• The Old Smithy (1811)

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The Old Smithy (1811)

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Property Highlights:

  • 1 mile from Beaumaris  
  • A 5-minute walk to Golf Course
  • Pet-friendly cottage with enclosed gardens
  • Beautifully appointed grade 2 listed cottage
  • Fibre Optic Broadband 50Mpbs

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Guest Book Comments

Lovely cottage but rather expensive. Towels should be provided. Too dog friendly for me - extra cleaning would improve this.

Reply from: Jill

Thank you for your comments we are sorry that you felt the property was expensive, it is a beautiful, historic property in a tranquil setting. Your comments will be passed onto the owner.

Reply from: Jill

From the owner:- Thank you for your feedback we are sorry to hear that you felt the house was expensive, and raised the issues of towels and cleaning. When I spoke to you regarding posting your left items back to you you commented on what a lovely stay you had had and how much you enjoyed the house. If you did have some issues I could have rectified them during your sta and am sorry that you raised these issues after departure.

Linda Edwards - 3rd August 2019

Very comfortable and spacious. Everything necessary for cooking etc was provided. Lovely area.

Reply from: Jill

Delighted you enjoyed The Old Smithy thank you for your review.

Ian Scott - 17th June 2019

The Cottage is very well appointed and comfortable. It's quirky layout adds to the charm .I would not hesitate to recommend this Cottage. Plan to return this year.

Reply from: Jill

Thank you, we would love to see you again in the future, The Old Smithy is a beautifully restored property with lots of original features - very pleased that you had a lovely stay.

Heather Hepworth - 22nd March 2019

The owners have really made a wonderful job of enhancing a wonderful historic property .We arrived at night to a beautifully presented house in the darkness ,and went out in the morning to the car to see the most amazing view .Snow on the peaks across Snowdonia and the iridescent Menai straights . Quiet location ,FULLY ENCLOSED gardens great for the dog. The best supply of brilliant wood to keep two wood burners glowing . immaculately clean ,beautifully appointed with quality furnishings . A great house for a family gathering .The Bull in Beaumaris was great and The Midland tapas has won the Best restaurant in Wales 2018.What more could you ask for, for a Winter break .Truly exceptional ,and highly recommended .

Reply from: Jill

Thank you for your detailed review. The owners work very hard to ensure their guests have a lovely stay and will be delighted with your comments. Hope to see you again in the future.

Simon Lean - 11th February 2019

Our 3rd visit to the property and again superb in every way, great cottage and location, lots of recorded history to it. The kitchen is one of the most comfortable kitchens around with a sofa, log fire and tv in it.

Reply from: Jill

Thank you for your 5 star review of this beautiful cottage. The Old Smithy is positioned in a lovely rural setting yet only a mile to Beaumaris. We hope to welcome you again in the near future.

David Worsley - 9th December 2018

The old Smithy is outstanding in every way!! There is a mass of space that as been exceptionally renovated and decorated in both oldy worldly and modern. The main room is vast but when the fire is roaring and family and friends are relaxing with a drink or two after a walk on the beach it is so so cosy!! The kitchen is extremely well equipped with every mod con you could need. The Bedrooms are very very comfortable with there bathrooms situated in the rooms itself which I believe is a lovely touch. The cottage is well positioned on Anglesey wth all parts in easy striking distance. Stuart the owner is polite and always willing to help in any way with both the cottage and days out. Overall I would highly recommend this haven to everyone!!

Damien Schofield - 12th November 2018

excellent unique, quirky property full of character just the kind of accommodation we like to stay in .Fully equipped & in an excellent location minutes away from the sea & beach yet set in a quiet secluded area perfect.

Chris Heaton - 22nd October 2018

So I booked this property after a recent move as I wanted to visit a few family members and this was the halfway point in a beautiful location! What a great choice of property! It is exactly what I expected and more, it was so quirky and had so much character, all of us loved it! As soon as we got there we planned on going out in the evening to a local restaurant, but the garden is so nice and was like a sun trap so we just decided to stay in and have food in the cottage. The garden is stunning, with nice lawn and flowers also has a BBQ there with plenty of logs with an honesty box. There's also a shed in corner of the garden which has loads of sun loungers, which came in handy for the beautiful weather we had. Now I was lucky as my sister did all of the cooking, but I remember her saying that she was very impressed with the kitchen and it was very well equipped. With a decent sized dining table and also a log burner in the kitchen, it was so cosy sitting in there and having food. The front room is amazing, with a huge fireplace where sits a log burner which is surrounded by 3 large comfy sofas, which is nice just to sit around, it would be perfect for Christmas! The master bedroom was by far my favourite room in the house, you access it by a spiral staircase in the front room and soon as you go in just looks so cosy and welcoming. With the roll top bath in this room, it was just great just to chill out after a long day with the skylight above you. There was lots of information in the property about the surrounding areas, an easy-to-read guide of how things work throughout the house and even a cool book about the history of The Old Smithy its self. Also although it is situated outside of Beaumaris, it doesn't take long to walk into Beaumaris its self. You leave the property and in less than a minute you're walking on a golf course, with amazing views of the Menai straight and the mountains across the water, this way will take you approx 10-20 mins to walk. All in all, we all loved The Old Smithy, the cottage made the holiday more enjoyable knowing you were going back to a cosy property. Would love to go back one day. Ryan

Ryan - 25th September 2018

Tucked away in a leafy side turning, this delightfully quirky cottage is amazingly secluded yet still so handy for the coast and Beaumaris and the golf course. The interior is difficult to describe as regards the bedrooms, because it really is an unconventional layout, but the sitting room with its huge fireplace is beautiful, as is the conservatory. Lovely in both summer and winter. The owner, Stuart, couldn’t have been more helpful and considerate; we had some last minute hiccups due to illness, and he was brilliant. The kitchen is amazingly well-stocked with pots and pans etc, and there are plenty of logs for the fire. The perfect place for a family holiday with a baby and dog! Don’t miss the Midland Tapas restaurant in Beaumaris and Harry’s Bistro at the golf club for sensational food (seriously!) NB get a Tesco shop delivered!

A trusted customer - 24th September 2018

Such a beautiful cottage. It has a lovely cosy, homely feel but also plenty of space. Everything you could possibly need is provided and Stuart the owner is really helpful checking that everything was ok for us, providing information about the area and the best walkies for our dogs. Our fur babies didn’t actually want to leave! They loved the garden and I’d recommend The Smithy to anyone with or without dogs. We can’t wait to go back ?

Dawn Fenwick - 18th September 2018

Excellent .................

David Thomas - 31st January 2018

Great cottage, everything we needed, fine weather so the bbq very handy. Very relaxing for us and the dogs. Perfect base for our first trip to Anglesey.

Sandra and Kevin - 2016-06-16
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

A wonderful week! A family get together in a relaxing well appointed cottage. It certainly lives up to its billing and is faultlessly well equipped. Thanks to all for a much needed relaxing break. We will be back I am sure.

Sue, Harry, Chris, Steve &Sarah - 2017-09-15
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

We arrived in the afternoon sun on a bitterly cold February day and it remained seriously cold all week! But The Smithy could not have been a better choice to stay to spend some time with Steph in her final year at Bangor University. A really lovely place in every way. Monty had his best ever walk in his short life so far at Newborough beach with the setting sun. It would be lovely to return to see more of the island and Snowdonia. Farewell for nowâ¦..

The Dowling Family - 0018-02-09
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

A wonderful home- the perfect place for a warm, cosy joint 35th/ 70th birthday weekend. Bitterey cold weather â the tail end of storm Emma but the Smithy was so comfortable, spacious and so interesting in terms of history and architecture. Managed to get some terrific coastal walking in and good birdwatching â black guillemots being the highlight. Thanks for all your help, we hope to be back.

Neil and Susan Morley - 2018-03-02
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Wow, stunning and breath-taking. Had an absolutely amazing time with my siblings. The accommodation was fantastic and in an idyllic spot. We will be back. Thank you so much.

Katrina, Ryan, Jenny and Stacey - 2018-06-18
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Thank you. We had a lovely time in your amazing house. It really is something else! This countryside is just gorgeous , especially at this time of year. Just loved it all.

Trevor & Paula, Michael & Ann - 2018-05-25
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

This lovely cottage is in an idyllic setting and perfect for a relaxing break in the sun. We have enjoyed a wonderful week, walking and visiting some very interesting places and there are very many more to explore. We appreciate how well equipped this cottage is and especially Stuarts telephone call on Tuesday to hear that all was well. Many thanks.

Hortons Thompsons and Bells - 2018-06-15
This review was left in the guest book at the property.
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Property Description

A Grade 2 listed period cottage, 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 (6 adults, 2 children). 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.
  • Three unique and generously sized bedrooms 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, yet it is warm and cosy for snug evenings in.
  • 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.
  • Property now benefits from Fibre Optic broadband - great news for WiFi users on holiday!

3 Bedrooms sleeping a maximum of 6 adults and 2 children. 2 Doubles on 1st floor, the master via a spiral staircase has ensuite bathroom with roll top bath plus *folding bed. 2nd double accessed via a steep staircase, has a wash basin and a sofa/sofa bed. 1 Double/Twin (zip & link bed) on ground floor with ensuite shower room. **Please advise at time of booking bed configuration for ground floor bedroom **. All are tastefully decorated.

Hairdryers in each room

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

Dining/Kitchen very distinctive room with beamed ceilings, large stone fireplace with multi fuel stove and discreet wall mounted television. With oak 'shaker' units, granite worktops and double Rangemaster cooker.

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 built in DVD player with separate Free sat box for on demand 'Catch Up' TV. Hifi with iPod/iPhone dock or Bluetooth receiver. 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.

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

Additional Information

Short breaks - Winter

WiFi - Yes NOW WITH FIBRE OPTIC (phone for incoming calls only)

Changeover - Friday

Towels - No

Parking - Yes

Fuel - Oil central heating all inclusive May to September,�40 p/w outside these dates

Dogs - 2 welcome free

Travel cot - Yes

Highchair - Yes

Bed linen - Included as standard

About the Area

Anglesey - North Wales Beaumaris castle

  • A world heritage site. The last of Edward 1 'iron ring' built to dominate the Welsh. Begun in 1295, formidable defences of this unfinished castle survive to this day. A fascinating excursion for 8 guests staying at this Anglesey holiday cottage.

Llanddona Beach

  • Set against a lush green backdrop this Blue Flag beach 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.

Steam Train Rides

  • A journey on board one of the many narrow gauge steam trains of Wales is certainly the best way to enjoy the magnificent landscape of the country. See the sights from the comfort of a carriage on the Ffestiniog Railway Company, climbing more than 700 feet from the sea to the peaks of Snowdon. Glimpse the 13th century Dolbadarn Castle, twin lakes, the village of Llanberis and the historic Pandarn Country Park on the Llanberis Lake Railway, rescued from local quarries.

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.

Days away
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.

Enjoy year round holidays in this characterful period holiday cottage near the elegant waterside town of Beaumaris on the Isle of Anglesey. Visit the owner's own website -thesmithybeaumaris.co.uk

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