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Ideal for young and old alike - Now taking bookings for 2018

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Chalet in Caswell, Swansea, Gower Peninsula, Wales - short walk from sandy beach and stunning coastal walks

SHORT BREAKS AVAILABLE OUT OF PEAK SEASON FROM £50 per night subject to a minimum of 3 nights. (Duvets included - bring your own sheets/towels/ etc.) . Please check our calendar for availability.

Beachcombers rest provides self catering accommodation situated on a select and peaceful site within walking distance of Caswell Bay. It is the perfect accommodation for those looking for a quiet but central base to suit all tastes with wonderful sands and safe surfing in the bay itself. The scenic delights of Mumbles and the Gower Peninsular are within easy reach. With little mobile phone signal you won't be disturbed! We also welcome well behaved dogs but unfortunately do not accept bookings from all male / female groups as this site and the local beach is family orientated. The popular seaside resort of Mumbles is a short distance away as is the city of Swansea. For full details please visit our website.

Please note there is no phone line and mobile phone coverage is sparse - Vodavone gets better reception than O2.

Dogs are not allowed on the nearest beach April-September (inc) but there are several local walk and not too distant beaches on which they are allowed.

Wi-fi all inclusive. The Wi-Fi is provided site wide and at peak times streaming video will be frustrating! Perfect though for general internet browsing and e-mails

Electricity is via a £1-£2 coin meter but shouldn't come to more than £15-£20 a week unless heating is left on for long periods

Our change over day during peak periods is a Friday. Out of season there is no set change over day.

Guests can arrive any time after 6.00pm on their arrival date and must vacate by 2pm on departure day. This we hope will enable guests to enjoy a full weekend in Swansea if they wish and to pack a little more leisurely when leaving!

NEW FOR 2018

On the grass directly in front of the chalet we have now installed a Picnic Bench. This is exclusively for the use of our guests.

More Details

Owner
Mark Sheehan
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
14 December, 2017

About Mark Sheehan

We spent many happy weekends at Beachcombers Rest with the children during school holidays and summer weekends. However the children have now flown the nest and living in Swansea ourselves found the chalet was underused which given it's location was a real shame.

This is now our third year of letting and we use the income generated to maintain the chalet and make improvements year on year.

We hope that those who chose to stay will go home with similar happy memories to those that we have.

If you have any questions about the chalet or the area please do not hesitate to contact us.

Mark & Caroline

Mark Sheehan purchased this chalet in 2002

Why Mark Sheehan chose Newton

Caswell Bay is is such a beautiful bay with a sandy beach and lots of small rock pools. Children love it and those who want a more secluded spot can walk around the bay and find a quiet spot to sun bathe and read.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Beechcombers Rest is a smartly presented chalet with everything you would need for a week away. We took the kids and found it very clean and comfortable with space to cook and eat. You are situated about 150 metres from Caswell Bay beach, which was fantastic, with the good quality Cafe for light lunch's and coffee and shop for ice creams and beach toys and alike. Jumping in the car we visited the beaches at Oxwich ( great for rock pools, sand dunes and dogs ) and Rhossilli, which really is as good as the photos & reviews, just amazing. The Mumbles is a short distance from the chalet and is obviously an affluent area and possibly a bit more sophisticated than Swansea. There are some nice boutique shops and places to eat, along with Verdi's ice cream parlour. The communication from the owners, Mark & Caroline, was excellent and we had a very enjoyable experience. I would thoroughly recommend this property to friends and relatives. 5 Stars.'
Nov 2012
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Newton in Mumbles

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 18:00 / Check-out: 14:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • rural
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom has recently been refitted and comprises w.c, wash basin and electric shower. There is an electric towel rail. Ventilation via windows and an extract fan.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: One bedroom with a double bed and one bedroom with 2 single beds. Both bedrooms have a cupboard, hanging rails for clothes and shelf for storage.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Beachcombers Rest provides self catering accommodation for 4 people a five minute walk from Caswell Bay. Caswell Bay is a sandy bay ideally suited for children and adults alike. There are waves to surf on, rock pools to explore and a seasonal life guard. It’s a wonderful site for a beach picnic/barbecue or if you prefer there is a café and other refreshment kiosks on site. There is also a toilet block close to the beach. The quaint seaside town of Mumbles is a 10 minute drive away or for the more energetic by walking along the coastal path. For those who wish to walk and explore, the 19 mile long Gower Peninsular was Britain’s first designated area of Outstanding Natural Beauty famous for its beautiful coastline, beaches, sheltered woodlands and rolling grasslands, much of which is owned by the National Trust . This has to be a "must" in your holiday itinerary with many fabulous beaches to explore and all within very easy driving distance. The city of Swansea is 20 minutes away by car. Outside: Outside there is a large grassed area where you can relax and children can play in full view of the lounge. The area directly outside belongs to the chalet but in practice the whole of the grassed area is shared by all the chalets enabling children to play ball games . Cleaning / Towels / Linen Duvets & pillows provided. Bring your own sheets, towels etc. Cleaning deposit of £40 added to cost of chalet, refunded if chalet is left as you find it, on time and recycling done using bags provided.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.759259 based on 55 reviews
5

Beachcombers Rest - a great place for a lovely holiday

  • 5 of 5

Right from our arrival, the place gave us a comfortable feeling and the very welcome chocolate cake and milk in the fridge too!

Then while making our beds we found packets of sweets under the pillows, another lovely touch.

The chalet was very clean and very well equipped with all we needed for our holiday. The owners had certainly given a lot of thought to not only the themed decor but to the things people need for a relaxing break.

A good selection of leaflets and maps to find your way around the area and other attractions was a great help.

As we had planned to have many walks the maps were a great help. Also, as we were a bit late in the season, and the nights drawing in, it was good to have the TV and DVD player for cosy nights in. A good selection of games and DVD's meant we were well entertained.

I would certainly recommend this chalet and in such a lovely location, so many walks right from the door, we could almost forget the car!

Highly recommend this Beachcomber Rest.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for such a good review - our second from last guest for the 2017 season and we are pleased that the chalet met with your approval and that you had a good holiday. We hope to see you again another year!
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5

A comfortable base in a lovely part of South Wales

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week in this comfortable chalet, in a little chalet camp minutes from the beach, at the end of October. Access to Swansea and the rest of the Gower peninsula is very easy and there are many great walks and activities around the area.

The chalet owners, as well as leaving a great welcome pack, have provided lots of well organised and detailed tourist guides; enough to keep you busy over may visits. The chalet itself has plenty of room, is very clean, has a well provisioned shower room and a good sized kitchen with all the equipment you'll need to prepare great meals.

We would certainly consider returning here.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

great place

  • 5 of 5

The owners had thought of very thing and the chalet was spotlessly clean and omfortable

  • Review Submitted: 14-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely chalet

  • 4 of 5

Well equipped chalet in a lovely location, beds were to die for so comfortable,

  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: From our holiday experiences we appreciate the value of a good nights sleep! We hope you enjoyed your stay.
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Bijou chalet exactly as described.Very clean and well equiped.Very well located for sightseeing .

  • 4 of 5

5* location in a lovely wooded valley 3 minute walk from Caswell Bay which is beautiful.Very much enjoyed local walking-Bishops Wood ,the coastal path and the bay itself.Convenient for Mumbles and Swansea which offers plenty of tourist attractions especially the museums and Gallery.Ideal base especially for dog owners.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay and please come again!
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5

Cosy, well equipped in the most perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Very happy with the chalet, particularly the location! 2 minutes from an incredible beach with excellent amenities and walks along the coast. We couldn't have been happier with our choice. Thank you Mark and Caroline for allowing us to stay in your chalet.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were very welcome guests and we hope to see you again another year!
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Location

Coast/Beach:

Caswell Bay is a five minute walk away and is ideal for swimming and surfing. There are also secluded areas for those who want to relax. There are refreshment kiosks, toilets, showers and a life guard on duty during the summer months. Note that dogs are not allowed on this beach from April- September inclusive. There are other beaches in driving distance that will allow dogs.

Travel:

A car is essential if you wish to sight see the surrounding area. There is a regular bus service into Swansea a 5 minute walk away. There are rail and bus stations and the city is only a ten minute drive from the M4. Cardiff is approx 45 minutes away and London approx 4 hours by car.

Distances:

The quaint seaside town of Mumbles is a 10 minute drive away or for the more energetic by walking along the coastal path from Caswell Bay. There is an intermittent bus from the Bay to Mumbles and Swansea. Mumbles has a wonderful selection of specialist shops. There are 2 supermarkets in the town along with a Post Office.

Swansea is 20 minutes away by car and is a thriving city hosting many big high street names as well as independent boutiques, specialist shops and traditional arcades.

Further Details:

The Liberty Stadium hosts premiership football with Swansea City and Magners League Rugby with the Ospreys.

If Swansea isn’t big enough for you! Then Cardiff the capital of Wales is within easy striking distance and can be reached by road or rail. The city boasts the magnificent Millennium Stadium and the Millennium Centre both of which also host major concerts and sporting events throughout the year. St Davids shopping centre is one of the top 5 shopping destinations in the UK.

Waterpark Swansea’s premier indoor water park featuring an exciting network of pools, rides and slides.

Swimming at Wales National Pool

National Waterfront Museum telling the story of industry and innovation in Wales, now and over the last 300 years.

Swansea Museum (Free admission)

Plantasia From insects, reptiles, fish and monkeys to bananas, pineapple plants, prickly cacti and giant bamboo - Plantasia has it all, and is perfect for that unique family day out, no matter what the weather!

The Egypt Centre based at Swansea University displays a wide range of Egyptian antiquities suitable for young and old alike. (Free admission)

Techniquest Where can you launch a hot air balloon, blast a rocket, create an electrical circuit and watch a colony of ants at work all in one day? Techniquest - the hands-on science centre in Cardiff Bay.

The Vue Cinema in Swansea has 12 different screens with up to date projection and audio visual technology.

The Grand Theatre in Swansea hosts a variety of shows and exhibitions throughout the year.

Swansea is a great place to shop and hosts many big high street names as well as independent boutiques, specialist shops and traditional arcades.

Travel further afield to St David’s in Cardiff which is the leading shopping and leisure destination for Wales. Swansea . Mid-way between Swansea and Cardiff you’ll find the Bridgend Designer Outlet Shopping Mall with over 90 Designer Stores and a multiplex cinema.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Newton, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
March
1 Mar 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£120
for 3 nights
From
£40
£180
 
 
Pre Easter
24 Mar 2018 - 29 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
£125
for 5 nights
From
£25
 
 
Easter
30 Mar 2018 - 1 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£180
for 3 nights
From
£60
 
 
Post Easter
2 Apr 2018 - 5 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
£100
for 4 nights
From
£25
 
 
April 2018
6 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£135
for 3 nights
From
£45
£190
 
 
May 2018
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£150
for 3 nights
From
£50
£205
 
 
June 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£165
for 3 nights
From
£55
£225
 
 
July Pre Hols
1 Jul 2018 - 12 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
£260
for 4 nights
From
£65
£310
 
 
Summer Hols 2018
13 Jul 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
1 night minimum stay
£475
for 1 night
From
£475
£475
 
 
Post summer Hols
31 Aug 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£375
for 7 nights
£375
 
 
September
7 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£165
for 3 nights
From
£55
£205
 
 
October
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£150
for 3 nights
From
£50
£175
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£150
for 3 nights
From
£50
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £40

IMPORTANT NOTES
1. You will need to bring your own bed linen and towels - we supply duvets and pillows only.
2. Electricity is via a £1/£2 coin meter.
3. There is a £40 cleaning/recycling refundable deposit.
4. Dogs are not allowed on the nearest beach from April-Sept inclusive

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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