Inside one of Wales’ most important Georgian country mansions which comes with outbuildings and 30 acres of grounds

Some homes captivate you instantly, just one look can wow you, and such is the case with the exceptional Alltyrodyn Hall. From the moment you reach the sturdy stone pillar and grand iron gate entrance and stroll down the winding, sweeping driveway lined with mature trees, you’ll know you’re in a special place to enjoy the property and that the historic home will not disappoint.

The fine Georgian façade is charming with its perfect symmetry, the central porticoed entrance with six columns, and the many multi-paned windows; All classic Georgian designs and all in place and looking elegant, thanks to a renovation project by the current owners.

Many buildings in Wales have achieved Cadw listed status, with Grade II being the most common, signifying that a building is of such special interest that it justifies every effort made to preserve it. But this stunning country manor could be even better by having an important star next to the number as well as boasting many features included within its grounds, including a bell tower, a backyard, a walled kitchen garden, a bathhouse and even an expansive serpentine. A canal carries the Avon Giron stream from the overflow lake to the swimming pool on the lower level.

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Cadw states that Grade II* status is only given to buildings of more than special interest, and it only makes up about seven per cent of the total number of listed buildings in Wales, which justifies all efforts to preserve them.

The mansion was listed in 1993 as “the largest and most grand country house in this part of Cardiganshire and Carmarthenshire”. The site is said to have been owned by the Lloyd family since the 17th century, but this particular mound is believed to have been built in the early 19th century in the style of the famous architect John Nash.

The 12-bed, five-bath mansion can boast many original features, which have been preserved and restored using traditional methods by the current owners, particularly within the dilapidated servants’ service quarters, as well as the inclusion of new central heating and plumbing systems, and a commercial fire alarm system. And an elevator.

The agent is certainly as excited about this property as any visitor, saying: “Situated over three floors and spanning a stunning 13,000 square feet, Alltyrodyn Mansion offers potential new owners the opportunity to raise their families and host their guests in one of the finest and most luxurious buildings in the country.”

The country mansion is on the market with Fine & Country West Wales with a guide price of £2.35m, call them on 01974 299055 to find out more, and don’t miss the best dream homes, renovations and interiors in Wales – Join the Amazing Welsh Homes newsletter And the Facebook group Amazing Welsh Homes.

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Surrounded by ancient woodland which provides the most picturesque rural backdrops to this stunning property which has achieved its top rating for being ‘the largest and most impressive country house in this part of Cardiganshire and Carmarthenshire’.

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The manor began life at Capel Dewey as part of an estate formed for the Lloyd family, and is thought to date back to the early 19th century, but the family’s connection to the land is said to date back to the 17th century. Every great country house needs a grand entrance, and Alltyrodyn Mansion is happy to provide just that.

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The mansion comes with around 30 acres of beautiful, undulating grounds that include woods, fields, walkways and outbuildings as well.

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The views are enormous and panoramic, making you feel completely isolated within the beautiful Cletower Valley. However, the property is only about a mile from the village of Redwyn, Lampeter is about 10 miles to the east, and Cardigan Bay Beach is a short distance away with some access. The most famous beaches and bays of the area in less than 30 minutes by car.

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Within the grounds there are an impressive number of additional listed buildings and garden features including a walled garden, a bathhouse and even a wide serpentine canal carrying the Avon Giron Stream from the lake.

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Within the grounds are the terraced bell tower, courtyard and coach house, which in themselves, apart from the palace, are historic gems – a stunning slice of bygone country life.

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Surrounded by up to 13,000 square feet of accommodation in this grand residence, the interior courtyard is a great place to enjoy some private peace.

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The current owners have spent time renovating the house, particularly bringing the servants’ wing back to life, including restoring the original features and rediscovering some of them as well.

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Symmetry from outside to inside – the double doors of the inner hall, the double front doors, and the stone fountain placed in the middle.

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The entrance hall is larger than some studio apartments in Cardiff – a wonderful welcome from an impressive home.

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A number of original features of the property remain, including the original window discovered by the current owners during their renovation, the impressive oak fireplace in the entrance hall, thought to date from around 1600 and the original house on the site.

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Various parts of the house include original materials – considered some of the finest during its period including slate floors, original oak timbers, stained glass windows, original shutters, intricate coving details throughout, and of course the classic sweeping staircase.

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The house has a magnificent ballroom that has certainly seen many parties and gatherings over the centuries.

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The house has been converted into accessible accommodation by the current owners, with new central heating and plumbing systems included, a commercial fire alarm system and lift and care taken to cherish the abundance of remaining original features, including in the music room.

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The numerous reception rooms include a drawing room, dining room and study as well as a breakfast room, office and gym.

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The kitchen, with the adjoining scullery and storeroom in particular, has been renovated by the current owners using traditional methods – including hand-crafted lime plastering – to bring the former service suite back to life from its former ruin. This space originally contained a servants’ hall, a salting room, a dairy, a brew house, and a scullery, and is now in use; Even the roofs were replaced and restored.

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The central landing continues the fine original features including cornices, archways, timber flooring and paneled doors.

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The primary bedroom is so large that it can easily accommodate a full-sized sofa.

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The master bedroom’s en-suite bathroom is another highlight.

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The house has two upper floors of bedrooms that are currently designed for seven on the first floor and five on the second floor but there are rooms with other functions, such as the billiard room and the living room that could be flexible and offer more.

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The second floor has been used as two independent apartments and provides provisions for six further bedrooms and two bathrooms, including this stunning one, and two former kitchen areas, suggesting that it could be home to multiple generations and branches of a single family or even become a boutique hotel that actually includes accommodation for the owners.

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