Marian Farm is an early 18th century farmhouse, much loved by its long-term owners.From the oak ship's beam that frames the inglenook to the thick stone walls and original floor tiles, it has been thoughtfully restored to keep its traditional atmosphere.It combines modern luxuries with a sense of stepping back to a simpler time.
Set amid fields and common land, with views to the sea and Puffin Island, Marian Farm is used as a writer's bolthole and family retreat.It is surrounded by a walled 'woodland' garden with many levels and places to sit, including a fire-pit for summer BBQs.Follow the sun around the building - you can always find a sheltered spot.
Indoors, the stunning double-height kitchen is rustic in style and well equipped for cooking and dining; an extendable oak table seats six or more.The sitting room with its window seat and inglenook is a cosy place to curl up with a book, or the DVD sets provided.The conservatory is a delightful place to watch the ships at sea with a sunset drink, or a simple supper.
The bedrooms with their angled ceiling and beams are quirky and quaint, with quality beds and linen.One bedroom is accessed up a narrow ship's staircase, and has an adjoining space for yoga/exercise.This is a peaceful and unusual place to unwind, under beautiful dark night-skies.
In 30-40 minutes you can follow the coastal path to Penmon Point (one of The Guardian's top ten UK beaches in 2019), where there's a cafe for your morning coffee or lunch.Or, use the permit provided which enables you to park at the historic Penmon Priory and use the toll road to Penmon Point.
Nearby there is walking to suit all, from strolls around the ruins of Castell Aberlleiniog or the red squirrel woodland at Henllys Hall, to long rambles along the Coastal path, with pebbly White Beach just a mile away.Beaumaris, an attractive town with good restaurants, pubs, a pier and a castle, is a ten-minute drive.There are many stunning Anglesey beaches within easy striking distance, while Snowdonia with its beautiful scenery/walking routes and wide range of attractions can be reached in 30-40 minutes.
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: £100 good housekeeping bond
Note: first pet goes free, additional pet charged at £20 per pet
Note: One double bedroom is best suited tothose nimble enough for steep stairs and a low entrance, although it can be accessed easily from outside via a separate door
Note: As with many of our rural properties access is down a rough track.
Note: For eco and practical reasons, towels are NOT provided but in special circumstances e.g. guests from overseas towels can be provided for a small charge