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The Smithy

(Ref. 1016464)

Dulas, Anglesey Show on map

4.9

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

Features

  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a great stay here and really pleased we found it :) Helen and Rick the hosts were really lovely and welcoming and helped wherever possible."

    The cottage is lovely, very clean and very well maintained. The garden around is also lovely and we enjoyed watching the ducks! It's in a very handy location fot reaching all parts of the island so we enjoyed visiting most parts of Angelsey. I hope to be back and I'd definitely recommend staying here to others :)

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Mar 2024

  • "What wonderful hosts, providing information about places to go and things to see as and when needed."

    They were always on hand but not at all intrusive. If you want somewhere to rest and relax I cannot recommend it highly enough. The Smithy contained everything we needed to make our stay both comfortable and enjoyable.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a brilliant stay over bank holiday weekend, the beds were so comfy, cottage had everything we needed, the views were beautiful and the baby loved exploring the grounds and feeding the lovey ducks in the morning."

    It’s a great base to explore Anglesey and the hosts were lovely, had a good chat, made some recommendations on places to go and made a good fuss over the baby (she loves being fussed haha)

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had an amazing week at the Smithy cottage."

    Helen and Rick are really lovely and friendly owners and the property is a real credit to them. This is the first time we've been to Anglesey and the Island is amazing with lovely beaches and breathtaking views. We will return. Helen and Rick thank you very much. Pat and Brian

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jul 2023

  • "A very comfortable cottage and very well equipped."

    The location was ideal for good access to a variety of coastal walks and the cottage grounds offered a perfect setting to unwind and relax in. The hosts were extremely welcoming and friendly. I would highly recommend this holiday property.

    Reviewed by Vivien5.0Jun 2023

  • "We Stayed in the Smithy but all cottages looked lovely ,the surroundings were beautiful so peaceful it is the perfect place to relax and unwind at,Helen and Rick Deri Fawr is a credit to both of you thankyou for making us feel so welcome look forward to seing you both again soon !"

    We had a lovely week in stunning surroundings ,thankyou xx

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2023

  • "Brilliant place, nice and quiet hosts were great highly recommended"

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a great stay, the facilities where perfect and the location was second to non."

    The owners, Helen and Rick are the most charming couple and are very friendly and welcoming. We look forward to going back in the not too distant future. Loved it, it was just what we needed.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Apr 2023

  • "Helen and Rick have a fantastic place and we have had a fantastic holiday nothing was to much trouble."

    If you want a complete break away in beautiful surroundings then Deri Fawr is for you.

    Reviewed by Anita5.0Apr 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Smithy, the cottage is lovely, spotlessly clean and gave us everything we needed."

    Helen and Rick were great hosts and gave us some great recommendations on where visit. The electric charger for the car was a huge bonus and took away the stress of having to find one! Thankyou, we will definitely come back again.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Feb 2023

  • "The Smithy is a comfortable and well equipped cottage, in a lovely relaxing location."

    Helen and Rick are great hosts and are very accommodating. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Oct 2022

  • "The break we had was wonderful with the cottage being everything that we wanted."

    The hosts Rick and Helen were extremely friendly and accommodating to our needs. The cottage though small gave us everything we required. We would love to go back there at some time. Thank you Rick and Helen for a fab stay. Richard and Zuzanna

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely property with excellent hosts who were available if required and very friendly."

    Ideal location to visit the island. Nice and peaceful and beautiful gardens with plenty of wildlife including red squirrels.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely cottage very clean and we'll equipped."

    The outside area was very beautiful 2.5 acres of garden and wildlife on your doorstep.The hosts Helen and Rick are lovely people enjoyed chatting to them during our stay.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Sep 2022

  • "We have just returned from a lovely clean, comfortable and well equipped cottage."

    Helen and Rick were excellent hosts. We enjoyed our stay in the cottage, which was set in beautiful grounds, unfortunately we did not see a red squirrel, but we did see plenty of birds.

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely well equipped cottage The owners Helen and Rick could not be more welcoming or helpful."

    Set in its own grounds which you are free to wander around red squirrels just outside kitchen window. We have stayed in many cottages over the years and this is definitely one of the best. Highly recommend. Ann

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jul 2022

  • "Cottage was everything expected and more."

    Hosts could not be more pleasant and accommodating. All in all, a brilliant break and we will definitely be returning

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful setting."

    Just the place to get away from it all and relax. A home from home. We will be back.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jun 2022

  • "Helen and Rick are lovely hosts and highly recommend."

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jun 2022

  • "We would throughly recommend this cosy comfortable cottage which is situated in beautiful grounds with far reaching countryside views."

    Rick and Helen are warm and friendly hosts and nothing seemed too much trouble for them, from starting up a freezer for us to showing us around their gardens, bringing us deckchairs, and even some home grown rhubarb! We loved the herbs growing outside each cottage and the summer house. It was a most convenient base for completing our walk around Anglesey.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2022

  • "Absolutely fantastic and really really spotlessly clean."

    A very warm welcome from Helen and Rick. Stayed for a week but could’ve stayed for a month it was that good. Don’t hesitate to book the smithy because you won’t regret it.

    Reviewed by Joseph5.0Mar 2022

  • "Fantastic place to stay, nice and ‘out of the way’ but not far to drive to some lovely locations."

    The cottage is beautiful, only draw backs being that by it’s nature it is quite compact so my tall (6ft4) other half found it awkward to stand and use toilet (sloping roof made it tricky to get close enough). The downstairs soft seating is 2 seater sofa that can squeeze a 3rd, single soft chair and beanbag, no issue for us as the kids were more than happy to settle on the bean bag. Perhaps worth considering a small shoe rack just inside the front door. We would not hesitate to come back! The hosts, grounds and cottage are wonderful! Thank you

    Reviewed by Philippa4.4Feb 2022

  • "A fabulous cottage in a fabulous setting."

    Everything that we hoped for. A lot of work must go in to keeping the cottages so inviting and homely. The owners Helen and Rick were very friendly and always on hand to help with anything. Deri Fawr had a really welcoming atmosphere. Delighted to finally see a red squirrel along with all the other wildlife, including a woodpecker. Would definitely go back if we visit Anglesey again. Joanna, David & Ciaran

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Nov 2021

  • "Amazing holiday let ."

    Wonderful owners who couldn’t be nicer and helpful If we return to Anglesey will certainly stay there

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Oct 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in stunning surroundings."

    It is quite small so would suit couples and small families. Perfect location for travelling around the island. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Tara4.7Sep 2021

  • "Had a lovely holiday at smithy cottage helen and rick were great hosts and gave ..."

    Had a lovely holiday at smithy cottage helen and rick were great hosts and gave us lots of useful information about the area the cottage itself exceeded our expectations with beautiful views and had all the facilities that we needed brian&anne sept 2021

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Sep 2021

  • "We had a great stay at The Smithy."

    The setting was beautiful and peaceful. All the family enjoyed our stay especially having an evening BBQ. The owners were so friendly and thoughtful. We'd definately stay again.

    Reviewed by Alexandra4.4Jul 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Smithy, The Cottage is quaint, well equipped, clean and in the most beautiful location."

    It is a wonderful experience to wake up to woodpeckers on the tree outside, rabbits and bunnies outside the living room window and regular visits for the resident ducks. The cottage is well located to explore the whole of Anglesey. Would highly recommend this cottage. The owners Helen and Rick are always on hand and happy to help with anything or just to chat to. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jun 2021

  • "I booked the "Smithy" for a suprise birthday for my other half."

    Beautiful accommodation slightly bigger than expected and very comfortable. The hosts Helen and Rick are really lovely and made sure that we had everything we needed and advised of places that we were'nt aware of and are very knowledgable of the area. The upkeep of the grounds and gardens you can see the hard work they put in and guests are rewarded with amazing wildlife by the many bird feeders. We had rabbits running pass the cottage and 3 waddling ducks came to greet us each morning. Would be brilliant for families & perfectly central location to see all parts of Anglesey. I will definately recommend them and they have a facebook page Deri Fawr Holiday Cottages and Caravans. A very peaceful and relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Jun 2021

  • "Beautiful views lovely cosy accommodation clean and tidy, a great place to relax ..."

    Beautiful views lovely cosy accommodation clean and tidy, a great place to relax and close by to some lovely walks and beaches I will definitely come back again

    Reviewed by Melody5.0May 2021

  • "Our hosts we extremely friendly - there when we needed them but not on our backs."

    The accommodation was perfect for our needs, very comfortable ad well equipped.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Oct 2020

  • "Vic and Barbara."

    A great week in this delightful cottage with glorious views and in spite of the ever changing Covid information. Very comfortable with everything we needed and Helen and Rick are excellent hosts, very friendly and anxious to help ensure our stay was enjoyable. Our first visit to Angelsey so a good base for exploring the lovely island. We will be back!

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Oct 2020

  • "Absolutely stunning place to enjoy and relax !"

    The Smithy cottage was very cosy and enough space for the 3 of us who stayed there for 5 nights. Lovely owners Helen and Rick who made us feel very welcome and not to forget their lovely ducks that's were a joy to watch waddling around the land ! Would highly recommend and we will definitely return very soon

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2020

  • "This was a very relaxing countryside experience."

    We really felt as though we were miles away. Unexpectedly, we found we were very close to the coast and it was a pleasure to just go out for a ramble round. Loved it.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely hosts, exceptional location A++"

    Reviewed by David4.4Jul 2020

  • "We only had a short 2 night holiday, booked at short notice."

    We were made very welcome on arrival by the owners. They were very accommodating and went the extra mile to lend us a laptop when we had a pressing work commitment to complete. Great location for exploring Anglesey. We hope to return.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Jul 2020

  • "A lovely cottage in a lovely setting with very friendly, welcoming owners who went out of their way to ensure that we had a lovely break, even providing buckets and spades for our grandchildren to use on the beach on a cold, sunny day in February."

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Feb 2020

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Summary

  • Over two floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double and 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with gas cooker and hob, microwave and dishwasher, fridge with frozen food compartment
  • Living room/dining room
  • Smart HDTV with Netflix subscription included
  • WiFi
  • Oil central heating
  • There is a shared EV charger available at the property for use with an additional cost (Zappi 7KW type 2 tethered cable)
  • External shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer (honesty box)
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private parking for two cars
  • Shared use of enclosed lawned garden, woodland and summer house
  • Bike storage
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2.2 miles, Pub 2.5 miles, Distance to Sea - 2 miles
  • National Cycle Route 566 runs adjacent to the property
  • Parys Mountain - 2 miles, Lligwy Beach - 10 minutes by car
  • Note: There is an unfenced pond in the grounds, children must be supervised at all times
  • Note: Sloping ceilings give this cottage limited headroom upstairs

The property

Dulas 1.5 miles.

The Smithy is a thoughtfully converted 18th century barn providing a family of four with a superb holiday destination who are looking to explore the delights of the North Wales countryside and beaches.

A charming, character cottage, situated in a quiet farmstead surrounded by beautiful countryside.

The cottage is 10-minute drive away from the picturesque harbour and village of Moelfre and Amlwch.

Discover the many picturesque sandy beaches, where you can spend your afternoons bathing in the sun and enjoying a delightful picnic or ice cream.

The glorious sandy beach of Lligwy is a 10-minute drive away.

Featuring rustic exposed beams and a classic interior style, this cottage is set over two floors and is suited to a small family looking to enjoy the delights of Anglesey.

Take in the pretty exterior of your surroundings before heading into the open-plan living/dining room, relax on the sofa following a fun day out exploring the coast.

The kitchen area offers a traditional farmhouse style space.

Head up the open-tread staircase and find the two delightful bedrooms, a double room and a twin room, both featuring sloping ceilings, adding further character to this already quirky property.

At the front of the property there is a pretty seating area for you to spend some time having a morning coffee or a spot of stargazing.

Guests can enjoy 2.5 acres of gardens and grounds, complete with stunning flower beds, fruit trees and a vegetable plot.

The paddock is surrounded by an old hedgerow and is planted with native trees.

At the bottom of the paddock, a stream runs through our pond where you can watch our resident ducks or relax in the perfectly positioned summerhouse.

Wild rabbits, hedgehogs & birds come and go in the grounds too making this cottage a nature lovers delight!

Conveniently located for easy access to the many delights of the Isle of Anglesey, Snowdonia and the North Wales coast, with its delightful mountains, lakes and beaches on your doorstep.

The Anglesey Coastal Path, with its 125 miles of spectacular scenery to explore offers all manner of watersport activities including sailing, kayaking and fishing.

For the more energetic explore the plentiful trails for walking and cycling or The Bull Golf Course is 5 miles away.

Boasting traditional charm and a good selection of amenities to assist you in your self-catering requirements, The Smithy makes the perfect home-away-from-home for your tranquil retreat.

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About the location

DULAS

Capel Parc 1.7 miles; Benllech 4.9 miles; Beaumaris 13.9 miles.

Small hamlet near Lligwy Beach on the East Coast of Anglesey. Meander along the coastal path and soak up the views of the bay and Dulas Island. Lligwy Beach is dog friendly all year round, with the bustling little cafe on the beach. Llaneilian beach and Cemaes are a short drive away as is Moelfre and old fishing village. Sample the home made meals at the local cafes or pub after a walk along the coastal path.

Note: Sloping ceilings give this cottage limited headroom upstairs

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas