Built in the late 19 century and recently lovingly restored, Rockcliffe is a charming old Convent House that sleeps up to ten – and has a view to beat all views.
The house sits on the south west side of the Yr Horon mountain, just outside of lovely unspoilt village of Aberdovey (Aberdyfi), with an outlook onto an astonishing seascape, extending from the Dovey Estuary on to the south towards the Pembrokeshire coast and hills beyond, with the Plynlimon Mountains in between.
It has a wonderful open area with plenty of space for family games, or sitting-out for drinks and watching the world go by or meals outside.
The house is superbly equipped for adults, children and babies. The outside area is lovely and big, with plenty of places to sit out and enjoy the sun during the day or the fantastic sunsets in the evening.
The ground floor comprises of a sitting-room, combined kitchen and dining-room, drying /utility room with downstairs toilet and Belfast sink, a games-room and a double bedroom with super-king divan bed and separate shower-room (with downstairs loo). All the conveniences in place – LCD TVs with DVD player’s and a selection of DVDs, a snooker table, guide books, games and local information. The Kitchen and utility room is equipped with a washing machine, dryer, an American style fridge/freezer, a freezer, an Aga range, gas hob, a dishwasher, microwave and all cleaning basics.
All rooms downstairs also have under floor heating.
Upstairs has four bedrooms. Bedroom 1: super-king divan bedroom with en-suite. Bedroom two: is a double bedroom. Bedroom 3: a Twin Bedroom. Bedroom 4: has a 3ft wide bunk bed. All bedrooms are very comfortably furnished. Also upstairs is a large bathroom with a whirlpool bath and separate shower.
Changeover Day: Saturday
Bits N Bobs
• Heating, electricity and hot water included
• WIFI Broadband
• LCD TV with Freeview and BT Vision, DVD-player
• Aga oven and Gas hob
• American Fridge/Freezer
• Separate Freezer
• Kitchen store cupboard essentials and cleaning basics included
• Bedding and towels included
• Five bedrooms
• Downstairs Double bedroom with separate shower room and toilet
• Pets Welcomed (maximum of two dogs)
• Lovely open areas
• Stunning views across Cardigan Bay, the local beach and golf course
• On the outskirts of the beautiful village of Aberdovey with its village shops, pubs and restaurants
• Beautiful walks straight from the front door
Rockcliffe a Brief History
In 1917, the Ynys Maengwyn estate sold off land in Aberdyfi to an architect, who then sold it to Alfred Edward French from Shirley, near Birmingham, who had Rockcliffe built as an 'Arts and Crafts' villa in the early 1920s with quirky features such as the gables and the round window in the sitting room. It sits on one of the largest plots of land in Aberdovey with a stunning view of the estuary and sea beyond. The house changed hands once, and then was bought in the 1970s by a Jesuit Teaching Order for use as a convent and holiday home for their girl's school in the midlands, it was known as St Joseph's Convent. For many years it was used as a relaxing retreat for the students, visiting Nuns and missionaries, the villagers and many others looking for peace and tranquillity. The property has since renovated to a high standard, whilst leaving the exterior almost untouched to preserve the unique architecture.
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