Gower Barn Overlooking Port Eynon Bay


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2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 bathroom
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Rock Cottage Barn is a traditional stone-built Gower barn in the pretty coastal village of Horton with a fabulous view over the bay to Port Eynon Head. Converted to a very high standard in 2013 and just a five-minute walk to the award-winning Blue Flag beach.

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Rock Cottage Barn is situated in the pretty Gower village of Horton with a fabulous view of Horton & Port Eynon Bay and is just a five-minute walk to the award-winning sandy beach.

Newly converted in 2013 to an exceptionally high standard, Rock Cottage Barn retains all of its traditional charm as one of Horton’s oldest buildings, combined with all the modern comforts and conveniences needed for a relaxing holiday.

Sleeps two in one light and airy mezzanine bedroom which can be arranged with either a king-size bed or as a twin bedroom. Please specify at the time of booking which you would prefer. Bed linen and towels for use in the cottage are provided.

Downstairs there is a spacious open plan kitchen/diner and living space which is very tastefully presented, with a fabulous limestone floor

The high-spec kitchen is very well-equipped with a double oven, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge freezer, ironing board and iron. In the adjacent living area there is a dining table which pulls out to seat up to four people, a very comfy sofa and an armchair and a large plasma screen TV.

The shower room is situated on the ground floor and has a large walk-in power shower.

Outside, a very private and sheltered courtyard (with table and chairs) has fabulous views over the Bristol Channel to Port Eynon Head. Perfect for sitting out with a cold beer or a chilled glass of wine on a warm evening.

Off-road parking for one car. Wifi. Sorry no pets or children. Strictly no smoking inside the cottage

Places for sleeping

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Washing machine
Patio or balcony
Hair dryer
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Where you’ll be

Horton, United Kingdom

The Gower Peninsular is a walkers' heaven. With its spectacular coastline, breathtaking countryside and historic castles and churches it's easy to see why Gower was designated Brtain's first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Rock Cottage Barn is perfect for walkers with coastal walks starting right from the front door. The Barn is well stocked with maps, routes and walks to suit all abilities.

Horton and Port Eynon beach’s Blue Flag status means that it meets the stringent international standards of the Federation of Environmental Education’s Blue Flag criteria including standards for water quality, safety, environmental education and information.

Between 1 May and 30 September dogs are not allowed on the beach between the Lifeguard Hut, which is directly in front of the beach access from Port Eynon, and the Lifeboat station at Horton.

There are a number of interesting historic sites just a shortish walk from Rock Cottage Barn.

Port Eynon was once a thriving harbour, exporting oysters, fish, limestone and salt to nearby Swansea and towns and cities on the Bristol Channel, which it overlooks. Its sheltered position allegedly made it a haunt of smugglers and at low tide a good place to explore is Culver Hole which is variously described as a huge pigeon loft (albeit accessible only from the seaward side of the cliff, completely hidden from view and half a mile away from the nearest house) and a smugglers’ hideaway for contraband goods.

The oyster boats (and, sadly, the oysters) have gone. Today, Port Eynon’s main commercial activity is ice cream and camping. There are several camp sites around the village, which makes it a lively place in the Summer Holidays, though the long beach never really gets crowded.

There is a good village pub serving locally brewed craft beer and other refreshments plus meals, a family friendly restaurant and a couple of beachside cafes serving great fish and chips, ice creams etc. All of these are approximately 15-20 minutes walk along the beach or a five minute drive.

In season Bank Farm in Horton has a lively bar which is a short walk from the cottage. And The King Arthur pub and restaurant in nearby Reynoldston is excellent any time of the year.

In Port Eynon the Salthouse ruins are worth visiting and date from the seventeenth century when salt was a valuable commodity and the low rainfall, sheltered environment and numerous rocky pools around Skysea on the western point of Port Eynon Bay, meant that harvesting it from the sea here made economic sense. Inevitably, the building’s position at the far end of the natural harbour mean that it too has an association with smuggling. The many pools around the Salthouse were also apparently used to sort and store oysters, before they were shipped to Swansea and thence to London. You’ll be lucky to find many oysters, but the pools still make for fabulous rockpooling and there are crabs and lobsters to be found at low tide.

East of Horton, along the coast path you will find Slade a small, very sandy and sheltered beach favoured by locals.

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During your stay

Usually our guests are happy to pick up a key and explore for themselves. Of course, if you want us to meet you we will be happy to do that and to give you all the information you need. Please let us know when you book.

We live at the bottom of the hill (a two-minute walk) and generally one of us will be available. If for some reason, we are not we will ensure that you have an alternative name and number to contact.
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Check out: 10:00 am
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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