The property has been utilised for mainly private residential use by the current vendors, who have also kept horses in the stables and on the land below the house.
Set in a lovely rural location in mature wooded grounds with a beautiful outlook, having superb views. Situated just out of the small village of Ffairfach which has supermarkets, schooling and train station, nearby the very popular market town of Llandeilo has a wide range of independent shops and amenities. The property is equidistant between Swansea and the commercial centre of Carmarthen both of which have a hospital, university and an extensive range of shopping facilities. Swansea also has high speed rail links to London & Heathrow. To the south the A48 gives excellent access to the M4.
Within the area are the well known and popular attractions of Dinefwr Castle, Carreg Cennen Castle and Dryslyn Castle. Aberglasney Gardens and the National Botanic Gardens of Wales are also within reasonable driving distance.
Price Guide £650,000 Ref: JN4841
A historic Period country house once part of the Cefncethin Estate which has a long history believed to date back over 500 years or more. There are some lovely reception rooms and generally good room and ceiling heights. Many period features have been retained.
The property has oil fired central heating and the accommodation with approx. room sizes is as follows:
Glazed Side Entrance Porch tiled floor, original oak door with frosted leaded insert
Entrance Hall impressive hall, sweeping staircase to first floor, radiator, original cornice to ceiling, oak flooring
Study / Library 12’ x 11’ (c. 3.6m x 3.3m) original sash windows to side and front, feature wall length bookshelf to one wall, cast iron radiator, original cornice
Sitting Room 17’ x 15’ (c. 5.2m x 4.6m) original sash wood window to side, feature Inglenook fireplace with Bessemer and stone hearth, cast iron coal effect Calor gas fire, radiator, door to:
Inner Hall understairs cupboard, exposed stone wall
Rear Hall door to outside, door to:
Cloakroom frosted glass window to rear, wash hand basin, WC, part wood panelled walls, ceramic tiled floor
Kitchen / Breakfast Room
Kitchen Area 15’ x 14’ (c. 4.6m x 4.3m) farmhouse style kitchen by Sigma 3 comprising a range of oak wall and base units, glass display cabinet, plate rack, worksurfaces, Italian glass mosaic tiled splash backs, Neff dishwasher, gas hob with extractor hood over, electric oven, solid fuel Rayburn range with oven, hot plate and back boiler for domestic hot water (could be converted to oil if required as connection pipe in situ), feature exposed wall above Rayburn, stainless steel sink drainer, original stone flat floor, door to stairs to large Basement Room (which runs under the dining room), with oil fired central heating boiler and barrelled ceiling
Breakfast Area 10’ x 8’10 (c. 3m x 2.7m) large Georgian style window with seat overlooking rear courtyard and stables, plate rack, radiator, part wood panelled walls, second staircase to first floor
Utility Room 17’ x 8’ (c. 5.2m x 2.4m) frosted glass window to side, wash hand basin, plumbing for washing machine and American style fridge / freezer, space for tumble dryer, radiator, stone flag floor, half glazed double door to rear courtyard and stable area
Drawing Room 21’ x 19’ (c. 6.4m x 5.8m) Georgian style bay window to front, door to front garden with uninterrupted country views, two cast iron radiators, original ornate ceiling cornice, feature open fireplace with marble hearth and surround, feature decorative arched alcove
Dining Room 25’ x 13’ (c. 7.6m x 4m) south facing Georgian style windows with superb views across the valley, feature inset decorative archway, oak Period open fireplace with marble hearth and surround, two cast iron radiators, original oak floor, cornice to ceiling, two sets or original wood shutters opening to:
Conservatory 19’ x 15’ (c. 5.8m x 4.6m) Georgian style, French doors to front gardens, Welsh Ruthin slate tiled floor, feature exposed stone wall
Landing via stairs in main hall, arched sash window to front, original oak floor, ceiling cornices and rose
Bedroom One 17’ x 12’ (c. 5.2m x 3.6m) original arched wood sash window to rear, door to rear landing, cast iron radiators, original oak floor
Bedroom Two 14’ x 11’ (c. 4.3m x 3.3m) original wooden arched windows to front and side, fitted wardrobes, cast iron radiator, sliding doors to:
En Suite tiled shower cubicle with Triton shower and glass sliding doors, wash hand basin in vanity unit, WC, radiator, cupboards, extractor
Bedroom Three 14’ x 13’ (c. 4.3m x 4m) large Georgian style windows with door to balcony providing superb views over the surrounding countryside and valley, built-in wardrobes, ceiling cornices, cast iron radiator
En Suite tiled shower cubicle with Gainsborough shower and folding glass door, wash hand basin, vanity mirror, extractor fan
Main Landing via inner hall, window to rear, stairs to second floor, cast iron radiator
Cloakroom frosted glass window to rear, WC
Bedroom Four 18’ x 13’ (c. 5.5m x 4m) Georgian window to front, wooden windows to side, fitted mirror wardrobes, cast iron radiator, door to:
En Suite 12’ x 9’ (c. 3.6m x 2.7m) window to rear, part timber panelled walls, cast iron bath with shower attachment, vanity unit, tiled splash back, WC, bidet, walk in store with shelving, medicine cabinet with vanity light, radiator
Side Landing doors to rear landing, cupboard
Bathroom 9’ x 6’10 (c. 2.7m x 2.1m) part wood panelled walls, panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin
Bedroom Five 9’ x 9’ (c. 2.7m x 2.7m) rear window, cast iron radiator
Rear Landing via stairs from breakfast room, door to side landing, stairs to:
Second Floor (former servants quarters)
Attic Room 18’ x 11’ (c. 5.5m x 3.3m) port hole window to rear, steps to
Attic Room 22’ x 10’ (c. 6.7m x 3m) port hole window to front
NB: the second floor accommodation does require some renovation, and has potential for further bedrooms
Price Guide £650,000Ref: JN4841
OUTSIDE, OUTBUILDINGS AND LAND
The property is approached initially from a country lane via a pillared and gated entrance, which leads into a drive / trackway (shared in part with one other property) which leads on down to Cefncethin Mansion. There is a large parking and turning area to the side of the residence. There are pleasant lawned gardens which are banked to the front with some superb valley views.
To the rear there is a Stone Outbuilding (former cottage) c.25’3 x 14’9 (about 7.7m x 4.5m) in need of renovation and perhaps with scope for development (subject to the necessary planning permissions).
Adjoining this there is a Stable Block with concrete yard area, outside tap and lighting, comprising Three Loose Boxes each 14’6 x 16’8 (about 4.4m x 5m), Feed / Store Room
The Land lies below the residence and gardens and comprises gently sloping pastureland with one boundary to be fenced by the purchasers.
IN ALL APPROX. 3 ACRES
(About 1.3 Hectares)
Price Guide £650,000Ref: JN4841
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