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Dolgwynon is a spacious residence offering a wealth of character over three floors, and sits in 4.7 acres of private grounds flanked on one side by the Afon Gwynon, an inlet of the nearby River Towy.The village of Llanarthney is located approximately 8 miles from the county town of Carmarthen and 6 miles from the popular town of Llandeilo, 22 miles from Swansea, and 61 miles from Cardiff.Entrance HallOne is immediately greeted with a spacious yet cosy entrance hall, with a wealth of character features that continue throughout this lovely home. Stained wooden panels shape the room, and were of significant importance in days gone by, as tenants of the former estate would sit and wait here to pay their rent, sadly no longer! Central fireplace with black steel grate and wooden surround, quarry tiling, staircase leading to first floor with fitted storage below and to side. Double pine doors to front with frosted glazing, framed by two picture windows either side with a pair of column radiators below.KitchenParquet flooring reclaimed from Pentrepoeth school, and a kitchen from Robinson & Cornish, offering a range of units with fitted dishwasher and granite work surface with matching up stands, fitted Belfast sink with tap over, cast iron window with deep wooden cill, wooden double doors with slate step leading to patio. The kitchen and surrounding rooms is kept delightfully warm… Read more

One is immediately greeted with a spacious yet cosy entrance hall, with a wealth of character features that continue throughout this lovely home. Stained wooden panels shape the room, and were of significant importance in days gone by, as tenants of the former estate would sit and wait here to pay their rent, sadly no longer! Central fireplace with black steel grate and wooden surround, quarry tiling, staircase leading to first floor with fitted storage below and to side. Double pine doors to front with frosted glazing, framed by two picture windows either side with a pair of column radiators below.

Parquet flooring reclaimed from Pentrepoeth school, and a kitchen from Robinson & Cornish, offering a range of units with fitted dishwasher and granite work surface with matching up stands, fitted Belfast sink with tap over, cast iron window with deep wooden cill, wooden double doors with slate step leading to patio. The kitchen and surrounding rooms is kept delightfully warm by the oil range cooker, offering two hot plates and three ovens.

Pine servants staircase to first floor with substantial storage below, tiled flooring, picture window to utility hallway, doorways to utility, pantry, and WC (quarry tiling, WC, wash basin, frosted window, radiator). A wall mounted servants’ bell still functions, a real rarity and splendid charm!

Formerly a cottage to the house, a passageway with quarry tiling leads to a utility room in two parts, one part housing a modern Grant oil boiler, another spacious area with plumbing for a washing machine, a ceramic sink with worktop space, and additional space for items such as a chest freezer. Electric heating, two external wooden doors and two windows.

A spacious carpeted landing with two radiators, an alcove with hooks ideal for items of clothing, an arched wooden cupboard with water pump for well (no longer in use). A frosted glass ceiling light provides light from the second floor. A side landing, accessed from the main landing or from the servants’ staircase, provides the staircase to the second floor, with plenty of storage beneath, and access to the family bathroom. This landing also offers a storage cabinet and airing cupboard, and displays a further array of servants’ bells. A wall mounted control unit controls the under floor heating in the bathroom. A void in the ceiling provides light from a velux in the roof, whilst the painted floorboards lead to a doorway with two steps down to a WC, and the carpeted passage way to the school room.

Most likely designed as sleeping quarters for the youngsters of Dolgwynon (or Gwynnondale as it was previously known) this former nursery is now a spacious dressing room with extensive fitted units, a cast iron window, carpeted flooring, and radiator.

A spacious family bathroom oozing luxury. A roll top bath takes centre stage of the rear wall. The bathroom also offers a corner shower, wc, wash basin with shaver point, floor mounted heated towel rail and one radiator, spotlights, a handy tall alcove to the side of the shower ideal for storing fluffy towels, all of which framed by two cast iron windows and kept warm underfoot by electric under floor heating beneath the towels.

A large and impressive room. Named the school room as the Williams’ sisters used the room as a school room for evacuees during World War 2. The school was referred to as ‘The Cloak School’, due to the appearance of the uniform, derived from the evacuees’ home school in Bermondsey. Believed to be a high performing school, teachers also came from London and the pupils had to pass a scholarship during their time in Wales.

This spacious room now offers great potential, perhaps as one large master suite, or indeed as an office/studio space for those wishing to work from home. The school house has external access from a set of steps, and is a bright and spacious room. The current owners have insulated the ceiling, and installed double glazing to three windows that face the south-westerly breezes. Offering pine floorboards, five modern radiators, strip lighting, and an old feature cast iron boiler marked ‘Eagle Coke Heater’ on slate hearth, this room in an exciting prospect.

In order to make this a habitable space, the current owners stripped the ceiling and the walls, and added extensive insulation and re-skimmed the walls, alongside installing six velux windows. This spacious floor offers four further rooms and a large central space with extensive eaves storage, a large cupboard, and two voids offering light to the first floor, all of which heated by electric night storage heaters.

White gates on stone pillars mark the entrance to Dolgwynon. A private driveway approximately 100 metres in length, laid with stone chippings and flanked by mostly tall Fir trees, leads to the property. Parking surrounds two flanks of the property, which will accommodate several vehicles and gives access to the garage.

Turning right off the driveway lies the gym and stable. The gym, formerly a double garage, is constructed of block with a sloping zinc roof. Accessed through Upvc sliding doors, the gym has a carpeted floor, power, and lighting. The stable is of brick construction with a pitched slate roof. To one part is a stable with a traditional wooden divide with iron railings in place, to the other is a tack room. The stable requires some improvement.

The grounds of Dolgwynon total 4.7 acres, and is mainly laid to lawn arranged in different areas. A large south-westerly facing patio leads from the kitchen and Snug / TV room, ideal for evening dining, and overlooks a large, flat, fenced area of lawn. The gardens slope gently to the west, down to the Afon (River) Gwynon, an inlet of the River Towy, and includes a small apple orchard and a small pocket sheltered by large sloping trees, a haven for nature and wildlife. A delightful summerhouse, with insulated walls and double glazed windows, sat on a solid concrete base, is a great addition for a variety of uses twelve months of the year. The summerhouse has the added benefit of water and power connected. To the rear of the school house is a large brick built log shed with garden wc, and is accessible from both the garden and the rear courtyard. Much of the boundaries are marked with large trees, creating a peaceful and private home. A well is situated to the south of the plot, no longer in use since the addition of mains water, although a connection still exists.