Hi, I’m Claire, the driving force behind Hyfrydle, our Beaumaris Holiday Let. Back in 2018 I took the plunge to buy our little cottage on Rating Row, just up from Beaumaris Castle, and start our exciting journey in the travel sector.
I saw the house and simply fell in love, it was an ideal size for our family to enjoy, a stone’s throw from the beautiful Menai Strait and the surrounding stunning scenery of the Snowdonia Mountain range, plus a few steps from town. Oh, and it had an added bonus of a parking space – which for those of you that have visited Beaumaris will know is a little gem.
What I didn’t know was that the house needed some extensive structural work. So, with my purse strings held tight I employed a building team and set to work. All walls were taken back to brick, the damp-proof course improved, re-plastered and the entire house redecorated along with a new floor. Not to mention the re-jig of the downstairs to incorporate a shower room and patio doors out onto the sun-trap of a garden, plus a new kitchen.
What I have failed to tell you is that I did all of this while standing at the helm of a busy family. My husband Andrew working in a new position and devoting long hours, alongside bringing up an excitable three year old Harry, while being heavily pregnant with baby number two.
Baby number two was born on 13th May 2019, a whopping 9lb 13oz, a beautiful baby boy. So, after a quick overnight stay in hospital, our first guests arrived at the house a day later, and since that point I haven’t looked back.
Sharing Hyfrydle with others brings me immense joy. It’s an ideal size for a family of six, which in our case is our gang and Nanna and Grandad. We even opted to be dog-friendly so our family pooch Poppy could come along. In my view there is no better feeling than heading out on a brisk walk with the family and a furry friend along the Anglesey Coastal Path, trekking over in the Snowdonia National Park or a meander in North Wales.