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Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, SA19
£895,000 | 7 bedrooms | 9.5 acres

Property features

• Handsome 4 bedroom house
• 2 bedroom Cottage
• 1 bedroom Studio Cottage
• Studio Workshop for home working
• Standing in 9.5 acres
• Fantastic Twyi Valley Setting
• Just a few minutes from Landeilo

This handsome country residence is set in an elevated location overlooking the beautiful Twyi Valley yet within just a few miles from the popular market town of Llandeilo. The classic 4 bedroom house is complimented by a 2 bedroom cottage; a 1 bedroom apartment, large Studio/Workshop, beautiful gardens with swimming pool and garden room and 2 useful paddocks, one with potential for a licensed campite. In all about 9.5 acres.

Description
Birdshill Farm offers something for everyone; there are great views, your own private land completely surrounding the accommodation; a main house with bundles of character; 2 cottages ideal for a holiday lets or extended family; a fantastic Studio which could be a home office or workshop etc; a field with potential for a licensed camp site; a second field for the pony; a french barn for your vintage car. It is et within its own grounds within the Tywi Valley, accessed by a private drive in a superb elevated and tranquil position but just minutes from Llandeilo and the A40 road links.


The property once formed part of the Dinefwr Estate which holds an iconic place in the history of Wales, two forts are evidence of a dominant Roman presence and the course of the Roman road (now a footpath) leads from Birdshill into Dinefwr Park and Newton House, just a stone's throw to the east and now owned by the National Trust for their future preservation.

Location
Birdshill Farm is in the parish of Llangathen, also home to Aberglasney Gardens, close to the fashionable town of Llandeilo offering a selection of boutiques and coffee shops and all you would need for everyday living. The property is located between Dinefwr and Dryslwyn Castles (Dinefwr Castle can be seen through the trees beyond the pond). The beautiful rolling landscape that can be seen all around is typical of this Welsh heartland, from rivers to woodland and hilltops to valleys. The mighty River Tywi is within walking distance of Birdshill and is renown for its Sewin (sea trout) and salmon fishing. The Western edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park is nearby offering a great space for those who enjoy the open air. To the West Paxtons Tower (National Trust), the National Botanic Gardens of Wales and Wrights Emporium are a ten minute drive away. The county town of Carmarthen is about 20 minutes by car where there is more comprehensive choice of shopping and leisure facilities. Carmarthen is also the gateway for access to the wonderful West Wales coastline. Birdshill Farm is also with easy reach of the M4, Swansea and the Gower Peninsula.The fashionable town of Llandeilo is just a few minutes away offering a selection of boutiques and coffee shops and all you would need for everyday living. The county town of Carmarthen is about 20 minutes by car where there is more comprehensive choice of shoping and leisure facilities. Carmarthen is also the gateway for access to the wonderful West Wales coastline or provides main road access to the M4 just a few mile away.

Walk Inside
As you approach up the sweeping driveway the handsome period house stands tall directly ahead. From the spacious parking area a path leads to the elegant entrance porch and in turn the reception hall with its attractive tiled flooring, stained glass window and gothic archway leading to an inner hallway from where the period staircase leads to the first floor.


Off the hallway are two classic reception rooms, both with polished wood floors and wooden glazed screens and door opening to the main South West facing verandah and enjoying great views (and sunsets) over the Twyi valley. The larger drawing room has an inset Stovax 5kW log burner whilst the other living room is fitted with an Island Lundy 5kW wood pellet burner (available by separate negotiation), both set in attractive fire surrounds. The kitchen/ breakfast room is the heart of the house, a spacious room with fitted units around two walls including a two oven electric Aga, a must for any house of this style. There is planning permission to extend the kitchen to create a larger open plan dining area for which part of the work (foundations) has already started. To the rear of the kitchen there is a walk in boot room and a large utility which houses much of the heating apparatus but also retains an original fireplace and bread oven. Also off the kitchen stairs leads down to a stylish cellar, lined with shelving and wine racks.

First Floor
The spacious first floor landing enjoys a great deal of light with a stained glass window alongside the staircase; overhead is an imposing mural painted into an arched ceiling. Each of the 4 bedrooms are accessed off the landing area, all of a good size, the master having several windows looking onto the Twyi valley and a luxury en-suite which incorporates a large shower cubicle, WC and vanity wash hand basin. The main family bathroom is located adjacent to the staircase with a bath/shower, WC and wash hand basin.

The Studio and Games Room
The Studio is a fantastic space for a variety of uses. The present occupiers have used this converted barn (10m x 5m) as a pottery workshop and office for a renewable heating business. The room has great flexibility and could also be used as a further lounge or entertaining area with access from the main house but also with independent access from the parking area. The studio is currently heated by a red Klover DEA in room wood pellet burner (available by separate negotiation).Between the house and Studio is a large glazed (conservatory style) room space which is currently used as a games room for use by all, it also links the main house to the first of the self-contained cottages.

Self Contained Cottages
Attached to the main house via the games room is a self-contained ground floor cottage which provides great opportunity for holiday lets. There are two double bedrooms, a fully equipped bathroom and a lovely kitchen/breakfast room with a good range of fitted units around two walls. With its own independent access onto the garden the cottage provides great flexibility. The second cottage is a first floor studio apartment accessed via a set of traditional external granary steps. This lovely unit is located within the roof slope of the building with exposed timbers to the main bedroom/ sitting area. At the rear there is a small fitted kitchenette and an ensuite shower room. The current owners have run this as a very successful Air BnB business.

Walk Outside
The property stands in around 9.5 acres of land which surround the main house on all sides. It is approached off the minor council lane onto a sweeping driveway that leads to the house.The main gardens lie to the front and side of the residence, mostly laid to lawn with feature borders, a wildlife pond, heated outdoor swimming pool, pool hut (housing the pump etc) and a separate fully insulated garden room. The garden room has power, water and drainage and whilst ideal as a home office could also be easily converted to provide more accommodation. Alongside the property there is a traditional French barn which could be used for garaging or storage. The spacious gardens extend rearwards with a selection of fruit and specimen trees (including an ancient Mulberry), a further stand of trees screen the rear field/ paddock which slopes upwards and has potential as a licensed camping site with power, water and drainage already in place. Alternatively this paddock could be used in conjunction with the main paddock alongside the driveway for the keeping of livestock or horses.

Services
We are informed that the property is connected to mains water and electricity. Private drainage. There are two separate electricity supplies to the property. Birdshill Farm also benefits from a high speed fibre broadband connection directly to the property. The main house is heated by a wood pellet boiler. It also has a 500 litre thermal store and solar panels which benefit from an RHI payment - (available by separate negotiation).The cottages are served by an LPG "combi" boiler and also benefit from an Air Source Heat Pump which benefits from an RHI payment - (available by separate negotiation).

 

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