NANTYSTALWEN, Abergwesyn Mountain Road, Brecknockshire 2010

NANTYSTALWEN, Abergwesyn Mountain Road, Brecknockshire 2010 - BRECKNOCKSHIRE
Notes on NANTYSTALWEN, Abergwesyn Mountain Road, Brecknockshire 2010

An empty longhouse. I had visited some 5 years ago and little had changed. The barns around the house are primarily used for agricultural use. Inside Nantystalwen is dark and damp with puddles formed on the stone flag stones, although with no obvious clue to where all this water had come from. Much wooden panelling throughout, some painted over, some wall papered – all peeling and damp and revealing areas of brightness and colour. The boarded up main entrance door is stain glassed which leads to a small hallway and then up to the most interesting feature, the wooden staircase which leads to the floor above and then again to the large attic space. This is a superior house. A curved wooden and very large inglenook surrounds one of the ground floor fireplaces.

Nantystalwen has an interesting history with tales of a murder by poison, undiscovered for two years and the man servant, guilty, who was never found.
The river Towy is but a stones throw away and thus explained the swarms of midges that bit and pestered me throughout my visit.
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