Reviews from our Visitors Book in the cottage, there are others on our UpFront Reviews system.

March 2023:

“I had a wonderful week in your beautiful cottage. Thank you.”

February 2023:

“Just the break we needed, beds so comfy! We have fallen in love with your cottage. Thank you.”

January 2023:

“We all had a delightful stay in your beautiful cottage with all its thoughtful additions and kitchen equipment. We wanted for nothing! We found the secret garden and had a stroll around it! The heating was such a lovely blanket of warmth, especially coming back to after a cold wintry walk into town. The weather was excellent. We would all love to come back sometime soon, even though some of us only live as far away as Porthmadog.”

December 2022/New Year 2023:

Christmas and New Year:

Well what an experience!! From the moment we walked in to Tros Yr Afon we knew it was special. It is a beautifully and tastefully presented home that goes without saying. But it is much much more – it is a sanctuary, a place set apart filled with love. We could all actually feel it. The atmosphere is incredible. Tros is so peaceful and comfortable it’s like a giant hug.”

Jackie and Richard are the most amazing hosts ever! Nothing is too much trouble – from the flowers by the beds to the goodies in the kitchen, the books , games . DVDs , the fantastic beds , pillows and linen !! Everything you could possibly want or need is here. They really do go the extra mile thank you Jackie and Richard.

And I am thrilled that they are preserving the old fisherman’s cottage in its original state- it honours the folk who lived loved and worked here all those years ago. The secret garden too just magical. It has a wonderful atmosphere and deep serenity and peace can be found in its wild beauty.

The sense of history is palpable and the whole place has been sensitively cherished.

We loved sitting in the window seat with a good book when the rain poured! And doing yoga as the sun came up from over the mountains was a total joy.

To stay at Tros Yr Afon is such a huge privilege, it fed us body and soul and gave us precious family memories.

Jackie and Richard we cannot thank you enough. We found it hard to leave and we are already looking forward to returning.

Thank you so so much. Xx

November 2022:

“We have loved our stay in this beautiful house, from our sunrise picnics on the beach across the road to sunset swims in Red Wharf Bay /Llanddona. Thank you, we have fallen in love with Anglesey.”

“A beautiful cottage. The playroom a Godsend. Really enjoyed it, thakns again for wine. The kids really enjoyed it, a real breathtaker. Will be back.”

“WOW! What a house! We have absolutely loved every second of our stay here. We’ve never stayed somwhere so equipped for every eventuality. The children have absolutely adored staying here and we all cannot wait to return. Thank you Jackie and Richard for being the most attentive hosts! We’ve honestly never felt so relaxed and switched off!”

October 2022:

“We’ve had a wondeful week in this beautiful house! What a great place to spend a week with friends adn family. Thank you.”

“A thousand thanks for a wonderful stay. Both the house and the Welsh hospitality have been exquisite! Batteries fully recharged – very many thanks. “

“What a wonderful house, place and hosts! Thank you Jackie and Richard for all your care and attention this week. You have gone way over and above to ensure we had a great time. Your house is fantastic and we look forward to coming back again soon. xx”

September 2022:

“A fabulous house in a beautiful location. We will never tire of the views. We loved the castle adn teh church with interesting graves and medieval graffiti. The walking was spectacular with stunning scenery at Aber Falls and Cwm Idwal in particular. Thanks. x “

“Wonderful property in perfect location. Anglesey is very special, the weather was kind and our hosts very generous.”

“Thank you Jackie and Richard for providing the perfect base for us to enjoy Florence’s 1st ever holiday! The house is beautiful and so well kitted out!! We had fabulous weather when the reports were forcasting storms too, which was a bonus. It is the perfect location with the most stunning views and we can’t wait to return!!! xxx”

August 2022:

“We have loved our stay in such a beautiful home and wonderful location. We can’t wait to come back. Crabbing on the pier has been the highlight – 35 caught today” Thank you.”

“This is our second stay in the house and already can’t wait to come back. Jackie saved us from teh hottest weekend (felt like Spain!) with the perfect fans. Lovely house in the best location, thank you for a great stay!”

“A perfect house in a perfect location. Everything we needed – we could have stayed longer. Thank you!”

July 2022:

“Lovely house, view and area – could have easily stayed longer. Everything catered for :) “

“A fantastic stay in a beautiful spot. We’ve all had such a lovely time. Many thanks Jackie and Richard xx”

“What a perfect house by the sea! Everything done to perfection – beautiful setting. We particularly enjoyed sitting out in the lovely garden escaping the hottest day ever! WE will most definitely be back. Thank you for a super stay!”

“Our second visit! Everything perfect! Thank you Jackie and Richard.”

June 2022:

“Jackie and Richard – thanks for your care and hospitality to amke sure we had a great time, which we certainly did, in this gorgeous house, in beautiful Beaumaris. We’ll be back! Whilst weather didn’t fully behave, trick is to go find the sun – if its not out one end of Anglesey, it was the other!”

“A beautiful house, traditional yet stylish and welcoming. So excited to have windows with working shutters and sash windows. Perfect location combined with amazing weather – a very welcoming stay even if a little different than planned – we booked three years ago. Thank you for honouring our booking and changing it many times due to Covid. It was much appreciated. x”

“A lovely stay in a lovely house. We came back! Yet again a wonderful time and relaxed like it was our own home. Thank you to a brilliant host. Still can’t get enough of the views!”

May 2022:

“A glorious holiday. The house has been SO comfortable. Thank you Jackie for being so attentive. Top notch meal at The Old Bull’s Head. Highlights – Bodnant Garden, HIdden Gardens, South Stack Lighthouse and Beautiful Beaumaris! x”

“What a lovely week away with parents and family. Spent time just looking out of the window at the tides, sunsets, rainbow. Trips out to Red Wharf Bay, Lighthouse and the Hidden Gardens. Thank you Jackie for all your understanding and thoughtfulness – helping us to make our stay special. x”

“What a wonderful house with everything you could possibly need. Jackie’s attention to detail is second to none. Helping to arrange a surprise for our anniversary for my husband with recommendations for a private chef were really appreciated. If you want an amazing meal cooked at home then book Deli – you won’t be disappointed. We felt so at home we did not want to leave, but we will be back. You never tire of the views.”

April 2022:

“Bobbi does NOT want to leave! Absolutely loved our time, thanks for everything!”

“What a beautiful cottage! We have loved our stay and hope to be back again. Thank you for thinking of everything. Diolch x”

Another fab stay at your gorgeous cottage. Could sit and watch the view all day. The cottage is so well equipped and comfortable. We love returning to our happy place.”

We have had a wonderful time in your beautiful house. This is our fourth stay. Thank you Jackie for making us so welcome.”

March 2022:

“Wonderful house, amazing service and an outstanding location. We’ve had an unforgetable time. Thank you Jackie.”

February 2022:

“Thank you so much for a fabulous stay. We love your house it is stunning. We will be back!”

“What a wonderful time we have had in your beautiful house. Many thanks. X”

January 2022:

“We had such a lovely, relaxed weekend at your beautiful home. You’ve thought of everything and added lots of special touches. Perfect location for exploring Anglesey. Thank you! xx”

“What a super time we have had in your lovely house. Thank you so much. We really enjoyed ourselves and celebrated my husband’s birthday. xx”

“Had a most wonderful time, such a wonderful time in the house. Just perfect.”

“What a lovely find this has been! We have loved our stay here in your beautiful cottage. There is evertything we needed. We’ve walked and watched birds and had quality time with our friends. There’s still lots more we;d like to do, so we’ll just have to come again. Thank you for everything x.”

“Thank you for accommodating us between Christmas and New Year – it’s been worth the wait! Lovely relaxing and perfect in every way. All the best for the New Year – I hope everyone enjoys making memories to always remember here – just like we have!”

December 2021:

“Absolutely fantastic time. Beautiful house and surroundings. Midland Tapas highly recommend, lovely pubs, people made us very welcome. Thank you Beaumaris! Jackie and Richard super hosts. Hope to visit again in the summer, my grandkids would love it! All the very best for 2022.”

November 2021:

“A lovely relaxing weekend, yet again, in this beautiful cottage. A perfect setting for making special memories. Such attention to detail in every room. Feels like home from home. Thank you Jackie. No doubt we will be back again.”

“We have had the most amazing weekend away. The house is just beautiful and you couldn’t want for anything. Everything is so well thought out. We would love to come and stay again. Thank you so much.”

October 2021:

“Thank you for a great time in your beautiful house. Jackie & Richard have made us feel very welcome. We enjoyed the comfort and cosyness of Tros yr Afon. Our 4 year old twin granddaughters loved the playroom! Our family enjoyed a long weekend and John & I had a relaxing 4 days on our own looking at the amazing views. We will be returning next April. Can’t wait!”

“What a wonderful place to stay in and explore beautiful Anglesey! So warm and comfortable. The kitchen particularly is very well-equipped for a young family. Thank you Jackie for being so attentive during our stay. We will be back for another holiday!”

“A lovely setting for a quiet and relaxing stay. The house has everything you could possibly wish for with such a beautiful view. A lovely island – even in the rain! – with interesting places to visit. We have been very well looked after here. A big thank you!”

“Couldn’t have been more delighted with everything about this beautiful home. More than met our expectations. Absolutely everything we could have possibly needed and more. Thank you. P.S. Highly recommend The Freckled Angel in Menai Bridge and The Auckland for amazing pre-dinner cocktails (don’t be put off by the décor!). We will be back.”

“It’s so wonderful to return here and everything is just as we remembered it, if not better! Jackie’s attention to detail in the beautiful house is second to none and is so welcoming. The ever changing view across the Strait is wonderful – and we saw a salmon leap! (October, the right season to see them). Can highly recommend the Freckled Angel in Menai Bridge, Sunday lunch at The Coach and Dylan’s in Menai Bridge. We hope to return for a third visit. Thank you Jackie! The hostess with the mostest!”

September 2021:

“We needed a break after the Pandemic and couldn’t have wished for a better or more comfortable place to stay, relax, see my family and visit Anglesey and North Wales. Thank you Jackie for all your kindness and hospitality it was great to see you all again xxx”

“What a gorgeous house, so well equipped, great position beautiful views and super friendly and helpful hosts. We couldn’t have asked for anything more. It has been fantastic. Thank you Jackie x”

“A lovely weekend in your beautiful house. Enjoyed by everyone, especially our little granddaughter in the playroom. Thank you.”

“Very comfortable stay. Recommend “Midland Tapas” and the “Bull Hotel (Coach)” to eat. “

“Wow what a fabulous house. We were blessed with fantastic weather to enjoy the views across the Strait. Love the art works on the walls and the relaxing style of the decor. Brilliant curry from the local takeaway. Warm welcome from the restaurant at the Bishopsgate Hotel.”

August 2021:

“We’ve had a lovely time and would definitely come back. The views of the sea were lovely and we’ve been lucky with the weather. The gardens are beautiful – we have sat down reading our books on the grass which was lovely. We are hoping to make a crumble from the apples in the back garden. We had everything we needed and will stay again. Thank you for the ice cream vouchers!”

“We have loved our stay in this wonderful house! The views are spectacular and have been lucky with the weather! We would recommend the Rib Ride at Menai Bridge, Bounce Below at ZipWorld, a visit to Conwy Castle, Newborough Beach, Dylan’s Restaurant and The Dockshack for Fish & Chips. We plan to return for another holiday at Tros yr Afon as cannot beat the location. Thanks Jackie so much for your hospitality!”

“What a beautiful holiday home! We instantly felt at home from the minute we got here. Comes with everything you need – Jackie has thought of everything. Waking up to this view in the morning will be missed. Jackie is always on hand if you need anything or advice/suggestions. It was fab to have a private parking space so after a long day out you don’t have to worry about finding somewhere to park. Our highlight was Penmon Point! Son & girlfriend joined our stay and they like it here so much they didn’t want to leave. Their highlight of the house was the great window seats. We hope we can visit again soon. Thank you!”

“Another fab stay in your cottage! The weather has been great – until the last day! The cottage is as lovely as we remember. So comfy – nothing missing and everything we could want. Family visited for the day and were really impressed! Hope to return again. Well done Jackie for being such a great host and thinking of everything.”

“We’ve had a wonderful week in this fabulous house! Location great and views stunning – it even delivered on the weather!! The children loved the playroom and exploring the secret garden. Jackie was a fantastic and welcoming host. We hope to be back soon – thank you.”

Earlier Reviews:

“Had the most amazing stay. The cottage is stunning. We all instantly felt at home. Everything was so clean and anything we needed was supplied. So many little touches that made our stay so very special. A lot of work has been put in and was very much appreciated. Already planning our next visit!”

“Sampled every type of weather whilst here – rain, wind and even hail! – The sun appeared for a little part of our stay but none of this dampened our experience. A lovely cottage in a lovely area, will definitely be back!”

“It think it only needs one word to describe our stay – Fab-u-lous!”

“A truly relaxing home, so comfortable , clean and well equipped. The views are amazing; so very grateful for window seats! Everything has been thought of with nothing over-looked. The town of Beaumaris is quaint with some good eateries / cafes and atmosphere at night walking past the castle. Jackie is thoughtful and considerate and deserves all the great reviews she has received from other guests. We will recommend the cottage as a fabulous place to stay and definitely hope to return.”

“Another fabulous week at Tros Yr Afon. This was our second stay and was every bit as good as the first. We returned to beautiful Newborough Beach (just ahead of the hurricane), walked the lovely coastline beyond Moelfre, bounced below at ZipWorld, climbed at Beacon Climbing Centre and walked up Snowdon. New this year was a ride on the Welsh Highland Railway and walk back from Rhydd Du to Beddgelert. Always lovely to come home each evening to the beautiful view across the Menai Straits. Thank you Jackie!”

“Our second time staying in this fabulous cottage! Although the weather could have been kinder, the location and lovely homely surroundings were a joy to come back to each night. Also, cake and apple juice from the garden, fantastic! Thank you!

“Thank you so much Jackie for another wonderful stay – we absolutely love this place! Thanks once again for your kindness and the little touches that make us feel so welcome. With love x “

“An ideal spot, a fabulous house beautifully done. Thank you Jackie for your personal contact. Our highlights were Plas Cadnant, Red Wharf Bay and Old Boathouse, Puffin Island trip, Midland Tapas and Beaumaris itself – such a relaxing and friendly place to unwind and potter into. It goes too quickly. The cake was a treat! Thank you again!”

” Lovely cottage, beautifully appointed with amazing views. Really enjoyed our stay. Would recommend The Hidden Gardens nearby for a visit. Thanks for the lovely lemon sponge on arrival.”

“We have had a truly memorable week at this gem of a house! The views are to die for and the decor is exceptional. Our little three year old grandson has been in heaven in the playroom and we are already looking forward to a return visit. Many thanks Jackie for your thoughtfulness.”

“Perfection in Paradise ! A wonderful week – best ever all together. Foel Farm recommended for children. Lifeboat tour brilliant Richard – thanks! I think dandelions won in the end !”

“We have had a lovely relaxing stay. We loved Beaumaris and the fantastic views. The cottage has everything we could ask for and more! The children loved the playroom, and all the extra equipment was very helpful. Thank you Jackie for the lovely cake; for putting our shopping away before we arrived and for all the recommendations. We hope to visit again soon. x “

“A lovely return to Tros yr Afon, the house is as lovely as ever. We have had a great holiday and great weather, we always seem to strike it lucky in March ! Thanks for everything Jackie ! “

” 5 Star accommodation, 6 star hostess (thank you Jackie, you couldn’t have been more helpful) and 10 star views !! The best cottage we’ve ever stayed at. We hope to return! “

“Thank you for a great time! Amazing views ! And the lemon drizzle cake was to die for ! “

” Thank you so much for providing the perfect house for a truly special holiday. It’s so lovely to stay somewhere so beautiful and so well equipped. We loved Beaumaris too and the beautiful views. Thank you for thinking of all the details and for all the extra touches – flowers, lemon cake and tea, magazines, a wonderful and helpful list of things to do and for welcoming us so warmly. “

” Thank you for a wonderful stay! The owner has thought of everything – the cottage is beautiful and all the extra touches such as the fresh flowers, beautiful soft furnishing and local artwork, make this a very special place. The incredible views from the cottage and its close proximity to Beaumaris makes this a great location. It was our first visit to this area but it will definitely not be our last! Thanks again. “

” Do we have to leave? What a relaxing break, the house has a lovely calm atmosphere, just what was needed to re-charge our batteries. Appreciated the texts from Jackie and her personality was reflected everywhere in the house, loved the “refined” shabby chic and attention to detail, everything was so thoughtfully done. Don’t forget the café in Waitrose in Chester next time you go. Thank you so much, Hilary. “

” What a simply stunning house! So often holiday cottages are poorly furnished and equipped but not this one. Loved the huge sofas, comfy bed, artwork,cleanliness and the peacefulness we felt within these walls. The perfect location to unwind from the stresses of everyday life! We especially enjoyed “crabbing” on the pier, the Pier House Bistro, the Red Boat Ice Cream Parlour, a blustery walk to Llanddwyn Island and the fabulous ever changing views over the mountains. Lastly, sincere thanks to Jackie and Richard for the most fantastic welcome and care during our stay, your thoughtfulness so appreciated. A xx “

” Perfect ! This is a house you can relax and feel at home in. It clean, comfortable and well provisioned. We have loved every minute. We were lucky have a mini Indian Summer which enhanced all our trips on Anglesey. In the depths of Winter we’ll remember changing views over the water and the mountains and hope that we’ll do it all again next year. “

” Once again a fantastic week in your beautiful house – really feels like home from home – relaxing from walking through the door! Can’t wait to return ! Ever you could ask for – even including the weather !! I’m sure Jackie would organise that if she could – THANK YOU!! See you as soon as possible – bookings permitting! xxx “

” We have spent a wonderful week here in Tros Yr Afon, the cottage is a real gem. Waking to the amazing views every morning sets you up for the day! The house is a delight, so beautifully situated and every detail for a comfortable stay thought about. The beds are amazing, which meant we slept well all week – a rare thing indeed! Wonderful walks through the woods behind the house. A visit to the hidden gardens at Cadnant a real must. Walks along the Belgium Prom in Menai Bridge with spectacular views of both bridges. This beautiful cottage had everything to make our stay a memorable one – “Thank you” Jackie ! xx “

” This is our second stay in your beautiful house. Everything we could need, and more, is provided including a new Bluetooth speaker which is great. The weather has been spectacular so we have enjoyed lots of walks and eaten lots of ice cream! We will definitely be back….! “


” Thank you Jackie for everything! We have loved staying here to celebrate my birthday. What a lovely surprise to find you had baked a delicious birthday cake for me!! You are so kind! This is a most beautiful, luxurious and comfortable home and the views are spectacular (especially sunrises!). We enjoyed picking apples in your pretty hidden garden. Apple pie for dessert tomorrow! It was lovely meeting you and we wish your dog a speedy recovery. We hope to return soon! Best wishes and thanks again xxxx “

” We had a wonderful holiday in this special house – so welcoming and comfortable. Lovely furnishings and decorations – superb views and position and weather better than we expected at the beginning. Beaumaris has been a favourite for years but we’ve never been in a better holiday home – a lot of that due to Jackie who made us cakes – worried that we were warm enough, after a chilly day (we were!) and generally made us feel well looked after and trouble free. Thank you so much from all 6 of us. “

” We’ve had lovely The house is superb – beautiful furnishings, views and extremely comfortable. We were thrilled with it and so convenient for Beaumaris and lots of other attractions. The children loved it too and the playroom is a real bonus. Many thanks for your hospitality. “

” A wonderful property – so comfortable beautiful furnishings and lots of thoughtful touches. We’ve enjoyed a restful week, often just spending time in the garden – listening to the bird song, watching the boats bobbing on the water and all against a backdrop of the mountains. So good to meet Jackie – our most pleasant and helpful host (thank you !) We took up your recommendation of dinner at Dylan’s at Menai Bridge and a visit to the spectacular Hidden Gardens at Plas Cadnant – both brilliant! We’d certainly love to stay here again. “

” What a lovely cottage ! We have really enjoyed staying here. So much attention to detail to ensure a comfortable stay. The décor and furnishings are lovely and we really appreciated the Lego in the playroom! The boys have loved that. WE recommend Newborough Beach and Penmon (lighthouse at Puffin Island). Thank you once again, we’ve really enjoyed our stay on your lovely cottage. “

” Thank you so much, we had an absolutely wonderful week. The house is beautiful and such a relaxing holiday. We will miss waking up to such an amazing view and being able to walk down into town along the water. We look forward to the next time… “

” Spectacular views, a beautiful cottage and a wonderful playroom for Isabella. Wonderful attention to detail, making it a homely stay for 3 generations ! Many many thanks. “

” Delightful house, yet again a truly memorable visit to this wonderful part of the world ! ”

” Such a wonderful house! There wasn’t anything we needed, very well equipped. Thank you, Jackie, for a warm welcome and some great recommendations. Newborough Beach and The Midland were excellent. We will definitely be back ! “

” Thank you for the lovely welcome – flowers, tea tray and delicious lemon Drizzle Cake – and for all your advice and support, Jackie and Richard. The cottage is lovely and so very well equipped. Everything was so comfortable and clean. We have had a lovely week – my Mum has had a relaxing break and my niece and nephew loved the Play Room and the great days out. We would love to return next year. “