Rhandirmwyn, Llandovery, Carmarthenshire


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  • Bedrooms: 4
DESCRIPTION Cartref is a south-facing, traditionally proportioned, double-fronted stone-built house, with a slate roof which has been designed, extended and renovated by its architect owner to high standard, it is also ideally set up for working from home in the independent purpose built studio . Around the house is the garden, laid to lawn, with shrubs, flowerbeds, apple and walnut trees, and a laurel hedge on the country road to the front, with steps down to the road. At the rear, there is a private track giving access to the road, and double gates onto the track. Inside the gates, there is a large gravelled parking area, with space for 3-4 cars. The studio is on one side of the gates, and on the other side are a garden shed, wood store and oil tank. There are shallow steps between herb beds down to the back door of the house.

Much work has been put into transforming a traditional country house into a modern, comfort-able family home, blending original features and exposed stone with sustainable materials (lime, sheep's wool and Welsh oak). It has appeared in the Sunday Times colour supplement, and incidentally on Grand Designs.

LOCATION Situated in a hamlet 1 mile from Rhandirmwyn and 8 miles north of the market town of Llandovery, the property lies at the southern edge of the Cambrian Mountains; surrounded by beautiful countryside; 3 miles to Llyn Brianne reservoir, 31 miles to the coast at Aberaeron, 29 miles to Brecon and 44 miles to Swansea. It is two hours' drive from Bristol, and just over four hours from London. There are regular rail services from Llandovery, and air services from Cardiff and Bristol.


The House The main entrance at the back of the house is a wide oak door that opens into a double-height lobby, full of natural light from the glazed wall above the door.

Entrance Hall6'7" x 6'7" (2m x 2m). Built in cupboard with hanging rail, exposed stone wall and oak flooring. To the left is a door to the Family room and a downstairs WC with wash hand basin, further fitted cupboard.

Sitting Room13'9" x 19'4" (4.2m x 5.9m). With staircase leading to the first floor, door into the dining room, south facing front door giving access to the front garden; an original south-facing sash window; fireplace with glass fronted wood burner with mantelpiece, slate flooring and a doorway and opening with exposed timbers into the kitchen.

Kitchen12'2" x 10'6" (3.7m x 3.2m). With west-facing full-height window giving ample natural light. It features an oil-fired Aga range cooker, large American-made Amana fridge freezer, fitted Bosch dishwasher, ceramic double butler sink with stainless steel mixer tap, numerous fitted cupboards with oak doors, oak floor and oak and beech worktops. Telephone extension socket. Recessed downlighters.

Dining Room13'9" x 14'1" (4.2m x 4.3m). With original south-facing sash window onto the garden, oak flooring, wood burning stove with slate hearth and period mantelpiece.

Utility Room9'10" x 6'7" (3m x 2m). Situated off the kitchen with a north-facing double-glazed window and Velux roof light. The utility room is oak-floored with space for a washing machine, larder, and a large cupboard containing a Worcester Bosch condensing oil-fired boiler.

Family Room14'5" x 19' (4.4m x 5.8m). With oak-flooring, full height fitted cupboards along one wall, Velux roof lights and double glazed window.

First Floor Landing From the sitting room the staircase leads to the first floor with half-landing with balcony overlooking the entrance hall. Doors leading to...

Master Bedroom10'10" x 14'1" (3.3m x 4.3m). With south facing sash window looking over the front garden and across the valley. Built-in wardrobe with sliding doors. Fitted carpet.

Ensuite Wet Room4'11" x 4'11" (1.5m x 1.5m). With shower and WC; shaver point; shelves; wash hand basin and mirror; tiling to the floor and walls.

Bedroom 211'2" x 13'9" (3.4m x 4.2m). With an original sash window looking onto the front garden. Fitted carpet.

Bedroom 39'10" x 10'2" (3m x 3.1m). With an original sash window looking onto the front garden.

Bedroom 410'10" x 8'2" (3.3m x 2.5m). North facing with a view over the mountain behind the house.

Family Bathroom8'2" (max) x 15'9" (2.5m (max) x 4.8m). Off the half-landing is carpeted and has a large bath, separate wet area with shower, wash hand basin and WC. Fitted cupboards and a Velux roof light providing illumination. Ventilation fan.

The studio

EPC Rating = D

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