- 3 bedrooms, each with own bathroom
- 2 bathrooms with Heritage fittings
- Woodburner and central heating
- Oak beams & flooring
- Hand crafted custom finishes
- Constant heating & hot water
- Thick, sumptuous pillow top mattresses
- Extra wide comfortable sofas
- 100% cotton sateen 500 thread count linens
- Large fluffy white towels
- TV in all bed & living rooms,
- DVD and stereo
- Internet access
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Paved terrace with far reaching views
- Large washer & dryer
- General Information
- Living Area
Wheatsheaf cottage was originally the miller's cottage and barn on The Bwlch Tre Banau Estate. Vaulted oak beamed ceilings, thick welsh slate window sills and double french doors leading out onto a brick paved terrace overlooking the view down to the valley make this a stunningly beautiful holiday property.
The cottage is centuries old and most of the really unusual features have been retained, including some arrow slit windows, a huge liftingwheel and a beautiful original exterior stone staircase. The "Great Room" features a woodburner with a plentiful supply of logs, highvaulted ceiling and original stone floors. The conservatory sun-room is a great place to relax in. It does contain a day bed and therefore will accommodate a 5th person.
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The living area of Wheatsheaf Cottage has arrow slit windows, stable doors and huge glass French windows in the great room that open out onto a private terrace. This impressively large great room has a high vaulted ceiling with green oak A-frames, natural finish oak panelling from the estate and incorporates some really beautiful ancient curved long oak beams. It also features a unique antique wooden lifting wheel that was still actively in use until a few years ago.
Relax on one of the two huge and comfortable 8-way hand tied sofas with tapestry fabric and loads of throw cushions. These superb quality soft furnishings are complimented by some handsome pieces of furniture including a magnificent 8 feet tall mahogany grandfather clock. A remarkable collection of paintings features countryside wildlife including badgers and otters painted on large thick slabs of Welsh slate that were rescued long ago from an old manor house. Reclaimed rustic flag-stone flooring with an under floor heating system keeps this room warm & cozy during the cooler months and a large Jotul woodburner provides a roaring open fire to curl up beside. Open the oak shutters beside the fireplace and find a 36” TV & DVD. Guests have also been provided with a stereo/CD player. On long lazy Summer days and balmy country evenings, leave the huge outward opening French windows open to enjoy gentle breezes and stroll out onto the expansive brick paved terrace to enjoy lunch, supper or a quiet drink overlooking one of the most spectacular views in the whole of Carmarthenshire.
The eat-in Kitchen has a large scrubbed pine table and chairs, together with freestanding dressers topped with thick blue-gray Welsh slate worktops. This traditional style kitchen has all new appliances including an extra wide ceramic top range style cooker with self cleaning oven, a microwave and dishwasher. The kitchen is fully equipped with crockery, cutlery, pots & pans, utensils and small electrical appliances.
The adjacent utility room contains an extra large high capacity washing machine & a large dryer, iron & ironing board, plus an American style side-by-side larder refrigerator/freezer with ice-maker.
Bedroom 1 has burnished wide plank oak floors with cosy underfloor heating, a king size antique style pine bed with best quality extra thick pillow top mattress, 100% cotton sateen 400 thread count linens, television and DVD. Southerly views from the windows are down over the valley and westerly views out over the walled water garden. The room is accessed from the hallway on the ground floor and is adjacent to the main bathroom.
Bedroom 2 has a superbly comfortable large 6 ft wide superking bed. The room has a and lovely aspect and again is adjacent to the hall leading to the main bathroom on the ground floor of the cottage.
Bedroom 3 is accessed by a hand built oak staircase utilising original byre metalwork as a handrail leading upstairs from the great room. It has exposed oakbeams, cottage-style maple wood floor, central heating and a 5 foot wide antique pine bed with best quality extra thick pillow top mattress, superb quality linens, television and DVD. Views are southerly down over the valley and also easterly (in the Spring you can see a huge swathe of golden daffodils running from the Estate entrance gate right down to the courtyard). This second bedroom has an armoire and a private en-suite bathroom.
Both of the bathrooms come with a liberal supply of large, fluffy freshly laundered white towels.
The oak panelled Main Bathroom has a traditional cast iron roll top bath tub with shower spray attachment, a neo-angle corner shower and the best quality traditionally styled Heritage porcelain fixtures including high cistern toilet and large washbasin.
The second bathroom is a private en-suite for Bedroom 3. It has a cast iron claw foot roll top slipper bath & hand held shower/mixer. The superb quality Heritage porcelain fixtures include a traditional high cistern toilet, bidet and washbasin.
- Large glass french double doors lead out onto the terrace.