CWMCASTELL, BLAENYCOED ROAD, CARMARTHEN, Carmarthenshire, SA33 6EG
Situation: Grid Ref SN 394-232
The property is approached initially, via a tarmac entrance lane leading to Cwmcastell Fach (with the subject property having a right of way over it) and then an owned hardcore track leading down to the homestead. Cwmcastell lies off the minor district road, leading from
Blaenycoed towards Ffynnonddrain and the district road running down from Trevaughan to the Catherine Street Traffic Lights in Carmarthen town centre. Carmarthen is some 3 miles distant and provides for a wide array of everyday facilities, including retail, banking, social, leisure and educational facilities including university, general hospital, train station and road links via the A48 to the M4 motorway. The rural village of Cynwyl Elfed is some 3 ½ miles distant and provides for village stores and sub-post office, places of worship, community centre, public house and primary School. Carmarthen golf club is some ½ mile distant, which is well supported, with a good clubhouse and restaurant.
Viewing: Strictly by appointment with the Agents 01239 710481.
Tenure: Advised Freehold.
Services: Advised mains electric. Private water and drainage. Timber framed single glazed windows. Oil fired central heating. Council Tax Banding ‘F’ £1994.30 (2017/18).
From Carmarthen town centre, proceed to the Catherine Street traffic lights and take the turning for the Golf Club/Trevaughan/Trinity College. Stay on this road until you come into Lime Grove Avenue and bear right on the fork for Ffynnonddrain/Golf club passing the Town Cemetery. Stay on this road and after passing ‘Pistyllgwion Farm’ on the right hand side the entrance to Cwmcastell will be some ¼ mile further on, on the right hand side with a bungalow overlooking the entrance. Go down this lane and bear left onto a hardcore drive, with black painted iron gate leading down to Cwmcastell Fawr. A ‘For Sale’ pointer sign will be located on the entrance on the district road.
As previously noted, the property has a wealth of history behind it and is documented in various records and books and stretches back to the 1600’s, with one famous occupier being related to Oliver Cromwell (we are verbally advised). Since the current vendor bought the property in the mid 1990’s, the dwelling has undergone various renovation works, we are advised, but has retained various character features such as slate slab and timber floors, original doors, window seats, oak beams, spacious cellar and externally the front wall boasts two slate squares, which were originally squares standing on point awarded to the original property owner and indicating that he was square with the Monarch at that time. We are verbally advised also that the property was sold in 1800 for the sum of £1200.00 to the Queen’s Bounty.
The property is accessed via a private hardcore track leading down to the homestead, with the house set at the bottom of the yard and the outbuildings set away on both sides of the approach. The older buildings are of stone construction and could provide potential for conversion, if desired, subject to necessary consents.
The land surrounds the homestead and is a mixture of level to gently sloping enclosures, with 2 sloping banks and one field having direct access out to the district road. The land is mainly down to clean pasture, one with sloping bank with established scrub bushes and is suitable for various grazing animals.
Accommodation: (All measurements are approximate.)
All principal rooms have exposed beams. Steps down from pedestrian path to Hardwood entrance door into:
Hallway with slate flagstone flooring, telephone point, Double panel radiator, staircase leading to first and Second floors, doors off to:
Lounge 15’7 x 14’9 with 2 sash type windows to fore with window seats, wooden panelled floor, open fireplace with cast iron surround and tiled inset with further timber surround and mantle and slate hearth; double panel radiator; 3 double power points, TV point, central ceiling light.
Sitting Room 14’7 x 13’11 max with wooden panelled floor, 2 sash windows to fore and window seats, brick surround fireplace with timber cross beam and wood burner set within and slate hearth below; recess display areas to both sides of fireplace, single panel radiator; 3 double power points; TV Point, door off to:
Dining/Living area 31’ approx x 9’8 with 2 sash windows to rear, timber panelled and quarry tiled floors, original Inglenook area with exposed stone wall and timber cross beam and set within is a standalone wood burner and former oven area and original fireplace; double panel radiator, ceiling lights, oil fired Rayburn (does domestic hot water and central heating); electric cooker point, part glazed double doors leading out to side garden and view over adjoining field and countryside, door in from main hallway; narrow door leading down to Cellar area; 2 double power points; timber panelled archway/doorway off to:
Kitchen 11’9 x 11’7 with slate slab floor, 3 windows to side and sash window to rear; timber base units with worktops and spaces for appliances; plumbing for washing machine; Belfast sink with mixer tap over; tiled splashbacks; double panel radiator; 2 double power points; single power point; built in larder cupboard with slate cold slab and timber shelving and small ceiling level window to rear; French doors leading out to:
Lean-to Storm Porch area with opaque glass roof, quarry tiled floor, giving access to Rear Patio and off to adjoining WC with slate slab floor, WC and hand wash basin, window to rear.
First Floor landing with sash window to fore and window seat, double panel radiator; exposed timber flooring; staircase to 2nd floor, arch off to Inner Landing with access to loft space. Double power point, doors off to:
Bedroom 1 14’9 max x 11’10 with 2 sash windows to fore and window seats, single panel radiator, 2 double power points, built in wardrobe and overhead cupboard, wooden flooring, door off to
En-suite with pedestal hand wash basin, WC, radiator, tiled shower cubicle with unit and glazed door, wooden flooring, shaver point, window to side.
Bedroom 2 14’10 max x 14’ max with 2 sash windows to fore and window seats, wooden flooring, small fireplace with ornate cast iron surround and timber mantle surround and slate hearth, single panel radiator, 2 double power points, single power point, TV point, door off to:
En-suite with WC and pedestal hand wash basin and extractor fan and half timber panelled walls.
Bedroom 3 (right hand side) 14’3 max x 10’5 with sash window to rear and window to side, single panel radiator, 2 double power points, TV point.
Bedroom 4 12’1 max x 10’8 max with sash window to rear, wooden flooring, single panel radiator, double power point, protruding chimney breast area with timber panelled storage area above.
Bathroom 10’1 x 7’4 with sash window to rear, 3 piece suite of WC with high level flush cylinder, pedestal hand wash basin, roll top bath with hot water cylinder and immersion heater fitted and shelving areas above.
Second Floor with restricted headroom:
Lounge Area 21’ approx x 14’8 approx with window to side and Velux window to rear, exposed Oak 'A' frames, single panel radiator, double power point, TV point, door off to:
Bedroom 5 14’8 approx x 14’6 approx with window to side and Velux window to rear, single panel radiator, double power point, TV point.
Gently sloping, mainly concrete based yard, with stone walled courtyard in front of house, with iron gate leading to path and steps down to house with small lawned areas and mature hedgerow to one side. Pathway leads around to side of house with grassed garden area with a Holly and an Apple tree and glorious rural views. Rear sheltered patio area with former well, side gate leading out to access area to bounding field and set opposite are a corrugated Iron clad open fronted Log Store 10’ x 9’ and further corrugated iron clad Workshop 15’ x 9’.
Set on one side of the yard in a semi-elevated position is a 60’ max x 18’ Stone range comprising of former Cowshed/Stable range and adjoining Pigsty with run to fore. Fronting this range and on one side is a concrete base Handling Yard area with access out to track leading to field. Set below the yard is a lower level concrete base Dung stead/Storage Yard. Corrugated iron store shed in field.
Set across the Yard is a 33’ x 18’ Stone 10 Tie Cowshed with feed walk and adjoining brick Dairy. Adjoining on one side is a 4 Bay Dutch Barn with 2 lean-tos on one side and further 33’ x 20’ lean-to to rear and side and door to access field to rear. Further lean-to 40’ x 18’ Workshop with earth floor and box profile side and roof.
The Land surrounds the homestead on all aspects and all fields bar for one can be accessed directly from the yard. Various natural water resources feed the land, together with a private well supply. The land is ring boundary fenced for sheep as well as mainly internally also. The land is mainly in good heart, bar for a sloping scrub bank area which could be cleared. The land is level to gently sloping as a whole, with one steep sloping bank, overlooking the yard.
As mentioned, a lesser acreage would be available by negotiation.
Rights of Way:
The property is sold with the benefit of all rights including rights of way, whether public or private, light support, drainage and water and electricity supplies and other rights, easements, quasieasements and restrictive covenants, all existing and proposed way leaves for masts, pylons, stays, cables, drain and water, gas and other pipes, whether referred to in these particulars or not.
Prospective purchasers to satisfy themselves as regards to current and future registration eligibility.
A unique opportunity to purchase a character property steeped in history and retaining various features. It will provide comfortable accommodation to either a large/extended family, or provide the opportunity to create an income by having a B & B business, or by renting some or all of the land. This is a property worth viewing and with NO CHAIN.
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Services, fittings and equipment referred to in the sales details have not been tested (unless otherwise stated) and no warrenty can be given as to their condition.
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