- 5.50 acre country property
- Beautifully presented 4 bed barn conversion
- Finished to a very high standard throughout
- Sunken hot tub, fire pit and large patio area
- Outbuilding with full consent to convert into 2-bed annex
- Landscaped grounds and lake
- Peaceful valley setting
- Modern farm buildings
- 2 miles from Llansteffan beach
- No forward chain
A fantastic lifestyle opportunity to acquire a 5.50 acre country property comprising a modern 4-bedroom 3-bath barn conversion finished to a very high standard with landscaped grounds and lake, modern farm buildings, former parlour building with planning consent for 2-bed annex and a 3/4 acre valley bottom paddock.
Penycoed Farm is set in a peaceful valley setting in the heart of the Carmarthenshire countryside, yet moments from the popular coastal village of Llansteffan, home to it's historic norman castle, sandy beach and well-regarded public houses, eateries, village store and gallery.
The A40 dual-carridgeway lies 3 miles to the north, providing excellent road links to the county and market town of Carmarthen, (8 miles - 15 minutes) home to an extensive range of amenities, supermarkets etc. and the A48 - M4 Link Road. The popular Pembrokeshire Coast National Park beaches of Amroth, Saundersfoot and Tenby are within a 20 - 30 minutes drive.
History & Background
Penycoed Farm was originally an active dairy farm of historic importance, dating back to the late 1800's and falls within the triangle of villages of Llangynog, Llangain and Llansteffan, known as the 'Breeding-box valley' by the world-famous poet Dylan Thomas. The poets' family, the Williams', lived and farmed within the triangle on neighbouring farms, including Penycoed which has been a dairy farm for over 150 years.
Dylan Thomas spent many summers in the area visiting family, including his aunt at Penycoed, with Fern Hill, being the poets' most notable poem, is situated 2 miles east of Penycoed, which inspired two of Dylan's greatest poems.
The current owner has transformed the former cow shed into a substantial 2,000 sq. ft. modern home with a 50 foot open plan living and entertaining space as the focal point of the home, with large south-west facing patio area, fire pit and sunken hot tub with rolling countryside and woodland valley views.
The property offers the most discerning buyer an opportunity to further convert a former milking parlour building, which has recently been granted full planning consent for a 2-bedroom annex/ancillary to the main dwelling.
The main entrance leads into a vaulted foyer with floor to ceiling glass overlooking the rear garden and hallway off to the right leading into the hub of the home with large open plan kitchen - living - dining room. The kitchen area benefits from a farmhouse kitchen with Range cooker and feature brick fireplace, island/breakfast bar, large pantry cupboard, and integrated dishwasher and fridge freezer. Off the kitchen is a large dining area and a further lounge/sitting area centered around the log burning stove and brick fireplace. French doors lead out onto the south - western facing patio area with countryside valley views.
A door off the foyer leads into a utility/plant room with plumbing for a washing machine, tumble dryer, Worcester boiler, central heating control panel, underfloor heating manifolds and hot water tank.
Off to the left of the foyer is a hall leading to the four double bedrooms, to include the master suite and family bathroom.
The master suite benefits from high vaulted ceilings and dual aspect with views to the rear and side.The master en-suite bathroom benefits from a WC, wash hand basin, wet room shower and a bath tub.
The second bedroom is also dual aspect and benefits from an en-suite shower room with WC, wash hand basin and a shower cubicle.
The remaining two bedrooms are served by the central family bathroom benefiting from a WC, wash hand basin, shower cubicle and bath tub.
Externally, Outbuildings and the Land
A quiet unclassified highway bisects through Penycoed, separating the old farmhouse and stable building opposite, which does not form part of the farm, with the remainder being the main converted barn, parlour building, modern farm building and grounds extending to approx. 5.50 acres (2.23 hectares) in total.
A private gated gravel drive leads from the unclassified highway to the front of the converted barn and to the rear of the modern livestock building, with a large parking area and access to the grounds. The grounds are gently sloping in nature down to a freshwater lake, sheltered with broadleaved woodlands and rolling farmland on either side. The current owner is a golf enthusiast and regularly utilities part of the grounds as an informal golfing tee, with further scope for the new buyer to upgrade to a formal 3 or 4 hole golf course.
The modern farm buildings benefits from open access off the highway, providing ample area for parking and manoeuvring of vehicles and machinery.
The livestock building extends to 75' x 45' and benefits from a central feeding passage and loose housing enclosures on either side. A lean-to off extending to 75' x 30' is used for storage of feed and machinery. A further modern lean-to off extending to 60' x 20' is used for further storage purposes.
The former dairy/parlour building benefits from granted consent for conversion into a 2-bedroom annex/ancillary to the main dwelling suitable for multi-generational living and guests.
The valley bottom paddock of approx. 3/4 acre is suitable for grazing of livestock and horses and cutting purposes is separated by a small stream and steep woodland strip below the modern building and is accessed via a gateway off the unclassified at the bottom of the hill, across the stone bridge.
The property benefits from mains electricity, oil central heating, private drainage via septic tank and private water supply via a shared well with other properties nearby.
Energy Performance Certificate
EPC Rating C (69).
Council Tax Band
Band E - £2,114.13 (2021 - 2022).
We are advised that the property is held on a freehold basis with vacant possession upon completion of the sale.
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 rear boundary of property.
The former parlour building benefits from full granted planning consent for the conversion into a 2-bedroom ancillary annex to the main dwelling along with the construction of building to house bats under planning application number W/39504 on the 01/07/2021. Planning documents are available upon request.
Fixtures & Fittings
All other fixtures, fittings and furnishings and expressly excluded unless agreed in advance.
In accordance with the Estate Agency Act 1979, we must inform that property is owned by a family member of an employee of the firm.
Strictly by appointment with the Vendors Agents Rees Richards & Partners.
Please contact Carmarthen Office for further information:
Tel: 01267 612021 or email firstname.lastname@example.org