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“Perfect Weekend Retreat with a warm friendly atmosphere”

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The Old Manse B & B
Ranked #2 of 3 Penclawdd B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
1 review
“Perfect Weekend Retreat with a warm friendly atmosphere”
Reviewed 8 December 2013

Had a fantastic weekend on the Gower recently which was made all the more enjoyable by our stay at The Old Manse in Penclawdd.
Katie made us feel so welcome from the outset with personal touches from friendly advice & recommendations of where to visit over a warming cup of tea on arrival. The home baked cookies, courgette bread and homemade marmalade were to die for. What a breakfast!!, and alongside a fabulous log fire. Would certainly recommend a stay here, the perfect base to explore this beautiful part of Wales.
Many thanks to the lovely Katie for such a memorable stay.
Best Wishes from
Mark & Nicky - Colchester

  • Stayed November 2013
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

We have stayed in many hotels and b+b's. There are those you would recommend to your closest friend or relative and some (too many) that you wouldn't. The Old Manse falls fairly and squarely into the first category. Katie, our new best friend, could not have been more welcoming. The accommodation is comfortable, of a high standard and very well presented. Breakfast could not be bettered and on this occasion almost kept us going until the meal was served at the wedding reception we attended at 5pm that day. Thank you Katie. We will see you again.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 September 2013 via mobile

Thank you Katie for a very relaxing weekend woth my family. We enjoyed exloring the Gower and it was extra special returning to warm and spotlessly clean rooms. We had very comfy beds each night and a hearty breakfast on Saturday and Sunday morning.We enjoyed exploring The Mumbles and sampled a lovely local pub called the King Arthur. We enjoyed all the special touches like homemade breads/biscuits and jams. we enjoyed spending time chatting with Katie and look forward to seeing her again soon :)

  • Stayed September 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 September 2013 via mobile

Having just returned from two nights at The Old Manse I had to write a review. It made our stay. We felt at home from the moment we arrived to the moment we left. Katie really is a really lovely, warm and genuine person. She couldn't do enough for us and we were always eating her homemade cakes and biscuits with copious amounts of tea!! Just wonderful. The photos of the room don't do it justice as they are all gorgeous and cozy- lovely pillows and duvet (very important)
We had a massive bathroom with a HUGE shower and freestanding bath wuth as much bubble bath and lotions and potions as you could want.Possibly more loo rolls would be good but literally that's it!
She was so busy making all the wonderful food and jams so I'm surprised she fits it all in!
Breakfasts are delicious and you can pick exactly what you want. Both days we had fruit and yog, full welsh breakfast, toast with home jams and then courgette cake(WOW!) she also helped us to plan walks and beaches and avoid carpark fees.

Katie is wonderful and we have made a good friend. I wish her every happiness with everything!

We will be back. Everyone else certainly needs to go!!!

  • Stayed August 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 September 2013

We stayed at The Old Manse for 4 nights. The room was lovely and clean. The breakfast was excellent with everything you could ask for and more. Katie was a lovely host, offering good advice on local restaurants and walking routes. An extra treat was the freshly baked biscuits we were given when we arrived back from a busy and active day in the Gower. We will definitely return.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 August 2013

Simon and I had a gorgeous stay two at the Old Manse. The house is beautiful and the welcome from Katie very warm - it really ended up feeling like home from home! Breakfast is fabulous and nothing is too much trouble. Our room was beautiful and I had the best nights sleep away from home ever. The attention to detail is great - jam in jam pots not jars, home baked biscuits, locally sourced produce .... but what makes the Old Manse really special is Katie herself. Getting to know Katie was a highlight of our stay and we look forward to returning.

Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

We have just arrived back in London from the Bank holiday weekend in the Gower, staying at The Old Manse. I have stayed in a few B&Bs recently given 5 stars on Tripadvisor that I didn't agree with - but this place really does deserve the excellent rating. The welcome is really friendly - freshly-baked cookies and helpful advice on how to spend the weekend. Rooms are very comfortable - ours with a separate bathroom across the hall, but huge and luxurious, so no complaints in the least. The location is quiet and very attractive. Highly recommended.

Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Andy H
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Property: The Old Manse B & B
Address: The Old Manse West End | Penclawdd, Penclawdd, Swansea SA4 3YX, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > Southern Wales > Swansea County > Swansea > Penclawdd
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Penclawdd
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A beautiful house to stay in, with beautiful food, in a beautiful area. Peaceful position, overlooking an estuary; well back from road with plenty of private gated parking. Comfortable bedrooms, private bathroom or ensuite. Full breakfast, vegetarian and healthy options, hospitality tray with homemade biscuits. Free Wi–Fi access, flat screen tvs. Non-smoking establishment. The Gower peninsula has gorgeous scenery and beaches, and Penclawdd is only 10 minutes from the M4. ... more   less 

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