2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Ground floor Apartment Close To the Sea Shore Adults only
Katherine and Michael Thomas
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Children not allowed
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Fabulous property well worth the price. Weather was appalling but it didn’t matter as the property is so warm and comfortable it was no hardship to stay indoors and when the rain stopped it was easy to walk to the local amenities. Slight hitch booking, for some reason when paying , twice it came up that “cannot take payment at the moment “ which resulted in my trying again and again. The owners of the property, however ended up with three requests from me but a quick email to them sorted the problem. Don’t know why this should have happened??!! Overall though the info on website was easy to navigate and descriptions of the property accurate.
Our first stay at Little Sea Sparkle and we will be back! A lovely cosy, comfortable and immaculate apartment which had everything we needed, including the garage which is a rarity in the village where it's mostly on-street parking. The garden is lovely and we even managed to sit out a couple of days between showers, or as Katherine said 'downpours'! The apartment and garden are a peaceful haven in Oystermouth and just a short walk from restaurants, pubs and shops. Given that we were so close to everything, we didn't expect the apartment to be so quiet, it was lovely.
Oyster Warfe, just down the road, is new to us and has restaurants and a very convenient Coop.
LSS is well placed for exploring the local area and some of the Gower bays on foot: we walked from the apartment to Limeslade along the back roads and then onto Langland, on the coast path. As it had begun to rain, rather than head for Caswell we decided to do a smaller circular walk and headed up from Rotherslade to Five Ways and down Newton Road for lunch before heading back. We were a bit damp and cold when we got in, so put the heating on to warm up which didn't take long - the heating system is very efficient and the apartment was very cosy within half an hour!
Katherine was lovely and very welcoming and helpful. The welcome pack was great and we found a couple of lovely surprises in the fridge which we enjoyed on our first evening!
Just returned from a lovely week in The Mumbles. Little Sea Sparkle was a perfect getaway, the wonderful hosts had thought of everything, including a much appreciated welcome pack on arrival (and beer in the fridge!) and they popped by briefly the following morning to make sure we had settled in and found everything okay. The apartment had everything we could wish for and was to a very high spec with some lovely little touches. And having bathroom robes and slippers available was very plush! Although the weather was mixed we did get to enjoy some time in the lovely garden and particularly enjoyed sitting in the courtyard area for an evening drink. The lounge was also a nice place to relax in during the evenings and has lovely views of the local church and seafront beyond. The garage was a real bonus - whilst up the top of the road, with so many local residents having to make do with street parking it felt a real luxury! The Mumbles itself has a large number of restaurants and pubs (several offering local ales) and we made good use of the wonderful coastal path. It was a wonderful week and we can't recommend Little Sea Sparkle highly enough - if we could lift the apartment up and take it to all the other places in the UK we still want to visit we certainly would! However as we can't do that we will just have to make a return visit to The Mumbles!
marvellous accommodation,facilities and location. First class!
A gorgeous place to stay
As soon as you open the door you realise you have entered a property designed and looked after with loving care. Every eventuality is catered for, so nice to find a beer in the fridge and a Gin and Tonic, quite apart from the thoughtful welcome hamper. You will feel at home straight away and enjoy the tasteful décor, the comfortable bedrooms, lovely showers in the bathrooms and a lounge which encourages you to relax and enjoy your surroundings. Overall a lovely experience.
Little Sea Sparkle
Fantastic accommodation, everything thought of and a short stroll to many restaurants.
Although a car is not necessary, as there are very good bus links to Mumbles, we do however, recommend it. You can take advantage while you are in the area, of exploring the Gower peninsular coastline and discover some of the beauty South and West Wales has on offer.
Parking is like gold dust in this lovely little fishing village and we are very fortunate to be able to offer parking to our guests.
Out and about.
You can, if you choose, park up for the whole of your stay, there is plenty to see and do in and around Mumbles. Maybe pack up a picnic and a bottle of wine and take a stroll to the beach on a lazy summer day - Hire bikes and cycle along the promenade to Swansea and the marina - Catch a rugby match with the Ospreys at the Liberty stadium - Or maybe walk the cliffs to Langland and Caswell bays, stop for a long lunch and watch the surfers ride the waves. Possibly a visit to the pier and new lifeboat station - Explore Oystermouth castle - Enjoy a peaceful afternoon fishing, the list goes on and on.
Wander the narrow, higgledy piggledy streets of Mumbles, lined with prettily painted fisherman's cottages, to the chic, yet cosy amenities of the village. There is a great selection of cafe bars, wine bars and local watering holes (real ale, micro breweries) in the village to visit, too many to mention. Restaurants, some included in the Michelin guide, its a foodies paradise, with a range that accommodates all budgets. On offer you will find local "fresh off the boat" fish and excellent quality locally grown produce, not to mention the renowned ice cream at Joes Ice cream parlour. As with the restaurants, you will find chic, independent boutiques, handmade crafts and quirky galleries to wander through and while away your afternoons.
Mumbles is often referred to as the gateway to Gower and is on the outskirts of the city of Swansea. The Gower coast is renowned for its beautiful beaches and has been designated an area of outstanding natural beauty.
If you choose to drive.
We are blessed with too many to mention breathtaking beaches, but some you might like to visit are Langland bay with its colourful beach huts, the dramatic Three cliffs, Oxwich bay and of course Rhossili beach, which has deservedly so, been named the best beach in the UK and the ninth most amazing beach in the world (Daily Mail/travel - Rhosilli). There is a sharp contrast to the beaches of the North to the South Gower coast, but it is well worth taking the time to explore both.
Known as the'City by the sea'. In contrast to rural Gower, Swansea, as you would expect to find in any city, has good shopping with all the major retailers, an award winning indoor market, which is the largest in Wales, selling cockles and lavabread, fresh produce and a variety of good, some locally crafted.
Swansea has plenty of good eating places, art galleries, museums, cinemas and leisure centers. There is also the lovely maritime quarter at Swansea marina, where you can admire the beautiful boats moored there and find a great selection of bars and restaurants to visit.
Exciting times are ahead for Swansea with the proposed new tidal lagoon and plans being unveiled for the new waterfront regeneration. Being the third largest university in Wales, Swansea University, opened its doors to the much talked about state of the art engineering department in 2015. So all in all, very positive times ahead for this, already lovely city.
If you choose to see more of this wonderful part of Wales, Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire lie to the west and the vibrant city of Cardiff to the east, while the rugged beauty of the Brecon Beacons await you in Mid Wales.
In the nearby area.
The liberty stadium home of Swansea City Football and the Ospreys rugby teams.
(Llangenith beach, Langland, Caswell) Surf schools
All water sports available
Swansea museum and National waterfront museum
Glyn Vivian art gallery
Dylan Thomas center
Gower coast boat trips
Pembrey country park