You can arrive at Pen y Graig any one of three ways. Drive over the beach and pick up the track onto the headland. Land a helicopter on the house's helipad. Or arrive by boat, making use of the deep water mooring and jetty up to the old lifeboat station. You won’t want to leave this beautiful holiday house whichever way you arrive!
Pen y Graig sits on a private headland with sandy beaches to both sides. A few steps immediately lead from the garden to quiet Huey's Bay on the west side, and another set leads east to sandy Borthwen beach, Rhoscolyn.
The headland is split into two parts; the landward part contains walled gardens, terraces overlooking beaches, the old lifeboat house, and the house and outbuildings. Step through a gate in the walled garden on the seaward part of the headland, and you enter a wilder place. Paths cut through the heather and cross a bridge over a gorge to the folly at the end of the point. Wooden benches here enable you to make the most of the incredible 360-degree views, the islets all around the peninsula and the vast open sea beyond.
Back at Pen y Graig, you'll find three ground-floor bedrooms: a king-size bedroom with an ensuite shower room which seems to perch over the cliffs, a super king ensuite room and a bunk room. Steep stairs lead up the Crows Nest, which has a king-size bed and fantastic sunrise views. The only rooms upstairs are those of the main suite, which contain a galleried landing, a dressing room, a bedroom with french windows leading onto the balcony and an ensuite bathroom.
The kitchen and dining area is large and sociable and looks from one side over the garden and from the other to the sea - a great gathering space for the whole group. The living room beyond is cosy with an open fire; the west-facing bay window frames some incredible sunset views.
Various decks and terraces are strategically placed around the headland. The Flag Deck faces east towards Borthwen, the Pluto Terrace perches above Huey's Bay on the west side, and a dining terrace sits against the gable of the 200-year-old Old Lifeboat House.
Surrounding the house are extensive lawned gardens with carefully tended borders for all to enjoy. A gardener/caretaker will be there most days during the daytime, ensuring that everything is beautifully presented and perfect for your stay.
Lobster and crab can be delivered fresh from the bay and stored in seawater holding tanks in the lifeboat station should you wish. The White Eagle is a short walk along the beach and up the tiny lane if you want to eat out. Trearddur Bay is a short drive away and home to cafes and restaurants, including The Sea Shanty Cafe, The Seacroft and Driftwood Bar and Restaurant.
Please note that although the entire peninsula and house are for your private use, the outbuildings, including the lifeboat station, are not accessible other than by the caretaker during your stay.
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