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Equestrian Property: detached 3-bedroom house with stables, machinery / haystore, manège, & 9 acres in rural NW Carmarthenshire No chain
Blaenffôs is a generously proportioned three bedroomed house with almost ten acres of land set in the rolling hills of north west Carmarthenshire, between the villages of Trelech and Meidrim. Surrounded by farmland and not overlooked by other houses, Blaenffôs is easily accessible from the A40 and M4/A48. It is around 15mins drive from Carmarthen, and 1hr 45mins from the Severn Bridge. The property has a rural bus route passing the door. School buses stop within a two-minute walk.
Trelech is a friendly, largely Welsh-speaking, community with an independent chapel, well-regarded primary school and pub. The parish church of St.Teilo is at Pen-y-Bont just over a mile to the east of the property. Meidrim has church and chapel, a good primary school and two pubs. Older children attend secondary schools in Carmarthen, St.Clears, Whitland or Crymych. The nearest shops are located at Carmarthen, St.Clears and Newcastle Emlyn.
The property is south-facing, and lies alongside a small country road. It has been set up for equine activities. There are four wooden stables and tackroom, a recently built hay and machinery store, and a 20 x 40m sand manège. The land is divided into five paddocks. There is also a winter turnout area with a stone chipping surface. Part of the land is a wild area.
Originally a single story bwthyn (cottage), over the last few decades the house at Blaenffôs has been extended both vertically and horizontally. It is double-glazed throughout with modern uPVC external doors (except for the lounge patio door, which is aluminium) and mainly uPVC windows. Further redecoration is required, although the house is completely habitable! We have concentrated our finances and efforts on improving the outside facilities.
There is an oil-fired central heating system, supported by a multifuel stove with back-burner.
Entering by the back door, which has an open porch:
Rear Hall: access to downstairs wetroom / shower room, to downstairs cloakroom and kitchen; quarry-tiled floor.
Wetroom: tiled walls; quarry-tiled floor; electric shower unit; radiator; window to rear.
Cloakroom: WC, handbasin with tiled splashback; quarry-tiled floor; window to side
Kitchen: 6.3 x 3.7m (20.6 x 12.1ft)
partially tiled walls; quarry-tiled floor; pine base and wall units; single-drainer stainless-steel sink; plumbing for dishwasher; two radiators; window to rear. Doors to rear hall, utility room, living room and lounge.
Utility Room: 3.6 x 2.5m (12.1 x 8.1ft)
stainless steel single drainer sink; h&c plumbing for washing machine; vent for tumble drier; tiled floor; central heating boiler; half-glazed external door to side; windows to side and rear.
Living Room: 3.85 x 4.25m (12.6 x 14ft)
Stone and slate hearth with 5kW multi-fuel stove incorporating back-burner contributing to domestic hot-water system; modern ceramic-lined chimney; beamed ceiling; windows to front and side; doors to front entrance hall and kitchen.
Lounge: 5.65 x 5.3m (18.5 x 17.3ft);
Stone chimney feature with ceramic-lined flue; two radiators; bay window to front; patio doors to rear, giving access to Preseli slate patio and secluded lawned area; doors to office and kitchen.
Front Hall: front-door; stair to first floor; door to living room; access to office.
Office / study: 3.8 x 2.75m (12.5 x 9ft);
understairs cupboard; beamed ceiling; radiator; window to front; door to lounge.
Landing: Doors to bedrooms and bathroom. Trapdoor access to partially floored roof space.
Bathroom: 3.8 x 2.75m (12.3 x 9ft);
recently refitted; white suite (800 x 800 quadrant shower, bath, WC and bidet), tiled walls, airing cupboard (2.6 x 0.9m) containing hot water tank with immersion heater; heated towel rail; water-resistant light oak effect laminate flooring.
Bedroom 1: 5 x 3.7m (16.3 x 12.1ft) including alcove; radiator; window to rear.
Bedroom 2: 4.65 x 3.75m (15.3 x 12.4ft); radiator; window to rear.
Bedroom 3: 4.65 x 3.2m (15.3 x 10.5ft); radiator; window to rear.
Private drainage – two chamber septic tank with recently replaced soakaway.
Fast internet (8Mb/s access available)
External Domestic Area
Blaenffôs is located alongside a minor road. A stone chipping driveway alongside the house allows the parking of two cars, and there is a further parking area adjacent to the stable block. The firewood store is within a few yards of the back door.
The gardens are currently laid to lawn. At the rear of the house there are two patios: a slate patio by the lounge and a concrete slab patio behind the shower room. The septic tank soakaway area is also laid to lawn.
At the side of the house stands a large wooden garden shed. An aluminium frame greenhouse is located to the rear of the shed.
The Buildings and Land
Blaenffôs is a registered smallholding extending to around 3.6ha (9acres) excluding the domestic area.
The stable block backs onto the road, and is constructed on a concrete slab using timber under a cement-fibre roof.
It has three 3.25 x 3.5m (10.6 x 11.5ft) stables, one stable 3.25 x 4.4m (10.6 x 14.4ft), and a feed store 3.25 x 2.3m (10.6 x 7.5ft) The concrete slab extends to the front of stable block to provide an apron. Water is available to the sides of the block. Opposite the stables are concrete pads which could form the basis of the foundations for other buildings.
Machinery shed / hay store
10 x 4.5m (32.8 x 14ft); also backs onto the road and has recently been constructed from treated timber under an Onduline roof.
Fronting the machinery shed is a 20 x 40m sand manège with water standpipes fitted. Below the manège is a winter turnout area with a stone chipping surface.
Stock fencing separates the land into five paddocks. The ground slopes gently and drains into a small stream. It is possible to produce good hay from the paddocks. Additional drainage work has been performed in the last few years. Most of the paddocks have water piped to them. Just over an acre of the land along the bank of the stream is left as an 'unimproved' area which supports a range of wildlife.
Price: offers in the region of £345,000
Link to EPC (pdf)
Blaenffôs is offered for sale with vacant possession on completion. We are looking for offers in the region of £345,000. There is no chain. As an incentive, it may be possible to offer the farm machinery (Kubota B1400 tractor, topper, harrow, fertiliser spinner, and haybob / tedder) at a very attractive price, making the property 'ready to go'. Also available as a possible additional component of the package is an internet domain: blaenffos.org
For more information or to view please contact vendors direct:
To view, for a discussion about the property or for further information please contact either Chris Bartram on 01994 484650 (office); 07545 094490 (mobile);email@example.com or Rose Bartram on 01994 484431(home); 07810 618191 (mobile); firstname.lastname@example.org
The Legal Bit
Please note that although we've taken a great deal of care in preparing these details, we make no specific claims, and this document does not form part of any contract for the sale of the property. All measurements are approximate. It is the responsibility of the buyer to satisfy themselves that the details we've given are accurate.
These details have been supplied by the vendor and are a general guideline for intending purchasers and do not constitute an offer of contract. Prospective purchasers should not rely on them as statements or representation of fact, but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to their accuracy. None of the appliances, services or systems (heating, plumbing, drainage etc) has been tested.