Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
The Gower Peninsula is a coastal region of outstanding beauty. It possesses a wide range of beaches and coves which due to their geographical location enable a visitor to choose a destination to suit their particular needs, a big wave for surfing, or a calm sandy beach with tidal pools for infants. Similarly, within the Gower, there exists a broad range of outdoor based adventure activities from Golf to sailing which are tailor made to suit most tastes. The Fisherman's Snug is a self contained cottage within Mumbles. Mumbles is a quaint coastal village at the base of the Gower Peninsula. It boasts a smorgasboard of fine dining restaraunts, enchanting seaside pubs,art galleries and boutique shops.
The Fisherman's Snug is a genuine 16th Century Fishermans Cottage that was one of the first buildings in Mumbles and until the early 20th century slept a fishermans family with 10 children. It is nestled on the side of Mumbles Hill overlooking the 13th Century Oystermouth Castle and Swansea Bay.
One of the best features of the Fisherman's Snug is it's location, which I feel is best described in terms of minutes it takes to walk to a destination.
It is about a one minute walk to the Mumbles Promenade. This promenade was the platform for the world's first passenger railway which took commuters on the five mile journey from Swansea to the Mumbles Pier and lighthouse.
It is less then one minute to a very child friendly outdoor park and crazy golf park and at least four award winning restaraunts, five takeaway shops and at least six pubs. A five minute walk will take you to the local shops, the Oystermouth Castle, many boutique shops and yet more restaraunts and pubs. In fact a few years back Mumbles was known for the infamous Mumbles Mile where groups of people would embark on the unparralleled challenge of drinking in all of the pubs within the Mumbles Mile: few suceeded!
Ten minutes of walking will take you on an extremely scenic coastal walk along steep cliff faces and onto the beautiful and often surfable Langland and Caswell beaches.
An hour will take you to remote coves, isolated beaches, and steep cliffs ideal for rock climbing.
The Fisherman's snug itself is ideal for a small family or two couples.
The Fisherman's Snug was renovated this year. It is a fully self contained two bedroom cottage.
As you enter the cottage from the peaceful Village Lane you will see an open and airy living room that is overlooked by the newly renovated kitchen. One instinct you may have is to settle down into one of the comfortable leather armchairs and watch a DVD, or sit at the 4 piece table and eat lunch while overlooking Mumbles and Oystermouth Castle. If you were a fisherman you would observe the state of the 13 metre tide to determine the best time to fish.
The open plan kitchen enables the chef to interact with the rest of the family or friends while preparing lunch or dinner. You will be pleased to see that all of the cabinets and work surfaces are new, as are the four burner stove/ oven, fridge and freezer. All the pots and pans and utensils needed to prepare meals are stored in the cupboards, as are the plates and utensils.
Both bedrooms possess a double bed. The master bedroom boasts a lovely view of the Oystermouth Castle and Swansea Bay. At night the lane is so quiet that it is possible to hear the wind whislting through the rigging of small boats at sea and the chime of the nearby church.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Cardiff Airport 50 km, Nearest railway: Swansea 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 3|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Further details indoors|
If you are intending to stay at the Fisherman's Snug for a week, there are a few points that may interest you.
The bed in the master bedroom is particularly comfortable, and will afford you a particularly good night's sleep after a long day out of doors. Furthermore, on a clear night it is lovely to gaze at Oystermouth Castle which is floodlit from below. On a windy or stormy night you can hear the sound of the wind whistling through the rigging of the small boats on their moorings.
After a long day at the beach we find that the full length bath is a bonus for our little children. Similarly it is a nice tonic for sore muscles.
My wife and I live 2 doors down the hill and are more than happy to help you enjoy your stay in Mumbles. We have lots of local information that might be secret to help you find exactly the activity you are interested in pursuing. Similarly, if you were to lose your key or need any other form of help we are literally only metres away,
We can provide a travel cot, high chair and gate if required at no extra cost if required.
The South Wales region
The region surrounding Mumbles is extremely diverse and offers a broad range of activities to suit most tastes.
Most obviously is the beach scene. The Gower Peninsula has an thriving surf culture and boasts some outstanding surf beaches like Langland and Rhasilli. For the parents with children their are more protected beaches like Caswel which not only has smaller surf but also has large natural sany tidal pools for the children to safely play in.
If you are a walker, the Gower coast is one scenic link in the chain of paths that circumnavigate Wales. In fact The Lonely Planet lists the Gower Peninsula as the 'must see' destination of 2012.
Many beaches such as 'Three Cliffs' besides being beautiful are also frequented by rock climbers for their friendly but challenging rock faces.
Fisherman dot the Mumbles Promanade at most high tides and are seen at night on some headlands, mostly fishing for mackeral and sea bass.
In the summer many cyclists take advantage of the long winding roads on the Gower, and enjoy the seaviews while exercising.
The Gower even has an attraction for people who enjoy being underground in small holes. Rich in limestone, much of the Gower has natural caves which cavers are more then eager to explore. If you are even remotely interested in caves, a trip to Danderogove Caves, a 30 minute drive away will take you on a journey into the depths and history of the UK's largest natural caves.
However, if you are more interested in the history of the UK and in particular it''s mining history you could always take a one hour car drive to the Big Pit and see what a real Welsh Coal Mine was like at the coal face.
The Gower is extremely active with attractions and festivals. It is more a matter of how to best utilise the time you have available and tailor what you choose to do for your own taste.
Their are activities to suit all age catagories and most tastes.
If you have small children their is the heritage centre. It is a working water mill that was vital in this area for milling of flour and timber. It not only has a play area for children but it has extremely interesting exhibits for historically and engineering minded individuals.
On rainy days there is the LC2 which is an indoor leisure centre with huge heated pool with huge slides and wave machine.
Further afield their is Folly Farm,a large farm for exotic animals, including girraffes and tortoises and a huge indoor treehouse/pirates liar.
For teenagers, beside the beach their are numerous boat trips, Go Ape experiences, coasteering adventures, and fishing rocks.