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Few, if any, houses for sale in Wales can boast a location that is as special as this character house, nestled into the base of a cliff within just over two acres of its own land that stretches across the coastline.
With no immediate neighbours apart from all that nature and the landscape can offer, the south-facing house has panoramic, uninterrupted views of the Cardigan Bay coast and its crystal blue sea across a golf course that can surely claim to have one of the best backdrops in Wales from which to tee-off.
The house and its outstanding location is so special it's not a surprise to find out that this amazing home has only ever been sold twice in its history and the current owners have owned the property, with the stunning Gwynedd coastline as their neighbour, for over 40 years.
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According to the agent the property, called Glaslyn, was built by the Chivers family who were well known within the Porthmadog community, for a very lucky member of the family to live and surely thoroughly enjoy being immersed in the remarkable position.
The next owner unpacked their bags at this stunning stone house in 1952. It was Miss Smith who was the retired pianist to Dame Gracie Fields and played her piano in the music room, no doubt inspired by the sweeping sea views out of the coast-facing window.
In 1980 the present owners purchased the property and have been loving the home and its location ever since. A complete and sympathetic renovation project followed the purchase, and has continued since, to provide a property perfect for the three generations of family that have enjoyed the house over the decades.
And who could blame them for holding onto this house for over 40 years. The property has direct access to The National Trust's glorious Samson Bay beach and enjoys forever uninterrupted views across the twelfth tee of Porthmadog Golf Club.
The location offers action-packed days of surfing and walking the coastal paths, or relaxing days spent on the golden sands and sociable experiences on the golf course as often as your life can allow and all literally on the doorstep.
The house offers you character and charm as well as adaptations and extensions over the years to make it a modern abode to call home. The former staff quarters at the rear of the house have been reworked into a kitchen leading onto a large and sociable dining room that is central to this rear wing.
This space oozes character ably assisted by the double-height ceiling with exposed beams that create a feeling of space that is surely regularly filled with laughter and chat during family meals and dinner parties. The white-washed stone walls and latched panel doors all add to the room's charm.
The kitchen has ridiculously remarkable coastal views from two windows that offer different angles of the home's stunning location and have surely been the cause of many meals to be burnt as the vista constantly mesmerises the cook into gazing rather than checking the oven.
From the dining room there is access to a fully-equipped bathroom, a separate toilet, a pantry and a utility room, as well as bedroom three. To the front of the house bedroom four awaits you with views across the golf course to the sea, and a very inviting lounge can be found next door.
This lounging room is a special room, with a picture window to frame the biggest slice of views as possible from as many sofas and armchairs as possible. The ceiling beams, stone fireplace and staircase all add to the special internal views within this space too.
There's a door in the lounge that leads into the music room and you can easily imagine Miss Smith placing her piano opposite the window and letting the music whisk her away on a wave of creativity surely inspired by views of the landscape outside.
Up the stairs gets you to the last two of the bedrooms and they can both offer amazing views from their elevated position. Although the master bedroom wins any outdoor connection competition as it has a triple aspect.
This collection of windows produces a trio of vistas to choose from for a visual fix of nature's outstanding creation outside, and also including the human-created golf course.
Both bedrooms have ceilings expanded into the roof space, adding character beams and a soaring double height space to the features to love. The master bedroom also has an added feature to love - an ensuite shower room that was installed in 2021.
The dream home is described as having an Arts & Crafts style and there are certainly features to support this description including a front door with decorative iron work, latched internal doors, beamed ceilings, two period fireplaces, original leaded light fittings that have been rewired, and a decorative round porthole window.
Taking a tour around this period property you will also discover the fantastic servant's bell display, still in place from the era when servants occupied the rear section of the house.
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There might even be original wide oak floorboards salvaged from Wingleworth Hall, Derbyshire under the sitting room carpet to reveal, restore and re-love.
Two added bonuses in the garden have the estate agent excited - a stone built store room and the original teak greenhouse which have potential for an onwards purchaser to consider the options for renovating, subject to planning consent, that could include additional accommodation or a home office.
This would be a useful addition to the property although surely golf and surfing, beach strolls and trips around the Llyn Peninsula will severely distract from work on a very regular basis.
The estate agent goes on to state 'the exquisite cliffside south-facing gardens were reputedly designed and landscaped by the gardeners at Bodnant Gardens and remain in their original landscaped format with slate terracing, alfresco seating and dining areas, lawns and a plethora of specimen trees and plants'.
Sounds like the perfect house in the perfect location for the perfect, peaceful coastal lifestyle. To be lucky enough to bag this beauty you will need a budget as immense as the view; Glaslyn is on the market with a guide price of £1,750,000 with Strutt and Parker, call their Shrewsbury branch on 01743 598332 to find out more. And don't miss the best dream homes in Wales, renovation stories and interiors, join the Amazing Welsh Homes newsletter which is sent to your inbox twice a week.
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