CHIME IN WITH AN OF­FER

Coun­try life could have been in­vented for this man­sion, which has been taste­fully up­graded along the way, as CHRIS PERE­GRINE re­ports

Llanelli Star - - Hot House -

THE pres­ence of orig­i­nal ser­vants’ bells gives a clue. This a house of sub­stance.

The seven-bed­room Ge­or­gian res­i­dence can be found in an el­e­vated po­si­tion in around 11 acres of gar­dens and grounds and comes with far-reach­ing views over the Towy Val­ley.

It has got a bit of his­tory, but a taste­ful mod­erni­sa­tion has brought it up to 21st cen­tury spec­i­fi­ca­tions. The grade II-listed barn has plan­ning per­mis­sion for hol­i­day use with a swim­ming pool.

The prop­erty starts with dou­ble iron en­trance gates in front of a sweep­ing drive­way, which of­fers am­ple park­ing and turn­ing ar­eas. There are for­mal front gar­dens with a range of spec­i­men trees.

Al­though ren­o­va­tion work has made a wel­come mark, the home still con­tains an abun­dance of orig­i­nal fea­tures, in­clud­ing orig­i­nal pan­elled doors, solid ma­hogany doors, oak­boarded floors, Ge­or­gian sash win­dows and those ser­vants’ bells.

Three miles from Llandeilo, the house is set out over three floors, with four re­cep­tion rooms and three bath­rooms, in­clud­ing a wet room, and has oil-fired cen­tral heat­ing.

High­lights in­clude the kitchen/ break­fast room, which has a range of built-in units, tim­ber work sur­fac­ing, a built-in wash­ing ma­chine, a dish­washer and an elec­tric Aga dou­ble range and, in the break­fast room, match­ing base units and wall cup­boards. The liv­ing room has three ra­di­a­tors with cov­ers, two sash win­dows with win­dow seats, a wood-burn­ing stove in stone sur­round and the ser­vant bell pull. The din­ing room has an oak ceil­ing beam, a quarry-tiled floor, a ra­di­a­tor, built-in shelv­ing, an orig­i­nal ledged door with Suf­folk latch and a large open fire­place with wood-burn­ing stove. The mas­ter bed­room has an en-suite with a tim­ber-pan­elled bath.

There are six other bed­rooms, and other fea­tures in­clude a util­ity room, three cel­lars and a study with a boarded floor, a brick fire­place with a wood-burn­ing stove, a ra­di­a­tor and dou­ble French doors to the rear porch with climb­ing shrubs.

Out­side a cat­tle grid greets you at the en­trance, and there are front and side lawns, semi-ma­ture and ma­ture trees within a hedge sur­round and climb­ing shrubs.

A tree house can be found in a shel­tered part of the gar­den around a ma­ture chest­nut tree, with steps up from the gar­den, and there is also a stone con­structed shed un­der a tiled roof and an en­closed kitchen gar­den with tim­ber fence sur­round and the orig­i­nal walled gar­den with fruit trees.

There is also the barn, and the out­door scene also in­cludes two rear pad­docks and two fields. De­tails:

Pen­tre Parr, Ffair­fach, Llandeilo, SA19 6YA.

£765,000

Clee Tomp­kin­son Fran­cis, Llandeilo, 01558 823601.

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