Monday, 27 April 2015


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.

Ty  Capel

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.
Sleeps  3

 Ty  Coch

Long before it was a slate mining community,  Rhiwddolion was on the Roman road that runs from Merioneth to the Conwy valley. Ty Coch, meaning 'Red House', is much older than Ty Capel.

 Sleeps  4



Ty  Uchaf

By the early part of the 20th century the mines and quarries had closed, and employment possibilities declined. The few remaining villagers of Rhiwddolion, finding the Roman road of little use to them and the whole hamlet out on a limb, slipped away. The chapel was closed in 1956, and the Landmark Trust bought it in 1967. Ty Coch continued to be lived in after the quarrymen’s cottages had lost their roofs, but it became increasingly marooned from modern life and in 1968 it was also sold to the Landmark Trust. Ty Uchaf came into the hands of the Trust in 1998, acquired in order to preserve this unspoilt setting.

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