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Manadwyn

Menai Bridge, Anglesey (Ref. 1008914)

4.3

Good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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54 Customer Reviews

  • "Wonderful location and great facilities."

    Reviewed by GrahamJun 2022

  • "Love the property but looking tired."

    Fridge and toaster broken quickly replaced by housekeeping. No batteries in TV remotes and main TV needs replacing as it's so old and not a smart TV.

    Reviewed by PamelaMay 2022

  • "It’s a stunning location and the properties rooms are eclectic and comfy enough."

    Facilities in kitchen etc were fine, though food had been left in cupboards so we didn’t use it as thought that was meant to all be taken away? Possibly missed by cleaners as some places were dusty, or not hoovered. The downstairs rooms are cold at this time of year. Thermostat is upstairs on landing so top house gets warm and consequently the heat cuts out and downstairs radiators don’t get chance to heat up. Would book again, though wouldn’t use Sykes who treated us pretty shabbily during lockdown

    Reviewed by ColinMar 2022

  • "We had a fabulous stay here ."

    .the views are outstanding. The light streaming in to the house from all the windows is beautiful too. We can't wait to go back.

    Reviewed by CatherineMar 2022

  • "Hi, we really enjoyed our stay."

    Our only feedback would be that some of the furnishings need updating such as the couch and curtains. Outside area could do with tidying up. The trees etc. the house is in an amazing spot and otherwise really comfortable and we had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by SimonMar 2022

  • "Our stay at Menadwyn was wonderful."

    The property was very well equipped and extremely comfortable. We enjoyed reading the info about the history of the building, and the photos displayed were lovely. We had lovely walks direct from the property, and even more to explore just a short drive away. It is ideally situated, with a supermarket and dog friendly pub within easy walking distance, so this made for a very relaxing holiday. It was a privilege to stay, and we would love to return. The following is just feedback for the owner and not for publication: the hot water is very hot, so perhaps it could be turned down a little. Also many apologies that we left our sack of dog food behind and you will have had to dispose of it - we did not realise we had forgotten it until we got home!

    Reviewed by SarahFeb 2022

  • "We couldn’t use the main oven and the door of the top oven seemed very loose."

    Not great with a house that sleeps 8. Not sure the house had been cleaned before we got there? there was a few sweet wrappers on the floor? and there were a pair of men’s underwear in the wardrobe downstairs upon arrival.

    Reviewed by FionaFeb 2022

  • "This was our 10 stay at the house, I did email when we stayed in November."

    So glad to see more plates, cups and a new dishwasher. We have booked again and my family who came with me will also book for next year. We had a fabulous weekend and once again the weather was kind to us. Thank you

    Thank you for visiting again and for your kind comments. We appreciated your feedback from your last visit and have been actioning many improvements, as you have noted. We look forward to welcoming you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KeeleyJan 2022

  • "Location was superb."

    The situation of the property on the waterfront is 2nd to none and the proximity to the coastal path and Menai town is excellent. The space in the property is also excellent, lots of places to sit and and lots of beds to accommodate a larger group than we had. What was disappointing was the fit and finish of the property. It was tired and in need of a refresh, certainly at the prices charged. Kitchen and appliances are old. Bathrooms are cheap. Cheap Lino floor in downstairs bedrooms and bathrooms. Bedroom chest of draws, cupboards are old. Outside space offers great views, but old benches, astro turf laid badly. Attention to detail also lacking. The handbook is very out of date. Log's for the woodburner not provided (says it is in the handbook). Dog poo left outside. The property needs some of the profits reinvesting to bring this back to a 5 star listing.

    Reviewed by PeterDec 2021

  • "This is a tough one."

    This is our second visit to MANADWYN. We were there two years back. As we all know it’s iconic, unique, scenic with a stunning position, etc. etc. But here’s the tough bit it’s getting (has got) tatty around the edges. Blinds that won’t go up, and are stained, curtain hooks missing and the TV that essentially does not work (it didn’t two years ago either) . There’s clearly NO encouragement to use the wood burning stove (no wood) and it was needed in November. We tried to light it two years back and failed. This feedback feels petty because we feel privileged to be staying at MANADWYN, but to be honest it’s BIG ££££ any time of the year so it should be immaculate and it’s not. PS The 7 feedback score is for SYKES.

    Thank you for revisiting Manadwyn and for your valued feedback. We have purchased more curtain hooks and the blinds are all working now. The TVs do work - they are new smart TVs (not the same ones as on your first visit) but occasionally guests the previous week adjust the settings. We do provide a housekeeping phone number on arrival so that any issues can be (very simply) remedied straight away. The wood-burning stove is laid from the beginning of December through the winter and a basket of logs is provided for your first night. King Regards. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CathNov 2021

  • "We have used this property 9 times and we have booked to come back again next year, once in January and again in November."

    We love the the property but we found that there is a few points that I need to share. The lack of cooking pans, plates, cup, champagne glasses& other sets of. Ice glasses. chipped plates,cups & cracked glasses. Toilet seat needs replacing in main toilet. Dishwasher doesn’t work and leaves marks on dishes even after we cleaned the bottom out of old food. Not enough serving bowls if you wanted to present food. Not enough t towels, not enough logs. Games to play most pieces were missing: maybe need to look and update. Maybe some cushions for outside benches. Tv : we struggled to get live tv on, should be a manual. Oven: again if we hadn’t been before struggle to get the oven on. Should have a manual. I also feel that a 9am checkout needs to be looked at. We have stayed in holiday homes this year and the checkin and check out have been as follows : check in 3pm and a 10am checkout.

    Thank you for your many visits to Manadwyn and for your feedback. We have now replaced all the crockery and a full complement of new glassware arrives this week. We have had the dishwasher serviced and, in light of its age, also ordered a new one and the loo seat has been fixed. One towel is provided per guest plus hand towels and a basket of logs for the first night (this is standard practice in holiday cottages). We have now changed the checkout to 10 am. Sadly we cannot change the 5pm check-in as we are often booked back to back so this 7 hour window is essential to address any issues that may have arisen the previous week. Thank you again for staying at Manadwyn. Best regards. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KeeleyNov 2021

  • "We had a fabulous stay at Manadwyn."

    We had everything we needed & the views are stunning. I can't think of anywhere better to chill out & relax with friends. It's so quiet & peaceful yet only a short walk to pubs & shop so perfect for eating out or cooking. Definitely recommend staying at Manadwyn.

    Reviewed by CarolynSep 2021

  • "This property is special."

    The combination of the location (which is stunning and very peaceful) and the history, just make this such a special place to stay, its is after many years of hiring properties for holiday, my absolute favorite. I am sorry to say though, that whoever is managing the property on the owners behalf are letting them down. The L shaped sofa, and the mattresses in the lower ground floor bedroom are beyond their sell by date, one of the baths was not very clean (black sludge actually came out of the tap in the upstairs bathroom, went away quick enough) and there were no logs in the basket for the fire (it didn't get chilly until our 2nd to last night and only noticed then that there were no logs, it was outside of the time you could contact the housing keeping so we just went and got our own). This property is wonderful and it just needs that little bit of love and care to get it to excellent. I would of rebooked this property for next year, however, the price for the same time of year has gone up by over £600. Such a shame as no doubt myself and other people who have previously stayed here now can't afford it and with things just showing a bit of wear and tear it seems a little bit on the cheeky side but I guess after the pandemic profits are down. I have stayed at another property on the strait with awesome views and location and they are charging a similar amount but the property is exceptionally equipped with terrific beds, tv's in everyone rooms with Sky and Netflix. It feels that because of the properties location its felt that not too much attention needs to be paid to replacing things or offering more facilities because people will be swept away by the view. If you are reading this, it is a very special place to stay but don't expect 5 star facilities - this is more of a character property.

    Reviewed by LisaJun 2021

  • "The accommodation was good with views out of every window, it did say about the stairs but we got by(had the in-laws with us o a p 's) but over all a very relaxing 4 days, the bins and recycling never got removed from the week before or why we was there but put that down to it being a bank holiday!"

    just wish the weather was better for May .

    Reviewed by StuartMay 2021

  • "We had a lovely holiday, both adults and children were entranced by its position, everything was very clean and in good order and we were fascinated to watch the tide come in and lap round the cottage."

    There was just one slight disadvantage that the bathroom on the lower floor was a bit small all round and entry in the relatively restricted area may be better facilitated by removing the water sky attached to the outer side of the door.

    Reviewed by PhilipApr 2021

  • "Manadwyn is a fantastic property in a brilliant location and we thoroughly enjoyed our week staying there."

    The views from the property are superb and we spent lots of time sitting on the balcony, soaking up the sun and watching the world go by. There were only 5 of us staying in the property so we had everything we needed. However, it can accommodate up to 10 which would, I think, pose a problem with the small main bathroom and the tiny shower room downstairs. We did have a few small issues, for example there wasn't a key to open the patio doors in the master bedroom, the TV in the downstairs bedroom didn't work, and there were only 3 wine glasses! However, these were minor issues and didn't cause us any problems, just things that could easily be fixed for the future. Overall, I would say this is a fantastic place to stay and I would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by KarenSep 2020

  • "Have already sent feedback on Manadwyn and you said you would forward my complaints to the owner Thankyou"

    Reviewed by AnnAug 2020

  • "The cottage is unique, it’s position, views and living area."

    The kitchen is well stocked and we enjoyed the family feel of the cottage. We were a little disappointed with the showers, not easy to “get right”we didn’t find a hairdryer. We enjoyed reading the history of the cottage , we felt lucky to be allowed to stay there.

    Reviewed by JaneMar 2020

  • "Lovely property with fab views and very big inside."

    Large kitchen but a tea towel would have been useful luckily I took one. A welcome pack would have been nice. The house would be lovely in the Summer as large decking to sit out with great views Good parking for one car. Heating worked great as it was cold weather. Take toilet trolls as we were only left 2 and we were there 3 nights. Plenty of soft towels and good bedding. We enjoyed our stay and would return again

    Reviewed by CarolFeb 2020

  • "Wonderful Home, Fantastic Views, Idyllic."

    We were a party of 8, and all had a fabulous time, even though we were hit by Storm Ciara, nothing perturbed. All of the rooms were cosy, and the log fire was a welcome treat in the evening. Our grandchildren loved the bedroom in the basement and the kitchen had everything we needed. So close to some great restaurants, we visited Dylans to celebrate a 60th birthday and the food and service was second to non. We will definitely be back, and would recommend this home, 100%.

    Reviewed by SusanFeb 2020

  • "Beautiful holiday home in an incredible location."

    Would definitely recommend & will stay there again.

    Reviewed by CarolynNov 2019

  • "I have stayed here twice before with friends so knew what to expect."

    Great property, great location, breath taking views all in all a wonderful place to chill out and relax with friends and family

    Reviewed by CatherineNov 2019

  • "Love Menai holidays."

    We use them every year. Never fail to impress

    Reviewed by JayneOct 2019

  • "Let’s be clear."

    ..what an iconic property, absolutely unique with quite possibly one of the best views and outlook in the UK.... maybe in the World. A different ‘scene’ every time you looked out regardless of the weather. It was an absolute privilege to be able to stay for a week. Slight negatives, very iffy and temperamental Wi-Fi connectivity and no sight of recycle ♻️ boxes. Bins (outside on the road) full to overflowing.

    Reviewed by DaiOct 2019

  • "The most amazing holiday cottage thank you we will definitely stay again"

    Reviewed by NatalieAug 2019

  • "2nd time we’ve stayed at Manadwyn fantastic location and perfect place to enjoy our holiday."

    Also had excellent service from Sam at Menai Holidays.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2019

  • "The only real ' downside ' to this property is the ' bathroom ' on the lower level, but the location of Manadwyn makes up for it ."

    Reviewed by LynnMay 2019

  • "This is a beautifully quirky property in a stunning location."

    We spent a very comforatble week here and would throughly recommend it.

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, location & views, however kitchen equipment random, no logs, exit tired in places"

    Elizabeth KnapperMar 2019

  • "This is the 2nd time we have stayed at Manadwyn and it was just as impressive."

    Very comfortable with all that you would need. The views are spectacular. The lounge has lots of room and a lovely log burner for cold evenings. Would highly recommend and we are hoping to book again next year.

    Jane PocockFeb 2019

  • "Wow..."

    .. Cannot explain in words how stunning this place is. Everything we imagined and more. Wish to go back. Perfect setting next to the Menai straight for a family break. Amazing!

    Lesley SlaterJan 2019

  • "Beautiful place, shabby chic, a bit lived in , felt homely , fabulous position and felt privileged to have spent time there."

    Views amazing!

    Dec 2018

  • "The cottage was unique it welcomes you and the sea views give it added interest"

    Andrew LewisNov 2018

  • "The views, the location of the cottage on the Straits, the quirky structure and the interior décor were just "wow"."

    We loved this place and felt so at home that we really didn't want to leave. We were so fortunate to have stayed at such an iconic and historical cottage. Housekeeping was to an excellent standard. A few store cupboard essentials would have been useful such as tea bags, salt and pepper (mills if possible). Accepting that Waitrose is conveniently just up the road however for arrival it would have been helpful. Working clocks would also be useful.

    Sher KilgourNov 2018

  • "Excellent would go again !"

    Janet QuarmbyNov 2018

  • "Fabulous location, great property, just afew little niggles - bins put out late the week before so full when we arrived, need to change clock batteries!"

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    Nov 2018

  • "Fascinating property views to die for."

    Linda CareyOct 2018

  • "Excellent location and a quirky house."

    Very tired interior, setties and carpets very shabby and dirty. Outside furniture rotten and very little of it considering the house sleeps 12. Unfortunately the drain smell outside the front door is absolutely awful. The bins weren’t emptied so also the smell was terrible on the front drive. The house has a fantastic vista, but the owners need to spend some money on it as for the weekly rental it should be far better.

    Pamela GreenwoodSep 2018

  • "Manadwyn provides the perfect setting to relax and unwind."

    Liz SmallwoodAug 2018

  • "A lovely cottage in a spectacular location."

    Phil & Joanne BrownAug 2018

  • "The cottage’s location is outstanding but the quality of the furniture and fittings inside was very poor."

    The chairs are worn, dirty and have springs coming through. The garden benches on the terraces were broken, there was no bottle opener or whisk in the kitchen, no basket of logs as advised was included. As I said the views and the location will always keep people coming back but The fixtures/fittings do not match up.

    Jun 2018

  • "Fantastic setting spent most of the holiday sitting on the decking overlooking Menai Straits plan to rebook next year"

    David WilliamsJun 2018

  • "First visited in the 60's when there was no electricity!"

    Lovely then. Situation will always be beautiful, facilities excellent.

    John MooreJun 2018

  • "Great cottage right on the Menai river with fantastic views."

    Would definitely stay there again.

    Julia ForemanMay 2018

  • "This is a good quality holiday home in a great location with stunning views."

    Sadly, it is not being well-maintained. The frying pans were so grubby we had to go out and buy one to use during our stay. Outside on the all-important decking with the stunning views, the patio furniture is in a very sorry state. One 2-person bench on the upper level has completely collapsed; another 2-person bench on the lower level is on its last legs and about to follow suit. There are no tables on the lower decking and no patio umbrellas to protect you from the sun. Two of the four TV remotes were not working when we arrived. One needed new batteries (which we had to purchase); the other was kaput and had to be replaced. Neither of the property's two clocks were working when we arrived. The one in the kitchen needed a new battery (which we had to purchase); the large, ornate one on the stairs remained "out of order" throughout our stay despite us mentioning it to the caretaker when he came to check the TV remotes. One of the lamps in the lounge is broken and its shade is being held together with Blutak. Several lights in the property (inside & out) are not working and need new bulbs. The paintwork in the lounge needs re-doing. It has been badly "patched up" to disguise scuff marks and looks very shoddy. The woodwork on the outside decking is beginning to rot in places, and is badly in need of either a thorough spruce up (re-varnishing) or completely replacing. Finally, the washing machine and tumble dryer both need a thorough clean.

    Phil GriffinMay 2018

  • "Furniture old and uncomfortable."

    Geoffrey WilcockMar 2018

  • "Emailed photos to menai."

    the house is in need of deep clean.and things need replacing such as.. roasting/frying pans. all furniture in lounge is sunken, lumpy bumpy and very uncomfortable.

    Jennifer CalvertJan 2018

  • "Good house for a large group, in beautiful surroundings."

    Dec 2017

  • "Sunning house in a truly unique position."

    We would love to visit again but only if the property has been deep cleaned and some of the soft furnishings replaced. Rugs, sofa covers, cushions were all stained. Bathroom accessories not clean and had to be removed. Kitchen drawers had not been cleaned in a while. This property would benefit if brought up to the standard of Unique Home Stays. It deserves to be at this level.

    Dec 2017

  • "Unique..."

    Unique doesn't quite cut it however, but then.... that's Manadwyn for you!

    Nov 2017

  • "As always, the location is special but very minor issues mean it's not 5 stars"

    Hywel EvansOct 2017

  • "We loved the house - it was in an amazing situation."

    Sep 2017

  • "Beautiful cottage amazing views and perfect location"

    Anne WaltonAug 2017

  • "Great location."

    Limited parking only real disadvantage.

    Jul 2016

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This property is part of the Menai Holidays collection.
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Summary

  • Four bedrooms: 3 x double, 1 x twin with additional bunks suitable for children of 12 and under (Bunks are not made up)
  • Family bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and handwash basin
  • Compact shower room with microbath and shower over, WC and handwash basin
  • Kitchen is to the side of the sitting room with dining area and breakfast bar, fridge freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, double oven, microwave, toaster
  • Sitting room with sofas and chairs, log burner, freeview TV
  • Outside the sitting room and master bedroom is a balcony with bench seating
  • A staircase leads up to a roof terrace with table and chairs
  • Parking for one car.
  • Pub and amenities within a 5 minute walk
  • Sea views, off road parking, woodburning stove, initial supply of kindling and fuel for fire, bed linen and towels provided, travel cot, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, off road parking
  • PLEASE NOTE: The bunk beds are not made up
  • There is parking for one car at the property
  • Additional parking can be found further along the lane that leads under the Menai Suspension Bridge
  • 1 well behaved dogs welcome
  • Note: The WiFi can be intermittent at this property due to the location

The property

Built into the cliffside, and overhanging the water at high tide, staying in Manadwyn holiday house feels like setting sail on a ship.

Virtually all the windows look out to sea.

You will be enchanted by the ever changing views...

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.

Region Information

Note: It is guests' responsibility to ensure that every care is taken to manage the risks and dangers associated with the location of the property and so protect themselves and those staying from loss, injury or death. Most particularly, the house has not been designed for ease of use or safety for parties with small children or persons with any mobility restrictions. Please be advised that the balcony for this property directly overhangs water and rocks, therefore, caution should be taken at all times and children should be supervised. Please use common sense at all times when at this property due to the risks associated.
Note: Due to the configuration of the downstairs area this property is only suitable 8 maximum and please be aware that the bunk beds in the twin room are only suitable for children of 12 years old and under and are not made up.
Note: No early check ins
Note: The WiFi can be intermittent at this property due to the location.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter