The beautiful, rugged island of Anglesey lies off the northern coast of Wales. Known as the ancient bread basket of Wales, Anglesey has some of the most distinctive cuisine you can find, and there are a range of exceptional culinary tours to enjoy from the homes to rent in Anglesey, letting you fully immerse yourself in the culture and beauty of the island from cottages in Wales.
There are over 100 miles of wild Anglesey coast, much of which has been declared an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Of all the things to do from Anglesey cottages, walking the coastal paths is among the most popular, letting you experience first hand the magnificent variety of coastal habitats and the vast range of wildlife that calls Anglesey home. Holiday cottages in Anglesey are perfect for anyone with an interest or love for the great outdoors, as the Anglesey coast ranges from impressive cliffs to peaceful estuaries, glorious beaches to thick lagoons. The delightful, sandy beaches of Llanddwyn Bay, Cemaes Bay and Benllech are particular favourites for those staying in Anglesey holiday homes, cottages or weekend accommodation. There are an amazing 26 Anglesey beaches that have been awarded the European Blue Flag, so there should be no end of choice from any Anglesey holiday cottage.
With such a long coast, Anglesey cottages are a great base for a huge range of water sports. The beaches of Holyhead and Beaumaris are particularly good for water sports, including surfing, fishing and sailing, and the disproportionate number of ship wrecks around Anglesey makes it an excellent destination for scuba diving. If you are looking to explore the many wrecks around Anglesey, the scuba diving centre in Holyhead is the ideal place to start your exploration from a holiday cottage in Anglesey. Windsurfing and sailing holidays are particularly good on the west coast of the island, around Traeth Crigyll or Rhosneigr.
There are some staggering ancient monuments to visit from cottages in Anglesey, from the Castle in Beaumaris to the ancient burial grounds that decorate the island, the South Stack Lighthouse to the stately home of Plas Newydd. There is also plenty to entertain the whole family from weekend accommodation in Anglesey, including Ellin’s Tower Sea Bird Centre, the Moelfre Seawatch centre and the Anglesey Model Village. Cycling round the island, taking in the extraordinary wildlife and huge range of historical sites has become a hugely popular way to explore Anglesey, and there are many bike hire centres to find.
The historic town of Beaumaris is filled with charm and places of interest, including the King Edward I’s castle. The whole island is accessible from an Anglesey holiday home in Beaumaris, and for those who are interested, the village with the longest name in the UK, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, is also on the island.
Anglesey enjoys a mild climate, although its remote location leaves it very vulnerable to the elements and the changing conditions of the sea. Although summers are usually blissfully warm, taking a good jacket and jumper is advised when packing for an Anglesey holiday home.
The tiny Anglesey Airport (VLY) only receives flights from Cardiff, but with such good road connections to the mainland, the best way to reach a holiday home to let in Anglesey is by road. Having a car at your Anglesey holiday home also allows you unbridled access to all the attraction and beauty spots across Anglesey.