Hillcrest House Holiday Apartment, Mumbles
Hillcrest Apartment in Langland is a wonderful bolt hole for a couple or small family to have a relaxing holiday on Gower. It is in a great location, five minutes walk from the family beaches of Langland and Rotherslade Bay with their funky cafes and Langland Brasserie on the waters edge. The Gower Coastal Path is also a few minutes walk away, you can stroll round to Caswell Bay in one direction and in the other the lighthouse and Limeslade Bay and on to Mumbles. If you are feeling energetic you can walk all the way around the Gower Peninsula, but with so many miles of coastal path you might have to allocate a few days to this pursuit.
About this property:
Whilst Hillcrest House Apartment is a five minute walk from the beach we would also recommend lounging in the apartment's beautiful private garden surrounded by exotic plants and flowers. It is just a short walk to the bays of Rotherslade and Langland, where you will find beach cafes and the popluare Langland Brasserie. The apartment has two bedrooms and an open plan living area with a kitchen, dining table and sofas with access onto the garden.
There are two entrances to the property one from the main entrance of the building accessed from a sloped path which runs from the parking area in front of the property, this path has 25 shallow steps. The other entrance is through a private gate into the garden and accessed by a steeply sloping footpath to the side of the building. Hillcrest Apartment has been recently renovated to a high standard. The main living area is open plan and tastefully finished with polished cork flooring, and stylish furniture. A newly fitted kitchen spans one end of the room with granite worktops and integrated appliances. There is a dining table with seating for four and two comfortable sofas arranged around a flat screen television. The owners are keen art collectors and there are lots of examples of Modern Welsh art on the walls. The room looks out over a beautiful garden. Through a door off the kitchen area is a utility room.
The two double bedrooms are beautifully finished and have ensuite shower rooms.
There is parking for two cars (end to end) in an allocated bay to the front of the property.
Pets are welcome at the property by prior arrangement for an additional charge of £25.
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The village of Mumbles is known as the gateway to Gower. What was a fishing village with a Norman Castle is now a vibrant centre with restaurants, cafes, bars and boutique shops. A good base for your holiday with all these amenities, beaches within easy walking distance and the isolated beaches of the Gower a short distance away. Escape to Rhossili beach in twenty minutes, and return to Mumbles for a wonderful evening out without worrying about having to drive.
On offer is also an amusement arcade, skating rink, parks with children's play areas, Mumbles Pier and even a friday night film show in the local hall. During the summer holidays there is also children’s activities in the park provided free of charge by the local authority. Mumbles hosts numerous festivals and events. The Mumbles Jazz festival attracts musicians from around the world and the Navy Days Festival gets bigger every year. The Raft Race is a big event with local community groups, businesses and pubs getting together to race across the bay in ingenious and comical home made rafts. There are too many art fairs and craft markets to mention as well as a monthly farmers market, do not miss the famed lamb burgers cooked on a market stall and served with a mint dressing and a big mushroom in a bun, delicious.
If you want a change of scene there is the land train which connects Mumbles to the Blackpill Lido with a lovely cafe overlooking the paddling and play areas for the children. Futher around the Bay is Swansea itself for shopping as well as museums, art galleries, Wales' premier waterpark the LC and the historic Maritime Quarter.
The beaches closest to Mumbles are Limeslade and Bracelet Bay. The former has ample parking, a cafe and Italian restaurant with spectacular views over the bay. The latter an old fashioned style ice cream parlor and cafe.
Further along the cliff path are Rotherslade and Langland which are the most popular beaches in the area. There is parking and a number of child friendly cafes. The Langland Brasserie is located next the beach and is open all day for lunch, afternoon tea and evening meals in a truly fantastic setting.
Leave your cares behind and your car if you wish and experience the laid back approach to life in Mumbles where everyone wears shorts from March to October.
Hillcrest House Holiday Apartment Availability
ages 4 - 16
ages 0 - 3