We have had the dream of living on Anglesey since we met and tried to relocate before we had our children but it was not to be. So we waited until our children had flown the nest and seized our chance!
Our vision was to produce some of our own food and therefore know its provenance. To do so, we needed land and the means to earn an income and hence sought a property with outbuildings that could be converted to holiday lets.
Our (very protracted!) search brought us to Felin Uchaf where we have created the two cottages. In addition to running the holiday lets we have a small flock of sheep, chickens, two very strong-willed geese (Talulah and Blodwyn) and rear our own pigs. We also have a large polytunnel where we grow salad, tomatoes, herbs and flowers hydroponically.
Felin Uchaf, which translates as “Upper Mill”, dates from around the 1760s. The mill originally had many more acres of land and would have also owned the windmill, Melin Maelgwyn, next door. The property was owned by the same family for six generations up until 2002. We assume that originally wheat/flour was produced by the windmill but in more recent years Felin Uchas was run as a small dairy farm until the 1970/1980s. Thus we decided to name the cottages The Dairy and The Cowshed.