Llanfynydd Road, Carmarthen

  • Ref: 25905921
  • Type: Detached House
  • Availability: Sold
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Reception Rooms: 3
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Rees Richards Property Types: Residential Property
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Property Features

  • Charming 3-bedroom detached gated lodge
  • 1-bedroom self-contained cottage
  • Set in over an acre of grounds
  • Beautifully maintained gardens
  • Useful range of outbuildings
  • Greenhouses and polytunnels
  • Set in the open countryside
  • Near the villages of Cwrt Henri and Dryslwyn

Property Summary

A charming and enhancing 3-bedroom detached 1800’s country lodge of historic interest, being one of the original lodges of the nearby Pantglas Hall Estate, to include a detached 1-bed self-contained cottage/annex, and a range of outbuildings, all set in over an acre of beautifully maintained gardens.

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Property Overview
Llandeilo Lodge is a charming and enhancing 3-bedroom detached 1800’s country lodge of historic interest, which has been modernised internally whilst retaining its period charm and character. The 3 reception rooms are light and airy, two of which benefit from central log burning stoves and the recent installation of a modern kitchen with central island/breakfast bar with doors leading out to the garden patio is perfect for hosting family and friends. There is also a handy utility room and shower room off the kitchen. The first floor accommodation retains the character of a traditional cottage, however allows the new buyer an opportunity to further add their own stamp in two of the bedrooms.

A modernised 1-bedroom self-contained cottage/annex suitable for family, friends or multi-generational is situated near the Lodge and benefits from a cosy lounge, a practical kitchen - diner and bathroom, with a bedroom on the first floor.

A range of useful outbuildings can be found amongst the grounds to include a large workshop building to the rear of the lodge, timber built sheds, summer houses, greenhouses, polytunnels and single vehicular secure garage.

The grounds of which extends to over an acre are beautifully maintained with several places to sit with a drink, read a book or just enjoy the vast array of colourful blooms. For garden lovers there are vegetable patches, greenhouses, pergolas and a large polytunnel for you to grow your own veg and an orchard with fruit trees.

The property enjoys ample parking directly off the highway for several vehicles, with further parking within the gated grounds.

The property lies in the open countryside surrounded by open countryside, farmland and woodlands in the Towy valley, a mile from the village and community of Cwrt Henri and within 2 miles of the A40 at Dryslwyn crossroads. The village is home to an array of local amenities to include a primary school, parish church, public house, community shop and Post Office, hairdressers, MOT & Service centre and Reading Room (village hall).

The popular market town of Llandeilo lies 7 miles to the east, with an array of independent shops, cafes and public houses and the county town and administrative centre of Carmarthen, 11 miles to the west with an array of national retail stores, supermarkets and general hospital.

The well-regarded Towy valley attractions of Dryslwyn Castle, Aberglasney Gardens, Paxton's Tower, Dinefwr Park & Newton House and Gelli Aur Country Park are all within a short driving distance from the property.

Vendor Interview
“It was the rural setting of Llandeilo Lodge which first attracted us to the property,” say the current owners. “There is a wonderful feeling of remoteness but we are still within 15 minutes of the M4 and local amenities at Llandeilo and Carmarthen. The clean air and dark skies at night are a real luxury, and as we are surrounded by fields, we feel totally immersed in country life.”

“The history of the Lodge was a real draw, too,” the owners continue. “The Lodge is one of the original lodges of Pantglas Mansion and was the main receiving lodge for visitors to the Mansion. Historians say that the Duke of Wellington used the drive up to the main house and would have arrived and been looked after in this Lodge!

When we arrived at the property just under 5 years ago, it had been empty for some time, so we set about modernising the house whilst retaining its period charm, most notably with a stunning new kitchen. In addition, the cottage set in the grounds was converted from scratch with new electrics, fitted kitchen, bathroom and decoration and gas supply. It was a derelict outbuilding and is now a delightful one bedroom cottage for guests. Indeed, this is the ideal property for entertaining and hosting, with many large family parties and summer barbecues for family and friends from far and wide having taken place here. The Lodge is very special at Christmas, and provides a picture book feeling in the winter months. Many friends have stayed en route to West Wales as a break on their journey in the summer holidays, too.”

Outside, the garden has been transformed from what was a wilderness when the owners arrived, into a spacious and attractive set of spaces. “There are extensive ornamental gardens set on 1.25 acres,” the owners say, “with a collection of lawns, shrubs and flowers and trees throughout. Alongside these are a large wooded area and a market garden style area including fruit trees, greenhouses, vegetable beds and a large polytunnel, which provide us with a bounty of fresh produce. This is a truly stunning garden.”

The local area has much to recommend it, too. “We love the respite of coming home from busy lives to a tranquil and beautiful environment,” the owners say, “yet also being part of a vibrant local community. In the village itself, there is a primary school, church, pub, community shop and Reading Room (village hall). The property is 10 minutes from Llandeilo, which is a lovely market town with all the associated amenities. We are 15 minutes from Carmarthen, the county town of Carmarthenshire, which has all you would expect including a local hospital which serves the surrounding area. The property is 40 minutes from Swansea City and the Gower Peninsular, for city life and stunning nature, respectively, with small local beaches within 20 minutes of the house, too.”

Further Information

We are advised that the property is held on a freehold basis with vacant possession upon completion.

We are advised that the property benefits from mains electricity and mains water. The lodge benefits from oil central heating and LPG to the cottage. Private drainage via a septic tank.

Energy Performance Certificate
Llandeilo Lodge - EPC Rating F (24).
The Cottage - EPC Rating F (26).

Council Tax Band
Carmarthenshire County Council Band E - circa £2,114.13 per annum.

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).

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

Agents Note
The images were taken in Summer 2022.

Strictly by appointment with the Vendors Agents Rees Richards & Partners.
Please contact Carmarthen Office for further information:
Tel: 01267 612021
Email property@reesrichards.co.uk