A beautifully situated Leisure/Holiday Complex with large period farmhouse, 10 self contained cottages, Leisure Centre, stables and pasture land with 11 acres of land
Castell Howell provides a great opportunity to run a Tourism/Leisure business from home and within a beautiful setting. Significant improvement works have been carried out over the past couple of years and the property now offers great earning potential
*** Farmhouse with extensive accommodation of 8 bedrooms
*** 8 stables and yard
*** 10 self contained cottages
*** Leisure Complex - Recently benefiting from complete refurbishment including a bar, Restaurant, with state of the art kitchen, heated indoor pool, 2 squash courts, showering and changing facilities and car parking
*** Farm building formerly housed indoor riding arena/menage, extensive pasture land and woodland
*** With 11 acres plus optional addition of land (with option of up to 83.4 acres)Property Description
The placing of Castell Howell on the open market provides prospective purchasers with an opportunity of acquiring an excellent family run lifestyle business opportunity in the heart of this unspoilt area between the Cardigan Bay Coast at New Quay and the Teifi Valley at Llandysul.
The property comprises of some 15 acres or thereabouts, is well renowned and chronicled in the history of the area having association with non conformism and a seat of learning in the 18th and 19th Century.
In addition there is extensive grounds, a football pitch facility and an all weather tennis court plus indoor swimming pool, bars and leisure facilities including two squash courts. In addition there are stabling, extensive range of farm buildings and healthy prolific pastures which incorporates a motor cycle track on part.
In all the property has a diverse range of appeal to any prospective buyer seeking a lucrative primary or secondary income and would be a valuable bolt on business to an existing enterprise or admirably suited as a stand alone business venture / opportunity.
The farmhouse provides extensive accommodation with 8 rooms in total. It is constructed of stone, rendered elevations, under a slate roof and has benefited from some recent refurbishment work. The house currently provides the opportunity for a purchaser to come in and make their own mark on what is a large and attractive period house. The house is set within its own gardens, laid to lawns, and mature shrubs and trees.
The accommodation provides more particularly as follows:-
Main Reception Room
17' 5" x 26' 8" (5.31m x 8.13m). Via oak entrance door, with inglenook fireplace, radiator and exposed beams.
14' 3" x 14' (4.34m x 4.27m). With radiator and Victorian fireplace.
17' 2" x 15' 3" (5.23m x 4.65m). With exposed beams, fitted custom made oak kitchen with oak floor and wall units, Aga Range dual fuel.
Rear Entrance Hall
With rear entrance door.
11' x 9' (3.35m x 2.74m).
With w.c. and wash hand basin.
Rear Games Room
29' x 15' 9" (8.84m x 4.80m) overall. With stone fireplace and three radiators.
14' 4" x 12' 6" (4.37m x 3.81m).
14' x 8' 2" (4.27m x 2.49m).
Approached via a timber staircase to
First Floor Landing
17' 5" x 22' 9" (5.31m x 6.93m) overall.
14' 7" x 15' 5" (4.44m x 4.70m). With built-in wardrobe and two radiators.
17' x 14' 7" (5.18m x 4.44m). With radiator.
12' 4" x 16' 2" (3.76m x 4.93m). With fireplace.
11' 7" x 17' 1" (3.53m x 5.21m). With radiator.
With built-in wardrobe.
11' 10" x 9' 3" (3.61m x 2.82m). With
Having w.c., wash hand basin and radiator.
Master Bedroom 6
22' 4" x 15' (6.81m x 4.57m). With two radiators and
15' 7" x 7' 11" (4.75m x 2.41m). With slip bath, wash hand basin, low level flush w.c., half tiled.
15' x 15' 4" (4.57m x 4.67m). With
Having 3 piece suite and radiator.
9' 8" x 8' 3" (2.95m x 2.51m).
9' 7" x 8' 6" (2.92m x 2.59m). With 3 piece suite and half tiled.
14' 2" x 20' 10" (4.32m x 6.35m).
Walled patio to fore with ornamental central Fish pond, extensive lawned gardens to rear with hard based parking and private drive with mature trees backing onto a pleasant glade as a backdrop with ornamental pond.
Stables and Yard
Adjoining to the rear of the house are a set of 8 stable buildings and a yard. Suitable for housing Horses or indeed a variety of other uses.
In the past, a range of traditional farm buildings have been converted to 10 separate dwellings. Each cottage benefits from general kitchen and bathroom and, whilst the cottages benefit from unrestricted residential use, in recent times many of the cottages have been utilised as holiday cottages, providing a useful income.
Further information including floor plans and photographs are available upon request.
Cottage Accommodation 2
The Leisure Centre has recently benefited from complete refurbishment and is run as a commercial enterprise by the current vendor. The Complex includes a bar, Restaurant and state of the art kitchen, which has recently been fitted.
The other leisure facilities include a heated indoor pool (36' x 5' depth), plus former sauna, ladies changing room with two showers, gents changing room with two showers, and 2 squash courts.
Outside, there is an area set out as a football pitch and a hard tennis court.
Car park for visitors and clientele.
A Clay Pigeon Shoot has been held on the farm in the past year.
25' x 15' (7.62m x 4.57m). With fitted bar server.
21' 9" x 12' (6.63m x 3.66m). With tiled floor.
Games Room/Function Room
28' 7" x 21' 7" (8.71m x 6.58m) overall.
Function Room (At First Floor Level)
25' 6" x 43' (7.77m x 13.11m). With Ladies and Gents toilets and vaulted ceiling.
Located on the opposite side of the farmstead is a substantial farm building, 120' x 100', of modern steel framed construction under a fibre cement roof and cladding, with concrete floor in part. The building is suitable for livestock or storage and also houses the new bio mass boilers which heat the various properties. The building, in the past, has been used and housed as a riding arena/menage.
The land is predominately laid to permanent pasture, with a couple of fields mowed for forage, utilised for the grazing of livestock, with stock proof fencing and natural hedge rows, and in the main is accessed via a good hard core road.
Farmhouse: Council Tax Band 'D'.
Cottages: Current Council Tax Bands 'A'/'B'.
VAT: Any guide prices quoted or discussed are exclusive of VAT. In the event that a sale of the property, or part of the property, becomes a chargeable supply for the purposes of VAT, such Tax will be payable (or become payable by the Purchaser), in addition to the purchase price.
The HoldingAerial Photograph
Biomass System5 Biomass Boilers
5 bio mass wood pellet boilers which provide all necessary heating and hot water for the farmhouse, cottages and leisure centre, including swimming pool. The last renewable heat incentive payment received was approximately �8,000 for the previous quarter.
In the last financial year (2015-16) the Biomass system produced an income of approximately �24,000. The system has a capability of producing approximately �35,000 per annum if run at capacity.