Its history is traced back to 1560's. A list of tenants prove that the barn existed since than.
What is the history of the property? The B and B and Cottages were part of the historic Margam Abbey that was built in 1247, The farm was built around the same time but was modernised in 1880 and updated by us in 2009
What was the era and/or the architectural style in which the property was built? The main features now showing are Victorian, but look hard and you can see past there facard
Is the property surrounded by other historic buildings? Margam Abbey is 1 mile away and Kenfig Castle 1/2 a mile away still stands sticking out of the Sand Dunes.
Has restoration work taken place? yes, but it still retains most of its Victorian features
Are there any elements of particular historical importance at the building? the red stone in the building are thought to be ballast stones from the ships that sailed into Kenfig castle to collect wool from the Abbey for processing in Somerset
Are there any important guests or previous owners worth mentioning? The Name Tyn y cellar is Welsh for the Cellerer who was no 2 in the Abbey next to the Abbot and was responsible for buying,selling ,hiring and firing for the abbey
Are there any significant events that took place at the property in the past? In the early 1300 sand blew in from the coast and covered hundreds of acres of farm land and is still here till this day and now forms part of the Kenfig Nature reserve and SSI site.
Has the property received any certifications for its historical status? Yes the whole farm is grade 2 listed, and has had a complete historical investigation.
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