THE TOWERS, Conwy
Pets Allowed: No
Price Guide: £1496-£3995
The Towers is a substantial harbour master’s mansion (for a harbour that was never made), and was built by John Platt in 1872. On a grand scale of over 5000 square feet, in a Gothic chateau style, it has been refurbished to an excellent standard. Located yards from the beach, this detached property boasts flexible holiday accommodation including a fine cinema room with a beautiful hand painted domed ceiling, dining room with seating for 20 people, beach room, library and games room. There is also a large kitchen with breakfast room, ten bedrooms and living room. Of particular note is the superb Balinese bedroom with its ornate beamed and Hessian ceiling which like many rooms, including the fantastic lantern tower, benefits from magnificent views across to the Isle of Anglesey and Puffin Island. The lawned garden has an attractive ornamental pond with a Japanese three-tier fountain surrounded by a 9-hole putting green. The driveway extends to the rear of the property where there is a further garden area and small orchard and parking for 10 vehicles.
The walled town of Conwy lies close by between Llandudno and Bangor, and with the West Coast train line passing through both towns, London is only 3 hours away. Conwy is home to an elegant 13th-century castle built by Edward I, as well as other buildings of note - such as the 14th-century timber and stone Aberconwy House (NT), the splendid Plas Mawr and what is reputed to be the smallest house in Britain. For art lovers, there is the Royal Cambrian Academy (where displays of Welsh artists’ work are shown during the annual summer exhibition). As well as being the major shopping town for the area, Llandudno is also home to Venue Cymru theatre which has a range of touring productions. The town also has two beaches and the famous views from the top of the Great Orme (679ft), jutting out into the Irish Sea, which can be explored by tramway, cable car or on foot. In the other direction is Ynys Môn (the Isle of Anglesey) with its 125 miles of coastline of fantastic beaches and rocky coves. For walkers, there are plenty of routes to explore - including The Cambrian Way which begins in Conwy, and winds its 274 miles to Cardiff, passing through some of Wales’ most wonderful upland scenery, and taking in the Carneddau, the Glyders, the Snowdon Massif, Cadair Idris and the Brecon Beacons. Bodnant Garden is a further attraction in the area for visitors, providing displays of rhododendrons and laburnum in May/June and other colour throughout the year. Horse riding nearby. Ideal for golf. Station 100 yards. Shops and pub ½ mile.
Large living room with open fire, cinema screen and hand painted domed ceiling. Large dining room. Large kitchen with breakfast room. Beach room. Library/games room. Two double bedrooms, one with four-poster bed. Bunk bedroom. Bathroom with shower cubicle and toilet. Two shower rooms and toilet. First floor: Five double bedrooms, one with four-poster bed and en-suite shower room with toilet, one with four-poster bed. Two twin bedrooms. Three shower rooms with toilet. Separate toilet.
- Open fire - initial fuel inc, thereafter avail locally
- Elec and full gas CH inc (£1 per person per night Nov-Apr)
- Bed linen and towels inc
- Satellite TV
- TV with cinema system
- Two d/washers
- Large, enclosed, lawned garden with patio and furniture
- Parking (for 10 cars)
- Games room
- Catering avail by prior arr with owner
- No smoking
- Ground floor facilities
- NB: Ornamental pond with fountain in garden
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