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Menai Cottage

(Ref. 1044055)

Brynsiencyn, Anglesey Show on map

4.7

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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44 Customer Reviews

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at Menai cottage."

    Great location to explore Anglesey and North Wales. Lovely cottage that had everything we needed for our week in Feb. It was lovely and warm, had a comfy bed, friendly local pub across the road, brill. Nice welcome from the owner who was there on hand to ensure we're had a good stay at the cottage.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Feb 2024

  • "Lovely comfortable and well equipped cottage, ideal for two adults and dog."

    Great location for seeing the island.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Dec 2023

  • "Beautiful small, cosy cottage in an ideal location for exploring Anglesey."

    Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, very dog friendly, our dog went straight to the dog bed provided when we arrived and made herself at home."

    The cottage is well equipped, clean and warm . The view from the front is awesome. Well situated to explore Ynys Mon. Lots of information provided about the island, found this useful in planning our trips. The cafe across the road is excellent and pub is nearby. Very comfortable bed, slept in a few times, normally don't sleep past 6am at home! Had a lovely stay and hope to be back soon.

    Reviewed by Jill Diane5.0Oct 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage for a lovely relaxing break"

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage with great views."

    comfortable bed equipped with all you need.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2023

  • "Needs updating."

    Stains on carpets, paint peeling off walls both inside and out. Skirting boards off the walls.

    Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback. With bookings being back to back with a few hours to hand over before the next guest it’s difficult to carry out the following work; 1) wet vac the only carpet in the property to the stair and bedroom due to guests walking through the property with dirty shoes. 2) one skirting loose in the bathroom. 3) internal decoration is difficult in a few hours in between guests and as it’s an old cottage there are some damp areas as it’s a stone building. The area around the window is peeling due to water through the window that’s often left open. 4) the external decoration to small area at the rear where there is a plant growing against the wall. All the above items can be carried out once I have a few spare days with no guests. Thank you again for staying and for your feedback. Kind Regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire2.8Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cosy cottage , host was very helpful with anything we asked ."

    Lovely location , views amazing , loved the courtyard on the front , pub on the corner ! Would definitely go again and recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage in a great location."

    Very accurate listing with everything you'd ever need for a break on Anglesey.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2023

  • "Had a wonderful second visit to Menai cottage, you will find everything you need here for your stay in Anglesey."

    Richard is a lovely host and is always there to help if you need him. Thank you for our welcome gift it was very much appreciated. The cottage is so quaint and has a large gated front garden with the most amazing view over wales, and lovley sun trap private court yard to the rear of the property. Excellent for your fur babies. It is also great for walks with the dog down to the straight, just go passed the coffee shop and follow the lane down to the house with the white stones, go passed the house not left and you will come to a beautiful pebble beach. Very quite and un spoilt. This cottage is in a great spot for discovering Anglesey and we are looking forward to our 3rd visit see you soon Richard.

    Reviewed by Gaynor5.0Jul 2023

  • "Love the cottage and the location is ideal for us."

    Wonderful touch by Richard to leave a card and a couple of gifts. Only thing is, we feel the cottage needs a freshened up - paint peeling in a few places, kitchen stools could do with a varnish etc

    Thank you, appreciate your feedback. The moment I have a free week the cottage has planned maintenance. It’s been really busy all year thankfully and not had time so far. Thank you again for staying with us. Kind Regards Richard Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catriona4.1Jul 2023

  • "Had loverly stay ,would be back in heart beat"

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Jun 2023

  • "A really lovely and relaxing stay at Menai Cottage."

    Ideal for a couple well kept, a nice comfortable bed, well equipped kitchen and reliable shower. Great location, excellent views good parking. Loved the pub and ate there, also the cafe which did a very decent bacon sandwich. Perfect for exploring Anglesey with gorgeous beaches a short drive away and great place to eat like Dylan’s and the Oystercatcher. However you don’t need to move as the pub food is very nice and not expensive. The dogs loved it too, a great enclosed area at the front and back of the property, very safe and secure. Richard, the owner thanks, you are very welcoming and we appreciated your text to let us know the cottage was ready. We loved your fresh eggs and gift too, such a nice touch. We really enjoyed our stay and it’s clear that you make an effort to ensure that all goes to plan.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0May 2023

  • "Amazing stay at Menai Cottage everything was perfect, so well kept and many amazing facilities."

    The bed is comfy and the shower really powerful and hot. Pleasantly surprised too as the internet was way better than we had hoped with both WiFi speed and Smart TV choices. Sofa on the small side for those who like to lounge together but that is quite literally my only tiny criticism, and the cottage is small so it’s proportional. Mabel our dog was very happy with her welcome treats and we too were grateful with the local treats left by Richard the owner. A lovely touch. The rear garden is a little Sun trap for nice breakfasts and quiet reading time. We would love to come back and miss it already.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0May 2023

  • "A beautiful little cottage with everything you need for a very comfortable stay."

    Great location with fabulous walks and beaches within easy reach. Nice pub across the road. Lovely, enclosed dog friendly court yard at the back of the cottage - a little sun trap in the evening, along with a nice enclosed area to the front. Easy access via key box and parking was not a problem right outside the property. Very friendly host, Richard, who sent a very welcoming text to let us know he was there if we needed him. Nice welcoming gifts not just for the adults but for our little fury friends as well. We had a wonderful week and will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Apr 2023

  • "A beautiful, cosy, very pet friendly cottage with amazing views of Snowdon (weather permitting) across the Menai Straits."

    No designated parking however there are opportunities to park close by, so we didn't find it an issue. Great communication with the owner, just wish we could've stayed longer as we still have lots to explore and see on the Island. We'd love to return!

    Reviewed by Avril Fiona5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely, cosy cottage in a great location to explore Anglesey and North Wales."

    Very comfortable for two, a bit cramped for four adults. Will return when we get the chance. Fresh eggs much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Mar 2023

  • "Fabulous new year break, well located cottage and very helpful host."

    One of the more generously proportioned small cottages we've stayed in for two and two border collies wouldnt want to stay with 4 adults , we dont have kids so cant comment on the sofa bed situation , but be aware that because of the open plan stair case lights downstairs and tv noise do spill upstairs . Host stayed texted on the morning to say it was ready, nice touch. My only gripe but this is the same for most cottages is the lighting downstairs isnt brilliant, cottages tend to cater for a cosy atmosphere not for those of us who like to sit and knit in an evening

    Hi, thank you for the feedback and yes I agree it’s a little too cozy for four adults. I offer it for anyone bringing a/kid(s) that don’t mind camping on a sofa bed in case anyone is struggling to find anywhere local. Just opens a few options for some which may be happy with this. Regarding the lighting, one step ahead, I have a replacement light fitting, but it’s been ever so busy I’ve not had many free weeks to get an electrician in. All sorted now. Appreciate your feedback. Thank you very much for staying. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Dec 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Menai Cottage."

    It is beautifully appointed throughout. It is cosy and warm and was thoroughly clean on arrival. We took our two dogs and the courtyard at the back is very secure. It is in a lovely location with so much to do within easy reach : walk out of the front door and you can see Snowdonia and the Menai Straights. The owner really does go above and beyond to make your stay special : still enjoying the complimentary sea salt from the local supplier. One minor minor issue (and I’m being picky here because the place is lovely) : I’d recommend the owner getting a couple more pillows.

    Thank you, appreciate the review and good to have the constructive feedback also. Was this for the bed or sofa? There are a few extra on the bed should anyone wish to take them downstairs. But great to know, will add a few shortly. Thank You again for staying and hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Nov 2022

  • "Menai cottage is a perfect little getaway."

    Its clean and comfortable and has everything we needed for our "getaway from everything and relax" holiday. The views from the cottage are breathtaking. It's in an ideal spot to explore Anglesey, with lots of woodland walks and nice beaches to explore close by. Nice friendly pub on doorstep and we highly recommend the takeaway in the village. Our Cockapoo, Annie, had a brilliant holiday. The cottage is really well equipped for dogs. Thank you to the owner, Richard. Your advice on places to take Annie and see wildlife too was perfect. Thank you for the thoughtful welcome gifts for us and Annie too.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Oct 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay."

    Lovely cottage and comfortable. Very well equipped. Pub across the road very welcoming for us and our two dogs meals very nice . Would highly recommend ., and would book again if we go back to Anglesey . Thank you for welcoming us to your holiday let

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Easy to access. Close to pub serving lovely food. Great service from start to finish

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Very comfortable and homely. Safe area back and front for dogs. A gift left for us and also for our canine buddy from the landlord. Beautiful views from front of cottage. Easy to get to Forest and beach just perfect. Pub and heritage cafe within minutes . Would visit again.

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7Jun 2022

  • "A lovely quirky cottage."

    Well kitted out and everything provided for. We'll worth a visit.

    Reviewed by Joseph3.8Jun 2022

  • "We had a lovely holiday, the cottage has a lovely calm atmosphere, I didn't want to come home ❤️"

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0May 2022

  • "We had a lovely comfortable stay in Menai Cottage."

    Lovely gifts from Richard on arrival for us and Ffinlo, thank you. The area is beautiful and a great base to explore Anglesey and also only a short trip over to Snowdonia too. Would definitely love to come back again.

    Reviewed by Jane4.1Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    I think it should only be advertised as a 2 adult accommodation.

    Thank you for your feedback, the advert does state 1 bed, sleeps 4 and suitable for two adults and a sofa bed ideal for kids / teens. Apologies if you missed this when booking. I will look with Sykes to re-enforcing the wording. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine3.4Apr 2022

  • "A lovely well kept cottage, very clean and comfortable, we loved it and didn't want to leave, it was nice that the dogs were welcome and Richard had left them treats as well as gifts for us, all round a really enjoyable few days can't wait to go back, thank you so much."

    Karen and Joe Calvert

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Apr 2022

  • "Wow what a stay."

    Beautiful cottage around beautiful people and staff. Looking to stay there again when work posts me back to Wales. It’s a must!

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Feb 2022

  • "Menai Cottage is absolutely beautiful, the pictures do not do it justice."

    It's very spacious, homely and comfortable. We had everything we needed and the owner, Richard was really helpful, friendly and even kindly brought us some wood. I can't wait to stay here again. Thank you for letting us stay in your stunning holiday home, we will most certainly be back!

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Dec 2021

  • "We had a lovely relaxing holiday, weather wasn’t always good but lots of nice places to visit."

    a cosy & comfortable living room with a log burner the owner Richard was a lovely host & very welcoming, we will definitely be visiting again soon.

    Reviewed by Paul4.1Dec 2021

  • "Lovely cottage,enjoyed the new television, very comfy bed."

    Pleasant owners. Would definitely use again.

    Reviewed by David4.7Nov 2021

  • "Compact and bijou, cosy and warm."

    Fabulous views from the bedroom! Kitchen well equipped - we cooked every night and had all we needed. Washing machine was a godsend! Good selection of information on area and we used the walking book a number of times. High walled back yard/garden was great for our dogs. Owner left a lovely food gift and an assuring message that he was available if we needed anything. Overall it was just what we required for a dog friendly, self catering, active walking holiday.

    Reviewed by Michelle4.7Oct 2021

  • "We loved the cottage and it was lovely and clean and well cared for."

    Our issue was the comfort, in wanting the cottage to sleep four when it’s really only big enough for two, this means the sofa is a sofa bed which is uncomfortable to sit for any time on and the chair is small. TV only very small and although has free view there are no apps so you can not log into own Netflix etc.. using WiFi. If weather is good this isn’t a problem but on wet days it’s nice to get comfy and relax. We would return again and again if the lounge was more comfortable a large sofa and bigger more modern TV ( I don’t mean huge just big enough you don’t have to wear glasses) Some starter fuel for the wood burner would have been nice as this is a feature of the cottage.

    Thank you so much for your feedback. I will clarify on the advert that while four adults are of course welcome, people may find the sofa bed more suitable for teenagers/children. I am looking at replacing the TV very soon and although the sofa size is as per the advert and we regrettably had to put upgrades on hold throughout the lockdown period, I can now also look at the style of the sofa bed and if that needs upgrading. There is a fuel starter pack in the lounge and I am sorry if you were not aware of its location. Thank you again for your feedback as I am more than happy to take constructive comments on board to ensure the best experience for guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Judith3.8Sep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage with amazing views of Snowdonia."

    Sitting in the front garden with your morning coffee or evening drink is perfection with the views. Plenty of local walks and nothing is too far away in the car. We thoroughly enjoyed our week here. Pub next door is very friendly with good food. Thank you to Richard for our stay and our lovely little welcome gifts to start our holiday.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Sep 2021

  • "Brilliant small cottage with soul."

    There is everything what you need for your holiday and pets friendly, also front and beautiful private back yard when you can spend hours on the fresh air. Definitely we'll coming back. Thank you for fantastic stay and see you next time. Kris and family :)

    Reviewed by Aneta5.0Jul 2021

  • "Good location with beautiful views from the cottage across the snowdon mountain range."

    Plenty of local walks but nowhere is too far from this base. Beaumaris is 9 miles away. Cottage is comfortable , clean and a lovely place to return to after an active day.

    Reviewed by Doreen5.0Jun 2021

  • "Smart TV, but recommend Firestick as no access to Netflix."

    Reviewed by Dean5.0Jun 2021

  • "Loved the extra items for the dog which was a lovely idea, totally unexpected and well thought."

    Having the back yard was great, as our dog didn’t need to constantly be on a lead. Views spectacular across the Welsh hills. Great holiday location

    Reviewed by Sara4.4Jun 2021

  • "Excellent little cottage with everything we needed."

    Very comfortable with lovely walks right from the door.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0May 2021

  • "Great clean cottage, all furnishings and fittings were good."

    Plenty of space for 2 of us and the dog. Location was excellent for touring the Island.

    Reviewed by Jeanette5.0May 2021

  • "A beautiful cottage in a stunning place."

    The cottage has everything you need and the bed is so comfortable. The views of Snowden are spectacular on a clear day too.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Apr 2021

  • "Highly recommended."

    One of the best cottages we have stayed in during out over 10 years of staycations. Walks around the village for an early morning or evening stroll. Close to Bangor, Caernarvon and Newborough with it's dog friendly beach. Co-op is about 6 minutes door to door and there is a small retail outlet in Llanfair PG for souvenirs etc. Hooten's farm shop is a must for good quality meat, jams and chutneys. The cottage is warm and comfortable and ideal for 2 people and a dog. The front garden gives you a stunning view of the mountains of Snowdon. Both back and front gardens get the sun. Cottage would be lovely for Christmas, cooking a dinner in the well equipped, but small kitchen may be a challenge. However with pub opposite (it wasn't open at the time) it could be an alternative option.

    Reviewed by David4.7Apr 2021

  • "We had a wonderful time in this charming quaint little cottage."

    Set in a little village with amazing view's of Snowdonia. Great if you have your dog with you as both the front and back courtyards are enclosed, and sun traps, fab walks down to the beach straight in front of you past the coffee shop and to the right of the cottage down lovely country lanes. I cannot comment about the pub across the road as it was still closed due to covid, but it did look very nice and reasonably priced. There is a farm shop just down the road past the church to the left of the cottage, which has a large range of locally sourced food's and fabulous steaks.There is also a small shop on the main street that stocks most things that you may need, Richard the owner who is very helpful would give you directions to the supermarkets if needed. This is a great base for exploring the beautiful island of Anglesey and its wonderful beaches you cannot go wrong. Thank you to Richard for being a perfect host. Would highly recommend this charming cottage for a relaxing break.

    Reviewed by Gaynor5.0Apr 2021

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Summary

  • Over two floors
  • One king-size bedroom
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living room/diner with multi-fuel stove and sofa bed
  • Please note that the sofa bed is more suited for children or teenagers.
  • Electric central heating with ground-floor underfloor heating and multi-fuel stove
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine
  • Smart TV with Freeview, WiFi, and selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Free parking on a side road, off the main road
  • Rear courtyard with table and chairs, front patio with picnic bench
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 mile

The property

A charming end-of-terrace cottage resting in the heart of Brynsiencyn, Menai Cottage is a snug bolthole for two to four on the magnificent Isle of Anglesey.

Offering a stylish interior along with a great location, Menai Cottage is a wonderful choice for your romantic retreat to North Wales.

Take in the pretty white-washed exterior after parking up on the roadside in the village, heading through the front enclosed patio and into the open-plan living and dining room.

Spend quiet evenings snuggled on the sofa with your other half streaming the latest release on the Smart TV, while the fire in the multi-fuel stove crackles away in the background.

There is also a sofa bed in the lounge and while 4 adults are welcome at the property, guests may find the sofa bed more suitable for children or teenagers.

A dining table and chairs is the perfect spot for a meal for two, with the kitchen in the next room boasting all you need for a self-catered stay, including an electric oven and ceramic hob, fridge and a microwave, so you can rustle up a delicious dish.

Also at hand is a washing machine, convenient for those longer stays allowing you to pack light, while the ground floor is completed by the shower room here too, offering the best way to begin the day with an invigorating rinse.

Make use of the pretty rear courtyard in the summer months, great for alfresco dining with your canine companion at your side.

When you’re ready to retire for the day, head back through underfloor heated ground floor and up the stairs to the mezzanine first floor, here you’ll find the wonderful bedroom with a roomy king-size bed, enjoying quaint and fresh décor, with a lovely dressing table and plenty of storage for your things.

Bunker down at Menai Cottage to enjoy a romantic retreat to Anglesey.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1151985, together sleeping up to 4 guests.

Brynsiencyn Cottages

Brynsiencyn Cottages are a pairing of two beautiful, white-painted cottages settled into the coastal town of Brynsiencyn. With characterful interiors, amenities to cater to your needs, and free roadside parking, this group is ideal for two couple's or friends looking to explore the coast and countryside of Anglesey. This group boasts delightful interiors with character features, as well as the added bonus of woodburning stoves, and pet-friendly accommodation. North Wales’ jewel in the crown, Anglesey, makes a fabulous choice for a relaxing break, with the village of Brynsiencyn boasting stunning views over the Menai Strait over to Caernarfon and the Snowdonia mountains in the distance, with the village being home to a pub, shop, Post Office and a takeaway, it has everything you need. For a fascinating day out visit the Anglesey Sea Zoo where you can see conservation in action, a shark pool and exciting diving displays, with a café to stop in too for an afternoon treat as well as Halen Mon. Delight in meeting some new four-legged friends at Foel Farm Park, a lovely home to a host of farm animals and fun-filled activities like tractor rides, feeding animals, and even a chocolate shop! For a day on the beach head west to Newborough Beach, a long sandy stretch enjoying views out to Snowdonia, as well as being backed by the scenic Newborough Forest where several marked walking and cycling trails can be enjoyed. A day trip to Beaumaris is a must with a wealth of history to be discovered at Beaumaris Gaol, The Old Courthouse Museum, and Beaumaris Castle, while adventures can be had on board a Seacoast Safari taking you to Puffin Island to wildlife watch the many seabirds and do some seal-spotting too!

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About the location

BRYNSIENCYN

Bangor 9 miles; Beaumaris 10 miles; Caernarfon 13.5 miles

A small village nestled on the banks of the Menai Straits on the Isle of Anglesey. Brynsiencyn is small yet delightful, hosting a shop, Post Office, a lovely village pub, a cafe and a takeaway. The village boasts some incredible views towards the delightful town of Caernarfon over the Menai Straits and even the dominant Snowdonia Mountain Range in the distance. There is plenty to do on the thriving island of Anglesey, the popular attractions of Anglesey Sea Zoo and Foel Farm are just a stones throw away, apart from this there are tonnes of spectacular beaches and history to be discovered. The tourist destinations of Beaumaris, Bangor and Caernarfon are all nearby and are all well worth a visit.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas