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8 bedroom detached house for sale

Ffestiniog, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd, LL41

Guide Price £1,750,000

Property Description

Key features

  • An exciting opportunity to purchase a small estate in a fantastic setting
  • Excellent potential for additional income through the letting of the four holiday cottages
  • Marvellous views over the Vale of Ffestiniog
  • Spacious accommodation throughout the main house
  • Pasture land with outbuildings, hay barn and stables
  • Delightful grounds including woodland, a lake and river frontage
  • EPC Rating = F

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

One of the finest small Estates in Snowdonia.


Plas Meini Estate is situated in a magnificent location in the Snowdonia National Park. Although totally secluded, various towns are easily accessible. Road links are extensive with good access to Caernarfon and the university city of Bangor. The harbour town of Porthmadog, which as major supermarkets, community hospital, restaurants, hotels and an extensive range of shops and leisure facilities is approx. 7 miles away. Portmeirion, the famous Italianate village has two world class restaurants and a health spa, is approx. 5 miles away.

Harlech, approx. 13 miles has superb sandy beaches, a championship golf course and theatre. Blaenau Ffestiniog, 3 miles away has rail connection to London, Chester and Birmingham. In addition, there is Llechwedd slate caverns featuring underground trampolines and zipwire rides, a magnet for visitors to the area. The superb Conwy valley has a recently opened Surf Park. Pwhelli has a vibrant yacht harbour and sea fishing. Snowdon mountain range attracts over 50,000 visitors
a year.

Snowdonia National Park is becoming increasingly popular with
visitors, due to the magnificent scenery, miles of spectacular coastline, castles, numerous tourist attractions and rapidly becoming the top adventure centre in Europe.


Plas Meini Estate is one of the finest private small estates in Snowdonia National Park with stunning views and approximately 100 acres of pasture and woodland. Set in a tranquil secluded position overlooking the Vale of Ffestiniog and Moelwyn mountain range the estate occupies a truly spectacular elevated position in the picturesque Vale of Ffestiniog.

The estate comprises an impressive period country house of
considerable character together with four delightful cottages,
landscaped gardens, outbuildings, hay barn, stables, lake, pasture land, woodland and river frontage.

The Principal House
An elegant Victorian house of considerable character, occupying a truly wonderful position with far reaching views. The Plas-Welsh word for mansion - is a charming well proportioned house built in 1865 for a wealthy quarry owner. It replaced a much earlier property which was occupied in the 18th century by the radical Richard Lloyd a famous bard. The house is constructed of stone under a steeply pitched slate roof with gables. The property offers light and spacious family accommodation, perfect for entertaining, with the principal rooms overlooking the gardens, with outstanding views of the surrounding countryside and the valley below. The house has been sympathetically restored by the current owners of the last twenty-seven years.
It retains the original features such as the superb staircase, slate fireplaces, tessellated tiled floor, architraves, doors, fitted bookcases and cupboards. Wonderfully proportioned, there are high ceilings throughout. The Drawing room is of particular note with a fine original fireplace and two sets of French doors opening out onto the terrace and the garden.

The accommodation includes a living/dining room, study, breakfast room, hall, cloakroom, kitchen, utility room, eight bedrooms, two bathrooms and one shower room. The well established gardens of about 1 acre are a particular feature of the house with original planting believed to have been designed by Clough Williams Ellis of Portmeirion fame. There are lawned and terraced areas, a pretty summerhouse and access to the small lake below the house.

The Cottage
Originally two farm cottages, constructed of stone under a slate roof, this lovely 18th century building is full of traditional charm. It has been sympathetically restored to retain its original character. Spacious oak beamed living room with woodburner set in the original inglenook, flanked by a stone spiral staircase. Farmhouse style oak beamed kitchen/dining room with quarry tiled floor. Recently installed oil central heating.
The cottage has a living room, kitchen/dining room, hall, cloakroom/utility room, two staircases, three bedrooms and bathroom/ shower room. Attractive private well planted lawned garden.

The Granary
The Granary was constructed in 1998, with rendered walls under a slate roof. The attractive living/dining room has period wood features and a stone fire surround. A glazed door opens on to a private patio, Mediterranean style well planted courtyard garden and carp pond with fountain. Superb panoramic views over the Moelwyn mountain range.

The cottage comprises a living/dining room, kitchen, hall, bedroom and bathroom with shower. Double glazed and night storage radiators.

The Stables
Originally converted from the 18th century stables, constructed of stone under a slate roof, it adjoins The Granary. Stylish open plan living/dining room with slate fire surround and kitchen with antiqued painted units.

The cottage comprises of a living/dining room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. Private patio and shared courtyard garden with The Granary. Night storage radiators.

The Barn
The Barn was constructed in 2002 of stone cladding, with a Swiss style cantilevered slate roof. The first floor living room has period wood features and French doors to the verandah, with incredible panoramic views over the Moelwyn mountain range. Delightful well established walled garden with patio and ha-ha. Double glazed and full oil central heating.

The accommodation has an upstairs living room, dining room, Kitchen and on the ground floor a hall, cloak/utility room, two bedrooms and bathroom with shower.

This building, converted from an original barn is built of stone under a slate roof with glass gable end and stone exterior staircase. The first floor is a studio/office with workshop on the ground floor. Lapsed planning permission for a holiday let unit.

Hay Barn
Recently constructed large barn with timber under a box profile roof.

Two horse and five pony loose boxes and tack/feed room as current owner breeds Shetland ponies.

The Land
The properties are approached down a 1/3 mile of private drive lined with specimen trees and rhododendrons. This superbly situated magical estate lies in glorious unspoilt countryside with wild flower meadows and bluebell woods, with numerous ancient oak trees. The area is designated an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There is an abundance of wildlife including red kites, buzzards, woodpeckers, tawny owls and otters.

The well maintained land extends to approx. 100 acres and is farmed with sustainable organic principles under the Glastir Stewardship Scheme. The dry stone walled and well fenced pasture land is of good quality with productive hay fields. There is an area of forestry, mainly larch and conifers. The river Teigl, with dramatic waterfalls borders the estate offering over a mile of salmon and trout fishing. In addition there is a small fishing lake with jetty. The land is ideal for equestrian and sporting use. The land has recently been awarded entitlements underthe 2015 Basic Payments Scheme. There is a derelict barn,with separate access suitable for conversion ,subject to planning with additional seven acres available by negotiation. There ismountain grazing rights for 230 sheep.

Holiday Rentals
The properties have been let for self-catering holidays for the last twenty years and provide any purchaser with the opportunity to continue this long established successful business. It has above average occupancy rate throughout the year with a substantial income. The Barn is occupied by the present owners. However, this unique estate lends itself to a variety of enterprises, including an adventure centre, retreat, small residential care facility, glamping or a stunning studio location.

Square Footage: 4,536 sq ft
Acreage: 100 Acres

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02 July 2016

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