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Parkmill, Ilston, Lunnon and Llethryd

Parkmill is a very wooded area, set in bottom of a valley and is home to the Heritage Centre, which is well worth a look around. More information and photos of this area can be found on the Pennard Burrows and Three Cliffs links.

You would be unlikely to visit Ilston as a matter of course, unless you happened to be staying there or in the nearby Lunnon. It is a quiet, beautiful little hamlet set in the valley above Parkmill, with a stream meandering through the village and past the church - you really could be transported back in time. The former quarry is now a nature reserve.

I've also included the hamlet of Llethryd on this page. Llethryd has no amenities of its own and is located in central Gower, the nearest village being Ilston. It consists of only a few buildings, so unless you were actually looking for it, it would be quite easy to drive through without knowing that you had been there. Perfect if you want to be away from the crowds but within easy travelling distance of all that Swansea and Gower has to offer!

Beaches
 
Self catering
Click to enlarge Millers Apartment, Parkmill: more
Part of the original Miller’s Cottage. Full c/h, family bathroom. WTB 3*. Sleeps 4 (1 double four poster bed & 1 set of bunks). No smoking or pets. Unlimited access into the Gower Heritage Centre. Short breaks available. 01792 371206 or email
Click to enlarge Old Hay Barn, Parkmill: more
Old Hay Barn WTB 3*. Sleeps up to 6 (1 double and 2 sets of bunks). Fully fitted kitchen, 1 en-suite bathroom, central heating. Short breaks and pets by arrangement. Unlimited access into the Gower Heritage Centre. Telephone 01792 371206 or email
Click to enlarge Rose Cottage, Lunnon, Parkmill: more
Detached cottage sleeping 6 (1 double en suite, 2 twins) set on a working farm. WTB 4*. Pets by arrangement. Centrally located in Gower - ideal for walks and beaches. Phone 01792 371351
Click to enlarge The Granary, Lunnon, Parkmill: more
Converted two storey barn on working farm. Spacious TV lounge and large open plan kitchen/dining area. Three bedrooms, sleeps 6/7, one on ground floor with wet room suitable for persons with poor mobility. Enclosed garden. Tel No: 01792 371351
Click to enlarge Three Cliffs Lodge, Parkmill: more
Our Three Cliffs Lodge boasts idyllic surroundings, and is perfect for escaping to the country. Double Bed with En-suite, Kitchen, Living Area, Parking. No smoking. Free entry to the Gower Heritage Centre. Short Breaks Available. Phone 01792 371206 or email
Click to enlarge Langrove Cottage, Parkmill: more
16th Century cottage set in woodland. Sleeps 8. Pets allowed. Convenient for all Gower beaches and 15 mins. from Swansea. Central heating, open fires. Tel: 01676 540072 or email elizabeth.smitham@gmail.com
Click to enlarge The Barn, Pengwern Farm, Llethryd: more
Newly converted spacious stone barn with spectacular views situated on a working farm. Sleeps 6 (1 king, 1 double and 1 twin). Vaulted ceilings and wood burning stove. Short breaks available. Private garden and off road parking. Phone 01792 391137 or email
Click to enlarge The Tractor House, Pengwern Farm, Llethryd: more
Newly converted extensive stone barn with spectacular views situated on a working farm. Sleeps 6 (1 double and 2 twins). Vaulted ceilings and wood burning stove with gallery sitting room.  Private garden and off road parking. Phone 01792 391137 or email
Gower cottages - Click to enlarge Ramblers Retreat, Parkmill: more
Semi-detached cottage in Parkmill sleeping up to 3 people, master and single within walking distance of 3 Cliffs Bay. Phone 01792 233342 or email janetandmarkramblers@gmail.com
 
Bed and Breakfast
Click to enlarge Parc-Le-Breos House, Parkmill: more
A beautifully appointed 19th century Hunting lodge lying within the ancient Norman deer park and only a 20 minute walk from 3 Cliffs Bay. A real home from home, large grounds, beautiful public rooms, Wholesome home cooking, good wine list, log fires and a games room.
Click to enlarge Llethryd Barns, Llethryd: more
Llethryd Barns is one of the few all-suite venues in Gower.This is bed and breakfast with a difference-each suite has a separate mezzanine bedroom and living room, with your own shower room,and your own entrance for complete freedom. 01792 391327 or email.
 
Churches and Chapels

Mount Pisgah United Reformed Church, Parkmill

Ilston, St. Illtyd's Church

 
Amenities in Parkmill (for other amenities in Gower and the local area, please click here)
Places to eat and drink

Gower Inn, Parkmill - 233116
Gower Heritage Centre, Tea Room, Parkmill
Shepherd's Tea Room, Parkmill - 371228

General amenities Shepherds of Parkmill (groceries)- 371228
Gower Heritage Centre, Parkmill - 371206
Parc-le-breos Pony trekking 371636
Parkmill Post Office 371610
 

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)
10
Penclawdd (and Blue Anchor, Cilonnen, Crofty, Llanmorlais, Welshmoor, Wernffrwd)
20
Dunvant
15
Penmaen (and Nicholaston)
5
Horton
20
Pennard (and Southgate)
10
Llangennith
20
Port Eynon (and Overton, Scurlage)
20
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)
20
Mumbles (and Langland)
15
Swansea
15
Oxwich (and Slade)
10
Three Crosses
10
Parkmill (and Ilston, Llethryd, Lunnon)
0
Upper Killay
10

 

 

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