It is not often that a historic seven-bedroom country house set in around five acres of land and within a very short walk to the beach comes on the market.

However Glandwr is exactly that - and the beach in question is at the beautiful village of Tresaith.

Currently used as a country house B&B and for yoga/well being retreats, Glandwr is presented to a very high standard with some lovely original features throughout.

There are many possible uses here, subject to any consents that may be required, and it is ideal for those buyers wanting both a piece of history and a beach close by.

Set within private grounds, Glandwr is a Georgian Grade II listed country house, dating back to 1809 - a date carved into the beam above the large fireplace, in the living room.

The house was built by one of Cardiganshire's major landowners of the time, John Lloyd-Williams, of the Gwernant estate, as his family's summer home.

It is said that John Nash, architect of Buckingham Palace and London's Regent Street was involved in the design and construction of Glandwr, although no documentation remains to prove this point. However, it is well-known that Nash was known to work in the area at the time, including his building of the Llanarchaeron estate near Aberaeron.

Some typical Nash influences - such as the splendid over-stairs ’lantern’ light, gothic arch windows and curved ceiling covings - are strong features in the house, and many still refer to Glandwr as "the Nash house".

By the end of the 19th century, Glandwr was rented by Newcastle Emlyn solicitor, Benjamin Evans. His daughter, Ann Adalisa Evans, nom de plume Allen Raine, was one of the period's most popular novelists. Her works were so renowned in Britain, America and Europe, that some of her stories describing rural life in west Wales, were made into early silent movies.

Allen Raine maintained a close association with Glandwr. In 1872, when she was 36, she left Glandwr and Tresaith, in her pony and trap, to marry Beynon Puddicombe in the ancient parish church, St Michael's, Penbryn. She is now buried in the same churchyard.

Glandwr was extended several times over the years, and following a long period as a small hotel, the house was sympathetically restored and modernised to the comfortable and welcoming family home it is today.

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