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The story behind the shipreck of Helvetia on Rhossili Beach

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Although now nearly completely submerged  in the sands of Rhossili Beach,  the rotting skeleton of the Helvetia shipwreck can still just be seen, poking the tips of her rotting timbers through the golden sands. Originally from Norway, the Helvetia came to her final resting place on Rhossili Beach in 1887 and here is her sorry story… Stormy seas Helvetia arrived off […]

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Rhossili Beach – “The best beach in Europe”

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Rhossili beach in Wales has been crowned the best in Europe by Suitcase Magazine. Swansea’s Rhossili Bay on the Gower Peninsula surpassed the sandy shores of Spain, Greece and France to become the only European beach worthy of a place on Suitcase’s top 10 beaches in the world listfor 2017. Comprised of three miles of golden sand, the beach […]

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New Pamper Packages!

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East Pilton Farm is pleased to announce that Fresh Therapy is now able to offer you tailor made beauty packages and spa treatments at the cottage. Fresh Therapy is run by professional make up artist Laura Jayne James, a fully qualified Beauty and Holistic Therapist, who has over 10 years professional experience in the industry. For […]

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East Pilton Farm Recipes

Holiday Cottages Gower. East Pilton Farm Lemon Drizzle Cake.

Bara Brith Recipe I love making bara brith for the cottage welcome basket, partly because it is a traditional Welsh recipe (bara brith means speckled bread) but also because it is simply delicious! It is extremely quick and easy to make and will keep for a week or longer in an airtight container. We enjoy it best, […]

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Restaurants in Gower.

Eating Out in Gower Gower has a wide selection of pubs, restaurants and bistros to choose from but here are some of our favourites:- The Welcome to Town, Llanrhidian - 8 miles from the cottage. Nestled in the picturesque village of Llanrhidian on the North side of Gower, the Welcome to Town is a real gem! […]

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Learn to surf in Gower.

There are a wide selection of beaches suitable for learning to surf in Gower, many within a 10 minute drive from the cottage. Rhossili and Llangennith beaches are particularly well suited to surfing and several surf schools operate in the area. The surf schools cater very well for those completely new to the sport and it […]

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Gower Coast Adventures

“A Trip of a Life Time!” Many of our guests at East Pilton Farm Cottage choose to book a boat ride with Gower Coast Adventures and have taken away unforgettable memories which last long after their holiday is over! Gower Coast Adventures provides a thrilling tour of the South Gower Coast on the “Sea Serpent”, a 10metre […]

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What is Coasteering?

If you fancy an adrenaline-fuelled fun day out, your might like to try your hand at coasteering with RIPNROCK. RIPNROCK are a locally based outdoor pursuits company who provide tailor made adventurous activities for all ages and abilities. Their team of qualified and highly experienced instructors will help you get up close and personal with […]

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Katherine Jenkins’ Memories of Three Cliffs Bay

SUNDAY TIMES: KATHERINE JENKINS: Three Cliffs Bay, Gower Peninsula “I grew up on the edge of the Gower, but it was still a holiday place for our family. We’d go on weekend breaks to Three Cliffs Bay – six miles down the road! That’s how gorgeous it is…..“My auntie kept a little caravan on the clifftops, […]

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Rhossili Beach – “The Best Beach in the UK”

  TripAdvisor has listed Rhossili in its 2014 Travellers Choice Awards. This stunning stretch of sand in Gower has been named the best beach in the UK, the third best in Europe – and the ninth best in the world. Rhossili Bay has beaten off competition from Dorset, Cornwall and Scotland to secure the top spot in the […]

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