Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the beautiful North Anglesey Heritage Coast, the pretty seaside village of Cemaes Bay is home to three pubs, shops, an award-winning chip shop, a cafe and Visitor Centre, a natural sheltered harbour and a sandy beach edged by grassy cliffs, ideal for safe bathing and family fun. The Isle of Anglesey is renowned for its miles of stunning and varied coastline offering wonderful walking and cycling, renowned birdwatching, excellent watersports, fishing and many quality golf courses. The well-known Sea Zoo and a variety of National Trust properties and gardens are all within reach on this beautiful island. A great location offering something for all the family, including even a day trip to Dublin from nearby Holyhead.
The History -
Site Description The mansion at Caerau comprises a late seventeenth century house joined to a block of about 1730 with extensive later additions.
The original house is a two storey building with cellar and attics. It has stone rubble walls under a slate gabled roof hipped to the south-east. It faces south-west, where an off centre doorway opens onto a passage with a stair at the rear and rooms to either side. The stair is original as is the panelling in one of the ground floor rooms. On the south-east side of the house is a walled court with late seventeenth century gatepiers at the entrance. This aligns with the avenue (below) and the piers may have been moved as they do not correspond with the contemporary house.
The eighteenth century block faces north-west across the garden and was joined to the rear of the house by a connecting wing. It presents a polite asymmetrical six bay facade under a steeply pitched slate gabled roof with a massive ridge top chimney stack and slighter end stacks. The roof pitch is shallower at the rear where it covers a parallel range with upper storey dormers. The main range has a kitchen and pantry and the upper floor has three rooms, two opening off a back passage. The kitchen retained a remarkable array of original fittings in 1937, when one of the upper rooms had an original landscape painting on a panel above the fireplace.
Various service wings were added to the rear (south-east) of the house, encroaching on the walled court. There was a large garden area to the north-west and the house was approached by a long avenue (see NPRN 86524). North-east of the house is a late seventeenth century stable building (NPRN 31057). A four seat privy to the south-east (NPRN 31056) had fittings similar to those of the eighteenth century block.
A Grade II* listed building, listed as a significant sub-medieval vernacular house with part of the property dating back to the 17th century, having many items of historical interest.
On the south eastern side of the mansion lies a walled court with late 17th century gate piers at the entrance.
Located to the north eastern side of the house are stables with servant quarters above. There is also a range of traditional stone and slate buildings and modern farm buildings on the holding.
The property is approached by two access ways, one of which is along a tree lined avenue, and is set within some 24.23 Acres of land.
Accommodation - The accommodation briefly comprises:-
GROUND FLOOR -
Reception Room 1 - 7.78m x 4.6m (25'6" x 15'1")
Stone surround fireplace. Original built in cupboards, shelving and dresser with panelled doors.
Kitchen/Pantry - 4.72m x 3.91m (15'6" x 12'10")
Base units, stainless steel sink unit.
Reception Room 2 - 6.15m (max) x 5.6m (20'2" ( max) x 18'4")
Tile surround fireplace.
Front Porch -
Door to front.
Reception Room 3 - 5.52m x 4.39m (18'1" x 14'5")
Tile surround fireplace.
Utility - 3.7m x 1.55m (12'2" x 5'1")
Stainless steel sink unit.
Staircase to first floor.
FIRST FLOOR -
Built in panelled cupboards.
Bedroom 1 - 4.31m x 4.23m (14'2" x 13'11")
Pine panelling with moulded cornices.
Dressing Room - 3.86m x 1.98m (12'8" x 6'6")
Bedroom 2 - 4.59m x 2.18m (15'1" x 7'2")
Bedroom 3 - 4.38m x 3.73m (14'4" x 12'3")
Dressing room off.
Bathroom - 2.67m x 1.79m (8'9" x 5'10")
Bath, wash basin, W.C.
Second Staircase To Ground Floor -
Hallway To:- -
Bedroom 4 - 4.85m x 4.81m (15'11" x 15'9") -
Bedroom 5 - 5.11m x 4.70m (16'9" x 15'5") -
Old House -
ACCESS IS RESTRICTED TO CERTAIN AREAS FOR SAFETY REASONS.
Original slate shelf.
Reception Room 1 -
Tile surround fireplace.
Utility/Larder - Mini Belfast sink.
Entrance Hallway -
Staircase To First Floor -
Reception Room 2 -
Panelled walls, timber surround fireplace.
First Floor -
4 Bedrooms -
Second Floor -
Access not gained - Unsafe.
Outhouse forming courtyard to the rear of the property.
Large garden to the front of the mansion.
Stables with servant quarters above.
The property is also accompanied by a range of stone and slate outbuildings forming a courtyard briefly comprising calf pen, general store, lean to brick and asbestos roof dairy, old milking parlour, loose housing.
Modern Farm Buildings -
120'0" x 15'0" (36.58m x 4.57m) - Lean to cubicle shed with block walls. Yorkshire boarding cladding to sides and box profile roof. Silage clamp.
The purchasers shall be deemed to have knowledge of all boundaries and neither the vendor nor the vendors agent will be responsible for defining boundaries or ownership of.
From our Llangefni office proceed along the A55 to Valley (J3). Turn right at the Valley cross roads on to the A5025. Continue along this road for approx 7 miles, through the villages of Llanfachraeth and Llanfaethlu. On reaching Llanrhyddlad turn left (signposted Rhydwyn & Church Bay), take the right fork after about 500 yards and follow the single track road to Llanfairynghornwy. Pass the church on your right and turn towards Cemlyn. Continue along this road for approx 0.5 miles upon reaching a very sharp right hand bend the access track to "Caerau" is directly in front of you.