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Langland Bay is a Five minute drive away. The Golf course can be seen in the distance.

Owen’s Barn is perfectly located in the Village of Newton to take advantage of all the attractions the Swansea area has to offer for your holiday. The property is just within walking distance for the very fit and healthy or a five minute drive from the bustling popular village of Mumbles and the beautiful beaches of Caswell, Langland and Rotherslade Bays. Newton has two popular pubs, a convenience store and a butcher within easy walking distance and local buses can take you into Swansea and down to Mumbles.

Swansea is known as Wales’ Waterfront City and has Wales’ largest marina and newest museum, the National Waterfront Museum.  Swansea also has excellent shopping and sporting facilities such as the Wales National Pool, water sports on Swansea Bay, Cricket at St.Helen’s and horse riding. The Leisure Centre is being refurbished and possibly could be open by Summer 2008. The Liberty Stadium, a 20,000 seat venue home of Swansea City Football Club and the Neath – Swansea Ospreys Rugby Team also has the occasional music event.  Swansea has an indoor market where you can buy many of the local delicacies such as cockles, laverbread, and  traditional welshcakes. Swansea also has many night clubs, bars, two cinema complexes, a bowling alley and restaurants for the young at heart. The Wind Street area has become the modern café quarter by day, and by night, is the liveliest street in town!

The village of Mumbles  has an excellent selection of restaurants, pubs, winebars and cafes. Mumbles has two of the most well known ice cream parlours in the region, Joe’s and Verdi’s where you can enjoy the spectacular view across the bay. Mumbles is a Victorian village which has an abundance of unique small shops selling clothing, surf gear, crafts, local artwork and places of interest. You can visit  Oystermouth Castle, which has the occasional outdoor theatre performance in the summer and a beautiful view over the rooftops of Mumbles village with the coastline beyond. Mumbles Pier has a café and amusement arcade. The land train can take you the length of Swansea Bay where the famous Mumbles Railway used to run. Swansea Bay, Mumbles and Gower have an excellent selection of golf courses to suit all abilities. The stunning Langland Course is a five minute drive from Owen’s Barn and Pennard Course is about a 10 minute drive away, both with beautiful sea views.

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Three Cliff’s Bay is a 15 minute drive away followed by a 20 minute walk. Seen here with the tide mostly in.

Owen’s Barn is on the gateway to the Gower Peninsula, which was Britain’s first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The lovely countryside and beautiful sandy beaches are ideal for family holidays, walking breaks and watersport enthusiasts.

The beaches include Rhossili, with spectacular views of Worm’s Head, the popular beaches of Caswell, Langland, Rotherslade, Pobbles, Three Cliffs, Oxwich, Llangennith and many little coves. The Gower Peninsular is an ideal area for those that enjoy walking holidays. It has a diverse range of landscapes for walking along spectacular clifftops, through picturesque villages, rolling countryside, hills, valleys, commons, woodland, dunes and marshes. The area has an historic past and has many ancient sites, monuments, caves, castles and landmarks to visit including Arthur’s Stone. In Parkmill there is an old working watermill with many other attractions. As you can see Owen’s Barn is ideally situated to make the most of your holiday.