A rare opportunity to purchase a detached period cottage in an idyllic location with a woodland backdrop and Mawddach estuary views. Much loved for many years the property is unquestionably in now in need of renovation and modernisation to restore back to its original charm and glory.
Spacious and full of character the property retains many original features including beamed ceilings, an astonishing open fireplace and ‘A’ framed attic room. There is a large garden facing the Mawddach estuary benefitting from lovely views and bordered by woodland providing privacy and seclusion.
Although only 2 bedrooms, the cottage has been extended and provides much scope for reconfiguration to maximise the considerable floor space including the potential to add en-suites, create additional bedrooms and convert the attic (subject to regulations) which has original ‘A’ frame beams, exposed stone walling and roof light windows.
There is off road parking for several cars and a detached stone built garage.
The semi rural location is charming; easily accessible but tucked away up a quiet dead end lane off the main A496 road with countryside walks in every direction. Surrounded by birdsong and the natural beauty of one of the most enchanting locations adjacent to the Snowdonia National Park. The bustling seaside resort of Barmouth with its famous sandy beaches is just 4 miles away and the market town of Dolgellau an easy 6 mile drive. The beautiful Mawddach estuary can be seen from the house and is just minutes away.
Welcoming traditional stone porch with quarry tiled floor, slate roof and windows and door to the large lounge/diner.
8.88 x 4.95 (29'1" x 16'2")
An extremely large open plan room with beamed ceiling and traditional open fireplace under wooden mantle on slate hearth. The room has triple aspect windows and provides a blank canvas and could be easily divided into two large reception rooms. Stairs rise to the first floor and a door leads to the rear lobby.
3.17 x 2.97 (10'4" x 9'8")
Already a good sized room, there is further potential for expansion. With a range of wall and base units, stainless steel sink with drainer, built in double oven and hob with extractor over. A window looks out to the garden and a door leads to the rear lobby.
Adjacent to the kitchen is the WC, a large store room and lobby with doors to lounge and garden. This whole area has scope to be developed to enlarge the kitchen and create a utility etc if required.
1.4 x 1.6 (4'7" x 5'2")
With low level WC, hand basin and window to the rear.
1.6 x 0.8 (5'2" x 2'7")
Adjacent to the kitchen and WC with door to rear lobby.
Stairs rise to the large first floor landing with doors off to the two bedroom and bathroom. There are 3 large cupboards on this floor (one housing the water tank) and there is scope and space to potentially create en-suites, and perhaps an additional bedroom on this floor. Stairs rise to the attic room.
5 x 2.96 (16'4" x 9'8")
A very large double with beamed ceiling, dual aspect windows and built in wardrobe.
4.9 x 2.48 (16'0" x 8'1")
A further double with beamed ceiling, built in wardrobe and window to the garden.
3 x 2.4 (9'10" x 7'10")
With coloured suite comprising of low level WC, hand basin, bidet and bath. Window to the garden.
There is a series of three stores rooms one of which houses the water tank.
8 x 5 (26'2" x 16'4")
A very attractive room with exposed A frame beams, wooden flooring, exposed stone walling and three double glazed roof light windows. There is plenty of headroom and lots of opportunity to develop the full potential of this space.
The private gardens extend to 0.37 acres and are laid to lawn with mature trees, bushes and shrubs. Stretching down in the direction of the estuary, there are shimmering water views and to the sides and to the rear is a sylvan backdrop of mature trees.
Across the lane is off road parking for several cars in front of the detached stone built garage which has up and over door and windows.
The cottage is freehold and connected to mains electricity, drainage and water. It benefits from oil fired central heating and some double glazing.
Please note: a patch of Japanese Knotweed has been detected at the bottom of the garden some 30 metres away from the property and is being treated under a specialist management programme, please contact the Estate Agents for more details.
Barmouth is known as the town where 'the Mountains meet the Sea' but offers much more than that. It is a thriving seaside town with breathtaking views on the north west coast of Wales looking out onto Cardigan Bay on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park. There is a a bustling town centre with a range of shops and supermarkets and great places to eat and relax.
For lovers of the outdoors it offers walking, cycling, paddle-boarding, kayaking, and of course swimming in the sea from the beautiful golden sand beach. The train station in the middle of the town provides easy links up and down the coastal line or regular trains directly through to Birmingham and beyond.
The near by market town of Dolgellau is one of the most beautiful places in Snowdonia. It’s a fabulous base to explore Snowdonia. If you want mountain biking you have everything including the flat Mawddach Trail which follows the old railway bed to the lovely seaside town of Barmouth. If hurtling down hills on two wheels is your thing, then Dolgellau is the nearest town to Coed y Brenin Mountain Bike Centre and further north you have the rugged slate tracks of Antur Stiniog in Blaenau Ffestiniog. Dolgellau is home to local schools, a college and hospital in addition to its shops, craft shops, pubs, restaurants and cafes.