The Dairy is a gorgeous boutique style holiday cottage on the isle of Anglesey, providing unique accommodation in which to relax and unwind. As the name suggests, The Dairy was previously a working dairy, which has been beautifully renovated to combine traditional character and charm with carefully selected contemporary furnishings. Set in its own grounds on the outskirts of the quiet yet accessible village of Llandegfan between Menai Bridge and Beaumaris, the detached cottage is a stunning place from which to enjoy a holiday.
The Dairy is arranged on a single level so suitable for those with limited mobility, but with two steps down from the dining area into the lounge and the second bedroom. The flooring is attractive stone throughout. The large open-plan living/dining room is beautifully presented and enjoys high cathedral style ceilings. There are two generous sofas, a flatscreen TV/ DVD/CD player and WiFi and a good selection of books and magazines. There is a wooden table with seating for six. The simple Shaker style kitchen has a Belfast sink, wooden surfaces and includes a dishwasher and washer/dryer. It is styled with reminders of the cottages' heritage as a dairy such as slate window sills, a milk churn and butter paddles. There are two bedrooms, the spacious main bedroom is a beautiful room with a high ceiling and super king size bed and the second, although compact in layout, is a pretty twin bedroom which can be arranged as a double if preferred, although access to the bed is restricted to the one side in this particular configuration. The modern shower room boasts a large walk-in shower with a separate WC and basin opposite.
The Dairy is located in an enclosed spacious and private courtyard surrounded by traditional stone walls. There is garden seating for four within the courtyard along with a barbecue and ample off-road parking for cars/boat. Guests are warmly invited to explore the wonderful gardens of the neighbouring Farmhouse - a formal terrace with pond and raised planters plus a traditional walled garden - both featured in The Telegraph - also an orchard, swing and seating positioned to admire the views. Nearby Beaumaris has a historic castle and gaol and is in a lovely position on the Menai straits. Walks can be taken along the coast to the spectacular Penmon Point with its ancient priory, dove cote and lighthouse. Boat trips can be taken to explore Puffin Island and its wildlife, or rib rides for the more adventurous. The small town of Menai Bridge (along with Beaumaris) has many lovely independent shops and a good selection of quality cafes and restaurants. The National Trust's Plas Newydd with its spectacular house and gardens is a short drive away whilst just across the Menai Straits is the city of Bangor and the Snowdonia National Park.
£100 security deposit requested please
Dogs are made to feel very welcome at The Dairy; the courtyard is safe and enclosed and there is an outside tap and hose for cleaning muddy paws. Up to two well-behaved dogs are welcome.
Electricity and heating included
Bed linen and towels provided
Travel cot and high chair available
No smoking please
Please note the neighbouring Farmhouse gardens contain a pond so children should be supervised. The Dairy is located within an enclosed courtyard separate from these gardens.
- Saturday changeover
- Highchair available
- Sleeps 4
- 2 Bedrooms
- 1 Bathroom
- 2 Pets welcome
- Bed linen provided
- Towels provided
- Private parking
- On one level
BEACHES AND COAST
The Isle of Anglesey has a wide selection of beautiful beaches many with Blue Flag, Green Flag or Seaside Awards. The nearest, Beaumaris, is family friendly with good shops, cafes and nice sand, the castle is worth exploring. Crab fishing is good fun off the pier and bait is available at the ice-cream kiosk.
Further afield try beaches at Llanddona, Benllech and Moelfre. Or at the top of the island Church Bay, a steep path down and a restaurant famous for lobster.
For little ones try the Anglesey Sea Zoo and the Butterfly Farm are perfect.
South Stack Lighthouse and the nearby RSPB Tower are amazing. There is a charge to get into the lighthouse and it has many steps. Take the coast road around Trearddur Bay, a lovely drive and sandy coves to stop and enjoy an ice cream.
Plas Cadnant gardens near Menai are beautiful. Also Plas Newydd - the gardens are lovely and the cafe is listed as in the top 100 in England and Wales.
Take a trip to RAF Valley to see the fighters that train at the base. Google 'RAF Valley-watching Us' for more information on what you can expect to see and when/where to go.
A good place to see the aircraft take off & land is Rhosneigr Beach - walk along this lovely beach (very popular in any season with wind surfers) over the dunes and you get a good view of the airstrip. On a busy day at the base you may well see RAF fighters (Tornadoes, Hawk, Typhoon) come and go almost one after the other.
FOOD AND DRINK
Waitrose in Menai is a must.
For restaurants and cafes near the cottage try Dylan's which has a fabulous reputation and the Pier House Bistro in Beaumaris.
Beaumaris boasts a number of fine eateries. Ye Olde Bulls Head has two restaurants, 'Loft' and 'Brasserie'. The Loft must be booked in advance whilst the Brasserie does not take bookings. The White Lion Restaurant serves locally caught seafood and traditional British fare. The Gazelle is literally on the sea shore below the cottage - a great walk down.
Slightly further afield, the award winning Ship Inn is set in the stunning location right on the shore of Red Wharf Bay near Benllech on the South East coast and serves local food which is recommended by the Michelin 'Eating out in Pubs' Guide.
The White Eagle in Rhoscolyn, said to be a 'royal' favourite, is a very nice pub with great views and just a short walk to the local beach. Booking is recommended in high season.
Mary and Colin were so welcoming. The cottage had everything we needed and was spotlessly clean. The bed in the main bedroom was so comfortable too. The location was perfect. We would definitely stay there again. Mrs T Rees-Jones - 30th August 2017
The perfect property in the perfect location. We will certainly think about visiting again. The property was excellent, and in a perfect location with tremendous views. We would recommend this to anyone.Mr A Nolan - 14th April 2017
The owners, Colin and Mary, have made a relaxing, peaceful holiday home. They made us so welcome that it was immediately as though we were visiting friends. We had been through a stressful year, but were able to relax and return home really refreshed. 2016 had been a difficult year for us, but the facility to filter the website, particularly our need for everything to be on one level gave us confidence in making our booking. The photographs and information about the Dairy reinforced this. We were certainly not disappointed on arrival starting with the clear directions to the cottage and continuing when we got inside. Owners Colin and Mary were charming and friendly hosts, and it was such a relaxing spot that the poor weather for the first couple of days didn't affect our enjoyment. It must be absolutely great in high summer and a great base for visiting the island or the mainland.Mr David Humphrey - 14th March 2017
Would recommend to anybody. The Dairy is wonderful and there is access to the owners stunning walled garden. Great place for exploring Anglesey. Excellent pubs, delis and restaurants in both Beaumaris and Menai which are close by. Owner is very helpful with suggestions on places to eat and visit and made us feel very welcome and small touches like fresh flowers and homemade marmalade were lovely.Mr Hayward - 6th October 2016
The Dairy was a perfect retreat for a long weekend away.Camilla - 16th March 2016
Wonderful accommodation in a beautiful setting. We hope to return one day.Lynne A - 27th December 2015
We enjoyed our stay in The Dairy very much. It was very comfortable at a very nice and quiet place. Wales is a beautiful part of Great Britain!Bettina - 1st June 2015
We were very comfortable at the Dairy - it was warm, well equipped and a great location. It was lovely to wake up to the sound of birdsong.Janet B - 11th April 2015
Stayed here for a week and had the most relaxing and enjoyable time. The location is excellent, close to Beaumaris and Menai Bridge but it is so peaceful. The cottage has everything you need if you want to cater for yourself. We only used the main bedroom which was excellent, such a comfortable bed. The second bedroom is at the opposite end of the cottage so if 4 people were staying you have your own quiet areas. The lounge and dining area are spacious and are great places to enjoy an evening relaxing. Outside there is a private courtyard where you can always find a seat in the sun, we enjoyed breakfast in the morning sun on one side of the courtyard and evening drinks/canapes on the other. It would be difficult I think to find a nicer place to stay. The owners are so helpful and friendly and very keen that you enjoy their impressive gardens.Janet L - 4th April 2015
We had a lovely time at The Dairy and fortunately some good weather!! We hope to use you in the future.Rich K - 20th December 2014
We had a great time thank you. Although the weather was very wet and windy it made the cottage all the more cosy and homely!Frank A - 1st November 2014
We were delighted with our holiday at the dairy it was a beautiful location and the dairy had everything to make our holiday really comfortable and cosy. The very large bed was the most comfortable you could ever wish for. We would certainly book again.Marjorie P - 11th September 2014
Would definitely recommend this property.Vanessa - 23rd August 2014
The Dairy is just beautiful and Colin and Mary were fabulous, Harri our dog just loved playing with their dogs! It really is a lovely part of the island!Louise W - 9th August 2014
I'm sure we will be going back there again and we will be recommending it to our friends too!John B - 12th July 2014
We had a really lovely and relaxing time at the Dairy again this year! Yet again we were lucky with the weather which also helps to be able to enjoy the beaches and countryside. The Dairy was just what we needed, time away from the hustle and bustle of our normal lives.Laura B - 10th May 2014
We had a great time, the cottage is lovely and Colin and Mary great hosts.Kate L - 19th April 2014
The cottage was fantastic and we are very grateful to the lovely Anna - the lady who greeted us - she was extremely helpful. We will certainly return to stay again.Ayeshah - 29th March 2014
We had a lovely time and were very impressed with The Dairy, please pass on our thanks.Jeff C - 20th February 2014
We had a wonderful time and have been recommending it to family and friends. The main double bed was out of this world - so comfortable!!Julie D - 17th February 2014
We had a really lovely time staying at The Dairy which we felt was a perfect cottage with an excellent standard throughout. We haven't stayed on Anglesey before but were both very impressed with the coast, beaches, gardens and galleries that we could visit. We had many other places we would have liked to visit but we ran out of time! We are already looking forward to returning to both The Dairy and Anglesey. Thanks to you and Colin and Mary who were very welcoming letting us tour their lovely gardens.Cathy T - 25th October 2013
We had a great time and have come back exhausted as we did so much. The Dairy was a great base for us and the owners were lovely and helpful.Rosemary B - 18th October 2013
The Dairy is beautiful and the owners delightful. We had a brilliant time. We will certainly be booking again and really appreciate all of your help and the concise information you provided. Very Best regards.Clair H - 17th August 2013
We had a fabulous holiday at The Dairy, everything was perfect, the accommodation, location and the weather! It was certainly a perfect choice for us as a holiday and we hope to go back!Laura B - 13th July 2013
We arrived at the cottage to a wonderful welcome by Mary and Colin, Colin had put on the heating so the cottage was so warm and cosy and we were greeted as we walked through the door to a beautiful decorated christmas tree, it was the perfect start to our christmas holiday!! We had mentioned to Colin that we were bringing our elderly mum - so the warmth was just perfect!. Nothing had been overlooked in the cottage, Mary had provided tea, coffee, milk, sugar, fresh eggs and 3 of the most beautiful mince pies ever tasted and a lovely bottle of Mulled wine was waiting for us to sample!! The whole of the cottage is immaculate, it's simply beautiful, the master bedroom having the most comfortable bed ever and the second bedroom just as perfect, the towels and bedding provided are of the highest quality, the shower room and w/c absolutely spotless, complete with soaps and hand lotion and tiled and decorated beautifully, everything has been looked into to provide the very best, we have had the most enjoyable stay ever in a rented cottage, the whole of the cottage is beautifully presented. The kitchen has everything you could need and want with double oven, hob, pots, pans, cutlery, microwave, toaster, washer dryer and dishwasher. We had an excellent stay and had the very best of holidays, the Dairy being on one level has been wonderful for my 82 year old mum, with no stairs to climb - it was great for her too, the cottage is really an enjoyable place to stay for young and old - just simply lovely. There is really nothing negative to say about our holiday at the Dairy ....... other than we would have loved to stay longer, as the electric gates closed behind us on the morning we left - we simply knew we would soon be coming back, it's just too special of a place not too. Thank you Mary and Colin for a truly beautiful stay, a wonderful holiday filled with happy memories from start to finish.Marie G - 1st December 2012
My family and I enjoyed a fantastic stay at The Dairy. The decor is lovely, it is spacious and comfortable and has a real homely feel. The kitchen had everything we needed, including a washing machine, making it so much easier to holiday with our baby. The master bed was so comfortable and we found the blackout velux windows a great addition. The grounds around The Dairy were a real treat and so much more beautiful in real life than any photo. We enjoyed some wonderful views of Snowdon, the Menai Strait and over to Bangor and we found the location of The Dairy perfect for sightseeing other attractions in Anglesey, our favourites being Beaumaris and Llandona beach. We loved our stay at The Dairy and look forward to visiting again, very soon we hope.Laura A - 1st July 2011
The Dairy is a lovely converted barn which has been furnished to a very high standard. It is one of the best holiday cottages we have stayed in - and we have stayed in a lot as we do this twice a year with our dog! The courtyard is completely safe for dogs, and there are lovely walks straight outside the door, which is always a bonus. The Dairy is in a very peaceful location just outside Menai Bridge, with fabulous views of Snowdonia from the garden. Colin and Mary are lovely people and they made us feel very welcome. There are several good restaurants within easy reach. We would happily recommend this cottage to anyone.Jayne N - 1st January 2011
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