MORE FOR A MILLION
For extra added value, look no further than this countryside complex, says JOANNE RIDOUT
IT’S always satisfying to find a bargain when you’re shopping; some money off or a buy one, get one free offer, and this can sometimes apply to a property purchase too. Buy your new home and get an extra house thrown in. This handy extra building could become a source of income, an
onsite office, the ultimate party room or a way to bring the family together, living on the same site but not under the same roof.
Of course, the higher the budget available for a purchase, the more chance there is of hunting down a multi-building site.
For offers in excess of £1 million this property for sale is a farmhouse near Broad Oak in Carmarthenshire. As the price suggests this is arguably a very special property proposition.
As well as the pretty detached stone house, the sale comes with not one extra building, but three. This former farm complex gives these extra homes their character names of The Milking Parlour, The Hayloft and The Coach House.
The mini-village for sale is called Cwmcryth, and the current owners have done all the hard work for you, with all three bonus buildings refurbished into three self-catering character cottages. For the new owner of the main farmhouse, an established business as well as a new home awaits.
According to the estate agent selling the property, the holiday cottages are open for bookings 11 months of the year and achieve on average a 70% occupancy rate.
But if running a “holiday village” is not the lifestyle you are seeking, the estate agent says that the current owners have stated that the extra buildings also have residential planning consent, although this of course should be checked by an independent solicitor.
After checking this to be the case, this property purchase may be ideal for a large family, with every branch getting to bag their own house.
Set in 47 acres of mainly pastureland, the site also has an agricultural barn and a range of outbuildings, so there’s more development to be done if the new owners need even more room to expand the family.
And if bringing the family dog is imperative, the site also has a kennel complex offering canine “homes” for up to five dogs plus five stables for a family of horses, too.
The main four-bedroom house has been refurbished into a stylish home, combining classic country style features such as solid wood doors and flooring, a stone fireplace and ceiling beams with contemporary additions like the free-standing bath.
The holiday cottages all benefit from underfloor heating, feature exposed stone walls and log burners plus some quirky character features such as a spiral staircase and “floating” firstfloor landing.
Cwmcryth is for sale for offers in excess of £1 million with estate agent Rural Scene, give them a call on 01264 850700 to find out more, although there may be an epic family argument trying to decide who gets which house as their new home.