Dan & Nikki met during their A Levels aged just 16 and after travelling & diving for a year went to Newcastle upon Tyne to study Marine Biology and Zoology. We continued to follow our interest in scuba diving to study Shellfish Aquaculture on the Masters course at the Ocean Science Department in Menai Bridge on Anglesey.
It was one of the best years of our lives on the Masters, it is very much a 'work hard play hard' ethos and with the great community spirit of the SOS department and Menai Bridge itself we just didn't want to leave Anglesey after we graduated! Menai has some great pubs and with the stunning Menai Straits on the doorstep going diving, fishing or kayaking is literally just a walk down the street. Following our Masters we worked in Ocean Sciences and on a local fish farm before turning our hand to property renovating. We now let out 2 postgraduate student properties in Menai Bridge which we both renovated ourselves.
Our main business is at Llanlliana, www.llanlliana.com, which is a beautiful farm on the North Coast of Anglesey. We moved here into caravans in 2007, with ideas of a shellfish farm, but as the farmhouse was derelict we spent 3 years renovating the house into a luxury holiday let for large groups. During this time we had our terrific 4 young sons who have now started in a local primary school . Living on Anglesey and being self employed means we can fully commit to running and maintaining the properties professionally.
We hope you have a fabulous year in Menai Bridge and do let us know if we can help,