One of Barmouth’s most iconic and desirable properties, Cynfal sits proudly on the exclusive Panorama Road, backed by its private woodland and having magnificent views of Barmouth Bridge, the coast and mountains.
Lovingly restored, this iconic four bedroom house full of style, charm and character benefits from all modern comforts sitting in a 1.27 acre plot. A newly laid slate patio has connections ready for a hot tub and an elegant veranda provides shelter in all weathers. Additional land opposite has further breathtaking views, perfect for enjoying the sunset and there are two roadside garages and plentiful parking.
With scope to further add value internally and potential to replace the garages with a residence (subject to planning) we are delighted to be offering new owners custodianship of this prestigious property.
A period door leads onto a small lobby with original quarry tiled floor and door to inner entrance hall. The lobby has space for boots and shoes and the long quarry tiled entrance hall leads on to the main accommodation via an arch through to an inner corridor with Karndean flooring and an Arts and Crafts style staircase to the first floor.
4.7 x 3.3 (15'5" x 10'9")
A perfectly proportioned room with a period marble fireplace with inset contemporary wood burner and dual aspect windows providing lovely woodland views. There is Karndean flooring, picture rails and coving.
4.49 x 3.96 (14'8" x 12'11")
A beautiful room with triple aspect windows providing beautiful views across the estuary, Barmouth Bridge, The Spit, along Cardigan Bay and beyond. There is an attractive Arts and Craft style wooden fire place with tiled inserts and slate hearth and Karndean flooring. A part glazed door leads out to the veranda.
3.31 x 2.68 (10'10" x 8'9")
With a range of contemporary wall and base units and an expanse of granite worktop. This stylish kitchen has a built in NEFF double over and grill, a large hob with extractor over, integrated fridge freezer and dishwasher and Karndean flooring. A bay window to the front provides lovely views of exposed granite rock face and over the garden to the sea. Characterful original glazed cupboards and coving add further charm.
3.30 x 2.66 (10'9" x 8'8")
To the rear of the property with original quarry tiled floor, tiled recess for AGA and original built in cupboards.
Off the boot room with sink and drainer, space and plumbing for the washing machine and other noisy and unsightly appliances, keeping them tucked away and maintaining the beauty and style of the main accommodation.
A long landing with wooden Arts and Crafts balustrade runs the length of the first floor, flooded with light from several window and doors off to the three first floor bedrooms and family bathroom. There is also a useful storage cupboard and the stairs and landing benefit from Karndean flooring.
3.39 x 2.30 (11'1" x 7'6")
A stunning room with attractive tiling, wood panelling and Velux window. Period style new WC and hand basin have been added, but the main feature is the original claw footed free standing bath with original taps which has been lovingly restored making a wonderful centre piece.
5.69 x 3.75 (18'8" x 12'3")
A characterful double bedroom with ample room for large settee and having stunning views across the coast. With Karndean flooring, interesting ceiling details and an original white period fireplace, this room oozes style and charm. A door leads off to the ensuite shower room.
2.77 1.97 (9'1" 6'5")
Cleverly designed to incorporate a large walk in shower, attractively tiled, with wood panelling detail, built in storage cupboards and Velux window. A new white WC and handbasin both in a traditional style are perfectly fitting to bring up to date convenience whilst maintaining the period style.
4.16 x 3.88 (13'7" x 12'8")
Lovely double bedroom with beautiful views, ample space for a relaxing sofa and a pretty original fireplace with inset tiles. With Karndean flooring.
4.80 x 3.51 (15'8" x 11'6")
A further large double bedroom with space for a settee and Karndean flooring. This room has a tranquil feel with window to the woodland and terraces at the rear.
3.86 x 2.87 (12'7" x 9'4")
Located on the ground floor with door to inner corridor and door to study/potential Jack and Jill bathroom. A lovely double bedroom with window to the front and Karndean flooring,
2.75 x 2.58 (9'0" x 8'5")
Newly installed and configured in 'Jack and Jill' style also on the ground floor with a door to inner corridor and a door to bedroom 4. With attractive black and white floor tiling, large walk in shower, period style washbasin and toilet and window to the front.
It is easy to imagine the original owners in the roaring twenties sipping a dry martini on the veranda whilst enjoying the view which has changed little since the house was built. This charming wooden veranda is sheltered in all weathers and is a splendid example of Arts and Crafts detail. It has an original quarry tiled floor and slate steps and edging. Doors lead out from the porch and dining room making this easily accessible for coffee and cocktails and watching the world go by beneath.
The exterior is a delight. Directly in front of the house is the magnificent veranda and a long terrace with iron railings. To the side is a newly laid slate patio with exposed granite to the rear and breathtaking views to the front. There is outside power plus a water supply and the connections are in place for the addition of a hot tub.
Cynfal sits in approximately 1.27 acres and is backed by its own private woodland which extends above and to the sides. Terraces, paths and steps meander around the estate leading up to the woodland and down to the garages. These are flanked with mature bushes, trees, flowers and herbs (some sub tropical) and the garden is a magical place to explore with several seating areas and ever changing vistas as the paths twist and turn.
In addition there is stone faced shed with slate roof built into the rock face and the original outside toilet.
Directly opposite Cynfal is a large flat parking area which can easily acomodate several cars. This plot of land extends around the hillside and is a charming combination of cliff and vegetation with an additional bonus of a view point overlooking the magnificent coast which could be cleared to make the perfect spot for a table and chairs and enjoying the sunsets for which the coast is famous.
Paths and steps wind down from the house to the two garages and further parking at the bottom of Panorama Road. With up and over doors, providing useful space not only for vehicles but also all the paraphernalia necessary for a day out on the water, lounging on the beach or exploring the surrounding mountains by bike or foot. Subject to planning there is the potential to create a residence in this space if desired.
Cynfal benefits from mains electricity, water and drainage. Heating is oil fired supplemented by the wood burner and has useful Nest control. The property is freehold.
Cynfal is an excellent example of an Arts and Crafts design. Arts and Crafts houses are easily recognisable with asymmetrical roofs, often gables, and a distinctive form and structure. The emphasis is on using traditional methods of construction and craftsmanship. The houses tend to blend the charms of a traditional country cottage with a house of larger proportions, providing a quirky character which is often absent in large properties.
As the construction features are so important to the style, they tend to be exposed, with brickwork and timbers on display. Chimneys are usually oversized, leading to brick or stone fireplaces inside and the windows are often made up of smaller panes for a more traditional look. Front doors tend to be substantial and made of wood, and are often included as a main feature in a porchway.
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.