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Ffawyddog, Crickhowell

  • Ref: 9698152
  • Availability: For Sale
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Reception Rooms: 3
  • Tenure: Freehold
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Property Features

  • Substantial farmhouse with much character
  • Potential self-contained 2 bedroom annexe
  • Opportunity to improve and upgrade
  • Extensive range of outbuildings
  • Gardens and pasture paddocks circa 8.7 acres
  • Rural location with spectacular views

Property Summary

Pen-Croeslan Uchaf is a fine example of a substantial stone farmhouse believed to date from the late 18th/early 19th century and is thought to have once formed part of the Estate of the Duke of Beaufort. The front of the farmhouse is classic Georgian style, double-fronted with the rear of the house retaining features which would perhaps indicate a pre-Georgian dwelling. The present owners have made improvements to the house, the grounds and outbuildings in recent years and there is further opportunity for the next owner to continue the works to restore this historic property to its former splendour. The house offers much character with exposed timbers, original fireplaces and floors.

Enter through the entrance porch into the entrance hall with access to the principal reception rooms and door to the cellar. In typical Georgian style, to the front are two reception rooms situated either side of the entrance hall, both with original features. Continue along the entrance hall, to what is believed to be the original part of the house, to the dining room, a room with much character and door to a small study. The study may have, in the days when the property was a substantial working estate, been the room used to pay the farm workers. Continue through to the kitchen/breakfast room with vaulted ceiling, double doors to an enclosed courtyard and solid fuel Rayburn. The potential annexe can be accessed across the courtyard. A door to the rear of the kitchen/breakfast room leads to a boot room, utility room and walk-in pantry/cold store.

First Floor
From the entrance hall is the staircase rising to the first floor; at half landing level is a spacious bedroom. Continue to the first floor where 4 further bedrooms and a bathroom are situated. The two front bedrooms have the most spectacular views towards open countryside.

The principal rooms are of generous proportions and the house alone, without the outbuildings and potential annexe, offers spacious family accommodation. To one side of the house, accessed separately, is the potential for a self-contained annexe. This part of the building was believed to have been used in the 1980’s as accommodation when a previous owner ran a small scale activity centre.

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Step Outside
Approached off a country lane, pass a pair of cottages and a barn on the right and side and enter the double gates leading to the driveway/yard with ample space for vehicles. There is an extensive range of outbuildings including stables and barns. The house and attached barns form an ‘L’ shape and could, subject to any necessary consents, be altered to incorporate some of the barns into the main house, or alternatively, the outbuildings could provide holiday accommodation or an annexe. Set in circa 8.7 acres including a garden and fenced paddocks. The present owners have improved paddocks and outbuildings for equestrian use. A paragraph in a sales brochure does not do justice to the extensive outbuildings, potential or the grounds. The views from the front and side of the grounds are spectacular.

Located within the Brecon Beacons National Park above the pretty village of Llangattock, and some 3.5 miles the historic town of Crickhowell. Llangattock has a public house, hotel/golf club and an historic Church. The village retains a local primary school and there is a secondary school in Crickhowell, both of which have excellent reputations. The village of Llangattock is bordered by the Brecon and Monmouthshire canal and lies within the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park. Further amenities can be found in Crickhowell which offers a range of individual shops, doctors and dentist surgeries and Places of Worship. The picturesque town of Crickhowell has been attracting visitors since the 16th Century and its thriving high street and community spirit has seen it named the ‘Best Place to Live in Wales’. This pretty Powys town lies on the banks of the River Usk and offers a wide range of recreational and outdoor activities both within the town and in the surrounding countryside. The larger market town of Abergavenny is approximately 4 miles away offering a wider range of amenities including independent and larger chain shops and supermarkets. The property is within commuting distance of the A465/A449 and A40 all of which link to the M4/M5 and M50 motorway networks with the cities of Bristol and Cardiff being less than one hour’s drive. A main line railway station can be found in Abergavenny.


We are informed that the property is on mains electricity and has a solid fuel central heating system via a Rayburn. Private drainage is via septic tank. The farmhouse water is supplied by a spring on a neighbouring property.

Fixtures & Fittings
Unless specifically described in these particulars, all fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale though may be available by separate negotiation.

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.

From Crickhowell town centre, continue through the town with The Bear Hotel on the right hand side. Go over the pedestrian crossing and take the left hand turning opposite the Petrol Station into New Road. Continue through the traffic lights and over the stone bridge, turning left and immediately right following signs for Llangattock. Continue into the village of Llangattock and turn right at the Horseshoe Inn into Church Road. Upon reaching the church, bear left passing the Old Rectory Country Hotel and Golf Club and continue up the hill and over the canal bridge. Follow the lane passing a ‘no entry’ lane to the left. Continue along this lane passing a right hand turn and a sign for ‘Pay Phone’ to the left, continue up the hill and the property can be found on the left hand side. The house is 2 miles from the Old Rectory.

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All measurements are approximate and quoted in imperial with metric equivalents and are for general guidance only. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure to accuracy, these sales particulars must not be relied upon. Please note Parrys have not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixtures and fittings or services and, therefore, no guarantee can be given that they are in working order. Internal photographs are reproduced for general information and it must not be inferred that any item shown is included with the property. Contact the numbers listed on the brochure.