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Ynys Castell

Menai Bridge, Anglesey (Ref. 1009123)


(18 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 13

  • Bedrooms 7

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "Ynys Castell was all we hoped for in an island holiday home."

    The house was welcoming and we found it comfortable with plenty of room for us all (eleven), furniture that was homely and relaxed us; a great kitchen, enough bathrooms. We appreciated having more than one living area. A beautiful garden full of trees and plants (early May), with lots of nooks and crannies, paths and everywhere fantastic views. We all enjoyed living with the pattern of the tides, measuring how long the causeway took to get covered and uncovered; and the birdlife was fascinating as well. And of course, having our own island, if only for a week was just so brilliant. All in all a great location, lovely house in a beautiful part of the world (Beaumaris just up the road) and somewhere we hope to return to one day.

    Reviewed by HilaryApr 2022

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Ynys Castell it was everything we had hoped for and more."

    The house itself had everything we needed, we were 8 adults and 5 children and the house was comfortable for us, the two living areas were an added bonus. The gardens were lovely and the tidal nature of the property was a fun element and wasn’t too limiting as long as you checked the times beforehand. The setting is perfect with views across the water to the Menai bridge, the balconies and well placed garden benches making the most of this relaxing vista. As the previous reviews mentioned the house is in need of some repair, one of the walls upstairs has a large crack, some of the curtains were falling down and the living room door handle kept falling off as it was only held on with one screw. None of this impacted our stay though. The location of the property is brilliant, with many attractions within walking or a short car journey. We visited the beaches of Anglesey, beautiful gardens, Caernarfon castle and an adventure park and there was so much more we didn’t have time for on this trip. It’s worth keeping in mind the tide times will limit when you get on or off the property. Our only disappointment was that on the day of arrival we couldn’t get on the island until 5pm and we had to leave by 9am on the last day. We felt that we lost a days holiday. Having said that I don’t think any amount of time would have been enough at this wonderful place, we highly recommend and will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by NadineApr 2022

  • "Absolutely stunning location, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay on the island."

    The house itself is very clean and comfortable. The gardens are amazing. Yes, some parts of the house are in need of an update but this didn't effect our stay one bit. Its a great base to explore Anglesey or stay on the island and escape from the world. Tide times are easy to follow just make sure you plan your day to suit. We would absolutely recommend staying here on your very own island.

    Reviewed by LeeMar 2022

  • "We had a great time at the cottage."

    The house and grounds were beautiful and we loved waking up there and seeing the view. It's a very special place. The only negatives I could mention was that there was no cooking oil or toilet rolls (2 rolls for 13 guests) so we had to go to the shops but everything else was excellent

    Reviewed by JenniferNov 2021

  • "Absolutely loved our stay at Ynys Castell."

    It was brilliant to be cut off from the rest of the world for hours at a time and the island itself is beautiful, with several slipways and other exciting things to discover. You won't be disappointed by Ynys Castell. The interior is dated other than the bunk rooms/kitchens and bathrooms, but I think that all owes to the charm.

    Reviewed by SamNov 2021

  • "Perfect Location with fantastic views."

    The house has a well equipped kitchen and was much more than we had expected.

    Reviewed by MarkOct 2021

  • "The house, especially the lounge area was really dirty and the furniture threadbare and uncomfortable."

    All the carpets badly needed cleaning . The house was very run down and desperately in need of painting which was a shame as the location is brilliant, really breathtaking.

    Reviewed by AnnieOct 2021

  • "Location was amazing the island was more than we expected."

    House is dated but didn't take away from the experience of having a whole house and island to ourselves. Would definitely go back again

    Reviewed by AnnAug 2021

  • "We had stayed at the house once before in 2016 so we knew what it was like."

    It had been upgraded a bit since and is a fabulous place.

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2021

  • "The island is the most fantastic location you could wish for."

    Idyllic, exciting and beautiful views and scenery. The house is very homely and comfortable although dated in parts. The new kitchen is a great addition. Can't praise it enough for a thoroughly relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by ElizabethOct 2020

  • "It is a lovely place to stay, very roomy and fantastic having your own island."

    it was a very relaxing break and would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by StephenAug 2020

  • "We had a fantastic time at Ynys Castell."

    A new kitchen with modern facilities has just been fitted, and the house, garden and island were the perfect place to relax for a week. The owner was easy to contact when we had queries, and the locals in Menai Bridge were friendly and welcoming.

    Reviewed by AbigailFeb 2020

  • "Amazing place to stay."

    .. the house is a little wonder of it’s own with tons of space for all the family to relax. We had a wonderful time, keeping an eye on the tide and making sure we were back or out in time was part of the fun... absolutely one of my favourite places and we will definitely be back again .

    Reviewed by MelanieNov 2019

  • "Amazing place."

    I've stayed in more up to date places but that isn't the point of this property - you're staying on an island house with 7 bedrooms! Great for your extended family. Kids loved crabbing off the causeway and there's always loads to do on Anglesey. The tide only caught us out once but that was when we were late one day - other than that pretty easy to schedule your trips on and off.

    Reviewed by GarrathSep 2019

  • "Fixtures and fittings are dated, dishwasher didnt work!"

    Mice were heard in downstairs double ensuite bedroom. Garden fabulous, made the holiday, had a wonderful time canoeing from the beach at the rear of the house. Would stay again. It was great being on a small island cut off at high tide.

    Reviewed by BryanAug 2019

  • "Refer to my email regarding our holiday experiences"

    Reviewed by PeterJun 2019

  • "This was the perfect location for a family break."

    It was great to have our own island and we would love to return. The house itself is a little dated in areas, but this adds to the charm. Some areas have been updated tastefully. The bench in the garden is a nice touch and would be perfect on warm days. It was well equipped with everything we needed. Thank you to the caretaker who was helpful and informative. Top tip: You have to plan when to arrive and depart and days out because of the tide.

    Reviewed by RebbeccaJun 2019

  • "Absolutely loved this place as a base for a large get together."

    We were blessed with good weather so the kids played in the garden the whole time. We loved the different viewpoints from bedroom balconies, the upstairs lounge and especially the swing chair on the waters edge. The scenery is stunning and so quiet. Would totally stay here again as it’s a truly magical place.

    Reviewed by VanessaMay 2019

  • "This is a stunning location with amazing views from every direction and it is hard to find one that's any better - we have stayed here three times now and can highly recommend it - if you love the fact that you are cut off by the tide twice a day it is a one off."

    The house is so comfortable and homely although it is not the most modern or up to date but overall a wonderful experience.

    Elizabeth WhiteOct 2018

  • "The location of the cottage was outstanding."

    The cottage itself was a little disappointing. The balcony on the upstairs bedroom was not particularly secure, the upstairs en suite was not very clean and judging by the amount of dust and spiderweb it was not just a weeks worth. The toilet brush was a dirty brown stump. All the toilets were stained , the cooker didn’t work on the grill or the top oven. The overall finish of the property was shabby.

    Kevin LeeSep 2018

  • "Amazing island with excellent accommodation for extended family."

    Loved the fact that we were cut off at high tide. Landlord was v helpful.

    Aug 2018

  • "Comfortable, well equipped and amazing location"

    Apr 2018

  • "Ynys Castell was the perfect place for a family gathering for the weekend."

    The setting was stunning, and the house had everything we needed. Four generations enjoyed it!

    Sue VermesMar 2018

  • "This is an amazing cottage in a fantastic location."

    The accomodation was very good for our needs in size and bedrooms and eating areas. The lounges were cosy and spacious. Beds and bedding were comfy and clean and new. However, we felt the kitchen was tired and needed refreshing. The down stairs toilets had flushing problems. The outside space was fantastic and we enjoyed walking around and sitting in the gardens.

    David FoxJan 2018

  • "Magical, idyllic cottage on its own island."


    Aug 2017

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  • Seven bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double, 1 x ground floor twin, 1 x ground floor bunkroom, 2 x upstairs doubles, 1 x single, 1 x bunk room
  • Family bathroom with shower, WC and hand wash basin, ground floor en suite with bath and shower attachment, WC and hand wash basin, upstairs en suite with bath, separate shower, WC and hand wash basin, ground floor cloakroom
  • Kitchen with electric oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave and toaster
  • There is a utility corridor close by housing the washing machine and fridge/freezer
  • Dining room with seating for 12
  • 3 sitting rooms, Downstairs with sofa and chairs and flat screen TV / DVD, Upstairs large living area split in to two - a cosy area with sofas, large wood burning stove and large flat screen TV
  • Area with seating and a separate reading area
  • French doors out to balcony
  • Large mature gardens with lawned and patio areas with garden furniture
  • Nooks and crannies, meandering paths and it's own slipway
  • Parking for two cars, further two at the bottom of the drive (care should be taken to park above high water level).
  • WiFi, flat screen TV, wood burning stove, central heating, bed linen and towels provided, fridge freezer, books toys and games, CD player, garden furniture, boat welcome, washing machine, travel cot (no linen), high chair
  • Local amenities close by
  • The unique island location means that there are areas of cliff face and of course, the sea within close proximity to the cottage and guests with young children need to be mindful of this
  • The tide stays on the causeway for up to 4 hours, then off for up to 8 hours so arrival and departure times will vary to accommodate the tide.

The property

Such an individual and appealing property on its very own island off Anglesey.

Accessed via a tidal causeway, this is a holiday house which will give you a sense of adventure!

With 360 views of the Menai Strait and a backdrop of the Snowdonia mountains, the views from here are wonderful. Accommodation is ranged over two floors.

Downstairs is a modern kitchen, utility corridor, dining room, sitting room, three bedrooms (one ensuite) and cloakroom.

Upstairs is a large living area split into two, a further four bedrooms (one ensuite) and a family shower room. The modern kitchen is equipped with an electric oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave and toaster.

Washing machine and fridge/freeze are in the utility corridor close by.

There’s plenty of seating, making dining a convivial pleasure.

The downstairs sitting room is comfortably furnished, there’s a flat screen TV / DVD and it is framed by a beautiful large bay window with lovely views.

There are three bedrooms on the ground floor: one double ensuite, one twin and a bunkroom.

The ensuite has a bath with hand held shower attachment, loo and wash hand basis.

There is also a ground floor cloakroom with a loo and hand wash basis. Upstairs is a large living space, split into two.

There’s a cosy area with sofas, a wood burning stove and large flat screen TV.

And a further area with seating and space to read.

There are large picture windows with superb views up and down the Menai Strait.

French doors lead out onto a balcony. This floor also houses a further four bedrooms.

A master bedroom with ensuite (with bath, separate shower, loo and wash hand basin) and balcony, a double bedroom, bunk room and single bedroom.

There is also a family shower room with shower, loo and wash hand basin. Outside, there’s plenty of space to explore.

Ynys Castell has large mature gardens and patio areas equipped with garden furniture.

There are plenty of secret corners to discover and there’s even a slipway down to the Strait.

Parking for two cars is available outside the house and there is room for a further two cars at the bottom of the drive (make sure you park above the high water level). Ideal for families and large groups, this family home is a generously comfortable house, perfect for gatherings of family and friends on special occasions.

And when the tide is right, the bustling town on Menai Bridge is just a few minutes walk away, packed with independent shops, cafês and great restaurants.

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

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About the location


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 your responsibility to ensure that you take every care to manage the risks and dangers associated with the location of the property and so protect yourself and those staying with you 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. The house is an island and is cut off from the mainland for approximately 4 hours in every 12 hours. Please do not attempt to cross the causeway when there is water on it. Please exercise care and due attention when using all the property grounds as all the island is surrounded by water and dangerous terrain.

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