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Mermaid Cottage

(Ref. 1008922)

Brynsiencyn, Anglesey Show on map

4.6

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

Features

  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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44 Customer Reviews

  • "What a lovely Christmas we had at Mermaid."

    Wonderful views, crazy weather from wind, rain, thunderstorms and sun, but what a view to take it all in. Property comfortable and cosy. Lovely bedrooms. May need a little attention to the heating and ventilation in cooler weather as the outer rooms get cold. Overall a fantastic stay and would love to go in the warmer months and enjoy opening the patio doors for the view

    Reviewed by Gail4.1Dec 2023

  • "A beautiful location with great views across the Menai."

    The only thing I would mention is the water pressure to the en suite shower was rather excessive and probably needs altering. Maybe include a visitors book in the property for visitors to include where they've been and share their experiences, e.g. Supermarkets, places to eat, best places to see red squirrels, etc... Also, include a folder with operating instructions. We found the cooker instructions in a drawer in the lounge. We had a lovely week with great weather. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Lesley4.7Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful property with stunning views across Menai straits to Snowdonia."

    Recently refurbished, the property was almost brand new, only the kitchen to update to keep up appearances with the rest of the house. I would recommend this property to people who like walking, fishing, painting, and watching the world go bye whilst relaxing. A great place to explore Anglesey, Snowdonia, Caernarfon, Llandudno and North Wales. 3 minor issues for the owner, skirting board by door in hallway rotted and slugs entering house, had to but salt down the hole to stop them entering.You need a bigger TV, with freeview, no point in having Sky tv with just terrestrial TV available, provide a hoover or a full size brush in order for guest to clean the wooden floors. That said thank you for sharing your property, it is absolutely beautiful, would come back in a heart beat

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are so pleased you had a lovely stay. We will definitely look into the points you have raised. Thank you ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Aug 2023

  • "My 5 year old son cried when we had to leave!"

    Gorgeous little cottage in a beautiful location. Very clean and nicely furnished. Lovely views from the French doors which I enjoyed a coffee from most mornings. The only thing I really wished there has been was a long handled brush for the wooden floors and we struggled to find the bins for the cottage. We used a neighbours who left the same day we did. Despite searching for the recycling bins we were unable to locate any for mermaid cottage.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are so pleased you had a lovely stay. We will look at the positioning of the recycling bins and provide a new brush. Thank you ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.7Aug 2023

  • "The situation of this property is unbeatable."

    The views are amazing and the new living area really lovely. The main bathroom was great but the sink empties slowly in the ensuite. Whilst adequate the kitchen needs updating. The lower oven didn't seem to work and there is a smell in the cupboards. Also info about the recycling would have been welcome. Overall though very happy. Thankyou.

    Reviewed by Rachel4.4Aug 2023

  • "The property is ideal for those who want a quiet and relaxing holiday with lovely views over the water with Snowdonia in the background."

    Refurbished for this year it is in very good condition, and well presented. We took food with us as there are no shops nearby, although we did see neighbouring properties receive supermarket deliveries. I particularly liked the visits each evening by the hedgehog! It would be useful if you could provide a long handled dustpan and brush to allow easy and quick cleaning of the hard floors in the property!

    Reviewed by Terry4.7Jun 2023

  • "Great place to stop ."

    Great views. Booked up now until 2024 . Will definitely will be back in 2024.

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Sep 2022

  • "Really lovely property."

    Very comfortable and with a superb view. Nothing really bad about this property although for 6 people a dishwasher is a must. ?

    Reviewed by Stephen4.4Aug 2022

  • "Had another very pleasant stay at your cottage."

    So peaceful we appreciate the upgrade of our bespoke picnic bench. My only gripe is that the lounge furniture is very uncomfortable. Other than that it was perfect.

    Reviewed by Kath4.4Jun 2022

  • "Great ;location, cottage has everything you could want garden all round + private very quite"

    Reviewed by Peter3.8Jun 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this lovely holiday home."

    The facilities and views were excellent. The only downsides were check in and out times, the 9-30 departure and the 6pm check in means you actually loose the best part of a day. Suggest a 10 am departure and 3pm arrival would be more appropriate.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jun 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage with an amazing view, in a really nice and peaceful area."

    The kids absolutely loved watching the strait and walking down the pebble beach. Whilst it is out of the way, it is very easy to travel to nearby shops and amenities.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0May 2022

  • "Overall we absolutely loved our stay and on leaving immediately looked to rebook (fully booked until September unfortunately)."

    However despite numerous reviews mentioning the broken outdoor furniture this has still not been fixed/replaced which was very disappointing as obviously the feedback is not being actioned by the owners. Our only other criticism was the check in-check out times and the cleaning expectations of guests ‘due to covid’. Check in not until 6pm and check out by 9.30! Presumably to allow for adequate cleaning between guests, except the list for cleanliness to be completed by the guests was outrageous given the check in/check out times. We booked with Menai holidays last year just after the rule change to allow overnight stays in your family bubbles and the check in/check out times weren’t even this late/early in the height of the pandemic. We could check in from 3pm and check out by 10am, with much less cleaning expectations placed on the guest. In my opinion the new check in/check out times alongside the new cleaning expectations for guests mean you lose a day of your holiday. It feels very much how can we make more money whilst providing less. I feel this is a bit of a liberty by the property letting company especially given the more acceptable times during the height of the pandemic . Otherwise we loved our stay, loved the property, we have always had excellent experiences as repeat bookers with Menai holidays and would both recommend and use again, however the check in/check out times plus cleaning expectations did disappoint, alongside the property owners lack of attention to previous feedback about the garden furniture. It gave an impression of not being overly bothered about renter feedback as long as bookings continue to be made.

    Reviewed by Lindsay4.7Apr 2022

  • "We had a wonderful time at your lovely cottage."

    It felt like home from home. Beautifully appointed rooms with spectacular views across the bay. I can’t wait to come back next year. Thankyou for having us. ❤️

    Reviewed by Kath5.0Sep 2021

  • "The location of this cottage is absolutely spectacular."

    The main bathroom has been updated and is amazing, the one thing that is lacking is a dishwasher that could be easily fitted in. The outside table and chairs need to be replaced as on one chair the wooden slats are broken. Overall though we had a wonderful holiday and will definitely be back

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Aug 2021

  • "The views from the cottage were beautiful, the cottage was wonderful and as described, the only criticism I have is the carpet in the bedroom needs replacing."

    I would absolutely cool here again and again. So relaxing and pretty just what the doctor ordered.

    Reviewed by Sofia4.7Jul 2021

  • "The view over the water ."

    The lights shinning on the water in the evening

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jul 2021

  • "Amazing cottage in fabulous location overlooking the Menai Strait."

    We enjoyed terrific weather which meant we could eat out each day / evening watching the change of tides and admiring the view. It's within easy reach of anywhere else on the island and made a great base for travelling around. Would love to return and would definitely recommend it. Comfortable and relaxing.

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Jul 2021

  • "Mermaid Cottage was perfectly located on the Menai Strait with stunning views of Snowdonia and close to the fantastic beaches of Newborough."

    Walking distance to the Sea Zoo and Foel Farm Park. Comfortable and spotlessly clean, quiet and peaceful we would certainly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Jun 2021

  • "The cottage was exactly as the pictures."

    Spotlessly clean with everything provided. Beautiful location. Lovely views. Calm relaxing and peaceful. Will go back again.

    Reviewed by Pauline4.7Oct 2020

  • "There is a damp smell in the lower cupboards at the side of the oven, it makes all the plates etc."

    smell the same, can this be rectified. Everything else was good.Loved the location.

    Reviewed by William4.7Sep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage great location."

    But there is a real musty smell in all the bedroom furniture and kitchen cupboards and being an asthma sufferer was really a off putting...parts are in need off a bit of up dating and would make this a fabulous cottage because of its location.

    Reviewed by Susan3.1Aug 2020

  • "The weather was not great but we enjoyed a fabulous week in Mermaid Cottage."

    Views across menai were superb and exciting watching waves blowing across in 60mph winds. Location good but a treck to nearest facilities so important to take supplies with you Cottage for six but lack of comfortable seating and hob a nightmare to turn on

    Reviewed by Susan4.1Aug 2020

  • "This is my second visit to this cottage (I was last there in 2009)."

    The views are amazing. The cottage is clean and comfortable and well stocked (nice glasses, plates etc). Sadly the coffee maker wasn't there due to the covid clean up. The washer dryer is amazing (no dirty washing on the way home). The bathrooms are luxurious, especially the nice power shower in the en-suite. If I had any complaints they would be - The lack of an instruction book for the cooker and the tired leather suite in the living room (I think it was the same one that was there 10 years ago). Other than that absolutely amazing holiday home.

    Reviewed by Catherine4.7Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was comfortable and well-equipped but the location, especially the view was spectacular."

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jul 2020

  • "Absolutely loved this place right on the Menai very quiet beautiful views."

    Would definitely visit again. With the coastal path on the doorstep it was ideal for me and the mrs.

    Reviewed by Phillip John4.7Oct 2019

  • "The mermaid cottage was very clean and was well equipped."

    The surroundings were very tranquil and had lovely views.The only downside was the horrid smell in the double bedroom which would put me off going back there which is a shame as otherwise it's a beautiful comfortable cottage.

    Reviewed by June4.7Sep 2019

  • "The location of the cottage was absolutely perfect and exceeded my expectations - we were right by the sea!"

    The cottage was very pretty from the outside, and had a lovely garden filled with butterflies and birds - and again exceeded expectations! Inside the cottage was very clean and had a superb bathroom and facilities. The only small thing it lacked was probably just a couple of ‘welcome’ bits, such as tea, coffee, etc. There was nothing that was complimentary or left as a ‘welcone’ - but that might be my expectations as the last cottage I booked had a welcone pack and lots of essentials that was really appreciated on the day of arrival.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Aug 2019

  • "Second time we have stayed here."

    Fantastic position overlooking the Menai Straits. Highly recommended, we plan to return again.

    Reviewed by Huw5.0Jun 2019

  • "It was a lovely peaceful location with the most amazing views of the Menai Straits and the mountains beyond, seen from the cottage and the garden."

    We had a much needed and refreshing break at Mermaid Cottage, with everything we could hope for (except for warmer weather maybe!!) Very well equipped and comfortable cottage

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jun 2019

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage, couldn’t wish for a better location and view over the Menai Strait."

    Loved our morning and evening walks in close proximity to the seabirds. Cottage very comfortable and very well furnished apart from markings missing on cooker hob and oven controls and a few garden furniture chairs broken so couldn’t be used.

    Aug 2018

  • "Fantastic view."

    Great location. Clean cottage.

    Aug 2018

  • "We love the cottage lovely peaceful place fantastic views the cottage has everything you need,"

    Tracey MitchellAug 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in a wonderful location, with views of the Menai, the mountains and Caernarfon castle."

    Spacious and well equipped cottage providing a perfect base for a relaxing holiday. The only negative were the broken garden chairs, which were uncomfortable to sit on. Diolch!

    Catherein GwynantJul 2018

  • "Perfect clean great views by the sea."

    Angela ThomasJun 2018

  • "The cottage was spacious and fitted out well."

    The view from the lounge was amazing. It was quiet and very relaxing.

    Daryl PearceJun 2018

  • "A comfortable, peaceful cottage with fantastic views across the Straits to Caernarvon."

    and Snowdonia. The owners have installed a lovely new family bathroom. However the website still advertises it as having a toilet in the cloakroom. This was removed several years ago and may be important to some bookers. WiFi router does not work.

    May 2018

  • "Cottage was outstanding and what a glorious place to stay, loss of one star as the central heating never came on so found it cold in the back of the cottage even with the electric heaters on (that we had to pay for)."

    May 2018

  • "Lovely cottage clean and very well equipped."

    Bathroom has been updated since the pictures were taken. It is now modern and attractive.

    JoanneApr 2018

  • "Great location and view."

    Clean and well stocked. Bedroom and bathrooms felt a bit tired.

    Oct 2017

  • "The views sell this cottage."

    Very spacious but needs some updating. Kitchen smells damp when opening cupboards. Carpets becoming a little tired need replacing soon. Very clean.

    Bernadette HibbittsAug 2017

  • "We have holidayed at the cottage for the past four years, it really is lovely."

    Ideal location and we've had wonderful times here. I'm really sorry to moan but the heating wasn't realistic, it didn't come on and it was cold and a little damp so we had to use the electric heaters on occasion (it was July!). There really should just be a straightforward way of watching tv. If sky is not on offer it really is annoying that you can see all the channels but not watch them, freeview would be so much less frustrating. Lack of Wifi is a major problem now, it really does make life difficult for self employed people like myself, plus we were with our teenage "kids" this time and it was almost like their oxygen had been taken away! it really is classed as a "utility" like gas, electric & water these days. We absolutely love Anglesey and especially mermaid cottage, it's well maintained, we've never had a problem, always clean, a joy to holiday in.

    Jul 2016

  • "Been to mermaid cottage many times , beautiful views overlooking the menai ..."

    Been to mermaid cottage many times , beautiful views overlooking the menai straits peaceful location , the cottage is lovely spacious clean and well equipped ,

    DavidJul 2016

  • "Ideal location; fabulous views; peaceful Very well presented; comfortable; good playing area for children; well equipped"

    DorothyJul 2016

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 2 x twin
  • Bathroom with corner bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom
  • Living room with dining and sitting area
  • Heating
  • Electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, Dolce Gusto coffee machine, toaster
  • TV, Freeview, CD player, DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request, please bring own linen
  • Front and side garden with lawn, shrubs and furniture
  • Off-road parking
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 4 miles, pub 2 miles, beach 6.3 miles
  • Note: Towels not provided please bring your own
  • Note: Please request highchair on booking if needed
  • Note: While Mermaid Cottage is mostly level inside, the access to the property itself is up 12 stone steps

The property

This delightful holiday cottage provides excellent family holiday accommodation for all seasons of the year.

Sitting just behind the Menai Strait, on Anglesey, it commands lovely views. The kitchen is bright and well planned, with an electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge/freezer and Dolce Gusto coffee maker (bring your own pods). The fantastic views can be appreciated from the French doors of the sitting room, which is furnished with a comfortable leather sofa and chairs.

There is a dining area to one side. The main bedroom has an en suite shower room with loo and wash basin.

There are two further bedrooms and a family bathroom with a luxurious corner bath with shower, wash basin and loo.

There is a cloakroom with loo and wash basin. While Mermaid Cottage is mostly level inside, the access to the property itself is up 12 stone steps. The views from the lawned garden are spectacular - with the Menai Strait on your doorstep, Caernarfon and its castle across the water, and the mountains of Snowdonia forming a magical backdrop. Only a short walk away you will find the Anglesey Sea Zoo, Foel Restaurant, Foel Farm Park and Chocolate Factory, and the Tal y Foel Riding Centre.

Birdwatchers will love the variety of birds, and there are many local golf courses and stunning beaches.

Note: This Property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200

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

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About the location

BRYNSIENCYN

Bangor 9 miles; Beaumaris 10 miles; Caernarfon 13.5 miles

A small village nestled on the banks of the Menai Straits on the Isle of Anglesey. Brynsiencyn is small yet delightful, hosting a shop, Post Office, a lovely village pub, a cafe and a takeaway. The village boasts some incredible views towards the delightful town of Caernarfon over the Menai Straits and even the dominant Snowdonia Mountain Range in the distance. There is plenty to do on the thriving island of Anglesey, the popular attractions of Anglesey Sea Zoo and Foel Farm are just a stones throw away, apart from this there are tonnes of spectacular beaches and history to be discovered. The tourist destinations of Beaumaris, Bangor and Caernarfon are all nearby and are all well worth a visit.

Note: While Mermaid Cottage is mostly level inside, the access to the property itself is up 12 stone steps.
Note: Towels not provided please bring your own.
Note: Please request highchair on booking if needed.
Note: This Property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200