Union Mill is an unusual and wonderful dog friendly bolthole on Anglesey. The owners have carefully renovated this Grade Two listed former windmill dating back to 1780 to create an Anglesey holiday cottage with a difference. Nothing prepares you for the views over the Island of Anglesey to the Snowdonia Mountain range. It is carefully designed to be a perfect blend of tranquility and comfort for families or couples alike, and great for weekend breaks in Anglesey too. No wonder it was featured in the Grand Designs magazine in 2013. There are few holiday rentals on Anglesey like it!
The bright living space is contemporary in style with slate floors, bright sofas and bean bags. A wide screen HD television/ DVD player caters for days when you want to hunker down and hide from the outside world. Huge doors open directly onto the sunny patio, where breakfasts are a delight overlooking the lawn and countryside view. Fire up the barbeque and enjoy some local Anglesey produce.
Leading off the living space is a bespoke kitchen with slate floors, wooden cupboards and work-island all custom-made to accommodate the curved walls. It has bags of charm and all that you need to dine in style, with a dining area seating six comfortably.
In the next wing to the kitchen is a Master Bedroom which provides sleeping for two. Large patio doors offer great views and easy access to the garden. A crisp, contemporary bathroom leads from the Master Bedroom with a bath and shower over. Don’t worry, there is also an extra toilet secretly hidden into the rounded wall in the entrance foyer for all to use.
This tall, quirky building narrows upwards over four levels from the kitchen linked by a slender hand-built staircase. Curl up the stairs and this is where it gets interesting! The Mill is very stylish, but reflects life in a converted windmill that is 234 years old. Holidays here are unique in relation to conventional properties as you access the accommodation on the next three floors via the steep and winding stairs through each open plan room. It works best for couples or families with older children and may not be suitable accommodation for little babies, very young children and those who would find three flights of winding stairs difficult to cope with. Despite the fact that the rooms in the tower get smaller as you rise, the view improves with every step!!
It really is the bright and comfy bedrooms and the panoramic views from the top-floor living room that wow most guests. The little windows frame the big views. The glorious tangle of timbers and the comfy bedding and rugs make the bedrooms impossibly irresistible and romantic! Honeymooners rejoice…
There is a double bedroom above the kitchen. Above that is yet another double bedroom which is not a large room, but sleeps two comfortably in a day bed or two in separate single beds.
Saving the best until last, you reach the lofty top-floor lookout with 360 degree views. The Snowdonia mountain range provides the most dramatic backdrop as you sip your wine on one of the bar stools, and enjoy a balmy summer evening or a stormy winter’s night enclosed snugly within the glass walls. There is certainly something romantic about the Mill.
Outside is a lawn area perfect for playing and a gravel car parking area offers space for up to three cars. Parts of the original ironwork from the Mill are hiding within the grounds for you to find! Dogs are welcome to enjoy the garden.
This Anglesey dog friendly cottage is set in the peace of the countryside, and yet just a two minute wander from the small village of Gaerwen, with all the amenities. The Mill was originally owned by the Marquis of Anglesey of Plas Newydd so naturally you have his former home, now run by the National Trust, right on the doorstep. There are tons of places to visit on Anglesey. A couple of miles down the road is a village which has the longest place name in the UK Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. Here you will find James Pringles Weavers where you can have your photo taken with the long name sign and shop for gifts and clothes and so on.
Only twenty miles away is the port town of Holyhead offering links to Ireland. The A55 expressway is a few minutes away giving easy access to local attractions on Anglesey.
- Close to beaches and great walks
- Sleeps 2 to 6 with three bedrooms
- View Floor Plans
- Accommodation can cater for up to 6 guests
- 1 double bed in the ground floor day room wing
- 1 master bedroom with double bed
- 1 twin room with two singles or a double bed
- Ground floor WC and sink in the lobby area
- Extra WC
- Family bathroom with bath and shower
- Cupboard off entrance hallway accommodates washing machine and dryer
- Living area with sofa seating for 6, TV/DVD and Freeview
- Kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, fridge/small freezer and dining table for 6
- Heating via radiators throughout
- On four floors
- High chair and travel cot available
- Electricity and all bills included
- Parking for three cars outside Mill
- BBQ, patio area with bench/table
- Lawn areas
- No smoking
- Dogs welcome – up to two dependent upon sizes – at an extra cost of £20 per dog
- Wi-Fi available
- Mobile reception average
- Pubs, restaurants and shop within a mile
- Public transport available within a mile
- From £300 to £1150 (and £20 per dog)
- Please note: a 30% deposit (excluding last minute bookings) and a £20 booking fee is required at the time of booking