- Magnificent traditional stone farmhouse with abundance of original features
- Nestled into the hillside of Hatterall Hill in the Llanthony Valley
- Stunning scenic location with fabulous views from almost every room
- Separate two-bedroom annexe with private walled garden
- Useful outbuildings comprising barns and wood shed
- Within the Brecon Beacons National Park and a stone’s throw from historic Offa’s Dyke
- Approximately 10 acres of gently sloping land with area of woodland in the top field
Property SummaryPerth y Crwn is a fine example of a traditional stone farmhouse, nestled into the hillside of Llanthony Valley. The entire property boasts exceptional exposed oak beams, original wooden and flagstone floors and a wealth of interesting original features throughout.
A grand welcome awaits through an imposing, heavy wooden door with iron stud detail and decorative lanterns to either side. Opening into the inner reception hall a further door leads to the sitting room with open fire and Minster stone surround, heavy oak beams and wide wooden stairs, featuring an elegant curved handrail end, rising to the first floor. Glazed double doors open into the galleried music room with wooden floor and splendid double-sided staircases descend to the breath-taking sitting room. Undoubtedly the showpiece of the house, the oak structure of the open-vaulted ceiling must be one of the finest examples in the county. At the far end of the room a large arched window is set into the exposed stone gable end and echoed by built-in glazed bookshelves with cabinets below. Overlooking the terrace are floor-to-ceiling bi-fold doors with glazed panels over. A large open fire, set on a stone hearth, is encased with an ornate wooden surround against the rear stone wall. At the other end of the house, another door from the lounge leads to the dining room with dual aspect windows, flagstone floors and a woodburning stove with stone lintel and oak beam mantel. A window seat takes full advantage of the valley views. Steps lead up to the spacious kitchen/breakfast room with cherry red AGA with decorative tiled surround, a range of modern wooden units and central island. More exposed stonework houses the original bread oven and an external door opens onto the terrace. The utility is off the kitchen with ample storage and a further WC with shower.
The landing splits to the master bedroom to the left and the other bedrooms to the right. With excellent oak beams and wooden floor, the master bedroom has double built-in wardrobes and an en suite with Jacuzzi bath, exposed A-frame timbers and feature tiling. To the other side of the landing is an original spiral stone staircase which descends to the dining room below. Beyond this stairwell is a double bedroom with valley view and built in wardrobe. Another short flight of stairs leads to two further double bedrooms with built in wardrobes, one with en suite, and the family bathroom. Off this landing is a staircase to the second floor.
The second floor landing splits to two spacious loft bedrooms with eaves storage and a half-tiled shower room with WC.
Perth y Crwn is approached via a long concrete driveway to a paved area alongside Granary Cottage, the converted former granary annexe. The drive, flanked by stone walling, continues past the farmhouse to a flagstone parking area and extensive, split-level stone terraces to the various entrances to the property. The pleasant gardens comprise mature shrubs and trees, attractive rockeries and borders and rise behind the property to a field and the open hillside. To the front, beyond the stone walls, are steps down to an open field. A useful range of outbuildings include a woodshed and full-height barns with double doors. The property sits in approximately 10 acres including pasture, much of which is gently sloping, all with the most spectacular views.
The nearby village of Cwmyoy offers a public house, a beautiful church and village hall. The historic Llanthony Priory is approximately 2.5 miles away and all along the valley are the most outstanding views and landscapes. The well-known ‘book town’ of Hay on Wye is some 14 miles away and offers not only a wide range of book shops but a number of individual shops, public houses and restaurants. The picturesque Powys town of Crickhowell which lies on the banks of the River Usk is some 13 miles away. The larger, historic market town of Abergavenny is approximately 8 miles and offers a range of amenities including doctors, dentists, library, high street retailers and individual shops, banks, cinema and supermarkets together with a general hospital. The town is now well known for its many high quality restaurants and the Annual Food Festival. The village of Llanvihangel Crucorney, approximately 2.5 miles, offers a local inn which is reputed to be the oldest pub in Wales, a garage, shop, a primary school and access to the A465 Hereford Road. The A465 links to the A40 and A449 at Abergavenny which in turn link to the M5/M4 and M50 Motorway networks. Main line railway stations can be found in Abergavenny and the City of Hereford.
Fixtures & Fittings
Unless specifically described in these particulars, all fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale though may be available by separate negotiation.
We are advised there is mains electricity. Private water supply and private drainage. LPG central heating.
Wayleaves, Easements & 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.
There is a public footpath across the property which is marked on the plan. The neighbouring landowner has Right of Way to access adjoining land. Solar panels at the property produce energy for hot water supply.
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From Abergavenny take the A465 towards Hereford. Turn left into the village of Llanvihangel Crucorney just after the 50mph speed limit signs, and take the left hand turning signposted 'Llanthony and Capel-y-ffin' by the Skirrid Mountain Inn. Continue along this road, going under a railway bridge passing a turning on the left hand side signposted 'Fforest Coal Pit, Patrishow and Llanbedr' and a small cluster of houses and a telephone box on the right. Take the right hand turning immediately after 'The Queens Head Pub' signposted 'Cwmyoy'. Continue along this road for approximately 1 mile and turn sharp right immediately after Perthi Crwn Roadside Cottage, up the private driveway to the property. This turning can be located by a ‘no through road’ sign in the road and by large agricultural barns by the driveway on the right hand side.
Approached via the shared driveway is a converted former granary which offers a cosy two-bedroom annexe. To the ground floor is an entrance hall, wash cupboard, cloakroom and further built in storage. To the first floor is spacious sitting/dining room, kitchen, two double bedrooms and bathroom. Outside is off-road parking for two vehicles and a well-kept herbaceous border with grassed area to the end and front of property. The Granary Cottage is situated over three spacious garages and general workshop. The Granary has been let, under an assured shorthold tenancy, for the last 5 years with a rent of £650pcm to £700pcm. The present tenants vacate end of May 2019. EPC Rating - D