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Talley, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, SA19
£1,425,000 | 15 bedrooms | 22.0 acres

A fantastic Regency period Grade II Listed home set in approximately 22 acres of attractive grounds bordering Talley Lakes and complimented by four charming stone built holiday cottages overlooking the ruins of Talley Abbey.

Description
Y Plas is a fantastic Regency period home set in approximately 22 acres of attractive grounds bordering Talley Lakes and complimented by four charming stone built holiday cottages overlooking the ruins of Talley Abbey.The substantial house is thought to have been built in the 1830's by Sir James Hamlyn Williams of Edwinsford. The property was later listed by CADW as 'a Fine Regency house in the centre of the village'.The holiday cottages were formed in an old stone barn and offer a fantastic lifestyle business for any potential buyer. The cottages range in size from two bedrooms to four bedrooms, all beautifully presented and furnished ready for a continuation of their current use. The grounds which are mostly low lying pastureland border Talley Lakes and would be ideal for livestock or ponies or simply as amenity farmland.

Location
Talley is very picturesque and peaceful, nestling amidst beautiful hills south of the Cothi Valley, rich in wildlife. There are excellent local walks and cycling and the backdrop of the Abbey ruins and Talley Lake are just stunning. The village offers a local primary school and just 2 miles away the rural hamlet of Cwmdu has a community shop/post office and pub. More comprehensive amenities can be found in Llandeilo 7 miles, recently voted by the Sunday Times as one of the best places to live in Wales. The County town of Carmarthen is 18 miles away with good shopping, a main line railway station, and general hospital. Access to the M4 is 19 miles distant. There are numerous places to visit including Roman gold mines and historic castles, Brechfa Forest, the rugged Black Mountain, Towy Valley, Brecon Beacons and the coast (less than an hour's drive).


Talley is a small beautiful and enchanting village in a wonderful rural setting surrounded by historic monuments. Most striking are the ruins of the monastery abbey dating back to 1185. The abbey was dissolved by Henry VIII and much of the stone was apparently used to build the present village and the chapel next to the abbey. There are two lakes near the abbey ruins, which were used for fish farming to support the community of monks. Today they are a nature reserve managed by The Wildlife trust of South & West Wales. Between the two lakes the neck of land contains a mound which is a Norman motte castle.

Walk Inside Y Plas
A traditional part-stained glass front door provides access into a large open hallway/sitting room having a sliding sash window to front with window shutters, natural stone recessed fireplace with fitted wood burner on a slate hearth and a range of fitted book shelving. To the left is a cosy sitting room with imposing natural stone fire breast with a raised hearth and a fitted wood burner, two sliding sash windows and a door leading rearwards into traditional kitchen; with a range of units to one end, two oven Aga, quarry tiled floor, Belfast sink, large stone fire breast with recessed bread oven and a fitted wood burner, together with two sliding sash windows to the side elevation with window shutters. To the rear of the inner hallway is a door to the garden, a WC closet with low level w.c and a wash basin and alongside access into the utility room where there is flagstone flooring together with space and plumbing for a washing machine. Beyond the Utility are two further rooms which are currently used as an office/craft room, but equally suitable for further living accommodation or a gym etc. From the inner hallway the stairs lead down to a traditional cellar with wine racking to one side.

First Floor
A traditional staircase leads to a large half landing with space for an office desk and extends upwards to the main first floor landing, off which are three large bedrooms, the larger bedroom having its own ensuite facility comprising of a shower cubicle, low level w.c. and wash hand basin. Two of the bedrooms have feature period fire grates typical of the period and all enjoy attractive flooring. The bathroom is a particular feature of this floor having a roll top free standing bath, low level w.c., shower cubicle and wash basin.

Abbey Cottages
Abbey Cottages sit alongside Y Plas with their own private entrance which leads to a spacious parking area for guests. Each cottage has a wildlife themed name and are better described as follows:Notes: Information regarding the holiday lets will be available on request from the agents office.

Heron House
Accessed off the communal parking area into an open hallway with stairs leading to the first floor. Off to the left is a traditional kitchen with fitted units around two walls and a quarry tiled floor. To the right, a generous reception room with a beamed ceiling, natural stone fire breast with open fire and attractive wood flooring. To the rear of the hallway, a second reception room, currently utilised as a dining room whilst alongside is a ground floor twin bedroom and a shower room comprising shower cubicle, w.c and wash basin. At first floor is a spacious landing and spacious double bedroom with exposed roof timbers and a window facing the Abbey ruins. A second double room has exposed roof timbers and a third twin bedroom has exposed roof timbers. The family bathroom has a panelled bath, shower cubicle, wash basin and a low level w.c..

Buzzards Watch
Approached off the communal parking area into an open plan kitchen/living area having a kitchen tucked into one corner with fitted units around two walls, built-in oven and sink; a traditional open fire with surround and a winding tread staircase leading to the first floor where there are three bedrooms; two having double beds and a single bedroom, plus a bathroom comprising a panelled bath with shower over, low level w.c, and a pedestal wash basin.

Otters Holt
Accessed off the communal parking area into an open hallway with stairs leading to the first floor. The traditional entrance door leads into an open plan kitchen/ living area with fitted kitchen units to one corner with cupboard and drawer space, traditional fireplace with fitted woodburning stove, beamed ceiling and stairs leading to the first floor where there is a single bedroom, a twin bedroom and a double bedroom together with family bathroom comprising panelled bath with shower over, low level w.c and pedestal wash basin.

Red Kite Lodge
The traditional entrance door opens into an L-shaped sitting room/dining room with natural stone fire breast with open fire, attractive wood flooring, beamed ceiling and access to enclosed kitchen with units around three walls including Belfast sink and built-in oven. The winding tread staircase leads to the first floor landing off which are two bedrooms; twin bedroom and a double bedroom, plus a family bathroom with panelled bath with overhead shower, low level w.c and wash hand basin.

Notes
Information regarding the holiday lets will be abvailable on request from the agents ofice.

Rights of Way
There is a footpath crossing the land that provides access to the Church running along the fence line. The neighbouring house shares the driveway to the west of Y Plas.

Walk Outside
To the front of the property is a lovely enclosed garden laid to lawn whilst to the rear is a private yard with raised beds. A stone pillared gated entrance leads to a large parking area terminating at the house and barns and alongside a second shared entrance.Adjoining the property is a parcel of land estimated at approximately 22 acres and comprising of small fenced paddocks and a lovely area of meadow land which adjoins Talley lakes.

 

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