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Penrhyndeudraeth, Porthmadog



'EXCLUSIVE DRONE' Mardir is an imposing Grade II Listed five bedroom period residence built in the year 1926 in a superb location by the renowned and highly regarded architect Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, (he was responsible for the Italianesque village of Portmeirion).

Mardir is an imposing Grade II Listed 5 bedroomed period residence built in the year 1926 in a superb location by the renowned and highly regarded architect Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, (he was responsible for the Italianesque village of Portmeirion) to be the home and place of work for the then local doctor. The attached former surgery wing has now been fully converted into a two bedroomed self-contained 'granny' annexe.
Approached through pillared entrances leading to Palladian loggias, this stunningly restored, stuccoed villa sits in some 0.9 acres of garden grounds. Enjoying a south easterly facing position overlooking the Dwyryd Estuary with the Rhinog mountain range beyond, it provides a tireless vista and an endless feast for the eyes. It's evident that the original occupier wanted his patients to find his surgery to be accessible - he did in fact do just that and yet he chose somewhere that could enjoy much privacy with little to spoil the splendid views, the glorious Snowdonia national park landscape being all encompassing.
Mardir has in recent years undergone an extensive yet sympathetic, architect led restoration where much attention to detail was paid to ensure both the restoration and additional accommodation to the original building appeared as 'original' as possible. The property displays a strong character reference to Sir Clough Williams-Ellis' classical work, so retention of the original fireplaces was simply a must as were several other facets which give this home its distinction and essential character. Indeed it is only since this recent restoration that Mardir was granted its Grade II Listed status, and rightly so, truly a testament of the original design whilst acknowledging the quality of the complementary work carried out and contemporary additions. It is the attention to detail and quality of materials and workmanship that really make this residence a joy to behold.
During restoration work, it was decided that an even more spectacular Living room was required with a master suite located above. The living room, built as part of the west wing, is directly accessed from the kitchen allowing a fabulous entertaining and relaxation space with the impressive, deeply recessed multi-fuel stove vying for your attention if not the extensive windows which provide tantalising views of the estuary and mountains. Under-floor heating is provided beneath an American white oak floor as is the case in the kitchen which incidentally has polished solid granite worktops and a host of built-in appliances for your convenience.

The work carried out is not just skin deep either. The extensive restoration has included the following improvements such as: virtually a complete rewire and renewal of plumbing and gas central heating systems (three separate boilers in fact so that parts of the house can be fully regulated), damp courses, re-rendered walls internal and external as and where deemed necessary, the roof space insulated. New double glazed windows and doors were fitted where required and suitable wiring is in place throughout the main house should you require a video/security system to be fitted.

The surgery wing, which also received the attention lavished on the main building has now been sympathetically converted into a two bedroom annexe which subject to any relevant permissions could be used as rented accommodation, holiday let or Bed & Breakfast. It also retains many of its original features such as the very unusual slab marble terrazzo floor, original fireplaces and wooden wall panelling in the hall and bedrooms. The annexe has an internal doorway through to Mardir's entrance hall and a separate external access. Thus the property as a whole could be attractive for those seeking a multi-functional house suitable for a range of ages within the family.

Option to purchase by separate negotiation a 2 Bedroom Cottage sitting on just over an acre of land with its own drive which is situated adjacent to the main residence.

OUTSIDE Externally, the natural rock formation which Mardir occupies rises up from the adjacent salt marshes of the estuary, essentially dictating the landscaping of the gardens which range between formal lawns with meandering pathways with locally sourced stone to match and blend in with existing walls, a spacious terrace and two separate entrance driveways with plentiful private parking.
Both main entrances to Mardir are accessed through pillared gateways, the main entrance leading directly to a substantial detached double garage. The garage was built roughly at the same time as the main restoration, needless to say follows a similar theme of attention to detail with no expense spared. Both doors are electrically powered. There is also a separate studio/workshop building.

LOCATION Penrhyndeudraeth is located along the A487 to the east of Porthmadog, adjacent to the beautiful Dwyryd Estuary and close to the Vale of Ffestiniog. It is a dramatic setting surrounded by the impressive mountains of Snowdonia. In fact, the property is situated just about a half a mile outside the borders of the Snowdonia National Park with the salt marshes of the Dwyryd Estuary owned by the National Trust, yet the property is just a five minutes' walk from the centre of the village of Penrhyndeudraeth.
The public transport services are plentiful with regular bus services and the village railway station which serves the Cambrian coast with direct services between Pwllheli, Aberystwyth, Shrewsbury and Birmingham. The town of Porthmadog is just 3 miles away with major supermarkets and many independent shops, facilities, goods and services. The harbour has a thriving yacht club and a picturesque marina adjacent to which is the terminal of both the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways.

Property Features

  • A substantial and imposing Grade II listed period residence
  • Drone & Full Property Video Tour Available Below
  • Built in 1926 by architect Sir Clough Williams-Ellis
  • A grand residence which exhibits much charm and character
  • Enlarged and sympathetically modernised to a very high stand
  • Extensive renovation and restoration work recently carried o
  • Splendid views over the Dwyryd Estuary and the Rhinog range
  • Extensive gardens extending to some 0.9 acres
  • Attached 2 bedroom annexe, spacious garage and parking
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