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Barracks Cottage

Penmon, Anglesey (Ref. 1008705)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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16 Customer Review(s)

  • Mr Arditti

    “This is a great house in a superb location and the views over the Menai Straits are sublime, and in a very quiet location with a fascinating history.”

    However for a group of 8 adults looking forward to a family Christmas break there were a number of disappointing aspects that sadly let down our overall experience. ...

    However for a group of 8 adults looking forward to a family Christmas break there were a number of disappointing aspects that sadly let down our overall experience. All the bedrooms were missing lampshades which seemed baffling, and the kitchen was missing a number of basic essentials such as ice trays, decent sized chopping boards, a cafetière, enough mats to protect the table, only one egg-cup and combined with the bear minimum amount of crockery from the bargin bin at Ikea; which all let down what could have been a real 5 star holiday cottage.

    - Mr Arditti, December 2021

The property

A fabulous holiday cottage located in a unique coastal location overlooking Penmon Priory in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with outstanding views over the Menai Strait and magnificent Snowdonia, you'll be hard-pushed to find better views or a more idyllic location than this!

This once ruined historic former Quarrymans Barracks has been lovingly restored and it is so delightful to see that the renovation includes the rebuilding of the lovely bell tower using the original stone from the local quarry.The high-quality limestone from the quarries at Penmon Point supplied the stone to build many local buildings, including the iconic Menai Suspension Bridge. The renovation with all the modern comforts makes this an excellent holiday cottage to stay in.With a modern kitchen that you can watch the sunrise over the mountains in the morning, there is ample dining space in the same room for the evening time.The sitting room with three large sofas around a wood burning stove, it’s the perfect place to kick back and relax after a day out.

There is also a second dining table in the sitting room.There is a small snug at the end of the house with a TV to hide away after a long meal in the kitchen.On the ground floor there is a cloakroom with loo & wash basin. Upstairs are four bedrooms all together.The first is a double room with king size bed and ensuite.The ensuite to the double room has a shower, loo and wash hand basin.There is also a further double bedroom and a twin bedroom.

Lastly, there’s a twin room with an ensuite which has a shower loo and wash hand basin. The family bathroom has a bath with shower over, loo and wash basin. Outside is a generous garden which is mainly lawn with ample parking for 6+ cars.

There is short rough track to drive to the cottage.

A beautiful walk practically from the front door along the Anglesey Coastal Footpath takes you past the Priory up to Blackrock Point, famous for Penmon lighthouse and Puffin Island.There is also a lovely pebble beach and a small, friendly cafe serving drinks and snacks and, of course, ice cream!

Plenty of rock pooling, sea life, bird watching and fishing opportunities too. Nearby Beaumaris is just a short drive away, and has a wide selection of shops, bars, restaurants, galleries and interesting individual shops (no Costas or McDonalds here!) in addition to the splendid moated castle.


  • Four bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x king, 2 x twin
  • 1 x ground floor has a cloakroom with loo and wash hand basin
  • 1 x family bathroom with with bath and shower over, loo and wash hand basin
  • 2 x ensuite shower loo and wash hand basin
  • Kitchen with range oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave and toaster
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove and Tv with Freeview.
  • Range oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave and toaster
  • Woodburning stove, TV with Freeview, 1 x Travel Cot (linen not provided), 1 x High Chair, 1 x Stairgate, all three avaialble on request
  • Views of the Menai Strait
  • Off road parking for 6-7 cars
  • Large lawned garden with garden furniture and BBQ
  • Approx 4 miles to amenities in Beaumaris
  • Note: short rough track up to the cottage.

About the location


Llangoed 1 miles; Beaumaris 3 miles.

Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty at the south-eastern corner of the Isle of Anglesey, Penmon looks out across the Menai Strait towards the magnificent mountains of Snowdonia. Close by is Puffin Island, where puffins do indeed nest. They, as well as seals and porpoises and many other water fowl can be viewed from a boat trip starting from Beaumaris. Heritage lovers will enjoy discovering the historic Penmon Priory, a 13th Century Augustinian House complete with its original holy well and curious dovecote. At Black Point, near the lighthouse, the Pilot House Cafe serves coffe, teas, lunches and ice creams. Nearby White Beach is a large pebble cove and the coastal path winds via a nature reserve and scenic cliff path all the way to the open sands of Red Wharf Bay. The village of Llangoed has a shop with Post Office counter. Picturesque Beaumaris has a 13th Century moated castle, a pier, small independent shops, a gallery, exhibitions and a wide choice of bars, cafes and restaurants.

Note: There is a short rough track up to the cottage

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas