From now to the closing date of
The Landmark Trust Spring Raffle on May 25 I will give you a taste of the properties you could spend your £5000 holiday in.
The Rhiwddolion valley
At least until late medieval times the upper Conway valley was inaccessible, sparsely inhabited, and plagued by lawless bands who found the oak forests a useful hideout. But with the arrival of peace came the desire for permanent homes, so that many of the earliest houses in the district date from the 16th century. These are often found in small upland pockets of fertile land watered by a stream, where they lie sheltered and hidden.
The remote Rhiwddolion was formerly a slate quarrying community, but long before that it was on the Roman road that runs from Merioneth to the Conwy valley. Ty Capel was a school and chapel in the days of the slate quarry.