NEWTON COURT - MUMBLES, SWANSEA
Tel: 01792 361306
Fax: 01792 361004
Newton Court is a purpose-built home which occupies a quiet secluded garden site in Newton on the outskirts of Mumbles, at the gateway to the Gower Peninsula, the first area in Great Britain to be designated as "an area of outstanding natural beauty". There is a convenient bus service into Mumbles and Swansea (on which there is a free bus pass for the over 65's).
All of the 24 rooms have ensuite facilities and look out over the pleasant enclosed garden. Recent refurbishment has provided a large dining room and ground floor lounge with patio doors leading to the gardens. A greenhouse is provided for the enjoyment of the residents.
There are two fully assisted bathrooms and a disabled access shower on the ground floor. Newton Court offers holidays and respite care (subject to availability of rooms).
For more information about Mumbles, the town, visit the Tourist Information Website, www.enjoygower.com/mumbles/mumbles.cfm
Mumbles © Chris Gill Jones 2002
The village is an extraordinary place to live in and to visit, and its magic never fails, whether you are travelling back home for the thousandth time along Mumbles Road or seeing it all for the very first time. On your left, there's the great sweep of Swansea Bay, and then, glimpsed first through pine trees, a huddle of small houses cascades down a hill and clings together beneath a steep cliff as the coast arches sharply to those two islets with their Victorian pier.
Why is Mumbles so fascinating. It must be something to do with the light, the way the bay acts as a giant mirror, amplifying the opalescent sunlight on a fine day, or making the sunlight shimmer if the tide is in with white horses skimming the surface, when the old stone and render of the buildings take on added colour, and everything looks like a perfect European seaside resort. Then, when clouds are racing across the sky, everything turns into melodrama, more Celtic twilight than European, and rays of sun catch the hills surrounding the bay and turn them livid green, then damson, then rust, as the sea changes from black to silver.