Blaen Ddol is a smallholding dating back to the early nineteenth century; in 2008 it was completely refurbished to modern building regulation standards, whilst retaining the ‘Welsh cottage’ character, (roof pitch and lime washed render etc)
It is situated 7.5 miles from the university town of Lampeter, and 6 miles from Llanybydder on the southern slopes of Mynydd Pencarreg. (M4 – 26 miles)
Entrance is through a generous porch which is big enough for a breakfast / lunch table and seating, affording views of the property and surrounding woodlands to the south.
The ground floor has retained the traditional 19th century stone flagged flooring, although to achieve modern insulation standards the underfloor has 200 mm of Cellutex insulation a 75 mm cement floor base, with the flagged floors on top. (The ground-floor bathroom has tiles rather than the stone flags, but the underfloor insulation is to the same standard).
The upper floor has retained the traditional eaves bedrooms, but the roof was completely reconstructed using modern roof truss technology, so there are no beams obstructing the room space.
The ground floor comprises
- Entrance Porch 2390 x 2820 (7’10 x 9’3)
- Kitchen Diner 4800 x 4750 (15’ 8 x 15’ 6)
- Living Room 4100 x 4060 (13’ 5 x 13’ 4)
- Bathroom 2950 x 1930 (9’ 7 x 6’ 4)
The upper floor comprises
- Master Bedroom 3800 x 3420 (12’ 4 x 11’ 2)
- En Suite 2000 x 1100 (6’ 8 x 3’10)
- Second Bedroom 3800 x 2940 (12’ 4 x 9’ 7)
- Landing Area
Blaen Ddol is situated on the northern boundary of the property, with stabling, barns and equipment sheds (approx 2650 sq ft) and extensive concrete yard area to the north west side of the property.
There are approx. 300 sq m of buildings; when Blaen Ddol was operated as an organic poultry farm these were divided into various rooms – egg packing station etc chiller room and storage. The main buildings were last used as a gymnasium. The buildings are empty but the gym, which was a 100 sq m barn had a toilet shower and treatment room, as well as the gym area.
In front of the cottage there are extensive lawns leading to a large ornamental pool bisected by a bridge which leads to the fields and growing area on the west and southern areas of the property.
To the east of Blaen Ddol a stream (the Nant Rhyd y Myn) flows north to south, through the property and the large field to the east of the stream, (approx 2.5 acres, or 1 hectare), completes the land area. The stream is wooded on both banks and there is a wooded area across the stream opposite the house.
The land was registered organic in the early 2000’s for the production of eggs, polytunnel produce etc (all polytunnels have since been sold). The pasture has large level areas and slopes to the stream. The southern boundary on the western side of the property is the River Marlais which flows to the east of the village of Rhydcymerau and joins the Tawe complex near the village of Llansawel.
There is car parking to the west of the cottage and gated entrance to the farm buildings from a private road, the large field to the east can be accessed from the council road which runs alongside, and there is a ford across the stream near the confluence with the River Marlais.
Blaen Ddol is serviced by well water and has its own septic tank and drainage. Mains electricity is connected, but the stream, and areas for solar, give the potential for off-grid electricity. All windows are triple glazed, the porch windows are double glazed, and the doors are double glazed. Heating is by wood-burning stoves.
This lovely smallholding is situated in the hamlet of Wern in North Carmarthenshire, an area where equestrian and smallholding projects abound. Wern itself is a small hamlet of some eight properties at the end of a single track council road which has no possibility of through traffic.
There is much local history associated with the area, and with Blaen Ddol itself. The area’s seclusion and peacefulness will be apparent when visiting the property.
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