Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Plas yn Dre


" Plas-yn-dre Isa" is up for sale.
In Welsh the name of this old grand house which is now one half of an old grammar school dating from the 1600s literally means lower mansion of the town. The house next door is called Plas-yn-dre Uchaf (The higher mansion of the town)
Are you still with me?
Plas-yn-dre still dominates the village. The upper house has almost been renovated in a Georgian Style and now looks mighty fine with it's new sash windows and grand front door, The lower house looks slightly less impressive in comparison, what with it's new pvc window surrounds and door, but this house is held in much affection by many of the older Trelawnyd-ites for it is the home of Auntie Glad.
Plas-yn-Dre, like I said is up for sale. It stands just how Gladys left it last year.....spotless and gleaming. I spoke to a Mr Roberts from Caerwys yesterday, who was collating information about the Flower Show for an article he was writing  for the Flintshire Chronicle. He knows Gladys from old " You could eat your dinner from off her floor"  he mused " she always kept a tidy home" 
I hope the new owners do the old house justice.
Plas yn dre isa

43 comments:

  1. Times like this I wish I could win the Lottery and buy Aunt Glads house ..

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  2. I remember you would show us her chair outside, where she would sit and watch the world go by sometimes...lovey Aunt Glad....

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  3. And life keeps moving. Gorgeous house.

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  4. I hope she gets top dollar for it! Or top pound, I guess, would be more accurate.

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    1. Nursing homes don't come cheap

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    2. You got that right. Good thing she's got property to sell.

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  5. I was waiting for you to say that you were going to put an offer in.

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  6. Eras keep ending, don't they, John?

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  7. It's not up on "Rightmove" yet.

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    1. The sign outside is up but strangely not on website...just checked peter large of prestatyn!

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    2. Peter Large? Such a boastful fellow!

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  8. Hope the buyer will do her proud...

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  9. Would make a great B&B for someone who has just recently retired, I'd say.

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  10. Maybe one of your loyal readers could live nearer to you.

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  11. You are going to buy it.

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  12. Sometimes a house reflects the personality of its owner so strongly, it's almost sacrilege to sell it. It's a lovely home.

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  13. Such a sad time John when the old move on - and more so in villages where everybody knows everybody.

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  14. What a lovely place, and sure does look tidy. Greetings to you!

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  15. I remember several photos you took of Aunt Gladys sitting outside in the sun.

    cheers, parsnip, thehamish and fergus

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  16. a lovely home indeed, but sad in that an era is ending. bless auntie glad.

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  17. What a charming home. I'm so sorry that I never got to know Gladys.

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  18. It's always sad to see a "family" home go...even if it is not your own. My family home was the last to be in the hands of the long time residents. We were so happy my brother held on to it and is putting lots of time and energy into it in his retirement. To bad the dim whits who bought the rest of the homes in the neighbourhood weren't as inclined.

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  19. In a desirable village is how their website describes Trelawnyd.........do they know about the strange, newly retired bloke with the dogs!!

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  20. Sad. I hope one of your blog readers buys it!!!

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    1. As long as it's not petra

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  21. Sad to be reminded that Auntie Glad won't ever be coming back home. She will be a hard act to follow - with all the eyes of the village upon the new owners. I hope they will be nice people and maybe make beautiful scones.

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  22. Would you please post the real estate link to the house when its online?

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  23. You've made me cry again.
    Funny, how we have all grown to
    love Auntie Glad.
    I do hope she can feel it some how.

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  24. Love that home . . .
    and would enjoy keeping it tidy, like Auntie Gladys . . .

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  25. I have lost so many beloved family members these past couple of years and now a sweet elderly lady I never met has the power to make me weep ... I wish I could visit ..

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  26. Those buildings are beautiful. We don't have many places with such character here. It's painful when one's home passes into other hands, although I imagine Aunt Glad has come to terms with it as she seems to be a person who doesn't dwell in the past.

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  27. Sad they had to go the plastic, PVC window and door route. Wood would have been so much more in keeping!. But guess cost sadly. Surprised they were allowed. Not listed I guess?.

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    1. I thought it would be

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    2. Yep a beautiful old stone building with plastic Windows noooooo.

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    3. May put buyers off, they will only see cost of replacing with real wood, little houses like that are about character.

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  28. The next door neighbour has started replacing the windows with wooden sash windows they look fab

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  29. Thanks for the look around.

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  30. It should be renamed "Aunty Glad's House" ... in Welsh, of course. I'd love to have a house like that.

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