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Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Riversdale Cottage has been fully renovated to the highest standard with solid oak finishings throughout, offering guests luxury and homely accommodation. The quaint one bedroom cottage in the style of a dutch barn is located less than a mile, about a 15 minute walk or a few minutes drive from the popular village of Mumbles well known for its boutique shops, restaurants, castle and beaches.
Set well back from the road in tranquil gardens next to a stream, the cottage has been finished to an exceptional standard.
A balcony at the rear of the property gives you access to the patio and a peaceful area to relax in, with table and chairs and a brick built barbecue.
The lounge has French doors that open up onto the balcony where you can listen to the relaxing sound of the birdsong and brook.
The sofa can be used as a bed, for additional sleeping for youngsters.
The wet room is elegantly furnished with stone mosaic tiles, wash hand basin, shaving point and WC.
The kitchen has plenty of storage, an electric oven and hob, sink, microwave and fridge with ice box. Seating and table will accommodate up to four.
The bedroom has a double bed, large fitted wardrobe and a wall mounted TV/DVD player.
Secure private parking adjacent to the cottage.
Gas central heating. Washer dryer.
Free Internet access, both wired and wireless.
Guests will find the location convenient for both Mumbles and the Gower and a great place to relax.
Bicycle hire available upon request. Secure storage if you would like to bring your own bikes.
We offer a real home from home experience and look forward to welcoming you.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Langland 2 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Cardiff 70 km, Nearest railway: Swansea 8 km|
|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||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
About this location
Southern Wales region
Swansea is Wales' “City by the Sea” being perfectly situated on the edge of a five mile wide bay. Renowned as the birthplace of Wales' greatest poet and playwright Dylan Thomas and home of the Dylan Thomas centre where his memory is kept very much alive.
The City has world class cultural facilities and is a lively and vibrant maritime city and regional shopping centre, Swansea is home to Wales biggest indoor market where you can sample traditional Welsh delicacies like laverbread and fresh cockles from Penclawdd. Locally caught fresh fish can also be bought.
Mumbles just 10 minutes walk away is undoubtedly one of the best seaside villages in the UK, with plenty of shops and restaurants and the entire Gower Peninsula on your doorstep.
Beaches & Coast
To the west of the city is the Gower Peninsula, Great Britain's first area of Outstanding Natural Beauty whose west facing beaches are Wales' premier surfing locations. We recommend the following beaches for their safety, good swimming, surfing and facilities:-
Langland, Caswell, Rotherslade, Llangennith Gower, Oxwich, Three Cliffs, Port Eynon
Clyne Gardens… contains varied National Collections of plants set in beautiful parkland.
Open all year round dawn till dusk, admission free
Singleton…these beautiful botanical Gardens are based in the old walled garden of Singleton Park
Plantasia…is Swansea's hi-tech “hot house” boasting one of the finest collections of plants, with three climate zones
The Gower coastline is as good as it gets in the UK.
There are many walks for different abilities throughout the Gower… more information and maps available from the tourist board in Mumbles
From the family friendly promenade at Mumbles to the exhilarating mountain biking tracks of Afan Forest Park Swansea has become a haven for cyclists and bikers of all ages and abilities.
Swansea Bay, Mumbles and Gower boasts an excellent selection of golf courses to suit all abilities and is the ideal location for your golfing
Learn to Surf
Gower is famous for its first rate surfing, Llangennith is rated in the top 10 UK Surf Spots and also recommends that Gower is one of the best places to learn to surf.
The Gower is well known for its sea fishing opportunities. It has many outstanding beaches from which you can fish including Langland, Port Eynon, Caswell, Oxwich and Llangennith.
Rock fishing popular locations include Mumbles Head, Tutt Head, then at the rocks below the coastal path running between Langland and Caswell, Brandy Cove, Pwll Du Head, Oxwich point, Slade, Port Eynon point. There are also other locations between Port Eynon and Worms Head, which is regarded as one of the best rough ground bass venues in Britain.
Tennis courts available in Mumbles village & Langland Tennis Courts
Markets / Fayres
Keep a look out for Mumbles Arts and Crafts fayres and Gower local produce market every Sunday morning in the car park opposite the White Rose.
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15 Oct 2014
"So warm, so snug"
We three OAPs stayed in this delightful cottage for 4 nights. It was just what was wanted: spotlessly clean, cosy, modern and furnished to a very high quality indeed. Although situated in the gro… More
2 Sep 2014
"I wish I owned this holiday home - the location and finish are excellent"
We spent 1 week at Riversdale - family of three. The cottage was immaculate, the decor is very calming and the quality of the internal oak fittings were amazing. There is a little stream nearby you can hear from the bedroom in the morning.
Cottage has all mod cons. Our weather was too wet to bbq but this could have been nice outside.
Chris is a very pleasant host and I enjoyed my cycle into Mumbles on his recommendation along the coast path.
Chris - if you ever intend to sell Riversdale, let me know....
9 May 2014
"great little place"
Cottage even better than the photos. Very well built and equipped and in a quiet spot. Close to Mumbles, and Joe's Ice Cream parlour (!) and not far from Caswell and Langland. Chris very helpf… More
27 Apr 2014
"Gorgeous cottage for two"
Have just spent a week in the cottage. I cannot fault it. Lovely high standard of renovation and use of space. A wonderful sense of cosiness,so well insulated and warm that we used the heating once f… More
27 Oct 2013
"Beautiful, calm and peaceful."
Fantastic all round, many thanks to Chris for his thoughtfulness also the attention to detail that makes Riversdale such a restful place. Thoroughly enjoyed our trip down memory lane after 29 years.
15 Oct 2013
"Excellent comfortable,cosy & quiet accomodation in a beautiful area of South Wales"
The cottage is excellent. It is very modern, well equipped and very suitable to travelling couples although it will accommodate up to 4 people. It is situated in a quiet residential area of Mumbles with no more than a 5-10 minute stroll to the huge Swansea Bay.
The cottage is a completely separate part of the owners Chris and Sarah's property who may I add were superb hosts for which nothing was too much trouble.
One of the reasons we chose Riversdale Cottage was its actual location and we were richly rewarded.. It is ideally situated to explore the absolutely delightful Gower Peninsula with its beautiful coastline & beaches. There are also a number of beautiful country parks nearby i.e Clyne Valley, Gnoll, Margam and Afan Forest. Should you wish to venture a little further than why not try the Brecon Beacons or the delightful Tenby.
I have no reservation at all in recommending Riversdale Cottage and although we never usually return to the same area or holiday accommodation we may make an exception with Riversdale Cottage and the Gower.
Thanks once again to Chris and Sarah for their hospitality.
24 Sep 2013
"Perfect little cottage"
My wife and I stayed here with our 2 year old son and loved this very well equipped little cottage.The quality of the fittings and furniture is of a bery high standard and the kitchen has everything y… More
Hi - Thank you for your kind comments. We hope to see you again some time! We have taken note of your observation regarding the stairs and a stair gate will now be offered to all guests with small children. Thanks again!
12 Sep 2013
"A fabulous little cottage, would recommend it to anyone!"
Fantastic luxury accommodation in a great location. Chris and his wife were really friendly and helpful. We immediately felt a real sense of warmth from them both and nothing was too much trouble. Our little boy loved the whole experience and regarded Chris as his friend!
The best self catering accommodation we have stayed in by far squeaky clean and beautifully fitted! We will be back!
24 Mar 2013
"The Absolute Best Self-Catering Cottage in Mumbles"
If you are looking for self-catering accommodation in Mumbles – look no further than Riversdale Cottage. What a fantastic find! A newly converted, fully furnished self-catering cottage that sleeps u… More
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