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Gorse Cottage

UK Wales North Wales Anglesey Holyhead

A comfortable seaside bolthole bang in the centre of picturesque Cemaes bay on Anglesey's north coast
Literally minutes from the sea at Cemaes Bay, on Anglesey's rugged north coast, this beautifully renovated fisherman's cottage is a perfect seaside bolthole. Not only is Cemaes Bay one of Anglesey's most beguiling small towns – a busy fishing harbour with a lively little centre and a couple of enticing beaches – this homely cottage makes an ideal base for exploring not only the village itself but also the nearby coast and countryside.

It's a perfect romantic place to escape to, although the cottage is also large enough to accommodate two couples or a family. Downstairs, there's a fitted kitchen with access onto a decked patio overlooking the river, where you can sit outside and take in the sunset, and a rustic yet contemporary living and dining space with a dining table and chairs, a sofa and wood-burning stove in the hearth, and a Freeview TV and DVD player. Upstairs, two bedrooms comfortably sleep four people, one with a king-size bed and the other with a regular double, while a third bedroom provides storage and dressing space. There's a family bathroom with a large bath and separate shower, and the outside courtyard provides drying space for wetsuits and muddy boots and walking gear. The cottage has wifi throughout and there's also free parking right outside the cottage, and a free carpark around the corner.

Cemaes Bay itself is a pretty place with a bustling harbour, good pubs and a welcoming vibe that makes it a nice village to base yourself in. It also has two good beaches and is bang in the middle of the the heritage coast section of the Anglesey Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, so you are spoilt for choice when it comes to walking and spectacular views, with the the Anglesey Coast Path leading off in both directions. Just the place, then, for a seaside escape!



Gorse Cottage has Wales etched into its walls. Entering into the cottage there is a perfect place to dust off sandy feet before crossing the threshold into the laid back living space. This plucky little home reflects the village it sits in, located near to the Irish Sea, a bolthole near to mesmerising sea views and walks, room enough for  two couples or a small family as a getaway and cosy enough for romantic retreats.
A bright little kitchen with access onto a drinks patio overlooking the river behind includes facilities such as (oven, Hob, Microwave, coffee machine, fridge) and provides everything you need to cook up a feast. Provided crockery and glasses mean you can set a table for any occasion. Leading to the rear of the property there is a rear courtyard with handy outside store.
Upstairs two bedrooms sleep four.  There is a third bedroom that has been set for your convenience of storing your luggage and utilising the room as a dressing room. The two other bedrooms offer comfortable sleeping with the master being above the little High Street, whilst the back room has a double bed and a view over the courtyard and river. The dressing/luggage room has handy drawers and hanging rails along with a mirror. All have dimmable lights and lamps, decorated with a collection of vintage pieces including mirrors, carved wood panels and tin tiles to add to the texture.
Bedroom 1 King bed,
Bedroom 2 Double bed,
Bedroom 3 Dressing/luggage store
The Bathroom is adorned in white tiles, has a generous bath with inbuilt shower, lit mirror and plenty of space for toiletries, the  perfect place to wash off the sea air.
Our style is rustic and natural, finished with beautiful linens at the windows and throws.  You'll feel at home here with a few quirky hints of the sea.
Outside is where you can really appreciate this place. Hunker down on either of the decks with cushions and grab a glass of something and watch the sun go down.
Wake to the sound of birds and eat your Brekkie al fresco whilst the village comes alive. There is access to an enclosed courtyard for drying wetsuits or leaving wet and muddy walking gear.

Suitable For

Parking is free outside and across from Gorse Cottage there is also a free carpark at the first left turn passing the cottage.
3 bedrooms - King,  Double and dressing room
One bathroom and a downstairs cloakroom
Fitted kitchen with oven/fridge/ coffee machine / microwave
TV with DVD player
Two Terraces with direct river view, relaxed and dining seating (unfortunately no BBQ's allowed on upper terrace)
Parking across from the house or in the free car park near by
Rear courtyard with storage
Unfortunately no pets allowed
The cottage is unsuitable for small children or babies 
All linen and towels
Bookings are to run from Saturday until Saturday - check out by 10am check in from 3pm


The whole coast of Anglesey is accessible from the cottage - the harbour and beach are a few minutes walk from the front door. Anglesey Coastal path then wraps around our fabulous island - explore till your feet hurt!!

Food & Drink

Explore Cemaes Bay and find the pubs that are around the village - another lovely walk is across the beach to the newly refurbished Gadlys Hotel (with a bar and restaurant). 


Available all year.


January to the end of May - £500 per week (Saturday to Saturday) - June to the end of August £700 per week

The Owner Says

This little bolthole is set in the middle of Cemaes Bay on the north coast of Anglesey, moments from the sea with homely unique interiors, two terraces to dine and watch the world go by. Cemaes Bay is a walkers paradise and everything a quintessential Welsh fishing port offers. 


Contact Website  07961 728 705  Gorse Cottage, High St, Cemaes Bay, Anglesey LL67 0HL

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Getting There

Cemaes Bay is situated on the North Coast of Anglesey and has no close rail links apart from Holyhead train station.  Travelling by car brings you to Anglesey via the A55 Express way.  We do not recommend coming to us by public transport, as the nearest links are still quite far from our site. 


  • Contactless check in
  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • 24hr+ ventilation between accommodation guests
  • Adults Only
  • Gardens & Grounds
  • Parking
  • Wifi
  • Beaches
  • Family-Friendly
  • Short walk to pub
  • Walking

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