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Bunnies holding Easter Eggs
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Egg-sperience Gower at Easter

Finally, winter is behind us, spring is sprung and the promise of a few days off at Easter beckons. As to where to head for that well-earned April break, look no further than Gower – the peninsular that really does have it all.

From award-winning sandy beaches – Rhossili has done it again having been named 8th best beach in the UK by travel website TripAdvisor – to piers, promenades, castles, villages and marinas, this majestic outcrop even boasts a city.

It’s an outdoor pursuit’s paradise and whether travelling as a family or with friends, at Home From Home we’re great at matching what you want from a holiday with the perfect accommodation.

We’ve still got availability over the Easter period. Click here to see what’s bookable, from houses with sea views to cute village cottages and sleek marina-front apartments. Alternatively pick up the phone and call +44 1792 360624 - we’d love to hear from you.

What’s Occuring?

Swansea and Gower venues have got keeping kids amused during school holidays all sorted with a host of egg-cellent events lined up. There’s a Dungeons & Dragons Day at Oystermouth Castle in Mumbles (8 April) as well as Animal Encounters at Plantasia (11-13). Both the National Waterfront Museum and the Dylan Thomas Centre offer Easter holiday craft activities daily (8-23 April) as will the Gower Heritage Centre at Parkmill.

Gower Visitor Guide is App-tastic
Gower Visitor Guide APP

We love helping visitors make the most of the area so don’t forget to down load our Home From Home app, the Gower Visitor Guide. It’s a handy pocket guide as to what to see and do, the beaches you can visit, and our favourite attractions, activities and restaurants.  Ready to download at the Android or Apple app store it’ll give you directions too when you’re on the move. To find out more simply visit

Coffee, Crafts & Clay Pigeon shooting

A café, craft shop and clay pigeon shoot may seem like an odd combination but it’s proving to be the perfect recipe for a great day out on Gower. Gower Clay Pigeon Shooting near Llanmadoc is making the most of 11-acres of land overlooking a beach to offer clay pigeon shooting for 6 to up to 25 people at a time (kids must be aged 10+). And with the Cym Ivy coffee and craft shop alongside, it’s a great place to recharge following a shoot or where those who don’t fancy joining in can relax while they wait. Visit to find out more.
Restaurant of the Month

There's only one word to describe The Beach House at Oxwich Bay – exceptional. From the quality of the food to the service and the location, it’s fine dining on a beach at its best. Set within an old coal house treated to some stunning interior design, it really is a gastronomic delight and the kind of place where you might like to ‘put on something nice’ and not shuffle off the sand in shorts and flip flops in search of a coffee. There is an a la carte menu with the option of three courses for £24 during the day. Visit or call 01792 390965.

Three Cliffs Bay Gower
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Christmas comes but once a year and at Home From Home we love finding our visitors a holiday ‘home from home’ that ticks all the right yuletide boxes.

The beauty of Gower is that you’re never too far from a beach or fabulous sea view. From craggy coves tolarge sweeps of sand sheltered by dunes, with some 20 bays dotted across this 18-mile peninsular you’ll be spoilt for choice as to where to enjoy a bracing walk after lunch.

2016 has been a bumper year for us, adding scores of fabulous properties to our collection of over 240 holiday homes which means there’s still time to book your cosy Christmas retreat. Check out three of our favourite new property additions that are ideal for couples, small families or a large group.

And once tucked up in your holiday haven, there are a host of events and activities billed in December to keep you entertained from pantomimes and concerts to art galleries and fairground fun.

If planning ahead to next year then please look out for our new 2017 brochure which will be available in the New Year, or browse our site or give us a call on 01792 360624.

Tin Box Traveller - family travel blog Reviews Bryn Parc in Mumbles
Bryn Parc Mumbles

Review: Bryn Parc in Mumbles – a Home from Home holiday cottage. Earlier this month we were invited to stay in a beautiful holiday cottage in Mumbles on Swansea Bay. Bryn Parc is one of 250 properties that can be rented through Home from Home – a holiday letting agent that specialises in luxury self-catering properties which make perfect bases for exploring this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

To say I was a tiny bit excited when I popped online to check out our pad for our weekend in Wales was an understatement. Bryn Parc ticked all the boxes on my perfect holiday home checklist.

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The perfect couple’s bolthole – Anchorage on Park Street (ref 670)
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Anchorage on Park Street (ref 670)

We love this classic Victorian mid terraced cottage in the heart of Mumbles village offering stylish holiday accommodation for 4 people in two bedrooms. Newly renovated with some delightful coastal design details, this trendy open-plan space comes with two bathrooms and Sky TV.

It is well placed for making the most of all that Mumbles has to offer with shops, cafes, pubs, galleries and the seafront promenade all within strolling distance. There’s even a pub at the top of the road and a cosymicro watering hole, the Mumbles Ale House, at the bottom.

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Awe inspiring Oxwich apartment – Bayview (ref 363)
Awe inspiring Oxwich apartment – Bayview (ref 363)

A super stylish apartment with exceptional views across Oxwich Bay that combines luxurious living with coastal comfort. Set in an elevated position on the Oxwich Bay Leisure Park, with two bedrooms, a king and a twin, it’s simply perfect for a family of four.

The beach is within walking distance, there’s a convenience store plus the option to dine at the Oxwich Bay Hotel or the Beach House restaurant both set on the fringes of the beach and offering incredible vistas out to sea.

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Hot tub and sea views at Southgate – Sea View House (ref 393)
Hot tub and sea views at Southgate – Sea View House (ref 393)

Big, breath taking and beautiful best describe this exceptional holiday home that with five bedrooms, sumptuous and spaciouscomes complete with a hot tub and sea views. Set in Southgate only a 10-minute drive from Mumbles, it’s a stone’s throw from the multi award-winning Three Cliffs Bay with an incredible cliff top walk to enjoy en route.

There are cosy treats on the door step including hot chocolate and freshly baked Welsh cakes at the Three Cliffs Coffee Shop as well as drinks, evening meals and live bands at the Southgate Club oh and some great golf to be had at Pennard Golf Club.

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There’s never a shortage of shows and spectaculars in Swansea to delight and entertain. 

A regular favourite of ours is the Waterfront Winterland which for over a decade has transformed Museum Green in the heart of the city into a festive fairground and ice rink complete with Alpine grotto and big wheel.It runs until 8 Jan.

And it is panto time again. Oh yes it is! Swansea’s splendid Grand Theatre will play host to Sleeping Beauty between 9 Dec and 8 Jan with theBritain’s Got Talent winning magician Lance Corporal Richard Jones among the spellbinding cast.

For some festive classics head to the Brangwyn Hall for the BBC National Orchestra of Wales Christmas Celebrations. It is a feast of a concert on 16 Dec with the chance to enjoy some seasonal sing-alongs.

Enjoy some quiet and savour some modern and traditional art at the newly renovated Glyn Vivian Art Gallery. Free to enter, Leonardo DaVinci’s 10 drawings from the Royal Collection are on display alongside a colourful exhibition by GlynysCour, a famous local Swansea artist.

Restaurant of the month
Copper Bar, Castle Street, Swansea

Copper Bar, Castle Street, Swansea

In the heart of the city sits a bright new bar and coffee house, Copperwhich is a vibrant outlet for the locally based Boss Brewing Company. Decked out with a cool copper interior reflecting Swansea’s industrial heritage as a centre for copper smelting, it is laid out over two floors with comfy lounge areas and a covered patio area out front.

Boss Brewing is a micro-brewery that produces an interesting mix of ales and ciders. These are on offer alongside paninis and sharing boards during the day, with a wider selection of meat and cheese sharing platters in the evening that are simply delicious and a sociable and casual way to eat, drink and chat.

Call: 01792 456689 -

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It's the perfect season to visit

The summer holidays may well be over for another year but ‘the fall’ is the perfect season to pay our equally perfect peninsular a visit. Temperatures are warm and pleasant, the colours rich and green, and from 1st October dogs are once again welcome to roam the local beaches.

Ok things may be a little quieter but there’s no slowing down on the events scene. As well as the natural splendour of Gower, its beaches, coastline and countryside, there’s plenty to entertain in this epic enclave of South Wales.

As to where to stay on your first or returning visit, check out our extensive range of self-catering holidays homes at or give us a call on 01792 360624.

Swansea's iconic Glyn Vivian Gallery
Milestone Opening

Swansea's iconic Glyn Vivian Gallery in the city centre reopens mid-October following a multi-million pound makeover. There are new spaces for art collections and exhibitions, lectures, a library devoted to visitor research, plus a cafe and shop.

A new state-of-the-art extension will link the historic Grade II listed 1911 building with the new public entrance, and improvements to facilities and access will ensure the Glynn Vivian is fit for the 21st Century. A weekend of launch celebrations will begin with a parade on 15th October followed by free events and live music that carry on into Sunday.


Swansea Festival
Swansea International Festival

For 20 consecutive days and nights, Swansea will be the stage for a rich and varied celebration of music and the arts. Between 30th September and 16th October artists from all over the world will perform at a myriad of events under the banner of the Swansea International Festival.

From orchestras, intimate concerts and recitals, traditional and contemporary dance, drama, talks, films, comedy and visual arts, many of the events are free and will take place across a variety of mainstream venues plus galleries and museum spaces.

Look out for returning favourites such as the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, La Serenissima performing Vivaldi's Four Seasons as well as the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra. Find out more at

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Make the most of your October half term...

October Half Term is a great time to take a break and step away from the norm before the winter really sets in.

And at Home From Home we believe Gower is the perfect spot to enjoy some quality time away with the family and your pets.

Whatever the weather, the Swansea Bay area is both outdoorsy and indoorsy. There really is loads to do with a host of Half Term events and activities set to take place across the peninsular at a variety of venues.

2016 has been a bumper year for us with some 30 more properties joining our portfolio which is why we’re pleased to say we’ve still got some availability.

Whatever size of your party from a two bedroom apartment in the marina sitting midway between seaside and city fun, to a spacious rural hideaway or a cosy coastal cottage, check out the properties below or enter your dates into the property search function at

Alternatively pick up the phone and talk to a member of our team on +441792360624 who can help you choose a Half Term home from home that’s just right for you and your brood.

Bluebell Cottage, Cilonen - Ref: 486 / Gower, Swansea
Swansea Festival

Bluebell Cottage is an enchanting barn conversion, situated in the heart of the Gower alongside the historical Gower Way. This stone built cottage offers a blend of traditional exterior stone clad walls combined with a beautifully restored contemporary interior.

This cottage along with its identical neighbour 'Daffodil Cottage', have both been completed to a very high standard and offer spacious and luxury accommodation set in this rural landscape.

With both 'Bluebell' and 'Daffodil' cottages being located next to one another it creates an ideal opportunity for not only the smaller parties to enjoy but also for larger numbers to accommodate both properties.

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Bwthyn Y Bryn, Mumbles - Ref: 381 / Swansea
Celebrations of Cider & Beer

A delightful 2-bedroom fisherman's cottage in the heart of Mumbles village, with stunning sea views. Bursting with character and coastal finishing touches, this turn of the century stone property is typical of the area, set amongst winding hillside streets.

Quiet and cosy, Bryn Terrace is a 5 minute walk to the seafront promenade and the cafes, parks, shops and galleries that make Mumbles such a popular visitor destination. A 25 minute stroll will lead you along the coastal path, beyond the pier and around the point to the beaches of Rotherslade and Langland.

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Awel Y Mor, Nicholaston - Ref: 667 / Swansea
Walk to the Worm walk

A large, modern, practical detached house in the heart of Gower within walking distance of some of the peninsula's most spectacular beaches.

Light and bright and beautifully decorated throughout, this 5-bedroom holiday home is set over three floors and boasts 4 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms, a fabulous kitchen plus utility room and beautiful coastal views.

Located in Nicholaston, a rural hamlet within the village of Penmaen close to Oxwich, Awel Y Mor is the ideal base for a holiday on Gower with delightful walks through woodland and across dunes to the beaches of Three Cliffs and Oxwich., West Glamorgan

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White Knight Gardens,Bishopston - Ref: 647 / Bishopston, Swansea
Walk to the Worm walk

A modern detached family house in the Orchard, an exclusive residential development in Bishopston close to Caswell Bay. Light and bright and beautifully decorated and styled throughout, it sleeps 8 comfortably in 4 bedrooms with two en-suite shower rooms, as well as a family bathroom and downstairs cloakroom.

With an enclosed rear and side garden and plenty of parking and loads of storage space in the bedrooms and kitchen, White Knight Gardens is a must for a family or group of friends looking for a comfy coastal retreat.

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