Plas Mawr, Conwy – ‘Finest Elizabethan town house in Britain’ on the market

buildingPlas Mawr, an Elizabethan town house in Conwy, is up for sale — after more than 25 years in the care of Cadw.

image: Cadw website

Cadw writes:

The Grade 1 listed property is available for sale through Conwy-based Estate Agent, Fletcher & Poole, which is welcoming offers in excess of £200,000.00.

Built between 1576 and 1585, the historic residence sits on a narrow, cobbled street in the heart of Conwy — a prime location chosen by the property’s founder and former resident, Robert Wynn (d. 1598).

Estate agents say that life at Plas Mawr will bring the experience of a noble Elizabethan into the twenty-first century — making it a perfect property for lovers of the Renaissance period.

Plus, the four bedroom home comes partly furnished and complete with a swarm of resident ghosts, rendering it suitable for buyers who are not easily spooked.

The 434-year-old town house does require significant modernisation, with central heating and running water not yet installed, and a distinct lack of power points and white goods in the kitchen — meaning that food may need to be initially preserved through the process of salting.

However, the property undoubtedly carries the charm and character of its time, with an abundance of original features still on show, including brightly coloured ornamental plasterwork in the hallways and an original fifteenth-century gatehouse — guaranteed to offer a sense of security for new inhabitants.

Described as a ‘well-proportioned and versatile space’, the late medieval property boasts panoramic views of the local area and even features a large period garden — which would benefit from the addition of a hot tub or outdoor sound system.

April Ffwl from Fletcher & Poole said: ‘Plas Mawr is unlike any other property we have ever put on the market in Conwy — making it a truly unique opportunity for buyers.

‘Its scale and convenient location make it ideal as a holiday retreat, rental property or even a comfortable family home — exuding the glamour of late medieval living, complete with outdoor WCs.’

Interested parties should contact Fletcher & Poole for further details and to arrange a viewing of this magnificent property in the centre of medieval Conwy.

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