Welsh novelist's home becomes heritage property

The house is a Grade II listed quarryman's cottage in the Snowdonia National Park Credit: ITV News Wales

Kate Roberts was a novelist described as one of the greats of Welsh literature. Now her childhood home - a remarkable time capsule, high in the hills over Caernarfon - has been bought by Wales' heritage body CADW with the intention of bringing her life and stories to a whole new generation.

The house, named Cae'r Gors, is a 19th century smallholding in Rhosgadfan.

The Minister for Culture and Sport, John Griffiths AM, recently visited the property to commemorate it being handed over to CADW.

He said: "The importance of Kate Roberts' literary works to the people of Wales is well understood across this country and internationally.

"Cadw will be working closely with the Cae'r Gors Trust to develop the site into a sustainable heritage visitor attraction and place for learning and celebration of Welsh literature."

The house has been preserved so it is as authentic as possible