Offers in excess of £1,000,000
A rare opportunity to purchase ‘a piece of paradise’ located in the Grwyne Fechan Valley within the Brecon Beacons National Park. An attractive stone farmhouse, with several outbuildings, offers much potential and is enhanced by undulating land bordered by a stream, a separate area of woodland with a static caravan and woodshed. All in circa 45 acres with breath taking views and only 4.5 miles from the picturesque and popular town of Crickhowell.
MAIN HOUSE AND OUTBUILDINGS. CARAVAN WITH RESIDENTIAL STATUS SET IN SECLUDED WOODLAND. PASTURE PADDOCKS. DIRECT ACCESS ONTO MOUNTAIN FOR WALKING AND RIDING. MUCH POTENTIAL, SUBJECT TO PLANNING. ALL IN CIRCA 45 ACRES. A rare opportunity to purchase ‘a piece of paradise’ within the Brecon Beacons National Park, located in the parish of Cwm Banu in the heart of the Black Mountains in the Grwyne Fechan valley, a couple of miles from the pretty village of Llanbedr. There are 2 separate dwellings included in this purchase, the primary a stone farmhouse, the second, in a secluded woodland setting, a caravan with residential status, a woodshed and former small stone cottage. The 2 properties are set in approximately 45 acres of undulating land, bordered by a stream, with breath taking views of the surrounding mountains yet only 4 1/2 miles from the picturesque and popular town of Crickhowell. This Purchase offers the opportunity to enjoy a rural lifestyle in idyllic surroundings with the potential of converting the outbuildings to holiday lets or ancillary accommodation (subject to planning consent). Ty Croes. The Main Farmhouse is offered with a garage, agricultural building with own access (subject to separate negotiation), stone outbuildings and barn adjacent to the house, wooden outbuildings beyond, gardens to the rear and front of the house and fields bordered by a stream, all circa 35 acres. Ty Philip. Continue down the track, passing the house, gardens and fields on the right hand side, until reaching a gated entrance on the left hand side into Ty Philip. A caravan, with residential status, is located on the left hand side of the plot and a wood shed/sawmill to the right. There is also a former small stone cottage near to the caravan. The two buildings are surrounded by woodland, amounting to just under 10 acres, providing a private and secluded location to enjoy the idyllic rural surroundings and an opportunity to escape the pressures of modern day life or convert to holiday/leisure area subject to any necessary planning consents.
Turn right by the Fire Station in Crickhowell, at the mini roundabout take the right hand turning. Take the first left hand turning into Great Oak Road and follow road without turning off. Pass the turning signposted Llanbedr on the right hand side and continue straight on passing several farms/dwellings. When reaching the fork with the white cottage in the middle of the road, take the left hand turning signposted 'No Through Road', continue along the country lane until reaching the entrance to Ty Croes on the right hand side.
This former farmhouse has been updated, improved and generously extended and offers spacious modern accommodation whilst retaining original period features. Enter through the front door, under a pitched porch, into an open plan kitchen/breakfast room with separate dining room/snug. The Kitchen is fitted with a modern range of country style cupboards and a central island unit with useful storage space, all with granite work surfaces. A range cooker is set into a recessed alcove, with stone surround and lintel. The dining room area is warm and cosy set around the fireplace with stone chimney breast and hearth and housing an efficient wood/multi fuel burning stove. The whole of this open plan area has a wooden floor with windows to the front of the property.
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Continue from the kitchen to the Hall with doors leading to the Lounge, Conservatory, Utility Room and Stairs to the First Floor. The Hall links to an Inner Hall/ Lobby. Leading off the Inner Hall is a Shower Room and Spacious Studio which is presently used for yoga classes. (This could easily become a 4th bedroom) off the studio is a small Study (with plumbing for a kitchenette). A spiral staircase leads down to the Leisure Suite (formerly the garages) with Sauna and Store/Gym Shower, and door out to the rear garden where the current owners have a hot tub overlooking the magnificent views. This whole wing, including the studio, has the advantage of being incorporated into the main house, yet it can also be used as a separate annexe as the studio has a separate entrance from the outside. It could also be returned to the original use as garages..
The spacious Lounge has triple aspect windows, with uninterrupted views of the mountains and includes a fireplace with a multi fuel stove. To the rear is a glazed Conservatory with views towards the Courtyard. From the Hall a staircase leads to the First Floor Landing with linen cupboards and doors to the 3 x First Floor Bedrooms. The two bedrooms to the front have some of the original features including painted stone walls. The Master Bedroom to the rear, with fitted wardrobes and an en-suite shower room with twin basins. This bedroom enjoys stunning views to the rear and side. Ty Croes offers flexible accommodation either as one dwelling, dual family occupation, B&B or holiday let. The farmhouse has landscaped lawns to the rear adjoining open fields with beautiful views across the valley. The gardens and grounds are totally private with no footpaths or rights of way across the fields.
Ty Croes, is approached via a country lane, serving only this property leading to a spacious area of hardstanding/parking. The original farm yard has a number of stone and wooden outbuildings set around a courtyard. OUTBUILDINGS The Outbuildings comprise stable block/workshop, hay barn and storage/tractor shed, various spacious outbuildings for storage, agricultural use or the keeping of livestock and an impressive stone Agricultural Barn. For full details of the outbuildings, please refer to the floorplan. The outbuildings could, be converted to studios, holiday lets/cottages or other leisure use subject to planning consent. Alternatively, they could remain as agricultural buildings and used in conjunction with the land. Some distance away from the house, approached via a path from the Paddocks, is a Modern Agricultural Barn with hardstanding (subject to separate negotiation).
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This barn has a separate vehicular access from a lane below the house and grounds; an ideal opportunity for a small business or to be used in conjunction with the land. The undulating fields are bordered by a stream and woodlands and a lake, providing numerous areas to enjoy the beautiful countryside and spectacular views. The present owners have kept horses and cattle on the land which is fenced into paddocks/ fields but it would equally suit sheep or pigs. Before reaching the house, on the left hand side, is an area of woodland which is also included within the sale (see illustration of land). The property also has its own direct access to the mountains and it is understood that the owners of Ty Croes as Commoners have unrestricted access to walk or ride and possible grazing rights on the mountain..
Ty Philip, is approached via a Green Lane which runs alongside and past the main farmhouse Ty Croes, and lies at the foot of the mountain, (The track has shared access with the neighbouring farmer to reach his mountain pasture)
The village of Llanbedr is a hub for walkers and mountain bikers, with a delightful village pub and ancient church of Saint Peter (which gives Llanbedr its name), village hall, primary school and is less than 5 miles from the picturesque town of Crickhowell. Llanbedr is in a popular valley and rarely do properties offering the privacy, land, views, flexibility and idyllic location of Ty Croes and Ty Philip come onto the market for sale. Crickhowell is a pretty town with a range of inde-pendent shops and a community devoted to keeping the town’s character and charm. In addition to the amenities offered within the town, the local primary and secondary schools are well regard-ed and the town is very much on the tourist map with annual walking and literary festivals. The Glan Usk Estate is located a short distance away from the town which is home to the annual International Green Man Festival.
The market towns of Monmouth, Abergavenny, Brecon and Hereford are all within easy reach and provide more extensive shopping and recreational facilities. The larger market town of Abergavenny is circa 6 miles away where there is a main line railway station and access to the A449/A465, which in turn link to the M4/M5 and M50 motorway networks and from there the major UK cities are accessible by motorway. The Severn bridge is only 45 minutes’ drive. Abergavenny town plays host to a popular annual food festival. The surrounding area offers many beautiful views and walks, fishing along the River Usk, hill walking along Offa’s Dyke, the Brecon Beacons and Table Mountain, golf at some of the nearby courses, canoeing along the River Wye, trekking on the Black mountains, sailing on Llangorse Lake..
Good gastro pubs and restaurants are abound, some of them of national fame; The Felinfach Griffin, The Hardwick and The Walnut Tree near Abergavenny, The Bear and Gliffaes Country House Hotel in Crickhowell.
Ty Croes : Private drainage via septic tank. Mains electricity. Oil fired central heating system. Wood burning stoves. Spring water supply. BT landline and broad band. Ty Philip : Septic tank (needs replacing). Mains electricity. BT line and Sky broadband (not currently used), spring water supply.
The house, caravan, outbuildings/barns and land are all Freehold
It is worth noting that from the “No Through Road sign” this road only provides access to the properties of Ty Croes and Ty Philip and the neighbouring farm fields. The track up to Ty Philip is a Green Lane. The track beyond Ty Philip gateway provides access to the fields, Ty Croes and Ty Philip having a right of access over the Green Lane. The present owners have not made any planning applications to convert the outbuildings close to the house or any applications on the modern agricultural barn with the separate entrance. The owners have applied to change the static caravan at Ty Philip to a stone building, this has been rejected by the planners but we understand the present static caravan can be replaced. The owner has full details of all planning applications made and, drawings which could be provided and discussed during viewings.
Fixtures and Fittings
Unless specifically described in these particulars, all fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale though may be available by separate negotiation.
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Wayleaves, Easements and Rights of Way
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights, including rights of way, easements and proposed wayleaves. Please check with the Highways Department at the local County Council for the exact location of public footpaths/bridleways.
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