Mumbles holiday cottage rental with beach/lake nearby, golf and walking and TV

Fisherman's Snug

from £80 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

Excellent 4.5/5

28 reviews

from £80 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

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It is just a short stroll along a string of colouful cottages down to the Mumbles Promanade

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 Home 233386

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

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
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Nearest beach Langland
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
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 Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, 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
Furniture Double beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 3
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Access Not suitable for wheelchair users
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,

Further details

We can provide a travel cot, high chair and gate if required at no extra cost if required.

Southern 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.

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Review 1-10 of 28

7 Jun 2013


"Small but perfectly formed"

Set down very narrow streets (I was glad I wasn't driving!) it is in a lovely location with great views over the bay. You can pull up outside the cottage to load/unload but you have to park down on the front which is only a 2min walk away. The owners were lovely people who had plenty of infomation to give about the local area. The cottage itself was spotless and well furnished. Although it is quite small it isn't a problem, so long as you get along well with your companions! The bathroom door takes a bit of getting used to, you can't be afraid to slam it shut! I would definitly return to the Fisherman's Snug, I had a great stay!

26 Jan 2013


"Friendliest and most warm proprietors myself and my older freind and teenage daughter have so far encountered and an ar"

I travelled with a friend who is ten years older and my teenage daughter plus small terrier and we were very warmly welcomed and semi-befriended the proprietors on the holiday as they were so lovely. The area is great as it has everything you need and is busy in a gentle way but is so near to places like Rossilly Beach which is absolutely breathtaking. Although on a steep location, the cottage has advantage of being in near proximity to a high street and yet have a view from the lounge window of the beautiful coast. Although smallish, this cottage is good value and an excellent location to get out and do lots. There are good dog walks nearby and many of the cafes are dog friendly. Some of the beaches further out are. It helps to come by car but it is not essential as there are plenty of buses and cycle routes. My friend may return with her son as she loved the area and really took to the couple who run the cottage. I would also consider returning if going to Wales again as it has a nicer climate than lots of Wales too!

18 Nov 2012


"Superb location"

Lovely little cottage in a superb part of a beautiful little town with really good restaurants, shops and places to have coffee or even a scrummy cream tea! No distance at all to Swansea University and the city centre. Plenty of parking spaces nearby and a lovely spacious promenade to walk along. There was a lovely welcome pack waiting for us including lovely jam and Welsh cakes. Owner provided an amazing wealth of knowledge of the local area and what was on.

11 Nov 2012


"Small, but perfectly formed"

We stayed at the snug with our three boys of 9,4 and 1. The cottage is snug, but the clue is in the name and upstairs was more than adequate. You cannot park your car outside, but you can park across the road at the end of the hill. You can pull up outside the cottage to unload and Suzie very kindly helped us unload. They had also put together a very thorough binder full of information on the local area and what to do if its raining. They both recommended places to take the children and we really appreciated the personal touch. The cottage is bright and clean. As a couple they were so friendly, welcoming and knowledgable of the local area and we would highly recommend a stay there.

25 Sep 2012


"Do not stay here if you wish to enjoy your holidays"

I stayed in Fisherman's snug for 4 nights with my wife and my daughter, just under the age of 2 yrs. The cottage is located on an extremely steep, crooked and narrowest lane. We had to park our car either right at the top of the lane or extreme bottom and that meant we had to carry all our luggage and our young daughter, her stroller n all uphill atleast one way.It was extremely irritating. The living area is very small. The kitchen size and bedrooms were OK. Though the landlady said they have recently refurbished the cottage, that was very hard to believe. The sofa was very dirty and very old. The stairs up to bedrooms were creaky. The bathroom was absolutely tiny. I mean the loo is just next to the radiator,one's knee touches the radiator when one sits down...!! As if all this was not enough, there would come all sort of insects in the house during night. No idea if they would crawl out from the various cracks in the old house or come in from outside, but first thing in the morning was the sight of these spiders and insects. My wife was absolutely pissed off with the insects and wanted to leave the cottage after one night, but very smartly the landlady had taken all the rent for 4 nights in cash in advance...!! The wi-fi signal in the house was very weak and we had to almost sit in the window to use internet. I told the landlords about insects once and the lady behaved as if she was shocked to hear it and said that they had not heard about it even once. So my wife took photos around the house to show to the lady and we did show them to the lady while we were leaving, but she was not at all apologetic. She kept on saying ohh I clean the house everyday, ohh it is not possible that there are any insects in here. My wife was very polite and simply showed her the photo graphs, but the lady simply did not accept her mistake. Very soon, we were got bored and stop talking and simply left. That holiday was a disaster. Fisherman's snug is not worth spending your hard earned money.

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    Calendar last updated:14 Oct 2015

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