Top holiday cottages in Anglesey, Wales to help you make the most of the island

Top holiday cottages in Anglesey, Wales to help you make the most of the island

Six Blue Flag beaches, 200km of unspoiled coastal path, a nineteenth-century copper mine and a castle dating back to the thirteenth century. These are just some of the quiet boasts of the understated island of Anglesey, off the north-west coast of Wales. It’s sometimes overlooked in favour of the country’s south. But Anglesey is all the more beautiful for being tucked away from Wales’ administrative centre. And, with a connecting road across the Menai Straits from Bangor, holiday cottages in Anglesey are perfectly accessible, especially for people travelling from western parts of the UK, like Liverpool and Manchester.

Menai Bridge Anglesey

The Menai Bridge to Anglesey

Anglesey, or Ynys Môn as it’s known locally, used to be home to Druids fierce enough to scare off Roman invaders. Now, visitors will find a warm Welsh welcome, with plenty of gorgeous places to stay. Here is a small selection of our favourites, from Wales Cottage Holidays.

Top for beach walks, and cycling along the shoreline

holiday cottages in Anglesey

Sea View Cottage has splendid views of the coastline

Near the pretty village of Moelfre, Sea View Cottage sleeps four. It’s one of a set of three houses, which guests can book separately or together, and which in total sleep thirteen. Anglesey’s famed Coastal Path, trodden by the likes of Charles Dickens and Oliver Cromwell, runs nearby and eagle-eyed walkers or cyclists can spot dolphins and seals. As its name suggests, Sea View offers a delightful coastal view from its living room, set on the first floor. It’s close to Lligwy Bay, named one of the 10 best picnic spots in the UK by Coast magazine.

Top for cosy evenings and a ‘cwtch’

holiday cottages in Anglesey

Like the Danish ‘hygge’, ‘cwtch’ is a word with emotional resonance. Literally translated as either a warm hug or a hidey-hole, to native Welsh speakers ‘cwtch’ brings back memories of childhood, safety and closeness. You don’t need to look far to find holiday cottages in Anglesey that evoke this feeling. Cwtching up in the evening, with the changeable Welsh weather blustering outside, is a bit of a national pastime. The Parc Newydd collection of stone holiday cottages have plenty of cosy corners to hide away in. Guests can cosy up under vaulted, beamed ceilings, in front of real wood fires. Parc Newydd cottages can sleep up to 15 when all hired together. They’re set in a peaceful, rural area, with an on-site coarse fishing lake, and only ten miles from the surfing beach of Rhosneigr.

holiday cottages in Anglesey

Cosy bedroom: perfect for a cwtch

Top for history buffs

Hen Ysgol is a Grade II listed former school, set in the charming historic town of Beaumaris. The town’s castle has World Heritage status. It’s an impressively intact monument, built by Edward 1 in the thirteenth Century. Beaumaris itself has the air of an old Victorian seaside town, with plenty of Georgian and Edwardian architecture thrown into the mix. Hen Ysgol is just a stroll away from the castle and the town’s historic gaol, as well as views over the Menai Straits and down to Snowdonia. It sleeps four, and has a pleasant garden and sunroom.

Hen Ysgol

Hen Ysgol

Have you visited the north of Wales? Please give me your own recommendations for holiday cottages in Anglesey.

This is a collaborative post. Images are courtesy of Wales Holiday Cottages or Pixabay.

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15 Comments

    • May 9, 2018 / 8:29 pm

      Yes, the views can be incredible.

  1. May 4, 2018 / 2:27 pm

    Such lovely places! My uncle lives on Anglesey in Penmon and I must say I’ve never seen another blog post on it! It’s a place thats very dear to my heart 🙂 Loved reading this!

    • May 14, 2018 / 12:47 pm

      Aw. I’m glad you liked it. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. May 7, 2018 / 4:39 pm

    Wow! Anglesey seems like a piece of paradise, Nell! Thanks to your post, I am definitely placing Anglesey on the top of my bucket list. The holiday cottages in Anglesey would be my pick when exploring the north of Wales!

    • May 14, 2018 / 12:54 pm

      It’s a gorgeous place. Really away from it all – but still fairly accessible.

  3. May 8, 2018 / 9:56 pm

    Thanks for this Nell, Anglesey is on our list of places to visit this year because I’ve still never been! Will definitely check out some of these cottages, off to see if any of them accept dogs!
    Nat.x

    • May 14, 2018 / 12:58 pm

      Fingers crossed!

  4. May 10, 2018 / 12:40 pm

    These look love Nell. I keep meaning to take my kids to Wales, this has reminded me I must do that!

    • May 14, 2018 / 1:52 pm

      I bet you’d love it there.

  5. May 11, 2018 / 2:49 pm

    Well you know how much I love staying in cottages!! Anglesey is one of those places we’d absolutely love to visit. The beaches look amazing. We’d love to stay in any of these gorgeous places. Thanks for sharing on #FarawayFiles

  6. May 11, 2018 / 6:33 pm

    We fell in love with Anglesey! Beaumaris was a favourite for us #farawayfiles

  7. May 12, 2018 / 5:42 pm

    What a gorgeous place! I’ve been saying we need to get to Wales, and now that I’ve seen this post I’m even more convinced! Thank you for sharing on #farawayfiles

  8. May 16, 2018 / 4:32 am

    I’ve never been to Wales but it sure looks pretty! All of these cottages look great – I love cottages – who doesn’t? Thanks for linking up with #farawayfiles

    • May 16, 2018 / 9:19 pm

      They’re a good thing – these ones, especially!

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