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West Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage

Llaneilian, Anglesey (Ref. 1009113)

4.9

Outstanding

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Open fire
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Ground floor accommodation

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55 Customer Reviews

  • "What a fab location - not many people can say that they've stayed in a lighthouse."

    Loved our week, the weather went from 12 degrees the first 2 days but then went to 20 degrees but, it never stopped us getting out. There is such a lot to see on Anglesey - really loved the walk at the copper mine which was a very surreal landscape and thoroughly enjoyed it. The walk to the lighthouse at Newborough Beach was also a stand-out from our week - fab scenery (the new car park NOT advertised enough). Beautiful and can't wait to explore Anglesey more - highly recommend.

    Reviewed by AndreaJun 2022

  • "The cottage was all prepared on our arrival."

    We were welcomed by the owners and there was also a lovely and unexpected welcome pack. During our stay a number of the party changed. There was no problem with clean towels and bedding on the day we requested. Beautiful location as well.

    Reviewed by KathleenMay 2022

  • "A perfect place to get away from it all, especially if you enjoy peace and quiet, observing nature and walking."

    The access road to the lighthouse is easy to negotiate. Lots of places to visit nearby - Anglesey is delightful. After a day of exploring it was lovely to return to this very comfortable, clean and well-equipped historic cottage. The owners are very welcoming. Could not have had a better week away.

    Reviewed by SuzanneApr 2022

  • "Great spot with good facilities in the cottage which was clean and well maintained with plenty of cushions, bedding and useful information about the surrounding area."

    A few relatively minor points, it would have been useful to have a measuring jug for cooking and simple instructions on how to use the oven, it took us some time to get the hang of it. We put all the recycling in the correct place but didn't realise we had to place it in a certain place for it to be collected so unfortunatly it got left. I don't know exactly what the answer would be but occasionally it was too hot and we could not control the heating so had to open the windows which is a bit of a waste of energy. On the whole the cottage was very suitable for our stay and exceeded our expectations.

    Reviewed by ChristopherApr 2022

  • "A very special and truly unique cottage in a magical location."

    Spectacular views from the windows, that would change through the day into breathtaking sunsets. The cottage is cosy and the welcoming owners had thought of everything. A wonderful place.

    Reviewed by JosephApr 2022

  • "Had a fantastic week staying in the 'west cottage'."

    Cottage has everything you could possibly need. Beautiful location and breathtaking views. Owners are lovely, helpful and there should you require anything. Lovely fresh flowers on the kitchen table and Welsh cakes left for us, thank you, delicious! We especially loved the wild pony that came to our kitchen window in the morning. We will definitely return to this beautiful place.

    Reviewed by DawnApr 2022

  • "Fantastic unique place to stay with amazing views, walks, porpoises, and sea birds."

    Reviewed by RebeccaApr 2022

  • "So exciting to stay in a lighthouse and a wonderful location for a coastal walking holiday."

    Thank you for a lovely time!

    Reviewed by JohannaMar 2022

  • "I booked the cottage as a birthday treat for my partner as a little break to look forward to during our February half-term."

    We could not have been more thrilled with the location, the warm welcome from Iona and Robin, and, as for the cottage itself - it was brim-full of thoughtful details to make it a relaxing stay - even amidst storm Franklin, which certainly added to the excitement! The view from the living room window must be unparalleled. The boys and I enjoyed watching the pilot boats going out for the pilots to navigate the larger vessels into Liverpool, and learning about the history of the lighthouse and cottages. We were able to plan visits to several local (and further afield) attractions / beauty spots during our stay, as well as having plenty of time to enjoy a log fire, (Iona's homemade cake treats!) and a glass of wine or two of an evening. We were all thoroughly enchanted by our stay - including the three boys, 13, 10 and 2 who all thought it was amazing!

    Reviewed by SarahFeb 2022

  • "West keepers lighthouse, first there was the major drafts that blew through the kitchen window secondly there was Greece dripping from the ceiling because the extraction fan has not been fixed."

    Light bulbs out in the kitchen and a wall light hanging off the wall in the lounge, these are very simple maintenance fixes surly the owners can see these problems before they let the property. I would go on but there’s no enough hours in the day.

    Reviewed by DerekFeb 2022

  • "An accessibility statement would be useful but we're very grateful to Robin for his willingness to discuss on the phone and send extra photos."

    Would love to return. Wish East cottage was a bit more accessible bathroom wise, would love to try that one day too.

    Reviewed by MaggieDec 2021

  • "Great location for a quiet family holiday, Fantastic views of the sea, the house was very clean and stylish with a personal touch."

    Landords very friendly and accommodating, Very unique experience.

    Reviewed by KostasNov 2021

  • "A very comfortable lodge with a super location ideal for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts."

    Lodges attached to lighthouse give them extra appeal and so unusual. A stay here any time of the year would be lovely

    Reviewed by JeremyNov 2021

  • "A very well equipped cottage in a stunning location."

    We love the fact that the bedrooms were in separate wings of the house giving our family privacy. Already booked for springtime in the hope of dolphin/bird watching.

    Reviewed by KathleenNov 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a fantastic location!"

    Really enjoyed our stay here in October, the cottage is well stocked and was very cosy with warm heating and lovely comfy beds. The photos don't do it justice, it really is beautiful with high ceilings and spacious rooms. The lovely owners came to get us on our first morning to show us dolphins off the peninsula and we saw multiple dolphins or porpoises most days which was incredible. Only improvement would be a larger fridge as the under counter one was a bit small for 6 people for a week.

    Reviewed by SarahOct 2021

  • "We've stayed there before, so we knew what to expect."

    It was just as good as the first time.

    Reviewed by BrynmorSep 2021

  • "We had a superb time."

    The location is absolutely stunning. The cottage could have been made for us. The hosts were very helpful and always informative and chat. Al in all superb

    Reviewed by KennethAug 2021

  • "We had a wonderful holiday in Anglesey and being able to use the West Lighthouse Keepers Cottage as our home from home was an absolute treat."

    Our hosts were very welcoming and ensured that we knew that we could ask if anything was needed. The location, as you might expect is absolutely superb, with easy access to the everchanging scenery and unpredictable sunsets with the ponies, seals, porpoises and birds keeping us entertained. A beautiful setting for an excellent family holiday. Thank you.

    Reviewed by JamesJul 2021

  • "Second stay, again outstanding kindness and welcome from the owners adds that special touch."

    Will never tire of the facilities on offer or the beautiful surroundings.

    Reviewed by JacquelineJul 2021

  • "This is our 5th visit to West Cottage at Point Lynas lighthouse."

    The location is stunning. Just perfect for watching the dolphins, porpoises, seals, birds and other wildlife. Fabulous sunsets. The cottage is well equipped with everything you need. Just bring your own beer/wine/gin sit back relax and enjoy the views. Robyn and Iona are wonderful hosts. Hopefully we will back next year.

    Reviewed by KendalJul 2021

  • "Owners live on site and very helpful."

    Beautiful place. Lovely surroundings. Next time we go will rent both East and west as east allows dogs

    Reviewed by SheenaghJun 2021

  • "The most beautiful area with stunning views all around."

    Beautiful countryside and ocean views from nearly every room was a feast for the senses. Watching the sunrise and sunset outside on the chairs and blankets provided or inside a wonderfully equipped and homely cottage with the wood burner lit was purely magical. The owners are so friendly and made our stay even more special with the little touches of fresh flowers all around the cottage. I will definitely be coming back here

    Reviewed by LorraineApr 2021

  • "Had a wonderful stay in this exceptionally comfortable cottage."

    Couldn’t think of anything that could be done to improve this cottage. The location and views are fantastic , we will visit again

    Reviewed by LouiseOct 2020

  • "Rearranging this break during the COVID lockdown was very easy and not stressful, thanks very much!"

    We had a lovely time.

    Reviewed by SimonSep 2020

  • "We had a wonderful week in the West Lighthouse Keeper's cottage."

    The accommodation is stylish, roomy and full of history and has everything you need for a comfortable stay, including a luxurious bathroom and ensuite shower room. Robin and Iona made us feel very welcome and we enjoyed chatting to them about the local wildlife and places of interest. The situation of the cottage is spectacular and we spent a lot of time on the headland watching seals, porpoise, gannets and dolphins. We would definitely recommend this property.

    Reviewed by EricSep 2020

  • "It's our 4th visit."

    We love everything about West Cottage but more than anything we love the location. Already booked for 2021.

    Reviewed by KendalSep 2020

  • "The location is stunning, the hospitality of the owners is awesome, flowers, welsh cakes on arrival, the cottage is simply perfect and the wildlife that can be seen is Incredible porpoises, seals & birds galore."

    The small bay just a few minutes walk away is lovely (bring a small boat or kayak if you can to make the most of the beach.) We enjoy our golf and visited both Bull Bay & Holyhead and can recommend both. The best recommendation we can give is we will be back, we appreciate early booking is essential. Thank you the Wilsons

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2020

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the cottage."

    The location was perfect with amazing views from the kitchen and lounge windows. The cottage was far more stylish than expected from the photos having been recently redecorated. Our hosts could not have been more helpful and considerate. Seeing porpoises from outside the cottage on our last night really made our stay quite magical.

    Reviewed by SadieAug 2020

  • "Wow. We had the most amazing holiday."

    So much wildlife to see, the location was out of this world. The cottage was beautiful. We were treated with chocolates, welsh cakes and fresh flowers. The cottage was beautifully clean and comfy. I really didn’t want to come home and I think my littlest now wants to be a lighthouse keeper when he gets older. Lovely hosts. We will definitely come back again just wished I had booked two weeks not one.

    Reviewed by CatherineAug 2020

  • "Beautiful location the cottage was clean and had everything you could wish for for a self catering holiday, the owners were friendly and helpful we couldn't have wished for a better holiday!"

    Reviewed by CarolJul 2020

  • "A truly wonderful setting, fantastically comfortable cottage."

    Owners extremely friendly, going the extra mile to make our stay memorable. We were the first family to stay post easing of Covid 19 restrictions, but were very reassured by the set up. Saw kestrels, porpoises and peregrines and enjoyed the wind swept cliffs and sheltered bay that was ideal for our needs. Would come back here again and again as would never tire of the surroundings or facilities the cottage has to offer. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by JacquelineJul 2020

  • "The cottage was very clean and spacious and never too cold, even in January, and the location dramatic."

    The warm and friendly welcome was lovely and it is clear the owner has thought an awful lot about what it is like for a guest to arrive at a self-catering cottage, by providing just about everything one could imagine needing. We took with us everything we needed but the attention to detail were beyond what we expected. We enjoyed it so much we have booked another stay, so of course we would recommend the West Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage for couples and families, but it would be difficult for people with physical disabilities. Note the nearest shops are about 3 miles away so a car is essential.

    Reviewed by IanJan 2020

  • "The peace and ability to just chill."

    The cottage was perfect for our needs. Clean, comfortable and well stocked with added extras eg. Candles in bathroom, good range of kitchen pots and pans etc. Friendly hosts who provided fresh scones with jam and cream - a welcomed extra. Superb short break, even saw dolphins! - be lovely to revisit on the summer.

    Reviewed by AngeNov 2019

  • "Not just for the nice weather, we had gales which produced wonderful lashing seas and gloriously exhilarating walks."

    We saw dolphins almost every day, fantastic!

    Reviewed by ElaineSep 2019

  • "Just what the doctor ordered perfect place to chill and recharge your batteries !"

    The cottage is well presented and very comfortable it’s situated in a beautiful peaceful place . Lovely coastline walks we sat for hours watching Risso dolphins and porpoises - we where very lucky

    Reviewed by JeanetteSep 2019

  • "The location is fantastic, with beautiful views of the countryside and the surrounding coastline."

    We were dolphin and seal spotting every day. The owners were exceptionally friendly and very informative, and would like to thank them for allowing us to stay in such a wonderful place. We would love to return in the near future, - Thank You. Kind Regards, Christine & Colin. x x x

    Reviewed by ColinSep 2019

  • "Fabulous location, views and sunsets."

    An opportunity to stay somewhere completely unique. Owners friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2019

  • "Our third visit to the West Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage."

    Never fails to disappoint, excellent location with brilliant views and the hosts are friendly and welcoming ! Highly recommended and we will be making a return visit.

    Reviewed by KendalJul 2019

  • "West lighthouse keepers cottage is perfectly situated and is a very comfortable ..."

    West lighthouse keepers cottage is perfectly situated and is a very comfortable base to enjoy and explore the beautiful Anglesey coast and its wildlife The owners were very friendly and informative The varied wildlife seen from outside the cottage on the headland is hard to beat - the passing seabirds dolphins porpoises and seals made this a very special holiday cottage and holiday

    Reviewed by MelanieMay 2019

  • "Wonderful place."

    ..owners very friendly and informative...we had a really lovely Christmas. Location beautiful.

    Isabelle OsbourneJan 2019

  • "It was excellent."

    The owners had thought of everything and where very approachable. I’m certain they would have done more if it meant our stay was even more comfortable

    Dec 2018

  • "We spent a fantastic week in this accommodation in August."

    The cottage was clean, spacious and well-equipped, and the owners went out of their way to be welcoming and helpful. The cottage is perfectly positioned for watching beautiful sunsets over the sea, and spotting porpoises and other sea life. It was fantastic being able to walk to the peaceful and sheltered cove of Porth Eilian, and enjoy the amazing views.

    Dec 2018

  • "Robin was so welcoming."

    We loved the history and the quirky nature of the property. Being able to just walk out onto the headland to watch for the porpoise and dolphins was fantastic.

    Kathryn WilliamsSep 2018

  • "3rd time here in such a great setting surrounded by local sealife, the building is clean, comfortable and spacious, also dog friendly."

    New kitchen has been installed since we last stayed. Local amenities close at hand.

    Sep 2018

  • "Excellent property in unique location."

    Fantastic views over the sea. Wonderful hospitality from the owners.

    Sep 2018

  • "Location is amazing but let down a little by tired/damp/cold bathrooms with dirty looking tiles lin en suite."

    Cottage was quite cold and the log burner smoked a lot when windy

    Mark JonesApr 2018

  • "Location, location, location!"

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    Graham CrabtreeMar 2018

  • "Location brilliant."

    cottage size great plenty of space in kitchen, bedrooms and bathroom. Beds were comfortable and warm. The High Standard as depicted was not entirely true and several failings on behalf of the owner on the cleanliness, upkeep and quality of the cottage and it furnishings were very apparent and has gave us a bit if a downer on our stay. The cottage and surrounding premises are up for sale which makes us think the owner had given up on making it the high standard he claimed it was. information has been sent to Menai holiday cottages and they have informed me that they will advise owner of problems and will visit the premises. I think only if they actually stay in the cottage as a secret shopper' will they see if it has been improved.

    Jan 2018

  • "Second visit, comfortable as before but marred by scaffolding and the interior in need of some TLC"

    W WoodNov 2017

  • "Extremely welcoming owners and a stunning location."

    Our third holiday there and hopefully we'll be back.

    Oct 2017

  • "Fantastic location, comfortable cottage."

    ..we really enjoyed the open fire as it was quite stormy the week we were there, but very exhilarating on the headland! Great hosts...Robin and Iona were very welcoming and friendly.

    Mary WelshOct 2017

  • "Fantastic cottage wonderful view got to see sea lions"

    Leanne BradshawAug 2017

  • "Stunning location and excellent hosts."

    Good place to star gaze and to see the milky way!

    Aug 2017

  • "Brill location ."

    Lovely areaspectacular views

    FionaJul 2016

  • "Fantastic position if you want privacy which we did."

    bedding and towels included which was great that we didn't have to bring any. Cottage lovely and clean and spacious. Only problem was we could not light the log fire although we followed instructions but we did have central heating. Also we were sent a leaflet for food order service and could not contact people who ran this service although we did leave a message on answer machine.

    Teresa WardJul 2016

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms, all on the ground floor: 2 x Doubles, 1 x Twin
  • Bathroom with Bath, shower, basin and WC
  • Ensuite room has a shower, WC and sink
  • Other 2 bedrooms have a hand wash basin
  • Sitting Room with wood burning stove, Kitchen with dinning area.
  • Electric hob and cooker, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, small freezer, washing machine, wood burning stove, initial supply of logs and kindling, Central Heating.Freeview TV
  • Bedlinen and towels inc in rent
  • Off road parking
  • Patio area with garden furniture
  • No Smoking
  • WiFi
  • NOTE
  • This house is next door to East Keepers Cottage and can accommodate 12 put together.

The property

Perched on a headland with views across the Irish sea this holiday cottage has been restored to keep many traditional features whilst not foregoing on modern comforts.

During any time of year you are sure to get fantastic views from any location in the holiday cottage and around the headland.

There are often sightings of dolphins, porpoises and seals.

There is also an abundance of sea birds in all directions. The kitchen area has dining table with chairs and a well equipped kitchen including electric cooker and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine and plenty of utensils.

The sitting room has been carefully thought out with comfy seating as well as TV, DVD and CD players. There are two double bedrooms.

One with en suite shower room and the other with a wash hand basin.

There is also a twin room with wash hand basin. A spacious bathroom with the original pine floor and window shutters.

There is a roll top bath, shower, loo and wash hand basin.

Outside is a patio area with BBQ and there is a initial supply of logs provided for the fire.

Together with East Lighthouse Keepers Cottage you can accommodate up to 12 guests.

The lighthouse is still working but you will be pleased to hear there is no foghorn to disturb the peace!

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About the location

LLANEILIAN

Amlwch 2 miles; Moelfre 7 miles.

A scattered, rural village situated close to the cliffs of Point Lynas and the little bay of Porth Eilian, on the beautiful north coast of Anglesey. Llaneilian stands amidst lovely countryside, which is perfect for scenic walks and cycle rides, but is perhaps best known for its lighthouse built in 1835, and its small, attractive shingle and sand beach, which is sheltered by cliffs and headland making it perfect for swimming, boating, fishing and other water sports. Just 2 miles west is the old port of Amlwch, the most northerly town in Wales, and Parys Mountain, where visitors can enjoy the Copper Mine Trail Walk amidst the old ruins of what was once the world's largest copper mine in the 18th century. Amlwch's harbour dates back to the Middle Ages and once was a thriving port. There is excellent fishing and golf nearby as well as beautiful sandy beaches and spectacular cliff top walks. Enjoy the medieval town of Beaumaris, with its 13th century moated castle, museums, excellent shops, pubs and restaurants, take a day trip into Snowdonia or visit Dublin from the nearby port of Holyhead.

Region Information

Note: Initial basket of logs provided and they can be purchased at the local garage if more logs needed.
Please note that whilst this cottage no longer takes dog, guests need to be aware that there may be bookings where dogs are present, in case of allergies.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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