Lilac House

Gower, South Wales

  • 4 Star

You can book this property from:

  • £1,125 per week
  • £161 per night
  • 4 Star


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 2 double beds
  • 1 single bed
  • 2 single Zip&Link beds (combine for king/super king)


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Range/Aga
  • Freezer


  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Family friendly


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Private parking
  • Rural location

How far to ...?

  • Beach 1 mile
  • Pub 0.6 miles
  • Shop 1 mile

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Surfing
  • Fishing


  • Walk-in shower
  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am
  • Note: Although there are beds for 9 people, this property only sleeps 8 max.


Once the site of the Black Lion public house this beautifully refurbished, pet-friendly, detached cottage is in the village of Overton, close to Port Eynon featuring a large garden and lovely, distant sea views from the first floor.

Overton sits on top of the hill that leads down to Port Eynon and is a quarter of a mile from the small rocky cove of Overton Mere and half a mile from Port Eynon beach while all the south Gower beaches are within easy reach by car.


Ground Floor

Reception: The characterful lounge has a large 3-seat sofa, three armchairs, feature fireplace with log burner, and flatscreen TV.

Dining Room: Feature wall with wood burner, extendable table with seating for 8, upholstered chair and leather armchair. Through room into kitchen.

Kitchen: The newly installed luxury kitchen has a Range cooker with 5-ring gas hob, dishwasher and over-under fridge/freezer. Through room into utility room.

Utility Room: Provides a washing machine, tumble dryer and microwave. There is access into the ground floor shower room/WC.

Shower Room: The bright and modern shower room has a double shower cubicle, WC and basin.

First Floor

Master Bedroom: Superking size bed (can be separated into two single beds), large wardrobe, two chest of drawers, and chair.

Bedroom 2: King bed, bedside cabinet, chest of drawers and wardrobe.

Bedroom 3: Double bed, bedside table, hanging rail, chest of drawers and stool.

Bedroom 4: Double bed, bedside tables, gentleman's wardrobe, hanging rail and chair.

Bedroom 5: Single bed, bedside table, chest of drawers, hanging rail and stool.

Family Bathroom: The modern bathroom has a shower cubicle, bath, WC and wash hand basin.

External: Parking for 2 cars, or 3 small cars. Very large rear garden laid mainly to lawn with summer house and garden furniture for 8.

Sleeps 8: 1 Superking (zip 'n' link) (can be made into two x single beds, please request at time of booking), 1 King, 2 Double, 1 Single

Note: Although there are beds for 9 people, this property only sleeps 8 max. Superking size bed can be made into 2 single beds, please confirm desired configuration at the time of booking.

C/O day - Fri. LPG CH. Wood burner. Bed linen & towels provided. WiFi. Off-road parking for 2 cars. 1 pet accepted. There is a refundable security deposit required with this property. No smoking



Having stayed at Lilac House a good many times in its previous guise, we were a little apprehensive but all that more evaporated on out arrival - it's the same place only much more comfortable and retains its former spirit. We've missed Overton in the last couple of years and have had a grand week walking the cliff paths, admiring the lambs on the way down to Overton, striding over to Horton and the younger members of our family walking to Rhossili. We've seen all sorts of birds, watched crabs emerge from the sand and seen foals on the cliff path. A special week. It's so lovely to return here, especially after such a year. We have loved Lilac House and to see it restored and renewed so sympathetically is wonderful,

Past Customer,

We have loved staying here. In these strange times we found the house so well-equipped for us to self-cater. Fantastic walks, chilly but great sea swims and generally potting about. Many thanks, we've had a wonderful, relaxing time. We will be sure to return in the future.

Past Customer,

What a great place for our bi-annual family holiday with our daughter and their partner. This house is probably the best holiday cottage we have stayed in. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook excellent evening meals. The whole house was beautifully clean when we arrived. Lovely house, thank you. We also really enjoyed the garden.

Past Customer,

Absolutely cracking house for a staycation. So nice. Everything you could want except possibly a BBQ. Great base for exploring this amazing coastline.

Past Customer,

The house was perfect for us. The weather was fantastic and Gower, as always, was beautiful. We bought our children to Gower in 1984 and the have returned with their children. We love the house, the garden, the new patio and the whole holiday.

Past Customer,

A perfect getaway to relax at New Year with all the family. The house had everything we needed. We did some fabulous walks along the coastal paths. The lounge was fabulous for relaxing in each evening. The bathroom and shower were great and plenty of water for all the guests. On New Year's Eve we made use of the lovely dining room and summer house. Walking to the Ship Inn was easy, as was getting to the beach. All of us had a lovely time, full relaxed to start 2020

Past Customer,

We have had a perfect family Christmas holiday at Lilac House. Beautiful interiors, lovely garden and location - perfect for walks to the beach and a stop off at the pub! It was such a cosy cottage for a Christmas break and we made full use of the two wood burners. We have all had a fabulous time and only wish we could stay longer! A big thank you for a magical holiday.

Past Customer,

What a truly lovely property. It was so well presented and equipped, a real 'home from home'. We have all, together with my dog, enjoyed the walks along the costal paths and also in land. The scenery is spectacular. The children have enjoyed surfing and swimming. All the beaches are stunning.

Past Customer,

Four generations of the family have had a wonderful family week in your beautiful, comfortable and very well-equipped house. Our 16-week old baby enjoyed the quiet nights, lots to see and lovely walks in his carrier. Mum & Dad have enjoyed full night sleeps and the walks too. Two of us now live in Texas and became engaged on a walk at Rhossili and loved the surf and walks, We have enjoyed having all the family under one roof and visits from family in Vale of Glamorgan and to cousins in Cardigan. 94yr old Nannie has enjoyed watching the baby and found the house very accessible. We have all loved the beaches, the views, most of the footpaths and having such a comfortable space to be together. Thank you so much

Past Customer,

We've stayed in Gower many times, but this house is our favourite so far. We loved being so close to beautiful cliff top walks and enjoyed the peace of the garden. The house was really well-equipped and a real 'home from home',

Past Customer,

Is Lilac House suitable for 3 generations of 8 people? Without a doubt it is! Lots of positive things to say - garden (with plenty of cooking apples!), summer house used as a painting studio, patio to eat out on (we managed it twice), extremely well-equipped kitchen and loads of utensils. All comfy beds and great heating system. Good showers, plenty of hot water. Decorations up to date and clean. Lots of storage. In other words - lots of good things here! We did beaches, a number of walks from the house and one meal at The Ship Inn. So, you can see we think the house is just great. It suited us down to the ground.

Past Customer,

We cane here with our son, daughter-in-law and their 5-month old and immediately loved the house, it's garden and lovely summer house and most vital - the weather weather has been lovely all week. First, I recommend reading their excellent welcome folders which we left until rather too late and would have saved a lot of time. Within a few minutes walk you are at the beach where the cafes and Ship Inn are excellent. We enjoyed the Falconry display place (see welcome folder), just 15 mins away, Oxwich Beach cafe and particularly Langland Brasserie (30 mins) and King Arthur Hotel. Hope to return.

Past Customer,

Beautiful scenery, one of the best places I have ever been to for a holiday - a hidden jewell. Wonderful house, lovely walk down to Overton and climbing to see the smuggler's cove.

Past Customer,

Loved the house and surroundings. Very comfortable and well-equipped, excellent inspiration pack. Good Sunday lunch at the Ship Inn. Footpaths easy to follow and wonderful views. Walked on my own and felt quite safe. One of my favourite spots at the house - sitting on the veranda in the morning sun having breakfast and looking at the very, very sheltered. Very much enjoyed out stay. Forgot to say - Rhossili beach is stunning.

Past Customer,

What a fantastic time we have had since arriving. We could not have asked for a better house to stay in. Our daughter, aged 2, has loved the garden and playing hide and seek around the house. Our parents have had the best nights sleep in the comfy beds. Safe to say 3 generations have had a wonderful holiday and stay at Lilac House.

Past Customer,