Sleeps: 4 + Cot
Type: Featured Holiday Cottages, Hot Tub, Internet | WiFi, Pet Friendly
An idyllic waterfront hideaway with a stunning mountain backdrop. This cosy cottage comes with a hot tub and sun deck and sleeps up to four guests. Uwch-Y-Don sits on the shoreline of the Menai Strait, looking out towards the peaks of Snowdonia. Located at the bottom of a quiet country lane, it has the feel of a wonderful secret sanctuary. It is supremely beautiful and peaceful.
The accommodation is bright, relaxed and packed full of character. A soft muted colour scheme, exposed wood and slate details complement the stunning natural environment. Everything is new, beautifully presented and supremely comfortable.
The living space on the ground floor is open plan. There is a bright sitting room area with a gorgeous sofa and chaise longue and a cute little window seat which – thanks to the curtains that draw around it – is the perfect spot to hide away with a good book.
The dining table seats four, and the compact kitchen area comes with all crockery and gizmos you might need on your hols.
This is upside-down accommodation, so take the stairs down from the ground floor living space to the cosy bedrooms below. The master bedroom has a king-size bed, and a second bedroom comes with two singles.
The bedrooms are separated by a neat shower-over-bath bathroom. The owners of the cottage were involved in the creation of the Plastic Free Anglesey campaign, so your shampoo, conditioner and hand soap will come in refillable bottles produced by a responsible local supplier.
Outside there is a sun terrace with dining furniture for alfresco food and drinks, with big views of mountains across the water. Guests also have use of a lawned garden with a fabulous Finnish hot tub – can you think of a better way to relax on your hols?
The cottage sits on a relatively sheltered spot of the Menai Strait, and the shore is just a few paces from the front door. When the tide is in there is plenty of calm, safe water for a play in a kayak or paddleboard. At low tide, you’ll have a beautiful beach just a few metres from the front door, perfect for a run around with kids or the dog.
It’s worth noting too that this two-bedroom cottage with hot tub on the banks of the Menai Strait sits on the edge of the Snowdonia Dark Sky Reserve. The night skies from the cottage are simply stunning.
Sleeps 4 + Cot
Pets 2 Max (£30 per pet)
Bed Linen Provided
Cot and High Chair Provided
You’ll find this wonderful waterfront cottage on the south east coast of Anglesey. Just a short drive from the A55 and the main Menai Bridge crossing, it is the perfect hub for exploring the delights of both Anglesey and Snowdonia.
If you don’t know Anglesey already, you’re in for a treat. The largest island in Wales, it is just a short drive from the Welsh mainland, but a million miles away from the daily grind.
The coastline here is great for wildlife watching, with regular sightings of grey seals (usually in the autumn) and bottlenose dolphins and harbour porpoise (usually in summer). Look out for unusual seabirds too, including choughs, cormorants and puffins. If you like sealife you should make time for a trip to Anglesey Sea Zoo, just a short drive form the cottage.
The island boasts 125 miles of stunning coastal path, and the cottage sits right next to it. There are plenty of walks straight out of the front door. At low tide it is possible to walk east, as far as Thomas Telford’s splendid Menai Suspension Bridge, taking in Plas Newydd, the Britannia Bridge and Church Island on the way. Do make sure you check your tide timetables first though.
Newborough Warren is a 15-minute drive from the house. Pine trees roll down to enormous sandy dunes, a shallow sandy beach and the tiny Llanddwyn Island. Legend has it that in the 5th century, Llanddwyn was home to Dwynwen, the Welsh patron saint of lovers. Now it is home to a beautiful Celtic cross, a lighthouse, wild ponies and the most spectacular mountain views. Seal sightings here are common. And look out for red squirrels too. You can walk to the island at low tide.
The nearest town to this two-bedroom cottage with hot tub on the banks of the Menai Strait, is Menai Bridge. As well as its iconic bridge, you’ll find plenty of independent shops, and some great places to eat. The Liverpool Arms is an impressive gastropub, and you can’t beat the fantastic waterside setting of Dylan’s, which is famous for its pizzas and seafood. There is a Waitrose supermarket in the town.
Head a little further along the coast to Beaumaris for Georgian elegance, nice boutiques, galleries, gift shops and stunning views across the Menai Strait to the Snowdonia mountains. It is worth making time for afternoon tea at the Bulkeley Arms Hotel – make sure you sit in the drawing room at the back of the hotel to sup your tea with spectacular mountain views.
If you like to eat out on your hols you’ll find plenty of fantastic places to eat on Anglesey, from fine dining at the award-winning Bull in Beaumaris, to rustic chic at The Marram Grass near Newborough, which is run by Great British Menu chef Ellis Barrie and his brother Liam.
Adventure seekers might want to check out windsurfing, surfing and kite surfing at Rhosneigr, or to take a high-speed boat trip down the Menai Strait with Rib Ride. Zip World Velocity is a short drive away in Bethesda. There are plenty of local specialists offering activities like coasteering, kayaking and gorge scrambling.
Anglesey is packed full of Welsh culture and history. If you want a very pleasant introduction, head to the small museum and gallery at Oriel Ynys Môn, Llangefni. Look out for paintings by the late Anglesey artist Kyffin Williams, who captures the character of the North Wales landscapes and people so beautifully. It’s a nice fact – but not too surprising given its spectacular location – that Kyffin once holidayed at Uwch-Y-Don too.
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