This is a difficult review to write as I am finding it challenging to express in words how amazing Llanlliana is as it exceeded our expectations in all respects, not least of all the simply stunning location which pictures and videos can't do justice to, you need to be there to appreciate how beautiful and peaceful it is.
We had a family party of 16 people from 7 to 70 and everyone absolutely loved our week in Llanlliana, we all agree this is the best large house we have stayed in as a family (annual event!).
The house has been renovated to an extremely high standard, everything has been carefully thought about, the attention to detail is noticeable in every room. The house layout is perfect, the décor and furniture is beautiful, the beds are big and very comfortable, plenty of wardrobe space and draws and beautiful en-suite bathrooms in most rooms. The debates over who gets the best room are irrelevant because every room is simply stunning. The kitchen is well stocked with everything you need for large groups and more besides. The dining room is huge and with a serving hatch to the kitchen is ideal for large groups to gather for meals.
We had fabulous, hot sunny weather for a few days of our week stay so we were sunbathing outside on the terrace at 7am, it felt like we were abroad! The walks around the house take in some truly stunning scenery, we spotted porpoises several times as we walked along the cliffs area. Two braver, fitter members of our party kayaked from the very beautiful fishing village of Cemaes Bay to the cove at Llanlliana (don’t attempt this without seeking advice first as can be dangerous!) and we spent an afternoon on the harbour wall at Cemaes Bay fishing and crabbing which was great fun. Of course no review of Llanlliana would be complete without mentioning the hot tub. A couple of nights we had completely clear weather and no moon, so we were sat in darkness in the hot tub on the terrace at midnight and we could clearly see the milky way and lots of shooting stars. An experience we will never forget.
Thank you to Dan and the boys and Lynne for a very warm welcome and please tell the boys that the garlic flavoured butters went down a treat, absolutely delicious! We hope we will have the privilege of returning to Llanlliana again in the future.
Llanlliana is breath taking. The house itself forms a well-balanced story articulating pure functionality combined with a decadent yet homely country narrative. Llanlliana has everything you need ranging from a super comprehensive kitchen with three fridges, a cracking cooker, spacious work tops and an eating area to luxurious bedrooms en suites and bathroom. The house offers wonderful areas for entertainment ranging from the EPIC hot tub to the games room, duo of lounges and huge dining room. We used them all with enjoyment and utility :)
Then there's the outside (although the hot tub is also outside:)). Here we enjoyed an awesome large stone patio area, perfect for hanging out, bbq, games and especially taking in the spectacular views. The drone cam video on the web site gives a taste of the views however they are even more impressive when you see them with your own eyes. Amazing!! The surround hills create a sort of natural amphitheatre which is not only stunning but illustrates your playground. The fields, beach, pottery ruins and head land are amazing to hike around and the views are top class. Our group of seventeen 25-65 year olds loved it and we will definitely return for a future milestone celebration.
Finally, there is Dan and his family. He could not do enough for us and manged to be fantastically helpful with our requests without being intrusive in the slightest. Both he and his lovely family are consummate retreat/ high end holiday house providers and truly brilliant and warm people. If you have the good fortune to be able to spend some time at Llanlliana I know you will have a magical fun filled enchanting experience
Wow, what a place!
We brought 4 families together for my Mother in Laws birthday and it was amazing, inside and out - we'd like to make it an annual tradition. Well in fact we'd like to move and live here, but we will make do with the odd weekend away!
Thank you for looking after us so well.
We just stayed at Llanliana house this weekend from Friday to Monday and couldn't have wished for a better time. There were 20 of us ranging in age from 15 to 65. We were there to celebrate my birthday and this was the perfect choice. The house has everything you need and more for a large group, they seem to have thought of everything from the 3 dishwashers to the many fridges and the pots and pans etc.
The rooms were delightful, all a bit different and it was hard to choose but you wouldn't be disappointed in any of them.
We used the caterers on the first night which was a real success, plenty of food to go around and the ladies who served us were very friendly. We used the gas bbq on the second night and cooked inhouse the third, all 3 were a success.
The weather was terrific so we went down to the cove to celebrate with champagne. Some of the group went for walks and some if not all used the large jacuzzi pool which was a real hit. There is plenty to do on site and in the area so you won't be bored.
Dan and Nikki have done a great job with Llanliana House and I wouldn't hesitate to go back there. Lovely memories in a beautiful house with great friends and family what more can you ask. Thank you Dan for your hospitality and hope we can return.
Llanlliana Coastal Retreat was absolutely perfect. There where 19 of us and we where there to celebrate 2 birthday's (a 40th and 50th). The house had everything that you needed. Endless dishwashers and fridge's. The bedrooms where spacious, comfortable, beautiful decorated and every room had a spectacular view. The Spa/hot tub was absolutely amazing. There was a short walk down to the beach. We can't wait for next year to book again. I would highly recommend this Coastal Retreat to everyone. Thank you Dan, Nikki and Lynne, see you next year.
One of the most amazing homes we have stopped in.our friends booked the accommodation for a 50th Birthday and a guest party of 19 people. This house and location is amazing. Not one of our group can fault this home..It's so clean and Homely and they have literally thought of everything..Well equipped kitchen,bedrooms..beautiful lounges and an amazing hot tub.. We will all be booking again next year. .the owners where such lovely friendly people.thank you for allowing us to spend one of the most amazing weekend in your beautiful home.. Karen & Dave
I have just held my Hen Party at this venue and it was absolutely perfect.
The house is stunning. The furnishings are all high spec. The kitchen is well equipped as is the bar area with a wide range of glass ware.
The bedrooms are very spacious and comfortable and there is a bathroom for every bedroom.
The hot tub is gorgeous as is the location with lovely views and a private cove.
Dan and his family are delightful and nothing was too much trouble.
We had a magical weekend which we will never forget.