of the earliest orders of modern man, dating back to 24,000BC, were found in Goat’s Hole cave in Paviland on the south coast. Almost every village and hamlet on the Peninsula has its own church dating back to the Norman period and this influence coupled with the influx of immigrants from Cornwall during the industrial revolution has lead to Gower’s indigenous population being primarily English speaking. This has lead to it also being referred to as “Little England beyond Wales”.
The village of Llanrhidian is located in the heart of the peninsula and it is only a 20 minute drive from the M4 motorway. It provides an ideal base for visiting and exploring all of Gower’s beaches, attractions and amenities. The numerous beaches, bays and coves dotted along the south and west coast are only a short drive away.
Hill House is a Visit Wales three star accredited self catering holiday home located on a very quiet no through lane on the western edge of the village of Llanrhidian. It provides a tranquil rural setting with large secluded gardens and magnificent views across open fields and the salt marshes of the Burry Estuary. Large families or family groups should be very comfortable with the self catering accommodation and facilities provided at Hill House.
There are four large airy bedrooms to sleep up to 9 adults - two double bedrooms and one bedroom with three singlebeds on the first floor and a twin bedroom on the ground floor with direct access to drive, terrace and gardens. A cot is also available. There are two sitting rooms, a large open plan fully equipped farmhouse style kitchen, upstairs bathroom with shower handset & WC, downstairs shower room & WC and all the facilities that you would expect in a very comfortable holiday home. The driveway provides off road parking for several cars, luggage or boat trailer and the grounds include front and side lawns, south facing sun terrace and a large rear garden suitable for ball and racquet games.
The tariff for the hire of Hill House during the year starting 1st January 2009 is published at
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Self catering holiday accommoation on the Gower peninsulaholiday home to let, Hill House,Llanrhidian