Redcliffe , Caswell Bay.
Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Redcliffe apartment has a fantastic vantage point for views of Caswell Bay, voted one of the most beautiful beaches on Gower with its ancient cypress trees, rivers and lush cliffs. It also has the advantage of being close to Mumbles village with its cafes, bistros, harbour, pier and lighthouse -only an hour's walk along the cliff path with fabulous views all the way.Langland bay is on 35 minutes by coastal path. A walk there for offee or a gastro supper is a must.
The balcony views are spectacular at any time of the day or year and it is often possible to see the Devon coast and enjoy gorgeous sunset skies.There is direct access to walks along the Gower coastal path and inland along beautiful valleys. Golfers and horse riders are visible on the headlands and there are numerous facilities for such recreation. Caswell has every type of watersport including surfing, kayaking, as well as caving, cycling, rock pooling and fishing. The fully manned lifeguards' hut is just below the apartment making Caswell Bay one of the safest swimming and surfing bays on Gower. There is nothing nicer than observing the boats and yachts and the tidal changes in bird's eye view from the balcony.
Guests can explore the world renowned beaches of Three Cliffs, Oxwich and Rhossilli which are no more than forty five minutes by car. It is also possible to take in these South Gower beaches on a hike via Brandy cove, Pobbles Bay and Pwlldu.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Cardiff 60 km, Nearest railway: Swansea 6 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors|
The Redcliffe apartment is newly refurbished in a stylish, modern style.The interior is tastefully decorated with plain walls and has a full width patio window with white wooden blinds for full visibility or shade. The view is spectacular as the apartment is on the top/third floor accessed by 3 flights of stairs and landings. The living room is spacious and has a dining area as well as table and chairs on the balcony. There is a comfortable leather sofa and leather lounger chair with stylish coffee table on a woollen rug and for entertainment there is a flat screen TV with built in DVD and radio/CD player. For cooler nights and guests enjoying the facilities in the autumn, winter or spring months, there is a cosy atmosphere given by the modern marble surround electric fire with flame glow effect. We also have underfloor heating a bathroom heater.
The kitchen area is equipped with undercounter fridge with ice box, hob, oven and microwave.
The bedroom has a luxurious king sized bed with lamp shelf and surrounding fully fitted wardrobes. The wall dividing the bedroom from the living room has a clear glass panel insert to allow a view of the sea from the bed. This is particularly exquisite in the early morning and in the evening sunsets. This window has a blind for privacy and below it is a desk or dressing table with plenty of drawer space.
The shower room leads from the hallway and has a sink and vanity unit as well as a mirror cupboard.
|Further details outdoors|
The Redcliffe apartments are built in a unique position on the safe sheltered side of Caswell Bay. Access is via a private gated drive from the coast road and there is safe and plentiful parking directly in front of the apartments with views of the beach. There is a safe balustraded set of steps from the car park onto the beach and here it is possible to join the Gower coast path directly to walk westwards or to walk across the beach to access the easterly route. To the west are Brandy Cove, Pobbes, Pwlldu and Three Cliffs and to the East are Langland, Rotherslade and Bracelet Bays leading to the Mumbles lighthouse, pier and harbour. There are a number of viewpoints and beauty spots in each direction with small cafes en route towards Mumbles. From here guests can view the whole sweep of Swansea Bay and the town, with its Dylan Thomas exhibition, Maritime Quarter and marina, Museum, Leisure centre with wave machine, good shopping facilities, Heritage sites and the Grand Theatre, is well worth a visit. There are a number of cultural activities during the Ostreme Mumbles festival, at theTaliesin Arts centre at Swansea university and many local village activities which are of interest.
Mobile phone coverge in the bay itself depend on the network. Most networks have complete coverage, some are patchy.
We can offer bed and breakfast at a good rate in our large modern home in the UK which is 15 mins from Luton airport for Easyjet users who might need to break their journey. We are also only 30 mins from Heathrow for BA users and 40 mins from Stanstead.
The South Wales region
West of Swansea is the beautiful Gower Peninsula- the first area in the whole of the UK to be declared an AONB or an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. At the entrance to Gower lies the famous village of Mumbles. This is where Dylan Thomas spent his leisure time in the Mermaid Inn, now a restaurant, and where you will see bobbing boats , enjoy harbour walks, numerous bistros and cafes and a wide coastal path for walking an cycling. Formerly the track of the famous Mumbles railway, there is a now summer train running the whole length of Mumbles and Swansea Bay that is a delightful way to get around.
From Mumbles village it is a short drive ( or walk along the safe coastal path) to Bracelet, Rotherslade Langland and Caswell Bays. Langland and Caswell Bays are safe and attract surfers in all seasons and there is tennis and golf for enthusiasts. The Redcliffe apartments are in a spectacular and unique position in the sheltered western side of wide Caswell Bay. Originally built in th 1960s their plain outward appearance belie the stunning position and views which are truly breathtaking.
Local attractions are many and various including natural geographical attractions like coastal and valley walks, the famous beaches of Three Cliffs and Rhossili and cultural attractions in Bishopston, Mumbles and Swansea all in close proximity. It is also possible to go further afield to the Black Mountains, Dan Yr Ogof caves and even the Brecon Beacons. West and Central Wales are also accessible with routes via North Gower, Pembrey, Laugharne, Tenby towards Pembrokeshire making touring feasible and enjoyable.
Welsh Heritage sites abound in Gower and Swansea encompassing elements of past industrial and cultural activities and the Welsh Folk Museum at St Fagans is less than an hour's drive. Swansea's history pays tribute to Dylan Thomas in several exhibitions and to its maritime past and present in the interesting Maritime Quarter near the marina. There are several museums and theatres as well as a plethora of concerts and male voice choir events in the local area. The small village of Bishopston is just inland from Caswell where you will find a friendly inn and local shops. The creative directors of Dr WHO live nearby and Katherine Zeta Jones comes home to her Mumbles home very regularly.
The area is popular with artists and writers who are prominent in local literature. Guests will also find the authentic Welsh Love Spoon collection in the famous Lovespoon Gallery nearby in Mumbles. Further inland guests can visit charming Gower villages like Penclawdd famous for its cockles, and the castles of Penmaen, Penrice, Oxwich and Kidwelly are of great interest also.
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11 Sep 2014
"Great apartment in a stunning location overlooking Caswell Bay"
We stayed for 5 nights at this apartment and everything was just perfect! Booking was very easy, the apartment was even better than expected with wonderful views of Caswell Bay, one of the best beache… More
Really pleased you had a good 5 nights'relaxing holiday and explored some of the most beautiful parts of Gower.
17 Jul 2014
"Great flat with a spectacular view!"
Stayed here for 1 week. Lovely flat - ideal for 2 people. We sat on the balcony every morning for breakfast and also made use of it in the daytime. Loved the sound of the waves and being so close to t… More
Glad to know that you made the most of the location and had an enjoyable week. Hope you return one day.
16 Mar 2014
We both love this apartment, having stayed here five years running and knowing exactly what to expect everytime is a definite bonus. Angela's attention to detail with subtle upgrades here and the… More
So glad you both had an enjoyable celebratory visit.
20 Sep 2013
Another stay at this lovely apartment. Extremely comfortable, very clean - all top quality - oh, and how could I forget the amazing view!!Looking forward to my return to Caswell Bay.… More
Always delighted to hear from returning guests and so pleased you had a relaxing break.
1 Aug 2012
"A place to recharge your batteries fully!!"
The procedure for booking and paying for the stay was very efficient the owner was a pleasure to deal with.On the day of our arrival the sun came out and lasted for the whole week.The accomodation is excellent as described . The views from the apartment are stunning . At times it was like having your own private beach .We needed a place to unwind from our hectic lives , this is the place. In nearby Mumbles all facilities are available (if you need large shops Swansea is down the road).On an observation note there are three flights of stairs to get to the appartment but worth the effort for the views. One priceless aspect no mobile phone coverage ! If you needed communications there is internet wireless network One suprise was the next house had its own Helicopter very upmarket.
So many people comment on how realxing it is to watch the tide come in and out. It is indeed heavenly. By the way, most mobile phone networks are fine in the bay itself but this can be patchy with some and just walking onto the beach can create a link up.
12 Mar 2012
"There aren't many places like this in the world"
This beautiful apartment is tastefully furnished, clean and very well equipped but above all it probably has one of the most wonderful locations in the world and we've travelled a lot of it. From both the bedroom and sitting/dining area there is a magnificent view onto the beach and sea which are only a stone's throw away. The headland rising to the left and another wooded headland to the right give rise to spectacular cliff path walks at the end of which are a great range of cafes, bars and restaurants, all of which are listed in the apartment's handbook and are all very good especially the full Welsh breakfasts! We have been lucky enough to "winter" here for five months and have loved every minute through all sorts of dramatic weather. We can't write anything adverse because there is nothing. Our dealings with the owner have been more of a pleasure than a business transaction. The apartment and it's location are a credit to her.
So nice to have such positive comments from such well travelled guests! There is indeed somnwthing very special about the Redcliffe, Caswell and Gower in sunny South Wales.
15 Jun 2011
"Fantastic- couldn't be better."
Very rarely have we stayed in accommodation with such an amazing view. We watched the waves and tides and fully relaxed. So much to absorb one- surfing, canoeing, caving, swimming. We were right on th… More
We are delighted that our guests had such a lovely time-this review states what a lot of guests write in our guest book and we appreciate such positive responses very much indeed.We have had visitors from many European countries as well as almost every region of the UK. We always welcome guests who can enjoy a quality environment in a this Gower/Mumbles area declared the first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Britain.
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