Windrush House and Coach House is a magnificent property located in the coastal village of Llanrhystud. The estate comprises a stunning six-bedroom Victorian former vicarage known as Windrush House and a recently converted Coach House up to first fix level, which consists of two holiday cottages, Woodland and Garden. Nestled within private mature gardens and surrounded by woodland, this property offers a tranquil and picturesque setting.
Windrush House, dating back to 1872, has undergone meticulous restoration and modernization while retaining its original features and Victorian charm. The house boasts a grand pitch pine double-width staircase, elegant doors, servant bells, a fitted Victorian dresser, and beautiful slate and tile floors. With four double bedrooms, two single bedrooms, and a variety of reception rooms, including three spacious living areas, this house provides ample living space for a comfortable and luxurious lifestyle. Additionally, it features a well-equipped kitchen with a range cooker, a breakfast room, and two bathrooms, one ensuite. The house is heated by oil-fired central heating, two wood burners, and a Rayburn stove, ensuring warmth and cosiness throughout the year.
In contrast to the Victorian grandeur of Windrush House, the Coach House has been thoughtfully redesigned to offer contemporary living spaces that harmonize with the natural surroundings. The Coach House consists of two separate cottages, ‘Woodland’ and ‘Garden’, each featuring the possibility of two ensuite double bedrooms, a kitchen, and a spacious living room or studio area. The design incorporates glass and wood elements to create a connection with the rural environment and allows abundant natural light to fill the interiors. Both cottages open up to sheltered courtyards and well-manicured gardens, providing delightful outdoor spaces for relaxation and enjoyment.
Windrush House and the Coach House is located on the outskirts of Llanrhystud, accessible via a short private drive and lane off the main coastal road. The property enjoys views of the village, as well as the surrounding open countryside. Despite its secluded location, it offers convenient access to village amenities, including a shop, post office, café, pub and restaurant, church and chapel, and a petrol station with a small supermarket. Families residing in Llanrhystud benefit from a thriving village infants and primary school, while regular bus services connect the village to nearby towns and secondary schools in Aberystwyth and Aberaeron.
Outside, the hillside gardens have been meticulously landscaped and designed to provide multiple areas for relaxation and dining. Facing southeast, the garden receives ample sunlight from dawn until early evening. It features a mix of lawns, herb-filled borders, fruit trees, shrubs, a pond/bog garden, and specimen trees, creating a mix of colours and scents throughout the seasons. The garden boasts twelve distinct sitting areas, including a decked pergola adorned with Wisteria, Clematis, and Jasmine, as well as an upper tiled patio surrounded by a variety of beautiful trees. The remaining portion of the property is covered in natural woodland, offering a haven for wildlife, including a resident Buzzard family and numerous bird species.
The estate also includes various outbuildings to enhance the functionality and storage capacity of the property. A summerhouse with a garden shed/workshop is fully equipped with electrical power points, hot and cold-water facilities, and a toilet. It overlooks a decked area and a border featuring vibrant plants such as Hibiscus, a Monkey Puzzle tree, Palm trees, and a Bamboo grove. Additionally, a large wood lap shed, constructed entirely from one of the felled garden pines, serves as storage for the ride-on mower. Three timber and slate sheds attached to the main house discreetly house the gas supply and waste bins while offering additional storage space for garden tools and equipment.
Windrush House and Coach House present an unparalleled opportunity for new owners to own one of the areas nicest residences.
The Old Vicarage - Ground Floor
Stone and slate tiled porch with original wide Victorian outer door leading to an inner glass and pitch pine doorway and wide tiled hallway.
16'10" x 14'10"
Sitting Room with two sash windows each with original pine shutters, wood-burning stove on a slate hearth.
Front Reception Room /Study
13'4" x 12'0"
Front Reception Room /Study with two windows including original pine shutters to the front window.
17'0" x 15'0"
Dining Room with marble fireplace and wood-burning stove; large sash windows with original shutters, slate hearth with wood-burning stove.
13'9" x 12'6"
Breakfast Room with oil-fired Rayburn Royal / built-in original dresser/ and original brass servants bells; large window with woodland view.
19'6" x 13'9"
Kitchen fitted with a mix of oak and off white cabinets; cabinet lighting; double ceramic sink; oak worktops; LPG supply; three windows affording courtyard and woodland views.
Utility Room has a Belfast sink; fitted cupboards; Worcester Central Heating Boiler/ washing machine and dryer points; toilet.
There are 4 cellar rooms running underneath the full length of the front portion of the house with access door and slate steps down from back corridor. The cellars are aired and partially lit by small windows but also maintain the correct atmosphere through the slate and walls ‘breathing’ in response to climate. Very useful as wine cellar and storage space. At the front of the house there is a large high ceiling inner hallway with Canadian pitch pine panelled cloakroom/ shoe cupboard; pitch pine bannisters and wide easy rise main staircase leading to spacious landing.
16'9" x 14'3"
White marble and cast iron fireplace; view to the hills and village.
17'0" x 14'8"
White marble and cast iron fireplace; view to the hills and village.
13'10" x 13'10"
Original cast iron fireplace; view towards Cardigan Bay.
14'4" x 13'11"
Fitted washbasin and vanity unit; fitted wardrobe and cupboard; woodland view.
10'0" x 8'10"
Single bedroom; en-suite (shower, toilet and washbasin); fitted wardrobe and cupboard; view to Coach House courtyard.
9'0" x 6'0"
Single bedroom; at present used as a study, view towards Cardigan Bay.
Extra-large bath and shower, washbasin and large airing cupboard with a fully insulated hot water cylinder.
View of the garden; with washbasin.
Large spacious landing with fitted linen cupboard and access to the second staircase leading down to back door and attic.
Access via fitted door/safety ladder to very large attic partially floored for easy maintenance and offering extra storage space. The attic has lighting is most of the floor area is deeply insulated. There are two Velux windows allowing a view of roof valleys and tiles and access for maintenance when necessary.
The former Coach House and stables of the Old Vicarage were granted full planning permission for two-holiday cottages/artist’s studio. All building stages have been completed and fully approved by the Building Inspector to just beyond First Fix. The conversion comprises the following with the design allows for adjoining door should the two units be let to one group:
Unit 1, Woodland Cottage
• Large kitchen with wooden and glass doors opening to courtyard and window to East Courtyard
• Step up to a large reception room/studio, half of which is to the full height of the roof with exposed pine beams and includes staircase leading to the bespoke hand-made curved mezzanine. This room is designed to have a wood-burning stove on slate base, underfloor heating and has wood and glass doors opening to West courtyard, and stable door opening to rear East courtyard, with covered veranda.
• At the top of the stairs on left there is an exit to a decking area at rear and wooden stairs leading to the upper sun deck and private path to Ceredigion Coastal Path.
• Off the mezzanine is Bedroom 1 designed with bathroom and separate WC. The bedroom has views of woodland, garden and across the valley from windows on three sides.
• Bedroom 2 is designed to have two single beds; bathroom and low window with views of the West Courtyard as well as Velux windows.
Unit 2, Garden Cottage
• Large reception room in two halves:
• Compact kitchen area/dining room.
• Conservatory style sitting room with full height windows at edges under curved mezzanine; glass and wooden door open to the East Courtyard.
• Bedroom 1. With wide doorways to allow for disabled access. Widows to both West courtyard and south views. Original fireplace. Ensuite bathroom designed as a wet room with walk-in shower, sink, toilet; window to side.
• Staircase leads to a wide landing /sitting area lit by two Velux windows.
• Bedroom 2 large gabled, exposed beam bedroom designed to also provide an ensuite bathroom and toilet. Bespoke curved mezzanine sitting area, large glass windows affording beautiful views across the garden and valley towards South East.
The property is approached via a sweeping tarmacadam driveway leads to a large parking area with space for several vehicles and leads to the heart of the beautifully arranged woodland and garden grounds amounting to approximately three acres in total. The garden has been landscaped and planted to create a series of spaces for relaxing and eating, perfect for viewing the range of wildlife including Buzzard, Rook and Dove families as well as visiting Red Kite, Woodpecker, Swifts, and many varieties of smaller garden birds and butterflies.
The gardens themselves are mostly south-east facing and enjoy the sun from dawn until early evening with a variety of decked areas and patios the perfect place to take in a sunset. Further, a wealth of mature plants and trees lace the grounds as well as a small orchard and a range of outbuildings including a fabulous summer house and garden shed/workshop.
Windrush is located on the outskirts of the village of Llanrhystud, situated only 9 miles to the University and seaside town of Aberystwyth; 8 miles to the Georgian Harbour Town of Aberaeron; half an hour from Lampeter and to the West Wales Heritage coastline at New Quay; an hour from Carmarthen and the link road to the M4.
The village services include shop and post office, the Black Lion pub and restaurant, a church and chapel, village primary school and a petrol station with a small supermarket. In addition, there is a golf course and private leisure club with pool and gym a short walk away and opportunities for both river and sea fishing.
The local and national bus services all stop in the village and connect to Aberystwyth, Cardigan, Carmarthen, Lampeter and Machynlleth as well as Cardiff and Swansea. From Aberystwyth and Carmarthen here are rail links to Shrewsbury, Birmingham, Manchester, Swansea and London etc.