Moelfre holiday cottages have a lot to offer if you want to experience Welsh culture in one of the most beautiful areas of the country. This quiet village lies on the northeast coast of the Isle of Anglesey. At 276 square miles, Anglesey is Wales’ biggest island, with hidden beaches, glorious countryside and the country’s highest concentration of ancient sites. Moelfre is a traditional fishing community, centred around a beautiful harbour which is sheltered from winter storms by a rocky headland and the island of Ynys Moelfre. In the heart of the village, you will find a good selection of independent shops and eateries, including a bakery and grocery selling a variety of local products. For a pint of local ale, head to the Kimmel Arms, a lovely pub with delicious food and spectacular sea views. The pub is particularly popular among walkers on the Anglesey Coast Path, which passes through the village before continuing along the coast, over towering clifftops and past secluded sandy bays and rocky coves. Many ships have been wrecked along this wild stretch of coast, and a monument on the headland commemorates the 400 lives lost when the Royal Charter sunk in 1859.
A stone’s throw from your holiday cottage in Moelfre, Lligwy Bay is a stunning sweep of golden sand, popular among windsurfers and a haven for wildlife, including seals and porpoises. Moelfre is home to some of the island’s best historic architecture, such as St Galgo’s Anglican Church, which dates back to the 7th century, and Carmel Congregational Chapel, built in 1829. Self-catering holidays in Moelfre are a great choice if you want to explore the Isle of Anglesey. With its elegant Georgian architecture and exceptional restaurants, the town of Beaumaris is not to be missed, a 25-minute drive southward. On the opposite side of the island, Holyhead is a thriving port, surrounded by ancient monuments and rolling hills.