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Saffron Tower | Luxury Self-Catering Folly | Anglesey, Wales

Saffron Tower

Beaumaris, Isle of Anglesey, Wales, UK

Standing watch from the corner of a beautiful walled garden, Saffron Tower is a truly unique self-catering escape on the Anglesey coast, where buttercup yellows, dusky pinks and neat green topiary afford this 12th century folly a sunny disposition all year round. Luxury wellness ensues, as couples can indulge in a spa-like experience, rotating from the indoor pool, to sauna to al fresco hot tub overlooking the sea.

Introduction

On first discovery, this luxury self-catering home near Beaumaris was concealed by a tangle of ivy; a fairytale folly that could easily have hidden Rapunzel herself. Stripped of the climber's embrace by the current owners, Saffron Tower now stands proud, overlooking its walled kingdom of ancient trees and topiary sculptures; a serene and sheltered oasis basking in the warming Welsh sun on Anglesey’s often wild and untameable coast.

Inside

Small in its stature but vast in charisma, Saffron Tower (once a resting stop for monks visiting nearby 6th century Penmon Priory), is a sweet retreat far from the madding crowds of city streets, office blocks and clacking computer keyboards. Enjoy a morning coffee overlooking the sea and garden from the kitchen balcony before slowing ebbing away time in the spa; floating in the pool, warming in the sauna and dozing on the loungers.

Outside

Sheltered from coastal storms, Saffron Tower’s walled garden traps the sun’s rays throughout the year, making it the perfect spot for al fresco picnics whether in the waning of autumn or on summer’s longest day. Beyond the boundaries, Anglesey’s coastline billows in each direction, promising views of seabirds, castle ruins and the discovery of secret beaches. A hot tub facing the ocean is, of course, the finest place to watch the sun set on the day.

The Facts

  • SleepsUp to 2 guests
    From £1,950 per week, £1,495 per short break
  • Bedrooms and bathroomsThe property has one second floor double bedroom with en suite shower room. There is also a WC and shower in the spa area.
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  • FeaturesHeated indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, gym with running machine, bike, weights and yoga mats
  • PetsOne well-behaved dog is welcome
    Pets are charged at £60 per week or part thereof
  • Arrivals and departuresArrival Day: Monday or FridayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10amTimes may vary due to Covid-19 requirements, please refer to your booking.
  • FamilySorry, no children or babies.
  • PracticalitiesThere is private parking for one car at Saffron Tower and access to the property is gained via the main gates of the neighbouring manor house. The walled garden is shared with the main house also on the grounds with the tower in a corner of the garden, however guests will not be disturbed. The well-equipped kitchen has a ceramic hob with electric oven, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, Dualit espresso coffee machine washer-dryer, microwave and mini food processor. Please note the kitchen is on the first floor, with the pool house located on the ground floor. The pool house is accessible from 1pm until 8.30pm.
  • Homestay includesLuxury hamper of local goodies, WiFi internet, Smart TV with Sky, Cole and Lewis toiletries, fluffy bathrobes, luxury pool towels, slippers...House book - your property and destination guideDiscover more little luxuries
  • Additional extrasA handpicked selection of unique experiences are available at this property.
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The walled garden is a sun trap, perfect for picnics
An indoor pool awaits on the ground floor of the tower

Prices & Availability

Isle of Anglesey

Remote and with a fierce spirit all unto itself, Wales´ largest island has a small but mighty footprint, filled with castles and forests, nature reserves and miles upon miles of dramatic coast path. Days spent on the Isle of Anglesey are filled with nature´s purest magic.

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Isle of Anglesey

Getting there

  • On the Map Saffron Tower sits on the northern coast of the Isle of Anglesey, around four miles from Beaumaris and eight from the island side of the Menai Bridge.
  • By Car Saffron Tower is approximately five and a half hour's drive from London.
  • By Train Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch train station (or Llanfairpwll for short) is ten miles away, with services to Birmingham and Cardiff connecting to London and the rest of the country.
  • By Air Both Liverpool and Manchester airports are around two hours' drive away, both with car hire services available.

From the owner

“Having holidayed on this remote corner of the Isle of Anglesey for many years, it holds many special memories for my family and I.”

From the owner

This 12th century folly that sits in the walled garden of our home was derelict and dilapidated, until it was restored by my family several years ago.

When we first discovered Saffron Tower, it was hidden behind ivy and even had a tin roof! Since then, it has taken years of love and hard work to make it what it is today.

Quirky and unique, we wanted to create an eclectic escape where traditional heritage meets modern, meets mid-century. We wanted the folly to be vibrant throughout, and even though it is quite petite, it is open and filled with colour.

There's plenty to do here, with miles of public footpaths and some testing hills if you’re a keen cyclist. For lovers of cold water swimming, the nearby beach is perfect for taking a dip throughout the year, with the waters warmed by the Gulf Stream. This spot also poses the perfect opportunity for keen fishers, where catching supper can almost be guaranteed.

Snowdon Mountain is only a 40-minute drive away, although the National Park itself can be entered just on the other side of the Menai Bridge; here, adventure awaits for those who seek it.

Julian

Owner recommendations

Live like a local, discovering the best hidden gem restaurants, walks and attractions during your holiday in Isle of Anglesey with an insider’s perspective.

Ye Olde Bull´s Head Inn, Beaumaris
To Eat

Ye Olde Bull´s Head Inn, Beaumaris

A 400 year old coach house where gastro inn meets pub grub in a wholesome atmosphere. Sunday lunch, cocktails and the fine wines list which is only available on request, all come highly recommended by Saffron Tower´s owner.

Zip World, Bethseda
To Do

Zip World, Bethseda

Whether zooming along the world´s fastest zip line over a quarry, bouncing on trampolines or zig-zigging on zipwires through mining tunnels underground, Zip World is paradise found for adrenaline seekers.

Hike the coast path, Isle of Anglesey
To Do

Hike the coast path, Isle of Anglesey

One hundred and thirty miles of undulating paths make up Anglesey´s coast path, traversing past seal colonies, over nesting sea birds and through nature reserves.

Beaumaris Castle
To See

Beaumaris Castle

A UNESCO World Heritage Site that never quite made it to completion, Beaumaris Castle was the final creation of Edward I in the 1320s overlooking the Menai Strait

Unique extras

Enhance your stay with a unique experience from one of our preferred suppliers. From professional in-house chefs to luxury at-home spa therapists and wine delivered to the door, see what’s on offer for your bespoke escape.

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