Oakland House

Mumbles, Mumbles

  • 5 Star
  • Special Offer15% Pre-Easter offer for stays between 23rd February - 28th March
  • Special Offer20% Pre-Easter offer w/c 22nd March
  • Special Offer10% Spring offer - 12th April - 23rd May

You can book this property from:

  • £905 per week
  • £129 per night
  • 5 Star

Features

Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 1 double bed
  • 2 single Zip&Link beds (combine for king/super king)

Bathrooms

  • 3 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower

Appliances

  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Smart TV
  • Sea or coastal views

Families

  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate

Outdoors

  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Barbecue
  • On-street parking

How far to ...?

  • Beach 0.5 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles
  • Shop 0.2 miles

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Surfing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Climbing
  • Pony trekking/horse riding

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Preferred changeover day: Friday
  • Check in: 16:00
  • Check out: 10:00

Description

Set in an elevated position in the heart of Mumbles overlooking Swansea Bay lies this deceptively large Victorian townhouse spread out across 4 thoughtfully decorated floors. As you walk through the front door of Oakland House you are met with a stylish, light-filled living area complete with cosy log burner, Smart TV, and dining area. Leading through to the spacious, well-equipped kitchen you will find a large decked area via patio doors that features wonderful sea views and pretty olive trees – the perfect setting for al fresco dining. Both the lower ground floor and 2nd floor are fantastic spaces to relax away from the main living areas with the latter boasting far reaching bay views over the surrounding rooftops. This really is the perfect family home for all seasons.

A brilliant selection of independent stores, restaurants and cafes can be found within a 5-minute walk of the property as well as the 5-mile seafront promenade that stretches around the bay to Swansea Marina. Known locally as the ‘Gateway to Gower’, Mumbles marks the beginning of the Gower Peninsula’s rugged coastline with access to some stunning, award-winning beaches and breath-taking views. The popular beaches of Langland and Rotherslade Bay are a short walk from the house where you can also take the Wales Coastal Path along the cliffs to Caswell Bay. Oxwich Bay, Rhossili and Three Cliffs Bay are pet-friendly beaches throughout the year – ideal for tiring out your four-legged friend and there are some delicious pubs to sample on your way home.

Lower Ground Floor

  • Lounge: Two 3-seater sofas, large upholstered stool and 50” Smart TV with live channels.
  • Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer, microwave and fridge/freezer.
  • Shower Room: Electric power shower, WC, wash basin, heated towel rail, cabinet and mirror.

Ground Floor

  • Living/Dining Area: Two 2-seater sofas, large upholstered stool, log burning stove, upholstered bench in the large bay windows, 40” Smart TV with live channels, a butlers tray and two tables with stunning table lamps. Dining area with table, bench seating for 4, 3 dining chairs and an arm chair with small side table and lamp.
  • Kitchen: Built-in electric Smeg oven, gas hob, dishwasher, large fridge/freezer, centre island with two bar stools and a bench, an espresso/coffee machine and great views out towards Swansea Bay from the patio doors. 

First Floor:

  • Bedroom 1: King bedroom with zip & link bed that can be made up as 2 x singles (please request at time of booking), bedside tables, wardrobe, chest of drawers, 50" Smart TV and leather sofa. 
  • Bedroom 2: King bedroom with bedside tables, wardrobe, chest of drawers and sea views out across the bay over surrounding rooftops. 
  • Bathroom: Bath with shower over, WC, wash basin, heated towel rail, cabinet and mirror.
  • Cloakroom: WC and wash basin. 
  • Bedroom 3: Double bedroom with bedside tables, wardrobe, dressing table with mirror and sea views out across the bay over surrounding rooftops

Second Floor

  • Loft Room: Sofa, large bean bag, 40" Smart TV, coffee table and sea views from the Velux windows. 

Garden

  • Large decked area with wonderful sea views, gas BBQ (gas not provided & must be cleaned after use), solar lighting surrounding deck, cube dining set to seat 10 and large potted olive trees in each corner of the decking.

Additional Information

  • Heating and electricity: Included. Log starter pack provided for log burner.
  • Bed linen, hand and bath towels: Provided.
  • Travel cot, high-chair and stair-gate: Available on request. Please bring your own cot linen.
  • Hairdryer: Provided
  • Pets: 2 dogs welcome. Additional charges apply. Please bring your own dog bed. Dogs not allowed upstairs, on sofa or beds.
  • No smoking inside the property please.
  • Parking: On-street parking can be found to the front on a first-come, first-served basis. Temporary holiday parking permits can be purchased from Swansea Council.

Reviews

A really fantastic house with so much room and in a perfect location for the town, eateries, beaches etc. We were a party of six adults and the house was plenty big enough for all of us. The kitchen was brilliantly equipped for all manner of cooking and catering; better than home!! Would highly recommend to anyone wanting a comfortable and spacious house for a break.

Mrs W,

We stayed at Oakland house to celebrate my 49th Birthday. We had three generations at Oakland and the house and area had so much to offer for everyone. Firstly, the house is a home from home. Lots of lovely touches around the place and gorgeous arts and crafts around. Really comfortable sofas, lots of throws and blankets around if needed. Property was warm and cosy (went in November). You can see the sea from the balcony and from a few of the back rooms. All walking distance to shops, restaurants, cafes and beaches. We didn’t drive at all while there. Best bit was that Em the host was so helpful. Gave me so much advice on where to go, where to eat, what not to miss while there. We wanted to stay for longer which is a good sign and we are all keen to go back as soon as we can. Lovely house in a lovely area with a lovely host! Thanks for a great stay!

Mrs Rachel B,

Oakland House is a perfect home from home, whatever your reason for visiting South Wales. It is beautifully furnished and creatively decorated with loving care – staying here feels like a real treat. We’ve just spent a week in this Mumbles utopia, and we will definitely be back again (for our fourth visit, and many more in the future, hopefully). This gorgeous house is spacious and set out over four levels, so even with six guests, you can enjoy your own space, should you wish to. We have two adult children who join us with their partners, and it works perfectly. We can either socialise together in the gorgeous sitting room and dining room or spread out into the basement chill out area or the loft room – both of which are equally comfortable. There’s even room to socialise in the well-equipped kitchen when cooking for everyone. During our recent stay, my husband and I did long walks with our dog (our favourite child!) most days, either locally or at the beautiful beaches of Oxwich or Rhossili, just a short drive away. This area is perfect for walkers, water sports enthusiasts and explorers, or if you just want to mooch around in a beautiful setting. I love to indulge my passion for the waves when we visit; there’s even a downstairs shower for sandy swimmers, surfers or SUPpers and four-legged friends when they return from their coastal adventures. The independent shops and coffee bars of Mumbles are always a favourite of ours, as are the local independent restaurants (Verdi’s is our favourite, and Joe’s ice-cream is a must too). But if you want more choice and a city experience, Cardiff is only a drive or short train journey away and offers a whole host of activities as well as remarkable retail therapy, food and drink venues and other local attractions like stadium tours, Cardiff Castle, and boat trips around the bay! And of course, Mumbles is the gateway to the stunning Gower Coast, so if beautiful scenery and outdoor adventures are your thing, then you couldn’t be in a better location than Oakland House. And when you return at the end of a busy (or relaxing!) day out, it is like coming home, but better! I’m always sad leaving Oakland House because it is my happy place – but planning my next visit always cheers me up…

Mrs Tessa B,

We had a wonderful week at Oakland House. The owners were extremely helpful and welcoming before our arrival. I know Mumbles very well, and I think this is one of the best locations in the area, for easy access to shops, beaches and coastal walks. We did not need to move the car for the whole week. Would recommend to family and friends, and will certainly book the house if we visit Mumbles again.

Past Customer,

We have had another fantastic holiday at Oakland house. This was our fourth trip to Mumbles and we are still discovering more things to do with our two young children (4 and 6). We love the beaches - Langland and Caswell bay are v family friendly, 3 Cliff’s Bay and Rhosilli are both huge and beautiful. Rhosilli also has some incredible sunflowers with a little trail for the children to follow around. The pub at Worm’s head above the beach has amazing views and good pub food. The Black pill lido was great for paddling on sunny days whilst the Wales national pool worked well on less sunny days! We also had a great day out at Margam park in Port Talbot - beautiful walks, a little farm, boating lake and playgrounds. The bracelet bay playground was a lucky find for us this year too with amazing views and The Lighthouse restaurant overlooking the bay. Mumbles itself always works well for us all. Great coffee and cakes at Boo’s, playgrounds in town and in Underhill park and even a special children’s hairdresser (Joshua’s) where they do amazing things with glitter! Nearby Swansea provided good entertainment too with bowling and a massive soft play for rainy days. Oakland house is a very relaxing base for all of this. It’s very spacious and well equipped and has been tastefully decorated with lots of paintings of local beaches and landmarks. Evening drinks on the balcony looking out at the sea and the castle is the perfect way to end the day. We recommend all of it and are already looking forward to going back!

Mrs Chloe B,

This property ticked every box and more . It’s location was perfect and absolutely everything provided for .It certainly was a home from home We shall definitely return .

Mrs W,

Oakland House is a superb house set in a great location with easy walking distance to both the town and local beaches. The house is beautifully furnished throughout and set over four floors so plenty of space for everyone. From the moment we walked in it felt like a real home from home with welcome treats on the side and in the fridge! The owners were great at communicating, checking that we had arrived safely as-well as offering loads of suggestions for beaches, shops and restaurants to visit. The house had everything we needed and a lovely deck with views over the bay to enjoy a drink on in the evening. Even the dog was catered for with blankets, towels and dog treats. We would thoroughly recommend Oakland House and look forward to returning to the property for another holiday!

Mrs Clare B,

You have a truly beautiful home. It's not just a holiday let, it's a home and one that provides everything you could ever need when you are on holiday! We really enjoyed our stay, so much so we really didn’t want to leave.

Past Customer,

We just wanted to say a huge thank you for a really wonderful week at Oakland House, you have made it feel homely and welcoming as well as stylish. There is plenty of space for the children to play along with the outdoor terrace and its stunning views and sunshine! The location has been ideal being able to easily walk into Mumbles which has everything and a very strong community of local shops, or across to Langland Bay from Overland Road, no need to worry about parking at the beach! The children have been able to wheel their bikes down to the promenade having a lovely daily bike ride and a Joes ice cream or stop off at Verdi’s. I have run every morning round the cliffs ending up with a dip in the sea to cool down and my husband has been cycling around the Gower. Oakland House has ticked every box and we all LOVE it here, we will definitely be returning! We didn’t get a parking permit for the week but it has been surprisingly ok, however probably more challenging on a weekend or mid summer and would definitely be useful. Thank you so much for your welcome and accessibility as owners, we didn’t bring our dog this time but will next time, she would love it here!

Mrs Serena G,

We had a wonderful stay at Oakland House, a beautiful bolthole situated perfectly in the middle of the Mumbles with easy access to the lovely independent shops of Newton Road, the sweeping views of Swansea Bay and the must-visits of Joes, Verdi's and the Mumbles Pier, just be prepared for the hills! You can tell from the carefully considered decor and local art that the Owners take immense pride in Oakland House, both for themselves and their guests. There's everything you could want and need for a week's (or longer) stay, every pot, pan and utensil to cook up a storm in the stunning kitchen. The deck was a particularly favourite spot with glorious views of Oystermouth Castle and the Bay. We were a multi-generational group and there was plenty of room for us to enjoy time together and have space to relax and there were dog-friendly touches a-plenty. The bedrooms are well sized, with a lovely family bathroom. We spent most of our time in the living/dining room which is a brilliant social space, with all the streaming options you could need to unwind. Parking can be tricky, there are a mix of permitted and non-permit spaces on the road. We managed to find spaces for our two cars but I would recommend applying for a visitors permit from the council if you are staying for the week. (Make sure you do this well in advance and have it sent to your home address). Em & Guy have got to be up there with the most sincere, generous and welcoming hosts. We had a couple of queries on arrival which were sorted within hours, nothing was too much trouble. Communication wise, I could not fault them and I would not hesitate to recommend them and their beautiful home for anyone looking to enjoy the sights and delights that the Mumbles has to offer. We cannot wait to return soon.

Mrs Kate B,

Oakland House is a wonderful, warm, welcoming home from home. We have just returned from our second visit and have already booked our third. It is my happy place. I can’t imagine staying anywhere else – in fact, I wish I lived there! So, what makes it so special? Mumbles is one of my favourite destinations, but Oakland House makes it a particularly memorable experience. Spread over four floors, from the light and bright ‘chill-out’’ loft space at the top, to the cool ‘man cave’ in the basement, it is an ideal (and incredibly special) holiday home for families and friends. There are various cosy living spaces with comfortable sofas, pretty bedrooms and well-equipped kitchen, bathroom, and laundry facilities. I love many things about Oakland House – too many to list here. Last time we stayed there, I took almost 100 photos of the carefully chosen local artworks, and specially selected home décor pieces; they are so lovely to look at and remind me of happy holiday memories (as well as giving me inspiration for my own house). The owners have a phenomenal eye for creative detail and have lovingly created this unique gem which stands out from other luxury holiday accommodation: the big bumblebee door knocker, the thick ebony sheepskin throw on the dining table bench, and the decorative flowers and plants make every stay an aesthetically pleasing experience, to name but a few. Whenever we visit, I wander through the house taking pleasure in all the tiny details that I had forgotten about, or that have been updated since our last trip. On arrival there is always a generous bowl of provisions to offer sustenance at the end of our journey to my favourite destination; this time we were met with Welsh cakes, Gower honey, sourdough bread, and there was milk, Welsh butter and a bottle of Prosecco in the fridge, as well as teabags in the cupboard. There is also a coffee machine, and even special dog treats (two kinds) for our canine companion, Leo the cockapoo. (He adores Oaklands House too, especially the deck area where there are different Welsh sniffs, sights and sounds from those he’s used to). The wooden deck also has wonderful seating, a barbeque, and impressive olive trees which withstand the Mumbles breeze. It is ideal for that first morning cup of tea or coffee. I love to get up early and sit out there when nobody else is awake – just the amazing views of the bay and the fabulous sound of woodpeckers from the woods at the top of Oakland Road. What a perfect way to start the day. The location of Oakland House in the heart of Mumbles village is ideal – a drive, bus ride, cycle, run or walk from Swansea. You are close to excellent cafes, bars, and restaurants. My favourites for refreshments are: Microlot Mumbles coffee, Verdi’s (the best pizzas and pasta in town), and of course, Joe’s ice-cream parlour which is famous throughout Wales and beyond. There are many gorgeous shops too – Oyster Gallery for art, homeware and gifts, and the local branch of Fat Face is the best I have come across. There are plenty of other boutiques full of treasures whether you are browsing, looking for gifts, or treating yourself. And the charity shops on Newton Road have some good books and jigsaw puzzles for rainy days. There are plenty of other boutiques full of treasures whether you are browsing, looking for gifts of treating yourself. Mumbles is also the gateway to the stunning Gower coast which offers all manner of walks, water sports and Welsh beauty spots to explore. And even if it’s raining there is much to keep you occupied with the selection of books, magazines and games provided in this creative and comfortable haven made special with luxurious and special homely touches. I should also mention that the owners are kind and caring too – messaging to check that all is well on arrival and offering excellent suggestions for your stay. I can’t wait to return.

Past Customer,

We are a family of 5 travelling from Australia and spent 6 very enjoyable days over Christmas at Oakland Hse. From the moment we opened the front door we knew we had chosen the perfect house. It had everything we needed aswell as being so comfortable and cosy, and beautifully decorated. The owners have incredible taste. Our host was an amazing communicator and nothing was ever too much trouble. The location is ideal with everything within easy walking distance. There are some beautiful coastal walks and park close by, which we loved. We would highly recommend this house and can't wait to return on our next visit to Wales.

Grace J,

Weather better than forecast for the whole week. We had some great walks and good meals aswell. As house renters for over a decade, we were delighted with your house, everything we needed!

Mr David B,

We've had a fantastic few days. So lucky with the weather too. I definitely hope to be back to stay in your lovely home which had everything we needed. Many thanks

Ms Elaine P,

We have stayed here for a week, the stayed again for a whole month. Amazing house and such lovely people. Just the little touches go a long way. We wish we could have stayed for the foreseeable as it's so nice.

Mrs Rebecca W,

We absolutely loved Oakland House and would be very keen to stay when we are back again. It was the perfect space and location at Christmas time so I can imagine it's amazing in the summer

Grace J,

We love Oakland House, we never want to leave! The house is simply amazing - so spacious, beautifully decorated and with gorgeous artwork and Mumbles mementos. We love visiting Mumbles and have been many times but never to such a beautiful home. Thank you so much, we will make the most of our week.

Tessa B,

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