Dog friendly near Newborough Beach with a balcony and garden commanding rural views.
Gwalia is a gorgeous dog-friendly barn for four, set near Newborough beach on peaceful Anglesey. Explore the magical beaches locally and sleep under Welsh blankets.
Down a pretty winding lane sits a delightful range of old barns close to the Menai Straits. Gwalia is amongst them and has been here for years. The cows have moved out and now the barn has been beautified with natural materials to become a lofty living space – comfortable and bathed with light. The upside-down layout really captures the gorgeous views of open countryside.
Light flows through the glass doors, illuminating the chic, open-plan living room with its shiny tiled floors. The glass doors out to the balcony at Gwalia lead you to your very own large Crow’s Nest. Bask here with nothing but lush calmness and a book to keep you company. The peace and quiet are evident the minute you arrive.
A slinky spiral staircase draws you down to the terraced garden, which is the perfect sun spot to enjoy more peace. Or linger inside on the cream leather sofa or comfy chair. Cooks will be happy in the kitchen, compact but fully equipped, with glossy cupboards. Diners will be even happier to feast at the dining table with uninterrupted views over the rolling fields.
Bedrooms are downstairs. A double room with views over the garden and traditional décor: white bedding and Welsh style blankets. The other bedroom has twin beds but it can be turned into a king-sized bed as it is zip and link. The family bathroom is spotlessly sleek and modern with an abundance of hot water and an invigorating shower. The owners of Gwalia have thought of everything. This is such a restful house.
An ideal location
This lovely holiday cottage is ideally situated for cycle/triathlon and outdoors holidays, with the quiet roads of Anglesey and the hills of North Wales just across the Strait. Newborough reserve, home of Sandman Triathlon, is a few minutes drive away with sea swimming, paddle boarding and kite surfing opportunities. In addition, there’s running and mountain biking along the hilly trails of the 2000 acre pine forest that backs the beach.
After an active day out, Gwalia is perfect to come home to – lock your bikes away in the garage and unwind with a well-deserved drink on the balcony.
You are in the middle of the countryside but are a short scramble from the best of Anglesey’s beaches for fabulous picnics and sea bathing, coastal walks and bird watching. There are pine forests to explore locally at Newborough – home to red squirrels. Seafood to delight in down the road at the Marram Grass – all food locally sourced.
The Menai Strait is home to many a mussel and oyster bed! The Sea Zoo is a must for the children and Foel Farm has the best farm experience. Next door to the Sea Zoo is Halen Môn, home to Anglesey Sea Salt and the superb outdoor Tide Llanwu cafe which serves seasonal, beautifully presented original food – both are well worth a visit.
- Sleeps 4
- Ground floor double bedroom
- Ground floor twin bedroom with two 2ft 6in single beds (can be turned into a king bed upon request/please request when booking)
- Family shower room with lavatory, basin and heated towel rail
- Open hall area to bedrooms and stairs to living area
- Upstairs open plan sitting and dining area with kitchen off
- Kitchen is fully equipped – electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, washer/dryer, dishwasher
- Gaggia Espresso maker and Bodum coffee bean grinder
- Dining table that seats four comfortably
- Sitting room area with sofas and TV with Freeview
- Upstairs living area has sliding doors out to glass enclosed balcony with safety gate
- Spiral stairs down from balcony to enclosed patio and garden
- Garden furniture on balcony
- Oil central heating and hot water both on HIVE system
- Cot, baby bath and highchair available
- Safety gate at top of stairs inside (off living area) and at top of balcony outside
- Bed linen and bath towels provided
- Off road parking for two cars
- BBQ on terrace (please request if required in winter months)
- Bike storage available if arranged in advance
- WiFi (high speed infinity broadband)
- Two dogs welcome (£20 per dog)
- No Smoking
- Please note: a 30% deposit (excluding last minute bookings) and a booking fee is required at the time of booking.
“We recently had 3 night stay in Gwalia cottage. We thought by the pictures and reviews it looked and sounded lovely but it was even nicer once we arrived. Situated in a fantastic location on Anglesey, the cottage is surrounded by beautiful views and although feels very remote you’re not too far from local amenities and great places to visit, such a the gorgeous Newborough beach and forest. The cottage itself has both a cosy and modern feel to it and we loved the quirkiness of the upstairs living area and balcony looking out on the nearby fields and wildlife (as did our dog, Elvis, who was in his element sitting out there keeping an eye on everything!) There are about 4 other cottages on the same plot but it was still very peaceful and the neighbours who lived next door were very friendly and gave us some top tips for nearby walks (mainly through a chance meeting on the first evening we arrived). Jackie, the host, was very helpful and informative and the cottage is well equipped with almost everything you could need. We definitely plan to stay at Gwalia again and have already recommended it to our friends and family.”
“Lovely cottage, well located and really well equipped with everything you need for a great stay. We stayed for 3 nights, it’s a very peaceful location but only 15 mins drive from Menai bridge or Newborough beach in the opposite direction. The cottage is clean, modern and has lovely views over the surrounding fields. We loved our stay here and would definitely recommend a visit.”
“Gwalia – delightful view. Excellent in all respects. Appreciated the personal touches from the Owners. The welcome pack folder great information on attractions – activities – places to go. Our favourite was Newborough Forest and Beach. Ran the Park Run 5K Saturday morning. Best coffee is Happy Valley Pavilion, Beaumaris. Truly relaxed retreat – we will return again next year.”
“Two delightful bedrooms – lovely, clean cottage. Fab weather. Do visit Plas Newydd gardens. Will come again.”
“Beautiful cottage in peaceful setting. Had fantastic holiday, especially loved Rhosneigr Beach. Can’t wait to return. Thank you.”
“Such a fantastic location and a wonderful cottage! We have loved every minute and will definitely book again. Thank you so much.”
“Beautiful cottage, location and weather so hot! Loved Ynys Llanddwyn and great restaurants around. Thank you – would love to return.”
“Wonderful cottage and beautiful weather. What a lovely week! We enjoyed Newborough Beach and the National Trust property Plas Newydd. Thank you!”
“We enjoyed a wonderful time at Gwalia Cottage. It is located in a very nice area in the countryside and it is equipped with everything you need and more to enjoy a pleasant break. Jacqueline was very attentive, communicated with us very promptly and accommodated all our needs. We are very grateful for her attentiveness. We highly recommend a stay at this lovely cottage.”
“Lovely property, smart and clean. Great also for small children as there was a baby bath, highchair, cot and stair guard all provided as standard! Really appreciated!”
“Thank you for a wonderful week. A beautiful cottage in a lovely location. The kids loved it and can’t wait to come back.”
“Fabulous stay, very impressive place. So comfortable and peaceful. Would definitely stay here again. Many thanks”
“Perfect place to stay. Very modern and beautifully decorated. Has everything you need & such a great location for exploring Anglesey. I loved how warm and cosy the place was but can also imagine it’d be perfect for the summer with the balcony onto the garden. Very dog friendly too, felt very safe letting him explore the garden. Plus the house was exceptionally clean. Cannot recommend enough!”
“Another fabulous stay in the peaceful Gwalia. More delicious food at the Oyster Catcher and a fun afternoon in Ye Old Black Bull Inn, Beaumaris, enjoying the rugby with the locals and other tourist alike. Beaumaris Castle is a must! We did it in a snow storm and still really enjoyed it, so I can imagine exploring on a calm day would be good fun. Thanks again Marsh family – see you in the summer!”
“Gorgeous cottage, beautifully decorated and well equipped. Jackie was fabulous and we loved her local recommendations. We would definitely stay here again.”
“Very well done. Lovely layout and well equipped. Very cosy for us and the dogs. Many thanks to Catherine for accommodating our very last minute booking yet again!”
“The comfiest pillows we have every spent a night on, such a good sleep!! Thanks.
“Lovely peaceful cottage. Very well equipped with everything you need and more. Thank you.”
Gwalia, Brynsiencyn, Anglesey LL61 6NX
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