Isle of Anglesey
Forgive our enthusiasm, but we’re talking here about what is probably the most unique property in the Rare Hideaway collection. On Anglesey, occasional windmills survive as reminders of the time when this fertile island was the ‘breadbasket’ of Wales. This particular Windmill, a listed building dating from 1741, has been restored with great care and thought, retaining its very special historic character while offering 21st-century 5-Star standards of comfort and luxury. Sleeping four, it is ranged over four floors with two double bedrooms.
The ground-floor breakfast/dining room has a glass table built around the windmill’s central spindle. There’s also a new ground-floor extension housing the luxury bathroom and high-end kitchen. Outside, you’ll find a landscaped garden and patio with garden furniture, sun loungers, barbecue and spa hot tub. The two oak-floored bedrooms are on the first and second floors. The higher you get, the more breathtaking the views become, reaching the literal high point in the top-floor living room, where the panoramas have to be seen to be believed, ranging as far as the entire Snowdonia range. You’ll also like the look of this sophisticated upper space, with its quality sofas and tasteful décor. And speaking of quality, all the hallmarks described in the previous entry also apply here, for The Windmill is a sister property to White Beach Cottage. Because of its nature, The Windmill – which has four flights of stairs – is not suitable for young children or those with disabilities.