- Historic Detached Mansion
- 6 (Potentially 9) Bedrooms
- Flexible Accommodation & Self Contained Flat
- Original Period Features
- 2.5 Acres of Grounds
- Mature Woodlands & Pond
- Ample Off-Road Parking
- Rural Location
- Just 2 Miles to Cardigan Town
- EPC Rating: D
Although in a rural setting surrounded by fields, the mansion is just two miles from the market town of Cardigan dating back to 1093, where you will find a busy high street including independent shops, cafes and pubs as well as a primary and secondary school. Cardigan also boasts an arts theatre with three-screen cinema, supermarkets, a small hospital, further education college, swimming pool and leisure centre. Opposite the medieval bridge, the restored castle hosts concerts and other events throughout the year. There is a thriving arts and crafts community with regular exhibitions at local venues. The M4 is approximately an hour away to the south and the university town of Aberystwyth a similar distance to the north with the stunning Cardigan bay and access the beautiful Ceredigion Coastal Path a mere three miles distant.
Nearby popular local seaside villages include St Dogmaels and Poppit Sands with its wide expanse of golden sandy beach and Gwbert which has a hotel, restaurant, golf club, yacht club and the lively Flat Rock Cafe where you can enjoy a drink and watch the sun set over the sea.
This is a unique opportunity to own part of the former historic Cilbronnau Estate, dating back in part to around 1720. This handsome and imposing mansion stands in an idyllic rural setting in 2.56 acres of mature garden and woodland and is approached via a sweeping private driveway.
With a potential 9 bedrooms and providing the option of using a suite of rooms as a self-contained flat with potential separate access, the property provides great flexibility either as a comfortable family home perhaps for multi-generational occupancy, bed and breakfast business, or partial holiday let.
The property, which has been sensitively restored using high-quality materials, also benefits from income generating solar panels (approximately £1996 tax-free FIT income plus over £400 worth of free electricity over the last 4 quarters) and a modern condensing oil fired boiler. There is also a brick-built studio/workshop (once the estate dairy) with water, power and LED down-lights.
Come On In...
and step into the beautifully presented and welcoming entrance hallway with porcelain tiled floor, central chandelier, cloakroom and stairs to the first floor.
The large and impressive lounge on the right is flooded with light through the beautiful front-facing leaded windows and french window facing the lawn and main garden. There is a magnificent mahogany and marble fireplace to which a Woodwarm multi-fuel stove has been sympathetically added.
There are several rooms off the central hallway where you will find the original butler's call bells, one room currently used as a gym with modern walk-in shower with drench head, one a study with Victorian fireplace, and one a rear-facing workshop room, each of which could provide further double bedroom accommodation. There is a modern laundry room with a range of base units, a stainless steel inset sink and also a second downstairs toilet.
The large L-shaped dining room provides ample room for entertaining a crowd and relaxing in the sitting area alongside views of the front garden. The room features a large Dovre multi-fuel stove with an ornate inner casting and stunning inset wooden beam over, access to the large pantry and built-in display shelves and cupboard.
The kitchen, refurbished in 2017 by a local specialist, features a porcelain tiled floor, built-in Bosch dishwasher, a Rangemaster dual fuel range cooker with feature oak beam over, which hides the Smeg extractor unit. With a deep square-shaped stainless steel sink and mixer tap with sash window above, this room boasts modern convenience with a traditional feel. The windows to two aspects and the generously specified LED down-lights ensure an extremely bright and practical work space.
The staircase from the entrance hall leads to a large landing area with modern porcelain tiled family bathroom with LED down-lights, a P-shaped bath, curved glass screen and Mira electric shower, large washbasin on curved vanity unit and LED-lit mirror above. There is a separate WC with basin and storage cupboards..
The large, light-filled master bedroom with stunning countryside views, has built-in display shelves and washbasin on vanity unit. The original exposed roof trusses and leaded windows maintain the period charm.
The landing leads on to four further double bedrooms, each with washbasin and single built in wardrobe. There is a connecting door midway along which allows the upstairs accommodation to be divided.
A further large room at the end of the landing, although originally a bedroom, is currently laid out as a sitting room with Victorian fireplace, and a kitchenette, including Bosch dishwasher and ceramic hob. The dual aspect leaded windows provide lovely views to the front. There is a well appointed bathroom with shower, large shelved walk-in linen cupboard with hot water cylinder, and a small corridor to an external door providing potential for private access to this part of the house.
Sitting in approximately 2.56 acres of mature garden and woodland, the property has a private situation around 200yds from the main B4570, from which the house cannot be seen in its tranquil setting. The circular front driveway surrounds the large wooded front garden and offers ample parking spaces.
The main garden is lawned with flower beds and greenhouse to the side, offering a perfect place to sit and enjoy the beautiful countryside views. The garden extends southward on two further levels with lawn, fruit and other trees, wildlife areas and a large pond. This area, which includes an ancient sycamore presiding over its own bluebell wood, hosts an abundance of wildlife from owls, ducks and dragonflies to badgers. To the rear of the property there is a raised lawned area and a cobbled courtyard – now mostly grassed over, where you will find the studio/workshop and a wood store. The rear boundary of the property features an attractive stone wall with original alcoves and small terraces.
5.53m x 2.47m (maximum) (18'1" x 8'1" (maximum))
10.56m x 2.54m (maximum) (34'7" x 8'3" (maximum))
1.82m x 1.02m (5'11" x 3'4" )
5.55m x 7.20m (maximum) (18'2" x 23'7" (maximum))
3.56m x 3.90m (maximum) (11'8" x 12'9" (maximum))
2.92m x 4.43m (maximum) (9'6" x 14'6" (maximum))
3.57m x 2.13m (11'8" x 6'11" )
3.03m x 4.39m (9'11" x 14'4" )
5.98m x 7.55m (maximum) (19'7" x 24'9" (maximum))
1.59m x 4.14m (maximum) (5'2" x 13'6" (maximum))
2.88m x 4.67m (9'5" x 15'3" )
15.60m x 5.00 (maximum) (51'2" x 16'4" (maximum))
4.76m x 5.67m (15'7" x 18'7" )
1.57m x 2.70m (5'1" x 8'10")
1.26m x 1.98m (4'1" x 6'5" )
3.13m x 4.54m (10'3" x 14'10" )
3.53m x 4.51m (maximum) (11'6" x 14'9" (maximum))
3.13m x 4.50m (maximum) (10'3" x 14'9" (maximum))
3.54m x 4.50m (maximum) (11'7" x 14'9" (maximum))
5.21m x 5.09m (maximum) (17'1" x 16'8" (maximum))
3.95m x 1.37m (maximum) (12'11" x 4'5" (maximum))
1.71m x 3.92m (5'7" x 12'10" )
4.60m x 3.16m (15'1" x 10'4" )
2.59m x 1.90m (8'5" x 6'2" )
VIEWING: By appointment only via the Agents.
TENURE: We are advised Freehold
SERVICES: We have not checked or tested any of the services or appliances at the property.
TAX: Band H Ceredigion County Council
PLEASE NOTE – we are advised this property is served by private drainage
AGENTS VIEWING NOTES...We would respectfully ask you to call our office before you view this property internally or externally
FLOOR PLANS... Any floorplans provided are included as a service to our customers and are intended as a GUIDE TO LAYOUT only. Dimensions are approximate. NOT TO SCALE.