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CROMWELL is thought to have stayed at Plas y Dd­u­allt, Snow­do­nia, dur­ing the Civil War, but it was one Col Camp­bell, who bought the me­dieval manor house in the 1960s and had the clout to com­mand his own pri­vate train sta­tion (right, ‘Pulling the stops out’, Au­gust 10, 2016). On the south-fac­ing slopes of Moel­wyn Bach, the house, the name of which trans­lates to ‘The House on the Black Hill­side’, is ap­proached through the an­cient oak wood­land of a Na­tional Na­ture Re­serve. It has six bed­rooms, a min­strels’ gallery, ar­row slits, in­glenook fire­places and, of course, Camp­bell’s Plat­form on the Ffes­tin­iog Rail­way. Its five acres—11 ∕2 free­hold, 31 ∕2 on a 50-year lease from the Na­tional Trust—in­clude a kitchen gar­den and five cas­cad­ing ponds fed by a moun­tain stream. £795,000, Wal­ter Lloyd Jones (01341 422278)

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