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Betws Road, Llanrwst


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9 bedrooms


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Property Description

Bryn Derwen is set in 14 acres provides a wonderful opportunity to acquire a period residence for private occupation or as a unique business venue and with consent for use as a hotel and restaurant.


Constructed in approximately 1880 in an Italianate Victorian style the airy and light accommodation has been tastefully extended, decorated and well-appointed for its current use as a leading and renowned art gallery Ffin Y Parc. The space includes a coffee shop with a dining conservatory affording far-reaching views across the valley. The grounds include natural lawned areas and the tree-lined drive is underplanted with daffodils and snowdrops in the spring. The walled garden contains an abundance of soft fruit bushes and fruit trees and there are 7 acres of woodland within the estate.

The property occupies a prominent position in the Conwy Valley, on the A470, within three miles of Betws y Coed and within the boundaries of Snowdonia National Park. The A55 Expressway is within 25 minutes driving distance linking to the Northwest Motorway Network.

The property also affords three self-contained cottages furnished to a high standard and providing a valuable income stream throughout the seasons. There are seven letting bedrooms, six with en-suite facilities and there is spacious owners’ accommodation and further outbuildings with scope for development.

The accommodation is heated by a biomass system which, with subsidies, provides heating and hot water at minimal cost.

Bryn Derwen offers a rare opportunity to secure a most individual and distinctive country house or hospitality business in the beautiful rural setting of the Conwy Valley.

The Accommodation Affords:

(Approximate measurements only)


Hallway Entrance

Reception Hall:

6.31m x 5.48m

20'8" x 17'11"


5.39m x 5.52m

17'8" x 18'1"

Dining Conservatory:

5.62m x 5.44m

18'5" x 17'10"

Coffee Shop/Servery:

5.4m x 4.47m

17'8" x 14'7"

Guest Lounge:

6.38m x 5.71m

20'11" x 18'8"

Gallery/Music Room:

6.39m x 5.47m

20'11" x 17'11"

Rear Hallway

Gents and Ladies W.C

Rear Private Kitchen Area:

Passageway with external access onto rear courtyard and basement rooms.


5.23m x 4.24m

17'1" x 13'10"

Store/Walk-in Pantry:

2.33m x 1.85m

7'7" x 6'0"

Laundry Room:

3.91m x 2.22m

12'9" x 7'3"

Rear Lobby and Cloakroom:

Linen Store Room:

3.92m x 1.44m

12'10" x 4'8"

Store Room:

3.48m x 4.64m

11'5" x 15'2"

Art Store Room:

4.64m x 3.37m

15'2" x 11'0"

Impressive ornate split staircase leading to upper floor level. Mezzanine level landing area with rear passage to private owners accommodation.

Main landing to guest bedrooms/suites.

Suite 1:

Sitting Room 5.5m x 4m
Bedroom 4m x 5.47m
En-Suite 4.83m x 1.63m

Bedroom 2:

En-Suite 3.2m x 1.86m

5.47m x 4.51m

17'11" x 14'9"

Bedroom 3:

To include En-Suite.

6.53m x 5.55m

21'5" x 18'2"

Bedroom 4:

En-Suite Bathroom 3.78m x 1.98m

5.4m x 4.51

17'8" x 14'9"


Self contained apartment.


Breakfast Kitchen:

5.46m x 4.28m

17'10" x 14'0"

Walk-in Pantry/Store:

3.22m x 1.82m

10'6" x 5'11"


5.44m x 3.93m

17'10" x 12'10"


Walk in dressing room/wardrobe with further access to -

En-Suite Bathroom 3.11m x 2m

4.85m x 4.68m

15'10" x 15'4"


Within the courtyard arrangement of former outbuildings lies 3 converted holiday let cottages with an option for future development of another one (subject to necessary consent). Stylish, well presented self contained units offering one and two bedroom accommodation.

Garden Cottage 1 (1 Bed):

Front Entrance Porch
Reception Hall
Dining Kitchen 4.91m x 3m
Living Room and Bedroom 6.75m x 4.81 (Split level arrangement)

Garden Cottage 2 (2 Bed):

Entrance porch and small hallway
Bathroom 3.28m x 2m
Dining Kitchen 4.7m x 3.68m
Lounge 4.56m x 4.83m
First Floor - Small Landing
Bedroom 1 4.88m x 4.46m
Bedroom 2 4.7m x 3.63m

Cottage 3 (1 bed studio apartment):

Entrance porch
Small reception hall
Shower room 3.2m x 1.19m
Lounge/Kitchen/Dining Room 4.75m x 6.73m
First Floor
Bedroom 4.1m x 3.29m


Set within 14 acres of beautifully maintained grounds with attractive walled garden with variety of fruit trees and bushes. Tree lined long driveway, hardstanding for parking, beautifully lawned gardens and sun terrace. Natural woodland and fruit paddock.


Freehold with vacant possession upon completion.


£14,000 - Main Residence

Viewing Llanrwst

By appointment through the joint agents Richard Baddeley, tel 01492 580 680, email richardbaddeleyco@gmail.com or Iwan M Williams, 5 Denbigh Street, Llanrwst, tel 01492 642551, email enq@iwanmwilliams.co.uk.


From the historic market town of Llanrwst in the Conwy Valley, follow the A470 south of Llanrwst towards Betws Y Coed and Ffin y Parc will be viewed on the left hand side, clearly signposted.

Bryn Derwen lies approximately 1 mile south of the traditional market town of Llanrwst which provides a range of amenities. Betws Y Coed lies a further 3 miles south with a range of tourist shops, cafes and extremely popular with walkers and climbers. The property is also ideally located within the Snowdonia National Park with selection of outdoor activities which includes Zip World and Snowdonia Adventure Park.