£3,500,000 Guide Price
- Peerless country estate with 13 acres of beautiful grounds.
- Seventeen bedroom mansion with integral three bedroom wing.
- Three separate cottages surrounding the main house.
- Huge range of part-converted and unconverted outbuildings.
- Within ten minutes’ drive of the bustling county town of Cardigan.
Remarkable, inspiring, and truly unique, Penylan Mansion is surely one of the finest estates still in private ownership in Wales. Offering unparalleled accommodation both inside and out, this estate has been painstakingly restored to a standard that is truly a joy to behold. Surrounded by its own outbuildings, cottages, and approximately thirteen acres of grounds, this estate presents a unique opportunity for a buyer.
Main House Overview
You enter the property via an impressive entrance foyer that leads you into the central entrance hall. This space makes a stunning introduction to the property with the double height hall at the rear of the room housing the beautiful staircase to the first floor which is surrounded by hand painted friezes. To each side of the hall are two large reception rooms currently laid out as an opulent dining room and a drawing room for receiving guests. Next to the drawing room and with a door to the entrance hall is the remarkable ballroom which looks out over the gardens to the side of the property. With a sprung floor, full length mercury mirrors, and intricate cornice and panel work, this space is an unbelievable feature to the mansion.
The largest reception room on this level is the expansive sitting room found to the rear of the building which looks out to the garden on two sides. The care and attention that has gone into the numerous features of these spectacular reception rooms really needs to be seen to be believed. Next to the sitting room is a private study which also connects to the rear hallway that runs through the back of the building. This hallway gives access to another more intimate reception room, along with a cloak room and the boot room/utility. The boot room offers another cloakroom off it along with a utility/bar room to the side. Off this utility you enter a large lobby which leads outside and into the gym and pool complex. A later addition to the structure, the gym and pool offer a fantastic space for the family to unwind or another focal point for any party or social gathering at the property. Completing the accommodation on this level is the recently renovated kitchen which has been created from a Clive Christian Furniture Company design to make a truly breath-taking space which perfectly matches the character of the original property.
A covered central courtyard allows access into the annex which is connected to the main manor house with stairs leading down into the large basement which runs under the building. The basement houses the heating system for the mansion along with ample dry storage and an impressive wine cellar. Access to the annex is also possible through a door from the main kitchen which connects through to the annex’s own kitchen space.
The first floor contains the principal bedrooms in the mansion with the largest found along the eastern and southern side of the building. There are nine bedrooms on this level with the potential for a tenth if the luxurious dressing room off the master was not required. There is an interconnecting door which gives access to the three further bedrooms found in the annex which could connect the two units if required.
The master bedroom is positioned above the ball room with a wonderful bay window looking out over the gardens. Like most of the principal bedrooms it boasts handmade Clive Christian cabinetry that perfectly matches the grandeur of the space. The junior master suit is positioned next to the master with the opulent dressing room and a bathroom separating them. There are five bath/shower rooms found on this level which perfectly serve the bedrooms around them. The four principal bedrooms are supplemented by five others that run along the western side of the building, with the hallway that connects them also giving access to a staircase to the second floor.
The second floor of the mansion was originally servants’ quarters but has been restored to match the rest of the building. This level contains three bedrooms along with a bathroom. Ideal for guests or older children, this level could form another self-contained unit to the property if needed.
Contained within the same building as the main residence, the self-contained wing offers supplementary accommodation to the mansion. While completely self-sufficient, the wing could be easily integrated back into the main mansion and used as one large residence. The wing has a hallway accessed from the front of the building which leads into two reception rooms on either side. The reception room on the north western corner of the building also leads into another reception room which has a pair of double doors to the outside of the building. Two of the three reception rooms also have doors to the enclosed central courtyard which connects back to the main mansion. To the north eastern side of the wing is the kitchen which offers similarly impressive cabinetry and amenities as the one found in the main house.
A staircase from the largest reception room takes you up to the first floor of the wing and the central landing. The landing opens onto three bedrooms looking out to the front and side of the building. Two of the bedrooms share a ‘Jack and Jill’ bathroom with an internal door from the third leading into the first floor of the main house.
The approach to Penylan Mansion provides a hint at the grandeur and opulence of this outstanding residence with the tree lined driveway bringing you to the large turning circle at the front of the mansion. The fountain water feature positioned in front of the house provides a suitably impressive introduction to the lavishness found inside.
Surrounding the main manor house are approximately thirteen acres of gardens, fields, and woodland. A large lake, which was dredged and re-lined by the current owners, runs along beside the main entrance driveway and provides a haven for wildlife.
To the rear of the main mansion a gravel driveway and courtyard separate the building from the large L shape building that once would have served as a coach house and servants’ quarters. Now housing two separate one and two bedroom cottages, along with a large triple garage with storage above it, this is a great addition to the main property. To the rear of this building there is a large courtyard, ringed with other unconverted outbuildings which provides even more parking and storage for vehicles and machinery. Besides this courtyard is another two bedroom detached cottage positioned next to the northern drive out of the estate.
To the northern side of the estate is a large partially converted outbuilding that, when completed, would provide another detached four/five bedroom residence. Next to this is another large unconverted cowshed and hay barn which offers huge scope for further development. This part of the estate was only recently purchased by the owner in their quest to restore the estate to its former glory.
In addition to the main driveway that brings you to the front of the main mansion the estate also owns a second driveway at the rear of the buildings. This driveway runs along the boundary with the southern paddocks owned by the property and connects to a country lane to the east of the estate. The estate also has a right of access over a third driveway which connects over farmland and through woodland to bring you to the northern side of the property.
Council tax band - I
If approaching Cardigan from the south via the A478, take the third exit on the roundabout onto the A487. Crossing the River Teifi, you approach a second roundabout. Again, take the third exit onto the A484 signposted Newcastle Emlyn. Continue on this road for around three miles until you reach the village of Llechryd. Follow the road through the village and continue along the northern side of the river Teifi. Proceed on for just over half a mile, ignoring the first left hand turn before taking the second signposted for the Llechryd Waterworks. Proceed up this quiet lane and the grand entrance to Penylan Mansion will be found on your right hand side after a short distance.
If approaching from the east, take the A484 from Newcastle Emlyn signposted for Cardigan before taking the right hand turn just before reaching Llechryd and then follow the directions above.