Offers Over £775,000
Llanrhystud, Sir Ceredigion, SY23 5DW
Dating back to 1872, Windrush is an outstanding former vicarage and coach house bursting with character, tucked away in the charming costal village of Llanrhystud. Benefitting from having been lovingly restored and improved over the last twenty five years by the current owners this magnificent property was originally designed by Archibald Ritchie of Penson and Ritchie (the Chester based practice who also rebuilt the village church at a similar period) with the main residence incorporating six double bedrooms and a range of generous reception rooms, and the coach house offering further accommodation perfect for two holiday cottages or studios. Set in more than two acres of mature garden and woodland incorporating part of the Wales Coastal Path, Windrush really does enjoy the best of both worlds. Fantastic views across the village towards the sea and to the open countryside can be found from the entire gardens and grounds yet the property is conveniently near to the village services.
The Old Vicarage
Ground Floor Stone and slate tiled porch with original wide Victorian outer door leading to an inner glass and pitch pine doorway and wide tiled hallway.
Sitting Room 16'10" x 14'10" (5.13m x 4.52m). with two sash windows each with original pine shutters, wood-burning stove on slate hearth.
Front Reception Room/Study 13'4" x 12' (4.06m x 3.66m). with two windows including original pine shutters to front window.
Dining Room 17' x 15' (5.18m x 4.57m). with marble fireplace and wood burning stove; large sash windows with original shutters, slate hearth with wood-burning stove.
Breakfast Room 13'9" x 12'6" (4.2m x 3.8m). with oil fired Rayburn Royal / built- in original dresser/ and original brass servants bells; large window with woodland view.
Kitchen 19'6" x 13'9" (5.94m x 4.2m). fitted with mix of oak and off white cabinets; cabinet lighting ; double ceramic sink; oak worktops; LPG supply; three windows affording courtyard and woodland views.
Utility Room Belfast sink; fitted cupboards; Worcester Central Heating Boiler/ washing machine and dryer points; toilet.
Cellars There are 4 cellar rooms running underneath the full length of the front portion of the house with access door and slate steps down from back corridor. The cellars are aired and partially lit by small windows but also maintain the correct atmosphere through the slate and walls ‘breathing’ in response to climate. Very useful as wine cellar and storage space. At the front of the house there is a large high ceiling inner hallway with Canadian pitch pine panelled cloakroom/ shoe cupboard; pitch pine bannisters and wide easy rise main staircase leading to spacious landing.
Bedroom 1 16'9" x 14'3" (5.1m x 4.34m). with white marble and cast iron fireplace; view to the hills and village.
Bedroom 2 17' x 14'8" (5.18m x 4.47m). with white marble and cast iron fireplace; view to the hills and village
Bedroom 3 13'10" x 13'10" (4.22m x 4.22m). with original cast iron fireplace; view towards Cardigan Bay.
Bedroom 4 14'4" x 13'11" (4.37m x 4.24m). with fitted wash basin and vanity unit; fitted wardrobe and cupboard; woodland view.
Bedroom 5 10' x 8'10" (3.05m x 2.7m). Single bedroom; en-suite (shower, toilet and washbasin); fitted wardrobe and cupboard; view to Coach House courtyard.
Bedroom 6 9' x 6' (2.74m x 1.83m). Single bedroom; at present used as study, view towards Cardigan Bay.
Family Bathroom with extra-large bath and shower, wash basin and large airing cupboard with fully insulated hot water cylinder.
Separate WC view of garden; with wash basin.
Landing large spacious landing with fitted linen cupboard. access to second staircase leading down to back door and attic.
Attic Access via fitted door/safety ladder to very large attic partially floored for easy maintenance and offering extra storage space. The attic has lighting is most of the floor area is deeply insulated. There are two Velux windows allowing a view of roof valleys and tiles and access for maintenance when necessary.
Coach House The former Coach House and stables of the Old Vicarage was granted full planning permission for two holiday cottages / artist’s studio. All building stages have been completed and fully approved by the Building Inspector to just beyond First Fix. The conversion comprises the following with the design allows for adjoining door should the two units be let to one group:
Unit 1, Woodland Cottage Ground Floor:
• Large kitchen with wooden and glass doors opening to courtyard and window to East Courtyard
• Step up to a large reception room/studio, half of which is to full height of the roof with exposed pine beams and includes staircase leading to bespoke hand-made curved mezzanine. This room is designed to have a wood burning stove on slate base, underfloor heating and has wood and glass doors opening to West courtyard, and stable door opening to rear East courtyard, with covered veranda.
• At the top of the stairs on left there is an exit to a decking area at rear and wooden stairs leading to upper sun deck and private path to Ceredigion Coastal Path.
• Off the mezzanine is Bedroom 1 designed with bathroom and separate WC. The bedroom has views of woodland, garden and across the valley from windows on three sides.
• Bedroom 2 is designed to have two single beds; bathroom and low window with views of the West Courtyard as well as Velux windows.
Unit 2, Garden Cottage Ground Floor:
• Large reception room in two halves:
• Compact kitchen area/dining room.
• Conservatory style sitting room with full height windows at edges under curved mezzanine; glass and wooden door open to the East Courtyard.
• Bedroom 1. With wide doorways to allow for disabled access. Widows to both West courtyard and south views. Original fireplace. Ensuite bathroom designed as wet room with walk in shower, sink, toilet; window to side.
• Staircase leads to wide landing /sitting area lit by two Velux windows.
• Bedroom 2 large gabled, exposed beam bedroom designed to also provide an ensuite bathroom and toilet. Bespoke curved mezzanine sitting area, large glass windows affording beautiful views across the garden and valley towards South East.
Outside The property is approached via a sweeping tarmacadam driveway leads to a large parking area with space for several vehicles and leads to the heart of the beautifully arranged woodland and garden grounds amounting to approximately three acres in total. The garden has been landscaped and planted to create a series of spaces for relaxing and eating, perfect for viewing the range of wildlife including Buzzard, Rook and Dove families as well as visiting Red Kite, Woodpecker, Swifts, and many varieties of smaller garden birds and butterflies.
The gardens themselves are mostly south east facing and enjoy the sun from dawn until early evening with a variety of decked areas and patios the perfect place to take in a sunset. Further, a wealth of mature plants and trees lace the grounds as well as a small orchard and a range of outbuildings including a fabulous summer house and garden shed/workshop.
Situation Windrush is located on the outskirts of the village of Llanrhystud, situated only 9 miles to the University and seaside town of Aberystwyth; 8 miles to the Georgian Harbour Town of Aberaeron; half an hour from Lampeter and to the West Wales Heritage coastline at New Quay; an hour from Carmarthen and the link road to the M4.
The village services include shop and post office, the Black Lion pub and restaurant, a church and chapel, village primary school and a petrol station with small supermarket. In addition there is a golf course and private leisure club with pool and gym a short walk away and opportunities for both river and sea fishing.
The local and National bus services all stop in the village and connect to Aberystwyth, Cardigan, Carmarthen, Lampeter and Machynlleth as well as Cardiff and Swansea. From Aberystwyth and Carmarthen here are rail links to Shrewsbury, Birmingham, Manchester, Swansea and London etc.