Bryn y Cadno - which translates into "Hill of the Fox" is in a superbly tucked away location surrounded by beautiful unspoilt farmland with the Nant Cwm-Cyfyng river running through,itself a tributary of the famous River Towy.
Set in around 20 Acres of woodland, gardens and pastureland this substantial extended property would be ideal for a change of lifestyle either for multigenerational living and / or income from lettings (subject to any consents required) or for the new owner to simply live in a very large house and enjoy the gorgeous surroundings. Over recent years our clients have also catered for Campers (under the Exempted Campsite Scheme) in one of the paddocks next to the river (see pictures).This property will truly be appreciated by nature lovers as the whole site is a haven for wildlife with its woods, river, pond and land providing a refuge for all manner of species.
Located in Capel Isaac a lovely rural Community dotted with sizable farms and a cluster of homes in one of the most sought after regions in Carmarthenshire, is handily located for its access to the M4 (25 mins), the county town of Carmarthen 16 miles distant, and about 50mins by car from Port Talbot, which with Swansea and Cardiff are on the main London rail line. The area is a well known tourist destination with popular attractions of Dinefwr Castle, Carreg Cennen Castle, Dryslwyn Castle, Aberglasney Gardens and The National Botanic Gardens of Wales all within a short drive away.
Entrance via solid wood door into:
The entrance hall leads to both the kitchen/breakfast room to one side and the study and utility to the other with 2nd staircase to first floor.
With terracotta tiling, staircase to first floor, doors to study, utility room, cloakroom, and kitchen/breakfast room, radiator.
16' 11'' x 13' 1'' (5.18m x 4m) With three windows, 2 south-facing, 1 with bench seat and all with with views over the gardens, this is a good-sized kitchen with a good range of wall and base units, stainless steel sink/drainer unit, oil-fired AGA, wooden drying rack, work surfaces around with tiled splash back, space and plumbing for dishwasher, fridge/freezer, spot-lighting, radiator.
7' 7'' x 11' 3'' (2.32m x 3.45m) With a range of wall and base units with work surfaces over, stainless steel sink/drainer unit, space and plumbing for washing machine & tumble dryer, window overlooking gardens, oil-fired boiler providing heating and hot water to The Garden House, under-stairs storage cupboard housing the private water purification and UVL filters, radiator.
With wash hand basin with mirror and light over, WC, extractor fan, radiator.
8' 9'' x 7' 4'' (2.69m x 2.25m) With shelving and access to The Garden House, radiator.
16' 11'' x 17' 3'' (5.18m x 5.27m) With original beams, meat hooks, and a large inglenook fireplace with bread oven which houses a gas coal effect fire on a quarry tile hearth with an old lintel beam adding character. One window to the front and another to the rear overlooking the gardens, radiator.
With shelving and work surfaces as well as an original pig salting tray, flag-stone flooring, stainless steel sink/draner, two windows, oil-fired boiler.
With double-glazed windows, lighting connected. Entrance hall leads to both the sitting room and the Lounge/Family room as well as the stairs to the first floor, radiator.
16' 11'' x 20' 10'' (5.18m x 6.37m) A room full of character with woodburning stove, beams and split into two sections, one used as the sitting room with a section ideal for use as an office / hobby/ library room area, 3 radiators.
During the 19th Century renovation, the upper floor was added to the main building. In 1990 an upper floor was added to the "Barn" kitchen end, raising the downstairs ceiling and creating a spacious area with a light and airy feel.
A spacious, bright landing has provided the opportunity to create a lovely reading area with ample natural light from two large windows, 2 radiators.
16' 11'' x 13' 3'' (5.18m x 4.05m) An L shaped Twin bedroom with window overlooking the pretty out buildings, paddock and countryside beyond, 2 radiators.
Cast iron bath, WC (with garden views), pedestal hand basin with mirror plus light and shaving point above, white towel warmer. This room could now benefit from updating.
6' 3'' x 11' 10'' (1.92m x 3.61m) A single room with high ceilings, garden views, radiator.
16' 11'' x 11' 4'' (5.18m x 3.47m) A generously sized room with lovely south facing window featuring views of the garden & woodland. A door leads to the ensuite bathroom and large walk in closet with hanging space and shelving, radiator.
With window, long bath with electric shower over, WC , pedestal hand basin with mirror, light & shaving point, white ladder towel rail and floor to ceiling airing cupboard and storage area. This room could now benefit from updating.
A second good sized landing space, which would make a super play area, teen TV room or study area. Doors lead to a family shower room and two bedrooms, one of which provides access to the upper level of The Garden House, as well as stairs down to the entrance and kitchen, 2 radiators.
8' 11'' x 14' 4'' (2.73m x 4.39m) A double room with two Velux roof windows, track lighting, with a low level window overlooking the rear of the property, radiator.
With Velux roof window, shower cubicle with "Triton" electric shower, pedestal hand basin with mirror plus light above, WC, chrome ladder style towel rail, built in shelving, ceiling spot-lighting, radiator.
10' 6'' x 11' 3'' (3.22m x 3.45m) With Velux roof window, a double room which connects into the first floor of The Garden House, radiator.
With a galleried landing these stairs lead down to the entrance hall, kitchen, cloakroom, utility room and study.
Constructed in 2004 The Garden House complements the farmhouse extending the Welsh longhouse appearance, sitting attractively in the gardens and grounds enjoying a southerly aspect, and the same lovely outlook. It has the benefit of very large lounge and spacious adjoining bedroom, plus an Ensuite wet room and a sun room. Upstairs there are two very large loft rooms with excellent height, full central heating and ample natural light via numerous Velux windows.
The Garden House enjoys underfloor heating throughout and offers flexible living for family or relatives, an opportunity as a B&B, or perhaps could be utilized as a holiday let (subject to planning permission). It is completely self-contained (if the current utility were used as a kitchen) with a separate entrance and boiler.
16' 11'' x 24' 7'' (5.18m x 7.51m) Bright and spacious with 4 windows providing plenty of natural light and lovely views of the front and rear gardens and countryside beyond. A hardwood, part-glazed stable-style door leads to the sun room.
7' 5'' x 13' 0'' (2.27m x 3.97m) With feature curved stone wall that this south-facing room has a tiled flooring, hardwood double-glazed windows to three sides and glazed French doors to the patio and gardens, radiator.
16' 9'' x 17' 7'' (5.13m x 5.37m) A large double room fitted wardrobes along one wall with hanging and shelf space, matching chest of drawers Two windows, one with a triple paned westerly window providing views over the gardens and countryside beyond, door through to ensuite shower/wet room.
With large window, fully tiled, walk-in shower, two chrome ladder-style towel rails, pedestal hand basin with mirror, light and shaving point, extractor fan, WC, recessed spot-lighting, non-slip vinyl floor with under-floor heating, fitted cupboard with work surface above plus a linen cupboard with slatted shelves.
Two very large, connecting loft rooms (measuring 3.67m x 7.51m and 7.29m x 3.49m) with central heating, 7 large Velux roof windows plus a pine end windows, providing plenty of natural light, spot lighting and 2 radiators in each. Could be used for a variety of purposes including: playroom, craft room, office, gallery, additional sleeping space etc.
A lean-to shed with light, power, and corrugated roof against the rear of the farmhouse, is ideal for the storage of farm/garden equipment.
Garden Shed: A pretty stone structure with stable door, windows and a corrugated roof is perfect for potting and storage of gardening supplies.
Stable Block: Attractive stone structure with slate roof housing three stables with the same external rounded stone corner as the original barn - now a feature within the sun room of The Garden Cottage.
Pig Sty: Rebuilt and re-roofed with an enclosed pen.
Accessed via the bridge:
The Cow House: A large stone built building with slate roof and calf cot attached. Accessed by 3 doors (2 of them "stable type". Power, lights (separate supply to house) and water. This building has the potential for other uses subject to any necessary planning and our client has had plans drawn up (but not submitted) for conversion on both The Cow House and The Cart House. (please ask our client to view the plans on your visit if this is of interest).
Cart House: Open ended stone building with slate roof, with part pegged roof timbers.
With woodlands, ponds, a river, pastureland, gardens, orchards, vegetable growing areas the whole of the outside area of Bryn y Cadno is a very special place to enjoy the natural world and will appeal to those buyers wanting to be "far from the madding crowd" but at the same time not wanting to be isolated either.
There is also a useful quality "Robinson" greenhouse with water and electricity connected.
Across the particularly pretty stone bridge you will find the paddock next to the river used for camping (see pictures) as well as The Cowshed and Cart House.
The grounds of this property were also featured in a wildlife film entitled "Towy - The Dark River of Wales" film which was made by Richard Rees about the longest river which runs its entire length in within Wales.
Viewings: Strictly by appointment via the agents, The Smallholding Centre or our sister company, Houses For Sale in Wales
Services: With mains electricity, private water, (mains water available to the land), private drainage (septic tank)
Mains water goes to the Cow House and Camping field, and a mains or spring water supply line is available from behind the stables (2 Supply lines are there and can be connected to either mains or spring as required) The spring water is tested annually and our clients don't use the UV system.
Council Tax: Band G, Carmarthenshire County Council
From Carmarthen take the A40 towards Llandeilo. Continue through Pentrefelin and past The Cottage Inn . Take the next left turn for Penybanc. Continue into the village and at the junction, turn left up the hill and out of the village - stay on this road for 1 mile, continuing out of the village and down the hill. You will then cross a stone bridge. You need to take the next right turn after the bridge & stay on this road for approx 500m, there are a couple of sharp bends (one with a track ahead of you for Pistyllgwyn which you ignore). Stay on the road for a further 200m down the hill over a small bridge with metal railings and Bryn y Cadno is the next entrance on the left-hand side with "Greener Camping" sign.
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Bryn y Cadno has a long and interesting history dating back to the 16th century (1594) with buildings and associated structures forming a group of very distinctive character. The cow house (located over the stone bridge) is old but is on older foundations which is mooted to have being the original house and barn before the existing farmhouse.... the Lounge/Family Room and the entrance hall and small part of sitting room would have been a 2 room dwelling before the Sitting Room came into existence for a worker and then the upper floor added. Material in the National Library references the history of Bryn-y-Cadno back over 400 years and gives good reason to suppose that Bryn y Cadno is medieval in origin. Other features include the stone built spring found within the grounds and the charming hump backed stone bridge which crosses the Nant Cwm-Cyfyng ;
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