Historic farm situated on stunning estuary with wealth of opportunities for eco-tourism and environmental projects
Llandilo Abercowin is a working dairy farm with three residential properties, and extending to over 335 acres. This includes nearly 90 acres of saltmarsh adjoining the Taf Estuary that provides for a plethora of wildlife and potential for inclusion with environmental and biodiversity schemes. As the current owners have reached retirement age, it is a once in a life time opportunity for a new owner to take on the guardianship of this special place, be it as a working farm and family home, an environmental project and a business opportunity or as it has been for the past 50 years, a combination of all these aspects.RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIESThe Farmhouse A detached traditional Victorian farmhouse with a large open plan family kitchen, and utility area / boot room. There are 4 bedrooms, a family bathroom and the property has benefited from some recent refurbishment and is in good order. Pilgrims Rest A Grade II Listed 3 bedroom detached house dating back to the 14th Century used as a resting place for the pilgrims on their travels to St David's many years ago. It was fully renovated in 2021 and is currently used as a successful holiday let. The property is set over three floors with good size garden benefiting from a Hot Tub. Springfield House A modern detached house with unrivalled views, constructed to a high standard in 2010 with a detached studio (games room/gym) and double garage. There are 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (one en suite) and a large open plan south facing kitchen dining room. The property is subject to an agricultural occupancy restriction. FARMBUILDINGS Llandilo Abercowin is an award-winning working dairy farm with a milking herd of 250 Holstein Friesians, which are currently recording in the top 1% on the National Milk Records essential phenotypic database for UK genetic evaluation. There are a range of modern farm buildings, with over 300 cubicles and 20 swing herringbone parlour along with silage pits, slurry lagoon (5,250m3 capacity) and stores. FARMLAND The main block at Llandilo Abercowin has 152.95 acres of productive permanent pasture, 17.35 acres of arable (used for maize production) and 14.46 acres of woodland. In addition, there are 89.56 acres of saltmarsh adjoining the Taf Estuary. BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATIONThe Carmarthenshire marine and coast is one of the defining landscapes of the county, contributing significantly to its overall character and of great importance for the local economy, drawing in visitors and investment. As well as the inherent value of these habitats and for the species they support they provide additional benefits of carbon storage, coastal defences and opportunities for Eco-Tourism. Taf Estuary Site of Special Scientific Interest - The Taf Estuary is of special interest for its saltmarsh vegetation, which is associated with extensive areas of intertidal mud, sand and the river channel. The area is of international importance for its marine and intertidal habitats, which in turn support important populations of wintering wildfowl and various species of fish.Carmarthen Bay and Estuaries Special Area of Conservation - There are extensive areas of intertidal mudflats and sandflats with large areas of these flats dominated by bivalves with the river system provides a migratory route for salmonids, lampreys and shad.
Llandilo Abercowin is situated at the confluence of the rivers Cywyn and Taff in an exceptional position overlooking the estuary. The small town of St Clears is 5 miles to the north west with the county town of Carmarthen approximately 11 miles to the north east, and lays claim to being one of, if not the oldest town, in Wales. Carmarthen is a large market town with most services and amenities and the city of Swansea to the south east accessed by the A48 and provides all major services and amenities. The owners advise gu