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Pen y Bont Bach

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Red Wharf Bay, Anglesey Show on map

4.6

Sykes rating

  • 7 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

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

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64 Customer Reviews

  • "This property has the absolute WOW factor."

    It’s was an excellent property and extremely clean and well equipped. The views breathtaking and the weather was brilliant so lucky. Would highly recommend and will defiantly be back. Superb!!

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2024

  • "Fantastic property ,welcoming host ,just a few hiccups during our stay ."

    Most of the week we were without a grill ,although Michael the owner did send an electrician but almost as soon as he left the problem was not resolved. Also the outside seating is very uncomfortable we were unable to make the most of the views. Nowhere to hang wet towels etc and approach to property is confusing two families two sat nav,s we were both directed the wrong way ,we would probably return if a hot tub was installed

    Reviewed by Maureen3.8May 2024

  • "Beautiful house - deceptively large!"

    Spectacular views, comfy beds, stunning wildlife. We enjoyed watching the wild rabbits, partridge, pheasants, shelducks and egrets from the windows. The laundry airer was broken on arrival and, as others have said, a garden line or airer would be a great addition especially for washing out towels or swim stuff after a trip to the beach. Garden furniture could do with updating but did not impact on our stay. Kitchen had everything we needed. The cake on arrival was appreciated. The Ship Inn a short drive (or walk at low tide!) is a great spot for lunch in the sunshine. Fish and chips from Benllech on the first night was a treat and it's only a short drive to Beaumaris or Newborough beach for a lovely day out. We also ordered a tesco delivery for the first night so no need to go out and do a grocery shop. Thoroughly enjoyed our week and I suspect we will be back!

    Reviewed by Aislinn4.7May 2024

  • "We stayed at the property during April 2024 and found that the property met and exceeded our expectations."

    The location is fantastic with a panoramic view out of all front windows over Red Wharf Bay (a camera would never do the view justice). The property has great accommodation, is well furnished and maintained and easily accommodated 5 x adults and 2 x children. The only slight minor point to mention is that the owner left a note asking not to adjust the temperature controls as they are quite complicated but on occasion we found the property to be too cool and needed to use the wood burner but this wouldn’t stop us staying again.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2024

  • "Excellent assistance by the very knowledgeable owner who we have met on our previous two visits who provides a property finished to a high quality/ standard."

    Reviewed by Brian4.7Mar 2024

  • "⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ OUTSTANDING COTTAGE."

    Everything about Pen Y Bont Bach is perfect; Location - right on the seafront. Great walks and fantastic views. Property - everything and more. Super king size bed and multiple other bedrooms for any medium group size. The beds are extremely comfortable. The sheer size of the property is not justified on Sykes. It is extra large and very homely. The cottage has 4 bathrooms, 2 walk in showers and a bath. 4 toilets in total. The property is all ground floor (one very small step to front entrance) and the back entrance is flat. Every window gives exceptional views. The front of the property is entirely beach. The back view is countryside. Cleanliness was excellent and you can see care and effort has gone into the property. We were glad to see the 9am check out has changed to 10am. Owner - very pro active, caring and helpful. Accomodated us with little notice. Michael was always available should we of needed him. He is one of the best owners we have ever met. VERY Dog friendly - lovely garden and the entire property is tile floors with underfloor heating - so easy to clean. A hosepipe outside for cleaning the dogs was provided. All in all - this property is excellent. If Sykes had a Platinum collection - for sure this would be included. We have fallen in love with Pen Y Bont Bach and will definitely be back for sure. Thank you for having us and we hope to be back soon. Sadly it's fully booked for a while now but should the owner read this and receive a cancellation - please get in touch with us to come back.

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2024

  • "Brilliant all rounder"

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Feb 2024

  • "Excellent location and lovely accommodation"

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Dec 2023

  • "Spacious and clean house with good facilities."

    Perfect location and views.

    Reviewed by Isobel5.0Sep 2023

  • "The accommodation is lovely, the location just stunning."

    The addition of a tumble dryer would be useful.

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Sep 2023

  • "Loved our holiday in the bungalow and the surrounding area."

    The facilities were perfect for our family especially as my husband has a disability. The welcome cake was appreciated. If I had one criticism it would be the late Check in and early departure. Hope return.

    Reviewed by eileen3.8Sep 2023

  • "Fantastic location looking out over the bay."

    The house itself is very spacious and has great facilities. This was our second stay and we have booked again, so I think that speaks volumes for the place.

    Reviewed by Colin And Rosey4.7Aug 2023

  • "The property was in a beautiful position by the sea and very spacious."

    We did not allow our holiday to be spoilt by the following, lights hanging out of ceilings and mirrors, or bulbs that needed replacing, all of which we felt should have been checked before we arrived. we were not allowed in the property until 5 pm and previous guests had left at 9am, there was plenty of time to clean fridges, dust and remove cobwebs. We were disappointed with the lack of outside seating, although the property was for seven we only had five chairs, two of which were broken, fortunately we spent only a short time at the property.

    Reviewed by Mary2.8Aug 2023

  • "I have stayed at Pen Y Bont Bach for a number of years and have never been disappointed."

    Beautiful property with everything you could ask for and all well maintained. As for the location it couldn't be better.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2023

  • "We loved the layout, great for our party of 7 plus baby."

    Great location. The property doesn't have enough outdoor chairs for the number of guests allowed, we had to use our own beach chairs when we all wanted to eat outside. It would be better to try to have earlier arrival and later departure times in line with other properties we have rented (although the owner was kind enough to let us in at 4pm when we arrived).

    Reviewed by Diane4.7Jul 2023

  • "Looking forward to seeing the new garden furniture."

    It would be good to have some comfortable seating outside. The views are so beautiful at the front of the house as well as at the back..

    Reviewed by Lynn4.4Jun 2023

  • "Lovely property."

    Owner was responsive to a query and kindly popped to visit us, which was appreciated and it was also good to meet with him. Location is spot on, and it is sensible to note tide times if doing the long coastal walks adjacent to the house. The house had every amenity that we could think of and was very spacious. A nice place that we would consider staying at again.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.4Apr 2023

  • "EXCELLENT LOCATION,SPACIOUS AND CLEAN, OUR SECOND VISIT AND WILL HOLIDAY THERE AGAIN."

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Mar 2023

  • "The house is really lovely and an ideal size for a family gathering."

    We all enojyed our stay.

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2023

  • "Fabulous holiday as ever cottage is perfect for us been going years and love it."

    . unfortunately it seems that more people have now discovered the area so not as peaceful

    Reviewed by Carole4.4Oct 2022

  • "Nice and comfortable accommodation and warm which was appreciated."

    Clean and well cared for. We would love to be back next year. Thanks

    Reviewed by Isobel5.0Oct 2022

  • "The ovens were not clean, which is not the owner's fault ."

    ....also one shelf in the fridge in the utility room was dirty. The property is delightful , wonderful views etc. We informed the owner of a slight problem with the dishwasher door , he had someone ( Ken & Phil ) come around as soon as was possible to fix it. Brilliant response. We also met the owner who chatted with us for quite a while. Very friendly. Plenty of car parking spaces. Not our first visit and hopefully we will be back.

    Reviewed by Lynn4.7Sep 2022

  • "Perfect location, great facilities, plenty of space for all the family."

    No need to go travelling about to beaches and places of interest as you have a whole weeks worth of walks, beaches, wildlife and views right on your doorstep. Great place for an escape from daily life and to relax and enjoy some quality family time.

    Reviewed by Colin And Rosey5.0Aug 2022

  • "Spacious, comfortable and a beautiful setting."

    Owner was responsive to a number of problems we encountered, e.g. no hot water on first night, bin that wouldn’t close. However, some concerns were not resolved, i.e, there was evidence of a wasps’ nest (our infant granddaughter was stung) as wasps appeared everyday, external waste bins were full and the grill failed after the first night. Having to vacate by 9.00am on the last morning, with a group of seven was challenging. We did enjoy our stay in Anglesey.

    Reviewed by Richard4.1Aug 2022

  • "A lovely house in the most gorgeous location."

    We really enjoyed our week - a return visit as we stayed in the house last year. There was an issue with the hot water which the owner sorted out very promptly. A few niggles we noted last year: it's incredibly irritating that social media is blocked; apart from the living room there are no rugs as shown in the house details which would make the house a bit cosier. Again the towel allocation was rather mean - a hand-towel as well as a bath towel should have been provided. The dishwasher didn't have any salt or rinse-aid so we filled it up with both in order to clean properly.

    Reviewed by Anne-marie3.8Jul 2022

  • "Love the cottage Been many times could we have a washing line please used to be ..."

    Love the cottage Been many times could we have a washing line please used to be one when we first came a whirly one in the corner

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Jul 2022

  • "The master en-suite was fantastic but a pair of robe/bath towel hooks close by would be useful."

    The wood burner was a focal point which we did not use but a light within this area would have emphasised this focal point when fire is not being used. These are suggestions not criticisms. We look forward to returning again. Hair drier in master was useful but not mentioned in literature.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Apr 2022

  • "This was our third visit still love it but dissatisfied with the wi-fi very basic ."

    Needs updating .

    Reviewed by Patricia3.8Mar 2022

  • "We had a lovely week at Pen y Bony Bach."

    The house is stunning and a lot bigger than we expected. Despite being a large house due to its layout and heating system it was warm and cosy in February. It’s in a quiet spot and just a short walk down the path and straight onto the beach which was full of bird life which can be seen from the house. We got regular visits in the garden from two pheasants and rabbits. Our dogs loved it as well and would often be found by the windows that lead onto the garden watching them. The only slight negative is that the back garden needs to be enclosed with a fence so that children and dogs can be let out into the garden with no worries about them straying or getting hit by occasional farm traffic. Other than that it’s a little patch of paradise and we are already thinking of going back again. Photos of the area will be published on my blog https://escapetothewildside.uk/

    Reviewed by Carl3.8Feb 2022

  • "Really spacious, the photos don't do it justice at all."

    Generally really good facilities with lots of space so great for a family gathering. WiFi is a little patchy but still usable. Could do with a few extra bowls as only 5 available for a group of 7 but overall really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Craig4.7Feb 2022

  • "The wine & cake was a lovely touch & appreciated."

    Thank you Glad to find all the cleaning products & bin bags. The house worked brilliantly for our 3 generations of adults (with a 15 year old too ) plenty of space,comfortable for all of us. We had a lovely stay ,playing games,watching jools Holland on New Year’s Eve which is a family tradition. All in all it worked very well for us & would certainly recommend the house to others.

    Reviewed by Jo4.7Dec 2021

  • "WiFi restricted on social media and games which was annoying."

    . This is our 3rd visit and it never happened before. Location and cottage was superb as usual .

    Reviewed by Patricia4.7Sep 2021

  • "Superb property in a most delightful and scenic position."

    Would thoroughly recommend!

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Sep 2021

  • "We have stayed here 4 times now."

    the last time was 2017. we feel the property is looking tired and in need of some TLC. The paintwork is looking tired and the rug in the lounge needs changing as its rather grubby looking. Also the outside of the property needs attention. The table and chairs need upgrading with a parasol as it gets very hot at the back in warm weather. The metal chairs are rather uncomfortable. Having said all this it would not put us off returning as the property is in a fabulous location and a great size all on one level for people with mobility issues. The cake left for us is a nice touch and a thankyou to the lovely cleaners who were there when we arrived.

    Reviewed by Jeanette3.1Sep 2021

  • "The house is in a really lovely location with a gorgeous view of Red Wharf Bay."

    It has a big garden and felt incredibly restful. The beach is never busy and fantastic for dog walks. There are some great walks from the house and you can walk to the The Ship Inn and The Boat House on the other side of the bay. We found it to be very well situated to get to Menai Bridge and it was only 20 minutes drive to Bangor station. We found the house to be comfortable with lots of space, although it is very much a holiday home and has no frills. The house has tiled floors throughout which is quite unusual for the UK, and perhaps could have done with a few more rugs as shown in the profile photos – especially in the bedrooms. We stayed for two weeks, and although those in the main bedroom were given proper bath towels, the rest of us had one small towel each and no individual handtowels. We were expecting these to be changed after a week and had to ask for more which was a bit of a hassle. The Wifi inexplicably has a block on certain websites and all social media which was annoying for those of us who needed to do a bit of work! This is the first holiday home we have ever been to which did not provide a pint of milk and some tea bags on arrival! We had a large cake instead. There were no dishwasher tablets, cleaning fluids or black sacks for the bins. Instructions on rubbish disposal were non existent and the owner specifically asked for no segregation of recyclables, which we undertook ourselves

    Reviewed by Roger4.7Aug 2021

  • "We have been to Pen Y Bont Bach for the last 3 years."

    It is an excellent cottage with all the facilities you could ask for and all on one level. As for the location, Superb and restful. Just the place to unwind.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2021

  • "This is one of the best holiday lets we have stayed in."

    The location is amazing with views of the sea to the front and countryside at the back. The cottage itself is perfect for a group and the garden is great for dogs.

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Jun 2021

  • "Been coming to this cottage for a few years now and never disappointed"

    Reviewed by Carole4.7May 2021

  • "Thanks to Mike who made us welcome and ensured the property met high standards ..."

    Thanks to Mike who made us welcome and ensured the property met high standards including the weather Lovely position by the beach,ideal for peaceful break Thanks very much Griffiths and Eales family

    Reviewed by Anne4.7Sep 2020

  • "I really don't want to spend a lot of my time providing feedback for Sykes and for this owner."

    I don't feel that the owner showed hospitality, and I don't feel inclined to provide much free advice on your improvement. I need to say the property is in an idyllic setting and the quality of the build was excellent. However, once we arrived, it became clear that the owner's ideas of hospitality do not align with my ideas of what premium accommodation should provide (£3500 for two weeks). I could provide a long list, but the low-lights are: double beds not joined with incorrect sized and type of sheets/bedding, no bedding change in two weeks, no way to dry bedding if washed, bulbs missing from almost all light fittings, door handles so stiff that it was possible to get trapped in the bedroom, no towel change for two weeks and no way to dry them if washed, no comfortable chairs in the garden, mixed oddments of kitchen utensils, and cheap place mats / equipment. A note asks renters not to use the larger fridge, or the internet!!! We were told shortly before arrival that the exit time would be at 9am, so we felt it necessary to leave the day before, but no mention of a refund of some charges as a gesture of goodwill. We never met the owner, but I inferred a level of arrogance when we noticed that pages from the "complaints book" were ripped out. Remaining entries (no clothes line, door handle difficulties) had been reported five years earlier! One other complaint about the lack of a dryer was met with a snappy response saying there wasn't one with a complaint from the owner about the state they left the property (a comment which I course they would never read - but we did). Please don't contact me, I don't want to think about this any more.

    Reviewed by Royd2.8Jul 2020

  • "Pen-Y-Bont Bach is a wonderful place to stay."

    The cottage, facilities and position are first rate. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by David4.7Jul 2020

  • "This was our second visit but unfortunately Covid 19 struck the country ."

    Our Prime Minister urged everyone to come home. All camp sites hotels ,restaurants and pubs closed so with heavy heart we packed up and came home. Undeterred we rebooked for 30 October.Alas Anglesey was closed for a second out break. Third time lucky fingers crossed we booked for March 12th 2021. What could possibly go wrong ????

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Mar 2020

  • "Well equipped comfortable accommodation."

    Fabulous location with stunning flora and fauna. Couldn't recommend highly enough.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Nov 2019

  • "Really beautiful cottage, large and well equipped - with a spectacular view."

    One of the best holiday cottages we have been to.

    Reviewed by Isobel5.0Sep 2019

  • "Pen-y-Bont Bach is an exceptional cottage."

    We all enjoyed the cottage and the surroundings. Lucy the dog found the freedom and space to run around, fantastic. We will definitely be coming back.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2019

  • "The cottage itself was lovely."

    It is the small things that make a difference. The home comforts need improving on, I.e host making sure there is some milk in the fridge on arrival etc. Really disappointing is the cleanliness. There was a used cotton wool bud and a tampon wrapper left in the main bedroom which I find really bad in terms of cleanliness.

    Reviewed by Iain2.8Aug 2019

  • "3rd. Visit and still get sad when we leave which tells you how fabulous it is."

    .we share the garden with wildlife and do very little..my dog loves the walk along the coast ..it is a quiet peaceful place everything you need inside the cottage for a comfortable stay ..will be back next year

    Reviewed by Carole5.0May 2019

  • "We had visited the house last year with our family and knew what to expect."

    As before, it was well equipped, clean, comfortable and well suited to young children, being on one level, close to the sea and with safe garden space for them to use. We couldn't have asked for more (except for warmer weather!).

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2019

  • "So enjoyed this wonderful cottage just rebooked for 2020"

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Mar 2019

  • "Lovely house."

    All very clean and well organised. Views were fabulous and we especially liked being able to walk the Coastal Path from our doorstep.

    Jane RaymondJan 2019

  • "Great cottage with all the facilities you require."

    Debbie MellingNov 2018

  • "Beautiful house but chill."

    Not a problem for summer months but underfloor heating was not effective even after three days when it was supposedly working again. Glad of extra heaters supplied by engineer. Beautiful location. Good walking to be had and very peaceful.

    Oct 2018

  • "We have stayed at this cottage before and never had any complaint but this time the mattresses on the twin en suite room we such that they couldn’t be slept on as you could feel the springs."

    I rang you and told you about this and you said someone would get back to me but they never did. I think we found it particularly disappointing as we have always rated this cottage highly. We would normally give this cottage 5* but this time it’s 4*

    R GrayOct 2018

  • "We give 4 star for size and beautiful tranquil position of the property."

    Plenty of parking.Access lane was very narrow and surprisingly busy.There were minor niggles though.No internet through whole stay ,this has been an ongoing problem mentioned by previous occupants in the visitor book. The kettle was far too small for 7 people,small teapot too small for 7 and large one had no lid.Additional pillows not available or any extra bedding.Only 5 placemats in very poor condition.The seating arrangement for7 adults in the lounge was quite tight too. Dishwasher and washing machine worked well.Excellent bathing facilities.

    Robert FoxleyJul 2018

  • "Stunning bungalow in fantastic location"

    Suzanne SmithJun 2018

  • "Love it ..."

    .super place ..peaceful ..wildlife sea what more is there to say hopefully can book it again soon

    C BoultonMay 2018

  • "Pen y Bont Bach is a very smart cottage in a wonderful location."

    The views of the bay from the front windows are wonderful & the countryside at the back isn't too shabby! The cottage is very comfortable, spacious & well equipped.

    Richard BardApr 2018

  • "The cottage was as advertised so no disappointments."

    The view of Red Wharf Bay was stunning and the house beautifully appointed with excellent facilities. Found the "suggestions and messages" book quite entertaining!

    JanJan 2018

  • "Wonderful cottage, plenty of space and super location for walking the dogs."

    Gary HassallJan 2018

  • "A fabulous week at the lovely Pen y Bont Bach."

    The floods did not dampen the holiday :-)

    Patricia MasseyNov 2017

  • "Outstanding location and quality throughout"

    Oct 2017

  • "The bungalow was well equipped, and ideally suited for a family of 7."

    We all enjoyed the fairly remote location with lots of beautiful walks from the front door. Would love to visit again at some point. Thank you.

    Aug 2017

  • "Fantastic house and accommodation."

    Great location on the beach, so quiet and calming. The house is huge and very luxurious.

    JulieJul 2016

  • "Beautiful house, immaculately clean and had everything we needed."

    Reviewed by Linz5.0Apr 2016

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Summary

  • Four bedrooms: 1 Super-king, 2 x twin, 1 x single
  • Family bathroom with bath and hand held shower attachment, WC and handwash basin
  • ensuite wetroom with walk in shower, his and hers sinks, WC and dressing area
  • ensuite with shower, WC and handwash basin
  • Cloakroom
  • Kitchen with large range cooker, dishwasher, fridge, microwave, toaster, breakfast bar, dining table with seating for 8
  • Sitting room with corner sofa and two chairs, wood burning stove, large flat screen TV, books and games
  • Lawned garden to front and rear with patio and dining area
  • Ample parking.
  • Wifi,flatscreen TV, books and games, woodburning stove, initial supply of kindling and logs, central heating, bed linen and towels provided, fridge, freezer, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, range cooker, breakfast bar, garden and garden furniture
  • 5 minute drive to local amenities in Pentreath
  • Coastal path on doorstep
  • 2 well behaved dogs welcome.

The property

Pen y Bont Bach offers a luxurious and comfortable living space for your holiday.

Situated on the east coast of Anglesey, near Red Wharf Bay, it is close to the coastal footpath and just yards from the beach.

You enter the holiday cottage through the spacious and light entrance hall where there are French windows to the rear garden. The kitchen has a large range cooker, dishwasher, fridge, microwave, toaster and all the pots, pans and crockery you will need.

There is also a breakfast bar in addition to the oval dining table with seating for 8 that overlooks the rear garden. The gorgeous sitting room has a corner sofa and two chairs set around a large wood burning stove.

There is a large flat screen TV, books and games. There are four bedrooms.

The master bedroom a super-king and a fabulous shower suite with wet-room shower, his n' hers sinks and a dressing area.

Further bedroom has twin beds and en-suite shower room.

There is a further twin room and single room.(potentially 7 single beds) The family bathroom has a bath, hand held shower attachment, loo and wash hand basin.

There is also a cloakroom and a loo with a view! The lawned garden to front and rear has a patio and dining area.

There is ample parking space. This is an idyllic and peaceful holiday retreat for all ages.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location

RED WHARF BAY

Beaumaris 6.5 miles.

Along the northeast coast of Anglesey is the very large (4.5 mile-long) bay of Red Wharf Bay; its Welsh name of Traeth Coch (Red Beach) rining true as the area is renowned for its glorious sunsets. The bay is very shallow, and at low tide almost 10 square miles of sand is uncovered to provides safe bathing, perfect for family fun, fishing and miles of stunning, scenic walks. The large bay attracts a huge number of waterfowl and wading birds, including shell duck, grey plover, purple sandpipers, curlew, oystercatchers and dunlin. Only 3 miles away is the delightful medieval town of Beaumaris, which boasts a 13th century moated castle, lovely buildings housing excellent shops, olde-worlde pubs, restaurants, bistros, museums, as well as a golf course and exciting pleasure boat and sea fishing trips. This is a beautiful location on the east coast of the picturesque Isle of Anglesey.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.