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Cosy seaside village 'chocolate-box' cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • non smoking only
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome


About the property

Sleeps 5, in centre of Cemaes Bay, built in 1700's, full of charm and character

In an enviable location, 1 minute walk to the beach in a designated 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty', this homely cottage, with beams and wood burning stove, provides all your basic needs for a truly relaxing holiday.

Ground floor - lounge, dining kitchen, bathroom with shower over bath.

1st floor - Double bedroom(sea-views), + full sized bunk-bedded room for 2 (sea-views) + 1 bed/settees available in lounge.Storage heating throughout.

Situated in the heart of Cemaes Bay, the most northerly village in Wales, a picturesque haven for artists, children, families, walkers and fishermen alike, Ilys cottage is literally a stones throw from ALL amenities. These include a variety of shops, safe sheltered and gently sloping beach with rock pools, a natural harbour which looks north to the Irish sea, coastal footpath ,craft shop and workshops, pubs, bistro, tea rooms, hairdressers, pharmacy, art gallery + many attractions nearby.

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Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 March, 2017

About Moya

Hi, my name is Moya, and I count owning this beautiful little cottage among my true blessings in life and I really do like to be beside the seaside.....beside the sea'

Why Moya chose Anglesey

Traditional, quaint, charming, bijou....simply special. Not the lap of luxury...even better.... it has a knack of cradling you in its bosom and making you feel gooey.

What makes this cottage unique

Tucked away in a quaint corner of one of the friendliest Welsh villages which really does cater for everything you desire when getting away from it all, by the seaside l


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Cemaes Bay in Llanbadrig

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • village
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Sofa Bed
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , bunks
    LOUNGE - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , in lounge
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Sorry, no pets allowed, duvets and pillows provided but please bring own bed linen and towels. Bed linen can be provided at an extra cost. Electicity is by key meter - available on high st round the corner.


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)

Cosy seaside village 'chocolate-box' cottage
average rating of 4.266667 based on 15 reviews


  • 4 of 5

Loved it so much we're heading back.

Yes its quirky, but quickly becomes home from home, and the location is amazing. Very quickly turning into my happy place and can't wait to go back x

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lovely to hear - another guest finds this place a haven for really letting go and finding happiness, peace and relaxation. Got you booked in for your return visit in Sept , thanks for sharing your experience - Moya
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A must!

  • 5 of 5

Guess it's all been said but this cosy, characterful cottage was such a delight. 'Charming' is a much used cliche to describe cottages but charming and magical it truly is, combining a strong sense of bygone times with all the comforts of modern living. All amenities very close by, good food, beautiful bay and stunning views as you walk along the headland. We will be staying again (and again!) Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Seaside Holiday!

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic week we had at Ilys Cottage. We couldn't believe how accurate the other reviews were, as this pretty cottage is in a fantastic location. Set in a quiet cul-de-sac, but literally a few steps from the pub and shops.

The cottage is very cosy, and has everything you need for a great self catering holiday.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Ilys Cottage to family & friends, and look forward to returning very soon.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: .....and once again, it would be a pleasure to welcome you back, thank-you. We are hoping to get some updated photos posted very soon Moya
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  • 5 of 5

Idyllic seaside cottage ideally situated both to explore Anglesey and also for amazing costal walks. The description of 'chocolate box' cottage is very apt for this delightful cottage which we found to be not only very relaxing but quite magical, definitely somewhere we can see ourselves returning to again and again

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you. We would love to welcome you back again to share the magic Moya
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  • 5 of 5

Loved the charm of this cottage. Tucked away in the village and yet right next to local pubs and shops on the high street. Short walk to the beach - kids loved it. Great base for seeing the rest of Anglesey on the couple of day trips that we took, but over the week we just spent our time pottering in the locality and enjoying being away from the hustle and bustle. The local people are so friendly and welcoming, made us feel like family. The Cottage itself is charming - so full of character - and of love --- shown by the heart shaped hanging ornaments that I assume visitors have added to over the years. We didn't feel the need to use the storage heaters and so the electric bills were low ( i note others have commented on the price of the electric) - we found the fire was sufficient in an evening -( and adds to the authenticity of staying in a cottage in a village in anglesey), supplemented by the cosy duvets and beds - don't think we have ever slept so well...then with fabulous fresh bacon and sausages from the local butcher (just along the high street) -- what more could you ask for .. Thank you so much to the owners for a fabulous holiday and retreat -we hope to come back next year :-)

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, hope to see you back again next year Moya
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A place to wash away your worries

  • 5 of 5

I fell in love with the cottage and Cemaes Bay in 2008 and have revisited every year since. In spring, summer, autumn and winter.I walk up to Llanbadrig, sit on the bench and just meditate. The Dalai Lama was apparently quite taken with the place too and during a visit, described it as the 'most peaceful place on earth. I totally agree with him.

The cottage has had a revamp inc the bathroom, which I have to say looks and feels a lot better; however, I notice the pictures have not been updated on the site reflecting the improvements. The cooker has been replaced with a new one, and there is all the utensils you require.

There isn't a washing machine but I have always managed, there is a clothes maiden and if you’re really desperate there are Launderettes in Holyhead which is about 15/20 minutes in the car.

Yes, the cottage is basic but cosy, quaint and clean (you get what you pay for) with a tiny sea view from the upstairs windows, where I enjoy sitting with a cup of tea early in the morning and just being. In the evening’s I love lighting the fire, having a glass of wine, cooking a lovely meal, settling down with a book, watching a film or just chatting round the fire if there is a few of us. It is also great for a lovely romantic getaway too!

The beach is just a minute away, literally. Great for swimming, fishing, kayaking or just relaxing. We have often had BBQ's on the beach in the evening…………honestly it’s a magical place. Beautiful country side and sea views combined.

If you love to have a pint I would recommend the Stag, good pub grub too. Always someone to chat too and laugh with. A really friendly and welcoming village, with all amenities on your door step.

There is also a beautiful coastal walk from Bull bay to Cemaes where you can observe the wild life. I have seen bottle nosed dolphins who travel through during spring, nosey and noisy seals and if you like bird watching (the feathered kind) you won’t be disappointed.

I have found the owners to be warm and friendly, and if I have had a query (which is rare) It has been dealt with promptly.

If you want to wash your worries away, relax and recharge your batteries then Cemaes is the place.

If you want a cosy, quaint cottage where you feel at home, comfortable to kick off your shoes, walk in sand and where your kids can be kids. Or, if you just want a romantic week-end away with lovely walks, curl up by the fire with a glass of wine, then Ilys cottage is the place.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Cemaes Bay, Wales

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
20 Feb 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 22 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
late spring
23 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
may half term
27 May 2017 - 4 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
5 Jun 2017 - 16 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Peak season
17 Jul 2017 - 10 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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Nearest Airport
95 Miles
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
70 Miles
Nearest Beach
100 Metres


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