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Bwthyn Awel

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Church Bay near Cemaes Bay, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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11 Customer Reviews

  • "Thank you for a wonderful holiday."

    This was a very last minute booking as we had been badly let down at a previous property. The house is in a wonderful position overlooking the sea with views over to Holyhead harbour. We all enjoyed watching the boats and ships. Sitting on the balcony was a delight. Church Bay beach was perfect for all the family and was only a ten minute walk away. The kitchen was very well equipped. There were two fridges and a freezer, a microwave and oven. A table in the kitchen together with a table on the deck, plenty of room for us all to eat. The bedrooms all had plenty of storage. The upstairs sitting room was comfortable. Unfortunately one of our showers had luke warm water but a plumber was contacted. There was plenty of hot water for the rest of us. We would thoroughly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Martin4.7Jun 2024

  • "A beautiful property and setting."

    Church bay has a great beach, cafe and restaurant and is very accessible to the other parts of the island in the car. The property is very comfortable and well set out. The upstairs sitting room and balcony have amazing views and the kitchen is well equipped. We had an issue with the washing machine, but the communication with the host was impeccable. Thank you - definitely worth a return trip.

    Thank you, we are delighted that you enjoyed the house and would welcome you back Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Aug 2023

  • "This property was ideal for us."

    There were 10 of us - 4 adults and 6 teenagers. There was plenty of room. The kitchen was very well equipped and the lounge on the 1st floor was comfortable and had lovely views over the sea with fantastic sunsets. The local beach was within walking distance. We all enjoyed our stay.

    Thank you for your review, we are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and would be happy to see you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mary4.7Jul 2023

  • "Bwthyn Awel is the western half of a property with three sections, but we hardly saw the other occupants, and there was space for our three vehicles."

    It's set well back from a quiet road, so there are no issues with noise. The internal organisation of the house worked very well for our group (three couples; three under-8s from two families) as regards allocation of bedrooms and the layout of the kitchen/eating area. The equipment was excellent and there were plenty of utensils, etc. There was plenty of hot water (LPG boiler), even with our heavy requirements. The lounge area was spacious and comfortable and its balcony had a view to die for! We ate outside most of the time, and enjoyed a similar view from the decking ... the garden is basic lawn, but large enough and safe for the kids to run about in. Found Church Bay a great place for a holiday with youngsters and the beach is an easy walk away using the short-cut along a footpath, is safe for swimming and has lots of interesting rock-pools. Add a clean public toilet and a cafe (Thursday-Sunday) with great strawberry scones, and what's not to like!

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jul 2022

  • "Fabulous week at church bay the children absolutely love it like to go in the sea whatever the weather."

    The owner is very kind and leaves them a little surprise

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Apr 2022

  • "A beautiful location."

    An unsightly outside rubbish area near the entrance door. Cleanliness did not meet our standards, kitchen work surfaces, cupboards, skirting boards, carpet edges, patio door, bath all needed cleaning by ourselves in order for us to feel comfortable. Dead flies, wood lice and “muck”on bedroom carpets and behind furniture , the hoover was blocked and the filters were filthy. We invited the owner to visit in person or we offered to do a video link to show the lack of cleanliness, she declined. A toilet cistern continuously running and not flush-able. Carbon monoxide monitor not working. Issues reported to owner and Sykes Cottages

    Many thanks for your feedback. When you raised your concerns regarding cleanliness I did arrange for my House Keeper to attend the property who arrived to find the only cleaning required was to pick up items you left behind the sofa. My Handyman attended due to your concerns about the toilet and they were unable to find an issue. Since reading your review we have ensured that the carbon monoxide monitor is in working order. As I explained to you I live 100 miles away however for this reason I do have a local team that manage the property for me and are always happy to attend where necessary, to address any issues as they did during your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Layton1.9Apr 2022

  • "We stayed in the beautiful Bwthyn Awel cottage in January 2022."

    The location, in Church Bay is lovely and peaceful with the Lobster Pot restaurant just a short walk from the cottage and a little further on is the beach. The house and facilities are as shown and detailed on the Sykes website but feels much homier than pictures can convey. It is modern looking inside and out with lots of lovely and thoughtful finishing touches. Bedding was charming and the beds very comfortable (which I was happily surprised to find!). There is a 1st floor balcony with decking which will be a lovely place to relax, sip a drink, read, admire the view… in the warmer months. Speaking of temperature, it was cold outside when we were staying there but we never felt a draft in the cottage, the water was hot and the temperature was cosy without being too warm. We had Wifi, Netflix and TV channels which we enjoyed from the comfy sofas in the first floor sitting room. Oh yes, and in the beautiful kitchen/eating area with the picturesque view there is a Nespresso machine so don’t forget to pack some pods – or pop to Holyhead shops (a short drive away) to stock up on essentials. Holyhead also has some nice shops, cafés and pubs. If you want to eat out nearer to your new home from home – the the Lobster Pot restaurant is open throughout and I have to say the food there was delicious! Lots of seafood as you would expect but other carnivore and vegetarian options available too. We also saw a nearby café, but understand that is only open “in season”. Overall, from our experience, it exceeded our expectations (as did the area) and the new owner couldn’t have been more helpful re the very few queries we had. We will definitely be booking another stay in Bwthyn Awel later in the year.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Jan 2022

  • "The property was in a nice location with all the facilities listed."

    However the televisions were really difficult to get working( we only managed to get the lounge tv working). The ensuite bathroom downstairs had no hot water to the shower. The surrounding area is lovely however there is a lack of places to eat. The lobster pot was great but the church inn was not serving food during our stayand we found the places we visited lacking in character and with very little to do.

    Thank you for your feedback its important to us. We have a local team who can assist with any queries during your stay. We hope to see you again in the future, kind regards the owners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steven3.4Nov 2021

  • "The property more than lived up to expectations as described on the website."

    The bedrooms were immaculate and the living room upstairs is so lovely and light, bright and airy . We were only a small group but there is plenty of space inside and out for families or groups of friends . The scenery is stunning and we were luck enough to have good weather and enjoyed the sunsets from the decking . It is the perfect place to relax and unwind and retreat from the world and we hope to book again soon . The nearby beach is stunning and only a short walk from a fantastic restaurant called the Lobster Pot . The house is so lovely you could just stay there for your entire holiday but if you want to take in the sights there are so many places in easy reach . We were able to visit Trearddur Bay and a visit to Rhosneighr is also recommended . The gardends at Plas Newydd were stunning even though it was mid September when we visited . Beaumaris is also somewhere to put on the "to do " list We understand this is under new management and the owner could not have been more helpful with the last minute questions . We had a very quick response to anything we asked We would thoroughly recommend a visit to this house

    Reviewed by Johanne5.0Sep 2021

  • "We had a wonderful week in this fantastic property."

    Outstanding views and just a short walk to a fab burger van, cool cafe and the wonderful Lobster Pot restaurant. The bedrooms were spacious with lovely bedding. The new owner could not have been more helpful with our enquiries. Church Bay was just idyllic and the coastal path either way took us to fantastic look out points and quiet spots. Great for launching the kayak and rock pooling. Sainsburys deliver too!

    Reviewed by Rosamund5.0Aug 2021

  • "Fabulous views of Holyhead and the sea."

    Easy walking distance to the beach, the children loved it.

    Reviewed by Catherine4.4Aug 2021

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  • Five bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite bath, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 3 x ground-floor twins
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • First-floor siting room with balcony
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher
  • 3 x Smart TVs with FreeSat, sitting room’s TV has Netflix, DVD and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and 2 x stairgates available
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed rear garden with lawn, decking, barbecue and furniture
  • Enclosed first-floor balcony with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2.5 miles, pub 0.2 miles, beach 0.4 miles
  • Note: There is no door between the bedrooms and en-suite bathroom
  • Note: Strong winds can affect TV signal and reception
  • Note: Due to rural location, WiFi can fluctuate in speed
  • Note: This property is not suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: Electric cars cannot be charged at this property
  • Please note there is a £200 refundable bond payable to the owner prior to arrival

The property

The stunning, semi-detached, Bwthyn Awel, is set in a slightly elevated position on the edge of the small seaside hamlet of Church Bay near Cemaes Bay, just a few hundred yards from the sea and sandy beach.

There is sought-after off-road parking for two cars to welcome you to the property so you can bring all your favourite people along with you.

This Church Bay cottage provides all the latest comfortable furnishings, and its five bedrooms allow for flexible accommodation.

Venture inside the property and discover the kitchen/diner where the designated chef can cook up a storm in the sleek kitchen with its breath-taking views; gather around the table and toast to a wonderful holiday.

After a tasty meal, head upstairs to the first-floor to find the sitting room, with a spectacular view from the balcony, you can look forward to sinking into the sofa and escaping reality with your favourite Netflix programme for the evening.

As the sun sets locate one of five bedrooms and you might be lucky enough to secure one with an en-suite for the night so you can take a leisurely soak before retreating to bed.

Enjoy dining alfresco in the picturesque garden in the summery months, where you can gather with your family and friends on the decking, whilst the chef of the evening rustles up a meal on the BBQ.

The scenic Anglesey Coastal Path, featuring 125 miles of coastline to explore, can be accessed from the end of the road, or guests can visit NT's Plas Newydd mansion or walk over 400 cliff steps down to South Stack Lighthouse.

For a dining out experience with your guests, get to know your local area and take a short stroll to The Church Bay Inn, which offers home-cooked meals and thrilling views of the rolling countryside.

Church Bay is renowned for its stunning, Blue Flag beach, where you can take your group for a day of kayaking, watersports, or for some excellent seafood.

Why not go for a lengthy bike ride and absorb the magnificent backdrop of the Welsh mountains; before travelling to Cemaes Bay to find the rest of your amenities, including a convenience store and an array of activities, from sunbathing on its shores to angling at its charter.

Venture further afield to the South Stack lighthouse in Holyhead, where you can take your family up the lighthouse for a thrilling tour.

Holyhead is also home to museums, Elin's Tower and a variety of cafes and pubs; ideal for an evening out.

A truly stunning cottage perfect for large families or groups of friends who enjoy something a little special.

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

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About the location


Amlwch 5 miles; Holyhead 17 miles.

Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the beautiful North Anglesey Heritage Coast, the pretty seaside village of Cemaes Bay is home to three pubs, shops, an award-winning chip shop, a cafe and Visitor Centre, a natural sheltered harbour and a sandy beach edged by grassy cliffs, ideal for safe bathing and family fun. The Isle of Anglesey is renowned for its miles of stunning and varied coastline offering wonderful walking and cycling, renowned birdwatching, excellent watersports, fishing and many quality golf courses. The well-known Sea Zoo and a variety of National Trust properties and gardens are all within reach on this beautiful island. A great location offering something for all the family, including even a day trip to Dublin from nearby Holyhead.

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Please note there is a £200 refundable bond payable to the owner prior to arrival