Fairyhill

Guide readers this year continue to be ‘impressed’ by the balance of ‘informality and great efficiency’ at Paul Davies and Andrew Hetherington’s ‘lovely, quiet’ small hotel down peaceful country lanes. More

Contact details

Fairyhill
Gower
Reynoldston
Swansea
SA3 1BS
Wales
01792 390139
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Hotel information

Bedrooms

8.

Open

all year except 24–26 Dec and first 3 weeks Jan, open New Year, restaurant closed Mon and Tues, Nov–end Mar.

Facilities

lounge, bar, 3 dining rooms, meeting room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, spa treatment room, 24-acre grounds, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

’easy listening‘ in public areas at mealtimes.

Children

not under 8.

Dogs

allowed in bedrooms (not unattended), not in public rooms.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2016] per room B&B from £200, D,B&B (min. 2 nights) from £275. À la carte £49.50. 1-night bookings refused Sat.

Good Hotel Guide Review

Guide readers this year continue to be ‘impressed’ by the balance of ‘informality and great efficiency’ at Paul Davies and Andrew Hetherington’s ‘lovely, quiet’ small hotel down peaceful country lanes. ‘We felt well looked after and “at home” here.’ ‘Excellently located’, the 18th-century Georgian mansion stands in ‘lovely grounds full of wildlife’; wander round to find the ornamental lake, the old orchard, wide-spreading trees for reading under. Inside, the house is ‘beautifully furnished and maintained, without being fussy’. Settle into ‘comfortable, cosy’ bedrooms: each is individually designed; all are thoughtfully stocked with organic teas, home-made Welsh cakes and ‘loads of gadgets’. The tables are set with white linens and fresh flowers in the restaurant, where chef David Whitecross’s modern British dishes are praised. ‘We ate in, over six nights. Though the menu didn’t change, there were daily specials and adequate choice. We loved the sea bass with samphire that one of the cooks collects from the salt marshes. The wine list is vast, but we were well advised by one of the waiters.’ ‘Good breakfasts, too.’ In late 2016, Fairyhill was bought by a company that specialises in wedding.

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Fairyhill
Gower
Reynoldston
Swansea
SA3 1BS

Guest comments

'Big, comfortable room; excellent bathroom with plenty of storage space. Loads of gadgets in the room; fresh fruit and bottled water. The staff were extremely good, all local and all friendly. The grounds are extensive and full of wildlife; we had a happy couple of hours bird-watching. The cooking was fine if elaborate, though seasonality was sometimes an issue; strawberries not ripe, for example. ' - Peter Anderson - March, 2015
'Our favourite hotel any where. The rooms are very comfortable and cosy. The restaurant is relaxed but food is excellent. The patio is a perfect place for a pre dinner drink. ' - Helen Crookston - August, 2013
'My wife and I have just spent a delightful six nights at Fairhill. We were particularly impressed with the way the owners have managed to achieve great efficiency with informality - not easy to do. It's beautifully furnished and maintained, without being fussy. The staff were remarkably friendly and effective. Breakfast was good with plenty of choice. We had dinner there each night. Though the menu didn't change, there was enough choice, particularly with the specials. We loved the sea bass and samphire, which one of the cooks collects from the salt marshes. The wine list is vast but we were well advised by one of the waiters. We cannot fault this lovely and quiet place! ' - Humphrey Norrington - August, 1208
'We stayed for four nights, in a deluxe room and dinner b and b. It was expensive but very nice.A really lovely house and grounds and excellent location. The perfect place to relax.and do nothing. Lovely room and very good food, though almost a little too complex at times for me! The staff, with one exception, was excellent and the atmosphere was relaxed and cosy. We felt well looked after and 'at home' here and really found it hard to leave. ' - Diana Goodey - August, 1007

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Tourist attractions

  • Gower Peninsula

    One of the first places to be designated 'An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' in 1949.

  • Oxwich Bay

    Voted one of the top ten family beaches in the UK.

  • Machynys Golf Course

    A modern links style layout, overlooking Carmarthen Bay.