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Historic toll bridge for sale at Penmaenpool in Snowdonia

How do you fancy owning a piece of Welsh history in one of the most beautiful parts of Wales?

This wooden toll bridge and keeper's cottage at Penmaenpool in Snowdonia has just gone on the market for £350,000.

The bridge is a Grade II-listed structure; built in 1879 to replace a ferry. Its place in Welsh history does have a tragic element - in 1966 fifteen people died when a pleasure boat from Barmouth capsized in one of the worst accidents of its kind.

But the structure's picturesque setting has already prompted inquiries from potential buyers around the world - and even the estate agent helping to sell it has a soft spot for it, with memories of holidays spent there as a child.

Kevin Ashford reports.