Gorgeous Georgian country mansion once owned by the Cadbury family could be your tempting new rural retreat

There are some houses that just glow with the affection that former owners have had for it – where the home feels loved and truly part of the family.

This historic Georgian beauty is a classic stone country mansion nestled within the glorious Snowdonia National Park.

The house can boast a slice of three acres of this beautiful part of Wales as its own, as well as boasting a charming former coach house in the garden, currently being run as a holiday let.

Travelling down a winding country lane that follows the meandering path of the Dwyryd river, within a wide, wooded valley, you happen upon the stone column entrance to the house.

It’s no accident that it has been built in a slightly elevated position to ensure sweeping views of the surrounding countryside of the Vale of Ffestiniog peep through the private hedgerows of this grand abode.

Now called Bron Turnor Mawr, this delightful Grade II listed country home has a well documented past that is hinted at by its former name – The Rectory of Ffestiniog.

Gorgeous Georgian country mansion once owned by the Cadbury family could be your tempting new rural retreat
© Google maps Bron Turnor Mawr formerly known as the rectory near blaenau ffestiniog four bed grade II listed georgian mansion with 3 acres of land and a former coach house being used as a holiday let for sale for OIRO 1.5m with purplebricks
Gorgeous Georgian country mansion once owned by the Cadbury family could be your tempting new rural retreat
© purplebricks Bron Turnor Mawr formerly known as the rectory near blaenau ffestiniog four bed grade II listed georgian mansion with 3 acres of land and a former coach house being used as a holiday let for sale for OIRO 1.5m with purplebricks
Gorgeous Georgian country mansion once owned by the Cadbury family could be your tempting new rural retreat
© purplebricks Bron Turnor Mawr formerly known as the rectory near blaenau ffestiniog four bed grade II listed georgian mansion with 3 acres of land and a former coach house being used as a holiday let for sale for OIRO 1.5m with purplebricks

According to the website Snowdonia Country Cottages, the property was built in 1826 for the Lord Bishop of Bangor, Henry Williams, for the sum of £957.

Between then and 1891 the mansion was home to a succession of rectors including the first called Reverend John Jones, who lived here from 1826 to 1851.

But by 1887 the property was in need of extensive renovations so it is recorded that the then rector, Cadwgan Powell Price did a rather bizarre property swap.

Gorgeous Georgian country mansion once owned by the Cadbury family could be your tempting new rural retreat
© purplebricks Bron Turnor Mawr formerly known as the rectory near blaenau ffestiniog four bed grade II listed georgian mansion with 3 acres of land and a former coach house being used as a holiday let for sale for OIRO 1.5m with purplebricks
Gorgeous Georgian country mansion once owned by the Cadbury family could be your tempting new rural retreat
© purplebricks Bron Turnor Mawr formerly known as the rectory near blaenau ffestiniog four bed grade II listed georgian mansion with 3 acres of land and a former coach house being used as a holiday let for sale for OIRO 1.5m with purplebricks

It is said that he swapped the mansion with the Oakelely family, mine owners in nearby Blaenau Ffestiniog, for their dower house in Maentwrog, now known as the Old Rectory.

Records suggest that the Oakeley family then rented out the property until the last of the family died in 1961.

Since 1962 the mansion has been in private ownership, with past owners including members of the Portmeirion family and members of the Cadbury family, known for their chocolate production.

Gorgeous Georgian country mansion once owned by the Cadbury family could be your tempting new rural retreat
© purplebricks Bron Turnor Mawr formerly known as the rectory near blaenau ffestiniog four bed grade II listed georgian mansion with 3 acres of land and a former coach house being used as a holiday let for sale for OIRO 1.5m with purplebricks
Gorgeous Georgian country mansion once owned by the Cadbury family could be your tempting new rural retreat
© purplebricks Bron Turnor Mawr formerly known as the rectory near blaenau ffestiniog four bed grade II listed georgian mansion with 3 acres of land and a former coach house being used as a holiday let for sale for OIRO 1.5m with purplebricks

According to website British Listed Buildings, the house achieved its Grade II listing in 2005 as ‘a substantial early 19th century house that retains good character’.

Outside the landscaped gardens that surround the house are a reward to see and enjoy and a testament to the decades of work that created them.

The approximate three acres include a landscaped garden with places to socialise and sit, large vegetable garden with greenhouse and a paddock with potential for equestrian use.

There’s a ground floor triple garage that could be converted to a charming home office or workshop or even stables for the horses, subject to planning.

One outbuilding that can offer you a conversion without the headache of getting planning is the former coach house – it’s now a comfortable, cosy and popular holiday let that can secure a new owner some income from the estate.

But now the house beckons, with its undeniably appealing stone facade and classic Georgian design including large sash windows and visually pleasing symmetry.

Gorgeous Georgian country mansion once owned by the Cadbury family could be your tempting new rural retreat
© purplebricks Bron Turnor Mawr formerly known as the rectory near blaenau ffestiniog four bed grade II listed georgian mansion with 3 acres of land and a former coach house being used as a holiday let for sale for OIRO 1.5m with purplebricks
Gorgeous Georgian country mansion once owned by the Cadbury family could be your tempting new rural retreat
© purplebricks Bron Turnor Mawr formerly known as the rectory near blaenau ffestiniog four bed grade II listed georgian mansion with 3 acres of land and a former coach house being used as a holiday let for sale for OIRO 1.5m with purplebricks

Arguably one of the most charming rooms is the garden room that the current owners are also using as a delightful dining room.

The vaulted double-height ceiling, robust exposed beams and rafters, and stunning exposed stone wall are instant visual delights.

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But the trio of arched French doors to the garden allow three stunning snippets of the grounds to be constant views through the seasons, and constant companions at dinner or while relaxing.

There’s clever design in here too, with two panels of the ceiling by the roof ridge replaced with glass, meaning the room is bathed in light from above too.

Gorgeous Georgian country mansion once owned by the Cadbury family could be your tempting new rural retreat
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Gorgeous Georgian country mansion once owned by the Cadbury family could be your tempting new rural retreat
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Gorgeous Georgian country mansion once owned by the Cadbury family could be your tempting new rural retreat
© purplebricks Bron Turnor Mawr formerly known as the rectory near blaenau ffestiniog four bed grade II listed georgian mansion with 3 acres of land and a former coach house being used as a holiday let for sale for OIRO 1.5m with purplebricks

Next door is a substantial and characterful kitchen diner that is arguably the perfect example of what the current owners have done so well here – preserving the character of the past and introducing appropriate design elements of the present.

So, of course the kitchen can boast an array of appliances, but they’re hidden behind the Shaker-style unit doors.

Gorgeous Georgian country mansion once owned by the Cadbury family could be your tempting new rural retreat
© purplebricks Bron Turnor Mawr formerly known as the rectory near blaenau ffestiniog four bed grade II listed georgian mansion with 3 acres of land and a former coach house being used as a holiday let for sale for OIRO 1.5m with purplebricks
Gorgeous Georgian country mansion once owned by the Cadbury family could be your tempting new rural retreat
© purplebricks Bron Turnor Mawr formerly known as the rectory near blaenau ffestiniog four bed grade II listed georgian mansion with 3 acres of land and a former coach house being used as a holiday let for sale for OIRO 1.5m with purplebricks

The room is topped and tailed by character in the form of exposed beams and huge flagstones on the floor as the outer layers of this yummy design sandwich.

The filling in the middle of this visually delicious sandwich is a huge range nestled into the chimney breast, a double basin Belfast sink and a charming window that not only looks out into the garden room, but is lined up with the exterior window, so the kitchen gets a garden view from three of its four walls.

Gorgeous Georgian country mansion once owned by the Cadbury family could be your tempting new rural retreat
© purplebricks Bron Turnor Mawr formerly known as the rectory near blaenau ffestiniog four bed grade II listed georgian mansion with 3 acres of land and a former coach house being used as a holiday let for sale for OIRO 1.5m with purplebricks
Gorgeous Georgian country mansion once owned by the Cadbury family could be your tempting new rural retreat
© purplebricks Bron Turnor Mawr formerly known as the rectory near blaenau ffestiniog four bed grade II listed georgian mansion with 3 acres of land and a former coach house being used as a holiday let for sale for OIRO 1.5m with purplebricks

The large, classic Georgian window above the sink is a joy, although sure to distract from the washing up, which is a good thing but could make the chore last even longer.

Down the hall gets you to the generous drawing room, with two lovely large sash windows again a period feature and a statement fireplace that is surely the most popular place to park yourself in the dead of winter.

But maybe the sitting room next door can compete for your attention – there’s a fancy fireplace cocooning a roaring log burner in here, as well as two huge windows that can boast original shutters too.

Gorgeous Georgian country mansion once owned by the Cadbury family could be your tempting new rural retreat
© purplebricks Bron Turnor Mawr formerly known as the rectory near blaenau ffestiniog four bed grade II listed georgian mansion with 3 acres of land and a former coach house being used as a holiday let for sale for OIRO 1.5m with purplebricks
Gorgeous Georgian country mansion once owned by the Cadbury family could be your tempting new rural retreat
© purplebricks Bron Turnor Mawr formerly known as the rectory near blaenau ffestiniog four bed grade II listed georgian mansion with 3 acres of land and a former coach house being used as a holiday let for sale for OIRO 1.5m with purplebricks
Gorgeous Georgian country mansion once owned by the Cadbury family could be your tempting new rural retreat
© purplebricks Bron Turnor Mawr formerly known as the rectory near blaenau ffestiniog four bed grade II listed georgian mansion with 3 acres of land and a former coach house being used as a holiday let for sale for OIRO 1.5m with purplebricks

While some people might think that a basement in a period house sounds spooky, this one is light, bright and fully converted to create spaces that work.

From a huge utility room to a gym, a shower room to a wine cellar, this basement is a big bonus of extra usable space with not a creaky floorboard or labyrinth of cobwebs in sight.

Back up two flights of stairs to the first floor, and there’s an intriguing door that leads to what could be a mini annexe.

Behind the door there’s a bedroom, bathroom and stairs up to the top floor which could be a charming and private lounge or home office, offering amazing views from the very top of the house as well as views of the beautiful exposed roof beams.

Along the landing there are two further bedrooms, one with an ensuite and one currently being used as a home office.

The interior design throughout the home is sometimes traditional, sometimes modern but always tasteful.

Gorgeous Georgian country mansion once owned by the Cadbury family could be your tempting new rural retreat
© purplebricks Bron Turnor Mawr formerly known as the rectory near blaenau ffestiniog four bed grade II listed georgian mansion with 3 acres of land and a former coach house being used as a holiday let for sale for OIRO 1.5m with purplebricks
Gorgeous Georgian country mansion once owned by the Cadbury family could be your tempting new rural retreat
© purplebricks Bron Turnor Mawr formerly known as the rectory near blaenau ffestiniog four bed grade II listed georgian mansion with 3 acres of land and a former coach house being used as a holiday let for sale for OIRO 1.5m with purplebricks

Back out to the garden and a short stroll through the peace gets you to the converted coach house that offers a kitchen diner on the ground floor and two bedrooms, a bathroom and lounge dining room on the first floor.

The charm of the main house continues with exposed roof beams and rafters and comfortable and classic furniture.

Gorgeous Georgian country mansion once owned by the Cadbury family could be your tempting new rural retreat
© purplebricks Bron Turnor Mawr formerly known as the rectory near blaenau ffestiniog four bed grade II listed georgian mansion with 3 acres of land and a former coach house being used as a holiday let for sale for OIRO 1.5m with purplebricks

The grand yet homely and inviting house has a history that sees it being a treat to live in – it’s as yummy and delicious as a Cadbury’s chocolate bar.

Gorgeous Georgian country mansion once owned by the Cadbury family could be your tempting new rural retreat
© purplebricks Bron Turnor Mawr formerly known as the rectory near blaenau ffestiniog four bed grade II listed georgian mansion with 3 acres of land and a former coach house being used as a holiday let for sale for OIRO 1.5m with purplebricks

But has also surely commanded reverence from all who have unwrapped their lives here and had the pleasure to reside at Bron Turnor Mawr.

The mansion near Porthmadog and Blaenau Ffestiniog is on the market for offers in the region of £1.5m, call purplebricks on 0800 810 8008 to find out more.

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