Property of the Day: Llanbedr Dyffryn Clwyd, Ruthin

A 20th-century castle with six bedrooms

THE PROPERTY: Dating from 1977, this architect-designed castle has since been extended and refurbished, with upgrades including the addition of a new wing and garage facilities.

THE LOCATION: Positioned on the western slopes of the Clwydian Range in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the castle lies about two miles from the village of Llanbedr Dyffryn Clwyd, four miles to the east of Ruthin, a busy market town with a range of facilities, and 20 miles from the cathedral city of Chester, which has a two-hour train service to London Euston. There are panoramic views over the Vale of Clwyd, Snowdonia and the North Wales coast, with excellent walking opportunities in the vicinity.

THE INTERIOR: The ground floor features two large reception-rooms, both with fireplaces, a dining-room with oak panelling, a library, a drawing-room, a cinema-room and a bedroom suite. There is also a modern kitchen leading out into a breakfast area that looks out over the gardens. Additional bedrooms are spread over the first, second and third floors, the latter incorporating a turned staircase within the stone tower that offers superb 360-degree views.

WHY WE LOVE IT: The grounds have the feel of an 18th-century garden, with unique features including a shell grotto with specially designed mosaics, an elevated courtyard garden and even a dragon-tree carving that actually breathes fire at visitors entering the grounds.

BUY IT NOW: £2,250,000 with Cavendish Residential via OnTheMarket.Com

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