Corn Helyg (Willow Chimney) is a 17th Century Welsh long cottage near Llanfwrog, on the island of Anglesey in north Wales.
It is home to Jules Cooper, who is a creative wild plant educator and children’s author.
Her latest book project is The Little Hedgewitch, which you can now buy online from our shop. In January Jules will also be co-teaching a retreat “Nourish Your Spirit” at lovely Trigonos in Nantlle, giving you the chance to eat great food, do yoga and explore the magic of wild plants.
Corn Helyg has six and a half acres, developed under permaculture principles.
- Incredible Edible Hedgerows, which are 400 years old. They grow all around Corn Helyg, and are abundant with wild plums, sloes, blackberries, hawthorn, wild cherry and gorse.
- Our stream and wetland is rich with meadowsweet, and these areas have been developed further by planting more trees – mainly trees and shrubs with edible, medicinal and other useful qualities.
- No-dig vegetable beds using organic and permaculture principles.
- Chickens, ducks and guinea fowl
- Forest Garden and Edible Carpark!
Corn Helyg is on Anglesey’s west side, in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The wildlife is amazing, and although we have been told we are situated on the windiest part of the island, we don’t really notice the high winds. We have planted over 5000 Welsh native woodland trees here since 2011.
There is a beautiful tranquil feel to Corn Helyg. Buzzards mew overhead, while frogs, toads, lizards and large bats also grace us with their presence.