Star, Gaerwen, North Wales
Offers in the region of £1,500,000
- A truly impressive detached family home, set within mature grounds
- Beautiful interior with attention to detail and quality paramount
- Stands within 3 acres of landscaped gardens to include fenced paddocks
- Pleasing southerly aspect with panoramic views of the Snowdonia mountain range
- Secure gated property with a sweeping driveway flanked by Victorian lamp posts
- Generous double garage, agricultural shed and planning permission for a summerhouse
- Five double bedrooms, 1 en-suite, dressing room and family bathroom
- Sizeable drawing room, study, sitting room, dining room and conservatory
- A stunning bespoke kitchen of maple & oak, granite worktops and integrated appliances
- Fully double glazed, oil central heating and modern monitored security system
Plas Penbryn - designed and built by the present owners, completed in the year 2005 to an exacting and indeed highly pleasing standard, was certainly chosen for its superb position enjoying uninterrupted panoramic views of the Snowdonia range including mount Snowdon - a highlight we're sure you'll never tire of whilst savouring its splendid southerly aspect, making the experience of living here all the more pleasurable. Situated in an unspoilt corner of Anglesey, offering diversity and a coastline that's second to none!
This impressive residence stands within 3 Acres of carefully laid out landscaped gardens with grounds to include fenced paddocks and so much more besides. A property of this stature deserves a fitting entrance - its impressive pillared gateway (fully electric with security camera and intercom) opens through to a sweeping driveway flanked by Victorian lamp posts whereby you'll soon catch a glimpse of this imposing property. Being draped in Virginia creeper adds a welcome splash of colour during the autumn months whilst manicured lawns surround the property complemented by planted borders that are home to a whole host of flora for your enjoyment. The gardens were the brainchild of Donaldson Edward's landscape architects, employed to make the best use of the surroundings and at the same time create a balanced, aesthetic appeal with minimal maintenance in mind. The driveway culminates in a circular island with water fountain, providing a focal point of interest right on the doorstep. Needless to say there's ample parking as well as a double garage, a large 13m x 9m agricultural shed and planning permission for a summerhouse measuring 9.50m x 5.00m.
Plas Penbryn is a spacious family home with generous sized rooms throughout, immediately evident when you enter the impressive hallway. The polished porcelain floor, Brazilian mahogany staircase and galleried landing complement each other wonderfully to give you a feeling of grandeur as you step inside. The main drawing room oozes luxury with a large bay window framing views of mount Snowdon whilst French doors open out to the rear lawned garden. The main focal point is the decorative marble fireplace with a real flame gas fire whilst coving and cornices adorn the ceiling, affording a beautiful room in which to relax or entertain in.
A stunning bespoke kitchen designed by Mark Wilkinson furniture, employs the finest choice of maple and oak throughout, topped with polished black granite work surfaces and comes fitted with a full suite of high quality integrated appliances, enough to keep any cook/chef satisfied. A useful, matching utility room adjacent includes a fitted cloakroom. Double doors open into the spacious dining room where its polished pitch pine parquet floor really stands out, providing a fitting room for more formal occasions. Sliding doors open onto the rear patio, perfect for those summer evening entertaining family and friends. A further reception room features a dressed sandstone fireplace, presenting itself as a splendid room to snuggle-up in front of a roaring fire come wintertime.
Leading off the sitting room is a most impressive conservatory situated along the south west elevation. Made of mahogany hardwood (as are indeed all windows), this stunning room has a feature wooden ceiling and offers magnificent views of Snowdonia. Completing the ground floor is a purpose built well-proportioned study panelled in sweet chestnut with an abundance of matching storage cabinets and shelving. To the first floor, all rooms lead off from the galleried landing, foremost of which is the master bedroom which enjoys a dual aspect overlooking the gardens and surrounding countryside. As well as a large dressing room there is also a comprehensive En-suite shower room. A further four double bedrooms are available, all of which enjoy varying views of the surrounding countryside - three of the bedrooms with that delightful southerly aspect. All are served by a luxurious bathroom fitted with a Jacuzzi bath, steam room and a complementary suite befitting a property of this stature. Finally, a large walk-in airing cupboard is accessed off the landing. The property is served by an oil fired central heating system and comes fully double glazed. There is also a modern monitored security alarm system with the addition of several security cameras covering all aspects of the property and outbuildings, so you can rest assured that Plas Penbryn is secure.
As touched on earlier, there is ample parking, a double garage that'll do you proud, whilst to the rear of the garden there is planning permission to erect a two storey summerhouse, the base and footings of which are already in place, with potential for this to become a self-contained annexe - subject to the necessary planning consents - offering possibilities for generating additional income. The large agricultural building to the side is of galvanised steel construction, has two large electric roller shutter doors and power/light/water. Such is the nature of this building that it could easily accommodate numerous recreational commodities such as a touring caravan, yacht or motorhome and indeed kayaks and all sundries, or maybe even a small collection of classic cars/bikes - the possibilities are surely endless! Ref: DHCC
LOCATION The property is situated in a private yet slightly elevated position on the periphery of the hamlet of Star, roughly equidistant between the villages of Llanfairpwll and Gaerwen. These popular villages both offer excellent amenities to include primary schools (there's a secondary school in neighbouring Menai Bridge), shops, taverns/eateries and service stations - Llanfairpwll enjoying the lions share with supermarkets and health centre whilst famously boasting the longest place name in the UK - the pronouncement of which can provide much amusement!
Gaerwen does however have a striking new 'Science park' situated in an accessible location. Two historical bridges are located nearby too, crossing the famous tidal waters of the Menai Strait which are always a hive of activity with sailing and watersports enthusiasts. Star, situated close to the historic A5 route from London to Holyhead is also conveniently placed for the A55 expressway, allowing for easy commuting across the entire island from the port town of Holyhead, to the mainland passing by the acclaimed University City of Bangor and onwards to Chester and the main UK motorway network. Holyhead offers daily sailings to and from Ireland, a mainline railway service (fast and direct to London) whilst Anglesey airport operates daily flights to Cardiff. If you want to explore the delights of the Snowdonia National Park, then this superb outdoor playground is just minutes' away by car - a striking vista on full display from Plas Penbryn. Your main shopping destination will be the city of Bangor situated on the mainland - home to Wales' longest High Street offering typical shopping fare as well extensive out-of-town goods and services, a mainline railway station and a recently opened and eye-catching arts and cultural centre. Anglesey is celebrated for its diverse and dramatic coastline from miles of sandy beaches, plunging cliffs and lighthouses to forests and miles of open farmland. There's also excellent watersports/sailing facilities and a well-known racing circuit for all you motorsport enthusiasts. You can be assured there is no shortage of things to see and do on this unique island, indeed all your essential needs are definitely well catered for.
ENTRANCE HALL 11' 6" x 14' 0" (3.52m x 4.28m)
STUDY 10' 8" x 10' 3" (3.27m x 3.13m)
DRAWING ROOM 20' 2" x 18' 0" (6.17m x 5.49m)
DINING ROOM 14' 4" x 14' 0" (4.37m x 4.27m)
KITCHEN 10' 7" x 14' 0" (3.24m x 4.27m)
UTILITY ROOM 6' 9" x 9' 6" (2.06m x 2.92m)
SITTING ROOM 15' 4" x 12' 11" (4.68m x 3.94m)
CONSERVATORY 13' 0" x 15' 3" (3.97m x 4.66m max)
MASTER BEDROOM 15' 4" x 12' 11" (4.68m x 3.96m)
DRESSING ROOM 6' 9" x 7' 9" (2.08m x 2.37m)
EN-SUITE 6' 8" x 7' 9" (2.05m x 2.38m)
BEDROOM 2 10' 11" x 13' 11" (3.35m x 4.26m)
BEDROOM 3 11' 2" x 14' 0" (3.42m x 4.28m)
BEDROOM 4 9' 10" x 18' 0" (3.00m x 5.51m)
BEDROOM 5 10' 0" x 18' 0" (3.05m x 5.50m)
BATHROOM 10' 5" x 8' 3" (3.20m x 2.52m)
DOUBLE GARAGE 21' 0" x 22' 8" (6.42m x 6.91m)
AGRICULTURAL SHED 45' 0" x 30' 0" (13.72m x 9.14m)
SUMMER HOUSE BASE 31' 7" x 16' 8" (9.65m x 5.10m)