The Old Dairy

Sitting right on the Anglesey Coastal footpath, close to the wonderful Borthwen Bay at Rhoscolyn, this fabulous bolthole combines open rural surroundings with touches of modern luxury

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The Old Dairy sits close to the wonderful bay at Rhoscolyn, and right on the Anglesey Coastal Path. A fabulous bolthole that combines open rural surroundings with touches of modern luxury. This perfect little retreat is so much more than your average place to stay with its large garden and duck pond. It is the perfect base for walkers and great for a coastal holiday as it is only a short walk or drive to the beach. An idyllic little hideaway!

This pretty, Anglesey coastal self-catering cottage is accessed down a long drive opposite the Bodior Estate woods. Mind as you go, as the ducks from the little pond adjacent to The Old Dairy like to provide a warm welcome! The Old Dairy may be over 250 years old but has been impeccably renovated. No draughty milking parlour here! The large patio doors welcome you through to a bright and airy living space, with wooden floors, a high ceiling and uninterrupted views of Rhoscolyn across the paddock and fields. The Laura Ashley sofa and toe-warming joy of the electric wood burner provide the best place to huddle when the weather turns cold…don’t worry, there is underfloor heating throughout to keep your feet toasty.

The smart, modern kitchen is tucked away neatly in the living space and is well-equipped with modern appliances, a dishwasher and all that you need for those cosy evening meals in. The dining table and chairs make for a perfect supper by the fire.

After a day of beachcombing, the master bedroom is also an amazing space to settle in. With an enormous window with window seat and a vaulted ceiling, it’s a complete joy, offering the most stunning of views. Stargaze at night through the large roof lights, or just gaze at the country views. With plumped pillows and beautiful high thread count cotton linens, you’d be hard pushed to find a more luxurious space to sink into when it’s time to put your head down. Fit for a King, the super king bed can be offered as two single beds too. Wake every morning in your very own little piece of heaven. Head down and feet up, it’s time to relax, boutique style.

A beautifully styled shower room leads from the master bedroom. With a walk-in shower and a large heated towel rail, this is the perfect cosy place to wash away the salt water from afternoons spent on Rhoscolyn beach.

If you dream about alfresco dining enjoying a magical sunset surrounded by nothing but views, then you have found your perfect holiday destination. Even if there is a slight nip in the air then the newly added sunroom, with light pouring in through the enormous windows, will make you feel you are still outside.  Pop down to Rhoscolyn beach (known locally as Borthwen) just down the road so you can go and buy some crab, lobster or fresh fish and return to barbeque your purchased morsels on the outdoor large open fireplace in the private paddock…Or just throw open the patio doors onto your private patio area to let in the views when the evenings are baking hot. Views really are spectacular from your own private vantage point.

With the large private paddock with trees and shrubs surrounded by beautiful Rhoscolyn countryside, you will really be hard pushed to stray from this lovely garden. A wander around the corner will provide a hidden oasis and a real perk of The Old Dairy – the duck pond. Take a glass of wine with you and feel your cares just melt away when you watch the little ducks at play.

Your retreat offers private parking spaces right by the door and there is plenty of room too for boat storage or canoes. The owner lives adjacent to The Old Dairy and is on hand for anything you may need.

Rhoscolyn itself is a small scattered village located on the Holy Island. In an Area of Outstanding Beauty (AONB), it is excellent for sailing, kayaking and canoeing and leads to hidden beaches and clandestine coves. The Old Dairy is situated in this lovely area and is the perfect base for walkers as the Anglesey Coastal Footpath runs right past and leads down to Rhoscolyn beach. Here is safe bathing in a sheltered sandy cove, as well as a slipway for launching boats and jet skis. It has excellent water quality, has a Green Coast award and is a Marine Conservation Society recommended beach. There are coastal walks on the cliffs from which an abundance of wildlife can be seen, often including seals from the headland.

The cottage is close to the well known White Eagle gastropub with spectacular views across the sea to the Lleyn Peninsula and Snowdonia,  fantastic reviews for their food and a hearty welcome. Stroll past St Gwenfaen’s church (there has been a church on the site since 630 AD and find the Rhoscolyn beacon and the look-out tower. Silver Bay is across from the Bodior Estate, owned by the Bulmer cider making family, and has a bistro at The Hay House, a Spa (by prior arrangement) and boasts a great sandy beach. Rhoscolyn is perfect too for country cycle rides down the winding hedgerow-lined lanes and as bikes may be hired locally, there is no excuse…

Pull on the walking boots and just three miles away or a thirty-minute walk is Trearddur Bay, Anglesey. Indented in the headlands and rocky coves, here you will find shops, pubs and restaurants. Nearby Holyhead offers even more amenities, including a very good leisure centre, supermarkets, the harbour front and Holyhead Marina. The second longest breakwater in the world is stunning and day trips to Dublin are easy on the ferry. Golfers will enjoy the excellent Holyhead 18 hole links golf course, and this area is also a great place for nature lovers with renowned bird watching at the South Stack Lighthouse RSPB Reserve. An excellent location with plenty to see and do!

  • Countryside location and just 1.5 miles from Borthwen beach, Rhoscolyn
  • Sleeps 2 with one shower room
  • Accommodation can cater for 2 guests
  • A baby may be considered (a travel cot is available)
  • 1 master bedroom with super king bed (can be configured as two single beds upon request)
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, WC and wash basin and large heated towel rail.
  • Open plan living area
  • Electric wood burning effect stove
  • Wide Screen high Density TV/DVD and Freeview
  • Games , maps and binoculars
  • Kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, fridge/small freezer,
  • Heating via under floor heating
  • Electricity and all bills included
  • Towels and bedding included
  • Parking for two cars outside
  • Boat or canoe storage
  • Fully enclosed light filled sun room with seating area
  • Patio area with table and chairs
  • BBQ area available on request
  • Outside tap
  • Lawn area not fully enclosed
  • No smoking
  • WiFi
  • Mobile reception average
  • Pubs within two miles
  • Local shop within three miles
  • Public transport available within 1/4mile
  • Home cooked food available
  • Tesco, Waitrose & ASDA home delivery service available
  • Holistic and beauty practitioner available on site
  • Washing machine and dryer can be available upon request
  • Please note: a 30% deposit (excluding last minute bookings) and a booking fee is required at the time of booking.

“Beautiful cottage in a beautiful location! Thank you.”

“We have had a lovely two weeks, experienced every sort of weather, but we have walked miles of the coastal path, travelled across the island, visited several beaches. Oriel Ynys Mon and the Maritime Museum in Holyhead.  We’ve had a lovely, comfortable and luxurious place to return to every day, and Ann and Peter could not have been more welcoming or helpful.  The cottage has every detail considered, it is comfortable, weatherproof and beautifully appointed.  We could not have asked for more, and felt thoroughly spoilt.  Thank you very much for your thoughtfulness and consideration.”

“A last minute decision to revisit many of our childhood memories meant that Ann and Peter only had 24 hours notice to prepare for our arrival.  Wow, thank you so much. The Old Dairy is perfect, it has everything you could possibly need, such attention to detail.  Thank you for our personal welcome and our delicious goodies.  Thanks to Anglesesy – Rhosneigr, Rhoscolyn, Trearddur Bay, South Stack, Cemaes, Bull Bay, Church Bay, many happy memories, we will be back for more!”

“A lovely relaxing stay in this beautiful little house.  Wine and cake much appreciated. Yoga on the patio, patchwork in the evening, wet feet on the muddy path to Four Mile Bridge, the weekend crossword on the garden bench – it has all been perfect, and the sun shone too.  Sadly, the wind blew so hard that access to South Stack was closed, but that just means we will have to come back….”

“We’ve had a great week enjoying the Anglesey Coastal Path. Our base here at the Dairy has been ideal, so comfortable and well equipped.  Thank you to Both Ann and Peter for your warm welcome, we really appreciated all the extras and friendly advice.  The bird life and wild flowers have been extra special. The Lobster Pot at Church Bay is a good choice for local seafood.  On a rainy day try the tour at Halen Mon (Salt) at Brynsciencyn and the Oriel Ynys Mon at Llangefni for local art.”

“Dear Ann and Peter – Firstly, we would like to thank you for your very warm welcome. Your cottage is stunning and extremely comfortable.  We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to return.”

“Thank you for such a warm and helpful welcome to an excellent cottage. You even supplied a heatwave at the beginning of our stay.  The cottage is beautifully fitted and very comfortable.  Having discovered towards the end of the week that the rocks of Roscolyn are world famous amongst geologists, we will be coming back soon.  Enjoyed the welcome from the local church on Sunday.  Many thanks for a great week – and it hardly rained!”

“A lovely well appointed cottage with additional thoughtful touches such as notebook to record some winning scores at cards!  Loved exploring the islands and there is more to do so we will be back! South Stack brilliant. White Eagle pub up the road does great food and bar snacks – pork scratchings with a view! Red Wharf Bay – The Bistro – great fish chowder.  Thank you / Diolch!”

“A beautiful well appointed cottage.  Spotlessly clean and well equipped. Lovely welcome and yummy scones.  Wet and windy weather met our expectations but sunshine still had the majority share.   Loved South Stack and Newborough.  Bangor was a changer though.  Recommend The Seacroft at Trearddur Bay for good food and The Ship pub at Red Wharf Bay for a cosy meal at the waters edge.  We just might return next year. Thank you Peter and Ann.”


“We absolutely loved our week here. It has been very relaxing and a great base to explore the island. Thoroughly enjoyed the coastal walks and the copper mountain.  Would whole heartedly recommend Catch 22 brasserie in Valley.  The food is excellent and much better value than most of the other pubs and restaurants in the area.”

“The Old Dairy is an ideal location. An excellent retreat conveniently located off the main Rhoscolyn road. The facilities are first class and Peter and Ann show great attention to detail.  They are very welcoming hosts and I was made welcome from the first moment of our introduction.  The Old Dairy is a tremendous hideaway – very warm and cosy and suitably located to serve all the essential needs possibly required in either a short holiday or an extended stay. “

” Just wanted to say we had a lovely time at The Old Diary with Ann and Peter. The cottage is beautifull appointed, thanks again. “


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