Sygun Fawr is built into the side of a sheltered rocky outcrop and stands within approximately 22 Acres which, as touched on previous consists of open heath, hillside and deciduous woodland (the owners have planted some 10,000 deciduous trees) whilst beautiful well-stocked landscaped gardens alongside plentiful private parking occupy the immediate surroundings – the gardens truly enhance and complement this fine country residence. Sygyn Fawr consists of two separate residences – the main building is run as a 12 Bedroomed Country House Hotel complete with restaurant and fully equipped commercial kitchen whilst a separate dwelling located opposite is the owner’s accommodation. This dwelling is a 2 storey 3 bedroomed house, offering generous sized accommodation and purposely designed to fully exploit the position with again, magnificent views. The interior, suffice to say is of a highly appealing contemporary open-plan nature with granite worktops to the kitchen area, a wood burning stove, built-in appliances and even a hidden cinema room. Frequenting woodpeckers are just some of the wildlife you can expect to see in these parts too!
Whilst the main residence has been extensively enlarged down through the years, as you would expect from such an old house there is no shortage of charm and character with thick irregular walls, inglenook fireplaces and beamed ceilings galore, yet the entire accommodation has been sympathetically renovated and modernised, ensuring that anyone wishing to enjoy this type of lifestyle with be duly rewarded with being able to hit the ground running so-to-speak. All guest bedrooms are en-suite, many of which enjoy superb views. Heating is provided through a combination of LPG central heating and electric heating, whilst low maintenance uPVC double glazing features extensively. The commodious conservatory sits well with the main residence and overlooks the gardens whereby numerous hidden seating areas have been created for the enjoyment of all visiting guests.
Within close proximity of the car park and owners accommodation is a fully serviced log cabin, an extensive timber built workshop and dedicated wood store though this is not an exhaustive list. The property is approached via a private winding driveway climbing through mature woodland culminating at the pleasant setting on which Sygun Fawr resides. Needless to say, Sygun Fawr will make someone very happy indeed if a country hotel in a unique setting is what you simply must have, but it also lends itself to a whole host of other opportunities/ventures – of course, any change of use would require planning consents and National Park approval, but considering the location, it most certainly would make an exciting venture!
Sygun Fawr is situated just a short distance to the east of Beddgelert with the scenic Llyn Dinas Lake located a little further beyond leading through to the popular Nant Gwynant Valley. The village of Beddgelert is ideally placed with local amenities to include a village store, numerous pubs/restaurants, gift shops and a primary school. The larger settlements of Betws-y-Coed, Porthmadog and Caernarfon are all within about half an hour's drive, so you’re never too far from essential goods, services and recreational facilities.
This is undoubtedly a beautiful location which really fires the imagination, the nearby lakes of Gwynant and Dinas proving irresistible for artists and photographers as well as walkers and fishermen. Beddgelert is always bustling with visitors, many of whom take a break from travelling on the Welsh Highland Railway between Caernarfon and Porthmadog. North Wales offers countless tourist attractions and facilities: two hugely entertaining zip wire rides, an underground trampoline park, a surf park, numerous events (cycling, running etc.), mountain bike courses, excellent climbing facilities not to mention the castles and historic monuments dotted throughout North Wales. Snowdon itself attracts hundreds of thousands of walkers a year and film crews often frequent the area to take advantage of the exceptional landscape.
Dafydd Hardy Chartered Surveyors & Estate Agents