House of the Sea Bird
Arrive to breathtaking views and prepare for some serious beach time! Sitting on the Borthwen headland with its toes in the water and coastline all around, this is the place to be for beachcombing, swimming, surfing and exploring rock pools. In a sea-evoking shade of blue, this is a gorgeous beach retreat where even the smallest detail has been considered.
Inside has a calm, airy and coastal feel. The kitchen and dining room have large glass doors and, with the sea stretching as far as the eye can see, it’s the jaw-dropping view which really feeds you here. The sitting room is hugely comfy if the weather turns – sit back and snuggle up in a comfy sofa with incredible sea views. Relax by the wood fire with books and games enough to while away the stormiest day watching the weather roll by.
You won’t draw the blinds in the two spacious bedrooms, both with super comfy king sized beds, high ceilings and an individual touch in each for that palatial sleep. This beach house is so flexible – the master bedroom also an extra single bed and there is another single fold out bed in the other king sized bedroom area. Along with the double sofa bed downstairs this beachhouse embraces open plan living and can sleep 8. The bathroom is cute and sparkling and has a bath with a view! There is a shower room too on the ground floor with another lavatory. A handy outdoor shower for salty toes and the porch serves many functions as a boot store, wetsuit and dog-drying area.
There’s a hidden treat too. A beach bolthole right next to the house can sleep a further four guests with its own facilities and can be booked as an extra space with the house. Tons of space, so the house and beach bolthole can then sleep 12 in total. This is a flexible beach bolthole and has so much to offer those who love relaxed living.
The sea views are even better from the decking and the lawn is safe for children to charge around on; beyond it the cliffs drop down to the sea. A secret path leads from the lawn area down to sandy Borthwen beach – very handy for a quick clamour up after a swim for a hot shower.
Barbeque into the sunset from the best spot on the north-west coast! If dining under the stars on the headland gets boring, from the front door the coastal path stretches away in both directions. Church Bay cove is a gentle mile walk should you wish to have a meal at the Lobster Pot restaurant, or a simple lunch at the Wavecrest cafe.
Two miles in the other direction The Black Lion pub serves a good menu and dogs are invited to lap it up there too. The local shop in Llanfaethlu village is a mile away and sells all the wood you need for the fire and papers for that quiet read with the lull of the waves.
It is a great base from which to explore beautiful Anglesey too – walk the coastal path, take to Holyhead Mountain or check out ancient Porth Swtan (Church Bay) down the coast. Cemlyn over the Garn is a stunning landscape with rare birds and peace.
Rhosneigr is quirky – arty and friendly with more beaches, small shops, galleries and bars such as the Oyster Catcher. Plus kite surfing, paddle boarding and surfing galore. There are larger shops and supermarkets at Holyhead seven miles away to stock up on groceries and indulge. The Sea Shanty in Trearddur Bay creates creamy ice cream. Beaumaris is lively all year and is historic and fascinating.
- Accommodation can cater for four (+4 extra guests please see description of flexible arrangement below)
- Extra accommodation for four in the Beach Hut (can be booked at extra cost when booking the house). It has its own facilities – one double bed, two singles, WC and shower
- A total of 12 people can stay if all beds and beach hideaway used and open plan living embraced
- 1 master bedroom on first floor with king bed and single bed
- 1 king sized bedroom with and extra single bed and an option to open the curtain to make a huge open space
- Family bathroom on first floor with a bath with a view and separate shower and wc
- Open plan kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, Smeg style fridge/small freezer
- Dining table with seating on benches in kitchen area, please see photos
- Living room with seating for 8. There are also floor cushions in addition.
- Sofa bed in living room which can accomodate 2 more guests, please arrange when booking
- wood burning stove
- Wide flat screen TV/DVD and Freesat
- Shower room with lavatory on ground floor
- Porch/utility room with coat hanging space, iron and board, washing machine and separate dryer
- Outside shower area
- Lawn area with direct beach access (not entirely dog proof!)
- Decking area and bench/table
- High chair and travel cot available upon request
- Electricity and all bills included
- Parking for five cars
- BBQ and fire pit
- Dogs welcome – up to two dependent upon sizes – at an extra cost of £20 per dog
- No smoking
- Mobile reception average
- Restaurant and two pubs within two miles
- Local shop within a mile or so
- Public transport available within a mile or so
- Please note: a 30% deposit (excluding last minute bookings) and a £30 booking fee is required at the time of booking
- Please note the house has an annex sometimes used by the Owners
“We love your house so much and the views are beautiful. It was lovely to have a beach so near to us, we went several times a day. We are sad to be leaving. From Seren Age 13” and “Some real thought has gone into the décor and finish of the house – as a builder it has given me plenty of food for thought.” (April 2018)
“Really love the house and location. Always something to see out of the windows, whether it’s the ferries coming and going or the ever changing sea and sky. Lovely walks along the coastal path (not forgetting to call at the Wavecrest for lunch and/or Rocky Road). Weather was generally good, and included days where just sitting on the deck relaxing was all that was called for. Brilliant week, thank you.” (April 2018)
“Thank you so much for this beautiful house. We have achieved the ultimate aim of a holiday – relaxation. The space is so wonderfully laid out, it fills you with calm making you relax. With kids running around, I managed to secure my spot in the living room. Reading and looking out at the rugged coast view. We don’t really want to go home today, but duty calls. First we just need to photograph the whole house to steal all the design ideas! Thanks again and see you soon! (April 2018)
“We had a delightful stay. The views from the cottage are nothing short of amazing no matter what the weather. If you like bird watching there is a huge variety. We found the estuary area approximately 5 – 6 miles walk from the cottage toward Holyhead to be particularly rewarding and well worth a visit. Just walking along the coast you have no idea what to expect next with waders and many varieties of duck either on the water or feeding as the tide goes out. We most certainly will be back.” (March 2018)