Our Animals at Cerrig y Barcud Holiday Cottages include goats and ponies. They are all are part of the family here, and we hope they’ll be part of your holiday too
So peaceful and quiet. Lovely outlook and animals very entertaining. Great to be so close to Menai
Yasmin and Lily loved feeding and petting the animals and making new friends
The goats gave us much amusement!
Excellent cottages, fantastic location and super hosts! The boys loved the goats and the games room
Loved seeing the horses every morning waiting for a carrot! So peaceful we don’t want to leave
We have four goats at Cerrig y Barcud, all of whom enjoy being stroked, and most of all, being fed! The goats are kept as pets, and not milked.
Polly (or to give her proper pedigree name, Pollyanna Pollyanna Lois) is a pygmy goat and joined Cerrig y Barcud in 2004 when she was only 3 months old.
Polly is very friendly, and always keen to be fed. Until recently she would follow us on walks around the grounds. These walks only stopped when she took a liking to the new trees planted in the front lawns!
White Goats Crystal and Snowdrop joined us here in summer 2008, having been born earlier in the year at Foel Farm Park.
Crystal is Mum to Frosty who was a surprise addition to the family when she appeared on a very cold and frosty morning in December 2008.
The two Welsh Mountain Ponies have been with us since 2008, and share our field with sheep belonging to a local farmer.
The Welsh Mountain Pony is thought to have evolved from the prehistoric Celtic pony, and which adapted to the difficult climate of severe winters and sparse vegetation on the hills and mountains of Wales to produce a tough and hardy pony.
Bandit is the Palamino pony, who used ridden by our children, Michael and Lucie. Born in 1995, Bandit has always lived on Anglesey, and came to us after his previous owner grew too big to ride him.
Harry Jackson is the dapple grey, born in Mid-Wales in 2003, and sent to auction at only a few months old, unwanted because of his boxed feet. This is a genetic condition affecting the coffin bone of the hoof, with an affected animal appearing to be standing to some degree on its toe. He was rescued by Equine Market Watch and taken to their sanctuary in mid-south Wales, from where he was later brought to Cerrig y Barcud as a companion for Bandit.
Rupert is a Bay coloured Welsh cross Shetland and came to us from Equine Market Watch after the previous owner was no longer able to look after him
Rupert is very loving and loves being stroked and fed. Although he’s the smallest of the ponies, he’ll show the others who’s boss whenever there’s food around!
Martha and Rose are our two feral cats, named after Dr Who’s companions! They were rescued by a local animal sanctuary, and joined us as kittens in late 2007. They are working cats, and live in one of the outbuildings, mixing freely with the goats and other animals, whilst as feral cats, they will generally keep away from humans. Martha is almost entirely black, whilst Rose is black and white