We live in one of the UK's highest houses – we wouldn't have it any other way | The Sun

A FAMILY who live in one of the UK's highest houses say that they wouldn't have it any other way.

Eira Morris, 49, moved into the farmhouse on Yr Wyddfa, one of Wales' most famous mountains, with her late husband Geraint in 2002.

Standing nearly halfway up the 3,569ft peak, the home she shares with three of her four children is right at the heart of a national park.

They live off-grid and power all their appliances with a generator.

Council worker Eira told Wales Online: "I met Geraint while I was working for his dad.

"He had a catering van that was selling ice cream near Yr Wyddfa and that's how I met him.


Brits to bask in 22C sunshine this weekend with clear skies to last for days

Our area is turning into a ghost town as shoppers disappear

"No-one lived in the house and it had been empty for 50 years before we decided to take it on and restore it bit by bit over a matter of years.

"The idea of moving to a place like this never concerned me. I always liked the idea of living in a detached house and living somewhere so unique – there is nowhere quite like it.

"We moved in back in 2002 and have lived here ever since."

Sadly, Geraint passed away from leukaemia in 2012, aged just 40, but Eira said that the house "meant the world to him".

Most read in The Sun


Holly's true feelings about Phil Schofield revealed after bombshell interview


I was so skint that I had to borrow money for KFC… now I'm worth £2billion

sad loss

S Club 7 star Paul Cattermole’s true cause of death revealed after shock passing


Passengers on seized Bournemouth boat reveal warning before two kids killed

The family have lived there for over 20 years and the eldest child is the only one to have moved out.

Eira added: "A lot has changed over the years. The surrounding area has become a lot busier. 

"A few years back they would only come here in the summer but now they come here in the summer and the winter. Once it snows people want to see this place.

"Sometimes in the middle of the night or early in the morning you hear the dogs bark and know that someone is there. Sometimes I have to help them out."

She explained that she's more than happy to help lost tourists, but admitted that she does get frustrated when people drive up towards the house thinking it's the way up the mountain despite signs on the road.

Eira explained that the only downside is that when the weather gets bad the water can freeze and the road to the shops is cut off, meaning the family has had to temporarily move in with her parents a few times.

However, things are on the up as Openreach announced last year that they have started working on extending broadband to the area.

Eira said: "Before last year we could have broadband by sticking a phone outside the window and then this would carry the broadband to the laptop.

"Whenever someone tried to call us you'd have to stay by the window and stay there for the whole time.

Read More on The Sun

B&M shoppers rushing to buy ‘brilliant’ £3 bargain to tackle bugs in summer

Mum shares her M&S freezer shop & there’s a must-have item she can’t live without

"Say it was foggy, you wouldn't have the best signal. But now the broadband has made our life so much easier.

"The most exciting prospect for us as a family was trying out Netflix. Now I can make a phone call through the wifi and can do it anywhere in the house."

Source: Read Full Article

Previous post Banh mi, beer, and friendship on the menu for Albanese in Vietnam
Next post The European hotspot which is perfect for day trips – and it costs just £25 to get there | The Sun