Carreg Gwenlais, Llandybie

  • Ref: 24896076
  • Availability: Sold
  • Bedrooms: 9
  • Bathrooms: 9
  • Reception Rooms: 8
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Rees Richards Property Types: Residential Property, Commercial Property, Rural Property
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Property Features

  • Spectacular property collection
  • Set in a peaceful valley setting
  • Substantial 4 en-suite bedroom principal farmhouse
  • 3 self-contained cottages (x2 2-bed and x1 1-bed)
  • Lucrative holiday letting potential
  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Pastureland paddocks and SSSI native woodlands
  • Set in 21.50 acres

Property Summary

A spectacular collection of beautifully presented characterful properties in a peaceful countryside setting comprising a substantial 5 reception room, 4 en-suite bedroom principal farmhouse with indoor pool, along with three self-contained cottages and outbuildings all set within approx. 21.50 acres of productive pastureland and native SSSI woodlands.

Full Details

History and Description
Carrreg Gwenalis was originally an active livestock farm of historical and environmental importance, with parts of the farmhouse dating back to the 17th century and the farm being home to an ancient Yew tree situated at the head of a spring, being the source of the Gwenlais river, a medieval holy spot and site of a medieval chapel ruins.
The property is set within Special Areas of Conservation, Site of Special Scientific Interest and Carmel National Nature Reserve.

The current owner has transformed the farmhouse into a substantial principal home through extending into the adjoining courtyard of traditional stone barns and has retained original characterful features while offering modern living accommodation. Further traditional stone barns have been renovated to a high standard to provide 3 self-contained barn conversions/cottages suitable for family, guests and holiday letting purposes. A new garage and workshop building offer further development scope (s.t.c), whilst set within landscaped grounds, pastureland and woodlands amounting to 21.50 acres (8.70 hectares).

Carreg Gwenlais is set in a peaceful valley setting yet moments from local villages and boutique market towns in the heart of the Carmarthenshire countryside, while the western fringes of the renowned Brecon Beacons National Park is a short driving distance away. The property forms part of the Carmel National Nature Reserve, whilst both Gelli Aur Country Park and the renowned Aberglasney Gardens are a short distance away.

The village of Llandybie lies 1.5 miles to the south-east, whilst the popular boutique town of Llandeilo lies 6 miles to the north-east, both of which are home to a range of local amenities and services. The A476 nearby leads to the A48 – M4 Link Road at Cross Hands within 3 miles, providing excellent road links along the M4 corridor with Swansea (19 miles), capital city of Cardiff (58 miles) and beyond.

Carreg Gwenlais Farmhouse Ground Floor
The main entrance leads into a breath-taking reception hall with an oak framed vaulted ceiling with full height windows overlooking the inner courtyard. A double-sided wood burning stove provides a focal point both for the hall and the sitting room on the left with French doors leading out to the front patio and garden. Two separate staircases lead up from the hall to the first floor accommodation.

Steps lead down to the right from the reception hall to an inner hall with cloakroom and utility room off and door to the rear garden. On the right is dining room, with a wood burning stove and French doors to the front garden. Adjacent is the large drawing room, being the original 17th century farmhouse with a central fireplace, housing a wood burning stove and entrance porch leading out to the front garden. Doors lead off the drawing room to a rear study area in the former farmhouse kitchen and pantry.

A corridor running past the inner courtyard leads to the rear hub of the farmhouse with a large kitchen dining room featuring, bespoke fitted kitchen and a large black Aga Range taking centre stage. A useful store room/pantry adjoins the dining area. French doors lead off the kitchen and separate dining areas to the rear courtyard and beyond the kitchen is an indoor heated swimming pool and plant room with changing amenities.

Carreg Gwenlais Farmhouse First Floor
Two separate staircases lead up from the reception hall to the first floor accommodation areas. The main staircase leads to the right hand side of the house that includes the master bedroom suite with en suite shower room and dressing area. Two further en-suite bedrooms are found on this floor together with a separate family bathroom. The second staircase leads to the guest suite on the left hand side of the house featuring a generous bedroom with separate dressing room with freestanding bath and separate shower room.

Carreg Gwenlais Barns
Across the courtyard are the former traditional stone barns, known as Yr Ysgubor (the barn), Yr Hen Feudy (the old cowshed) and Y Gwairdy (the hayloft), which have been converted into three self-contained barn conversions (two with two bedrooms and one with one bedroom).

The barns provide modern living accommodation yet retaining original character reflecting the quality of the principal farmhouse and provides perfect accommodation for extended family and guests. The barns are currently utilised as successful holiday lets advertised via a local holiday lettings agent and Airbnb on a seasonal basis and provides a new owner an excellent opportunity to further capitalise on an all-year round occupancy.

Externally, Outbuildings and Land
A private tarmacadam driveway bisects the pastureland and leads up to the property. The house and barn conversions are surrounded by landscaped grounds and gardens including mature trees, lawned areas, bushes, shrubs and flower beds.
To the rear of the house are further useful garage and workshop buildings offering scope for further development (s.t.c).

The farmhouse and barn conversions are perfectly situated within a ring fence of its own land that comprises established SSSI and conservation woodland and productive pasture paddocks ideal for the keeping of animals and horses, all of which extends to 21.50 acres.

Agricultural Land
Two fields south of the courtyard are currently subject to a one year Farm Business Tenancy terminating on the 01.03.2022.

The property has mains water, mains electricity, private drainage to septic tank. LPG gas fired central heating.

Council Tax Band
Carreg Gwenlais - £2,498.51 (2021 - 2022) Carmarthenshire County Council.

We understand the property is freehold with vacant possession upon completion.

Wayleaves, Easements and Rights of Way
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all right of way, easements and wayleaves (if any).

A public footpath transverses the property via the entrance lane and up through the woodlands.

From the A48 – M4 Link Road at Cross Hands, take the A476 highway (Cross Hands Road) towards Llandeilo, proceed through the built-up residential area of Gorslas and Carmel for approx 2.5 miles and take a right hand turn at the staggered cross roads signposted Llandybie, after the Nature Reserve brown tourist sign. Proceed on this unclassified highway for approx 0.7 miles and the lane to Carreg Gwenalis can be found on your left hand side.

Fixtures and Fittings
All other fixtures, fittings and furnishings and expressly excluded unless agreed in advance.

Strictly by appointment with the Vendors Agents Rees Richards & Partners.
Please contact Carmarthen Office for further information:
Tel: 01267 612021 Or email