Mumbles branch

76 Newton Road Mumbles SA3 4BE

The team in Mumbles has a wealth of experience and their mission is to provide no nonsense help and expertise in seeing property transactions through to a successful completion. We have taken pride in ‘breaking the mold’ of estate agents; we get the best from modern technology yet set great importance in our traditional personal service, professional expertise and local knowledge.

Our terms are usually on a NO Sale/No FEE!!

John Francis Estate Agents have 20 Residential Offices, 5 Lettings Departments and hold 5 auctions per year.  Our specialised Commercial Department which is based in Narberth, covers west Carmarthenshire including Carmarthen town itself, Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion. 

For a sole agency fee therefore all our clients have the benefit of 20 offices offering their property to potential buyers. These facilities are possible by the use of modern technology linking all our offices together to work as one. Our terms are usually on a no sale/no fee basis and we offer a free market appraisal by well trained staff who have expert local knowledge.
When choosing where to buy or sell at auction, historic results are no guarantee of satisfaction, but they are the best indication on where you can place your trust! Our average success rate in 2017 was 83% being well above the national average.
Our 5 Lettings Departments cover the whole of the City of Swansea, the Gower and Swansea Valley, east Carmarthenshire including Llanelli and Ammanford as well as Carmarthen and  Pembrokeshire. Information on all properties in this department are available throughout our group of offices.



Latest sale listings for Mumbles

  • 3 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 2 living

Southward Lane, Langland

Offers in the region of £395,000

We are delighted to introduce to the market this immaculate three bedroom semi detached property benefiting from original quality fixtures and fittings throughout. The light and spacious accommodation comprises of...

For sale

  • 3 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 2 living

Cambridge Gardens, Langland

Offers in the region of £485,000

An opportunity to purchase this superb three bedroom detached house situated in this peaceful residential highly sought after area of Langland. There are views from the property over the Bristol...

For sale

  • 1 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Willow Court, Clyne Common

Offers in the region of £110,000

A superb one bedroom apartment arranged over the first floor of this exclusive development for retirees. The apartment is bright and spacious with an open plan kitchen off the reception...

For sale

  • 3 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 1 living

Westbourne Place, Mumbles

Offers in the region of £435,000

A detached 3 bedroom dormer bungalow with good sized attic room situated within walking distance to all that Mumbles village has to offer including Swansea Bay, the seafront promenade and...

For sale

  • 2 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

West Cross Avenue, West Cross

Offers in the region of £249,995

This mid terraced cottage is located within a short walking distance of the bustling village of Mumbles. The accommodation briefly comprises of lounge and kitchen/diner, there are two bedrooms and...

For sale

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Latest lettings listings for Mumbles

Mumbles area guide

Mumbles is probably the first stop for many visitors as the road leaves Swansea and follows the curve of the bay into Mumbles. It is an ideal base to explore the rest of the Gower Peninsula offering a wide range of amenities. There are restaurants of real distinction, excellent ice-cream parlours, shops selling original crafts, tennis courts, crazy golf, playground, and the famous Mumbles lifeboat station and lighthouse. Sailors will find Mumbles a good starting point to explore the spectacular coastline and bays, with good launching facilities at Knab Rock. In nearby Oystermouth there is the Norman castle overlooking the village of Mumbles which is open to the public from Easter to September.
Everybody in Wales has a soft spot for Mumbles. Though people from outside Wales may not have heard of it, they will find it unforgettable once they've been there.To start with, there's the name, Mumbles, deriving from the French word mamelles, meaning 'breasts' and originally referring only to the two islets at the end of the promontory, but nowadays applying to the whole village. Really, the name should have a permanent exclamation mark – Mumbles!, like Westward Ho! As indeed should the Welsh word, Mwmbwl!
The village is an extraordinary place to live, 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 downhill and clings together beneath a steep cliff as the coast arches sharply to those two islets with their Victorian Pier.

The Gower Peninsula is known and loved by many the world over. Stunningly beautiful and only 16 miles long by 7 miles wide.
Spend even a few hours on Gower, and you’ll quickly understand why it was designated as the UK’s first ever Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in 1956 and why travel writers, celebrities and devoted visitors, cannot praise it highly enough. Gower is probably most famous for its jaw dropping bays, beaches and coastline – and they certainly get the most column inches in the media with ‘Three Cliffs Bay’ reputedly one of the most photographed views in Europe!

The Gower Coastline
With over 50 named beaches, bays and coves, the choices are as naturally beautiful as they are diverse. Golden, sandy beaches such as Rhossili, Llangennith, Oxwich and Whiteford mean you can walk to your heart’s content or just relax and enjoy the magnificent views.
There are also numerous smaller, but no less beautiful, beaches; two of the most popular are family favourite Caswell Bay and Langland Bay with its iconic beach huts, rock pools and nearby tennis courts! Both beaches are easily accessible from the city centre. Tiny coves such as Pwll Du, Mewslade or Overton might be a bit further off the beaten track and can only be reached on foot but they are certainly worth the effort too!
Gower is not just about beaches: the varied landscape is key to Gower’s universal appeal. Grassy sand dunes and dramatic cliff top paths border much of the coastline, along with woodlands and glades – at the right time of year you will fins them full of bluebells, rabbits, wild garlic, pine cones and birdsong! A walkers’ paradise, Gower has nearly 400 miles’ worth of rights of way, offering the chance to be at one with nature. There are dedicated reserves and Sites of Special Scientific Interest with as diverse a range of habitats as you’ll find anywhere in the UK.

Foodie Gower
Inland, the scenery is made up of large swathes of common land and moorlands, including the dramatic Cefn Bryn; home to King Arthur’s Stone, as well as a plethora of farm and wild animals! North Gower, meanwhile, is famous for its salt marshes and their culinary bounty of samphire and Gower Salt Marsh Lamb. The sea surrounding Gower provides sewin (sea trout), sea bass and cockles, all equally noted for their quality and much used in local restaurants and home cooking.
In fact food is something which is never far away in Gower….there are tea rooms and cafes at many of the most popular beaches, a sprinkling of the ubiquitous fish and chip shops, traditional country pubs, boutique style hotels and fine dining restaurants, rated in the good food guide…all very good reasons to stop for a drink or a bite to eat!

Historic Gower
For history lovers, Gower provides a wonderful, often mythical, backdrop to explore with castles, ancient sites, churches, shipwrecks and standing stones. Paviland caves are the earliest scientifically excavated caves in Britain, and were home to ‘The Red Lady of Paviland’ skeleton – the oldest dated modern human remains in the UK. In a surprise turn of events, The Red Lady was in recently years revealed to be a man, who lived some 26,000 years ago! Further around the coast, the salt-stripped remains of the ill-fated vessel, ‘The Helvetia;’ can still be seen at Rhossili. Gower’s past is often richly interwoven with folk tales and legends – stories of smugglers, royalty and blood thirsty warrior chieftains abound at Brandy Cove, King Arthur’s Stone and Pennard Castle!

Active Gower
There are opportunities to get active at every turn too – from a laid back stroll or cycle ride along country lanes, to adrenaline charged handgliding over Rhossili, mountain biking over the hills and dales, light aircraft flying at Fairwood, a spot of archery, or a round of golf. Not forgetting the more usual seaside pleasures of swimming, body-boarding, surfing, fishing, sailing, diving, windsurfing or just paddling!
Llangennith is recognised as one of the UK’s premier surf beaches due to the consistency of its surf – perhaps helped by the area having one of the highest tidal ranges in the world. These long, open beaches are also much loved by kite surfers, the somewhat less energetic kite fliers, and in the case of Three Cliffs, rock climbers!
So whether you want to get active, chill out, explore the past, indulge in fine food, or simply find a quiet spot and drink in the glorious views and surroundings, Gower really is the place where you can have it all.

Nicola Rattenbury

Branch Manager

Nicola Rattenbury MNAEA, the Branch Manager has worked in the industry for 30 years, Nicola brings a wealth of experience to a well run office located in the heart of Swansea.

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Victoria Glover


Victoria Glover has worked as a part time negotiator in the Mumbles Office since 2009. Previously She was a manager in the advertising department of a newspaper in a career that spanned over 25year...

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Sian Owens


Sian Owens is our part time negotiator who has been working in estate agency for 5 years and adds 15 year’s experience in Human resources to the team.

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Christian Evans


Christian, a Swansea man, has years of direct experience in sales. He brings an innovative approach to the team when matching properties to buyers and great at customer relations. He is the slick d...

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Stephen Mullen


Stephen is the youngest member of the team. His background is a combination of sales and design. He has a keen and discerning eye and contributes by applying attention to detail.

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Mumbles branch case studies


To Christian and all the staff who assisted with my recent house purchase in Mumbles via John Francis. I would like to thank all for the excellent service provided with all aspects of the house purchase from the viewing stage through to completion. Would highly recommended John Francis.


All of you at John Francis, Mumbles Thank you for all your hard work in selling my property. It was quite demanding but you all did a brilliant job and I'm really grateful. Kind regards.

Mr & Mrs W

Thanks for all your hard work in selling our property.

A & K

Many thanks for all the hard work and chasing you did to complete my sale. We really appreciate your service and can recommend you with confidence to our friends and associates. Thank you all.

Mrs S E TH

What a wonderful team of professionals you have in your Mumbles branch. Throughout my sale, the team; led by a brilliant Caroline, have endeavoured to make the whole process an easy one for me. They have been kind, helpful and extremely professional at all times. Please do take the time to tell them how very pleased I have been with the service they provided.