Foel Ferry - Tyn y Foel
With a stunning location on the banks of the Menai Strait on Anglesey, Foel Ferry Cottages stand with just the coast road and the sea wall separating them from the beach. It is thought that at one time these cottages may have been connected with the jetty in the Strait from which a ferry service went to and from Caernarfon. The cottages have recently been refurbished and updated for use as holiday cottages.
Tyn y Foel was originally built to receive the passengers from the low water jetty which you can see on the beach. The high water jetty was part of the Tal-y-Foel ferry landing site. The ferry was one of a few that carried passengers across the straits to the mainland, landing them at Caernarfon. The ferry was used by the slate quarrymen from Bynsiencyn and surrounding villages, and also took bread and supplies from Anglesey to Caernarfon.
After Telfords suspension bridge was opened the ferry fell into disuse and the building became a farmers cooperative. There are stories of flat barges mooring up alongside the road wall and coal being shovelled straight across into the courtyard. Other folk speak of tea being served from the building.
Can be booked with the two other Foel Ferry properties, ideal for a large group booking of up to 18 people.
Arlanfor (Sleeps 4) and Felin y Foel(Sleeps 8)
Tyn-y-Foel has a kitchen/dining area, the kitchen contains an electric oven and hob, a dishwasher, fridge freezer, microwave, toaster, kettle and a full array of kitchen utensils. A freestanding coal effect electric stove sits snugly on the hearth. A good sized pine kitchen table and six chairs provide plenty of room for family dining.
There is also a utility room downstairs with a washing machine and toilet.
The stone fireplace and chimney breast is a major feature of the lounge which contains a sofa and three armchairs. There is a freestanding coal effect electric fire on the hearth, a large bookcase and a TV with Freeview and DVD player. Through the lounge you will find two double bedrooms and a bathroom with a walk in shower.
This ground floor bedroom contains a double bed and bedside cabinets.
The bedroom contains a double bed and a bedside cabinet.
This downstairs shower room contains a modern shower cubicle, toilet and washbasin.
Stunning views across the Menai Strait greet you as you enter this twin room which contains a chest of drawers and a bedside cabinet.
This tiled bathroom contains a bath with a shower and screen, a toilet and washbasin.
Tyn y Foel shares a common garden with the two other Foel Ferry Cottages.
The surrounding area
Tyn y Foel is only a short distance away from Menai Bridge, a small town dominated by Thomas Telfords magnificent suspension bridge. It is very worthwhile to walk over the bridge and enjoy the views of the Strait. There are also some very attractive walks through woodland to the waters edge and a number of pubs and restaurants in the town at Dylans Restaurant youll find good food, great service and a vibrant ambience, The Straits Restaurant offers a diverse menu to suit all tastes and pockets, while Sosban, within the historical Butchers Shop produce a dining experience a little different to most. For a beautiful breakfast/brunch, Stafford House Fine Food is well worth a visit.
Beyond Menai Bridge, Beaumaris has some beautiful Georgian houses and a splendid medieval castle built by Edward I in response to Welsh unrest. There are interesting shops, pubs, restaurants and cafes with opportunities for golf, sea-fishing and taking cruises along the Strait from the pier. Beaumaris has a series of festivals throughout the year.
East coast beaches
The East Coast of Anglesey offers a number of extensive golden beaches all along the A5025 such as Llanddona (quiet and remote), Red Wharf Bay, home to the famous Ship Inn which has a beer garden with a view to die for! Benllechs sandy beach, one of Angleseys most popular holiday resorts is great for swimming, windsurfing and sea-fishing. Traeth Bychan an east facing, sheltered beach popular with walkers along the Anglesey Coastal Path. Moelfre (famous for its lifeboat legacy) and Traeth Lligwy, a great family beach with shallow shelving making the sea perfect for children to paddle in!
West coast beaches
Newborough Forest (off the A4080) leads to Llanddwyn Island through a wonderful avenue of Corsican pines and fine golden sand to a mystical island steeped in ancient folklore. Malltraeth has a fine estuary famous for its waterfowl and Aberffraw was once the seat of Welsh princes. Rhosneigr is a famous water sport resort with a mouth-watering array of cafes and bistros.
Across the Menai Strait are the mountains of Snowdonia which offer great opportunities for climbers, walkers, fell runners, mountain-bikers and naturalists. Llanberis is at the heart of Snowdonia: it is from here that the Snowdon Mountain Railway takes passengers to the new visitor centre at the summit.
Central heating throughout
Ground floor bedroom
Towels and linen provided
Can be booked with the two adjacent Foel Ferry cottages to accommodate 18, great for a family get-together!
Ideal for families with beautiful views across the Menai strait.
"Very nice cottage, with plenty of space for young family to play with a nice secure garden."
Review Source - Trip Advisor
Felin Y Foel requires a £150 security deposit.
On behalf of the homeowner we reserve the right to charge guests the cost of rectifying damage, caused by the accidental, deliberate, negligent or reckless act of the guest to the property or structure. This will be done by Pre-authorising a credit card. A Pre-authorisation is a temporary hold of a specific amount of the available balance on a credit card.
The Pre-authorisation is not a charge and no funds will be debited from your account.
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