A former ‘home for girls’ dating back to the Victoria era is up for sale in Mumbles.

Mount View can be found at 53 Overland Road and is currently on the market for £829,950.

The property, with a total of seven bedrooms, has a fascinating history, having been established in 1885 by the Waifs and Strays Society.

It was opened as an industrial school for girls, and became known under various names, including the ‘Swansea Girls’ Home’ and ‘The Mumbles Home for Girls’.

It offered accommodation for 25 girls aged between seven and 15, and it was officially opened by the Bishop of St David’s on July 1, 1885.



a view of a city: An aerial view of the property


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An aerial view of the property



a house with trees in the background: It offers stunning views of the city


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It offers stunning views of the city

The ground floor had been used for school rooms, a kitchen, pantry, scullery and a bathroom, whilst the first floor

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Whether you’re after an office chair that’s actually comfortable to work in or a new ottoman to put your feet up on for a movie night, AllModern’s August Clearance Sale is a one-stop shop for modern furniture, decor and more at super discounted prices.

Read on for some of our favorite picks from the sale — it goes through August 10, though different furniture sale categories end sooner — and shop before your desired home upgrades are gone.

Southbridge Acacia Wood Storage Bench ($315, originally $439.99; allmodern.com)

Southbridge Acacia Wood Storage Bench

Southbridge Acacia Wood Storage Bench

If spending time at home has resulted in a little more clutter than usual, a storage bench can help restore a calm vibe and walkable floors to bedrooms, entryways, living rooms and basements.

Thibault 4-Piece Sofa Seating Group With Cushions ($1,800, originally $4,520; allmodern.com)

Thibault 4-Piece Sofa Seating Group With Cushions

Thibault 4-Piece Sofa Seating Group With Cushions

This well-cushioned patio set is

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The late Kobe Bryant’s childhood home outside of Philadelphia is for sale, and the original basketball hoop where he honed his Hall of Fame shot is still hanging. Bryant spent his teenage years at 1224 Remington Road in the heart of Wynnewood, where he attended Lower Merion High School from 1992-1996. Not surprisingly, he led the school’s basketball team to a state championship.



a house with trees in the background: The late Kobe Bryant's childhood home outside is listed for sale outside of Philadelphia, and the original basketball hoop where he honed his Hall of Fame shot is still hanging.


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The late Kobe Bryant’s childhood home outside is listed for sale outside of Philadelphia, and the original basketball hoop where he honed his Hall of Fame shot is still hanging.



a living room filled with furniture and a fire place: kobe bryant's childhood home


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kobe bryant’s childhood home

The 3,434-square-foot colonial-style home is located in the heart of Wynnewood, which offers an easy commute into Philadelphia. It has 5 bedrooms with 3.5 bathrooms and a spacious bonus room. The kitchen features custom maple cabinets and granite countertops, where meals can be

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Got a case of the Mondays? If you’re looking to start your week on the right foot, you’re in luck. Right now, Amazon is having a huge sale on a bunch of home and kitchen appliances (including some of its best sellers!) and there are tons of great discounts to take advantage of.

It doesn’t matter if you want to restock your kitchen cabinets, spruce up your work-from-home setup, or make your bed even cozier, Amazon has something for every space. Sure, the retailer has deals to shop every day, but it’s been a minute since it’s had so many great sales going on at once. (It’s almost like a super-secret Prime Day, since the annual event has been postponed for now.)

Not sure where to start? Check out some of Amazon’s best home and kitchen deals below. Now all you have to do is add your favorites to your

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Bathroom Supplies and Accessories

The bathroom is a frequently used space in the home. It is also a place where you can decorate to create a calm, relaxing atmosphere. The key is to find the right bathroom accessories to pull together the look you want while still keeping the space completely functional.

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Home Improvement

Make eBay Your Home Improvement Home Page

When you own a home, there is always something on the home improvement to-do list. Some improvements, such as plumbing repair, electrical panel repair and roofing services can be emergency-related. Others, like installing vinyl windows, replacing fuses with a circuit breaker box or upgrading siding materials can improve the energy efficiency of your home. And then there are the more aesthetic home improvements, like kitchen renovation, replacing carpeting or vinyl with hardwood flooring or a bathroom remodel. Not only are these home improvements fun, but they can increase the overall value of your home. For all these home improvement services and more, eBay is a one-stop home improvement shop.

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Let’s face it—some of us are handier around the house than others. If DIY home improvement is your thing, good for you; you can save lots of money

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If you’re already incredibly bored in your social distancing situation, now is a great time to pick up a hobby. Actually, now’s a great time to pick up multiple hobbies, and nothing will make that easier (or nicer to look at) than this very cool AquaSprouts® Fountain: Aquaponics Water Garden.

What the heck is an “aquaponics water garden”? Well, we’ll tell you. By combining fishkeeping and hydroponic gardening, aquaponics does things that neither can do alone, dramatically reducing waste (saves up to 90% of the water usually needed!) and maintenance of both the plant care and fish care side of things. Aquaponics recycles fish waste to provide vital nutrients for growing plants, leaving the water clean and clear without the need for additional filters or frequent water changes.

That’s one of the highest-tech low-tech innovations we’ve ever seen, and AquaSprouts (4 stars on Amazon and a top 2020 aquaponic aquarium

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Kitchen, Dining & Bar Supplies

Everything You Need to be a Star Chef

From wine glasses to dinner sets to cutlery, every kitchen requires a few basic goods and pasta maker, eBay has the selection to aid every home chef in their quest for kitchen mastery.

Rise, Shine and Be Prepared for Every Occasion

To start your day of cooking or baking on the right foot, you’ll need the latest in the breakfast game. Vitamix and Ninja systems both offer options for your healthiest fruit and vegetable vehicle. Don’t forget the serving bowls for displaying all that fresh fruit, and tumblers for your healthful juice creations.

A Bevy of Basic Kitchen Tools

What is a kitchen without the proper tools? Any at-home chef knows that the perfect set of cutlery is a cook’s best friend, helping you slice and dice everything from the smallest chili pepper to the biggest Halloween

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If you’re into rugged, Western items or even antiques, we can help. Our vintage lighting fixtures are perfect for any room of the house. We also offer practical floor lamps, metal wall decor, and rustic bathroom fixtures for your home. From great gift ideas for the home to horseshoe game sets, you can find a variety of western-themed products all in one place.

At Horseshoe-Hardware.com, we take pride in offering goods that you won’t find at just any shop. Give us a chance to impress you with both indoor and outdoor accents you’ll love.


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Check out our Western Accents, Horseshoe Games, Rustic Hardware, and so much more!

If you are intrigued by Western Lighting Designs, you will find many interesting selections.

Horseshoe Hardware offers: Western Bath Decor, Western Drawer Pulls, and hundreds of Antique Restoration Hardware items.

The

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Cheap Kitchens

There are hundreds of kitchen companies out there offering over priced kitchens. After all, what is a kitchen, it’s a few pieces of wood, some cabinets, a sink, a tap, an appliance or two and if you go all out – some granite worktops. We know this and you know this. At Cheap Kitchens we cut out the middleman, do away with flashy showrooms and stock our products nice and high so we get the best discounts in the industry.

The name Cheap Kitchens does not mean that our kitchens are of an inferior quality, we are cheap because we buy in bulk to save you, the customer, hundreds of pounds. We buy our kitchens at around 50% less than other kitchen suppliers and we can still afford to offer our nationwide design service. Or we can supply a kitchen to your measurements, whichever is best for you.

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