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.