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Castle Fields Cottage Mumbles, Gower

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 small or 1 large Dogs
  • Reference 1500
Small Party Discount available on 7 Night Stays

£50 off 1 - 4 persons

Why we recommend Castle Fields Cottage...

Castle Fields Cottage lies in a super spot at the foot of Oystermouth Castle, Mumbles on the Gower. Incredibly child-friendly the owners also welcome dogs.

About Castle Fields Cottage
  • This cottage is wonderfully equipped for seaside holidays.  Lying at the edge of the field surrounding Oystermouth Castle with views of the sea and Mumbles Pier in the distance it is perfectly positioned for an action-packed holiday with family or friends.
  • The village setting of this jolly cottage by the sea has inspired the owners to embrace all that is Mumbles and the seaside in the interior decor.  Local art adorns the walls and you are reminded in every room that the seaside beckons less than 300 metres from the door.
  • Totally refurbished and yet retaining its Victorian heart the cottage has been carefully designed around family needs.
  • Three bedrooms are located on the first floor.  The master has a kingsize luxury upholstered bed and boasts both sea and lifeboat station views.  The twin and bunk rooms are nautically inspired, bright and clean.  All have good quality linens and that sea breeze fresh feel.
  • A wetroom on the lower ground floor and a full bathroom on the first floor with a generous Victorian style tub and separate shower are complimented by a cloakroom on the ground floor. 
  • On the ground floor, there is a large comfortable lounge which benefits from a  handsome log burner.  Beyond you will find the spacious well-equipped kitchen with bespoke units and oak worktops, a large range cooker and state of the art fridge and freezer which will all help create carefree holiday mealtimes.   
  • Stepping down from the kitchen there is a spacious open plan dining room with French doors opening onto an enclosed rear patio and  2 private off road parking spaces beyond.
  • On the lower ground floor accessed via an internal staircase from the dining room and a separate entrance at the side of the property is a gem and a rare find in a holiday home - a fully equipped playroom!  There are quality wooden toys, a play tent, a play kitchen and all manner of delights to entertain our most demanding little guests.
  • Two cots, a  high chair,  a designer baby chair as well as a new Maclaren buggy are all available to guests at this super family friendly cottage.  The stairs have a stairgate.
About The Area
Places To Eat

  • The cottage is centrally  located within Mumbles village and is a stones throw away from many cafes, bars and restaurants.
  • Take breakfast at Chai Deli or Cafe Valence which are both just around the corner.  The aroma of roasting coffee will lead the way on lazy holiday mornings.
  • 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 has good child facilities 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. 
  • During the summer months you may buy fresh seafood cooked to order at The Mumbles Sea Food Shack on The Promenade.
  • 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 Caswell Bay Cafe is a firm favourite.  Run by Nigel and staffed by local youngsters 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. Children and adults too can book surf lessons at this safe bay.  Langlands' Brasserie is a magic spot for sundowners while the children finish just one more sandcastle on the Victorianesque beach below.  
  • Castellammare Italian Restaurant is a family favourite serving authentic pizza and pasta with stunning sea views at Limeslade Bay.  There is a pirate ship play area just outside which is a fantastic way to keep little ones amused while you watch the waves lapping around the lighthouse.

Mumbles Village and the Seafront

  • Castle Fields Cottage lies within the shadow of Oystermouth Castle. 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. Mumbles Pier and Lifeboat Station are an easy stroll away along The Promenade, from here you can take the coastal path for an easy stroll to Limeslade Bay and on further still to Langland and Caswell 
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
  • Limeslade  Bay is  sheltered sandy and close by.  Having stunning views of The Mumbles Lighthouse the rocky outcrop on which the lighthouse stands reveals rock pools and gullies at low tide making it an excellent place to catch crabs and lobsters.
  • Langland Bay is a golden sand child-friendly beach and supervised by Lifeguards in high season.  The protected green and white beach huts line the beach front.  Ideal for children the gentle waves will keep them busy all day.
  • 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.
  • There are many fine quality pubs and restaurants on the Gower.  Try The Beach House at Oxwich, right on the sands,  The Brittania Inn at Llanmadoc for cozy nights by the fire and summer evenings in the beer garden.  Awesome views an home cooked food make this place special.  The Plough and Harrow in nearby Murton - Welsh Gastropub of the Year.
 Swansea and its Marina and Heritage
  • Blackpill Lido is a fun place for kids just under 2 miles away and lunch at The Junction Cafe is always deliciious here. The Wales National Pool and LC Leisure Centre are just minutes away and a good choice on cooler days.  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.  Take  a fascinating river boat trip of The Copper Jack to learn all about the industrial history that made Swansea great in the days of coal and iron.
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.






Property Layout


3 Bedrooms sleeping a maximum of 6. 1 Master Kingsize, 1 Twin and 1 bunk room. All on the 1st floor.  2 bathrooms. 1 on the 1st floor comprising of WC, separate shower cubicle and Victorian style bathtub. 2nd bathroom on the lower ground floor comprising of WC, Basin and walk-in wet room shower.

Cloakroom on the ground floor with washbasin and toilet.

Kitchen handmade fitted kitchen with oak worktops large gas/electric range cooker, dishwasher, microwave, large fridge/freezer.

Dining Room Oblong table to seat 8, patio doors to rear courtyard and side entrance, spacious and light. Stairs leading to the lower ground floor.

Lounge original fireplace with log burner, 2 large sofas, & occasional chairs, TV/DVD and video with Freesat, views through large shuttered bay windows, coffee table, local art & lamps

Lower Ground Floor Hallway leading to:  

Playroom fully equipped for young children.  Sofa bed, floor cushions, rugs, play tent, play kitchen, many traditional wooden toys.  

Walk in wet room, 

Utility room with sink and washing machine. Exterior Door to side steps leading to patio.

Grounds small patio garden to rear, enclosed. Two private car parking spaces within the grounds beyond the patio. Front garden opening onto a small side road with castle views. Care with toddlers please as the front garden is not fully enclosed.


Additional Information

Short breaks - low season - yes

WiFi - Yes

Changeover - Friday

Towels - Yes

Parking - Private parking for 2 cars, kerbside parking also very close by

Fuel - Central heating inclusive. 

Dogs - 2 small dogs/ 1 large dog  £25 per week per pet

Travel cot - Yes 2 on request

Highchair - Yes on request and stairgate fitted.  Baby recliner and a Mc Claren baby buggy


Access Information

Is there parking for at least one car within the cottage grounds? Yes

Is there a gate to open? Yes

If no parking within the grounds is there parking within 100m? No

Does this parking have reserved disabled spaces (min width 3.6m)? No

Are there paths? No

Are paths level and firm? No

Type of suface Paving

Are there dropped kerbs or changes in level? Yes

Are paths at least 1.2m wide? No

Are there dropped kerbs or changes in level? No

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Why you love Castle Fields Cottage
Absolutely lovely house. Fantastic location in the centre of Mumbles. Few minutes walk down to the Prom and a wonderful walk along the bay to the Pier. 4 minutes drive to a lovely sandy beach. Highly recommend.
Guest
Amazing house, with everything you could need. Thank you, the family loved everything about the house and perfect location.
Guest
We decided to visit south Wales as part of our annual golf trip, four 40+ something gents, and after much searching decided that this wonderful cottage in the Mumbles fitted the bill perfectly, even if I was slightly concerned about whether I would fit in the bunk beds (the good news is I can confirm the bunk beds are suitable even if you are 6ft tall)!

The cottage is in a great location, easy walking to everything in the Mumbles and a substantial Tesco Express is all of 100 yards away. The cottage is very well equipped and has everything you need. The two off-street parking spots are very handy as I can imagine parking can be difficult in the area.

We would definitely recommend the area for golf we played Pennard, Machynys Peninsula, Ashburnham and Royal Porthcawl. All were brilliant with Porthcawl being the cherry on the cake and we were relieved Machynys wasn't as brutal as the pictures may suggest, but watch out for the back 9 at Pennard, that is tough. We somehow managed to pick a weekend when the British summer arrived, so had glorious weather and made everything perfect. South Wales is now definitely on our tour rosta and we still have to sample Pyle and Kenfig and Langland Bay which is just round the corner.

The cottage having good wi-fi also allowed us to view the US Open while we were there. Kathryn provided lots of information prior to our visit and we are really grateful for allowing us to stay in her wonderful cottage. I think we are all considering returning with our families considering how close the cottage is to all amenities and the beach and in such a great area. I know my boys would enjoy it. A great cottage, a great location and I look forward to visiting again.
Guest
Fantastic location right next to Oystermouth Castle. Very short walk down a steep hill to the coast road with lots of shops and walks along the mumbles. The property was very well maintained and is very spacious and comfortable. The private parking spaces were important as street parking is impossible near the house. I would love to stay here again in the future.
Guest
Really couldn't fault this property. Loads of room for 6 adults. Location was excellent, just slightly back from The Mumbles High Street so very easy to walk to the shops, bars, cafes and restaurants. Lots of choice for eating from pub meals to lovely restaurants. The bay was easily reached also with lovely pedestrian walkways all along so no worry about the traffic. For the energetic you can walk from Mumbles right around the bay to Swansea or in the other direction pick up the coastal path as this is the gateway to the Gower peninsula. Some really spectacular views. The house is very close to the Oystermouth Castle which has green park space so great if you take a dog. (We took two)! All in all a very nice place to stay and we would definitely go back.
Guest
This cottage is in a great location if you're visiting Mumbles. Close to the main street and Oystermouth Castle (as in over the road from the castle!). We had a lovely home-style stay in the cottage. The kids loved the playroom. Sky TV was a bonus. We enjoyed the log burner in the lounge, it made it very cosy on a cold night. The beds are comfortable. Note - the bunk room is really only suitable for small children. Kathryn is a friendly host and even though she is not onsite, she was available promptly when we had a question.
Guest
Again another fabulous holiday in 'our wonderful holiday cottage' in stunning Wales!

Thank you, see you next year.
The Martyns
Property Layout


3 Bedrooms sleeping a maximum of 6. 1 Master Kingsize, 1 Twin and 1 bunk room. All on the 1st floor.  2 bathrooms. 1 on the 1st floor comprising of WC, separate shower cubicle and Victorian style bathtub. 2nd bathroom on the lower ground floor comprising of WC, Basin and walk-in wet room shower.

Cloakroom on the ground floor with washbasin and toilet.

Kitchen handmade fitted kitchen with oak worktops large gas/electric range cooker, dishwasher, microwave, large fridge/freezer.

Dining Room Oblong table to seat 8, patio doors to rear courtyard and side entrance, spacious and light. Stairs leading to the lower ground floor.

Lounge original fireplace with log burner, 2 large sofas, & occasional chairs, TV/DVD and video with Freesat, views through large shuttered bay windows, coffee table, local art & lamps

Lower Ground Floor Hallway leading to:  

Playroom fully equipped for young children.  Sofa bed, floor cushions, rugs, play tent, play kitchen, many traditional wooden toys.  

Walk in wet room, 

Utility room with sink and washing machine. Exterior Door to side steps leading to patio.

Grounds small patio garden to rear, enclosed. Two private car parking spaces within the grounds beyond the patio. Front garden opening onto a small side road with castle views. Care with toddlers please as the front garden is not fully enclosed.


Additional Information

Short breaks - low season - yes

WiFi - Yes

Changeover - Friday

Towels - Yes

Parking - Private parking for 2 cars, kerbside parking also very close by

Fuel - Central heating inclusive. 

Dogs - 2 small dogs/ 1 large dog  £25 per week per pet

Travel cot - Yes 2 on request

Highchair - Yes on request and stairgate fitted.  Baby recliner and a Mc Claren baby buggy


Access Information

Is there parking for at least one car within the cottage grounds? Yes

Is there a gate to open? Yes

If no parking within the grounds is there parking within 100m? No

Does this parking have reserved disabled spaces (min width 3.6m)? No

Are there paths? No

Are paths level and firm? No

Type of suface Paving

Are there dropped kerbs or changes in level? Yes

Are paths at least 1.2m wide? No

Are there dropped kerbs or changes in level? No

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