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Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Gower, United Kingdom - Updated 2020

Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Gower, United Kingdom - Updated 2020
Chia Han Keong
Chia Han Keong
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When you think of the typical British countryside, you would imagine wide sandy beaches, dramatic cliffs and open moors, interspersed with picturesque villages, country inns and ancient castles. So where can you find the best representation of this scenery? Many believe it would be the Gower Peninsula in South Wales. Not for nothing is it the United Kingdom’s first designated “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty”, as it has an abundance of stunning coastal vistas, gorgeous woodlands and mysterious caves over a relatively small 70 square-mile (180 square-kilometer) area. It, therefore, presents a great opportunity to be based, while staying in an Airbnb vacation rental, for a few days of delightful exploration. Here are 10 great options, so check them out and book one now!

1. Cozy cottage to unwind (from USD 144)

The Gower Peninsula is about a 10-minute drive west of Swansea, Wales’ second-largest city. Surrounded by the Bristol Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, its main draws are the spectacular beaches and cliffs along much of the peninsula’s coastline. The most famous is the Rhossili Bay with its breathtaking sunset views and spectacular coastal vistas, but you will also be charmed by the dramatic Three Cliffs Bay or the gorgeous Oxwich Bay. This cozy cottage is located in the middle of the peninsula, near the village of Reynoldston. It has two bedrooms, a well-equipped kitchen and a large garden with patio area. An ideal place to unwind after your explorations around the Gower Peninsula.

Hennyswell Cottage
Reynoldston, Wales, United Kingdom
182 reviews
Entire cottage 4 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful views peaceful and comfortable
the beds (including the sofa bed) where comfy and nicely made up
the cottage was perfect - cosy comfortable and well equipped
beautiful cottage the wood burning stove made it very cozy
the cottage is really picturesque with great facilities
Cleanliness:
it was very clean and the beds were so comfy
everything was perfect very clean and tidy
the cottage was clean and spacious with lots of towels and extra pillows
the cottage was clean cosy and warm
lovely clean cottage on a farm with plenty of space
Host:
jackie is a great host
the host was extremely helpful
lovely hosts and great house
jacky was lovely and very helpful
and jacky was a wonderful host
Location:
fantastic rural location in gower
perfect location to explore the wonderful gower
perfectly located close to fairyhill and for exploring gower
well presented and equipped and great location for exploring gower
this house is in a great location to explore gowee peninsula
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2. Guest suite near Oxwich Bay (from USD 78)

Rhossili Bay may be the key attraction on the Gower Peninsula, but do not miss Oxwich Bay, whose pristine beach was voted as Britain’s most beautiful by Travel Magazine in 2007. The long flat sands were once the location of the first airplane flight in Wales way back 1911. The Oxwich castle that overlooks the bay is also historic, as many believe it is the oldest on the peninsula, with evidence of it being inhabited as early as 1459. This guest suite is located in the Oxwich village nearby, a great accommodation if you wish to explore this part of Gower. There are three beds, wifi and TV, and breakfast is provided by the hosts.

Gower, close to Oxwich Beach & Hotel Spacious B&B
Oxwich, Wales, United Kingdom
140 reviews
Entire guest suite 3 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the outdoor virander was great for having breakfast on in the morning
there were lots of thoughtful touches in the flat with breakfast cerials and yoghurts as well as cake
well-equipped kitchen only lacks oven but has good microwave
beautiful well equipped apartment great for self catering with the added touch of breakfast supplies
there was lovely added touches with milk cake and breakfast cereals stocked up in the kitchen already
Cleanliness:
exceptionally clean and comfortable
the accommodation was very clean comfortable and well equipped
the apartment was scrupulously clean and very comfortable
everything was clean and fresh and welcoming
really spacious and clean
Host:
claire and alan are great hosts
claire and alan are very welcoming hosts
claire is friendly and helpful
lovely hosts who were very helpful
our hosts were welcoming and helpful
Location:
amazing place location is beautiful
perfect location literally 5 min walk from oxwich beach
brilliant location for those who either wish to explore or hide away and relax
the location is fantastic with only a 3 minute walk to the beach
good location to reach others places
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3. Gorgeous eco-home near Three Cliffs Bay (from USD 104)

This gorgeous eco-home is nestled amid the village of Parkmill, about a half-hour trek away from the scenic Three Cliffs Bay. With five bedrooms, beautiful wooden furniture and an outdoor patio with BBQ grill, it is not only great for a romantic getaway but also for family outings. And there are so many things to explore besides the Three Cliffs Bay: You can visit the nearby Gower Heritage Centre, a vibrant crafts and rural life museum, as well as the ruins of the 12th-century Pennard Castle. And In a wooded valley north of the village is the ancient Neolithic Parc le Breos burial chamber, which dates back to 4000 BC.

Three Cliffs Bay Ecohouse - Explore Gower + Surf
Parkmill, Wales, United Kingdom
171 reviews
Entire house 5 Beds 5 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
so much effort had gone into making it comfortable warm and homely
beautiful home the lay out of the rooms makes this perfect for a group of friends or a family
it was comfortable and warm - seriously cosy
stunning spot for adventurous people loved the open space kitchen and living room
Cleanliness:
the house is a joy very quirky and beautifully done clean and comfy with great outdoor eating space
all bedrooms and other rooms were basic but clean but that’s what we came for
such an interesting space very fun and very clean
the eco-house is truly unique and very spacious for its square footage
Host:
hosts were very welcoming and helpful
lovely host- non intrusive but the most welcoming
the hosts are friendly and helpful and met us there
the host are very helpful and responsive to your needs
great home and hosts with bags of charm to be said for both
Location:
the location is amazing though
the location is also superb
this is a unique house in an amazing location a short walk from the beautiful three cliffs bay
the location is great - just a short walk from the beautiful coastline
a perfect location & break if you live in a big city :)
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4. Cottage amid rural countryside (from USD 102)

With its diverse landscape, it is no surprise that the Gower Peninsula is teeming with wildlife opportunities. Most species of British mammals can be found here, including a rare glimpse of the otter or badger. The most well-known and beloved are the wild ponies that roam the moors. This cozy cottage is situated in the middle of the peninsula amid the rural countryside, making it a great base for wildlife enthusiasts. It has two single beds, a well-equipped kitchen and even under-floor heating throughout. And after your wildlife spotting excursions, you can settle in at the pubs of two nearby villages, Reynoldston and Llangennith, for some refreshing brew.

Holly Cottage, Burry farm
Burry, Wales, United Kingdom
149 reviews
Entire cottage 4 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
lovely clean place with underfloor heating all amenities and good wifi
the wifi worked really well throughout our stay which was really useful for us
the beds were especially super comfy
a very comfortable and peaceful cottage in a great setting
we had a brief but very comfortable stay at holly cottage
Cleanliness:
very clean peaceful comfortable
well equipped and very clean
a lovely barn conversion beautifully clean and tastefully decorated
excellent place: clean quiet warm and perfect for exploring the gower
the cottage was spotlessly clean and very well equipped
Host:
very friendly host
great place and great host
marion is a friendly and helpful host
marian was very helpful and sent through detailed directions after booking
marian is also a kind welcoming host
Location:
perfect location for exploring gower peninsular
some might find the location a bit remote but ideal for me
fantastic location - couldn’t recommended enough
the location was fab just a short drive to many beautiful beaches
fabulous barn in super location very close to some gorgeous beaches
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5. Comfy, family-friendly cottage (from USD 98)

If you ever get tired of the rural landscape amid the Gower Peninsula, you can easily get some urban relief in Swansea. The hometown of poet Dylan Thomas and actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, the seaside city is teeming with cultural events, medieval castles and golden beaches. Take a cruise along the Gower coast, or enjoy the cafes and watering holes along the beaches. And when you are done, you can return to comfy accommodations such as this family-friendly cottage near Three Cliffs Bay. Besides the cozy quarters and well-stocked kitchen, it also has children’s crockery, a travel cot, baby bath and highchair for your young children’s needs. The deck area is fully enclosed and safe for toddlers and pets, and there is also a large garden to relax and play.

Gower bungalow sleeps 6, close to amazing beaches
Parkmill, United Kingdom
127 reviews
Entire bungalow 5 Beds 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
delightful cottage fully outfitted kitchen and comfortable beds
awesome cottage with lovely view from the living room
the wi-fi was good and the tv had easy netflix access
the cottage was really well equipped to a high standard and the beds were very comfy
the cottage was beautiful with lovely decor and good sized rooms
Cleanliness:
clean and spacious house
everything is clean well equipped and clean
clean spacious and stylish accommodation
rooms were sparkling clean
spacious clean and very attractive accommodation
Host:
lucy was an amazing host
lucy is a good host
lucy was a helpful host responding quickly to any queries
lucy is also a really helpful friendly host
lucy was a great host and replied to our queries and questions very promptly
Location:
good location for exploring gower
good location and lovely area
house i in a great location
the location was fantastic for what we wanted
it was the perfect location for us being near to facilities but in a peaceful location
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6. Modern loft apartment in rural village (from USD 131)

If you prefer a modern accommodation at the Gower Peninsula, then this studio loft apartment in Llanrhidian is a superb choice. Not only will you enjoy a stylish and spacious setting, but you will also have satellite TV and wifi available. There are a separate kitchen and a shower room with quality furnishings, as well as a dressing area which can double up as an office space. There are also great views of the countryside from the loft, and the village inns are within walking distance away, serving great food and ale for the hungry traveler.

Superb Loft Apartment, Llanrhidian, Gower
Llanrhidian, Wales, United Kingdom
77 reviews
Entire loft 4 Beds 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a beautiful apartment with a fantastic view
the apartment was perfect for our needs
there is a skylight right above the bed and it was lovely to see the stars
Cleanliness:
it was clean light spacious and warm
perfectly clean property with all essentials provided
apartment was spacious clean and tidy
the room was as described and clean and comfortable
all very friendly and clean
Host:
welcoming and pleasant host
lovely owners who are very amenable
the hosts are welcoming and went above and beyond to help us
great hosts very accommodating
host bob was a true gent
Location:
great location on the gower
perfect location to explore gower
great location exactly what is described
great little place a walkable distance from local puns & wedding venue
really lovely pub in the village a few minutes walk away
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7. Converted barn with rural charm (from USD 104)

While the major attractions are found on the southern coast of the peninsula, there are, nonetheless, interesting locations amid in the less traveled northern coast. The village of Penclawdd is perched on a high location, offering excellent panoramic views of the countryside. Together with the nearby Llanmorlais, it is also famous for its cockles industry, being close to the estuaries where the delicacies are found. This converted barn is near both villages, and it contains a large lounge with a wood-burning stove, TV, dining table and sofas. It also has ample space for parking as well as storage of kayaks or surfboards. There are also sheep, chickens, horses and dogs roaming around the farm area, adding to the rural charm.

Gelliglofan Barn, Penuel, Gower
Llanmorlais, Swansea, United Kingdom
83 reviews
Entire house 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the barn had everything we needed and was very comfortable
Cleanliness:
the place was spotless comfortable and quiet
it was clean stylish and a good size
a stylish warm clean and well equipped place to stay
we had a really lovely stay at the barn - it was spacious comfortable and clean
what a lovely place really well organised and clean great amenities and a wonderful setting
Host:
sarah and her family were wonderful hosts
our hosts were delightful
sarah and graham are fantastic hosts
sarah and graham were excellent hosts
hosts were very friendly
Location:
the location was in a good location for driving around the gower
great location for exploring the gower
good location for visiting the gower
a lovely location and a lovely barn conversion
just a perfect location to explore all the coastline of the gower
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8. Beautiful apartment in 18th-century farmhouse (from USD 72)

If you are feeling really adventurous, you can try some cave exploring around Gower. There are many of these in the peninsula, such as the Cat Hole Cave near the Heritage Centre and Culver Hole near Llangennith. Be well prepared with torches and sturdy shoes before you venture into any of these. This beautiful apartment is housed in an 18th-century farmhouse near the Three Cliffs Bay. Guests have use of two double bedrooms, a kitchen/living room and a bathroom. There is also a secure outhouse for the storage of surfboards and bicycles.

Cottage Style apartment on Gower coastal path
Southgate, Wales, United Kingdom
140 reviews
Entire apartment 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
rock pools a plenty everywhere we visited the cottage itself was beautifully clean comfortable sofa/chairs and beds
the cottage is very comfortable and has everything you need for an enjoyable stay
the cottage is very comfortable and has everything you need for your stay
super cosy apartment with loads of space and comfy quirky accommodation
stunning cottage apartment in an amazing location
Cleanliness:
very clean and nice feel
everything was very clean
very clean tidy and well appointed
a very clean convenient location
the apartment was private and sparkling clean with comfy beds
Host:
a great host
our host was very friendly and gave good advice on where to start our walks etc
carolyn was a great host
carolyn was a lovely host who made us feel very welcome
well kept and friend host
Location:
great location for walking
in the best location on gower
good location on the coast with a 20 minute walk to the beach
the location is ideal for great coastal walking
a lovely flat in an ideal location
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9. Holiday home in convenient village (from USD 72)

One of the more convenient villages in the peninsula is Port Eynon, located between the popular Rhossili and Oxwich Bays. The seaside village has amenities like fish-and-chips shops, a gift shop at the seafront, a youth hostel, a pub, a coffee shop and a restaurant. This makes it a great place to stay for your Gower exploration, and it has plenty of great accommodations such as this homely holiday home with sea views. Its solid oak beds are fitted with orthopedic mattresses for extra comfort, in addition to other amenities like the well-stocked kitchen and living room with a log-burning stove.

Homely Gower Coastal Property
Port Eynon, Wales, United Kingdom
116 reviews
Entire house 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable small house on quiet cul de sac within few minutes walk of the sea and local pub
easy to find good wifi and ideal as a base to explore the gower
Cleanliness:
very clean place and comfortable
a great place to stay spotlessly clean and warm
a very clean house with everything provided
the house was spotlessly clean and very comfortable
very clean throughout with a very good shower
Host:
he was a great host
top host and lovely area and property
as a host he was extremely helpful and was quick to reply
chris is a great host and was on hand for any questions we had
chris was very helpful and quick to reply to our enquiries
Location:
a good location in a great village
peaceful location handy for everything in the village
perfect location to explore the gower
great location 100 yards from beach
lovely house in a great location
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10. Self-contained guest house in charming village

Besides the beaches and coastal scenery, the other attraction of the Gower Peninsula is its bevy of charming villages. You can find stone houses, rolling woodlands, and centuries-old buildings are found among them, a quintessential representation of what you would find in the rural areas of Britain. This boutique, self-contained guest house is located in the village of Llanrhidian, which is famous for its St Rhydian and St Illtyd’s Church which was built back in the 13th century. The guest house is a stone’s throw away from the church, and it has its own parking space, a secluded rear courtyard and a front garden.

The Cwtch House, Llanrhidian, North Gower
62 reviews
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 4 Guests

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Natural beauty and historical relics abound

Wales is well-known for its beautiful countryside, and no other region illustrates this better than the beguiling Gower Peninsula. The natural beauty and the historical relics are dotted all over the land, and you can easily spend days admiring the attractions in the region. So book an Airbnb vacation rental in the peninsula, and be prepared to enjoy the finer aspects of the idyllic British rural life.

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Han Keong is a former sports journalist in Singapore whose lifelong passions are travel and music.

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