A lovely place; quiet, secluded, sheltered from the hot sun and spacious but within easy reach of the town. Overall, we enjoyed our stay here.
One difficulty was the lack of anyone to welcome us or even a welcome pack. As a result we were unable to use the sound system or washing machine and, most inconveniently, internet access. We did manage to contact the owner who said she would arrange help but we heard nothing else from her. I trust this was a one-off and just our misfortune.
First let me say that the cottage and it's decor is very querky and has lots of characture. Most of the fixtures and fittings are good however, the two sofa's are old, worn and very uncomfortable to the point of not being able to sit for more than ten minutes before you slide off. The bed whilst being very comfortable sqeeked at the slightist movement .Privacy is almost non existant as the owners cottage is only feet away (check photos), luckily they were not at home whilst we stayed. Finally parking is a nightmare and even locals say that if you can ever find a space especially at week ends don't move it again or you will never get another one, slight exageration but the point was made. All these negatives are a shame as the area is wonderful with beautiful walks, scenery, and friendly people. The cottage it'self is very clean, there is everything you need for a short break including fresh milk and biscuits laid on, but the sofas at least need replacing to give the cottage that "welcoming" feeling. The communications before we started our holiday were also good such as reccomending Restaurants etc.
We had a lovely 3 nights in this property. Sarah was very accommodating when my partner was too ill to make the weekend we had booked and amended the booking to 3 weeks later at no extra cost, which we were super grateful for. The annex itself is charming and was bigger than we expected it to be. Really cosy and homely with all the amenities you need. Location is perfect, tucked away behind a house on a quiet road, but only 5 minutes from the main area of Mumbles. My only gripe was the bed and pillows were too soft so I didn't sleep particularly well, but this could be a personal thing as others may prefer that. I would definitely recommend this place to others. A great base from which to explore the Gower. The Welsh cakes on arrival went down a treat!
A cosy and personal space with lovely furniture and fittings. Perfect for a romantic weekend or a little longer if visiting the area. Easy walking distance to the shops, Oystermouth castle and Mumbles foreshore. The only downside was the lack of parking but that need not put a dampener on your visit.
That Shorebase annex has that wow factor is something of an understatement. There is craftsmanship on show, from the skirting carved around the stone walls, the exterior lighting, to the modern and stylish kitchen. It has been furnished with impeccable taste and a practical eye with a touch of whimsy - the antique ladder as side table is delightful, as is the double sink installed on an old dresser. A slate blackboard has important telephone numbers scribbled in chalk. There are cozy blankets for snuggling in front of the TV on rainy days. The location is excellent - just a short walk to the main road where one can go on an oceanside walk or sample one of the Mumbles' excellent restaurants. We loved our weekend stay and hope to return again.
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