Main House - Accommodation
The main house started life as the original traditional farmhouse which over the years has been substantially increased in size to the rear to now provide very adaptable accommodation and currently provides 8 bedrooms in total, 4 of which make up the Annex section which has 2 ensuite bedrooms downstairs and upstairs. The remaining 4 ensuite bedrooms are on the first floor and one is the Garden Suite overlooking the gardens.
Entrance via timber double-glazed double doors into
With staircase to first floor, radiator, door through to:
19' 6'' x 17' 3'' (5.95m x 5.27m) L-shaped
With 2 hardwood double-glazed windows to side, hardwood double-glazed door out to decking area, two Velux roof windows, two separate desk/office areas, door leading through to:
Open Plan Kitchen / Diner / Lounge
24' 3'' x 25' 11'' (7.4m x 7.9m) L-shaped
With a range of wall and base units, LPG 7-burner cooker, enamelled sink, 2 windows to side and rear, double door out to decked area, feature fireplace with wood-burner, staircase to first floor, door to:
With slate slab floor, double-doors out to side, radiator, door into site utility/laundry room (original farmhouse kitchen) and door into:
With window to side, pedestal wash hand basin, low level flush WC, built-in storage.
Old Farmhouse Kitchen
14' 1'' x 18' 1'' (4.3m x 5.5m)
Originally the kitchen for the old farmhouse but now used as a laundry room / general utility room for the day to day running of the site, window to side, space and plumbing for washing machine, tumbler dryers, stainless steel sink/drainer slate slab flooring, door into:
Entrance via hallway with door out to front, staircase to first floor, radiator, door to:
Lilac Room - Bedroom 1 (En-Suite)
11' 3'' x 14' 7'' (3.42m x 4.45m) into recess
With window to the front, radiator, door to en-suite shower room - with double shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin, low level flush WC, chrome towel radiator.
Lavender Room - Bedroom 2 (En-Suite)
11' 3'' x 12' 0'' (3.43m x 3.65m) into bay
With window to the front, radiator, door into en-suite shower room - with low level flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin, shower cubicle.
Annexe First Floor
Accessed via staircase in annexe hallway and giving access to:
Willow - Bedroom 3 (En-Suite)
11' 11'' x 13' 5'' (3.62m x 4.1m) into recess
With window to the front, radiator, door into en-suite shower room - with shower cubicle, low level flush WC, chrome towel radiator, pedestal wash hand basin.
Holly - Bedroom 4 (En-Suite)
11' 3'' x 13' 1'' (3.44m x 4m) into recess
With window to the front, radiator, door into en-suite shower room - with shower cubicle, low level flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin, chrome towel radiator.
Main House First Floor
Accessed via staircase in hallway and giving access to:
Farmhouse Suite - Bedroom 5 (En-Suite)
With window to side, radiator, door into en-suite bathroom - a large en-suite with free-standing roll-top bath, pedestal wash hand basin, corner shower cubicle, Velux roof window to side, chorme towel radiator.
Primrose - Bedroom 6 (En-Suite)
9' 2'' x 14' 11'' (2.8m x 4.55m)
With three windows to the side nad rear, radiator, door into en-suite shower room - with large shower cubicle, wash hand basin, and WC.
Bedroom 7 (En-Suite)
13' 7'' x 23' 7'' (4.15m x 7.2m) into recess
With three windows to side and rear, radiator, door into en-suite shower room - with low level flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin, double shower cubicle.
Garden Suite - Bedroom 8 (En-Suite)
12' 10'' x 20' 10'' (3.9m x 6.35m)
A spacious, superb suite with views over the vinyard and countryside beyond, feature exposed beams, radiator, door into en-suite shower room - with corner shower unit, low level flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin, radiator, chrome towel rail.
Restaurant / Bar - Bar Lounge
35' 7'' x 15' 11'' (10.85m x 4.86m)
Previously the outbuildings for the original farmstead but now a substantial building currently set up with a large bar area (The Landsker Bar), a downstairs Bistro and an upstairs Bistro, a huge vaulted hall for a variety of uses, a commercial, fully equiped kitchen, on the first floor there is the beautiful Grainstore Suite for lettings.
With bar area, Drinks Cellar, which has a cooling system, an ice machine and a 10 pipe barrel system, three windows to rear, double doors out to side, leading through to:
With 2 separate WC cubicles, two wash hand basins, window to rear.
With 2 urinals, wash hand basin, separate WC.
With low level flush WC, wash hand basin, door off to:
14' 7'' x 12' 0'' (4.45m x 3.65m)
With 2 windows to the front, feature bottled shelving/walling, leading through to:
14' 1'' x 15' 7'' (4.3m x 4.75m)
With exposed stone walling, door to outside.
17' 7'' x 16' 7'' (5.35m x 5.05m)
A splendid range of stainless steel work surfaces with 2 double-sink units, automatic washer unit, two gas 6-burner cookers, grill unit,3 stainless steel undercounter fridges, double hot cupboard with heated pass and 10 grid rationale oven, storage units, fridges etc, opposite the kitchen there are cold and dry storage rooms,delivery shed behind kitchen with freezer, washing machine and tumble drier.
Main Gallery Restaurant
15' 7'' x 36' 11'' (4.75m x 11.25m)
A superb huge room with exposed stone walling and vaulted exposed ceiling, three doors to outside, one of which leads to a large undercover decking area with BBQ equipment.
First Floor Restaurant
16' 5'' x 29' 6'' (5m x 9m)
With window to the side, access through to roof storage area, leading through to:
A lovely little sitting area overlooking the main downstairs restaurant.
Grainstore Suite (En-Suite)
15' 5'' x 20' 0'' (4.7m x 6.1m)
A beautiful suite with feature vaulted ceiling with exposed "A" frames, exposed stone walling, leading into en-suite bathroom - a large superbly presented suite with feature free-standing bath, shower cubicle, limestone flooring, low level flush WC, wash hand basin, chrome towel radiator, Velux roof window to rear.
History of Banc y Llain
Banc- y- Llain link to the White House in Washington.
It is well documented that five of the first six presidents of the United States of America were of Welsh ancestry. Probably the most famous of these were Mr John Adams ; the second president of the United States and very first occupant of the White House, and his son, Mr John Quincy Adams ; the sixth president who helped turn the tide against slavery. These powerful men were the grandson and great-grandson of a simple yeoman farmer"s son from Llanboidy in west Wales, called David Adams, who (before emigrating to America to seek his fortune) grew up as a tenant farmer on the drover"s farm that was part of the Banc-y-Llain estate. It is known that when the US President"s office was built in Washington, it was not white, and was not called the White House. Existing documentation indicates that the "White House" was given its present name during the presidency of John Adams, as a nickname, long before it actually changed colour. Locally, we believe we know exactly why this was. When David was growing up in west Wales, the farmhouse was the family home and, which would mainly have consisted of grey stone barns and cottages. However, the main owners house itself was white ; and, in fact, it states in the deeds of the main house that it must always remain white. So it would be natural for farm workers to refer to it as "the White House". David"s father was also called John (like his illustrious descendants), and we are sure that David would have been very proud to talk about his heritage in Wales to his grandchildren ; as modern Americans enjoy doing today. We therefore believe it is utterly feasible that the familiar name "the White House" simply passed down through the generations as a term to describe a building where all the important decisions are made , whether about family matters, farming or running a nation.
The vineyard was planted during spring of 2007 and nearly 2000 vines of Seyval, Phoenix, Rondo, Rheichenstiener, Huxelreber and Pinot Noir were planted.
The Rondo ripened first when the first crop was ready in 2014 and achieved a brix sugar level of over 15 and over 500 kilos of The Rondo were produced, then 3 weeks later the green grapes were harvested and over 2 tonnes produced in all.
We are advised by our client that around 3000 bottles are produced each year from the vineyards.
The first Vintage of Whitehouse Still White went on to win an international silver award.
The whole site is set in just under 7 acres which is split into various paddocks and of course the two separate areas of vineyards.
There is off street parking for the owners to the side of the house with large gravelled parking areas for the public from a second entrance providing ease of access to the Restaurant/Events Building.
There are 3 caravans onsite which of course could provide further income.
Our clients currently keeps some Shetland Ponys on some of the land which is well fenced. A stable block and large polytunnel are also found near the 3 caravans.
From Blaenwaun heading towards St Clears, turn right on the sharp left bend heading towards Whitland. Continue on this road for 3 miles, go through two sets of small cross roads and at the third set when you meet a main road (where you can turn right for Llanboidy) go straight ahead and Banc y Llain is half a mile further along on the left.
Viewings: Strictly by appointment via Houses For Sale in Wales or our sister company, The Smallholding Centre.
Services: Mains water, mains electricity, private drainage (septic tank), oil & gas heating.