** Truly Magnificent! ** Must be viewed to be appreciated **
**Outstanding coastal residence! ** Attractive location ** Close to coast ** Exceptional quality! ** Original feature retained throughout! ** Converted coach house cottages with permission for holiday cottages ** Set within 2 acres ** Walking distance to coast ** 6 Bedrooms (2 Bath) in Main House ** Feature gardens ** Well maintained mature grounds **Parking for in excess of 6 cars**
The property is situated within the coastal settlement of Llanrhystud, being conveniently positioned along the main A487 trunk road running along the entire West Wales coastline. The village offers a range of facilities including local primary school, village shop, petrol station and post office, public house, places of worship and excellent public transport connectivity. Llanrhystud benefits from a local beach, being within walking distance of this property. 9 miles to the university and seaside town of Aberystwyth with regional hospital, national rail network connections and larger selection of local and national retailers. 8 miles to the Georgian harbour town of Aberaeron, 1/2 an hour from Lampeter and to the West Wales Heritage coastline at New Quay. An hour from Carmarthen and the link road to the M4.
We are advised the property benefits from Mains electricity and water. Private drainage. The main house has a septic tank and the Coach House and summer house connects to a modern ‘onion tank’. We are advised the house and the cottages benefits from separate water connections. Telephone subject to transfer regulations. BT fibre optic has recently been connected.
Windrush is the former vicarage for the coastal village of Llanrhystud and dates from 1872. It was designed by Archibald Ritchie of Penson and Ritchie (the Chester based practice who also rebuilt the village church at a similar period). Situated at the edge of the village, up a short private drive and lane off the main coast road, it has views across the village towards the sea and to open countryside, yet is conveniently near to the village services including: Village shop and post office; the Black Lion pub and restaurant; a church and chapel; village primary school; a petrol station with small supermarket.
The house has been lovingly restored and improved to modern standards but without losing any of the original features and unique character of this Victorian property. The present owners gained full planning permission for converting the former coach house into two holiday cottages, each with two bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The buildings are complete to beyond first fix and their surrounding grounds are fully landscaped. The design and building work has been completed to a very high standard but there is room for the new owners to finish the conversion to their own taste.
Of stone and slate tiled with original wide Victorian outer door leading to an inner glass and pitch pine doorway with glass panel above
Being l-shaped 22'/15'10" x 6'2" wide with large high ceilings, inner wall with Canadian pitch pine panelled Cloak Room/Shoe cupboard, pitch pine bannisters and wide easy rise main staircase leading to Spacious Landing, covings, red and black quarry tiled floor, BT/wi-fi point
13' 4" x 12' 0" (4.06m x 3.66m) with dual aspect windows to front and side overlooking front parking area and side woodland including original pine shutters to front window, tiled fire surround and hearth, radiator, BT wi-fi points, multiple sockets
16' 10" x 14' 10" (5.13m x 4.52m) with two large sash windows being dual aspect overlooking front and side garden, each with original pine shutters, wood-burning stove on slate hearth, 2 x radiators, multiple sockets, BT connection
17' 0" x 15' 0" (5.18m x 4.57m) with feature marble fireplace and wood burning stove, large sash windows (6'6" wide) with original shutters, pine flooring, multiple sockets, alcove shelving.
13' in length with red and black quarry tiled flooring, radiator, rear staircase being the old servants quarter access, also access door to court yard and door to cellar
13' 9" x 12' 6" (4.19m x 3.81m) with oil fired Rayburn Royal (not source of heating), built in original dresser extending the length of the wall, original brass servants bells, large window with woodland view to side, fitted cupboards, red and black quarry tiled flooring, radiator
13' 9" x 19' 6" (4.19m x 5.94m) fitted with mix of oak and off white cabinets, cabinet lighting, double ceramic sink, oak worktops, lpg supply, 3 windows with dual aspect affording courtyard and woodland views, Alba Excellence gas oven, slate flag stone flooring, tiled splash back
utility room (former scullery)
14' 3" x 5' 9" (4.34m x 1.75m) with Belfast sink, fitted cupboards, Worcester Central Heating Boiler (installed within the last year), washing machine connection and dryer points, WC
17' 1" x 6' 9" (5.21m x 2.06m) There are 4 walk in height cellar rooms running underneath the full length of the front portion of the house with access door and slate steps down from back corridor. The cellars are aired and partially lit by small windows but also maintain the correct atmosphere through the slate and walls ‘breathing’ in response to climate. Very useful as wine cellar and storage space.
17' 3" x 6' 9" (5.26m x 2.06m)
17' 5" x 7' 0" (5.31m x 2.13m)
17' 3" x 7' 0" (5.26m x 2.13m)
16' 8" x 8' 9" (5.08m x 2.67m) with large sash window to Half Landing, spacious Landing with fitted linen cupboard, access to -
Access via fitted door/ safety ladder to very large attic partially floored for easy maintenance and offering extra storage space. The attic has lighting and the floor area is deeply insulated and fully boarded. There are 2 Velux windows allowing a view of roof valleys and tiles and access for maintenance when necessary.
Double bedroom 1
13' 9" x 12' 11" (4.19m x 3.94m) with original cast iron and slate fireplace, sash window with views towards Cardigan Bay, painted timber flooring, multiple sockets, TV point, 2 x radiators and high ceililngs
single bedroom 2
9' 0" x 6' 0" (2.74m x 1.83m) currently used as a Study, with feature sash window with views towards Cardigan Bay, multiple sockets, BT point
double bedroom 3
17' 0" x 14' 8" (5.18m x 4.47m) with white marble and cast iron fireplace, view to the hills and village, radiator
double bedroom 4
16' 9" x 14' 3" (5.11m x 4.34m) with white marble and cast iron fireplace, original sash window with view to the hills and village, radiator, TV point with sky connection
13' in length with window overlooking court yard and radiator, stairs to ground floor, small cupboard room
double bedroom 5
14' 2" x 14' 1" (4.32m x 4.29m) with fitted wash basin and vanity unit, fitted wardrobe and cupboard, sash window with woodland view and TV point
single bedroom 6
10' 11" x 8' 5" (3.33m x 2.57m) with side window overlooking coach house court yard, fitted wardrobe and cupboard and multiple sockets
8' 1" x 4' 9" (2.46m x 1.45m) with corner shower, WC and single wash hand basin, radiator
14' 2" x 5' 10" (4.32m x 1.78m) with extra-large bath and shower, wash basin and large airing cupboard with fully insulated hot water cylinder, towel rail, single wash hand basin with vanity unit
5' 9" x 4' 0" (1.75m x 1.22m) view of garden, wash basin and radiator
With full planning permission granted in 2005 (Council Ref. A050203 granted 31st March 2005) built beyond first fix stage having been fully approved by the Building Inspector.
Designed to contain a utility room and space to leave outdoor shoes and clothing, leading to -
On the left unit 1 - woodland cottage
Ground Floor -
With wooden and glass doors opening to courtyard and window to East Courtyard. Step up to a Very Large -
Half of which is to full height of the roof with exposed pine beams and includes staircase leading to bespoke hand-made curved mezzanine. This room is designed to have a wood burning stove on slate base, underfloor heating and has wood and glass doors opening to West courtyard and stable door opening to rear East courtyard, with covered veranda. It was designed to offer a large dining/ recreation and relaxing space or studio space if the lettings are to artists on retreat.
At the top of the stairs on left there is an exit to a decking area at rear of the cottage and wooden stairs leading to upper sun deck and private path to Ceredigion Coastal Path
Off the mezzanine is Bedroom 1 designed with bathroom and separate toilet. The bed room has views of woodland, garden and across the valley from windows on three sides.
is designed to have two single beds; bathroom and low window with views of the West Courtyard as well as Velux windows. The design allows for adjoining door to Garden Cottage should the two units be let to one group.
To the right of the shared lobby - unit 2 - garden cottage
Ground Floor -
In two halves:
With full height windows at edges under curved mezzanine, glass and wooden door open to the East Court yard
Designed as wet room with walk in shower, sink, toilet; window to side
Staircase leads to Wide Landing /Sitting Area lit by two Velux windows
Large gabled, exposed beam bedroom designed to also provide an ensuite bathroom and toilet. Bespoke curved mezzanine sitting area, large glass windows affording beautiful views across the garden and valley towards South East.
The property is accessed via an adjoining private road and benefits from an attractive tarmac driveway with mature woodland to the main parking area to front of the house which benefits for space for 6+ vehicles to park. Planting along the drive includes: Daffodils, Cyclamen, Ornamental Cherry; Crab Apples; Crimson King Acer; Rowan; Oak; Pine and False Acacia.
The mature garden has been landscaped and planted to create a series of spaces for relaxing and eating. There are 12 different such areas throughout the garden with a wide variety of shrubs and trees, both ornamental and fruiting.
Between the Main House and Coach House a very sheltered courtyard, outdoor sitting area, laid with slate and original terracotta tiles, with 4 large slate tiled cupboards designed to discretely house bins, brooms and lpg gas cylinders
Stone and slate steps lead to woodland path and to the upper planting and walk connecting to the Coastal Path.
On the south side there is a garden area with tiled patio, Belfast sink and outdoor cupboards and a lawn area above a sloping shrub and conifer border/ rockery.
On the East side of the Coach House there is a second slate courtyard, veranda, and attached shed with decked area above.
Stone steps lead up through a series of small lawn areas; shrub planted borders, small orchard, and vegetable garden to an upper decked terrace.
Garden, summer house/outbuilding
13' 2" x 11' 8" (4.01m x 3.56m) with full plumbing and electricity connections. Being a wonderful area to relax and enjoy the distant views over the adjoining countryside and the garden to front.
Connected to the side is a storage Shed being 10' x 16'9"
The property has benefited from extensive restoration and improvements in the past twenty years including: Wood worm prevention treatment (certificate still has ten years to run); the porch was taken down and entirely rebuilt and underpinned; walls to front and south have been pinned to prevent delamination; the outer walls have been almost completely repointed with traditional lime pointing; roof tiles checked and replaced where needed; two main chimneys completely rebuilt, restored and capped as appropriate; two Velux windows installed in attic to give full view of roof valleys for maintenance; new access hatch to landing with integral ladder installed for access to large attic storage space; loft insulation laid; much rewiring and new power points have been fitted in all rooms; central heating was installed running from a Worcester boiler and radiators fitted in all rooms and corridors; this boiler has been replaced with the most up to date economical version under guarantee from February 2017; new header tank and insulated hot water cylinder were fitted; outside land run off and drainage has been much improved and modernised; new water connection to a more modern mains supply, stop tap within the property and new water pipes have been fitted; the bathroom and kitchen were updated and improved recently.