Cwmystwyth, Aberystwyth


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  • Bedrooms: 4
Hafod Lodge is an imposing detached Grade II listed house steeped in local history of the Cwmystwyth area and Hafod estate. The arrangement of windows allows plenty of natural light to flood the rooms making for a very light and airy feel to the property. The property benefits from four large bedrooms, three reception rooms and tastefully contemporary kitchen. The village of Cwmystwyth has an excellent selection of woodland walks with magical waterfalls and idyllic views. The property has a rural outlook yet is only 15 miles from the university town of Aberystwyth with all of the amenities expected of a large town including major supermarkets, high street, hospital and leisure facilities as well as famous Victorian promenade. Hafod Lodge ready access via car to the Midlands and South Wales through the town of Rhyader. This property is a real testament to the owners hard work and attention to detail with restoration works having been carried out with fantastic results. This really is a must see property for buyers that would like to be away from the hustle and bustle and relax in an attractive character property that is ready to move into straight away.


The original house was built circa 1814 for Thomas Johnes as a lodge for the romantic and picturesque Hafod Estate (see Peacocks in Paradise by Elisabeth Inglis Jones). In Circa 1837 the 4th Duke of Newcastle-Under_Lyne rebuilt the lodge as a school. Recently, the lodge together with the entrance gates and pier columns were Grade II listed.

Reception Dining Room

14' x 12' (4.27m x 3.66m)

Bay window to front elevation, open fire with cast iron fire surround, Victorian style granite fire surround and mantelpiece, two Victorian radiators, pine boarded flooring, door to front, french doors to:


Carpeted floor, Victorian radiator, door to:

Drawing Room

17'2 x 14' (5.23m x 4.27m)

Twin windows to front elevation, single window to rear elevation, Victorian radiators, pine boarded flooring,

Sitting Room

18' x 15' (5.49m x 4.57m)

Twin windows to front elevation, twin windows to rear elevation, Victorian radiators, staircase access to study and bedroom four. Solid Walnut fire surround with Morso wood burning stove, carpeted floor.


16' x 15'9 (4.88m x 4.80m)

Window to front elevation, two windows to rear elevation, electric four oven AGA, Belfast sink, oak surfaced island, tiled splash backs, door to front elevation.

Rear Hallway

Door to rear elevation, doors to:

Downstairs Bathroom

6'8 x 6'7 (2.03m x 2.01m)

Panel bath with electric shower over, pedestal wash hand basin, low level flush W.C. Tiling to water sensitive areas, wood effect flooring, radiator.

Utility Room

11'9 6'10 (3.58m 2.08m)

Plumbing for washing machine, oil fired central heating boiler, shelving to walls, Belfast sink.

First Floor

Main Landing

Stripped pine panelled doors to:

Bedroom One

14' x 11' (4.27m x 3.35m)

Window to side elevation, radiator, carpeted floor.

Bedroom Two

14' x 11'10 (4.27m x 3.61m)

Window to front elevation, radiator, carpeted floor.

New room

Bedroom Three

11'9 x 10' (3.58m x 3.05m)

Window to rear elevation, radiator, door to:


Shower with glass doors, low level flush W.C., wash hand basin, radiator, electric towel rail, tiling to walls and floor.

Family Bathroom

Victorian style three piece suite in white comprising free standing double ended bath with legs and central mixer tap shower, low level flush W.C., pedestal wash hand basin, tiling to water sensitive areas, radiator, window to rear elevation, wood effect flooring.


14'10 x 9'8 (4.52m x 2.95m)

Sloping ceilings to front and rear, carpeted floor, door to:

Bedroom Four

Sloping ceilings to front and rear, dormer window to front elevation, radiator, carpeted floor.


The property enjoys elevated and uninterrupted southerly views across the Ystwyth Valley. Approached via a splayed gravel entrance through stone pillared wrought iron gates to parking and turning area. Stonewall enclosed, the garden is visited regularly by wildlife including red kites and buzzards. A lawned area and floral beds extends along a footpath to a woodland section. To the west of the house, the garden is terraced with a mix of dry stone walling and shrubbery. The grounds extend to just under 1 acre.


16'7 x 14'10 (5.05m x 4.52m)

Up and over garage door, concrete floor, electric and light connected. Door to rear.


Mains electricity and water, private drainage, oil central heating.

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