Derelict rural cottage in need of full renovation with a guide price of £19k

Along a quiet and leafy country lane in the beautiful Carmarthenshire countryside is a white-washed cottage going to auction that could be your perfect rural renovation project.

Set in a quarter of an acre, with an additional and approximate half an acre opposite, the cottage can be found in a secluded spot which borders a fast-flowing stream; sounds like an idyllic spot to create a country dream home once a full programme of modernisation has been completed.

Located near Ammanford, the property going to auction is called Cwm Grenig Cottage and as well as a peaceful place to practise your well-developed DIY skills, it is a house that comes with history too.

The property started life as a cow shed in the early 1800s before becoming a pair of agricultural workers’ homes and then a single family home.

Now the cottage is on the market looking for a new owner to write the next chapter in its history, which will surely be creating a pretty, rural retreat.

The property offers the chance for an escape to the country but with amenities at the nearby village of Glanamman.

With Ammanford and the M4 motorway just a drive away, some may say the cottage’s location is the perfect balance between rural peace and handy urban facilities.

However, before you start planting your veggie patch there is much work to be done.

The stone cottage requires full modernisation and improvement work and, although it has overhead power and drainage provided by a cesspit, everything needs to be done to the property to revive it.

Inside, the property offers a potential buyer a lounge, dining room and kitchen on the ground floor and three bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor.

But you won’t be able to investigate inside yourself as, due to the condition of the cottage and health and safety concerns, internal viewings are not permitted.

However, a wander around the outside accompanied by a representative of the auction house can be arranged and will help potential buyers get a feel for the location and position of the cottage.

There may also be potential to extend the cottage further and create extra living space and sleeping accommodation, subject to achieving planning consent.

The property is going to auction with a guide price of £19,000 but, of course, could sell for a lot more.

Gemma Vaughan, of Paul Fosh Auctions, says: ” Cwm Crenig Cottage is a former family home which has been empty for a period and, over time, has fallen into disrepair.

Due to the condition of the cottage we are not conducting internal viewings although inspections of the outside and grounds have been arranged for interested parties.

Gemma says: “The property will require a fair amount of work but could prove to be an ideal project in an idyllic setting for someone looking to create their own slice of ‘off the grid’ good life in the heart of the beautiful Welsh countryside.”

Cwm Crenig Cottage is up for sale via online auction with Paul Fosh Auctions with online bidding starting at noon on Tuesday, March 16 and ending from 5pm on Thursday, March 18 on the company’s website.


[from WalesOnline]