The island of Anglesey has long been a firm favourite with holidaymakers from across the UK and beyond – and rightly so. Its sheltered, sandy beaches and warm, welcoming waters tempt families with young children and water sports enthusiasts in equal numbers, and the island’s growing reputation as a foodie hub is helping it to appeal to a new crowd. Whilst the recent influx of fabulous places to eat makes dining out a real treat whilst on holiday on Anglesey, taking a self-catering break there is still the preferred choice for many. With so many superb self-catering accommodation options available throughout Anglesey, you’re spoiled for choice. We’ve hand-picked a few of our favourites, to give you an idea of just what is on offer when you holiday on this amazing island.
Best for…quirky accommodation
When it comes to wow factor, it doesn’t get bigger, or better, than this. Union Windmill, near the little village of Gaerwen, has been stunningly decorated throughout in a contemporary style, and it has even featured in the magazine, Grand Designs. The rooms might get smaller with every flight of stairs you climb, but the views get more and more stunning, as you climb higher, with the 360° watchtower at the top guaranteed to take your breath away. For a truly unique holiday experience on Anglesey, this has to be a top contender.
Best for…big groups
It can be great fun, and very good value, to go on holiday with a group of friends or members of your extended family, and there are plenty of self-catering accommodation options on Anglesey that cater for bigger groups. One of our favourites is Bodfan, a self-catering farmhouse that sleeps up to 8, with two additional travel cots for babies. Located between Valley and Llangefni, the farmhouse has no near neighbours, so you can enjoy your group holiday without worrying about disturbing the neighbours.
With a mix of double bed, twin bed and single rooms, the accommodation is really flexible, and there’s plenty of communal space, both indoors and outside.
And if you fancy a holiday with an even bigger group of people, we have options that sleep up to 16 people!
Best for…a romantic getaway
Guests are in for a treat with this superbly-appointed holiday cottage in Rhoscolyn, which has many luxurious touches, like underfloor heating, and a gorgeous wood-burning stove, for the perfect romantic break. Tucked away down a long drive, and with views out across glorious open countryside, The Old Dairy is the perfect place to kick back and relax. The stylish, modern kitchen has everything you need, but undoubtedly, most guests also find themselves tempted by The White Eagle, a fabulous gastropub just down the road.
With all this stylish luxury and romantic seclusion, it’s the perfect place to take that someone special.
Best for…contemporary chic
Seashells is a brilliant example of a superbly-decorated, contemporary self-catering cottage – and its location couldn’t be better, just a stone’s throw from the huge, sandy beach at Lligwy. The house has been designed upside-down, in order to take advantage of the incredible sea views. That means that the living room, kitchen and dining area are all upstairs, whilst the luxurious bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms are all downstairs. If you usually prefer to stay in hotels, because you like a little luxury whilst on holiday, Seashells will definitely convert you to the joys of self-catering holidays.
Best for…sea views
With stunning coastline on all sides, there are plenty of accommodation choices on Anglesey offering stunning sea views. We’d have liked to list all of them, of course, but we had to pick one special place that was particularly worthy of a mention. The Pilot House, at Beaumaris, is quite simply beautiful, both inside and out. Sleeping up to 8 guests, there’s ample room for everyone to spread out and enjoy the place, with super modern fittings combining effortlessly with vintage style, to create a chic holiday home that is sure to be a winner. Sit back and admire the views across the Menai Strait, or stroll down into town for a bite to eat…The Pilot House is the perfect base for a great Anglesey holiday.
With so much to see and do on Anglesey, from walking the Coastal Path to relaxing on the island’s fabulous beaches or exploring the rich history of the area, we hope we’ve whetted your appetite for a self-catering holiday here in 2018!