Gower Peninsular, South Wales, UK

‘You look like you’ve been in a foreign country,’ said a neighbour to me this morning.

How right she was. We’ve been away for a week.

We’d caught a brilliant spell of weather, cloudless skies and brilliant sunshine, the friendliest people and the best ice-cream.

The single storey cottage we rented was built in the ’30s and converted to an Officers Mess during WW2 for Polish airmen, complete with bar and a sprung dance floor in the living room.

‘The  Bungalow’, set in an acre of garden, mowed lawns and gum trees, has views along a wooded valley and a castle ruin down to the sea; a mere 20 minutes walk.

Never mind a ‘foreign country’; it was a delightful step into an almost forgotten past.

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You’ll understand that I am forbidden to reveal the exact location of The Bungalow…

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7 Responses to Gower Peninsular, South Wales, UK

  1. Lucid Gypsy says:

    How lucky to have such amazing weather, I rather fancy the Gower but I’ve pretty much given up on Wales because I hate rain and that’s what happens whenever I go there. Stunning photos!

  2. Osyth says:

    That looks utterly perfect … that part of Wales has its twin (presumably separated at birth) on the West Coast of Ireland. I am happy in either 🙂

    • 2far2shout says:

      Without the sun it would be SO different though the ice cream would be the same…

      • Osyth says:

        I love weather … blue skies nothing but blue skies = quite dull in actual fact. Of course it would be quite different but it would still be beautiful and the ice-cream might give way to a hot choc?

  3. Tish Farrell says:

    It’s a special part of Britain, isn’t it. And seems to have its very own weather. Great to have a holiday let with such a history too.

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