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Superb waterside home
The Old Forge Pumphouse, Kidwelly

Offers Over £699,950

Exclusive detached family home with additional 1 bedroom self-contained annex in Kidwelly

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The Old Forge Pumphouse is a beautiful, extensive, detached family home with character and original details in abundance. Set within approximately 2.28 acres of impressive grounds made up of two titles, this welcoming home was gorgeously converted in 2006 and offers beautiful and well-proportioned accommodation from what once was The Old Forge Pumphouse. This delightful four-bedroom property provides all the qualities of a superb rural family home and offers an additional bonus of a one-bedroom annex which is currently being used as a thriving holiday let.

Even though you will feel wonderfully secluded here, this home is also located perfectly to benefit from the small town of Kidwelly, which not only has one of the most spectacular castles in Wales but also a thriving community. The town has a Co-op, Londis, 2 primary schools, churches, community hall, post office and a small number of shops, cafes and pubs. There are also several interesting walks in and around Kidwelly. The larger towns of Carmarthen and Llanelli are both only 8 miles away, in opposite directions. Swansea city and the famous Welsh coastline are all on the doorstep and you will enjoy endless days out with friends and family creating new memories.

The spectacular magical grounds which wrap around the property is a wildlife haven thanks to the array of mature trees, plants & shrubs, spring gardens and the Gwendraeth Fach river which lines the property boundary. When arriving at this idyllic and peaceful home you get a sensation of removing a heavy overcoat and shedding the cares of the day.

The second title of 0.8 acres has been occupied and maintained by the current owners for over 12 years, an application for adverse possession has been submitted and a possessory title is due to be issued.

Let us explore in more detail…

After meandering down a stunning country lane, you will catch first glimpse of The Old Forge Pumphouse whilst listening to the relaxing, natural sound of the running river. You journey down a long drive where you will be met by this spectacular home with a large stone chip driveway which offers an array of parking for multiple cars.

This entire home if fully equipped with underfloor heating and thoughtfully designed throughout.

Step Inside…

Porch

You enter via a warm and welcoming porch with ample space to hang and store your outdoorsy clothing. This generous porch is laid with tiled flooring and offers a large storage cupboard with fitted shelving. From here you have access to the main living space through double doors.

Kitchen/Dining/Family Room

Upon entering you will be instantly astounded by this bright and airy spectacular space with two feature pillars. It is clear that this is the heart of the home and is certainly a perfect space for socialising! An abundance of natural light beams in through multiple windows and two double patio doors leading you out to the front of the home with exceptional views overlooking the river and garden. This space is wonderfully laid with tiled flooring and is lit with spotlighting. From here you have access to a useful utility/shower room, study, recreation room and a grand oak stairway to the first floor.

Firstly, step up to the kitchen area where is has been expertly designed to utilise the space. It houses a range of units fitted with an array of integrated Hotpoint appliances including ovens, grill, coffee machine, dishwasher, and fridge/freezer. Here you also have a double sunken stainless-steel sink with drainage board and an inset shelf perfect for a microwave. This superb kitchen also has a desirable island housing extra storage units with an integrated Hotpoint 4-ring induction hob, elevated extractor fan and slimline wine cooler.

Situated just off the kitchen area you have a generous in size dining area with ample room to house a large dining set perfect for wining and dining.

The family area is another generous space with a beautiful feature multi-fuel burner with stone wall and slate hearth creating a fantastic focal point for family photos.

Utility

The essential utility room offers extra units housing an integrated single stainless-steel sink with drainage and room for two under the counter appliances. This space is laid with tiled flooring and from here you have access to the rear and a useful ground floor shower room.

Shower Room

A brilliant ground floor shower room would be very useful after spending long hours exploring the grounds. Fully furnished with a WC, wash basin with storage underneath, large walk-in shower, tiled flooring, part tiled walls and spotlighting.

Study

A desirable study which is currently fully furnished as a home office. Offering tiled flooring, fitted shelving and a large window to the front of the home overlooking the beautiful river.

Recreation Room

From the kitchen/dining/family room you will be guided into a substantial recreation room which oozes with potential and would create a fantastic additional sitting room, cinema/games room, or whatever you may desire. The entire space is laid with carpet and houses dual aspect windows allowing natural light.

Workshop

From the recreation room you have access to a sought-after workshop which is fully equipped with lighting/electric, and a concrete floor. The workshop can also be accessed from outside via the two up and over doors.

Journey back to the heart of the home and ascend the grand, oak stairway to the first floor.

Gallery Landing

You arrive at the spectacular 360-degree gallery landing where you will be in awe of the feature chandelier and original steel A-frame which have been beautifully restored. This home has been carefully designed to utilise these features. An abundance of natural light floods into the space through the multiple feature windows and the two windows to the front where you can gain access to the balcony situated to the front. Here you can really appreciate the impressive views and the prime location. The gallery landing is laid with oak flooring and from here you have access to all the bedrooms, family bathroom, the lounge, and a large storage cupboard with fitted shelving.

Bedroom One with En-suite

Situated to the rear of the home you have a lovely size double bedroom which is laid with oak flooring. This space receives plenty of natural light thanks to the large window to the rear overlooking the wonderful garden. Offering charming original features including feature steel A frame and an attractive vaulted ceiling. Bedroom one also has the pleasure of a fitted wardrobe with hanging rail & shelving, and a private en-suite housing a floating WC, floating wash basin, walk-in shower, extractor fan, inset shelving, and tiled flooring.

Bedroom Two with En-suite

Lovely size double bedroom with fantastic feature steel A-frame and vaulted ceiling. This space is wonderfully bright with a large window to the rear with views of the garden. Bedroom two enjoys oak flooring, large fitted wardrobed with fitted hanging rails & shelving, and an en-suite furnished with a WC, wash basin with storage underneath, large walk-in shower, extractor fan, and tiled flooring.

Family Bathroom

This sizable bathroom enjoys a floating WC, wash basin with storage underneath, walk-in shower, fitted bath with hand-held shower head, extractor fan, feature beams, and tiled flooring.

Bedroom Three

Bedroom three is situated to the front of the home with wonderful views overlooking the river. This lovely double bedroom is laid with oak flooring and offers a charming, vaulted ceiling with feature steel A-frame.

Bedroom Four

Another brilliant size double bedroom with a large window to the front offering beautiful outlooks. This space has the pleasure of oak flooring, double fitted wardrobes with fitted shelving, wonderful, vaulted ceiling with feature steel A-frame.

Lounge

Journey down a delightful hallway with feature windows and beams which will guide you to the spectacular lounge. What an exceptional space! Enormous in size with light flooding in through the triple aspect windows and two patio doors leading out to the balcony. This room creates a really warm and homely atmosphere thanks to the multi-fuel burner with slate hearth, vaulted ceiling, and spectacular feature steel A-frame. Here you can picture yourself gazing out on the impressive view for many hours.

Balcony

From the moment you step out onto the balcony you will be in awe with everything nature has to offer. This substantial brick effect paved balcony with iron balustrade is ideal for shutting away the rest of the world and becoming absorbed in the striking garden, running river, and mature tree outlooks. Here you also have a large wood store and ample space for outdoor furniture creating a superb area for entertaining.

The Old Pumphouse Annex

In addition to the main home, you have a brilliant one-bedroom annex which is currently being used as a successful holiday let. This comfortable, self-contained annex comprises of a kitchen/lounge, bathroom, and bedroom. Let us look inside…

Kitchen/Lounge

A lovely size space with dual aspect windows overlooking the well-presented garden. The entire area is laid with easy to clean laminate flooring and has ample room for seating. The kitchen area offers a range of wall and base units with integrated single stainless-steel sink with drainage, Hotpoint oven/grill, 4-ring ceramic hob, elevated extractor fan and room for one under the counter appliance.

Bathroom

Fully furnished with a WC, wash basin, fitted bath with shower unit, extractor fan, laminate flooring and part tiled walls.

Bedroom

The bedroom is a lovely sized double with dual aspect windows overlooking the garden and peaceful river. This space has the pleasure of a built-in wardrobe with fitted shelving & hanging rail and is laid with laminate flooring.

Step Outside…

Externally you can really appreciate the superb position of this amazing family home set within approx. 2.28 acres. The panoramic views can be enjoyed from all aspects of the garden and will not fail to mesmerize you! A marvellous bonus to this property is having its very own running river and blossoming gardens all year round, a haven for wildlife and somewhere to spend hours of your time exploring. Mature woodlands line the property creating a wonderful, private garden with multiple seating areas for unwinding. Pathways meander around the grounds and on your journey, you will find many compost bins, fruit cages, a vegetable patch, chicken pens, goat pens, historic beehives, log stores, a pond, a summer house, and a large garden shed (16ftx12ft). All this wraps around an enclosed well-presented garden offering raised flower beds, a green house, superb seating area and a lovely mix of patio, chip stone, and lawn areas.

The annex also enjoys its very own private, pet friendly garden with a level lawn and seating area where you can enjoy the view.

Solar Panels

The Old Forge Pumphouse also benefits from solar panels which contribute toward a more energy efficient home.

Local Area

The Carmarthenshire countryside is blessed with some of the most varied landscapes, stunning scenery and spectacular beaches. With historic Castles, picturesque gardens and iconic monuments. The Old Forge Pumphouse is only a 15-minute journey from Carmarthen Town, which is the oldest town in Wales and offers the perfect blend of quaint, independent shops selling local produce and individually designed arts and crafts along with your usual high street department stores. With medieval narrow cobbled side streets and offering traditional pubs, cafes and restaurants serving a mixture of local foods to more exotic flavours with choices to suit every palate. The train station offers a direct service to London.

Carmarthenshire is host to many attractions including an array of castles, it is not surprising that Wales is often referred to as “the castle capital of the world”. With many of the castles in particularly good order and offering guided tours allowing you to immerse yourself in the history, legends and myths surrounding these impressive landmarks.

The National Botanical Gardens houses exotic plants from around the world, with lakes, woodland and a children’s farm and play area for a family friendly day out. The Millennium coastal path offers miles of traffic free cycle paths and walkways. Pembrey Country park is certainly worth a visit with all it has to offer everything from the beach, camping, pine forests with adventure playground and acres of natural parkland to enjoy. Boating enthusiasts are catered for at Ferryside or the nearby marina at Burry Port.

 

Additional Property Information

Freehold

Tax Band - G

Oil/Electric

Septic Tank

Water - Meter

0.8 acres will be on a possessory title

Holiday let income - Approx. £10,000

Solar panels income - Approx. £1,000

Important information

Property Features

  • Waterside location
  • Idyllic & peaceful
  • Charming original features
  • 4 bedroomed home with additional 1 bed annex
  • Kitchen/dining/family room
  • Spacious living accommodation
  • Prime location
  • Parking for multiple cars
  • Amazing grounds
  • Approx. 2.28 acres

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