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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Nantmor, Caernarfon, North Wales

Sold STC £650,000

Property Description

Key features

  • A superb individualistic timber framed residence clad in Canadian cedar
  • Extraordinary location with expansive lakeside, woodland and mountain views
  • Resides within roughly 23 Acres some of which is a SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest)
  • Comes with its own lake – a haven for a wide variety of native flora and fauna
  • A winner of two prestigious awards for innovative design and architecture
  • Eye-catching tower with panoramic views – could this be the ultimate studio?
  • Four bedrooms (master with en-suite) and contemporary bathrooms throughout
  • Comfortable reception rooms with multi-fuel stoves and panoramic windows
  • Features a range of outbuildings, garage/workshop, stores and vegetable garden
  • See video tour below

Full description

Tenure: Freehold


Llyndu (or Black Lake when translated - what a great name) is a striking structure - a superb timber framed home clad in Canadian cedar with beautiful cedar tile shingles to the roof, presenting itself as an extraordinary residence in a simply stunning setting with extensive views eastward towards the Cnicht and Moelwyn range of mountains. With the lake providing the foreground interest, you have right on your doorstep your very own widescreen vista which will provide endless entertainment throughout all the seasons.

The property has rightfully collected two prestigious awards. 2006 was definitely the year of Llyndu which scooped the 'Plaque of Merit' for Architecture at the National Eisteddfod in Cardiff as well as the 'Welsh Housing Award' from the Royal Society of Architects in Wales.

The property, which is within the Snowdonia National Park resides within approximately 23 Acres or thereabouts consisting of mixed deciduous woodland, heathland and a natural lake called Hafod-y-Llyn. A large proportion of the land is designated as a SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) and home to a wide variety of native wildlife as well as flora and fauna, indeed sightings of rare butterflies have been noted by the present owners.

Llyndu was built on part of an original structure, thought to have been a fishing lodge back in the 1920s and, having become a permanent dwelling in the 1930s came into the ownership of the present occupiers some 20 years ago. The owners then embarked on a magical architectural journey (David is the architect and visionary for what you see before you) which began in 2001, being completed around the year 2006. The architects' eye for detail to design a fitting home in consideration for its incredible surroundings was paramount, whilst incorporating challenging architectural interest deemed integral to the overall design - in other words, it's got some really interesting features - not least the tower with panoramic windows and the semi-circular staircase!

Being the ultimate place of escape, Llyndu was purposely designed to be as 'eco-friendly' as possible using much reclaimed timber whilst incorporating copious insulation. Under-floor heating features throughout the entire accommodation, served by an oil fired central heating system --- not forgetting that there are four available wood burning stoves, offering you the choice of where you'd like to relax. A natural source of fuel is practically on your doorstep, something the present owners have harnessed to their advantage. Llyndu therefore makes a bold statement yet in an understated manner, blending naturally with its beautiful surroundings.

An oil fired Aga range takes pride of place within the kitchen and there's a useful utility too which is a handy place for general food preparation as well as catering for other duties. All bathrooms and en-suite facilities are contemporary in nature, ensuring that the property's beauty is more than skin deep, being attractive, practical and efficient at the same time. There are two separate first floor sections to this house, both of which offer their own unique appeal. The section towards the south would make a fabulous studio/study/office and could even function as a bedroom if required --- the staircase leading to this room has a pitched ceiling with two large glazed panels and also a glazed balustrade which overlooks the main reception hall, a nice touch. The northern section comes in two halves so to speak. The circular part glazed staircase (a fabulous feature in itself) leads intriguingly to not only a fourth bedroom but ultimately to the tower. The tower has windows to all four elevations and ultimately gives you the best views and is certainly ideal for bird watching on the lake. Just imagine watching the moon rising over the hills, not to mention the stargazing you'll be able to enjoy!

LOCATION There is so much to this property - a cracking combination of remarkable design in a unique setting with views to match. This would undoubtedly appeal to those who enjoy their privacy with a little self-sufficiency built-in. Llyndu also comes with a range of outbuildings, stores, a garage/workshop, a vegetable garden and soft fruit patch offering much diversity.

But you know, despite the secluded location amenities are not too far away. Positioned close to the head of the Vale of Glaslyn a few miles south of Beddgelert, nearby Llanfrothen can offer a few basic amenities and a public house but there are two towns within easy reach - Penrhyndeudraeth and Porthmadog. Porthmadog offers the lion's share of available goods and services, schools and leisure outlets and being a seaside town, there are excellent sailing and mooring facilities. Taking the scenic route to Caernarfon is approximately 20 miles distant with the university city of Bangor some 9 miles further which has mainline railway connection and the A55 coastal expressway.

Neighbouring settlements sport many interesting architectural buildings, country homes and gardens built or designed by the renowned architect, Clough Williams-Ellis of Port Merion fame. This is a remarkable location make no mistake with the grandeur of Snowdonia to one side and the superb coast on the other - Llyndu is positioned somewhere in-between in its own wonderful environment.



LOUNGE 15' 11" x 19' 1" (4.87m x 5.84m)  

DINING ROOM 13' 7" x 14' 6" (4.15m x 4.42m)  

GARDEN ROOM 8' 10" x 17' 7" (2.71m x 5.38m)  

KITCHEN 13' 7" x 14' 6" (4.15m x 4.43m)  

UTILITY ROOM 10' 10" x 5' 1" (3.31m x 1.55m)  

BOILER ROOM 4' 9" x 6' 3" (1.45m x 1.93m)  




MASTER BEDROOM 13' 8" x 12' 8" (4.19m x 3.88m max)  


BEDROOM 2 15' 10" x 18' 11" (4.83m x 5.77m)  

BEDROOM 3 12' 2" x 12' 7" (3.72m x 3.84m)  

BATHROOM 12' 0" x 8' 8" (3.68m x 2.66m)  




BEDROOM 4 11' 10" x 8' 8" (3.62m x 2.65m)  

STUDY 13' 6" x 10' 1" (4.13m x 3.09m)  

STUDIO 12' 0" x 12' 0" (3.68m x 3.67m) Maximum dimensions - part restricted headroom. 

SNUG 11' 11" x 9' 6" (3.65m x 2.91m) Maximum dimensions - part restricted headroom. 

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