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Borth Arian

(Ref. 1008731)

Rhoscolyn, Anglesey Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • beach (10)
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22 Customer Reviews

  • "We are regulars and have been staying here for the past 15 years now, usually 3-4 times a year."

    That says it all! Thank you Clarke family. We adore staying in your wonderful place!

    Thanks so much for the lovely review- Borth arian is so special to us it means a lot to know others love Borth arian as much as we do! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steph5.0Mar 2024

  • "OMG We loved it."

    A beautiful home and it is a home not a house!. So clean and with lots of family photo's and memorabilia with history. The back of the house is lovely with a garden and swing that overlook the sea. Its a short private walk to the beach over a field from the garden. So perfect for the dogs as well as the people. We are planning to go back next year.

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0Sep 2023

  • "Such a lovely comfortable home - loved all the family memorabilia."

    Extremely comfortable bed - slept like a log The 10 minute walk to the beach was a lovely surprise We will definitely return & hope for better weather next time (not that it spoilt our holiday)

    Thankyou so much for your lovely review. This is a much loved family house- having been in my family since 1958 and to know others love it too is just wonderful. Thankyou again - we really hope you come back one day Fiona Clark ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Jun 2023

  • "Total treat and just what we needed."

    All the personal artefacts were fascinating and made us feel the owners had just popped out! Loved the isolated location and intend to return!

    Reviewed by Margot5.0Feb 2023

  • "A thoroughly charming cottage, very well equipped, crockery amazing, beds very comfortable, views breathtaking and really close to a fabulous beach !"

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0May 2022

  • "Beautiful location."

    Beautiful house. Thank you

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Apr 2022

  • "Disappointing to find no washing machine although listed, Asked to mop floor but no clean pop or bucket available."

    We knew that a family cottage was near the property we rented but the reality is greater than the description given. There are three 'family cottages' and if the family were using all three, privacy would be compromised. A few days in one of the family cottages was used by owners children and although we knew the cottages might be used the reality was disconcerting and made us feel a loss of privacy and isolation. We value privacy and isolation on our holiday and because this may or may not be available at Both Arian we would not stay there again.

    Firstly, we would like to apologise to these guests for any perceived inconvenience for our family staying in the nearby Boathouse. Due to the Pandemic our grandsons planned travelling abroad had, for the 3rd time been cancelled. Unusually for this time of year, they asked to be allowed to use our family holiday house. We limited this to the Boathouse as it has completely separate accommodation in our 3-acre garden. The boys didn’t use the main lawn or any part of the garden fronting Borth Arian. Our understanding is that they kept noise levels to a minimum, were at all times polite and respectful and stayed only 4 days. The occasional possible use by family IS clearly mentioned in the particulars but once again we apologise to those guests- this has been an unusual and upsetting two summers! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane3.1Jul 2021

  • "What an amazing place to stay!"

    The home, garden and location were a real treat. So secluded and tranquil! The views are breathtaking and the link from the side of the garden to the beach, and many walks were a real adventure for our two dogs and the family. The wildlife we saw outside the windows was a bonus! We would love to stay at Borth Arian again. Only down points for us were the missing washing machine (listed in your details) and hose pipe for the dogs mentioned in arrival notes. Thankfully we came prepared with towels and sofa throws. A hose would have been a real help with two big dogs keeping the sand and mud out of the beautiful home. Also the bathroom shower tap is stuck to very hot so couldn’t be used. Thankfully the en-suite shower could be shared. Fabulous holiday, beautiful location in a stunning part of the world. Thank you to the family for letting it out! 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Reviewed by Mark4.4Jun 2021

  • "The location of the property was just what we wanted, nice and quiet with beautiful views of the mountains all in in rural location."

    Reviewed by Paul4.1May 2021

  • "Amazing house in an even more amazing location."

    Huge garden and it felt like our own private beach just a few minutes walk away. Would definitely recommend and will definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2020

  • "The location was perfect, the property was perfect, which was close to a stunning beach."

    However, the game changer was the fact we shared the grounds including the garden with the owner's relatives. This had a major impact on our stay there as we had a German shepherd puppy with us, and felt compromised. For us, it spoiled the holiday. We will not be going back due to this sticking point. Also, no washing machine there, and the mattress and pillows were shocking. Such a shame because overall it was such a good place to stay.

    Reviewed by Mark4.4Sep 2020

  • "A great family holiday in a fantastic location and a true family home."

    Reviewed by Keith4.4Jul 2019

  • "We had a wonderful weekend at Borth Arian."

    The view is just extraordinary on all sides, the house is comfortable and quirky and feels loved. The outside space is great for kids to explore. There is a wonderful beaches within a ten minute walk from the beach and further walks from the door that lead to spectacular views and hidden coves. We couldn't have loved this part of Wales more.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0May 2019

  • "Peaceful location with lots of green spaces to unwind in."

    The accommodation is well equipped and has high quality finishings. It would benefit from a refresh and a deep clean.

    Jun 2018

  • "Location and property excellent."

    However, it would have been helpful for the owner to have informed us that contractors were arriving the evening prior to our last day's holiday to relay a floor and fit a kitchen which was quite noisy for my elderly aunty and uncle who were there to celebrate their golden wedding anniversary and aunty is in poor health.

    Lisa CalcottMay 2018

  • "Words cannot say how wonderful the cottage was."

    It was roomy and comfortable with all we needed for a great stay. The view was fantastic, and the garden was safe for our dog.

    May 2018

  • "Great place for a family get together."

    Children enjoyed playing in the garden as well as walk to nearby beach. Lovely big kitchen for family meals and open fire and fire pit to sit by in the evenings. Views are amazing. We have been before and will definitely come again.

    P CraigMay 2018

  • "Wonderful house and location."

    Felt like being welcomed into the family home. Only downside - Very noisy if you get windy nights!

    Nov 2017

  • "The owner/ caretakers were very welcoming and helpful"

    Nov 2017

  • "Love love love Borth Arian."

    The cottage has a fabulous atmosphere and wonderful views. 7 minutes walk to a perfect beach. Blazing log fires. Well equipped kitchen, comfortable beds.

    Kath WoodheadOct 2017

  • "Every thing was good, relaxing and comfortable"

    Paul BeckettSep 2017

  • "Our second visit and we fell in love with it all over again."

    Everything we needed. Very comfortable and clean. Loved the open coal fire, huge kitchen table for relaxed family breakfasts. Fabulous garden - dogs had a whale of a time and short walk to the beautiful beach. A week in paradise.

    KarenJul 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x twin
  • 1 x bathroom with bath and shower over, loo, wash hand basin and radiator
  • 1 x ensuite with shower, loo, hand wash basin and radiator
  • Kitchen with range oven and hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave and toaster
  • Sitting room with open fire, TV, DVD player, radio and a variety of books, games and CDs and dining area.
  • Range oven and hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, toaster
  • Open fire, TV, DVD player, radio
  • Wifi
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Off road parking
  • High chair, travel cot
  • Coastal location
  • Large lawned garden with covered veranda.

The property

Borth Arian is a fabulous family holiday house set in a quiet location close to Rhoscolyn on Anglesey.

You are sure to make happy holiday memories here - there are amazing views and you’ll be yards from the coastal footpath!

Rhoscolyn Beach is a five minute stroll away, or choose the beautiful Silver Bay ten minutes away.

This eclectic holiday house provides all of the accommodation on the ground floor.

Ideal if you need a holiday house without pesky stairs!

The kitchen provides everything you need for a self-catering break with a range oven and hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave and toaster.

The dining area has a large table, an easy chair and French windows that offer access directly onto the terraced part of the garden. There is a further dining area within the open-plan sitting and dining room.

This room is just lovely with it’s vaulted ceiling and French windows from which you can step out onto a covered veranda with seating.

This is an ideal space of soaking up the views.

You’ll also find in here a large dining table and chairs.

The sitting area has comfy sofas and chairs set around a large open fire, ideal for taking any chill out of the air in the colder months.

There’s a flat screen TV, DVD player, radio and a variety of books, games and CDs for your entertainment. There are three bedrooms in Borth Arian.

A master ensuite room with a double bed.

The ensuite has a shower, loo, hand wash basin and radiator. There’s also a small double room and a twin room. The main bathroom has a bath and shower over, loo, wash hand basin and radiator. Outside, the three-acre naturally landscaped garden boasts a large private lawned area, ideal for outdoor family games in the spring and summer.

There’s a private covered veranda which is absolutely perfect for a quiet morning cuppa before a busy day, or a relaxing evening drink watching the sky change colour as the sun sets.

There is a large gravelled area to the front of the cottage with parking for several cars, the property is accessed by a pleasant and well-maintained farm track with a imposing sweeping drive up to the house.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Valley 2 miles; Trearddur Bay 3 miles; Holyhead 5 miles.

Located on Holy Island, three miles from Trearddur Bay, Rhoscolyn is a small village with a church and primary school and is the most southerly place on Holy Island. Rhoscolyn also offers an excellent pub on the lane down to the beach, which is renowned for its gastro food, and the beach itself with its slipway, ideal for small dinghies and power boats, is a popular family destination throughout the summer owing to the sheltered cove and gently sloping sands. Also excellent cliff-top walks can be enjoyed and an abundance of wildlife can be seen, often including seals on the headland. Just two miles away is the village of Valley, which has a Post Office, chemist, shops and eating places, plus the nearby resort of Trearddur Bay is situated on the western shore of the island and is truly beautiful with a great sweep of low grassy coastline indented with rocky coves and fine Blue Flag sandy beaches. There are shops, pubs and restaurants in Trearddur Bay itself and nearby Holyhead offers a wider range of amenities, including a very good leisure centre, supermarkets, harbour front, a marina, the world’s second longest breakwater and exciting day trips to Dublin on the ferry. Watersports, bathing, sailing, windsurfing and horse riding are the main activities in the summer months, plus golfers will enjoy the excellent Holyhead 18 hole links golf course, and the area is also a great place for nature lovers with renowned birdwatching at the South Stack Lighthouse RSPB Reserve. An excellent location with plenty to see and do!

Note: £250 good housekeeping bond
Note: Dogs are charged at £35 per dog
Note. Only initial supply of kindling available
Note: There are 2 adjoining cottages that may be used by family members.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas