01348 837871

The Old Smithy (1811)

near Beaumaris & Menai Strait

Period holiday cottage Anglesey an architectural delight near Beaumaris, Menai Striat, Penmon. Sleeps 8, Dogs welcome.

Near: Coast 0.5m, Beaumaris 1m, Snowdonia 30 mins drive

Reference 76
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4

About The Old Smithy (1811)

A Grade 2 listed period cottage, sleeps 8, sympathetically converted from a traditional village smithy. Dogs welcome
  • A former blacksmith's cottage and converted smithy with over 200 years of documented history sleeps 8. Containing original beams and large stone wood burning fireplaces. The perfect hideaway holiday cottage, and fantastic base for exploring Anglesey. A sun trap in summer, warm and cosy in winter. Dogs welcome.
  • A country living kitchen is the heart of the home, its log burning stove, comfy sofa and flatscreen tv ensure the chef is never lonely. Complete with all mod cons, granite worktops and luxury rangemaster cooker.
  • Four unique and generously sized bedrooms, sleeping up to 8 people. All very tastefully decorated throughout.
  • The main living room with large comfy sofas is over 600 sq.ft with double height ceilings, exposing traditional beams, original stone features and a vast inglenook fireplace.
  • A quiet, mature and sheltered garden benefits from all day sun.
  • Located in the tiny hamlet of Llanfaes with its picturesque village church, half a mile from the main coast road, and only 1 mile from the ancient town of Beaumaris with its fascinating moated castle and bustling waterfront. Beaumaris has all the local amenities you should need on your holiday - banks, post office, supermarkets, fuel, shops, chemist, library and doctors surgery
  • Summer short breaks are available at Anglesey holiday cottage The Old Smithy. Please phone for price and availability.
  • Further pictures and information can be found on the ~owners web site (thesmithybeaumaris.co.uk)~ also on 'More Photos' see above.
Anglesey - North Wales Beaumaris castle
  • A world heritage site. The last of Edward 1 'iron ring' built to dominate the Welsh. Begun in 1295, formidible defences of this unfinished castle survive to this day. A fscinating excursion for 8 guests staying at this Anglesey holiday cottage.
Llanddona Beach
  • Set against a lush green backdrop is a bit of an adventure to get to but its natural, long and spacious haven is ideal for family fun, a dip in the sea, windsurfing, kite-surfing and quality sea-fishing.
Benllech, Traeth Bychan, Red Wharf Bay & Lligwy beaches
  • Beaches at Benllech, Traeth Bychan, Red Wharf Bay and Lligwy are all within easy reach. Most beaches welcome dogs all year round but some in restricted areas only during summer months. Please see beach signs.
  • The Lleyn Peninsula via the Brunel Bridge which spans Menai Strait is within comfortable driving distance of this period Anglesy holiday cottage.
Llanddona Riding Stables
  • Gallop the wild and beautiful beaches of Llanddona from a local riding stables or walk the hills of Snowdonia, half an hour's drive away.
Halen Mon Sea Salt Company
  • Do visit Halen Mon Sea Salt makers. The small family run busines has grown and developed so that its delicious products are now sort after world wide. In the UK they supply Marks & Spencers, Waitrose and Harvey Nicholls.
  • An ideal location from where to visit and enjoy this special area of North Wales whilst staying at this period cottage tastefully converted from a traditional Smithy near Beaumaris.
Starider Boat trips
  • Watch the seals and puffins from Starider cruise boat which leaves fropm Beaumaris Pier or immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of ancient and Celtic history that pervades this peaceful island. All close to this character North Wales holiday cottage near Beaumaris - Anglesey Accommodation
Menai Heritage Experience, Menai
  • Learn about the amazing historical feats of engineering; Britannia Bridge designed by George Stephenson completed in 1850, built to carry the railway and the Mennai Suspension Bridge built by Thomas Telford completed in 1826 to improve links between Wales and Ireland.
Lladdona Beach
  • A panoramic sea view greets you as you approach this long sandy Blue Flag awarded beach.
Sherpa Bus Service
  • Take a Sherpa bus from Bangor on a scenic tour through Snowdonia. Buy your ticket and hop on and off as often as you like.
Greenwood Forest Park, Y Felinheli
  • An eco adventure for the whole family. Use your own energy to have fun. Moon Carts, Bouncing Pillow, Treetop Scramble and much more.
  • Visit the owner's own website -thesmithybeaumaris.co.uk
Once a traditional Smithy now a Grade II listed period holiday cottage for holidays on Anglesey
  • So very much to enjoy from this dog friendly period cottage (sleeps 8) tastefully converted from a traditional Smithy near Beaumaris on Anglesey. Guests have been returning regularly for years to this rather special home for holidays.


4 Bedrooms sleeping a maximum of 8 including a folding bed, plus cot. 2 doubles on first floor, the master via a spiral staircase has an en-suite bathroom with roll top bath. The second, accessed via a steep staircase, has a wash basin. 1 bunk bedroom and 1 single bedroom on ground floor. All are tastefully decorated.

Hair Dryers in each room

Bathroom suite with electric shower over large 'p' shaped bath, on ground floor.

Please bring your own towels

Dining/Kitchen very distinctive room with beamed ceilings, large stone fireplace with multi fuel stove. The kitchen was refitted in 2012 with oak 'shaker' units and granite worktops.

Utility Room with fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave.

Lounge warm attractive room with high ceilings, exposed beams and an extensive stone fireplace featuring a coal and wood burning stove. Wrought iron spiral staircase leading to a gallery and adjoining master suite. Attractive and comfy sofas and armchairs offer ample seating, Freeview tv with Freesat/dvd/recorder functions, Hifi with ipod/iphone dock. Selection of games & books.

Sun Room/Conservatory with 3 piece suite and coffee table opening onto patio area.

Grounds delightful sheltered garden, benefiting from all day sun. Patio area, large gas barbecue, gazebo and garden furniture.

Adequate Parking

Fuel oil central heating all inclusive May to September, £40 per week outside these dates.

Wi Fi / Internet. Payphone.

Welcome FREE: 2 Dogs

Please bring your own towels.

FRIDAY CHANGEOVER - Please also see the owners web site - http://www.thesmithybeaumaris.co.uk/

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Customer Reviews

Fantastic week at The Smithy. Great walks, great pubs, great being here. The cottage is wonderful, the log fire is made for cosy evenings, the whole property is lovely and complete with a superb history. Will be back soon, Alfie the dog settled in straight away and he says woof woof, thank you for letting dogs stay.

Lynne & John byers

What a delightful place, thank you so much for sharing it! Sitting in the back garden on a sunny February day with my morning coffee and my dog sitting on the grass listening to the family giggle around the house, collecting sticks for the fire, all golden memories. All of us say, thank you so much. We will be back.

The Kavanaughs

Fantastic time at the cottage and we were so luck with the weather. Comfortable and well equipped and a great base to explore the island. Had lovely meals at The Ship Inn at Red Wharf Bay, The White Eagle, Bishopsgate Hotel and Bulkeley Hotel in Beaumaris. Golf Course next door is a bonus! Great walks at Newborough forest, Breakwater Country Park and South Stack lighthouse…. Hope to return.

Steve, Lesley, Jean, Ray, Ewan and Bracken

Lovely cottage, lovely weather, lovely break! Hope to be back one day. Thank you.

David & Jackie Gosfella

We visit Anglesey regularly for day trips to Newborough Warren & Beaumaris, but never holidayed here. What a lovely unique cottage in a very peaceful location to have our first. We loved the wood burning stove in the fantastic main room, so relaxing and comforting, loved the ‘farm house’ style kitchen too. Great food at The Ship Inn, Red Wharf Bay, loved our warm sunny afternoon at Moelfre especially the tea and homemade chocolate and victoria sandwich cakes at Anne’s Pantry. The Hidden Gardens at Plas Cadnant are a fantastic surprise at the end of a lovely driveway. Well worth a visit to a garden lover. Great holiday.

Alan, Julie & Barney

Had a really relaxing week, weather was good, we could see storms over Snowdonia whilst lovely here! The Bulkeley in Beaumaris does great coffee and you can take the dogs and they even do cakes for them. The coastal walks are fantastic, very enjoyable. Thank you very much.

Crich & Desbrow family

We have had a really super week. Celebrated a birthday and Valentines Day. We have had wind, rain and sunshine, the island is superb whatever the weather. We have felt so at home here, such a beautiful house, and every facility you could wish for. Don’t miss going to Newborough beach and Llandwyn island off it, it’s just magical. We will definitely be back. The Smithy is also doggy heaven. Thank you. Diolch!

David & Lesley Peters

Lovely week at the cottage. The weather has been quite kind, the views of the snow covered mountains spectacular. Granddaughter voted it the best cottage we have stayed and we all agree. The Castle in Beaumaris is well worth a visit as is Pili Palas. The mountain zoo is as the name implies with a walk up and down the hill.


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