Owen's Barn, Mumbles
This cosy and welcoming farmhouse is situated in Newton and makes a lovely little retreat with fantastic access to the Gower penninsular. The period property sleeps four guests, and an additional two can be accommodated in the adjoining stable property, meaning the whole site can sleep up to six guests in total. The village of Newton is a friendly community, with two lively local pubs and a small shop. It is situated just up the road from the thriving village of Mumbles, home to bars, restaurants, shops, cafes, art galleries and more.
Adjoining Owen's Barn is Owen's Stable, a one bedroom property which can be rented separately or alongside the barn. A set of doors connect these two properties together, making the entire space capable of sleeping up to six guests. Please enquire with us if you are interested in booking both properties for your stay.
About this property:
This period barn makes a quaint and cosy retreat for four people in the village of Newton, benefitting from fantastic access to Mumbles, Swansea and Gower. The living room features traditional wooden beams and floors, and rustic stone walls. It is comfortably furnished with a sofa, armchair and coffee table. Steps lead from the living area into the property's well equipped kitchen/diner, featuring a table and chairs, gas cooker, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge, freezer and a tv/dvd player, as well as plenty of work surfaces. the ground floor also benefits from a downstairs w.c. and cloak room.
A beautiful flight of hand crafted wooden stairs lead up to a mezanine sleeping area, featuring a single bed, small wardrobe and blanket box and cabinet.
A double and single bedroom on the first floor both feature handcrafted wooden wardrobes which provide plenty of space for storage, as well as Velux windows which allow plenty of light and fresh air into the rooms, whilst the property's original character is maintained by the inclusion of traditional wooden beams.
The property's bathroom can also be found on the first floor and is equipped with w.c, basin, shower over bath and bathroom cabinet.
Owen's Barn also benefits from a secluded outdoor patio area, featuring a patio table and chairs which are ideal for al fresco dining.
** Note** Please note that as the property features low ceilings, Velux windows, low level glass and a balcony, it is not suitable for children under the age of 7 years old.
C/O day - Saturday
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.
Owen's Barn Availability
ages 4 - 16
ages 0 - 3