Gregynog Hall, Tregynon, Montgomeryshire
There has been a building on this site since the 12th century but the original medieval hall was demolished and rebuilt in 1577 and then demolished and rebuilt again in the late 1840s.
The current building isn't actually a timber-framed building at all and the facade that you see is concrete moulded and painted to appear as a timber-framed building and is one of the earliest uses of concrete for such a purpose. This building is Victorian but includes some parts of the older buildings.
This used to be a study centre for the University of Wales but is now run as a conference centre and wedding venue. The building is not normally open to the public but you can stay there ( holiday accomodation) and you would then have access to the interior. However there are 750 acres of grounds to explore, which is free, but there is a small charge for parking ( £2.50 at the time of writing - 2023).
There is a nice little cafe but opening days are limited so check the web site before you go.
One of the woodland paths, of which there are many, leading away from the house.
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