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9 Bed Commercial - Other  For Sale  Pontsian  Llandysul  Carmarthenshire  SA44  - £1,250,000

For Sale
An excellent commercial business opportunity to derive substantial income with Period Farmhouse, 10 Cottages, Leisure Centre/Bar plus 11 Acres (Option up to 83.4 Acres).
Castell Howell is a renowned, diversely appealing business with excellent lifestyle qualities set in a beautiful part of West Wales just 8 miles inland from the Cardigan Bay Coast at New Quay.
The property has been extensively upgraded in recent times and includes:
** 8 bedroomed Period Farmhouse for family occupation **
** A Stable Yard and self-contained Equestrian arrangement **
** 10 Self-contained Cottages which do not have holiday restriction (i.e. can be occupied year-round) **
** A refurbished Leisure Complex with Public Bars, Restaurant, Updated Kitchen, Indoor Swimming Pool, Squash Courts, Showering and Changing Facilities **
** Former Indoor Riding Arena/M�nage ** ** Tennis Court **
** Extensive Pasture Land ** ** Biomass Plant **
** Option to acquire additional land with a Major Motor Cycle/Enduro/Cycle-Cross Events Course **
** Further scope to redevelop Clay Pigeon Shoot **
** Fishing potential on a Large Lake **

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 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 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
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.
Day Room
14' 3" x 14' (4.34m x 4.27m). With radiator and Victorian fireplace.
Kitchen/Living Room
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.
Inner Lobby

Utility Room
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).
Laundry Room
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.
Bedroom 1
14' 7" x 15' 5" (4.44m x 4.70m). With built-in wardrobe and two radiators.
Bedroom 2
17' x 14' 7" (5.18m x 4.44m). With radiator.
Bedroom 3
12' 4" x 16' 2" (3.76m x 4.93m). With fireplace.
Bedroom 4
11' 7" x 17' 1" (3.53m x 5.21m). With radiator.
Rear Landing
With built-in wardrobe.
Bedroom 5
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
En-Suite Bathroom
15' 7" x 7' 11" (4.75m x 2.41m). With slip bath, wash hand basin, low level flush w.c., half tiled.
With radiator.
Bedroom 7
15' x 15' 4" (4.57m x 4.67m). With
Having 3 piece suite and radiator.
Bedroom 8
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.
Bedroom 9
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.

The Cottages
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 Living Area

Cottage Bedroom

Cottage Living Area

Cottage Bedroom

Leisure Centre
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. Further scope to develop as an around the year enterprise.

Trout lake for potential fishing if desired also
25' x 15' (7.62m x 4.57m). With fitted bar server.
Cellarage Off
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.
Swimming Pool

Squash Courts

Farm Building
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
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'.

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, 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.
Optional Land
This land is laid to pasture and comprises its own delightful Valley and provides an opportunity for the prospective purchaser to acquire a whole Farm of up to 83.4 Acres.

This includes a very well noted and highly attractive Motor Cycle/Cross-Country/Enduro Course which has held within the last 12 months , three major Motor Cycling Events and a regular coaching event is held monthly. This is a valuable bolt-on enterprise to the property and provides additional income streams if so required.

These are for general guidance only. You are responsible to confirm accuracy by inspection.

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