5 bedroom detached house for saleBryn Tegid Country House, Llanycil, Bala, LL23 7YG
Offers in Region of £595,000
Located on the shores of Lake Bala and with superb views to the surrounding countryside sit Bryn Tegid, an historical 19th century Grade II listed country house, set within around seven acres of private garden, woodland, paddock and stable. The property has five en-suite bedrooms of which currently three are traded on a bed and breakfast basis, together with an adjoining one bedroom self-catering apartment. There are three lovely reception rooms, all decorated to a high standard reflecting the character and period of the property, many of which have glorious views over the lake itself. The current owners now choose to trade on a very casual basis, however a great deal of potential exist to develop this established business into more of a commercial asset if required, by trading an extra letting bedroom and by offering evening tea's and food and drink if preferred.
The property is just a short walk to Bala's own lake - Llyn Tegid, the largest natural lake in Wales, alongside which runs a charming narrow-gauge railway travelling the length of the lake. The lively and historic market town of Bala (population c. 2,000) is situated only a mile away, so guests can walk or take a short ride to enjoy an evening at one of the friendly local pubs or restaurants or wander the interesting shops and inns scattered around this intriguing historical Town. Its location makes this an ideal place to explore the rest of North Wales being located within the Snowdonia National Park an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with many activities nearby such as golfing, fishing and four-wheel driving. The area also hosts several events per year when there is a high demand for accommodation. This includes two triathlons, cycling event and the International Eisteddfordd, held annually at Llangollen.
Bryn Tegid was built in 1849 for Major General Robert Owen Jones who organised the Ordinance Survey of Wales and was managing director of the "Army & Navy Stores" in London. The property remained as a private residence for many years after it was finally acquired by the current owners in 1999. They embarked upon a significant refurbishment program to restore this lovely characterful building back to its former glory and shortly after they began to trade a number of its bedrooms and established a casual bed and breakfast business and were eventually awarded a Five Star Gold Award by Visit Wales which they have enjoyed for the past six years. However the owners now wish to retire, offering the opportunity of an easily run business with plenty of potential to further develop trade if required.
A detached property built of local stone and under a pitched slate roof, the accommodation is laid out across two floors.
Vestibule with tiled floor leads to entrance hall with polished wood floor and panelling to the ceiling and part-panelled walls. Fireplace with marble surround and tiled hearth. Staircase to first floor. Dining room with part-parquet flooring, white marble fireplace with cast iron insert and French windows opening to garden. Lounge with decorative panelling, fireplace with tiled insert and hearth and French windows opening to the garden. Sitting room with stone fireplace with slate hearth and wood burning stove, wood floor and beamed ceiling. Sun room with wood flooring, Velux windows and French windows to the patio. Cloak room with WC and wash-hand basin.
There are 3 double en-suite letting bedrooms.
All letting bedrooms central heating radiator and some feature views of Lake Bala.
The owners have the benefit of one bedroom accommodation with en-suite bathroom.
Hallway with tiled floor, built-in cupboard for washing machine and separate cloakroom with WC and wash-hand basin. Stairs lead to kitchenette/sitting room with light oak kitchen units with oven, hob and extraction. Laminate wood effect flooring and connecting door to the main house which enters the "Woodland" bedroom. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room with views over the garden.
Spacious kitchen with light oak effect wall and base units and tiled floor. Electric oven and canopy and extraction. Oil-fired Aga with multiple ovens. Utility room with Belfast sink and plumbing for an automatic washing machine. Back door leading to rear yard and coal bunkers. Cellar with "Worcester" oil-fired boiler and storage space.
Bryn Tegid Country House stands in approximately 7 acres of gardens, woodland, paddock and stable. Driveway to the front and rear which lead to the parking area. Timber storage shed and static caravan.
Mains electricity and water. Private drainage. Oil-fired central heating.
Certified accounts from the owners' Chartered Accountants in the form of a Trading and Profit and Loss Account show turnover of £19,109 (net of VAT) for the year ended 31 March 2015.
Offers in the region of £595,000 are invited for the freehold complete with goodwill and trade contents (according to inventory), excluding personal items. Stock at valuation.
Colliers International is able to assist prospective purchasers by introducing sources of finance if required. Whilst we do not charge the buyer for this service, we may receive an introductory commission from the lender or broker involved.
All appointments to view MUST be made through the vendors' agents who are acting with sole selling rights.
From Bala, head towards Dolgellau (A494). Turn right opposite the church (signed "Parc"). Take the first left turn and the driveway fork to the left. Bryn Tegid Country House is signposted at the end of the driveway.
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