There’s a rather grand feel as you take the private drive up to the swathe of lawn in front of Plas Cichle with its countryside views towards the Straits and the mainland. All has been smartly renovated yet this is a friendly, tranquil place to put your feet up and let children and dogs run free.
Play pool or the baby grand, read the paper in the conservatory, let owls hoot you to sleep… as well as the high-ceilinged house for 12, there’s space for four in the Garden Lodge (only let to the same group).
Bring binoculars for bird and dolphin spotting nearby, bikes for the 17-mile Telor route and clubs for Henllys Golf Club; Robin and Victoria mind that you have the best time and have advice on everything from walking to boat trips on the glorious, nearby Llanddona beach. And it’s a lovely walk into Beaumaris for good food, antique, art and craft shops.