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Y Barcud

(Ref. 950566)

Holyhead, Anglesey Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "A very comfortable cottage with great views towards Southstack and Holy Mountain."

    Beaches within a short drive making it ideal for dog owners.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage with AMAZING views."

    Our daughter loved that it was on a working farm and was allowed to feed the donkeys with the owner which was a highlight for her. Beautiful scenery all around and right next to the coastal path which is great if you love walking. The owner was fab and gave us extra towels for the dogs and was really friendly. Would recommend for anyone who likes simplicity and walking. Cottage is well equipped and the water is always hot for baths and hand washing. Close to two lovely beaches, South stacks, Holyhead mountain, the lighthouse... the list could go on

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Aug 2023

  • "Another fantastic holiday in this beautiful place , it was so nice to see gwenyth again and she was just as fantastic with us all as the first time ."

    The lovely welcome basket we received with coffee tea sugar milk wine and biscuits was a nice touch. My son loves it there and didn't want to leave, I was the same, he has additional needs and she let him help out with the dogs cows chickens and donkeys which he loved .We have already booked again for next year. The cottage is spotless and full of everything you need and gwenyth is on hand if you need anything.The views are so breathtaking . Thanks for a great holiday from us and Christopher xx

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Jul 2023

  • "Location and comfort of this property is ideal for viewing surrounding hillside and access to surrounding areas, our daughter and dog adored the place, lovely touch sweet peas on the table along with biscuits and wine on the table."

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Jul 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful and in a lovely spot." Neil

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Jun 2023

  • "We all had a lovely time."

    the owner was very friendly and helpful would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a really lovely holiday at Y Barcud."

    Mrs Campbell was really welcoming and the wine and biscuits were a lovely surprise. The cottage was spotlessly clean and very comfortable. We would certainly love to go back again and hope to in the future.

    Reviewed by Jan5.0May 2023

  • "This was our second stay and like before we’ve thoroughly enjoyed every minute."

    It’s a perfect location and a perfect place to stay. The sun was out most days and the views from the property are amazing. We will be back for another holiday here.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0May 2023

  • "This is a beautiful, peaceful setting, ideal for walkers and dogs."

    There’s so many fantastic beaches to visit. Local takeaways were very varied and tasty. Would love to come back and stay. Holiday thoroughly enjoyed by all including kids and dogs. Thank you for letting us feed the donkeys each day and letting the kids look around the farm.

    Reviewed by Suanne5.0Apr 2023

  • "The cottage was lovely, very clean and tidy."

    The views were outstandingly beautiful. When we arrived the host wasn’t there, so for that day/night we didn’t have the Wi-Fi password. It wasn’t a big problem but just thought it would have been nice to have an information booklet giving the password to connect, along with other information. We got all the information we needed the following day when we met the host, who was lovely. We will definitely come back again. Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely stay, despite the weather, Gwyneth very helpful."

    Loved the donkeys.

    Reviewed by Kathy5.0Nov 2022

  • "Absolutely brilliant week."

    The cottage was lovely (although a few spider webs but what do you expect from a cottage in the middle of a farm!) Excellent cottage with everything and more that you need. The donkeys were the highlight for our kids. They were lovely! Will definitely be back. Thank you x

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.7Oct 2022

  • "We had a wonderful time on this beautiful working farm ."

    The setting was fantastic and as we had beautiful weather we were able to sit out in the garden in the evening .The cottage is absolutely beautiful and has everything you need .Beds are so comfy i have never slept so well .The cottage is not far away from shops and beaches , but far enough away to be so peaceful. Southstack is only round the corner and is a lovely day out .Our dog enjoyed her holiday too as most places are dog friendly. Mrs Campbell is such a lovely lady , she left us a very nice welcome pack of biscuits tea coffee milk and wine . She was amazing with our son who has adhd letting him help with different things around the farm it made his stay even better as he loves animals. We loved it that much were coming back next year .

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Jul 2022

  • "Overlooking open countryside the cottage is clean and comfortable."

    Well equipped. A working farm added to the holiday experience. The owner was very helpful and even had toys for the grand children to play with. We had a lovely stay. Will return

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    The cottage was perfect with a beautiful view. The owner was friendly and couldn’t do enough for us and made our stay on her lovely farm a pleasure. We will definitely return

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Jun 2022

  • "Delightful short break, weather was kind too."

    Y Barcud had everything you could need for a relaxing stay.very cosy, nice pet-safe grassed garden with superb far-reaching views. Well appointed and equiped inside. Sitting in the garden is silent and tranquil, the only sound comes from the birds really. Nice remote location set well away from the road. Yet a few minutes to drive away are the superb sandy beaches and walks of Holy Island. We would have no reservations whatsoever in recommending this cottage to anyone considering a stay on Anglesey. Craig, Helen and their 2 Jack Russell Terrier.

    Reviewed by Craig4.7May 2022

  • "Very comfortable cottage in ideal location."

    The walled garden was perfect for our dogs. There was a slight problem with the water supply but the owner went above & beyond providing bottled water until it was fixed. Really couldn't have asked for more & would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Apr 2022

  • "The property is lovely, everything you need is there it's also only 10 minute drive for shops,restaurants, beaches,and the owner is brilliant so nice friendly and helpful."

    I will definitely be booking again

    Reviewed by Shaun5.0Apr 2022

  • "We enjoyed a lovely week , cottage is very cosy and warm."

    It’s has a sea view and well located to drive to beach , pubs and shops Thanks to Gwyneth

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, ideal for dog owning families."

    Good facilities and beautiful area.

    Reviewed by Kathy4.1Nov 2021

  • "Very relaxing and comfortable cottage."

    Great for our dogs, lots of beech’s and walks nearby.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Oct 2021

  • "We all had a wonderful holiday, highly recommend and definitely we will be back, only two things we came across one is being the water pressure very poor and the second was that the hot water was way too hot."


    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Sep 2021

  • "The shower and bath were not very good"

    Reviewed by Mark3.8Aug 2021

  • "Great cottage to stay in."

    Clean with good facilities. Spacious for a family of 6 and 3 dogs. Good little garden area, which is walled so contained the dogs. Lovely views of the hills from the cottage and beautiful sunsets to see. Good for walking the dogs around the farm. Gwyneth, the owner of the farm and cottages is very welcoming and checked that everything was ok with the cottage. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Aug 2021

  • "The cottage and surrounding area were beautiful."

    The view was amazing. The owner was lovely, so helpful and welcoming. We will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jul 2021

  • "The host was lovely and was so helpful, and the cottage was in a perfect place for a lovely peaceful holiday but plenty of amenities a short drive away."

    Will definitely go back !

    Reviewed by Christina4.7Jul 2021

  • "What a wonderful host!"

    Gwynedd did everything to make us feel welcome and have a lovely peaceful break. Beautiful scenery. Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by Kate4.7Apr 2021

  • "What a lovely cottage."

    Plenty of room well resourced and warm. The location is spectacular. Hope to visit again after lockdown. The enclosed garden wall was too low for our lurcher but we came armed with camping spike

    Reviewed by Toni5.0Oct 2020

  • "Brilliant place to stay with beautiful views."

    Would stay here again.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Aug 2020

  • "Superb barn conversion that comfortably accommodated 6 adults and 2 dogs."

    Provided with tea, coffee, sugar, biscuits and prosecco on arrival which was really thoughtful. Had a really enjoyable 5 night stay over New Year, would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Nicola4.7Dec 2019

  • "See previous comments."

    I’ve been visiting Bodwarren for years. It never fails to impress.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Dec 2019

  • "We had a really lovely holiday, the cottage was spotless and the owner left milk tea coffee biscuits and a bottle of wine in the cottage for us plus she brought fresh eggs from her chickens, would defiantly recommend this cottage."

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Aug 2019

  • "We all had a brilliant time the cottage was beautiful the owner was lovely, helpful & kind we will be going back very highly recommend especially for people with dogs we took five!"

    Reviewed by Jolyon5.0Apr 2019

  • "Lovely amazing place , beautiful views ,cottage exactly what you see in the pictures , homely comfortable and perfectly quiet ."

    Would defiantly booking again

    Reviewed by Dot5.0Sep 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage with spectacular view of Holyhead mountain."

    Owner very welcoming, and although a working farm it wasn’t noisy. Excellent base for exploring Holyhead and the Isle of Anglesey.

    Reviewed by Allison4.7Jul 2018

  • "Wouldn’t recommend dogs that jumps (med to large ) as the brick wall is only around 3ft."

    Lovely scenery which I would recommend and a nice getaway cottage.

    Reviewed by Pamela4.4Jul 2018

  • "We liked the position of the cottage, stunning views and ideal for our daily outings."

    Our hostess was very helpful and it was pleasant chatting with her. We enjoyed the fresh eggs produced by their hens, what a bonus!. It is a working farm which we enjoyed being based at. We were also provided with wall to wall sunshine! But were prepared for any kind of weather. The cottage itself was very well presented and a joy to stay in.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Jun 2018

  • "This was our 6th visit to this wonderful cottage and we have already booked again for next year."

    We just love everything about this place, from the beautiful views, the warm welcome, the lovely cottage and the great things to do near by. Such a wonderful place to relax, we fall in love with it more each year we stay!

    Reviewed by Diane5.0May 2018

  • "The photos do not do this place justice!"

    The cottage was lovely and everyone on the farm was friendly and welcoming. Thanks for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Rosie4.7Apr 2018

  • "The cottage was absolutely wonderful, with everything you could need to enjoy your stay, and the view from the cottage was amazing, looking directly at Holyhead Mountain."

    The owner is an amazing lady who went out of her way to ensure we had the best possible time, with a very useful "welcome" basket and fresh eggs from her own chickens !! We had 4 dogs and the owner was more than happy and helpful in accommodating their needs for a good run, with telling us which of the fields they could be let off the lead and run to their hearts content, all safely away from the livestock on the farm. The owner was always ready to quietly offer help and advice on where to go and where to eat ,when asked. I really should have given a bad report so that the cottage is available for us next time !!!!!, and there WILL be a next time.

    Reviewed by Damian5.0Sep 2017

  • "Excellent Views, Friendly Owners and Great Location - perfect for a relaxing holiday"

    Reviewed by Kieran5.0Apr 2017

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  • Mostly ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x first floor mezzanine king-size double, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Shared use of external utility.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher
  • Shared freezer and washing machine in utility
  • TV with Freeview, DVD, WIFI, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate
  • Off road parking for 3 cars in shared courtyard
  • Enclosed garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • Five well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2.5 miles
  • Note: Restricted head height in first floor bedroom
  • Note: Property accessed via an unadopted road
  • Note: Property is on a working livestock farm
  • Please note: Two dogs free of charge, additional dogs incur a £20 per pet pet per week charge

The property

A welcoming stone-built, end-terrace with accommodation over two floors.

On the ground floor level there’s a lovely open plan living area with exposed beams and high ceilings.

In this room are a kitchen, dining area and sitting area.

Two of the three bedrooms – a double and twin are also on the ground floor and the bathroom is on this floor too, whilst the master bedroom is upstairs on a mezzanine that overlooks the sitting area.

Outside via double patio doors is an enclosed garden area, from where stunning mountain views can be admired – they will take your breath away!

A great holiday base for a family or group of friends.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 950567, 950568, 950569, 951657 and 973876, together they sleep 20.

Bodwarren Farm

Holyhead 1.3 miles. These six lovely properties are set on the owners’ 70 acre working livestock farm, in a rural location, close to the town and ferry port of Holyhead on Anglesey. With stunning sea and mountain views that can be seen from the farm, these holiday homes are ideal for couples, families and friends with a number of attractions and places to visit within easy reach. Y Wennol and Y Wylan offer single-storey accommodation and both sleep two people, whilst Y Barcud and Bran Goesgoch sleep six each. Cysgod y Bugail and Llety'r Bugail are two delightful little shepherd's huts also sleeping two each. All properties share a courtyard area to park cars, and four have an enclosed garden with a lawned area, patio and furniture whilst the two huts provide peaceful decked balconies, a perfect setting to enjoy an alfresco dinner at the end of the day. Although these charming retreats are in quiet location, there’s something for everyone nearby, including a visit to the town of Holyhead which has remains of Roman town walls and forts, a colourful marina, maritime museum, shops and pubs. Holyhead is also a main ferry point for Ireland, so a day trip to Dublin may be on the cards! Also close by is the Breakwater Country Park, a former quarry, from where you may be able to spot seals who visit the Holyhead coast. Just over three miles away is the resort of Trearddur Bay, with its sandy beaches and watersports. Other places of interest are cliff top walks over Holyhead Mountain, and South Stack Lighthouse RSPB Reserve is well worth a visit. All this and much, much more can enjoyed from these welcoming holiday homes.

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About the location


Trearddur Bay 3 miles.

The bustling town of Holyhead rests on the North West coast of the Isle of Anglesey, the largest town on the island and perhaps known best for being the main ferry port to Ireland. Steeped in history, the town boasts the remains of Roman town walls and forts, medieval burial chambers and stone village foundations. Explore the Breakwater Country Park, a former quarry, which offers designated walks through the grounds. The park is full of interesting wildlife, most notably the seals who visit the Holyhead coast, and outlines the amazing construction of the world's longest breakwater, some 1.8 miles, which today protects the harbour. Visit the colourful marina with its yachts and tall ships, or the town's maritime museum, with its tales of 100 shipwrecks in the vicinity. Day trips to Ireland can be enjoyed easily from here, with Dublin just 90 minutes away on the fast ferry. With spectacular cliff top walks over Holyhead Mountain, golden sandy beaches at the award winning Trearddur Bay and the Snowdonia National Park just a 20 minute drive away, this is a superb holiday location, at any time of the year.

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Please note; Two dogs free of charge additional dogs incur a £20 per pet, per week charge

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas