Anglesey Escapes

Exceptional self-catering
holiday cottages in Anglesey

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Where are the best places to eat on Anglesey?

These are lots of places to eat (and drink!) on Anglesey, but these would be my own recommendations, having enjoyed time in all of them with family and friends:

Restaurants

  • The Lobster Pot (Church Bay – just north of Holyhead). Popular seafood restaurant (as the name suggests!) – advisable to book. Tel: 01407-730-241
  • Llynnon Mill Café (Llanddeusant) – excellent traditional Welsh teas, with food baked using stoneground flour from the mill (which you can also buy). Just minutes from The Lodge.
  • The Valley Hotel & Restaurant (Valley) Tel: 01407-740-203
  • Dylan’s in Menai Bridge
  • Bull’s head in Beaumaris

Pubs serving good food

  • Ship Inn (Red Wharf Bay, Benllech) – busy pub in lovely location, overlooking the bay. Tel: 01248-852-568
  • Trearddur Bay Hotel (Trearddur Bay) Famous hotel which wears its history well. Tel: 01407-860-201
  • White Eagle (Rhoscolyn) – a well-known local pub and a great place for a relaxing drink after a hard walk. Good local pub food, with a great cheeseboard. Tel: 01407-860-207
  • Seacroft (Trearddur Bay) – local and seasonal food in swanky surroundings. Tel: 01407-860-348
  • Antelope Inn (Bangor) – traditional pub grub. Tel: 01248-362-162
  • Tre-Ysgawen Hall Country House Hotel & Spa (Llangefni). Rather more than a place to eat, it has to be said – this is a place to spend a whole day in pamperland! Tel: 01248-750-750

Staying in:

If you want to treat yourself but stay at home, please get in touch with the following:

  • For meat : Valley Butcher
  • For fish: MJ White fishmongers: http://www.mjwhitefishmongers.co.uk/weekly-specials.php

Which local food would it be a shame to miss on holiday?

Specialities include Halen Mon sea salt http://www.halenmon.com/, Aberffraw shortbread James’ Cakes http://www.recipesfromwales.com/james-cakes/ and outstanding seafood of course.

On the third Saturday of every month in Menai Bridge there is Anglesey Farmers Market where you can sample and buy the delicious produce of around 30 local food suppliers.

Try award winning oak smoked Anglesey seas bass from Derimôn.

Pop in and meet Y Cwt Caws, who produce spectacular goats cheeses from their own herd.

Anglesey chocolate sold in the tea rooms at Foel Farm.

Or sample the delicious seafood of Cemaes Bay Lobster & Crabs and or Holy island seafood in Rhoscolyn.

Which are the best beaches on Anglesey?

I may be biased but all the beaches on Anglesey are magnificent! They are clean and sandy, and many are quite safe for families with smaller children. Although, swimmers should exercise extreme caution outside of the bays and coves as the water around Anglesey is extremely and dangerously tidal.  Several are protected by headlands, making them calm and placid. The holiday cottages in Anglesey that I represent are all close to excellent beaches, so you can be paddling and exploring rockpools within minutes of leaving your front door.

Here are a few of my favourites –

  • Classic sandy bays – Trearddur Bay, Red Wharf, Newborough, Cemaes and Lligwy
  • Surfing – Rhosneigr

Blue Flag beaches – these are beaches meeting the extra-high standards of cleanliness and water quality of the Blue Flag organisation. There are no fewer than 6 Blue Flag beaches on Anglesey!

  • Church Bay, Benllech, Llanddona, Llanddwyn (Newborough), Trearddur Bay, Porth Dafarch
  • The Sunday Times ran an article in June 2013 asking people to vote on their most favourite beach, there was an outcry that Newborough wasn’t included and in fact this was voted the 51st best beach in the UK!

Can you recommend any good walks on Anglesey?

Anglesey is a walkers’ paradise!  In addition to an entire coastal path of 125 miles, there are no fewer than ten circular walks on the island. Short and long, these circular walks are where you can enjoy everything from the spectacular coastal scenery and local history and monuments, to nature and wildlife watching.  Visit this site for further details and specific details of individual walks: http://www.visitanglesey.co.uk/en-GB/circular_walks_on_angleseys_coast-104.aspx

Do you accept bookings for long weekends?

Yes, subject to availability, most of our cottages can be booked for a short stay of two, three or four nights.

Can I bring my dog on holiday?

It would be a shame not to! Your dog will love Anglesey’s beaches and the majority of our cottages accept dogs for either no extra charge or a small surcharge to cover cleaning costs.  Click here to check availability.

Do you accept credit cards or Paypal?

I’m sorry but, for the time being, holiday bookings must all be confirmed with payment by BACS transfer or cheque.  I am looking into accepting Paypal payments, so please ask me if you would prefer to pay this way.

Can you provide high chairs and cots for babies and toddlers?

Yes, these are available in some of our properties.  Please ask at the time of booking and I can ensure a cot and/or high chair is ready for your visit.

Are your properties suitable for people in wheelchairs?

Hafod is the most suitable for wheelchairs, albeit access would only be possible through a doorway into a bedroom, which is not one of the main doors of the house. All other properties have stairs to the doors or different levels within the property and are therefore not accessible by wheelchair.

Do you have cottages suitable for lesbian and gay couples?

Surprisingly, this is a question I get asked a lot!  Of course, all are welcome, we don’t differentiate between gay or straight couples who want to stay in our properties, or single people for that matter.  If you’d like to book with Anglesey Escapes, we’d love to welcome you to the island irrespective of your sexuality.

What is the mobile phone reception like on Anglesey?

In my experience reception on the island is rather patchy, depending on location, weather etc!

  • Orange – good
  • O2 – good
  • Vodafone – good to variable
  • T-Mobile – mostly good
  • 3 – variable (patchy indoor signal)

What do I do if I need to see a doctor during my break?

Details of local medical and hospital services are included in Guest Information in each of the holiday cottages in Anglesey. Overseas visitors please note that UK medical services are free at the point of need. There is an A&E at Penrhos, Holyhead as well as at Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor

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