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8 bedroom detached house for sale

Abercych, Boncath, Pembrokeshire, SA37


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Tenure: Freehold


“A private driveway meanders through beautiful woodland arriving serenely at a magnificent early Victorian Country House that immediately leaves one enchanted…

Elegant and majestic, Clynfyw Mansion sits peacefully in approximately 8 1/2 acres of parkland, woodland and manicured gardens that include beautiful ponds and former lower level grass tennis courts. The views of the undulating north Pembrokeshire countryside are stunning and the location ideal, being only eight miles from the Cardigan Bay coastline with its beautiful beaches, five miles from Newcastle Emlyn and eight from Cardigan - both bustling market towns where all the essentials can found including major grocery stores, post offices, restaurants and pubs.

Clynfyw Mansion was built in the 1840’s and has undergone significant renovation during recent years, with most of the principal rooms fully restored to their former grand styling. Many original features have been carefully and meticulously repaired and are redolent of history and tradition. In many rooms features such as high coffered ceilings gilded with carved plaster squares set into the coving, or oak planked and flagstone floors, cast iron and marble fireplaces or a Tudor archway provide additional character and charm.

The décor is elegant and luxurious in the spacious reception rooms, plus four very comfortable bedrooms- two of which are Ensuite, that have already undergone renovation.
The original Victorian kitchen, Salting room and Scullery could be upgraded for use when entertaining large groups, who would undoubtedly be impressed by the magnificent and elegant Dining room which can accommodate a single banquet table that could seat twenty guests.

A four bedroomed wing of Clynfyw Mansion remains in need of modernization and provides excellent potential to extend into an even larger family or multi family home, create a country retreat or establish an elegant Boutique B&B.

An ideal opportunity to live in a stunning home or create the business you dream of!”

Entrance hall 
A fabulous space with oak plank flooring and Tudor arches helping to create an impressive entrance hall running from the front entrance to the rear dining hall, with an ornate oak staircase leading up to the first floor. The high ceiling has molded plaster decoration. Solid oak door to:

Dining Room 
A magnificent and elegant entertaining room. It can accommodate a single banquet table that could seat twenty guests, or be configured with round tables for greater capacity and independent dining. An ornately carved grey and coral marble fireplace commands centre-stage. To the side and back are two triple sash windows, positioned to make the most of evening sunlight. The one to the side has fantastic rural views and the magnificent Cedar of Lebanon tree on the lower terrace. The window to the rear looks onto the mature woodland. Around the base of the high coffered ceiling are gilded carved plaster squares set into the coving. The oak plank floor completes the character feel of the room. Door from the Entrance Hall to the service wing including:

This room could be used as an office or an informal living room. The office has a beautiful flagstone slate floor. To the rear is a sash window looking onto the woodland.

The victorian kitchen 
This vast kitchen offers considerable potential to those who love to cook or entertain on a grand scale. The kitchen has retained many original features, including the ceiling mounted rack of meat hooks, and the 12 feet high cupboards across one wall. The original large cast iron bread-oven still sits in its inglenook. Beside it is a 1950's/1960's AGA that needs refurbishment. To the rear is a large sash window letting in plenty of natural light. To one side are two large stainless steel sinks and drainers. Above is a part frosted sash window that opens into the Courtyard. The floor is covered with red quarry tiles. There is a further walk in pantry, again with many of the original storage cupboards and shelving.

The former scullery is currently used as a workshop and storage room. There is a red quarry tiled floor. Light comes in from the part frosted glass sash window to the courtyard and a small roof light. The original double width enamel sink is to the side. Situated within a former inglenook fireplace are a pump and filtration system that provide the house with a private supply of fresh bore-hole water. Door to:

Master Bedroom 
The views from the large windows to the front and side are spectacular stretching across the surrounding countryside. On a clear day you can see for about ten miles. This is another large double bedroom and it reflects the grand nature of this property, and its wonderful light aspect.

Accessed via a drive from the main road. This splits in two, with a gravel track weaving through the private woodland and arriving at the front of the house, and the other accessing the rear of the house then passing along the side to link up with the large parking area to the front, with space for numerous vehicles. The grounds and gardens extend to about eight and a half acres. They are set out in parkland style with large grassed areas. About two thirds of the grounds are woodland. In the centre of which are large ponds which have been dredged to remove the silt. There is a grass terrace that starts at the rear of the house wraps and wraps round the side. Below this is a lower level garden with the former grass tennis courts.

Rear entrance hall 
The former butler’s pantry retains the original floor-to-ceiling cupboards that would have housed the crockery and silverware. The room has been converted by the addition of glazed double doors which lead out onto the terrace that wraps around the rear and side of the house, and on to a large rear parking space. The Rear Entrance Hall provides a separate entry way with access to the service wing of the house. Door through to:

Utility Room 
Modern convenience and period charm combine in this functional utility room, which has plumbing for a washing machine and room for a tumble dryer. Mounted on a slate shelf is a Belfast sink and above it a wooden clothes drying rack suspended by ropes and pulleys. There is also a worktop and two cupboards. One lovely feature is the original slate flagstone floor. Across the hall from the Utility Room a door leads down stairs to the cellars, which include a slate-shelved wine store, and storage rooms, one of which houses the large oil-fired boiler.

Service hallway 
The service hallway has a red quarry tiled floor. On the wall are the original servant’s bells, and a second staircase that leads to the former nursery wing on the first floor and on up to the former servant’s accommodations on the second floor, which is currently unfinished. There is a utility cupboard that still has a stone line fireplace in the corner, and two identical WCs with wash hand basins.

Morning room 
The morning sun streams into this wonderful reception room from almost floor to ceiling windows to the front and side. They offer fabulous views across the parkland to fields, woodland, and opening up into a magnificent rural vista. All of the windows have original wood shutters. Around the edge of the high ceiling is ornate gilded plaster coving enhancing the high quality country house feel. The open fire has a beautiful marble surround and mantle. The hearth and insert either side of the fireplace are covered with turquoise enamel tiles. Above the fire is a brass hood. The stained wood floor maintains the warm and welcoming atmosphere. Double sliding doors that are recessed into the wall open into the:

Drawing Room 
Another magnificent reception room. The centre piece is the wonderful carved ornate white marble fireplace with turquoise tile insert and hearth, and a brass hood. The beautiful stained wood floor continues in from the Morning Room. The ornate gilded coving completes the high quality finish of this fabulous room. The two almost floor to ceiling windows offer panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. The windows have the original wood shutters. The solid oak door leads back into the Entrance Hall. Under the oak staircase is a cloakroom in need of some renovation. There is a WC, wash hand basin and a bath with a shower over. The part frosted sash window opens into the Courtyard. At the far end of the Entrance Hall is the:

From Narberth take the A478 towards Cardigan. Pass through the villages of Crymych, and Blaenffos. Then take the right turn onto the B4332. Pass through the villages of Boncath and Newchapel. The wide tarmac entrance to Clynfyw will be found on the right after about one mile east of Newchapel.

Additional information 
The central heating and hot water systems are run by two boilers. A large oil fired boiler in the cellar and an LPG boiler in the second kitchen. The property has its own private bore-hole water supply and drainage.

Salting room 
This fantastic time capsule has the original slate salting trays, and thick slate shelves where meat was preserved and prepared. There are windows on three sides. The floor is covered with the original slate flagstones. Door from Victorian Kitchen to the:

Side entrance 
The large wood door would have been the original servant’s and deliveries entrance. There is also a door that gives access to the Courtyard. The storeroom to the side is used as a log store. Door to:

Second kitchen 
This galley style kitchen is fully fitted with numerous contemporary base and eye level units providing excellent storage. At one end is a range cooker. There is space for an upright fridge/freezer. Additionally there is plumbing for a dishwasher, and an enamel Belfast sink and drainer. The sash window lets in light via the Courtyard. One of the cupboards houses the LPG boiler that operates the central heating and hot water systems in this part of the house. Door to:

Complete with the original built-in bookcases, including a false section that conceals the small strong room closet. For when the weather turns cooler there is a magnificent fireplace with a beautiful grey marble surround and hearth, with a large inset wood burning stove. The original antique pine flooring has been stripped back and stained to help enhance the warm and welcoming atmosphere. The wide and tall arch leads into a room which may be used for casual dining. There are two sets of almost floor to ceiling windows offering views of the parkland and fields to the front. Door to:

An oasis of calm. This is a wonderful retreat for anyone who need peace and quiet to work, study, or just to escape from the hurly burly of everyday life. The grey marble fireplace now houses a stylish cast iron radiator. The almost floor to ceiling sash windows let in lots of natural light and still have their original wood shutters.


Dressing Room 
Currently used as a dressing room it could also be used as a small bedroom. There is a fireplace with a painted wood surround which has a stylish cast iron radiator fitted into it.

There is a WC and wash hand basin. Also accessible from the landing is a shelved storage cupboard.

The perfect guest bedroom with tall triple sash windows offer far reaching views of the surrounding countryside. This large double bedroom has some lovely character features including wood paneled shutters and large Victorian cast iron fireplace with black marble surround and slate hearth.

This is equipped with a bath with shower over, wash hand basin and WC. The walls are tiled round the bath. A lovely feature is the cast iron fireplace with black marble surround. Door through to the Nursery wing.

Nursery wing 
This comprises of three good sized double bedrooms in need of some refurbishment and a further large double bedroom. All of the rooms have views to the rear of the woodland. They could be used as guest accommodation or for staff quarters. The door from the nursery wing landing gives access to the servant’s stairs. Further stairs lead up to what would have been the servant’s quarters on the second floor. Currently it offers ample space for storage and has had insulation installed under the floors. Although currently unused, there are several rooms which could be converted back into stylish and comfortable living space.

Another bathroom that has great style and character. This has been beautifully designed with a fantastic Jacuzzi spa bath with waterfall tap. It is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the magnificent view from the large windows to the side. Additionally, there is a large shower unit finished in white Carrera marble, WC with high level cistern, and two bowl wash hand basins on a solid wood table and a marble splash back. The Victorian cast iron fireplace has a white marble surround and slate hearth. A second door leads out onto the landing.

Store room 
This store room has an original slate flagstone floor, and storage cupboards. Door to:

The glazed solid oak double doors open into an enclosed finished stone porch with narrow arched windows on either side. Further glazed double doors open into the:

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