Gwynfe Road, Loughor


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
A unique opportunity to own a piece of Welsh history! Island House, the birthplace and childhood home of Evan Roberts, the renowned Welsh Revivalist of 1904-1905. Sitting at the gateway of the Gower Peninsula and set along a quiet road, in the old village of Bwlchymynydd, alongside the Loughor Estuary and the Foreshore walks. Island House was originally built in1860 and has been extended and improved over the years whilst retaining many original features. Having been preserved by the Roberts family until the1950's, the current owners are only the third family to have lived there. This spacious, detached family home can not only boast a wealth of historic value, but retains numerous original features, including beamed ceilings and open fireplaces. With five bedrooms, the Master bedroom having a dressing room and en-suite bathroom, in addition to a family bathroom and a downstairs wet-room, we believe this property would make an ideal family home. The front bedrooms enjoy views towards Loughor Estuary and Foreshore, while the rear bedrooms overlook the gardens, There are three enclosed garden areas, the smaller being laid to patio and lawn, which leads to a larger enclosed garden, laid to lawn, with garden pond and skirted by numerous trees and shrubs. This in-turn leads back down to the side of the property, which is laid to patio and incorporates a swimming pool, hot tub and summer house. Driveway parking for approximately four vehicles. Loughor itself is a village of historic significance, with Roman ruins and castle and currently benefits from a convenience store / post office, Primary School, Park and Bowling Green, public houses, places of worship and other local amenities. Viewing of this unique property is highly recommended to appreciate not only its idyllic location, but all that this family home has to offer. EER:46

Entrance Porch

Single glazed front door with feature leaded glass pane with the welsh feathers, tiled floor, fire alarm system, solid wood door with original door furniture to:


Tiled floor, stairs to first floor, glazed door to:

Dining Room

13' x 10'3 (into alcoves) (3.96m x 3.12m ( into alcoves))

Double glazed window to front, radiator, beamed ceiling, original stone wall with open chimney and slate hearth.

Sitting Room

12'10 x 14'7 (9'3) (3.91m x 4.45m ( 2.82m)

Double glazed window to front, radiator, in-built fireplace with open chimney and wooden panelling hearth, built-in understairs storage/seating area, single glazed door to:

Breakfast Room

13'5 x 7'10 (4.09m x 2.39m)

Two single glazed windows to rear, tiled floor, radiator, original beamed ceiling, original built-in display cabinet with leaded glass, double doors to:


23'10 x 12'1 (10'7) (7.26m x 3.68m ( 3.23m)

Double glazed window to front and rear, to side double glazed patio doors opening onto the pool garden, two radiators, laminate flooring, wood burner with ornate surround and slate hearth, built-in wooden storage unit.


9'10 x 8'2 (3.00m x 2.49m)

Original beamed ceiling, tiled floor, oak wall and base units with leaded glass doors and worktops over, space for fridge ( original door available to re-hang ) 1 bowl sink with drainer and mixer tap, electric oven with hob, integrated under counter fridge, wooden glazed door with wooden framed window to:

Utility Room

16'3 x 7' (4.95m x 2.13m)

Wall and base units with work tops over, stainless steel sink with drainer and mixer tap, plumbing and space for washing machine, space for tumble dryer, space and plumbing for American style fridge/freezer, tiled floor, double glazed window to rear, stable door with dog flap to rear garden.


With spot light and doors off to;

Wet Room

Double glazed obscure window to side, WC, wall mounted wash hand basin with tiled splash back, walk-in shower with tiled floor and walls, double headed power shower, 1 radiator, tiled floor.


Currently used as storage, up and over door, electricity connected, double glazed window to front, composite door to front, 1 radiator, Worcester oil boiler.


Staggered landing with original beams, built-in shelving and walk in storage cupboard.

Master Bedroom

15'10 x 12'2 (4.83m x 3.71m)

Double glazed window to side and the front providing views of the Loughor foreshore, laminate flooring, radiator, access to loft and open access leading to:

Dressing Area

5'1 (plus wardrobes) x 4'2 (plus wardrobes) (1.55m ( plus wardrobes) x 1.27m ( plus wardrobes))

Built-in floor to ceiling mirrored wardrobes with shelving and hanging space, laminate flooring, spot lights to ceiling, open access (door frame remains and door is available to be re hung).


Suite comprising WC, pedestal wash hand basin, bidet, bath, extractor fan, spot lights to ceiling, radiator, tiled floor, tiled wall, double glazed obscure window to rear.

Bedroom Two

15'2 x 14'5 (4.62m x 4.39m)

Two double glazed windows to front with views toward Loughor foreshore, radiator, loft access.

Bedroom Three

10'4 x 9'11 (3.15m x 3.02m)

Double glazed window to front with views towards Loughor foreshore, built in wardrobes and cabinets, built in storage shelf over stairs, loft access, radiator.

Bedroom Four

9'10 x 9'4 (3.00m x 2.84m)

Double glazed window to front with views, radiator.

Bedroom Five

10'7 x 7'10 (3.23m x 2.39m)

Original beamed ceiling with limited headroom, two low level wooded framed windows to rear overlooking kitchen garden.

Family Bathroom

9'10 x 8'4 (3.00m x 2.54m)

Beamed ceiling with limited headroom, wooden framed obscure window to side and rear, suite comprising WC, pedestal wash hand basin, raised bath with electric shower over, part tiled walls, radiator.


To the front there is parking for approximately four vehicles. To the rear there are three enclosed garden areas, the kitchen garden is laid to patio and lawn with outside tap and gate leading to the large main garden, which is laid to lawn with well stocked flower beds, mature trees and a wild life pond. An arched gate leads down steps to the enclosed pool garden, which incorporates a patio area surrounding the swimming pool 28' x 14' plus borders of mature shrubs. A six seater hot tub with lights, which is protected by electric remote control canopy. A timber summer house with wood burner ( ideal for storage cushions, loungers etc ) and the added benefit of electricity being connected. A timber pool pump house, provides locked doors for access from the patio to the front of the property.


We are advised that mains electricity, water and drainage are connected to the property.


Strictly by appointment through John Francis 01792 892436

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