Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 12
Ty Adeiladwr Cwch (the Boat Builder's house) is a perfect blend of a traditional 200 year old Welsh cottage with a brand new spacious extension. It is located in Llanddona, a quiet village with traditional local pub on the headland of Red Wharf Bay only a few miles from the picture-postcard coastal town of Beaumaris. The vast sandy LLanddona beach is only 10 minutes drive away (or 20 mins walk down a steep hill) and is popular for familes, as well as kite-surfers- when the wind is in the right direction!
The house has ample gardens to the front, rear and side, giving plenty of scope for hide and seek, or to enjoy a relaxing drink on the front lawn admiring the view. There are stunning views of the Snowdonia mountain range, from the front lawn and windows, beautifully captured through the Fench windows of the upstairs lounge and master bedroom. Downstairs in the old cottage is the Lamp-room, a cosy lounge with wood-burning stove to curl up with a book or film, or if you are feeling like a bit more activity there is a games room with a pool table.
Layout is kitchen/dining room, lounge, games room, utility room, shower room, hall and porch downstairs. The recently refurbished spacious kitchen-dinner has a brand new large cooker and new fridge with patio doors onto the front lawn. Family bedroom (double plus fold-down single bed), double bedroom, twin bedroom (with additional fold-down single bed), double bedroom with en suite, family bathroom and additional lounge (with double sofabed) upstairs. Upstairs lounge and master bedroom have vaulted ceilings and French windows. The large porch at the entrance has full size glass windows on two sides and doubles as a garden room to relax with your morning coffee. There are two dining tables - one in the dining/kitchen that seats twelve and another in smaller table in the large hall.
Please note that besides the ample gardens surrounding the cottage, there is a caravan beyond the side garden in a large plot of additional garden land. (It is seperated from the side-garden by a row of mature trees.) This is not let commercially so is only occasionally in use by the owners and family. Feel free to use this extra garden space, which includes a large netted trampoline, when the caravan is unoccupied, and to access the trampoline at all reasonable times. The gardens at rear and front of the property and side up to the end of the wooded area are solely for the house guests.
A cot and stair-gate can be provided for young guests. We will try our best to accomodate any additional requests.
There is plenty of room to park at least four cars - additional parking may be available on request.
Free WiFi available.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Llanddona 1 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: 25 min to Valley, Anglesey (or Liverpool Internati 27 km, Nearest railway: Llanfairpwyll 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Pool or snooker table, Games room, 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||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 14|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Trampoline|
The North Wales region
The Isle of Anglesey in North Wales is a hop across one of the two bridges from the university city of Bangor and boasts over 100 miles of spectacular coastline, within an area of outstanding natural beauty. It is easily accessible by road and rail or ferries to Holyhead (from Ireland). Recently home to the young royals Prince William and Kate, Anglesey has something to offer for everyone - from family holidays on the many beaches, watersports, fishing, horse riding and castles to the Sea zoo and racetrack. There are many small coves and areas to be explored, where you can get away from the beaten track, or you can join in with local activities and festivals.
The property is in a quiet village, Llanddona, on the headland of Red Wharf Bay. There is an excellent pub literally a few minutes walk from the house where food and drink can be enjoyed. They host events including the annual beer festival and weekly fish and chip night! The village also has riding stables - let the owners know if you need further details as it is tucked away down a side-road.
Llanddona beach is down a steep hill about 20 minutes walk/5-10 mins drive away. It is an enormous, picturesque sandy beach that is part the large Red Wharf Bay area and is popular with families, as well as for watersports, especially kite-surfing, wind-surfing, kite buggying and land-sailing. There is a small cafe selling drinks, ice-creams etc and toilet faclities. There are many other coves and coastal paths to be explored nearby.
The nearest town from Llanddona is Beaumaris, a picture-postcard town on the Menai Straits (the stretch of water between Anglesey and the mainland), with an impressive castle, harbour, pier, shops, bars, restaurants and pastel-coloured houses. Crab fishing is very popular on the local pier and the Italian style ice-cream shop must be sampled! There is a bus service to Beaumaris and to the city of Bangor from Llanddona or local taxis are available.
Bangor is only about about 15 mins drive from Llanddona for a wider variety of shops and facilities and the Snowdonia mountain range -popular for hiking, bike-riding, kayaking, white-water rafting, amazing scenery and the mountain railiway up Snowdon - is about 30 mins drive.