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Nicholaston Farm the Gower Wales

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Hi , We want to go to South Wales and have discovered the above site which looks very good and in a very nice location,

the website reviews are good but I would if possible  like the personal views of caravaners who have  visited .

We intend to go mid July  7 nights  on a pitch with electrics in the caravan field  which is designated for caravans and 

motor home ( no tents ) we come from Essex so a fair journey,  which hopefully  proves worthwhile on arrival.

your comments would be appreciated .

 

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We stayed on this site 2 years ago and really liked it. The road to the site is a bit narrow in places but as long as your careful and don't rush it it's ok. Have a look on google earth.

The site itself is basically a big field with hedges around , quite steep but with levilish pitches with some terracing and great views over the lovely bay especially at the top. There's a shop and cafe at reception that does nice inexpensive food and lovely ice-creams which you'll need after climbing up from the beach. Down by reception the coast path goes either left towards 3 cliffs bay or right towards oxwich bay . You can also go straight ahead down a steep path to oxwich bay.

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We love the Gower.  Had a fantastic holiday there a few years ago.  Sorry can’t help with Nicholaston Farm but we stayed here http://www.perriswood.com/ which was a lovely site.   Only needed to cross the road (busy so be careful) to get down to the beach (Tor Bay) through the sand dunes or further down to Three Cliffs Bay.  We also cycled from Mumbles to Swansea and also along the cycle trail at Gowerton.   There’s loads to do for a family holiday so you won’t be disappointed.    

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Not stayed at the site in question, but had a good look around and was pretty unimpressed. Looked  busy and frankly a little scruffy. We stopped at the CMC CL next door, which was excellent. If you NEED a cafe and shop on site you can use it anyway as it`s only a matter of yards from the CL toilets

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18 hours ago, frazerg said:

We stayed on this site 2 years ago and really liked it. The road to the site is a bit narrow in places but as long as your careful and don't rush it it's ok. Have a look on google earth.

The site itself is basically a big field with hedges around , quite steep but with levilish pitches with some terracing and great views over the lovely bay especially at the top. There's a shop and cafe at reception that does nice inexpensive food and lovely ice-creams which you'll need after climbing up from the beach. Down by reception the coast path goes either left towards 3 cliffs bay or right towards oxwich bay . You can also go straight ahead down a steep path to oxwich bay.

Hi Frazerg, thanks for your reply, did google the approach road and note the width not sure of the farms policy on arrival and departure  wouldn't want to met heads on with another outfit,  will phone and check .

 

 

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16 hours ago, angus said:

Not stayed at the site in question, but had a good look around and was pretty unimpressed. Looked  busy and frankly a little scruffy. We stopped at the CMC CL next door, which was excellent. If you NEED a cafe and shop on site you can use it anyway as it`s only a matter of yards from the CL toilets

Hi Angus thanks for your reply, concerned re your look round we don't need a cafe or shop , from the photo gallery the aspect and location appears  exactly what we like but we are aware of marketing exaggeration that why I ask you good people for your feedback , so far one good Frazerg, plus yourself one negative but that is 

what I expected , I hope for  more replies which will give a more balance view good or bad .

 

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We stayed there a couple of years ago and had to move off the original pitch they gave us to another.  Site is okay however on using the shower one morning someone had done their business in the shower.  Not pleasant but no fault of the owners

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We used to use a farm site in Llangenith when we used to go to the Gower when my parents were alive.  Went there in the T25 a few years ago, but have not been back in over 5 years now.  Used to be owned by a Mr. & Mrs Taylor.    Fantastic basic site with the most beautiful views from top of the hill and the walk across the top down to Rosshilli bay is lovely.  Really easy access to Swansea for shopping and lots of lovely little villages and beaches to visit.  No real problems with access to site and drive there from Midlands.

 

Still no facilities at all on site when last visited - but for those who like to go off grid it is fantastic.

 

Great pub opposite little lane down to farm and used to be wonderful food.   Could always hear distant laughter from patrons across the valley at night, but not intrusive.

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We stayed at Nicholaston Farm  for a week in early September 2014 and were blessed with a week of warm sunshine.  The first night the only pitch available was in the lower part of the caravan field so there wasn't much of a view there.  We noticed that a caravan further up was packing up so we did not erect the awning and then moved up there as soon as they left the next day!  It was a great pitch with stunning views.  So you need to be lucky getting a pitch.  It was nice having the cafe and shop.  We had a decent cooked breakfast there on arrival after a long and tiring journey.  There was a big freezer in the shower block so that was useful.  The showers could get quite busy and were smallish but OK.    It was a  15 minute walk down to the fantastic beach then through the beautiful nature reserve to Oxwich Bay.  We did loads of walks - one starts above the campsite along the ridge saw ponies and masses of purple heather and walk back along the coastal path.  Great pub a few miles drive King Arthur Hotel.  Some great cafes on the coastal walks.  

 

The only downside is the price.  Back in 2015 it was £25 per night so I imagine it has gone up quite a bit.

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On 03/03/2019 at 19:22, angus said:

Not stayed at the site in question, but had a good look around and was pretty unimpressed. Looked  busy and frankly a little scruffy. We stopped at the CMC CL next door, which was excellent. If you NEED a cafe and shop on site you can use it anyway as it`s only a matter of yards from the CL toilets

We have stayed on this Cl, really nice owners, although we found the road noise a bit much and that was in April, this road is a lot busier in July/August. Insofar as the the narrow road from Swansea to either site, the only place you have to be careful is in Parkmill which is about 2 miles from your destination. We know beautiful  Gower very well and can vouch that you will have a lovely holiday providing the weather is good 

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This was our pitch on the CL, in the `meadow`. Just about big enough(!), the only pitch in this section, and no road noise. The other sides of the field are just hedges. Would go back tomorrow.

 

 

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Nicholaston Farm is a great campsite. I live in Swansea, and it is one of the ones I would recommend to anyone wanting to camp on the Gower. Good clean facilties, great beach within walking distance, great views. The lane into the campsite is narrow, but it very short before you are there. I would recommend it.

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