This year we will be supporting the Breakfast in Bed project and will be donating a three night stay at Glan Morfa as a prize for their Christmas raffle. The project provides breakfasts for those living on the streets in Manchester and is proving to be an essential resource for the increasing numbers of homeless people in and around the city centre. We will be posting details of how to buy a ticket (or two) in the near future
Recorded in July 2015 – possibly the only native British orchid which occurs nowhere else in the world. It is called Dune Helleborine Epipactis dunensis.
Today we had 16 amazing AONB volunteers at Glan Morfa surveying the wildlife and clearing pathways.
They’ll be back ever so often and keep track of all things wild, from moths and butterflies, through plants and trees to birds. Ace!
— Glan Morfa Lodge (@Glan_Morfa) July 8, 2015
Our first Summer at Glan Morfa has passed and we wanted to update you on progress at Glan Morfa Cottages and Wildlife.
First, thank you so much for those that stayed with us over the past four months – for your support and precious advice.
It has been a steep learning curve and only the beginning of a long and exciting journey for us. Glan Morfa has been bathed in beautiful sunshine throughout summer and, despite the radical change in our lives, it feels more like home every week. We don’t regret giving up our London life for a second! As we make it our home, we hope you too will feel warmly welcome when you visit.
Here’s some of the things we have been doing:
– we’ve launched a new website including an online booking facility – www.glanmorfa.com
– We have six new bee-hives, thanks to Tony from Anglesey Bee Farm, hopefully mean you will be able to sample our own honey when you next visit
– The information centre is now a cosy and welcoming library and lounge space, where you can have a cup of tea, enjoy the piece and quiet and plan what to do next (or do nothing at all!).
– The old reception room now has a pool table and a darts board for those younger (and older) looking for a bit of entertainment.
– Dave and friends have started clearing up paths around the grounds, so new walks will be possible along the 37 acre nature park.
– We’ve added seven wood-burning patio heaters, so everyone can enjoy the glorious landscape further into the evenings
– The boat house has been restored and we’ve made our first boat trip on the lake!
– We have an outdoor dog shower. Glan Morfa is now open to pets – Kong and Molly, our dogs, will welcome any friends into their new paradise, including a good splash in the lake.
Please ‘like’ us on Facebook and follow everything that’s going on!
We welcome any suggestions you may have and, most importantly, we look forward to welcoming you soon!
Marta, Dave & Afonso
Busy bees settled and at work in their new six colourful little homes with a huge back garden and a superb view. Anglesey. Thanks to Tony from Anglesey Beefarm!
Next year we hope to small samples of our own bees’ honey to share with our guests.
Thank you Sarah Lewis, for these stunning images early this month. If you want to see the sky in all its glory, we’re waiting for you.
— Marta Ryan (@Glan_Morfa) August 25, 2014
— Marta Ryan (@Glan_Morfa) August 13, 2014
Robust, beautiful, sitting in the grounds as if they were made especially for us. Couldn’t resist when we saw it at the Anglesey Show. From www.timberwales.co.uk Thank you Geraint!
Otters have been spotted in our lakes, but we’ve never seen them. We are offering our guests a £100 prize if they spot them and produce a photo to prove it.
This one was produced by one of our recent guests…! They had lots of fun in the lake. Thanks Mike!