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The Adventures of Alfie

Hello, my name is Alfie and I am a golden cocker spaniel. I live in Hael Farm – next door to Hael Farm Cottage near Southgate on the beautiful Gower Peninsula. I love living here because there is so much space for me to run around in and it is lovely and secluded with no

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Sunrise in Pwlldu Bay

Christmas Greetings As Christmas rapidly approaches a glorious summer on the Gower recedes into memory. Early morning walks with Alfie down to Pwlldu, a dip in the (relatively) warm sea, and back home for breakfast, all by 7.30am. And then, the magnificent autumnal sunrises………….what a spectacular sight. I reckon these are more spectacular than the

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A Guest’s Eye View: 3 days on the Gower

Arriving at Hael Farm, down its hidden driveway, you can’t help but feel the relaxation set in. Being ¼ mile away from the nearest house really helps to achieve the “off the grid” feeling that we were looking for. After a warm welcome from Jon and Julie – not forgetting their grandchild, Alfie, a gorgeous

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New Addition to the Family

             Meet my 8 month old grandson, Alfie. Who couldn’t love the shiny golden coat, long saggy ears, moist nose and dopey eyes. He’s such friendly little fellow and a real show stopper when we are out walking. 6.30 most mornings I take Alfie down to Pwlldu Bay. Setting off

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Pennard Golf Club judged best value in Wales

My latest blog features Pennard Golf Club, one of the top courses in Wales. Many of our guests play golf and yet don’t bring their clubs on holiday. What a shame to miss out on playing such a spectacular course. Even if you don’t bring your clubs a warm welcome waits for all visitors who

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Wales Offers Best Value Holidays in the UK

Wales Offers Best Value Holidays in the UK Recently an article in the Swansea Evening Post quoted a survey which concluded that Wales including the Gower Peninsular offer the best value holidays in the UK. Researchers looked at the cost of 5 typical family activities in a number of areas of the UK and totted

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Weddings on the Gower.

Weddings on the Gower, Beautiful day, Beautiful Wedding Sitting in my office in the Autumn gloom with the wind whistling and the storm clouds threatening makes me think back to that wonderful day in June when our friends held their wedding in our paddock at Hael Farm Cottage. Clive and Ali’s son Seb and his beautiful

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Golf Clubs near to Hael Farm Cottages

I find when talking to our guests at Hael Farm Cottages that many of them are golfers, yet few are aware of the variety and number of golf clubs in the vicinity and therefore neglect to bring their clubs. There are a variety of golf clubs on or near the Gower, each with different characteristics and

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Smugglers spotted at Hael Farm Cottage

What a fascinating history exists around Hael Farm Cottage in the old Parish of Pennard in the late eightenth and early nineteenth centuries. Aptly named Brandy Cove and Pwlldu Bay were ideal beaches to land contraband being largely concealed from observers on top of the cliffs. Contraband was landed and carried by pack horse up

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Rhossili and Wind Farms

Rhossili and Wind Farms will they Spoil the Gower and decimate Views.?  My current guests at Hael Farm Cottage went to Rhossili on Tuesday evening to see the phenomenal Sunset. It was so spectacular that they thought they had died and gone to heaven!! They hail from the Midlands and never normally have the opportunity

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