** beautifully situated, exceptional 4 /5 bedroom designer home; stunning landscaped gardens & paddock amounting to approx 4 acres plus planning permission for conversion of workshop to A 3 bedroom self contained cottage
It takes great vision to take a disused farm building and to turn it into an outstanding 4/5 bedroom home. The vendors, who used to own and run a bespoke furniture company, have brought all of their design skills, expertise, and attention to detail and have poured it into this unique property. It is packed with 'wow factor' features such as the solar, designer kitchen, and amazing internal and external doors. Heddfan (which means 'peaceful place') is situated in glorious countryside, surrounded by mature trees, and approximately four acres of land, of which half consists of wonderfully landscaped gardens and half is gently sloping paddock. The house is located in a quiet hamlet of just eight homes based around an old farm estate. Cardigan with its supermarkets, castle, schools and art-house cinema / theatre is just a 20 minute drive away. Aberystwyth university town 45minutes and Carmarthen with its access to the M4 also 45 min. The lovely, well renowned coastal towns and beaches of New Quay, Llangrannog, Aberaeron and Tresaith are all just a stones throw away and the whole coastal area is a marine nature reserve with its own bottle nosed dolphin population.
Entrance A decorative archway leads from the large parking area to the double glazed entrance door with glass panels on either side. The floor is tiled. To the side of the entrance lobby is a useful wine cellar/food store under the outside staircase.
Kitchen / dining room The creative use of wood helps to make this a spectacular room. The beautiful, bespoke kitchen is designed with solid Maple and Cherry wood cabinets and features Cherry pillars in an "arts and crafts" style. With exceptional attention to detail, the peninsular cupboards, together with a stunning curved cherry shelf over, a plate rack, and double sided cocktail cabinet, creates a natural division between the cooking and dining areas. The kitchen is well equipped with a built-in larder fridge, freezer, and dishwasher. Keen cooks will love the Mercury commercial range cooker with five gas burners, and two large electric ovens. Useful storage is provided by lots of pan drawers, clever concealed spice/ herb pull-outs, bespoke etched glass cabinets, and a double sided plate rack. The quality feel is enhanced by the solid granite worktops. Additionally there are two under mounted stainless sinks, with Triflow pewter taps.
The kitchen is connected to the dining area creating a lovely big room. The solid Douglas Fir beams and oak flooring help to create a warm and welcoming feel. This room may be partitioned off from the entrance lobby to give greater privacy or create a romantic haven for evening dinner parties by means of solid oak and cherry panels which slide neatly away into further panelling when not in use.
The beautifully crafted double glass doors lead through to the:
Solar This is the heart of the house, and is a fantastic indoor/outdoor room. With its double height, pillared and beamed interior, it is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the garden or the stars whatever the weather outside. Travertine tiles wind their way through the beautiful "fossil" stone floor and the whole design is completed with a fantastic ceramic "rock pool" by local artist Gabrielle Dudley.
Hall The front door is a work of art in its own right. The wonderful use of wood and shape combine to create a magnificent entrance.
Cloakroom There is a WC, and a ceramic vanity basin set into a Portuguese marble surround. The walls are partly covered with travertine tiles, and there is fossil stone flooring. The double glazed window has coloured glass. Behind the solid oak and cherry panelling are the under floor heating controls.
Utility Room A very creative use of space. This utility room has plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble drier. Good storage is provided by the oak veneered cupboards. The Corian worktop has a under- mounted stainless steel sink and laundry drawer underneath. There is a stone tiled floor, and a double glazed coloured window.
Boiler room This houses the oil fired Bosch Greenstar condensing boiler.This houses the oil fired Bosch Greenstar condensing boiler.
Cupboard A useful coat and broom cupboard. It also houses the automatic controls for the upper windows in the solar.
Sitting Room This is a stunning living space, which is light, bright, and airy. The beamed ceiling and oak flooring are lovely character features. The room's centrepiece is the bespoke curved sandstone fireplace complete with a built-in multi-fuel Jotul stove. (This fire is provided with combustion air from outside- so there are no draughts). Natural light floods in from the glazed bay doors, and two large windows. Other wonderful features are the curved solid oak shelving to the side of the fireplace, and the decorative wall lights. The glazed doors to the solar are mirrors of the ones that give access to the kitchen.
Study / bedroom five A very flexible space that could be used as a large ground floor double bedroom, or as an office as it is currently configured. Like the sitting room it is a light and bright room. The large window to the rear overlooks the Mediterranean garden, while the window to the front looks onto the Courtyard. The oak flooring continues the quality feel that runs through this property. The fully insulated solid wood decorative door offers access to the outside via a gently sloping ramp. This together with a hot and cold water supply which may be accessed in the corner of the room makes it eminently suitable for conversion into a downstairs ensuite bedroom for anyone with mobility problems.
Staircase At the rear of the solar hallway is the majestic curved oak and cherry staircase with integral low voltage lighting on the side of the treads. A raised stone planter complete with palm tree and peace lilies is framed by the stairs.
Master Bedroom Located at the west end of the building, it is separate from the other three bedrooms by means of the bridge across the solar hallway. Reflecting the high quality feel this large double bedroom has a delightful solid chestnut floor. Again it has been beautifully designed, and laid out. The fitted wardrobes have central drawers. There is lots of natural light from the two large windows, which offer views to either side of the property.
Accessed via glazed doors, the balcony is the perfect place to just relax and watch the world go by. The balustrade matches the entrance gates and stairs to the ground level. This master bedroom is perfect for those who want extra privacy when friends or relatives are visiting, or as a sanctuary if the house is operated as a business.
En-suite Complementing the master bedroom perfectly, this ensuite has a beautifully polished red marble floor with under floor heating. It is well equipped with a luxurious corner whirlpool bath, large curved power shower enclosure with Corian covered walls, matching vanity unit worktop with glass basins, solid cherry cupboards and mixer taps. The mirrored cherry cupboards over the basins are cleverly recessed into the wall. Additionally there is a WC, heated towel rail and Velux roof light.
Bedroom two This is a good sized double bedroom. It is light and bright due to the two large windows, one of which features a unique etched design. It would be perfect as a guest room.
En-suite This fully tiled room is well equipped with a bath with overhead thermostatic power shower, WC, wash hand basin, full length mirror, Velux roof light, and solid cherry flooring.
Bedroom three A flexible bedroom that could be laid out as a double or twin room. One fantastic feature is the luxurious silk wall covering. Useful storage is provided by the unique built-in wardrobe and drawers. There is a window to the rear.
En-suite Again well equipped with a shower enclosure with easy clean solid Corian walls & a Mira thermostatic power shower, ceramic wash hand basin, WC, open shelving, full length mirror and a solid cherry floor . The walls are fully tiled.
Bedroom four Another good sized double bedroom that could be used a double or twin room. This bedroom features a built-in wardrobe as bedroom three. This also has a window to the rear.
En-suite This ensuite shower room has a shower unit with Corian covered walls, ceramic wash hand basin, heated towel rail, WC and solid cherry flooring. The walls are fully tiled.
Landing Each bedroom has its own unique solid oak door. On the light and spacious landing is a large range of useful tall, built-in cupboards, one half of which is beautifully pyrographed by artist Lesley Lanman.
Additional information All the exterior hardwood windows and doors are double glazed with argon filled Low-e glass. In addition to plentiful electrical sockets, the house has data cabling, TV points and phone points in all the bedrooms. The house is heated by an oil fired boiler with under floor heating to the ground floor. The solar panels enhance the hot water system. The whole house has a heat recovery ventilation system and has been insulated to a high level.
Externally The keen eye for form and design has been extended to the fantastic gardens, which has been open to the public under the National Garden Scheme, as well as being featured on the Welsh Channel S4C. The mature garden is beautifully planted with an exceptional range of unusual trees and shrubs. Key features include the Mediterranean style garden, the Courtyard garden, a hexagonal summerhouse (with copper roof), a large wildlife pond with a decorative bridge, and a stream (fed from a borehole). There is also a bespoke greenhouse and raised vegetable beds. The main garden has been cleverly divided into several sections including some wildlife area, borders, and lawn. There are several water and electrical points in the garden. The two acre paddock is fenced and surrounded by mature trees.
This idyllic, tranquil haven is accessed via beautifully designed remote control gates which lead onto a curved Tarmac drive. Convenient parking for 5 / 6 cars is provided at the end of the driveway by the entrance to the house. A matching pair of gates at the end of the drive lead back onto the lane. The oil tank and a useful wood shed complete with a slated roof are located on the yard.
Workshop / holiday cottage This lovely building is situated at the top of the driveway. Currently used as a workshop and store this large (93m2 internally) building now has planning permission to be converted into a three bedroom holiday cottage. Set in part of the garden away from the main house, it affords privacy with beautiful views over the garden and stream. Most of the walls are new, insulated cavity walls, the windows are double glazed throughout and the entire roof has been recently slated. The whole building has been laid out for easy conversion and plans for this are available. The building may also be utilised in a myriad of ways, including as a double garage with workshop / storage or as a very useful stable block with two loose boxes and space for a hay barn and tack room.
Directions From the A40 at Narberth take the A487 to Cardigan, then continue following the A487 towards Aberystwth. At the post office at Plwmp, turn left. Continue on this road for approximately ½ mile until you reach a T junction, . Turn left and continue down this tree lined road, (ignore the first turning on the left for Llangrannog), take the second turning on the left (signposted to Llangrannog). This is on a bend. Continue until you reach another T junction and turn left (again it is signposted for Llangrannog). After a short distance there is a blind left hand bend. Take the lane on the right which is marked as a No Through Road. Continue down this lane for approximately 1 mile. The main entrance is on the right.