6 bedroom detached house for sale

Capel Isaac, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire

Sold STC £750,000

Property Description

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

• Historic Longhouse in an idyllic location in rural Carmarthenshire.
• Set in approximately 20 acres of outstanding natural beauty.
• 6 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 3 Receptions plus Spacious 1 Bed Annexe.
• Thoughtfully restored, maintaining original charm, character & provenance.
• Gardens, Orchard, Woodlands, River, Historic Spring & Nature Pond.
• A wildlife haven and habitat for native animals, birds and frogs.
• Several paddocks, 3 Stables, Shed, Barns, Roninson Greenhouse.
• Soundly roofed outbuildings may provide development potential.
• Private laneway along scenic riverbank with ample parking.
• Quick & easy access to main roads, and the Heart of Wales Rail Line.
• Main line stations: Swansea/Port Talbot 50 mins away.

The farmhouse has been thoughtfully renovated and extended during the 38 year tenure of the vendors and now comprises a comfortable, 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom house, along with an attached, bright and spacious 1 bedroomed annexe - ‘The Garden House’ built in 2004, which benefits from underfloor heating and two very large loft rooms.

A welcoming porch with solid wood door, windows to each side, a bench seat and lighting, provides and ideal spot to remove outdoor gear and wipe muddy paws before entering the farmhouse via a wide wooden stable style entrance door set into the original ‘old barn door’ archway.

Fired Earth terracotta tiles are practical and attractive underfoot running from the hallway through to the kitchen and breakfast room and along the hallway to the dining room. The hall also provides access to the study (and annexe beyond), utility room and cloakroom (and kitchen/living room areas) as well as stairs rising to the upper level.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room: 
A welcoming country kitchen equipped with base and eye level cupboards and drawers, stainless steel sink and drainer, plenty of work surfaces, a wonderful oil fired AGA (providing hot water & heating for two radiators) with wooden drying rack above, tiled backsplash, 2 sets of spotlights, inset ceiling lights and providing space for a dishwasher, fridge/freezer, Natural light floods in via two south facing windows, one with a window seat beneath, and a north facing window above the sink which features lovely views of the garden, paddock and countryside beyond. Of special interest are the lovely Pitch Pine upper and lower cupboards which have been in the vendor’s family for some time having originated in Canada, used as a stationary cupboard in a Yorkshire solicitor’s office, before being separated for use at Bryn y Cadno, providing plenty of deep shelves plus a wide counter top. The room is spacious and will accommodate a table and 6 chairs for casual meals and cosy (truncated)

Utility Room: 
An invaluable room in which to launder and dry out damp dogs after enthusiastic river and woodland walks! Equipped with base and eye level cupboards, drawers, open shelves, stainless steel sink and drainer, vinyl floor, and work surfaces over a space equipped for a washer and dryer. Northerly facing double window. Oil boiler (2004) that provides heat and hot water to The Garden House. Access to large cupboard under the stairs with open shelves, for all cleaning requirements and storage. Houses the main stop tap and equipment for the purification and UVL treatment of the private water supply.

WC, pedestal hand basin with tiled back splash as well as a mirror and light above, centre light, extractor fan,

Located off the entrance hall, the study is equipped with integrated shelving and provides internal access to The Garden House.

Dining Room: 
Features redolent of history and tradition are evident in this spacious, yet cosy dining room filled with charm. Original beams, meat hooks, and a large inglenook fireplace and bread oven (discovered during the renovation) housing a gas coal effect stove on a quarry tile hearth with an enormous, extremely old lintel beam adding character to an extensive dining area, One deep silled south facing window to the front and another to the rear overlooking the garden and countryside beyond provide ample natural daylight whilst a curtain screened door leads to a very handy store room:

Store Room: 
A long lean-to store room with power and water is extremely handy and very capacious. With a range of built in open shelves, work surfaces and an original slate pig salting tray, stone flag floor, stainless steel sink and drainer set into base cupboards. This area is ideal for locating an extra freezer or fridge, plus storage of bulkier kitchen items and home made preserves, providing a cool location for a recent crop from the vegetable beds. Two windows provide light. One of the two recently purchased oil boilers is conveniently located here.

Entrance Hall: 
A second entrance through a partially glazed door from the open porch and forecourt of the original house, gives access to a delightful and spacious inner hall with a door to the lounge/sitting room and stairs to the bedroom quarters. White painted beamed ceilings are bright with the comfort of carpet underfoot and a handy under-stair storage area.

Lounge/Sitting Room: 
This spacious, yet cosy area features an original thick stone wall attractively painted and flagstone topped, that partially divides the room into several lovely seating areas. Close to one of the two south facing windows with lovely garden views, is an area ideal for a home office, music room or sunny place to sit and read, whilst the further end of the room – formerly believed to be the old servants quarters as it originally had an earth floor, is a very comfortable place to relax and enjoy the ambience and warmth created by the highly efficient wood burner. Set into a very old fireplace with wood lintel and a stone hearth, it is often enjoyed on winter Carmarthenshire evenings. Original painted stone walls and ceiling beams add additional character and along with the comfort of carpeting and soft lighting, create a room so accommodating and cosy you don’t want to leave!

Upper Level 
During the 19th Century renovation, the upper floor was added to the main building. In 1990 an upper floor was added to the “Barn” kitchen end, raising the downstairs ceiling and creating a spacious area with a light and airy feeling. So meticulous was the process in matching the original building materials and respecting the home’s heritage, all the additional stones required were laboriously lifted from the nearby river and added to the old stonework creating a seamless addition by raising the walls and roofline.

Bathroom: The cast iron bath has been re-enamelled, WC ( with wonderful garden views), pedestal hand basin with mirror plus light and shaving point above, electric wall heater, white towel warmer and vinyl floor.

Master Bedroom: 
A generously sized room with lovely south facing window featuring views of the box garden, woodland and distant pond. A door leads to the Ensuite bathroom and large walk in closet with hanging space and shelving.

Large enough to accommodate a long bath with electric shower above, WC with window above, pedestal hand basin with mirror, light & shaving point, vinyl floor, white ladder towel warmer and floor to ceiling airing cupboard and storage area.

A second, lengthy landing space, presently used for gym equipment would make a super play area, teen TV room or study area. Doors lead to a family shower room and two bedrooms, one of which provides access to the upper level of The Garden House, as well as stairs down to the entrance and kitchen. Track lighting and two skylights in a sloping pine clad ceiling.

Shower Room: 
Shower cubicle with Triton electric shower, pedestal hand basin with mirror plus light above, WC, chrome ladder style towel warmer, built in shelves, ceiling spotlights one Velux window.

Stairs with a small galleried landing descend to the entrance hall, kitchen, cloakroom, utility room and study.

Constructed in 2004 The Garden House complements the farmhouse extending the Welsh longhouse appearance, sitting attractively in the gardens and grounds enjoying a southerly aspect, and the same lovely outlook. It has the benefit of very large lounge and spacious adjoining bedroom, plus an Ensuite wet room and a delightful sun room. Upstairs there are two very large loft rooms with excellent height, full central heating and ample natural light via numerous Velux windows. Constructed to exacting specification, utilizing modern building methods and standards (again river stones were used on the southern aspect), The Garden House enjoys underfloor heating throughout and offers flexible living for family or relatives, an opportunity as a luxury B&B, or perhaps could be utilized as a holiday let (subject to planning permission). It is completely self-contained with a separate entrance, phone line (at present disconnected) and boiler, as well as an area in the corner of the (truncated)

Bright and spacious with 4 multi aspect windows providing ample natural light and plenty of sunshine whilst providing wonderful views of the front and rear gardens, paddock, woodland, fruit and vegetable plot and hillsides beyond. Fully carpeted with 3 pendant lights and a hardwood, part glazed stable door leading to the sun room.

Sun Room: 
Perfectly positioned to benefit from the southerly aspect, this bright room purposely features the curved stone wall that denotes the end of the original barn. Tiled floor, inset ceiling lights with hardwood double glazed windows to three sides and glazed French doors to the patio and gardens.

Large Double room, fully carpeted with a wall of fitted wardrobes providing both hanging and shelf space, along with a matching chest of drawers mid wall ensures there’s plenty of storage space. Dual aspect windows with a triple paned westerly window providing delightful views over the garden, stone walls, pretty outbuildings and the rising hillside beyond. A door provides entrance to the Ensuite shower/wet room.

Shower/Wet Room: 
Underfloor heating extends through the bedroom into the spacious, well equipped wet room featuring a fully tiled, walk-in shower. Two chrome ladder-style towel warmers (one in the shower area), pedestal hand basin with mirror, light and shaving point above, extractor fan, WC with large window behind, inset ceiling lights, practical non-slip vinyl floor, fitted cupboard with work surface above plus a linen cupboard with slatted shelves.

Loft Rooms: 
Two very large, connecting loft rooms with central heating, ample light via 7 large Velux windows plus a pine end windows, carpeting and spot lights, provide the opportunity for flexible use – playroom, craft room, office, gallery, additional sleeping space etc. At present access is from the main farmhouse but it would be a simple matter to install a spiral or floating staircase up from either of the two lower rooms.


A lean-to shed with light, power, and corrugated roof against the rear of the farmhouse, is ideal for the storage of farm/garden equipment.

Garden Shed: 
A pretty stone structure with stable door, windows and a corrugated roof is perfect for potting and storage of gardening supplies.

Pig Sty: 
Rebuilt and re-roofed with an enclosed pen.

A quality Robinson greenhouse immaculately maintained with the benefit of light and water supply.

Stable Block: 
Attractive stone structure with new slate roof housing three stables with the same external rounded stone corner as the original barn - now a feature within the sun room of The Garden Cottage.

Accessed via the bridge 

The Cowshed: 
A large stone built building with slate roof and calf cot attached. Accessed by 3 doors (2 of them “stable type”. Power, lights (separate supply to house) and water. This building has the potential for other uses subject to any necessary planning.

Cart House: 
Open ended stone building with slate roof, with part pegged roof timbers. At present used as a log store.

The gardens and grounds of Bryn y Cadno are spectacularly beautiful – a feeling of calm and tranquillity pervades, and senses are indulged with the sights and sounds of nature... The charm of the quaint yet sturdy out buildings, the beauty of the meadow and woodlands, the sheer enjoyment of the riverside walks alongside the clear, babbling waters where the river trout ‘Sewin’ can be found is magical! An historic spring is a short walk from the farmstead, with crystal water and used to provide water for the house until the 1950’s. The land is unspoilt, carefully tended with every thought to the preservation of the flora, fauna and wildlife. There is continued effort- with huge success, in creating a habitat for indigenous animals, amphibians and birds. The pond life was captured by IoIo Williams- naturalist, TV presenter and conservationist, in the Spring of 2013 and has since been used in a documentary that features otters playing, foxes and badgers visiting at night (truncated)

Mains Electricity, Solar panels (installed in 2013) provide an income after home consumption of approximately £600pa. Spring Water (with new filtration/purification system) to supply the house and cattle trough, piped from a spring on top of the banc . Mains water is piped to the land and accessible on the Banc. Private drainage.

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Nearest stations

  • Llandeilo (2.8 mi)
  • Ffairfach (3.4 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

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40 High Street, Brecon, LD3 7AP

01874 445000 Local call rate

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