A Georgian country house near Prince Charles’ Welsh estate hits the market (with jewels rumoured to be hidden in the grounds)

Henllys Manor House

Clee Tompkinson and Francis/ Wales News Service

A stunning six-bedroom country house a stone’s throw from Prince Charles’ Welsh estate has hit the market – and the new owner may get far more than they originally purchased.

Henllys Manor House, situated five miles from Prince Charles’ Llwynywermod Estate in Llandovery, west Wales, has gone on sale for £750,000 with rumours that there’s a secret treasure trove hidden within its grounds.

Staircase and hallway at Henllys Manor House

Clee Tompkinson and Francis/ Wales News Service

The Georgian Grade II-listed property, which dates back to 1825-1830, is nestled in a tranquil corner of Wales, with 3.4 acres including a paddock, mature gardens and fishing rights on the River Tywi which runs through the estate. The property also includes a two-bedroom detached cottage named The Bailiffs Cottage. While the house is in need of upgrading, the historic property could be an ideal base for country pursuit lovers.

According to the estate agent, Henllys was once home to Colonel David Williams of the East India Company whose wife is said to have buried her jewels within the grounds of the estate, which have reportedly never been discovered to this day.

Colonel David Williams’ nephew, William Jones, is said to have occupied the property from 1815 to 1850 then the property fell into the hands of another nephew, David Thomas from 1850 onwards. From 1919 the property was rented by Rev Constable and sold to Ken Williams in 1945 until the family purchased the property in 1978.

Main Foyer at Henllys Manor House

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Previously listed in 2016, the owner said at the time that the property’s royal links had boosted interest in the area. Elizabeth McGill said: ‘It’s amazing what a famous neighbour can do to the local property market. It has been interesting to see the royal effect.’ She added, ‘I am really hoping that the new owner will appreciate the property; it’s a grand property, but a very warm and engaging home. It deserves to be loved as much as we have loved it.’

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