House / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

A fully refurnished old Coal man's cottage in the heart of Mumbles village 'the gateway to the Gower Peninsular' which was the first designated area of outstanding natural beauty. The property has three double bedrooms and lies adjoining a local artist's gallery.
It has been tastefully decorated in a modern yet quirky style offering a fun and comfortable accommodation. The property is ideally suited to 4 adults and 2 children and is priced as a 4 bed holiday let (although 3 couples frequently stay) The lounge has a luxury Italian leather suite and boasts an LED TV with full range of free-view channels and will also record your favorite programmes for watching later if you can't bear to wait till you get home! You can even bring your own films to watch from USB or play your holiday videos or slideshows to look over the days events. Three mobile Broadband is also available on a Pay as you Go basis. Coal House cottage is close to all village amenities including an array of fine restaurants, wine bars, ice cream parlours and designer shops. Blue flag beaches are within easy walking distance, as is Oystermouth Castle. There is a small courtyard garden although there are local children's play areas and parks very close-by. There is plenty to do without the need to use your car all holiday. However you may want your car to explore the other fantastic beaches of Gower in which case there is unlimited safe free street parking available outside and in adjacent streets.
Golf is available nearby at Wales's golf club of the year - Langland Bay. Golf equipment is available for hire. Surf and stand up paddle board lessons can be arranged.

This is truly a superb location which has been popular with tourists since Victorian times.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom
Nearest beach Rotherslade 600 m
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 200 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Cardiff 80 km, Nearest railway: Swansea High Street 8 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Safe, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Double Beds (3), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available
Outdoors Private garden
Access Not suitable for wheelchair users

The South Wales region

Just a short drive from Swansea, the Gower Peninsula is more than just a pretty face. It was designated as the UK's first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty back in 1956, and we're glad to say it hasn't changed much since!

Visit the Gower Peninsula for a rich and varied environment which is breath-taking (and we're not just saying that!) – From wild moors and limestone cliffs to golden, sandy beaches. Gower is a geological goldmine with inspiring landscapes – just look at Dylan Thomas's work.

Stay on dry land in Gower and you will be missing out! It gets some of the most awesome waves in Britain, and sandy Llangennith has been popular amongst surfers for decades. True adrenaline junkies can try a spot of coasteering – climb the cliffs and leap into the waves below, not for the faint hearted! Make sure you're always accompanied by a professional – there are a number of activity providers who would be delighted to hear from you.

It's no surprise that walking in Gower is so popular, it's home to some of the most beautiful sections of the Wales Coast Path (even though we are biased). Grab your boots and be prepared for a spectacular waterfront walk. It's not all about sea and sand either – you'll encounter lush woodlands and stunning countryside views along the way.

Sample some of the local delicacies, such as Penclawdd Cockles from the Loughor estuary, succulent Salt Marsh Lamb and the famous Laverbread (its seaweed!).


Welcome to cosy, cosmopolitan Mumbles. One of Dylan Thomas's many stomping grounds and home to some world class ice cream too.

Mumbles marks the beginning of the Gower Peninsula's coastline. It's a well-loved area of Swansea, and when you go there, it's clear to see why!

There are plenty of things to do in Mumbles. They say you learn something new every day, so why not learn a few things when you visit? Surround yourself in the history and tradition that this area is steeped with. There's a Lighthouse built in 1874, and a Victorian Pier. Oystermouth Castle is also well worth a visit, sitting on a hilltop with fabulous views overlooking the sea.

If you feel the urge for a bit of retail therapy, Mumbles will suit perfectly. There's a range of high end shops, independent boutiques and quirky galleries, you can really spoil yourself when you visit Mumbles! Designer labels, handmade crafts or even surfing gear, you'll find it all here.

Mumbles is an ideal spot for those seeking a bit of pampering and relaxation too. Escape and unwind at one of the award winning salons and spas, or treat that special someone!

Feeling hungry? No visit to Mumbles would be complete without sampling some of the area's local, β€œfresh off the boat”, seafood or some of the best home grown food around – tasty stuff! Pop in for exquisite handmade chocolates (you deserve it!) or sample some of the town's world-class ice-cream, which flavour will you choose?

There are a variety of ways to get to Mumbles – travel by car, by bus, by bike (along the prom) or hop on the Mumbles Land Train (which runs during the summer months).

JUNE 2014
Wed 4 June – The Bohemians – A Night of Queen, Grand Theatre
Sat 7 June - World Party, Castle Square
Mon 9 June - Introduction to the Archives, Civic Centre
Sun 15 June - Swansea Festival of Transport, City Centre
Thurs 19 June - Abbamania, Grand Theatre
Fri 20 to Sun 22 June - Swansea International Jazz Festival, Dylan Thomas Centre