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Derwydd Mansion, Ammanford


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Tenure: Freehold

A unique property of significant historical importance dating back to the 15th Century, Derwydd Mansion is a substantial property laid out over three levels with formal entertaining areas, a series of suites which may be used as apartments/servants quarters. The property nestles in beautiful, rolling countryside in a secluded valley and is set over approximately 8 acres of grounds being formal and informal. The layout is broadly divided from the formal entrance into a series of generously propotioned entertaining areas which lead off the main entrance hall and up to the first floor hallway. On the first floor there is an apartment which can be divided in to a self contained unit or form part of the main layout. The property is Grade II listed and was entirely refashioned in the early to mid 19th Century.


Entrance Hall
28' 4" x 24' 7" (8.64m x 7.49m)
The open fireplace was restored by Sir Harry Vaughan in the 17th Century and bears his Coat of Arms and dated 1644. Beamed ceilings, stained glass doors with alcove and windows

Inner Reception Hall
19' 3" x 19' 6" (5.87m x 5.94m) at widest point.
A former Chapel with staircase leading to upper ground floor.
With WC and wash basin. Doors leading through to library and wine cellar.

Wine Cellar/Store Room
Vaulted ceiling with quarry tiled floor.

20' 8" x 19' 6" (6.30m x 5.94m)
Fine plastered panelled ceiling with deep mouldings, this unusual Elizabethan ceiling was restored by Sir Harry Vaughan in 1644. Open fireplace with carved timber surround.

17' 9" x 10' 6" (5.41m x 3.20m)
With walk in safe and stairs to kitchen.

Main staircase leading to:


Drawing Room
29' 9" x 20' 2" (9.07m x 6.15m)
Jacobean mantlepiece with 15th Century stone fireplace. The wall frieze of early Tudor origins contains the Arms of Sir Rhys ap Thomas together with the Tudor Rose. Doors leading to landing and hall.

Main Bedroom Suite
Lobby with cast iron fireplace.

Principle Bedroom - 24' 5" x 17' 1" (7.44m x 5.21m)
Finely carved 17th Century mantlepiece with tiled fire surround.

Dressing Room - 11' 1" x 11' (3.38m x 3.35m)
Cast iron fireplace and wooden surround.

Small Dining Room - 15' 11" x 16' 2" (4.85m x 4.93m)
Fireplace and tiled surround.

Dining Room - 31' 6" x 18' (9.60m x 5.49m)
Fireplace with carved timber surround, marble inset, bay window overlooking the gardens.

Upper Hall
Fireplace with carved timber over mantle and tiled surround. Doors to conservatory and adjoining accommodation. Stairs leading to first floor.

Conservatory - 41' x 5' 6" (12.50m x 1.68m)
Constructed in a glazed timber frame with doors leading to garden.


Kitchen - 15' 4" x 15' 1" (4.67m x 4.60m)
Sink unit with fitted cupboards and shelving. Point for electric cooker. Stairs leading to the ground floor workshop.

Leading to rear entrance with stairs to flat.

Rear entrance and former staff accommodation.

Rear Hall with external door.

Cloakroom with WC and wash hand basin.

Store/Bedroom - 11' 6" x 8' 10" (3.51m x 2.69m)

Store/Bedroom - 11' 5" x 8' 10" (3.48m x 2.69m)

Original Kitchen - 21' 2" x 13' 2" (6.45m x 4.01m)
Cast iron kitchen range, sink unit with cupboard.

Store/Bathroom - 16' 1" x 7' (4.90m x 2.13m)
Bath and basin.

Sitting Room - 31' 4" x 19' 9" (9.55m x 6.02m)
Fireplace has wood burner and carved 17th Century mantlepiece with Italian frieze, storage cupboard and door to upper hall.


Main House
Main Staircase Landing with cloakroom off stairs with WC and hand basin.

Bedroom 3 - 17' 1" x 16' 3" (5.21m x 4.95m)

Bedroom 4 - 20' 5" x 18' 3" (6.22m x 5.56m)
Fitted cupboard.

Bedroom 5 - 13' 6" x 10' 9" (4.11m x 3.28m)
Cast iron fireplace with tile back and timber surround.

Bedroom 6 - 15' 2" x 11' 6" (4.6m x 3.5m)
Cast iron fireplace with tile back and timber surround.

Bedroom 7 - 31' 5" x 19' (9.6m x 5.75m)
Cast iron fireplace with tile back and timber surround.

Door leading to flat off landing.

Bathroom with bath, basin and airing cupboard.

Bathroom with bath and basin.

Passage to attic rooms.

Bedroom 8 - 21' 4" x 20' (6.5m x 6.1m)

Bedroom 9 - 14' 9" x 12' 9" (4.5m x 3.85m)
Cast iron fireplace.

Bedroom 10 - 24' 6" x 28' 3" (17.5m x 8.6m)
Beamed ceiling, fireplace.

Self Contained Flat
Heating is run off LPG gas. Access is via seperate staircase leading from rear hall.

Landing with door leading to first floor main part of house.

Bathroom with bath, pedestal sink, WC, stainless steel heated towel rail, fully tiled walls and floor.

Study 19' 8" x 15' 2" (5.99m x 4.62m)

Kitchen 14' x 10' 4" (4.27m x 3.15m)
Newly refurbished with wall and base units with work surfaces, electric oven, LPG gas hob, wall mounted central heating boiler which is run off LPG gas, oak floor and tiled splashbacks.

Bedroom 1 16' 5" x 10' 4" (5.00m x 3.15m)
Fireplace with timber surround and radiator.

Bedroom 2 11' 1" x 8' 3" (3.38m x 2.51m)

Sitting Room/Bedroom 3 21' x 14' 9" (6.40m x 4.50m)
Fireplace in wood surround, fitted hanging cupboards and radiator.


Mature gardens and grounds facing South and East laid to lawn, stone built walls. Former grass tennis court. The walled garden at the rear of the house contains a vegetable area, greenhouse with peach tree and vine.

Stone Built Summer House - 17' 11 x 17' 10"
Open fireplace, stairs to loft store and fruit store with lean to shed.

Outside the walled garden is an orchard area, additional area of woodland along the Southern boundaries of the ground. Derwydd Mansion is set in approximately 8 acres of gardens and woodland. There is an eight foot stone wall on the boundary leading up to the main entrance with wrought iron gates. Once through the gates the driveway forks left to the service entrance and right to the main entrance. Main entrance has a circular gravelled parking and turning area in front of the entrance. The property has mature trees and shrubs along the boundary and dividing the garden. To the right of the main entrance is a lawned area with mature borders leading through to a number of additional lawns surrounding the Mansion. The high level beyond the conservatory has stepped access to the walled garden which has stone walls surrounding it at one end and stone two storey garden house and glass house, woodland outside the formal wall gardens on the other side of the access road.

Brief History
Derwydd Mansion first appeared in the history books in 1485 when the property was owned by Tudor Knight Sir Rhys ap Thomas. Henry Tudor was said to have sheltered at Derwydd on his way to Bosworth. The original Tudor mansion was in 1670 described as a house of 18 hearths, making it one of the largest in the county of Carmarthenshire. The South wing of the Tudor house was remodelled in 1820 and again in 1888 when the house was extended more than doubling its size. This work was carried out by Llandeilo architect David Jenkins. The Mansion is Grade 2 Listed building in addition there are a number of itemised internal and external features which are individually listed. Some of these include the plaster work in the study, stained glass windows in the entrance hallway, oak fireplaces & plaster work in the study and family room , walled garden and gazebo.

Upper Hall Stairs

Dining Room


Main House Bathroom

1st Floor Landing

Self Contained Flat

Self Contained Flat

Principle Bedroom

Property Ref:1_1805_2326547

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