The Rhallt, Rhallt Lane, Powys
Set in an elevated, south facing position on the edge of the pretty town of Welshpool is the beautiful Rhallt, a stunning 3 storey, 4 bedroom detached family home. Sitting in approximately 4.5 acres of pretty grounds and woodland, with beautiful views across the Severn Valley to the Long Mountain and the distant Kerry Ridgeway. The original part of the property back dates to the 17th century. The current owners have sympathetically restored and extended this luxurious home to an extremely high standard throughout, with generous sized rooms and wonderful attention to detail; the property oozes character and style in abundance. It includes a gym/spa area, library, an exceptional summer room that runs the length of the property soaking up the wonderful views, a very large and impressive bedroom suite, beautiful kitchen area with French doors opening on to a fabulous seating area, an atmospheric dining room, snug and a very attractive large formal sitting room. The property also boasts large outbuildings incorporating: a double garage, kitchenette and cloakroom with a fully functioning office area above which could also make an excellent annexe; an orangery; and a summer house. An extensive parking area adjoins the garage.
The extensive gardens contain formal and informal areas with a wide variety of plants, shrubs and trees. It has been planted so that it exhibits colour throughout the year. There is a wood at the rear of the property and many fruit trees. At the side of the house is an extensive patio from where much of the garden can be seen. This area leads to an idyllic bluebell wood and rhododendron bank.
The property is situated approximately 18 miles from Shrewsbury, 14 miles from Oswestry and 1 mile from Welshpool with its very convenient train station, supermarkets, local independent shops and eateries, doctors and dental surgeries, wonderful public houses and National Trust properties, including the beautiful Powys Castle.
The property is approached from an elevated balustrade sun terrace soaking up the stunning south facing views with six panelled door and leading to:
Summer Room - 12.58 x 2.24 (41'3" x 7'4") - Superb SUMMER ROOM extending the full width of the main property, with a ceramic patterned tiled floor and French doors leading to an outside terrace. The sense of light and space in this room is truly wonderful, with fantastic attention to detail. This room also enjoys a beautiful open aspect with superb views across the surrounding area.
Glazed double doors lead into the HALLWAY with feature exposed stone walls and ceramic tiled floor.
Stairs rising to first floor
Library - 4.64 x 4.03 (15'2" x 13'2" ) - Panelled door leading to a LIBRARY a truly lovely room with an extensive range of custom built bookshelves. A feature fireplace with tiled inset, hearth and decorative brass cowl
Sitting Room - 5.75 x 5.46 (18'10" x 17'10") - From the Library there is open access into the main SITTING ROOM. A delightful room with French doors opening into the Summer Room and two further sash windows. A deep Inglenook style recess with decorative slate surround incorporating a log burner. Built in TV shelf and cupboards with granite surfaces. A wonderful entertaining room.
Dining Room - 5.16 x 3.66 (16'11" x 12'0") - Beautifully proportioned DINING ROOM with a lovely bay window enjoying a spectacular open outlook. A corner fireplace with period oak surround, tiled inset and hearth.
The Snug - 3.71 x 3.63 (12'2" x 11'10") - A lovely cosy room with a window to the side having panelled surround. Great for a cosy night in or as a children's playroom
Kitchen - 5.30 x 3.90 (17'4" x 12'9") - Superbly appointed KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM with granite flooring, extensive range of bespoke painted kitchen units having granite work surfaces including a double butler sink. Ranges of matching eye level wall cupboards, plate rack and glazed China display cabinets, Falcon five ring double oven and cooker with cooker hood, breakfast bar, wine fridge, bottle racks and extensive range of Neff appliances, including; dishwasher, fridge, microwave, coffee machine and a Samsung American style fridge freezer.
From the kitchen, double French doors lead out onto a large paved patio and barbeque area making an excellent area for informal entertaining.
Breakfast Room - Links To Kitchen - 4.78 x 3.41 (15'8" x 11'2") -
Cloakroom - With white period style suite comprising pedestal wash hand basin, wc and tiled walls.
Gym - 6.28 x 2.76 (20'7" x 9'0") - From an inner hallway, a flight of steps lead down to the BASEMENT GYM AND SPA AREA which incorporates a large bespoke Jacuzzi/hot tub with mosaic tiling and granite surround, feature illuminated display recesses, a gym with fitted wall mirrors and range of deep storage cupboards including a boiler cupboard housing the Boulter central heating boiler and a wine store. Sitting area with Clearview log burner. Steam room / shower and a cloakroom / utility room with wash hand basin, wc and plumbing for washing machine. Two sets of double French doors lead from the leisure area to a further terrace area with access to lower level storage areas
Spa - 3.63m x 3.45m (11'10" x 11'3") -
Jacuzzi Area - 4.02 x 3.62 (13'2" x 11'10") -
STAIRCASE from reception hall to SPLIT LANDING
Magnificent Master Suite - 5.77 x 5.45 not including dressing area. (18'11" x - This room truly has the wow factor, with an entrance and dressing area, a large walk in wardrobe, huge bedroom with four windows taking in the fantastic views and a beautifully appointed en suite shower room with double shower cubicle, a vanity unit having marble surface incorporating wash hand basin and toiletries cupboard, wc., half panelled walls.
The further three bedrooms are all good size doubles finished to an extremely high standard.
Bedroom 2 - 5.50 x 4.13 (18'0" x 13'6" ) - A lovely double room with a particularly fine outlook
Bedroom 3 - 4.42 x 4.21 (14'6" x 13'9") - With a corner fire surround and pretty outlook.
Bedroom 4 - 4.21 x 3.92 (13'9" x 12'10") - Another large room with a high vaulted ceiling and two windows enjoying views to the side, built in double airing cupboard.
Family Bathroom - Magnificently appointed MAIN BATHROOM with high quality period style fittings, incorporating a double ended bath set in marble and mirrored surround, twin basin vanity unit again with marble surround, wc, tiled shower cubicle and half panelled walls.
Outbuilding - dimensions broken up on floor plan (dimensions bro - The property is approached over tarmacadam driveway, which sweeps along the front of the property and continues down to a large parking and turning area, adjoining the superb multi-use OUTBUILDING, which currently provides DOUBLE GARAGING on the ground floor, together with an entrance hall, WORKSHOP AREA, KITCHENETTE and CLOAKROOM with wc. Staircase leads to superb first floor OPEN PLAN OFFICE AREA with double doors leading onto a balcony which encompasses the beautiful views. To the rear of the building is a beautiful ORANGERY with vines and climbing shrubs, which leads out onto a private patio and vegetable area with cold frames, Greenhouse and flower beds. This building lends itself to a variety of alternative uses, having its own central heating system and an external staircase leading to the first floor, including guest accommodation, holiday let, or accommodation for dependent relatives.
Outside The Property - The beautifully landscaped and tended gardens, which surround the property, form a particularly attractive feature. To the south elevation there is an extensive lawn with well stocked flower and shrub borders and a summer house with patio areas to either side. To both sides of the main house there are extensive paved and pavioured patio areas with natural stone retaining walls, flights of steps with wrought iron balustrade, two wall fountain features and a long garden pond. Above this, the gardens have been beautifully terraced with natural stone retaining walls and a wide variety of shrubs and trees. Beyond this is a natural woodland area with rhododendrons and conifers under set with bluebells and spring bulbs.
To the rear of the house and extending away to the south east is a large area of fruit trees and a pine wood. The whole extending in all to approximately 4.5 acres and enjoying the most spectacular views of the surrounding hills and countryside.
The Rhallt is a wonderful family home, a true delight.
Directions - From Shrewsbury take the Welshpool Road the A483 right the way through to the main Welshpool/Oswestry round-about (next to the livestock market), go straight across, turn immediately right into Rhallt Lane. Where the road forks turn right up the hill, follow the lane along and after a short distance the entrance to The Rhallt will be found on your right-hand side.
Services - Mains water and electricity are connected, oil fired central heating and gas cylinders for hob, private drainage
Viewing - Strictly by appointment through Fine & Country Shrewsbury 01743 296 116
Owners Comments - "We were looking for a house in the country which was close to road and railway networks and we were immediately taken by the stunning views over the Severn Valley to Long Mountain and the distant Kerry Ridgeway," say the vendors.
"The house was in a fairly dilapidated condition, but we saw the potential. There is not a room in the house that has remained untouched. It was a large project but with such a blank canvas, we were able to create areas exactly as we wanted them. We were fortunate to engage a great builder who worked closely with us and the result is a property that is in very good condition and is most pleasing to the eye. In addition, we created wonderful gardens and out-buildings, including a summer house, orangery, large garage and extensive office space."
"The library contains many books and memories of what we have accomplished in the past and is a special place to sit and relax. An exercise area and gym are on the lower floor along with the steam room and large built in hot tub which are well used after exercise sessions."
"The house is ideal for entertaining and we often host parties for our neighbours, local friends or people from other aspects of our life. There are several places to eat and afterwards people can spread out throughout the house. The dining room is lovely, especially for dinner parties."
"The south facing summer room is stunning and we like to use this room for sitting, entertaining and dining. Upstairs, the large master bedroom has a dressing area and en-suite shower bathroom. It is always a particular joy to open the curtains in the morning and soak in the wonderful views
"The house and its gardens (and wider environs) is a beautiful place to live. There are many local villages and small towns ideal for shopping and dining out and it is a superb walking area with places of historical interest nearby, including Powys Castle. We have an office on site from where we run our business and we have enjoyed easy access to the major road and rail networks."
"We have erected marquees for large celebrations where we entertained 120 guests, which included outside catering, a bar and live entertainment. On warm summer nights the patio is excellent for such gatherings too and entertaining in such a place has provided us with many superb memories."
"We leave The Rhallt with great regret and we will return to meet our friends and family. Our neighbours are unobtrusive but very amenable and we regard them as friends with whom we will continue to maintain contact. It's safe to say that from wherever we have been on our travels, we have always been pleased to return home to The Rhallt."
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- Set In An Elevated, South Facing Position
- Stunning Panoramic Views
- Gym & Spa
- 4.5 Acres Of Woodland And Gardens
- Finished To A Very High Standard
- Character And Style In Abundance
- Double Garage & Extensive Parking
- Viewing Highly Recommended