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Grisiau'r Afon

(Ref. 1010980)

Cemaes Bay, Anglesey Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "Great location, with lots of walks from the door step."

    Free parking only 2 mins away. Outside decking a great bonus . Has all facilities you need for a stay.

    Reviewed by Janet4.1Jul 2023

  • "The second time I’ve stayed here and it was as perfect as the first, thanks!"

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Dec 2022

  • "What a lovely cottage."

    We had a wonderful stay. The cottage is perfectly situated and the outdoor balcony and seating area is wonderful on warm sunny days. We had a great time and would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely house, great location and highly recommended."

    Impressive attention to detail like USB plugs, automatic lights and extractor fans. Eco conscious and homely - perfect!

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jun 2022

  • "Very well appointed cottage in an ideal situation"

    Reviewed by Bruce5.0May 2022

  • "We had a perfect stay at Grisiau'r Afon."

    When we arrived the house was super clean and in a great location. We have been to Cemeas many times but have not stayed at this house before but we will definitely be returning. Lovely touch having the fire already ready to go :0) Only suggestion is to have garden furniture on the decking. I know there are some which need to be put together in the laundry room but they were difficult to put together!

    Reviewed by Annabel5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in an excellent location that was extremely comfy."

    Good quality furnishings with beautiful balconies on the rear. We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Tara5.0Oct 2021

  • "Discovered after we had been in this property for about an hour, that the cleaner had not been in."

    Dirty bedding and towels in bags on landing, beds unmade, no clean towels. We arrived on Monday 4th October, should have arrived the day before but due to a family problem we were delayed. Tried phoning Sykes and Menai, but recorded voices stating phone problems; tried mobile number of owner, given to us by Sykes, each time it went to voicemail. Fortunately I had laptop with me and managed to LiveChat with Sykes. Eventually owner contacted us, said we shouldn't have had their number, but would contact cleaner. Cleaner arrived, without mask, plastic apron,or protective gloves, apologised - gave cottage a thorough clean. So about three to three and half hours or so after our arrival we were able to unpack. The rest of our holiday we have been left wondering if we will test positive for covid, quite concerned as we are in our 80's. Don't feel we have had a restful holiday.Sykes and the owners have been in contact with each other, and have agreed a small refund; this however does not address our covid contamination conern - feel Sykes have not honoured their side of the contract by failing to ensure the property would be as covid free as possible.

    Thanks for sharing your feedback Mr Lloyd. We�re glad that you found our property comfortable and that the facilities and accuracy of the listing met your expectations. However, we acknowledge that the isolated instance upon your arrival was disappointing. We're always striving to improve our property and our guests experience; constructive feedback helps us make improvements for our future guests. We set high standards, as can be seen by our consistent positive reviews and the great condition of the property, which we work hard to maintain. Please note; this instance was a result of extenuating circumstances which have been discussed at great length with our house-keepers as well Menai Holiday Cottages and Sykes, measures have been taken as a result. As you're aware, your concerns were swiftly dealt with as soon as we became aware of them and you were generously compensated as a result. This was despite the challenges experienced at the time and issues Menai/Sykes were experiencing with their communications. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John3.4Oct 2021

  • "Tv needs sorting, picture quality poor at times,"

    Reviewed by David4.4Sep 2021

  • "The house was absolutely immaculate and welcoming on arrival."

    The decor was modern but in keeping with the type of accommodation and so tastefully done. The facilities provided met our needs perfectly and we didn’t want for anything. The back has the most stunning views and the decking was perfect for my family and I (not to mention my dog) to relax and soak up the sun. The beds were comfortable and I loved the house so much I booked the day I arrived for next year so that we wouldn’t miss out. It was a perfect, relaxing holiday and I honestly didn’t want to go home as we were so comfortable.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Aug 2021

  • "Had the best week."

    Cottage was lovely, clean and perfect location

    Reviewed by Jeanette5.0Aug 2021

  • "On arrival from Manchester the cottage hadn’t been cleaned the beds were unmade and in the veranda outside there were bags of dog poo ."

    We contacted you and were told that there was a mixup with our booking and that it hadn’t been done because they didn’t think it was booked out. I know from the website that there weren’t any dates available because it was fully booked. The shower when we came to use it was unbearably hot and very dangerous which I mentioned when called by you in case a child had used it . When it was cleaned I can say that the cottage was lovely and we enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Sheila4.4Jun 2021

  • "Just 2 small issues: No soap/shampoo tray in shower(,sorrybut we are in our late 70’s/80’s difficult to bend down) Perhaps some small glasses for such as Orange juice in the morning."

    (shame to have to use the lovely tumblers) Over wise great cottage,great village we really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Joan4.4Jun 2021

  • "This is a lovely little cottage right in the heart of a lovely peaceful and quaint village on the north side of the island."

    Very clean, well-appointed holiday let with everything you need. A chippy across the road, 2 pubs in stumbling distance and a great butchers too. Really nice spot giving access to the rest of the island. Close to 2 beaches too. A very restful holiday with great weather in a very picturesque part of the world. I can highly recommend it. The Welsh cakes you left were also some of the nicest we've eaten - we stocked up on that very brand ;-)

    Reviewed by Stephen4.4Jun 2021

  • "The cottage was beautifully clean, it had everything we needed."

    It was also a very nice touch leaving bread, milk and Welsh cakes. We would definitely stay there again and recommend the cottage to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Arlene5.0May 2021

  • "The cottage was delightful and had everything you could want but was not over cluttered with ‘stuff’."

    The village was lovely with 2 beaches and a harbour. The people and shop/pub staff were friendly and welcoming. The only thing not perfect was the weather but it didn’t affect our enjoyment.

    Reviewed by Penelope5.0May 2021

  • "Great location, lovely little cottage."

    We would stay again, however there were a couple of things that did not meet out expectations- The bins had not been emptied There was no water at property-stop tap had been turned off so had to contact owner. One of the single beds upstairs had a few bugs init when we unravelled the duvet. There was only one filter paper for the coffee machine. Apart from that, was lovely and we enjoyed.

    Reviewed by Sioned3.4Apr 2021

  • "What a lovely place the property is!"

    It has just everything you could need for a stay away from home. It was spotlessly clean and we loved the Welsh cakes to welcome us. It’s literally a few minutes walk to the sea and beach from the front door and there are some lovely walks very close by too. I had a question before arriving and the owners were extremely helpful, also emailing me the welcome pack which I hadn’t sorted before arrival. Would definitely book it again.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2020

  • "We had a lovely weekend , the property exceeded our expectations & the facilities fantastic."

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Sep 2020

  • "We found no instructions for any appliances."

    If this is because of covid i understand. But it would be good to laminate instructions making deep cleaning easier. This did not create any problem for us but it may trouble some people. The cottage itself is in a perfect location for the beach & river walks 2 minutes away. Or just chill out on the rear garden elevated decking with pleasant views of the river & woodland. Overall a very nice cottage to relax & unwind or use as a base for exploring the island.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was exactly as advertised and it was lovely to have milk, butter and bread there waiting for us on arrival."

    The cottage location on the high street is ideal and just a short walk to the harbour and beach. The river walk was perfect for walking our dog and it was another route to the harbour. The fish and chip shop is on the high street and was great for our first night there for an easy quick meal. Dogs are allowed on specific areas of the beach. There are lots of walks in the area. Overall just a great little holiday and I’d definitely recommend the cottage and the village.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2020

  • "A lovely house."

    Well fitted out and well presented. Good clear information in the house pack. How every holiday house should be done.

    Reviewed by Thomas4.7Aug 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely little village"

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Jul 2020

  • "Great position and even on New Years Day it was lovely to sit on the decking drinking tea in the sunshine."

    Short walk to the beach and lovely maintained costal walks in either direction Very clean and cosy - exactly as described in every way. Welcome goodies were a lovely surprise too.

    Reviewed by Joanna4.7Dec 2019

  • "The cottage is absolutely lovely and like home from home."

    You can tell the owners have put a lot of effort into the cottage and the personal touches were appreciated. We didn't venture out a lot as we visited the cottage for a relaxing Christmas break but the amenities were excellent ( the shop 1 minute down the road was open all over christmas, up to 3pm on christmas day). Yhe owners were also very helpful with any questions we had, would definitely reccomend and would love to return.

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Dec 2019

  • "The cottage was better than we had hoped for."

    The listing was accurate and the little 'extras' when we arrived were very noce - fresh eggs, loaf, butter, Welsh cakes, milk etc. Also full supplies of tea & coffee, although we brought our own. Nice & clean and the beds were excellent. Served as a perect home from home while we explored the area. A very enjoyable holiday ovearall. Regards Ivan

    Reviewed by Ivan5.0Aug 2019

  • "The cottage is clearly a work of love by the owners."

    The design decor and layout is very pleasing with tasteful features. The wood burning stove ( easy to manage ) was a really useful addition for after dinner chill time. The compact kitchen has made the most of space along with a utility room with wash and dry facility. The early morning sunrise is best appreciated in the excellent tiered decking. The babbling brook providing background for the morning papers. I would recommend this cottage for a holiday that is centred in a delightful village with really good restaurants a short drive away. We will certainly be booking again in the future. Dr Trevor Colluney Garstang Lancashire

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Aug 2019

  • "Cottage is in a perfect location for access to beach and walks."

    Also close to car parking. Whole family and kids loved the location.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Jul 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location."

    Fabulous coastal walks on your doorstep and just a short drive to many other beautiful bays and beaches. The cottage has everything you could possibly need and is clean and stylish. The decking area at the rear of the property is private and ideal for ‘al fresco’ dining. We would definitely recommend Grisiau’r Afon, Cemaes Bay, and Anglesey as great holiday destination.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2019

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower with WC and underfloor heating
  • Sitting area with sofa, wall mounted Smart TV and a wood bruning stove
  • Dining area with window seat and table
  • Kitchen leading onto terrace with oven
  • Outside terrace with multi level seating.
  • Electric heating, wood burning stove (initial supply of fuel provided), bed linen and towels provided, Smart TV, oven, hob, dishwasher, fridge,freezer, microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • Wi-Fi
  • Highchair & stairgate
  • No off street parking, parking available in nearby car park
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Good housekeeping refundable deposit £100

The property

Located in the centre of the pretty seaside village of Cemaes Bay, this cosy cottage boasts a sheltered terraced garden overlooking the river, perfect for al fresco dining and soaking up the sunshine.

The house also has a wood burner and underfloor, perfect for chillier evenings. Cemaes Bay is always popular with holiday makers.

There is something for everyone!

The sandy bays, Traeth Mawr and Traeth Bach (Big beach and Little beach in Welsh) are just a short stroll from the house.

The quaint high street boasts a small selection of shops, pubs and places to eat.

Walkers will also enjoy this particularly stunning section of the Anglesey coastal path.

We would also recommend heading over to the site of the Porth Wen Brickworks, where you will also pass the ancient Llanbadrig Church.

There are also a variety of water sports to try in addition to fishing and pleasure boat trips available just a short walk from the house.

The sitting room is lovely and bright with comfy seating, a wall mounted Smart TV and a wood burning stove.

The dining area has a brilliant cushioned window seat to maximise space and a table.

The lovely bright kitchen has doors opening out onto the terrace its well equipped with electric hob and oven, Dishwasher, fridge freezer and a microwave.

There is also a washing machine and tumble dryer located in a separate utility area.

There is a double bedroom with wardrobe and a twin room with a chest of drawers. The bathroom contains a shower enclosure with loo, hand basin and underfloor heating. There is a terraced decked gardens to the rear of the property provides multi-level seating areas overlooking the river.

Please note that the lowest level of the garden is not for guests use.

There is no allocated parking, but there is a free of charge car park in the village.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Amlwch 5 miles; Holyhead 17 miles.

Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the beautiful North Anglesey Heritage Coast, the pretty seaside village of Cemaes Bay is home to three pubs, shops, an award-winning chip shop, a cafe and Visitor Centre, a natural sheltered harbour and a sandy beach edged by grassy cliffs, ideal for safe bathing and family fun. The Isle of Anglesey is renowned for its miles of stunning and varied coastline offering wonderful walking and cycling, renowned birdwatching, excellent watersports, fishing and many quality golf courses. The well-known Sea Zoo and a variety of National Trust properties and gardens are all within reach on this beautiful island. A great location offering something for all the family, including even a day trip to Dublin from nearby Holyhead.

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Note: That the lowest level of the garden is not for guests use.
Note: There is no allocated parking, but there is a free of charge car park in the village.
Note: House keeping bond £100.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas