...By Joseph Benjamin for TDPel Media.
A characterful stone cottage located in the heart of the Pembrokeshire countryside is going to auction.
This is a renovation project that needs completion, but once transformed, it offers a truly idyllic location next to a lake formed from the Afon Dulas, a tributary of the River Teifi.
The property is located along a wooded track and is nestled next to the Ffynone Waterfall, which has been described as a hidden gem within the wonderful wooded river valleys around the village of Newchapel near Boncath.
The Woodland Trust states the woodland is about 325 acres in size, 10% of which is ancient, and home to a section of four rivers that flow through the area, as well as the enchanting waterfall.
The waterfall is steeped in mythology, and according to author Nigel Summerley, it is said to be an entrance to the legendary Annwn, a place mentioned in The Mabinogion as the ‘Otherworld’ – a parallel universe existing alongside ours but invisible to us, where there’s a bountiful supply of food, stunning landscape, and no one gets old or ill.
The cottage offers stunning views of the waterfall and the lake, and the serene and tranquil setting is perfect for those seeking a peaceful retreat.
The stone cottage has been awarded a Grade II listed status by Cadw, for being an attractive Victorian estate cottage in picturesque settings.
The property is thought to have been the gamekeeper’s cottage of the Ffynone House estate near Boncath, a stunning country manor designed by celebrated architect John Nash.
The cottage itself is called Pont Newydd Cottage, and the floorplan currently offers a dining room leading to a kitchen, a large sitting room that already has a wall of glass doors leading out to the garden and lake’s bank.
This sitting room then leads into a charming single-storey lounge that has a delightful set of multi-paned windows and another door out to the garden.
The ground floor is the location of a family bathroom, with the principal bedroom on the first floor offering an ensuite bathroom.
The two-bedroom cottage is going to auction with John Francis Cardigan with a guide price of £210,000.
The bidding starts at 11 am on Tuesday May 16 and closes at around 3 pm on Wednesday May 17.
Potential buyers are advised to read the terms of the auction prior to bidding, including an addendum to the sale, and all lots are sold subject to a buyer’s premium of £840 that includes VAT.
This property is a rare gem, offering the perfect opportunity for anyone seeking to renovate a property in an idyllic location.
With its charming character and stunning surroundings, it is perfect for those looking for a peaceful retreat or a second home.