The rear of the cottage viewed from the beach

Where did we stay?

  • 6 Bedrooms
  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 12
  • Pets welcome

£865 for a 3 night stay in October

Booked through Hoseasons

Glan-y-Mor in Trearddur Bay, Anglesey Hoseasons review

Glan-y-Mor in Trearddur Bay, Anglesey Hoseasons reviewThe large open plan kitchen and dining room

Need to know

Part of the Hoseason Luxury Collection I chose Glan-y-Mor for it’s size, interior and it’s location, right on the coast in Trearddur Bay in Angelsey.

Our Stay

I booked a 3 night stay for the family so we could enjoy a weekend away for my sisters recent 40th Birthday. Ensuring the majority of rooms were ensuite was a must, and big inviting family lounge and kitchen was also high up on the requirements list, and a sea or lake view was a preference, so when I came across Glan-y-Mor it looked like it ticked all of our boxes.

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3 of the 6 bedrooms

With several of us arriving separately there was ample car parking for 4 cars, and despite arriving in torrential rain, the superb location was immediately evident and we were delighted to find the house was only a few steps from the sea.

The bedrooms were all lovely, nicely furnished, comfy beds and nice decor throughout with a slight nautical feel to it. There were plenty of bathrooms, many of which were en-suite and importantly, the first floor lounge was immense, as was the dining room and kitchen.

Glan-y-Mor in Trearddur Bay, Anglesey Hoseasons review The main living room with 2 separate seating areas and a real open fire

We’re a family of keen cooks, and within minutes of arriving the kitchen was full to bursting with food and the kitchen was well equipped, allowing us to prepare tasty meals at home, and eat around the enormous dining table.

Glan-y-Mor in Trearddur Bay, Anglesey Hoseasons reviewThe beach, just steps away from the house

Out & About

I was only able to stay for 2 of the 3 nights, but the rest of the family stayed on an extra night. During our time there we made the most with a couple of lovely coastal walks, and on the second day we even got to enjoy some sunshine as the storm cleared.

Glan-y-Mor in Trearddur Bay, Anglesey Hoseasons review
The garden gate which opens straight onto the sand dunes


Walking the coastal path near to the cottage

There were cafes and a little shop within close walking distance, and a large supermarket about a 10 minute drive away.

The only negatives of our stay, was the state of repair the house itself was in, with some significant leaks evident in the living room. Apart from that we couldn’t really find fault with our stay and we had a fantastic time In a lovely big house in a superb sea front location.

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Exploring the coast on one of our family walks

The Verdict

Glan-y-Mor is a great family-sized house ideal for a weekend away by the coast. The superb location really made it for us and the house provided a true home from home with everything we needed for a comfortable stay. There’s some fabulous coastal walking to be had right from the cottage and we’d thoroughly recommend it.

Glan-y-Mor in Trearddur Bay, Anglesey Hoseasons review
Further round the beach

Our Rating

  • Location 5/5
  • Value for money 4/5
  • Bedroom comfort 5/5
  • Amenities 4/5
  • Checkout time 3/5

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Caretaker's Cottage Llanwrst Conway, Under The ThatchThe back of Caretaker’s Cottage

Where?

Tŷ’r Gofalwr (Caretaker’s Cottage)
Llanwrst
Conwy
Snowdonia
Wales

Our stay

Essential info

  • The cottage comfortably sleeps 4 in two large double bedrooms
  • Modern downstairs bathroom and large spacious kitchen
  • Wood burning stove in a spacious living room
  • Stunning period features, antiques, artwork and heaps of personality
  • Located within the grounds of a country house with art gallery and cafe steps away
  • Great location for attractions like Surf Snowdonia, Bounce Below and Aber Falls

The accommodation

This was my second time booking a cottage with Under the Thatch and I found the whole process easy and straight forwad, though with so many quirky and stunning properties on their website, it can be difficult narrowing your choices down!

Inside the Caretaker's Cottage Llanwrst ConwyThe spacious yet cosy living room inside the cottage with beautiful parquet flooring and wood burner

I’d already decided that I wanted to stay in Snowdonia, so my main requirements for a property other than locatoin, was period character and a wood burning stove and the cottage didn’t disappoint. The standard of the interior was truly stunning, from the beautiful William Morris wallpaper to the ecclectic array of artwork throughout, the cottage was perfect with an extremely homely feel that made us feel relaxed and settled the moment we arrived.

Main bedroom upstairsOne of the two large double bedrooms

William Morris Wallpaper

When we arrived we thought the bottle of wine, brownies and flapjacks waiting for us was a lovely touch, and we didn’t waste much time pouring ourselves a glass of wine and drinking a toast.


We planned on self-catering, and the spacious modern kitchen was extremely well equipped allowing us to prepare elaborate meals, and whilst it was just the two of us, catering for more would be a doddle thanks to the generous dining table.

The cottage provided us with not only a very comfortable stay, but the perfect location from which to explore the North Wales area.

Caretaker's Cottage Llanwrst BedroomThe second bedroom

In the area

Whilst in the area we spent some time exploring the charming little town of Llanrwst. I recommend a poke around in Pickwicks Antiques and crossing the bridge to walk over to the park to see the somewhat incongurous modern stone circle.

Aber Fall Circular WalkAber Falls about a 20 minute drive from the property

We also traveled a little further afield for a number of walks, including a 7.42km Aber Falls circular walk, a visit to the Neolithic burial mound at Bryn Celli Ddu and a fabulous day spent at Newborough Warren Nature Researce and Llanddwyn Island on Angelsey.

Cross Statue Landdwyn IslandLlanddwyn Island on Angelsey

As well as countless superb walks, attractions like Surf Snowdonia and Zip World are also close by, making the location of the cottage perfect for exploring North Wales and the Snowdonia region.

The verdict

I found the entire stay faultless, and as is often the case, my only gripe was that the stay wasn’t long enough! We have already made a pact to return to stay at the Caretaker’s Cottage again next year as we’ve never felt quite so at home and comfortable in a holiday let. The area has so much to offer that we’d not hesitate to return and we look forward to doing so, and hopefully staying even longer next time!

I’d recommend booking as early as possible with Under the Thatch as popular properties do get booked up months in advance.

Inside the cottage

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