Bryn Mel, or Honey Hill Cottage, is a beautiful stone holiday cottage with heaps of character – a true Hideaway. It is tucked away down a country lane, within easy walking distance of the village shop, and is just a couple of miles away from the seaside town of Beaumaris.
Bryn Mel has been renovated sympathetically to keep the original character but with all the modern perks. Sash windows let so much light in and allow the gentle colours within to warm the rooms.
Park outside Bryn Mel on the gated drive, open the kitchen door and prepare yourself to be enveloped in a warm hug - feel yourself unwind immediately. The warmth of the Rayburn in the light-filled kitchen couldn’t summarise this cottage more. This is somewhere you come to stay and wish you didn’t have to leave. With a wonderful, enclosed garden with a picnic table, swing chair and bench, not to mention fruit trees for autumn gatherings, this is a place to spend time outside listening to the birds and buzzing bees. A holiday cottage for truly relaxing in.
The owners also stay here and love to cook – a more fully equipped kitchen will be hard to find. Choose between cooking on the Rayburn or using the modern electric hob and oven. Enjoy long cosy dinners in the kitchen or lay the table in the sitting room knowing you haven’t far to go to relax. Sink into a super comfy sofa ready to carry on chatting and catching up on everyone’s news.
The large sitting room doubles as a dining room and light spills in from two windows highlighting the softly painted beams and cosy cottage colours. Light the log fire on chilly evenings – no doubt your four-legged friends will lie out and relax too. Floor cushions await younger guests set to win the latest board game – choose from many in the house.
Sleepyheads are off to bed – upstairs you will find two single bedrooms, a double and a king. Comfy beds with warming throws and pastel colours. Rest is the aim and rest you will. It is just so quiet here, save for the bird song reminding you where you are. A family bathroom with a bath and shower over allows long soaks after a day of exploring.
Sleep soundly as tomorrow is another day to explore the stunning countryside around. Leave your car to rest awhile and explore the beautiful surrounding countryside on foot. Just down the lane, you will find the path to Castell Aberlleiniog – a motte and bailey fortress built between 1080 and 1099. An easy walk from the castle to the shore of the Menai Strait brings you to Lleiniog Beach. Picnic at the tables or wander along the shore for more spectacular sea and mountain views. Walk along the Anglesey Coastal Path to Penmon Priory and the lighthouse at Penmon Point, well worth the miles. Sit on the pebbled beach and watch the waves and warm your hands on a steaming hot chocolate from the nearby cafe. A photographer's dream location whatever the weather.
When you are ready – jump in your car and head off to Llanddona Beach, an easy drive along the lanes or divert to White Beach, a secluded cove that doesn’t fail to please. Visit Beaumaris and explore the medieval castle, browse independent shops for unique presents or feast on local produce in one of the many restaurants or pubs.
Llangoed really is so easy to get to and a great location from which to explore not only Anglesey but also Snowdonia. Within an hour, you could be setting off to walk Snowdon!
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