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West Point Lynas Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage

(Ref. 1140457)

Llaneilian near Amlwch, Anglesey Show on map

4.1

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

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

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  • cottage (4)
  • place (4)
  • location (4)
  • owners (3)
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7 Customer Reviews

  • "West/East Cottage at Point Lynas Lighthouse has been a go to destination for us for many years now and we have many happy memories of holidays here and of the former owners who are now sadly missed."

    When you book at a property that was built in 1835 you expect it to have the patina of a bygone age with some modern additions and on the whole if this is your first visit that is what you will get. However if you are a returning visitor since the change of ownership then you will observe clear signs of decline. Prices have risen significantly (we do recognise there have been increases across the board in this sector) but standards have dropped since the change of ownership. The location is still stunning and the hospitality in the past has been outstanding however on this visit there were a number of issues which could not be ignored. The previous ownership seemed to have in place a rolling programme of repair and refurbishment however on our arrival our first (and lasting) impression of the property, particularly externally, was of malaise and neglect. Broken cattle grid, gates and fences broken and discarded in the field, inadequate refuse facilities with rubbish blowing all round the compound, having to clear up used tissues and sanitary products from the yard and around the doors was not appreciated. One wheelie bin with it’s lid missing and a tote shoved in the top to stop access by birds and rodents (doesn’t) is not sufficient for a week’s rubbish from two holiday cottages. The back door to the cottage would not lock from the outside and this was reported to Menai but not actioned before we left. Though not unappreciated the welcome pack certainly lacked the care, charm and hospitality of the former owners and was very box standard. The pillows on the bed are well past their sell by date and provision of hand and bath towels seemed somewhat mean compared to what we were used to. Dishwasher tabs provided are cheap and don’t work so suggest you take your own, we bought new. We feel saddened as this is a place we love and have always felt welcome and valued as visitors but will be considering where we spend our hard earned cash in the future. To the previous owners thank you so much for some great holidays and wonderful memories, to the current owners the place is looking shabby and standards have dropped so you need to step up as you have some big boots to fill. Having said all that it’s possible the new owners are assessing their options for the property before work is put in place, we certainly hope so as the once gleaming white buildings on the headline are looking very grey and sad this year. How sad it is that The Coastal Watch people seemed to have been evicted from the headland too, they were always a wonderful source of conversation and information on tides and wildlife.

    Reviewed by D2.5Jun 2024

  • "Fantastic break,prefect location would recommend it to anyone."

    Even met the owners lovely people.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0May 2024

  • "Generally very good, location is everything!"

    The outdoor area was very neglected, weeds everywhere, rubbish, and the bbq literally fell to bits when we tried to move it. In the kitchen above the washing machine was a note saying it was broken and that sykes had been informed, the note looked as though it had been there a while, and no effort was made to repair or replace it during the week.. In the bathroom the hot tap into the feature bath didn't work, and around the property some light bulbs were out.. we enjoyed our stay but with a bit more effort it could be so much better.

    Reviewed by Jan2.8May 2024

  • "This is an extremely special place to be able to stay."

    It is an old building and I can only imagine that keeping it going must feel like a constant battle against the elements: there probably will always be some kind of maintenance issue. I'd read in other reviews that you have no control over the heating so I was anticipating being cold, but it was lovely and warm: far too warm to consider lighting the fire! The kitchen of West Cottage is huge and very well-equipped and the living room has superb sunset views when the weather cooperates. There are fantastic dog walks along the coastal path in both directions; the inland walks were more challenging with bogs and stiles. The little bay is almost lake-like and feels so safe for swimming. I had a wonderful week and would hope to visit again.

    Reviewed by Anne4.1Apr 2024

  • "Lovely cottage, amazing location and views"

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Mar 2024

  • "My second visit to this beautiful cottage in it's peaceful and rural setting."

    It has everything that you need for your stay. There was even a real Christmas tree in the lounge, lovely! The milk in the fridge and christmas treats provided by the new owners upon arrival were very welcome. A place to definitely return to again.

    Reviewed by Dawn4.7Dec 2023

  • "A fab place to have a holiday."

    Simple things to do to make it even better.. 1. Update the visitors information folder. 2. Check TV works (no signal). 3. Measuring jug in kitchen. 4. Binoculars We had a lovely time with family. Thank you

    Reviewed by Katy4.7Oct 2023

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Summary

  • Single-storey
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x double with basin, 1 x twin with basin
  • Bathroom with roll-top bath, walk-in shower, basin, and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, small freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Enclosed patio with furniture and barbecue
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 1.9 miles
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am

The property

Amlwch 2.4 miles.

West Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage is a delightful bungalow, perched on a headland with views across the Irish sea, resting upon the Isle of Anglesey.

Sympathetically-restored, West Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage features some of its original and traditional furnishings, whilst providing a family of six with a well-equipped base, located in Llaneilian near Amlwch.

During any time of year, you are sure to get fantastic views from this abode, with some sightings of dolphins, porpoises, seals, and sea birds, enveloping the home.

Step indoors and reach the kitchen/diner, complete with all the necessary appliances and utensils for a self-catered stay; prepare and enjoy meals together or set the patio table to relish in an alfresco barbecue.

The sitting room has been carefully thought out with plush seating, a lovely woodburning stove, and TV for entertainment, where you can while the night away and plan your impending itinerary.

Three well-appointed bedrooms await, including a double with en-suite, a further double, and a twin, whilst a sleek bathroom with roll-top bath and walk-in shower serves the rest of the home.

For your nearest hub of amenities, head into nearby Amlwch where you can stock up on the essentials and dine out, whilst a short car journey away will bring you to the breath-taking bay of Llaneilian, where you can enjoy a dip or simply a relaxing day out.

Resting in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, be sure to pack your walking boots for an afternoon of birdwatching, hiking, and exploring, with Mynydd Parys a recommended stop off.

Ornithologists will delight in spotting Wheateaters, Choughs, and Stonechats.

The local beach, which can be seen to the left, just prior to the private drive up the peninsula to the Lighthouse, is a hidden gem called Traeth Eilan.

Just a 10 minute walk from the property, this stunning rocky beach is reminiscent of a smugglers cove, with rugged cliffs protecting this secluded cove and providing mill-pond conditions, perfect for your morning wild swim, paddle board adventures or sea kayaking.

With plenty of attractions near the border into mainland North Wales, make memories as a family by visiting the likes of Beaumaris, Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, and Bangor, before returning home for supper.

Enjoy the coast and country at West Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1140456, together sleeping up to 12 guests.

NOTE: £20 pet charge applies

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About the location

AMLWCH

Bull Bay 1.5 miles; Cemaes 5 miles; Holyhead 15 miles; Llangefni 15 miles.

The small seaside town of Amlwch lies on the north eastern corner of Anglesey, in a stunning coastal location. With an affluent mining history, the village now plays host to numerous activities and attractions, making it the ideal location for a family holiday. Discover the history of Amlwch and its copper mining tradition on the Heritage Copper Trail, part of the beautiful 125 mile coastal path that winds its way along the coast of Anglesey, or visit the Old Mine Works at Mynydd Parys, and see the red, yellow and purple rocks, which some say resemble the surface of the Moon. For lovers of fishing and golf, both are available in Amlwch, with the Bull Bay Golf Club close by, and sea fishing a very popular pastime. Take the ferry to Dublin and spend a day enjoying Irish life, or stay on Anglesey and make the most of one of the beautiful beaches on offer. No matter what your preference, you're sure to have a wonderful time in this lovely seaside location.

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NOTE: £20 pet charge applies