Bryn Mawr

Looking over Afon Dwyryd to Bryn Mawr

Looking over Afon Dwyryd to Bryn Mawr


15 November 2014

Tan-y-bwlch, Vale of Ffestiniog
(viewed from near Maentwrog)

SH 65428 39677; 52.93755°N, 4.00384°W


Bryn Mawr is a three-storey villa built in the 1840s on the estate, near Maentwrog in the Vale of Ffestiniog, of local slate quarry owners the Oakeley family. The house, which looks out onto a meander in the Afon Dwyryd, is set in 16 hectares of grounds, which includes a Victorian walled garden and orchard together with private woodland. The Oakeley family sold Bryn Mawr in the 1960s. For the next 40 years it was a B & B hotel before being purchased for £400,000 by astrologer Russell Grant and his partner. Grant refurbished the main house and its associated cottage and converted its dilapidated coach house and stables into self-contained apartments. The owners put the property on the market for £1.65m in 2008 and then again in 2009 and 2013 for £1.25m.



10 thoughts on “Bryn Mawr

  1. Nice picture, I used to look out from the B&B at Maentwrog & see this building. Bryn Mawr is ‘big hill’ and Tan-y-bwlch means ‘under the gap’ I think, probably meaning the gap between two hills or summits?

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