Mansion in Snowdonia that has been home to the same family for FORTY generations goes on sale

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A historic 13th-century mansion in Snowdonia that has been home to the same family with links to Welsh royalty for forty generations has gone on sale for £2million.

Llanfendigaid Estate, which translates to ‘Parish of the Blessed’, has been owned by the Nanney-Wynn family since records began in 1241.

The family built their wealth on farming and shipping timber and wool 3,000 miles from Wales to America.

Descendant Will Garton-Jones is the 40th recorded generation to inherit the home in Tywyn, Gwynedd, North Wales, which he is selling for commercial reasons.

The inside of the former cow shed, which has now been renovated into a luxury self-catering cottage. Llanfendigaid in Tywyn, Gwynedd, North Wales, has been owned by the Nanney-Wynn family for forty generations, since records began in 1241

The inside of the former cow shed, which has now been renovated into a luxury self-catering cottage. Llanfendigaid in Tywyn, Gwynedd, North Wales, has been owned by the Nanney-Wynn family for forty generations, since records began in 1241

The 13th-century property's indoor heated swimming pool with a wooden ceiling and roof beams. Descendant Will Garton-Jones is the 40th recorded generation to inherit the historic home in North Wales

The 13th-century property’s indoor heated swimming pool with a wooden ceiling and roof beams. Descendant Will Garton-Jones is the 40th recorded generation to inherit the historic home in North Wales

One of the bedrooms inside the main house, with twin beds and a fireplace. Estate agent Finest Properties said the grounds 'encompass a grand Grade II Listed country house and three fantastic self-catering holiday accommodation cottages'

One of the bedrooms inside the main house, with twin beds and a fireplace. Estate agent Finest Properties said the grounds ‘encompass a grand Grade II Listed country house and three fantastic self-catering holiday accommodation cottages’

The kitchen inside the former cow shed, which has been renovated into a self-catering luxury cottage, decked with wooden flooring and connecting to the dining area. Paddocks on the site also have the potential to expand the holiday business

The kitchen inside the former cow shed, which has been renovated into a self-catering luxury cottage, decked with wooden flooring and connecting to the dining area. Paddocks on the site also have the potential to expand the holiday business

The exterior of the main house, pictured, which has nine bedrooms spread over two storeys along with a fully-equipped kitchen featuring period flagstone floor. An indoor swimming pool can further be found on the estate

The exterior of the main house, pictured, which has nine bedrooms spread over two storeys along with a fully-equipped kitchen featuring period flagstone floor. An indoor swimming pool can further be found on the estate

Banker Mr Garton-Jones, of Devizes, Wiltshire, inherited it when he was 23 and has been running the estate as holiday lets.

But it is now finally set to change hands after almost 800 years – and is up for sale for £2million.

The estate includes the Grade II-listed grand house and 15 acres of stunning gardens and woodland.

Sea views can be spotted from the land that is accessed by a private driveway.

The three-storey Georgian style home has multi-paned windows with a grand square entrance hall and sweeping staircase.

Family portraits stand proudly on the walls and ornate fireplaces and impressive coving can also be seen.

The sitting area inside the main house, with an ornate fireplace and family portrait seen hanging on the wall. The family, who have links to Welsh royalty, built their wealth on farming and shipping timber and wool 3,000 miles from Wales to America

The sitting area inside the main house, with an ornate fireplace and family portrait seen hanging on the wall. The family, who have links to Welsh royalty, built their wealth on farming and shipping timber and wool 3,000 miles from Wales to America

A dining table, which sits 14 people, with benches pictured inside the main house, with white-paned windows looking out onto the Welsh countryside, black stoned floors and a family portrait seen hanging on a wall at the head of the table

A dining table, which sits 14 people, with benches pictured inside the main house, with white-paned windows looking out onto the Welsh countryside, black stoned floors and a family portrait seen hanging on a wall at the head of the table 

The kitchen area in the Stable Cottage, one of the former outbuildings which have been renovated into a luxury self-catering cottage, featuring wooden flooring, stools and surfaces, alongside shelves for storage space and a door leading outside

The kitchen area in the Stable Cottage, one of the former outbuildings which have been renovated into a luxury self-catering cottage, featuring wooden flooring, stools and surfaces, alongside shelves for storage space and a door leading outside 

The spacious entrance hall inside the Grade II listed main house, with patterned tiling and family portraits seen adorning the walls. The Nanney-Wynn family tree includes descendants from Owain ap Gruffudd - the King of Gwynedd until 1170

The spacious entrance hall inside the Grade II listed main house, with patterned tiling and family portraits seen adorning the walls. The Nanney-Wynn family tree includes descendants from Owain ap Gruffudd – the King of Gwynedd until 1170

The dining hall seats 14 people and the drawing room boasts intricate wall panelling.

Nine bedrooms are spread over two storeys in the main house along with a fully-equipped kitchen featuring period flagstone floor.

The former outbuildings have now been renovated into three luxury self-catering cottages.

An indoor heated swimming pool can further be found on the estate with a wooden ceiling and roof beams.

Paddocks on the site also have the potential to expand the holiday business – subject to planning permission.

A table tennis area seen inside one of the barns, with wooden beams. Paddocks have the potential to expand the holiday business, with three former outbuildings being renovated into luxury cottages, subject to planning permission

A table tennis area seen inside one of the barns, with wooden beams. Paddocks have the potential to expand the holiday business, with three former outbuildings being renovated into luxury cottages, subject to planning permission

One of the double bedrooms inside the main house, decorated with white-panelled walls and dark wooden flooring. Banker Mr Garton-Jones, of Devizes, Wiltshire, inherited the home when he was 23 and has been running the estate as holiday lets

One of the double bedrooms inside the main house, decorated with white-panelled walls and dark wooden flooring. Banker Mr Garton-Jones, of Devizes, Wiltshire, inherited the home when he was 23 and has been running the estate as holiday lets

The estate, which is finally set to change hands after almost 800 years, includes the Grade II-listed grand house and 15 acres of stunning gardens and woodland. The property is on sale with estate agents Finest Properties for £2million

The estate, which is finally set to change hands after almost 800 years, includes the Grade II-listed grand house and 15 acres of stunning gardens and woodland. The property is on sale with estate agents Finest Properties for £2million

The exterior of the former cow shed, an outbuilding which was renovated into a luxury holiday cottage. Finest Properties described the setting as 'simply idyllic, nestled in a peaceful position with picturesque surroundings'

The exterior of the former cow shed, an outbuilding which was renovated into a luxury holiday cottage. Finest Properties described the setting as ‘simply idyllic, nestled in a peaceful position with picturesque surroundings’

Estate agent Finest Properties said: ‘This stunning estate is set in the Snowdonia National Park on a stretch of breath-taking Welsh coastline, offering a well-established business in a unique setting with excellent repeat custom.

‘The estate encompasses a grand Grade II Listed country house and three fantastic self-catering holiday accommodation cottages along with an indoor heated swimming pool which can be used by all guests.

‘The setting is simply idyllic, nestled in a peaceful position with picturesque surroundings and just a short walk from the seashore.’

The Nanney-Wynn family tree includes descendants from Welsh royalty Owain ap Gruffudd – the King of Gwynedd until 1170.  

The Nanney-Wynn family: How is the owner of Llanfendigaid estate related to Welsh royalty? 

The Nanney-Wynn family have owned Llanfendigaid since records began in 1241 and built their wealth on farming and shipping timber and wool 3,000 miles from Wales to America. 

Banker Will Garton-Jones currently owns the estate after inheriting it, but hasn’t lived there for over 40 years. 

Instead, he runs Llanfendigaid as holiday lets with three self-catering cottages called The Cow Shed, Dove Cottage and Stable Cottage.

In the early 1600s, John Nanney married the heiress of the Anwyl family, who was descended from Owain Gwynedd, the King of Gwynedd between 1137 and 1170, meaning the Nanney-Wynn family have ties to Welsh royalty.

The estate was built in the 13th century and renovated in 1746.

On Llanfendigaid Estate’s website, it states: ‘It’s amazing to think that the Nanney-Wynn family lived here for more than eight centuries and still own it today. 

‘An estate map from 1780 shows that the original estate stretched along the Welsh coast from Harlech in the north to Aberystwyth in the south. 

‘However, since the collapse of many of the great British estates in the 1920s, Llanfendigaid Estate has gradually reduced in size to a much smaller patch in the Snowdonia National Park on one of the most attractive stretches of the Welsh coastline.’

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