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A cosy winter break at an Enchanting Mumbles Sea view Apartment Garden & Parking

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Ground floor Apartment Close To the Sea Shore Adults only

Ideal for blowing away the winter cobwebs, Little Sea Sparkle is in the perfect location to enjoy a bracing winter walk along the coastal path, followed by a cosy meal for two in one of the many local restaurants.

Key features:

Romantic large apartment - Near the beach - Sea views - Garden - Parking - Dishwasher - Washer dryer - Internet access - Satellite TV - DVD - Non smoking - Wonderful guest reviews

In a nutshell.

Little Sea Sparkle is a deceptively large 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Mumbles, occupying the ground floor of a grand Victorian house, overlooking the sea and is just perfect for couples wishing to relax and take time away together. It has a lovely tiered garden with wide stretching views over the bay and to the valleys beyond and a charming walled courtyard where you can relax and dine alfresco.

Sitting in a slightly elevated position, a mere 300 yard hop skip and a jump and you're strolling the promenade. To the left lies the city of Swansea, to the right continues the glorious Gower peninsular coastline.

The apartment.

As you enter, it immediately envelopes you in a great, big, warm Welsh cwtch (cuddle) and we are privileged to own this lovely, light filled apartment in the very heart of the quirky, bustling Mumbles village.

Its a perfect retreat, summer or winter, for couples wanting to get away and relax. Its a cosy, romantic hideaway with privacy, space, comfort and many little extra luxuries. The apartment was lovingly renovated and brought back to life in 2015/16, with quality being of great importance, everything has been finished to a very high standard and luxury fixtures and fittings added. Little Sea Sparkle lends itself nicely to being an adults only space, therefore a lot of thought and much attention to detail has gone into the renovation.

You can choose from one of the two prettily decorated bedrooms, each with a king size bed and plenty of wardrobe and draw space. The bedroom to the rear of the property has an en suite with a powerful walk in shower and has its own access to the garden. It is decorated in a fresh, nautical theme, capturing the coastal feel of the area. Crisp white bed linen and towels are provided, along with toweling robes for use during your stay and complimentary slippers and toiletries. The second bedroom, equally attractive, decorated in restful pale blues, looks out to the pretty courtyard. The stylish bathroom has a contemporary bath with chrome feet and a powerful over bath shower with an abundance of hot water.

The kitchen, overlooking the courtyard, is the heart of the apartment and the morning light streams in through the charming shutter covered window. It is modern and up to date with all new appliances, gas hob, electric oven, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge, freezer, microwave etc. However the kitchen reflects the period of the property and retains some of the Victorian elements, such as high ceilings and deep window recesses. A lovely kitchen to cook in if you decide to dine in and take advantage of the wonderful Gower produce on sale in season, visit the local fishmonger or if you are sampling some of the goodies you have found if you have visited the farmers market (second Saturday of every month).

The hallway leads to bedroom two and the lovely high celinged, light filled, lounge. The floor to ceiling windows look to the front of the property over the sweeping bay, towards Swansea Marina and the sometimes snow capped mountains in the distance. The decor is pale and has a restful feel and the furniture very comfortable. When wandering through the shops in Mumbles you may see decorative slate signs which say 'the English cuddle, but the Welsh cwtch'. Well, here is the place, to kick off your shoes, enjoy your glass of wine and cwtch on the comfy sofas. Read, listen to music, take time to talk or watch a good film, with the lights of the bay twinkling in the distance.

When you arrive at Little sea Sparkle, you enter the graveled courtyard. To the left, takes you to the tiered garden. From this elevated position you have a good view of the bay and the near five mile sweep of the prom to the city of Swansea. The courtyard and garden has sheltered seating and dining areas to relax and enjoy in. The garden has been planted with a selection of coastal grasses and colorful seasonal plants.

All in all, I would describe Little Sea Sparkle as a mix of traditional, with a touch of modern, eclectic seaside. Its a Victorian home, melding with 21st century modern facilities, with a strong focus on romantic, cosy, comfort. Whether you choose to abandon the car, kick off your shoes and relax. Or put on your walking boots and walk the cliffs of the incredible Gower coastline, Little Sea Sparkle is your perfect retreat summer or winter.

We are also privileged to own our lovely villa, Coral Retreat in Coral Bay, just outside Paphos in Cyprus.

For an equally enjoyable holiday or short break in the sun, take a look on Homeaway and Ownersdirect, property number 84243.

More Details

Katherine and Michael Thomas
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017


The Mumbles Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Main bathroom. Modern fully tiled bathroom, with double ended bath on chrome feet and over bath shower. En-suite. Modern fully tiled, with walk in shower. Powerful showers with plenty of hot water.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 2 - Kingsize bed
  • Bedroom 1 has a king size bed, wardrobe and draw space, en-suite. Linen and towels provided. Access to the garden. Hairdryer. Robes and slippers. Bedroom 2 also benefits from a kingsize bed and plenty of wardrobe and draw space.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews

Perfect, highly recommend.

  • 5 of 5

Just spent a long weekend at Little Sea Sparkle, from the start communication with Katherine was excellent. The apartment was immaculately presented with everything you could need so clean and stylish. Perfect location for Mumbles shops and restaurants.

It will be very hard to better this apartment, our only regret is we didn't stay longer.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Great location, spotless luxurious apartment.

  • 5 of 5

Little Sea Sparkle was delightful. Immaculately presented, comfortable, well equipped and spacious. A real home from home. I would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Beautiful apartment, couldn't have asked for anything better

  • 5 of 5

Little Sea Sparkle is an absolutely stunning property, it is superbly maintained and furnished and is exceptionally stylish and comfortable. Katherine extremely welcoming on arrival and both Katherine and Mike were very attentive during our stay to ensure everything was just perfect. The welcoming hamper was a lovely touch and really appreciated. The apartment is well located, with shops, restaurants and bars within a few minutes walk as is access to lovely coastal walks. Unfortunately the weather wasn't the best during our stay (but we didn't expect it to be in October) but that did not deter us from enjoying ourselves given that our surroundings were so beautiful and the people so friendly and welcoming. We will definitely be returning. Little Sea Sparkle is an absolute gem of a find. Thank you Katherine and Mike, you ensured our stay was absolutely perfect and will have lovely memories of our stay, the first of many we hope!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Little Welsh Gem.

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our visit very much in this very comfortable accommodation. Slightly expensive for the time of year but considering all the little extras it was worth the outlay. The commission to Home & Away was the bit that made it expensive and as far as I could see it was not necessary. Still awaiting the return of my deposit against damages but I'm sure it will arrive. Have not met the owners but Katherine sounds a very nice lady and very accommodating.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Little Sea Sparkle was just perfect. It is beautifully furnished, Katherine has considered every detail in making the flat as comfortable as possible.

The small touches such as leaving a small basket of groceries containing eggs, bread and Welsh butter were so appreciated. As was the can of beer in the fridge!

The flat is close to shops and places to eat which makes things easy.

Mumbles is a great starting point for exploring the Gower. The countryside, beaches and bays are stunning, even on a dull and rainy day.

Little Sea Spray is probable the best self catering accommodation I have stayed in- and I have stayed in lots.

Thank you Katherine and Mike.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Just Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Little Sea Sparkle is a luxurious apartment which has made our holiday in the Mumbles a pleasure, and one which we will be returning to. We were amazed with the above and beyond attitude of Katherine and Mike who added special touches which we have not known before. Everything you could possibly wish for and more, from fresh flowers to the scrumptious hamper which was a most welcome addition, also the drinks left in the fridge for our enjoyment were very welcome. The apartment itself is very large and much loved. The decor and furnishings all of the finest quality, not to mention a really comfortable bed to ensure a good nights rest. The view from the lounge window of the church and the bay was lovely. The courtyard and garden, a lovely place to relax in after a busy day. All in all too many positives to mention. You must go for yourself, you will not be disappointed. With so many beautiful places in the Gower to discover, one week is not enough. Luxurious apartment, amazing beaches, beautiful scenery and picturesque walks all within easy reach, what more could you wish for.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Nearest Airport
72 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
The Park Inn
Nearest Ferry
117 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
1.6 Kilometres
Langland Bay
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
14 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Car: recommended

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.

Paddle boarding


(Llangenith beach, Langland, Caswell) Surf schools

All water sports available

Horse riding

Adventure sports

Swansea museum and National waterfront museum

Glyn Vivian art gallery

Dylan Thomas center

Gower coast boat trips

Fishing trips


Margam park

Pembrey country park


Floristry/Cookery school


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $264.34

Payment by cheque will be accepted by prior arrangement.

* Discounts available for longer term letting - details on request.
* Short break available on request. Off peak.
** 3 night stay is not applicable for Peak times & Easter, Christmas and New year 7 night minimum.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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