- A highly desirable period waterside residence in Glyngarth
- Remarkable location overlooking the Menai Strait and Snowdonia
- South easterly aspect with superb uninterrupted coastal views
- Includes a self-contained two storey annexe studio
- Beautiful tiered landscaped gardens, foreshore and private mooring
- Workshop, two generous garages and garden store
- Period home offering much originality, charm and character
- Six bedrooms and generous living accommodation
- A rare and unique opportunity exclusive and highly individual
- Our Coast & Country Service
Glyngarth certainly has its fair share of desirable coastal properties and we would argue that Garth Y Don ranks as one of the more alluring residences on this stretch of the Menai Strait. Its allure is enhanced by the fact that you can't actually see the property from the roadside, just a private gateway built into the wall - it gives little away as to what lies within but certainly adds a certain air of mystery.
Simply put, you'll be bowled over by the views, being positioned opposite Bangor's Victorian pier overlooking the Menai Straits' tidal waters whilst taking in a panoramic view of the Snowdonia mountain range as far as the Great Orme at Llandudno in one direction and towards the Thomas Telford Bridge in the other - it's quite spectacular and we can only begin to imagine what the sunrises will be like.
The fact that Garth Y Don has been the residence of renowned artist Ishbel McWhirter for many years is testament to its remarkable position, whereby the ever-changing light affecting the tonal palette of the water, creates a natural canvas which Ishbel has taken inspiration and full advantage of to create her own unique works of art - it's easy to see why Ishbel fell in love with this place. The fabulous position is enhanced by the extraordinary gardens which stretch almost to the waters' edge, creating a marvellous natural haven where your senses can be refreshed and any tensions quickly dispelled.
There are in fact two pathways leading to Garth Y Don - a gentle winding footpath which passes through the upper section of garden OR should it be raining, a series of steps set beneath a delightful corrugated canopy. Adjacent to the main residence is a two storey self-contained annexe which the owner has utilised as an art studio - and what a studio! The levels are interconnected by a spiral staircase, there's bathroom facilities and with some modification and forethought, this could well serve as holiday accommodation - subject to any planning consents and approvals. There's also a private waterside berth and off-shore mooring with an annual permit, so if you have an interest in sailing and a general love of the water, then this could well prove very useful indeed.
Garth Y Don is a period residence which oozes charm and character, offering generous proportioned rooms that make for an accommodating family home, a home which gets flooded with natural light from its favourable south easterly aspect. There's copious use of parquet flooring, a fabulous turned staircase and coved ceilings to some rooms which give it that air of style that only a period home can provide whilst a fine looking open fireplace to the principal reception room adds a further focal point. Deep bay windows and patio doors enhance the whole experience of living on the edge of the Menai Strait. Whilst the gardens are delightful and offer a rich collection of choice plants, trees and shrubs to enjoy, there is also much practicality too with a purpose made workshop/store and two generous garages. There's no denying that Garth Y Don offers a lifestyle choice that simply cannot be overstated and will prove highly rewarding on a number of levels. LOCATION
The property is located in the sought after Glyngarth area, mid-way between the historic coastal towns of Menai Bridge and Beaumaris with the A545 making the connection between these two renowned conurbations on the banks of the beautiful Menai Strait. An excellent range of amenities are available in Menai Bridge situated close to the Thomas Telford suspension bridge that links the Isle of Anglesey with the mainland. These include numerous shops, eateries, restaurants and pubs as well as a Waitrose supermarket, schools and excellent maritime facilities. You'll find the area offers much in the way of convenience and is ideally situated for the university city of Bangor which is only 5 miles distant on the mainland. The main A55 expressway allows easy access to the northern coastal towns, the port of Holyhead and the cities of Chester, Liverpool and Manchester. Anglesey has over 120 miles of coastal paths at your disposal, superb maritime and watersports facilities as well as iconic castles and lighthouses - there's always something of interest and eye-catching on your doorstep. STORM PORCH ENTRANCE HALL LOBBY LIVING ROOM 26' 9" x 23' 8" (8.17m x 7.22m max)
Measured into bay. DINING ROOM 8' 9" x 14' 10" (2.68m x 4.54m) KITCHEN 8' 8" x 15' 1" (2.65m x 4.60m) GALLERY 28' 5" x 7' 11" (8.68m x 2.43m) WC LANDING BEDROOM 1 12' 2" x 18' 8" (3.73m x 5.71m max)
Measured into wardrobes and bay. BEDROOM 2 12' 5" x 11' 4" (3.80m x 3.47m) BEDROOM 3 9' 10" x 12' 0" (3.00m x 3.66m max) BEDROOM 4 8' 11" x 9' 10" (2.74m x 3.02m) ENSUITE 9' 0" x 9' 8" (2.76m x 2.97m) BEDROOM 5 8' 11" x 10' 3" (2.72m x 3.13m max) BEDROOM 6 (STUDY) 17' 8" x 7' 10" (5.40m x 2.41m max)
Measured into wardrobe. BATHROOM 10' 4" x 6' 0" (3.17m x 1.84m) UTILITY 5' 10" x 4' 9" (1.80m x 1.46m) WC ANNEXE PORCH STUDIO 2 15' 8" x 14' 11" (4.79m x 4.57m max)
Measured into bay. STUDIO 1 15' 8" x 15' 10" (4.80m x 4.83m max)
Measured into bay. SHOWER & WC WORKSHOP 15' 5" x 13' 1" (4.72m x 4.00m max) GARAGE 1 11' 5" x 17' 10" (3.5m x 5.45m) GARAGE 11' 10" x 17' 10" (3.61m x 5.46m) AGENTS NOTE
The property shares a septic tank with the adjoining property.