Built for a wealthy merchant and owned during the twentieth century by the 5th Duke of Westminster, this sizable Regency Period House is at the centre of a country estate not far from Bala Lake.
NPA were instructed by a private client in early 2020 to undertake a listed building survey prior to their purchase of the property and prepare as built drawings to enable the repair and re-servicing works.
North Wales has a rich seam of historic buildings from all periods, this one being an elegant example of Regency architecture in a stunning hillside setting overlooking the river Dee. The building interior is largely unaltered and has a number of outstanding original fittings including a matching pair of mahogany astragal glazed alcove bookcases. Houses of this age and type often have large cellars, these extend almost the full width of the houses and contained the original late C19 cast iron Calorifier.
Although the low pitch roof looks typical for this period, this is a later structure, the original slightly shallower pitch roof is still visible inside the roof space.