At the base of the Mynydd Mawr mountain within the stunning Snowdonia National Park stands a substantial six bedroom period property called Plas-y-Nant.

The house is located near the Snowdon Ranger path and has its own stop on the popular Welsh Highland Railway.

As unique as this sounds, there are so many special elements to this property sale near Betws Garmon, not just its own stop on the region's heritage steam railway route.

The main property is called Plas-y-Nant. 

The site called Plas-y-Nant was once popular with holiday makers
The location is at the base of the foothills of Snowdonia

The house was the centre of a thriving holiday camp and outdoor centre dating back many decades and explains the existence of a converted bunkhouse within the grounds.

The property was bought in 2010 with the view of opening a country house boutique hotel.

According to the estate agent selling the property, the current owners have stripped back the main house to stone and timber and the large and unsafe extension at the rear has been demolished.

Any potential buyers are advised that viewing the six bedrooms on the first floor of the period property is done at their own risk, as the condition of the floorboards is questionable having been open to the Welsh weather for a substantial period of time.

Once renovated, the house could be a stunning period property nestled within beautiful countryside
The main house has been stripped back to stone and timber but remains open to the elements in some areas

The ground floor appears to be less of a hazard, with a hallway leading to five reception rooms.

Old photographs of the house dating back to when it was a well-loved holiday destination show a thriving dining hall and guest lounge amongst the downstairs accommodation.

The main house is obviously a detailed renovation project but once completed could be a beautiful hotel or home in an idyllic and peaceful location popular with visitors to the national park.

If a new owner is wondering where they might stay whilst updating the main property, they can breathe a huge sigh of relief - no caravan is required.

On-site is the recently converted former 10 bed bunkhouse into a modern one bedroom bungalow.

The former outdoor centre's bunkhouse has been converted into a modern owner's bungalow
The log burner in the bungalow is a warming focal point

Conditions of the planning to convert the building, and therefore as a condition of sale, means that this bungalow cannot be used as a holiday let but must remain the owner's place of residence.

Or if the complex becomes a holiday business again with no owner living onsite, the bungalow must be the manager's home.

The bungalow can boast double glazing and underfloor heating in all the main areas, plus a characterful log burner as the end of the main open-plan vaulted ceiling living area.

At the other end of this generous space is a country style kitchen with all the integrated appliances modern living, even out in the middle of rural Wales, demands.

Country style kitchen has all modern conveniences required
Opening the ceiling up into the roof space creates height, light and character

But there won't be much time for a new owner to enjoy the bungalow if they are purchasing the site to transform it into a country hotel as there's much to do; the site is oozing potential.

As well as the main house to renovate, there is a 10-room former annexe to the house that could offer even more potential areas for guests once converted. Maybe ensuite bedrooms or even a health and spa centre.

There are approximately 10.5 acres of glorious Welsh countryside included in the sale, featuring woodland and the property's own stream and waterfall; perfect country retreat selling points.

The site also includes a 10 bed annexe ripe for renovation
The approximate 10.5 acres of land includes a pretty stream and waterfall, woodland and business potential

There's also potential to allocate some of the land for camping and maybe even yurts or log cabins for extra income generation from the site.

Of course, the annexe conversion, use of land for business and any other changes to the use of the properties and / or site will be subject to planning consent.

And just when this complex couldn't get any more unique, there's a private chapel in the garden too!

The chapel in the grounds is no ordinary chapel - it too is unique
The chapel is Grade II listed for a reason

But, this being the special place that it undoubtedly is, this is not an ordinary chapel in the garden.

According to the website britishlistedbuildings.co.uk, the chapel actually used to be a barn and cow shed.

Dating back to the late 17th or early 18th century, the former farm buildings were converted into a chapel during the late 19th century, complete with pews, stained glass window and an alter, by the then owners with ambitions to gentrify the site.

The chapel was listed as Grade II by Cadw in 1968 due mainly to this unique conversion.

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Ridiculously brilliant renovations

It appears every building on this site has either gone through, or needs to go through, regeneration over the centuries of a home being on this site.

Maybe the new owner will add their chapter of renovation to the story of this site.

Plas-y-Nant is on the market for a guide price of £450,000 with estate agent Bob Parry, call their Porthmadog branch on 01766 512666 to find out more.