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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.



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.


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.


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 £1,995 per week, £1,595 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, Echelon Exercise bike, Hydrow rowing machine, weights, yoga mats and portable air conditioning unit
  • PetsTwo medium well-behaved dogs are welcome
    Each pet is charged at £60 per week or part thereof
  • Arrivals and departuresArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
  • 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, Nespresso Vertuo Plus coffee machine with milk frother, 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 between 6am-10am and 2:30pm-9pm.
  • 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
  • Private cateringSeeking a celebratory dinner or fully catered escape? Our recommended caterers will work with you to create personalised menus for your stay. Details are shared through our house book on confirming your booking.
  • RetreatsFrom foraging weekenders to crash courses in cold-water therapy, our bespoke retreats bridge the gap between luxury and back-to-nature philosophies. Create a hand-crafted stay that puts connectivity at the fore.
  • Eco-friendlyElectric car charging point - 13amp 3-point outdoor plug socket
  • Other informationProperty terms and conditionsFrequently asked questions

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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

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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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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.


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

Guest Testimonials

Saffron Tower is a truly unique property, in a beautiful location, and with fantastic facilities. The quirky accommodation is furnished to a very high standard and has everything you need for a comfortable, relaxing stay. This is a very special place.

I think this quality of holiday accommodation is rare in Anglesey/Wales. It´s perfect for two people and a dog; unique, gorgeous and an excellent location. There was nothing we needed that was not already provided and thought of. The owner provides excellent information and is responsive to any questions we had. The small spaces have been very well designed, very stylish interiors, well thought out spaces in every respect. The use of a gym, indoor pool, hot tub, and barbecue were all added bonuses.

The location was great for us and we most enjoyed the coastal path straight from our patio. Saffron Tower is beautifully decorated and well equipped. The property was clean and the owner was very helpful. We had privacy the whole time. The garden and views from the tower were gorgeous. We were left a hamper with lots of local goods, as well as an iced bottle of wine on arrival. Our dog was treated to a comfortable bed, blanket, towels and treats. Having stayed with Unique Homestays before, we know the attention to detail is on point and that´s exactly what we got. We had a lovely time, very relaxing.

Unique extras

From private chefs to luxury at-home spa therapists and adrenalin-fuelled retreats, once you’ve booked your stay we’ll introduce you to our owner-recommended suppliers to create a truly bespoke, memorable escape.


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