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“Beautiful house, fantastic location”
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Review of West Mead

'Excellent holiday, felt like a real home from home'
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'Excellent holiday, felt like a real home from home'
Gorgeous and unspoilt beaches - perfect for everyone!! The Lounge is furnished with good quality furniture and 'real flame' gas fire
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'Excellent holiday, felt like a real home from home'
Gorgeous and unspoilt beaches - perfect for everyone!!
The Lounge is furnished with good quality furniture and 'real flame' gas fire
The modern well-fitted kitchen with underfloor heating can seat 6 at the table
Golf  - round the corner at Langland
Caswell Bay - great for water sport too!!
Sea view from the back of West Mead
Family Room
Plenty of comfort and entertainment equipment in the lounge
The elegant dining room can seat 8. The upright piano is available for use.
High quality wood furniture in the dining room - perfect for family dinner.
The family room is informal with plenty of books and TV. Airy and with a working gas fire.
Modern kitchen is fitted throughout with high quality granite worktops and German appliances
The luxurious main bedroom - with plenty of cupboards and comfortable king size bed.
Comfort for two in a large double bedroom
The 'smallest' double bedroom !
Airy top floor bedroom warm and spacious with ensuite shower room.
The decking and conservatory - great for relaxing at home with a drink.
Cosy and warm conservatory - facing south.
Main bathroom with high quality shower, bath, and fittings.
Plenty of light through original stained glass window.
Garden to three sides. The rear garden with mature shrubs and lawns gets the sun all day.
Langland Bay - overlooked by the golf club and plenty for everyone including a brasserie.
Surf boarding and canoeing at Caswell
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Holiday Rental House -
4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Mumbles, Swansea, Swansea County, Southern Wales, Wales

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1 review
“Great location. Average accommodation.”
Reviewed 27 May 2017 for a stay in May 2017

We booked via Home from Home. Location for Mumbles, Langland and Caswell was perfect. House requires refurbishment - it seemed that the house was left to the existing landlord who has siince just taken the rental income without any reinvestment in the property.

The real issue was the £250 'damages' deposit we had to pay which we have never done before in any of the many other bookings we have undertaken through Home from Home. This was obtained without any joint prior inspection of the property. On arriving at the property -for example- there were numerous carpet stain issues which we communicated to the booking company. We asked who would decide on the full £250 refund at the end of our stay and they said the cleaners!! We have since had the deposit refunded. This issue caused us a degree of stress during our stay.

Landlords must not ask for these deposits unless:
> The property standards are excellent
> A joint inspection is undertaken on arrival
> A joint inspection is done before departure

Landlords are already insuring the property against damage so this policy is unnecessary and should be stopped.

The letting agents - Home from Home - need to talk to the property owners and tell them they will not market their property with this sort of deposit policy.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
24 Jun 2017
We are disappointed that you did not find the accommodation as expected. West Mead has been our family home for over 20 years. We still go to stay there regularly with our family and enjoy it very much. We are also proud that almost all our guests have provided positive feedback about the house. If any constructive feedback is received we do our best to respond immediately. Since your stay the carpets have been professionally cleaned.
The small refundable damage deposit is not unusual in a property of this type and is part of the payment in advance that guests are aware of and have to make at the time of booking. In the four years we have been offering West Mead, all such deposits have been refunded in full.
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lisajane3...
Worcester, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Beautiful house, fantastic location”
Reviewed 8 November 2016 for a stay in November 2016

We stayed at West Mead over bonfire weekend. The house is beautiful, well equipped and lovely and warm (especially liked the underfloor heating in the kitchen). The surrounding area is beautiful with two beaches within easy walking distance and lovely coastal walks too. So much to do, will need to go back at some point.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
11 Nov 2016
Hello Dear L
We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed staying st our house. We also appreciate your positive feedback and look forward to welcoming you back.
Thank you
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Steve R
Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good for Langland and Caswell bays and a base for visits to Gower”
Reviewed 22 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016

We took the family to Gower to celebrate a family birthday - 6 adults and 2 small children. West Mead was an excellent venue, with 4 large bedrooms and plenty of places for different groups to relax.

Family originally come from Gower, so we knew the area, which helped in finding our way around the lanes to and from the house to local pubs and shops. The walks down to the lovely beaches at Langland, in particular, and Caswell are short and easy, but probably not suitable for small children to walk or be taken in buggies.

The drive at the house has plenty of room for four or more cars, but must be parked nose-to-tail. There is additional parking available on nearby roads.

The Gower peninsular is a beautiful area to visit. West Mead is a great base for holidays in the area. The house is clean and spacious. We would definitely consider using it again in the future.

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Management Response
23 Oct 2016
Thank you for your feedback. Much appreciated.
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michael t
1 review
“Lovely period house in a great location”
Reviewed 2 June 2016 for a stay in March 2016

The House is a pleasure to stay in, and gives easy access to some stunning beaches and coastal scenery.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
6 Jun 2016
Hello Michael
We appreciate your feedback and are so pleased that you enjoyed yourself at West Mead. Do visit us again.
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nellecc
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
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“Excellent”
Reviewed 21 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

We really enjoyed our stay at the property. It was clean, comfortable and the kitchen was well equipped.
You can walk from the house to Caswell bay, around to Langland and then carry on to Newton road for lunch or shopping. Buses are frequent and stop just down the road so no need to take the car and search for parking.
Would stay again, the beds were so comfortable, which is very rare these days in a holiday let.
Highly recommended.

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Management Response
26 May 2016
Thank you for choosing to stay at West Mead and we are delighted that you found everything was to a good standard.
We try to make sure that our guests have a enjoyable stay in a comfortable and “homely” environment. The surroundings also have much to offer.
Do come again.
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