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The Old Lifeboat House

(Ref. 1008898)

Penmon, Anglesey Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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51 Customer Reviews

  • "Stunning location and lovely house, warm and comfortable with everything you need."

    This was our second stay and we will return as soon as we can find an available slot!

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Apr 2024

  • "The house is absolutely beautiful and in a real beautiful spot."

    Really impressed with the facilities and we will be returning.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Apr 2024

  • "Would be nice to have had a key to the gate onto the path down to beach."

    A mirror next to a plug socket. And the key safe was difficult to open. But wow fantastic place absolutely stunning we will see you next year already booked.

    Reviewed by Nev5.0Mar 2024

  • "A beautiful cottage in a stunning location."

    Spectacular views from the balcony off the living area - a perfect place to relax and enjoy the bird life/wildlife. The pebbly beach at Penmon is on the doorstep and there are several public footpaths to walk and explore the area without having to use your car. The cottage is very well appointed and spotlessly clean.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Mar 2024

  • "Gate lock a bit difficult"

    Reviewed by William4.7Mar 2024

  • "This was our second visit and as before we really enjoyed our stay."

    The location is fabulous and the house is beautifully set up and maintained. We are thinking of a third visit but at a different time of the year so as to enjoy a different perspective and better weather. Just a suggestion, more hanging space in the second bedroom upstairs would be useful.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Feb 2024

  • "A wonderful place to stay."

    Amazing views, quiet and relaxing with everything you need. We had a brilliant start to 2024 and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Dec 2023

  • "The most stunning setting imaginable and a beautifully comfortable place to stay with alll fittings and facilities to a very high standard indeed."

    We felt very well looked after once more on this second visit which will certainly not be our last and the friends we shared the holiday with were equally impressed. A gem of a place to stay.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Nov 2023

  • "A beautiful, comfortable, well-equipped, exceptionally clean and well looked after property in a wonderful location overlooking the dramatic coastline and across the strait to Snowdonia."

    Peaceful and relaxing, yet not far from amenities. We had a fabulous time here and would not hesitate to recommend it. We’ll definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Oct 2023

  • "Beautiful house in a stunning location."

    We have stayed several times and will certainly be back again.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Oct 2023

  • "An excellent property of the highest standard."

    Brilliant location with stunning views. Wildlife literally at your finger tips.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Aug 2023

  • "Absolutely stunning!"

    ! Fabulous week but a week isn't enough, by the time you're unwound it's time to pack up the car for home :-( Warm weather which meant camper vans etc were out in force and the point was rammed on a daily basis but once you pulled through the gate and travelled a short distance you never head a peep - WONDERFUL. The balcony is great but when the wind blew (which it did with a vengeance on most day but then again you are kind of 'hanging over' the mennai straits) it was just the job sitting behind the patio doors watching the sea bubbling wildly while you were cosy and warmed by the suns rays. We had a fabulous time but can't help wishing we'd known about this place when we were younger and fitter (Gods dirty tricks department does that once you hit 65ish) it would have been amazing to get the surfboards out and experience the crashing waves. Took a video on the night before we came home when a right royal hoolie blew up - Fabulous. Keeping our eye on the booking calendars and hoping to see 2 weeks together - we'd give that 11 out of 10. Stay Safe everyone

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2023

  • "Wonderful house with fabulous views."

    Very comfortable and strongly recommended. Only downside was the key safe, which was very difficult to open and unable to open it to leave the keys when we left. Discussed with owner and she will rectify.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0May 2023

  • "Absolutely stunning and unique setting and exceptional property The standard ..."

    Absolutely stunning and unique setting and exceptional property The standard of it’s facilities and cleanliness/maintenance were outstanding

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Apr 2023

  • "Superb venue right in the water’s edge."

    Seals visited almost every day and dolphins twice, lots of different birds to watch. Spectacular views regardless of the weather. The house itself is top notch with comfortable beds and powerful showers. This was our second visit we loved it.

    Reviewed by Carole4.4Mar 2023

  • "An exceptional property."

    We loved it so much, we've booked in again for the same week in 2024!

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Feb 2023

  • "What a fantastic house and location."

    Secluded and private with amazing ever changing views from all rooms. All the facilities you could need, very clean and well designed and one of the most relaxing places to stay.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Dec 2022

  • "Fantastic property and location!"

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Nov 2022

  • "What a treat!"

    This property delivered on so many levels with the amazing location, great facilities, nearby amenities and the raw access to nature. Nothing quite beats a hot cup of coffee on the balcony staring at the sea, the seals, the masses of bird life, passing yachts and the glorious weather. Even in a storm, and with lightning across the sky, we felt warm and safe. Plenty of space for 5 people. Nice to sit in the afternoon sun on the balcony or at the nearby cafe for cocktails

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Oct 2022

  • "What a wonderful position and house this is."

    A holiday to remember!!

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Oct 2022

  • "Excellent in every way."

    Can’t think of anything I would change. Perfect cottage in a perfect location. We’ve booked to go back.

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Sep 2022

  • "On arrival it was obvious that the accommodation was first class very clean, comfortable and well equipped."

    The views were amazing and the veranda ideal for G&T. Although the weather was not usual for June the accommodation was very comfortable and warm. The seagulls, cormorants, other birds and seals kept us entertained. Because of disabilities we kept close to the cottage visiting Beaumaris, the hidden gardens and other local places. All in all a very restful, pleasant holiday. If we get the opportunity I will definitely book it again.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2022

  • "For a relaxing holiday just watching the view constantly changing this property cannot be beaten."

    Can’t wait to go back again next year.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2022

  • "I have experienced lots of different cottages all over the british isles over the past few years."

    .The Old Lifeboat House is one of the best..The views are outstanding and the property itself was in pristine condition..such a beautiful area..i would highly recommend it to only little gripe with the house was a bit of a fishy smell when going from the kitchen to the living room..the only thing i could think of to explain this was maybe anyone that did fishing whilst staying at the property would maybe bring their catch in through the side door and put it down in that area..other than that i have no sense of smell is second to none there was a definate odour..that aside its a fab house and i would return for sure.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Nov 2021

  • "Hello 9am."

    is too early to clock out and 5.00 pm is too late to clock in. Apart from that it was splendid. But no tea cosy and no toast rack to complete home comforts!

    Reviewed by Martin3.8Aug 2021

  • "Main problem is with the booking agency itself."

    .. we received a text the day before we were due to leave advising us we had been sent a text re leaving preparations. a) we were unable to access our emails whilst away b) the text had been sent on a no reply message thereby useless. We did manage to contact a friend who had been to the cottage previously who gave us the information. The only other problem was the refuse removal. The outside bin was full on our arrival and wasn't emptied during our stay.

    Reviewed by Derek4.4Aug 2021

  • "The house and surroundings are excellent."

    The view over the Menai Straits from the house never fails to inspire, just beautiful.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Jun 2021

  • "This place is incredible for those looking for a sanctuary."

    Absolutely fantastic. Been here so many times and will return as often as oossibke

    Reviewed by Stewart5.0Jun 2021

  • "The Old Lifeboat House was the perfect location for our holiday in North Wales."

    The views were magnificent and we were lucky enough to see dolphins and seals on a couple of occasions. The only real negative was that the garden wasn't really useable to play in - it is really more of a driveway and very exposed to the cliff edge (and the wind!). Also, in practice access to the beach itself was via a public footpath (although it was only a 30-second walk!). Would definitely recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Nigel3.8Aug 2020

  • "An excellent property in a stunning location ."

    Clean well maintained and comfy . Couldn’t ask for more

    Reviewed by William5.0Mar 2020

  • "The Old Lifeboat House was exceptional."

    It was magical to stay there and we would love to go back. The house was beautiful and lovely & warm on our arrival (& there was a delicious cake to enjoy & milk in the fridge). It had everything you could need - and every comfort had been thought of to ensure we had a wonderful stay. The views were breathtaking and to see the birds, seals and wildlife on your doorstep (so to speak) was incredible. It was a wonderful place to have as a base to explore Wales too - an absolutely incredible Holiday Home that we loved!

    Reviewed by Suzannah5.0Mar 2020

  • "Very comfortable with the most amazing views."

    I can not wait to return.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Jan 2020

  • "What can we say?"

    Absolutely stunning location, fantastic views and great accommodation. Despite the mixed weather (well it was November!) we had a amazing time and we hope to be back soon.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Nov 2019

  • "The owners went out of their way to help us with my dad's medical needs."

    Cannot praise them or their property enough.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Oct 2019

  • "We would of happily spent 2 weeks here, me my husband and 3 children loved every ..."

    We would of happily spent 2 weeks here, me my husband and 3 children loved every moment was very sad to leave and will definitely be coming back next year, the house was brilliant had everything you need, and with the beach on the doorstep who doesn't want to go for a evening stroll it was just fab thanks again sorry I forgot to leave comment in your guest book

    Reviewed by Andrea4.7Jul 2019

  • "On arrival I entered the code I was supplied with into the key safe for the properties keys."

    After trying to open it for approx. 15 min I gave up and tried to ring you for advice. After being on hold for 20 mins I finally got through after stating my problem with the key safe I was told that the owner had changed the code. I booked this holiday approx. 9mth ago surely you had time to contact me as regards to the change of code, so after wasting over one hour I was finally able to get into the property.

    We are very sorry about the issues you had with the key code upon your arrival. This was due to a system error. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Jun 2019

  • "This is our third visit to The Old Lifeboat House and we certainly were not disappointed in so much we booked again for 2020."

    We have also stayed in other Menai cottages and have been more than pleased with all of them but The Old Lifeboat House and the surrounding area the ever changing views from every window is more than we could wish for.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Jun 2019

  • "This was a dream holiday for us."

    The house was beautiful, comfortable and had absolutely everything we could need to make our stay completely stress free. Perfect. The location is just breathtaking... no pictures do it justice. We will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Sian5.0May 2019

  • "Delightful location for relaxing."

    Oct 2018

  • "I have visited this house twice and would be very happy to go there again."

    High standard of fittings and cleanliness - the care taken is very evident. And of course, the view over the sea is wonderful

    Oct 2018

  • "Excellent location, beautiful views, good facilities"

    Dianne GoncalvesSep 2018

  • "Superb location, stunning views and overall facilities."

    High standard of cleanliness. It is hard to find any faults other than the kitchen/diner cupboards design not user friendly and oven and dishwasher over engineered for a holiday let. Broadband connection poor (a BT problem) and perhaps to be expected. Our Canadian family appalled by re-cycling arrangements, but we accept this is a local authority issue. Despite all this we would recommend the cottage without question.

    Philip SmithAug 2018

  • "A quite location with just the sea to watch plus the occasional seal or dolphin to watch."

    Jul 2018

  • "Well positioned, equipped and comfortable."

    Jun 2018

  • "Love the house and situation Could have been cleaner but on the whole I was pleased and would go again"

    H WooderMay 2018

  • "Fabulous house right by the sea."

    unspoilt views across the menai straits. House well equipped. idyllic in every way.

    Apr 2018

  • "Stunning views,beautiful house and so private we loved everything about it!"

    ! Quality position. Probably one of the best houses on Anglesey.

    Adam Smith-DaffernNov 2017

  • "The accomodation and views are excellent"

    Sep 2017

  • "Unique location: excellent accommodations not even spoilt by a visit from my mother in law :-)"

    Sep 2017

  • "A beautiful spot and perfect accommodation."

    We couldn't ask for a better holiday home.

    EmmaJul 2016

  • "Without a doubt I would visit again."

    Views, accommodation, location - all lovely. A real get away from it all place.

    PaulaJul 2016

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This property is part of the Menai Holidays collection.
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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king size en-suite, 1 x ground floor twin 1 x first floor twin
  • En-suite shower room, WC and bathroom
  • Ground floor shower room, WC and basin
  • First floor bathroom with bath, hand held shower, WC and basin
  • Open plan kitchen, dining and living area with wood burning stove
  • Sitting room.
  • Central heating with wood burning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine
  • Smart TV, DVD player and WiFi
  • High chair and travel cot (No linen)
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Private access from house to shore line
  • Graveled drive and parking area
  • Large natural lawned garden
  • Pubs, shops and restaurants 4.5 miles
  • NOTE The nature of the location of this property 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
  • NOTE Although this house does not allow dogs, it is not suitable for people who have pet allergies.

The property

The Old Lifeboat House is both romantic and atmospheric.

Step out onto the balcony, where the remains of the old lifeboat slipway can be seen in this beautiful south east corner of Anglesey, and hear the sound of seabirds, the salty smell of the sea and the mournful gong of Trwyn Du lighthouse.

You might even be lucky enough to see a dolphin pod while relaxing on the balcony with a morning coffee or evening glass of wine. The open plan living, dining and kitchen area is a lovely bright and contemporary space.

The living area has cane sofas and chairs and a wood burning stove with a dining table and chairs to seat 8 comfortably.

The kitchen has an oven and hob, fridge / freezer, dishwasher, microwave, toaster and plenty of pots, pans, crockery and utensils. French windows lead to the balcony which has lovely views and garden furniture. The rear hallway has a door opening to the garden with a footpath down to the water’s edge. A second cosy sitting room has two sofas and large, flat screen Smart TV and DVD player. The washing machine is house in a cupboard in the front hall. There is a ground floor twin bedroom and shower room with large shower cubicle, loo, wash hand basin and heated towel rail. Upstairs there is the master bedroom with king size bed and en-suite shower room with shower, loo, wash hand basin and heated towel rail.

There is a further twin room upstairs and a family bathroom with large bath and hand held shower attachment, loo, wash hand basin and heated towel rail. There is a graveled drive and parking area and a large, natural, lawned garden. Just a short drive will take you into the popular seaside town of Beaumaris.

Enjoy it's many independent shops, cafés and restaurants or soak up some culture in the castle or Victorian gaol.

If you can drag yourselves away from the sea views at this stunning holiday cottage, you will find there is so much to see and do on Anglesey. The nature of the location of this property means that there are areas of cliff face and the sea is close by.

Guests with young children need to be mindful of this. Not suitable for those who have allergies to pets.

Notes: The nature of the location of this property 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.
Note: Not suitable for those who have allergies to pets.
Notes: Due to the proximity of the lighthouse if there is sea fog they will sound the electric fog signal. These occasions are rare and the Owner has provided earplugs for such occasions

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About the location


Llangoed 1 miles; Beaumaris 3 miles.

Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty at the south-eastern corner of the Isle of Anglesey, Penmon looks out across the Menai Strait towards the magnificent mountains of Snowdonia. Close by is Puffin Island, where puffins do indeed nest. They, as well as seals and porpoises and many other water fowl can be viewed from a boat trip starting from Beaumaris. Heritage lovers will enjoy discovering the historic Penmon Priory, a 13th Century Augustinian House complete with its original holy well and curious dovecote. At Black Point, near the lighthouse, the Pilot House Cafe serves coffe, teas, lunches and ice creams. Nearby White Beach is a large pebble cove and the coastal path winds via a nature reserve and scenic cliff path all the way to the open sands of Red Wharf Bay. The village of Llangoed has a shop with Post Office counter. Picturesque Beaumaris has a 13th Century moated castle, a pier, small independent shops, a gallery, exhibitions and a wide choice of bars, cafes and restaurants.

Notes: The nature of the location of this property 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.
Note: Not suitable for those who have allergies to pets.
Notes: Due to the proximity of the lighthouse if there is sea fog they will sound the electric fog signal. These occasions are rare and the Owner has provided earplugs for such occasions

This property offers the following short breaks:

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