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1 Salt Cottage

(Ref. 1102223)

Port Eynon, South Wales & Pembrokeshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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24 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage - fabulous location."

    Perfect escape for dog owners. Port Enyon very nice place- food in The Ship is fantastic.

    Reviewed by Deirdre4.7Jun 2024

  • "Despite pretty awful weather we enjoyed our holiday at Salt Cottage immensely."

    The location was incredible. Our two dogs were in their element and the walks from the door were spectacular. The cottage itself is cosy, comfortable and well-equipped. A few minor niggles regarding housekeepingand cleanliness but nothing that would affect the enjoyment of our stay. I would say that due to it's remote location and difficult access, making sure a few things were available on arrival would be really helpful. Milk, tea, coffee, and logs for the fire maybe? The local shop was hardly open while we were there, possibly weather related, and it meant quite a drive to fetch even basic necessities. That being said, once we were fullly organised, we didn't use the car very much as the surroundings were so beautiful. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Sally-anne4.1Apr 2024

  • "In short, a stunning cottage, brilliant location, right on the beach."

    Nice garden, I'd say semi-secure for those with dogs. Absolutely recommend, lovely place! For those wanting more detail: *For reactive dog owners* If you have an escape artist I'd probably just take a long line for night time toileting as fencing could be jumped. I only mention the next part because it's something that I have to carefully assess and not many people mention in reviews. If you have a reactive dog/s then this place would not be ideal in peak season. I imagine it would be very very busy. We went in November and lucked out with the weather. The beach was quiet so we could get out with the dogs easily and rarely encounter many other dogs. My dog gets too excited on lead and had everywhere been full (holiday cottages, YHA and massive campsite behind) I imagine it would of been a nightmare for us as he barks at everything he wants to say hello to, hence the low season holiday. There are amazing walks nearby, some more challenging than others. Also, Rhossili beach is about 25 minutes away by car, it's worth a trip and is dog friendly. The house was modern throughout, recently painted and well maintained. For the log burner, I'd take wood with you as the petrol station was quite expensive and the wood was damp and difficult to light. The smart central heating was a little confusing so we were glad of the fire. We finally figured out how to use it after googling it. Kitchen had all the utensils, could have done with a cupboard for storing food though as all had something in them. Take sponges, washing up liquid/tablets, bin bags, washing powder and toilet rolls. Personally I think these should all be in minimal supply for the price paid and not everything was available. The internet was better than we thought it would be. Definitely can not rely on it for work though. Smart TV streaming services could be glitchy but we were out on the beach a lot so weren't fussed. Vodafone had 0 network at all so if phonecalls are a must it was WhatsApp via the WiFi. Sykes tried to contact me and left a message that I didn't get unti 3 days later. Perhaps email contact from Sykes would be better? Getting to the cottage in the dark was okay but definitely don't forget the head torch. Not a place for those with mobility issues in my opinion. Directions on the site made sense only if you could see clearly. We arrived in the pitch black and luckily had looked on Google satalite view earlier so I knew which track I needed to drive down. I'd say follow signs for the youth hostel (YHA signs on lamposts) just to the left of the campsite entrance down a bumpy track. When you get to the gate with the padlock drive straight over the grass in front of you and park when you can't go any further due to bushes and unload here. Through a hidden opening in the bushes you go on foot down some steep steps. At the bottom of the steps turn left and follow the path around to the front of the building (you'll see beach access to the left, you'll follow path around to the right though). Follow path along the front of YHA and go through small gate with 'private' on it. Ours was the second to last cottage. Parking permit was on the table and the parking a shortish distance from the cottage back along the bumpy track.

    Reviewed by Emma4.4Nov 2023

  • "What a fantastic little cottage."

    Renovated to a very high degree. Towels and bedding first class. To be able to lay in bed and see the sea was a dream come true for me. The dogs loved the beach, but didn’t venture into the sea. Would recommend this cottage for anyone who wanted a peaceful break.

    Reviewed by Jenny4.4Oct 2023

  • "I have never stayed in such a beautiful location and our first time in a cottage."

    To be that close to the sea was magical. The earliest we could book was October but we were so lucky with the weather although the lovely log fire was at the cottage had we needed it. Our dogs loved the beach and the back garden of the cottage was lovely and secure for them. The cottage was so adorable and had everything you could need, I cannot recommend staying here highly enough but hope it doesn't get so booked up there is no availability for us to visit again!! The Ship Inn and Smugglers Bar are both incredible. Thank you Sykes Cottages what an absolute gem!!! Vanessa Bayley, North Cerney, Gloucestershire.

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2023

  • "The place is fantastic."

    The only drawback is the car has to be parked quite a way from the house. The only other thing was the bed was quite small. But it was very comfortable. Other than that, we had a wonderful time and loved the cottage and have recommended it to others.

    Reviewed by Samantha4.7Sep 2023

  • "We had an absolutely lovely and relaxing stay, and would stay again in the future!"

    Nothing beats the location or the scenery. There are walks to be had in every direction. We were so happy the cottage accommodates dogs, as it was perfect for our swimming Labs. The neighbours were friendly and helpful. The neighbouring guests were delightful. It is a little tricky getting to the cottage at first but once you've navigated it, it's fine and the arrangement works. Do note there are a few steep steps on route, with an alternate path for those less amble. The cottage was well stocked. If I were going to nit-pick I would say it would have been nice to have a bin liner and a bath matt in the bathroom. We really couldn't have wanted for anything else. Do give the pizza oven a try. We loved it! We cleaned it all out and had fantastic pizza and BBQ and it was a fun experience with views of the bay and the Super Blood & Blue Moon! Wish I could send photos of the pizzas.

    Reviewed by Cory5.0Aug 2023

  • "Don’t hesitate!"

    Amazing location and cozy cottage - everything you need available. Thank you

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Aug 2023

  • "The cottage is lovely but the location is outstanding, not much beats it."

    Will be back!

    Reviewed by Steph4.4Jun 2023

  • "What a find……the position of this cottage right on the beach is fantastic…."

    .really wonderful and we will be back to enjoy it again. Only downside was the cleaning, which was not very good and let’s the owners down and something they may wish to address, (happy to discuss further if they wish), then everything would be just perfect.

    Reviewed by Lynn4.4Jun 2023

  • "Everything fine apart from finding when we arrived that coffee cafetière was cracked and tv controls battery didn’t work."

    Cottage in a great spot!

    Reviewed by Ian4.1May 2023

  • "Lovely location."

    We enjoyed it.

    Reviewed by Birgit5.0May 2023

  • "The photographs don't do it justice."

    This is an amazing place to stay

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2023

  • "Great place to chill out and walk the beach , don’t think twice just book it we will be back"

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Apr 2023

  • "Superb in every respect."

    ...stunning view and a secret best no shared ;0)

    Reviewed by Jamie5.0Apr 2023

  • "Nice property with good amenities (in addition to items listed there was ironing equipment, hair dryer)."

    It arriving after dusk can be tricky to locate. Both Googlemaps and Waze pointed to different location. Directions on website ok but not clear. Following the signs to youth hostel through a shared private dirt road to youth hostel, mobile caravan park site and cottages would be a better description. The cottages are behind youth hostel and approachable only by a footpath running along the coast on side of the youth hostel.

    Reviewed by Veeraraghavan4.4Jan 2023

  • "A thoroughly relaxing stay in 1 Salt Cottage."

    Lovely accommodation as advertised. Wood burner brilliant and excellent quality of facilities down to the lovely crockery and quiet details. The location is stunning and perfect if you wish to get away from it all right on the beach. Wonderful. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Dec 2022

  • "We had a lovely time and the location is perfect."

    The bed was really comfortable and all the facilities were very good. On the first day we had no heating and we had to wait a day for somebody to come out and fix it, other than that we had a great time and the view was to die for Would stay again

    Reviewed by Ken4.1Oct 2022

  • "A gorgeous cottage with stunning views - we saw seals in the bay, watched the sun rise and even a clear moon rise!"

    Easy for exploring the gower area, highlights were Worms Head, Three Cliffs Bay and King Arthur Hotel for food.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Oct 2022

  • "The only problem I had was the microwave ."

    . I’ve had several but could not get it to work and despite instructions pile .. the one for the microwave was missing. I finally found a neighbour who eventually solved it and even she had a problem. Frustrating. Otherwise it was perfect

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Sep 2022

  • "A fabulous little cottage and exactly as I imagined it from the online pictures."

    A big bonus having a safe back garden if you are taking a dog. Everything very comfortable especially the bed! Just two niggles - I would like to have known that toilet paper wasn’t supplied and the lock/ handle hadn’t been replaced on the bathroom door. Would definitely go back again Gill

    Reviewed by Gillian4.1Jul 2022

  • "Fantastic 'to die for' location speaks for itself, wake up in the morning and sea is right there."

    WiFi was fine but no phone signal at all until we were well away from the bay (Just incase someone needs to rely on phone, wasn't a problem for us). Everything you could need is in cottage. As other comment says, comfy chairs for outside would of been good but understand that could be difficult during times of bad weather and storage. Only issue we had was cottage/bed/towels hadn't been cleaned before our arrival, due to an 'admin problem', owner couldn't have been more apologetic and was cleaned next day (we hadn't arrived until late in evening), though sadly the promise of a refund of a night's stay still hasn't materialised!!

    Reviewed by Deborah3.4Jul 2022

  • "We loved this gorgeous cottage!"

    Wonderful beachfront location, it was just what we needed to really relax and unwind, very peaceful and scenic. The cottage is perfect for 2, very tastefully decorated and furnished with everything you need. Loved the bedroom, especially being able to lie in bed watching and listening to the waves. Lots of lovely walks on the dog friendly beach! Only things that would enhance it a little more are:- - if there were sun loungers provided -couldn’t find a washing line or clothes airer -no parking permit was left for us.( owner sorted this quickly) -rear garden was not totally dog proof Overall a wonderful place that we will definitely be returning to!

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Jun 2022

  • "The steps down from the camp field to to cottage should have been mentioned as tricky when wet."

    Your failure to advise the change of key code when you had been told twice by the owner of the change

    Reviewed by Phil4.4May 2022

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  • One double bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with wood burning stove
  • Electric central heating with wood burning stove
  • Electric range with oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, and coffee maker
  • TV and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for wood burning stove inc. in rent
  • Car charging excluded
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Permit parking away from the cottage across the beach
  • Multi-level garden with lawn, barbecue, pizza oven and furniture
  • Three well-behaved pets welcome (additional charge of £25.00 per pet per week)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.6 miles, pub 0.4 miles, beach 0.1 mile
  • Please note there is no direct access for vehicle to the property
  • The campsite owner has kindly agreed to allow access for 1 hour on arrival and departure through the campsite for vehicles to be able to load and unload
  • Once you have unloaded your vehicle please move your car back along the tracks and park a short walk from the cottages for the duration of your stay and ensure the gate is padlocked
  • We ask that you please respect the campsite owners and anyone connected to the campsite
  • Note: If you expect to arrive (or leave) in the dark, please have a good torch with you
  • Note: In order to reduce light pollution (the stars on a clear night are spectacular) there is no lighting to the common areas of Salt Cottages and access to the properties is a short walk across the campsite field or the beach
  • Note:Garden is not secure all pets must be accompanied
  • Note: The WiFi is cellular and though the signal is fine for streaming, working from the cottage is not recommended

The property

1 Salt Cottage is an idyllic cottage resting right on the coast of Port Eynon, on the Gower Peninsula, offering uninterrupted sea views and access to the beach.

Perfect for couples or a solo traveller, this quaint cottage is peaceful and boasts character features, presenting a fabulous space for a well-earned break.

Stepping into the cottage, the living/dining room provides a place to cosy up with your other half in front of the wood burning stove or dine over a romantic meal at the dining table.

From here, the kitchen has all the appliances needed to rustle up tasty picnics to enjoy on the beach or in the delightful garden which boasts a barbecue and pizza oven to provide alternative cooking arrangements while you embrace the fresh sea air.

Upstairs, the double bedroom is where you can rest your head and then wake up to that incredible view before an invigorating shower will prepare you for the day ahead!

1 Salt Cottage - a memorable cottage for an unforgettable break.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1103941, together sleeping nine guests.

The Salt Cottages

Settled on the coast and enjoying enviable views of the sea in Port Eynon, Swansea, are The Salt Cottages. The Salt Cottages are a pair of charming holiday homes, one of which is great for couples, and the other providing a lovely base for a family. This collection boasts access to a beach, shared access to a multi-level garden with a pizza oven, nearby permit parking, along with stylish interiors throughout! Within the immediate area, you can stroll along the sandy stretches of coastline or pop into the local pub for a refreshment, before making your way to the tip of Gower with the equally breathtaking views afforded at Rhossili and Worms Head. Travelling a little further east will bring you to Swansea which offers a vibrant and eclectic mix of culture, history, and nature that is easily accessible by car from the cottage. There are several major attractions in the area, including the National Waterfront Museum, Plantasia Tropical Zoo and the family friendly LC2 Leisure Centre where you can swim, play, surf, climb and much more all under one roof! Enjoy the numerous restaurants, pubs, and shops and make sure to visit neighbouring Mumbles for an ice cream at the ever excellent Verdi's! Then return to your base camp on the coast after a day of adventure and soak up the magical surroundings of The Salt Cottages.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Oxwich 6.6 miles; The Mumbles 14.3 miles; Swansea 16.5 miles.

Port Eynon is a village in the city and county of Swansea in Wales. The village is located in the remote south western corner of the Gower Peninsula which is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Port Eynon village has two fish and chip shops and a gift shop at the sea front, a Youth Hostel, pub, coffee shop and a restaurant. Port Eynon Bay is a very popular beach resort beside the village of Port Eynon, which is also in the area of outstanding natural beauty. A neighbouring village, Overton, is to the north west of Port Eynon and footpaths from Overton lead to Overton Mere, a stony and rocky beach. Port Eynon is situated on the Wales Coastal path and is well signposted from Rhossili and Oxwich. Oxwich's main site of historical interest is the castle which is thought to be the most historic castle on the Gower Peninsula. Oxwich Bay is one of the most popular beaches in Gower, which has an expanse of curving sand popular with tourists. Swansea is a short drive away and is a vibrant city centre with a choice of retail chain shops plus a great variety of local, individual shops too. There are superb eating places, a thriving night life and sandy beaches on the doorstep, making this a great place for some great days out.

Note: If you expect to arrive (or leave) in the dark, please have a good torch with you
Note: Please note there is no direct access for vehicle to the property. The campsite owner has kindly agreed to allow access for 1 hour on arrival and departure through the campsite for vehicles to be able to load and unload.
Once you have unloaded your vehicle please move your car back along the tracks and park a short walk from the cottages for the duration of your stay and ensure the gate is padlocked.
We ask that you please respect the campsite owners and anyone connected to the campsite.
Note: Please ensure the gate and padlock are back in place after you have finished unloading
Note: In order to reduce light pollution (the stars on a clear night are spectacular) there is no lighting to the common areas of Salt Cottages and access to the properties is a short walk across the campsite field or the beach
Note :Garden is not secure all pets must be accompanied
Note: The WiFi is cellular and though the signal is fine for streaming, working from the cottage is not recommended
Note: Electric Vehicles: This property does not have a charge point for electric vehicles and charging from within the property is prohibited.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas