Pumpkin Lodge – A Girls’ Retreat

You know how sometimes life just gets a little too much and you need to get away from it all? Well that’s the time to head to Pumpkin Lodge for a weekend away with the girls.

Pumpkin Lodge is situated a couple of miles outside of Menai Bridge on the beautiful island of Anglesey, which is known for its beautiful beaches, gastro pubs, stunning scenery and the famous Waitrose where the Duchess of Cambridge was seen shopping just after her wedding!

The lodge sleeps 4 people, in 2 upstairs bedrooms. The Master bedroom has a double bed in it, plus a bath and basin and a balcony overlooking Snowdonia. There’s also a twin room with two single beds with storage.

Only 5 miles from Pumpkin lodge, along a pretty winding coastal road, is the small town of Beaumaris (think Balamorey style houses as you approach it) which has the best ice cream shop, the gorgeous Janet Bell gallery and fabulous cafes.

Not too far away you can also find mountains to climb, forests to wander through, waterfalls to swim in, not to mention water sports, rib rides, lighthouses to discover and windmills to walk around.

A perfect day out involves a long walk along Newborough beach, a picnic lunch, a wander around Beaumaris in the afternoon, a meal at Dylan’s in Menai Bridge and home by 8pm for cake and fizz by the fire!

The lodge is a “home from home” with all the essentials that you would expect, such as a dishwasher and washing machine, a retro style fridge freezer, a microwave, a toaster and kettle,  plenty of cutlery and lots of crockery.

Additionally, there’s a toastie maker, skewers for roasting marshmallows, delicate cake plates, flasks for taking hot chocolate to the beach and a bread maker.

There is honestly nothing better than arriving in Wales with your girlfriends after a long week at work, lighting a fire, pouring a glass of fizz and kicking back for the weekend!

The furniture and rugs have changed slightly from this shot. After Flo left for University I went and blitzed the lodge, replacing rugs, adding in coffee tables and new lamps, along with a new stand for the television. Most of the furniture is from Habitat, Laura Ashley or else it’s handmade. I love the sparkly stone that the wood burner sits on and which I chose with Flo when she was 9!

The master bedroom has a balcony which has a view over mount Snowdon in the distance. There’s lots of lovely wildlife around and it’s a fabulous place to sit with a cup of tea in the morning.

There’s also a fabulous double ended bath in the master bedroom. It’s lovely to lounge in a big bubble bath with a glass of  which is so lovely to sit and soak in with a Mag!

The twin room, which is also upstairs has a lovely feel to it. This room looks out over fields of sheep and cows and you’re always guaranteed a great nights’ sleep.

As well as the bath and basin in the double bedroom, there is also a loo on the landing between the two bedrooms. Downstairs there is a bathroom with a super large shower in it. You just can’t beat a good shower can you, especially after a day at the beach.

Pumpkin Lodge can be booked for short or long stays by following this link. It sleeps 4 and can be booked for shorter stays, as well as week long holidays.

I’d love for as many groups of girls as possible to head there for a weekend away. It truly is like stepping off the world for a while!

Beth x