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Cefn Caer, Owain Glyndwr's Mediaeval Hall House

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Historic gem

Tucked away in Pennal is an old Manor House with connections to Owain Glyndwr. It has been lovingly... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2016
Northwich, United Kingdom
Many interesting artifacts as well as the listed features on the website.

A hall house steeped in Welsh history and an enthusiastic owner who has lived there all his life... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2016
Milford on Sea, United Kingdom
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3 Nov 2016
“Historic gem”
20 Oct 2016
“Many interesting artifacts as well as the listed features on the website.”
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A493 Machynlleth to Aberdovey Road, Pennal, Snowdonia National Park, Wales
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Reviewed 3 November 2016

Tucked away in Pennal is an old Manor House with connections to Owain Glyndwr. It has been lovingly restored and gives a good insight into the history of the area.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Barnwillie
Reviewed 21 October 2016

A hall house steeped in Welsh history and an enthusiastic owner who has lived there all his life, but only in recent years has he removed more modern partitions, ceilings and walls to find the rich treasures behind them. He will show your every detail...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Milfordman_13
Reviewed 18 June 2016

This manor house is on the site of a Roman fort. It was lovingly restored by the owner Mr Rowlands and is a hidden must see if you are in the area. Usually access is by telephone appointment, but Mr Rowlands is lovely to talk...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Patricia K
Reviewed 18 June 2016

My mom had come across this place before and practically dragged me up the road by my arm. It is set in a lovely piece of Welsh countryside. The house is very historic and was most likely where the Pennal Letter was written. There is...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank miffythevampirebat
Reviewed 22 May 2016

The Owner has spent years uncovering the past in his house - a fascinating and inspiring tour. Well worth the time and trouble.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank pennyr562
Reviewed 15 February 2016

Cefn Caer is a wonderful old house with a fantastic history dating back many centuries, the owner and restorer of this property is a superb gentleman who has made the restoration his life's work, he makes the history come alive with his information and enthusiasm....More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Christopher T
Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

From the outside, it looks a small farmhouse.......but you are soon welcomed by the homeowner and curator, Elfyn Rowlands. Elfyn has lived in the property for over 60 years and, latterly, spent 8 years uncovering two rooms which were a medieval hall and residence. Elfyn's...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Reviewed 2 June 2015

Wel am le difyr! What an interesting place - the work involved to restore the old house was incredible and evidently a labour of love. It had a real historical atmosphere you could imagine Owain Glyndwr being there. Ardderchog.

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank Nantycyrtiau
Reviewed 30 April 2015

Fantastic, often thought this place was always closed. What a find, informative, interesting and fun. Want to go back soon and explore more. Nice little shop too!

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank Robin P
Reviewed 3 October 2014

Basically this is an ancient Roman archaeological site found first in the fields surrounding the farmhouse and then inside the owner's dwelling house was found, behind the existing walls, a pre-15th century gentleman's residence. The owner has devoted the last several decades to protecting this...More

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank Ann C
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