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Oxwich near Port Eynon, South Wales & Pembrokeshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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9 Customer Reviews

  • "A delightful ,comfortable cottage in stunning surroundings."

    Reviewed by Rosemary4.1Nov 2023

  • "The directions to get to the house were clear and straightforward (we arrived in the dark so this was pretty crucial!"

    ), key collection was easy too, no pressure to arrive by a certain time. The house was very comfortable, clean and well equipped. There was plenty of information around about the various pieces of equipment and how they worked, except for the TV which rather foxed us! We had a twenty-month old with us for part of the time, a stairgate, nightlight and travel cot were very kindly provided for us by the owners (thankyou so much). We did a 'reccy' to protect breakables from our active toddler, and hopefully put everything back where it should be, the last half-hour before leaving is always a bit of rush, so apologies if it wasn't quite right! The beach and footpaths are well within walking distance but there are some steep hills! The beach at Oxwich is particularly child friendly as it is flat, with cafes and toilet facilities, also a large carpark. Communication with Sykes and the owners could not have been easier, we didn't have any problems while we there but it was clear that the owners would be available to help. Would happily recommend Hillside to other guests.

    Thank you so much for your enthusiastic response to Hillcrest: I am so glad all went well and that you had everything you needed. It was very kind of you to take the time to give such a detailed commentary, which hopefully will be helpful for any others who may be thinking about booking. You would be most welcome to come again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katrina5.0Sep 2023

  • "A lovely cottage in a stunning location."

    Some rooms had been updated, which were really good, but others had quite a tired feel to them. The overall cleanliness was a little lacking with dust and very old cobwebs in some areas.

    Reviewed by Sarah3.8Jul 2023

  • "Comfortable and cosy house, in a good location for access to the Gower."

    Would recommend a stay here. The owner is contactable if there any problems with the property.

    Thank you - we are glad you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely warm and cozy cottage."

    Loved the log fire. Very well equipped and great location for exploring the Gower. Despite the weather being somewhat unpredictable, had a great time.

    Delighted all went well and that you enjoyed your visit Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alyson5.0Mar 2023

  • "The cottage is really pretty, a little rustic and very cold when we arrived but warmed up after a few days."

    It is probably lovely in the summer, but in the winter the lack of proper insulation is a problem. As is the problem with the sound coming from roof tiles lifting in the wind, very noisy and difficult to sleep. The problem is ongoing as other guests have mentioned it.

    Thank you for your review, and it was pleasing to read that you felt Hillcrest was really pretty. From your comments in the Guest book it seems you had a busy - but hopefully enjoyable! - week there. However, with regards to the heating, I am sorry you felt cold. I had e-mailed you, prior to arrival, to explain that the storage heaters (though meant to be simple!) are complicated to run, and that if you needed the setting changed, our kind neighbour would be able to do this . However, as you did not contact me during your stay I was unaware there was a problem. With the weather currently so changeable it is hard to get the setting right, and individual tastes do vary: a previous couple were so warm they had turned the heaters off completely! With regard to the roof tiles, yes they can make a noise when the wind blows in a certain direction and I am so sorry you experienced this - it does not happen often. We have had the roof checked and there is no problem with the tiles themselves, but we understand it is an issue with other houses in the locality as well, all of whom have likewise have had their roofs checked - it is just an unfortunate effect created by the wind at certain times. There is a note explaining this in the Welcome File and we hope that it will only rarely be an issue - sadly the weather is one element over which we have absolutely no control! Thank you for your understanding Property Owner

    Reviewed by Luci2.8Feb 2023

  • "Fantastic property in the perfect location for exploring south Gower."

    Oxwich Bay is just 2 minutes away and there is access on to the coast path via a network of footpaths one of which is just outside the front door. The log burner makes for a cosy retreat on an autumn evening.

    So glad you had a good week and that all went well Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Nov 2022

  • "Beds need upgrading, possibly consider putting the same quality bed in the different bedrooms."

    Lovely time otherwise, wonderful peaceful location.

    Reviewed by Steven3.4Jul 2022

  • "Very cosy end terrace in very tranquil spot with outstanding views to coast / sea from all 3 bedrooms & kitchen window."

    Do not be put off by lack of other reviews as owner ( Jane ) has only just started letting property out as holiday home and we were only 2nd visitors ( week from 21 May 2022 ). The property is in an ideal spot for discovering the local beaches & countryside which are within a few minutes walk away or a 10 minute drive gets you to the King Arthur pub / restaurant in Reynoldston which serves good food and drink at reasonable prices. We found the property an ideal base to explore this part of Wales which we had not previously been to.

    Thank you so much for your very thoughtful feedback which we were delighted to read - the photos were also very welcome! We hope you may consider coming again, now that you know what is on offer Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan4.7May 2022

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  • Three bedrooms
  • 1 x Double
  • 2 x Singles (one of which has a small double bed)
  • This property sleeps a maximum of four guests
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room (there are two steps down from the dining room to the kitchen, please take care)
  • Sitting room with wood burning stove
  • Electric night storage heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, kettle, toaster, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine
  • TV, WiFi and a selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and a starter pack for wood burning stove inc. in rent
  • Electric Vehicles: This property does not have a charge point for electric vehicles and charging from within the property is prohibited
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking is available through a gate at the rear of the property or there is unreserved on-road parking at the front of the property
  • Enclosed garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no no smoking
  • Shop and pub 4.1 miles, beach 0.6 miles
  • Roof tiles can sometimes make a sound when the wind blows in a certain direction
  • One pet welcome and garden is not dog proof

The property

Idyllically positioned on the Gower Peninsula in south west Wales, rests this charming end of terrace holiday cottage, Hillcrest.

Framing spectacular coast and countryside views, whilst enjoying close proximity to a wonderful selection of amenities and attractions, Hillcrest makes the perfect base for an adventure to south west Wales.

Step inside and discard your shoes and coats as you enter into the handy porchway, before making your way through to the snug sitting room, where you can look forward to putting your feet up with a cup of tea as your favourite film plays on the TV.

When stomachs start to rumble, move through the property to the well-equipped kitchen, where the designated chef can rustle up delectable dishes utilising the electric oven and hob, whilst the handy washing machine is perfect for freshening up any sandy holiday attire!

On sunny days, take a glass of wine and soak in the peaceful greenery surrounding your new home-from-home.

At the end of a long day spent exploring the coast and country, pour in the bubbles and unwind with a soak in the bath before snuggling up under the covers of one of three bedrooms, one double and two single rooms (one of which has a small double bed).

Take advantage of your close proximity to the coast and head to Oxwich Bay beach to spend a lazy afternoon lounging amongst the golden sands, or thrill seekers can tackle the waves with a spot of jet skiing or kayaking with expert tuition available.

After working up an appetite, head to the elegant Beach House Restaurant to indulge in a spot of fine dining, or for a more relaxed affair, savour fresh fish and chips from Oxwich Beach Café and a stroll along the coast.

Lace up your walking boots and embark on a two-footed adventure through the varying landscapes of the Gower AONB, with its woodlands, secluded coves and historical landmarks waiting to be explored.

For more coastal adventures, jump in the car and take a scenic drive to the pretty village of Mumbles, home to a Grade II listed Victorian pier, a lighthouse dating back to 1794 and the regal ruins of Oystermouth Castle.

With all of this and more, choose Hillcrest as your base for a memorable holiday.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £50.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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