This historic and picturesque structure in the county of Conwy, North Wales, is covered entirely in thick vines that transform in colour throughout the year.
This striking, historic property in the Welsh countryside looks like it’s straight out of a fairytale.
Tu Hwnt i’r Bont (meaning ‘beyond the bridge’) is a 15th-century, grade II-listed building in the village of Llanwrst, at the gateway to Snowdonia.
The property isn’t actually a home anymore, but is now a family-run tearoom that’s popular with visitors stopping through the area or anyone who’s looking for a quaint escape from the hustle and bustle.
The structure was first built in 1480 as a residential farmhouse dwelling before it was used some years later as the Courthouse for the surrounding area.
Over the centuries the building has fallen into disrepair multiple times, but has been restored by the townspeople.
In the last century, a decision was made to turn the property into a tearoom, a place where the tea is served hot and the scones are traditional – complete with jam and cream.
The building’s fascinating history aside, it’s also special in that its unique exterior of vines changes colour with the seasonal shifts.
In summer, Tu Hwnt i’r Bont matches the lush green surroundings by flourishing a brilliant shade of emerald.
As autumn rears its head, the leaves transform to turn the teahouse a striking orange, and just before the leaves drop altogether, the home – for a short period of time – can be seen wearing bright red and then dark maroon foliage.
Not sure about you, but this little-known destination just shot to the top of our travel lists.