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Y Lleiaf

Porth Dafarch near Trearddur Bay, Anglesey (Ref. 930644)

4.7

Excellent

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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60 Customer Reviews

  • "Could benefit from a clock in the house, especially in the kitchen for timing cooking."

    Shower mat would be good to prevent slips, as you have to climb over the bath. (Fortunately we took our own). Otherwise, very well appointed and comfortable. Great location (Once the road closure is finished). Well recommended.

    Reviewed by NormanApr 2022

  • "The cottage was absolutely spotless, really cosy and had everything we needed for a lovely break."

    The shower was fab, although the bathroom window would not close which was a bit breezy! A washing machine would have been helpfull, 3 clothes maidens but no washer ? None of these things would put us off booking again though as everything else was perfect, and the bottle of wine was much appreciated.

    Reviewed by PatriciaApr 2022

  • "Wonderful week, very happy lovely little bay enjoyed local walks ."

    Location perfect just what we wanted

    Reviewed by MarilynMar 2022

  • "Arrived 14."

    3.22 to a lovely cottage with fabulous facilities. Two minutes walk to a beautiful cove with outstanding views. The cottage was everything we could ask for and we will definitely be back as soon as possible, everything was provided for, shower amazing and the bed oh so comfortable. Highly recommended, perfect little place to stay for peace and quiet,when can we move there.

    Reviewed by SeanMar 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely and clean We were warm throughout our stay even though it was winter."

    The location perfect with beautiful scenery. Porth Dafarch is a lovely beach only a few meters away. The only reason we gave 4 stars.. there was no washing machine although this wasn’t a problem for us. We would definitely recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by ThelmaJan 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a excellent location."

    Cosy with fire. Stayed a few times now and definitely coming back soon.

    Reviewed by HelenOct 2021

  • "Beautiful place to stay, we loved it."

    The location was incredible and we really felt away from everything which is exactly what we wanted. I loved how Nicky has thought of everything, the kitchen was very well equipped! Just a couple of downsides; there was no washing machine, it was quite rainy when we went and it would’ve been great to be able to wash our clothes. The water is on an immersion heater so if one of you fancies a bath it most likely has one shower left in it. If you’re a lover of wine, bring your own glasses as they’re very little. Thank you for a beautiful stay, we loved it and will 100% be coming back.

    Reviewed by EllishaSep 2021

  • "Pleasantly surprised."

    Very comfortable and had some very nice, welcoming touches. Everything there needed. Really enjoyed our stay..

    Reviewed by JenniferSep 2021

  • "We had a great stay in Y Lleiaf cottage, it was very clean, well equipped & bigger than it seemed in the photos."

    The location was amazing, we loved being able to wander down to the lovely beach whenever we wanted & had a great time playing, BBQ’ing & sea kayaking there. Great views from the cottage & our children loved watching the bunnies in the garden. We’d definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by RachaelAug 2021

  • "Great location ."

    Would benefit by having a washing machine. Acsess and parking difficult. Cottage lovely but would have liked better outdoor furniture .

    Reviewed by DorisAug 2021

  • "Loved our stay and our accommodation - just could of done with a washing machine with being on a beach holiday and having children ."

    But other than that absolutely perfect for us

    Reviewed by LisaAug 2021

  • "We have stayed here before, perfect accommodation and perfect location - we will be back :-)"

    Reviewed by KeithJun 2021

  • "The cottage is situated in a beautiful setting."

    3 minute walk to the beach and for us a easy and picturesque walk into Trearddur bay, which is beautiful. I think the cottage could benefit from a washing machine. Maybe have a step in the bathroom for when stepping out of the bath, as its quite a big step down. The communal gardens are lovely to sit in. Guests need to take their own outdoor chairs as none are provided. We had a great week exploring the surrounding areas by foot and we even had good conditions for walking up Snowdon. Snowdon is approximately a 45 minute drive away from the cottage. Would stay again.

    Reviewed by ElizabethJun 2021

  • "Holiday cottage is clean comfortable has lovely views and not far from the beach."

    Lots of lovely places to visit in the area.

    Reviewed by LesleyMay 2021

  • "Location, fabulous."

    Definitely recommend for someone looking to take advantage of the sea, sand and countryside. Very much ‘out of the way’ of the hustle and bustle of typical seaside towns but with enough locally to keep you entertained. Cottage, beautiful - pictures don’t really do the cottage itself justice. Great find and another fab holiday booked with Sykes.

    Reviewed by HayleyApr 2021

  • "Amazing place with everything you need for a relaxing stay, stunning views,, well equipped, comfortable beds, ample parking, stress free from start to finish, will definitely be returning to this wonderful cottage."

    Thank you just what we needed.

    Reviewed by DorothyDec 2020

  • "What a lovely place and what a location, absolutely fabulous, it's so good we have rebooked for next year!"

    It was so relaxing - when you are sitting comfortably in the lounge - what you hear is absolutely nothing just pure silence. The views are fabulous and it's 2 minutes walk to the lovely beach - we watched heron catching fish, people swimming in the sea and paddle boarding. We couldn't get enough of the place. The kitchen has everything, although maybe a coffee pod machine would be useful. There are also plenty of restaurants in Trearddur Bay (1.7 miles away) to suit all tastes. Nicky has been a great help when we booked it at very short notice - well done and thanks again :-) We can't wait to return.

    Reviewed by KeithOct 2020

  • "Excellent location, the cottage had all we needed and we appreciated the extra ..."

    Excellent location, the cottage had all we needed and we appreciated the extra cleaning and safeguards during the current situation

    Reviewed by ChristopherSep 2020

  • "This was our third or fourth stay at this lovely cottage."

    We had a small problem with the toilet, but this was sorted out almost instantly.

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage in a beautiful setting."

    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this very comfortable and well equipped cottage. Nearby beaches all swimming friendly and we particularly liked Trearddur Bay for the beach, cafes and eating out. A washing machine at the cottage would have been the icing on the cake in terms of facilities but otherwise we had everything we needed. Lovely spot all round, we very much enjoyed our week away in Anglesey. Thank you!

    Reviewed by ChristineAug 2020

  • "The cottage wasn’t clean at all when we arrived."

    There isn’t a washing machine, which we found extremely surprising for a cottage marketed for up to 5 people. There was no internet, despite this being advertised. No bathroom lights either. And the noisiest sofa to sit on in the world.

    Thank you for your feedback. We would have been very grateful to have had the chance to sort out these issues at the time had you let us know, since you will see from our other feedback that we take great pride in our fab cottage! 1. Apologies, this is very unusual (see other reviews) but absolutely not acceptable. Our housekeeper would have been keen to rectify any problems as she takes great pride in her work and receives consistently high reviews. Can I suggest you contact Owners or house keepers in future with any issues, the emergency contact details are listed on the Sykes's email.  2. Washing machine: the cottage is not listed as having a washing machine so this information was available to you prior to your booking.  3. Apologies the wifi wasn't working during your stay. We know now it had been affected by the recent dramatic storms. Once we were aware of the problem, we contacted Sky who are fixing a broadband issue with a line external to the cottage.  4. Bathroom light: the house keeper would happily have sorted the lightbulb had she known.  5.Apologies you found the sofa noisy. That is the first time we have had this complaint. We can now review it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by StephenAug 2020

  • "The location of the cottage were fab."

    We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by AlysJul 2020

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at this cottage."

    We were warm and comfortable with everything we needed at hand. Sky TV plus another TV in the upstairs bedroom and good WiFi connection- quite important to us while we waited for the wind and rain to stop! Holy island itself has a wonderful coastline - the nearest beach ,only two minutes walk. We hope to return soon. Thank you Allen and Diane Kay

    Reviewed by AMar 2020

  • "Fabulous location however photos a bit misleading as couldn't actually see the beach from the property, only 2 mins walk though."

    Really good base for exploring the area, lots of great walks and spectacular scenery.

    Reviewed by GlendaJan 2020

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    The cottage was clean, comfortable, very well-equipped and in a wonderful location. New Year's on the beach - amazing!

    Reviewed by LarissaDec 2019

  • "We have just returned from spending Christmas at this wonderful cottage."

    We (mainly our children!) were pleasantly surprised to find it had been decorated with a lovely tree and other bits to make it feel Christmassy. The cottage itself is very cosy, tastefully decorated and well equipped which made our stay comfortable. It’s in a great location with the beach literally a stones through from the door. We would definitely go back in the summer months to make use of the beach and explore more of the surrounding area. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by SarahDec 2019

  • "The cottage is excellent, no matter what time of year you go."

    Very comfortable and in such a fantastic location. This was my third stay there and I’ll be going back.

    Reviewed by ElaineNov 2019

  • "A note for the owners, the double bed on the ground floor is uncomfortable and very noisy."

    Other than that the cottage was lovely.

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2019

  • "The cottage is ideally located a short walk up from the beach, and within a short drive of Holyhead's amenities."

    It is a very peaceful spot with fabulous views, and there are many places to visit within a 30 minute drive. We would recommend a walk around South Stack, the Maritime Museum in Holyhead, Beaumaris, the hidden garden Plas Cadnant near Menai Bridge, and a little distance beyond is Caernarfon and of course Snowdon. Y Lleiaf is beautifully furnished and we had much cottage envy. The room upstairs is set up for youngsters, and whilst there is a decent sized chest of drawers, there is nowhere to hang clothes, due to the restriction of the eaves. And anyone taller than 5' will need to mind the beam at the top of the stairs! The kitchen had everything we needed. It was great that the basics were available - tea towels, salt & pepper, dishwasher tablets, the sort of thing you could do without having to bring along. Plenty of pots, pans, crockery & utensils. The only thing we didn't have was a lid for the casserole dish, but we worked around it. The sandy beach is a hub of activity for canoes, kayaks and coasteering groups. That's not to say the beach is too busy to enjoy - it is a beautiful spot, a real sun trap, and there is a mobile catering van offering hot drinks and snacks most days run by very friendly people. There is a sign at the top of the steps saying "No dogs" but this is blatantly ignored, which could be a good or bad thing, depending on your own opinion. We would definitely stay again if we were out that way another time.

    Reviewed by AlisonSep 2019

  • "What a lovely little cottage in a perfect location!"

    The cottage itself was super cute and it actually felt like we were staying in a friend’s place rather than a holiday let. You can tell the cottage is well loved and used by its owners. I loved the happy feel to it, with family photos on the wall and the beach style decor. There were lots of extras for us to use too, such as beach chairs, windbreak, kids scooters etc. A real beach home from home. The location was stunning and literally a minutes walk from Porth Dafarch beach, which we nicknamed ‘our cove’. We were lucky with the weather so my children had a great time snorkelling and kayaking there. Trearddur beach is only a couple of miles up the road, and is lovely. We had a nice meal in ‘The Black seal’ restaurant right on the beach. Rhosneigr beach, again very close by, and has a Newquay type feel to the place. Just beautiful. I would highly recommend a trip on the rib ride boat on the Menai Straits. Only again a short drive from the cottage. Perfect stay, thank you

    Reviewed by JoanneAug 2019

  • "A single nit-pick----the dustbins are too far from the kitchen."

    Reviewed by PeterAug 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage in a stunning location."

    Excellent restaurants nearby. Would seriously consider returning (and we don’t usually do that).

    Reviewed by DanielJun 2019

  • "Proximity to beach."

    Reviewed by CatherineMay 2019

  • "An excellent location - it was far more peaceful and beautiful than I imagined."

    The coastal walks, sea views, clean beaches and the trip up the road to South Stack really made for an outstanding holiday.

    Reviewed by ChristopherMay 2019

  • "Excellent location, very comfortable cottage and beautifully decorated."

    Reviewed by GeorgeMay 2019

  • "The peaceful surroundings, beautiful scenery and closeness to the sea and coastal path."

    Reviewed by ElizabethMay 2019

  • "Great house, lovely position, beautiful area - perfect for a couple, perfect for a family - wonderful."

    Reviewed by PaulMay 2019

  • "This has been a great find - perfect location for the beach and lots of outdoor space for the kids to enjoy."

    Would definitely stay here again and can't wait to go back.

    Reviewed by StephenApr 2019

  • "The cottage had everything we needed and more and was an excellent base for walks on Anglesey."

    Would definitely stay again if holidaying in the area. Couldn’t fault it.

    Reviewed by KevinMar 2019

  • "We had a lovely time away, the cottage was right next to the beach which my little girl loved!"

    The cottage was clean and comfortable with everything we needed for our stay. Nikki the owner was very helpful before and during our stay. 5 stars!

    Reviewed by RuthFeb 2019

  • "A perfect place in the winter months to get away from it all and just soak up the landscape, wildlife and then come back to the cottage, sit by the fire and relax."

    Reviewed by ElaineFeb 2019

  • "Very cute little cottage, amazing location a 2 minute walk to the beach and coastal path."

    We had such a relaxing time, would love to go back in the summer. The photos do not do this property justice at all

    Reviewed by LydiaJan 2019

  • "We have just spent a magical Christmas at Y Lleiaf."

    Not only was the cottage cosy, comfortable and exactly as it is the photos, it was subtly decorated for Christmas when we arrived. The kitchen was well equipped which made making Christmas dinner a breeze. The log burner kept us cosy and sky tv was a great bonus when we’d had enough of family games. The location was perfect for coastal walks and the kids loved the beach at the bottom of the hill.

    Reviewed by AngelaDec 2018

  • "Y Lleiaf was a comfortable and cosy cottage."

    The cottage had some outstanding views from the doorstep. Porth Dafarch beach is a minutes walk down the hill with a coastal paths which we really enjoyed. Thank you

    Reviewed by VickyDec 2018

  • "Perfect week, beautiful cottage with beautiful views , can’t wait to go back"

    Reviewed by AmandaOct 2018

  • "Really nice cottage."

    Generally well equipped although we would have preferred a washing machine to a dishwasher, and bizarrely, there were no table mats. The owner is incredibly helpful and confirmed the absence of table mats. Almost felt like buying him some! Scenery is to die for and supermarkets and restaurants are an easy short drive away. Thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by AlexSep 2018

  • "The cottage is superb."

    Parking (and turning the car around) was not as easy as last year, but not a real problem.

    Reviewed by PeterAug 2018

  • "We stayed at Y Lleiaf for a week."

    It was spotlessly clean & beautifully decorated. The cottage was well equipped & comfortable. The location was fantastic with great views of the coastline & only 1 minute walk to the lovely Porth Dafarch beach. Trearddur Bay is a short drive away, has a beautiful beach & some lovely places to eat (we loved the Sea Shanty Cafe). Thank you for a great week!

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2018

  • "Het huisje ligt op een fantastische locatie: heel rustig, een ongelooflijk prachtig uitzicht, strand en kliffen op wandelafstand, gezellige restaurantjes (Trearddur) op drie minuutjes rijden, winkels (Holyhead) eveneens vlakbij."

    .. De inrichting is gezellig, alle benodigdheden zijn er! Een wasmachine jammer genoeg niet, maar in Holyhead is een prima wasserette met een behulpzame dame! We bleven 14 dagen in het huisje en hadden spijt dat het voorbij was! Absoluut een aanrader! Dankjewel ook aan Nicky voor de snelle communicatie en behulpzaamheid toen we dachten een dokter nodig te hebben!

    Reviewed by VeerleJul 2018

  • "Superb seaside cottage in a stunning setting."

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2018

  • "Fantastic cottage in a perfect location!"

    Reviewed by RachelJun 2018

  • "This is a gorgeous cottage in an idillic location."

    We have just spent a long weekend with our three young grandchildren and enjoyed every minute- it wasn't long enough! The cottage is equipped with everything you could think of, and more, all immaculately clean. The children particularly enjoyed a toybox of toys far more than those we had taken! Interior design is beautiful with sea-side themed accessories-very tasteful. We were lucky with the weather, it was glorious and so we didnt venture beyond the little cove (Porth Dafarch) just a two minute walk away and the nearby Trearddur beach a five minute drive away. Both lovely beaches but especially Trearddur Bay which was nicely busy but not overcrowded. A long stretch of clean yellow sand, perfect for sand-castles, paddling and sand-in-your-sandwiches picnics! The perfect type of simple old- fashioned holiday experiences that memories are made from! This cottage is by far the best holiday accomodation we have stayed in- we take the grand-children away at least twice a year so have had lots of experience from centre parcs to cottages to lodges. Would we recommend? Definately! Will we return? Yes, maybe off peak without the grandchildren so that we can explore the beautiful area and light the woodburning stove!

    Reviewed by SusanJun 2018

  • "Y Lleiaf is a lovely cottage in a beautiful location with gorgeous views of the Anglesey headland."

    The cottage is really well equipped throughout and very comfortable, the log burner being a particular highlight! We enjoyed having the coastal footpath on our doorstep and the highlight was my birthday picnic tea on the beach across the road in the evening sunshine. 10/10 for both the cottage and its location on Anglesey - we will definitely be back and would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by DamarisApr 2018

  • "Facilities in the cottage were great, you had everything you needed, but the general decoration both inside and out was in need of redoing, window seals were blown and the windows needed a clean."

    The dining suite was painted white and covered in dirty finger marks which didn't wipe off, it was ground in. Not sure if the owners were aware but one of the parking spaces was taken by a skip full of rubbish which made manoeuvring and parking a little difficult, also the skip was the first thing you saw through the lounge window rather than the view! We were a little disappointed with the cottage but nothing a really deep clean, lick of paint inside and out and removal of the skip wouldn't rectify.

    Reviewed by KFeb 2018

  • "Only issue was the heating controls"

    Reviewed by CaroleNov 2017

  • "Cosy, comfy & warm."

    Beautiful area for autumn beach & headlands walks. Nice restaurants close by. Helpful owner..

    Reviewed by GwynethOct 2017

  • "The cottage is exceptional (and we have stayed in Anglesey many times)."

    The owner clearly has impeccable taste.

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2017

  • "Had a great time, a warm and well equipped cottage."

    Easy walk to the beach plus supermarket / restaurants not far away. Only issue was the stairs up to the loft room - care needed for small children / adults.

    Reviewed by StevenDec 2016

  • "Didn't go for the weather at this time of year but the location did not let us down."

    Plenty of lovely walks then back to a cosy cottage with the log burner going just what you need for a few days to get away from the real world! Would stay again and have already recommended to friends and family!

    Reviewed by MichealNov 2016

  • "We could not fault the cottage."

    Excellent facilities except perhaps the use of a washing machine beautifully clean and well furnished excellent location. Would not hesitate to book this cottage again.

    Reviewed by HelenSep 2016

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Summary

  • Mostly ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x first floor family room with 3 single beds
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburning stove.
  • Electric wall heaters with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with basic Sky and FreeSat, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent, please bring own beach towels
  • Dedicated off road parking for 2 cars on communal courtyard
  • Front bench, plus shared lawned gardens
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 1.7 miles
  • Beach 2 mins walk
  • Note: Two external steps into cottage
  • Note: First floor bedroom has reduced head height and sloping ceiling to sides, so more suitable for children
  • Note: Unfenced terraced drops in gardens, children to be supervised at all times
  • Note: Communal path around cottage
  • Note: Y Lleiaf is in the same row of houses as 1042998 Menai Cottages so can be booked together.

The property

Trearddur Bay 1.7 miles.

In a superb coastal location, 200 yards from the award-winning Porth Dafarch Blue Flag beach, on the south western coast of picturesque Anglesey, is this delightful end-terrace cottage, offering the perfect base for a family looking for adventure activities on the doorstep.

The cottage is very well equipped and decorated with coastal charm and style throughout, and is set in large communal lawns with undisturbed country views along the coast.

As soon as you enter you will see the attention to detail that the owners have added, with a fitted kitchen, which has a dishwasher, slow cooker and coffee maker, along with a character Welsh dresser.

The kitchen opens into a welcoming and stylish sitting room with extending dining table, furnished with a comfy three-seater sofa and snuggle chair located in front of the atmospheric free-standing woodburning stove, where you will want to curl up with a good book and your favourite drink and relax into the evening with the family around you.

The master bedroom is on the ground floor opposite the family bathroom, whilst the first floor has been cleverly converted to offer a family room with three single beds, which is somewhere the children will want to make their own, with their own TV away from the adults.

Outside this lovely cottage is a shared gravelled parking area with seven other cottages, and there are communal lawns to the front, whilst to the rear there’s an open communal barn with covered storage facilities for bikes if required.

A National Trust beach is less than two minutes’ walk and can be seen from the cottage; it has been voted by The Times as one of the best in the UK and offers a sheltered cove and sandy shores, with intriguing rock pools and craggy headlands.

There is a launching slipway for dinghies and canoes and the beach is popular with scuba divers exploring nearby wrecks, including the famous Missouri Steamer, which sunk in 1886.

With the Anglesey Coastal Path passing right by the bay, you can walk along the coast into popular Trearddur Bay for a spot of lunch at one of the many excellent restaurants before meandering back to this delightful coastal cottage.

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About the location

TREARDDUR BAY

Holyhead 2 miles.

Trearddur Bay is situated on the western shore of Holy Island. It’s truly beautiful - a great sweep of low grassy coastline indented with rocky coves and fine sandy beaches (European Blue Flag). Watersports, bathing, sailing and windsurfing are the main activities in the summer months and golfers will enjoy the excellent Holyhead 18 hole links golf course. It’s a great place for nature lovers with renowned birdwatching at the South Stack Lighthouse RSPB Reserve and lots of rock pools and cliff top walks to explore. There are shops, pubs and restaurants in Trearddur Bay itself and nearby Holyhead offers a wider range of amenities, including a very good leisure centre, an interesting harbour front, a marina, the world’s second longest breakwater and exciting day trips to Dublin on the ferry. The Maritime Museum in Holyhead has an excellent cafe and the beautiful Holyhead Breakwater Country Park has walks for you to enjoy. Further afield there is the stunning Newborough with its excellent woodland and beach and Beaumaris with its town and castle. A great location with plenty to see and do!

Region Information

Note: Y Lleiaf is in the same row of houses as 1042998 Menai Cottages so can be booked together.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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