Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, SA32 8JQ
£895,000   Guide price (£895,000 )


Exciting lifestyle opportunity. Imposing Grade II Listed house. Offering 9 bedrooms. Attached 1 bed annexe/cottage.1 bed apartment. Function Party Barn. Commercial kitchen. Gardens. Tennis court. Further barns.


Nestling in the beautiful Towy Valley with views of Dryslwyn Castle and Paxtons Tower. Conveniently situated between the market towns of Carmarthen (about 12 miles) and Llandeilo (about 5 miles). The former offers a main line railway service to South Wales through to London. The A48 (M4 link road – about 10 miles) is only a short drive to the south providing quick road access to Swansea (about 22 miles), Cardiff (about 62 miles) and England.

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Further Information

Dryslwyn Fawr comprises an imposing Grade II listed Farmhouse that is thought to date c1760s and was a model farm for the Cawdor Estate. It offers versatile accommodation with the possibility of dividing the house into two separate living areas for an extended family. It enjoys a superb range of buildings, the majority of which have been converted over the years to provide a restaurant (that ceased trading in December 2011), function room/ party barn and a studio apartment.

Dryslwyn Fawr Farmhouse Ground Floor

The main reception hall provides access to all of the principal reception rooms. On the right lies the Dining Room with wooden floors, exposed beams and an open fireplace. On the left is the Drawing Room with wood block flooring, exposed beams and an inglenook fireplace with a wood burning stove providing a warm focal point. An internal door leads through to the second reception hall. Along the main hall at the rear is the Sitting/Music Room with exposed beams, painted stone walls and an open fireplace with a brick surround. Also at the rear of the house is a useful Second Kitchen with fitted units and a stone slab floor together with the main staircase to the first floor.
The second reception hall leads into a useful Office area that in turn leads to the main Kitchen/Breakfast room. Enjoying fitted units and an inglenook fireplace with brick bread oven and an AGA cooking range (also housing an deal Mexico (LPG) boiler). Doors lead off to a secondary staircase to the first floor and a large utility/ boot room with cloakroom off and access to the rear hallway linking both sides of the house.

First Floor
The first floor provides extensive accommodation with seven bedrooms that share the use of two bathrooms and a separate shower room.

Second Floor
A staircase leads to the second floor where there are two further bedrooms, one being the master bedroom. The second has potential for a master en suite.

Annexe/ Cottage (The Dairy)
Attached to the main house is a cottage/ annexe (called The Dairy) and this provides comfortable self contained one bedroom accommodation with a kitchen, living room and shower room. This was rated 4 star by the Wales Tourist Board.

Other Converted Outbuildings

The former Fig Tree Restaurant
Situated in the courtyard this was the former threshing barn where some of the original turning gear is still in place located in the gallery. With its creeper covered walls and arches, the restaurant offered dining on three levels, an upstairs bar and audio systems throughout with covers for 60 and up to 140 for wedding functions. The gallery area is approached via an impressive spiral staircase.

Ground Floor 17.68m(58'0'') x 5.38m(17'8'') including the stage area. There are 4 large entrance doors to the restaurant from the front and rear, wood flooring throughout, underfloor heating and toilet facilities.

First Floor. The Gallery 7.37m(24'2'') x 5.36m(17'7'') leads into the Bar Area with a corner fitted bar unit. Stairs from the bar lead down to the fully fitted Commercial Kitchen 5.59m(18'4'') x 5.31m(17'5''). The barn is completed with a Store Room 8.23m(27'0'') x 5.49m(18'0'') and walk in larder off with shelving and a walk in fridge/cold storage.

The Coach House (Party Barn/ Function Room)
The Coach House is a separate function room and is where the civil wedding ceremonies took place as well as being used for evening dance functions. The Coach House comprises:
Bar 3.84m(12'7'') x 3.20m(10'6'') with toilets off. Function Room 12.80m(42'0'') x 5.21m(17'1'') with exposed beams and windows to the courtyard. Store room off with exterior door opening out to the courtyard.

1 bedroom Studio Apartment (on part of the First Floor of the Coach House)
Accessed via steps leading up the side of the Coach House. Offering open plan accommodation with a bedroom living area 17'8 x 14'6, a fitted kitchen area 10' x 7' and a shower room.

Unconverted Outbuildings
Barn/ Garage: Attached on one side of the farm house a useful barn/ garage with double doors and loft over.

Former Cowshed 34.44m(113'0'') x 5.69m(18'8''). Stone and slate former cowshed offering potential for further conversion subject to the necessary planning consent. Adjoining former dairy.

Pig Sty: A lovely stone range with 6 sties which is Grade II Listed. Close to the pig sty is a former Hay barn/silo brick built with corrugated iron roof 42' x 13' with concrete yard to the fore.

Externally & The Grounds
The property sits in about 3.9 acres (subject to measured survey) comprising landscaped gardens & grounds, pretty wildlife pond, gravel circular forecourt to the farmhouse. Also within the grounds are a:

Tennis Court. Full size and resurfaced in recent years.
Store Shed. Located to the rear of the restaurant used for storage and linen preparation.
Kitchen Garden. Highly productive garden with an abundance of soft fruit.

Farmhouse Rear Garden. Laid to lawn with patio and seating with flowering cherry and walnut trees. Adjoining orchard with apple, plum and pear trees.


There is an option to purchase a terrace of 3 cottages that are situated near the main courtyard by separate negotiation.

There are 3 stone built cottages that have been architect designed and beautifully converted from traditional farm barns in c1992.The cottages are completely self contained and have been awarded the Wales Tourist Board's highest grade 5 star. The cottages are known as Orchard ( 1 x bedroom), Dryslwyn Halt (1 x bedroom) and Ivy cottage (2 bedroom). Each cottage has a gravelled seating area to the front.

There is an option to purchase the remaining land, about 14 acres of agricultural land (stms), which runs down to the River Towy, by separate negotiation.

Strictly by appointment with Savills or BJP.

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Daniel Rees

Savills Cardiff

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