FRON ISAF, CWMBACH, WHITLAND, Carmarthenshire, SA34 ODR
A 92 acre Stock Rearing (former Dairy) Farm, available as a whole or in two lots, set in the renowned early grass growing region of West Carmarthenshire, with spacious 5 bedroom farmhouse and a good range of outbuildings suited for various uses, including one stone range with potential to convert, subject to consents. Set overlooking a peaceful valley and suited as a second unit to a larger farming business/family/semi-retirement/investment purposes and within easy travelling distance of various local market towns and the Carmarthen Bay coastline.
Grid Ref: SN262-256
The property is approx ½ mile from the centre of the rural hamlet of Cwmbach, which is a collection of dwellings and farms, heading towards the direction of Llanwinio and Gellywen. The property is some 2 ½ miles from the B4299 Trelech - Meidrim – St Clears district road. The market towns of St. Clears and Whitland are some 8 miles distant and the towns of Newcastle Emlyn and Carmarthen some 13 and 14 miles respectively and all provide for various amenities, with Carmarthen having a general hospital, university and road links to the M4 motorway.
Viewing: Strictly by appointment with the agents 01239 710481.
Tenure: Advised freehold.
Services: Advised mains electric and water. Private drainage. UPVC double glazed external doors and vast majority of windows. Oil fired central heating. Council tax band ‘E’ £1698.77 (2017/18).
Directions: From the Newcastle Emlyn direction, head up to Cwmcych and take the turning at the former Fox & Hounds public house for Tegryn/Llanfyrnach. Stay on this road for approx 3 miles until you come to a give way at a crossroads. Turn left for Blaenwaun/St. Clears. Carry on for approx 1 ½ miles until the next crossroads and turn left for Llanwinio. Stay on this road and go through Llanwinio, carry on and you will pass the former vicarage on your left. After a short distance, take the right hand junction for Cwmbach. Go along for approx ¼ mile and the entrance to Fron Isaf will be on the corner of a right hand bend, with nameplate.
The property is a former Dairy and Stock Rearing Unit, with the land in recent years being rented out mainly for grass cropping and sheep winter tack purposes.
The traditionally built detached farmhouse stands in its own plot overlooking the original yard area and with pleasant views to the fore over open countryside. It has been upgraded over the years, together with various renovation works, we are advised, but still retains various character features within. It could lend itself for a B & B business etc. if desired. On one pine end is an externally accessed ground and first floor storage area and subject to consents this could provide potential for conversion into extra accommodation/annexe etc.
The outbuildings are set away from the house and have previously been used mainly for livestock related housing and fodder storage purposes and the more modern ranges are still suited for these purposes. The land is divided into two blocks, with separately owned area of woodland dividing them up. The homestead block totals to just under 36 acres in all with some 25 acres of clean pastures and balance down to house/yard/rough grazing, scrub and wood. The other block consists of some 50 areas of clean grazable/croppable land and balance of wooded/scrub areas and totals to some 56 acres in all. The homestead is approached via a private gently sloping hardcore drive from the minor district road and accesses the outbuilding range and further on to the house and lower yard area. The house, which has a pleasant south facing aspect, provides the following Accommodation: (All measurements are approximate.)
Front Porch/Sunroom: 8’7” x 4’6” with half glazed external door with side panels, picture window to front and further window to side, ceramic tiled floor, timber half opaque glazed entrance door into:
Hallway: With double power points, stairs to first floor, under stairs cupboard with louvered door, door to rear hall, doors off to:
Lounge: Measured in 2 sections 13’3” x 11’11” and 10’6” x 7’10” with window to front, rear and side, 2 double panel radiators, double power point, single power point, TV point, 2 wall light fittings, stone surround open fireplace with ‘Efel’ multi fuel burner set within, slate hearth, timber mantles set on various levels.
Dining Room: 14’2” x 10’6” with window to front, single panel radiator, 3 double power points, telephone point, closed up fireplace, with floor level vent and door into:
Sitting Room: 14’4” x 13’1” with window to front, double panel radiator, quarry tiled floor, exposed stone Inglenook area with cross beam, tiled hearth and Scan cast iron multi fuel burner set within fireplace. Recess shelving area to one side and door off to secondary staircase, 3 double power points, TV point and door to:
Kitchen/Breakfast Room: 24’8” x 6’9” with window to rear and further steel window to rear, oil fired Rayburn (heats hot water and for cooking,) tiled area behind. ‘Worcester Danesmoor 15/19’ oil fired central heating boiler, quarry tiled floor, range of fitted wall and base units, in light oak including full height pull out larder cupboard; ceramic single bowl drainer sink unit, with mixer tap over, 4 double power points, single power point, cooker point, telephone point, tiled splash backs, door into:
Rear Hall: 7’ x 6’11” with tiled floor, timber part opaque glazed door out to rear porch, plumbing for dishwasher, fitted broom/store cupboard, space for self standing appliances, doors off to:
Cloakroom: 6’7” x 2’8” with W.C., and timber part opaque glazed window to side.
Rear Porch/Utility: 12’4” x 4’8” with windows on 3 aspects, half glazed door to side exterior, base unit with stainless steel single bowl drainer sink unit, plumbing for washing machine, ceramic tiled floor.
First Floor: Half Landing and door off to:
Bathroom: 19’2” x 6’8” with exposed beams and sloping ceiling, 2 windows to rear (one opaque), Velux window to rear, panelled bath with ‘Mira Sport’ shower unit above, glazed screen, tiled splash backs, chrome effect heated towel rail, exposed wooden flooring, hand wash basin set in vanity unit and cupboard range below, W.C., access to walk in airing cupboard area with hot water cylinder and immersion heater fitted, cold water tank set above, 6 ceiling spot lights.
Main Landing Area: with access off to insulated loft space, door to:
Bedroom 1: (LHS) 14’ x 11’7” with window to front, double panel radiator, wooden flooring, single power point, closed up fireplace with vent.
Bedroom 2/Box room: 7’4” x 6’7” with window to front, single panel radiator, double power point, wooden flooring, and hanging rails on 3 aspects – currently used as a dressing room.
Bedroom 3: 14’2” x 10’ with double panel radiator, double power point, closed up fireplace with vent, wooden flooring and door to:
Bedroom 4: 14’9” x 14’2” with window to front, double panel radiator, double power point, wooden flooring, and large shelf area over inglenook chimney stack, door off to:
Secondary staircase landing with door and step down to:
Bedroom 5: 18’2” x 7’ with window to side, double panel radiator, exposed beams and sloping ceiling.
Externally accessed Store Rooms: 14’ 4” x 10’1” with wooden window to front, stairs to First Floor Room with window to front. Potential as annexe etc. (subject to consents).
Externally: Hardcore parking area to one side of house. Enclosed block walled courtyard area to fore of house and brick former dairy set on lower level corner. Concrete path leading around to rear of house, with concrete block stand for plastic central heating oil tank on far end. Access off to grassed paddock and septic tank located just beyond the hedge. To the rear of the house is a stone walled border area and further elevated lawned garden area.
Drive leads down to original yard area, mainly of concrete base, with former manure storage area, access off to small wooded glade with old pond etc.
The outbuildings consist of the following:
Aged block wall loose box/bull pen 33’ x 10’ approx with corrugated iron roof in need of renewal. Large enclosed handling/feeding yard area. Original stone cowshed 62’ x 18’ with some ties still in situ – last used for stabling and calf rearing (this building provides potential for conversion to say holiday let unit etc. subject to necessary consents). Adjoining on one corner is a block built former tank room/dairy 19’ x 12’ and further abreast parlour building 30’ x 19’ with concrete platform still in-situ and doors to fore and side.
‘Atcost’ concrete portal frame building comprising of 75’ x 20’ central silage silo and lean-to cubicles for 40 head. Further adjoining steel framed lean-to cubicle shed for 40 and further lean-to with cubicles for 14 and adjoining calving/isolation box. Separate steel framed and block wall 70’ x 40’ silage silo with sloping floor and effluent drainage channel at bottom end leading to 10,000 gallon plastic storage tank.
Along bottom end of the above ranges is a concrete base exercise/feeding yard area and bounding with lower level 40’ x 60’ x 10’ reinforced concrete wall and base slurry store with 2 scraping hatches, 3 drive in gateways on 2 sides and ramp on one end.
Concrete track separating the afore mentioned ranges and leading to steel frame and concrete panel sides 75’ x 45’ stock housing shed with 2 external lower level manure tipping ramps, 24 mushroom style cubicles on one side, central feeding passage with barrier feeders on one side and open panelled on the other and loose housing area on the other side, but wide enough to install cubicles if desired.
External part enclosed yard area and handling race to side and grassed bank area with a few planted trees.
Set alongside the driveway is a Langmead 45’ x 18’ timber framed former calf rearing shed with original fittings still in situ. To the side of that is a garden area with fruit trees and former vegetable plot area.
Steel framed, block walled and box profile sided workshop 40’ x 30’ with concrete floor, power and large door opening out to the entrance lane. Located on the roadside aspect of OS No. 2856 is a box profile clad 2 storey workshop 42’ x 23’ with water connected (power currently disconnected) and timber staircase leading to first floor storage/office area of 34’4” x 14’3” (this building is currently fenced off from the rest of the field).
(As mentioned is divided into two blocks):
Homestead Block: A small grassed paddock lies due west of the house and is in need of some heavy grazing to bring it back to a more usable condition and would be handy as an isolation area etc. There are four further grazable/croppable enclosures being gently sloping as a whole and ring boundary fenced for sheep. A small wooded area lies on the southern boundary, with a further sloping/scrub and wooded area on the south eastern boundary. Mains water supply tanks are located at strategic positions.
The other block has roadside access at two points. This block comprises of 5 sizable croppable enclosures and is ring boundary fenced for sheep and currently has one mains water tank, but with further pipe laying extra tanks could be installed at various points as desired. The wooded areas lie on the far southern boundary of the block.
IACS: The land has previously been registered. Interested parties to satisfy themselves of future eligibility for re-registration. No Basic Payment Entitlements are available.
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.
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