Fron Deg Isaf, Isle of Anglesey - Interview with the owners

News at Dafydd Hardy | 26/12/2023

Dafydd Hardy and Jane on AngleseyAs we enter that reflective period between Christmas and New Year, many people are dreaming of a change of pace, a chance to escape the hustle and bustle, and immerse themselves in the tranquillity of the countryside. For those seeking such a lifestyle, Fron Deg Isaf, a stunning property nestled amidst the rolling countryside of Anglesey, presents an exceptional opportunity.

The current owners, who are looking to retire, have cherished their time living at Fron Deg Isaf. Having previously resided in Dwyran, they have embraced the Welsh language and culture, with their daughter establishing a local business that employs locally and promotes the island.

Fron Deg Isaf offers an idyllic escape from the daily grind, providing a sanctuary where one can truly unwind and reconnect with nature. The property boasts breathtaking views of the Eryri Mountain Range, a panorama that changes with the seasons, offering endless opportunities for contemplation and inspiration. The current owners have tirelessly renovated the main house, adding a wider window to fully enjoy the views from the kitchen.

The residence itself is a testament to the owners' love for their home and their appreciation for the surrounding landscape. The property has been lovingly maintained and thoughtfully refurbished, seamlessly blending modern conveniences with traditional charm.

The property's extensive grounds (some 6 acres) offer endless possibilities for outdoor enthusiasts. Whether it's leisurely strolls through the gardens, invigorating hikes amidst the surrounding countryside, or simply enjoying the peace and quiet of the patio, Fron Deg Isaf provides a haven for those who love nature.

In addition to the main house, Fron Deg Isaf also offers three beautifully appointed holiday cottages. These provide a good income to the current owners, although they admit to having not fully promoted or maximised their potential over the last few years.

Hafoty is a charming three-bedroom cottage, ideal for families or couples. The cottage features a cosy living area, a fully equipped kitchen with a fireplace, and spacious bedrooms (sleeping 6), with two shower rooms.

Bwthyn Siwan is a delightful two-bedroom cottage, perfect for families or groups of friends. The cottage boasts a spacious living area, a fully equipped kitchen, and two comfortable bedrooms.

Bwthyn Sian is a wonderful two-bedroom cottage, again perfect for families or groups of friends. The cottage boasts a spacious living area, a fully equipped kitchen, and two comfortable bedrooms.

Whilst nestled in the woodland, is a delightful shepherd's hut with an open-plan kitchen, lounge, and bedroom, with a separate shower room.

Dafydd Hardy recently sat down with the owners to discuss their time at Fron Deg Isaf.

Jane describes her home, which includes three cottages, a shepherd’s hut, and her own residence, as picturesque and tranquil. She went on to explain the smallest cottage sleeps four, while the larger sleeps six, created by merging two cottages together. The main house, where Jane lives with her husband Denis, boasts a superb view that she appreciates daily. Jane, who retired to Anglesey but is originally from Groesffordd Marli, explains that when they came across the property still on the market, the stunning location prompted them to purchase it despite the extensive renovation work needed.

Jane went on to say how grateful she is for the peaceful, yet not remote surroundings, with red squirrels and wildlife adding to the charm. Her favourite aspects of living there include the tranquillity, community involvement, and the visual beauty of the landscape. Originally from a small village between Abergele and St Asaph, she highlights the welcoming community on Anglesey. Jane teaches a local Welsh class, and it keen to continue this after the move.

Looking to the future, Jane hopes to eventually pass on the property to someone else to enjoy, as she looks to slow down. She values the positive interactions with guests, both new and returning and anticipates a time when she may hand over the reins to someone with the same appreciation for the property and its surroundings.

Watch the interview in English here:  or in Welsh here:

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Fron Deg Isaf is available to view by appointment only via Dafydd Hardy Estate Agents