Savills | Llansteffan, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, SA33 5AJ | Property for sale
1.30 Ac(0.53 Ha)
Guide price £549,000

LlansteffanCarmarthen, Carmarthenshire, SA33 5AJ

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Delightful coastal cottage
  • Extended and renovated over the years
  • Immaculate interior. New bathroom.
  • Kitchen dining room & lounge
  • 2 bedrooms (potential to change to 3 bedrooms)
  • Landscaped garden & grounds. Small paddock.
  • New double garage
  • Views from paddock of the River Towy towards coast
  • In all, set in about 1.3 acres (stms)

Delightful renovated cottage near the River Towy and Carmarthenshire coast

About this property

  • Pilglas Cottage is a spacious 2-bedroom detached property with no neighbours and enjoys estuary and sea views from the paddock. The Cottage has a detached double garage and beautiful garden and pasture paddock. In all, the property extends to about 1.3 acres (stms – subject to measured survey).

    An extremely inviting home; Pilglas Cottage dates back to the late 1800s. It is full of character yet benefits of all the modern building standards having had a complete restoration and extension of the original Cottage in 2016. It is steeped in history and its location is very close to the site of Turner's famous painting of Llansteffan Castle c.1795. The land benefits from views of the River Towy and coast. There is a concrete / patio area in the garden where a hot tub / swim spa could be located.

    Adjoining land to the rear (owned by a third party) has recently being planted for a maturing woodland, which will host a variety of wildlife. Opposite the house is a pond, where ducks and geese can be viewed throughout the year.
    It benefits from being very close by to Towy Boat Club. The Boat Club members have the opportunity to participate in rowing, sailing or powerboating.

    Accommodation Ground Floor
    Kitchen / Dining Room
    Utilities include: Nearly New Induction Cooker, Fridge/Freezer, and Dishwasher.
    The lovely consistent warmth of underfloor heating is welcoming under practical slate tiles extending through from the Kitchen / Diner, through to the utility room, and to downstairs lounge area. The wooden stairs rise to the upper level with a handy storage cupboard beneath.
    All windows benefit from wooden venetian blinds which not only keep the warmth in, add character but provide privacy when needed.
    Lounge / Sitting Room
    The lounge epitomises a perfect country cottage retreat. The Lounge and sitting room benefit from views over to the River Towy. Patio Doors provide views of the garden.

    First Floor
    Ascending to the first floor you will discover two bedrooms with plentiful character and lovely country outlook. A family bathroom housing a copper bath, separate shower and a window to the rear looking over the land. There are currently two bedrooms, with the opportunity to add a partition wall to one of the bedrooms to make it into a three-bedroom home.

    Bedroom 1
    Front Elevation with River Views and Double Aspect Windows. Both Windows have Wooden Blinds. Single Radiator.
    Bedroom 2
    Front Elevation with River Views and Two Windows. Both Windows have Wooden Blinds. Single Radiator.

    Double Garage
    The double garage was constructed in March 2021. It measures 5.6m x 5.6m.
    It has an electric oil filled radiator
    Double Windows on Each Side
    The Floor is Finished in a Sparkle Finished Grey Resin Floor
    Fully alarmed with a Police Monitoring system and with a Hormann Electric Opening Wood Effect Door

    Workshop / Shed
    There is a newly erected Workshop Wooden Shed which is Perfect for Keeping either your Bicycles, Surf Boards, Rowing Boat, Lawn Mower or Gardening tools inside.

    The Entranceway Benefits from a 15 feet Wooden Electric Sliding Gate which is Remotely Operated.

    The Cottage benefits from a professionally installed intruder alarm with monitoring by the police. The house also has a HD Hikvision 4 Camera CCTV system.

    Garden, Grounds & Paddock
    In all the property extends to about 1.3 acres (stms). At Pilglas Cottage you are bequeathed with countryside and woodland views, and the glorious sights and sounds of local wildlife such as owls and red kites to name only a few. There are areas where you can sit, relax, entertain and let the all day sun wash over you. The garden patio area is a perfect place to set yourself to enjoy the surroundings. The garden to the rear of the property benefits from an elevated position which catches the sun for the majority of the day. This sheltered spot on a warm and sunny day permits comfortable outdoor enjoyment even during the colder months when the land and seascape can be further enjoyed in a winter setting. The paddock area above is used for animals to pasture and benefits from having sea views.

    Architect designs
    The vendors have had architect designs drawn up for possible extension providing an extra reception room and bedroom(s) subject to planning. Further information from the agents.

A real coastal cottage gem.

Daniel ReesProperty agent

Local information

  • Pilglas Cottage is perfectly located alongside the River Towy on the outskirts of the picturesque estuary village of Llansteffan. Llansteffan village has a wealth of local amenities including a primary school, village store, delicatessen, post office, gastropubs, restaurants, cafes, beach shop and tea room. There are also recreational facilities including two football pitches, a cricket club plus pavilion with fitness suite, all overlooked by the impressive Norman ruins of Llansteffan Castle. Mansion House Llansteffan is within walking distance of Pilglas Cottage and was described as offering Great food and a warm welcome according to Michelin Star chef Raymond Blanc on twitter after his most recent stay.
  • The property benefits from immediate access to the Wales Coast Path and a variety of walking routes are on your doorstep. There are a plethora of delights both on and offshore including an abundance of wildlife habitats, diverse marine ecosystems, local cocklers out on the estuary, boats skimming the sparkling water and the twinkle of evening lights across the bay in Ferryside.
  • The wider Carmarthenshire countryside is blessed with some of the most varied landscapes, stunning scenery and spectacular beaches. The area is adorned with Historic Castles, splendid gardens and iconic monuments. The River Towy is the longest river that flows entirely through Wales. Nearby is the idyllic village of Laugharne, the former home of the famous Welsh poet Dylan Thomas where it has been suggested that he wrote many of his famous pieces including Under Milk Wood.
  • Nearby is Carmarthen Town, the oldest town in Wales which is proud of its Roman origins. Carmarthen Town offers the perfect blend of quaint, independent boutiques selling local produce and individually designed arts and crafts along with your usual high street department stores. With medieval, narrow, cobbled side streets and array of traditional pubs, cafes and restaurants serving a mixture of local produce to more exotic flavours with choices to suit every palate.
  • Carmarthen boasts a modern shopping centre with its many high street stores, independent shops numerous restaurants and a multiplex Cinema. Educational facilities are excellent with the New Queen Elizabeth High School opened in 2009, the Welsh media school at Bro Myrddin and a primary school with an excellent reputation can be found in the nearby village of Peniel. Next to the high school is the town leisure centre with its swimming pool, gym and running track. There is a main line railway station that provides you with access to Swansea, Cardiff and London Paddington and with the Carmarthen by pass you have swift access on to the A40 West and the A48 onto the M4 east.
  • This area of West Wales boasts a wealth of interests including, historical sites, world class gardens at Aberglasney and the National Botanical Garden of Wales. Superb beaches offered by the Towy and its tributaries. The area is steeped in history with Welsh and Norman Castles, grand country houses and historic towns and villages. The Gwili, which is located nearby, and the Towy River is renowned for its Sea Trout and Salmon fishing. The beautiful Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion Coastline with stunning beaches are all within easy driving distance.

Additional information

  • General Remarks and Stipulations
  • Fixtures & Fittings
  • Unless specifically described in these particulars, all fixtures & fittings are excluded from the sale though may be available by separate negotiation. Further information is available from the vendor's agents.
  • Wayleaves, Easements and Rights of Way
  • The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights, including rights of way, whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water, and electricity supplies and any other rights and obligations, easements and proposed wayleaves for masts, pylons, stays, cables, drains and water, gas and other pipes, whether referred to in the Conditions of Sale or not. Please check with the Highways Department at the local County Council for the exact location of public footpaths/ bridleways.
  • Plans, Areas and Schedules
  • Any available plans are for identification and reference purposes only. The purchaser(s) shall be deemed to have satisfied himself as to the description of the property. Any error or mis-statement shall not annul a sale or entitle any party to compensation in respect thereof.
  • Viewing
  • Strictly by appointment with Savills.
  • EPC Rating = D