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Craig Y Nos, Penycae, Swansea, Powys

Guide Price £1,500,000

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Tenure: Freehold

THE CASTLE A stunning neo gothic Victorian Castle comprising of over 100 rooms, the principal accommodation is as follows (measurements are provided for identification only):

THE GRAND ENTRANCE HALL42' x 8'10" (12.8m x 2.7m). Accessed from the front court yard via a neo-gothic arch, reception desk, oak flooring and doors leading to:

THE NICOLINI ROOM31'10" x 19'11" (9.7m x 6.07m). With height windows facing east making the most of the glorious views over the Craig Y Nos Country Park and surrounding countryside, high ceilings with decorative cornicing and coving, fire place, revealed neo gothic arch with door leading to:

THE BREAKFAST ROOM21'6" x 19' (6.55m x 5.8m). With height windows facing east towards open countryside, high ceilings with intricate plaster work, elaborate Victorian fire surround with mid nineteenth century glazed tiling with inset cast iron wood burning stove, wall mounted lighting.

THE PATTI BAR28'3" x 24'11" (8.6m x 7.6m). The Patti Bar is the focus of the Castle's social activities and is renowned for hosting a wide variety of live music events. With length windows facing east with stunning rural views, fire place with oak surround and inset wood burning stove, cast iron radiators, full working bar.

THE OPERA HOUSE64'4" x 35'5"ax (19.6m x 10.8max). A stunningly ornate and exceptional private theatre that is one of the finest in Britain that can house up to 150 people per sitting. The theatre has a coved and paneled ceiling and the walls are richly articulated by giant, fluted Corinthian columns. The proscenium is flanked by columns, has a central pedimented tablet with the names of Verdi, Rossini and Mozart. The floor can be tilted downwards towards the stage to form a raked auditorium and a sunken orchestra pit can be opened up. Furthermore, much of the original backstage mechanisms and scenery have been preserved in full working order . It is understood that the design of this theatre was based on that of The Bayreuth Opera house.

THE MUSIC ROOM39'8" x 24'11" (12.1m x 7.6m). With length windows facing north and west, gothic style stone fireplace with inset wood burning stove, wainscotting to walls, revealed oak flooring, high ceilings with intricate victorian plaster work and is an ideal banqueting venue. Supplemented by the adjacent Billiard Room it is possible to seat groups of up to 150 people.

THE BILLIARD ROOM25'11" x 28'3" (7.9m x 8.6m). With length windows facing west and east, revealed oak flooring, cast iron radiators and wide opening to The Music Room.

THE GYM AND JACUZZI24'11" x 43' max (7.6m x 13.1m max). With fully glazed windows facing east and occupying what was Adelina Patti's aviary, this room provides a stunning backdrop to undertake some light exercise. Recently renovated to a very high standard, the gym includes space for various running, rowing, weight and cycling machines.   There is also a large Jacuzzi and shower room. The Gym is complimented by over 20 oak fronted lockers and male and female changing/shower rooms, plus disabled provision, that have been fitted out to the highest of standards with natural stone finish to the walls and floor.

THE CONSERVATORY27'1" x 80'11" (8.26m x 24.66m). With full glazed frontage facing east with magnificent rural views of the surrounding hills and river valley, with access onto the patio deck, decorative cast iron support members, marble tiled floor with integral underfloor heating, balcony and neo-gothic door to rear hall capable of seating over 120 people

THE OFFICES20' x 56'5" (6.1m x 17.2m). Large office space of single storey construction with windows facing east, cable and data trunking to walls. Capable of seating 20 plus people.

KITCHEN24'11" x 11'10" (7.6m x 3.6m). Fully equipped commercial kitchen serving the hotel's every need. The kitchen is supported by a very large store area in the basement comprising of a dry store, cold store and fruit and veg store.

GUEST ACCOMODATION The Castle currently provides in excess of 40 guest bedrooms, the principal rooms are as follows:

THE GATEHOUSE APARTMENT Ensuite apartment that can sleep up to 6 adults (plus 1 child). It also benefits from a large lounge with oak flooring. The upper level has an en-suite bedroom and a further loft bedroom. You overlook the front courtyard, theatre, clock tower and the countryside beyond.

GROUND FLOOR ATRIUM Comprising of 6 large double bedrooms with ensuite facilities, including two with disabled facilitles, and including 2 family rooms sleeping 4-6 persons.

THE NURSES BLOCK The "Nurses Block" is situated adjacent to the main castle building and has 11 non-ensuite bedrooms, with shared bathroom and shower facilities and large lounge.

FIRST FLOOR ATRIUM ROOMS (x4) 15 further large double bedrooms most with ensuite facilities.

THE ATRIUM DUPLEX A family apartment sleeping up to 6 persons. It has a large lounge on the lower level and a double loft bedroom.

BRIDAL SUITE Formerly the private chapel and place of worship for Adelina Patti, with a high vaulted ceiling and ornate neo gothic windows facing east.   Now one of the finest guest rooms at the hotel, comprising of a large double room with ensuite facilities that include a roll top bath, a high specification shower, W.C and Pedestal wash basin.

TRI BUNK DORMITARY24'11" x 11'10" (7.6m x 3.6m). With windows facing east and large cast iron radiators, providing "bunk type" accommodation that is ideally suited for schools, college trips and large groups.   Also can be used as a training. Conference room.

OTHER ROOMS Inaddition to the above rooms, the castle also contains:    Owners en-suite accommodation, A significant number of rooms on the first and second floor awaiting conversion, Large basement, Numerous toilets, Store rooms, Workshops, Offices, Many more additional rooms, with planning permission for conversion to ensuites.

THE CASTLE GROUNDS The castle is accessed directly from the A4067 with a large open courtyard to the front that is centred with a decorative fountain. To the north-west and north of the property is situated the "Tea Lawn". To the east of the property are the formal gardens of the castle which incorporate a woodland and riverside garden with a large lawned area leading down to the River Tawe. There is also gated access from the garden to the adjoining Craig Y Nos Country Park (owned by the Brecon Beacons National Park) that provides many walking and cycling opportunities. To the south of the Castle is a large area that is currently being developed for guest car parking.

COUNCIL TAX/BUSINESS RATES Available opon request.

TRADING & BUSINESS INFORMATION Available upon request following a meeting with the owner.

FLOOR PLANS A2 floor plans available upon request.


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