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We’re keen bloggers here at Silver Bay Holiday Village and we love nothing more than giving our luxury lodge owners and friends an insight into life at our holiday resort on Anglesey. With our weekly blog, we like to update you on key topics that make us and our lodge owners tick. From things to do to the best restaurants to visit (including The Deck House, of course!) you’ll have plenty of reading material to help you plan your next Anglesey break.

We also post about upcoming events on site including everything from beauty events to annual parties, so if you want to keep ahead of the game and make sure you get tickets, keep checking back!

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In the first of our Luxury Lodge Spotlight series, we introduce The Oyster Catcher.

An integral part of the Silver Bay holiday-home experience is benefiting from the very best of opulent, modern architectural design.  

We’re always on the lookout for eye-catching, luxurious holiday properties that our homeowners will adore, which is why we’re introducing four brand new lodges for 2017.

The Oyster Catcher, The Lookout, The Beachcomber and The Vista are our newest properties that have been chosen to compliment the bespoke collection of holiday homes available at our coastal retreat.

If you’ve been exploring the idea of buying a property here at Silver Bay, these lodges are sure to capture your attention. Featuring the very latest in modern lodge design, they’re a marvel to be delighted at.

The first property in this series that we’re going to get up, close and personal with is the captivating Oyster Catcher lodge.

Living Space

Open plan living is the epitome of the  Oyster Catcher. This monumental tribute to modern lodge design will take your breath away, and will capture the hearts of people in its presence.

Rugged timber walls matched perfectly with the white-washed decor, give the property a light and spacious feel, both welcoming and open at the same time.

The subtle green furnishings are cleverly complimented by the modern distressed wood that enables homeowners to feel close to nature – benefiting from the refreshing and comfortable aura of the outdoors.

It’s the perfect place to socialise with friends and family, as well as the ideal retreat to settle down with a good book or film. The Oyster Catcher will quickly become your holiday home away from home, feeling comfortable yet luxurious.

Kitchen & Dining

The chic kitchen very much tells tales of modern country decor. Fully-equipped and roomy, it’s the ideal place to cook up a storm after a day by the beach.

There’s cabinet space galore, providing room for all of your holiday home kitchen essentials, and it flows gracefully into the adjoining dining space – where many happy dinner time memories are just waiting to be made.

There’s even a stunning breakfast bar, the perfect place to fuel the little ones before sending them out on a Busy Bayers activity!

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Bedrooms

The sandy laminated feature floor from the living room, kitchen and diner also flows further into the lodge. The master bedroom of this bespoke holiday lodge is brimming with grandeur, and the double bed covered with soft, sumptuous  sheets, is perfect for a relaxing night’s sleep.

The master also features a luxury ensuite where the rustic wooden tones of this property continue, offering a luxury log cabin feel to Oyster Catcher owners.  

The second bedroom is a delight that the children will adore. The funky bunk beds are a great place for them to set up a den and live out their wildest playtimes, and they’ll while away the hours entertaining themselves in this versatile space that will keep everyone happy.

The Oyster Catcher is available in both two or three bedrooms, so rest assured there’ll be plenty of room for the entire family!

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Bathrooms

The luxury that ebbs and flows across the property also blends effortlessly into the sanctuary of the bathroom. Feel like a king or queen as you relax in the free-standing bath tub, life’s problems drifting away with the calming steam and bath bubbles.

The contemporary grey wall colour scheme in this space is stylish and will evoke the same sense of relaxation and sophistication you would have visiting a private spa. The  bespoke bathroom suite of the Oyster Catcher will leave both friends and family undoubtedly envious.  

You won’t want to leave your tub after spending some time in the Oyster Catcher bathroom.

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Interested To Find Out More?

If you’re looking to discover more about lodge ownership at Silver Bay Holiday Village, don’t hesitate to call.

Our friendly team are on hand to answer any questions or queries you may have about purchasing your very own blissful retreat here on the Anglesey coast.

If you want to find out more, view our online eBrochure. There’s extra information about our award-winning beach, our multi-million leisure development and also our brand new dining experience, The Deck House.

Make 2017 the year that you start really experiencing the luxury life can offer. Gift your family the holiday home they deserve at Silver Bay Holiday Village.

Like this? Why not explore the blogs below:

Pool, Sauna, Aromatherapy – Discover The Spa At Silver Bay Experience

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Silver Bay’s Holiday Homes

Anglesey Weather – Exploring The Seasons On Our Beautiful Island

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A holiday away from reality can be one of the most romantic times of the year for couples, but for those with families, one-on-one time with your loved one can sometimes fall to the wayside.

However, this doesn’t have to be the case.

There are plenty of things couples can do whether they have families or not, that’ll make the trip away together extra special. So for some expert, romance holiday advice, you’ve come to the right place!

1. PLAN A DATE NIGHT

If one night is all you can spare, grab it with both hands. An evening together can go an incredibly long way when it comes to taking time out for one another.

This can be as in depth or as simple as you like. If all you want is a meal together with a chilled bottle of fine wine, there are few better places on the Isle of Anglesey than The Deck House. In fact, why not make it extra special andtake a look at our private dining options?

However, a date night doesn’t just have to be about having a meal. Heading out on the town for a few fruity cocktails or venturing on a beautiful head-clearing walk (we recommend a wander down Beaumaris Pier if you’re on our island), are both perfect choices. It’s all about doing something a little different in your schedule.

2. TAKE A TRIP TO THE SPA

Visiting the Spa is one of the most relaxing things a person to do. It’s a chance to let go of the things on your mind and focus on yourself, and what better person to do that with than the one you love?

Sometimes, you both need a break, and an afternoon at the spa can make you feel as though you’ve been away relaxing for days. A couples massage is the perfect way to take any strains and stresses out of your mind and your relationship, so why not treat yourselves? You can take a look at our full collection of spa treatments right here.

 

3. DO SOMETHING UNIQUE

Perhaps you and your loved one do go on dates a lot, but what you’re actually feeling tired with is the endless meals and drinks out.

Well, why not do something a little different?

Here at Silver Bay, we pride ourselves on offering the space and opportunities for you to do something unique. Head out together on a kayak, or perhaps spend some time beach combing and snorkelling together in our blue waters. Rekindle your sense of adventure together and do something worth remembering – it will revitalise your date life!

4. HEAD TO THE BEACH

When it comes to romantic settings, few places outdo th beach. There’s something relaxing about experiencing the end of the land as it merges into the sea. As you look out onto the horizon, your lover’s hand in your own, it can feel like anything is possible.

Discuss your future, hopes and dreams and you’ll find that you’re closer than ever before. And remember, you don’t need to escape to faraway shores to discover a beautiful coast. Our Silver Bay Beach is both awe-inspiring and award-winning, making it the perfect date spot.

 

5. STAY IN

Going on a date by default usually involves going out. But have you and your loved one ever thought about bringing the date inside? Whether you’re staying in one of our stunning lodges, or at home, why not nip to the corner shop for a bottle of bubbly? Perhaps pick up a few cheeses and Italian meats, matched perfectly with a thick, crusty bread.

Turn on the radio or put some songs on your phone, light some candles and then have a picnic in your own quarters. There’s nothing more intimate when it’s just the two of you by candle light.

 

6. MAKE IT A DOUBLE DATE

Sometimes it can be hard to head out on a date if you haven’t been alone together for a while, so there is another avenue that you can try to get back into the swing of things.

Double dates are usually something enjoyed by teenagers and young adults, but double dates can actually be a very clever way to spend time with friends and your loved one! With busy lives and children, this is a great opportunity to reconnect with your chums and there is sure to be fun and endless conversation between all partners. Why not even make it a triple date? A group night out at the Deck House is guaranteed fun – and who knows, with warm and welcoming Silver Bay community, you’re likely to even make new friends along the way! Go on, get social!

7. RENEW YOUR VOWS

For an extra special holiday to remember, why not renew your vows?

It’s the perfect way for any loved-up married couple to mark a defining point in their relationship, all the while paying tribute to your unwavering feelings for one another. It can be extravagant or as subtle as your like, with as many or as few guests as you like, too.

Your relationship will feel brand new as your pledge your love for one another once more, so why not start planning right away?

 

8. PRETEND IT’S YOUR FIRST DATE AGAIN

For our last romantic suggestion, we thought we’d suggest something a little different. Rekindling romance can be a tiring task if you have been together for a long time, so why not do something you’ve not done for a long time? Go on a ‘first date’!

Have your partner turn up to the bar or restaurant first, with you joining a few minutes later. Assume pretend names if you like and spend some time getting to know each other again. It might feel a bit silly at first, and even if it isn’t something you can take series, nothing fuels love quicker than laughter.

BE MORE ROMANTIC AT SILVER BAY HOLIDAY VILLAGE

If you want to reconnect and dedicate time to one another throughout the year, then why not considering investing in a holiday property? Our luxury lodges on Anglesey are the perfect place to spend holidays in the sun amongst some of the most beautiful scenes in the UK.

To discover more, take a look at our free eBrochure, or give us a call on 01407 860 860. We offer taster weekend’s if you’re interested in purchasing, so why not see if Silver Bay could be the romantic holiday spot you’ve been looking for?


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There’s nothing quite like visiting the Spa at Silver Bay to escape from the whirlwind of everyday life.

Our spa is open to both lodge owners and country club members, and the Spa at Silver Bay will provide you with the opportunity to find yourself through relaxation and peaceful serenity.

Below we’ve explored just a few of our Spa highlights, so if you’ve been looking a calming space on the Isle of Anglesey, you’re in for a treat.

OUR POOL

A standout feature of our Spa is, of course, our pool. Coming in at 15.5 metres longs, these tranquil waters offer the chance to swim, relax and if you want to, just float. There’s even a special children’s splash area at the side to encourage a more relaxed swimming environment for adults.

No matter what the weather, our pool is there to provide you with a water sanctuary to back crawl, front crawl, maybe even doggy paddle – however you swim and get those muscles moving, there’ll be a home for it in our pool.

And of course, swimming has a variety of benefits on the body and mind. According to Coach Magazine, water is 12 times denser than air, so the resistance is great for muscle toning. As well as this, the NHS claim that swimming can ‘reduce the risk of chronic illnesses […] boost your mood and keep your weight under control’ – meaning that some time in the pool has the ability to alter multiple aspects of your life for the better.

JACUZZI, SAUNA AND STEAM ROOM

As the bubbles float around you and the warm, soothing waters banish any unwanted worries, your time in the jacuzzi at our spa is well spent. And if the hot bath-like experience isn’t for you, we also have a sauna and a steam room.

Known for their many skin and health benefits, these spa staples allow you to shut out the world and become one with the heat as it ripples softly along your skin.

Jacuzzis are favoured for their ability to ease muscle pain, reduce stress and also improve circulation according tolivestrong.com, who also discuss the ever-popular saunas stating that the ‘effect on the body is similar to doing mild exercise’ – as well as also improving circulation.

Finally, a steam room is also extremely beneficial on the body and mind. Health Fitness Revolution discuss this on their website, claiming that they relieve tension, reduce stress, clear your skin and much more.

FITNESS SUITE

Seek that adrenaline high with an hour or two in our stunning fitness suite. Filled with top of the range technology, from exercise bikes to treadmills and weights, whatever your fitness routine we’ll have the items you need to fulfill it.

We have a range of classes available including the ever-popular ‘Spinning’, favoured for its ability to quickly burn calories and reduce stress – and we can also over Personal Training programs alongside our expert fitness instructors.

Exercise has both psychological and physical benefits, the NHS website states that exercise can reduce the risk of major illnesses such as heart disease and cancer by up to 50%. They also go on to say that research has shown that exercise boosts self-esteem, your mood and also your sleep quality and energy levels. What’s not to like?

And why not treat yourself to a wonderful treatment after or some time in the jacuzzi? We’re certain you’ll have earnt it!

FACIALS

A facial is exactly what a person needs to release all those negative feelings and reach optimum relaxation. Our Pro-Collagen Quartz Lift Facial has been clinically proven to reduce wrinkles by up to 94% and improve your skin firmness by 57% – all just after one, single treatment.

A favourite with spa-goers already, the facial features both Padina Pavonica and red coral which pumps out the fine lines on your face. It’s the perfect, refreshing facial that will leave your skin looking more youthful.

NAIL TREATMENTS

Go into the Spa at Silver Bay feeling drab and un-groomed and come out looking like a million bucks!

Yes, whether it’s a quick shape and tidy, a full on set of acrylics or a bold, neon pedi, the Spa at Silver Bay will have the power to transform your nails, and lift your mood.

One of our clients’ favourites are Shellac Nails. They offer a glamorous statement and are popular with lots of our luxury lodge owners at Silver Bay. Half gel and half nail polish, these nails are a stylish fashion statement that anyone who’s anyone has. Match this alongside our manicure treatment and those hard working hands that we so often neglect will be lavished in luxury.

Leave your hands feeling good as new, and revel in being the envy of the park, with your Shellac treatment that can be any colour from bright pink to a neutral nude – go on, treat yourself!

AROMATHERAPY

Aromatherapy is a word we’re likely all familiar, but some still people aren’t quite sure what it exactly is – and that’s okay. Focussing on naturally extracted oils, this therapy type helps to promote a healthy mind and body.

Oils are used to give you a relaxing massage, and the therapy is also sometimes used to treat anxiety and depression according to bupa.co.uk. So for a relaxing afternoon that’s going to improve your state of mind, an Aromatherapy treatment could be the perfect choice for you.

SWEDISH BODY MASSAGE

Few do massages as well as the Swedish, so it’s no surprise that these amazing treatments are popular across the world. Used to relax the entire body, Swedish Massages are the perfect massage for first timers at the Spa, and tend to be suited to everyone. It’s up to you to let your therapist know the intensity you’d like during the treatment, they can be both rough or soft, making it easy to enjoy a massage experience suited to your taste.

There are a range of massage techniques used, with Effleurage being the one favoured with according to treatwell.com. This will see your massage therapist use their hands to rub your muscles with the aim to push blood in the direction of your heart. You can also point our problem areas with aches and pains if you’d like your therapist to focus on a certain area where you’ve been having issues.

Our Swedish treatments tend to last 55 minutes. However, we also offer a back, neck and shoulder package that lasts 25 minute. Treatwell.com also claim that this is one the most popular massage options due to the fact that people tend to be tight in these areas after sitting at a computer all day.

THE SPA AT SILVER BAY

Have we tempted you to treat yourself? Relaxation has so many physical and psychological benefits, and it’s incredibly important to take some time to yourself and recharge for a healthier frame of mind.

To find out more about our spa and treatments, call us today on 01407 862 049. You can also reach the team via email atspa@silverbay.co.uk. Our spa is open to lodge owners and country club members, so if you’d like to experience the magic of Silver Bay, why not enquire today?

We also regularly host events, our most recent being our Christmas Spa afternoon.

To keep up to date with all the best spa events, follow us on Twitter. You can also explore our spa in more details via Lisa Rebecca of Blog Eighteen who recently visited our spa for an afternoon of pampering!


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Christmas was well and truly welcomed in at Silver Bay on the last weekend of November as we celebrated our annual Christmas party!

From festive games to fantastic dancing, and even a visit from the big man himself, Father Christmas, the festive mood was contagious. Everyone had a wonderful night creating perfect, Christmas memories that they’ll remember for a long time.

Father Christmas in The Deck House at Silver Bay Holiday Village

As usual, we’ve gathered some images from the night together in one place for you to peruse at your leisure.

Christmas is such a special time because it’s about coming together, spreading the love and appreciating one another’s company. So it really was magnificent to see our lodge owners gathering around and having festive fun with one another!

Two lodge owners enjoying a drink at The Deck House Christmas Party

We’ve got a lovely collection of images below for you, and make sure you share your own snaps on with us social if you managed to take capture any special moments.

Elf at the Christmas Party

New Year’s Eve 2016/2017

We’re now directing our attention towards the NYE extravaganza we have planned on the 31st of December. This year, we’ll be celebrating with a Great Gatsby 1920’s theme, and we’ll also be welcoming back the ever-popular Runaway Babies tribute band!

All of this will be rounded off with a stunning themed menu and lots of fizz. To secure tickets, call us on 01407 860 860. Prices are £25 per adult and £10 per child. Under 3’s go free.


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Christmas came early for The Spa at Silver Bay this year as we launched our fantastic Christmas Beauty event!

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We firmly believe this time of year is all about feeling your best as well as having a great time with your loved ones, and we really enjoyed taking the time to make our guest feel extra special this festive season!

Hosted between 12pm and 8pm on Friday the 18th of November, people started to gather in the Spa reception area throughout the day, enjoying their yummy mince pies and champagne.

Mince pies and Christmas decorations at the Spa at Silver Bay

Once thoroughly indulged, they then moved on to experiencing The Spa at Silver Bay treatments! Each person received a ten minute experience and could choose from a facial, hand massage or foot massage to take them right into the heart of tranquility.

ELEMIS gift set, towel and flowers at the spa on Anglesey

Our spa-goers also had the chance to explore the facilities and spend time in our fantastic pool, jacuzzi, sauna and more.

The jacuzzi and pool at Silver Bay

We had over 80 guests in attendance, and they could also redeem their £5 ticket against either another treatment or one of our gorgeous ELEMIS gift sets…

Everyone had such a great time, and we can’t wait to host future activities at the Spa for our lodge owners and Anglesey locals. Be sure to keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages for all the latest news so that you don’t miss out!

If you’d like to find out more about joining our leisure centre and our spa treatments, call us on 01407 862 049. You can also discover our opening time and treatment prices by clicking here.

So go on, why not treat yourself this Christmas? We’re certain that you deserve it!

PS. Lisa Rebecca of Blog Eighteen also made an appearance at our beauty event, why not check out how she got on over on her website?

You can also take a look at a video montage of a range of images from the day below.


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It always feels great to give, and the Silver Bay community are some of the most generous people we’ve ever had the pleasure to know. So it really does come as as no surprise that we managed to raise such an astounding amount of money this Summer – £2,000 to be precise – for the Royal National Lifeboat Institute!

Known as the RNLI for short, the charity is one that’s incredibly close to our heart. With our very own private beach, we like to make sure that we support the charity that makes water activities around the UK, and our lodge owners, safe.

RNLI and Silver Bay funraising

Over the summer we organised a range of fundraising activities to raise this fantastic amount. These included our Busy Bayer’s bake sale, an exciting tennis tournament featuring a tuck shop ran by our Busy Bayers, and also a fantastic sand castle competition. Our Spa and Leisure complex also hosted an array of activities that allowed us to achieve such an amazing amount.

Chris Buckley, Operations Manager at Silver Bay explained that, “living and holidaying on Anglesey gives our community at Silver Bay a heightened awareness of the hard work and support of the brave RNLI volunteers. We endeavor to find fundraising opportunities to support the RNLI crews to have the best equipment possible, and this summer was the most fruitful yet!”

General Manager, Jamie Hughes, is also incredibly proud of all the people who donated. “It’s really great to see all ages join in and celebrate such a great cause – many of the owners have boats and enjoy their time at sea safe in the knowledge that the RNLI are active in the area. It’s great to give back, and I can’t wait to continue supporting the RNLI with our future fundraising activities.”

Fundraising on Silver Bay beach

We’d like to thank everyone who donated to the cause and if you missed out, don’t worry. We’ll be hosting even more fundraising opportunities as we head through the last part of 2016.

To find out more about our charity  work at Silver Bay, click here. We’ve also been working hard to make our holiday village as green as possible. Take a look at here to find out more and discover five things that you didn’t know about Silver Bay holiday homes.


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We invited Sian and her family for a taster weekend at Silver Bay and Sian documented her stay. Here’s her round-up of her Silver Bay experience. If you’re a prospective owner, it’s well worth a read…

Silver Bay Holiday Village was recommended to us by several friends – we were looking for a UK weekend break close to home in Manchester, where we could combine a bit of luxury with beautiful surroundings, activities and relaxation. I checked out the Silver Bay website and was immediately drawn to the stunning beauty of Anglesey, and the impressive look and layout of Silver Bay

Sian Ediss and her family on a taster weekend

Silver Bay offer a range of luxury lodge accommodation for ownership all within its beautiful location, and we were lucky enough to be offered a ‘taster weekend’, something which is available to all prospective lodge owners. The award-winning holiday village has numerous facilities including The Deck House restaurant, bar and lounge, ‘Busy Bayers’ children’s club and adventure play park, a secluded forest, beach and boat park, leisure complex including fitness centre, indoor swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi and steam room and even a beauty salon.

We arrived at the tail-end of the autumn half-term holidays and there were still plenty of families enjoying their break. I was really impressed by the volume of activities on offer for children at the ‘Busy Bayers Club’. Activities range from creative tasks such as pottery painting, to outdoors activities such as ‘Wild Survivors’ coast and forest club and sports such as kayaking, water polo and ‘Try Scuba’. I also thought it was great that there was children’s entertainment every evening such as Movie Night and quizzes – perfect for when the grown-ups want to relax in The Deck House while children hang out in the nearby Busy Bayers area.

Luxurious Accommodation

There were three of us (myself, my boyfriend and my mum) and our accommodation was lovely. Our luxury lodge had 2 bedrooms, a bathroom, a fully-equipped kitchen, dining area and living room. All the lodges at Silver Bay also have central heating which we were hugely grateful for in the midst of November. Our comfortable dwelling was more than big enough for the 3 of us, with great-sized rooms, and our own outside area. If the weather had been warmer, we would have thoroughly enjoyed the outside decking and seating, but we only used this for a rather bracing viewpoint for Bonfire Night fireworks. There were beautiful views from our lodge spanning across the holiday village. We could see all around us the beautiful environment – lush greenery, wildlife, and rolling hills in the distance. Our lodge didn’t overlook the private beach, but we were less than 5-minutes away for brisk morning walks along the coast.

The Plantation lodge at Silver Bay

Sian's mum at Silver Bay

Award-Winning Grounds and Secluded Beach

On our first day, after a short 2.5-hour drive and a shop at the local supermarket,  we were there for 12.30pm. We unloaded the car and set-up our home for the next four days and then wrapped up and headed out for an explore. Silver Bay has recently won a Gold Standard David Bellamy Award for its contribution and preservation to the park’s wildlife. The love and care that the people put into the grounds and holiday park are clear to see. There were recently planted shrubs and trees around the children’s adventure play park area (some planted by the ‘Busy Bayers’ themselves!) and there was not a spot of litter in sight.

The secluded Green Coast Award-Winning beach is a sight to behold. The beautiful white sands are magnificently set against the backdrop of the Snowdonia mountains. The brisk November waves crashing on the sand and salty sea breeze made us feel a million miles away from the racing pace of Manchester, and we instantly felt a sense of relaxation and ease. We strolled along the coast and explored the rock pools and collected a few shells before we continued our adventure up to Silver Bay’s woodland and followed the path over some fields and back to the park. It was a lovely few hours to work up an appetite for an early dinner we planned in The Deck House.

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Andrew walking in the woods at Silver Bay Holiday Village

The Deck House Restaurant, Bar, and Lounge

The Deck House Restaurant

After a leisurely couple of hours back at the lodge, we wandered over to The Deck House for 6 pm. We had heard wonderful reviews about Lee the Head Chef and his passion for locally sourced ingredients so we were very excited to sample The Deck House winter menu for ourselves. We were greeted by huge smiles from the waiting on team and were directed to our table for 3 next to the bi-fold windows. Although it was dark, it was still lovely to look out over flickering lights and the nightscape across the holiday park. The atmosphere in The Deck House was homely and comfortable. A few families with children were wrapping up their evening meals, and others were arriving in groups to settle in for the eve. There was even a section in the lounge where football fans could watch the Man Utd match; this was far enough away so not to disturb the ambience of the dining area but close enough so families felt all under one roof.

Andrew dining at the deck house

After much deliberation and pondering, we ordered our starters, lamb koftas (x2) and mushroom and stilton melt and then waited in anticipation for our main course of steak, chips and all the trimmings (x2) and a generous fish and chips – perfect fodder after our brisk walk earlier.

Fish and chips at The Deck House restaurant

The service was prompt and caring, and every measure was taken to ensure we were well fed, watered and comfortable. We were too full for pudding, but the lovely waitress insisted that we tried the homemade chocolate brownie and icecream and we weren’t disappointed!

We chatted away for a while amongst ourselves and with some seasoned ‘Silver Bayers’ and enjoyed a few more rounds of drinks before calling it a night – we had a busy day in store for day 2 after all!

The bar at The Deck House

The Spa and Beauty at Silver Bay

The jacuzzi and pool at Silver Bay

After a deep sleep, we were set for a morning of relaxation and beautify-ing at the Spa at Silver Bay. We’d booked our appointments beforehand with team leader, Charlotte. Charlotte was excellent when advising on recommended treatments for all three of us, and our needs were carefully assessed beforehand.

Andrew and myself were set up on the couple’s therapy room, and my mum had a room to herself, each of us had our own personal therapist who delivered the expert treatments. The Spa at Silver Bay is an advocate for ELEMIS products. ELEMIS therapists are renowned for harnessing the power of nature and science to perform treatments that genuinely transform your skin and enhance wellbeing. The experience was exceptional, and we were very impressed with the physical and mental improvement after just 1.5-hours of care.

ELEMIS creams and products at Silver Bay

I requested the Swedish back, neck, and shoulder massage (£30, 25 minutes) and the Pro-Radiance Superfood facial (£60, 1 hour). Soothing music and aromatherapy filled the treatment room, and we began with the facial. Rich in superfoods, vitamins and minerals, the Pro-Radiance facial revealed a glow to rival a week in St. Tropez! The massage followed and melted my aches and tensions away. I spend most of my time at a computer, and this has resulted in tension in my neck and shoulders. Charlotte was quick to discover this and worked her magic to erase what felt like a lifetime of tightness. I felt like a floaty, floppy, ball of happiness after my treatments and I can’t thank Charlotte and the team enough for their expertise and warm welcome.

Andrew enjoyed the Men’s High-Performance Skin Energiser facial (£60, 1 hour) and discovered the relaxation and decadence of beauty treatments. Having never experienced this kind of treatment before, he was quietly happy that we were in the couple’s room together, but he was soon to forget I was there as he floated away in a sea of calm. My mum (who has had a lifelong love for beauty treatments) had the Pro-Collagen Quartz Lift Facial and the Full-Body Aromatherapy Massage (£50, 55 minutes). This bespoke treatment harnessed the wellness benefits of aromatherapy as well as tailored concentration on the body’s most needed areas for attention. My mum was elated after both treatments – we all were – as you can see from the cheeky post-treatment selfie below…

Exploring Anglesey

The weekend was a cultural adventure with visits to South Stack RSPB reserve and also chasing the sunset along the coast. We lunched at the Sea Shanty Cafe on Trearddur Bay and travelled up to the surfer town, Rhosneigr, for Anglesey’s most-renowned fish and chips at Scarlett’s Fish and Chip Bar – we weren’t disappointed! Anglesey is an island that holds a special place in the hearts of those who have experienced it. Filled with charm, history and a unique blend of clear, beautiful coast and lush rolling hills and countryside, Anglesey is a UK staycation destination second to none.

Lighthouse on Anglesey Sian and her mum on Anglesey Andrew eating fish and chips at Silver Bay Beautiful Anglesey scenery

Whether you’re a family with young children, a couple looking for a romantic escape, or a group of friends or family, I would wholeheartedly recommend that you explore this retreat on your doorstep. Being just over 2-hours from most hubs in the North West makes Anglesey an easy and quick retreat. If you’re searching for an ideal base, look no further than Silver Bay Holiday Village.

Escape to Silver Bay Holiday Village

All in all, I believe that Silver Bay is the ultimate UK holiday destination – because it’s situated on the glorious Isle of Anglesey, because the activities are plentiful, the facilities are excellent, and you have so much beautiful outdoors to explore. By the end of our stay, we felt revived and happy in the fact that we had an unforgettable experience that we’ll reminisce over for many years to come.

The Silver Bay team are really helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. A special thank you to Leah the manager at The Deck House, Charlotte in the Spa, Heidi and the reception team and park managers Jamie and Chris for the warmest of welcomes.

If you’re searching for a perfect UK family escape, look no further than Silver Bay.

If you’ve been inspired to experience the luxury holiday park lifestyle for yourself, please call Jamie Hughes on 01407 860 111 to arrange your visit.


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We’ve just waved farewell to the most spooktastic time of year – Halloween! Just like previous years, we held a spine-tingling night to remember at The Deck House for all of our Silver Bayer’s to enjoy.

As usual, our Silver Bay families did themselves proud and turned up on mass wearing some of their very best ghoulish outfits! We’ve put together a video below brimming with terrifying snapshots from the night. Is there anyone you recognise there? Perhaps you even make an appearance yourself!

Attendees had the chance to dance the night away, win prizes and also enter the fabulously spooky pumpkin carving competition. A fantastic spread was also put on by our talented Deck House team, featuring an array of treats and eats to make our home owners squeal with delight!

If you had the chance to attend, we sincerely hope you and your little ones had a fantastic evening celebrating the UK’s scariest holiday. You can check out some photos from the night right here.

Range of pictures from the Halloween party

We hope to see you at our next gathering that will be for Christmas, when Santa Claus himself will be making a guest appearance – you heard it here first!

More news about that will be available soon, but if you’re looking to keep abreast of all the latest Silver Bay events, be sure to keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook feeds. There will be some exciting events coming up during the last few months of 2016 – and we can’t wait to share them with you!

Are you horrified that you missed out on this Halloween fun?!

If you’d like to find out more about becoming a holiday home owner at Silver Bay, don’t wait any longer. Explore our lodges here, or view our free eBrochure. You can also called our helpful team on 01407 860 111 if you have any questions or queries – we’ll be more than happy to assist.

PS. Did you hear about our festive spa event? We’ve teamed up with ELEMIS to bring you an afternoon of Prosecco, relaxation and shopping! Click here to find out more.


15/Oct/2018
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Luxurious features, a beautiful private beach and endless amenities – it could only be Silver Bay Holiday Village, luxury living at its finest. We strive to give our lodge-owners a truly unique holiday experience here on the Isle of Anglesey. So let’s dive in and explore the secrets of what life at Silver Bay is all about.

1. The Reef Edge Holiday Lodge

Escaping the hustle and bustle of everyday living has never been easier (and essential) than with your own holiday lodge. A spacious open-plan layout, light fixtures, and dreamy full-height panoramic lodge doors all create a relaxing experience.

The Reef Edge Holiday Lodge at Silver Bay

And with a magnificent view of the Snowdonia Mountains and Anglesey, waking up in the morning has never been easier at the Reef Edge Holiday Lodge.

2. Children’s Activities

Keeping the children entertained can sometimes be a difficult task, but that’s where our children’s activities come in! Whether it’s orienteering trips in local woodland or participating in our sandcastle competitions, there’s something to bring all the family together.

Tree planting with the children at Silver Bay Holiday Village

To give you a feel of what adventures we get up to at Silver Bay, here’s an example. We’ve been creating a new orchard area and making raised herb planters with Wonderwoods. Alongside Wonderwoods, our lodge owners have also been planting some new trees with our Groundskeeper Pierce. You can sneak a peek at more of what our lodge owners get up to on our Facebook page.

Owning a holiday home at Silver Bay doesn’t stop with purchasing the property itself. There are an abundance of activities to get involved with that you and your family don’t want to miss out on.

3. Environment

We all love a trip to the beach. The smell of the sea evokes a sense of nostalgia for many of us and what better way to indulge yourself than by having access to your very own award-winning private beach whenever you want?

The award-winning Silver Bay Beach at Silver Bay Holiday Village

The Silver Bay beach has been awarded the Green Coast Award which just goes to show that we know exactly how to treat and preserve our environment.

We’re also delighted to say that recently we’ve been awarded Gold in the David Bellamy Awards. We’ve been awarded this for protecting and enhancing the beautiful natural area of Silver Bay and we couldn’t be happier that our efforts have been noticed. We’re continually inspired by the dreamy area of Silver Bay and, as such, we’ve recently begun work on our very own edible garden containing soft fruits and kitchen herbs. We’re so pleased with the results so far, and supplying our own kitchen with our own home-grown supplies will be a lovely treat.

4. Spa and Leisure Facilities

You’ll be delighted to hear that relaxation is key to the Silver Bay experience, which is exactly why we’ve recently opened our own luxury spa and leisure facilities.

The pool at The Spa at Silver Bay, Anglesey

Whether it’s a dip in the pool, a bespoke massage or a trip to the sauna, our lodge-owners love making use of our quiet and serene spa. We also stock luxury Elemis products at the Silver Bay spa and if you’re searching for the perfect present for that special someone, we have just the treat.

5. The Deck House: Restaurant, Bar and Lounge

Enjoy fantastic food and great company at our on-site Deck House. At the Deck House, you’ll experience a myriad of different culinary delights, as well as some magnificent views of the Snowdonia mountains.

Move between the spaces of our lounge, restaurant, bar and adult-only area in the Farmhouse upstairs for a truly catered experience to your needs.

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The Deck House can also cater for your next special occasion with our private dining experience. We eliminate the stress of choosing and booking where to celebrate with your loved ones. Bringing the whole family together has never been easier when you have the Deck House just around the corner from your holiday home.

For booking on our private dining, please ring us on 01407 860860. If you need further tempting, we’ve recently uploaded our Autumn/Winter menu for our lodge-owners to peruse.

Holiday Homes at Silver Bay

Dreaming of owning a holiday home at Silver Bay? Sneak a peek through the keyhole of our holiday homes with our free e-brochure.

Even more curious? Why not give one of our friendly team members a call on 01407 860 111?


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Our lodge owners and Anglesonians adore visiting The Deck House for a relaxing evening and some scrumptious food, so we thought what better to discuss on our latest blog than the inspiration behind our tantalising menu?

Including a look at the brand new autumn/winter menu, and an interview with our head chef, Lee, you’re sure to have a grumbling stomach by the time you’ve finished reading – you’ve been warned!

The Deck House Interior

We’ve only just launched our autumn/winter menu in the restaurant just last week, and just like our summer offerings, you’ll be pleased to know we’ve used a range of tasty local ingredients to create a range of magnificent dishes.

The Deck House Main Menu

All of our meal options are concocted with love for our products, care for our guests and if we don’t mind saying so ourselves, great cookery talent. However, for the purpose of this blog we’re going to focus in on some of the most popular restaurant orders and where these dishes originate from.

Picture of a table with food in The Deck House

Jones of Holyhead 10oz Sirloin Steak

It takes passion, knowledge and experience to serve the juiciest and most succulent steaks, and at the Deck House, we pride ourselves on serving only the best hand cuts which are seasoned and grilled to perfection.

We love to go local with our dishes, and our 10oz sirloin steak is one of those meals that we’re incredibly proud to present to guests. If you’re unfamiliar with the Anglesey area, Holyhead is a large town situated on our island, and Jones of Holyhead is a butchers that is popular with locals and tourists alike.

Jones’ butchers provide customers with only the finest of British meats, and we take pride in the fact we support local businesses with our own restaurant steak offering. Make sure you opt for the Jones of Holyhead Sirloin Steak if you’re after a scrumptious, meaty meal at The Deck House- and we also recommend you choose to have it medium rare, too!

Jones of Bodedern 12oz Gammon Steak

Gammon isn’t just for Christmas. This wonderfully succulent joint of meat makes a great alternative to a roast and is a definite crowd pleaser at the Deck House. The Jones of Bodedern Gammon dish really is a culinary highlight for fans of this hearty dish.

Overseen by the wonderful Jones of Bodedern, this multi-award winning butchers provides some of the best meat on the island. All the meat is homegrown, so you really know that you’re going to enjoy a true slice of Anglesey produce, and once more, we take great pride in supporting local businesses and using their products to bring our guests something spectacular.

Founded in 1915 by Evan Thomas Jones and his wife Ellen, the business has been in the family ever since – providing tasty meats for local Anglesey residents. We know you’ll love their gammon just as much as we do if you order this off the menu!

The Deck House Ice Cream and Sorbets Menu

As well as using local ingredients to create our satisfying main meals, we also take pride in using them to develop taste-bud tingling desserts, too.

A desert at The Deck House.

One of our standout puddings has to be our delectable collection of ice creams and sorbets. These are locally sourced from Mon Ar Lwy, which translates to Taste of Anglesey –  they really are everything that an ice cream lover could ever ask for.

There are so many beautiful flavours to choose from including some more unusual flavours such as lavender, and also apple and passion fruit. These are matched alongside more the classic flavours including vanilla, strawberry and chocolate.

The Taste of Anglesey is popular with Anglesey residents, and their lovely ice creams are all made on their farm. Truly sensational and yummy – what more could you ask for in an ice cream?

The Deck House Pudding Menu

As well as focusing on local ingredients, we like to emulate a gorgeous homemade style when it comes to our cooking. As you can see, our dessert menu benefits from a homemade hot toffee sauce, as well as a soothingly sweet crumble of the day.

We also enjoy going Welsh where we can, and are always honoured to present our guests with our Welsh-themed cheeseboard.

A chocolate and cream desert in The Deck House

Finally, how could we have a blog about our menus without discussing the favourite pudding of our guests – our chocolate brownie? Anyone who visits The Deck House and orders this delight of a pud is sure to want seconds! If you’ve enjoyed one yourself recently, be sure to take a photograph and share them with us on social media. We’d love to hear your feedback.

An Interview With Our Head Chef

Of course, our restaurant food would be nothing without the culinary experts behind it – so how could we discuss the inspiration behind our menu without mentioning head chef, Lee?

We recently tracked him down in the kitchen and asked him a few questions about the inspiration behind the menu. Here’s what he had to say…

Where does the inspiration for your dishes on The Deck House menu come from?

The Deck House winter menu is inspired by all of the amazing choice of local seasonal ingredients on our doorstep! There are lots of fantastic ingredients in season at the moment and I’ve used them to take traditional and hearty dishes that we all grew up with to the next level! I hope that the new menu fulfils that sense of childhood nostalgia!

It’s clear you pride yourself on working with local ingredients in your dishes, tell us why you’re so passionate about sourcing local produce?

I believe that Anglesey has fish and butchery products which are amongst the best in Great Britain, buying local is the only way to truly know that your ingredients are the freshest possible, and for me, the fresher the ingredients the more outstanding the flavour! We have made amazing relationships with our suppliers, all of which pride themselves on the quality of their produce. I like to know exactly where my ingredients are coming from!

What first sparked your interest in food?

My mother. I used to bake a lot with my mum, we started experimenting with different types of bread and cakes, I enjoyed the process so much that I then started to experiment with recipes of my own.

Have you always wanted to be a chef?

I choose to pursue professional cooking from my secondary school years, however I think I became a chef long before that. I was always watching cooking programmes and I was inspired by the fact that I knew, as a chef, I would never truly stop learning! I really enjoyed my catering classes in high school so I ultimately chose to continue my studies through to college.

If you could provide our lovely readers with one top cooking tip, what would it be?

Top tip for curry and spice lovers! Don’t store your herbs and spices above your cooker or high up where they can become humid! Humidity and heat will cause herbs and spices to lose their flavour! Store them in a cool, dry place.

Which of your creations on the menu do you love the most?

I love one pot wonders! So for me, it’s the curries! I love filling the kitchen with the smell of meaty spices! It’s that time of the year now for everyone to start getting out their slow cookers, they’re perfect for winter curries!

Are there any particular dishes that we can expect to see on The Deck House menu in the upcoming months?

I will be introducing my mother’s famous Lob Scouse recipe which is perfect to warm you up as the nights start drawing in!

Silver Bay Holiday Village and You

You don’t need to be a lodge owner to visit The Deck House, we’re open for anyone and everyone who fancies dabbling in our tasty dishes and relaxed atmosphere.

If you’re intrigued to find out more about Silver Bay Holiday Village, then why not download our free eBrochure? You can also take a look at our amazing luxury lodges and see what the Silver Bay lifestyle is all about.

We hope to see you relaxing and enjoying our wonderful food and drinks in The Deck House in the near future! Remember to share your experiences on social media using #SilverBayDays – we love to see our guests enjoying themselves!