Ever dreamed of escaping to an island, but are worried about the seclusion? This cottage in the Menai Strait might have the answer
How do you get to feel a million miles from anywhere while only being a short walk from a town centre?
This conundrum might have been cracked by Ynys Faelog Cottage – formerly two fishermen’s cottages, and now a five-bedroom home on the Menai Strait.
The house is situated on Ynys Faelog – a small island near Menai Bridge with only one other property and a beautiful little woodland and a slipway, which you can easily access from the cottage if you happen to have your own boat and want easy access to the water.
The cottage has fine views across the Strait and it would be easy to relax, watching the boats, and imagining you’re a world away from civilisation. But in fact, should you have forgotten the milk or you fancy nipping to the pub, a zigzag walkway leads to the mainland and in just a few minutes you’d be in the centre of Menai Bridge town, at the foot of Anglesey. There’s also vehicle access to the opposite side of the island, though there’s currently an annual charge to use it.
All this means that while enjoying island life, you’re only ever a short walk from plenty of shops, cafes, restaurants and boat-launching facilities, and you’d only be a 10-minute drive from Bangor or a 30-minute drive from Conwy.
And what’s more, you’d be warm throughout the year; Ynys Faelog Cottage has oil-fuelled underfloor heating – a far cry from the 1700s when it was built as two basic semi-detached cottages. The present owner has undertaken quite a rebuild and refurbishment to ensure it’s now equipped with all the mod cons.
Through the entrance porch and into the hallway you’ll see an oak staircase leading up to the first floor.
The living room has a feature fireplace and double glazed patio doors leading out to the garden. Also on the ground floor is a kitchen, bathroom, utility room, library with built-in bookcase, a sun room with a door leading to the side garden, and a wine store.
This floor also has a study, which could be used as a bedroom, and there are four more bedrooms upstairs – the master bedroom featuring built-in wardrobes and a picture window over the Menai Strait. The first floor also has a large room which can be split in two if necessary, or used as a studio, living room, or somewhere to hold parties.
If you crave good access to the water, lots of amenities on your doorstep and yet want your own corner of seclusion on a wooded island, then take a look at Ynys Faelog Cottage.
At a glance
Ynys Faelog Cottage A large home on a wooded island overlooking the Menai Strait and just a few minutes’ walk from the shops
Bedrooms Five – one of which could be divided into two rooms
Land A lawned area around the house which leads to woodland and a shared slipway
Location On Ynys Faelog island, near Menai Bridge – three miles from Bangor and 20 miles from Conwy
Price Offers in excess of £700,000
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