As part of our Green Traveller's Guide to Anglesey, Paul Bloomfield picks out a selection of places to stay in this glorious Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in North Wales.
Staying in the Anglesey AONB means you're likely to be within touching distance of the sea, wherever you wind up. Here are some of our favourite places to stay in the region, from warm and welcoming B&Bs to characterful old inns, from gorgeous self-catering cottages to tipi and yurts hidden in lush wooded valleys.
These places have been chosen because they offer more than just a bed for the night: they'll help you connect with the landscape, so whether it's tucking into kippers caught off Anglesey's coast, striking out with a map to explore the coastal path or taking part in a green woodwork day, all of these owners will help you get the most out of your visit to Anglesey.
Outdoor Alternative, Anglesey, Wales
Stay in a 4 star, family-run, green tourism gold award winning accommodation – a relaxed & informal base to explore Anglesey. Your hosts provide comfortable year-round group accommodation for 16 to 45 people in 2 adjacent buildings and activities. outdooralternative.co.uk
House in the Yard, Anglesey, Wales
A collection of old farm buildings are now 3 beautifully furnished cottages with lots of original features. Gorgeous gardens and space for kids to roam. The bijou cottage for 2 is perfect for honeymooners. Close to beaches and pine forests. houseintheyard.co.uk
Plas Lligwy Farm, Anglesey, Wales
Four spacious stone cottages on a working farm near fishing village Moelfre with hand-crafted farmhouse kitchens and private gardens. 90 acres of farmland and woodland on your doorstep, and the beach and the village are a short stroll. lligwy.co.uk
Victoria Cottage, Anglesey, Wales
Jeff and Carole spotted this 19th-century townhouse whilst on holiday in the area – and that, as they say, was that. Fast-forward several years, the husband and wife team now heads up one of Beaumaris’ finest small B&Bs. victoriacottage.net
Black Lion Inn, Anglesey, Wales
Wedged between Valley and Cemaes Bay, this 18th-century pub has been renovated by owners Leigh and Mari who have a flair for design and a passion for good food: ingredients come direct from local producers. Two light and bright doubles upstairs. blasmwyblacklion.cymru
Anglesey Tipi & Yurt Holidays, Anglesey, Wales
A cluster of off-grid tipis and yurts in a secluded woodland setting just a mile from the coast. Beautifully furnished with beds or futons, sheepskins and lanterns, and stoves to keep you cosy. Pick-your-own veggies and eggs available on site. angleseytipis.co.uk
Anglesey Outdoors Centre, Anglesey, Wales
An outdoor activity centre with a collection of comfortably furnished yurts and cabins, with woodburners, shelves packed with games for rainy days, driftwood mirrors and rugs and lanterns. Try sea kayaking, coasteering or windsurfing at the centre. angleseyoutdoors.com
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