An Interview With Horse Whisperer Carol Sharpe - Nihi, Sumba
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What a magical place. This spectacular family home is set in approx. 12 acres of fabulous private grounds. Situated in a rural setting in the Gower village of Llanrhidian, which is in close proximity to all the Gower peninsula has to offer, yet within easy access to the M4. Presenting magnificent equestrian facilities, a workshop, and a barn which has been beautifully renovated into extended accommodation. The barn which once was part of the working farm offers endless potential to this very desirable property. Little Wern Halog Farm is beautifully presented and offers locally sourced wood throughout adding a tremendous amount of character and charm.
This wonderful family home is fantastically positioned with multiple walks, hacks, and cycle routes all on your doorstep. The famous Gower peninsula beaches and areas of outstanding natural beauty are within easy reach giving you endless opportunities to make precious memories.
After meandering through the gorgeous North Gower Hamlet, down a quiet country road, through a 5-bar wooden gate you will arrive at this superb home. Here you have ample parking for multiple cars, trailers, and horseboxes. The beautiful mix of stone and render which the faÃ§ade has to offer will entice you to explore further.
The entrance is light and welcoming laid with a slate tiled floor and slate windowsill. This generous space offers a large storage cupboard perfect for hiding away those messy outdoorsy shoes and coats. Through a solid Oak door, guiding you into the kitchen/breakfast room.
What a spectacular space! It is clear from the moment you step into this space that it is the heart of the home. Natural light floods in from the array of windows which surround this enormous room which is gorgeously laid with tiles. Here you have a range of solid oak wall and base units which were hand built on site offering endless storage and integrated double sunken sink and drainage board. You also have dimmable spotlighting, television point, slate windowsills, room for an under the counter appliance, breakfast bar for 3 stools and a fantastic Falcon oven with 2 ovens, grill, induction hob, warming draw, and elevated extractor fan.
The kitchen/breakfast room also has ample room to house a large dining table for up to at least 8 seats, making this space perfect for entertaining friends and family.
Sitting just off the kitchen/breakfast room you have a very useful space with easy to clean tiled floor, access out to the rear, and lots of extra storage to hide those muddy shoes after spending those long hours enjoying the grounds this home has to offer.
Here you have a very handy cloakroom housing a WC and hand wash basin.
Let us now journey back through the kitchen and down the generous hallway which is beautifully laid with pine flooring and from here you have access to the main living areas.
Situated to the front of the home you have a generous in size room which has recently been laid with new carpet. This space is lovely and bright and could be utilised into a snug, playroom or whatever you may desire.
Formal Dining Room
The gorgeous pine flooring flows effortlessly into this space from the hallway. The feature wooden beams bring such character to this room and the array of windows and doors allow natural light to flood in, it is both impressive and welcoming. Here you have access to all the other living spaces, stairway to the first floor and ample space to house a lovely sized dining set. This room sits in the centre of this wonderful home creating the perfect space to entertain friends and family.
What a lovely space! Approach through double oak doors, this room oozes character and charm with its feature wooden beams, pine flooring and beautiful stone feature fireplace with slate harth and shelving with large wooden mantel piece which has been locally sourced. This beautiful room is perfect for kicking back and relaxing in front of the Jotul multi fuel stove after those long days.
A special space which is perfect for entertaining, it has multiple windows drawing your eye over the gardens. The room itself is laid with wonderful slate tiles, and from here you have access out to the rear via double doors.
A spacious very useful utility area laid with fabulous sparkly black quartz tiles and beautifully fitted with base units topped with gorgeous locally sourced beech wood. Here you also have an impressive Blanco triple corner sink, access to the barn and rear, plus room for two under the counter appliances.
Let us now journey to the first floor of this magnificent home and see what it has to offer. After ascending the wooden stairway, you will arrive at the spacious landing, from here you have access to the master bedroom, beds 2 & 3 and the family bathroom.
This very large space is perfect for shutting the world away after a long day. With copious space for a dressing and seating area or whatever you wish. Light pours in through the 3 windows to the front of the home.
Bedroom two with en-suite
A lovely in size double bedroom with two windows allowing in lots of natural light. It is beautifully laid with wooded flooring. This room also has the pleasure of an en-suite housing a WC, wash basin, walk-in shower, extractor fan, heated towel rail, sparkling cream quartz wall tiles and very useful anti-fog LED mirror.
The family bathroom is beautifully furnished with a WC, wash basin, cast iron bath, double walk-in shower, heated towel rail, anti-fog LED mirror, tiled walls, wooden flooring, sparkling cream quartz tiled walls and a useful storage cupboard.
Bedroom three is a generous in size double bedroom with two windows to the rear of this spectacular home overlooking its beautiful grounds. Here you also have a very useful wash basin with storage underneath, anti-fog LED mirror and heated towel rail.
In addition to the main home you have a wonderful barn conversion which has been beautifully renovated with locally sourced oak woodwork throughout and offers endless potential to either be a separate annexe, holiday let, B&B, or simply just additional living accommodation. Let us explore this further.
You enter the barn from the utility via an oak door, this will guide you into a beautifully spot lit hallway laid with oak flooring. From here you have access to three bedrooms with superb views overlooking the marsh to Burryport, shower room and fabulous family room.
Bedroom Four with En-Suite
First let us explore bedroom four. Here you have a lovely double bedroom with light beaming in through the windows which all have spectacular oak windowsills. This room also has the pleasure of oak flooring, dimmable spotlighting and an en-suite. The en-suite is fully furnished with gorgeous sparkly black quartz tiles, WC, wash basin, walk-in electric shower, extractor fan, heated towel rail, anti-fog LED mirror, and spotlighting.
Bedroom five is another generous in size double with a large window with beautiful outlooks and fantastic oak windowsill. This space also has fantastic oak flooring, dimmable spotlighting and large fitted wardrobes.
This modern shower room services bedrooms five and six and enjoys oak flooring, sparkling cream quartz tiled walls, WC, wash basin, large double shower with two ventilation systems, heated towel rail, anti-fog LED mirror, and spotlighting.
Another large double bedroom with a large window and beautiful oak windowsill. This space also has oak flooring and dimmable spotlighting.
What a beautiful space! As soon as you enter this room you will notice how homely it makes you feel. The array of windows allows tremendous amounts of natural light to flood in. With fantastic oak feature beams, oak flooring and stone fireplace with a slate harth which surrounds the AGA multi fuel burner. You really do feel like you could spend hours relaxing here. This space also has potential to easily be transformed into a kitchen/ family room allowing the extended barn conversion to be selfcatering. Here you also have access out to the rear.
From the moment you step outside you are enveloped by the magical and idyllic ground of this unique property. The approx. 12 acres of land wraps around the family home. It is a mix of patio, level lawn, and mature trees, fruit trees and shrubs. You can picture yourself relaxing, listening to the sounds of nature and simple enjoying these fantastic grounds with friends and family.
In addition to the main home you have a substantial Shufflebottom barn with remotely controlled rollershutter doors concrete flooring which consists of:
This generous in size space is a handymanâ€™s dream! With ample space to house up to at least 5 cars and still have substantial room to house all those messy garden tools.
Here you have 5 large stables and an extra barn space to house plentiful bales of hay and straw, horse feed and grooming kits.
Alongside the barn you have a very useful container which is perfect to locking away all your tack and equipment. You also have a large and walled purpose built concreted manure heap.
One of North Gowers most popular coastal walks can be joined from almost the doorstep of Little Wern Halog Farm all the way to Rhossili if you desire. A glorious walk through the gentle countryside of North Gower along the Wales Coast Path.
The Great Salt Marsh is famed for its past use as a firing range in WWII, enormous population of wintering birds, its ponies and its salt-marsh lamb.
Weobley Castle is nearby, situated on the Wales Coast Path, a medieval fortified manor house. It is a great place to take photos of the 14th century castle and the spectacular views. CADW opens the castle year-round except for the Christmas period, and for a small fee you can soak up the atmosphere and picture the de la Bere family going about their daily lives.
The absolutely charming coastal village of Mumbles is just a short distance away and is 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, art galleries, boutique shops and ice cream parlours en-route.
Alongside our award-winning beaches, scenic coastal paths and Marina, Swansea is blessed with great sporting facilities. With championship golf courses, Olympic sized swimming pool and full array of water sports, horse riding and outdoor recreational activities are available.
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