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Y Dorlan, SA43 2LD

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Reduced on 01/06/2021
Country Living Group, Haverfordwest
Detached Bungalow

Key features

  • Six bedroom home with stunning riverside position
  • Approximately five acres of land surrounding the property
  • Additional two bedroom self-contained annex
  • On the edge of the popular market town of Cardigan

Property description

Tenure: Freehold

Full description
Situated on a five acre plot on the sweeping River Teifi, this impressive six bedroom property has an incredibly enviable position. Looking out over the river estuary and also one of west Wales' most vibrant wildlife reserves, this setting is truly one of the finest in the area. Complementing this stunning location is the internal space offered by not only the main property, but also the self-contained two bedroom cottage which is also included with the sale. Along with the ample living space provided with both properties, Y Dorlan also boasts five acres of grounds which run down to the river's edge.

The main property is accessed via a large entrance hallway which runs through the centre of the house. From the hallway you access the three principal reception rooms which line the back of the property to full take in the stunning river views. To the right of the entrance hallway you find three ground floor double bedrooms, two with ensuite bath/shower rooms. Turning left from the entrance hallway you pass a handy cloakroom and enter the spacious kitchen. Overlooking the entrance to the property from a large window, this generous space provides an ideal workspace for a chef. There is a breakfast bar and serving hatches that open into the dining room next door. For those looking for a more open plan layout, these two rooms could be connected to form one large living/dining space.

From the kitchen and dining room there are doors into a side hallway which gives access to the front of the property, a large utility/laundry room, and the swimming pool complex. The swimming pool is accessed via a large changing room space which includes a lavatory, shower, and the spacious sauna. The swimming pool is situated off this changing space with seating areas surrounding the pool itself. Sliding doors open out to a sunroom to the rear of the property which in turn also accesses to the patio and hot tub area. Completing the accommodation in the main house are three further bedrooms on the first floor which share a large family bathroom. There is also access from the first floor landing to the large attic space, which could provide more accommodation space if required, subject to planning.

To complement the accommodation on offer in the main property there is also a self-contained two bedroom cottage which has a large open plan living/kitchen that leads out to its own private raised deck. Underneath the cottage there is a large open room which currently serves as a games room for the residents of Y Dorlan. To the side of the cottage, a separate double garage provides additional parking and storage and an ideal workshop space.

While Y Dorlan basks in this beautiful south western-facing riverside setting, it is positioned on the edge of the thriving market town of Cardigan. Once regarded as the gateway to Pembrokeshire, recent investment has seen the town come into its own. The recent work on the castle, its award winning theatre and cinema, and the large range of artisan shops, restaurants, and cafes has brought a vibrancy back to this historic town which was once on of Wales' busiest ports.

For a purchaser who is looking to combine a stunning waterside position with a large amount of internal and exterior space, Y Dorlan should be essential viewing. Watching the sunset over the river with the backdrop of the iconic nature reserve, it would be hard to imagine a finer location to call home.

Entrance hallway
You enter the property through a set of glazed double doors and enter a large hallway which connects the principal rooms of the property. In front of you is a striking handmade spiral staircase which leads to the 2/3 bedrooms and family bathroom on the first floor. Next to the staircase a pair of double doors lead into the office and living room at the rear of the property. To the left, the entrance area narrows and become a hallway which leads to three bedrooms in the western end of the house. To the right are a built-in cupboard and a useful cloakroom, with doors just past them to the spacious dining room and kitchen.

With an anti-chamber for coats and boots, this cloakroom offers a lavatory and hand basin and is well-positioned in the centre of the property.

From the entrance hallway you enter an area currently utilised as a home office with the primary living room leading off it. This could easily be used as one, split-levelling reception area if needed, with the office relocated to one of the six bedrooms. A sliding glass door at the rear of this space brings in natural light and the beautiful river views in equal measure.

Living Room
Three steps lead down from the office space to the spacious living room. The high ceiling, with a coffered detail adding interest, combined with the window and sliding doors to the rear bring in plenty of natural light and allow access to the rear patio. A fireplace in the opposite wall offers an additional focal point to this space.

Dining room
The spacious dining room offers both ample space for owner and guests at Y Dorlan to gather and another beautiful space to take in the river views to the rear of the property. This room, like the other reception spaces, benefits from a pair of sliding doors which creates a fantastic option for alfresco dining in the summer months. A serving hatch connects this space to the kitchen, which is situated next to it, with a door in the rear wall leading to the eastern side of the property.

Overlooking the front of the property, the spacious kitchen would be able to cater for the largest of parties at Y Dorlan. Fitted with a double oven and grill, fridge, microwave, and dishwasher, the double sink is the perfect place to watch for any visitors coming down the sweeping driveway. Across the rear hallway is a good-sized utility room which provides even more storage space for the kitchen. For those looking for a more open plan kitchen/diner, the fact that the dining room is situated next to the existing kitchen would make for an interesting project if needed.

Rear hallway
With an external door to the front of the property, this space provides another access point to the property and connects the kitchen and dining room on one side with the utility room and pool complex on the other. The hallway also has a built-in cupboard offering more storage space.

Utility / Laundry
This spacious room offers a further range of kitchen base units along with plumbing and space for an undercounter washing machine and dryer. A window to the front brings in natural light with access to the large boiler room which houses the heating system and solar hot water tank.

Swimming pool / changing area
The rear hallway leads into the antechamber to the swimming pool which provides a changing area, bathroom, and houses the property's sauna.

Swimming Pool
An internal door from the changing area leads into the swimming pool room. With a seating area at the top of a short flight of steps that take you down to the pool and additional seating space, this room would be the perfect place to unwind or entertain. Sure to be a hit with adults and children alike, this indoor pool facility provides a year-round draw for this stunning property. A window to the front and side bring in natural light with a pair of sliding doors leading to the rear sunroom.

Currently utilised as a storage space for outdoor furniture, this provides a useful space to separate the pool from the garden and could also be used as an additional seating area.

Bedroom one
The master suite occupies an enviable position at the south west corner of the property with one of the finest views of the river and wildlife reserve. With a window to the side and a sliding door leading out to a covered seating area, waking up in this tranquil space would be an absolute joy. Built-in storage cupboards surround the bed with a dressing table at the other side of the room and built-in wardrobes lining the rear wall.

En-suite shower room
The master ensuite offers a bath and separate shower, hand basin, bidet, and lavatory with natural light dual aspect windows.

Bedroom two
Situated next to the master is another ensuite double bedroom. With a glazed door which overlooks the front of the property, this bright space is also located close to the primary living areas.

En-suite shower room
This well-appointed ensuite offers occupants a shower, lavatory, and hand basin.

Bedroom three / office
The third ground floor bedroom offers a good-sized single bedroom or twin, as it is currently arranged with bunk beds. If the current office space was used as another sitting room this would also provide a perfect office space, with a glazed door looking up the driveway to keep an eye out for any visitors.

First floor landing
From the spiral staircase in the entrance hallway you are led up to a first floor landing with a built-in cupboard and doors to the family bathroom and bedroom 4 (with access through to bedrooms five and six).

Bedroom four / Dressing room
Overlooking the front of the property, this good-sized bedroom leads through to bedrooms five and six. Ideal for use a shared dressing room, playroom, or nursery, the first floor of the property could make a wonderful space for children or house guests.

Bedroom five
A good-sized double with a large Velux providing stunning views to the rear, this bedroom would be a delight for any guest.

Bedroom six
A further double bedroom. This space is currently laid out as a twin bedroom. Like its neighbour, it also benefits from a Velux rooflight to the rear giving views of not just the river but also the wildlife sanctuary beyond it. This bedroom also has access to the western loft space.

Family bathroom
A large Velux to the rear of this room brings in both light and beautiful views, with a bath, shower, lavatory, and hand basin and useful storage cupboard completing the accommodation.

Hallway - You enter the cottage via a central hallway which connects all the rooms in the building and provides a useful storage cupboard and airing cupboard for coats and shoes. Access is also possible via a drop down ladder to the attic space above the cottage. The Cottage has been designed to be wheelchair accessible with a ramp to the front and a large shower suitable for wheelchair users.

Open plan Lounge / Kitchen - From the hallway you enter the open plan living area which runs from the front to the back of the property. With a good-sized seating area to the front and a dining space to the rear this room also benefits from a fully fitted kitchen space. French windows lead back from the dining space to the raised rear deck which offers views of the river.

Bedroom 1 - Situated at the rear of the property, this double bedroom overlooks the gardens.

Bedroom 2 - At the front of the property is another double bedroom. It is currently laid out in a twin configuration which is ideal for holiday letting.

Shower Room - Off the hallway is a well-appointed modern shower room with a lavatory, hand basin, and walk in shower cubicle.

Games Room - Beneath the cottage is a large room which is currently used as a games room. With its own external access from the rear of the building this space could also serve as a storage or workshop space if required. The games room was originally constructed as a workshop and still has numerous electrical points to run machinery from.

Y Dorlan is set back from the road with a sweeping tarmac driveway leading down through a set of double gates to the spacious parking area. The parking area links the main house, cottage, and detached double garage and provides parking and turning space for numerous vehicles. In this space is a large feature fountain which is sure to impress any visitor. The parking area leads down to a block paved pathway that surrounds the main property and provides a wonderful patio area to the rear of the house which has fantastic views of the river. This patio continues along the rear of the property and includes a raised seating area with glazed balustrade and covered barbeque area. To the rear of the pool room is an additional raised patio which is the perfect spot for the property's hot tub.

Beyond these seating areas, the main house and cottage are surrounded by a very large lawn which stretches down to the river. Completely fenced and secure, this would provide a perfect playground for children or dogs. For those not arriving by road the rear lawn has had a helipad constructed in the middle of it. There are two gates that lead down to the river at either end of the fenced rear boundary. The property benefits from use of the two slipways that lead down to the water along with fishing rights along the riverbank.

The cottage has its own raised seating area accessed from the main reception space. This provides a private seating area that takes in the river views.

In addition to the lawns that surround the properties there are two separate paddocks included in with the sale. One separates the house from the road that borders its northern edge and the other, larger, paddock runs down from the roadway to the river. These paddocks provide even more space for the owners and their animals and could be of interest for a developer, subject to all relevant planning. There is historic lapsed planning permission granted for the construction of two additional properties in the grounds.

If approaching Cardigan from the south via the A478, take the third exit on the roundabout onto the A487. Crossing the River Teifi, you approach a second roundabout. Again, take the third exit onto the A484 signposted Newcastle Emlyn. Continue on this road, passing a left hand turn and proceeding uphill on the A484. Passing two properties on your right hand side you come to a wooden post and rail fence on the right which borders Y Dorlan. Turn into the sweeping driveway and proceed down to the parking area.

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