$114 / night
Total guests, Nights

Hafan Refail, Dwyran, Island of Anglesey, sleeps 3 – Home 3879216 Cottage

  • 1 bedroom
  • 3 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

Hafan Refail, Dwyran, Island of Anglesey, sleeps 3 – Home 3879216

  • Cottage
  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 5 mi
  • Child Friendly
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner


Hafan Refail, formerly known as Stick Cottage, Isle of Anglesey, is a sensitively modernised one bedroom, single storey stone cottage, standing in the owner's grounds with its own pleasant garden and rural setting. Offering ideal accommodation for up to three people, the property is well equipped and has everything you need for a relaxing holiday in Wales.

Hafan Refail (Smithy Haven) is situated in Dwyran, in the South-West of Anglesey, arguably one of the most beautiful parts of the island. Hafan Refail is a comfortable self-catering base for 2-3 people, and is ideally situated for exploring Anglesey, the North Wales coast and the mountains of Snowdonia.

Hafan Refail is steeped in history, with some parts dating back to the 19th century, and part of the village smithy. Decorated and furnished to a high standard, Hafan Refail boasts cosy and comfortable accommodation. All the rooms have views of the gardens. The cottage accommodation is all on the ground floor (there are however steps which may make it less suitable if you have additional access needs).

The good sized bedroom has comfortable twin divan beds, which can be pushed together to form a comfortable superking double bed. When booking, please state whether you will require 2 single beds or 1 superking double bed in the bedroom. Although the accommodation is ideal for a couple, there is room in the bedroom or sitting room for a chairbed (available on request) for an extra child or adult. The charming, cosy sitting room has an inglenook fireplace with an electric 'wood burner' stove and exposed beams. The kitchen-diner is well equipped with an electric induction hob, microwave with convection oven and grill, fridge and dining table and chairs. There is a useful crog loft overlooking the kitchen (accessed by fixed vertical ladder) for storage etc. There is a shower room with small shower, basin and WC. The cottage has its own garden area with garden furniture and barbecue, a perfect place to relax.

Full oil central heating with additional heating from electric 'wood-burner' stove in sitting room. Colour TV, DVD player, wireless internet access, numerous tourist leaflets, selection of games, puzzles, books and DVD's. Fuel and power included in summer months (£25 per week fuel supplement 1st Oct - 31st Mar). Bed linen and towels included in rent. Own garden area with garden furniture and barbecue. Off road parking for 2 cars. Kayak and bike storage available. This is a non-smoking property. Sorry no pets. Village shops, pub, tea rooms, Marram Grass Café and take-aways (Indian or Fish and Chips) all within 5 mins drive.

The cottage is close to the famous National Nature Reserve of Newborough Warren and Beach, an area of unspoilt dunes and sandy beaches, with other equally beautiful beaches at Aberffraw, Cable Bay, Lligwy, Traeth Bychan, Church Bay and Benllech, all less than half an hour's drive from Hafan Refail. Anglesey is a fantastic location for wildlife and is home to a huge variety of wildflowers. Newborough forest is a recent stronghold for red squirrels and is famous for its raven roost, often numbering in the thousands. Ornithologists will also spot plenty of waders and waterfowl from the hides at Newborough and Malltraeth. The coastal footpath and various kayak launch sites are nearby, while the picturesque villages of Llanfairpwllgwyngyll and Menai Bridge are within a short drive of the cottage. Further afield, it takes approximately 30 minutes to reach the mountains of Snowdonia, the Victorian seaside town of Llandudno or the castles of Beaumaris and Caernarfon.

With everything so close by, Hafan Refail is the place to spend your holiday!

Please note our changeover day is Friday.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Shower


  • Shared garden
  • Grill
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Safe
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Linen provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

Although there is a bus service for Dwyran, it is so infrequent, you really need a car to enjoy the island properly. Again, because we are rural, taxis to and from Menai Bridge or Bangor are quite expensive. Cycling is popular in Anglesey now and there are many quiet lanes you can cycle on and a beautifully peaceful cycle trail approximately 3 miles from Stick Cottage. Further information can be found in the Information File in the cottage or on our website.

Interaction with guest

We hope that our visitors will have a wonderful holiday in Hafan Refail. Visitors are provided with key safe information prior to arrival. We are available by mobile phone or via TripAdvisor messaging, if you have any queries on arrival or during your stay.


Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

Please note that our changeover day for weekly bookings in the main season is Friday.
The bedroom can be arranged as two singles or one Superking double. There is also a Z-bed mattress for a child or adult to sleep on, either in the bedroom or the living room.
Bed linen and towels provided.


About the owner

Bethan H.
Average reply time:
3 hours 58 minutes
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Calendar last updated:
13 May 2022
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
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Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish, Italian





29 reviews

Very Good

“Lovely Hafan Refail Cottage”

Reviewed 9 Aug 2021

Cottage is in a quiet village with few amenities but its a short drive to pretty much anything you could need. Cottage itself had everything we needed, was very clean and well looked after and we where very comfortable there. Bethan and John have been wonderful to stay with and went above and beyond for us as we where there celebrating our 25th anniversary. Its a great base to explore the Island and its easy to get to the mainland if you want to visit there too. Highly recommend, great value too!

“Amazing holiday”

Reviewed 28 Aug 2020

We had a fantastic time in Hafan Refail. A lovely and cosy place to stay with very hospitable guests who go out their way to make you feel comfortable and homely. They also advised us about places to visit, local walks, beaches and mountain views. The geography of Anglesey is stunning. Will be definitely coming back.

Response from the owner Thank you for your kind comments. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your holiday here on Anglesey. It was a pleasure to host you. Yes, do please come again!

“Stick cottage”

Reviewed 9 Apr 2018

We had 7 nights at stick cottage, a nice little cosy cottage, particularly as we were still in the midst of winter. Ideally located for Newborough beach and the beautiful llandwyn island. When returni… More

Response from the owner Dear Maurice, thank you for your kind review and I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay in Stick Cottage. We look forward to welcoming you back soon and maybe this time I will be able to meet you! Regards Catherine Stick Cottage Holidays

“Cosy and Clean”

Reviewed 23 Jul 2016

A cosy and very clean little cottage in a beautifully kept garden in a quiet village.. Everything we needed in kitchen etc.One thing that would have made it even better for us - as OAP's - was a … More

Response from the owner Thank you for your review of Stick Cottage, Grace, and we're glad that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you also for your suggestion of an armchair as well as the sofa - we will consider whether there is room to put one in, instead of the rocking chair. You may be interested to hear that the average age of our customers is actually around 60 years, with only a few younger people staying. Of course, kayakers, walkers and tourers can be any age! We hope to welcome you again to Stick Cottage in the future.

“Excellent, comfortable, convenient cottage.”

Reviewed 14 Jul 2016

A very comfortable, clean, well located cottage in the grounds of very helpful owners. Stick Cottage makes an excellent base for exploring Anglesey. Look forward to staying again.

Response from the owner Dear Don, Thanks for your kind review, glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back to Stick Cottage very soon! Catherine

“Wonderful cottage in a beautiful location”

Reviewed 12 Jul 2016

We stayed at Stick Cottage for 3 nights in late June. Unfortunately we did not get to meet Catherine and Paul (or their chickens, much to my disappointment!) as they were away but we thoroughly enjoye… More

Response from the owner Thank you so much for your kind review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit in spite of our absence! We look forward to meeting you next time you stay at Stick Cottage. Regards Catherine Griffiths Stick Cottage Holidays

“Another excellent stay at Stick Cottage”

Reviewed 21 Jun 2016

I returned from my 3rd stay at Stick Cottage and once again had an excelent time. It is a small cosy comfortable cottage set in pretty gardens with easy access to Newborough Forest, the South West c… More

Response from the owner Wes, Thanks so much for telling us how much you enjoyed your return visit to Stick Cottage (we think it could actually be your 4th visit!). We look forward to welcoming you and your daughter's family in the future.

“A wonderfully peaceful and tranquil cottage - highly recommended”

Reviewed 3 Aug 2015

Our sincere thanks to Catherine and Paul for making sure everything was perfect for our stay in Anglesey. The initial booking through Trip Advisor was simple and smooth, very good value, and Catherine… More

Response from the owner Thank you so much for your kind review and we're very glad that you enjoyed your stay so much. I particularly liked the description of the chickens being on sabbatical! We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Catherine and Paul

“great accomodation, fab location, would recommend! had a lovely relaxed family time and definately will be returning!”

Reviewed 21 Sep 2014

The cottage is in an ideal location for exploring all of Anglesey. In my opinion its not far from the nicest part which is Newborough Beach. we spent a lot of time here. Its a lovely walk down to the … More

Response from the owner Thank you so much for your review and we're very glad that you enjoyed your stay on Anglesey in Stick Cottage. We hope to welcome you back very soon. Best wishes, Catherine

“Lovely stay”

Reviewed 11 Sep 2014

Lovely 1 week stay. Cottage is a good size for 2 people and has all the equipment necessary for a self catered holiday. Located in a nice part of Anglesey, approximately 10 minutes from the A55 b… More

Response from the owner Thank you for your kind review and we're glad that you enjoyed your visit. Catherine

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If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to view Bethan the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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Or send Bethan (the owner) an inquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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How do I pay for my vacation?

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If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your booking.

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In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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How can I withdraw my booking request?

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Go to Manage your booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I make changes to my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your booking page. To change your dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Bethan (the owner) a message.

If Bethan (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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