This Easter break we certainly kept busy and got around. Our big trip away was heading up north and spending time with family in Manchester and Anglesey.
Manchester was filled with family time and Easter Sunday dinner. Good quality time with everyone.
We headed over to Anglesey on Easter Monday for a few days. Some folks have said ‘why Anglesey?’…mostly with a sound of mocking at such a choice. In return, I would state, why on earth not??! It was beautiful and since the trip, my youngest (albeit by one minute :-)) has declared Anglesey her best vacation so far on this adventure… Citing the location, house, family and activities as her top picks so far.
We had booked a most wonderful house (Hafn) through Travelocity, right on Treardurr Bay. It sleeps 10 and there were 9 of us in total. Despite us being almost at capacity, the house was so large it never felt like we were crowded. The house and location were spectacular and took our breath away as soon as we arrived. They accept dogs, so Chester had the excitement of joining us and straight away, he made himself right at home…either taking his place over looking the ocean or quietly curled up on the front doorstep watching the world go by.
The House had everything we needed. Well stocked for all your needs. A lovely large sitting room with coal fireplace which with the cool evenings we were able to use. A family room with TV, DVDs and a cupboard chock full of games. An amazing conservatory with ocean views and almost every bedroom had ocean views. Given the bonus of great weather, this was a great find and great deal.
Upon arriving we took a walk down to the bay and beach. The weather was sunny, dry but a little breezy but we didn’t care. This place was gorgeous!
After the obligatory holiday 99 ice creams, we headed to the pub. Walking distance from the house, The Seacroft was welcoming and accommodated large parties easily. One later date, we ate dinner here and all enjoyed our meal. Be warned though, Kids menu closes at 8pm and they prefer not to have kids in there after 9pm. No problem for us as our kids are older but something to keep in mind. Dogs also not allowed inside but again, no problem as being a stones throw form the house, we just dropped him home for a post walk nap!
Being our first night and planning ahead, we opted to use the BBQ at the house and do burgers etc for dinner. A good call, as we were to find, the next couple of days walking, we would become too exhausted to BBQ after expeditions out. Being right on the ocean, it was a little exposed but we managed to get it lit and dinner cooked. The kitchen at Hafn is also newly fitted so all appliances were new, clean and working!
First day was a success and looking forward to exploring the island more….