The history of Stick Cottage dates back to the 18th century. The Cottage is part of a property that was previously in the Williams family for 200 years until the 1970s. During this period, it was part of a thriving smallholding, which provided the only shop and bakery for the village of Dwyran. Fresh goods grown on the land were sold from Refail Siop (Smithy’s Shop), while items such as coal and grain came from further afield, delivered by pony and cart from the Caernarfon ferry.
In its time, Stick Cottage has been both a smithy and a dairy, before becoming a software development office in the late 1980s, and most recently it is where the Anglesey Stick originated (hence Stick Cottage). The Anglesey Stick is a hand-crafted Greenland paddle – ‘a paddle of beauty as well as functionality.’
Previously managed by the Griffiths family, Stick Cottage is now run by Bethan Habron-James. It will undergo renovations and improvements during 2020, so watch this space for updates and new photographs!