- Off road parking
- Ground floor bedroom
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
Reviews & Ratings
42 Customer Reviews
"Old Barns is a beautiful building in a gorgeous setting."
The house is large and spacious yet warm and cosy, thanks to the aga and open log fire as well as ample central heating. This was so lovely to come back to after exploring all the stunning scenery that Anglesey has to offer. The rear garden has great space for eating outdoors and there’s lots of grass for dogs (or kids) to run around. To the front there is a wooded area where we enjoyed watching rabbits and red squirrels, as well as access to the surrounding nature reserve (we found wellies a good idea for this track during our autumn stay). The kitchen has everything you could need to feed a family, and the towels and linens provided were very clean and soft. The decor is in keeping with the style of the property and on the whole works very well. The owner has achieved a really nice lived-in feel which is lacking in a lot of holiday lets. On that note, this isn’t a pristine, like-new property, so may not be suited to those with very demanding standards on cleaning/upkeep. If the odd dusty shelf or stained carpet is a no-no for you then this probably isn’t your cup of tea. Personally I would also advise the owner to replace the mattress I slept on (the double bed furthest from the kitchen) but I understand that mattresses are a very subjective thing and others may find it more comfortable. In any case, it certainly didn’t stop my enjoyment of the weekend at Old Barns.
Thank you for your feedback, and I am glad you enjoyed your stay. I am sorry about the Bed, if you had let me know while here, I would have come looked, and sorted it out; after you left and we did the change, I noticed that the slats on the bed frame on which the mattress sits on had bunched together and slipped off the guide rail that supports the slats the mattress sits on. I've had this issue once before, sorry about that, but it's in the notes now for the cleaner to check it every stay, as it's something that will happen over time if unchecked.. As I said, I am sorry about that. And Hopefully, we may see you again. Property Owner
Vic was very helpful. The barn is bigger than suggested by the photos. Plenty of bathrooms and toilets. The track down to the barn is rough but passable. It’s fine if you have a 4x4/SUV but take it slowly with a coupe. Wouldn’t put us off staying again.
Thanks for the feedback; glad you have an enjoyable stay. Hope to ee you again. Just a note to other guests: the track from the main road is a rough shared public track leading down to several houses and a 2 couple of holiday lets, once you arrive at the entrance to my property you continue to the barns on a tarmac track. Property Owner
"Very well appointed accommodation ."
.. loads of space (and bathrooms!) A very beautiful location in itself and ideally situated for day trips to the mainland and other places of interest on Anglesey. Vic was a very considerate landlord.
Thanks for the feedback. Glad you had a good stay, and managed to get out and about. Property Owner
"The property is spacious and comfortable."
The surroundings are lovely and wooded. There was access to the local RSPB by footpath.
"Had a lovely stay at Old Barns."
Vic the owner is so friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. The house is very spacious and the garden is lovely and peaceful. The house could do with a bit of updating, not quite as pictured on Sykes website but overall we had a great holiday
"We wouldn't rate it as a 4 star plus, it was very dirty with cobwebs all over the cottage, lovely big windows but so dirty as never been cleaned."
Really disappointed with the back garden as we had a small dog and the grass was taller than her so we didn't let her out, the security of garden is very poor anyway she could get out. owners dog tried to attack her on first day, we did tell him and he did keep his indoors, but just sort of said they are dogs! Master bedroom no wardrobes and the most uncomfortable bed with metal bit sticking thru. Kitchen was poor on cooking utensils like pans and plates. Curtains need to be fixed as hanging off. The heating was supposed to come on early evening and it never once came on, we where able to light the big fire at our expense which was lovely in the evenings, but it didn't heat bathrooms or bedrooms. Also half the lights need new bulbs which we did tell owner but he was not going to replace bulbs at all. Such a shame as such a lovely area and if these things where addressed it could be lovely.
Hi, sorry to hear you had such a bad stay, If I may start with the dogs, Skye is a rescue dog and is well used to dogs; in fact, most of my guests have dogs, and Skye is fine with them. She is very well-trained and has a friendly nature. As soon as you arrived, you informed me your dog didn't get on well with other dogs, and your dog immediately growled and started barking at Skye; dogs being dogs, no harm was caused to either pet, and it was no more as I say than dogs being dogs, with all due respect Skye is a well-socialised dog, several guests have asked whether they could take her home with them. As for the cleaning and cobwebs, I am so surprised you didn't bring this up with me or at least contact Menai to complain during your stay. If you had of mentioned it to me, I would have rung my cleaner and had them back to address any issues that you had found. The house is well equipped to meet the demands of large families, I must add this is the first complaint about the lack of pans etc, in fact, quite the opposite again with most guests happy with the facilities the house has to offer. As for lighting the fire at your expense, I provide a big bucket of coal for two fires, a huge basket of kindling, a box of fire lighters and matches. I do this every single change over, no matter whether summer or winter. There was also wood in a box in the garden for the outside fire pit. Finally, regarding the Master bed, again, this is the first time anyone has complained and again, in fact, that the Sleigh bed in particular, people have remarked how comfortable it is. I will check to see if there is any 'Metal' sticking through, and again I am at a loss as to why you didn't call me during your stay to point this out, I'd have addressed that straight away, shame I wasn't informed of this earlier. However, I've bumped into the current guest a few times now while walking our dogs, and they seem content and know if they have any issues, I am 2 minutes away next door and will always do my best to make holidays here comfortable ones. Thanks for your comments. I am sorry you were so dissapointed Property Owner
"OldBarns is just a beautiful place to stay, and it's so much bigger than the photos."
The property is very spacious for eight guests, and it gives you the feeling the owner has really thought about his guests having a relaxing time. The property backs on to an RSPB site, which just enhances the already beautiful tranquil spot the property sits in. We were all so delighted with our very lucky find, we kept talking about it for the whole week we were there. The owner, Vic, really wants his guests to be happy, he was very attentive, kind hearted and at the end of the phone for anything. I loved watching all the birds in the garden, and the dawn chorus was glorious. There are beautiful bluebells and primroses in the gardens and lining the verges of the track down to the property. We will definitely return. We didn't do all the things we wanted to do around Anglesey as we loved hanging about the house and gardens so much. Thank you!
Thank you, It makes me happy when guests appreciate the wildlife the Old Barns grounds offer. Stoats, resident Red Squirrels, Rabbits in the back garden, again a resident Tawny and Barn owl. Walking the tracks of an evening is fun with the Bats, which will swoop right down above one's head. Evening time you can also hear the gravel on the drive clicking as Toads and Frogs make their way down to the wetland on the reserve. I am, as I say, glad you enjoyed the stay, and it sounds like it was a homely stay, and that is what the Barns are all about, feeling at home and close to nature. Property Owner
"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Old barns, in fact we didn’t want to leave!"
Beautiful rural property in peaceful surroundings.There was so much space and we felt at home straight away, comfortable and clean with all the facilities you need and a gorgeous open fire which we loved snuggling around every evening. A fantastic outdoor space ,with decking and large table and plenty of seating, where we were lucky enough to enjoy eating outside in the sunshine. One morning I was outside eating my breakfast while watching red squirrels play in the trees and bunnies on the lawn, heaven! The owner was so lovely, helpiful and friendly, we will definitely be returning. We had such a great holiday.
Setting and location is great. Property is a bit tired though and needs a bit of maintenance to bring back up to a good level. Also needs higher level of cleaning. That said, enjoyed and would return.
I will pass the comments about the cleaning on to my cleaner; it's a shame you didn't mention this to me while you were staying, if there is an issue with the cleaning, I would have gladly got the cleaner back to rectify any areas she missed, however, I do check after every clean and failed to notice the issue with the 'Higher level of cleaning' needed that you speak of. I will pass these concerns on to my cleaner. Thank you. Property Owner
"First of all the owner, was really lovely, he gave us a bunch roses, a bottle of Prosecco & a box of Christmas Crackers on arrival."
He even gave me a home remedy for my chesty cough! The barn is very big (well- to what we're used to anyway!). We went for Christmas. There was a roaring fire on the go, a beautiful Christmas Tree, a piano, there was everything that we needed. The kitchen was perfect for the dogs to rest, with the Agar on constantly they were so comfortable, and with lovely walks close to the barn as well as the beach just a short drive away - they had a great break too. I agree with some other previous comments, if you're looking for pristine 'show room' decor then maybe this is not the place for you - however, if you like a homely, comfortable and a large space that is cosy..a place that has everything you need without feeling too scared to touch anything, AND with red squirrels in the garden...then I'd highly recommend the old barns.
Hi, thanks for the comments, I'm glad you enjoyed Christmas here and I hope the chest settled down. It was a pleasure having you stay. Property Owner
"What can I say about this property and lovely owner ."
As soon as we saw old barns from the outside we knew we were going to be extremely happy .photos don't show how roomy this place is beds bedding towels fridge freezer washer dryer dish washer all to high spec standards .Yes the lane to get here is the mist rickety I've experienced but my 85 year old mither n her 84 year old friend survived it with much laughter .Vic you are a gem you deserve top marks will be back n can't wait lola loved the safe garden too .for those of us who orefer comfort quality quirkiness rustic feel of a place will fall in love with old barns .those of you who think perfection is curtain hanging n fussiness won't but this family adored it xxxx
"Beautiful surroundings, lane going down is bumpy which in daylight is fine."
Plenty of room to relax and enjoy a real fire and cooking on an aga. Maybe a couple of tweaks to a couple of rooms. Dog loved exploring the garden
"The building and property itself were beautiful and looked amazing from the outside however we were really disappointed when we looked around."
The furnishings nothing like the photos at all. The ornaments, pictures and lamps had all been replaced with different items. The sofa in the TV area was broken at the back and the curtains throughout the property were falling off the hooks. The place wasn’t clean with cob webs and dirt around the rooms. I’m pleased we had no one in our party sleeping upstairs because there were dead flies around and the beds and chairs were horrendous. Definitely not as advertised. The towels didn’t match and were old and hard. On a more positive note the kitchen was a great size and the garden was great for our dog however he did manage to get out but luckily it wasn’t the field with the sheep in and he came back when called as we never left him alone but being a typical Springer spent time in the bushes. This place has so much potential and could be absolutely amazing. It needs a major clean, and new furniture and a new bathroom down the old end as it is very old and not very welcoming.
Thank you for your comments, however, It is a shame that during the week when we met you never mentioned any of these issues. I am sorry about the dead wasps, they weren't flies, I had the week you arrived had the pest control out to deal with a wasp's nest and they were casualties from the pest control, again something I would have remedied immediately. The curtain hooks are wear and tear, something I have since addressed, the metal hooks can become loose over time and detach from the wooden curtain rings. Some of the furniture has changed over four years but once again this is due to wear and tear and things being replaced over time. The bottom shower room had a brand new shower fitted a few weeks ago and it not being the main bathroom is much smaller than the main shower room. I am sorry you were disappointed with your stay and it is a shame you didn't bring these issues up on the several occasions we spoke as I would have endeavoured to put things right for your stay, especially the dead wasps. Property Owner
"The location was fabulous (the track leading in was a bit rickety) however the cottage was spacious and welcoming with all the facilities you may need."
Cottage not in bad location for attractions.Loved it.
"We had a lovely holiday but as we mentioned to the owner a few adjustments would have been helpful."
Firstly, somewhere to hang clothes in the main bedroom and secondly some hooks and/or shelves in the shower rooms would be really welcome. Apart from that we were all really comfortable.
"We loved this property from the moment we arrived."
It is exactly as described in the listing. A warm welcome from the owner was just the start of our fab family stay on Anglesey with beaches, walks and restaurants all on the doorstep. A big shout out to @dreamboat1968 on Rhosneigr beach serving organic coffees, teas, delectable cakes and hot sandwiches to suit all sorts.
"A lovely holiday in a great house."
Thanks very much for the feedback and I am so glad you enjoyed the stay. Property Owner
"The cottage was lovely and spacious but feels like it could do with a bit of TLC and a refresh, there were water marks on the ceiling, badly fitted lino in en-suite, shower heads leaks, shower door doesn’t close properly, bits of your plaster coming of the wall."
Although clean bedding and towels were provided it would benefit from a deep clean as furniture was quite dusty in the place, the kitchen tops were sticky and crockery dirty. The images need updating as it shows a large field, which in part drew us to the property as wanted somewhere for the kids to run around but this is no longer included. The track down to the property also has some large pot holes so if you have a low car you are likely to damage the underneath. The owner was lovely and friendly and helped sort any issues quickly.
"We had a fabulous stay - the barns are bigger than they look on the photos and having the space to relax in was marvellous."
Host was helpful but not overly attentive and facilities were as described. Having the piano and open fire were pluses and the enclosed garden was very useful
Sone lovely old quirky features. Loved the real fire, drying rack and Aga, definitely a winner. Huge property with lots of space for more than 8 people. Our dogs loved it too. Really accommodating host and owner, nothing was too much trouble he was always there when you needed him but not at all encroaching or in your face even though he lived on site. Would highly recommend
It was my pleasure to have you. So glad you enjoyed the stay. Property Owner
"We had an amazing week in the cottage."
Thanks a million, happy you had a good break. Property Owner
"The owner is very helpful and works hard to provide everything you need."
This is a big property . Great shower. Lots of kit in the kitchen though a couple of oven proof dishes would be good but masses of cutlery and crocks. Vic’s driveway is tarmac but the lane leading to it is in poor repair and quite steep though my Mini Countryman managed it! All in all a lovely place with a very helpful owner.
Thanks a million and I will make a note of the oven dishes. Thanks. Property Owner
"We really enjoyed our stay at Old Barns, wished it could have been longer!"
Excellent facilities & very comfortable especially our bed. Just to note, I know the rain was particularly heavy (Storm Eunice ) but one of the velux windows was dripping water onto the carpet.
Thanks for pointing out the drip to me. Glad you enjoyed the stay. Property Owner
"This property has got so much potential!"
It is in a lovely location with a beautiful beach nearby. The barn was spacious, great for large parties and has a good vibe. It was clean and tidy. However we were disappointed and felt that the photos posted on the site didn't reflect the current condition of the barn. We felt it was tired and in need of some repairs and freshening up. There were some issues that we have noted and passed onto the owner who seemed warm and welcoming. With a little updating this property will be amazing.
The winter season is when the freshening up happens. Since your stay, there has been a significant amount of repairs and decorating. Thank you for your comments. Property Owner
"Really enjoyed our stay."
"Old Barns was in great location to explore Anglesey and Wales."
Vic the owner was very welcoming and assisted with any queries that we had. Plenty of room for us all.
"Thank you for taking your time to leave feedback!"
The owner has addressed the door locks, these have now been replaced. In relation to the oil smell, the previous guests requested for it to be turned off as they were too hot, therefore turning it back on before your arrival is why oil smell was caused. The property is checked following cleans on changeovers if you would of contacted us during your stay we would of been very happy to assist you in being able to enjoy your stay better.
Thank you for taking your time to leave feedback! The owner has addressed the door locks, these have now been replaced. In relation to the oil smell, the previous guests requested for it to be turned off as they were too hot, therefore turning it back on before your arrival is why oil smell was caused. The property is checked following cleans on changeovers if you would of contacted us during your stay we would of been very happy to assist you in being able to enjoy your stay better. Property Owner
"The pictures don’t do it justice."
The house is enormous with double bedrooms at each end of a massive lounge area and generous kitchen and effectively 2 twin rooms upstairs, one self contained with the other being the mezzanine. There a 2 shower rooms as well as an en suite with loos in all and a separate WC. The garden is quite large with a nice decked seating area and our dog loved running around (and found no escape routes). Lovely walks in the surrounding area and the location means all of Anglesey and the North Wales mainland are within easy reach. Would happily stay again.
"The pictures and information about this house just don't do it justice!"
Its huge and beautiful! It starts with the most magical drive down the canopied driveway in to an amazing courtyard. The house is so well set out for families! Two huge master style bedrooms one is the secluded quite side of the house and another in the other side with the other 4 single beds. This is the most amazing house for families, huge warm kitchen with a great big dining table. A living room/tv area you will never want to leave. A expansive back garden with is secure enough to let your dog roam in. The childrens/single bed rooms are also huge. Plenty of storage too!. This house has everything you would need a large utility with washer dryer, iron, cot and high chair. My children adored the large outdoor spaces and the massive amount of hiding places. A truly beautiful home. Vic was so welcoming and made us feel right at home. We will be back!
"Large comfortable property and we really enjoyed our stay."
Property has huge potential especially on the outside.
"The owner was there to greet us on site when we arrived with a lovely welcome pack of logs and Prosecco."
The barn was amazing for our large family and comfortably slept 8. The views, wildlife and grounds were beautiful. Old Barns is a place you can have wonderful family gatherings and have quality time in comfort would definitely be booking in future.
"Private accommodation with stunning facilities of a large open kitchen dining area leading into an open spaced lounge with an open log fire place."
The accomodation easily accomodates 8 people spaciously. There is a bbq for the summer months along with books and games to keep you entertained. Old barns is located in easy reach to snowdon, aber falls, llanduno and newborough forest (just to name a few places). The owner is very friendly and helpful and made us feel very welcomed. We have made many lasting memories and enjoyed our stay.
"Fabuloius location, amazing property well managed process we will be back :)"
"Not detached as described and owners next door otherwise brilliant"
"Beautiful cottage, fabulously clean and tremendous views"
"An amazing cottage in a beautiful setting."
Very comfortable and well equipped. A stunning cottage that takes advantage of the spectacular Anglesey views.
"Fantastic property, can't say more than I could quite happily live there."
Great location to see all of North Wales and what a incredible place it is.
"Beautifully presented house, with great space and a lovely open fire."
In reality it exceeded our expectations and better that the photos portray. Incredibly well equipped, clean, warm and with very comfortable beds.
"It was a perfect getaway for myself and the family with the dogs."
It’s a beautiful place and it’s got everything you need in there
"See other comments."
Quality accommodation. Spacious and exactly what we required
"This cottage is truly stunning - we were completely blown away by it."
Everything about it, from the decor & layout to the grounds & location, is faultless. Menai Holidays and Old Barns made my 50th birthday unforgettable! We just can't wait to go back.
Great location, clean, cozy and all for a great price. Can't fault it.
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- Three bedrooms: 2 x double bedrooms on the ground floor, 1 x twin, 1 x double day bed on the galleried area overlooking the sitting area
- 2 x shower rooms with WC and handwash basin
- Ensuite with bath, WC and handwash basin
- Kitchen with both an Aga and an electric cooker, American fridge/freezer, dishwasher, large dining table
- Sitting room with seating area, bookshelves and a flatscreen TV and also an additional seating area with an open fireplace
- The gallery bedroom/sitting area overlooking the main sitting room and has twin beds
- Garden with furnished decking, large lawned area
- Off road parking.
- Wifi, flat screen TV, open fire, bed linen and towels provided, central heating, Aga, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge freezer, microwave, roku box (streaming player), travel cot, high chair, garden furniture, barbecue, ample off road parking (boat welcome)
- 10 minute drive to local amenities
- Typical of many of our rural properties, access to the cottage is by a rough track
- 2 well behaved dogs welcome, to stay in the kitchen. Note: Please note we kindly ask that you do not charge your electric cars at this property
Old Barns holiday cottage is in a serene location, ideal for wildlife enthusiasts as it backs on to a vast area of RSPB land.
Located in the very centre of Anglesey means you are in a perfect position to explore all that the island has to offer.
If you can bring yourself to leave the peaceful surroundings of the Old Barns, you will find Newborough Beach, arguably the most picturesque location in all of North Wales, just a few minutes away. The sitting room is a really spacious area.
One end has a seating area housing bookshelves and a flatscreen TV, and the other has a carpeted seating area surrounding a large open fireplace.
French windows lead out to a decked area and lawned gardens. There is a gallery bedroom/sitting area overlooking the main sitting room which has twin beds. The kitchen is perfect for entertaining.
In the day it is bright and airy, but in the evening you can close the thick, luxurious curtains and transform it into an intimate and cosy setting, perfect for a dinner to remember.
There is a large dining table in the centre of this room.
The kitchen is equipped with both an Aga and an electric cooker and microwave as well as a large American fridge/freezer, and the most important thing when you are on holiday - a dishwasher! On the ground floor, located at opposite ends of the house, are two bedrooms comprising a master bedroom with en suite and another double bedroom.
There are two shower rooms downstairs with shower, loo and wash basin.
There is a twin room and a cloakroom upstairs. The garden is fantastic!
Open the doors of the sitting room and you can walk out onto the decking where you will find garden furniture.
Sit here and enjoy the peace and quiet of your surroundings with a cuppa, or a nice glass of wine.
The lawned area is great if you have children that want to let off some steam where you can keep an eye on their adventures. Typical of many of our rural properties, access to the cottage is by a rough track. The house is based around a gravel courtyard, and its large windows make the most of the views out over the fine Anglesey countryside.
The house is so well suited for large groups and families with a number of places to relax whether it be in front of a roaring fire, basking in sunshine or escaping in the gallery.
The kitchen is superb and has so much space that you will be able to cook a feast and still have room to sit around and chat.
Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.
About the location
- Llangefni 3.3 miles
- Newborough 5 miles
- Llanfair P.G 4.2 miles
- Rhosneigr 12.5 miles
The inland village of Pentre Berw is ideally situated 4 miles from the beautiful Menai Straits, on the road to Newborough with its fantastic beaches and forest walks, on the south coast of the delightful Isle of Anglesey. Only 4 miles away, discover the magnificent Llanddwyn Beach, 3 miles of golden sands boasting stunning walks and striking views across the glistening sea toward the Welsh mountains of Snowdonia, or explore the fascinating National Nature Reserve, renowned for its colourful birdlife, whispering forest and huge sweep of marshes and dunes. The National Trust’s Plas Newydd country house and gardens is a short drive and well worth a visit. Just 9 miles away, the historic town of Beaumaris, with its medieval castle and Victorian pier, offers a good selection of shops, restaurants and pubs, whilst the whole of the island boasts superb watersports, fishing, diving, cycling and walking opportunities. The RSPB marsh lands are at the foot of Pentre Berw and have become a must for birdwatchers, walkers and cyclists. The foot/cycle tarmac pathway is enjoyed by many and stretches from the picturesque Cefni Lake Reservoir all the way to Malltraeth, with Pentre Berw situated midway with easy access. Anglesey is proud of its modern motor sport racetrack venue, Trac Mon, near to Rhosneigr for both competitors and spectators alike. The nearby village of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyllllantisiliogogogoch only 3 miles away and boasts the longest village name in Britain. A wonderful location for a varied and enjoyable holiday.
Note: Typical of many of our rural properties, access to the cottage is by a rough track.
Note: £100 good housekeeping bond
Note: one dog per party is free of charge, £20 for an additional
Note: Please note we do not accept any Hen or Stag parties, or any similar parties.
Note : Please note we kindly ask that you do not charge your electric cars at this property.
Note Please be aware any dogs staying should be restricted to kitchen and certainly not in bedrooms or on furniture
This property offers the following short breaks:
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