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Tal y Bont Uchaf, nr Bangor, Gwynedd




by Webmaster, 20th February 2017

A coastal location with glorious views, oodles of living room and equestrian facilities make this period gem a wonderful family home

A beautifully restored period farmhouse, Tal y Bont Uchaf offers the perfect blend of rural tranquility and the best of coastal living. Located in the Gwynedd village of Talybont, the five-bedroom home is less than four miles from the university city of Bangor, and offers views towards Penrhyn Castle and the Menai Strait. 

An attractive stone building, the farmhouse is believed to date back to
the 17th century, with further work being undertaken in the 19th century. More recent renovations, meanwhile, have resulted in a home which perfectly balances period features with modern touches. 

Entry to Tal y Bont Uchaf is gained through the original front door, which leads to a hallway. From here there’s an open-plan sitting room with an inglenook fireplace containing a woodburner, as well as exposed beams and limestone flooring. Beyond is the kitchen and breakfast room, which has a range of units, granite worktops, an island and built-in barbecue cooker. Adjacent to this is a utility room, a walk-in larder, and a plant room. 

A dining room with space for up to 20 people lies at the heart of the home. Ideal for entertaining, it offers double doors through to a lounge with vaulted ceiling, sprung dance floor area and open fireplace, plus, there’s also access to a snooker room, no less. 

An oak staircase in the entrance hall leads up to the first floor, where there are five double bedrooms sharing three bathrooms. One of the bedrooms has its own mezzanine level, while the master features an en-suite with Italian fittings. 

In addition to the main house, the property has a seven-bedroom annexe (yes, seven!), which has been converted from a range
of traditional farm buildings. Each of the bedrooms has an individual Moroccan style, of course, and could be used as accommodation for guests – paying or otherwise – providing Tal y Bont Uchaf’s new owners with an additional income opportunity. 

In the grounds, a driveway leads to a parking area in front of the house, while to the side there’s a hexagonal shelter with a central barbecue and bench seating. 

Further outbuildings include a stables comprising a tack room and horse-care facilities. In addition, there’s a further three-bay store and a manège. There are fields all around the house with one-and-a-half acres belonging to the property and a further two-and-a-half held on licence. 

Ideal for those seeking a tranquil near-coast idyll to call their own, Tal y Bont Uchaf offers prospective buyers space, character and the chance to earn an income from their investment.

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AT A GLANCE... 

Tal y Bont Uchaf: A fully restored period farmhouse offering extensive accommodation and equestrian facilities in a rural location close to the coast 

Bedrooms: There are five bedrooms in the main house, along with seven more in the annexe 

Land: The house comes with around one-and-a-half acres of gardens and fields, plus a further two-and-a-half acres are held on licence 

Location: The property is located in the village of Talybont, less than four miles from Bangor, in Gwynedd 

Price: Guide price of £995,000 

Agents: Jackson, Stops & Staff, tel: 01244 328361, www.jackson-stops.co.uk

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