An ideal property for keen gardeners who’d also love their very own patch of native woodland and plenty of space among the hills of North Wales
If you’re hankering for a traditional farmhouse away from the masses, surrounded by hills, trees and beautiful gardens, then this place is certainly worth a look.
Gwnodl Fawr is at the end of a private lane in the Upper Dee Valley, west of the towns of Llangollen and Corwen. The traditional stone farmhouse is surrounded by greenery, with lovely lawned gardens and seating areas with views across to the Berwyn mountains.
Kids will love the archway that leads through to a ‘secret garden’, where there’s plenty of fruit and veg, plus a greenhouse. This in turn leads through to an area of wildflowers and a stream.
A wood was planted at the turn of the millennium and this now attracts plenty of wildlife, as well as providing a self-sufficient supply of firewood (there’s a wood store and a chopping area on-site). There’s also a small paddock on the property too.
Inside, there’s a real cosy country farmhouse feel with several rooms having beamed ceilings, and some delightful fireplaces. The one in the living room, for instance, is a stone inglenook fireplace with a cast iron multi-fuel burner. This room has lovely views across the garden towards the hills.
The kitchen also has original wooden beams, and has a Rangemaster electric double oven.
Finding your own little corner in this house is easy, even for those with a large family. As well as a south west-facing sunroom with windows covering the whole front and side, there’s a reception room with another inglenook fireplace and log burner, plus a snug with beamed walls and ceilings, and glorious views.
There are six bedrooms in total – one with dual aspect windows, another with built-in storage cupboards, and another with a big walk-in wardrobe – so providing space for guests shouldn’t be a problem.
If you’re keen for a project to restore an old building into something more useful, there’s a stone farm labourer’s cottage on the grounds, which might make a lovely holiday let, given a fair amount of TLC.
Whether you love gardening, heaps of space, a view of the hills, native woodland, or just to relax amid peace and quiet, there’s plenty at Gwnodl Fawr to appeal to someone wanting to get stuck in to country living.
AT A GLANCE
Gwnodl Fawr – A large stone farmhouse with character features, extensive gardens and views of the hills
Bedrooms – Six – some with views over the surrounding landscape
Land – Over two acres of gardens, outbuildings, woodland, a paddock and a stream
Location – Ten minutes from Corwen and around 20 from Bala and Llangollen
Price – On sale for £542,000
Agents – Williams Estates. Tel: 01824 704050.
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