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Castell Lleiniog A Property steeped in Welsh History & Tales Of Druid Battles. - The Bothy (Sleeps 5. 2 Bedrooms)



Updated: 22-Aug-2016
Cottages in Beaumaris, Isle of Anglesey, North Wales, UK - All The Cottages Are In A Beautiful Rural Seaside Location Set In Their Own Grounds

For those who are interested in Welsh history and tales of rivalry and swashbuckling pirates Lleiniog has it all. Not to mention a reputation for having a variety of ghosts in the main house. Those fascinated by nature will love the property as it is home to bats, hares, barn owls and even slow worms and the odd adder basking in the sun. The part of the Menai Straits infront of the house is a triple SSI area and has the remains of a stone pier which can be seen at low tide. Dublin is also only a 90 minute sea crossing away so you can easily take a day trip to Ireland.

Details for holiday cottage The Bothy (Sleeps 5. 2 Bedrooms), 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 1 Bathroom

The Bothy is a semi detached converted cattle shed with the original pine beams exposed in the ceiling.

It has its own little garden in front of it that is ideal to sit out and enjoy the views and weather in.

It has two bedrooms, one double and the second, which is small, has a triple bunk (a double bed at the bottom and a single above).

The living area is open plan with a wood burning stove and a galley kitchen. The kitchen has a washing machine, a fridge with a freezer section, oven, microwave, kettle and toaster.

There is a Digital Television complete with DVD player. There is also a radio.

The bathroom has an overhead shower over the bath.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Linens provided

About the Owner

We bought Lleiniog in 2000 and have renovated the cottages. The Main House is our next project. The whole estate is in 10 acres of beautiful rural country side on the shores of the Menai Straits. We intend to start Bee Keeping next year to help the local ecology.

I paint (when I have the time) write and love reading. I am the Chair of the Island Art Group. My three sons are all artistic, Nick is a sculpture and Hugh and Barnaby photographers. My husband is retired. I enjoy gardening but do not enjoy the heavy work side of it!! I have two dogs, a bull mastiff cross and a black lab. I am a keen cook and enjoy experimenting and trying new dishes. I try to keep up with modern technology and use Facebook to upload photos, see what my family and friends are doing and what is going on locally.

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Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian

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From the Owner

We fell in love with this very special and magical place. The people are lovely and friendly. As the property is near the University of Bangor the people are also very diverse and interesting. The area is a natural wild haven for animals and insects. The views and the rural landscape is outstandingly beautiful so is an area designated SSSI. Whilst one can be very private and tranquil at Lleiniog one can be in the thick of things in minutes so one has the best of both worlds.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Liverpool/ Manchester at 80 Miles Nearest Barpub : Beaumaris at 3 Miles Nearest Ferry : Holyhead at 32 Miles Nearest Golf : Beaumaris at 3 Miles Nearest Train : Bangor at 12 Miles Nearest Motorway : A55 at 9 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Beaumaris at 3 Miles Nearest Ski : Dry Ski Llandudno at 30 Miles Nearest Beach : Lleiniog at 30 Metres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

The official name of the main house is Castell Lleiniog indicating that there was probably a castle on the site prior to the present day building which in itself dates from the 1600s . Today it is family owned and the renovated farm cottages and outbuildings are rented out as unique holiday homes.

We intend to hold courses at Lleiniog on Bats, Sculpting and painting as well as weekends with a well know singer/comedy group informing people about local history in the next year, so please let me know if you are interested and we can try to plan around your interests.


We are just across the road from Lleiniog Beach so walking it takes no more than one minute. There is a wonderful sandy beach at Llandonna some 5 miles away on the other side of the peninsula which would take some 10 minutes by car.


Liverpool and Manchester airports are the nearest commercial airports to us some 65 miles away. On the Island we have RAF Valley airport which runs a service to Cardiff and back daily and is subsidized by the Welsh Assembly Government about 20 miles away. As we are very rural the use of car is preferable but we do have a regular bus service that runs past Lleiniog or to the end of the road a 5 minutes walk which takes you to Bangor with connections to all parts of Anglesey and North/Mid Wales.


Llangoed is our local village and walking distance from us along the river Lleiniog (15 munutes max). There we have an excellent PO selling everything you need including the best bacon and local eggs, bread and honey. Beaumaris is two and half miles away with its castle and Gaol and has masses of good eating places as well as interesting and individual shops catering for all needs. Penmon Point with its lighthouse and famous Dove cote is 2 miles away. Llandudno is only 30 miles away.

Further Details:

Dublin is an easy day trip from Anglesey and makes an exciting day out for a change. We recommend the Bull in Beaumaris, Harry's bar at Henllys Hall, the Ship at Red Wharf Bay and the Straits in Menai Bridge for really good but pricier food. The Straits offer a special price if you eat before 7.15 pm. Cheaper but very good meals can be had at the Pier, Moo Baa's, The Pizza House and the Sailors Return in Beaumaris. We are lucky to have an excellent butcher in Moo Baas who sells his own Black Welsh Beef and his lambs. Gareth at the local Llangoed PO has local vegetables, honey, bacon and eggs. Well work a visit. We now have Waitrose in Menai bridge where Princess Kate can be seen shopping on occassions. In Bangor there is Morrisons, Tescos, Aldi & Lidl.

There is a farmers market in Menai Bridge once a month and in Llangefni a market twice a week. Also in Llangefni there is an Asda, Iceland and Home Bargains, plus an Aldi and a Lidl.

There a number of car boots sales on the Island the biggest being at Mona.

Excellent windsurfing, sailing and water sports can be had at Rhosneigr. There is a lot of fishing and sailing available in Beaumaris. There is even a dry ski slope in Llandudno as well as a ten pin bowling alley.

North Wales has Castles everywhere from Plas Newydd on Anglesey to Caernavon Castle, Pnerhyn Castle at Bangor, Harlech, Rhuddlan, Denbigh, Dolwyddedan, and Fflint Castles.

The Snowdonia National Park is renowned for its beauty as well as its fantastic climbs and walks.

We are also privileged in North Wales to be the home to many outstanding artists and sculptors. Work can be seen in the various galleries such as the Oriel Ynys Mon, the Tegfran Gallery in Menai Bridge and the Oriel Mostyn in Llandudno, We have slate museum at Blaeunau Ffestiniog and the Electric Mountain at Llanberris which uses water to create electricity at peak periods.

One can even undertake a 124 mile walk around Anglesey on its famous Coast Path created a few years ago.


Rental rates


  • Booking Notes:
    Booking procedures can be read on my website. We take a 33% deposit and a separate deposit of £100 against any damages which is refunded at the end of your holiday.The remaining amount is due 6 weeks prior to your arrival at Lleiniog. We recommend Holiday insurance. Refunds are only paid if the property is relet. However, I am always happy to talk to anyone who wishes to book with us as I prefer the personal touch.

    Changeover Day:
    We have flexible changeover days as we also accept short breaks. We expect people to vacate the property by 10am so we have time to clean and prepare for the next customers who come into the properties at 4pm.

    Notes on prices:
    We have four different costings depending on the seasons. Low Season is between £190 - £299 per week or £120 - 180 up to three nights. Mid season is from £260 - £359 per week or £140 - £200 up to three nights. High season from £360 - £450 per week or £160 -£220 up to three nights. Peak Season from £460 - £580 per week or £220 - £310 up to three night. Extra nights are paid from £50 - £120 per night for short breaks. We include all linen and towel butexclude the electricity costs in the prices.
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Updated: 22-Aug-2016
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From the Owner

Peace and quiet are the principle benefits of staying at Lleiniog. It is without doubt the place to recharge ones batteries and relax away from the hubbub of frenetic modern living. Lleiniog is unique and an experience not to be missed.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television


  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • waterfront


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: We provide all the linen and towels, dishcloths and tea towels. We also can provide a high chair and a cot at extra cost. All the cottages are Grade II listed and each has its own very individual personality. Outside: All the cottages are accessed by the second drive entrance to Lleiniog. There is plenty of parking for the cars. The Bothy has its own little front garden and Lleiniog Cottage has seating outside the cottage. The Granary has no immediate garden area but as we are in the country there are plenty of places to go and sit and enjoy the scenery. We encourage people to recycle as much as they can but we also find that our bins and specialist recycling boxes keep being 'removed'. There is a recycling centre in the first car park on the left as you approach Beaumaris from Lleiniog.

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