- Pretty cottage off the beaten track with spectacular views
- Separate detached barn with much potential
- A rural retreat high on the Sugar Loaf Mountain
- Idyllic location offering peace and tranquillity
- Only 4 miles from the Powys town of Crickhowell
- All set in circa 13 acres, much of which is south-facing
Property SummaryOff the beaten track offering peace, tranquillity and the most spectacular south-facing views…..Sound idyllic? Your dream home? Situated at a height of some 970ft on the Sugar Loaf Mountain above the village of Llangenny and within 4 miles of the Powys town of Crickhowell. This pretty cottage and separate detached barns are located within the Brecon Beacon National Park and set in circa 13 acres.
A wonderful, historic property which has been owned by the same family for just under 50 years. With a heavy heart, this much-loved retreat has been placed on the market for sale looking for the next family to enjoy this very special place. The stone cottage was believed to have formed part of the Sandeman family estate in years gone by and little has changed since it was built some 200 years ago. Enter via a stone entrance porch with flagstone floor into a dining room with an interesting fireplace housing a wood burning stove and original wood panelling. If you can tear yourself away from the spectacular views through the sash windows, continue into a cosy sitting room with slate fireplace housing a log burning stove, painted concrete floor and views across the valley. Continue to a compact, rustic kitchen with quarry tiled floor, a door to a shower room and into the rear hall/boot room. From the sitting room a staircase leads to the first floor with three generous bedrooms, two with feature fireplaces.
Located within the Brecon Beacons National Park, the property is approached up a stone track/bridleway, through 2 field gates and along a grass track leading to an area of hard standing with parking for several cars and entrance gate to the cottage. Immediately surrounding the cottage are the natural gardens of circa 1 acre which adjoin the fields and woodland, extending to just over 13 acres in all and affording the most spectacular views across the valley. A short distance from the cottage is a detached 2-storey stone barn which has been improved in more recent years and has the potential, subject to any necessary consents, to be converted to ancillary accommodation or holiday let/bunkhouse. There are no footpaths across the property, although there is a footpath on the rear boundary which continues up the Sugar Loaf Mountain.
Gobpwllau is situated above the village of Llangenny approximately 4 miles from the pretty Powys town of Crickhowell with access to the A40. Crickhowell, recently voted the ‘Best Place to live in Wales’ by the Sunday Times, lies on the banks of the River Usk and is well known for its natural beauty and superb walks and other outdoor activities. The town offers a range of independent shops, highly regarded primary and secondary schools and both a doctors’ and dentist surgery. The larger, historic town of Abergavenny is some 6 miles and offers a wider range of amenities including a Waitrose and a main line railway station. There are good road links via the A40 dual carriageway to the M4 giving access to Newport, Cardiff, Bristol to the South and to Birmingham to the North. The nearest airport is Cardiff International (45 miles) and London can generally be reached in about 2½ hours by road.
Mains electricity. Natural spring water, source of which is on own land. Septic tank drainage. No telephone is connected to the property, enquiries to be made to BT by any potential purchaser.
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There is a footpath on the edge of the land, this does not come close to the house or cross the land. Viewings strictly by appointment with the agent, block viewings will be arranged during the week and over a weekend.
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.