A private and exclusive property radiating elegance boasting some of the best sea and mountain views on the west Wales coast.
Plas Penhelig is an exquisite Edwardian residence which has been extensively and sympathetically refurbished to an exceptional and exacting standard retaining period features including decorative cornicing, ceiling rose and the turret. The property exudes elegance, offering space and privacy combined with high quality, contemporary living; boasting immaculately presented reception rooms which are principally south facing and enjoy an abundance of natural light; along with 10 ensuite bedrooms with fabulous views; set in pretty landscaped gardens with paddocks and mature woodland.
Previously run as a successful boutique hotel until it was purchased as a private home some 20 years ago, the house is believed to have been completed in 1908.
The property is extremely private and approached through double electric gates to a rhododendron lined driveway which meanders and rises to reveal the beautiful façade which overlooks the colourful, mature gardens and Dyfi Estuary, which is arguably one of the most picturesque estuaries in the country. There is a partially walled slate parking area to the front of the house with additional parking in the courtyard behind.
The front door opens to a panelled porch leading into the sophisticated drawing room with a Contura wood burning stove and a beautifully restored stained glass window from a previous home belonging to the family who built the housel. Accommodation flows effortlessly to the morning room with fine sea views from the turret, the study with a beautiful
hand carved marble fireplace and the dining room which has three sash windows. The exquisite open plan Christian's Kitchen is fully equipped with a range of bespoke cupboards and units with marble tops, a breakfast island with a wooden work surface and a five door Aga. French doors open onto the terrace.
The handsome, principal staircase rises to the first floor with a magnificent stained glass window behind. It was commissioned when the house was built incorporating the Corbett family crest and Welsh scripture translating to Praise the place in which you reside.
Five individually themed bedroom suites flow from the spacious galleried landing, all with a spectacular outlook and ensuite bathroom with a freestanding oval bath. The principal bedroom suite commands excellent views with a fabulous dressing room, wardrobe and ensuite with a freestanding bath, shower and vanity unit.
To the second floor are five further bedroom suites including three suites with living areas. There is a spacious landing leading to a secondary staircase which descends to the gym and separate outdoor access.
The property has cellarage including a wine cellar.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS
The enchanting gardens and grounds at Plas Penhelig compliment the house well and take full advantage of the delightful setting.
A beautiful Portico terrace with palm trees planted with scented geraniums below overlooks the coastline with virtually unrivalled panoramic views.
The mature formal gardens are bursting with colour and are enjoyable throughout the seasons. The lawns are raised and tiered with a series of slate pathways which lead to the grass tennis court and croquet lawn. The hillside is planted with a plethora of shrubs, flowers and trees including peonies, azaleas, camellia, montbretia, eucalyptus, magnolia, lavender, laburnum, tree heather, lilac trees and a monkey puzzle. A picturesque water pool with lily pads is found en route to the old tennis court which has a Portuguese laurel border creating privacy.
The splendid walled garden is bordered with David Austin roses, orange blossom, Virginia creeper, mimosa and a productive fig tree. There are a series of traditional Victorian greenhouses bordered with beautiful arum-lilys.
The property benefits from a large double garage with electric doors and a workshop off with a kitchenette and gardeners WC.
The land extends to approximately 12.4 acres of paddocks and mature woodland.
An exceptional coastal property in a desirable location "Where the mountains meet the sea".Tony Morris-Eyton