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Sally Purnell

Member since: 2008
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5* Self Catering Penthouse, Llanelli, Beach, Sea Views, Walks, Golf, Cycle.

26 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Llanelli holiday apartment

3 bedrooms, sleeps 6, beachfront penthouse, a great location for family holidays

Next Availability October 29

A 5 *, luxury duplex holiday apartment , Gower View Penthouse is on the beachfront in Llanelli, on the award winning Millennium Coastal Park, 22km of beautifully restored coastline that provides breathtaking views of the Gower Peninsula, traffic-free cycle paths and exhilarating walks.

It has a light, spacious open plan kitchen living area with full-length glass balconies on both sides and a spacious master bedroom with en suite. There is free BT Infinity Wifi and BT Vision TV. It is tastefully furnished and has porcelain tiled floors with underfloor heating throughout. It has spectacular views of the beach and sea and the stunning sunsets are to die for! We feel completely relaxed from the moment we arrive.

It is a brilliant location for family holidays with a choice of child friendly beaches. It is a wildlife haven and provides a wide range of activities, places to visit and sports particularly golf, with 17 courses less than 30 miles away.There are several excellent restaurants nearby, the nearest being just a 5 minute walk is the Sosban which has been voted AA restaurant of the year. Near to the Ffos Las racecourse, it is easily accessed from the M4 motorway.

NEW FOR 2015

Childrens playground with swings, slides etc a 5 minute walk from the penthouse

Ramps Skatepark for scooters, skateboards and BMX, pool, table tennis also bike hire £12 per day

A visitor centre is situated 4 mins walk from the apartment, the staff are very helpful and will answer any questions you may have. It houses a cafeteria and ice-cream shop. There are excellent restaurants nearby, details can be found in the folder in the apartment.

Pembrey Country Park (20 minutes drive) has a dry ski slope, toboggan run, mini railway, nature trails, adventure playground, cycling and horse riding. Next door is the Welsh Motor Sports Centre .

Trostre Parc Shopping Centre is just 8 mins drive away, it has a 24 hour Tesco, M&S, Debenhams, BHS, Next, Clarks, Laura Ashley, Quick Siver, TKMaxx, Accessorize, Outlet, HMV, JJB Sports, B&Q, WH Smith. There are also McDonalds, Pizza Hut and other eateries. Parc y Scarlets, the new stadium for the Scarlets rugby team is just next door.

Llanelli leisure centre has 2 swimming pools, Fusion gym, squash courts, sports hall for badminton and trampolining.

There are 2 soft play centers for younger children nearby.

Indoor bowls is available in Llanelli at the Selwyn Samuel Centre and snooker at the Terry Griffiths Matchroom

There is a multi screen cinema and theatre in the town centre.

Folly Farm is a wonderful day out for all the family with indoor and outdoor activities.

Oakwood Theme Park with rides for all the family is on the A48 leaving the M4 at junction 49.

Swansea Waterfront has a spectacular new water based leisure centre with the UK's first standing surf machine, a thrilling ride called the Master Blaster, a lazy river, interactive pool, teaching lagoon, waterfall, water jets and fountains - the best water park around.Also in Swansea you can find tenpin bowling and a multi screen cinema - all good activites for wet days. Afan Forest Park is a popular destination for walking, cycling and orienteering and has mountain bike trails for all standards leave the M4 at junction 40.

There are 2 National Trust properties nearby - Dinefwr Park and the Dolaucothi Goldmines. Pendine Museum of Speed focuses on the use of the sands for land speed attempts and racing.

The penthouse is just 40 metres from the soft, sandy beach at the mouth of the estuary of the River Loughor, a 20 minutes drive to Pembrey Country Park which has access to the 7 mile long blue flag beach Cefn Sidan Sands.

It is 30 - 40 minutes to the beaches on the Gower, which include Rhossili, Mewslade Bay, Oxwich Bay, Three Cliffs Bay, Caswell Bay our favorite with excellent beach cafe and Langland Bay which has a very good beachfront restaurant.

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  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sally Purnell (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks english

About Sally Purnell

We are a professional couple who now have a little more leisure time away from the office. Gower View Penthouse is our family holiday home, we live in Birmingham and so could not be further from the sea. We visit regularly to enjoy the peace and quiet as well as all the area has to offer. We have 2 married daughters and 4 grandchildren under the age of 6. Both young families love coming here.

Sally Purnell purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Sally Purnell chose Carmarthenshire

We decided to buy Gower View Penthouse in May 2007. We viewed it on a wet and windy day but still fell in love with the penthouse and spectacular view! When staying there we enjoy golf, walking, cycling, tennis, the beautiful beaches and the great selection of restaurants nearby. Whatever the weather there is so much to do in the area and so many places to visit.

What makes this apartment unique

The view is breathtaking and constantly changing.

The sunsets are spectacular.

In just a few steps you can be on the beach or heading along the traffic free coastal path on foot or by bike.

The Gower Peninsula, Pembrokeshire and the Brecon Beacons National Park are all within easy reach.

The Penthouse is a 10-15 minute drive from the M4, it takes us just over 2 hours 30minutes to drive from Birmingham via the Heads of the Valley road - a beautiful route. There is a new out of town shopping centre Trostre Parc just a 8 minute drive away which provides all the shopping you could want. Tesco, Asda and Morrisons are all within in 10 minute drive and some guests arrange a home delivery before their stay.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What more can you wish for? We enjoyed our vacation in the penthouse. What a magnificent view of the sea from the sitting room and (one of the) bedrooms! But the apartment has much more to offer: it is spacious and modern, furnished with loving care, the kitchen is very well-equipped, Wi-Fi and home entertainment products are available and it is – which is very important for us - very clean. The'price-performance' ratio is good.

We were on golf holiday, the beautiful Pennard and Ashburnham courses are nearby and the Neath and Pontardawe courses are also within reach (~35 min.). Machynys Peninsula is next-door and offers, in addition to the course, practise facilities, a health club and spa.

We can recommend the Penthouse for holidays and business trips
Nov 2012
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based on 26 traveller reviews

5* Self Catering Penthouse, Llanelli, Beach, Sea Views, Walks, Golf, Cycle.
average rating of 4.923077 based on 33 reviews

Beautiful penthouse

  • 5 of 5

The penthouse is excellent with with wonderful views. It's very clean and the appliances and fixtures are top quality. Lots of tourism literature is provided which was very helpful. The penthouse is ideally located to visit many attractions. Sally, the owner was a pleasure to deal with. I would recommend the accommodation without reservation.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Stu for your kind review. We never tire of the view and have been watching kite surfers race up and down in keen winds this morning. There are so many places to visit from here, many of which can be visited time and again. Glad you had a good time and some good weather. Sally
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  • 5 of 5

The penthouse was the perfect place for my family during a recent trip to Wales to visit family. The apartment is modern and well-maintained and the location couldn't be better. We loved watching the tide go out in the mornings as the cockle pickers lined up to drive onto the sand. On windy days the kite surfers put on a great show. And the evening sunsets were a perfect way to end the day. Sally took exceptional care of us. We look forward to staying here again next time we're in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sara, I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay and found that the penthouse suited your family well. We have been staying there for 9 years now and are still amazed by the view every time we go. It would be lovely to have you to stay again the next time you visit your Welsh family.
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Beautiful penthouse

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful apartment set out over 2 floors. Stunning views, everything we needed and super clean. Parking right outside the building. We were very happy with our stay here and would highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Calm and magnificent view

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 6 visiting Wales during the rugby World Cup.

This penthouse was perfect for us to do sole visits : beacon Brecon national park, the south west coast, Swansea ... And to go see some great rugby games in the millennium stadium !

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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wonderful accommodation in an underrated location

  • 4 of 5

I have known Llanelli since I was a boy and it is hard to believe that such wonderful holiday accommodation with a stunning view can be had on the site of the old North Docks. The location has been wholly transformed and there is so much to do in the immediate area. We enjoyed cycling along the adjacent coastal route and the Country park and facilities at Pembrey were first class. The best bits however were waking up to the sound of the waves lapping the beach and the wonderful sunsets.

The flat was clean and of a high standard. Sally's organisation and service could not be faulted and we would recommend without hesitation.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent base for the Gower and South Wales

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The apartment was superbly located for what we wanted to achieve in South Wales. The owners have thought of everything... It is nice to go to a self catering apartment and not have to worry about the small things - they provided tin foil, bin bags, dishwasher tabs, as well as tea/ coffee and toilet rolls. We only had to worry about the food.

The balcony views are beautiful and the spec of the apartment is high. You will however need to be physically fit as the flat is on the 3rd floor and there is no lift... So getting cases up there is a task.. Coming down is fine!

There is lots of information provided for the local area and plenty of games, books and DVDs for the kids... They need more Playstation games apparently according to my 15 yo son!!

In short we loved it and would recommend this place to anyone with a desire to explore South Wales... Don't rely on the beach outside though, there are far better ones on the Gower or at Pembrey Country Park nearby.. Excellent.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay. I agree the beaches on the Gower Peninsula are fantastic our favorite is Caswell Bay and the coastal path provides spectacular views and great walks with varying degrees of difficulty. Cefn Sidan Sands at Pembrey Park is another stunning beach and great for horse riding. I would be grateful if your son could suggest 2 play station games for the apartment, it is something I do not have much knowledge of and our 4 grandchildren, all under 5 have yet to discover!
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Car: recommended

The penthouse is right on the beachfront in Llanelli, within the Millennium Coastal Park. The views are fantastic, you could not be better placed for a choice of places to visit and activities for all ages.

It is a 5 min walk to Sandy Water Park and a 15 min walk to the centre of Llanelli, where there are shops, restaurants, cinema and theatre.

Machynys Golf Clubs is a 5 min drive, it is 8 mins to Trostre Park shopping centre , 10 mins to National Wildlife and Wetlands Centre, 20 mins east to the city of Swansea, 30 mins west to the county town Carmarthen. Nearby are Pembrey Park, Kidwelly Castle, National Botanic Garden of Wales, Aberglasney, Oakland Theme Park, Folly Farm and the beautiful beaches of the Gower.

The penthouse is a 15 minutes drive from the M4 junction 47 or 48.

1 hour drive from Cardiff International Airport. Car hire is recommended. 10 minutes walk from Llanelli Station. There is a regular train and national bus service to and from Llanelli

Golf: The apartment is 5 minutes drive form the Jack Nicklaus Championship golf course at Machynys Peninsular Golf and Country Club. There are a further 17 golf courses less than 50 minutes drive away:

Glyn Abbey, par 70 parkland 18 mins.

Ashburnham, par 72 links 13 mins.

Carmarthen, par 71 moorland 49 mins.

Derilys Court, par 70 parkland 43 mins.

Glynhir, par 69 parkland 37 mins.

Parc Garnant, par 72 hillside 35 mins.

Fairwood Park, par 72 parkland 34 mins.

Gower, par 71 parkland 23 mins.

Gowerton, par 27 par3/driving range 17 mins.

Pontardawe, par 70 mountain/meadowland 37 mins.

Pennard, par 71 links 40 mins.

Langland Bay, par 69 meadowland 39 mins.

Morriston, par 68 parkland 26 mins.

Clyne, par 70 moorland 34 mins.

Earlswood, par 68 downland 34 mins.

Neath, par 72 mountain 37 mins.

Royal Porthcawl, par 72 links 50 mins.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Llanelli, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
1 Oct 2016 - 21 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas and New Year
17 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
3 Jan 2017 - 11 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
February Half Term
18 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
5 night minimum stay
Early Spring
25 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
1 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
May Half Term
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer Holidays
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit A$241

When you arrive you will find the following items in the kitchen:
Tea, coffee, sugar, cooking salt, foil, cling film, paper towel, washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, washing powder and conditioner, tea towels, dish clothes and oven gloves. In the bathrooms you will find shower gel, soap and loo paper.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Llanelli, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Town
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • soap
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • thermos flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to master bedroom with spacious power shower, basin, wc, wall heater, heated towel rail. Family bathroom with bath/shower over, wc, basin, wall heater, heated towel rail. Both bathrooms have hand wash, shower gel, bath foam and loo rolls.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed
  • Master bedroom - king sized bed, LCD TV, play station, walk-in wardrobe, balcony overlooking the sea, underfloor heating, radiator. There is a travel cot for the use of infants in the walk-in wardrobe in the master bedroom. . Bedroom 2 - twin beds, fitted wardrobe, underfloor heating, radiator. Bedroom 3 - twin beds, fitted wardrobe, underfloor heating, radiator. The porcelain tiles throughout the penthouse produce a wonderful cooling effect, however the very efficient underfloor heating means they are beautifully cosy to walk on in winter. There are electric radiators in all the bedrooms and wall heaters, electric towel rails and extractor fans in both bathrooms.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • games - kids
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The duplex apartment is accessed from the third floor of the building, there is no lift. There are full-length balconies on both sides of the kitchen/living area with balcony furniture and a smaller balcony for the master bedroom. There is a high-chair and travel cot available for the use of guests. There is 1 designated parking space and further visitor parking. Bike storage sheds are available on site. There is a communal lawned area outside the apartment. The beach is just 40m from the apartment, it shelves very gently so paddling is safe. The tide goes out a long way so the beach provides a large and safe play area for children. House martins return to this area in spring and can be seen swooping for food outside the apartment and in Sandy Water Park - their activities are enchanting.