Tan Y Cytiau Coastal House
House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10
This beautiful Grade II listed Arts and Crafts Country House, set in five acres of gardens, was built in 1915 as a summer house for Lady Arabella Antonia Williamson of Bodelwyddan Castle in North Wales. It has stunning views to Snowdonia and across the Irish Sea and is visible from many points across Anglesey.
Tan Y Cytiau (literally translated as 'Beneath the Ancient Houses' is located adjacent to this ancient site where early settlers from 500BC once lived. Remains of the Hut Cirlcles still exist and following recent excavations the houses can be clearly identified and examples of stone furniture still remain.
The former owners wing and principal rooms of the house are now available to rent as one self contained private house with access to the beautiful grounds.
Located near the popular Porth Dafarch and Trearddur Bay beaches, South Stack Lighthouse & Elins Tower and Holyhead Country park there is plenty to see and do. The house is a wonderful peaceful retreat from nearby towns and excellent for wild life lovers. Or relax inside the house with outstanding interiors and stunning sea and mountain views from almost all rooms.
A great place for family reunions, group get togethers, corporate retreats or just a lavish romantic weekend! Take a stroll round the large grounds and find a private spot to sink into the scenery or escape the daily routine!
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Porthdafarch / Trearrdur 3 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Anglesey 10 km, Nearest railway: Holyhead 2 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The interior is a mix of antiques and quality contemporary and classic furniture. As a guest you will be in top comfort, every room has Digital TV, Duck Down Duvets, 100% cotton linen, Roll top bath and over sized shower, HD TV & DVD, Fully equipped kitchen, Free WiFi. All rooms have stunning views out to sea and across Anglesey towards the Llyn Peninsula and Snowdonia. Sun rises are a breath taking sight! For cosy nights in there are two open fires in the Drawing room and Dining Room, complimentary limited coal and logs are provided.
There is one huge master suite with kingsize bed, Twin bedroom which also converts to a superking size bed, Double Bedroom with en-Suite shower room, Twin room with 3ft bunk beds and two further luxury z beds which can be used anywhere in the house. All towels and linen are provided except for the cot.
|Further details outdoors|
There is ample parking for all members of your family, dogs are welcome and there are sun loungers, garden furniture and Gas BBQ for dining Al-Fresco. Lose yourself in the wonderful grounds, secret paths and hideaways. Outside areas of Tan Y Country House and Cottage are covered by CCTV for security.
The charge for a dog is £20 Dog bowls and treats will be provided. Well behaved house trained dogs are welcome they must be kept out of the bedrooms and upper floors of the house and supervised at all times. Additional deposit may be required. ( If you wish to bring more than one dog this must be agreed by the owner prior to booking )
Cancellations will only be allowed when cancelled within 35days of arrival, and the deposit is not refunded this covers all Admin Charges. Cancellations within 30days are at the owners discretion, some recompense may be available if the property is relet but again the deposit remains with the owner.
The North Wales region
"If you want to really go for a coastline walk, you should go to Anglesey" - Bryn Terfel, International Opera Singer.
A place like no other - the Isle of Anglesey offers unparalleled beauty, amazing adventures, serious solitude and a warm welcome. As the diamond of Wales we have many facets to our glorious Island and invite you to come and explore.
Anglesey abounds with areas where interesting birds, plants and other wildlife can be seen and enjoyed. Being an island it has over 100 miles of coastline with varied habitats, such as sea cliffs, dunes and beaches, salt marshes and mud flats. These provide homes for a wide variety of animals and also harbour a varied flora. Inland much of the island is low lying agricultural land. Numerous areas are flooded and marshy, providing for a whole other set of plants and animals.
Anglesey and especially South Stack and Holyhead Mountain are also a geologist's heaven, with a wide range of often complex rock formations, ranging from the Precambrian to the Carboniferous. This is topped off with some excellent displays of the effects of Quaternary glaciations.
Further afield but still accessible for a day trip are the local castles, inherent of North Wales, Caernardon, Conwy, Criccieth and of course Boedlwyddan - with family links to Tan Y Cytiau itself. Porthmadog which has Portmeirion, the Italiante village used in the film The Prisoner, is about an hour away.
RSPB South Stack Cliffs Information
The Megalithic Portal - Holyhead Mountain Hut Circles
Anglesey Tourism and Local Listings
South Stack is a popular sight seeing area for visitors, the RSPB Sanctuary and Cafe with visitor centre are very close to the house, along with beautiful headland coastal walks with breath taking views.
This unspoilt part of Anglesey is also part of the designated Heritage Coast line. Nearby are the beaches of Trearddur, Porth Dafarch and Rhoscolyn. There are many great places to eat out and enjoy local hospitality.
Shopping and local amenities are all nearby with Holyhead having a wide range of superstores and local shops. Take a ferry from here to Dublin. A little futher afield are the mountains of Snowdonia with some of the most spectacular scenery in Britain. Llanberis, approximately 30 minutes away, is a starting point for many walks up Snowdon, the new impressive Millenium visitors centre at the top of mount Snowdon is a must but Book well in advance!
Other activities all available locally include Horse Riding, Sailing, Kayaking & Fishing trips.and outstanding good quality restaurants. RSPB Bird Sanctuary and Cafe - South Stack Lighthouse. Breakwater Park. Tourist Infomation Brochures are at this property with the Information Pack.
Please ask your housekeeper for more details.
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4 Oct 2013
"Excellent,clean and spacious accommodation"
We spent 4 nights with close family celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary at Tan y Cytiau.Accommodation was first class - very spacious and clean. Kitchen well equipped. Garden excellent for childr… More
4 Sep 2013
"Lovely house with great views on a fantastic island"
The Holy Island coastline is stunning. Despite being high season there is plenty of room on the beaches. Bring a boat if you are that way inclined. Opportunities to swim, explore, rock clamber (or … More
4 Feb 2013
"Beautiful House in a Beautiful area."
We rented this house for a weekend break to celebrate a family birthday. Although the weather was not good we enjoyed our stay and would love to go back in better weather. The gardens are good althoug… More
9 Oct 2012
"The location and views excellent, house fantastic."
Although the weather was not great, it did not stop us enjoying our stay there. The grandchildren and Hollie the dog loved the walks, which are close to house. They enjoyed the beaches also nearby. The house was very spacious , as was the garden with fantastic views. In all we would love to go back next year.
5 Oct 2012
"Does what it says on the tin-and more"
House was beautiful ( but Sue wasn't prepared to sell). We travelled narrowly, kept within 45 min. drive, had to get back to the house!. Walking was pleasant or as terrifying as you wanted to ma… More
29 Sep 2012
"Beautiful Inside and Out"
Beautifully furnished with stunning views, Tan Y Cytiau was a lovely place to stay. We celebrated a Golden Wedding Anniversary and this property was perfect for that celebration. Very well equipped.
Our only difficulty was that the garden was partially shared with another rental property next door. Both properties accept dogs, but the gardens were shared, not fully separate, and not enclosed. Prior to booking we were told we were asked to 'ensure our dogs were kept are close by' but on arrival we were asked to keep our dogs on the lead when in the garden.
We understand that the owners are converting these two properties into one in the future, so the garden situation will no longer be a problem.
This was a beautiful place to stay, highly recommended.
17 Jun 2012
"fantastic house, great holiday"
We took a week at this fantastic property with all our family including our 2 dogs, the house is one of the best we've ever stayed at & we'll certainly return for more holidays, the weather too was excellent. TOM was a treasure also. Thanks again Sue
30 Jun 2011
excellent property, Sue could not of been more helpful, beautiful setting, couldnt fault the place… More
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