about the house
Built in 1796, The Big House on the Hill is a literal translation of it’s Welsh name; ‘Plas Uchaf’. Standing in an elevated unique position overlooking the Tanat Valley, the house has no near neighbours and just under 6 acres of gardens. The architecture is a beautiful example of the symmetrical and elegant William & Mary style of the period, with well proportioned spaces and high ceilings and fire surrounds in the Adam style..
The house has a pretty and symmetrical facade, with beautiful original features inside and out.Set over three floors, the house offers elegant reception rooms and 9 bedrooms. In the process of being comprehensively restored, the house will become the perfect backdrop to your reunion, celebration or retreat. .
Grounds and gardens
Up a long sweeping private drive, the 6 acres of garden are a beautiful mixture of specimen trees, lawns, secret garden hideaway with hot tub, heated alfresco dining area with spectacular chandelier, a walled garden and ample parking for up to 18 cars.
floorplans and rooms
Below are indicative floor plans for the three floors of the house. Please bear in mind that these are for reference purposes only, not to scale, and may be subject to change.
The ground floor of the house offers a family country kitchen and boot room, generous TV room with inglenook fireplace, spectacular dining hall for up to 20 guests, elegant drawing room and a music room with a Bechstein grand piano.
Access to the four bedrooms on the first floor is from a generous and beautiful landing with original wide oak floorboards and stairs. The two super-king* rooms, a twin and a king-size bedroom are all individually designed and decorated.
Continuing up the wide stairs to the second floor, you’ll find 5 further bedrooms; 3 super-king* and two doubles, some with spectacular valley views, others with treetop views of the rear garden.
*Please note that all super-king rooms can also be twinned, and all super-king rooms have space for a cot or toddler bed supplied free of charge. Maximum of two cots or toddler beds for under 5’s per stay.