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Gorseinon accommodation

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Banfield Lodge

Self catering apartment rental at Loughor, Swansea
  • Self Catering Apartment
  • Loughor
  • Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedroom
  • £315 to £470 per week
  • availability
  • accessible for disabled
  • internet access
  • pets welcome
  • non smoking
Swansea and Gower

A high quality independent ground floor self catering apartment with its own entrance, in a quiet setting beside the picturesque Loughor Estuary, 10 minutes drive from the Gower Peninsula. Secure garden with barbecue, table and chairs. Pets welcome. Distance 1.0 mile.

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Duffryn Farm Cottages

Cottage holiday rentals near Swansea
  • Holiday Lets
  • Swansea
  • Sleeps 2 to 6, 3 bedrooms
  • £360 to £700 per week
  • accessible for disabled
  • internet access
  • non smoking
Swansea and Gower

Our cottages are set in a quiet valley at the gateway to the Gower Peninsula. A great base for exploring the many beautiful beaches and rural walks of the UK's first area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Distance 2.8 miles.

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2 Cadle Mill Cottages

  • Self Catering
  • Gowerton
  • Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
  • £280 to £842 per week
  • Distance 2.3 miles
  • internet access
  • wood burner
Swansea and Gower
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Annexe

  • Self Catering
  • Gorseinon
  • Sleeps up to 2
  • £320 to £538 per week
  • Distance 2.8 miles
  • internet access
Swansea and Gower
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Ty Berllan

  • Self Catering
  • Gorseinon
  • Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedroom
  • £328 to £735 per week
  • Distance 1.4 miles
  • internet access
Swansea and Gower
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Rose Cottage

  • Self Catering
  • Gorseinon
  • Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
  • £424 to £860 per week
  • Distance 2.8 miles
  • internet access
Swansea and Gower
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Ty Llaethdy

  • Self Catering
  • Gorseinon
  • Sleeps up to 2
  • £328 to £735 per week
  • Distance 1.4 miles
  • internet access
Swansea and Gower
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Lily Cottage

  • Self Catering
  • Gorseinon
  • Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
  • £424 to £860 per week
  • Distance 2.8 miles
  • internet access
Swansea and Gower
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Travelodge Swansea M4

  • Hotel
  • Swansea
  • £29 to £59 per night
  • Distance 2.1 miles
Swansea and Gower
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Poppy Cottage

  • Self Catering
  • Gorseinon
  • Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
  • £424 to £860 per week
  • Distance 2.8 miles
  • internet access
Swansea and Gower
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The Dairy

  • Self Catering
  • Gorseinon
  • Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
  • £361 to £958 per week
  • Distance 2.7 miles
  • internet access
Swansea and Gower
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The Granary

  • Self Catering
  • Gorseinon
  • Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
  • £361 to £957 per week
  • Distance 2.7 miles
  • internet access
Swansea and Gower

About Gorseinon

Gorseinon sits on the very edge, in one direction, the Gower Peninsula, an area of countryside and coastal scenery that was amongst the first in Britain to be designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and to the East, the coalfields of the Welsh valleys.

Until the start of the 19th century Gorseinon was a small village on the Loughor Estuary. Coal mining, the woollen mills and the tinplate industry brought prosperity and workers to the town and swelled its population. Now it is hard to detect where Gorseinon ends and where Swansea begins.

The way the town got its name has more in keeping with a fairy tale. In 991 there were two Welsh princes: Prince Ithol of south west Wales, who was a brutal leader, and definitely the baddy, and the more moderate Meredith, Prince of Glamorgan. There was a bloody battle between the armies of the two princes at Gorseinon when bad Prince Ithol was soundly beaten. An officer of the winning army called Eynon Hywell, was left to protect the village and camped with his men on a common called the Gorse. Eynon, in Welsh means, leader. The village became Gorseynon and some time later the spelling was changed to Gorseinon.

Until just two years back Gorseinon boasted the smallest cinema in the UK which was called La Charrette (French for carriage) which was built in a disused railway carriage. It had just 23 seats and was opened in 1953 by Gwynn Phillips, who had fallen in love with films while working as a projectionist as a young man. The closure of La Charrette was a black tie affair with Kenneth Branagh and many notables of the cinema making a pilgrimage to Gorseinon for the occasion. The last film shown was the 30 minute, Alien Love Triangle starring Branagh, Courtney Cox and Heather Graham, with a script by Danny Boyle, and made by the Trainspotting team. La Charrette was dismantled, restored and now sits in a heritage park, in Gower.

In the place of La Charrette Gorseinon built an arts centre, cinema and library complex. Gorseinon also boasts several lovely parks, one with relics of the town's industrial past and the other, a ring of ancient standing stones.