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Llandefalle, Brecon, Powys, LD3
£900,000 | 7 bedrooms | 4.0 acres

An imposing country property that consists of an 18th Century period farmhouse full of character and charm, an attached 2 bedroom annex, traditional stone barn, stables, double garage and carport, beautiful gardens and paddocks all standing in about 4 acres. Set in a convenient yet rural location close to the market towns of Brecon and Hay on Wye.

Description
The Llan is a beautifully appointed former farmhouse built in circa 1700 for a gentleman farmer and subsequently extended in 1824. It is only thought to have been sold on the open market twice since 1860. The current occupiers have lived at the property since 1987 and have been responsible for many improvements since this date.The beautifully appointed house retains much character, including exposed oak flooring, traditional ceiling beams and natural stonework. Having accommodation over three floors, which includes the attic rooms which would make a perfect office space although currently used a bedroom and storeroom. Attached to the house and above the old cart sheds is a two-bedroom annexe providing opportunities for extended family or potential air B&B.


The house is complimented by a good range of outbuildings which include a traditional stone barn ideal for storage or keeping of livestock etc; a single storey stone building currently used as stables; and an oak framed garage and car port added in more recent years. It stands in around 4 acres of gardens and grounds, ideal for keen gardeners and for those who wish keep a few ponies or livestock etc.

Location
The Llan is set alongside minor country road, just half a mile from a main road and bus route. It is perfectly situated to the towns of Brecon, Talgarth and Hay-on-Wye, having good road access by the main trunk roadds. The surrounding area is known for its beautiful scenery with many walks, bridleways and outdoor sporting activities. Nearby is the Wye Valley, an area of high scenic value and the Black Mountains that can be seen from the front of the house in an Easterly direction. Brecon is the closest market town where there is a great choice of local facilities including supermarkets, convenience stores, etc. and a range of leisure amenities including a theatre and cinema. A more comprehensive choice of facilities can be found in Hereford, Cardiff and Swansea all approximately a one-hour drive.

Walk Inside
A beautiful walled forecourt with stone horse mounting block provides pedestrian entrance into a traditional stone storm porch from where the classic timber front door provides access to a character filled entrance hall, with beamed ceiling, part timbered walls, flag stone flooring and attractive oak staircase leading to the first floor. Off to the right is the main sitting room; a nicely proportioned room with ''Jotul' wood burning stove in a recessed fireplace with stone mantel, flanked on either side by attractive oak storage cupboards. The east facing window to the front enjoys wooden shutters whilst on the opposite side of the hallway is the Dining Room, with attractive beamed ceiling, natural stone open fireplace and a further east facing window with shutters. To the rear is the Kitchen, with a range fitted units including built-in double oven and hob, integrated microwave and fridge. Doors lead to a useful pantry with space for a freezer, together with freestanding base units, shelving and plumbing for dishwasher. Alongside is a ground floor bathroom suite comprising panelled bath with shower over, low level w.c, wash hand basin and washing machine point.

First Floor
The first floor landing has an attractive beamed ceiling and beautiful oak flooring with doors leading to each of the three bedrooms on this floor, the master bedroom having built-in wardrobe attractive beamed ceiling, beautiful oak flooring, east facing window with shutters and link door leading to the annexe. The remaining two bedrooms are also of good proportion both with oak flooring, exposed beams, with one having a feature timber fire surround with traditional fire grate. This level is complemented with a small office or additional single bedroom, again enjoying east facing views and window with shutters. Off the half landing is the family bathroom comprising of panelled bath, low level w.c and wash hand basin.

Second Floor
The main accommodation is complemented by 2 second floor attic rooms, approached by a beautiful oak staircase; capable of being utilized as bedrooms, although equally could be used as an office, playroom etc.

Annex
Granary steps on the side of the property lead up to the first-floor annexe, which is also linked via one of the main bedrooms at first floor level in the main house. The stable door opens into a small lobby area from where the wooden flooring extends into the living and food preparation area. The food preparation area has a fitted worktop only, whilst the main part of the living room has exposed stone walls and a cathedral style open void ceiling. Alongside is a twin bedroom with exposed beamed ceiling and a shower room comprising of a shower cubicle, w.c and wash hand basin. A small flight of stairs leads from the kitchen up to a landing area, with attractive spindled balustrade leading to a second open plan bedroom area with exposed roof timbers and spindled hand rails overlooking the sitting area.

Walk Outside
The property stands in around 4 acres of gardens and paddocks. The immediate gardens are an absolute delight and comprise of a large private area of mature trees and shrubs and a spacious lawned garden extending down to the meandering stream at the end of the garden. To the rear of the house is a cottage vegetable garden and to the front a lovely courtyard, flanked on one side by a traditional stone barn; originally cowsheds with a hayloft over, now perfect for storage or animal shelters. The forecourt of the barn is of traditional cobbles which extend to the rear driveway, and to the front a lovely lawned area that provides the perfect setting for this wonderful house. On the opposite side of the courtyard is a stone-built range of outbuildings incorporating two stables and a tack room and alongside the original pig stys. Alongside the entrance drive is lovely oak framed double garage and car port, perfect for the vintage car or tractor; with a metal railed boundary separating the adjoining paddocks, ideal for the keeping of livestock, ponies etc.

Notes
The are a number of restrictive covenants, one of which relates to development of the stone barn. Further information on request.

 

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