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  • Oyster Cottage

  • Swansea Bay
  • Ref: 1497
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Oyster Cottage

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  • Ref: 1497
Property Highlights:

Handsome seafront cottage overlooking Oystermouth Bay, Mumbles, 'The Gateway to Gower'. Pet-friendly Georgian property with enormous sea views. Sleeps 4.

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A trusted customer - 3rd August 2018


A trusted customer - 29th July 2018

A lovely house in a splendid location with great views. Well equipped and attractively presented. It felt very spacious for a two-bedroomed house. "Ample parking" round the corner was a bit of an exaggeration, though. Usually - if you're lucky - there is one space! We sometimes needed to park elsewhere in a short-stay space, then move the car later.

A trusted customer - 13th July 2018

Lovely house and great location for exploring the area. The sea views and ease of access to the town make this an ideal holiday home, although you have to be prepared to sacrifice any peace, as the road outside is very busy. We witnessed a minor accident between two vehicles at the busy pedestrian crossing, which is directly outside the house. The promenade across the road is very popular and a lovely walk along to the lighthouse and RNLI in one direction and Swansea in the other. Parking can be problem and you have to be prepared to carry your bags from either Norton Road or Norton Avenue to the front of the house as there is no rear access to the property. This is OK if you're fit and able but if you have any mobility issues this is not the place for you. Both roads have parking restrictions with a limited amount of unrestricted parking - we were mostly lucky! Overall we had a lovely stay and the courtyard at the rear is a little suntrap for most of the day, which we enjoyed for our morning coffee and evening tipple! Verdict: Lovely house and area, but be prepared to make some compromises on noise and parking.

A trusted customer - 15th June 2018
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Property Description
Enjoying a commanding position with unsurpassed views of the cosmopolitan seaside village of Mumbles and Swansea Bay – this property is sure to delight.
  • From the moment you arrive, step inside this tastefully furnished and spacious cottage and let your holiday begin. The interior style offers a relaxing ambience for up to 4 guests for cosy winter weekends or extended summer stays.
  • The large lounge makes the most of the fabulous sea views with floor length windows and has been thoughtfully equipped for families with state of the art electrical equipment. This room is sure to be a favourite with everyone.
  • Walk through to the dining room and kitchen beyond with everything you need for cooking up enjoyable holiday meals.
  • The patio has a bistro table for a quiet morning coffee and is enclosed, ideal for pets.
  • On the first floor, all is calm and bright. The master suite has a super Kingsize bed and outstanding views across the sparkling Bay. 
  • At night the distant sweeping beam of the lighthouse competes with the twinkling stars and lights of Swansea Marina across the Bay.
  • Both bedrooms have ensuite shower rooms and flat-screen TVs adding a little extra touch of luxury.
  • On the doorstep is sandy Swansea Bay, over 5 miles long, ideal for dog walking and sand castles.

2 Bedrooms sleeping a maximum of 4. 1 Master Kingsize and 1 Twin. Both on the 1st floor and both with Ensuite Shower rooms.

Cloakroom on the ground floor with washbasin and toilet.

Kitchen fitted kitchen with electric oven, gas hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, Breakfast bar and 2 stools, door to rear patio.

Dining Room Circular table to seat 4, patio doors to rear courtyard, Marble fireplace with electric coal effect fire.

Sitting Room fireplace with wood effect fire, large sofa, armchair & occasional chair, TV/DVD and video with Sky Package, Idoc sea views through floor length windows,  pictures, bookcase & lamps

Grounds small patio garden to rear, enclosed. Front garden opening onto a busy road with full sea views. Care with toddlers please as the front garden is not enclosed.

Additional Information

Short breaks - All Year

WiFi - Yes

Changeover - Friday

Towels - Yes

Parking -  1 private garage space for a small car or hatback and free on street parking within walking distance 

Fuel - Central heating inclusive. 

Dogs - 2. 1 dog free, additional dog £25 p/w

Travel cot - Yes on request

Highchair - Yes on request and stairgate

About the Area
Places To Eat
  • In Mumbles village 2 minutes walk away along 'The Prom'. Dine in style with a view to match at Pierres Bistro.  This first-floor restaurant has an al fresco terrace and a glass front.  Croseo Lounge serves modern British cuisine and is dog-friendly too.  Great for a slow breakfast or an easy lunch. La Perilla brings Mediterranean sophistication to Mumbles.  All three venues have stunning sea views across Swansea Bay to Devon beyond. Take your cocktails onto the glass terrace at high tide to watch the water skiers glide by on glassy waters. 
  • Fish and Chips from Yallops on the sea wall watching the yachts race across the bay is hard to beat but freshly caught local seafood cooked to order from Mumbles Seafood Shack right on The Prom may just win over your taste buds.
  • Joes Ice Cream Parlour in the village vies with Verdi's Cafe along the Prom for the best Italian homemade ice cream, both are delicious and will have you coming back for just one more scoop.  
  • Dog friendly Langland Cafe is a local favourite, every morning you are guaranteed a  tasty breakfast and always great coffee. Summer on the terrace and winter around the log burner this spot is perfect all year round. At the other end of Langland Bay, The Brasserie is a magic spot for sundowners while the children finish just one more sandcastle on the beach below.  
  • Sunday wouldn't be Sunday without Sunday lunch.  Norton House Hotel is the place to go, 100 yards from Oyster Cottage.
Mumbles Village and the Seafront
  • Oyster Cottage lies within the old fishing village of Mumbles, the nets and oyster pots are now just a memory but Mumbles has evolved into a diverse holiday destination.  The village winds up the hill and along to the headland.  Always a vibrant place, you will be spoilt for choice with restaurants, cafes, galleries, quality boutiques, independent delis, grocers, traditional pubs, and bars just along 'The Prom' as it is affectionately known around these parts.
  • The cottage is in a great spot for beach goers, walkers and cyclists. Mumbles Pier and Lifeboat Station are an easy stroll away along The Promenade, from here you can take the coastal path to Limeslade Bay and on further still to Langland and Caswell Bays. Strikeout eastwards along The Prom to Swansea Marina a really interesting destination about 5 miles away along the Promenade. Here you can discover why Wales' greatest poet Dylan Thomas loved this town at The Dylan Thomas Centre and delve into the seafaring and industrial heritage of Swansea at The Maritime Museum, both new and vibrant visitor centres.
Oystermouth Castle
  • A Norman castle which sits majestically overlooking Mumbles and Swansea Bay is just 5 minutes walk through the woods from Oyster House.  Features include ancient graffiti art from the 14th century, private staircases leading from vaults to banqueting halls and a newly commissioned 30-foot high glass bridge.
  • Events are held throughout the year, including outdoor Shakespeare plays and local festivals, so come along and make a visit to one of Wales' finest castles.
Local Beaches
  • Langland Bay is a golden sand child-friendly beach and supervised by Lifeguards in high season.  The cute green and white beach huts line the beach front.  Ideal for children the rock pools will keep them mezmerized for hours.
  • Caswell Bay, the coastal path leads here from Langland, easy access makes this a favorite with families.  Golden sand and good surf.  Surf lessons and equipment hire make for an action-packed day at this beauty spot.  Finish with ice cream and treats at the cafe.
The Gower Peninsula
  • Mumbles is The Gateway to The Gower.  In less than 10 minutes you have the choice of the stunning wild beaches of Three Cliffs Bay, Oxwich or Rhossili Bay, voted amongst the top 5 in the world.
  • Walk the Gower Way across the backbone of this hauntingly beautiful place. Preserved as Britain's first AONB since 1966. The wild ponies roam free on common land and the beaches are the best-kept secret of Wales.  Visit Three Cliffs Bay for stunning scenery.  Oxwich for miles of dunes, Rhossili to wlak out along the cliffs, consistently voted amongst the top 5 beaches in the worlls this really is a must.
  • Take an exhilarating trip on The Gower Explorer( seasonal).  Starting at "The Knab" in the village of Mumbles and out of Swansea Bay around the lighthouse.  Your journey will give you a seagulls view of all the glorious sandy beaches and craggy headlands around the Gower Peninsula. Seals and dolphins follow playfully along.  Surfers can be seen riding the waves on Crab Island off Langland Bay and beyond.  If the weather is calm you may be lucky and spot Sunfish off Rhossili Headland.
  • The King Arthur Hotel at the heart of Gower in Reynoldston makes an ideal spot to stop for local Welsh award-winning food and ales after a long and carefree day exploring this magical place.
Day Trips
  • Explore the coastal city of Swansea once home to its famous son the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas. Enjoy cafe culture in the Marina, watersports in the bay and delicious local produce from the market including superfood laverbread, Welsh cakes, cockles and Gower Salt Marsh Lamb.
  • The extraordinary National Showcaves of Wales at Dan yr Ogof is a must do excursion. There are 17 kilometers of caves to explore including Bone cave and Cathedral cave - big enough to host huge concerts.
  • Dan yr Ogof Dinosaurs - Over 200 life-size dinosaurs will capture the imagination of all budding paleontologists no matter what their age.
  • Dan yr Ogof Shire Horse Centre and Farm is home to a number of magnificent Shire horses, once used as workhorses or war horses for their great strength and gentle trustworthy nature.

Oyster Cottage elegant pet friendly, centrally located within the pretty seaside village of Mumbles.  Golden safe and sandy beaches just minutes away.

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