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Ffordd Santes Helen, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55

Offers in excess of £295,000

3 Beds 2 Baths 2 Receptions

REF: CHR230105


AN EXCITING OPPORTUNITY TO CREATE A SPECTACULAR WATERFRONT PROPERTY FRONTING THE AFON SEIONT AND CLOSE TO THE HISTORIC CAERNARFON CASTLE. PROPOSED ACCOMMODATION IN BRIEF. Ground Floor - 3 Double Bedroom Suites, each with Bath/Shower Rooms - Utility and Wet Room - Separate W.C. - Independent Garage First Floor - Open Plan Kitchen with Seating and Dining Areas opening to balcony - Double Bedroom 4 with En-Suite - Sitting Room - Pantry Outside - Lawned Garden - Terrace - Slipway and wide frontage to the River - Timber garage/workshop - Woodshed - Far reaching views DESCRIPTION Shalimar is an attractive stone cottage together with self-contained bedsit, occupying a prominent position in Caernarfon. Situated on Ffordd Santes Helen between two existing commercial premises, Shalimar enjoys a high degree of privacy set well back from the road and directly fronting the Afon Seiont with private slipway, which is an extremely rare attribute for a residential property in the town. The accommodation within the existing buildings is habitable albeit dated and requiring a scheme of modernisation, and some interested parties may be inclined to upgrade the property in its present form. However, the site would support a more impressive dwelling, particularly given the water frontage and aspect across the river and towards the castle. To this end, on 5th April 2023 Application No.C22/1123/14/DT was granted permitting ''Demolition of existing extensions and propose replacement with new two storey extensions to Shalimar'. The scheme provides for the retention and remodelling of the attractive older part of the existing structure, with the remainder replaced by a stunning two storey extension incorporating large picture windows, with stone and rustic metal clad elevations and roof. The proposals are to make full advantage of the privacy and location with particular reference to the access to the water and views, notably from first floor level with covered balconies off the open plan main living area looking west across the river and to Caernarfon Castle. The interior is designed to be suitable for a variety of different audiences including families and single persons or couples, including those in retirement seeking somewhere to downsize to but which is within walking distance of comprehensive services. The outside space is to provide private entertaining areas with terraces and lawn, and glazed balustrade along the riverside. The slip allows for a boat to be removed from the water if required and kept on a cradle or perhaps davits, alternatively with the wide extent of the site being over 50' altogether there is plenty of opportunity to keep a boat alongside the river wall, and from which there is access to the Menai Strait and out to sea. The existing garage which is circa 25', is to be rebuilt/upgraded and which will provide excellent storage either for car(s), boat or general watersports equipment. LOCATION Shalimar occupies a prominent position fronting the Afon Seiont, and with panoramic views across the river and towards Caernarfon Castle. The historic town of Caernarfon, the centre of which is within short walking distance, offers a comprehensive range of services for everyday needs including high street banks, supermarkets, doctors' and dentists' surgeries, restaurants, pubs and a parade of shops. On the educational front there is a choice of both primary and secondary state schools nearby complemented by independent schooling in Anglesey, North Wales and Chester. Sporting activities are well catered for with Caernarfon and Bangor having well established football, cricket, rugby and hockey clubs, and there are several golf courses locally. Anyone interested in marine activities, the location of Shalimar is of significant value, with the options of keeping a boat immediately alongside the property, on a nearby mooring or at one of the marinas at Caernarfon and Port Dinorwic. There is a watersports school at nearby Plas Menai, and generally wonderful sailing, boating and fishing along the Menai Strait and across the Irish Sea. There is excellent walking in the nearby Snowdonia National Park along with the many coastal walks along the Lleyn Peninsula and in Anglesey, notably Newborough Warren and to Llanddwyn Island. There are plenty of other outdoor activities nearby including Surf Snowdonia and Zip World, and other tourist attractions including Caernarfon Castle and the Welsh Highland Railway, both of which are within a short walk of Shalimar. COMMUNICATIONS Shalimar is conveniently placed for the A55 expressway which provides daily travel along the North Wales coastline serving all areas of commerce from Anglesey to Chester. Beyond Chester the M53 & M56 motorways serve Liverpool, Manchester and in turn connect with the national motorway network. From the nearby Bangor station, there is 1 hour 45 mins service to Chester station from which there is a sub 2 hour rail service to London Euston via Crewe. For travel abroad Liverpool and Manchester are both served by international airports and the ferry terminal at Holyhead is 28 miles distant. PROPERTY INFORMATION Address: Shalimar, Ffordd Santes Helen, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 2YD Tenure: Freehold with vacant possession Services: All mains services connected. Local Authority: Gwynedd Borough Council. Tel: 01286 672 943 Council Tax: Band B - £1,154.00 amount payable 2023/24. NB: The river wall is Listed as part of the Caernarfon Slate Quay. We understand The Harbour Trust has to approve any modifications/repairs etc. Certain other boundary walls may also be Listed by virtue of the designation of neighbouring properties. The property falls within a High Risk Flood Zone from the Sea. Viewing: Strictly by appointment via Jackson-Stops, Chester office Tel: 01244 328 361. Fixtures: Unless specifically mentioned in these particulars all contents, fixtures and fittings, garden ornaments, statues, carpets and curtains are excluded from the sale. Certain items may be available by separate negotiation. What Three Words This link is for the entrance to Shalimar. Parking for viewings is presently on the road nearby where available.