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Ty Fferm Bodlasan

Llanfachraeth near Valley, Anglesey (Ref. 5625)


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  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
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  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
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61 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a brilliant stay, thank you."

    It was a great base to explore Anglesey and so quiet! Very comfortable and cosy. Although if you want to a short walk to a local pub that is quite tricky, it's probably more accurate to say the local pub is over a mile away.

    Reviewed by ElizabethOct 2021

  • "This was our second visit to Ty Fferm Bodlasan and it certainly didn’t disappoint it was just as we remembered , lovely comfortable house ,fabulous location, fantastic hosts , home from home really relaxing."

    Anglesey itself has something for everyone and the beaches are some of the best We have visited , will definitely be back. Sue & John

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2021

  • "This is a lovely farmhouse, beautifully renovated to make a comfortable holiday home, and hosted by a lovely family."

    On a working farm but in a secluded spot - only near neighbours are 5 hens in the barn and Jac, the very friendly sheepdog. We had wonderful weather so had breakfast in the garden, watching the ferries sail in and out of Holyhead. Our daughter and grandchildren walked the short distance to the almost private beach at least twice a day. They even swam! Perfect for bird-watching and star-gazing. This was our second visit and we'll be returning.

    Reviewed by NormaSep 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage in a fantastic location and wonderful family running it."

    Just returned from a weeks stay, the cottage had everything we needed and more. Beach only a few minutes away and more or less your own. Pub is very friendly with a good atmosphere local shop is well stocked and again friendly. Can't wait to return.

    Reviewed by CarlyMay 2021

  • "This is an excellent property located in a fairly isolated spot, up a track approximately 1 mile from the road which was perfect for us."

    We had an excellent holiday there and would recommend it to anybody looking for a restful holiday with plenty of peace and quiet!

    Reviewed by RogerMay 2021

  • "Bodlasan Fawr is an excellent location for those seeking an away from it all holiday."

    A warm, well equipped farmhouse in a superb location commanding superb views across Holyhead Bay. The owners are most helpful and a mine of historical information about the property and local area.

    Reviewed by ArthurApr 2021

  • "We had such a lovely time at Ty Fferm Bodlasan."

    The cottage was fabulous. Full of character and so homely. Had all the facilities we needed. Loved the real fire in the living room and the roll top bath. Then the location, wow - just a short walk down a private track and you are on the beach. Perfect if you want to get some peace and quiet and relax. Mrs Owen was only a text away if you needed anything and was really lovely when we happened to bump into her as we were leaving. Oh and how can I not mention the five chickens! We bought some wild bird seed on our first shop and then every day they would come over and see us. Mrs Owen even gave us some eggs. Most places were still closed due to Covid restrictions so we did loads of walking including two days straight from the cottage and took picnics each day.

    Reviewed by JoanneApr 2021

  • "We were disappointed to find a piano that was unplayable."

    We had specifically booked a house with a piano so that our children could practice during our stay. Otherwise the welcome was warm and the house met our expectations. Crockery and cutlery were not always very clean. A second toilet would have been a bonus with five people in the house.

    Reviewed by ThomasOct 2019

  • "Peaceful location, within easy reach of the beach."

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2019

  • "The location of this old farmhouse is what makes it a standout place to stay."

    It is near to so many of the great places to visit in Anglesey but also is in a unique place on its own - 5 minutes walk along an almost private track to a good beach; a mile further down a very accessible track than other properties & the only accommodation on the farm - ensuring peace, tranquillity & privacy.

    Reviewed by SteveSep 2019

  • "Such a beautiful farm house in absolutely stunning surroundings."

    We were made to feel welcome as soon as we arrived by the host and his daughter. We loved the addition of the farm dog Jack and the three, free range chickens. The welcome pack was just what we needed for our first night after a lovely stroll along a very quiet beach. Thank you! In the week that we stayed here, we enjoyed many a walk down the private road to the beach. The children and ourselves loved every minute of our holiday and would recommend this house to everyone: we will be back!!

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2019

  • "Bodlasan Fawr is a beautiful and especially peaceful cottage - one of the best places we've ever stayed in."

    The cottage itself is a delight - an historic farmhouse with original features, wonderfully appointed, comfortable, beautiful bedrooms, plus all mod cons so pretty much perfect. The location itself is brilliant, a few minutes walk from the cottage door down a private country lane brings you to a delightful and deserted beach; a few minutes away in the car is Holy Island where we visited (and climbed to the top of) the spectacular South Stacks lighthouse and visited amazingly beautiful sea coves and cliff top walks and nature reserves. A fantastic holiday, we couldn't recommend it highly enough - thank you ! :o)

    Reviewed by JaneJul 2019

  • "We loved our holiday here last year the weather was terrible but id didn't ..."

    We loved our holiday here last year the weather was terrible but id didn't matter as the cottage was so lovely, friendly owners

    Reviewed by DawnJun 2019

  • "What an amazing cottage this is."

    Spacious and comfortable with all the facilities we could want. An isolated, peaceful location but actually only a mile from the village and a very short walk down to the beach. The owners were friendly and very helpful.

    Reviewed by NoelMay 2019

  • "Really friendly owners, who personally greeted us within an hour of our arrival."

    When we entered our cottage we were greeted with the lovely sight of a bottle of wine and a pack of nibbles. The sights and friendliness of every on Ynys Mon was exceptional in every way. The only working mill on Ynys Mon was being refurbished by it's new owner when we tried visiting on the Tuesday, he invited us to revisit on the Thursday/ Friday when he would open early to accommodate us. Not only did this gentleman keep his word, he gave us a private personal escort round the mill, explaining much that we would not otherwise have known. Considering he wasn't due to open until the Monday after our holiday ended, we felt really welcomed and privileged. This gentleman refused our offer of payment, until I pressed him, declaring we wanted to be his first paying customers. We will be following the progress of the mill. And this young man's hospitality really made our holiday. His name was Richard ? (I don't recall his surname - wish I did) He is a credit to Wales.

    Reviewed by HazelApr 2019

  • "Love the quiet and the solitude."

    Lovely farmhouse

    Reviewed by MargaretMar 2019

  • "A beautiful, cosy cottage."

    Our daughter and grandchildren loved being able to walk straight to the beach without needing transport or to cross a road. It's 'our beach' now and we'll be returning. The house is warm and comfortable with everything we needed.

    Reviewed by NormaOct 2018

  • "Lovely farmhouse in a wonderful location, owners are friendly and helpful."

    A great place for a family break.

    Reviewed by AnthonyOct 2018

  • "Great relaxing holiday, home from home."

    Great walking, sea views. All the shops you need close by.

    Reviewed by MalcolmSep 2018

  • "Ty Fferm Bodlasan was better than we could have expected."

    The directions to the cottage were spot on, the key was exactly where it should be, the cottage was lovely and clean, warm and welcoming. A real bonus was our private track to the beach!!!!

    Reviewed by KarenSep 2018

  • "Had a great time in a lovely cottage and would return in future."

    Reviewed by JaneSep 2018

  • "The farmhouse was located in the perfect spot."

    So close to a beach that was empty almost every day. Our children loved feeding the chickens and had use of the owner's mountain bikes to ride around. Inside the farmhouse, it was airy and spacious. We will definitely be returning!

    Reviewed by CathrynJul 2018

  • "The hosts were very welcoming and friendly."

    The setting is beautiful in all directions. Our 2 year old grandson adored his private route to the beach, the friendly sheep dog and the hens. A very peaceful, remote yet safe setting for all generations. Spectacular views and sunsets over the sea and quiet breakfasts with views across open fields. The weather and the setting were truly spectacular. Very homely and comfortable house with plenty of space. We will definitley be returning for another family holiday soon.

    Reviewed by JaneJun 2018

  • "It was a beautiful cottage in lovely tranquil location."

    Perfect for a relaxing holiday but also easy to explore the island.would definately return here.

    Reviewed by JacquelineMay 2018

  • "Our third stay here and still really enjoy it."

    Our 2 and 4 year old love exploring around the farm and down the track to the beach. Great location and lovely cottage

    Reviewed by DanMar 2018

  • "Lovely clean, well equipped cottage."

    Fresh clean bedding & soft fluffy towels. Nice welcome pack. Situated very close to, practically, our own private beach.

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2017

  • "2nd stay now and the kids still love the swing and the garden."

    Having the track down to the beach on your doorstep is a bonus. The actual cottage is well equipped and comfortable. Really enjoy the lack of noise, the feeling of space and the view across the bay is lovely. Mr Evans is really helpful and we've have another great stay.

    Reviewed by DanMay 2017

  • "Fantastic cottage - perfect base for exploring - had everything we needed."

    Reviewed by KeilyApr 2017

  • "We had an amazing week here!"

    It's a perfect location from a shallow sandy beach. We saw 2 dog walkers in a week, so it's quiet too. The house has everything you could need for the week and the owners are very polite and welcoming. We had a lovely little welcome pack, including the freshest eggs I've had in a while. It gets really dark out there at night so it's a perfect spot for stargazing. We had a clear view of the milky way and watched the Orionids peak on our last night. I've never seen it so clear. No negatives, we cant wait to go back!

    Reviewed by JenniferOct 2016

  • "Really great experience"

    Reviewed by SharonSep 2016

  • "Great building, lovely location and very helpful owners, been a pleasure"

    Reviewed by DanSep 2016

  • "Lovely cottage, well equipped with everything we could need."

    Toys and play area for the children. Well situated with a short walk to the nearby beach.

    Reviewed by JenniferAug 2016

  • "Considering how busy Anglesey can be, and the number of large caravan sites and developments with multiple holiday homes cheek by jowl, this cottage is ideal for those wanting peace, quiet and great views (for now at least - there is a small cottage adjacent to this that looks as though it is being developed and it although the buildings are listed there is always the possibility of barn conversions too, which would change things considerably)."

    The beach is perhaps not as picturesque as others nearby but very few people seem to know about it, so often we had it to ourselves. It is safe for swimming, though it's a long walk to the water at low tide, is easily accessible on foot down a sheltered private lane between hedgerows and lined with meadow flowers going down to small dunes.

    Reviewed by NeilAug 2016

  • "Comfy, homely feel to the house, good location and views."

    We like the isolation and the wonderful friendly owners. This was our 4th visit and it was as good as ever, roll on next years trip!

    Reviewed by HJul 2016

  • "A delightful cottage and location."

    Reviewed by KarenJul 2016

  • "The property was just as described, close to local amenities yet far enough away to enjoy total peace with only birds rabbits and cows for company, total bliss."

    It is a fabulous location, a real Enid Blyton 'Famous Five' place for children of all ages (even our age). I cannot fault it and I am sure we will return. We have returned home feeling as though we have had the best holiday ever. Congratulations to the owners who were very friendly but discreet, their execution of the renovation and their choice of décor was just perfect, thank you.

    Reviewed by ChristineJun 2016

  • "The kitchen was the best equipped we have come across with all the white goods you would expect at home!"

    The setting and the views were truly stunning and offer a fantastic tranquil break whilst also giving access to the beach. Truly brilliant holiday.

    Reviewed by KeithMay 2016

  • "Beautiful location, quiet and isolated while still being near places and shops etc."

    Ty Fferm Bodlasan is a wonderful old house, full of character and within walking distance of the sea. We had a wonderful holiday!

    Reviewed by PhilipFeb 2016

  • "It is a lovely place to relax, a real sun trap and great private walk to the beach."

    Reviewed by SimonSep 2015

  • "This holiday cottage is in a fabulous location, the perfect place to relax."

    This has been our third visit to the property and we will definitely be visiting again in the nearby future!

    Reviewed by HJul 2015

  • "The location is absolutely gorgeous; peaceful and tranquil with virtually its own private beach."

    The sunsets each evening were breathtaking. The farmhouse is beautifully decorated and finished. It was cosy in the evenings with a real fire in the sitting room. The owners were welcoming and supplied us with bikes to ride and fresh eggs to eat.

    Reviewed by NicolaApr 2015

  • "Quiet, relaxing property and garden."

    We had a warm welcome from the owners. The beach was just a short walk along a track and the views were lovely.

    Reviewed by JaneAug 2014

  • "Another amazing week!"

    The proximity to such a wonderful safe beach for our children is the reason we returned this year and we were not disappointed. The Welcome pack of goodies and the extra touch of 2 pots of bubbles for the girls was lovely and again, the family were so friendly and welcoming. The house provides everything we need in a quiet and beautiful location. I am sure we will be back!

    Reviewed by HJul 2014

  • "Fabulous farmhouse in lovely location."

    Very friendly owners. Welcome hamper was very much appreciated. Would love to go again. Anglesey is a great holiday destination or in fact a place to live!

    Reviewed by PaulJun 2014

  • "The owners had thought about everything - and more - their guests would need whilst staying at the house."

    The location was wonderful and the house had a very warm and welcoming feel to it.

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2014

  • "Beautiful and very private location with fabulous walking and easy access to a sandy beach."

    Very well equipped, comfortable and warm property. Friendly helpful owners - you could not ask for more.

    Reviewed by ShaughnaMay 2014

  • "Lovely cottage, very warm with good central heating, and a beautiful setting overlooking the sea and fields."

    We were very pleased. Also liked the concern of the owners to ensure we were having a nice time, and they genuinely wanted feedback on how they could improve. A lovely cottage and perfect getaway!

    Reviewed by SallyApr 2014

  • "The cottage had been very well decorated and was very cosy."

    It was great that there was a stair gate and high chair all helpful with a little one. We thought the upstairs in particular had been decorated very nicely. We also appreciated the log burner in the lounge. The location was excellent as so close to the sea.

    Reviewed by Sarah-janeMar 2014

  • "What a wonderful cottage."

    Truely isolated and utterly peaceful, enjoyed spectacular views across both the coast and the Anglesey countryside. What better way to spend a windy evening than toasting your toes in front of the log burner, before going to bed in one of the beautiful and cosy bedrooms? The pictures of the cottage really don't do it justice.

    Reviewed by FionaFeb 2014

  • "Beautiful house and location."

    Very friendly and helpful owners. Fantastic views. Easy to travel to other parts of Anglesey. The bathroom was fantastic, large, pretty and lovely to sit in the roll-top bath with a glass of wine, candles and watching the sun set. We felt very lucky to have been able to experience the former home of the owners, and know their history. Will revisit.

    Reviewed by MariaAug 2013

  • "This cottage is in the most fabulous location with a child friendly safe beach close by."

    We found the accommodation provided everything. We loved it so much we have already booked for next summer! Thank you for sharing this lovely place with us.

    Reviewed by HJul 2013

  • "The location was fantastic, very peaceful and relaxing."

    Enjoyed access to nearby beach. Owners very friendly and helpful!

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2013

  • "The property was lovely and in a stunning location."

    It was quite isolated, which is just what we had wanted and expected. The owners were very friendly and attentive. The farmhouse itself is gorgeous and we loved the fact that so many old pieces of furniture were used and original features retained.

    Reviewed by AnnJun 2013

  • "We loved the peace and tranquility and also the location."

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2013

  • "The location was excellent."

    The owners were very helpful. We would stay there again.

    Reviewed by GeoffDec 2012

  • "The house was very clean and set in a very idyllic location."

    A very good place to go if you want to get away from a busy lifestyle. There were so many places to go to and so many things to do.

    Reviewed by MatthewOct 2012

  • "A lovely, atmospheric cottage that was a joy to stay at."

    Quiet and peaceful, well furnished and spotlessly clean. The owner was always willing to chat if needed.

    Reviewed by TrevorSep 2012

  • "It was so peaceful and the owners were so friendly and welcoming."

    The house itself was gorgeous and the views were stunning - we had a fabulous holiday

    Reviewed by LeanneJun 2012

  • "We enjoyed the amazing view and the path down to the beach overlooking Holyhead, as well as the freedom for the kids to run around outside."

    Reviewed by HelenJun 2012

  • "The cottage was very warm, draft free and easy to manage."

    It is remote with no interference from neighbours. The owners were co-operative and helpful at all times, supplying logs and firewood as required. Views are good and easy access to the beach.

    Mr GreenDec 2011

  • "The location is absolutely first class, just a few minutes stroll to the local beach and two more popular ones just a short drive away."

    Very secluded and you feel at ease with your surroundings from the moment you arrive. Will visit again!

    Reviewed by AshleyAug 2011

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The property

Llanfachraeth 1 mile. A delightful, stone-built detached Grade II listed farmhouse on a working arable farm, in an isolated position at the end of a long track, 1 mile from Llanfachraeth village and its local pub, yet just a few hundred yards walk to the coast, deserted coves and beaches found along this craggy western coast of Anglesey.

This lovely Anglesey cottage is a Grade II listed building dating back to 1849, and has been sympathetically restored to retain many original features, with exposed beams, sash windows, slate floors, and low doorways throughout.

This Anglesey cottage offers a fitted kitchen with pantry/utility room, a separate dining room with exposed beams, Rayburn stove and upright piano, and two delightful sitting rooms, allowing the adults to relax in one room, whilst the children play in the other.

Outside, this Anglesey cottage is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and there are fantastic views of Holyhead Bay and the cottage has its own private track down to the coast.

There is an enclosed lawn, a safe place for the children to play whilst you sit and soak up the sunshine, or cook the catch of the day over the BBQ.

This Anglesey cottage is in a secluded location, set in the centre of 100 acres of the owners' farmland, next to some of the farm's old outbuildings, now used for storage, offering a fantastic chance to get away from it all.

This cottage on Anglesey is also in a great location for Melin Llynon windmill, South Stack Lighthouse, Anglesey Sea Zoo, Plas Newydd NT mansion, beautiful Snowdonia and is close enough to Holyhead Port to even enjoy a day-trip to Ireland.

An ideal Anglesey cottage to enjoy a year-round seaside holiday in a lovely, peaceful coastal location.


  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with roll-top bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with pantry/utility
  • Dining room with Rayburn stove and piano
  • Sitting room with woodburner
  • Second sitting room.
  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate on request
  • Off road parking for 6 cars and watercraft
  • Use of owners' mountain bikes on request (at own risk) plus bike storage
  • Enclosed lawned garden with furniture and BBQ, plus ample open land
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: Cottage is accessed via a long un-adopted track. Note The property has a play area and sand pit for children.

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About the location


Valley 2 miles; Trearddur Bay 7 miles.

The village of Llanfachraeth, lies on Anglesey’s west coast and is named after a sixth century saint, St Machraeth. The village is set on the banks of the river Alaw, which flows from the Llyn Alaw reservoir, where it is possible to fish for coarse and game fish and salmon. Amidst spectacular cliffs and sandy beaches, this small village provides a local shop and pub, while the surrounding countryside boasts excellent fishing, birdwatching and coastal walks, with climbing on offer on the mainland in Snowdonia. Indulge in fabulous watersports, including kitesurfing, diving and sailing at the stunning Rhosneigr beach, or enjoy 18 holes at a choice of three local golf courses. Spend the day at Anglesey Sea Zoo, visit the historic town of Beaumaris with its medieval castle and array of shops and restaurants, take a boat trip past NT Plas Newydd country house or indulge in a day trip to Ireland. A wonderful, all year round holiday location.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas
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