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Little Hawthorn

(Ref. 1008870)

Menai Bridge, Anglesey Show on map

4.2

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely stay at Hawthorn Cottage, well equipped and comfortable."

    Great base for visiting Anglesey, lovely pubs and restaurants in the town and beautiful walks. Would book hawthorn cottage again, was good to have parking permit for car park.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Nov 2023

  • "Loved the location."

    Great style in the apartment, interesting and unusual. Parking permit a huge plus. Found it a bit dusty and some areas needed a clean (bathroom bin, side of kitchen units etc). No info left on how to dispose of rubbish and recycling so had to leave these, sorry. Bed was super! I love a firm mattress so appreciated this. A hairdryer would have been handy plus a bit more loo roll but other than that a lovely place to stay, ideally situated.

    Dear Guests Pleased you really seemed to have enjoyed your stay at Little Hawthorn and found it interesting and unusual. It is indeed comfortable. There was a hairdryer ? I will wipe the sides of the cupboard apologies I just didn't notice and recycling is in the yard in labelled boxes Thank You Vera Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen4.1Aug 2023

  • "Description of property is not accurate."

    The property is a small flat above a florist on the main road in Menai. Directions to the property are difficult to follow. The property has no information whosoever. We didn't even realise you could enter/exit from the main road when the shop was closed as it appeared to be part of the shop. Similarly, you have to enter/exit the property through the neighbours back garden and no information is included as to whether we had access to the garden or could use the garden. We had to hunt for the wifi password, found it eventually on the bottom of the router. TV kept loosing signal and after two days we discovered you could access Amazon, iplayer, Youtube, Netflix etc but again, no information or instruction. I've NEVER stayed at a self-catering cottage that didn't have very basic condiments (salt, vinegar, sugar) most usually have at least a few tea bags and a pint of milk. Ceilings are very low in the bathroom and bedroom. Cleanliness quite poor, not dirty but in need of a thorough clean. Faint smell of cat wee. Slug trails visible around kitchen area.

    Dear Rob, I have re-read the agents description which states an apartment etc It does also state a loft and therefore expect lower ceilings. It is not the neighbours garden and is available to all staying at Little Hawthorn. There is a book with WiFi code, etc which I maybe I neglected to leave out on the table. Sorry I didn't know there were so many channels on the TV but the manual is available for guests. I will speak with the agents to clarify entrances x2 but I am pleased I was able to help you on arrival. All in all I hope your short break was enjoyable. Thank You Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rob1.9Jul 2023

  • "Lovely quirky flat in an interesting old building, owner friendly and helpful, really enjoyed my stay."

    Reviewed by Dennis5.0Dec 2022

  • "The cottage itself was great and the decor and ambience was perfect but it was not good for a dog because you could not just let the dog go outside, so no argument from us but dog owners should be aware."

    Location was also great for exploring the Island and North Wales.

    Reviewed by Brian3.8Oct 2022

  • "More detailed information about how to use appliances and the recycling procedures as not every council in the UK as such rigorous rules as Anglesey."

    Cottage also not ideal for taller people.

    Reviewed by Paul2.5Oct 2022

  • "The property is in need of a deep clean"

    Dear Mr Kealey, It might be helpful if you could be more specific especially as previous guests noted no cleanliness issues ? Please advise and we will correct. Thank You Property Owner

    Reviewed by Edward3.1Aug 2022

  • "Great quirky little cottage."

    Loved all the retro, eclectic decoration. There is a vintage home and garden shop which operates in the courtyard below which is beautiful and compliments the flat- hard to resist buying all the amazing things. Great base to explore Anglesey.

    Reviewed by Samantha3.8Jul 2022

  • "Lovely property in a wonderful location."

    Only negative was that there was no outside space for my dog. This was problematic as a lone parent with a young child who I put to bed early, and a dog who needs a wee later in the evening.

    Reviewed by Jane4.4May 2022

  • "Little Hawthorn is in a great location to explore Anglesey and the area of Menai."

    The property is quirky and fab. The car parking pass is a great addition. The pictures of the property and courtyard area need updating as in the pictures it looks like you could sit in the courtyard but in fact there is a small florist/antique business below that takes up the courtyard. Also the property amenities need to be updated as I telephoned Menai holidays before our stay and was advised there was no washing machine or iron but in fact there was which was a great plus.

    Reviewed by Paul3.4Apr 2022

  • "We have stayed at Little Hawthorne twice this year in order to spend time with family in Menai Bridge, we love the quirkiness of the property."

    It is also very comfortable and homely. I’m sure we’ll be back in the not too distant future.

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Nov 2021

  • "Loved the quirkiness of the cottage, lovely and cosy!"

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Oct 2021

  • "This place is a gem."

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2021

  • "Little Hawthorn is a very quirky apartment in a very convenient position."

    Val is a very pleasant host and the restoration shop owners were delightful. Parking was OK, with a car park behind the property and an island parking pass that allowed us to park for free anywhere on the island. The apartment is very well equipped, with ample storage and a lovely little wood burner. One real bonus was the sandwich bar next door, and a super bread shop four doors away. We can strongly recommend the Freckled Angel, Dylan’s and the Liverpool Arms for eating out.

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Sep 2021

  • "This was perfect for us."

    We were planning on using the buses to walk sections of the coast path and Menai village was an excellent hub to enable us to do this. In addition, the village has two top class restaurants, an excellent baker and a butcher that someone descibed as "the best in the UK". The flat was comfortable, had everything we needed to cook, was not noisy despite being on the high street, had adequate wifi and suited us perfectly. A bonus was the parking permit that, on the one day that we took the car out, enabled us to park for free on the other side of the island. Anglesey itself (my first visit) had wonderful walking and superb views over to Snowdonia or over to the Llen Peninsula.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jun 2021

  • "Little Hawthorne was really cute."

    The key safe was a but if a nightmare to open, but eventually managed to prize it open. In order to access the accomodation you have to walk through the very cute yard of an antique shop. The owners of the shop live in the attached building and were always nearby as we were coming and going to give us local tips and recommendations. Could be seen as intrusive depending on your persuasion. Very cute place though and very convenient accommodation for Menai Bridge.

    Reviewed by Richard4.1Apr 2021

  • "Little Hawthorn is the idea base for exploring the beauty of Anglesey."

    Tucked away in the corner of a wonderful courtyard shop full of exotic plants and curiosities, the flat is beautifully furnished with comfy cushions, bright rugs and a cosy woodburner, making a wonderful little nest to escape the world for a while. Everything needed was to hand and made to feel extremely welcome.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2020

  • "We had a really lovely week at the little Hawthorn cottage, everything we needed and more."

    lots of lovely places to see on Anglesey, we hope to be able to stay there again in the future. we recommend this lovely little cottage. Thanks to Simon and Sue for their help and advice, hope to see you again.

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Oct 2020

  • "Little Hawthorn was an ideal base for our holiday - Anglesey is such a special place with beautiful places to visit."

    Menai Bridge has many great shops including the fabulous Hawthorn Yard, restaurants, cafes and takeaways and Waitrose is close by too. Be sure to check out the beautiful Belgian Promenade - just a short walk from Little Hawthorn. Access to the property is via the high street or the car park - we never had any issue parking and the free council car parking pass was really useful parking across the island too.

    Reviewed by Sharon4.1Sep 2020

  • "Little Hawthorn was very comfortable and well-equipped."

    The owner was very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our stay and didn't encounter any issues.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2020

  • "Little Hawthorn is in a great location for exploring Angelsey, good coastal walks with wonderful views of the Menai Straits."

    The accommodation is a peaceful haven for relaxing, very comfortable and well equipped making it a real home from home. Parking is available on the carpark at the back of the building. Good restaurants and a supermarket are all within walking distance. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would love to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Aug 2020

  • "The hosts were incredibly nice and helpful."

    We got there a bit earlier but it was already ready for us and we could check in straightaway. The flat is not for people who cannot climb stairs. The living room is quite spacious but the upstairs is not really for tall people. The bathroom could do with a bit of modernisation and it smelled a bit funny but since it was the summer we kept the window open. The flat has everything you need and it is quite quirky but maybe taking away some of the bric a brac and decorations would make it a bit less cluttered and cleaner. We would definitely return if the toilet was in better condition. Thanks for a lovely stay. The place is interesting! And we would like to go back to see how the cats are doing :)

    Reviewed by Alejandra4.1Jul 2020

  • "This is the second time this year, we have stayed in Little Hawthorn, in manai Bridge, North Wales."

    We would highly recommend staying here. It is a lovely quirky little place, very comfortable and with everything we needed. If you don't have a car, the bus station is a three minute walk in which you can get to explore Angelsey. Definitely would recommend Little Hawthorn to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Sep 2019

  • "On arrival at the property the keys were not in the security box (the code we had been given was already clearly displayed on the box and the box was open with no keys inside) so we were unable to get into the property."

    After a call to menaiholidays I was told to phone the owner directly to sort the problem. We had to wait in the car park for her to arrive to let us in. It was unclear why the keys had not been left for us. Even had the keys been left we felt it would have been very difficult to find the correct property within the crowded courtyard with its many doors! It seemed strange that more explicit instructions as to the correct door to the property had not been included in the access instructions. Also - normally information is available in holiday properties about outside bins, how appliances/heating work etc - but we could not find anything. Still not sure where the bins were! The key problem made for a disappointingly inhospitable start to our holiday and certainly an unprofessional one. I hope this does not happen for anyone else.

    Reviewed by Carole2.5Aug 2019

  • "We loved this holiday cottage."

    The owner had carefully fitted the cottage/ apartment with items which reflected the age and character of the building. Everything we needed was available and the residents of the adjoining property and business were extremely friendly and made us feel very welcome. We would definitely recommend and intend to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jul 2019

  • "The loft bedroom has blinds on the velux windows and they let the light in from the street light outside so these could be improved."

    The kitchen, shower room and bedroom were well fitted with everything necessary.

    Reviewed by M W4.7Apr 2019

  • "Lovely, cosy and quirky."

    Everything you need is there.

    Josephine GreerMar 2019

  • "This accommodation was just lovely"

    Richard RobertsDec 2018

  • "Very cosy, owners were perfect, helpful and cheerful."

    Very good location. Extremely well equipped, we found everything we needed for our little stay.

    Jean DudlerJul 2018

  • "Nice little rustic place with everything you needed from a microwave to the washing machine."

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    Martin JamesJul 2018

  • "Quirky, cosy and convenient cottage/flat."

    Josephine GreerNov 2017

  • "Good value and easy to book"

    Oct 2017

  • "We loved the location, the ease we could use the frequent bus service and the pleasant well equipped décor."

    Our stay was made uncomfortable by the urine soaked floorboards surrounding the immediate toilet area. Both of us were repeatedly bitten on our feet and legs, the source of which was unclear.

    Monica HareSep 2017

  • "Loved the quirky cottage and it was equipped well."

    Great location for visiting Anglesey and Snowdonia. So much to do and see in the region. The bedroom blinds do not block the street light though so it was difficult to sleep.

    Aug 2017

  • "A charming, eccentric and comfortable holiday apartment very conveniently placed in Menai Bridge - within easy walking distance of the straits and Waitrose!"

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    D SelzerAug 2017

  • "Vera has made Little Hawthorns into to a wonderfully comfortable and quirky place to stay ."

    I loved the way she has furnished it , and it has a great atmosphere I had a wonderful week .

    Anne WilliamsAug 2017

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Summary

  • One Bedroom: 1 x double
  • Shower room with loo and basin
  • Open plan kitchen, dining and living area with small log burner.
  • Electric Central Heating, electric cooker, larder fridge with icebox, microwave, toaster, flat screen TV, log burner, bed linen & Towels provided, travel cot, high chair
  • 1 small dog welcome
  • with in walking distance to amenities
  • Note: No private parking but there is an entrance to the rear garden from the public car park
  • The owner provides a parking permit so there will be no charge and the permit can be used elsewhere on the Island too.

The property

Little Hawthorn is a converted 18th Century grain loft.

The owners have shown great sympathy in reflecting its history, and care has been taken not to over restore.

The eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary creates a comfortable yet interesting environment. The small, modern kitchen has an electric cooker, a beautiful retro SMEG larder fridge with icebox, microwave and toaster.

A unique dining table separates the kitchen from the sitting area, which has a wall mounted, flat screen TV.

There is also a small log burner, perfect for adding extra glow and warmth during the autumn and winter months. Open tread stairs lead up to the bright, comfy double bedroom with en-suite shower, loo, wash hand basin and heated towel rail. The flagged courtyard, shared with the vintage store, has bistro table and chairs.

The yard and outbuildings below are filled with vintage collectables and memorabilia which may prove hard to resist for any visitor!

You can access a (shared) large, peaceful garden to the rear of the courtyard that has a garden bench for enjoying sunny days. There is no private parking but there is an entrance to the rear garden from the public car park.

The owner provides a parking permit so there will be no charge and the permit can be used elsewhere on the Island too. The house is not suitable for anyone with mobility problems. The apartment entrance is at the top of a flight of stone steps, close to cafes, restaurants, artisan traders as well as a Waitrose at the top of the hill.

Menai Bridge town itself is steeped in history and within a short walk is the Menai Strait and Telford's suspension bridge. This holiday apartment is a great base for exploring Anglesey, as well as Snowdonia and the Llŷn Peninsula, accommodating the needs of both the town and country enthusiast.

It is indeed a little gem, a truly bohemian experience.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location

MENAI BRIDGE

Llanfairpwllgwyngyll 2 miles; Bangor 2.5 miles; Beaumaris 4.5 miles; Caernarfon 8 miles

This delightful town sits right on the edge of the Isle of Anglesey and is home to one of two bridges to mainland Wales. It is an ideal base for a holiday and is great for exploring this beautiful island. It has a strong history which can be discovered in the Menai Bridge Heritage Museum, the well known Saint Tysilio lived on Church Island, just off of Anglesey in the 7th century, hence the name of the 15th century St. Tysilio's Church. Menai Bridge itself offers a good range of shops, pubs and restaurants to enjoy. In terms of entertainment, this is an ideal spot with something for everybody, there is the butterfly palace 'Pili Palas' which is incredibly popular with families, as well as the astounding Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens well worth a walk around. The Snowdonia National Park is within driving distance for you outdoor enthusiasts, it has wonderful walking, cycling and opportunities to see some beautiful sights. Nearer to the town, there are some incredible places including the popular towns of Beaumaris and Caernarfon with their majestic castles and much more to do.

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Note: No private parking but there is an entrance to the rear garden from the public car park. The owner provides a parking permit so there will be no charge and the permit can be used elsewhere on the Island too. Note: Not suitable for anyone with mobility problems.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas