Secluded, sweet, cosy … brilliant for families, couples, walkers and dogs. Immerse yourself in views and total silence – fields all around and a maze of walking paths on the doorstep. The beach is less than half a mile away.
A winding lane sweeps through the sandy grass by Aberffraw estuary up to Pandy, a charming Welsh white-washed cottage with thick walls set next to lush views. Over the garden gate is a huge wildlife-rich nature reserve of reed beds, fields and some woodland– a privileged spot from which to hear the birds sing.
Step through the door and into a lovely feeling of homeliness. The open plan living and kitchen space is airy and bright, with everything new including the floor! Great views over the countryside to Aberffraw greet you as you make breakfast. The wood burning stove throws out heat after the long walks and seaside paddles. A double bedroom in serene pastels greys and pinks and a smart, bright twin room are inviting with country views and comfy beds. The bathroom with bath and shower over is neatly to the point.
You’re brilliantly placed for exploring coast and country: the Anglesey Coastal Path is less than a mile. The area is rich in opportunities for fun: riding, walking, sailing, surfing, fishing, painting, seal-watching, cycling and more. Guests that need faster action can have two for the price of one tickets to Trac Mon up the road. This short stroll takes you to Aberffraw beach, next to a quiet village and a good pub and local shop. Down the road are plenty of sandy beaches and then Rhosneigr, a perfect hub of a place with bespoke cafes and shops right by the beach too!
Come home to dine in your own outdoor space with barbecue, picnic bench, all lovely and secluded. Best of all is the little summer house with four chairs and table. Perfect for a quiet beer and a gaze over the reeds to watch nature at play.
- Accommodation sleeps up to 4 guests – changeover day Friday (4pm check in/10am check out)
- Short breaks available with a Monday or Friday changeover option at certain times of the year
- Within easy walking distance of Aberffraw and within 10 minutes drive of Rhosneigr
- Situated in the countryside with stunning views across to Aberffraw
- Entrance hall with coat cupboard, clothes airer, iron and ironing board
- Master bedroom with double bed, built-in wardrobe and hairdryer
- Twin bedroom with built-in wardrobe
- Bathroom with shower over the bath, WC, basin, linen cupboard and heated towel rail
- Open plan living area with large sofa, chair, TV/DVD
- Log burning stove with initial basket of logs provided
- Dining area with table and 4 chairs
- Kitchen area with electric hob and oven, fridge, washing machine, freezer and microwave
- Bed linen and towels provided
- Storage for bikes in the secure garden shed
- Electric central heating and hot water
- Travel cot and highchair available upon request
- Bills included
- A small boat/canoe may be stored outside the house
- Enclosed garden with picnic table, summerhouse, table and 4 chairs
- Private Parking all year round
- Wifi throughout the house
- Dogs permitted
- No smoking
- Prices from £250 – £800 (short breaks available)
Leave the A55 and soak up the coastal views all the way to Aberffraw – sandy bays and rocky outcrops guide you towards a very special place indeed. Peace and solitude await and yet within easy walking distance to the stunning beach at Aberffraw.
Aberffraw beach is in an idyllic location overlooking the mountains of Snowdonia and the Lleyn Peninsula. It is a half mile walk along the River Ffraw to the beach – a stunning sandy walk nestled between the village of Aberffraw and the grassy sand dunes. Turn the corner and you are faced with the most breathtaking beach, clean sparkling water that is great for swimming, kayaking, body boarding and fishing. Huge expanses of sand to set up camp on. Flop down and enjoy a beach day – sand castle competitions, boogie board riding, sandwiches filled with the obligatory sand. Memories to be made and savoured.
For those who are interested in the origin of names – Aberffraw means “Estuary of the River Ffraw” where Aber means Estuary. Many feel this is derived from the Welsh word Berw, meaning turbulent water – where the river water meets the sea. Please be aware of the tides, rip tides and moving sand dunes in this area. Children must be supervised at all times – especially where the river meets the sea where there are rocks. A place for fun but also of understanding. For dogs lovers – there are no restrictions on Aberffraw beach but there are on other beaches on Anglesey so do check before you set off www.anglesey.gov.uk
There is plenty of fantastic fishing in this area and some of the best Marks are at Ty Croes. Walk along from Cable Bay and you will find ledges where local fishermen await mackerel and sea bass. Beware of the heavy swells in this area – always best to seek the advice of local fishermen. Please take your old tackle, lines and plastic bags away with you. We love the cleanliness of Anglesey and would appreciate your help in keeping it this way.
If you haven’t brought your bikes with you then pop along to Llys Llywelyn Tea Rooms in Aberffraw where you can hire bikes for the day. If you aren’t in a hurry then we can recommend you eat here or at least order a pot of tea and a delicious Welsh cream tea or an icecream.
Walk up into the centre of Aberffraw to find the Corner House shop in the village square and PlasCoch Stores which is the local post office – just down form there is the local pub “The Crown Pub/ Y Goron” which has just been renovated and is under new ownership.
The beauty of this area is that just beyond Aberffraw there is about 5 miles of beaches to walk along – uninterrupted bliss. Start at Cable Bay and carry on walking until you reach a wonderfully private beach called Cymyran Beach. Here you can watch the search and rescue helicopters take off and the red arrows practice. A fantastic sight.
If you would like to take lessons in any of the watersports or hire any equipment then head into Rhosneigr where you will find Geckosurf and Funsports. It is 10 minutes away by car and a really fun place to visit. With plenty of restaurants, shops and watersports there is something for everyone.
There are stunning places to visit in this area – one of the “musts” is St Cwyfan – “Church in the Sea”. There has been a church on this site since the 7th century – the one that we can visit today was built between the 12th and 13th century. It is just as beautiful to visit this church on a windy day as a sunny one – you need to go when it is low tide as there is no access otherwise. You can do wonderful walks in this area and the scenery is breathtaking.
Just down the road from Aberffraw – north of PorthTrecastell (Cable Bay) and south of PorthNobla isBarclodiad Y Gawres burial chamber – the name translates into English as “The Giantess’ Apronful” . This is a restored chambered cairn dating from between 2500 – 3000BC, ie the same time as Stonehenge and the Egyptian Pyramids. It is the largest chambered tomb in Wales. It has been extensively restored and has a new stone wall supporting a concrete roof that has been covered in turf.
Five of the interior stones are decorated with incised spirals and zigzags, these may have some meaning or maybe were just the art of the time. Books state that many aspects of the tomb, and of its decorated stones, are similar to Neolithic monuments in the Boyne Valley in Ireland, suggesting a link between the two cultures at the time. Its location overlooking the sea may also have had significance. You can visit the tomb at any time between 10am-4pm throughout the year but entrance into the tomb is only by appointment – every Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday. Visitors need to pop into Wayside Stores in Llanfaelog (1 mile from the chamber – just by the Rhosneigr turning) and a member of staff will accompany you to the burial chamber. If they are unable to accompany you then they will request a deposit for the key and allow you to visit on your own.