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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 9 reviews

Two bedroomed cottage

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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 9 reviews

The area is called Mumbles after the famous lighthouse.

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

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. There are two cosy bedrooms and everything is included. It was opened to visitors in 2011 and all the furniture and fittings are in excellent condition. It was redecorated in 2014. It has been awarded four stars 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. Since 2012 and the opening of the Wales Coastal Path, there are many great circular walks; you can even undertake some walks with the aid of the local bus network. There is pony trekking offered on Gower and many other leisure pursuits such as surfing and cycling in the area. Swansea Bay water sports centre is just four miles away as you approach the city.

You'll find lots to do locally for all ages. Oystermouth has a 12th century castle and a Victorian pier with amusement arcade, several ice cream parlours and a promenade all the way to the city of Swansea six miles away with museums, cinemas, theatre and state of the art leisure centre.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Langland Bay 1 km
Will consider Corporate bookings
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 200 m
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 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 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden
Access Secure parking
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. The double bedroom has room for a travel cot and there is one available at the cottage for your use, plus a booster chair that fixes to the dining chair and a taller chair for those old enough to sit directly at table.

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.

Further details

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.

About this location

Southern Wales region

Gloucester Place is in the heart of the old fishing village of Oystermouth in an area called Mumbles with its nearby historic lighthouse. Mumbles is on the doorstep of the wonderful Gower Coast - a 19 mile long peninsula to the west of Swansea 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.

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.

Since 2012 and the opening of the Wales Coastal Path, it is now possible to walk from the eastern end of Swansea's old port to the end of the north Gower coast along promenade, cliffs and farmland tracks with views of the sea never far away. Details of this walk, allowing four days, can be obtained from the owner of the property. An annual walking festival takes place in June.


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.

The area of Mumbles gets its name from local geological formations at Mumbles Head which marks the end of the glorious sweep of Swansea bay. It is marked by a still active lighthouse and a Victorian pier. Around the corner lie two bays and a well used cliff top walk beckons from the second bay, Limeslade. The old RNLI lifeboat museum provides details of the history of the various exploits of the brave men and woman who ran the old Mumbles Lifeboat.

An even longer history is waiting to be told at the 12th century Oystermouth Castle, recently reopened for tours and activities. Throughout August there are various events mounted by the Friends in the Castle Field.

The area boasts a huge variety of eating places making it ideal for an easygoing weekend stay. You will never be more than five minutes away from a cup of tea and a Welsh cake; and people come from all over to enjoy ice cream from Joe's on a sunny evening. 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, boutiques and gift shops.

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Review 1-9 of 9

11 Dec 2014


"Quaint & Cosy"

A nice cosy cottage. Very well stocked for a home away from home. Lots of information for the tourist to browse over. Positioned well for walking and catching the bus. "Go Gower" option on t… More

2 Nov 2014


"Cozy but surprisingly spacious well equipped cottage."

Stayed here for 3 nights visiting our son who has recently started at the University. Owner was very accommodating with quick replies to any queries. Cottage has it's own parking which is a real … More

4 Aug 2014


"Lovely cottage"

We had a very nice stay at the cottage in Mumbles. The rooms are clean and nicely decorated - we all felt very comfortable! The area is absolutely worth a visit and from Mumbles it is quite easy to vi… More

24 Jul 2014


"Great Location"

The cottage was in a great spot for access to the town and ocean. 3 block walk downhill to very quaint village with shopping, restaurants and great pubs. Try the 'Mumbles Mile' pub crawl if … More

2 Jun 2014


"Good location"

very good location, quiet but central for shops/restaurants. Near to Oystermouth castle. Good for walking futher round the Gower. Everything you need at the house.Only problem can be car access - ther… More

23 Apr 2014


"Perfect cosy cottage in the heart of Mumbles"

The location and facilities are great with a bonus car parking space at the rear of the property (bit of a squeeze but all lanes in Mumbles are tight). The cottage was in great condition and is perfec… More

5 Mar 2014


"Small but decent and convenient"

As we have never been to Mumbles before, we can not really compare it to other places. If we had to be critical, parking is very limited, space for one car at the back of the property and nowhere to p… More

10 Jan 2014


"Good Family Accomodation in great location for shops and restaurants"

Accommodation was homely and well equiped, up a hill but close to local shops, pubs, restaurants and 'walks'. Car parking at rear of property was a bonus. The owner easily contactable and ex… More

10 Sep 2013


"Fab cottage with excellent facilities. Comfortable & perfect for 2 weeks holiday. Will use it in the near future."

Just returned home from the cottage and wanted to say just how much we loved it there. The cottage was spotless upon arrival and excellent facilities. Will be rebooking at some point in the future, w… More

Review 1-9 of 9

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    Calendar last updated:01 Mar 2015

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