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Friars

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Llanfair-Yn-Neubwll, Anglesey Show on map

4.8

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a wonderful week in this lovely cottage, loved everything about it!"

    ! We didn't have any problems at all The only disappointing thing was no welcome pack as pictured in the Sykes advert. We had to find a shop for milk which we weren't expecting but it didn't deter from the enjoyment of the week. A free airshow every weekday was great, with an added bonus of the Red Arrows on the first night which was a great start to our week. A super location, we loved the huge beach just down the lane which was ideal for the dogs to race around. Thank you for sharing your home

    Reviewed by Teresa4.4Jun 2024

  • "An excellent cottage which could not be improved upon."

    First class location with an entrance footpath to RSPB Valley Wetlands a few minutes walk away and Cymyran beach/Anglesey Coastal Path in easy walking distance.

    Thankyou so much for your review. It is very much appreciated and we are so pleased that you were able to enjoy the Friars experience. Along with RSPB areas, AONB, and Cymyran beach which is very special and unspoilt. All in All an excellent place to stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2024

  • "What a charming and comfortable cottage!"

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay which was enhanced by wonderful weather.

    Reviewed by Gail5.0May 2024

  • "The cottage was beautiful and comfy."

    The kitchen was well resourced with dishes and a there was plenty of room for 6 of us. Easily reached from the A55 and close to the beach which we visited a few times. Guests are asked not to change the heating settings but it was too hot an a couple of evenings/mornings and too cool on another. Having control of the settings makes sense at times especiallywhenthe weather is changeable. We had two big problems during our stay with the door latch and the bottom oven. When pushed completely shut, it is very difficult to open. The door latch doesn't fully engage so is catching the frame. It has nothing to do with the deadlock. Two elderly members of our party couldn't open the door latch and they were concerned about being stuck in the cottage if we weren't there. As the back gate was swollen shut they had no way of getting out if home alone. We aren't the first guests to mention the lock so it is obviously an issue that isn't being dealt with. It was mentioned to the owner who said he'd try to get his handyman around but no one appeared whilst we were there. Also the bottom oven turns itself off if the time isn't set. Even when the time is set, it sometimes turns itself off randomly. We read the manual and overrode the auto setting but by the end of the week it was clicking itself off quite frequently. This was a pain as one of us had to stand guard by the cooker just in case. Two issues which could be easily dealt with. Apart from that we had a lovely stay.

    Thank you for your feedback which is valuable to us. We have addressed the point about the front door and problems you had with the Yale lock. We have had a locksmith to look at the lock again, and he assures us that is working correctly. We have two cases where it was reported as not working correctly. we have since added the opening instructions for the locks to the information provided upon guests arrival. This will clear up any confusion on how to use the Yale lock. The front door can occasionally be stiff on closing unfortunately this is due to the weather and the swelling of the timber frame and door. The same applies to the back gate. Its a hard one to call take too much off and in the summer when the timbers shrink the wind will blow through any gaps. Unfortunately, our handyman at the time was visiting his mother in Yorkshire and was unable to come back to rectify the problem you mentioned. Trying to find other tradesman on the Island is near impossible and if you do they will quote weeks if not months before they will attend. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shalon4.4Mar 2024

  • "This was a fabulous location and a lovely spacious cottage."

    The only issue we had was the central heating kept going off but it was quickly reset by the owner once informed. The log burner was a challenge and didn't seem to stay lit for longer than 15 minutes unfortunately, but when it was roaring it added a nice cosy feel to the living room.

    We are sorry you experienced a few problems. Sometimes guests although requested not to, interfere with the heating system. This causes the heating to mis behave via the Nest system. Once you informed us we had the system reset which corrected the problem. The Wood Burner is a very efficient and great for those winter nights. Once a good bed of red embers are kept on the grate of the burner adding more logs will keep it going all night. The burner was left ready to just light the fire lighters on the first evening ,and full instructions are left by the side of the burner on the hearth. We hope to see you again and your experience with the wood burner more favourable. Many Thanks Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia4.4Mar 2024

  • "We had a good stay but had some issues."

    No welcome basket. No fire companion set. Oven and grill broke down on the first morning. This was not rectified until around 7.30pm that evening. The yale lock on the front door needs fixing. We nearly got locked in on the last morning. It took a lot of jiggling to finally open it. We enjoyed the location and had a good stay but there are definately things that could be improved.

    We are sorry you feel you experienced a few problems whilst staying at Friars. We do not offer a welcome pack from October to March as we leave a starter pack of logs, kindling and fire lighters which at that time of the year is more beneficial. As soon as you notified the office on your second day that the grill worked the first day but not the second. We arranged for a tradesman to visit and fix the problem which he did by 6.15pm that day. This we know as he sent a photo to show all working and job complete. The Yale lock on the front door is a dead lock fitting and should you accidentally turn it the wrong way it won't budge. You have to turn it all the way back the opposite way and then turn to open the lock. We have since had this checked out and assured it is working correctly. I hope this helps to explain the situation and we are constantly as owners back and to Friars to ensure the standard is kept. It's what we would expect. Thank you for your feedback. Miller family Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jonathan2.8Oct 2023

  • "Good property well stocked great position for watching planes all in all for myself and family great"

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage!"

    Plenty of room for children, adults and dogs. Very deceptive from the outside as looks tiny but is really spacious. The cottage has tons of character and was a great base for use to explore the area. Great to have the washer/dryer facilities. The two bathrooms were also much appreciated. Lovely walks locally, the beach approximately 15/20 minutes away was a massive hit with the kids. The only small inconvenience was the yale lock on the front door was a little tricky and did stick a couple of times. We had a great time at the friars and would highly recommend.

    Many Thanks for your feedback. The Yale lock is a safety lock and if it has not been fully released, i.e.turned all the way round past the opening segment it is tricky to use. We will have our locksmith check the lock. Very pleased you enjoyed your stay at Friars and yes it is deceiving small on the outside but large and open once your inside. Hope to see you again. Thankyou Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Aug 2023

  • "On arrival,Friars appears to be a small cottage but inside it is actually spacious and we loved the way the bedrooms were separated."

    The living room is lovely with its enormous fireplace, crog loft and stable door. Everything in the house is of the highest quality and the totally enclosed garden is an added bonus if you have dogs. We loved the occasional planes taking off or landing and rushed to the windows to watch them but they did not disturb us at all. My friend from Italy who was with me walked along the beach to Rhosneigr every morning before 7 o'clock and revelled in the solitude she found there. Just two little "niggles" which are really not important. It would have been lovely to have had the heated towel rails working as we could not really put expensive waterproof anoraks into the tumble dryer on the two days when we had torrential rain and I personally (aged 80) would have appreciated a mat in the shower as I was afraid of slipping. I can thoroughly recommend Friars to anyone who wants a well placed and charming base from which to discover my favourite island.

    Hi Mary, Many thanks for your feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed the Friars experience. As you now know the towel rails in the bathrooms operate from the main heating system and are operational when the temperature on the boiler hits a certain level. We agree with your friend, the Beach we have access to is a secret gem and not used by many people. We kind of like it that way. The stretch of unspoilt beach from Cymyran to Rhosneigr is a fantastic walk, stroll or run. Even better watch the best sunsets on the island with an evening glass of fizz. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Jul 2023

  • "A relaxing week."

    Plenty of space. Well stocked with crockery, cutlery and glassware. In fact, everything we needed for an enjoyable stay. Especially liked the separation of the bedrooms and bathrooms on either side of the dining room. Gave both couples a nice feeling of privacy.

    So pleased you enjoyed Friars. It is our little gem. Hope to see you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.7Jul 2023

  • "Great cottage lovely and cozy , had everything you needed , would stay again"

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Mar 2023

  • "Wonderful property cannot recommend more highly."

    Fantastic setting and a property that accommodated my parents (one of which is in a wheelchair) coupled with the dog friendly status allowed for us all to have a lovely short break in a beautiful part of the UK.

    Reviewed by Johnathan5.0Oct 2022

  • "What a wonderful cottage."

    Loved the location; the beach was perfect for the dogs and the closeness of RAF Valley with the planes was a unique and enthralling experience. The gardens are great for dogs and soaking up some lovely late autumn sunshine. The cottage itself is beautifully presented, lots of fantastic touches, well equipped kitchen, comfy bedrooms, warm, plenty of hot water and our favourite for the October break..........the wood burner. Would highly recommend Friars to anyone considering Anglesey and we definitely hope to be back soon. A wonderful, warm and inviting holiday cottage. Many thanks Steve and Caroline.

    A pleasure to host Steve and Caroline and so pleased you enjoyed all Friars has to offer and yes the wood burner is special for those cosy nights in. Thank you also for leaving Friars in a tidy and clean state. This was much appreciate by the housekeeper. Look forward to welcoming you back again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Oct 2022

  • "This property is very homely it has everything you need and a very safe enclosed garden no complaints other than Duck when you enter front door very happy holiday."

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Jul 2022

  • "We loved our stay at Friars!"

    The cottage was beautiful, very comfy and well-equipped, and in a fantastic location just a short drive from so many lovely places. The garden is very safe and secure for dogs; a real sun-trap too, and great for watching the planes from RAF Valley. These - although quite loud at times - didn’t disturb us at all and weren’t nearly as frequent as we had thought they might be! We would definitely love to come back to Friars very soon.

    So pleased you enjoyed your stay at Friars and we look forward to greeting you soon . Miller Family Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, spacious and well furnished."

    Beds very comfortable with good quality bedding. Excellent fully enclosed rear garden, quite a sun trap! Nice garden table and chairs provided at the back along with a more rustic table and chairs in the enclosed front garden, but great sitting there to watch the planes coming/going at RAF Valley... very noisy but only day time (and not that frequent) and not at the weekend. Definitely recommend the cottage

    Reviewed by Val5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, very well equipped with everything you need."

    Private enclosed garden is great for dogs. Good base for exploring North Wales or a relaxing break. Hopefully be back soon.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Friars, the cottage was very comfortable, quirky and surprisingly spacious."

    It was also very well equipped. Brilliant outside area and great situation ...loved watching the planes, and lovely walks available both to the surrounding beaches and through the nature reserve. Nicely off the beaten track, but near enough to facilities when required. Nicely situated for getting to other places on Anglesey.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jun 2022

  • "Beautiful accommodation in a lovely part of Anglesey."

    The cottage was very well equipped, a real home from home. Situated near the airfield was a bonus as the family loved watching the planes flying over. The nearby beach was great for the children and due to its location was not too busy. We will definitely be booking again in the future.

    We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Friars. We look forward to seeing you again. Thankyou The Miller Family Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0May 2022

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Summary

  • Single storey
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double with TV, 1 x twin with TV
  • Shower rooms both with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with wood burning stove.
  • Oil central heating with wood burning stove
  • Electric oven and grill, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, coffee maker
  • 4 x TV with SKY, WiFi
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for wood burning stove (available October to April) inc. in rent
  • Welcome pack on arrival
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Front, enclosed patio with furniture
  • Rear, enclosed, multi-level garden with lawn area, patio furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.4 miles, beach less than 1 Km away approx.
  • 10 minute walk
  • Note: 2 well behaved dogs, first dog free £25 supplement for a second
  • Note: This property is close to the airport
  • There is no flying at weekends or bank holidays NOTE: Please Enquire for Christmas 2023 Short-Break Availability.

The property

Resting in Llanfair-yn-Neubwll in Anglesey is this traditional, single-storey, terraced cottage of Friars.

Walk through the traditional Welsh cottage front door and the whole wide world of Friars greets and amazes you.

Within easy reach of the Airport, amenities and the very quiet beach of Traeth Cymyran a 10 minute walk from Friars.

This white-washed cottage is a real hidden Jem, a true Tardis.

Features are open-plan modern living, exposed beams, and enclosed gardens for six people to enjoy a homely staycation.

Two off-road parking spaces greet you on arrival before stepping into the sitting area; start the wood burning stove set in a rustic inglenook, sink into the sofas and start your holiday with ease!

The living space has gorgeous, exposed beams overhead a traditional Welsh Crog loft, with a kitchen area well-equipped for rustling up picnics, hearty breakfasts, and BBQ’s.

There's plenty of space to dine together at the table for six, or why not make dinner an alfresco affair in the rear garden?

It's enclosed and private for you to kick back and toast to your holiday retreat over a delicious dinner!

Load up the dishwasher and choose between two shower rooms to freshen up before bed.

All bedrooms at Friars have storage space and TVs to take it easy in the mornings with your favorite shows; choose between two doubles, one of which has access to the rear garden, and a twin.

In the mornings, take a cup of coffee fresh from the coffee maker out to the front patio and admire the countryside views!

This is the place for that all important morning sun, a real sun trap!

Within easy reach of the cottage, you'll find convenience stores to stock up on essentials, Catch 22 Brasserie, RSPB Valley Wetlands, and you can join the Anglesey Coastal Path from here.

A wonderful spot for touring Anglesey, pack your towels and head to Traeth Cymyran un spoilt sandy beach just a ten-minute walk from Friars, this where you can join The Coastal Path.

Walk along the beach to Rhosneigr, approximately 45-minute meander along the shore and take in the coastline views.

This beach really is a hidden Jem and is doggy friendly all year round.

Traeth Cymyran has the most sensational sun sets on Anglesey.

Take a bottle of wine, relax on the warm sand and watch the sun go down.

Trearddur Bay is 10-minute drive away, where you can walk away the hours on the sandy Traeth Trearddur, stop for lunch in Sea Shanty Café or Oceans Edge restaurant, or test your swing on The Beach Golf Course.

If you're looking for water sports, Rhosneigr is also nearby (approx. 15 mins) for windsurfing, kite surfing and surfing, with a popular Surf Shop and Café, Bars and Restaurants.

Plus, the renowned Golf Links of The Anglesey Golf Club.

Head further inland to the traditional town of Llangefni to discover local history at Oriel Môn or follow a footpath through The Dingle (Nant-y-Pandy) Nature Reserve. The bustling Holyhead is a must-visit for your holiday in Anglesey; stop for fish and chips with a sea view, browse Holyhead Maritime Museum, take a walk along the Holyhead break water, and take in the views back to the mainland.

You can also add a day trip to Dublin to your holiday from here.

Head back to South Stacks for most dramatic setting of the lighthouse.

Wildlife lovers have Breakwater Country Park (Parc Gwledig Morglawdd Caergybi) close by for scenic trails, birdwatching and a fishing lake.

While a spectacular coastal walk takes you to Goleudy Ynys Lawd for engine room tours of a historic lighthouse.

Friars is so well placed it is 30 minutes to anywhere on the Isle of Anglesey. Book your stay at Friars for an unforgettable holiday in Anglesey.

Note: Electric cars cannot be charged at this property, charging points are available locally.
Note: Using a plug socket at the property to charge an electric vehicle is one example of an abuse of a facility provided to you under the rental contract – please do not break the rental contract in this way. The nearest EV charger is at BP pulse charging station, Holyhead on 29th January 2024.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location

LLANFAIR-YN-NEUBWLL

Valley 2 miles; Trearddur Bay 5 miles; Rhoscolyn 5 miles; Holyhead 6 miles.

Llanfair-yn-Neubwll is a small village on the Isle of Anglesey. It is on the Anglesey Coastal Path and is home to the Hotel Cymyran which has a restaurant and bar that is open to non-residents. Just a couple of miles away is the popular village of Valley, which boasts a variety of shops and restaurants, two hotels and a café. It is also home to an RAF base and offers a small number of commercial flights. Llanfair-yn-Neubwll is only five miles from the renowned beach resorts of Trearddur Bay and Rhoscolyn. Here you will find a beautiful sweep of grassy coastline with rocky coves and award-winning sandy beaches, as well as a choice of shops, pubs and restaurants. Other nearby attractions include the South Stack Lighthouse with its RSPB Reserve, the port of Holyhead, with its regular ferry links with Dublin in Ireland, and easy access to the coast road around Anglesey with delightful beaches to visit and a host of other attractions to please the most discerning of visitors.

Please note there is a good housekeeping bond of £200.
Note: 2 well behaved dogs, first dog free £25 supplement for a second
Note: As of 07/06/2023, check in day for this property is a Friday. All Saturday changeover bookings made before this date will not be affected.
Note: Electric cars cannot be charged at this property, charging points are available locally.
NOTE: Please Enquire for Christmas 2023 Short-Break Availability. Property will be decorated with real tree and decorations.
Note: Using a plug socket at the property to charge an electric vehicle is one example of an abuse of a facility provided to you under the rental contract – please do not break the rental contract in this way. The nearest EV charger is at BP pulse charging station, Holyhead on 29th January 2024.

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