Gwynedd, UK, United Kingdom
Glandwr Hall is a stunning 17th Century country house occupying a prominent coastal position on the Mawddach Estuary, said to be one of the finest estuaries in Europe, with superb views over to the Cadair Idris mountain range in Snowdonia. The Hall has been in the ownership of same family for the past 22 years and has served as a much loved second home. Under the present ownership, the house has been extensively restored and improved, including modern marble bathrooms with C.P.Hart fittings. The property stands in glorious gardens and grounds enjoying a quay, indoor heated swimming pool, hot tub, and tennis court. The hall combines delightfully presented and comfortable living space, ideal for every-day living and larger scale entertaining, with an array of charming period features.
Approached through an arched front door with stained glass panels, the entrance porch leads into a central reception hall, with a locally sourced Glandwr oak panelled floor, off which leads a study, three principle reception rooms and a graceful staircase. The drawing room, dining room and sitting room all have attractive fireplaces and deep bay windows framing the south facing views across the estuary. The elegant drawing room is notable with its French doors onto the large raised sun terrace, ideal for outdoor dining. The kitchen is accessed from both the reception hall and the dining room, and is fitted with an extensive range of oak units, along with a five-oven electric AGA with a matching gas hob. From the kitchen leads a breakfast room with a utility room beyond. A boiler room, boot room, tool room and cloakroom complete the ground floor accommodation. There is a sizeable cellar, with three rooms and a wine storage area.
Seven bedrooms are laid out over the first and second floors with most of the bedrooms enjoying far reaching views. The principle bedroom benefits from a spacious en-suite bathroom with roll top bath, walk in marble shower, ‘his and hers' sinks, feature fireplace and marble tiles with underfloor heating. The remaining bedrooms are served by three bathrooms, with tiled floors, two of which also have underfloor heating.
A large heated indoor swimming pool, with salt water system and a powered swimming jet, sits to one side of the house and has a shower room, two cloakrooms and changing facilities. Attached is a double garage. A self-contained summerhouse is situated away from the main house, offering a secluded retreat nestled amongst the established grounds. This building provides excellent secondary accommodation and could serve as a lucrative holiday let (subject to permissions).
Garden and grounds
The house is surrounded by beautiful gardens designed to provide year round colour with mature shrubs, borders, flowering plants and walkways. The terrace on the estuary side of the house is ideally positioned to enjoy the spectacular southerly views over the estuary to the mountains behind. A discreetly located tennis court sits uphill from the house.
Glandwr Hall has a quay in its grounds with access to the estuary, with a boathouse and an ancient lime kiln providing additional storage.