Mr Burton, October 2019
The cottage is ideally located a short walk up from the beach, and within a short drive of Holyhead's amenities.. It is a very peaceful spot with fabulous views, and there are many places to visit within a 30 minute drive. We would recommend a walk around South Stack, the Maritime Museum in Holyhead, Beaumaris, the hidden garden Plas Cadnant near Menai Bridge, and a little distance beyond is Caernarfon and of course Snowdon.
Y Lleiaf is beautifully furnished and we had much cottage envy. The room upstairs is set up for youngsters, and whilst there is a decent sized chest of drawers, there is nowhere to hang clothes, due to the restriction of the eaves. And anyone taller than 5' will need to mind the beam at the top of the stairs!
The kitchen had everything we needed. It was great that the basics were available - tea towels, salt & pepper, dishwasher tablets, the sort of thing you could do without having to bring along. Plenty of pots, pans, crockery & utensils. The only thing we didn't have was a lid for the casserole dish, but we worked around it.
The sandy beach is a hub of activity for canoes, kayaks and coasteering groups. That's not to say the beach is too busy to enjoy - it is a beautiful spot, a real sun trap, and there is a mobile catering van offering hot drinks and snacks most days run by very friendly people. There is a sign at the top of the steps saying "No dogs" but this is blatantly ignored, which could be a good or bad thing, depending on your own opinion.
We would definitely stay again if we were out that way another time.