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Min Y Don

(Ref. 1008924)

Y Felinheli, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map

4.5

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "Fabulous holiday home Great host Lovely and clean Fabulous views Great area Looking forward to a return visit"

    Thank you for your lovely comments and look forward to visiting soon. Hope the Sunday lunch at the Garddfon also met with expectations! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had a lovely week at Min y Don."

    The cottage was immaculately clean and well equipped. The views were spectacular and in a handy location for travelling around north wales. Thank you.

    Thank you for your lovely comments and glad you enjoyed the view ! Also really pleased that Min y Don was spotless, we have moved to a new house keeper and great feedback for them. Hope you visit again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Feb 2024

  • "The property was as expected the view of the marina was very nice the only problem was the broadband which was very slow and in desperate need of upgrades I ran a speed check and only got 4."

    9 mbs and took over 3 minutes for Netflix to open with constant interruptions while it was buffering.I would suggest upgrading to at least 76mds its only £24.00 from origin broadband.

    Thank you for your feedback and that the house and view was as you hoped. Apologies for the BT Broadband not performing as expected.we are already on the download of 35 mbps plus which when we renewed the contract this year was the best available at £37.99 a month. Sometimes there are issues on the marina with the whole BT connection. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul3.8Oct 2023

  • "We had a fantastic holiday in a lovely property with everything we needed."

    The view from the balcony is stunning. One day it was very stormy and raining all day, we watched the weather rolling in from inside the balcony patio doors feeling very cosy. We definitely hope to return.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. Watching a storm coming up the Straits from Caernarfon is as you say a great event to see from inside rather than out! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Sep 2023

  • "Highly recommended - A peaceful location to relax on the Menai Strait - With a great gateway to Snowdonia National Park, Anglesey and the world Heritage site of Conwy."

    Thank you for your lovely comments, and totally agree Min Y Don is a great location for the hills and Anglesey, something we take advantage of every time we visit. Hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Aug 2023

  • "Absolutely lovely property and a beautiful location!"

    The balcony and the sea view is incredible. The property was very well equipped with everything we needed for our week stay. The two things I would comment on are the VERY HOT water! The owners have put warning stickers by the taps but it must be at boiling point coming from the tap! I filled the bowl to wash up, went off to do something else, came back to it and my sons water bottle (regular drinks bottle from the high street) had totally melted and shrunk! Now that is scarily hot water in the tap. I thinks this is quite dangerous to be honest. Can the temperature not be adjusted on the boiler for safety? Also, we feel the property should have a food waste caddy as we only realised later on during our week that there was a food waste bin outside in the communal area but no food waste bin to collect it in inside the property. We had a fabulous week and would highly recommend this property. The welcome pack on arrival of a bottle of Prosecco and a Bara Brith cake and butter was very welcome after a long journey. Thank You

    Thank you for your lovely comments and very pleased you enjoyed your visit to Min Y Don and that view! We are replacing the bathroom and heating system at the end of September so that will fix the high temperature. Hope you visit again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fiona4.4Aug 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Min y Don very much."

    The cottage was clean, comfortable and in a superb location for the village but very quiet. The balcony was lovely and so sheltered. we loved the decor, the artwork and colour scheme gave a relaxed atmosphere and was perfect for a seaside location. We hope that the minor issues with the balcony door and the kettle will be sorted soon.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback and glad you enjoyed your stay. We have looked to capture a sea side feel to each room to enhance the wonderful view. We stayed the following week and locksmith has adjusted the balcony door and kettle fixed. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrea4.4Jul 2023

  • "We had a wonderful fortnight at Min y Don in June (our second visit) enjoying the stunning views, relaxing surroundings and good facilities."

    We love the seaside theming of the rooms and relaxing on the decking with a G&T whilst watching the wading birds, sailing boats & views over to Anglesey. Our only disappointment was the shower, which we (and other guests) have reported. We reported the same problem last year too and is still the same. It quickly fills up the shower tray with water as you are showering because the drain is blocked - probably with hair etc. Please can you have a drainage engineer out to get it cleared so that everything at Min y Don is tip top again. Everything else was fabulous. Many thanks Annie & Gary

    Reviewed by Annie4.4Jun 2023

  • "The best thing about this accommodation is the awesome view over the Menai, from the first floor balcony and it was reasonably comfortable to stay there."

    The location is a beautiful place to stay but unfortunately there are some negatives to mention. The ground floor patio was is a very poor state and not usable. The entire place was ‘tired’ and in need of a freshen up. It needed a really good cleaning throughout, particularly the grout between the tiles in the shower cubicle as it was black. None of the windows have been cleaned in a long time and the main patio doors were very hard to slide open and close. Finally, the symbols on the cooker controls were worn out, so it was hard to tell what the settings were. So all in all, a thorough cleaning and a bit of a re-furb would turn Min Y Don into a very nice place to stay.

    Reviewed by Susan2.8May 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay, with everything we needed provided."

    Property was warm, comfortable and plenty of room. The views are amazing. It was so peaceful and quiet. Can't fault it

    Reviewed by Carol4.7May 2023

  • "Fantastic property with a view to die for"

    Reviewed by Glen4.4Feb 2023

  • "The shower was not working."

    But other than that great property and location

    Reviewed by John4.4Nov 2022

  • "The property is a little tired and basic in places for the price paid."

    The bathroom was dirty and we had to clean and disinfect it before we could use so not the best start to our holiday. The shower doesn’t drain properly and needs attention. The kitchen and lounge were fine and the views superb.

    Reviewed by Carol2.2Sep 2022

  • "Even better than it looked on the website."

    A lovely place with everything you need, and a truly wonderful view and location. We will be back!

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Sep 2022

  • "Amazing property with amazing views."

    Property very clean and comfortable with everything you need. Lovely welcome pack which was much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Jul 2022

  • "This is an excellent property that makes the most of a brilliant view over the Menai Straits."

    I enjoyed sitting out on the balcony which was extremely relaxing. A comfortable place, nice and clean with a well equipped kitchen. In a lovely quiet residential area but is very handy for the A55 and the delights of Anglesey and North Wales. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this property and hope to return there again myself.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2022

  • "Great location great views lovely property and finally great little touches such as milk in the fridge, bottle of wine, some butter and a nice loaf cake."

    Shows you care. Thanks for a great stay

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2022

  • "Great property with amazing sea views."

    Unexpected welcome pack was a nice gesture. We have stayed previously (three times) at another property in this row. That property has now outpriced itself and necessitated lugging suitcases up three flights of stairs, so it was nice here that the bedrooms were on the ground floor. The weather was sunny all week, so we made good use of the balcony and visited many places (some new to us) in the area. Would have liked to book a second visit later in the year, but unsurprisingly it is booked up!

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely place to stay stunning view to wake up to every morning lovely clean place would definitely go back."

    Reviewed by Jean4.7Mar 2022

  • "Fabulous view, very comfortable place to stay."

    Amazing sunsets in the evening

    Reviewed by Angela4.4Mar 2022

  • "Wonderful place to stay,excellent accommodation and great views from the balcony."

    I would highly recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Mar 2022

  • "Your company under-sold it the accommodation was 5STAR ++ NOTHING was needed ..."

    Your company under-sold it the accommodation was 5STAR ++ NOTHING was needed apart from food / toiletries to take or buy after arrival just 13 minutes drive from every retail business you could imagine and less than 5 minutes drive to the local post office / store little gifts were left for us on arrival, above and beyond anything expected everything both inside and outside the cottage were immaculate the surrounding areas were manicured to perfection the view was breathtaking the patio and balcony were pure gifts to add to the experience there was something familiar, new or saw it for the first time both night and day in the harbour the owners, caretakers and housekeepers just THANK YOU there is so much more that we could add such a kind, warming and helpful community too absolutely 5 STAR ++

    Reviewed by Tomas5.0Sep 2021

  • "Min-y-Don is the most beautiful place to stay."

    On the edge of the Menai Straits with a spacious balcony facing the most fantastic view. A really wonderful place for ornithologists with all sorts of sea birds and even the odd seal, and pheasants on the lawns! to view with the binoculars at the property. Very comfortable beds! Cool bedrooms downstairs on a hot day and the spacious open plan lounge, kitchen, diner upstairs with patio doors to the balcony . Spotlessly clean. Ideally placed for Anglesey, Snowdonia, North Wales coast. In the centre of Anglesey is Llangefni and its Gallery (Art by C F Tunnicliffe, the bird artist who had lived at Malltraeth , and that’s worth a visit too! Portmadoc, Portmerion , Beddgellert , Llanfairfechan etc.etc. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2021

  • "Excellent holiday at Min y Don."

    Very comfortable accomodation and the view was amazing. Very well appointed kitchen. We had a lovely time, many interesting places to visit and good walks. Happy to recommend and would love to visit again.

    Reviewed by Bethan5.0Aug 2021

  • "Min Y Don is a lovely place to stay we enjoyed every minute of it, it has everything you need for a perfect holiday, the view from the house onto strait is nothing but perfect, hope to return soon."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2021

  • "It was perfect for us."

    The view is beautiful and it was a very relaxing break. The house provided everything we needed with Snowdon and Anglesey within easy distance.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0May 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay, everything needed to feel at home was provided."

    The property was very clean and comfortable. The view was fantastic from the windows in the open plan living area and sitting on the balcony watching the boats and general activities on the Menai Straits was very entertaining. The property was also well situated for easy access to all the best places to visit, shopping, walking and sight seeing. Have stayed there before and hope to do so again.

    Reviewed by Ann4.7May 2021

  • "Steep steps from car park difficult for anyone with mobility problems."

    Great position overlooking Menai straits with good sized balcony. Lots of wild birds coming and going feeding just in front of the property.

    Reviewed by Derek4.4Apr 2021

  • "Gwyliau hyfryd ar lan y Fenai mewn fflat dymunol iawn a phob cyfleuster."

    Golygfa fendigedig a phopeth yn ei le! Tro hyfryd iawn ar hyd y Fenai tua Bont Borth a dim byd gwell na phaned ar y balconi yn edrych ar yr olygfa hynod. Hyfryd dros ben!

    Reviewed by Matthew4.7Mar 2021

  • "A comfortable house with breathtaking views."

    A freezer would have been a helpful addition.

    Reviewed by Ann4.1Aug 2020

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!"

    There were only a couple of small issues, but the property had everything we needed and with its outstandingly beautiful view we had a wonderful holiday! It was a good base for exploring in all directions. We would happily stay at Min-Y-Don again.

    Reviewed by Geraldine4.1Aug 2020

  • "I have had the pleasure of staying at Min-Y-Don on 3 separate occasions."

    The property is the perfect location for us to enjoy golfing and walking holidays, with its close proximity to Snowdonia. We have always found Min-Y-Don to be maintained to the highest standards, it has excellent facilities and is always very clean…. a thoroughly enjoyable experience. The views from Min-Y-Don are spectacular and a must see!! Felinheli provides some excellent places for an evening meal just a short walk from the property… with the Garddfon being a real favourite of ours. Highly recommend a stay!

    Mr K O'ReillyMar 2020

  • "The view from the letting was outstanding and the area was pretty and accessible for a lot of activities in Snowdonia/Anglesey area."

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Oct 2019

  • "The property is in desperate need of a makeover."

    It felt as if we couldn't touch anything without it breaking. The bed linen was very poor, it didn't fit the bed ending up in a knot in the centre of the bed. There was only half a toilet roll. (We bought more). The balcony furniture included a very rusty table. The view from the balcony is fabulous but in my view that's all it's got. We booked for a week and left two days early. Disappointed and would not recommend this property.

    Thank you for your comments, feedback is always welcome and helpful in maintaining and improving standards. The house was redecorated in March this year (hall, stairs and landing as well as the living area, kitchen and dining upstairs- a lovely blue feature wall and white elsewhere to match the seaside feel). New couches last year, new table on the balcony (we did leave the old one as well, a little ‘shabby chic’ we know) but thought it might be useful as an extra table to place a gin and tonic while enjoying the sunset. The balcony glass was updated last year to ensure the view from the lounge was seamless. The bed linen is standard size and the cleaning / maintenance company we use did confirm to us that they fit the duvets (new this July) and pillows. We are unsure what is to touch that is breakable; there are no fiddly ornaments, the kettle and toaster are solid (and new), the table and chairs are wood and not at all flimsy and bedroom furniture is less than two years old. We are very pleased you enjoyed the million dollar view of the straits, but somewhat surprised with the feedback - photos of the property were taken after the decorating was done in March - so the house is exactly as described. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian1.9Aug 2019

  • "Thank you to the owners for their thoughtfulness in providing a very comfortable and well equipped holiday home in a magnificent location which we enjoyed in part, mostly as the good weather allowed us to be outdoors on the sun terrace for some of the time."

    We had looked forward to a complete week of unwinding and relaxation as your listing promised. This would have been possible if the house had been clean and some necessary maintenance carried out. We make the following comments in the hope that the cleaning & maintenance company will provide good service to future tenants. On arrival we found the odour from the bathroom overpowering & disconcerting. We did our best with bleach to clean the filthy drain at the back of the washbasin, shower drain and toilet, which significantly improved the situation, but recommend the bathroom drainage be investigated. The interior windows and mirrors were quite unclean, & interior had not been dusted. Exterior windows of the downstairs bedroom were filthy with green algae round the edges demonstrating they had not been cleaned for some considerable time. I cleaned them to allow my elderly mother who was sleeping in this bedroom to enjoy the view. The oven needs a deep clean - when you use it you get all the greasy smell from previous usage in the lovely open plan living space upstairs. Curtain track on dining room window is falling off the wall - needs re-fixing - and curtain rehanging Twin bedroom curtains need rehanging. With attention to these points the house will be magnificent. Thank you.

    Thank you for your feedback and I am sorry you were disappointed on this occasion . The Owners do have a regular window cleaner in addition to a cleaning and maintenance company, whose contact details are at the property. They will ensure that any issues are checked and remedied so that all guests have a pleasant and enjoyable stay.” Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pamela3.8Jul 2019

  • "Go to Min Y Don 1 to 2 times a year."

    Love the cottage and the view. A very relaxing holiday, you can watch the boats go by and the wading birds at low tide from the balcony. Would recommend the location for easy access to Anglesey and Snowdonia.

    Reviewed by Linda4.4Jul 2019

  • "A very clean and well equipped town house with superb views across the straits to Anglesey."

    Excellent restaurant in the marina and walking distance to a friendly pub serving very good food. Cycle way close by, parking easy, nice walks. Easy road access to larger towns and Anglesey. Top spot!

    Wendda KnappJun 2018

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with shower, WC and handwash basin
  • Kitchen with electric double oven and four-ring hob, fridge with ice compartment, microwave, dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • A dining table and chairs are to one side
  • Living area with leather sofas, a flame-effect electric fire, TV and DVD player
  • Sliding doors lead onto the balcony with table and chairs
  • Patio with outdoor furniture.
  • WiFi, TV with SkyQ
  • Bed linen and towels included, washing machine
  • Off road parking
  • Short walk to pub and shop
  • 3.5 mile drive to supermarkets.

The property

The sea laps right up to the garden wall of this bright, cosy and modern marina holiday home.The property lies within a private marina development, with a welcoming open plan concept, green communal areas to enjoy and ample parking in resident bays.

The living area is on the first floor, with a balcony for you to soak up the breath taking uninterrupted views across the Menai Strait to Anglesey and down to Caernarfon.

It is furnished with comfy leather sofas, a flame-effect electric fire, TV and DVD player.

Sliding doors lead onto the balcony with table and chairs.

The kitchen is equipped with an electric double oven and four-ring hob, fridge with ice compartment, microwave, dishwasher and washer/dryer.

A dining table and chairs are to one side. The two bedrooms are downstairs.

The double bedroom has magnificent views, a TV and a door opening onto the patio.

The twin room has a fitted wardrobe.

The shower room has a power shower, loo, wash hand basin and extractor fan.

Outside there is a patio with outdoor furniture. Min y Don is a great little holiday home, where you cannot fail to unwind and relax.

The historic town of Caernarfon, with its medieval castle and the quaint village of Menai Bridge with its restaurants and cafes are pleasant walks away along the coastal path, A short bus or taxi ride back if required.

Access to the beautiful Eryri (Snowdonia) range with its stunning attractions to visit including the Lake railway, Dolbadarn Castle, Llyn Padarn and if you don't fancy a walk to the summit, take the scenic route on the Snowdon Mountain Railway.

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About the location

Y FELINHELI

Bangor 3 miles; Caernarfon 5 miles; Llanberis 6 miles.

Y Felinheli, formerly know as Port Dinorwic, is situated on the beautiful Menai Strait between the historic town of Caernarfon and the cathedral city of Bangor. Home to a small, established yachting marina with an interesting lock (allowing boats to enter or leave before cruising down the Straits to the open sea), this small village also has a couple of pubs, a restaurant and cafe in the dock area, a shop and Post Office, a beautician, a hairdresser and several great restaurants on the nearby Island of Anglesey. Visitors to this lovely region are spoilt for choice, with stunning Snowdonia, the beautiful Llyn Peninsula, or the sandy beaches of the Isle of Anglesey all within easy reach.

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