“Excellent!” My wife and I wanted a relaxing break with facilities for our energetic dog, and enough rooms for our family to visit us during our short vacation.
This property exceeded all our expectations. Set in large tranquil gardens with a high degree of seclusion, the setting is perfect.
The house is just amazing! Very large comfortable lounge with a good stove for the colder evenings. Well equipped kitchen adjoining the conservatory, even a seperate library for the more studious!
Sleeping is well catered for with the five bedrooms, all of a good standard.
The only faults are... the shower does have a distinct lack of pressure and we had only booked a week, should have been a lot longer the place is so nice!
We will return.
“We loved this lodge and Anglesey.” We loved our stay at the lodge. The living room was large and luxurious (the internet picture does not do it justice) . We loved the sunroom with its views of the coast and occasional RAF activity. There were sea views from all rooms except bathrooms and hall. There was one house nearby but the lodge felt alone because it was not overlooked, the garden is large and private and there was also a field for our use.
We chose the lodge for the coastal views, the solitude and the field for my boys to play football in and we were very happy with our choice. We felt that it is a well loved home, not just a holiday let.
The owners responded quickly to my enquiry, even though they were on holiday themselves. There was a welcome basket and a welcome message on a chalkboard for us on arrival. I was very happy with their attitude throughout the holiday process and we have booked to stay for a weekend in the Autumn.
The property was surrounded by fields, and there were horses in two of them, which my young daughter loved to stroke and chatter to. Next door is an RSPB reserve and Holyhead Mountain with fantastic walks. Our favourite was the walk down the cliffside steps to the lighthouse bridge - scary at first but the kids loved it and we did it on several evenings. (It is safe but could easily be dangerous so children need to be supervised well). We visited the lighthouse (beware flying seagull poop!) and the RSPB reserve hide (Elin's Tower) which is staffed during the day and has telescopes. We managed to see 2 puffins even though they were nearly gone for the season, and a couple of other species. One of my children now loves birdwatching.
The walk to the nearby ancient hut circles and also the Mountain were excellent too (one of these is a good concrete track suitable for wheelchair users) and as a bonus we could see Ireland on the horizon on clear days.(from the mountain track). The Irish network took over our mobile phone signal at certain points on our walks, so beware extra costs.
Anglesey has numerous good beaches, and a 125 mile coastal path with stunning scenery. The island also has geological interest, so pebble collecting was fun. Getting to the lodge and exploring Anglesey does involve travelling on narrow but good roads.
We used the retail park at Holyhead for our shopping, because it was convenient. There was Tesco, Morrisons, Poundland, Argos and a few others. (Cheap ice creams at Poundland). The nearest multiplex cinema was at Llandudno Junction approx 1 hour away on the mainland - Harry Potter was just out and it was raining - we had to see it! On Anglesey there was an outdoor activity centre, pony treking and circuit racing. We did not find many other activities for teenagers without going to the mainland. The dual carriageway across Anglesey to North Wales was fast and not busy so activities on the mainland were easily possible. (Approx three quarters of an hour away). There were plenty of activites for younger children on Anglesey itself - farm park, sea zoo, Beaumaris castle, playpark at Holyhead, beaches.
We had a great holiday exploring Anglesey. Make sure you find Broadwater Country Park (an old industrial site converted to a park for walks) near Holyhead, Holyhead marina/promenade, RAF Valley, South Stack lighthouse. Wylfa nuclear power station, Amlwch geological park, Beaumaris castle and Penmon Point. We had some rain but the lodge was so nice that we were happy to just enjoy it and let the rain pass while the boys played on their games console.
Lovely stay in brand new, well equipped apartment 5mins fromSouth Stack
We stayed here for the August Bank Holiday Weekend. It caught our eye as it was very reasonably priced for a self catering apartment especially considering the time of year.
When we arrived we were really impressed - the photos don't do the place justice! It's a brand new apartment with a fully equipped spacious kitchen including breakfast bar. We were amazed at the amount of extras provided: tea & coffee, a variety of kitchen cleaning products, dish cloths, tea towels, hand wash, towels etc) and loved that there were so many power sockets which were conveniently placed throughout the property.
Upstairs there's a bright open living area with high celling, large comfy sofas and a large flatscreen tv with sky free channels. Lovely bedroom with comfy bed with all bedding provided. The shower room was clean and bright with towels provided.
The owner, David, was warm and friendly and made us feel really welcome. We look forward to staying here again.
Andy + Rachel …
October half term break
What a beautiful location! Tucked away down a country lane, a flowing river in the grounds and on the edge of a forest. The lodge was wonderful, full of character and charm with views from all windows. Well appointed and spacious room, its set on three levels. The perfect get away with all the attraction within 30 mins drive. …
Tan-Y- Cytiau Lodge
We are going again!
I thought I had reviewed this property when we stayed in April 2017 but if I did I can't find it! Needless to say we had a great time, and that as well as stunning views, it is perfectly placed for visits to Anglesey and the mainland, from Llandudno in the East to Caernarfon and Porthmadog in the West.
If, like me, you like little trains, then you have 4 nearby: Snowdon Mountain Railway and Padarn Lake Railway in Llanberis, Welsh Highland Railway from Caernarfon to Porthmadog, and Ffestiniog Railway from Porthmadog to Blaenau Ffestiniog.
The Lodge is very comfortable and was great for the seven of us, four adults and three children. As well as being able to cook there, there are plenty of takeaways nearby in Holyhead and also many pubs/restaurants from Holyhead to Menai Bridge.
I am originally from the area so love it anyway, but my son and his family have just fallen in love with the place. I can give no better recommendation than that we are going there again next April 2018. …
Luxury caravan in the heart of Anglesey
Stayed for a long weekend really nice friendly people caravan immaculate will definitely be returning highly recommend …
Fantastic house and outdoor space for the dog.Have been greeted with home made cookies and wine. Would recommend 100%. …
Ty Bach. Sea View Luxury at South Stack, Anglesey
If you are looking for sea views,rugged wild landscape, birds & peace & quiet this is the place for you. The cottage is well equipped to a high standard & very comfortable. Home from home!
RSPB visitor centre is approx 400yds away, shop &cafe. Beautiful sunsets. Would visit again. …