Apartment | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
You can hear the waves breaking on Rotherslade beach from Bay View Apartment in Langland. It is in a wonderful location for your relaxing holiday on Gower. The Apartment is only 100 meters from the 'Blue Flag' family beaches of Rotherslade and Langland. You can have breakfast on the sun terrace of the Rotherslade cafe overlooking the beach, have lunch in the Surfside cafe overlooking Langland and then have dinner in Langland Brasserie, a conservatory style restaurant also overlooking the beach. Langland Bay Golf course is a ten minute walk away. The Gower Coastal Path is on your doorstep, you can stroll round to Caswell Bay in one direction or in the other the lighthouse and Limeslade Bay and on to Mumbles. If you are feeling energetic you can walk all the way around the Gower Peninsula or simply open your door and be sitting on the golden sand of Rotherslade Bay two minutes later. This beautifully renovated first floor apartment has all the advantages of the generous proportions of a period property with the comfort and finish of a modern renovation. There are three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a contemporary open plan living area with a kitchen, dining area, sofas and sea views.
The main living area is open plan and tastefully finished with polished wood flooring, and stylish furniture. A newly fitted kitchen has granite worktops and integrated appliances. There is a dining table with seating for six and leather three piece suite arranged around a flat screen television. The room has a large bay window and juliet balcony. The large windows take advantage of the view as well flooding the room with daylight and you can open the Juliet balcony doors to enjoy the breeze off the sea as you sit at the dining table
There is a large master bedroom with a very stylish en-suite shower room. The second bedroom is a twin and the third contains children's bunk beds (2'6" x 5'9"). There is a lovely family bathroom with separate shower enclosure and quality fixtures and fittings.
The apartment is nearing completion and we will be adding more photography of the furnished bedrooms over the coming weeks. It is available from the Easter holidays.
Externally there is a terrace area with outside table and chairs, photos to follow.
There is parking for one car in an allocated bay to the front of the property.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Cardiff, Nearest railway: Swansea|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, 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, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
The South Wales region
The Gower offers a dramatic and varied landscape. The numerous beautiful bays of golden sand and secluded coves are linked by a coastal path allowing you to explore the entire coast of the peninsular. Sandy beaches backed by dunes and dramatic limestone cliffs are found on South and West Gower. To the North of the peninsular the landscape changes to salt marshes and there are many nature reserves providing a bird watcher's paradise.
Often compared to the Bay of Naples, Swansea Bay is a five mile sweep of golden sand linking the Swansea Maritime Quarter and Mumbles Head. A beautiful panorama of sea and water. Running the length of the bay is a promenade ideal for a stroll or cycle ride. If you aren't feeling energetic a trip on the Swansea Bay Rider might be just the ticket. The Swansea Bay Rider is a land train which runs between Southend Gardens in Mumbles and Blackpill Lido on bank holiday weekends in May and throughout the Summer.
Close to Mumbles are the popular beaches of Langland and Caswell Bay, The Blue Flag Beach of Langland is very accessible, with ramps at both ends of the bay allowing pushchairs onto the beach. A beautiful curving bay with Victorian beach huts and palm trees. There's ample parking and three eateries, one an upmarket licensed Brasserie and two beach side cafes with everything from bacon sandwiches to buckets and spades. This is a popular surfers venue with a designated swimmers area and life guards on duty. There are rock pools galore for the children and lovely golden sand.
Caswell is a beautiful Blue Flag beach with a large car park and its own beachside cafe as well as a snack bar and beach shop. There is a life guard in attendance during the summer months and a surf school in operation. Out of season this beach becomes a surfers paradise.
Travelling further onto the Gower Peninsula the stunning secluded bay of Three Cliffs is one of the most photographed locations on Gower and was recently featured on the television programme Britain's Favourite View. Wonderful golden sands backed on one side by high dunes which are perfect for sunbathing.
In 2007 The Travel Magazine named Oxwich beach the most beautiful in Britain, describing it as "magnificent and unspoilt" and as a "great place for adults and children to explore". There is a wide range of habitats with the beach backed by salt marshes, woodland and sand dunes. Oxwich is a wonderful beach for swimming and water sports. Its position facing South East means that the water is particularly calm and perfectly suited for windsurfing, kayaking, waterskiing and power boating, all of which is on offer on this popular beach. There is car parking directly behind the western end of the beach and this along with toilets and a kiosk means it is a very accessible and convenient beach.
The last city before rural Wales, Swansea, boasts an Olympic swimming pool, The National Waterfront Museum and the Museum of Transport. Let us not forget the Grand Theatre, the LC2 water park, a Casino and two multi-screen cinemas. There are several festivals including 'Escape to the Park' a dance music event held in Singleton Park, this venue also hosts the BBC Proms in the Park . The ever growing Swansea Bay Summer festival runs throughout the summer with live music, theater, children's entertainment and sports events. Many events are free but it is worth remembering to book in advance for the international artists who perform in the festival.
Wales' second city Swansea nestles around the crescent shaped Swansea bay with its miles of golden sand.
The restoration of Wind street, (pronounced Wine), hints of the past wealth of the city with its beautiful buildings transformed from banks into bars and restaurants. This street has become world famous as a party venue.
The Maritime Quarter, an internationally awarded architectural project, combines the beautiful architecture of the waterfront which survived the German bombs with a new marina development including galleries, museums cafes and bars. The development, which was praised by Prince Charles for its sympathetic architecture has greatly enhanced the city and strengthened it's links with the waterfront.
There are many beautiful places to see within the environs of the city. The Vivian family, who accumulated great wealth through copper smelting in the 19th century, spent a good deal of that money developing the grounds of their estates; notably Clyne Castle and Singleton Abbey. These properties and their gardens and parklands were subsequently acquired by the city of Swansea. Clyne Gardens is extremely beautiful with many rare Azaleas and Rhododendrons as well as ancient trees . Singleton Park houses a stunning walled Botanical Garden surrounded by beautifully landscaped parklands sloping gently towards the sea. Swansea's position on the edge of the Gower means it is perfectly placed as a tourist destination.
Langland - Has many loverly houses with views over the sea. Just a little way out of the busy centre of Mumbles. This area benefits from the two most popular and child friendly beaches in the area, Langland and Rotherslade. Connected at low tide but each with its own charm and character.
Rotherslade, or Little Langland, is a small cove with interesting rock formations and caves. Steep steps lead down from a cafe terrace to the beach. So if you don't feel energetic have a coffee and admire the view.
Langland Bay itself is more accessible, with a slip allowing pushchairs onto the beach. A curving bay with Victorian beach huts and palm trees. Ample parking and three eateries, one an upmarket licensed Brasserie and the other two beach side cafes with everything from bacon sandwiches (to dream about) to buckets and spades. A surfers venue with a designated swimmers area with life guards on duty. Rock pools galore and lovely golden sand, watch the world go by whilst you eat your sarnie.
At one end of the beach is Langland Golf club which borders the path that leads across the cliffs to Caswell Bay and the rest of Gower. There is another excellent cafe at Caswell to spur you on to Brandy Cove and Pwll Du Bay. Don't get carried away as the path continues around the whole of Gower to Worm's Head and beyond to the LLougher Estuary.
Easy walking (if a bit uphill) to Mumbles itself from Langland Bay. Langland is an excellent location from which to venture out to the rest of the Gower. A drink outside the Langland Brasserie might persuade you to stay put.