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Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
With a stunning location on the banks of the Menai Strait on Anglesey, Foel Ferry Cottages stand with just the coast road and the sea wall separating them from the beach.
Felin y Foel was originally a mill. The upstairs window was put in to hide the line of the hoist. This and the woodwork in the lounge, the sky light in the roof apex and the unconventional access to the two upper rooms all echo its past use. There is an underground stream running along the back of the property which was once accessible using a well.
Plenty for children to enjoy at Felin Y Foel! From the cottage, you can stroll along the Menai Strait, take a walk down the old pier (tide permitting), and enjoy hunting for crabs or fishing for something a little bigger! As well as the proximity to the pebble beach and sea. Felin Y Foel is only a short walk from two of Anglesey's main attractions, Anglesey Sea Zoo and Foel Farm Park and Chocolate Shop. Tal y Foel Riding Centre is only a short drive away too. Felin Y Foel provides excellent family holiday accommodation.
The spacious kitchen has an attractive terracotta tiled floor giving a farmhouse character but belying the range of modern equipment that is on hand. You will find everything you need for your stay including a large cooker with double oven, a dishwasher, toaster, kettle and microwave. A small kitchen table and two chairs are just waiting for you to have a morning coffee. There is a freezer in the pantry.
Sitting room/dining area
The large dining area with a table for six, and a further seating area with a comfy sofa, two armchairs, a 32in LCD TV and DVD player. A spiral staircase leads to two double rooms and a separate shower room. A door leads into the conservatory with comfy seating for six so you can enjoy the magnificent views of the Snowdonia mountain range across the Menai Straits with your lunch and a glass of wine.
On the ground floor there is a large lounge which has a large three-seater settee and two armchairs. There is a tall display cabinet, a coffee table and an imposing Welsh dresser showing off a fine collection of Willow pattern tableware. There is a 27in Flatscreen TV with Freesat and a DVD player plus the wireless internet box. There is a freestanding electric stove in the stone fireplace. A large bookcase contains a wide selection of books. The lounge windows provide an attractive view of the Menai Strait and the mountains beyond.
Conservatory complete with six raffia garden chairs and a coffee table, which looks out across the central garden towards the Strait and beyond provides a perfect spot for a relaxing pot of coffee and the morning papers.
Utility room/ Bathroom
In the utility room behind the kitchen there is a washing machine, iron and ironing board, mop and bucket, and spare heater. There is also a shower cubicle, toilet and washbasin.
Bedroom 1 Downstairs
This ground floor bedroom looks out on the rear garden. There is a bunk bed, a large wardrobe and a chest of drawers.
Bedroom 2 Downstairs
This spacious downstairs bedroom contains two single beds, a large wardrobe and two bedside cabinets. The view from the window is out on to the rear garden. A spare electric heater and a travel cot are kept here.
This downstairs bathroom is next door to the two downstairs bedrooms. There is a shower over the bath, a toilet and a washbasin.
Bedroom 3 Upstairs
This double bedroom looks out over the Straits and will enjoy the colourful sunrises that often appear over the mountains of Snowdonia. There is a five-drawer chest of drawers and a bedside cabinet. There are additional cupboards on the landing.
Bedroom 4 Upstairs
This pastel room with floral print curtains has a double bed, a chest of drawers and a bedside cabinet. There are additional cupboards on the landing.
Upstairs shower room
The shower room contains a shower cubicle, toilet, washbasin and heated towel rail.
Felin y Foel shares a common front garden with the two other Foel Ferry Cottages. There is also a large lawned area to the rear of the property, next to the parking area.
The lounge has a 27 inch LCD TV with Freesat and a DVD player. It is also where you will find the wireless internet box and a variety of books on the book shelf. The sitting room contains a 32 inch LCD TV with built in Freeview and a DVD player.
The surrounding area
West coast beaches
Newborough Forest (off the A4080) leads to Llanddwyn Island through a wonderful avenue of Corsican pines and fine golden sand to a mystical island steeped in ancient folklore. Malltraeth has a fine estuary famous for its waterfowl and Aberffraw was once the seat of Welsh princes. Rhosneigr is a famous water sport resort with a mouth-watering array of cafes and bistros.
Across the Menai Strait are the mountains of Snowdonia which offer great opportunities for climbers, walkers, fell runners, mountain-bikers and naturalists. Llanberis is at the heart of Snowdonia: it is from here that the Snowdon Mountain Railway takes passengers to the new visitor centre at the summit.
Felin y Foel is only a short distance away from Menai Bridge, a small town dominated by Thomas Telford's magnificent suspension bridge. It is very worthwhile to walk over the bridge and enjoy the views of the Strait. There are also some very attractive walks through woodland to the water's edge and a number of pubs and restaurants in the town –at Dylans Restaurant you'll find good food, great service and a vibrant ambience, The Straits Restaurant offers a diverse menu to suit all tastes and pockets, while Sosban, within the historical Butcher's Shop produce a dining experience a little different to most. For a beautiful breakfast/brunch, Stafford House Fine Food is well worth a visit.
Beyond Menai Bridge, Beaumaris has some beautiful Georgian houses and a splendid medieval castle built by Edward I. There are interesting shops, pubs, restaurants and cafes with opportunities for golf, sea-fishing and taking cruises along the Strait from the pier. Beaumaris has a series of festivals throughout the year.
East coast beaches
Newborough Forest (off the A4080) through a wonderful avenue of Corsican pines leads to the expansive Blue Flag Award Newborough beach with glorious soft sandy beach, sheltered sand dunes and spectacular views of the Snowdonia mountains. The mystical Llanddwyn Island, steeped in ancient folklore is a magical place definitely worth the walk. Malltraeth has a fine estuary famous for its waterfowl and Aberffraw was once the seat of Welsh princes. Rhosneigr is a famous water sport resort with a mouth-watering array of cafes and bistros.
• Central heating throughout
• Ground floor bedrooms
• Towels and linen provided
• Internet access
• Private parking
• Children's cot available
• Situated on the banks of the Menai Strait
• Beach immediately across the road
• Wonderful views towards Snowdonia
• Can be booked with two other Foel Ferry cottages to sleep 18
Felin Y Foel requires a £150 security deposit.
On behalf of the homeowner we reserve the right to charge guests the cost of rectifying damage, caused by the accidental, deliberate, negligent or reckless act of the guest to the property or structure. This will be done by Pre-authorising a credit card. A Pre-authorisation is a temporary hold of a specific amount of the available balance on a credit card.
The Pre-authorisation is not a charge and no funds will be debited from your account.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Llanddwyn 6 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Liverpool 150 km, Nearest railway: Llanfairpwll 10 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
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