Moving to Anglesey

If the hustle and bustle of modern life leaves you cold, and the recent global pandemic has led to a reassessment of your life choices, you may be one of the countless people considering a drastic change of lifestyle. If this includes switching the pace of your life with a move to a quieter location, Anglesey may be a perfect choice.


Known as the breadbasket of Wales and Môn Mam Cymru (Mother of Wales) because of its fertile land, Anglesey’s economy historically relied on agriculture. However, tourism is now its largest economic sector with almost 2 million annual visitors, and a £304million contribution to the island’s economy every year. 

With 150 miles of glorious coastline, beautiful landscapes, pretty towns and villages and a welcoming population, it’s easy to see why Anglesey is such an attractive holiday destination. From family camping holidays in one of its many holiday parks through to luxurious spa holidays and second homers – there’s something for everyone and every budget on Anglesey.

Henblas, Bodorgan, Anglesey is a wonderful Grade II listed country house with two letting cottages, land and far reaching views, occupying an extremely private and peaceful setting. Guide price £1,250,000. View details

If you’ve decided you want to move to Anglesey, there are several factors you should consider, including whether you’re prepared to immerse yourself in island life! With 70% of inhabitants speaking Welsh, it may be important to learn the language. Learn Welsh offers courses aimed at beginners that will have you conversing with the locals in no time!

If you have children, education may be a top priority for you. You can rest assured that Anglesey’​​​​​​​s 40 primary schools, 5 secondary schools and one special school will mean your children are well-catered for. For those l​​​​​​​ooking for higher education, Bangor University is close by, with a dedicated School of Ocean Sciences based at Menai Bridge.​​​​​​​

Proximity to good transport links may be high on your agenda, and you’ll be pleased to know that Anglesey is a mere four hours by car from London. Linked to Chester and Holyhead via the A55 (North Wales Expressway), you can be in Anglesey from Manchester in around two hours. It also has its own airport, serving the majority of UK airports, which will cut down your travel time considerably. There’s a great train service into mainland Wales and of course you can take a ferry from Holyhead to Dublin. 

But what about those making the move to Anglesey from outside Wales? Many people choose to make Anglesey their home away from home, and it’s a popular choice for a second home. In 2017, the island introduced a 25% second home council tax levy, which rose to 35% in 2019. Aimed at ensuring local buyers can get on the property ladder, the levy is definitely something to consider if you plan to buy a holiday home here.

Whether you choose Anglesey for a holiday, a second home destination or as your forever home, you’ll never tire of its beauty.

For details of our properties for sale in Anglesey and North Wales, or to discuss the sale of youe home, please contact our Chester branch:
01244 328361