Beautiful Gower Cottage and Bunkhouse Mid Week Break

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Monday 02 September 16:00 - Friday 06 September 10:00

(4 nights)

From £199.00

Listed by Spice Manchester


Why not join us for our first, 4 night Monday to Friday social and walking break in the beautiful Gower!

The Gower has so much to offer and we have taken exclusive hire of the fabulous Chaffhouse Cottage and Hardingsdown Bunkhouse which are next to each other on Hardingsdown Farm. With twins & double rooms and dormitories style accommodation from rooms for 2 up to a room of single beds for 5.

The Chaffhouse and the Bunkhouse are both warm & cosy in the winter and light & airy in the summer and are surrounded by beautiful countryside. They look out across the lush fields onto Hardingsdown Hill from where the panoramic views of Gower and beyond are stunning.

The village of Llangennith is only a 20 minute walk away mostly off road or 3 minutes in the car and Llangennith beach is just a 5 minute drive away.

The Chaffhouse and the Bunkhouse have free WiFi and a Smart TV in the living rooms and both have enclosed gardens with a patio area with the bunkhouse garden catching the sun all day and evening perfect for BBQs.

There are double and twin rooms available in the Chaffhouse and dormitory spaces in both buildings and the lovely bathrooms are shared (not ensuite). Rooms will be allocated on a first come first served basis taking into account male/female bookings and couples too.

The google reviews for trhe Chaffhouse and Bunkouse are all 5* quoting fabulous location, spotless accommodation, comfy beds and wonderful hosts,.

Please Note: We only accept requests for bottom bunks/single beds for medical reasons and will do our best to assist but as most members would like a bottom bunk, we cannot guarantee them, though luckily across the 2 buildings there are just 4 top bunks out of the 14 available.

Early Bird Pricing: This event is on early bird pricing until the end of June 2024 when the price per slot will increase by £20.


  • 4 Nights' accommodation in comfortable Spice exclusive cottage or bunkhouse
  • 3 packed lunches, 1 cooked breakfasts, 2 breakfasts with hot items, 1 Continental breakfast and 3 evening meals
  • 2 guided adventure walks


  • Any snacks, soft drinks/alcoholic drinks, you may wish to bring with you
  • 1 evening meal
  • Any optional activities booked

Location & Itinerary

Gower was Britain’s first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, so visitors can enjoy the beautiful surroundings, but we are also within easy reach of Llangennith, which boasts one of the best surfing beaches in Britain, and Swansea, an important regional shopping center for Wales.

There is a fine network of footpaths and bridleways suitable for walking, mountain biking and horse riding throughout Gower and access from The Hardingsdown Cottages could not be easier. Much emphasis has been placed on preserving Gower’s natural habitats and there are several National Nature Reserves on the North and South sides of Gower, the nearest being a few minutes drive away at Whitford. The bay and estuary, especially during the winter months, is of significant importance in providing a rich habitat for wintering birds.

In addition to Llangennith, there are many safe and sandy beaches close to The Hardingsdown Cottages. Some, such as Port-Eynon, Horton and Oxwich are easily accessible, whilst others require more of a walk, taking you to the quieter coves and beaches. One of these is Mewslade Bay, a popular rock climbing location. Several of the local beaches even have life guard stations, to ensure that you remain completely safe.

Much of Gower’s stunning coastline is owned by The National Trust, securing the future of these fragile parts of Gower for generations to come.

Port Eynon Beach Gower

Travel & Stay

Hardingsdown Chaffhouse

The Chaffhouse and the Bunkhouse have free WiFi and a Smart TV in the living rooms and both have enclosed gardens with a patio area with the bunkhouse garden catching the sun all day and evening perfect for BBQs

  • The Chaffhouse was once the barn used for grinding the corn to feed to the animals, it is now a beautifully converted cottage. The Chaffhouse is a lovely holiday cottage that has four bedrooms and sleeps 10 people. It has flexibility with bed arrangements as some of the beds can be zipped and linked to create super king size beds. Bedlinen is provided. Please bring your own personal towels. Bedroom 1 sleeps two – downstairs, this has two single beds that can be zipped together to make a large (Super King) double bed. Bedroom 2 sleeps two – upstairs ands has two single beds. Bedroom 3 sleeps two – upstairs. with two single beds that can be zipped together to make large double. Bedroom 4 sleeps four – upstairs with a bunk bed and two single beds. There are two bathrooms (one downstairs and one upstairs) each with a wash hand basin, toilet and shower and one wet room (downstairs). In the kitchen there is a large dining table to seat 10 people, a range cooker, a fridge freezer and a dishwasher.
  • The Bunkhouse once an old stable and cart shed is now a beautifully converted cottage. The Bunkhouse has four bedrooms. It sleeps 12 people and the beds are all singles or bunk beds with bedlinen provided. Please bring your own personal towels. Bedroom 1 sleeps two – downstairs, in a bunk bed, Bedroom 2 sleeps three – upstairs, in a bunk bed and a single bed, Bedroom 3 sleeps two – upstairs in a bunk bed and Bedroom 4 sleeps five – upstairs in single beds. There are three bathrooms (two downstairs and one upstairs) each with a wash hand basin, toilet and shower. In the kitchen there is a large dining table to seat 12 people, a range cooker, undercounter fridge plus a fridge freezer and a dishwasher.
Getting There

Sat Nav Instructions: When using a sat nav, type in “Hardingsdown Lane” followed by our postcode, SA3 1HT, to bring you directly here rather than round the Hardingsdown Hill off road route! There is onsite parking for 5 cars at the Chaffhouse and 5 cars at the Bunkhouse with overflow parking available close by.

By Car:

Exit M4 motorway at junction 47 (Swansea West). Take the A483(T) towards Swansea.

At roundabout (approx 1 mile), take right turn onto A484.

At next roundabout take 2nd left.

After approximately 1 mile, turn left at roundabout towards Gowerton/Gower.

You will go under a railway bridge and after 100m will reach traffic lights where you turn right towards Gower on B4295.

Stay on this road for approximately 7 miles. You will go through the villages to Penclawdd, Crofty, Llanrhidian, Old Walls and then Burry Green.

At about 0.5 miles AFTER Burry Green look out for a bus shelter and post box and turn left.

Follow the lane to where the tarmac road changes into rough track and turn right into Lower Hardingsdown Farm.

Drive down farmyard and Hardingsdown Bunkhouse will be on your left and The Chaffhouse is the further cottage facing you.

By Public Transport:

There are regular trains from London Paddington to Swansea train station: you can use National Rail Enquiries to plan your route. From there, it is a ten minute walk to the bus station where you can take the 116 bus to Burry Green, Muzzard Cross, which is only a ten minute walk away from The Bunkhouse. The timetable can be found at the website of NAT, who run the buses. For more information, the bus company number is 02920 442040.

Availability & Pricing

Book Now
Bunkhouse/Chaffhouse Dormitory£199.00Available
Chaffhouse Double Share must be 2 people£240.00Sold Out
Chaffhouse Twin Share£240.00Sold Out

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Chaffhouse and Hardindsdown Bunkhouse, Lower Hardingsdown Farm, Llangennith, Gower, Swansea, Glamorgan, SA3 1HT
Hardingsdown Bunkhouse 5 bed dormitory
Hardingsdown Cottages
Hardingsdown Bunkhouse Outside

Host & Everything Else

Suggested kit list:

• Walking boots

• A Water bottle (minimum 1 litre)

• A Rucksack with a plastic liner

• Waterproofs: jacket and trousers

• A Hat

• Walking socks

• Base layer: (thin thermal or warm T-shirt. Best not to be cotton as it gets cold when wet)

• Over layer: (warm sweater or fleece)

• Extra layer: warm top for when cold (eg. when stopped for lunch)

• Comfortable walking trousers (not jeans as they are too cold & heavy when wet)

• Personal Medication

• Casual/Smart casual clothes for the evening

• A Towel

• Nightclothes

• Camping Chair

You may wish to bring:

• Trekking Poles

• Vacuum flask (if you like hot drinks on the walks)

• Medium size Tupperware container or plastic bag, to put picnic lunch in.

• Sit mat

• Sun glasses

• Lip salve

• Camera

• Personal first aid kit

• Binoculars to spot the wildlife

• Your swimming costume, after all we are only 300 metres from the beach!

• Alcohol if you fancy a tipple with/after your evening meals

• Any extra snacks/nibbles you may want for yourself (or to share if feeling generous!)

In good weather and/or summer, you may also wish to bring

• Short trousers

• T - Shirts

• Sun hat

• Sun tan lotion

In poor weather and/or winter, you may also wish to bring:

• Gaiters

• Balaclava

• Extra warm clothing

As always with these hostel style breaks, everyone is expected to muck in to help make sure the break goes smoothly from helping with the cooking, washing up and making sure that the venue is left spick and span upon our departure.

What to bring: To ensure that you are properly equipped, please take a moment to read through the ‘What to bring list’ and ensure that you have the necessary clothing and equipment. 

Travel Insurance: It is also recommended that when travelling on holiday or attending Spice weekends away in the UK or overseas that you have adequate travel insurance in case of emergency, cancellation, etc. Travel insurance is an important aspect to booking a weekend or holiday, giving you protection against unforeseen circumstances. We also strongly recommend a personal travel insurance policy that includes COVID-19 cover. While we cannot recommend specific insurance policies as everyone’s requirements are personal to them, Spice have linked up with market leader Staysure Travel Insurance which you may like to take a look at.

Lauren 07852 366055
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