5 bedroom cottage for sale

Tan-Y-Bwlch, Vale of Ffestiniog, Gwynedd

Guide Price £520,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Off Road Parking
  • Waterside Decked Patio
  • Attached Annex
  • River Fronted
  • 3 Reception Rooms
  • Sun House
  • B&B Business Opportunity
  • Gas Central Heating
  • Solid Timber Doors

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The Express Estate Agency is proud to offer this REALISTICALLY PRICED opportunity – all interest and OFFERS are INVITED.

Laundry Cottage is a magnificent detached 2 storey stone built residence that stands on an idyllic waterside location by the banks of the Afon Dwyryd, enjoying magnificent views and 300 yards of river frontage that includes garden and woodland, set amidst a dramatic wooded hillside and mountainous backdrop.

The property, whose origins are believed to date back to the earlier part of the 19th century, when William Oakley, the owner of the Blaenau Festiniog slate mine and the Tan y Bwlch estate developed a quay that was used to ship slate to all parts of the world via Porthmadog. The cottage was constructed at the same time to provide lodgings for the sea captains, who served the local slate industry. At a later date, the dwelling was converted into a laundry for the exclusive use of the Tan y Bwlch estate.

In 1998, the entire property, including a building at the far end of grounds that was a former wharf for the loading of slates, was purchased by the presents owners, who carried out a ground up renovation on both structures to the most exacting standards, ultimately adding an extension to Laundry Cottage that linked up with the other building to create an attached annexe that is now known as Lime Cottage.

Lime Cottage is currently used for extra accommodation for friends and relatives wishing to holiday in this region. Although the cottage has it’s own front door and entrance hall and can be a self contained unit if required, it can also be accessed internally from Laundry Cottage via the Garden Room. This makes it ideal for commercial bed and breakfast or holiday rental accommodation.

Both cottages, which enjoy immaculate accommodation, are laid out over two floors and over the years have been tastefully extended, modernised and since maintained to an exceptional standard, retaining much of the character you would expect from properties of this period. Exclusive enjoyment of those who commandeer the master bedroom, a real coup!

Laundry Cottage benefits from an abundance of high quality pre-treated hardwood double glazed windows throughout and LPG gas fired central heating, as well as oak flooring in many of the rooms together with solid timber doors and powerful multi fuel burners in the three main reception rooms. The cottage is entered through a half glass door into a Vast Bespoke Fitted Kitchen and Dining Area with a gas fired triple oven 'Aga' range along with an accompanying 'Aga' four hob, double oven module together with a range of timber wall and base units and a stunning centre island. Both the base units and the island have granite work surfaces. A Spacious Sitting Room with an adjoining Book Room and a Sizeable Garden Room, a Welcoming Snug, a Double Bedroom, a Family Size Shower Room, a Utility Room that adjoins the Kitchen and a large fully floored and carpeted single bed attic room with a 'Velux' window that is accessed from the hallway by a 'Slingsby' style extending loft ladder, completes the ground floor accommodation. The first floor provides two additional Double Bedrooms and a Family Bathroom.

Lime Cottage profits from Hardwood Single Glazing with Georgian Bars and a state of the art 'Trianco' Electric Boiler System that produces both economical central heating and domestic hot water. On the ground floor, the accommodation includes, an Entrance Hall, a Spacious Sitting Room with a multi fuel burner, a Fully Fitted Kitchen and a Family Size Shower Room. The first floor offers a Family Bathroom and two Double Bedrooms, of which Bedroom 1 has an En Suite Shower Room and glazed French Doors leading out onto a roomy balcony, providing a marvellous place to observe the views and lovely sunsets. The balcony has steps down to a fabulous waterside-decked patio that accommodates an eye-catching timber sun house

The cottages are approached through a gated entrance onto a large gravel forecourt that provides ample off road parking and general access to the property, including the attractive flagged paved terrace that provides a marvellous spot for outdoor dining and entertaining or just relaxing. The charming garden and woodland includes a walkway and lovely seating areas on the quayside, as well as a slipway for launching boats together with a sturdy timber boat and all-purpose storage shed.

The property has the added benefit of fishing rights along its entire frontage, and the Afon Dwyryd, tidal for one mile upstream to Maentwrog Bridge, is noted for salmon and sea trout.

Both drainage and water supply are private, with drainage enabled via a self-draining Klargester septic tank, while spring water from an aquifer is fed into a UV filtered 3600 litre tank and pumped at mains pressure into the cottages.

Laundry Cottage is located in the scenic hamlet of Tan y Bwlch, lying between the villages of Penrhyndeudraeth and Maentwrog, is renowned for Plas Tan y Bwlch the home of William Oakeley, now the site of the Snowdonia National Park Environmental Study Centre. The area is also well placed for Portmeirion, the Italianate village and botanic gardens built by Sir Clough Williams Ellis. The nearby town of Porthmadog and its neighbouring communities ensure that with a wide range of shops, services and recreational facilities, your every need is well catered for. An excellent road network can take you further afield to explore the Lleyn Peninsula or to the towns of Caernarfon and Bangor, linking up with the A55 expressway, allowing rapid westward transit to the lovely isle of Anglesey or eastward, passing along the North Wales coast, towards Chester, Liverpool & Manchester, ultimately joining up with the UK motorway complex.


SITTING ROOM 18' 8" x 15' 5" (5.7m x 4.7m)
SHOWER ROOM 7' 6" x 5' 10" (2.3m x 1.8m)
MASTER BEDROOM 14' 5" x 11' 9" (4.4m x 3.6m)
SNUG 15' 5" x 11' 1" (4.7m x 3.4m)
KITCHEN / DINER 28' 10" x 15' 5" (8.8m x 4.7m)
UTILITY ROOM 10' 9" x 7' 10" (3.3m x 2.4m)
GARDEN ROOM 26' 6" x 12' 1" (8.1m x 3.7m)
BEDROOM 2 14' 1" x 9' 6" (4.3m x 2.9m)
BEDROOM 3 14' 1" x 10' 2" (4.3m x 3.1m)
BATHROOM 8' 10" x 6' 2" (2.7m x 1.9m)
SHOWER ROOM 6' 6" x 6' 2" (2.0m x 1.9m)
KITCHEN 12' 1" x 9' 6" (3.7m x 2.9m)
SITTING ROOM 18' 0" x 10' 2" (5.5m x 3.1m)
BEDROOM 1 15' 1" x 10' 5" (4.6m x 3.2m)
EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM 6' 6" x 3' 11" (2.0m x 1.2m)
BALCONY 11' 6" x 4' 3" (3.52m x 1.3m)
BEDROOM 2 10' 5" x 10' 2" (3.2m x 3.1m)
BATHROOM 7' 2" x 5' 6" (2.2m x 1.7m)

Please Note: All measurements are approximate.

Early viewing is highly recommended due to the property being realistically priced.


These particulars, whilst believed to be accurate are set out as a general guideline and do not constitute any part of an offer or contract. Intending Purchasers should not rely on them as statements of representation of fact, but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to their accuracy. Please note that we have not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixtures, fittings or services including gas central heating and so cannot verify they are in working order or fit for their purpose. Furthermore, Solicitors should confirm moveable items described in the sales particulars and, in fact, included in the sale since circumstances do change during the marketing or negotiations. Although we try to ensure accuracy, if measurements are used in this listing, they may be approximate. Therefore if intending Purchasers need accurate measurements to order carpeting or to ensure existing furniture will fit, they should take such measurements themselves. Photographs are reproduced general information and it must not be inferred that any item is included for sale with the property.

To be confirmed by the Vendor’s Solicitors

Vacant possession upon completion

Viewing strictly by appointment through The Express Estate Agency

Property ref: 121_1697_4417241

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
27 April 2017

Nearest stations

  • Penrhyndeudraeth (2.0 mi)
  • Llandecwyn (2.1 mi)
  • Minffordd (2.9 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Penrhyndeudraeth (2.0 mi)
  • Llandecwyn (2.1 mi)
  • Minffordd (2.9 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

The Express Estate Agency, Nationwide

St Georges House, 56 Peter St, Manchester M2 3NQ

0161 468 0617 Local call rate

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