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Windrush, Llanrhystud, Ceredigion, SY23

  • 10 beds
Detached house


  • 10 beds
Detached house
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Windrush House and Coach House 10 bed /6 bath/ 6 reception A detached six-bedroom stone-built Victorian former vicarage with a Coach House conversion nearing completion, comprising two holiday cottages each with two ensuite bedrooms and artist’s studio, in private mature gardens and woodland at the edge of a coastal village. Windrush is the former vicarage for the coastal village of Llanrhystud and dates from 1872. 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, which includes pitch pine double width staircase, and doors, servant bells, fitted Victorian dresser, slate and tile floors. It has 4 double and two single bedrooms, one ensuite, family bathroom, kitchen with range cooker, breakfast room and three other reception rooms. Oil fired central heating and Rayburn. In contrast, the former Coach House building has been reimagined to reflect modern living and make the most of the beautiful rural context of the property by the use of glass and wood. The accommodation, finished to first fix, is designed to offer flexibility and a variety of possible finishes but at present is configured as two ‘cottages’: Woodland and Garden each with 2 ensuite double bedrooms, kitchen, and living room / studio space. Both open into sheltered courtyard relaxing areas and gardens. Situated at the edge of the village, up a short private drive and lane off the main coast road, Windrush has views across the village towards the sea and to open countryside yet is conveniently near to the village services including: a shop and post office; café; pub and restaurant; a church and chapel; a petrol station with small supermarket. Llanrhystud has a flourishing village infants and primary school and as well as regular bus service up and down the coast there is a dedicated bus service to the secondary schools in Abersytwyth and Aberaeron. Outside : the hillside garden has been landscaped and planted to create a series of spaces for relaxing and eating: it faces south-east and is in the sun from dawn until early evening. Partly laid to lawn, it is designed to be relatively easy to look after, arranged with herb filled borders, vegetables, fruit trees, shrubs, a pond/bog garden and specimen trees. There are twelve sitting areas, including a decked pergola with Wisteria, Clematis and Jasmine and an upper tiled patio surrounded by Fatsia, Hazel, Magnolia, Walnut, Pear, Fig and a group of mature Silver Birch. The rest of the garden is natural woodland and home to a resident Buzzard family and many other bird species. Outbuildings: Summerhouse with garden shed/workshop fully equipped with electrical power points, hot and cold water, toilet and sinks, looking out on a decked area and border with Hibiscus, Monkey Puzzle tree, Palm and a Bamboo grove. A large, dry wood lap shed (entirely constructed from one of the felled garden pines) stores the ride on mower. Three timber and slate sheds attached to the house disguise the gas supply and waste bins and offer plenty more storage for garden tools etc. IMPORTANT INFORMATION MONEY LAUNDERING REGULATIONS – Intending purchasers will be asked to produce identification documentation at a later stage and we would ask you for your cooperation in order that there will be no delay in agreeing the sale. The Old Vicarage - Ground Floor Stone and slate tiled porch with original wide Victorian outer door leading to an inner glass and pitch pine doorway and wide tiled hallway. Sitting Room 16'10" x 14'10" Sitting Room with two sash windows each with original pine shutters, wood-burning stove on a slate hearth. Front Reception Room /Study 13'4" x 12'0" Front Reception Room /Study with two windows including original pine shutters to the front window. Dining Room 17'0" x 15'0" Dining Room with marble fireplace and wood-burning stove; large sash windows with original shutters, slate hearth with wood-burning stove. Breakfast Room 13'9" x 12'6" Breakfast Room with oil-fired Rayburn Royal / built-in original dresser/ and original brass servants bells; large window with woodland view. Kitchen 19'6" x 13'9" Kitchen fitted with a mix of oak and off white cabinets; cabinet lighting; double ceramic sink; oak worktops; LPG supply; three windows affording courtyard and woodland views. Utility Room Utility Room has a Belfast sink; fitted cupboards; Worcester Central Heating Boiler/ washing machine and dryer points; toilet. Cellars There are 4 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. At the front of the house there is a large high ceiling inner hallway with Canadian pitch pine panelled cloakroom/ shoe cupboard; pitch pine bannisters and wide easy rise main staircase leading to spacious landing. Bedroom 1 16'9" x 14'3" White marble and cast iron fireplace; view to the hills and village. Bedroom 2 17'0" x 14'8" White marble and cast iron fireplace; view to the hills and village. Bedroom 3 13'10" x 13'10" Original cast iron fireplace; view towards Cardigan Bay. Bedroom 4 14'4" x 13'11" Fitted washbasin and vanity unit; fitted wardrobe and cupboard; woodland view. Bedroom 5 10'0" x 8'10" Single bedroom; en-suite (shower, toilet and washbasin); fitted wardrobe and cupboard; view to Coach House courtyard. Bedroom 6 9'0" x 6'0" Single bedroom; at present used as a study, view towards Cardigan Bay. Family Bathroom Extra-large bath and shower, washbasin and large airing cupboard with a fully insulated hot water cylinder. Separate WC View of the garden; with washbasin. Landing Large spacious landing with fitted linen cupboard and access to the second staircase leading down to back door and attic. Attic Access via fitted door/safety ladder to very large attic partially floored for easy maintenance and offering extra storage space. The attic has lighting is most of the floor area is deeply insulated. There are two Velux windows allowing a view of roof valleys and tiles and access for maintenance when necessary. Coach House The former Coach House and stables of the Old Vicarage were granted full planning permission for two-holiday cottages/artist’s studio. All building stages have been completed and fully approved by the Building Inspector to just beyond First Fix. The conversion comprises the following with the design allows for adjoining door should the two units be let to one group: Unit 1, Woodland Cottage Ground Floor: • Large kitchen with wooden and glass doors opening to courtyard and window to East Courtyard • Step up to a large reception room/studio, half of which is to the full height of the roof with exposed pine beams and includes staircase leading to the 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. Upstairs: • At the top of the stairs on left there is an exit to a decking area at rear and wooden stairs leading to the upper sun deck and private path to Ceredigion Coastal Path. • Off the mezzanine is Bedroom 1 designed with bathroom and separate WC. The bedroom has views of woodland, garden and across the valley from windows on three sides. • Bedroom 2 is designed to have two single beds; bathroom and low window with views of the West Courtyard as well as Velux windows. Unit 2, Garden Cottage Ground Floor: • Large reception room in two halves: • Compact kitchen area/dining room. • Conservatory style sitting room with full height windows at edges under curved mezzanine; glass and wooden door open to the East Courtyard. • Bedroom 1. With wide doorways to allow for disabled access. Widows to both West courtyard and south views. Original fireplace. Ensuite bathroom designed as a wet room with walk-in shower, sink, toilet; window to side. Upstairs: • Staircase leads to a wide landing /sitting area lit by two Velux windows. • Bedroom 2 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. Outside The property is approached via a sweeping tarmacadam driveway leads to a large parking area with space for several vehicles and leads to the heart of the beautifully arranged woodland and garden grounds amounting to approximately three acres in total. The garden has been landscaped and planted to create a series of spaces for relaxing and eating, perfect for viewing the range of wildlife including Buzzard, Rook and Dove families as well as visiting Red Kite, Woodpecker, Swifts, and many varieties of smaller garden birds and butterflies. The Gardens The gardens themselves are mostly south-east facing and enjoy the sun from dawn until early evening with a variety of decked areas and patios the perfect place to take in a sunset. Further, a wealth of mature plants and trees lace the grounds as well as a small orchard and a range of outbuildings including a fabulous summer house and garden shed/workshop. Situation Windrush is located on the outskirts of the village of Llanrhystud, situated only 9 miles to the University and seaside town of Aberystwyth; 8 miles to the Georgian Harbour Town of Aberaeron; half 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. The village services include shop and post office, the Black Lion pub and restaurant, a church and chapel, village primary school and a petrol station with a small supermarket. In addition, there is a golf course and private leisure club with pool and gym a short walk away and opportunities for both river and sea fishing. The local and national bus services all stop in the village and connect to Aberystwyth, Cardigan, Carmarthen, Lampeter and Machynlleth as well as Cardiff and Swansea. From Aberystwyth and Carmarthen here are rail links to Shrewsbury, Birmingham, Manchester, Swansea and London etc.
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