The once crumbling barn was bought back in 2005, by Judith Matthews (known to most as ‘Bun’) who created The Outbuildings as you know and love today.
The house and old stone farm buildings at Bodowyr Uchaf, between the villages of Llangaffo and Brynsiencyn on Anglesey, had been empty for over 50 years. Ivy, brambles and sycamore trees were blocking what turned out to be a rather spectacular view – rolling farmland giving way to the stunning vista of the Snowdonia mountains beyond.
Bun renovated and moved into the house, and the farm buildings became a great venue for hide & seek, then teenagers’ parties as well as a log store, lawn mower shed and home to anything else that needed storing. The huge slates on the roof were beginning to slip, so the buildings had to be re-roofed. A decision had to be made and it was. Bun then continued to transform The Outbuildings to what it is today. A comfy and fun B and B, hosting private events and a Dining Room, serving delicious food.
The Outbuildings was completed, furnished and open for business in 2010. The grain store is now the kitchen, the stables are now bedrooms – Pink Spotty Jug and Granary Steps, the cart shed now the sitting room. From the outside, the building is still exactly the same as it was years ago – just a bit less ivy and a lot more pointing and glass!