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Cosy seaside village 'chocolate-box' cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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.

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 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


Cemaes Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
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
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , bunks
    LOUNGE - 1 sleep sofa /futon , in lounge
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback 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
  • sound/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.


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Cosy seaside village 'chocolate-box' cottage
average rating of 4.1875 based on 16 reviews

Chocolate Box

  • 3 of 5

We thought that this cottage was a great location, however we were slightly surprised that there was no worktop space in the kitchen which could do with updating, when the microwave is on top of the fridge and the kettle and toaster are on top of the microwave, you know there is an issue. A washing machine would be an advantage here too, on a positive note the log burner in the lounge was great to have during the evening, the cot

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments. We are glad that you enjoyed the location, being tucked away in the village so close to the beach and all amenities is something our guests enjoy. We do try to explain and demonstrate with the photos that the cottage is only small and has limited space. We also provide lots of chopping boards and a large dining table for preparation, however we will take your comments on board and see if there is another way we can configure the layout. I agree that a washing machine would be an advantage but limited space has meant that we have had to compromise on some things and we do state on the description that there is no washing machine. All our guests who stay in winter also appreciate, as you did, the cosiness of the lounge with the log burner being a welcome feature. Thanks again, we hope to welcome you back again some time in the future Kindest Regards Moya
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  • 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

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: 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!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: 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.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2014
  • Stayed: 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

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2014
  • Stayed: 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 :-)

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, hope to see you back again next year Moya
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Nearest Airport
95 Miles
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
70 Miles
Nearest Beach
100 Metres


Rates & Availability

Cemaes Bay Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
late spring
Apr 23 2017 - May 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
may half term
May 27 2017 - Jun 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 5 2017 - Jul 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Peak season
Jul 17 2017 - Sep 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS VARY. please call as changes occur and last minute SPECIAL OFFERS can be offered.

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