Five Furlongs, Ilston, Swansea
Idyllically positioned within the beautiful Gower village of Ilston a rare and exciting renovation opportunity. This generous 3-bedroom home offers beautiful views overlooking Fairwood common, two double garages, and a block of 3-stables. Positioned within approximately 4.25 acres of well-manicured grounds and a desirable paddock. This family home has been loved and cherished by the current owner for the last 35 years and sits in readiness for a new family to create their own special memories.
The famous Gower peninsula is just a short drive away from where you can appreciate multiple sandy beaches and endless coastal pathways. Five Furlongs is situated in a rural setting, with the village of Killay just a short journey away, here you can enjoy an array of convenience shops, restaurants, salons, and cafés.
Approach: After meandering along the North Gower hamlet, you will arrive at the wonderful village of Ilston. Journey down a long drive, through a 5-bar wooden electric gate and you will be introduced to this hidden gem, Five Furlongs. Straight away you will notice the spectacular backdrop this home has to offer, Fairwood common. The generous driveway enjoys ample parking for an array of cars and from here you are enticed to explore further.
Porch: You will step into a bright and welcoming porchway which is laid with tiles and will guide you into the entranceway.
Entrance: This carpeted space will give you direct access to a desirable ground floor bathroom, generous kitchen, and the lounge.
Bathroom: This very useful ground floor bathroom has the pleasure of housing a WC, wash basin, fitted bath with shower unit, and easy to clean vinyl flooring.
Lounge: 15'7" x 15'1" To the right of the entranceway, you will find a generous in size lounge with light beaming in through the dual aspect windows with beautiful outlooks of the well-manicured garden and Fairwood common. This space also enjoys an electric fire with marble surround and hearth, and superb marble TV stand creating a perfect space for unwinding after those long days. From here you have access into the study and a stairway to the first floor.
Study: 10'11" x 9'10" A lovely in size study with light beaming in through the glass sliding doors to the conservatory. This space could be utilised as an additional sitting room, a snug, or whatever you may desire.
Conservatory: This beautifully bright space with an array of windows and double access out to the rear offers a perfect space for unwinding and enjoying the scenery. This area is laid with easy to clean tiled flooring.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room: 21'11" x 10'7" A very generous in size kitchen with an abundance of natural light beaming in through the dual aspect windows with beautiful outlooks of Fairwood common. This space offers an array of wall and base units topped with granite worktops and integrated double inset sink, Hotpoint oven and grill, 4-ring electric hob, elevated extractor fan, and a desirable breakfast bar for up to 4 seats. From here you have access to the dining room, utility, and rear porch.
Dining Room: 14'5" x 9'9" Through an attractive archway you will find a generous in size dining area with light flooding in through the large window to the rear overlooking the well-manicured gardens. There is ample room to house a large dining set for multiple seats and easy access to the kitchen, making this a perfect space for entertaining friends and family.
Utility: Situated just off the kitchen you have a very useful utility allowing ample room to house a range of free-standing appliances. This space also enjoys fitted shelving, tiled flooring, and space to hide your outdoorsy shoes and coats.
Rear Porch: Positioned to the rear of the home you have a porch laid with tiles and access straight out to the patio area.
First Floor: Let us now ascend to the first floor of this family home and see what it has to offer.
Bedroom One: 17'5" x 11'8" As you climb the stairway you will notice two doorways one of which will guide you into bedroom one. Straight away you will notice the natural light that shines in through the dual aspect windows with fantastic views of Fairwood common and the grounds. Bedroom one also has the pleasure of an array of fitted wardrobes, storage, and a lovely window seat so you can appreciate the wonderful views.
Bedroom Two & Three: Journey through the second doorway and you will find two generous in size double bedrooms, both with beautiful views overlooking Fairwood common. Bedroom three also has the added bonus of a storage cupboard with fitted shelving.
Family Bathroom: The large family bathroom is fully furnished with a WC, two wash basins with storage underneath, fitted bath, large walk-in shower, two heated towel rails, tiled walls, and easy to clean vinyl flooring.
Step Outside...: From the grounds of Five Furlongs, you have superb views overlooking Fairwood common with direct access straight onto the common where you can enjoy endless countryside pathways. Situated within approx. 4.25 acres of grounds you have a fantastic mix of patio and lawn area which surround this home creating multiple spaces for seating enabling you to enjoy this prime location at leisure and to its full potential. The well-manicured gardens enjoy an array of raised flower beds, mature trees and shrubs and a beautiful pond. The grounds also have the pleasure of a small paddock approx. 3 acres, 3 sizeable stables, car port, a well-proportioned greenhouse, and an additional outbuilding.
Two Double Garages: Five Furlongs also has the pleasure of two double garages both with electric up and over doors, lighting and ample space for two cars and extra storage. One of the garages also has the added bonus of having very large loft space which you gain access to via an open staircase.
Solar Panels: This home also benefits from solar panels, thus greatly increasing its energy efficiency.
Local Area: The Gower village of Parkmill enjoys a family friendly community, situated en-route to the Gower peninsula with its beautiful woodland walks, array of majestic sandy beaches and outstanding coastline to explore. Parkmill is renowned for the National Trusts Gower Heritage Centre, Little Valley Bakery, Shepherds café/store and other locally run businesses. There is also a convenient spot to park giving easy access through the woods and sand dunes to arrive at the most spectacular Three Cliffs bay. One of the most admired and photographed scenes of the Gower coastline.
Gower is famed for becoming Britain’s first designated area of outstanding beauty and is popular with locals and tourists alike. With rugged coastal walks and large expanses of family friendly sandy beaches, coastal shops, and beachside cafes.
Situated close to the absolutely charming coastal village of Mumbles located to the west of The City of Swansea. The village itself offers a full array of quality restaurants and individual boutiques with beachside promenade that meanders along the coast with coffee shops, parks, and ice cream parlours en-route, finishing at the recently refurbished Mumbles Pier. Alongside our award-winning beaches, scenic coastal paths, and Marina we are blessed with great sporting facilities. With championship golf courses, Olympic sized swimming pool and full array of water sports available. Culturally benefiting from museums, galleries, and theatres with a centre celebrating the works of Dylan Thomas.
Swansea offers a direct line to London and Cardiff International Airport is approximately 45-minute drive.
Additional Property Information: Freehold
Tax Band - H
Drainage - Cesspit