South East Recorder Issue 14 - Page 51

HOLIDAYS 2017 Tranquillity, comfort & quality at LAVENDER COTTAGE MOELFRE, ISLE OF ANGLESEY With its countless beautiful beaches, enormous cliffs and easy access to the sea, the Isle of Anglesey is the perfect place for a coastal retreat. Situated on the east coast of the island, Moelfre is sheltered from the prevailing westerlies that pound the coast, making it ideal for a beach break at any time of the year. Located at the end of a small cul-de-sac lies Lavender Cottage, a three bedroom cottage with wonderful sea views and Wi-Fi throughout. Owned by Keith Roberts, Lavender Cottage offers up to six guests a comfortable stay within a large lounge (with large TV, DVD player, fire and plenty of seating), well-equipped kitchen (with a double oven, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, coffee machine and fridge freezer), dining room which leads into a lovely conservatory that provides access to the pretty rear garden. Upstairs, guests will find a modern family bathroom and a double, a twin and a single bedroom, plus a guest bed. There’s also access, via the landing, to the roof garden, which affords a fabulous sea view. There is plenty of parking. Keith, who aims to provide his guests with the most comfortable stay possible, said: “Lavender Cottage used to be owned by some friends but I bought it from them almost four years ago; I live in the village, above my well-known and highly thought of gift shop, Twm Pen Stryd. The shop is largely directed at the ladies and could be described as very ‘girlie’. The philosophy of the shop is to provide a big range of products, so rather than relying on four or five big wholesalers, we purchase directly from a large number of makers and suppliers and our customers really appreciate our efforts to provide a truly interesting experience for them, rather than look exactly the same as many others. In my opinion, the cottage, village and area are just lovely and it seems guests agree if the many comments in the guest book, as well as the number of repeat guests, are to be believed. “The village has a huge maritime history. It was once a major centre for herring fishing but this is no more. Instead it is now famous for the ‘Royal Charter’ disaster which occurred during the great storm of 1859, and subsequently the actions of the Moelfre Lifeboat in the many rescues it has accomplished over the years. The new lifeboat house attracts thousands of visitors a year. The village also boasts three beaches and wonderful cliff walks. “The island is a haven for walkers; you can walk the whole way around the island since the much acclaimed Anglesey Coastal Path was opened. It is also a mecca for cyclists, but if watersports are your thing, then you need look no further with sailing, skiing, surfing or fishing all easily available.” For further information, please visit Alternatively, please call 01248 410295 or email