Bala, Gwynedd, Wales
Asking Price: £395,950
Own your own piece of Welsh history with your own Motte and Bailey Castle site in your garden with views over Lake Bala which comes with a superb farmhouse.
Pen Y Bont Farmhouse is a substantial detached property of immense charm and character, set within the Snowdonia National Park at the edge of Lake Bala, with a listed historic 13th century Motte and Bailey castle (Castell Gronw) within the grounds, from which there are spectacular views across the Lake and to the mountains beyond.
The property, which has been fully renovated to a high standard, has origins dating back at least 300 years and retains many original features including a wealth of exposed beams and including wood burning stoves housed in inglenook fireplaces.
From the top of the Motte there are fine views over the North end of Bala Lake, also across to the charming town of Bala and of the surrounding countryside. The fully renovated farmhouse has 5/6 bedrooms, attached barns and gardens of just under 1 acre which also include large lawns, a stream and wooded area, as well as fantastic views across Lake Bala from the top of the Motte.
Castell Gronw is a Cadw listed scheduled ancient monument which comprises a Motte and Bailey castle mound overlooking Lake Bala in Snowdonia, Wales. The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales lists Castell Gronw as a medieval castle which dates back to approximately 1202.
In addition to Castell Gronw the grounds include a wooded area with stream, in all set in approx ¾ acre. It is situated in a superb location just a stone’s throw from the shores of Lake Bala, yet within just a few minutes walk of Bala town with all its amenities including leisure centre with swimming pool, quaint local shops, award-winning restaurants and numerous cosy and friendly pubs.
The property can be visited by anyone later this year as it is taking part in Cadw (the Welsh Government’s historic environment service) “Open Doors” event in September.
The property is now being marketed by RG Jones in Bala. You can learn more about it by visiting the Pen Y Bont Farmhouse website.