FOR SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION.
A truly unique detached 3-4 bedroom stone built cottage in a picturesque setting overlooking the Gwaun Valley. It was built in 1972 by the renowned architect Christopher Day on the site of a ruined chapel and was one of the first houses built in this country with a turf roof. The original was replaced with a completely new sedum roof in 2003. It was built with the aim of being largely self sufficient with a private spring-fed water supply and electricity provided by solar power. The house has been featured in a number of books about architecture (including Phaidon’s ‘The House Book’) and the press. The property stands in approximately 0.25 acres of garden. EER: TBC
GUIDE PRICE £160,000 – £170,000
The Architect – Christopher Day
Regarding Christopher Day He is a renowned eco-architect and he designs buildings in line with his ecological principles of his books (Places of the Soul , Building with Heart) and how good design enhances the lives of the occupants.
Ty Cwrrd Bach was his first building designed to be harmonious with its rural landscape and had one of first turf roofs in Britain. He went on to design and consult in over 20 countries across the world and received many awards for eco-sustainable architecture including Prince of Wales award. Hes just been awarded MBE for services to Architecture and Innovation.
Entered via rear stable door, quarry tiled floor, window, freestanding shelving, large built-in pantry with shelving.
Study/Sitting Room 12’9 x 8’2 (3.89m x 2.49m)
Quarry tiled floor, double glazed window with views to hills and over the valley , window to side.
Suite comprising bath, WC, wash hand basin, window, vinyl flooring.
Living/Dining Room 17’1 x 15’1 (5.21m x 4.60m)
Three double glazed windows to front, open fireplace, exposed beam, wood flooring, radiator, stairs to bedroom 4, cupboard with shelving, 2 steps lead down to the kitchen.
Kitchen 8’11 x 8’2 (2.72m x 2.49m)
Fitted with a range of hand made base units, tiled worktop, 2 circular stainless steel sinks with mixer tap, window to side with countryside views, LPG gas fired Rayburn stove for cooking and heating radiator.
Bedroom 1 10′ × 8′6 (3.05m x 2.59m)
Window and door to front, window to side, tiled flooring, whitewashed walls, door to storage room housing electrics.
Bedroom 2 18’6/9’8 x 9’/7’10 (5.64m x 2.74m)
Wood flooring, window to side, telephone point, exposed beam, 3 rung step ladder leads up to platform bed area, windows.
Bedroom 3/Study 8’6 x 6’9 (2.59m x 2.06m)
Window to rear, exposed beamed ceiling, bed on platform, shelving, unit housing hot water tank, alcove with shelving.
Second Floor Bedroom 4 18′ × 8′11 (5.49m x 2.72m)
Sloping ceiling, limited headroom, window with countryside views over the valley, beamed ceiling, wood flooring, water tank.
The property is accessed off a shared lane and to the off road parking. Gardens extend to approximately 0.25 acre which are mainly laid to lawn with trees and shrubs around. To the front is gated access to a garden area laid to lawn. External door leads into the kitchen.
Private water supply, spring water comes from the field about 150-200 meters up the lane. The spring chamber was rebuilt approx 12 – 15 years ago. Private drainage via septic tank. LPG gas Rayburn stove.
2 x solar panel provides electricity for LED lighting.
Auction Date & Venue
For Sale by Public Auction at Parc Y Scarlets, Llanelli on Wednesday, 5th July 2017 at 1pm (unless previously sold or withdrawn).
Hains & Lewis
7 James Street
Contact: Mr Dan Lewis