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Hafodunos: A Gilbert Scott Masterpiece

The alarm rang at 6.30am and after almost four hours of driving through some of the most beautiful scenery that North Wales has to offer, I arrived along a country road and was greeted by the gate house. I slowed … Continue reading

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Remote, Derelict and on the Market

The derelict farmhouse known as Pemprys, twenty minutes from Aberystwyth is currently on the market. If seclusion is what you’re after then this house is the one for you! This Grade II listed building is sited on a small plot … Continue reading

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Neuadd Fawr: A classical beauty

North of the small Carmarthenshire village of Cilycwm and surrounded by beautiful countryside stands Neuadd Fawr, a classically fronted grade II listed mansion set within its own parkland. The house was originally built in 1784 and was subsequently enlarged and … Continue reading

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Llawhadden House

Llawhadden House is a Grade II listed hall which sits comfortably to the side of the road only a few minutes walk away from Llawhadden Castle. The house fell victim to fire in 2000. Sadly the elderly owner perished during … Continue reading

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Crumbling Iscoed

The decaying entrance hallway at Iscoed

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Piercefield House

Piercefield House is a large ruined neo-Palladian mansion on the fringes of Chepstow.  I have made two visits to Piercefield during the last eighteen months. It is situated directly on a public footpath, so it is easy to access the … Continue reading

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Neuadd Fawr

I had a fantastic trip to Neuadd Fawr – a house that I had wanted to visit for many years. From my 100+ photos taken on that day in March, this one remains my favourite. This inquisitive flock of sheep … Continue reading

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A hint of Italy in Carmarthenshire: part 2

The Italianate  tower of  Pantglas Hall is all that now survives of the main house of what was probably the finest Victorian Estate in Carmarthenshire. The house and also the gardens are Grade II listed. The stable block and a … Continue reading

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A hint of Italy in Carmarthenshire: part 1

Gellideg is an Italianate mansion not far from Carmarthen in West Wales. The life of this house was a really short one, as it lasted only 100 years before the owners found the house too costly to maintain, so they … Continue reading

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Blaenblodau Hall

Blaenblodau Hall sits on a wooded site in Cardiganshire, well hidden from the road yet with much natural sunlight reaching it. Stone walls with ornate gates surround it. It is a good size house that has not been left empty … Continue reading

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