Beautiful bungalow with Aga for winter and superb garden for summer home swap
Impossible to say how beautiful Anglesey is. The house is in a quiet close with a handful of houses and a marvellous garden with views to fields and, at one end, towards the sea. It's only 1.4 miles from wonderful Church Bay, the nicest bay on the island.
The excellent 2 bathrooms have showers, one bath, radiators and heated towel rails plus loos and basins.
Stylish, very large and sunny kitchen faces the garden (and the sheep) in adjoining field with a cosy Aga between October and March. There is also a conventional calor gas hob and electric oven plus fridge, freezer and dishwasher. Boiler and washing machine and tumbler dryer are all in the utility room off the kitchen. There is an internal door into the garage.
We have a delightful front room with new LG smart TV, Bose surround sound system and a real fire. The little 'snug' sitting room has 42" Panasonic TV in here plus the Bose system.
The main bedroom has a Hypnos 5' bed and fitted wardrobes.
There is a large study with pale birch bookcases and an L-shaped computer desk. There's Wi Fi through the house.
There are books everywhere. I write the Book Page for WI Life magazine so the latest novels are always around.
The extensive garden, set among country fields, has good sitting furniture, flowers and a greenhouse with tomatoes in season. Plus a good-sized shed.
The house is as warm and cosy in winter as it is lovely in summer.
We'd like ideally retired couples or singles. I'm an ex-University lecturer in literature. My partner is a recently-retired English teacher.
Toyota Auris automatic and Hyundai i10 manual available for car swaps.
About the location
Country, seaside and absolute peace and beauty in this little microclimate. Wait till you see the magnificent view of Snowdonia behind you as you cross the famous bridge from Bangor. Church Bay with its famous cafe and even more famous Lobster Pot is within a 25 minute walk. It also has plenty of parking!
Village shop is 4 minutes drive or you can visit the brilliant retail park and local shops in Holyhead, 5 miles away -or take a day trip to Ireland! Or maybe drive to elegant Beaumaris and Kate Middleton's Waitrose at Menai Bridge on the way home. (She and Prince William lived on Anglesey when he was a rescue pilot at Y Fali/Valley)
Ynys Mon/Anglesey is a foodies' paradise and, if you're exiled Welsh, the National Eisteddfod is here in 2017. Surfing and all water and country sports abound on the island.
The Pontio at Bangor and Ucheldre at Holyhead keep us up with the arts, especially ballet, opera, theatre and cinema screenings. You could take a trip to Victorian Llanddudno or the magnificent Welsh castles at Conwy and Caernarfon. Holyhead has frequent and speedy boat trains to London for the bright lights of the metropolis.
Type of home swap
- Home Exchange
- Non Simultaneous Exchange
- Open to Offers
- Weekend Exchange
Conditions of home exchange
- Non smokers only
- No pets allowed
- No small children
- Garage / Parking
- Washer / Drier
- Car exchange offered
- Shopping facilities
- Rock climbing
- Local restaurants
- Art galleries
- Horse Riding
- Good public transport
- Car recommended
Closest airport: Manchester and Liverpool
Nearest city: Holyhead
Property type: Bungalow
Location type: Rural