• For Sale
  • GBP 1,750,000 
  • Land Size: 97,574 ft2
  • Property Type: Single Family Home
  • Bedroom: 4
A special and unique south facing stone coastal home with panoramic awe-inspiring beach, sea and golf course views. Set within outstanding landscaped gardens and grounds extending to 2.24 acres complemented by direct access to Samson's Bay beach.A special and unique south facing stone coastal home of immense poise and charming character with panoramic awe-inspiring beach, sea and golf course views. Set within outstanding landscaped gardens and grounds extending to 2.24 acres complemented with direct access to Samson's Bay, National Trust beach, a local hidden gem.The main houseGlaslyn is a Welsh stone house that has only been sold twice since its original construction. Glaslyn was originally built by the Chivers family who were well known within Porthmadog and the wider locality, for a member of the family to reside in. The exquisite cliffside south facing gardens were reputedly designed and landscaped by the gardeners at Bodnant and remain in their original landscaped format with slate terracing, al fresco seating and dining areas, lawns and a plethora of specimen trees and plants. In 1952, the property was sold to Miss Smith who was the retired pianist to Dame Gracie Fields and played her piano in the music room within Glaslyn.The present owners purchased the property from the estate of the late Miss Smith in 1980 when a sympathetic and comprehensive refurbishment was undertaken. Since then, Glaslyn has been a well-loved and very special second home for three generations of the same family for over forty years. Directly overlooking the twelfth tee of Porthmadog Golf Club, (a coastal golf club founded in 1905 and designed by James Braid) the sale of Glaslyn offers a new purchaser the unique opportunity to own and enjoy a sublime and private Welsh coastal house of immense poise and character with staggering views and an oasis of gardens and grounds that lead directly to Samson's Bay, National Trust beach. Arts and Crafts in style the elegant, gracious and well-appointed internal accommodation has an array of charming period features. These include the front door with decorative iron work, latched internal doors, attractively beamed ceilings, two fireplaces, original leaded light fittings (rewired), a decorative round port hole window, and servant's bell display. We are led to believe that under the sitting room are wide oak floorboards salvaged from Wingleworth Hall, Derbyshire.Facing full south, maximising the vast and uninterrupted views of the coast and the golf links, are the sitting room, music room and bedrooms one, two and three. The kitchen has a wide window with a garden and coastal aspect to the side. Further accommodation includes the dining room, bedroom four, utility room and ground floor bathroom with separate WC. Originally designed to include staff accommodation, part of the ground floor has been sensitively reconfigured to ensure this house is fully adaptable to modern life. This has been executed without losing any of the friendly charm of the original layout. The current owners have continued to maintain Glaslyn to a high standard and have replaced many of the windows with wooden double glazed units. The first floor shower room was installed in 2021 and the kitchen has been relocated and refitted with painted French oak units under granite work surfaces.The OutbuildingsThere is a useful stone built store room to the side of the house that could be utilised for a variety of uses or joined to the main house (subject to the relevant planning consents). The original teak greenhouse is located near the parking area. Mains water is connected. There is immense possibility and potential here for an onwards purchaser with options including additional accommodation or a home office (subject to the relevant planning consents). Historically, there was a paved 'look out' terrace and detached sun lounge high above the roo
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