About Llys Alaw
Llys Alaw has been in the family for three generations.
Isaac and Polly Lewis used to run the Exchange Stores shop in Capel Bangor during the second world war and they had one son, James or ‘Jim’ as he was known.
Isaac was a brother to my grandfather, Llewleyn Lewis (Erwbarfe). The three of them ran the shop in Capel Bangor for many years – a food shop also selling agricultural and animal foodstuff. On retirement (1960s), they bought Llys Alaw which was in the same village and the three of them lived there together. Uncle Jim stayed there after his parents passed and lived to an age of 91.
The house had hardly been touched or modernised since they moved there in the 60s – there was only one layer of original wallpaper on the walls and the original features of the house still remain, many of which we’ve tried to incorporate and restore as part of the modernisation of it.
We have worked tirelessly over the last few years with our two sons Harri and Steffan. It has been a learning curve! An exciting journey, sometimes stressful but ultimately completely rewarding.
Together with a dedicated team including carpenters, builders, electricians, plumbers, tiler, interior designer, family and friends, we have brought the house into the 21st century whilst still keeping its character. Taking the property back to its bare bones, we installed new windows, a new extension, re-wired, re-plumbed, installed heating, insulation, plastering, completely re-designed the interior and also created a fantastic outside entertaining area from scratch.