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South Stack Coastal House

from £93 / night help

Excellent 5/5 Score from 12 reviews

Excellent 5/5 

from £93 /night

Estimated nightly price based on a weekly stay. Contact the advertiser to confirm the total cost.

Alfresco Dining - and Beautiful Peaceful Gardens

House / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 10

House / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

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.

South Stack Coastal House is @ 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)
Access Car advised
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 2 Sofa beds, King Beds (1), Double beds (1), Single beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
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.

Further details

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.

About this location

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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Review 1-10 of 12

3 Jan 2015


"Generous size, superb position, minor fixes needed"

Readers may not immediately be aware that the 'Coastal House' and the 'Coastal Cottage' are in fact part of the same building. They can be rented jointly (4 bedrooms each) or rente… More

8 Oct 2014


"Relaxing luxury break"

6 night 40th wedding anniversary get together with family, couldn't be a better place, large comfortable rooms, plenty of bathrooms and loos, plenty of facilities in the house and garden, couldn&… More

28 Sep 2014


"Wish we could have stayed longer"

We stayed 1 night in the gardeb room after a late arrival on the ferry from Dublin , if it wasnt full would have stayed longer it's fantastic . Wont be going back to Dublin in a hurry but will ce… More

18 May 2014


"The most wonderful and beautiful place to stay with friends"

Truly the best place I have ever stayed in. Luxurious and comfortable with fabulous attention to detail. Everything was provided for us down to a welcoming bottle of white wine and flowers on arrival… More

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.

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    Calendar last updated:18 Mar 2015

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