5 bedroom Detached Period Residence
Upper Colwyn Bay
Property type: Detached Period Residence
DETACHED PERIOD RESIDENCE
LAND / SEA VIEWS
PEN Y BRYN ISAF IS AN UNIQUE 17TH CENTUARY 5/6 BEDROOM FARMHOUSE RESIDENCE WITH MANY ORIGINAL ARCHITECTURAL FEATURES, SET IN EXTENSIVE STUNNING LANDSCAPED GARDENS AND NATURAL BROADLEAVED WOODLAND APPROACHING 2 ACRES.
Originally a tenanted 42-acre farm on the Pwllcrochan Estate, Pen y Bryn Isaf is thought to be the only surviving original farmhouse of its kind in the Colwyn Bay area. The present owners have records of what were probably the first tenants, the Edwards family, and the oldest recorded birth of a son in 1736. The house probably dates from the late 1600s. Partly rebuilt during World War II by a family from Surrey who moved for their safety, the original farm buildings which were attached to the house, were converted into additional living accommodation.
The property is impressively presented throughout and offers extensive and very versatile accommodation of Living Room, Dining Room, Drawing Room, Fitted Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Principal Suite & Bathroom, Home Office/Bedroom 4, Bedroom with linked Playroom/Bedroom 3 plus two further bedrooms and shower room, plus a range of outbuildings including workshop and a 2 car open fronted garage.
The lower section of the house had been separated off in the past with its own front door and would provide a self contained annex, (subject to the relevant Building Regulation Requirements), of lounge, kitchen, double bedroom and a shower room. It now has a separate heating and hot water system. At one time the small bedroom next to the shower room was a kitchen; it could easily be so again because water etc can readily be piped through from the shower room.
Open Steps lead up to a front Terrace and porch over the front door.
LIVINGROOM22′ 6 overall x 13′ 5" (6.86m x 4.09m) Open brick built fireplace, beamed ceiling, parquet herring bone floor, tiled window sill, two radiators. Walk In heated Storage Cupboard/Cloakroom 8’8" x 3’4".
DININGROOM12′ 4" x 9′ 1" (3.76m x 2.77m) Side aspect, parquet flooring, exposed beams.
KITCHEN11′ 3 max" x 10′ 3 " (3.43m x 3.12m) Custom made wall and base cupboards, granite work surfaces, Belfast sink, five burner gas hob, electric double oven, tiled flooring, part tiled walls. Plumbed in washing machine and dishwasher. Step up into:
BREAKFASTROOM9′ 3" x 11′ 4" (2.82m x 3.45m) Side aspect, stable door and French double doors to slate patio, built in wine rack and cupboard, wall mounted Ideal gas fired boiler, tiled flooring.
PRINCIPALBEDROOMSUITE12′ 3 max" x 13′ 9" (3.73m x 4.19m) Extensive views over the coastline from front, range of fitted robes, window seat.
DRESSINGROOM/STUDY/BEDROOM11′ 6 max" x 10′ 5" (3.51m x 3.18m) Front aspect, extensive views. Large full height storage cupboard/wardrobe.
BATHROOM9′ 6" x 9′ 7" (2.9m x 2.92m) Side aspect, three piece period style suite, slipper bath with feet, pedestal wash hand basin, low level w.c., heated towel radiator, tiled flooring. AIRING CUPBOARD Hot water cylinder.
BEDROOMTWO12′ 1" x 10′ 4 max" (3.68m x 3.15m) Side elevation, parquet flooring, four open tread stairs lead into:
HOMEOFFICE/PLAYROM/HOBBYROOM/BEDROOM13′ 3" x 13′ 2 max into sloping eaves" (4.04m x 4.01m) Twin Velux roof windows, pine panelled ceiling and cupboards housing second gas fired central heating boiler and hot water tank which serves the lower section of the property. Steps lead down to:
LOWERHALL13′ 7" x 2′ 10" (4.14m x 0.86m) This area could create a self contained apartment (Subject to the relevant Building Regulation Requirements) with a separate access from the courtyard.
SHOWERROOM10′ 3" x 4′ 5" (3.12m x 1.35m) Fully tiled walls and floor, contemporary style three piece suite with low level w.c., pedestal wash hand basin and walk in double shower with natural stone base 4′ 5" with thermostatically controlled unit, heated towel rail.
BEDROOMFOUR8′ 6" x 10′ 5" (2.59m x 3.18m) Side aspect, parquet flooring, recess robe.
DRAWINGROOM26′ x 14′ (7.92m x 4.27m) Rear aspect with box bay window providing views over the property’s woodland, French style door leads out onto rear terrace, feature exposed stripped roof beams and purlins, brick fireplace, parquet flooring.
BEDROOMTHREE18 into bay’ x 10′ 2" (5.49m x 3.1m) Front aspect with bow fronted window, parquet flooring, recessed robe, wash hand basin.
EXTERNALLY A sloping drive sweeps down from the main tarmacked section of Pen y Bryn Road to a courtyard providing significant parking and Garage. The Garden, as can be seen on the enclosed plot plan, is divided into two main sections, the property sits in the centre of the Gardens, which are delightful in the Spring and Summer as can be seen from the photographs.
The current owners have painstakingly created a natural informal style to the garden with colour, structure, and different outdoor rooms, giving a feeling of a rural setting yet less than two miles to the A55 Expressway.
The remaining part of the plot is a self-sustaining broadleaved woodland (using only native tree species) which was planted by the current owners in 1992. It has a rich and thriving wildlife population and adjoins the Pwllycrochan Woods Local Nature Reserve managed by Conwy Council.
By acquiring this unique property, you also become the custodian of this amazing woodland.
DIRECTIONS From A55 Expressway Westbound take junction 20, up slip road to traffic lights, turn right, at immediate traffic lights turn right, then first left onto Kings Road (one way).
From A55 Expressway Eastbound take junction 20, up slip road to traffic lights, turn right keep in left hand lane, at roundabout turn first left, into righthand lane turn first right into Kings Road (one way).
Proceed up Kings Road (one way) into righthand lane approaching junction, turn right onto Kings Road proceed up the steep hill, through the woods and S bends, when emerging from the woodland turn left at T-junction, onto Pen y Bryn Road. Pen y Bryn Isaf, No. 48, will be seen on the left hand side in about 500 yards. Drive down to the tarmac courtyard to park at the front of the house.