Cilgwyn, NEWPORT


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  • Bedrooms: 4
A 4/5 bedroom period house and adjacent cottage with full residential and commercial consent. 5 acres including an extensive garden, mature woodland, orchard, meadow and car park. Located in picturesque Cilgwyn and with history dating back to the Middle Ages, the property offers prospective buyers a home full of character and history with a rural countryside setting to match. Highlights include a large living room with a grand inglenook fireplace and a south facing picture window over the garden, a charming country kitchen and a bathroom with a built in sauna. Externally there is a vast garden with a walled-in vegetable allotment, solar panels used for water heating, parking for several vehicles at the front of the property and a cottage currently used as a candle-making workshop, mini-museum and a holiday let.

Trefelin Fawr- The Main House


8'03 x 6'00 (2.51m x 1.83m)

Tiled effect vinyl flooring, windows to front and side, Worcester gas fired boiler for heating, door to:


12'11 x 10'10 (3.94m x 3.30m)

Tiled flooring, window to side, bespoke wall and base units, stainless steel sink with double drainer, space for dishwasher, Aga servicing hot water system and cooking, exposed ceiling beams, arch to:

Breakfast Room

11'01 x 7'09 (3.38m x 2.36m)

Tiled flooring, windows to front and side, door to:


Tiled flooring, stairs to first floor, doors to:

Dining Room

15'00 x 12'10 (4.57m x 3.91m)

Tiled flooring, windows to side, stone fireplace with open fire on slate hearth, radiator.

Utility Room

5'02 x 4'11 (1.57m x 1.50m)

Tiled flooring, window to rear, space and plumbing for washing machine, storage cupboard.

Downstairs Toilet

5'02 x 2'05 (1.57m x 0.74m)

Tiled flooring, WC, wash hand basin.

Living Room

20'06 x 14'05 (6.25m x 4.39m)

Tiled flooring, door to garden, large single glazed, thick glass, picture window to front overlooking garden, windows to side, stone inglenook fireplace with multi-fuel burner on tiled hearth,

Split Level First Floor Landing

Carpet flooring, access to Loft Room, windows to front, doors to:

Bedroom 1

15'00 x 10'05 (4.57m x 3.18m)

Carpet flooring, windows to front and side, Velux window, part exposed double height ceiling with loft access, built-in wardrobes, door to raised sun terrace.

Bedroom 2

12'10 x 9'07 (3.91m x 2.92m)

Carpet flooring, window to side, storage cupboard.

Bedroom 3

11'09 x 9'00 (3.58m x 2.74m)

Carpet flooring, single glazed window to landing, windows to side, Velux window, part exposed double height ceiling.

Bedroom 4

Carpet flooring, windows to side, built-in storage area housing hot water tank and solar panel control system.

Bedroom 5/Office

5'10 x 5'06 (1.78m x 1.68m)

Carpet flooring, window to front.

Loft Room

Wood panelled doors, reduced headroom, doors to inner loft space and through to Bedroom 1, Velux windows.


10'00 x 6'10 (3.05m x 2.08m)

Tiled flooring, window to rear, WC, wash hand basin, bath with electric shower over, access to sauna.


A gated entrance opens to a parking area in between the house and cottage, and is large enough for several cars. Stone steps lead up to the 1st floor accommodation of the cottage, whilst to the other side a path leads along the side of the house to the rear gardens. A large south facing patio area provides a perfect place for outdoor sitting and dining with views across the lawn and into the vegetable garden. Steps lead through a terraced shrubbery to a raised, decked platform and sun terrace outside Bedroom 1 with elevated views across the garden. The majority of the garden is a lawned area with a steep bank to one side, and the River Clydach running along the boundary. The garden also benefits from a mature, walled-in vegetable garden, a greenhouse and stone built shed. Around the grounds there are 2 cellars accessed off the driveway, 2 slate roofed tool sheds, a woodshed, slate roofed garden shed, animal house and mower shed along with a hard standing for a caravan.


We are advised a propane gas tank services the property's heating system. Private drainage in the form of a septic tank.

Trefelin Fach - The Cottage

The Candle Workshop

18'03 x 9'11 (5.56m x 3.02m)

Tiled flooring, single glazed window to side, double doors with windows to front, exposed ceiling beams.

Workshop 2 - The Museum

11'00 x 7'10 (3.35m x 2.39m)

Tiled flooring, base units, storage area and washroom to rear, sash window to rear, double stable doors to front.

First Floor Accommodation


11'00 x 7'10 (3.35m x 2.39m)

Laminate wood flooring, single glazed window to side and rear, base units with stainless steel sink and drainer, step up to:

Sitting Room

17'08 x 9'05 (5.38m x 2.87m)

Carpet flooring, spectacular double glazed arched window to front, built-in storage unit, multi-fuel burner on tiled hearth, storage cupboard housing electric hot water tank, stairs to:

Crog Loft Bedroom

9'00 x 6'04 (2.74m x 1.93m)

Carpet flooring, window to rear, reduced headroom.

Shower Room

5'06 x 4'02 (1.68m x 1.27m)

Laminate wood flooring, mains shower, hand wash basin with cabinet under, WC, window to side, heated towel rail.

Additional Land

Mature Woodland - Mixed deciduous woodland with pathways extending for circa 1.5 acres on both sides of the River Clydach

Meadow - Extensive wetland contained by stone walls on the river flood plain

Orchard - A mixture of apple and pear trees on the sunny bank located behind Trefelin Fach

Car Park - Extra parking for up to 15 vehicles adjacent to the roadway.

An annotated map showing the layout of the land can be seen in the pictures or obtained from the agent.


Was built initially in the Middle Ages, on the road connecting Newport with Haverfordwest, on the easiest crossing point of the River Clydach. It must originally have been a single-room peasant's hovel. Later on, slate slabs were laid on the floor, and the cottage was expanded to two rooms. This was a working smallholding and the walls and paddocks around the house are very old. In 1485 Henry Tudor and his army camped nearby, and that the future king worshipped in Cilgwyn Church before proceeding northwards along the Cardigan Bay coast. That was the fateful journey leading to Bosworth Field and the victory over Richard lll. Henry and his army must have crossed the ford at Trefelin.

In 1879 there was a major rebuild, and the walls of the old house were incorporated into a larger building with two storeys, and a slated roof. After the First World War Cilgwyn Bridge was built to replace the ford, and the local road network was greatly improved. The present owners acquired the property in 1976, after it had been used for a while as a dental surgery. In 1979 another rebuild was completed which doubled the size of the house, turning it into an L-shaped residence and in 1982 another project was completed with the building of Trefelin Fach.

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