The Stable is a lovingly restored converted barn unit with a large galleried sleeping area over the lounge and kitchenette. It offers comfortable accommodation for two people. There is an interconnecting door to the larger Owen's Barn, which sleeps 4.
This door can be locked from both sides when used as separate accommodation. Alternatively the two units can be booked together to provide accommodation for up to six people.
On the ground floor there is a stable door leading into the lounge/kitchenette. It has a tiled floor with a large rug. The kitchenette has wooden painted units, a sink with mains and an additional electric water heater, a refrigerator (with freezer compartment), 2 ring electric hob with small oven below, and a microwave. The living area has a two seater sofa bed, dining table and chairs and a wall mounted portable tv/dvd player with freeview.
A handcrafted staircase leads up to the galleried sleeping area. This is a large area with an en suite shower room having a wash hand basin, WC and heated towel rail. (The WC area is quite narrow and may not suit some guests). The sleeping area has a king size bed, pine bedside tables, dressing table, chest of drawers and a wardrobe.
Change over day is on Saturdays. It has gas central heating. Bed linen and towels are provided and there is off street parking for 1 car. The Stable is not suitable for children under 7. No pets. No smoking.
Set in the heart of the village of Newton, just above the popular seaside village of Mumbles, the property forms part of the enclosed farmhouse and barn known as New Hill Farm. It is an historic, period farmhouse with parts believed to be dating back as early as 1310.
John Wesley is believed to have preached in Owen's Barn during a period of inclement weather whilst waiting for his church to be built. Dylan Thomas is also believed to have played here during stays with his Uncle David Rees who became a preacher at the Paraclete Church next door. The arched gate on the patio leads directly out onto Summerland Lane where there is a plaque on the wall of The Manse, where he stayed, commemorating Dylan's visits to Newton.
Internet access now available in both properties.