Two bedroomed cottage
About the home
The cottage is in the heart of the bustling seaside resort of Oystermouth which boasts a high street of independent small shops and more cafes and restaurants you can visit in a fortnight so there's no need to cook. But if you do enjoy cooking, the cottage is well equipped and includes a dishwasher. It was opened to visitors in 2010 and all the furniture and fittings are in excellent condition. It has been awarded four crowns by Visit Wales.
Only 15 minutes walk away from the award winning Langland Bay, the cottage is at the gateway to the marvelous Gower coast with its unspoiled beaches, cliffs and countryside. If the weather is not great, there is lots to do locally, with a 12th century castle and a Victorian pier with amusement arcade, several ice cream parlours and a promenade that follows the bay around to the city of Swansea six miles away with its museums, cinema and state of the art leisure centre.
The bedrooms are normally set up as a twin and a king size. There are two extra beds available and a small extra cleaning charge will be made for more than four visitors.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Langland Bay, 1km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 200m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Private garden|
Further details indoors:
The house would suit groups of friends as well as families. The king size bed zips apart to provide two singles if needed. It can sleep six as there are two spare beds under the twin beds. The double bedroom has room for a travel cot and/or one of the spare beds. Please let us know if you would like us to provide a high chair.
We want you to have a great time so comfort is uppermost, for example we supply luxury towels. A selection of games and maps are provided together with an owners' guide to short walks around the area and recommendations for eating out.
Further details outdoors:
Unusually in this area of quaint old streets, the cottage has a car parking space at the rear of the garden. There is also a decking area with garden furniture that is in sun from mid morning until early evening. The area is quiet but close to shops and bus stops. You could easily leave the car behind.
A washing machine and rotary drier are provided.
There are public tennis courts and biycles for hire in the vicinity. Further down into Gower there is pony trekking and a couple of surfing schools.
This cottage is in a short terrace at the top of a hill. However, the on site parking space means that visitors with a car will not be restricted in their mobility. Parking at the front of the property is not recommended as it could end up with a parking fine.
The cottage has a spacious through living room; the bathroom is on the ground floor.
Short stays of a minimum three nights are welcome. Normally short stays will not be available during high season periods.
Keys can be handed over by the owner on arrival or notification given on how to access them.
Visitors arriving at unsocial hours can use an internet shopping service and the owner will take delivery.
The South Wales / Swansea/Bridgend/Neath region
Swansea is six miles from the cottage. It offers all the usual city facilities for shopping and entertainment plus the added attraction of being a port with a modern marina and maritime museum. There are two large parks, often hosting special events. The city has an extensive industrial history which visitors can learn about at the city's own museum and on guided walks at certain times of the year. The Gower Coast is a 19 mile long peninsula to the west of the city. It was the first in the UK to be designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It has several easily accessible beaches and several more that are only reached by foot. The local economy is mostly mixed farming and tourism although some of its sea based industry survives on the north coast where cockles and laverbread are still gathered. Get to know it at close quarters this year on the Gower Walking Festival, between 1-23 June. Over 70 guided walks are planned, demonstrating the great diversity of this landscape; specials such as the Collect a Castle walks, the two day long 40 mile walk and the industrial history walk in East Swansea, Copperopolis.
The Gower / Mumbles area
Oystermouth, as the name suggests, was once a busy fishing port. In the last century, tourism took over and now many of the houses in the terraced streets that run up from the sea front lend themselves well to self catering holiday cottages. The village is the heart of the area called Mumbles after the famous lighthouse of Shipping Forecast fame. There are many stories to be heard about those who, over centuries, launched the lifeboat from the now iconic boathouse at the end of Mumbles Pier and saved lives. An even longer history is waiting to be told at the 12th century Oystermouth Castle, recently reopened for tours and activities. The area boasts a huge variety of eating places making it ideal for an easygoing weekend stay. We can guarantee you will never be more than five minutes away from a cup of tea and a Welsh cake but there is also a well known High Street coffee chain unit if that is more your beverage of choice. As to dining out, you can gaze over the bay while you eat, enjoy good fresh fish, eat brasserie style or steakhouse or savour an extensive vegetarian menu. Oystermouth beach is not suitable for bathing but the Blue Badge beaches of Langland and Caswell are within walking distance. Oystermouth tourist information centre supplies leaflets on attractions in the area including details of circular walks and cycle routes on the Gower. Oystermouth has a fantastic range of small independent shops and you are sure to enjoy browsing along the main street which includes a fresh fish slab, two greengrocers, delicatessan, artist studios and gift shops. The Gower Walking Festival takes place in June as does the Mumbles Triathlon. Watch these pages for more details of these and other events.
How to get there
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No 55 Gloucester Place is in Oystermouth village, six miles west of Swansea. It is easily accessible by public transport. An hourly train service leaves from London/Paddington and takes three hours to Swansea. Coaches leave from London/Victoria and take four hours. There are plenty of taxis at both train and coach stations. The bus service is No 2 from Swansea bus station. The bus company is Arriva and offers several saver tickets which are very good value. Please note senior bus passes from England and Scotland are not transferable and cannot be used in Wales If you are hiring a car and want to reach the cottage by sat nav, the post code is SA3 4LQ. When you arrive in Oystermouth village, take the second turning on the right, past a church, up Dunns Lane. Gloucester Place is the second left turn, and No 55 is at the top, on the right, after the Queen Victoria. If you are are not being met, you will be given details on how to access the key safe and park the car.
Activities near Gower
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Low season||4 Jan 13||30 Mar 13||£ 350||£ 55||£ 55||3 Nights|
|School holidays||30 Mar 13||14 Apr 13||£ 440||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid season||14 Apr 13||26 May 13||£ 440||£ 65||£ 65||3 Nights|
|School holiday||26 May 13||2 Jun 13||£ 560||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid season||2 Jun 13||28 Jul 13||£ 440||£ 65||£ 65||1 Night|
|School holidays||28 Jul 13||8 Sep 13||£ 560||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid season||8 Sep 13||3 Nov 13||£ 440||£ 65||£ 65||3 Nights|
|Low season||3 Nov 13||22 Dec 13||£ 350||£ 55||£ 55||3 Nights|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Please note that the September special offer of 25 per cent discount applies only to stays of seven nights.
Please contact us to discuss any particular problems around dates. We are prepared to be as flexible as we can be without inconveniencing other visitors.
Preferred payment is by electronic banking or cheque in advance of the visit.
A damages deposit of £100 is required and will be returned after the visit if nothing has been damaged.Book
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