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8 bedroom detached house for sale

Capel Dewi, Nr Llandysul, Ceredigion, SA44

Under Offer £800,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Large reception hall, 3/4 reception rooms
  • Large Ball room
  • First Floor & rear wing: 8 bedrooms. 2 bathrooms.
  • Second floor apartment: 6 attic bedrooms. 2 bathrooms.
  • Old Coach House & stable block
  • Old Gate Lodge
  • Walled garden & old Bath House
  • Woodland
  • Fishing & shooting rights

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Handsome late Georgian country mansion enjoying valley views.


Alltyrodyn Mansion is set in an idyllic position in the Clettwr valley only about a mile south-east from the village of Rhydowen and the A475 that provides quick access to neighbouring towns including the University town of Lampeter that is about 10 miles to the north-east and onto connecting B-roads and the town of Llandysul that is about 5 miles to the south-west.

The stunning Cardigan Bay coastline is also within easy reach with the popular seaside resort New Quay only about 12 miles to the north-west.

The larger administrative town of Carmarthen and the A48 M4 link road is about 17 miles to the south providing easy access to rest of south Wales (Swansea about 44 miles and Cardiff about 85 miles) the Severn Bridge and beyond.


Alltyrodyn Mansion is a substantial three storey late Georgian Grade II* listed country mansion thought to date c.1827 built in the style of the famous architect John Nash and retaining many original features throughout including much attractive plasterwork. It is believed that the Alltyrodyn Estate was the sixth largest in the county in 1873. The listing describes it as “…the largest and most monumental country house in this part of Cardiganshire/Carmarthenshire.”
The stunning house has been a magical family home for the current owners for many years and offers purchasers an opportunity to acquire one of the famous houses of Wales either as home and/or to explore other commercial avenues including boutique B&B, hotel, wedding venue etc (subject to planning).
Accommodation Ground Floor
A stunning portico entrance leads through double doors into the grand reception hall with exposed floorboards and a fireplace providing a warm focal point. A door leads off to the left and dining room with fireplace, and views across the front of the house. On the right of the reception hall is the drawing room again with fireplace, full-length mirror in frame and views across the front gardens. A doorway with fan lights over leads through from the hall to the inner hall with moulded stair hall cornice and staircase. On the right of the inner hall is a small reception room/extra bedroom. Beyond is the impressive ball room with cornice, arched recesses each end, flanked by matching display alcoves and built in cupboards and views across the side gardens. On the opposite side of the floor, the inner hall leads past the pantry, a cosy snug/office with fireplace, access to the wine cellar and through to the kitchen breakfast room with white Aga set in stone surround. A scullery and larder are situated off the kitchen together with a side entrance leading to the rear courtyard.
First Floor
A beautiful wide staircase rises up from the inner hall passing a striking arched leaded window to the first floor accommodation that includes 6 bedrooms overlooking the gardens and grounds. These share the use of a central bathroom. A doorway leads off in the north corner to the rear wing that provides two further bedrooms and a bathroom. A centre arched French window is situated at the front of the house over the ground floor portico.
Second Floor
Stairs continue to the second floor that has been used as two self-contained apartments in the past. The floor currently provides 6 attic bedrooms, two bathrooms and two former kitchen areas.

Rear Courtyard & Bell Tower
To the rear of the house is the old courtyard and bell tower. The south-wing of the courtyard is in disrepair with a dilapidated roof etc but offers great potential to restore for a variety of modern day uses.
Old Coach House & Stables
Located just to the north of the house and dated 1840, the old twin coach house and stables are attractive buildings that currently provide 6 traditional stalls, 5 loose boxes, an old tack room, store rooms, garaging/machinery storage and loft. These buildings also offer potential for conversion to other uses subject to planning. The stable block at the north end is attached to the old Home Farmhouse that is in third party ownership together with the old Home Farm barns (area marked in blue on land plan).

Gardens, Grounds & Woodland
The property enjoys beautiful and private gardens and grounds with a stunning tree lined driveway, mature trees and woodland, shrubs, bushes, flower beds and woodland walks. Away from the house is a large walled garden together with an adjacent old walled kitchen garden. A rare and stunning old Georgian Bath House can also be found within the gardens and symbolises the deep history of the property. In all, the property extends to about 20 acres (stms – subject to measured survey).
South Lodge
The old south Lodge is situated by the gate piers of the main entrance. It is currently in a dilapidated condition but is ripe for restoration.
Fishing & Shooting Rights
We have been informed by the sellers that the property has the benefit of fishing rights in the River Clettwr for about 1 mile (stms) and shooting rights on Brynclettwr Farm, about 151 acres (stms) and Bryngoleu Woods, about 52 acres – (stms).
Current Listings taken from British Listed Buildings website are as follows:
Alltyrodyn Mansion including Rear Courtyard and Bell Tower - Grade II* Listed
Below are all Grade II Listed:
Entrance Gatepiers on North Drive. Gates & Gatepiers by South Lodge .Attached Walls.Stables & Coach house. Walls to Walled Garden. The Bath House. Bridge on North Drive. Serpentine Cascade from Lake by South Lodge
Please see brochure on the Savills website for detailed information or contact us to send you one.

Square Footage: 13,184 sq ft
Acreage: 20 Acres

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15 June 2018

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