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Oyster Cottage

Beaumaris, Anglesey (Ref. 1008945)

3.4

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Hot tub
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV

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42 Customer Reviews

  • "I think staying here is about the beautiful character of the property, the history and the amazing town and views."

    Utterly perfect. If you don’t like a little dust or creaky bits of wood then I don’t think it’s for you. It’s not a hotel/spa experience it’s a real seaside cottage in one of the most beautiful places in the UK. The place was probably built before 1610 and I think many people lived happy lives in that cottage, and we absolutely loved it! (I would agree with comments about the shower and WiFi on behalf of the rest of us though but don’t let that put you off this amazing experience

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2022

  • "This property is not accurately described and we definitely would not stay here again."

    Whilst we appreciate that the owner is attempting to preserve the period feel, it really needs lots of TLC and some money spent on it. I'm afraid none of our feedback is what the owner will want to hear, but we are attempting to be constructive and we expected much better for the £1400 per week price tag. There is NO wi-fi at all and very limited mobile reception. Our teenager was very unhappy as she was without contact for the week! Neither could she watch anything on TV as it was limited to very slow Freeview style channels. Get a broadband booster and install a proper Smart TV. The "shower" is really not fit for purpose - it's actually a tiny, moldy cupboard and the shower-head squirts everywhere but where it is required - none of us have long hair luckily but even so it took a good ten minutes to try and wash conditioner out. Make the "shower room" an extra toilet and put a shower over the bath (or add a shower cubicle in the bathroom). The kitchen bin is broken and there are no bins in any of the bedrooms - easily remedied and not expensive to resolve. The third bedroom is only fit for one person - the door doesn't open fully as the bed is so close to it and there is no-where to stand. The cottage as a whole feels cluttered and a bit dirty - when we arrived there were cobwebs and dust everywhere - and a pair of someone else's underpants in the downstairs bedroom drawer! One of our party got a huge pin through their slipper, just missing their foot. It needs a deep clean. There are still Christmas decorations on the dining table - in July - why?! The sofas are sagging and need replacing - one has a huge hole in the back of it - not just covering with a ridiculous amount of throws and cushions. The furniture at the top of the garden is only fit for the skip and the decking needs serious work; the BBQ was dirty so we didn't use it and the hot tub water seems to leak out overnight. We did, however, love the obviously new "hobbit house" and cottage feel of the garden - it just needs a tidy up. The cracked glass in the front door and dirty windows did not make for a good first impression and our parting impression was no better - when removing the bedding as requested we were appalled by the state of the pillows and duvets - new ones definitely required! Overall we feel this cottage needs serious improvement to justify the amount being charged. It could be stunning but sadly isn't.

    Reviewed by AlisonJul 2022

  • "We met with Peter (the owner) and liked him!"

    We hope the following will be taken as it is intended (ie constructive). The cottage is quirky - but we like that however, there are lots of things that need attending to and attention to detail is clearly lacking! Firstly, the bedding is of a very poor quality and not commensurate with price paid for the cottage The light switches are all over the place and really difficult to locate There was never any internet during the week we were there and I think this should be highlighted as a possible issue The folder detailing information regarding the cottage (bin days, laundry at the end of the holiday, how to access the internet {just incase we were very unlucky!}, was not clear and could do with updating Our main issue is the garden. It needs sorting out and tidying up; The seating at the top is falling apart and the decking doesn't look safe; The cushions for the outside seating were left out and therefore got wet as it rained. Finally the overflow outside the back door felt like a health hazard. Peter was erecting more decking prior to our arrival and I feel his time would be better spent looking at the issues mentioned.

    Reviewed by PaulJun 2022

  • "Beaumaris is a beautiful place to visit and whilst the cottage was cosy, it didnt feel very cared for or considered."

    One bedroom was particularly small, definitely not possible to fit two people comfortably, making the listing as a place that sleeps 6 inaccurate. The kitchen facilities were lacking, or just not considered, huge pasta serving bowls but not many utensils for cooking. Found a pile of dvds but no DVD player, no Wi-Fi, a CD player but most CD cases were empty and the hot tub was tired and dirty on the outside. We also had delivery of some glass bannisters for the owner of the property while we there, with no warning, which then had to stay in the living room. As well as piles of wood and building materials in the garden. There were also some loose stones in the garden, which my 75 year old mother tripped on and fell, cutting her finger, went to the first aid kit in the kitchen, no plasters. It wouldnt take a lot to make changes here that would really improve the stay as the location is just stunning, easy to get around and see so much of Angelsey and we had a wonderful time enjoying Beaumaris too. Just needs a bit more care to make this cottage welcoming.

    Reviewed by AmyJun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, fabulous welcome hamper."

    Hot tub was amazing especially at night. No Wi-Fi helped the children to unwind and get away from social media. Board games and family fun at night. That you for a lovely stay. We will be back soon

    Reviewed by WilliamJun 2022

  • "It was a huge issue there was no WiFi at the property - as you could not get any phone signal in the immediate area."

    This meant it was not possible to work or keep in touch with family - and with no TV, DVD, CD (as advertised) etc, there was no music or entertainment at all. Certainly not family friendly. And the third bedroom cannot be described as a double when one person cannot even stand in the room with the door shut to get changed/dressed - our guest for that room decided not to stay. We paid £1,400 which we consider far too much for what is in reality a 2 bedroom cottage where you could not connect with the outside world, when it was not billed in this way. Lots to like with the lovely character of the cottage and central location, but lots to disappoint too when you are paying premium rates, compared to other options.

    Reviewed by JennyMay 2022

  • "A beautiful, quaint and quirky cottage in a great location just a few minutes walk from the seafront."

    The two main bedrooms are very spacious and the open plan living/dining/kitchen area is huge. Overall the cottage is very well equipped and the large terraced garden is a delight. Slight downside is the tiny shower in a cupboard, the minuscule third “bedroom” and the need for a really thorough deep clean as others have mentioned previously. Overall we had a great stay in Oyster Cottage and the extensive welcome hamper was a really nice surprise - the Tunnocks Caramel Wafers and Malteasers lasted seconds. Thank you Peter (and Sykes Cottages) for such an enjoyable holiday.

    Reviewed by JasonMay 2022

  • "The cottage was really well equipped with even tin foil and dishwasher tablets, the tumble dryer was broken and the dishwasher cupboard was filthy, the garden needs a good tidy and the cottage was very dusty, there was also a open drain outside our bedroom door, I fluffed the couch and the mess that was underneath the cushions was revolting, I also made my child’s bed and I do not think the carpet at the wall side of the bed had ever been hoovered, overall a good stay as the cottage was brill just dirty, I have pictures of the drain and dishwasher cupboard if required, there was also tin foil still left on the bbq from who knows when and the grill part of the oven was disgusting also, just needs a really really good deep clean."

    The welcome basket was the best welcome basket I had ever had though.

    Reviewed by NicolaApr 2022

  • "From the moment we entered we were absolutely enchanted."

    The cottage is beautiful and quite magical, and yes, it's quirky, but also immaculate and very well laid out. The welcome basket was a great touch and much appreciated. The garden is absolutely amazing, and we were rather regretting that we'd booked for November, although the hot tub went down very well. It'll be wonderful in the summer. Beautiful views over the fields and mountains at the back and very well furnished and equipped. It's perfectly positioned for walking into town as well. All in all ideal. We had problems with the WiFi and the telly and the shower room needs a bit of an overhaul if that's possible, but otherwise would love to come back and thank you.

    Reviewed by KateNov 2021

  • "A lovely cottage with loads of character and it’s own unique personality."

    We were greeted with a generous welcome pack and everything is there that you need. It could do with some refurbishment works however (particularly the bathroom/shower room and the outside decking areas) and generally a deep clean- there were cobwebs all over and the taps in the bathroom weren’t cleaned properly, neither behind the bed in the smallest bedroom or under the rug in the front room. The boiler vent pipe is also constantly leaking meaning that there is always water outside the back door even on a dry day. We had an enjoyable stay however for the money we paid I feel things could be improved.

    Reviewed by StuartOct 2021

  • "Garden: needed a good prune and tidy of brushes and shrubs."

    Furniture was moldy and dirty not fit to sit on. Some of the chairs were worn enough so the ratting had started to break up. Was not pleasant to sit out which was a shame as we had glorious weather the week we were there. House: Considering it was a 16th century cottage its character and quirks are wonderful but that is where it ends. To advertise as a six person cottage is not accurate. It has a damp, musty aura that didn't help my Mother who suffers with a lung condition. She found a wood lice in her shoe one morning and Ivy growing through the door in her bedroom. The third bedroom was tiny and definitely would not sleep 2 adults comfortably. To call it a double bedroom is a play on words. I have no idea how they would be able to dress or undress as there is absolutely no room to turn or move around. Would be better used to turn it into a shower room with toilet for the other double bedroom upstairs. Shower room: was more of a cubicle and my Father who is only 5' 7" struggled to shower in the tiny space. Every time he turned he knocked the tap which either sent water scalding or turned it off. Far better to knock through into the bathroom and make a large bathroom with walk in shower. The furniture whilst a wonderful museum of 16th century households was uncomfortable to sit on at length around the dining table. Maybe too much furniture packed into the cottage. The sofas are so old and misshapen that again they were very uncomfortable. A six berth cottage should surely have a four slice toaster. It makes one think the owner advertises as a six berth to merely gain financial satisfaction. We would not rent this cottage again unless major improvements are made as it certainly wasn't worth the money we paid to stay there. Its disappointing and makes us wonder do Menai Holidays check the properties you have on your books because if you rely on owner pictures then you are failing in you duty to ensure paying customers enjoy their stay in one of your properties. I doubt you would want to publish my remarks and maybe rather have a conversation and inspection of Oyster Cottage with the owner. I ask you would you happily sleep in the third bedroom yourself? I also wonder if you will contact me considering the feedback I have given. I don't write these comments just for the sake of complaining but in the hope you will undertake to ensure your properties are the best they can be for the holiday maker. I want to continue using your company as we have in the past.

    Reviewed by BeverleySep 2021

  • "Really lovely cottage."

    Great garden with different seating areas to capture the sun throughout the day. The low ceilings were a slight problem for the taller ones in our group but this wouldn’t prevent me from coming back. Super cottage in a great location

    Reviewed by AlexanderAug 2021

  • "The cottage was in need of a deep clean, lots of dust and in need of some general TLC as was the garden."

    Both the king size beds had mental frames which were extremely noisy and creaked badly

    Reviewed by KatieAug 2021

  • "Left side oven not working."

    Wi Fi down unless there isn't a broadband package. Outside decking and woodwork need some tlc. This is our second stay at Oyster Cottage and we are more than pleased otherwise. The cottage is charming and in a great location.

    Reviewed by LouiseSep 2020

  • "Pictures on site did not reflect the reality of the cottage- they must have been taken years ago."

    Furniture is very tired. Bed covering had stains. Needs a deep clean. Needs to give a warning to anyone over 5’6 as areas of restricted head space.

    Reviewed by FionaSep 2020

  • "The settees have seen better days & are uncomfortable, and the downstairs bed a bit lumpy."

    Other than that lovely spot, great outside (hot tub nice) and kitchen good. We had to wait 2 hours to get in, getting a call 5 minutes away saying there'd been something that meant we couldn't get in until 6pm! (4pm was late enough as it was with dogs in the car). Was promised (not volunteered immediately) covering 'refreshments & left a receipt on the main table, will see if we get it back quickly.

    Reviewed by IanSep 2020

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage in the perfect location."

    The positives outweighed the negatives, however it could do with new decking outside that was very wobbly underfoot and a bathroom revamp but apart from that it was the perfect well needed get away.

    Reviewed by PhoebeSep 2020

  • "Cottage has great facilities in some respects-the only place I’ve stayed where for example I didn’t have to go out and buy decent kitchen knives!"

    The third bedroom is definitely not built for two adults-the double bed is so far under the eaves that only a child could comfortably sleep on one side of it. Other than that it’s a very quaint old cottage full of period furniture. Not sure I would stay again because it was low and dark but that’s definitely a personal preference.

    Reviewed by AlisonAug 2020

  • "A beautiful cottage in a beautiful location."

    Reviewed by SianFeb 2020

  • "This cottage was lovely myself and my 3 sisters had wonderful break."

    There was everything we needed for a short stay. We forgot to complete the owners comment book before we left. Only thing we would have liked was patio heater to enjoy the views from the garden. One of the bedrooms was small, but the beds were lovely and comfortable. One of my sisters slipped on the decking on the first day but it didn’t spoil our stay. Would definitely return to this place.

    Reviewed by CatherineOct 2019

  • "A stunning property in a beautiful location ."

    .. Beautiful inside and out ... The gardens are amazing and lead to fields at the back ... A welcome pack provided us with all we needed until our shopping arrived and there was prosecco too ... So thoughtful ... The location is superb .. just a few minutes from the main high street but still lovely and quiet .. thank you for a lovely stay x

    Reviewed by AnneAug 2019

  • "Have called to discuss our diasppointment with this accommodation."

    Stayed with Menai on may occassions 1st time to complain but this cottage does feel like a disaster waiting to happen . Such alot of money for little services with no wifi or parking. The welcome package is amazing and the original features of the property are good. We are still waiting for feedback from your yourselves.

    Reviewed by RebeccaJul 2019

  • "Lovely cottage clean great location very dog friendly garden needs some tlc pruning etc and no instructions re cleaning hot tub but otherwise all good."

    Would recommend to other people. Anglesey is an amazing place to visit. If you get the weather you could be in the Mediterranean

    Reviewed by LouiseJun 2019

  • "Brilliant location lots to see and do."

    Ideal base for exploring Anglesey.

    Reviewed by MandyJun 2019

  • "Oyster Cottage is lovely BUT ."

    .. The shower is a flippin nightmare. Bedroom 3 is only suitable for one adult or two small children. Did Menai holidays do a proper check of facilities before advertising? Master bedroom mattress sags on both sides so we had to improvise by putting a pillow under each side to even it out.

    Reviewed by AlastairMay 2019

  • "Great location, cottage lovely, everything we required, warm & cosy, very clean with nice décor- enjoyed our stay at this stunning cottage very much, would return."

    Gail BeachOct 2018

  • "It was lovely."

    The only negatives are related to the lighting and the size of the shower room but they are understandable due to the nature of the property- i’m not sure what else you could do without ruining the feel of the place. Was a bit dark in the living area and cosy in the shower room though!

    Gillian LongOct 2018

  • "Even better than website photos."

    Homely and comfy with bundles of character and charm Met Peter, lovely guy. Best welcome pack we have ever received Hopefully we will be back

    Oct 2018

  • "Oyster cottage is cosy and very well situated for the centre of Beaumaris."

    We found the cottage very spacious for 4 people, however I think more seating would be needed in the lounge area if more than 4 people are staying. The cottage is quite well equipped, however the tumble dryer had a faulty door when we stayed. We generally enjoyed our stay in the cottage however it was let down a little by the shower room, this is cramped and it's difficult to have a shower without continually knocking the shower control, hence changing the temperature. also the shower room fan wasn't working, as a consequence there is quite a lot what looks like mould in the tiling.

    Michael SiddallSep 2018

  • "This cottage is so unique and beautifully presented, being filled to the brim with antiques along with modern touches and the added bonus of a hot tub; all within an easy walk of the centre of Beaumaris."

    It is obviously loved by the owner with well thought out attention to detail and a very helpful housekeeper. I waited two years to book as it was always unavailable in August as so popular. Am happy to review this cottage as perfect for our needs, we had a superb week staying there and I am so glad I persevered and waited to stay in this gem of a cottage! My very appreciative thanks to the owner of the fabulous Oyster Cottage.

    A EvansAug 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage, especially garden with all the differant seating areas to catch the sun all day."

    Only a small niggle, wifi for the kids would be great rather than Sky tv, which we never watched.

    Angela SandallJul 2018

  • "Not really suitable got elderly!"

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    Linda ParryJun 2018

  • "Lovely cottage excellent location and the best welcome packages ever!"

    Kevin LeesFeb 2018

  • "Absolutely stunning!"

    Wish we could live there! We did not want to come home. Christmas decorations and hamper were also a very lovely and welcoming touch. Will be returning soon.

    Jessica JonesDec 2017

  • "Only 4 stars."

    Parking was difficult. Otherwise perfect

    Doug GortonDec 2017

  • "This was our 2nd stay at this cottage."

    Whilst the location is excellent and the cottage very comfortable - the lack of a proper shower facility (the shower room is too small to be usable) and not having a second toilet was a slight negative.

    Julie SpruthNov 2017

  • "Beautiful cottage with lovely touches everywhere"

    Janine AmbroseSep 2017

  • "Amazing cottage full of character"

    Ann MitchellSep 2017

  • "Excellent characterful cottage in excellent location."

    As previously stated, shower was poor.

    Sep 2017

  • "Gorgeous little gem of a cottage"

    Aug 2017

  • "Excellent"

    JJul 2016

  • "Full of wonderful history and very stylishly restored."

    It has a fabulous garden with lots of seating areas to catch the sun at different times and a great hot tub which the children loved- sadly, it began to smell a bit after the second day, and we never did find out why- otherwise, the cottage, dating back to medieval times, was magical.

    MaryJul 2016

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 2 x king, 1 x double
  • Bathrrom with bath, WC and handwash basin
  • Separate shower room next door
  • Kitchen with oak table and settle, gas cooker and hob, fridge with ice box, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble drier, microwave
  • Sitting room with sofas, log burner, flat screen TV, DVD and CD player
  • The dining area is beautifully furnished with seating for six or more
  • Private, enclosed garden with garden furniture, subtle lighting, decking and seating areas and hot tub.
  • TV with sky facilities (for use with guests own account), wood burning stove, central heating, bed linen and towels provided, high chair, travel cot (no linen) hot tub, enclosed garden, gas BBQ, garden furniture
  • Short walk to all local amenities
  • 2 well behaved dogs welcome
  • Note: Garden does have different levels with uneven surfaces and loose stones so please take care

The property

Oyster Cottage is a gorgeous listed holiday cottage which is full of character.

The original features and period furniture from the 17th Century gives the feeling of stepping back in time with the added value of modern facilities.

The owner has designed the furnishing of this house so thoughtfully and it has so many unique features. The kitchen has a quarry tiled floor and a lovely scrubbed oak table and settle.

There is a gas cooker and hob, fridge with ice box, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble drier, microwave and all the pots, pans and utensils you will need. The seating area has comfortable sofas set around a log burner.

There is also a flat screen TV.

The dining area is beautifully furnished with seating for six or more. There is a ground floor bedroom with king size bed and doors out to patio area.

There is also a ground floor bathroom with a bath, loo, wash hand basin and radiator.

There is a separate shower room next door. Upstairs there is a double room with king size bed, and a small double room tucked into the eaves. To the rear of the house there is a private, enclosed garden with garden furniture, subtle lighting, decking and seating areas and hot tub.

Views of the rolling countryside over to mountain and sea can be seen from the upper decking and seating area.

There is on road parking. Guests are advised that as the hot tubs need to be cleaned and emptied for each new set of guests, the water may not be fully up to temperature on the first evening of their stay.

Oyster Cottage is deceptively spacious and very cosy with central heating, clever lighting and fireside seating.

It is within easy walking distance of pubs, restaurants and interesting shops in Beaumaris, as well as the famous moated castle, the Gaol and, of course, the lovely Green on the banks of the Menai Strait.

Note: Spiral stairs, low ceilings. Different levels in house and garden may not be suitable for people with mobility issues.
Note: On road parking
Note: Guests are advised that as the hot tubs need to be cleaned and emptied for each new set of guests, the water may not be fully up to temperature on the first evening of their stay.
Note: One dog per party is free of charge, £20 for an additional
Note: WiFi can be intermittent.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location

BEAUMARIS

Menai Bridge 4 miles.

Beaumaris is a well known historic town on the Isle of Anglesey situated on the Menai Strait and overlooking the Snowdonia mountain range, making for the most stunning of sunrises. With its medieval castle (now a World Heritage site) dating back to the reign of Edward I and its Victorian pier, gaol and courthouse, it is also known as a major centre for yachting. Beaumaris is rich in history and retains much of its medieval street pattern. It’s setting, diversity of architectural styles and periods, differing scale, open spaces, varying roofs and overall quality contribute greatly to the town’s character. There is a good selection of shops, restaurants and public houses, as well as fishing opportunities and boat trips in the town, plus a golf course nearby. Along the coast is a large bay called Red Wharf Bay; its Welsh name is Traeth Coch (Red Beach) and the area is renowned for its glorious sunsets. The bay is very shallow and at low tide, almost 25 square kilometres (10 sq. mi.) of sand is uncovered providing safe bathing, perfect for wonderful family fun, fishing and miles of stunning scenic walks. Further afield is the port of Holyhead, which has regular ferry links to Dublin. Beaumaris is a good central base for touring Wales, in a beautiful location on the south coast of the picturesque Isle of Anglesey, within easy reach of the spectacular mountains of Snowdonia.

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Region Information

Note: Spiral stairs, low ceilings. Different levels in house and garden may not be suitable for people with mobility issues.
Note: On road parking
Note: Guests are advised that as the hot tubs need to be cleaned and emptied for each new set of guests, the water may not be fully up to temperature on the first evening of their stay.
Note: One dog per party is free of charge, £20 for an additional
Note: WiFi can be intermittent.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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