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8 bedroom detached house for sale
The Moriah Chapel, Dolwyddelan, Dolwyddelan, Gwynedd, LL25 0EJ
- 5 reception rooms
- 8 bedrooms
- 6 bathrooms
- Includes ' Chapel House'
- Favoured rural location
The village of Dolwyddelan, whose name means 'Gwyddelan's Meadow', lies in the Snowdonia National Park at the foot of Moel Shabod (which stands at 2861 ft), and is overlooked by Dolwyddelan Castle. The village provides everyday needs with local shops, a post office, public house hotel, train station and schooling is well catered for with the Dolwyddelan Primary School. The nearby towns of Betws-y-Coed, Conwy, Llanrwst and Porthmadog providing a more comprehensive range of amenities; with Conwy and Porthmadog also having a marina and sailing club.
The area is renowned for its scenic beauty with wonderful hill walking in the Snowdonia National Park as well as a variety of outdoor pursuits to include climbing, mountain biking, salmon and trout fishing, horse riding, access to numerous castles, and the popular Ffestiniog-Porthmadog-Caernarfon steam railway.
Conwy on the A55 expressway is 21 miles distant, and allows ease of access along the North Wales coast to Chester and the larger conurbations of Liverpool and Manchester. From Llandudno Junction, there is a regular rail service of approximately 3 hours to London via Crewe.
A superbly converted Grade II Listed 4 bedroomed Calvinistic Methodist chapel, with an attached 4 bedroomed 'Chapel House', stunning internal accommodation using a mix of contemporary open plan living and traditional styling, landscaped upper and lower gardens, slate walled and hard landscaped 'Chapel House' garden, stunning views and an idyllic rural village location in the foothills of the Snowdonia National Park.
The accommodation in more detail is as follows:
The Moriah Chapel is entered through the original six panelled sliding doors into the entrance lobby and cloakroom. Either side of the entrance are set dual staircases to all floors. The ground floor consists of three bedrooms (one of which is en-suite), the main bathroom and a designated 'quiet' seating area. There is also a boiler control room.
At the end of the building an impressive listed 'fawr' gives access to the stunning main accommodation on the first floor. The dining area is flanked by stainless steel hand rails and glass panels and looks onto the stylish and modern fitted kitchen, including electric Rangemaster oven, fridge freezer and dishwasher. Either side of the dining room are two large storage cupboards containing the original pews.
Stairs lead from the first floor to the principle accommodation on the second floor with its spacious and open plan lounge area, with stunning and elevated rural views. The ample master bedroom suite has set sitting and dressing areas. Master en-suite bathroom with walk in shower, separate bath and fibre optic 'mood' lighting.
All floors benefit from zoned under floor heating. The main two staircases are carpeted and centrally heated.
The property enjoys a spacious third floor loft area with development potential (subject to local authority approval), and underneath the ground floor there are two cellars, both of which benefit from electricity points and lighting.
The Chapel House, situated at the rear of the property, benefits from its own separate entrances. The main entrance leads to an entrance hall, a modern fitted kitchen which benefits from an electric Rangemaster cooker, dishwasher, fridge freezer, and central island unit. The two reception rooms (one of which was the original vestry to the main chapel) both have the benefit of log burners. There is also a utility and boiler room.
An inner hallway and stairs lead to the three bedrooms (two of which have en-suite shower rooms) and the main bathroom.
A further stairway leads to the top floor which has been set as a multi-function study, lounge or even possibly a bedroom, with stunning countryside and mountain views.
Northbound from Corwen on the A5, follow signs for Betwsy-Coed. Shortly before reaching Betws-y-Coed, turn left into a hairpin junction signposted A470 Dolgellau, continuing under the railway track towards the village of Dolwyddelan. Proceed into the village and after approximately 300 metres the Moriah Chapel will be seen on the right hand side.
Southbound from the A55, leave the expressway at junction 19 (Llandudno Junction) and take the A470 towards Betws-y-Coed. Continue along this road for approximately 15.6 miles, passing the turning for Betws-y-Coed and taking the right hand turning signposted A470 Dolgellau towards the village of Dolwyddelan. Then continue as above.