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Old Tollgate

(Ref. 1050233)

Gwalchmai near Llangefni, Anglesey Show on map

4.8

Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was better than we expected, home from home."

    The welcome pack plus butter,eggs and milk was extremely thoughtful..Our dog loved his treats specially his ball.. The cottage as everything you need ,just remember to look in the table drawer for your cutlery

    Thank you very much for the lovely comments, I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay at the Old Tollgate cottage. Thank you for choosing the Old Tollgate. Jan the owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rita5.0Oct 2023

  • "Cottage was warm and comfy."

    It was spotlessly clean. The owner left a welcome pack that was lovely. We were worried about the parking but we were always able to park. The cottage was central to everything. Jan the owner was great, had lots of recommendations of places to visit. We had a problem with the heating while there but it was fixed quickly. Amazing property.

    It was lovely to meet both of you and I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. With regards to the heating unfortunately when I checked with my neighbours after your stay we had a power cut which caused the timer to trip out. I responded to this within 10 mins and the house was warm for your return. Thank you very much for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely little quirky cottage."

    Immaculately clean and well presented and a lovely welcome pack upon arrival.

    Reviewed by Barrie5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very nice quirky cottage well equipped & lovely host jan with lots of info of where to visit."

    The welcome pack a very nice touch Just a bit noisy road but didnt spoil our stay.

    Thank you for your kind review. It was lovely to meet you, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. Unfortunately there were roadworks near the cottage, causing extra traffic while you were staying. Looking forward to seeing you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane3.8Sep 2023

  • "Highly recommend this Lovely immaculately clean property 10 -15 minutes to most places of interest i."

    E.several beaches and restaurants,jan is a lovely host and made sure that you was okay and told us many places off interest which we visited,on arrival,she left us a lovely goodie bag with milk, eggs, butter, dog treats human biscuits. Hot chocolate tea bags which was a very nice touch thanks again jan we will be coming back next time we holiday on this beautiful island.

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Aug 2023

  • "Aw we had such a lovely stay at the Tollgate Cottage."

    ...a stay which went over way to quickly. I don't think there is anything that Jan hasn't thought off to make a stay comfortable. The Tollgate is well placed for seeing all the sites we cycled, walked South Stack on a very blustery day and visited the Church in the Sea to name but a few of the things. My only disappointment was the weather didn't really justify putting the lovely open fire on.....but maybe next time.

    It was so lovely to meet you both and have you stay at this quirky little cottage. I am glad you managed to venture out despite the weather. Hopefully we will see you again soon and we can light the fire. Regards, Jan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Aug 2023

  • "The old toll house has been renovated in remarkably unique and yet practical way ."

    It has every facility you could want and is comfortable and homely. It is superbly maintained and cleaned. I would recommend it to anyone.

    Thank you for choosing to stay at The Old Tollgate. It was super to meet you and hopefully we will see you again in the future. Regards, Jan. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Trevor4.7Aug 2023

  • "Our week away in the beautiful Old Tollgate was wonderful the weather was dreadful but the cottage or ‘Fairy House’ as I called it was unbelievable."

    Jan the owner was amazing a truly lovely lady who was a pleasure to meet. The ‘welcome pack’ was such a great surprise & treats too for Skye our retriever was really appreciated too.

    So nice to meet you and the lovely Skye! Thank you both so much for the time you've taken to leave this beautiful feedback. I appreciate your kind words and would love to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a lovely week at The Old Tollgate."

    Its certainly unique and very quirky. All the rooms are cosy and the bed very comfortable, we slept like logs!! The welcome pack left by the lovely Jan was an added bonus and very much enjoyed, definitely good value for money and would highly recommend. We wouldn't hesitate to stay again on our next visit to Anglesey.

    Thank you so much for choosing The Old Tollgate and for your lovely feedback. I would happily welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jul 2023

  • "Had a really nice week at this delightful little place owner made us and our dog very welcome also had some lovely days out would highly recommend a stay here if your thinking of booking."

    Thank you for your appreciation of the Old Tollgate. I loved having you and your furry friend to stay and hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jul 2023

  • "Wonderful holiday at a very special property."

    Hospitality excellent, everything clean and tidy with the owners personal touch adding to facilities available. We will be returning soon, hopefully. Linda and Mike

    Thank you so much for your encouraging feedback, Linda & Mike. It was lovely to meet you and I'd happily welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2023

  • "This was our second stay, 2 adults & Luca the Labrador, at Old Tollgate and was, yet again, fantastic!"

    Jan is lovely & welcoming, the property is only small but has everything you need. It comes with a great history having been one of a series of toll collection houses on the A5 and has been updated very thoughtfully. It's location gives the opportunity to explore the whole of the beautiful Isle of Anglesey with it's superb beaches and ancient historical sites. Highly recommended for a couple & their best friend!

    Thank you for the superb feedback. It was lovely to have you both again and Luca of course. Looking forward to seeing you again. Kindest regards, Jan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0May 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at The Old Tollgate, so relaxing and much needed break."

    The open fire made it extremely cosy and added to the atmosphere. The owner, Jan, left us a lovely Xmas Hamper to enjoy. We will definitely stay again in the near future and would highly recommend.

    Thank you for the lovely feedback I’m so glad you enjoyed your break at the cottage and the open fire and the hamper. Hope to see you soon kindest regards Jan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Scott5.0Dec 2022

  • "We had such an amazing time at this quirky accommodation!"

    Jan the owner could not do enough for us and made us feel welcome as soon as we arrived with the fire set ready to light, the lovely welcome pack including treats for the fur ball. The external area was perfect for our dog and secure. The location is in the perfect position to visit all the beauty of the island as it is in the A5. We had no issues with the noise of the traffic in my opinion if you make the most of what the island has to offer, light the fire once your head hits the pillow in the superbly comfortable bed you will wake up refreshed ready for whatever lies ahead. Thanks for making us so welcome Jan we will definitely return to see you..

    Thank you for lovely feedback looking forward too seeing you all soon Jan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shane5.0Oct 2022

  • "Delightful :) This cottage is cute, quaint and very warm and comfortable - we had ample space for our travel cot in the bedroom and plenty of living space for the two of us, our toddler and two small dogs (the conservatory is such a bonus after beach walks and we were able to wash and dry the dogs in the downstairs wet room!"

    ). Although I have dogs myself I am always wary of ‘dog friendly’ accommodation, but there was no such need in this case, as the whole cottage was spotless and smelled beautiful! The only downside was that I didn’t want to get out of that amazing bath!! The location was ideal to explore all of the island and very close to Aberffraw, Newborough and Rhosneigr for lovely coastal walks. The property being a Toll house (the clue is in the name!) and considering the location being a main road, there was relatively little disturbance from traffic noise, and we all slept well each night! :) Jan is the most welcoming and helpful host - our welcome pack and provisions were a lovely touch, thank you so much :)) All in all a perfect setting for our little winter holiday, enabling us to introduce our Son to everything that Wales has to offer - if you haven’t visited Nirth Wales before, please consider a day in the the exquisite Heritage Railway (dogs welcome there too!) We would definitely recommend 100% x

    Thank you for the lovely feedback jan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michele5.0Oct 2022

  • "Excellent location to visit the island, had some great walks with our dog Milo."

    Been renovated to a high standard, very comfortable and cosy. Had the log fire lit most nights. As the weather was not great as expected! Met Jan the owner who was very welcoming who kindly borrowed us a dog walking book with a dog friendly pub at the end of the walk. The only 1 negative I can say is the road noise whilst in bed. Maybe look into having triple glazed windows, even if they were just in the bedroom. Thanks again.

    Thank you for the feedback jan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanne4.7Sep 2022

  • "Set in beautiful countryside, though traffic noise might be a problem for some."

    Sleeping and eating in a compact but historical building - but those over 5ft 10in must be careful! Ideal base for visiting all parts of the island. Extremely pleasant, helpful and informative owner.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Just for reference, the only area with lower entrance is between the hall and the lounge. We hope to see you back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2022

  • "There was no storage for our bikes the garden was not secure for our pets the ..."

    There was no storage for our bikes the garden was not secure for our pets the owner just turned up on the grounds there was no clothes storage the entrance to the property was over soil no mop and bucket to clean with maybe it would be OK for a one night stay no longer and don't take alot of stuff second disappointing stay with sakes

    Thank you for your comments and I am sorry to hear of the issues experienced. There is no bike storage at the property and sorry if this was assumed, however we make every effort to include all facilities provided in the property that are noted above in the property description. I am sorry that the welcome visit came as a surprise, we try to introduce ourselves to ensure everything is okay on arrival and offer a point of contact should you need anything. As the housekeeper was still preparing the property for your arrival, she has extremely high standards hence the polite decline of the early entry which is typically at 4.30pm. We kindly took in your belongings so you could enjoy the local area as you had arrived earlier than expected. As for storage, throughout the property there is plenty of areas to pack away clothing for your stay. 2 wheeled storage boxes under the bed, 6 wooden lidded storage boxes and 2 white baskets on the shelving unit. Further to this there are 6 wall mounted wooden hooks with coat hangers and over door set of hooks. In the hallway there are also folding wall mounted hooks, similar for the ground floor bathroom there are over door hooks. The entrance to the property has had renovation of gravel laid down. In the under stairs cupboard there is a flat mop suitable for use on the the quarry tile floors I purposely do not leave traditional mop and bucket because they could cause dampness if left wet, and also can become very smelly and offensive if damp. I trust this answers your queries and feel very saddened that you could not have discussed them with me at the time of your visit as I would have assisted in every way possible to ensure you were comfortable for your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary1.6Aug 2022

  • "The Toll Gate is a unique cottage, which has been lovingly restored to the 21st century."

    It has all the amenities that you need for your holiday. Although it is small, it is full of character with quaint features and very cosy. It’s central location is handy for visiting all the island, we particularly loved our walks on Aberffraw beach with our two Cockapoo’s. Congratulations to Jan for being a great hostess and for providing information about the island and welcoming us. We had a great week, the weather was kind to us as well.

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Aug 2022

  • "Have just enjoyed a wonderful holiday staying in The Old Tollgate."

    Everything you need for a relaxing break. The cottage is quirky, cosy and historically interesting, but the real gem is Jan, the owner, who extended a warm welcome and a starter pack to kick-start our holiday. The cottage is clean and light and the upstairs bathroom certainly has the “wow” factor. Thank you again Jan, as without you we would not have found all the lovely places our maps did not show. We hope to visit again and can certainly recommend your beautiful cottage.

    Reviewed by Dennis5.0Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage, central location, less than 30 minutes drive to almost anywhere on the island, the cottage had everything we could have wished for, including a lovely enclosed rear garden, a conservatory, heating in all rooms (which we never needed to use) a wet-room with shower, stunning bathroom, and the most wonderful friendly hostess Jan, who gave us some invaluable information on places to visit and eating-out."

    Outstanding cleanliness throughout, and all possible kitchen utensils provided. Everyone we met was so friendly, and the island (as well as The Old Toll House) is a perfect place for those with dogs.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage ,the bath was beaut after a day walking to soak your aching bones."

    It was immaculate cleanest home I've ever stayed in, local to all areas 20 mins your at the beach,Jan (the lady who owns it)is happy to help with local knowledge..traffic is bad at certain points of the day but your out and about so you miss the worst off it..garden is closed in so great for your dog we have a big dog and he still had no hopes off escaping. Highly recommended this cottage.(tollhouse).

    Reviewed by Renay4.7Jul 2022

  • "A tastefully restored cottage with a high standard of cleanliness and comfort."

    Ideal location for exploring the island with a very friendly owner and neighbours. Lots of history to the building and beautiful dog friendly beaches just a short cycle ride away.

    Thank you lovely meeting you both and your special furry friend glad you enjoyed the cottage and had a lovely break Jan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jul 2022

  • "The cottage is small as advertised but comfortable for two, very tidy."

    Wet room bath room and kitchen really nice. Two comfy chairs in the lounge would work better .the sette is a bit small. overall it's very tastefully done good quality fittings. Well situated for exploring so I say five star

    Reviewed by John4.7Jun 2022

  • "The cottage is beautiful and wonderfully cared for."

    The owner is absolutely lovely and gave us a very warm welcome, including treats waiting for us in the kitchen. It's in a great position to visit any part of the island easily.

    Thank you so much jan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elspeth5.0May 2022

  • "An excellent cottage, warm and cosy."

    An ideal base for exploring the island.

    Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Granville5.0Apr 2022

  • "This isa super little cottage very high spek , Jan the owner was brilliant so helpful nothing too much trouble."

    Only down side would be road noise but not a problem through the night and as we were out and about during the day it didn’t bother us would highly recommend. ,

    Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Feb 2022

  • "The cottage is a very well decorated beautiful place to stay, it is very homely, from the welcoming pack that was left and even our dog got a treat left as well, to the eggs, butter and milk that was left in the fridge for us which was very appreciated."

    Our only negative unfortunately was the seating ( the settee ) it was far too low for me as I am disabled with arthritis and found it hard to get in and out of it. And that is our only negative comment. Hopefully we will be back next year as there is still plenty of places to explore. Thank you Tollgate for a fantastic holiday break.

    Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ruth4.7Feb 2022

  • "Fantastic place to stay very accommodating."

    Will definitely be going again and a big thank you to Jan for all the Walsh cakes and biscuits

    Lovely to meet you both and the special furry friend Martha thank you so much Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Jan 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at the old toll gate."

    We really enjoyed the central location. The property is full of character, warm and cosy with plenty of hot water, which we made good use of filling the huge bath tub ti relax in after a day out walking.

    Thank you so much Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Dec 2021

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Summary

  • One ground-floor double bedroom
  • Ground-floor wet room with shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Bathroom with roll top bath and basin
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Conservatory with electric woodburner effect stove
  • Gas central heating with open fire and electric woodburner effect stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car in a lay-by just a short walk away from the property
  • Small garden with patio and gravel
  • Owner decorates the property for the Christmas period
  • Owner provides Christmas hamper for Christmas and New Year bookings
  • One small well-behaved pet welcome (not on the furnishings)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4.5 miles, pub 2.7 miles
  • Note: Due to the age of the property, there are internal steps, please take care
  • Note: The stairs leading up to the first floor are quite steep
  • Note: This property is situated along a main road, please be aware there may be road noise
  • Please note: This owner will only accept Friday booking, unless previously agreed to; please call our reservations team to discuss.

The property

Llangefni 4.9 miles.

Tucked away on the outskirts of Gwalchmai near Llangefni, Anglesey, is this fantastic, detached cottage, Old Tollgate.

It was built in 1823 by Thomas Telford to collect the tolls.

Thomas Telford also built the picturesque bridge over the Menai Straits.

Formerly the tollgate for the Holyhead to Llangefni road and within easy reach of the local amenities, Old Tollgate is a wonderful pet-friendly retreat for a couple, plus their small canine companion who are looking to embark on their next adventure to North Wales.

Be welcomed into the conservatory, where on cooler days, your morning coffee can be savoured in an armchair as you bask in the warmth of the electric-effect woodburning stove.

Make your way through to the kitchen, where you can look forward to rustling up culinary delights for your loved one, ready to be enjoyed at the intimate dining table for two in the dining room.

After a satisfying meal, retire to the plush sofa in the sitting room, where you can snuggle up with your better half and watch a film on the TV, as the open fire crackles nearby.

Wash away the day in the well-appointed wet room before wrapping yourself in a warm towel, courtesy of the heated towel rail.

When sleep calls, retreat to the lovely double bedroom to catch your rest.

Awake from a leisurely slumber and climb the stairs to the first floor, where you can pour in the bubbles and indulge in a soothing soak in the beautiful roll top bath, with the added bonus of a bath tray to rest your favourite book on!

Explore your local surroundings, where you will find the welcoming Tafarn Y Rhos just a short drive away, offering tasty meals and local ales, all within a delightful, pet-friendly setting.

Continue on towards Llangefni, where there is an excellent choice of eateries, along with scenic walking opportunities along the Afon Cefni and through The Dingle Nature Reserve, a great opportunity to spot the local wildlife particularly red squirrels.

For a day at the beach, head over to Benllech where you can bathe on the sands, paddle the clear waters and easily access the delights of the nearby Red Wharf Bay.

In the other direction are the beaches and dunes of Aberffraw tn enjoy, which are where Prince William and Kate enjoyed many enjoyable walks.

If you and your other half are looking to test out your clubs, the Storws Wen Golf Club is readily available offering 9-holes through impressive parkland as well as Rhosneigr Golf Club also.

Further afield, you will find Holyhead, here you can embark on the expansive Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path which boasts some of the best views in the area, along with its own golf club, a picturesque marina and a ferry service which offers trips over to Dublin, a fabulous choice for a memorable day trip!

Whisk your loved one for a getaway to Old Tollgate.

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

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About the location

LLANGEFNI

Benllech 7 miles; Red Wharf Bay 7 miles; Holyhead 16 miles.

The large market town of Llangefni is built along the banks of the River Cefni and retains many historical buildings, including the Town Hall and the clock tower, which sit alongside shops, bars and restaurants, plus the town also has an art gallery. Llangefni is centrally located on Anglesey, situated only 7 miles from the wonderful beaches at Benllech and Red Wharf Bay, which offer miles of sandy coastline. This area of Anglesey is renowned for its beautiful sunsets, and the nearby beaches are ideal for families with safe, shallow bathing waters. The charming town of Beaumaris, the Sea Zoo, Pili Butterfly Palace and Plas Newydd are all on the island, while on the mainland, Penrhyn Castle, Bodnant Gardens and the stunning scenery of Snowdonia are easily reached, making Llangefni an ideal holiday base, all year round.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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