With sweeping lawns, an orchard, two acres of woodland and distant sea views, this home offers fine country living just a stone’s throw from both town and beach
This beautiful 18th-century house is a rare find for a number of reasons. Not only does it have historical charm, but it also enjoys fine views and total privacy – a grand country home with acres of space, yet so close to the beach and to all the facilities you could need.
A visit to Crugiau House in Rhydyfelin, just south of Aberystwyth – Ceredigion’s largest town – involves travelling down a tarmac drive, past a two-acre woodland, which is actually part of the property and provides privacy from both the neighbours and the road.
The garden has sweeping lawns, plenty of shrubs, a terrace of fruit trees and a walled vegetable garden. It’s a wonderful space for the green-fingered, but also for those who like to relax – not only is there a summer house, but also a patio, which is easily large enough for al fresco dining.
Inside, the entrance hall has an archway with carved timber columns. There’s a drawing room, with a sandstone-style cast iron fireplace topped by a wooden mantelpiece. There’s also a dining room and a well-stocked kitchen, with a five-ring Neff hob with electric oven, an electric Aga situated inside the original fireplace, a dishwasher and marble worktops.
But the most impressive room on the ground floor has to be the orangery, which oozes with light and offers views over the garden and surrounding countryside to the sea, just visible in the distance.
Upstairs, there are four bedrooms, including a master, with dual aspect windows overlooking the fine views, plus an en-suite bathroom with a panelled bath.
When you first enter the driveway, you’ll notice a small lodge on your left hand side. This is also for sale via separate negotiation. It has a lounge, a kitchen/dining room, two bedrooms, a bathroom and a lovely patio outside. It’s currently being rented out.
If your dream is to live in a large, secluded country home with lovely views, stunning gardens and with the beach and the shops just a short drive away, Crugiau House might be just the place.
At a glance
Crugiau House: An 18th-century family home with an orangery and views over the distant Cardigan Bay
Bedrooms: Four in total, all on the first floor. Three enjoy fine views, including the master, which also has an en-suite bathroom
Land: Four acres of woodland, lawns, orchard, vegetable patch, summer house and patio
Location: Just over a mile south of Aberystwyth
Price: Guide price of £750,000
Agents: Aled Ellis, 16 Terrace Road, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion SY23 1NP. Tel: 01970 626160. www.aledellis.com
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