Owen's Stable, Mumbles
This traditional converted stable in Newton is a perfect retreat for two guests and makes an idyllic spot for a romantic getaway. This period property is beautifully furnished and includes many original features. The village of Newton is a friendly and welcoming area, with two good quality pubs and a small shop. Just down the road lies the larger village of Mumbles which boasts shops, cafes, bars, restaurants and culture. The family friendly beaches of Langland and Caswell are just a short distance away, and the property also offers good access to other highlights of Gower.
A doorway in the property connects it to the neighbouring Owen's Barn which sleeps four guests. These properties can be booked individually or together, accommodating a total of six guests. Please enquire for more information on booking these properties together.
About this property:
This traditional one bedroom converted stable lies in the village of Newton, and provides comfortable accommodation for two guests. On entering the property through the stable doors, guests are greeted by a quaint living area, featuring comfortable seating, coffee table, book case, dining area and wall mounted tv/dvd player. This living area also incorporates a kitchenette, which includes a small oven, two-ring electric hob, fridge (with freezer compartment) and microwave.
A beautifully handcrafted wooden staircase leads up to the property's mezzanine bedroom which features a king size bed, dressing table, chest of drawers and wardrobe which offer plenty of storage space. This bedroom benefits from an en suite shower room which includes shower, w.c and basin. Please note that this area is fairly small and may pose access issues for some guests.
** 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 Stable Availability
ages 4 - 16
ages 0 - 3