A very sought after 2.36 ACRE RESIDENTIAL HOLDING comprising a traditional detached 3 bed farmhouse (IN NEED OF TOTAL UPDATING) with 2 LIVING ROOMS, a separate 1 BEDROOM SELF CONTAINED COTTAGE (ideal for use as a granny annexe or as an investment) 2 traditional stone outbuildings (717 sq ft internally and 993 sq ft internally) and IDEAL FOR CONVERSION to holiday accommodation etc (subject to the necessary consents) good sized courtyard and MATURE WOODED GROUNDS with a small STREAM. Privately set but not isolated being just 3 Kilometres from the nearest shop in the village of Brechfa.
For sale by AUCTION on the 10th February 2022.
LOCATION & DIRECTIONS
The property is very peacefully set (but not isolated) at OS GRID REF SN 549 312 at the end of a hardcore track approximately 1.8 miles from the ever popular Cothi Valley village of Brechfa with it’s community shop and public house. The county town of Carmarthen is approximately 13.5 miles away to the west and offers a fantastic range of amenities including a mainline train station, regional hospital, numerous supermarkets, secondary schools etc. From Carmarthen take the A40 east as if heading towards Llandeilo. At the village of Nantgaredig, turn left at the crossroads onto the B4310 and continue to the village of Brechfa. Continue for approx 1.5 miles (as it heading towards Abergorlech) and the shared entrance will be seen on the right. Proceed down this hardcore track, over the bridge and fork left just before Ynys Cniw Farm and the property is at the end of the track.
We believe the original farmhouse is built of traditional solid stone walls with elevations rendered and painted under a pitched slated roof to provide the following charming but improvable accommodation. FRONT ENTRANCE HALL With an under-stairs storage cupboard, staircase to first floor and quarry tile floor.
LIVING / DINING ROOM
5.770 x 4.300 (18'11" x 14'1")
With a feature grey quarry tile floor, 2 picture windows to the front, a large exposed stone inglenook fireplace incorporating a cast-iron wood-burning stove. Open beamed ceiling.
4.284 x 3.257 (14'0" x 10'8")
Exposed floorboards, 2 exposed stone walls, open fireplace incorporating a cast iron wood stove. Please note this stove will need repair.
10.649 x 2.033 (34'11" x 6'8")
Having a tiled floor and a feature solid fuel Rayburn incorporating a back boiler for the central heating and domestic hot water – will need a service / attention before being used next. Range of base units. Plumbing for automatic washing machine and ample space for an upright American style fridge / freezer. Rear door.
LANDING with a loft access.
FRONT DOUBLE BEDROOM 1
5.420 max x 4.257 (17'9" max x 13'11" )
Having exposed floorboards, two windows to the front and good sized wardrobe recess.
FRONT DOUBLE BEDROOM 2
4.204 x 3.165 (13'9" x 10'4")
Exposed floorboards and art deco ceramic fireplace.
REAR BEDROOM 3
5.258 2.064 (17'3" 6'9")
With slightly restricted headroom under the "catslide roof". See photo.
1.876 x 1.855 (6'1" x 6'1")
3.369 x 1.833 (11'0" x 6'0")
Part tiled and fitted with a modern white three-piece bathroom suite comprising a bath with a shower attachment over, WC and pedestal wash basin. Large airing cupboard to side.
We understand the cottage was refurbished around 2007 and appears to be built of solid stone walls with elevations whitewashed under a pitched slated roof.
OPEN PLAN KITCHEN / LIVING ROOM
5.497 x 4.433 (18'0" x 14'6")
Exposed floorboards, good quality range of kitchen units, under stairs storage cupboard, rear door and staircase to first floor. Integrated spotlights.
4.492 x 3.771 (14'8" x 12'4")
Having 3 Velux rooflights, exposed floorboards, dual aspect windows and exposed roof trusses.
4.548 x 1.628 (14'11" x 5'4")
Part tiled with exposed floorboards and fitted with a white three-piece bathroom suite comprising a panelled bath, pedestal wash basin and WC. Good sized airing cupboard to the side with an immersion heater. Velux windows to front and rear.
To the front of the homestead, that is a good sized hardcore yard big enough for at least 10 vehicles. The whole property extends to approx 2.36 ACRES most of which could be fairly described as mature woodland. Please refer to the aerial photographs.
Just to one side of the dwelling, there is a single storey stone outbuilding which could be incorporated into the main dwelling if required. The left hand stone building (previously the COWSHED) measures approx 15.28 metres x 4.36 metres internally (717 sq ft) and requires some repair work, while across the courtyard the second stone building (used as a STORE SHED / IMPLEMENT STORE) measures approx 17.5 metres x 5.25 metres internally - 993 sq ft. Both of these stone buildings would be ideal for conversion to holiday accommodation / workshops etc - subject to the necessary consents.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PLAN IS FOR IDENTIFICATION PURPOSES ONLY.
We understand the property is in Council Tax band C and that the Council Tax payable for the 2020 / 2021 financial year is £1,538 which equates to approximately £128 per month before discounts.
Mains electricity. Private water. Private drainage to cesspit.
1. The Legal Pack (Draft Contract, Local Searches, Property Information Form etc) is available by e-mail, on request from any Evans Bros office.
2. We understand the cottage was converted in approx 2012 without planning consent or Building Regulation approval - although we understand from the owner it was converted by a reputable builder. Prospective buyers can of course arrange their own private survey prior to the auction.
3. The original auction date was the 24th February. For work reasons the owner has now instructed us to bring the auction date forward by 2 weeks to the 10th February 2022.
The property will be offered for sale subject to the conditions of sale and unless previously sold or withdrawn and a legal pack will be available prior to the auction for inspection. For further information on the auction process please see the RICS Guidance http://www.rics.org/uk/knowledge/consumer-guides/property-auction-guide/
Guide prices are issued as an indication of the expected sale price which could be higher or lower. The reserve price which is confidential to the vendor and the auctioneer is the minimum amount at which the vendor will sell the property for and will be within a range of guide prices quoted or within 10% of a fixed guide price. The guide price can be subject to change.
REGISTERING FOR THE AUCTION
Before bidding, prospective buyers will firstly need to register. Please click on the listing on OnTheMarket.com (search for "Brechfa") and click on the "Log In / Register To Bid" button. The auction is scheduled to end on Thursday 10th February 2022 at 7:30 pm (subject to any bid extensions).