Hardingsdown Bunkhouse at Lower Hardingsdown Farm is a newly renovated stone barn situated on a working farm on the Gower Peninsula, approximately 15 miles from Swansea.
Open 12 months of the year, it provides comfortable self catering accommodation for families or groups sleeping up to 12/14 people on a weekend, midweek or weekly basis.
Hardingsdown Bunkhouse is the perfect location for the huge variety of activities that the beautiful Gower Peninsula has to offer. There is a wealth of safe sandy beaches, some of which are manned by lifeguards and easily accessible and others that are more secluded, but definitely worth the effort. The beaches and coast-line offer a wide variety of activities such as swimming, surfing, canoeing, fishing organised coastal boat trips, kite-sailing, wind-surfing, rock-climbing to name a few.
There is a fine network of footpaths and bridleways suitable for walking, mountain biking and horse-riding throughout Gower and access from the bunkhouse could not be easier. Also, within a few minutes drive on both the North and South sides of Gower there are a number of National Nature Reserves, the nearest being Whitford which is a significant area of ornithological importance.
A number of good quality golf courses can be found on Gower.
Other places of interest include, ancient monuments, eg King Arthur's Stone, burial mounds at Parkmill, Iron-Age forts on Hardingsdown, castles at Pennard, Oxwich, Weobley and a Heritage Centre also in Parkmill.
Local shops, pubs and tearooms are nearby and one pub in particular is within easy walking distance.
All information on many of these activities is provided at the bunkhouse, however, if you just want a bed for the night or need a holiday just taking things easy, that can be provided too.
Originally a set of stables, it has been tastefully restored to provide comfortable accommodation for up to 12/14 people.
For larger groups Hardingsdown Bunkhouse can be hired along with our newly converted barn known as The Chaffhouse cottage situated next door to the bunkhouse and which sleeps 10/12 people so a total of up 26 people can be accommodated.
The ground floor consists of a fully equipped kitchen with 6 ring cooker and 2 fridges, 2 shower/toilet rooms, a comfortable living room with 2 single sofa-beds and comfy chairs. Off the living room is a bedroom with a bunk bed sleeping 2 people. The ground floor is headed throughout with under-floor heating very cosy during those chilly winter evenings.
A spiral staircase leads upstairs where there are 3 bedrooms sleeping 5 (single beds), 3 (one bunk bed and one single bed), and 2 (one bunk bed). There is also another shower/toilet room. The upstairs is heated with radiators in each room.
Outside there is ample parking and at the back of the bunkhouse is a patio area which catches the evening sun , perfect for barbecues.
A separate drying room is available for drying outdoor gear and a lock-up for storing bikes, surfboards, canoes etc. An outside tap is close-by for washing down gear and kit.
There is no smoking allowed in the bunkhouse or anywhere near the farm buildings.
What you need to bring
Hardingsdown Bunkhouse is fully furnished and well equipped. Duvets and pillows are provided (or you can bring your own sleeping bag and pillow case) as well as cleaning products and washing-up liquid. All you need to bring are sheets, duvet covers/sleeping bags, pillowcases, towels, tea-towels, loo rolls and of course food.
The bunkhouse is available for weekends, midweek and weekly bookings. Please telephone or email for availability.
Sole Occupancy - £200 Sunday - Thursday nights and weekends in January and February
£220 Friday and Saturday nights, Bank Holidays and school holidays February - July and September - December
£240 Friday and Saturday nights, Bank Holidays and school holidays July - September
£1400 for 7 night stay.
Shared Occupancy - The charge for smaller groups sharing the bunkhouse with other users is £20 per person per night.
Hot water, electricity and gas are included in the price.
. A non-returnable deposit of 30% must be paid when the signed booking form is sent and the balance must be settled not less than one month before arrival.
A booking will be confirmed once the signed booking form and payment is received and a receipt will be sent acknowledging payment.
Bookings made less than one month before arrival must provide full payment on booking the bunkhouse. Once fees are paid they are non-refundable.
For full details of our conditions of hire, please contact us.
There is a regular bus route (No. 16 service) from the centre of Swansea out to Llangennith. Telephone First (local bus services) on 0870 6082608 for information and timetable.
With plenty to occupy everyone, from those who prefer the peace and tranquility of the countryside to those seeking a more energetic and active break, the Gower Peninsula, Britain's first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, offers visitors a range of activities throughout the year. Some of these activities can begin directly from the bunkhouse as we are ideally situated as a starting point for walking and cycling the extensive network of Gower bridleways and footpaths.
Llangennith beach (5 minutes away by car) is one of the best surfing beaches in Wales and the South West. It is also an excellent venue for canoeing, kite-sailing, wind surfing and swimming. The dramatic backdrop of Rhossili Downs behind the beach is a favourite haunt for para and hang-gliders, and the view from the top of the Down (the highest point in Gower) is both famous and stunning, overlooking the might Worm's Head, a giant rocky promontory pointing out into the channel.
The National Trust?s Visitor Centre and shop is also in the village of Rhossili about 15 minutes drive from Hardingsdown Bunkhouse. Much of the coastline around Gower is owned by The National Trust, securing the future of these fragile parts of Gower for generations to come.