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Plas y Brain

(Ref. 1077242)

Llanbedrgoch near Pentraeth, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map

4.8

Sykes rating

  • 7 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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34 Customer Reviews

  • "We thought the house was great for the 6 of us (there should have been 7 but the train strikes messed that plan up)."

    We loved the space and had to toss coins for who got the double with the amazing bathroom. The weather was awful even by Welsh standards but we can't blame you for that. We would have loved to have been able to hang out in the garden but the most we managed was half an hour. However the place is in a great location for Red Wharf Bay and access to Pentraeth, Benllech and Moelfre . We would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Apr 2024

  • "We had a fantastic stay the house was great the views and quietness of ..."

    We had a fantastic stay the house was great the views and quietness of surroundings was amazing and lots to see and do around the area

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Mar 2024

  • "We spent our family Christmas 2023 at Plas Y Brain and had a lovely time."

    The house is huge and extremely comfortable with two lounge areas as well as a large dining kitchen and games room. The beds are very comfortable and there are huge wardrobes in every bedroom. The weather was very cold, rainy and windy but we were all warm inside the house. We had our dog with us who loved the large garden and the stair gate at the bottom of the stairs was very helpful in keeping him downstairs as requested by the owners. Dylan was very helpful and always on hand to offer advice and ask if we needed anything to help make our stay more enjoyable. We would love to return one day

    Thank you very much for choosing to stay with us and for keeping the house in such good order. The cleaners couldn't believe you'd had a dog with you. Thank you for being great guests. Take care, hope to see you all again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Dec 2023

  • "We were really impressed with the location and character of Plas Y Brain upon arrival; the house is large and spacious and has stunning views and dark skies (for the stargazers out there)."

    The house was really comfortable, warm and had everything we needed for our stay; some of the decor may feel a little dated to some, but we found the property to be clean, welcoming and full of charm and would definitely stay there again (we hope to return). Fantastic location, amazingly peaceful and plenty of space for a large family (and dog).

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Oct 2023

  • "We loved staying here."

    Having the games room was very popular and the bedrooms were comfortable. Lovely warm house in beautiful quiet location.

    Reviewed by Julia4.7Oct 2023

  • "Excellent accommodation."

    Excellent location for both visiting tourist attractions and taking dogs for their walks. Benllech beach was their favourite but under Menai Bridge was mine.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely clean, warm, spacious and welcoming property in a beautiful position."

    Within a few minutes of beaches and woodland walks, so ideal if you're a dog owner. Would definitely recommend.

    Thank you Marilyn, it was a pleasure to have stay at the house. You're most welcome any time. Hope to see you again at some point. Take care. Dylan and family. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marilyn5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a fantastic stay and would definitley go back, highly recomended, only a couple of minor points of feedback, and certainly not complaints, but there was no shower hose on bath so couldnt wash our hair whilst having a bath, and the gardens could do with a little more attention as the grass was quite long."

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Sep 2023

  • "The property is in an idyllic setting, with wonderful views from the garden and every room in the house."

    With only the cows for company. The House was clean comfortable and well set out. Ideal for large families or guests that like their own space. It is close to the coast road which meant no where was to far, Benllech 5 mins, Beaumaris 15 mins. The owner was very helpful when we had a problem with one of our cars, I do not know what we would have done without him. Can't recommend this place enough.

    Thank you for the kind words Kim, we're so glad you enjoyed the house and it's setting. It's ideal for those looking for peace and quiet. Thanks for being great guests. Hope to see you again. Take care. Dylan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a fantastic family time."

    We were very impressed with the facilities - there was everything you could possibly need. The decor was a little dated but it was spotlessly clean and incredibly spacious. The views from every window were just beautiful. The host sent us an email with little tips and we went to see a gorgeous sunrise because if that. The games room provided a lot of fun and was a great addition. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.

    Hi Andy, thank you for the feedback. We're so glad that you had fun.... and I'm glad you all enjoyed the sunrise Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Jul 2023

  • "Fantastic House, plenty of room for everyone."

    Very clean property. Two separate living areas for multi generational living. Nice welcome pack with tea. coffee, sugar, milk and shortbread. There was also cleaning items. Beds and pillows very comfy, the quilt was a bit too warm for me but that's just my preference, not a problem I took the quilt out of the cover and just used the cover. Fantastic views from all sides. Quiet location so if you are looking to get away for a truely relaxing break this is the place for you. The garden is for most part secure but if you have an adventurous dog you would need to monitor this. Not a problem for us we have sleepy lazy dogs. It's close enough to two beaches, just 10 mins in the car. We had an issue with the cooker, contacted the owner who arrived within 20 mins, problem solved. Highlight of the day for the kids was the cows coming in to the field next to the house, they even named a few :-) Worst thing about the house was having to leave. We LOVED it. Can't wait to return. Thank you for sharing your home

    Thank you so much Sharon. It was a real pleasure chatting to you both. So very glad you enjoyed the house. Hopefully see you next time. Take care. Dylan. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jul 2023

  • "Relaxing holiday in a quiet location."

    Comfortable beds and plenty of space. Dylan was very helpful and close by if needed. Location is ideal for Anglesey and near the mainland for exploring Snowdonia. Highly recommended.

    Thanks for choosing to spend your holidays with us. It was our pleasure. Hopefully we'll see you again. Take care and thanks again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ronnie5.0Jul 2023

  • "Fantastic location unfortunately that is the only positive."

    Cob webs on every ceiling damp musky smell damp and mould patches next to windows. Kitchen needs TLC cupboards are sticky and the cooker needs replacing not good enough to say they have had supply issues when online you can order a cooker and get it delivered the next day.no curtains upstairs so be prepared to be woken at sunrise

    Thank you for choosing to stay with us. We apologise for any negative experiences that you had with the house. We will always aim to improve. I would like to point out that every room does have blinds designed to block the light, we will look at how effective these are. Thank you for the feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neil1.6Jun 2023

  • "Very clean and fairly well equipped."

    Peaceful and tranquil location within easy reach of local amenities and attractions. Immediate area is farming land so pleasant to see the livestock and also the abundant wildlife. Owner/ caretaker was very friendly, helpful and responsive but also gave us our privacy. We stayed with multiple generations of the same family and as such found the house and grounds good for all ages. Many bbqs and family gathering for meals were had. We had a good spell of weather but had we not we feel the house would have still satisfied us all. Ps. Our only suggestion which is not a criticism but more personal preference, would be a comfy chair or window seat in each of the bedrooms, to help soak up the views - otherwise we have no complaints and would likely return as it is a good standard, clean, good layout for large multi age group family, fairly priced and well located for both exploring anglesey and / or staying in and relaxing with family. Thank you to Dylan & co. We really enjoyed our stay.

    Thank you Sherilyn for the great feedback. It was a pleasure to host you and your family. Thank you for leaving the house in such a clean order. Multiple generation family holidays are the most unforgettable and special, I'm glad we could cater somewhat to that experience. You're right about making the most of the bedroom views, the blue and yellow rooms would benefit from a comfy chair. Thanks again and take care!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sherilyn5.0Jun 2023

  • "If you like peace and quiet this is the place for you."

    We loved it.

    It was great to see you again. Thanks for the lovely comments and for looking after the place so well. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0May 2023

  • "Wonderful house and area."

    Would use again.

    Many thanks. Take care, hopefully see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Apr 2023

  • "The property was immaculate."

    Very spacious, we had a very comfortable stay. But could do with modernising. The only thing that marred our stay was the gas smell coming from the boiler in the utilities room, some days the smell was overwhelmingly strong. We had to close the door and open the windows every time we went into the kitchen. Plus there was no third bathroom, it was just a downstairs toilet. Having said that I would recommend this property, if you want peace and quiet and a relaxing break. We met the owner, who was a lovely chap and said something will be done about the gas smell.

    Hi, it was lovely to meet you. Thanks for the feedback. There is a vent behind the boiler that the owner has had installed recently. We will put a sign to help future occupants. Hope to see you again. Take care. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.7Apr 2023

  • "Really great place to stay, very spacious rooms, very clean and tidy."

    Only thing would comment on is there could have been more cutlery, plates, bowls and the like, also a cleaning mop and bucket for the floors, as we always like to leave the properties that we stay in as we find them, but overall a really nice and peaceful place to stay.

    Hi, thanks for the feedback. Recommendations have been noted. Take care, hopefully see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.7Oct 2022

  • "This is a lovely, spacious, well furnished property in a very peaceful location with magnificent views towards Snowdonia ideal for people who love the countryside and its wildlife."

    Whilst secluded it is only 10-15minutes to the stunning Red Wharf Bay with its famous Ship Inn and the Bistro or even Benllech with its sandy beech and all the amenities you need. During our stay we regularly saw red kite, raven, pheasant, great tit, blue tit, robins, rabbits and even a red squirrel on the country lane and on a night one could listen to tawny owl and watch bats. The above being the case I think more could be done to attract wildlife into the garden, with perhaps a bird feeding station or perhaps a few trees ands shrubs to attract butterflies and birds (e.g. rowan) but this is a very minor point as there is already plenty of wildlife in the immediate area.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Sep 2022

  • "All very good and had a lovely stay at Play y Brain Superb place, loads and loads of space though a bigger fridge would be a great help."

    Garden not totally secure but not the end of the world and the dog coped. We will hope to be back; must get revenge after my son beating me at pool and table football.

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Sep 2022

  • "We had a lovely holiday at Plas y Brain."

    The house was a very good size with everything we needed. The pool table was a hit. The setting was superb with views to Red Wharf Bay and Snowdonia’s mountains. The beaches and activities in Snowdonia were a short drive away. A perfect recharge for our family.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely large comfortable accommodation a bit off the beaten tract, if you like rural, this is for you."

    Lovely kitchen, fridge a bit small for seven people. Unfortunately we had terrible weather during our weeks stay and this meant we were unable to use the small lounge/ snug due to fumes from the oil boiler ( alerted the owner about this problem). Other wise no problems with the property whatsoever.

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Jun 2022

  • "We have just had a great week at Plas y Brain."

    The house is gorgeous, with lots of space for everyone. It is very well equipped with everything you would need, and more. It is in a beautiful location, although it may look a little remote, but it is surrounded by fields with cows, wild animals and birds - a joy for animal lovers. The games room in the tower was also a great success as we all enjoyed playing the ‘football’. The famous Red Wharf Bay is only about 3 miles away and it is also well located for visiting Beaumaris and Plas Newydd. There are also some good eating places close by and we would recommend The Beachcomber restaurant at Benllech for Portuguese hanging grilled skewers and The Tavern on the Bay at St David’s caravan park for excellent food and wonderful views over the bay. The owner, who lives at the farm nearby was very helpful and informative and we would love to go back there in the future.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0May 2022

  • "If you want peace and tranquility this is the place for you."

    Lots of walking and enjoying the countryside. The beaches are very close just a short car drive away. A few extra bits and pieces in the kitchen would have helped, and a coffee table in the large lounge but other than that perfect. The beds and pillows were super comfy, always helps.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0May 2022

  • "It would have been nice to have seen the owner just for a quick chat , maybe give us a little info about the island."

    We did have a small problem with one of the toilets but it was fixed straight away, thank you .

    Reviewed by Pauline4.7Apr 2022

  • "Really enjoyable stay."

    Lovely property, quite well equipped. Although much is dated it added to the charm of the property. The outside space was wonderful for the dog. Property in an ideal location for facilities and exploring the island.

    Reviewed by David4.4Apr 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Plas y Brain, the house is warm, spacious and comfortable."

    The area is beautiful with lots to do. The hosts were helpful and gave us lots of advice on things to do locally. I highly recommend staying here, we're already planning a return trip.

    Thank you! You were great guests. Looking forward to seeing you again. Take care. Dylan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Apr 2022

  • "Fabulous stay beautiful large house."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Mar 2022

  • "Beautiful house, perfect location and can’t wait to go back"

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Dec 2021

  • "The house was exceptionally clean and was lovely and warm when we arrived."

    The sofas and beds were comfortable and I loved that the duvets and bed linen were good quality. Some reviews had commented on the decor/ fittings being dated but I loved the charm of this. The only negatives would be that the toilet flush was temperamental in main bathroom and shower temperature not always easy to regulate. Minor issues really. Maybe a couple more pans and a bottle opener too in the kitchen. The caretaker made contact as soon as we arrived and I felt if we’d had issues they would have been dealt with. Lovely peaceful location. Intending to return

    This has since been fixed, thanks. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen4.4Oct 2021

  • "A beautiful, spacious, warm and welcoming accommodation."

    We were two families celebrating a very special birthday and had such a great time.... can't recommend highly enough.

    Reviewed by Pat5.0Oct 2021

  • "Stunning house in a peaceful location, where you can enjoy a cuppa in the morning listening to the birds, looking at the stunning views."

    Lovely beaches near by & not too far of a drive into Beaumaris. The Bull Inn pub which you pass on your way in, is definitely worth a visit for the carvery! We would definitely return to this beautiful house in the future.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Aug 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage with tons of space."

    Although dated it was very clean and we loved the features throughout. It’s about half a mile to the nearest houses and the small village has a brilliant playground for kids. Bellech was a nice village with a great beach and nice cafes/takeaways. We had good communication from the owner and plan to return in future.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Aug 2021

  • "Very quiet, rural setting as advertised."

    Good location for getting to the beaches and other areas of Anglesey and North Wales. Hosts were very friendly and helpful. We loved the space that the house afforded us (2 families) and the games room was an added bonus. Kitchen diner worked well for us and enabled us all to sit together for meals. The decor was a bit dated but the property was very clean, the beds were very comfortable and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would have no hesitation in returning.

    Reviewed by Samantha4.1Jul 2021

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Summary

  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x king 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room
  • Games room
  • Central heating
  • Aga, electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • 2 x 4K SMART TVs with Alexa, WiFi, pool table, table football
  • Fuel, power in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and stairgate available
  • Private driveway parking
  • Enclosed garden with lawn, patio, furniture and barbecue
  • Pet-friendly
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.9 miles, pub 1.3 miles
  • Note: Aga will only be available post November by request only
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm and check-out by 10am

The property

Pentraeth 1.5 miles.

Resting in the countryside village of Llanbedrgoch is this traditional detached cottage, Plas y Brain.

Set over two floors, this spacious old farmhouse is a character setting for a family trip to this stunning part of the Isle of Anglesey, within easy reach of some stunning beaches.

You are greeted to the property by large surrounding gardens with a great amount of lawn for your children and pets to play, and a patio which boasts furniture and a barbecue so you can enjoy an evening watching the sun go down as you indulge in some tasty food.

Enter through the utility where you can leave any coats or sandy shoes, and there is also a handy washing machine and cloakroom with a WC.

Moving through into the farmhouse-style kitchen with a sought-after aga, and everything you need to enjoy a self-catering holiday so choose a dedicated chef and gather round the dining table to cheers to an exciting day.

The ground-floor also boasts two lovely sitting areas; a sitting room with a feature fire place where you can grab your spot on the sofa to enjoy an evening of television, and a further snug which has two large armchairs to watch your favourite films.

Before climbing upstairs, challenge your loved ones to a game of pool or foosball in the adjoining games room.

When the evening draws to a close, make your way upstairs where there is a spacious landing boasting four bedrooms, each with a great amount of storage space so guests can unpack and make themselves feel at home.

The first double bedroom offers a pretty dressing table so guests can get ready in style, the next king offers gorgeous countryside views and the final king has its own en-suite bathroom which is so beautifully old-fashioned with a dressing table.

To complete the property there is also a single room, great for children who want their own space, and a spacious bathroom where guests can soak in a relaxing bath, or wash their sandy feet in the walk-in shower.

Take a short drive to the village of Pentraeth, where there is a pub and restaurant on your way, as well as another pub, a Chinese takeaway and a shop in the village, so whether you need to grab essentials for home cooking or fancy a meal out, Pentraeth is a great spot.

The popular Red Wharf Bay is nearby and boasts over four miles of sandy beaches which are known for gorgeous sunsets, as well as safe sunbathing, shallow swimming waters, active fishing spots, great birdwatching opportunities and scenic walking trails.

In the opposite direction, you can discover the medieval town of Beaumaris which is home to a 13th century castle, a traditional pier, a museum, a Victorian prison, a golf course, and it also offers boat trips for sightseeing or sea fishing.

You can also drive over the Britannia Bridge to explore North Wales, including Eryri National Park (Snowdonia) which offers an abundance of walking, cycling and outdoor sporting opportunities.

Plas y Brain is wonderfully located for discovering the Welsh coastline whilst being indulged in local nature.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location

PENTRAETH

Red Wharf Bay 2 miles; Benllech 3 miles; Beaumaris 6 miles.

Pentraeth is a small attractive village on the banks of the River Nodwydd on the north-east coast of Anglesey. It has a village church that dates back to the 12th century and is located between Llanddona beach and Red Wharf Bay, which has over 4.5 miles of sandy beach. Red Wharf Bay’s Welsh name is Traeth Coch (Red Beach) and the area is renowned for its glorious sunsets. The bay is very shallow and provides safe bathing, perfect for wonderful family fun, fishing and miles of stunning scenic walks. The large bay attracts a huge number of waterfowl and wading birds, including shell duck, grey plover, purple sandpipers, curlew, oystercatchers and dunlin. Only 6 miles away is the delightful medieval town of Beaumaris which boasts a 13th century moated castle, excellent shops, pubs, restaurants, bistros and museums, as well as a golf course and exciting pleasure boat and sea fishing trips. This is a great location on the east coast of the picturesque Isle of Anglesey, yet only six minutes from the Britannia Bridge to access the mainland.

Note: There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £150 on the house.
Note: Garden is enclosed, however dogs could escape if determined, please keep an eye on your dogs due to livestock in the surrounding fields.
Note: Open fire not in use.