Hafodunos hall is a Venetian inspired gothic style house, nestled among the trees in the quiet village of Llangernyw, North Wales. The hall was built in c.1861-6 to the design by Sir George Gilbert Scott for the Sandbach family at the cost of £30,000, and stands within an estate of fifty-three acres.
Plans were announced in the spring of 2004, to convert the hall into a luxury hotel and caravan park. Opposition came from the local people of Llangernyw and the debate over its future was still ongoing when the hall fell victim to a devastating arson attack on 13th October, 2004 that completely gutted the main block.
The gardens are severely overgrown and the hall lies in a neglected and ruinous state to this day after being purchased in November 2009 for £800,000.
How very Jane Eyre. Beautiful.