Nyth Y Wennol (Swallow's Nest) and Cwch Gwenyn (Beehive) are both converted outbuildings on our farm, Bytheicws near Holyhead, Anglesey.
There is a well-stocked corner shop and a pub that does food within walking distance or just a two minute drive away in the village of Llanfachraeth. Five minutes further on at the ‘Valley’ crossroads, you will find a choice of fish and chips, more pubs, a petrol station, more small shops and also restaurants.
Drive another five minutes towards Holyhead and you'll find a retail park with a Tesco Extra and a large Morrisons.
The coastline is the jewel in Angelsey’s crown. Red Wharf bay, Moelfre, Church Bay, Cemaes Bay, Treaddur Bay, Llandwyn, Rghos Neigr, Rhos Colyn. There are so many highlights! Don't forget the picturesque lighthouses at South Stack, Pen Mon, Twr Mawr and Skerries.
If you are a thrill seeker the ‘Rib Ride’ along the Menai Straits is highly recommended and ‘Zip World’ at Bethesda is only 40 minutes away just across the bridge. Then there is Rhos Neigr, a magnet for those who love to body-board, wind surf or kayak.
History lovers will enjoy the copper mines at Amlwch, plus the burial mounds and historic chapels that are to be found across the island. The hidden gardens at Cadnant are also superb, as of course is Plas Newydd.
Beaumaris and Menai Bridge are fun places to hunt for antiques and enjoy afternoon tea.
One very welcome development in recent years is the number of great restaurants on the Island. You’ll need to book months in advance for the Michelin starred Sosban Bach, and the Maram Grass has a growing reputation but the Oyster Catcher, Catch 22, The Freckled Angel, Dylan’s, The Black Seal and the Seacroft are just a few of the other places where we have enjoyed excellent meals.
The choice is yours!