A former Welsh slate quarry owner’s home returned to original splendour – complete with slate fireplaces

A seven-bedroom home thought to be built by the owner of a local Welsh slate quarry in the 1880s has been put up for sale by its owners who have spent over 20 years restoring it to its natural beauty.

A seven-bedroom home thought to be built by the owner of a local Welsh slate quarry in the 1880s has been put up for sale by its owners who have spent over 20 years restoring it to its natural beauty.

Bryn Derwen, AberangellBryn Derwen, in the small hamlet of Aberangell, sits on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park and is a short drive from the market town of Machynlleth.

The slate industry thrived in the area and the community relied on the quarrying until the early 1900s, with railway connections then linked to the Cambrian Railway.

The imposing Bryn Derwen is situated above the village making it a prime position for the owner or manager of one of the local quarries.

Built of local slate, it was purchased over 20 years ago by Eve Egerton and her partner Phillip Evans who invested time and effort restoring the property with large gardens back to its original glory.

It includes several large, original slate fireplaces.

“We loved the house when we saw it. We fell in love with the house more than the area as such, but the locality is stunning,” said Eve.

“We’ve added a conservatory and extension and modernised the house while taking it back to its original glory when it was built by a local quarry owner. “The walls in places are several feet thick, which gives a very peaceful interior.”

Externally, the influence of the local slate industry and the original owner of the property is obvious. The house, which is being sold by Mid Wales and Shropshire estate and land agents Morris, Marshall and Poole, has seven bedrooms, a study, sitting room, conservatory, kitchen and dining area, a main bathroom, an en-suite in the master bedroom, and lawns with a large private drive fronted by electronic gates.

The property looks out to the stunning Welsh countryside and is accessible from a village lane which is close to the main A470 trunk road, providing access to North, Mid and South Wales. Kathryn Davies, chartered surveyor with Morris, Marshall and Poole, said Bryn Derwen was a rare opportunity to acquire such a property.

“The property is very imposing, as you would expect from a property built by the then owner of one of the area’s slate quarries. Eve and Phillip have carefully modernised it, ensuring its original features remain,” said Kathryn.

“Whether as a family or country home, it will provide the new owners with an opportunity to enjoy the amazing countryside and local community from a beautiful property with plenty of family space or for entertaining.”

Bryn Derwen is on the market for £475,000 through Morris, Marshall and Poole. Details can be obtained by telephoning 01686 626160, email newtown@morrismarshall.co.uk or visit www.morrismarshall.co.uk.

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