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Lancych Mansion, SA37 0LQ


£1,500,000 Guide Price

Reference No.:
SA37 0LQ
Detached House
For Sale
£1,500,000 Guide Price

Property features

  • Beautiful seven bedroom Grade II listed mansion.
  • Self-contained one/two bedroom residence with own access.
  • Fifteen acres of ground with river frontage.
  • Wonderfully renovated and welcoming family home.


Nestled at the heart of one of the prettiest river valleys in West Wales, Lancych Mansion is as captivating as it is breath-taking setting. This seven bedroom Grade II listed residence also has the huge benefit of a self-contained one/two bedroom cottage in its eastern wing. The seven bedroom mansion is the result of a grand extension to the original farmhouse, that had been in the same ownership for over four hundred years. Within the last twenty years the property has undergone a full renovation including the full replacement of the ornate roof structure. The current owners have gone to great lengths to complete this sympathetic restoration of the home and to bring the approximately fifteen acres of grounds that surround it up to the same standards of this truly impressive residence.


Main Mansion

Entrance Hall
The impressive entrance to the property includes a large covered porch which leads to stunning double wooden doors that open into the entrance hall. The entrance hall makes a grand entrance to the mansion with the vaulted ceiling decorated with moulding and finished with gold paint. There are doors to the library and drawing room with an archway leading into the central hall which leads back into the property.

Immediately to your left as you enter is the beautiful library. With built-in bookshelves to the walls and a charming box bay window looking out over the gardens, this room would be an ideal space to work or read. Currently utilised as a home office, the space has a fireplace in the left hand wall and a doorway opposite it into the drawing room.

Drawing Room
The drawing room provides a wonderful bright space with box bay windows to two aspects looking out over the gardens, meadow, and down to the river. The room is accessed either directly from the entrance hall or from an internal door to the library.

Next to the drawing room is the larger family room which has a beautiful full height window looking out directly at the woodland on the opposite side of the valley. To either side of this large window are two glazed doors that open to the rear of the property. A large fireplace on the right hand wall acts as a focal point with elaborate cornicing that is found throughout the property.

Central Hall
The central hallway leads off from the entrance hall and connects all the remaining rooms on this level. The stunning handmade staircase leads up to the first floor, with another short staircase leading down to the rest of the ground floor rooms. On this lower level there is access to the second staircase leading up to the first floor, a storage room under these stairs, and an external door to the rear of the property.

Dining Room / office
this charming bright space positioned overlooking the front of the property. The formal dining room has a range of bespoke cabinetry to display glassware and crockery. The large windows to the southern aspect flood the space with light and make it a lovely room to spend time in.

Storage Room
Opposite the dining room a door leads off the hallway to an internal lobby which functions as a perfect space to store coats and boots. Two doors lead off this lobby and give access to the cellar and a shower room.

Shower Room
Providing a cloakroom and shower for the ground floor, which is easily accessible from the garden, this space is a handy addition to this level of the property. The space offers a hand basin, lavatory, and shower cubicle and is finished with tiled floor, walls, and a rooflight above that brings in natural light.

The large cellar provides excellent, dry, storage which is easily accessible. Slate flag stone flooring is matched with slate tops set on slate plinths. Windows to the side of the property bring in light to the space. There is a door off the main space into a second lower cellar.

Lower Cellar
The lower cellar has two large alcoves on the rear wall, one which would make an excellent wine cellar. In the centre of the space is a covered well which provides water to the mansion. Next to it is the associated water treatment system.

Acting as a perfect hub for the property, the large kitchen is positioned at the centre of the home. Accessed from the central hall, the kitchen also has a door leading out to the eastern wing of the building which contains three more bedrooms as well as the internal access to the original farmhouse. The kitchen itself is a beautiful handmade example by renowned cabinet-makers Makepeace. Crafted out of solid sycamore, the range of wall and base units provides a wonderful feature to the home. The kitchen has a built-in dishwasher, oven, hob, and microwave oven, with space for a large American style fridge freezer. Under the window the owners have had a reconditioned Aga fitted which combines the quality and robustness of a traditional aga with the ease and convenience of modern electric innards. The kitchen counters are finished in stunning blue pearl granite with enough space in the centre of the room for a kitchen table.

Utility Room
Next to the main kitchen is a handy utility room with a window to the side gardens. Offering a large butler sink along with space for freestanding white goods and undercounter washing machine and dryer, this is an excellent addition to the property.

First Floor Landing
Connecting the primary four bedrooms of the mansion is the large first floor landing. The centre point for this space is undoubtedly the circular stained glass window bearing the original family crest at its centre.

Master bedroom
The primary suite looks out to the side and rear of the building and has some of the finest views from the property. The curved ceilings, panel work, and moulding perfectly reflect the grandeur of this stunning bedroom. An internal door leads into the separate dressing room.

Dressing Room
Larger than most bedrooms, this dressing room has a door to the bedroom and to the landing with a large window looking out to the gardens. There is an open fireplace to the far wall with a full range of fitted wardrobes opposite it. A door to the side leads into the master ensuite.

Ensuite Bathroom
This large space houses a double vanity, lavatory, jacuzzi bath, and separate shower cubicle and steam room. A window to the front of the room brings in natural light.

Bedroom Two
Overlooking the rear of the property, this elegant bedroom echoes the same gentle arching ceilings as the master. The space has fitted wardrobes and a door to the ensuite bathroom on the rear wall.

Ensuite Bathroom
Offering a roll top bath and separate double shower, this bathroom also includes an airing cupboard, bidet, and lavatory with a window to the side bringing in natural light.

Bedroom Three
Situated at the rear of the first floor and next to the second staircase down to the ground floor, this is another charming double. The bedroom offers a range of built-in storage and a window to the side with a pair of double doors leading into the ensuite bathroom.

Ensuite Bathroom
A window to the rear of the building looks out over the valley with a lavatory, hand basin, and bath with shower over it completing the accommodation.

Bedroom Four
Positioned at the front of the property, the last of the bedrooms on this side of the house offers an excellently proportioned bedroom with a fitted wardrobe and window to the front. A short corridor leads to the ensuite bathroom.

Ensuite Bathroom
Offering a bath, lavatory, and hand basin, this bathroom also has a window looking out to the front of the property.

East Wing Hallway
The door from the ground floor kitchen takes you into an antechamber which has a staircase down to the internal door to the original farmhouse, a door to the utility room, and a short staircase leading up to the east wing of the mansion. The three bedrooms found on this level are connected by a long hallway.

Bedroom Five
The largest of these three bedrooms is found at the far end of the corridor and enjoys windows to the front and side of the building along with access to its ensuite bathroom. All the bedrooms in the east wing also share the same gently sloping roofline found throughout the property.

Ensuite Bathroom
The ensuites in the east wing all share similar amenities including a bath with shower over, lavatory, and hand basin set in a vanity unit.

Bedroom Six
Overlooking the rear of the property, this lovely bedroom enjoys charming views out towards the river. With a dressing area to the side, including a built-in dressing table and cupboards, this would be a wonderful guest bedroom.

Ensuite Bathroom
Matching the other ensuite bathrooms, this room also features an elegant curved vanity containing the lavatory and hand basin with the bath to the side.

Bedroom Seven
The first bedroom you come to on your right as you enter the eastern hall, this room still offers a pleasant double bedroom with views out to the front of the property.

Ensuite Bathroom
Off the seventh bedroom is a well-proportioned ensuite bathroom with a window overlooking the front of the property.

Original Farmhouse

Entrance Hall
The original farmhouse has its own external access off a large gravel parking area. This entrance hall provides an excellent space to leave boots, coats, and outdoor clothes before you enter the main reception areas.

A handy cloakroom off the entrance hall, this cloakroom provides a lavatory and hand basin set in one vanity unit.

Utility Room
Next to the cloakroom this useful utility has a range of storage, sink, and plumbing for a washing machine.

Cottage kitchen
The large kitchen/diner is accessed off the entrance hall and offers a fully-fitted kitchen with range of integrated appliances. A window to the side looks over the rear gardens and brings in natural light. There is enough space for a large kitchen table and a wood burning stove set into the original hearth provides a lovely focal point for the room.

Cottage lounge
The spacious central living room is a charming space with large windows to the front and back. As a focal point is the large inglenook housing a wood burning stove, with all the primary rooms radiating off this space.

Bedroom One
A good-sized double bedroom, this room has a large south facing window to the front of the property and room for a range of freestanding bedroom furniture.

Bedroom Two / Home Office
Windows to the front and side of the property bring in natural light to this good-sized double bedroom.

Family Bathroom
This bright bathroom offers a bath with shower over, hand basin set in a vanity, and lavatory set under the side window.

Lancych Mansion sits in approximately fifteen acres of grounds that run along the bottom of the Cych Valley. The quiet country lane that allows access to the mansion forms the southern boundary with the twisting river Cych running along the northern boundary which is classed as a Site of Scientific Interest (SSI). A stone pillared entrance leads to a sweeping driveway curving down to the large tarmac parking area in front of the mansion. The land also includes a large island in the middle of the river with the winding course of the waterway providing an ideal place to walk, swim, fish, or simply observe the myriad of wildlife that calls the valley home.

Surrounding the property are the more formal gardens which contain numerous mature trees, shrubs, and flower beds. Directly in front of the mansion is a large level lawn which is encircled by a ha-ha which forms part of the ingenious drainage that prevents the buildings from being at any risk of flooding. The formal gardens roll gently downhill to the rest of the land which comprises of beautiful water meadows that go down to meet the stream. To all sides of the mansion are patios, terraces, and seating areas that can follow the sun, or provide shade from it, throughout the day. To the rear is an herb garden and large chicken enclosure. These seating options include a clever rotating summer house in the rear gardens which looks out over the meadows beyond it.

The original farmhouse in the eastern wing of the mansion has its own outside space, parking, and access, allowing it to function separately from the main property.

There are a range of stone outbuildings to the eastern side of the property, one of which houses a diesel generator which, though currently not used, can provide back up power for the whole property in the event of a power cut. There is also a handy gardeners toilet in one on the outbuildings.

Positioned midway between Cardigan and Newcastle Emlyn, Lancych Mansion is accessible from several directions. If approaching from the south along the A478 proceed through Crymch and turn left as you leave the village following signs for Bwlch-y-Groes. At the next crossroads turn left and Lancych Mansion will be found on your right hand side.

If approaching from the east, head for Newcastle Emlyn before following signs south for Capel Iwan then for Caws Cenarth Cheese. Pass Caws Cenarth and take the next left at a crossroad. Cross the river, then take a right at the next crossroads and Lancych Mansion will be found on your right hand side.

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