Beautiful Seaside Cottage

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Entire cottage hosted by Rachel

  1. 4 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1.5 baths
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A gorgeous and completely modernised cottage in a seaside village in North Wales. Beautiful 19th Century cottage that is a 2 minute walk to 2 beaches and the harbour. There are cliff top walks, local pubs, and a hot tub overlooking the river below.

The space
Our cottage is a magical place. The stylish living and dining room has a wood burning stove and amazingly comfy sofas. Wait until you walk through to the back and see the view to the valley, the river at the back and the wildflower walk. It's a 19th Century cottage that has a lot of history. There are low ceilings and a quaint wooden staircase.
It is fully modernised, so is very comfortable and there are full facilities such as dishwasher, electric shower and downstairs w.c.
The kitchen at the back leads to the full spectacular effect of the house. There are opening doors in the kitchen/diner that lead to an upper decking where the hot tub is*. You walk out and can see the whole valley with the wildflower valley and river in all it's glory. Walk down the garden steps and get to a bench to view the beauty. The another set of steps and you're at the bottom and ready to sit on the table and chairs an have cocktails and dinner to the sound of the nesting birds and the river.
*Please note that the hot tub may not be warm enough for use until the second day of your stay, as it is an environmentally friendly tub that takes longer to heat

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free street parking
Hot tub
Pets allowed
TV
Washer
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Backyard

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Where you’ll be

Cemaes Bay, Isle of Anglesey, United Kingdom

Cemaes, a village on the most northerly shores of Anglesey, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which is partly owned by the National Trust.
At the back of the house, the garden looks out over the peaceful Valley of the Otters (‘Nant y Dyfrgi’ in Welsh), which is surrounded by woodland wildflowers (home to the famous ‘Wildflower Walk’). The river itself is called the River Wygyr which flows from just below Parys Mountain to the sea at Cemaes. It is joined along the way by the Afon Meddanen on Carrog Farm. The name Wygyr itself in Welsh means 'where two rivers meet'.
The Valley of the Otters is a flood plain. Often during spring tide and/or periods of heavy rain, the river floods and the whole Valley becomes, effectively, a large river. During the right conditions, this can be quite a spectacular sight, which you can experience from the bottom of the garden but don’t worry, the decking is high enough for you to avoid the water (although you will get a much closer view of the ducks)!
Cemaes is the most northerly village in Wales and was originally an ancient fishing village. The village includes a sheltered natural harbour that looks north to the Irish Sea and is a site of an ancient settlement that in more recent centuries has become a centre for maritime activities (as well as smuggling and piracy!)
Between the end of the 18th and beginning of the 20th century the village was noted for producing salted herring, building ships, and brick construction from a nearby works. The brickworks was served by a narrow gauge tramway down to the sea (you can see the route of the tramline as well as parts of the old line from the garden on the opposite side of the valley). In the garden, see if you can spot the home-grown brick we found buried in the garden!
The harbour (less than a minute’s walk from the house) is a characteristic part of the village. At the right times you can see fishermen return with their haul (Cemaes Bay lobster is shipped all over the world). You can do fishing trips from the Harbour and also boat trips to many of the surrounding areas of interest.
Cemaes Bay has two sandy beaches – originally named ‘Traeth Mawr’ (Big Beach) and Traeth Bach (Little Beach) which are separated by a natural stone harbour that looks to the Irish Sea. At high tide you’ll hear the tidal bell chime as the waves roll to and from the beach.
Around the village you will probably see lots of images of Cemaes in the old days. Large parts of which have not changed much over the last two hundred years. You may also encounter lots of flowers. The local gardening group, Cemaes in Bloom, maintain the village’s floral displays, and in recent years the village has won prizes with both Wales- and Britain-in-Bloom competitions.
The village provides a great base to explore all of Anglesey – in particular the coastal path. Whether you head east or west you will find plenty of deserted beaches and desolate cliff tops to explore. Incidentally, if you enjoy photography, the area in and around the village provides some great sights and scenes for you to capture. In the living room you will see photographs of the harbour and a photo Porth Wylfa – a beach that can be found to the west of the village.
To the immediate east there is the Porth Padrig beach, dominated by the large quartz rock known as the White Lady and Llanbadrig church – where St Patrick was shipwrecked and subsequently founded a church in 440 AD. Next to the church is a wooden bench where the Dalai Lama sat when he visited the area, declaring it to be ‘the most peaceful place on earth’.
Facilities in the village itself:
•The Stag: Good beer and excellent pub grub in Wales’ most northerly pub. Plays host to a live music night every few weeks on a Sunday night.
•Harbour Inn: Great food and lovely views of the harbour. Dogs welcome as well!
•Ye Olde Vigour: Old-fashioned pub full of character and personality.
•Heritage Cafe: Tasty food and lots of interesting memorabilia about local history in the attached Heritage Centre
•Eleanor Janes Deli and Restaurant: They do a fantastic cooked breakfast!
•Woburn Hill Hotel: Bar and restaurant, serving locally caught fish, steak, lamb and farm produce.
•Y Wygyr Fish & Chips: Award-winning fish and chips each frequented by people from all over the island.
•Shops: On the High Street there are a handful of shops which include a grocery, a driftwood gift shop (next door), a little bakery (opposite), a butchers, a chemist, a hairdressers, a card/gift shop, three craft shops, an art studio and a gallery! If you have children, the craft shop opposite do various children’s workshops (which may keep them entertained for a bit if it rains!)

Hosted by Rachel

  1. Joined in May 2015
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We are a family with a gorgeous, funny little baby girl called Kitty. We love exploring and travelling, and walking in the beautiful Welsh countryside with Kitty on our backs. We believe in living life for now and sharing it with our friends and family. Give us the bustle of New York, or a cosy fire in a pub in Ireland with a Guinness and a whiskey. I love my reading, Huw loves his music and playing guitar. We are a pretty creative family. Before Kitty came along, we travelled backpacking far and wide- to India, Indonesia, Japan, Thailand, Cuba, Morocco....,and are hoping to do more of it (although in a more sedate way) when she's a bit older. We love eating out, and eating in, and our favourite date night is a ready-steady-cook kind of one with cooking challenges set and big glasses of red wine in our lovely cottage kitchen, overlooking the river at the back.
We are a family with a gorgeous, funny little baby girl called Kitty. We love exploring and travelling, and walking in the beautiful Welsh countryside with Kitty on our backs. We b…

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