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Very good
18 reviews
Shorebase
mezz balcony set up for listening to music & reading
Mezz level overlooking dining and living open plan
Even in winter the Gower is beautiful
My fav coffee spot just a short walk from the Annex
view into bathroom area
Bedroom with vaulted ceiling
stair well in bedroom
Or you can do one of many costal runs/walks that are spectacular
Any season is good for the Gower as there is alway lots of activities
Living area with flat screen tv
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Mumbles, Swansea, Swansea County, Southern Wales, Wales

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ajk1994
Bristol, England
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152 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Excellent but can't agree about standard of conversion work”
Reviewed May 14, 2013 for a stay in April 2013
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While we agree with everything in the previous reviews about the great location etc of this cottage, I’m afraid we can’t agree with all the comments about how well it’s been converted and how it’s been finished off. There are some notable deficiencies in the building work not least the lack of a kitchen ceiling which means that you can stare right up into the bathroom and someone, say, on the toilet can look straight back at you – not great! There are a number of windows without curtains, notably the window outside the bathroom, meaning that, firstly, you definitely have to cover up to go to the toilet (or risk entertaining/shocking the neighbours) and also the light steams into the bedroom in the morning as there is no bedroom door – light sleepers beware. In the bathroom itself the toilet seat wouldn’t stay up and the shower handle fell off. The pipe work to the shower makes an awful row until it’s turned on properly after several turns. There is no main lighting in the living room, just a number of low power side lights and lamps which don’t add up to a great amount of light thus making reading difficult. Some of the windows have gaps around the edges and, if it’s raining, the guttering drips right outside of the bedroom window – again light sleepers beware. We thought the provision of everyday cutlery, glasses and plates was a bit mean, necessitating either washing-up or putting the dishwasher on every day (a quick trip to Ikea would be an easy and cheap way to solve this, as evidenced by many of the other cottages we’ve stayed in). The (free) Wi-Fi was also very weak anywhere downstairs as the modem was stuck up right in the far corner of the bedroom upstairs thus making it very frustrating to use. The owners give you opportunity to make any suggestions in a book so, hopefully, some of these things will have been remedied now. Having said all this it wasn’t a bad cottage and it is a good base for walking and touring the area, just don’t expect it to be quite as perfect as the previous reviews would have you believe.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Lack of curtains at window on landing outside bathroom
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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RDGrant
Braunton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Immaculate conversion for a perfect stay in the heart of the Mumbles”
Reviewed May 7, 2012 for a stay in May 2012
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We were lucky enough to get a recommendation from a friend to stay here and we could not have asked for a more idyllic weekend retreat for our stay in the Mumbles. The annex has been lovingly converted to a very high standard and the decor is a perfect mix of contemporary design with plenty of original and quirky architectural features. Warm, comfortable, cosy and yet spacious this place is a real gem. I was extremely impressed with the level of detail and it strikes me as one of those rare places where the owner has gone to great lengths to ensure you really enjoy your stay. The attention to detail throughout the conversion is fantastic. We spent a lovely evening sat in the garden with a bottle of wine next to the huge fire pit. If you are looking for a classy place to stay in the heart of the Mumbles then look no further.

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Liked best: The fire pit.
Liked least: parking - can't do anything about that though.
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
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candr63
Manchester, United Kingdom
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“A spot of luxury and quiet privacy at a very fair price”
Reviewed February 25, 2012 for a stay in February 2012
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In fact we were visiting relatives on Gower, but would have been more than happy on our 3 night break to explore more of the coastline around Mumbles. It could hardly be very much closer. 'Annex' is accurate enough, but it underplays the very comfortable and secluded accommodation attached to the rear of a more substantial and restored 19th century dwelling. The fittings were without exception of a quality one imagined the owner might have chosen for his/her own use; there was almost nothing of the holiday-let about the place. Bed very comfortable, kitchen clean and well-equipped, wireless router worked a treat, TV better than we have at home (that may say more about us than about 'Shorebase annex' - either way it was a pleasure to use). The property is situated high up above the shoreline though only 7 mins walk to the shops. Parking was no real problem in February. In the season one might have to be a bit more patient, though it felt to us as if people were very tolerant and there were very few areas reserved for local pass holders. As long as traffic could get by, you could park more or less where you wanted. As a self-catering let, it is priced by the week, but Sian who manages the accommodation is entirely flexible about shorter stays, as well as very friendly and organized in matters of communication.

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Liked best: The peace and quiet
Liked least: It feels unjust even to wonder what we might write here
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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lizzy d
London, United Kingdom
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“Lovely, cosy hideaway for R+R”
Reviewed February 17, 2012 for a stay in February 2012

We stayed here for four nights in February and had a really lovely time; wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone. The place itself has been done up very tastefully and had everything we could have needed- great kitchen if you fancy cooking, nice comfy sofa for curling up and big TV for cold, wet days (of which, I fear, there are many in Wales in February!) The location is great, too- a few minutes walk and you're in the centre of Mumbles. All in all, we wanted a place to get away from it all and have a bit of peace and quiet, and this was the perfect place to do it in.

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Reviewed June 25, 2017 for a stay in June 2017
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