Escape To Gower: Property & Lifestyle in the Gower Peninsula

Rhossili Bay
Rhossili Bay in summer 2020

The Gower Peninsula can be found towards the Southwest of Wales, and in 1956 the majority became the very first area in the UK to be assigned an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ classification. The Gower Peninsula is very close to Swansea, and has become synonymous with greenery, beautiful coastlines and staycations. As such, properties along the Gower can be fairly pricey for Wales. However, you do get a lot for your money. 

Gower is only around 70 square miles in area, but the properties for sale are extremely varied, and although they might be expensive for Wales, compared to other enviable property locations like Sandbanks in Poole and London, they are a steal.

A seven bedroom detached house, for example, in scenic Rhossill, compete with stable, 15 acres of land and sea views will set you back a cool one mil – a fair sight better than the £1 million 4 bed semi you’d get in London.

Worm's Head, Rhossili Bay, Gower
Worm’s Head causeway (at Rhossili Bay) exposed at low tide

There’s no shortage of seven to ten bedroom properties along the Gower, all with their own land, so the potential for a holiday home / B&B is huge. All are set in stunning scenery – some in Port Enyon Bay have gorgeous views of the Bristol Channel, so your property would be a stone’s throw from the vibrant city of Bristol. Rural, scenic surroundings, and all the culture and nightlife you could want just across the Channel!

If holiday homes is a business in which you are looking to invest, you can find ready made thirteen bed homes in Port Enyon, just ready for new management. Some even have outdoor pools, making the properties fantastic value at around £800k.

However, if you’re looking to move to a smaller property, Gower can provide in spectacular fashion! Flats can be purchased inside Victorian Grade II listed mansions – for example, Langland Bay Manor, in Langland, Swansea. Here, a 2 bed flat situated inside a veritable castle will only set you back £329k – a bargain!

Map of Gower
Map of the Gower Peninsula

Gower is also full of charming small cottages and bungalows – so if the castle life isn’t quite for you, the area can provide! 2 bedroom maisonettes and 1 bedroom flats close the beach around Swansea will only cost around £230k.

If the property prices haven’t convinced you, let’s talk about what a move to Gower would mean for you. Gower is engulfed by sea on three sides, so you’re always close to the seaside. Gorgeous sandy and shingle beaches litter the coast, and the peninsula is famed for its numerous caves – perfect for walks and adventures. Described as ‘The Hamptons of Swansea’ gorgeous rural scenery is prevalent at all angles – and let’s not forget the celebrity endorsement, as Catherine Zeta-Jones often visits the area.

If that’s not enough, The Gower Heritage Centre can provide all the insight you need about the local culture, and the famous annual Gower Folk Festival in June gives you a feel for the very special, one of a kind, area.

Gower Folk Festival (2018)
The famous Gower Folk Festival, photographed in 2018

Estate Agents in Gower

Here’s some of the estate agents we recommend you check out in case you’re considering moving to Gower.

Simpsons Estate Agents

68 Newton Road, Mumbles, SA3 4BE
01792 734074

Simpsons of Mumbles serves Swansea, the West and Gower. They offer unparalleled customer service; Nick Simpson has grown up in Gower and is passionate about selling and buying homes in Gower. Nick strives for ‘accuracy, honesty and attention to detail in the presentation of the property’ and Simpsons Estate Agents prides itself on personal recommendations.

John Francis

76 Newton Road, Mumbles, SA3 4BE
01792 734024

John Francis was established way back in 1873 and has an excellent record of expertise and experience alongside excellent customer service. There are 20 branches throughout West Wales, located in town centres for ease of access. Their Mumbles office is based towards the coastal side of Swansea town centre- perfect for a scenic walk after your appointment!


Suite 4, Building 4, Hatters Lane, Watford, WD18 8YF
01202 066432

Yopa is an estate agency with a difference – they offer a fair fixed fee, meaning that they will provide you with a fee at the beginning of your interaction and then stick to it. They have customer service lines open evenings and weekends, and care deeply about ease for the customer. Fees started from £999, and they operate a No Sale, No Fee policy when selling your home. They were named ‘Best Online Agency’ in the 2019 ESTAS awards.

Peter Alan

49 Mansel Street Swansea SA1 5SW
01792 734032

Peter Alan has been an established estate agent for over 50 years. They are specialists at selling in Wales, as they have extensive local branches, with 29 across the country. Their Swansea branch is based in the city centre, close to Kingsway and the Quadrant Shopping Centre.


29 Castle Street, Swansea, SA1 1HZ
01792 734098

Belvoir! is a multi-award winning Estate Agent covering the areas of Swansea, Mumbles and Gower. Belvoir! has a very high standard of customer care- in 2016 the agency won ‘Best in Region’, ‘Gold Customer Service Award’ and the Bronze Award for ‘Best Letting Agent in Wales’. They also won the Gold Award for ‘Best Lettings Franchise’ in 2016. Their offices are based in central Swansea on scenic Castle Street.

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In a hurry to sell?

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