Llandegfan, Menai Bridge, Isle of Anglesey
4 Bedroom Riverside / Lakeside Homes - Freehold
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A superb setting for home or holidays. A Substantial Detached Residence offering 4 bedrooms, 4 en-suites, 2 balconies, basement storage, ample parking located and 3 acres in a superb countryside setting alongside the Cadnant River with captivating woodland views.
Melin Cadnant combines alternative but complementary lifestyle. It enjoys a unique position, combining the advantages of local amenities and rural life. It is both an attractive spacious house with the privacy of a splendid, extensive garden. Situated at the head of Cwm Cadnant on the island of Anglesey, facing mainland Wales (linked by the famous Menai and Britannia bridges, the setting consists of a steep wooded valley (encompassing, next door, the famous Victorian Gardens of Plas Cadnant) where the Cadnant River tumbles towards the sea. The southerly aspect ensures superb views from the balconies and bedrooms, towards the Menai Strait.
The house is simply capacious but also efficiently architecturally designed. Built up against a limestone outcrop, it combines two medieval cottages into a three level structure. The basement level furnishes three dry store rooms, one of which acts as a utility room, another is a potential garage, and the third is the house's fifth Wc. The ground floor includes both a large kitchen, an expansive dining room, and the major lounge with its open fire and timber-beamed ceiling. Attached to the latter is a self-contained annexe including a small kitchen, living room, bedroom, and shower room with Wc. There is a dramatic window (shrouded by ivy including chaffinches) on the half-landing of the open-plan staircase. On the first floor, three large pine-floored en suite bedrooms enjoy, panoramic views of the extensive gardens, mature trees, shrubbery, and fruit bushes, and of course, the River Cadnant. The house is insulated to modern standards. Most of the house is PVC double glazed and is also served by an LPG central heating system, supplemend in the lounge by an open log fire.
Mein Cadnant enjoys a 150 meter private deciduous driveway. Beside the drive lies the former Mill Pond, with its oaks and coniferous trees. It is now a major habitat for birds from buzzards and herons to abundant smaller species (and escapee pheasants, (and fallen timber for the lounge fire). Behind the house is a natural river swimming pool, in the river gorge, To the right of the house, the dramatic fifteen meter waterfall speaks for itself. In front of the house, various non-native species have been cultivated from earlier years. A bank of fruit bushes descends to the level of the cornmill basement (the latter enjoying a curious pattern cobbled floor). To the right, a former fishpond, two stretches of lawn, off-set by mixed mature trees (and a small orchard) and an abundance of hibiscus and rhododendrons (Welsh garlic is but one of the April growth). The river separates the house lawns, and landscaped trees from, on the right hand side, an acre or so of ancient forest and pasture, accessed by the historical Clapper Bridge (see Wikipedia). Damson and a several walnut trees line the perimeter of the views over Snowdonia.. Returning to the Clapper Bridge, Cadnant Dingle is the name of the picturesque bluebell (April, of course) woodland, overgrown cherry trees and ancient orchard central to this exquisite corner is the ancient Pandy (fulling) Mill (with development potential subject to the relevant planning cpnsents) which had sent wool to Liverpool in the early 1700s and a further (serpentine) waterfall. This fairy-tale spot is on the boundary with the major neighbouring forest and the famous Victorian Gardens of Plas Cadnant.
LOCATION The property is situated on the edge of the sought-after commuter village of Llandegfan, and its noted school, close to the historic and picturesque Menai Bridge, linking Cwm Cadnant with the via the dramatic Telford bridge to the mainland. All of this wider panorama is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Anglesey is of course accessed by the major A55 European route to Ireland, a mile or so from Melin Cadnant. The island will shortly be the district of Britain with the nearest access to a European Union capital city.
LESIURE AND HISTORY Leisure facilities need little detailing, encompassing both Snowdonia (and the aquatic sports of the Menai Straits and the Irish Sea. And of course, the shopping and cultural facilities of a European capital, are a ferry ride away. On the doorstep, specialist fish restaurants stand out - Welsh Sea Bass and delicate Sea Salt from Anglesey. Waitrose is merely one of the many local supermarkets (though they cannot compete with the day trip to Dublin). Melin Cadnant enjoys all the benefits of city and rural life, coupled with the lifestyle of a a unique historical piece of rural North Wales, Normans and Cromwellians skirmished their way up Cwm Cadnant on their way to capture the then capital, Beaumaris. The older cornmill (records trace it back to the twelfth century) enjoyed trade links with the mainland, and ports across the Irish Sea. Further afield, in pre-EU times, it ordered its composite grind stones from Burgundy and other foreign parts. Melin Cadnant can be a state of mind as well as an accessible modern house and fascinating property. This is no rural backwater. It is also importantly 'green-friendly'. Several years ago the current owners received outline permission to extract electricity from the main waterfall (re-inventing the wheel, as it were). They did not proceed with this accessible massive power input because of its implications for a consequent reduction in the flow of water in the trout river.
We are informed by the seller this property benefits from mains water and electricity and LPG central heating. The agent has tested no services appliances or central heating. Every care has been taken with the preparation of these particulars but they are for general guidance only and complete accuracy cannot be guaranteed. If there is any point which is of particular importance please ask or professional verification should be sought. All dimensions are approximate. The mention of any fixtures fittings & or appliances does not imply they are in full efficient working order. Photographs are provided for general information and it cannot be inferred that any item shown is included in the sale. These particulars do not constitute a contract or part of a contract.
DINING ROOM 12' 5" x 19' 8" (3.80m x 6.00m)
KITCHEN 12' 8" x 14' 0" (3.87m x 4.28m)
UTILITY HALL 4' 4" x 14' 9" (1.34m x 4.50m)
LOUNGE 15' 8" x 30' 0" (4.80m x 9.16m)
BEDROOM 4 17' 5" x 16' 3" (5.31m x 4.97m)
ENSUITE 6' 9" x 5' 10" (2.06m x 1.78m)
SITTING ROOM 10' 4" x 15' 10" (3.16m x 4.83m)
BEDROOM 1 13' 4" x 14' 0" (4.08m x 4.28m)
ENSUITE 9' 10" x 6' 0" (3.02m x 1.83m)
BEDROOM 2 13' 3" x 15' 10" (4.05m x 4.84m max)
ENSUITE 5' 9" x 5' 11" (1.76m x 1.82m)
BEDROOM 3 12' 11" x 14' 4" (3.95m x 4.37m max)
ENSUITE 6' 1" x 8' 5" (1.87m x 2.57m)
STORE 15' 5" x 7' 9" (4.71m x 2.38m)
UTILITY/STORE ROOM 11' 5" x 10' 2" (3.49m x 3.12m)
Plus additional area of: 9' 6" x 10' 5" (2.90m x 3.18m max)
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