4 bedroom detached house for sale
Glan Conwy, Cowny, North Wales
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The property is set amongst 12 acres of undulating fields with lovely mature oak wooded areas and splendid views towards the river estuary – certainly a peaceful location. Meddiant is ideally suited to someone with equestrian needs or looking for that idyllic spot with ample land that could be put to good use. The delightful accommodation has retained a number of the original features of this once former farmhouse with its deep window sills, a lounge which has exposed beams and a restored Inglenook fireplace with a large log burning stove.
The property is of course double glazed using solid oak frames, a material also used for all internal doors. The judicious use of natural slate is beautifully incorporated to some floors and window sills with under-floor heating used to good effect where required. The oil central heating also feeds column style radiators in many of the rooms.
A lovely mixture of traditional meeting the contemporary is put to full use throughout with the Bathroom, En-Suite and Kitchen all finished to an exemplary standard using high quality materials, whilst the family can fully enjoy gatherings by way of the Sun Lounge which is light, airy and spacious of course! It essentially blends into the kitchen, providing the perfect facility for entertaining guests. Or why not dine outside – there’s plenty of outdoor garden space to enjoy!
A large paved patio area to the front provides ample space for the enjoyment of the location supplemented by a further patio and lawned garden areas. Nearby is a large natural pond filled with bulrushes with the original well providing an interesting feature.
There is an abundance of birdlife in this peaceful setting with Geese and Cormorants, and the usual assortment of native garden birds as well as Buzzards which like to climb the thermals. Sightings of Red Kite in the vicinity have also been reported, although extremely rare.
GARAGES Built in 2009 adjacent to the main dwelling, the Detached Triple Garage has powered doors and sits under a pitched slate roof with double glazed windows and has electricity supply and lights. To the side is a lean-to log store with a fenced kennel area. Plenty of roof space for storage too! Given the sizable dimensions of the garage, there may be a possibility to convert this into further accommodation with the right planning consents, or to provide an additional dwelling for a holiday let.
LOCALITY Welcome to the scenic and unspoilt Vale of Conwy with its rich farmland, wooded hillsides and the River Conwy which meanders its way to the sea. At the northern end of the valley lies Conwy Castle and harbour whilst at the southern end is the popular tourist destination of Betws Y Coed hidden amongst the woods, where public pathways including the popular mountain bike routes can be enjoyed amongst stunning scenery. In-between both locations along the valley floor are a number of settlements such as the market town of Llanrwst and Trefriw which has a woollen mill open to the public.
The main A55 expressway is some 3½ miles distant, allowing for easy commuting and travel along the beautiful North Wales coastline.
The main shopping area is the Victorian resort of Llandudno which is dominated by the limestone headland of the Great Orme and the pier, which is always a hive of activity.
Access to Snowdonia and outlying districts is right on your doorstep. The mountains, of which there are views from Meddiant, constantly catch the eye - Snowdonia has dramatic ranges, some steep and rocky whilst others are more gentle. The coastline, just a short distance away is also quite varied with miles of open sandy beaches and dramatic cliffs which plunge into the sea.
GROUND FLOOR French patio doors open into the large light and airy Sun Lounge:
SUN LOUNGE 12' 7" x 17' 9" (3.85m x 5.42m) A fine room built from hardwood with double glazed windows to three aspects enjloying the natural countryside surroundings. Two large Velux skylights and spotlights to ceiling. Natural slate floor with under-floor heating.
DINING KITCHEN 14' 6" x 17' 9" (4.43m x 5.42m) Under-floor heating to the slate floor, double glazed oak window to the rear and downlights to ceiling. The bespoke built kitchen units are made of oak with Italian marble worktop surfaces and splashbacks. A ‘Rangemaster’ range with five gas rings over, electric double ovens and extractor hood. Matching wall cupboards and display units, inset modern style ‘Villeroy and Boch’ Belfast sink with mixer tap, marble drainer, built-in appliances include a dishwasher, fridge, freezer and microwave oven at work surface height and large built-in pantry store. A solid oak door leads into the original part of the dwelling:
LOUNGE 13' 10" x 24' 8" (4.22m x 7.53m) A spacious and inviting room with much character. Oak windows to two aspects with deep Welsh slate window sills. A fine oak front door with leaded double glazed light and views through the porch archway towards the River Conwy opens out to a spacious patio and takes in the fabulous views. Exposed beams to ceiling. The restored inglenook fireplace has a large slate hearth (seven builders were reputedly required for its installation), a lovely arched wooden rustic lintel above and is home to a large multi-fuel stove. Natural slate floor and two column style radiators.
A SOLID OAK DOOR LEADS FROM THE KITCHEN TO:
REAR HALLWAY Slate floor with under-floor heating. Oak rear door with double glazed leaded light opening to the rear parking area.
CLOAKROOM 6' 5" x 6' 1" (1.97m x 1.87m) Contemporary tiled floor and walls, downlights to ceiling and obscured glass double glazed oak window. Free standing modern vanity wash hand basin with mixer tap, close coupled Wc and wall mounted traditional column style heated towel rail.
UTILITY ROOM 4' 7" x 7' 11" (1.40m x 2.43m) Slate floor, oak units with Italian marble worktop surfaces, large modern ‘Villeroy and Boch’ Belfast sink with mixer tap, space and plumbing for automatic washing machine, new floor mounted oil central heating boiler, space for dryer, wall mounted cupboards housing central heating controls and under-floor heating units, downlights to ceiling and double glazed oak window to rear.
GAMES ROOM 12' 3" x 10' 3" (3.74m x 3.14m) Natural slate floor, double glazed oak window with Welsh slate window sill and beautiful views over the countryside, River Conwy and the hills, small window to rear and traditional column style radiator.
FIRST FLOOR LANDING 4' 4" x 22' 9" (1.33m x 6.94m) Oak staircase and oak flooring to the landing. Window to side.
MASTER BEDROOM 17' 6" max x 13' 8" max (5.34m max x 4.18m max) Oak flooring, traditional column style radiator, oak window overlooking rear parking area with views towards the fields and surrounding countryside, 2 conservation style Velux skylights, solid oak door and oak door to:
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM Luxury corner shower cubicle with fitted power shower, white suite of free standing Belfast style modern sink with mixer tap and close coupled Wc, downlights to ceiling, wall mounted traditional column style heated towel rail, contemporary Italian tiled floor and walls, wall mounted vanity mirror and shaver point and obscured glass oak window.
BEDROOM 2 9' 4" x 12' 2" (2.86m x 3.72m) Windows to front and side aspects with deep traditional Welsh slate window sills, oak flooring and column style radiator. Beautiful views over the countryside towards the River Conwy and the hill tops of the Snowdonia range. Oak door.
BEDROOM 3 9' 1" x 9' 5" (2.78m x 2.88m) Oak window with deep Welsh slate window sill enjoying fine views, column radiator and oak flooring. Oak door.
BEDROOM 4 12' 8" x 9' 10" max (3.88m x 3.00m max) Oak door, oak flooring, column radiator and oak window with deep Welsh slate window sill.
LUXURY FAMILY BATHROOM 10' 8" max x 12' 8" (3.26m max x 3.88m) Contemporary design – a light and airy room. Two conservation style Velux skylights, large contemporary tiled floor and walls, quality luxury bath with inset mixer tap, close coupled Wc, large built-in double shower cubicle with power shower, contrasting white tiles and smoked glass sliding doors, free standing vanity wash hand basin with vanity mirror, mixer taps, traditional style wall mounted column heated tower rail, shaver points and downlights to ceiling.
PRESENT OWNERS THOUGHTS “We had been searching the Conwy Valley for quite a few years and when we found this property we knew this was exactly what we had been looking for. The location is absolutely incredible, it’s so peaceful and tranquil that once here – the hustle and bustle and demands of modern day life feel a million miles away.”
“We had originally intended to renovate the old farmhouse but as we began, it was clear that it would need complete restoration. We had excellent advice from our architects and builders and they guided us through the entire project. It was wonderful to have so much input into the way the house would grow and integrate with the new extended sections. We have been absolutely thrilled, even delighted with the results and we have maintained as much of the original farmhouse as possible. Some of the stone walls are 2½ or even 3 feet thick in parts, there are beams in the lounge and a huge fireplace with a large wood burning stove which we fuel with logs from our land. It’s one of my most favourite rooms in the house – it always feels cosy and welcoming and there is nothing I enjoy more than being in here on a winter’s evening with a roaring log fire, cosy and warm.”
“The new sections of the house complement the period feel of the farmhouse perfectly, and have a gently modern and contemporary feel,” continues Jo. “The kitchen and dining room lead into the glass room with its magnificent 180º views over fields, estuary, mountains and totally unspoilt countryside. This part of the house works so well for today’s lifestyle – a large open-plan space that is filled with light and just perfect when we entertain. Our friends just love coming to see us - they all love it here, there is such a gentle ambiance, it’s warm and welcoming and the surrounding countryside is so restorative.”
“With 12 acres of land at our disposal, we have been able to enjoy country pursuits and the outdoors, we have had bonfire parties and the children and their friends have camped on the land knowing that the house is close by. On one occasion that we had a barbecue party, we all ended up just sitting outside long after sunset – it was such a beautiful clear and starry night sky, no one wanted to go inside. We have had so many special moments like those, living here has been quite magical and very special indeed. I know we shall miss everything about this beautiful house, but I also know that the new owners will be every bit as happy and contented as we have been.”