Chic, quirky, comfy and colourful, ‘Sunflowers‘ is sure to lift your spirits. This delightful house by the sea is an upcycling triumph!
Nothing has gone to waste. Materials have been sourced from all over and skillfully blended to create this multi faceted hobbit house, woodland lodge, fairytale home and Mediterranean retreat all rolled into one. It’s guaranteed to make you smile and set the tone for a wonderful holiday close to glorious Three Cliffs Bay on the celebrated Gower Peninsula.
Eight guests (sorry, not suitable for children) can enjoy easy, relaxed, open plan living over several levels, inside and out. Nothing has been forgotten. There is a fully fitted kitchen, two wood burning stoves and a pretty bathroom with hot water, bath tub, shower, wash hand basin and a flushing toilet.
The lovely garden is full of surprises with natural stone terraces, timber edged, gravel topped steps and paths tying together flourishing wild planting.
Set amidst Britain’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, tucked away in a long established community of artists, ‘Sunflowers’ makes a great base for exploring.
The rugged 19 mile long Gower Peninsula is punctuated with a wealth of unspoiled sandy beaches, bays and pretty coves. It is a mecca for watersports in particular surfing and beach fun of all kinds. Walking is a joy too with breathtaking coastal views at almost every turn from paths along rolling moors, over limestone seacliffs and through ancient woodlands under the watchful eye of ancient castles.
Take advantage of local boat trips to look back and appreciate the inspirational landscape where the famous Welsh poet Dylan Thomas spent much of his childhood holidays. Do avoid making the same mistake he did, getting cut off by the tide when exploring dramatic Worm’s Head, the westerly jagged jutting rock named by Viking invaders ‘Wurm’ meaning ‘dragon’.
“We crossed over on slipping stones and stood, at last, triumphantly on the windy top. There was monstrous, thick grass there that made us spring-heeled and we laughed and bounced on it”. “At the end of the humped and serpentine body, more gulls than I had ever seen before cried over their new dead and the droppings of ages.” “I stayed on that Worm from dusk to midnight, sitting on that top grass, frightened to go further in because of the rats and because of things I am ashamed to be frightened of.”
Cosy cafes, good pub food and fine dining opportunities are never far away. Try The Bay Bistro and Coffee House overlooking the vast 3 mile sandy stretch of Rhossili beach, fresh bakes from Llanmadoc Community Shop or a pint and a bite in the nearby Britannia Inn. Relax and enjoy superb food and world wines in the sophisticated Beach House Restaurant on Oxwich bay or the convivial atmosphere and tasty pub grub at The King Arthur Hotel in the village of Reynoldston. Sunday lunch in the Gower Inn at Parkmill and afternoon tea at Fairyhill in Reynoldston are not to be missed.
Thrill seekers can experience a variety adventures. Try surfing, coasteering, windsurfing, climbing, cycling, skydiving, horse riding, archery, falconry and more.
When you are ready for an urban fix the vibrant coastal city of Swansea with shops, restaurants, theatres, nightclubs and cinemas is just a few miles away.
Sunflowers for glorious glamorous glamping Gower is a must. We just know you will love it and will want to return time and again.