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The village and parish of Rhossili

Rhossili Bay and The Worms Head
Rhossili bay from the cliffs

Rhossili is located at the most Western part of the Gower Peninsula. The most photographed part of Gower, The Worms Head, stretches out to sea and becomes an island when the tide comes in. The breathtaking view is completed by the long sandy beach and the towering cliffs and this makes it a popular destination throughout the year with surfers, paragliders and ramblers. However, Rhossili still manages to maintain its tranquility and unspoilt beauty.

Did you know that Rhossili Bay was voted as the best picnic spot and the best beach in the UK in June 2010?
Click here for more photos of Rhossili Bay.

Also, read about the famous faces that have visited Rhossili...

The wreck of the Helvetia

The village and surrounding area are steeped in history. The prominent wreck of the Helvetia, which ran aground on Rhossili Bay in November 1887 bears witness to the challenging weather conditions and the tales of our ancestors, who lured boats ashore to plunder their hold.

The arch over the doorway of the church dates from the twelfth century and is believed to have been moved from the lost village (built in around 1100 and buried possibly by sand storms some time in the early part of the fourteenth century).

 

Sweynes Howes

Remains of stone age man were found in Paviland Cave and fourteen Bronze Age burial chambers and two Neolithic burial chambers (Sweynes Howes) have been identified on Rhossili Down.

Add to that a handful of Iron Age promontory forts and nobody can dispute that Rhossili is not only beautiful but full of history too! (Oh... and it can be very windy, so come prepared!)

Rhossili Down from Thurba
Wow!
View from Worms Head back to the mainland

The parish of Rhossili stretches from the village itself towards Scurlage and encompasses the hamlets of Middleton, Pitton and Pitton Cross. There are plenty of establishments that offer various types of accommodation and many coves and beaches to visit and spend an afternoon.

Walkers are most definitely in their element with some of the most fantastic views on offer and try not to miss one of our sunsets!

Beaches
Rhossili Bay
Mewslade Bay
Fall Bay
Churches and Chapels
Bed & Breakfast
Click to enlarge Channel View , Rhossili: more
Two rooms, 1 double with en-suite & 1 twin with own bathroom. Sea views over Worms Head. Plenty of parking. Phone Dave or Honor on 01792 390645 or 01792 413743  
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West Pilton House, Pilton, Rhossili: more
2 double bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms. Beautiful views over “The Knave” and Bristol Channel. Ideal for walkers and those interested in wildlife. No smoking or pets. Holder of Green Dragon environmental award. Phone Barbara on 01792 391364
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Y Cwtch, Pilton Moor, Rhossili: more
This is a unique opportunity to overnight in a pretty and cosy, traditional shepherd’s hut that sleeps 2 people.  Set in a quiet corner of a field, with uninterrupted views over the surrounding countryside.  Horse B&B also available. 01792 390554 or piltonmoor@gmail.com
Gower B&B - Click to enlarge Lower Pitton Farmhouse, Pitton, Rhossili: more
Well maintained, spacious farmhouse with sheltered, peaceful private garden. 1 double room, 1 twin room, 3 family rooms. Beautiful Mewslade bay and country – coastal walks minutes from you doorstep. No smoking inside. 01792 390402 or 07812 173880 or email
Gower B&B - click to enlarge Pylewell, Pilton Green, Rhossili: more
Situated just 5 mins drive from Rhossili's award winning beach.  Stunning 360 degree views over the countryside. 2 luxury en-suite rooms, Plasma TV & full tea & coffee making facilities. Quality breakfast made from local products. Phone 07712490523 or 07966224469 email.
Swansea B&B - click to enlarge Broadpark, Rhossili: more
Broad Park is situated in the heart of Rhossili. Each room has breathtaking views of the Worms Head and the West Wales coast. Our top floor suite has its own private balcony. Beautifully decorated, each room has soft seating and private facilities. Contact Alison email
     
Camping
Click to enlarge Pitton Cross Caravan and Camping Park: more
Catering for touring caravans, tents and motor homes. All pitches are on level ground, which are well spaced around the field edges. We have a 'no dog' camping field and several hard standings for motor homes. 01792 390593 or email admin@pittoncross.co.uk
Click to enlarge Pilton Moor, Rhossili: more
Five seasonal touring caravan pitches. Shower and toilet facilities within our farm yard adjacent to the camping field. 01792 390554, (mob 07813 446317) or email piltonmoor@gmail.com
Scamperholidays Timber Tent, Pitton Cross, Rhossili: more
Experience back-to-nature goodness of a tent combined with the warmth and comfort of our weather-proof Timber structure in our charming Timber Tent. Complete with fridge and internal heaters, you can bring your own kit, or take advantage of our Scamping kit provided.
     
Self Catering
Click to enlarge Faircroft, Rhossili: more
WTB 5* Breathtaking sea views. Recently renovated, fully equipped property with large garden. Sleeps 6. Sorry, no smoking or pets. Contact 01792 390616 or email
Click to enlarge Riverside Cottage, Middleton, Rhossili: more
Recently renovated country cottage dating to 1742. Sleeps 4. Cosy atmosphere, set in a pretty garden.
Contact Gill on 01792 390527 or send her an email revevgm@gmail.com
Click to enlarge Ramsgrove and Butterslade, Kimley Moor, Rhossili: more
Two pretty cottages with a cosy atmosphere set on a working farm, benefiting rural views in peaceful secluded surroundings but also within walking distance to local beaches. Sleeps up to 6. No smoking. Pets by arrangement. Contact Kaye -01792 390708
Click to enlarge Creek Cottage, Rhossili: more
This newly refurbished and extended stone barn in the heart of Rhossili village sleeps 4; 2 doubles. Sea views. No smoking or pets. Phone Dave on 01792 446836 or send an email.
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Middleton Hall, Middleton, Rhossili: more
Spacious property set on a working farm. Sleeps 7, (3 bedrooms; 1 double & single bed, 1 double & 1 twin). Log burning stove. Sky TV. No smoking. Pets welcome. Close to Mewslade and Fall Bay. Phone 01792 391319 or 390662 for further details or email
Click to enlarge Ship Farm , Middleton, Rhossili: more
Recently converted barn set on a working farm. WTB 5*. Sea views, within easy walking distance to local beaches. Sleeps 5 (+1), (2 bedrooms; 1 double, 1 set of bunk beds & 1 single bed) with full central heating. Bed linen & towels supplied. No pets. 01792 390543 or email
Click to enlarge Hoarstone, Pitton, Rhossili: more
Traditional Welsh stone cottage set in a secluded garden with panoramic views over the Gower coastline, sleeping 7 (+3). No smoking. Pets by arrangement. Phone 01920 438551 or email jackiemorris@tesco.net
Click to enlarge Corn Cottage, Middleton, Rhossili: more
Set on a working farm, this lovely barn conversion sleeps up to 5 people (1 double, 1 room with bunk beds & a single bed). No smoking, pets by arrangement. Log burning stove and Sky TV. Close to Mewslade and Fall Bay. 01792 391319 or 390662 or email
Click to enlarge Pitton Cross Farmhouse, Pitton Cross, Rhossili: more
Traditional Farmhouse. Sea Views. WTB 4*, Sleeps 6+2 (3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin). 2 lounges. Separate shower and cloakroom. Full central heating. Enclosed garden. Short breaks available. Combine with adjoining Bus House to sleep 12. Phone 01792 391175 or email
Click to enlarge Rhossili Village Hall Bunkhouse, Middleton, Rhossili: more
Bunkhouse accommodation, built in 2007, comprising 7 bunkrooms for up to 18 guests, shared lounge & fully equipped kitchen, patio overlooking fields & the sea. £15 per person per night. Min. booking is 2 people for 2 nights. Further Information, Availability & Bookings.
Click to enlarge The Slope, Middleton, Rhossili: more
Comfortable, cosy cottage sleeping 2 people in one double room. South facing garden and views over the cliff headland. No smoking or pets. Short breaks out of season. Close to Mewslade. Phone 01792 390756 or email
Click to enlarge Sheep Green, Middleton, Rhossili: more
With stunning views over to Devon and Lundy Island this cosy & traditional well equipped cottage sleeps 6 (2 double bedrooms & 1 room with bunk beds plus space for a cot). Situated in a quiet, peaceful location with large private gardens. Please email enquiries.
Click to enlarge Oriel Gwyr , Rhossili: more
A brand new contemporary detached house, sleeps 8 + cot situated in the heart of Rhossili with breathtaking views and sunsets over the sea.  Contact Mari 020 8341 1392 or email: orielgwyr1@btinternet.com
Click to enlarge The Old Byre, Middleton, Rhossili: more
Lovely barn conversion sleeping up to 6 people (2 doubles (1 en suite) and 1 twin). No smoking, pets by arrangement. Log burning stove. Close to Mewslade and Fall Bay. 01792 391319 or 390662 or email
Click to enlarge Three Elms, Middleton, Rhossili: more
Clean and spacious, detached property sleeping 8 people; 3 doubles (2 en suite) and 1 twin. Well equipped kitchen.  Log burning stove. No smoking, pets by arrangement. Close to all of Rhossili’s bays. Phone 01452 812399 or email
Click to enlarge The Laundry, Middleton, Rhossili: more
Set on a working farm, this lovely barn conversion sleeps up to 8 people (2 doubles, 1 twin, 1 room with bunk beds). No smoking, pets by arrangement. Log burning stove. Close to Mewslade and Fall Bay. 01792 391319 or 390662 or email
Click to enlarge The Bus House, Pitton Cross, Rhossili: more
Newly renovated, spacious ground floor accommodation. Sleeps up to 4 (family room or double + sofabed in lounge). Fully equipped. Full c/h. Enclosed elevated patio area. Private parking. Accessible to beaches and countryside walks. Short breaks. 01792 391175 or email
Click to enlarge Lower Pitton Farmhouse, Pitton, Rhossili: more
Well maintained, spacious farmhouse Sleeping 14, with sheltered, peaceful private garden. Beautiful Mewslade bay and country – coastal walks minutes from you doorstep. No smoking inside.  WTB 4 STAR contact Mark on 01792 390402 or 07812 173880 or email
Click to enlarge Windsor Cottage, Middleton, Rhossili: more
Cosy 2 bedroom bungalow sleeping 3 to 4. Half mile walk to three sandy beaches. Rentals Friday to Friday. South facing back garden with views to cliff top and sea. £150-£480. Phone 07791 050281 or email windsorcottagemiddleton@hotmail.co.uk
Click to enlarge The Rectory, Rhossili: more
Large five-bedroomed former Rectory (sleeps 11) with extensive lawns and spectacular views over Rhossili Bay. No smoking. Pets welcome. Linen provided. 200 yards to local pub. Phone 01443473438 or email info@rhossilirectory.co.uk
Click to enlarge East Pilton Farm Cottage, Rhossili: more
Spacious barn conversion, recently renovated to a high standard, situated near the coastal village of Rhossili. Sleeps 8 + 3 infants (2 doubles and 2 twins).Situated on a working farm. Direct access to the coastal footpath. Sky TV. Internet access.
Click to enlarge The Bower at Crud yr Awel, Rhossili: more
Stylish accommodation for two - minutes from the beach comprising open plan kitchen and living area, library sitting area and first floor double/twin bedroom with sweeping views. 01792 390480, 07816 169807 or email Vicki.James@gmail.com
Gower cottages - Click to enlarge The Old School, Middleton, Rhossili: more
Newly renovated barn conversion on working farm sleeps 2/3, 1 double room & sofa bed in living room, fully equipped, full c/h, log burning stove.  Close to Fall Bay, Mewslade & Rhossili – no smoking or pets.  01792 390543, 07813 206998 or email hmbeynon@hotmail.com
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Lundy Lodge, Rhossili: more
Lundy Lodge is a well-appointed studio style apartment which sleeps 2 and is located at the rear of Channel View Guest House. There is a patio, use of a BBQ, storage for bicycles or surfboards & ample parking. Phone 01792 390645/01792 413743 or email m12dkc@hotmail.co.uk
Scamperholidays Shepherds Huts, Pitton Cross, Rhossili: more
Luxury Shepherd huts situated in their own private paddock at the picturesque Pitton Cross campsite, with panoramic views of the countryside and sea. Complete with convenient private parking Gas BBQ and all bedding/linen/towel bales provided at no extra charge.
Gower cottages - Click to enlarge Ivydene Cottage, Middleton, Rhossili: more
Comfortable stone barn conversion with brilliant sea views, close to Rhossili, Mewslade and Fall Bays. Sleeps 5, no smoking; pets by arrangement. Contact Jo Scott on 01792 391385 or send her an email.
   
Attractions
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Rhossili Gallery, Rhossili: (and Dot Jewellery)  
Rhossili Gallery offers visitors to Gower a range of original paintings, limited edition prints, ceramics, glassware, sculptures and jewellery, much of which is produced on Gower. Specialists in wedding rings. Open all year round. Tel: 01792 391190 or email
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Gower Kite Centre and Surf Supplies, Pitton Cross, Rhossili: more
Lots of kites to choose from or to order in a village that lends itself to kite flying. Also fishing tackle, gifts, candles, gas and camping accessories. We sell and hire surfboards and wet suits. Phone: 01792 390593
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Sam's Surf Shack, Rhossili: more
BSA level one surf courses for all age groups. Also surf hire and everything from body boards, wetsuits, wax and ding repair to sunglasses, towels and buckets and spades. Phone 01792 390519 or email
   
Amenities in Rhossili (for other amenities in Gower and the local area, please click here.)
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The Bay Bistro & Coffee House, Rhossili: more
Panoramic views over the bay. Serving food from 10am till 9pm. Breakfast, lunch, snacks & evening meals, all home made. Group bookings. We also do catering for holiday houses. Wide range of beautiful gifts on sale. Phone 01792 390519 or email
Places to eat and drink The Bay Bistro & Coffee House, Rhossili 390519
Worms Head Hotel, Rhossili 390512
Jolly Joes Cafe & Take Away, Rhossili 391155
General amenities Bay View Shop, Rhossili 391155
Gower Kite Centre and Surf Supplies, Pitton Cross, Rhossili: 390593
Rhossili Coastguard Station - next to the National Trust shop 390502
Rhossili Gallery, Rhossili 391190
Sam's Surf Shack, Rhossili 390519
The National Trust Shop, Rhossili 390707
  Toilets - between the end of the car park and the National Trust Shop in Rhossili
Public phone - by the bus shelter in Rhossili
         

Please view the area map, to get your bearings and familiarise yourself with the roads.  Below are the approximate travelling times by car to the various villages.  To view their facilities, please click on the specific village page (where applicable) or view the complete directory.

 

Village
mins by car
  Village
mins by car
       
Bishopston (and Kittle, Murton)
25
Penclawdd (and Blue Anchor, Cilonnen, Crofty, Llanmorlais, Welshmoor, Wernffrwd)
25
Dunvant
25
Penmaen (and Nicholaston)
20
Horton
15
Pennard (and Southgate)
25
Llangennith
20
Port Eynon (and Overton, Scurlage)
10
Llanmadoc (and Cheriton, Cwm Ivy)
20
Reynoldston (and Burry, Burry Green, Knelston, Llandewi)
15
Llanrhidian (and Cilibion, Oldwalls)
20
Rhossili (and Middleton, Pilton Green, Pitton)
0
Mumbles (and Langland)
30
Swansea
30
Oxwich (and Slade)
20
Three Crosses
20
Parkmill (and Ilston, Llethryd, Lunnon)
20
Upper Killay
25
 

You'll never guess who came to Rhossili!

Torchwood in January 2011

A Royal Visit in July 2006

Dr Who in 2005

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