Erinfa – former home of the famous poet Robert Graves – with outstanding sea & country views over Wales
Erinfa! Probably the most important historic property in the Harlech area after the renowned World Heritage site of Harlech Castle, which is in view, just down the road.
Plas Erinfa is a superior 6 bedroom, 3 reception imposing country house with far-reaching views over the surrounding Snowdonia National Park panorama. It was built to the design of the Graves family in 1894, and was the family residence for over 60 years. It was here that Robert Graves, World War 1 poet and author of many plays and novels including ‘I Claudius’ and ‘Goodbye to all that!’ spent both his childhood and his recuperation after the war.
Many well-known musical and literary guests including Robert Graves’ good friend Siegfried Sassoon have frequented Erinfa over the years.
The house is just outside Harlech, up a private drive and stands within its own 2.5 acres of woodland. There are expansive sea and country views from the front of Erinfa, ranging from Harlech Castle on one side across to Portmeirion and Snowdon on the other.
Erinfa occupies a very private, quiet and sheltered position, yet has good access to all local amenities, which include in Harlech itself:
- a community swimming pool
- tennis courts
- rock climbing wall
- primary and secondary schools
- Royal St Davids golf course
- safe sandy beach
- railway station
- various independent shops & restaurants
To the outside of Erinfa is a large open-fronted double garage; space for the parking of several vehicles; a small stream with waterfall, plus a plethora of useful stone-built sheds within the mature gardens, which are surrounded by the woodland.
Erinfa has 3 large reception rooms, one of which is 30 feet in length.
There is a sizeable entrance hall from where the feature staircase rises in 2 flights to the first floor.
The downstairs area also includes
- a secondary hallway
- large cloakroom
- a utility room
- a kitchen with Rayburn
- and a walk-in pantry
Upstairs there is a full length landing leading to each of the 6 double bedrooms, plus a bathroom, separate toilet / washroom and large walk-in airing cupboard.
There is also access from the landing to the extensive loft area which is part boarded out.
Erinfa is serviced by mains water, and has an efficient oil central heating system, plus traditional open fireplaces and woodburning stoves and economy 7 electric heating.
Erinfa can be found one third of a mile north of Harlech on the B4573 and the post code for the house is LL46 2YT.
We will consider offers for Erinfa in its entirety, which is for sale freehold – please contact us via details below
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