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Isla Windmill | Luxury Self-Catering Homestay | Anglesey, Wales

Isla Windmill

Beaumaris, Isle of Anglesey, Wales, UK

High on a hill overlooking the Anglesey coast, Isla Windmill shines like a beacon of promise for the traveller in search of rest. Higgeldey piggledy windows dot the white, circular façade while the third floor lounge offers panoramic views over the Menai Straight and rugged peaks of Snowdonia National Park. Unique, authentic and fit to burst with character, there is no finer place for an island escape than this luxury self-catering homestay.

Introduction

In a state of disrepair when first discovered, this unique self-catering windmill near Beaumaris has since seen many years of tenderness; taking it from neglected flour-covered mill to luxury homestay. Inside, a mixture of art deco and 1970's influences meld to create contemporary living spaces with a lavish retro twist, while the alliance of island winds and mountain clouds perform sensational scenes across Anglesey’s skies and sea all around.  On cool nights, head to the hot tub, which will soon become part of a blissful bedtime routine before tucking into modish blankets to the distant sound of the sea.   

Inside

A spiral staircase wends its way from the ground floor dining room (where you’ll find a table made from the windshaft's original gearing), past the two double bedrooms on the first and second floors, all the way to the cherry on top of the windmill's already magnificent cake. Bounded by 240 degrees of floor-to-ceiling windows, sink into the lounge's curved velvet sofa with a bottle of red and become enveloped in the ever-changing elements.

Outside

A sheltered walled garden follows the windmill’s round silhouette, where fragrant flower beds and two al fresco dining areas, facing both east and west to make the most of the sun’s rise and fall, can be found. Protected by a pretty dry stone wall, the garden's hot tub tempts long nights spent beneath the stars. The Isle of Anglesey Coastal Footpath joins Isla Windmill’s drive, leading in one direction to Puffin Island, the other to a white stone beach where cold-water swimming and fishing for supper guarantee rejuvenation.

The Facts

  • SleepsUp to 4 guests
    From £1,750 per week, £1,350 per short break
  • Bedrooms and bathroomsThere are two bedrooms with double beds, one on the first floor and one on the second floor, while the family bathroom can be found on the ground floor, with bath and overhead rainfall shower.
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  • FeaturesHot tub, electric car charging point, 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 Day: Friday or MondayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
  • FamilyChildren aged 12 and above are very welcome.
  • PracticalitiesThere is parking for two cars at Isla Windmill, please note the property is accessed via an unmade farm track which may not be suitable for low-slung cars. The kitchen includes an induction hob and oven, dishwasher, fridge with freezer compartment, Nespresso Vertuo Plus coffee machine with milk frother, microwave and mini food processor. There is an external utility cupboard with freezer and washer-dryer. Please ensure all gates are closed to prevent inquisitive Welsh sheep from entering the garden.
  • Homestay includesLuxury hamper of local Welsh produce, WiFi internet, Smart TV with Sky, Cole and Lewis toiletries, fluffy bathrobes, slippers...House book - your property and destination guideDiscover more little luxuries
  • Private cateringDiscover your options for private dining and fully catered breaks.
  • Additional extrasA handpicked selection of unique experiences are available at this property.
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Watch the weather rush across the sea from the lounge
Art deco fuses with 70s inspiration

Prices & Availability

Isle of Anglesey

Remote and with a fierce spirit all unto itself, Wales´ largest island, just over the Strait from Snowdonia National Park, is filled with castles and forests, nature reserves and miles upon miles of dramatic coast path. Days spent here are filled with pure, organic magic.

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Isle of Anglesey

Getting there

  • On the Map Isla Windmill sits on the northern coast of the Isle of Anglesey, just under four miles from Beaumaris and eight from the island side of the Menai Bridge.
  • By Car The property is approximately five and a half hour's drive from London.
  • By Train Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch train station (or Llanfairpwll for short) is ten miles away from the windmill, 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

“We had a hard job getting the planning permission to convert this Grade II listed building into a home, but nonetheless won the case on appeal to the Welsh Government.”

From the owner

When we acquired Isla Windmill many years ago, it was derelict and dilapidated and had never been lived in. The restoration took a considerable time, and you may notice that there are, for example, no telegraph poles as they are all in ducts underground; nothing to spoil the view was the objective!

When I look at what the windmill is today, I am overwhelmed with pride. The sheer delight on guests faces when they first see it, along with the breathtaking views from the top floor; it makes me very happy indeed.

Make sure you look north for the family of buzzards and keep an eye out for foxes playing in the fields below.

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.

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.

Stand up paddleboarding

To Do

Stand up paddleboarding

Whether exploring Anglesey´s coasts by night or heading over the bridge to glide over lakes in the shadow of Snowdonia, Sian at Psyched Paddleboarding provides memorable and unique experiences of North Wales from the water.

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.

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

Mount Snowdon

To Do

Mount Snowdon

Whether hiking or taking the mountain railway to the summit, Snowdon offers unrivalled views at what feels like the top of the world. Trails for all levels of mountaineer traverse to the top (and there´s a café serving rich hot chocolates to warm snow-frozen fingers at the bottom).

Guest Testimonials

Beautiful property, very quiet and peaceful with stunning views. Very well appointed and pleasantly surprised with an electric car charger. Perfect place to recharge the batteries whilst being close to all facilities.

Isla Windmill was a spectacular home stay. From the decor, to the cleanliness and welcome packs for the dogs and humans, it was one of the best we have stayed in and would love to return!

Thank you again Unique Homestays, for a seamless booking process. It was all so easy. Thank you to Julian for hosting us at this beautiful property, our stay at Isla Windmill is one we won´t forget!

Isla Windmill is a beautiful and unique property, not to mention finished to a high level and set in a stunning part of Wales. Just wonderful! Thank you for an amazing break away from it all.

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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