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Pen y Bont Bach

Red Wharf Bay, Anglesey (Ref. 1008967)

4.6

(25 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 7

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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Features

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

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "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 BrianApr 2022

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

    Needs updating .

    Reviewed by PatriciaMar 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 CarlFeb 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 CraigFeb 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 JoDec 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 PatriciaSep 2021

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

    Would thoroughly recommend!

    Reviewed by JuliaSep 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 JeanetteSep 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 RogerAug 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 DavidJul 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 KellyJun 2021

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

    Reviewed by CaroleMay 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 AnneSep 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 RoydJul 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 DavidJul 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 PatriciaMar 2020

  • "Well equipped comfortable accommodation."

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

    Reviewed by RachelNov 2019

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

    One of the best holiday cottages we have been to.

    Reviewed by IsobelSep 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 DavidSep 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 IainAug 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 CaroleMay 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 SusanApr 2019

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

    Reviewed by PatriciaMar 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

  • "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

  • "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 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 LinzApr 2016

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Summary

  • Four bedrooms: 1 Super-king ( can be made up as singles on request) 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...

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.

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