The words ‘Gingerbread Cottage’ instantly conjure up childhood memories of Hansel and Gretel delightedly feasting on a little house made of sugary treats. Whilst this may seem the stuff of fairytales, in North Wales you can indulge your nostalgia and holiday in a little gingerbread cottage all of your own. Read our guide for more facts and information...
Gingerbread Cottage is a cosy, traditional Welsh stone cottage with plenty of charm located on the Island of Anglesey in north Wales. Whilst unfortunately not made of gingerbread, this enchanting 200 year old stone cottage was once the village bakery, so it’s highly possible that gingerbread was once baked there! Surrounded by outstanding rural views, the cottage also enjoys a large enclosed garden with decking which is perfect for outdoor dining and barbecues. You can allow children and pets to enjoy the outdoors in the knowledge that they are safe and protected.
Gingerbread Cottage sleeps six people in total with one double and two twin rooms. The two upstairs rooms have spectacular views over the fields. One twin room is located downstairs so is ideal for elderly people who find the stairs a little challenging. Also downstairs is the bathroom with a walk in shower. The kitchen is equipped with an electric cooker and hob, fridge freezer, microwave and washing machine. The sink is perfectly placed in front of a window so you can still enjoy the views while you do the dishes. In the living room, a wood burning stove will keep you warm and snug on cooler nights and the cottage is fully equipped with a Television, DVD and CD player.
Enjoy the great outdoors
A short distance from the cottage you’ll find the golden sands of Benllech Beach. A fantastic place for exploring rock pools and catching crabs, Benllech is also popular for a wide range of water sports including surfing, canoeing, sailing and windsurfing. You’ll find, however, that there’s plenty of space to find a quiet spot, should you just wish to relax and sunbathe. If it’s coastal views you’re after, the Anglesey Coastal Footpath is easily accessible from Gingerbread Cottage. With views through farmland to Penmon Point and across the Menai Strait to the Carneddau mountains it’s well worth the effort and you’ll have the thought of the comfy sofas back at Gingerbread Cottage to spur you on. If you wish to explore inland, the Island of Anglesey is crisscrossed with public footpaths.
Explore local towns and villages
There are numerous pretty little villages in the area including Moelfre and Red Wharf Bay. Moelfre is a picturesque village with a maritime past. It has a sheltered shingle bay where the kids will love to paddle. Red Wharf Bay has almost ten square miles of sand exposed at low tide. The Ship Inn is the most popular spot for a drink in the sun in an idyllic beer garden. A short drive from the cottage you’ll find the historic town of Beaumaris which offers a wide variety of shops and places to eat and drink as well as a medieval castle and a Victorian pier, jail and courthouse.