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Historic country house hotel dating back to 1300s goes on sale

An historic country house hotel dating back to the 1300s that has hosted Oliver Cromwell, Jackie Kennedy and Kylie Minogue is now on the market for £750,000.

Maes Y Neuadd, which means ‘field of the hall’, has 13 bedrooms and fantastic views of the north Wales countryside. 

The Grade II listed property, once the residence of the Lord Lieutenants of Merionethshire, also comes with six acres of land and a coach house with a further four en-suite bedrooms.

Maes Y Neuadd, which means ‘field of the hall’, has 13 bedrooms, six acres of land and a coach house with a further four en-suite rooms for guests. The Grade II listed property, once the residence of the Lord Lieutenants of Merionethshire, was turned into a country house hotel before being left vacant. All photos are undated 

The historic property dates back to the 1300s that has hosted Oliver Cromwell, Jackie Kennedy and Kylie Minogue is now on the market for £750,000. Pictured is one of the sitting rooms, with the faded carpet and dated furnishings showing that the new owner will need to spend some money on a refurbishment 

The historic property dates back to the 1300s that has hosted Oliver Cromwell, Jackie Kennedy and Kylie Minogue is now on the market for £750,000. Pictured is one of the sitting rooms, with the faded carpet and dated furnishings showing that the new owner will need to spend some money on a refurbishment 

In the 17th century, the property was visited a number of times by Cromwell to ensure its owners did not show any signs of royalist support. Pictured are exposed wooden beams in one of the lofts, which are thought to date back as far as the 16th-century

In the 17th century, the property was visited a number of times by Cromwell to ensure its owners did not show any signs of royalist support. Pictured are exposed wooden beams in one of the lofts, which are thought to date back as far as the 16th-century

The hotel has a mixture of period features from over the years, including historic fireplaces (like this one, pictured) and stained glass panels. In the 1950s, it was turned into a luxury hotel that was popular with A-list guests, including pop star Kylie Minogue, who often stayed when visiting her Welsh grandmother, and racing driver Nigel Mansell

The hotel has a mixture of period features from over the years, including historic fireplaces (like this one, pictured) and stained glass panels. In the 1950s, it was turned into a luxury hotel that was popular with A-list guests, including pop star Kylie Minogue, who often stayed when visiting her Welsh grandmother, and racing driver Nigel Mansell

In the 17th century, the property was visited a number of times by Cromwell to ensure its owners did not show any signs of royalist support.

In the 1950s, it was turned into a luxury hotel that was popular with A-list guests, including pop star Kylie Minogue, who often stayed when visiting her Welsh grandmother, and racing driver Nigel Mansell.

Jackie Kennedy and Teddy Kennedy, JFK’s younger brother, stayed at the hotel in 1985 when they came to the UK to attend the funeral of Lord Harlech, the president’s childhood friend. David Attenborough also came as a guest

Actors Richard Gere and Sean Connery stayed at the hotel when they filmed First Knight in 1995.

Some of the film was shot on location nearby in Gwynedd, where a former nuclear power station was transformed into the exterior of Camelot.

The hotel has a mixture of period features from over the years, including 16th-century wooden beams, Georgian stable blocks, inglenook fireplaces and stained glass panels.

Jackie Kennedy and Teddy Kennedy, JFK's younger brother, stayed at the hotel in 1985 when they came to the UK to attend the funeral of Lord Harlech, the president's childhood friend. David Attenborough also came as a guest. Pictured: A view of the countryside from one of the upstairs rooms 

Jackie Kennedy and Teddy Kennedy, JFK’s younger brother, stayed at the hotel in 1985 when they came to the UK to attend the funeral of Lord Harlech, the president’s childhood friend. David Attenborough also came as a guest. Pictured: A view of the countryside from one of the upstairs rooms 

Actors Richard Gere and Sean Connery stayed at the hotel when they filmed First Knight in 1995. Some of the film was shot on location nearby in Gwynedd, where a former nuclear power station was transformed into the exterior of Camelot. Pictured: An upstairs room with ripped wallpaper and exposed electric wires 

Actors Richard Gere and Sean Connery stayed at the hotel when they filmed First Knight in 1995. Some of the film was shot on location nearby in Gwynedd, where a former nuclear power station was transformed into the exterior of Camelot. Pictured: An upstairs room with ripped wallpaper and exposed electric wires 

Despite its appearance, the property has been partly refurbished and all the plumbing and wiring replaced. This image shows one of the historic wooden ceiling beams that are seen throughout the property

Despite its appearance, the property has been partly refurbished and all the plumbing and wiring replaced. This image shows one of the historic wooden ceiling beams that are seen throughout the property

A view of Maes Y Neuadd in autumn which shows the substantial size of the property. Estate agents predict it will be too large for a family home 

A view of Maes Y Neuadd in autumn which shows the substantial size of the property. Estate agents predict it will be too large for a family home 

Currently, the accommodation is over three floors but there is potential to develop further attic space. Pictured: The property's fantastic views over the surrounding hills and Cardigan Bay in north Wales.

Currently, the accommodation is over three floors but there is potential to develop further attic space. Pictured: The property’s fantastic views over the surrounding hills and Cardigan Bay in north Wales.

It has been partly refurbished and all the plumbing and wiring replaced.

Currently, the accommodation is over three floors but there is potential to develop further attic space.

The house has just under 13,000 square feet of floor space with seven reception rooms, a kitchen and preparation room and 13 bedroom suites

There are about an acre of formal gardens with a water feature supplied by a mountain stream.

A further 5.9 acres of land include a Victorian pool, mature woodland, a walled kitchen garden, two greenhouses and paddocks.

Alastair Summerfield, of Strutt & Parker, said: ‘It is probably too substantial to be a family home so we’re looking at this continuing as a hotel or possibly an upmarket B&B.

‘In the past it’s been an incredibly successful hotel and has even had famous guests like Nigel Mansell – who was in his pomp at the time.

‘While the celebrity element is a very nice factor, it won’t necessarily impact on the sale.

‘We don’t expect this to be on the market for long. People wait for years for the right property and this ticks a lot of boxes.’

The house has just under 13,000 square feet of floor space with seven reception rooms, a kitchen and preparation room and 13 bedroom suites. Pictured is one of the side wings of the property

The house has just under 13,000 square feet of floor space with seven reception rooms, a kitchen and preparation room and 13 bedroom suites. Pictured is one of the side wings of the property

Alastair Summerfield, of Strutt & Parker, said: 'It is probably too substantial to be a family home so we're looking at this continuing as a hotel or possibly an upmarket B&B. In the past it's been an incredibly successful hotel and has even had famous guests like Nigel Mansell - who was in his pomp at the time'

Alastair Summerfield, of Strutt & Parker, said: ‘It is probably too substantial to be a family home so we’re looking at this continuing as a hotel or possibly an upmarket B&B. In the past it’s been an incredibly successful hotel and has even had famous guests like Nigel Mansell – who was in his pomp at the time’

There are about an acre of formal gardens with a water feature supplied by a mountain stream. A further 5.9 acres of land include a Victorian pool, mature woodland, a walled kitchen garden, (pictured) two greenhouses and paddocks

There are about an acre of formal gardens with a water feature supplied by a mountain stream. A further 5.9 acres of land include a Victorian pool, mature woodland, a walled kitchen garden, (pictured) two greenhouses and paddocks

Mr Summerfield, of Strutt and Parker, added: 'We expect this won't on the market long. People wait for years for the right property and this ticks a lot of boxes.' Pictured: The coach house  

Mr Summerfield, of Strutt and Parker, added: ‘We expect this won’t on the market long. People wait for years for the right property and this ticks a lot of boxes.’ Pictured: The coach house  

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