This really is a place where fairy tales come true as not only is the property nestled in approximately 8 acres of beautiful gardens, and woodlands being strategically positioned to take full advantage of the panoramic views which stretch over 20 miles, but it is believed that Alfred Bestall visited Plas Oeddwr where he regularly took inspiration from the setting to write and illustrate the Rupert The Bear books.
Clearly the setting of Plas Oeddwr is nothing short of inspirational with a history unlike any other property in the area. The property was featured in a Country Life article in the 1950’s when under the stewardship of Colonel Goodchild the property was renovated and extended and it became infamous with himself and a relative playing the harp in the end room becoming a particular favourite form of entertainment for the many visitors including dignitaries ranging from bishops, authors and artists, to Sir Edmund Hilary and his party prior to the ascent of Mount Everest and even Sir Clough William Ellis who is believed to have inspired the fireplace to one of the rooms.
With the structure of the Grade II listed building Oeddwr Isaf cottage, which was originally owned by the Wynns of Gwydir and parts of which believed to date back to 1495, also situated in the grounds it provides potential for further accommodation [subject to the usual consents]
The setting of the property on a steep south facing slope within the Snowdonia National Park and positioned high above the Aberglaslyn woods, can only be truly appreciated with a visit where you will be able to walk through the extensive woodlands and take in some of the most stunning views the area has to offer. You could literally find a different spot to sit in all year around whether it be by the numerous waterfalls that flow through the grounds and for which a hydro electric scheme to serve the property has even been considered to supplement the 17 solar panels currently in situ, or on one of the many rocky outcrops which are perched high above the valley. Whilst the gardens have obvious appeal for sitting and relaxing in for the energetic there are as many walks on the properties doorsteps as there are places to sit and enjoy the view, with beaches such as Black Rock Sands and Borth y Gest being within a 15 minute drive.
Whilst the views and external grounds at the property are in themselves a unique feature especially with being in a dark sky reserve with no light pollution, the internal character and accommodation only enhances the properties charm, with 4 adaptable reception rooms all having stunning views and a very welcoming kitchen/family room. The main bedroom to the first floor provides a really spacious room and the ability to partition off the landing area to create further first floor bedroom space is obvious. The current owners have restored the property bringing it into the 21st century without losing its charm, rather, enhancing the property with wall and ceiling insulation throughout, re- wiring, underfloor insulation, new welsh slate roof and new plumbing.
On entering Beddgelert on the A4085 from the Caernarfon direction turn right over the small bridge and continue out of the village on the A498 passing The Royal Goat hotel. In just over 1 mile continue past the left turn towards Penrhydeudraeth and Dolgellau staying on the A498, when just a small row of stone cottages will be seen on the right hand side slightly set back off the road, with a pull in area immediately after. The steep driveway leading up to the property will be seen on the right hand side just before the cottages.
24' 3'' x 16' 2'' (7.39m x 4.92m)
As soon as you enter this property you are aware of the unique nature of the home. This spacious area provides ample room for both family space, and cooking with the kitchen area having a run of base units with working surfaces above and incorporating a sink unit, and four ring hob. With panelling to one wall and an enclosed log burning fireplace providing a reflection of the character at the property with a further bespoke fairy-tale castellated style fireplace with Arctic glass becoming illuminated from behind to provide an Alpine rural scene. The French doors open onto the terraced area at the front and as with the windows at the property take in the far reaching views.
Ground Floor Bedroom 2
22' 11'' x 16' 2'' (6.98m x 4.92m)
With plenty of space and windows to both the front and rear this room could be easily split to provide two bedrooms or left as is currently the case to provide a spacious reception room with lovely views and airy accommodation to provide an inspirational feel.
Being fitted out in a totally individual style with traditional high flush wc, and copper wash hand basin together with similar style roll top bath from which it is possible to sit and take in the views to one of the many waterfalls.
15' 4'' x 15' 1'' (4.67m x 4.59m)
Providing a traditional style dining room with a large feature slate fireplace having open fire and exposed red quarry tiled flooring providing plenty of charm to the room. Windows to both the front and rear also take in the outlook over the grounds at the property
15' 4'' x 14' 10'' (4.67m x 4.52m)
Providing a central meeting point at the property with a spiral staircase leading up to the first floor this room has been recently redecorated with an open marble fireplace and slate slabbed providing features to the room and again having windows to the front and rear over the grounds.
22' 7'' x 15' 4'' (6.88m x 4.67m)
This room evokes memories of when Colonel Goodchild’s wife played the harp to a grateful group of guests with its high pitched ceiling allowing the acoustics to flow through the room. The 4 Velux windows provide plenty of natural light and the windows to the front take in the views. Once again a unique open fireplace provides a focal point to the far side of the room which also has an exposed wooden floor.
First Floor Landing/ Potential Bedroom
14' 10'' x 10' 8'' (4.52m x 3.25m)
The proportion and layout to this room is more than adequate to enable a section to be partitioned to create both a landing access to the main bedroom and an additional bedroom space.
With wc and wash hand basin
15' 4'' x 14' 6'' (4.67m x 4.42m)
Once again a feeling of natural space and airiness is created with the extra height vaulted ceiling having Velux windows and with far reaching views from the front
There can be little doubt that the grounds that surround the property create a natural rugged beauty with an extensive array of woodland, flowers, shrubs flora and fauna. Two fast flowing streams flow through the grounds creating attractive waterfalls and deep pools and the areas in which you can relax to appreciate the stunning views are almost limitless.
The property benefits form private water and drainage.
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We have been advised by the seller that the property is being offered on a Freehold basis.
This is a Freehold property.