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Luxurious self-catering accommodation for 12 in a historic windmill with spectacular views of the Welsh countryside.

If you've always harboured dreams of living in a windmill, the gorgeous Llancayo Windmill is what you've been waiting for.  This impressive structure stands proud beside a wheat field in beautiful Monmouthshire, and is all you need to unleash your inner Windy Miller or Jonathan Creek!

Llancayo Windmill offers luxurious self-catering accommodation for 12 people across five floors.  Comprising the windmill's tower as well as an adjacent two-storey extension, it's the ideal place for a special gathering of friends or family.  What's more, its heavenly location in the heart of the Welsh countryside makes for a rural retreat to remember.

Dating back to 1813, this former mill was in full operation until 1830, when the building was tragically struck by fire.  From then on, it stood in ruin, until the current owners rescued it in 2006.  After three years of painstaking renovation, Llancayo Windmill became the gorgeous holiday home it is today, boasting wooden floors, light and airy décor, and more than enough space to relax in and enjoy.

As you enter the ground floor, you'll find the fully fitted kitchen - a homely space complete with wooden cabinets, a range cooker and even an adorable window seat!  You'll also find the first of Llancayo Windmill's six bedrooms - a comfortable twin room with its own en-suite shower room.  

Leading through the arched entrance into the tower, you'll find the impressive dining room.  Beautifully finished with a stone floor, half-panelled walls and a cartwheel light fitting overhead, it's a wonderful place to enjoy long meals around the large dining table.

A gorgeous sweeping staircase along the curved wall takes you to the first floor of the tower.  Here, the comfortable sitting room awaits, with tempting leather sofas surrounding a coffee table and television.  From here, you can access the balcony, which gives unbeatable views across the stunning Monmouthshire countryside.

Heading on up, you'll find a double bedroom with en-suite shower room on the second floor of the tower, and the same again on the third floor.  The other three bedrooms can be found on the first floor of the extension - a twin bedroom with en-suite shower room, and a twin room and double room that both share a large family bathroom.  The fourth floor of the tower is reserved for the cosy snug.

As well as superb design, there are touches of luxury littered throughout Llancayo Windmill - soft bedding, televisions and DVD players in all bedrooms, underfloor heating - all making for the most comfortable stay possible.

Llancayo Windmill is also the perfect base for exploring Monmouthshire, with a whole host of outdoor activities nearby - including climbing, pony trekking, cycling, fishing, walking, and even hang-gliding!  You're ideally located for the Brecon Beacons, as well as The Blorenge, The Sugar Loaf and Ysgyryd Fawr - all of which have to be seen (or climbed!) to be believed!

Golfers can beat their handicap at a range of courses, including Alice Springs, Greenmeadow and the legendary Celtic Manor.  Chepstow is also in easy distance for a day at the races.

Nearby Usk offers good restaurants and pubs to enjoy, as well as independent shops for a spot of retail therapy.  Learn about the area's heritage at the Usk Rural Life Museum, or visit the ancient castle and historic sessions house in this charming town.  25 miles away is bustling Cardiff, while the magnificent ruins of Tintern Abbey are only 25 minutes by car.

Wherever you venture, the beautiful Llancayo Windmill awaits your return - a pillar of white against the glorious golden wheat, and a rural haven you'll remember for years to come.

Things to note

One well behaved dog permitted, no stag/hen parties, minimum 3 night stay, may not be suited to those with restricted mobility or young children, travel cots & highchairs available on request, catering available on request.


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The basics

Region: Near Usk, Monmouthshire
Cost (from): £2427 for a 7 night stay
Sleeps: 12
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 5
Minimum stay: 3 nights
Property ref: 179

Facilities

Sleeps up to 12, 6 bedrooms, 4 ensuite shower rooms, one family bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, wood burning stove, gas range cooker, microwave, fridge freezer, 2 dishwashers, washing machine, tumble dryer, TVs, DVDs and Freeview in all bedrooms, satellite TV in sitting/dining rooms, underfloor heating, snug, balcony, wifi, outdoor furniture, bbq, parking.

Local activities

National Parks, mountain biking, rope climbing, pony trekking, hang gliding, canal boating, fishing, walking, castles, museums, golf, horseriding, museums.

At a glance

  • Restored 19th-century windmill near Usk, Monmouthshire
  • Luxury self-catering accommodation across five floors
  • Sleeps 12 between 6 bedrooms (3 double and 3 twin; 4 with en-suite)
  • First-floor balcony with views across Welsh countryside
  • Ideally located for outdoor activities and the Brecon Beacons
  • 2 miles from Usk; 25 miles from Cardiff

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