Having stayed in a number of self-catering cottages over the last few years, our large group agreed this was one of the best both in terms of the property itself and the location.
Our party consisted of six couples, two small children and two dogs - and in most places, there is usually some negotiation on who gets the small room or the twin beds. So having six sizeable double rooms, all with ensuite bathrooms, was very much appreciated. Those who were lucky enough to get the zip 'n' link beds (twins joined together to make an extra large double) were particularly happy!
Having been transformed from a guesthouse, the kitchen is fully stocked to cater for a large group and the dining room table is enormous.
While the house is large, it still retains a cosy feel with three comfortable reception rooms - the conservatory, bar lounge and another lounge with wood-burning stove.
There is also a lovely, winding garden which is fenced off from the carpark, so completely child and pet proof. Wifi and an games room made welcome bonuses.
Woodlands is around a 10-minute walk from the main part of Benllech, which is well served with a Co-Op, Tesco and Spar, as well as both an Indian and Chinese takeaway, fish'n'chip shops and even a cheesecake shop as well as a fresh fish shack.
The beach - about another 10 minutes downhill - is a glorious golden cove which is bound to be very popular in the summer.
Benllech itself is well-positioned for exploring Anglesey, with Beaumaris and the Menai Bridge just a short drive away. Travel a little further afield and you'll find a good cliff-top walk at Bull Bay, and if you fancy heading over to Trearddur Bay, you'll get there in under an hour.
The only downside to the place is that Woodlands is situated at the bottom of a blind hill, which makes getting in and out of the carpark a little risky. There is however a rough slip road along the pavement which can be used for safer entry and exit.
Altogether, we loved the house and had a wonderful - and very reasonably priced - weekend.
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