Three Crosses is a rural village set in Britain’s first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Gower Peninsula. Ideally located at the gate way to ‘the Gower’, it is close to numerous beautiful blue flag beaches and stunning scenery.
The Gower forms the back drop for these lovingly renovated, listed 18th-century properties, Gower Country Cottages formerly known as Crwys Farm, which have won prestigious awards, namely the Lord Mayor Design Award, Wales regional winner for Built in Quality Design Award and the Gower Society Award.
Originally comprising the buildings of the only farm in the village, they offer holiday accommodation of a very high standard, blending modern facilities with old world charm and lie close to the 18th-century village pub serving good food.
Gower Country Cottages comprises three separate properties; The Oak Barn, The Dairy and The Granary.
Each property has a unique aspect and feel which our clients keep returning for more. The feedback we get in our visitor books is fantastic and makes us proud. But don’t just take our word for it; all 3 properties have scored over ‘9 out of 10’ for ten consecutive years based on independent client reviews from the largest provider of self catering accommodation – ECC.
You will never see high-rise hotels or neon-lit beach bars on the Gower Peninsula. Indeed, there is very little at all to distract the eye from 19 miles of creamy-white, sandy bay. A 22-mile coastal path rewards walkers with some of the most stunning scenery in Wales.
The beaches on the south coast offer many opportunities for water sports, with beautiful sandy coves and bays further along to the jewel of the Gower that is Rhossili Bay.
Taking on a more wild and rugged look, the north coast stretches from Llangennith along miles of deserted sandy beaches, and follows the Loughor Estuary. Beautiful walks abound in inland Gower, which boasts three Norman castles, and spectacular views of the north and south coast’s can be admired from Cefyn Bryn – the spine of Gower. The Rhossili Downs overlook the beach towards Worms Head – reached by a causeway at low tide.
Home to 5 golf courses (one a few hundred yards from Crwys Farm), Gower also has several surfing beaches including Llangennith and Langland, pony trekking and excellent fishing. For a change of tempo, the city of Swansea beckons.
Home of Dylan Thomas, Swansea with its cinema, bowling, indoor leisure centre facilities has the largest indoor market in Wales and boasts an excellent maritime quarter containing the Welsh Maritime Museum, as well Plantasia.
Travelling west towards the rugby town of Llanelli, the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust is a must for bird-watchers, and the Millennium Coastal Park makes an excellent cycling venue, leading to Pembrey Country Park, with woodland and 7-mile sandy beach. Further afield are Cardiff, Tenby, Dan yr Ogof Caves and the Brecon Beacons, with the Pembrokeshire coast also easily accessible.
Caswell Bay is amongst 4 Blue Flag beaches on the Gower and within 20 minutes of the Cottages.
Rhossili Bay was in the Top 10 beaches in the World in 2013 and 2014 according to Trip Advisor. In 2014, the bay was named ninth best worldwide, moving up from tenth in last year’s survey. It was also in the top three best in Europe and Number 1 in the UK.
Matthew Oates, of the National Trust that owns much of the Gower Peninsula, said Rhossili is unspoilt and low key yet “unforgettable”. In comparison to other European beaches, he said it was peaceful and tranquil. “It is the purest of the sand, disappearing into the distance. There is no 20th Century clutter, no traffic, and no houses. It is famous for its sunsets. It is uncluttered. It is pristine.
Rhossili Bay famously featured in the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, a youth choir sang “Bread of Heaven” live on the beach while it was broadcast at the Olympic Stadium.
The Bay has also featured in a number of television programmes – most notably Doctor Who.