An idyllic seaside retreat for six, with spell-binding sea views. Perfectly placed and just a stroll away from Penmon Lighthouse.
Flagstaff is an idyllic seaside retreat for six, perfectly placed by Penmon Priory with spell-binding views. Winding lanes at the tip of Anglesey lead past the Penmon Dovecot to find this handsome stone house for six surrounded by lawn and mature trees.
The views are south-east to the sea and the mountains – total peace is just the tonic. Wildlife fans will swoon: spot seals and puffins nearby, wander along the footpaths through tall grasses sprinkled with wildflowers, stride over stunning hills, cycle your socks off, fish from the shore – there’s much to do and see from your secret retreat on the hill.
Inside is equally invigorating but with a calm atmosphere. The kitchen/ dining room at Flagstaff is large with an engaging mix of a deliciously old-fashioned kitchen table, quarry tiles and modern slick fittings. This is a kitchen for cooks with everything from a lemon squeezer to a coffee maker! Drink in the salty view from the thoughtfully positioned armchairs and enjoy a glass of wine along with the Head Chef whilst crafting dinner.
Coats and boots all lined up ready in the back hall and an adjoining Bothy hosts a place for washing and drying out the sandy beachwear. There is even room at Flagstaff to store a boat outside.
After a day spent rock pooling or exploring the island’s paths and swimming in its pristine waters, it is heaven to return to the panelled sitting room, with two sofas and squashy chairs grouped around a roaring log fire. Sea views abound should you wish to stand with a drink in hand and smile.
The front porch is blissful in the evening – relax back on the cushions with a glass of wine and that view. This house just makes you smile from the minute you arrive.
The three uncluttered bedrooms upstairs are all beautifully furnished with Hypnos beds and have a relaxing feel. Crisp white bedding is kept simple and mountain, sea and sky views provide a fine backdrop through stone-framed windows at the front. Great to watch the seagulls flit past while you savour your morning tea in the master or front twin room. Bracing walks can be soaked away in a bathroom with a view! The other twin room has an amazing en-suite shower room and there is yet another bathroom too – all with power showers. Everything here at Flagstaff is immaculate.
With such special surroundings, you’ll not stray far – walks from the door to Penmon Lighthouse, the beach just below where David Attenborough discovered his love of fossils while exploring this very foreshore as a child – or roam the grounds and take in some history at Penmon Priory. With a free pass to Penmon and based just a pebble’s toss from there, you can stroll to the beautiful coast and gaze beyond Puffin Island night and day. Treat yourself to lunch, cakes and ice creams galore at the Pilot House Café.
Marvel at the star-strewn sky with the Northern Lights offering a glimpse of heaven now and then. The Milky Way just makes this area of Anglesey even more heavenly than it is during the day.
- Accommodation can sleep up to 6 guests – changeover day is Friday (4pm check in/10am check out)
- 3 large bedrooms and 3 bathrooms
- Short breaks available with a Monday and Friday changeover option at certain times of the year
- 10 minute drive away from Beaumaris
- Within easy walking distance of Penmon Lighthouse and beach
- Sea and mountain views
- Open plan kitchen / dining room with tv, dvd player and seating area by the window
- Microwave, Nespresso coffee machine, 2 larder fridges and 1 larder freezer
- Large farmhouse kitchen table that seats 8
- Panelled sitting room with television, dvd, a selection of games and open wood fire
- Seating area in the porch with sea and mountain views – perfect for that evening drink
- Another entrance at the back with coat and boot storage in the back hall
- Utility room in separate building with washing machine and Belfast sink
- Oil central heating and hot water
- Master bedroom with super king Hypnos bed, sea views and bathroom next door
- Twin bedroom with two 3ft Hypnos beds, ensuite shower room and sea views
- Twin bedroom with two 3ft Hypnos beds and shower room next door
- Storage for bikes in the garden shed
- 1 x Travel cot and highchair available upon request
- Please note stairgates will not work on these stairs and are not provided in this house
- All bedding and bath towels provided
- Electricity and oil included
- Room to store a small boat in the back gated area
- Enclosed garden with sea and mountain views
- Garden Furniture
- Private Parking all year round
- First basket of wood and kindling supplied during winter months
- No smoking
- Pets are not permitted at this property, sorry
- Please note: a 30% deposit (excluding last minute bookings) and a booking fee is required at the time of booking.
We’ve had a wonderful Easter weekend at Flagstaff. The weather was beautiful and we loved swimming in the sea! Lovely to be so near to the holy well and old monastery, especially at Easter. The views from the house and garden are idyllic and we enjoyed evening walks along the coast by the old quarry. Lovely church service. Thank you for a memorable stay. The house is so comfotable and spacious. We hope to visit again if possible.
“Location. Location. Location! We have really enjoyed the fabulous, ever changing view. The house is warm and comfortable for cosy nights in when the weather turns wild and windy! Had a lovely day at Newborough Beach and Llanddwyn Island. Red squirrels at Plas Newydd and a great view of the lighthouse on the doorstep. Can also recommend watching the jets take off at RAF Valley. Thank you for a lovely week and I am sure we will be back.”
“We have loved being here and have had an amazing time. Our favourite bits include:
– the sheep in our garden….and it jumptin back over the wall
– walks to the lighthouse and exploring the rock pools
-the roaring fire…
-the amazing views and this wonderful house. I am sure we will be back soon! “
“What a fabulous week of some well needed R&R in a gorgeous house with incredible views! Thank you so much for sharing with us. We will be back!”
“Wow!!! Flagstaff, we have fallen in love with you. From the moment we walked through the back door you immediately felt at home. So very comfortable even when our kids and their spouses came down and spent the weekend with us. The house was still spacious. Our 2 year 3 month old grandson loved the space inside and out. I’ve enjoyed jogging to Penmon Point each morning and it has been a treat waking up to such spectacular views every day. The weather has been fab. We have had lovely meals: The Marram Grass, Newborough, Bishopsgate Hotel, Beaumaris, but the best (as always) The Loft at The Bull Hotel, Beaumaris. Gerry and I feel the furniture and furnishings are top class. Nothing seems to have been spared which is why Flagstaff feels like home. Huge “Thank yous” for allowing us to stay in your lovely home. We are already booked in and coming back next year!”
Well what can we say? – we have had the most amazing fortnight. The weather has been warm/hot/sunny with only 1.5 days of rain! So much to see – we were very lucky to watch a pod of porpoises from just north of Pentir, while enjoying our packed lunch. Boys have loved rock pooling evenings with the walk to the lighthouse only 15 minutes away. The house is fabulous – we feel so lucky to be the first guests! Everything has been catered for and it is the only place where the cleaners arrived between the two weeks – very handy! Jackie is so kind and helpful – nothing is too much trouble. We have loved the outstanding views across the Menai Strait both from the house and the garden. We have been very comfortable here. We have enjoyed it so much we have booked again for next year! Thank you!”
FLAGSTAFF, BLACK POINT, BEAUMARIS, ANGLESEY, LL58 8RR
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