Friday, 28 September 2012

A chapel, a house and a lodge, west Wales

We've been to Wales for a break. It was a long drive, it rained, it was lovely: big swathes of near-empty beaches and hills that rolled away from us. Here are some of the 'wrecks' I spotted.
Capel Coch (no sniggering now!), above, sat majestically beside the road as we drove through Llanberis.
I wish now that we'd stopped and had a peak inside, because the photos on the agent's website, here, are amazing - particularly the intricate plasterwork ceiling. The ceiling and the chapel itself are Grade II listed.
It's on the market through Dayffd Hardy with an asking price of £199k.

We passed by this five-bedroomed lovely (above) as we drove up to the Abbey in gorgeous St Dogmaels. The house is detached and perched on the side of a hill with great views over the town and the estuary.
The picture above is the back of the house (I wanted to show you the front but the agent's software doesn't let me - boo!). Anyway, the best bit about the house are the amazing Victorian glazed windows with those fabulous views. Here's bedroom three's windows:


It's on the market through BJP at offers around £200k. More details and pictures here.
I almost missed this sweet little lodge (former chapel?) on the road to Bethlehem (seriously!):

It's a part-completed renovation project, up for auction today through John Francis with a guide price of £80-£100k.
It's in Llandeilo, in a lovely rural setting close to the river Towy in The Brecon Beacons National Park, and with around a third of an acre of land. More details and pictures here. UPDATE: Sold at auction for £116k.


Finally, here's Max and Willow enjoying wonderful Amroth beach...