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The Old Smithy (1811)

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near Beaumaris & Menai Strait (View Location on a map)
8 Guests
3 Bedrooms
3 Bathrooms
Accepts 2 Dogs
£642 7 Night Breaks From
£11.46 Average Per Person Per Night
Handpicked Highlights

The Old Smithy (1811) was handpicked by our team to join our portfolio. Here's just a few of the reasons we think you'll love staying in The Old Smithy (1811) too!

  • 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

Excellent Quality
Rated 4.8/5 (read reviews)
Features You'll Love

  • Coastal Area
  • Dog Friendly
  • WiFi
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Private Parking
  • Real Fire
  • Rural Location
  • Ground Floor Facilities
  • Family Friendly
  • Period Cottage
  • Cot Available
  • Golf Courses Nearby
  • Pubs Nearby
  • Short Drive To Beach

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About The Old Smithy (1811)

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!
Layout & Further Information

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

Reviews & Comments
Visitors Rate This Property 4.8/5

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Verified Guest
11th October 2019

A lovely venue which was very dog friendly. Loved the boot remover at the front door. The check ins from the owner were appreciated.

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

Thank you for your 4 star rating, glad you enjoyed The Old Smithy

Linda Edwards Verified Guest
3rd August 2019

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

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

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: Quality Cottages Team

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.

Ian Scott Verified Guest
17th June 2019

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

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

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

Heather Hepworth Verified Guest
22nd March 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: Quality Cottages Team

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.

Simon Lean Verified Guest
11th February 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: Quality Cottages Team

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.

Guestbook Comments

If you've ever visited a holiday cottage before, you most likely have seen a guestbook in the property for guests to leave a review for others when they arrive. Each of the following comments was lovingly left by people just like you in the guestbook left at The Old Smithy (1811).

Katrina, Ryan, Jenny and Stacey
18th June 2018

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.

Hortons Thompsons and Bells
15th June 2018

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.

Trevor & Paula, Michael & Ann
25th May 2018

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.

Neil and Susan Morley
2nd March 2018

A wonderful home- the perfect place for a warm, cosy joint 35th/ 70th birthday weekend. Bitterey cold weather – 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 – black guillemots being the highlight. Thanks for all your help, we hope to be back.

Sue, Harry, Chris, Steve &Sarah
15th September 2017

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.

About the Area

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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

Eat & Drink

See below for a selection of pubs, restaurants, and eateries near The Old Smithy (1811).

If you would like more information on the local area, please call us on 01348 837871 to speak to one of our friendly team.

Ye Olde Bulls Head Inn
( 1.1 miles away )

Modern dishes are prepared with flair and imagination using local Anglsey produce including an array of sea food, Welsh Black beef, salt marsh lamb and Anglesey Seasalt. Food is served in the restaurant and in the brasserie. The bar has traditional charm with exposed beams and open fire.

Bishopsgate Restaurant
( 1.1 miles away )

All meals are freshly prepared to order using local produce whenever possible including fish, welsh salt marsh lamb and Welsh Black beef

Stafford House Fine Dining Cafe Wine Bar & Bistro
( 4.6 miles away )

Exciting & exotic theme nights from Mediterranean tapas to Welsh fusion to Eastern spice. Check the web site for details

Dylan's
( 4.6 miles away )

Dylan's restaurant sits at the water's edge, alongside the Thomas Telford bridge in the small town of Menai Bridge, Anglesey. The modern, light building over two floors with sun terraces has stunning views across the Strait from every table. Dylan's menu includes some of the very best seafood sourced directly from the Strait such as world famous Menai mussels, lobster and Anglesey sea bass. The menu is a celebration of the abundant seafood and farm produce available on and around Anglesey.

Anglesey Farmers Market, David Hughes School, Menai Bridge
( 4.9 miles away )

A great opportunity to buy excellent local produce. 3rd Sat, 10am onwards, Menai Bridge

Old Boat House
( 5.1 miles away )

The Old Boat House is tucked away down by the sea. Eat Alfresco in summer. Extensive menu. Families welcome.

Ann's Pantry
( 7.7 miles away )

Tea rooms in a beautiful setting, with a choice of indoor, or outdoor seating. Outside is a charming garden area to soak up the sun on warm days. A selection of homemade cakes, breakfasts, meals, teas, coffees and more.

The Gladstone Pub Restaurant Dwygfylchi
( 7.8 miles away )

Good food served in a great family friendly atmosphere with wonderful views

Farm Shop and Pick Your Own
( 9.1 miles away )

The Hooten family has farmed at Gwydryn Hir since 1964 producing a range of produce to reflect the seasons. The family produce meat, fruit, vegetables, cakes and jam which are all sold in the farm shop. There is also a coffee shop for refreshments.

Caban Cafe
( 9.8 miles away )

Open 9 til 4 each day and from 7pm on most Saturdays for 'Globetrotting Buffets'. Check the web site for other events. Featured in 'Readers Recommended' in the Which? Good Food Guide

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