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Cilycwm, Llandovery, Carmarthenshire.

Added on 09/10/2020
Clee Tompkinson & Francis, Llandovery

Key features

  • Grade II* 6 Bedroom Manor House Dating From The 16th Century
  • Additional Detached Grade II Listed 2 Bedroom Cottage Currently Used As Holiday Let
  • Set In Approximately 3.4 Acres
  • In Need Of Upgrading
  • Fishing Rights On The River Tywi

Property description

Henllys Manor House is a fine example of a manor house of considerable character dating from the 16th Century and a now well preserved house of early Georgian style circa 1825 to 1830. A stunning Grade II* listed manor house set in approximately 3.4 acres including paddock and mature manageable gardens with the addition of sought after fishing rights on a stretch of the River Tywi. The property also includes The Bailiffs Cottage which is a detached 2 bedroom cottage currently used as a holiday let. The sale of Henllys presents a very rare and unique opportunity to purchase a property steeped in history. Originally owned from the early 16th Century by the Lewis family of Morgan Gwal Y Ci then in 1788 to 1815 the property was occupied by Colonel David Williams of the East India Company whose wife is said to have buried her jewels within the grounds of the estate, which to this day, have never been found. Colonel David Williams nephew, William Jones occupied the property from 1815 to 1850 then to another nephew, David Thomas from 1850 onwards. From 1919 the property was rented by Rev Constable and sold to Ken Williams in 1945 until the family purchased the property in 1978 and have lovingly maintained the property since. The estate was finally split in 2015.

The accommodation in principle comprises on the ground floor 2 reception rooms, kitchen, utility, separate wc and internal door to storage room. The beautiful Georgian staircase rises to the part landing off which is the first bedroom then on to the first floor landing which offers 5 sizeable bedrooms and bathroom. The staircase continues to the second half landing which is currently used as a study area and on to the spacious attic rooms. The property externally benefits from picturesque views of the surrounding countryside with maintained lawn to the front and paddock further ahead with vegetable patches and greenhouse and set in all to approximately 3.4 acres. In addition to the main house The Bailiffs Cottage is included, a delightful 2 bedroom property with living room and kitchen currently used as a holiday let but is ideal for additional family accommodation.

Located approximately 2 miles from the historic market town of Llandovery which offers comprehensive shopping facilities with a variety of shops, post office, patisserie, butcher, doctors surgery, cottage hospital, public houses/restaurants, junior school and Llandovery College in the private sector together with swimming pool and supermarket on the outskirts of town.

The accommodation comprises as follows:

Entrance Hall (4.60m x 4.47m or 15' 01' x 14' 08' )

An imposing entrance hall with part dentil Georgian cornice. Oak flooring, shuttered window and door. Radiator. Beautiful wide and deep 18th Century dog leg stick balister staircase to first floor.

Drawing room (5.99m x 4.42m or 19' 08' x 14' 06')

With oak floorboards. 2 shuttered windows. Feature fireplace with log burner and mantel over. Radiator.

Living Room (4.80m x 3.89m or 15' 09' x 12' 09' )

With feature open fireplace with tiled hearth and mantel over. Alcoves to each side of the fireplace. Shuttered window. Oak flooring. Radiator.

Separate WC

With low level wc, wash hand basin and tiled floor.

Rear Hallway

Door to storage cupboard. Door to back staircase. Feature former servant bells.

Kitchen (4.80m x 4.50m or 15' 09' x 14' 09' )

With floor level drawers and cupboards, Composit double sink and mixer tap. 5 ring gas hob with gas oven beneath in tiled surround. Beamed ceiling with former meat hooks. Plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher. Radiator. Part tiled walls. Tiled floor. Door to former boiler room and pantry. Door leading to utility room. Door to rear.

Former Boiler Room & Pantry

With flagstone flooring and pellet boiler.

Utility Room/Pantry (2.82m x 2.69m or 9' 03' x 8' 10')

With door connection to rear hall and door to rear. Oak floorboards.


Externally and to the rear of the Kitchen and Utility Room is a flagged pathway leading to Former Country Kitchen now used as a Storage Room measuring 15' 6 x 12' 11 with feature former fireplace. Flagstone flooring. Beamed ceiling and meat hooks. Door to main house entrance hall. We have been informed that there is a Cellar beneath the property that has not been used in many years by the current owners.

First Floor

Part Landing to Bedroom 1 (4.72m x 4.17m or 15' 06' x 13' 08')

With open fireplace.

Bedroom 2 (4.85m x 4.19m or 15' 11' x 13' 09')

With open fireplace, radiator. Dual aspect windows. Storage cupboard. Door to Bedroom 3.

Bedroom 3 (3.20m x 2.46m or 10' 06' x 8' 01' )

With radiator.

Bedroom 4 (3.63m x 2.72m or 11' 11' x 8' 11' )

With radiator.

Bedroom 5 (5.11m x 4.85m or 16' 09' x 15' 11' )

With shuttered windows. Storage cupboard and radiator.

Bedroom 6 (4.80m x 4.57m or 15' 09' x 15' 00' )

With airing cupboard.

Bathroom (2.82m x 2.77m or 9' 03' x 9' 01' )

With low level wc, panelled bath with shower attachment. Pedestal wash hand basin. Radiator. Fitted storage cupboard.


Attic Room

3 Attic Rooms with oak flooring and sky light windows. Within the roof are the remains of an earlier steeper pitched stone tiled roof of late 17th early 18th Century. Currently used for storage. Please note that part of the attic flooring has been raised with parts not currently accessible.


The property is set within approximately 3.4 acres and is approached by a sweeping drive way to the private entrance of the house. To the front of the property is a gravelled area leading to front lawn providing unrivalled views of the surrounding countryside and Llyn Y Fan. To the front of the lawn is a paddock with vegetable patch and poly tunnel.

Fishing Rights

Fishing Rights on River Tywi were retained by the family when the estate was split. They are accessed over farmland in 3rd party ownership and totals to approximately 414.5m

The Bailiffs Cottage

A beautiful and cosy detached self contained 2 bedroom cottage which can be used as additional family living or as a holiday letting cottage. Currently used as a holiday let the property is perfectly situated for all types of country pursuits. The propery has its own enclosed lawned courtyard area.

Living Room

23' 02 x 15' 03 increasing to 19' 05 including stone chimney breast with log burner and bread oven to side. Part carpet and part flagstone flooring. Beamed ceiling. Radiator. Staircase to first floor. Dual aspect windows.

Kitchen/Diner (5.23m x 3.35m or 17' 02' x 11' 0' )

With a range of floor and eye level drawers and cupboards. Schott Ceran electric 4 ring hob with oven beneath and extractor fan over. Sink and drainer. Plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher. Tiled floor and part tiled walls. Beamed ceiling. Dual aspect windows. Worcester oil fired boiler (fitted in 2015).

Boot Room (6.30m x 1.50m or 20' 08' x 4' 11' )

With door to rear courtyard. Panelled ceiling, shelving and electricity sockets.

First Floor


With access hatch to roof space.

Bedroom 1 (5.28m x 2.84m or 17' 04' x 9' 04' )

With built in wardrobe and storage cupboard. Beamed ceiling. Radiator.

Bedroom 2

17' 08 x 11' 10 reducing to 9' 03 with 2 radiators. Beamed ceiling.

Bathroom (2.57m x 2.41m or 8' 05' x 7' 11' )

With panelled bath and shower over. Low level wc and pedestal wash hand basin with mirror over. Extractor fan. Part tiled walls. Airing cupboard storing hot water tank.


To the front of the cottage is an enclosed courtyard with gated accesses to the side of the property.


For the main property - mains water and electricity. Private drainage with septic tank. Central heating via Trianco pellet biomass boiler. The Bailiffs Cottage - mains water and electricity. Private drainage with septic tank and oil fired central heating via Worcester boiler.

Local Authority

Carmarthenshire County Council, District Offices, 3 Spilman Street, Carmarthen, SA31 1LE. Tel: .


Strictly by appointment please through the selling agents Messrs Clee Tompkinson & Francis through whom all negotiations should be conducted. Please contact our Llandovery Office .


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Cilycwm, Llandovery, Carmarthenshire.


Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • Llandovery Station1.5 miles
  • Cynghordy Station3.8 miles
  • Llanwrda Station4.3 miles
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Clee Tompkinson & Francis, Llandovery

3 Kings Road, Llandovery, SA20 0AW

Clee Tompkinson & Francis, Llandovery

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