A delightful historic country house in Snowdonia National Park with sea views, two integrated flats ideal for holiday lets, and large gardens.

The property Bennar Fawr is an impressive period stone country house situated within Snowdonia National Park with sea views. The property offers versatile living space with two separate flats ideal for holiday lets or could be incorporated back into the main house if required. It stands in beautifully stocked gardens with a swimming pool (in need of repair). While a much loved family home for over forty years, the house would lend itself to business use subject to the necessary permissions being granted.

The front door is accessed through the south facing conservatory and opens into a hallway off which is the elegant drawing room with an attractive fireplace and lit by deep sash windows. The well fitted kitchen is to the rear of the house with doors off to the adjoining dining room and a cosy sitting room with a feature fireplace and window seat.

Upstairs, four bedrooms are accessed off a main landing along with the family bathroom. A door opens to a further staircase leading up to an attic room. Off the main hallway there is a door through to an inner hall off which is the guest suite with a double bedroom, dressing room and bathroom.

The house has split levels and the historic kitchens in the basement lend themselves to a number of uses whether as a games room, gym or further sitting room, while further rooms beyond have been adapted to a bar and party room, along with storage space.

Self contained flats The two flats have separate access or can be accessed from the main house. They both have views over the garden and have potential to extend further if required.

Flat 1 has an open plan living room with kitchen and dining area. A staircase leads up to two double bedrooms one with en suite shower room and separate bathroom.

Flat 2 has a hallway off which is the bathroom and open plan living room with kitchen and dining area. The two double bedrooms are beyond, one of which has French doors opening to the garden.

The house benefit from oil fired central heating and the flats from LPG gas, with many of the windows double glazed.

This property has 1.49 acres of land.


Outside Bennar Fawr is approached through impressive stone pillars with the driveway leading up through an avenue of trees to a parking area by the house.

The house stands surrounded by beautifully maintained and well stocked gardens and grounds with mature trees and two feature pools. To the south of the garden is the heated swimming pool (liner in need of repair) and an attractive summer house which also houses the boiler for the heating system.

There is an integrated garage which combines as a spacious workshop and has the potential to be developed into further accommodation if required and subject to planning permission. Within the garden is the historic stone bothy which has the benefit of a new roof and could be adapted to a number of uses including home office.


Location Situated between the picturesque Welsh Coastal town of Barmouth and the World Heritage site of Harlech with the backdrop of the Snowdonian National Park, Bennar Fawr is situated down a no through road leading down to the beautiful unspoilt, long and sandy Bennar Beach.

The house is rural yet easily accessible to good amenities at the nearby village of Talybont, Barmouth and Harlech. The coastline is known to have some of the best sandy beaches in the British Isles and there are two famous links golf courses nearby; Royal St. Davids at Harlech, and Aberdovey.

A further range of amenities can be found in Porthmadog and Machynlleth, and there are main line trains from Barmouth to Shrewsbury, Birmingham and London.


From Dolgellau (A470) follow the A496 towards Barmouth, continuing for around 12 miles passing through Barmouth, Llanaber and Talybont. Upon reaching St Ddwywe’s church and signage for Traeth Beach, turn left onto Ffordd Benar and after 600 meters the driveway for Bennar Fawr will be found on the left.

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Other features

  • Main house: Drawing room
  • Sitting room
  • Garden room
  • Dining room
  • Kitchen
  • 5 Bedrooms (1 with en suite)
  • Family bathroom
  • Attic room
  • Basement rooms and bar
  • EPC rating F
  • Garage with workshop
  • Outbuildings
  • Grounds and gardens extending to around 1.5 acres
  • Swimming pool
  • Two 2-bedroom flats with separate access
  • Flat 1 EPC rating F
  • Flat 2 EPC rating F

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Ref: SBY190034

Dyffryn Ardudwy Gwynedd LL44

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Ref: SBY190034

Dyffryn Ardudwy Gwynedd LL44

Guide Price