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Gwenallt

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Malltraeth, Anglesey Show on map

3.9

Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

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

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44 Customer Reviews

  • "Really nice stay lovely cottage just a little bit tired."

    Could have been cleaner (an observation not a complaint ) Nice touch with milk and cakes on arrival

    Reviewed by Steve3.8Jul 2024

  • "Filthy floor in living room, all rooms too dusty to have been deep cleaned recently."

    Random pictures and ornaments could do with a swap around. Could be a perfect little holiday home with some TLC. Beds very comfortable but the throw on the single bed was filthy so was removed. Layout of the cottage was just what we needed and the garden a perfect size, although path and steps needed weeding to make it easier to get to the bins. Couldn't get the central heating working despite a roaring fire but the electric heaters did the trick. Parking on the street outside is on a blind bend but there are plenty of safer places to park further down the road if needed. Overall an enjoyable enough stay in a perfect location to explore the island.

    All bedding is freshly cleaned and rooms cleaned every turnover. Floors mopped upstairs and downstairs. Why complain about pictures? Some are about racing cars as the racing track is down the road. Grass is cut when it is not raining. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sally3.4May 2024

  • "This is our third visit to this home from home!"

    Everything perfectly satisfactory, as expected, and thanks for the milk and cakes on arrival (again, as usual).

    Reviewed by John4.4May 2024

  • "Lovely welcome gift, on arrival."

    It's a great place to then explore Anglesey. Not a place if you rely on technology as no WiFi but suited us fine. Not sure on the accuracy of the distance to the nearest pub but we found it.

    Reviewed by Zoe3.8Mar 2024

  • "Filthy property with inadequate heating."

    It was damp inside so much that the kindling wouldn't catch fire in the log burner. We had to wash the cutlery and crockery before use. No washing up liquid hand soap or salt or much else we have normally come to expect in a short stay accommodation. Cold tiled flooring. Just very disappointed and dissatisfied with Sykes help understanding.

    Many thanks for your feedback. We did offer to arrange for the cleaner to attend the property but this was declined and the owner wasn't given the opportunity to resolve the issues for you. If you wish to discuss this further, please do not hesitate to contact us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Glenn1.6Feb 2024

  • "Lovely cottage, beds very comfortable ."

    Had a lovely few days in the cottage. Met the neighbours who were very nice. Had some nice times sitting in the garden and the house is quite central for going different places. The parking though not a great issue is difficult because the road is on a slight bend and a bit narrow , we didn't like to park in front of the house and ended up in the end parking across the road on the grass. There were a few other people doing that but it was a bit nervy as we weren't sure whether we were allowed to or not. We had parked down the road a bit for the first night but someone asked us to move as it obscured their view a bit when they were trying to get out. Apart from that we had a lovely time. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Pamela4.4Jun 2023

  • "We have stayed at Gwenallt twice now."

    The location is perfect for exploring the island, which we began visiting in 1998, so know our way around. Still discovering new things though. The cottage is old but very well modernised and equipped. There is nothing lacking in the facilities, unless you desperately need the internet. Just remember to duck when going through the bathroom door and on the stairs if you are around 6ft or more! The rear garden is pleasant to sit in and gets great sun almost to sunset. Parking on the road by the front wall worried us slightly before our first visit, but it is fine. There is very little noise disturbance from traffic and the neighbours are very helpful too. This is a great place to spend a week or two for a peaceful holiday and we'll be back.

    These jobs have been attended to Property Owner

    Reviewed by John4.4May 2023

  • "On arrival the cottage was cold with no instructions on how to get the heating on."

    After a search the following day we found instructions in a cupboard on how the fire heats the radiators. Fire wasn’t set up correctly on arrival and had the net bag inside amongst the wood which is toxic and had we not noticed, it may have caused damage. It would be interesting to know when the chimney was last cleaned as the fumes gave me a dreadful cough which 2 weeks later I’m struggling to shift! It’s damp, mouldy in parts of the kitchen, needs some money spent on it to justify the 3.5 star ratings. The sofas are hard, small and uncomfortable. Crime books scattered around the cottage! Maybe put these away as they’re not for everyone. Cutlery and utensils were not clean. The bed is a cheap spring mattress which was uncomfortable and the doors could all do with a little WD40. We wouldn’t return.

    Reviewed by Michelle2.2Mar 2023

  • "We had a great time in the cottage, we were on a course in the area and it was perfect, definitely use the cottage again if we're in the area training again ."

    It had everything we needed. Perfect

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Mar 2023

  • "The property could use a freezer and wi-fi."

    The wi-fi may be a choice not to have, or may not be viable in that location, and is certainly something that we can manage without; a luxury. We do like however, to bring pre-booked meals when self catering, especially in fairly isolated spots, and a freezer is necessary for this. These are minor quibbles however. The property is very comfortable and great value for money.

    The freezer is under the staircase opposite the bathroom Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gareth4.4Nov 2022

  • "We had a lovely restful holiday."

    The cottage was delightful.

    Reviewed by G Adrian G4.4Oct 2022

  • "We have very much enjoyed our stay."

    Cottage was in a good location and everything we needed was in there. Owners had provided plenty of heaters to keep us warm.

    Reviewed by Lynette5.0Sep 2022

  • "The cottage is old and understandably can get chilly even when the weather outside is warm."

    We used the wood burner but it didn’t get warm as it needs some attention, such as good clear out and new grates ( we know this as we have a wood burner of our own). The garden chairs and table were dirty and rusty so we couldn’t sit out. The kitchen extractor needs cleaning. The property is quaint but basic, though that’s reflected in the rental price, just glad we didn’t pay anymore. Good location for getting around the island.

    Thank you for your comments, We have provided electric heaters in all rooms to supplement the heating, which guests can of course use. We also provide logs and sticks as a starter pack as advertised, for the woodburner which is also always cleared out on changeover. We have also replaced the outside chairs. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Debra2.5Aug 2022

  • "Comfortable and good location, could be cleaner e."

    G. towels, cooker and general. Otherwise a good stay, would have been nice to be greeted by owner and information about locality.

    Reviewed by Shahnaz3.8Aug 2022

  • "A lovely haven to rest and relax."

    Perfect location If you want beaches or woodland walks and a great garden to keep the dog happy. Clean, comfortable and has everything you need for a great holiday. Fully equipped and welcoming. Quiet location and a handy “sells everything” including fish and chips village shop, just 5mins away in the car. We’ve had a fabulous holiday and would definitely recommend this cottage to you.

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Jul 2022

  • "Good location Good facilities"

    Reviewed by Lucy4.1Jun 2022

  • "A 300 year old cottage with some of the quirkiness you might expect from a property of such an age."

    We found the accommodation to be comfortable with all the basic amenities we required. A welcome of Welsh Cakes tea etc was appreciated and the owner was very pleasant when contacting prior to the stay. The neighbours were very friendly. We found parking to be fine. There is no Wi-Fi but O2 4g worked fine in the cottage so this wasn’t a problem. Anglesey is beautiful and this accommodation is well worth considering if you are thinking of a holiday in this part of the world.

    Reviewed by Christopher4.4Jun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage and good location."

    We found everything we needed there. The lounge was comfortable and the bed was great. Nice welcome pack of cakes and milk. It was good being able to sit out in the private garden after a day walking. We met the owners who were very nice and helpful. We would stay again. Thankyou.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jun 2022

  • "The Cottage was very cold until we got the oil heaters working more frequently!"

    The woodburner is not for us, (too messy!) and you need work gloves too! No carpets makes it slippy and cold unfortunately. The Owner (decent chap) very kindly put more money in the meter as we were worried about running out of electric! Hot water is good and a great bath. Low doorways and creaky stairs were a pain! Private garden is quite nice but rather overgrown. Beds very very comfy! Parking is very awkward. Nice location though.

    Reviewed by Stephen John2.5Apr 2022

  • "Gwenallt was ideally situated to explore the lovely beaches at Aberffraw, Rosneigr and Newborough and on arrival at the property we were greeted by teabag and milk and chocolate cake."

    On moving in at the property we were initally disapointed with the facilities. There firstly was nowhere to store the provisions we had brought with us as there was no room in the kitchenette. Very little worktop space, which was sticky with some residue (which I had to clean firstly). There was clingfilm covering the top of the fridge which was filthy as was the stovetop and cooker hood. There were cobwebs hanging from the ceiling and along the kitchenette cupboards as well as dirty inside. There was a grimy laminated copy of the hob instructions which was stuck down on one side of the worktop. The owners had to come to the rescue when the kettle died and provided us with a replacement. There was a washing machine in the kitchen which seemed a waste of space as there was no washing line outside but only a fold up clothes airer. I was disappointed to find that the bathroom was on the ground floor and unheated (it was freezing cold). This was not advertised in the blurb and so we assumed that it was situated on the first floor. The only form of heating was the multifuel fire which had a back boiler but it was a total waste of time as by the time it was lit in the evenings and hot enough to power the towel rail plus the radiators in each bedroom it was time to retire for the night. The only other form of heating were only oil filled portable radiators. The lounge was nicely furnished with comfortable sofas but we quickly discovered that the plaster was flaking off the lounge walls. There seemed to be a damp window recess in the front double bedroom which was discoloured and the bed there was not as advertised in the blurb. There were dust bunnies in the bedroom. The rear garden was a lovely suntrap during the day and was a wonderful star-gazing site at night. Unfortunately it was not totally secure in that the low rear wall was protected by 2 large wheelie bins, which were removed on Thursday morning, presumably for emptying or for the next door neighbours to use? We had to keep our dog on a lead in the garden for fear he would jump the wall. There were no instructions as to what to do if the bins needed to be placed outside for refuse collecting? We left the property late afternoon on Thursday, 2 nights earlier than planned as the weather had turned extremely cold, with smatterings of sleet/snow and the cottage was too cold for our comfort.

    Many thanks for your comments and we're glad you liked the welcome pack. The kitchen storage layout has been reviewed and the advert now reflects that the bathroom is downstairs. The damp area has been identified and it has been remedied and the cottage has been redecorated along with a deep clean. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra2.5Mar 2022

  • "The cottage had everything we needed."

    Very comfortable and lots of gadgets in the kitchen. The tea, cake and a lit fire on arrival was a lovely touch. The secure back garden was ideal for our young dog to play in. The cottage was in an ideal location only a few minutes from Aberffraw or Newborough forest, both of them are fantastic places to take your dog. The only suggestion I can make is to have some type of glove to use when opening the fire door as the handle can get very hot, other than that a very enjoyable holiday, looking to return again next year.

    Reviewed by Jeff4.4Nov 2021

  • "Lovely cottage with a nice fire."

    Really nice to come back to after a long day and relax. Everything you need is there.

    Reviewed by Molly4.1Oct 2021

  • "The cottage is not in Malltreath."

    It’s in Hermon where there are no shops, nothing and the nearest facilities are not walkable. The write up leads you believe that the cottage is in Malltreath. I found it misleading. The parking is horrendous and dangerous, there were massive tractors speeding past my car. People speed through the village at way more than 30mph. It does not state in the details that the bathroom is downstairs. This needs to be made clear. The bathroom is well done but I think the shower would have been better with a door rather than a curtain. It sticks to you in the shower and they tend to need replacing regularly. The whole place had cobwebs, peeling plaster and paint, I realise they’re going for the quaint look but it does need attention throughout. The garden is unkempt and the gate through to next door doesn’t close properly. Their garden is open at the back so really not safe for an inquisitive dog. There is no handle for the grill pan nor any oven glove. My husband burnt his thumb and had a huge blister. There were two chipped glasses in the cupboard which need replacing. There were no instructions re bin collection day and whether we needed to put bins out. So we missed bin day. The latch on the main bedroom door doesn’t always catch so if you get up during the night you disturb your partner whilst fiddling with the door. The headboard on the double bed is very wobbly and the fitted sheet tends to pull off easily. The bedside cabinets are very light and when you pull open a drawer the whole thing moves. On the good side we enjoyed the fire and bought more logs and fire lighters. The neighbours are friendly and the lady at the cottage next door but one has beautiful flowers at the front and gave us some plum jam. The weather was good and we enjoyed the island very much especially Newborough beach and forest and Aberffraw. Would I stay again? Probably not. It was cheap but still not worth the money.

    Reviewed by Louise2.5Sep 2021

  • "Had a lovely break here , Garden was ideal for the dog and loved the beaches and little coffee shops , cottage was a good size and very comfortable."

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Jul 2021

  • "To get 5 stars property needs to put curtains up at Bedroom windows - woken at ..."

    To get 5 stars property needs to put curtains up at Bedroom windows - woken at 5am every morning with sun streaming in, blind at bathroom window and extra kitchen knives there was only 1 small sharp knife

    Reviewed by Janet3.8Jun 2021

  • "Beautiful property clean tidy and well equipped."

    In a beautiful complex. Very central for all places to visit.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Jun 2021

  • "Bed and mattress need assessment,"

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear you were dissatisifed with the bed and mattress at the cottage. We endeavour to ensure all of our guests are comfortable and have an enjoyable holiday. The bed and mattress has been addressed and we have replaced the bed and mattress with a new divan bed. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Apr 2021

  • "We have just had a lovely stay at this cottage."

    The location was fantastic, close to Rhosneigr, Newborough and Aberffraw and not too far from Treaddur and Rhoscolyn which are lovely. The head height on the stairs and bathroom door are small, but we are over 6ft and didnt have too much of an issue. The fire is lovely - definitely a big plus in this cottage, really made it cosy. The garden is nice and gets the sun most of the day. The neighbours (next door but one) are really lovely, kind and helpful. We had a dog and a 3 year old and the cottage was fine for both (safe and secure). Lovely stay overall thank you!

    Reviewed by Lauren3.8Sep 2020

  • "This is a lovely old cottage which has been renovated in some areas."

    We enjoyed the garden too. Nearby beaches were glorious and the forest was a hit with the dog!

    Reviewed by Elaine4.1Aug 2020

  • "Lovely relaxing stay at this quaint and cosy cottage."

    had everything you needed and good location. 5 minutes away from stunning beach and woodland walk. looking forward to visiting again

    Reviewed by Karen3.8Jul 2020

  • "Very disappointed."

    Cottage needs essential maintenance and re-decoration. Obviously newly refurbished bathroom good. Parking a trial.

    Reviewed by Colin1.6Jul 2020

  • "The cottage was very nice And close to the beach."

    it is good for walking. and not to far from all the big towns would definitely recommend it

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2019

  • "My daughter and I really knew what to expect when we booked this holiday because we had stayed at Gwenalit at the same time last year."

    Tina and Neil were there to greet us as before and made sure that we were familiar with everything. We had a fantastic time once again forest walks, miles of dunes and lots of fabulous beaches for my daughter's dog to play. we would gladly recommend a stay at Gwenalit to anyone looking for a really great holiday. Thanks again to Tina and Neil for allowing us to stay at your lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by Dennis5.0Sep 2019

  • "The cottage is very cosy."

    However room for improvement is cleanliness. Although the overall surface was clean it was things like lots of cobwebs and very dusty. The floors were swept clean on our arrival but not sure if they had been mopped. Our socks were black if worn without shoes. The sofas were very uncomfortable. We was out most of the day walking but in every evening and felt very uncomfortable on the sofas. The shower was okay but I think a shower screen would be better than a curtain as water would overflow the shower tray onto the bathroom floor. There was a sign asking to put mats down as floor becomes slippy. However there were no bath mats available so we had to use our own towels to soak up the overflow of water from the shower tray. Although the cottage was cosy, the front room could do with a makeover. The fireplace was very dark with the surrounding being stone, and the inside of the fireplace is painted black to go with the log burner. It darkened the room even more. So we had to have lamps on during day light.

    Reviewed by Lisa3.1Aug 2019

  • "Wonderful location, wonderful owners, wonderful cottage - had a great time, highly recommend, will return."

    Thank you very much.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Aug 2019

  • "We had a fabulous break here over half term, the cottage whilst small was very cosy and comfortable, the garden lovely to sit in of an evening listening to the peace and quiet."

    Great base for exploring the island very friendly locals, excellent for rambling with the dog, coast is absolutely stunning as our the country parks. Nice welcome from the owner who was there to greet us on arrival, they left us cake, coffee and tea which was a thoughtful touch. Would definitely recommend and return again.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0May 2019

  • "Lovely little cottage in a perfect location, close to plenty of beautiful walks."

    The cottage has a cosy log burner for the chilly nights and a lovely garden for the sunny days. The garden was so peaceful with the sounds of birds and the nearby sheep. Ceilings are low but my 6'3 husband managed just fine. Signs are up to remind you to mind your head at the bottom of the stairs and bathroom doorway. Well equipped kitchen and lovely views from the window at the top of the stairs.

    Reviewed by Denise4.1May 2019

  • "Cottage was basic and not particularly clean, plenty of dust on both the bedroom floors and in main room and window sills."

    The electric hob was old and 2 of the rings were rusty. We had to wash plates, cutlery and some glasses before using them as they weren't clean. No hairdryer - I presumed there would be one but since returning home, to be fair, I checked the information and it doesn't say there is one - but there ought to be one. We definitely wouldn't stay again.

    Reviewed by Patricia1.9Apr 2019

  • "This cottage was lovely and cosy and we didn't want to leave."

    The cute rocking chair was a great feature to this lovely old cottage. We would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Nov 2018

  • "Very cosy owners very welcoming"

    Reviewed by Lisa4.1Sep 2018

  • "For the money comfortable enough"

    Reviewed by Cheri2.5Aug 2018

  • "Great location Accommodation very tidy and comfortable."

    Great base for exploring around Anglesey.

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Aug 2018

  • "We had a great holiday and made one or two suggestions to the owners who were grateful and put into effect our suggestions."

    The cottage was a good location to all the island and we would certainly go back there again.

    Reviewed by Karen4.4Jul 2018

  • "Great beaches, good position to go in different directions."

    It is good that dogs are allowed, as its a nice area to bring your dog on holiday. Lovely to have a garden to relax. We didnt need the wood burner, but im sure it would be cosy in the autumn/winter. The cottage was comfortable, clean and well thought out.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jun 2018

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen, electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine.
  • Central heating with multi-fuel stove in lounge/diner.
  • TV with Freeview, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Enclosed lawned garden to the rear with patio and furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Roadside parking
  • Anglesey Sea Zoo and Foel Farm Park within 10 miles
  • Caernarfon and Beaumaris Castles are also only 20 miles away
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: There is slightly reduced head height in the bathroom and on the stairs.

The property

Gwenallt is an original mill workers cottage dating from the 1700s. The mill still stands in the field behind.

It has been kept in character as much as possible.

The multi-fuel burner is set in the original stone inglenook.

Electric radiators also.

Beamed ceilings low in places.

There is a double room plus a single room for a third guest.

Pretty private garden with mature weeping willow tree and table and chairs.

TV/DVD player, microwave,toaster, oven, fridge, freezer,washing machine.

With pubs only a short distance away, a leisurely afternoon can be spent here, plus there are also wonderful forest and coastal walks from the village, a cafe serving afternoon tea, the Anglesey Race Track is nearby.

Just a short drive away are beautiful beaches at Llanddwyn, Aberffraw, and Cable Bay.

Rhosneigr is also worthy of a visit.

The Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path passes nearby and the kids will love the activities at Foel Farm Park and Anglesey Sea Zoo.

A unique holiday experience.

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About the location

MALLTRAETH

Newborough 2 miles; Rhosneigr 8 miles.

The small village of Malltraeth lies in the south west corner of Anglesey, at the head of the long inlet formed by the Cefni Estuary and close to the popular Newborough Forest and Warren sand dunes. Malltraeth Pool and the magnificent sweep of marshes and sand dunes, which stretch south to Llanddwyn Island, are all part of a National Nature Reserve. The whole area is renowned for its birdlife and Malltraeth was once home to the famous wildlife artist Charles F Tunnicliffe. There are wonderful forest and coastal walks from the village, which has a pub, a cafe serving afternoon tea and a chip shop (also selling basic items/newspapers etc). Close by are beautiful beaches at Llanddwyn (reputedly the 4th best in Britain), Aberffraw, and Cable Bay, or head to Rhosneigr, which is renowned for its all year round watersports facilities.

Note: There is slightly reduced head height in the bathroom and on the stairs.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas