Isle of Anglesey
You can’t miss Tŷ Bae, it nestles into its prime seafront position on the beach at Trearddur, and the relaxed style of hosts, Mark and Debbie Smith, can be glimpsed in the carefully understated welcome signage. However, it’s inside that this stunning example of all that is great about the new renaissance of modern hospitality in Wales really delivers the wow factor.
Tŷ Bae is flooded with that invigorating quality to the light that you only get when you are close to the coast, the floor to ceiling garden room windows and bright modern colour scheme bring the outside in. The house is situated in an elevated position with uninterrupted views overlooking the main bay and out to the Irish Sea beyond. Each of the three rooms has been carefully configured to frame those gorgeous views, each with its own spacious balcony overlooking the sea.
There’s a contemporary nautical theme coursing through the chic interior design, and Debbie’s eye for detail shines through. Whilst this very obviously well-loved house is home to Mark and Debbie, there’s acres of space exclusively for guest’s use. They have an uncanny knack of being around when you need something, and leaving you with your novel, the toasty wood burner, a glass of wine and, of course, those constantly changing jackpot views, when you want some R and R.
High quality king-size beds, luxury thread count bed linen and fluffy towels all make it hard to leave your bed, let alone room. The sumptuous en-suite bathrooms all have indulgent tubs and separate rainforest showers, there’s even a loo with a view! Debbie’s fabulous breakfast is served in the stunningly positioned dining room where you can sit and gaze out to sea. We loved the hand-made black pudding, and her legendary, naughty-but-nice, ‘Tŷ Bae’ fried bread.
Trearddur Bay is a pretty seaside village with a long history, and there’s no doubt that if you’re looking for a sandcastle and seaweed holiday, it will deliver in spades, but the addition of Tŷ Bae is very much a sign of its contemporary and sophisticated regeneration. There is a myriad of great gastro pubs, chic eateries and even trendy bars favoured by the sailing crowd, all within just a few minutes walking distance, keep an eye out for some serious yachts moored in the marina. Anglesey is waiting to be discovered … and basing yourself at Tŷ Bae means doing it in style.