It’s not even a short stone’s throw to the sea, you could cast a line from the sitting room.
Never has the word ‘seaside’ been more accurate. Crabbing or dolphin watching directly from the garden is genuinely bucket list. Chimney Corner’s enviable position, tucked behind the sea wall, just feet from the water’s edge, with panoramic views across the Menai Strait makes this a very special place to stay. It’s in the heart of chic Beaumaris, perfect for those looking to drink in the ocean air and reset, with everything a bustling county town has to offer right on your doorstep.
Stunning modern interiors carefully retain the integrity of the high ceilings, cornices and an impressive entrance and stairway. The house, which dates as far back as the 17th century, is brimming with heritage character with a CADW chimney on its sea wall, used to warm water brought in by a waterwheel from the Menai Straits, which was known for its healing properties. A reminder of the days when Beaumaris was a spa town. The interiors have effortless contemporary style with carefully picked antique pieces, stripped floorboards and splashes of on-trend colour in the fabrics, Chimney Corner is a luxury blend of old and new.
This is a generous house, the spacious bedrooms happily accommodate sixteen. There’s plenty of room for everyone to come together to eat, whilst you can always find a window seat or a quiet spot in the conservatory to bury yourself in a book, and still hear the house ringing with laughter.
The heart of the house is the living area. Collapse into a sumptuous sofa and toast your toes by the wood burning stove after a day of watery fun. The full spec kitchen is perfect for whipping up a delicious meal for the hoards, and the large dining table can tell a tale or two. We loved the extravagant master suite boasting a to die for king-size bed, bay window seating area that is filled with those stunning 180 degree views. All the bedrooms are equally comfortable, with plush bedding and those sea and mountain vistas at every turn.
Outside, there’s a choice of sheltered corners for enjoying your morning coffee to the soundtrack of the sea at your feet, or for catching up around the BBQ at sunset but perhaps a dip in the hot tub or a life-affirming session in the sauna to ease aching muscles after taking on Wales’ highest peak, the mighty Yr Wyddfa, is more your thing.
Beaumaris is a charming town, dotted with independent cafés and boutique shops amongst the historic landmarks. The town’s amazing ‘walls within walls’ castle is a five minute stroll, Plas Newydd’s Grade 1 listed gardens are a joy in the spring, and for the adrenalin fans, Zip World and Surf Snowdonia are within reach.