Llanddew, Brecon, Powys


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
Spacious 5 Bedroom Former Rectory

Large gardens and paddock

3 bedroom detached cottage

Impressive Castle ruins within the grounds

DESCRIPTION The Old Rectory is a spacious 5 bedroom family home standing on the site of the original Llanddew Castle. This majestic property stands in spacious gardens to include the adjoining paddock and approached via a stone walled entrance with tree line drive. The main house enjoys spacious accommodation to include 5 bedrooms, 2 with ensuite plus family bathroom and 4 good sized reception rooms.

Just a short distance from the house is the 3 bedroom cottage ideal for holiday lets, overspill accommodation, etc., whilst the gardens are particular feature having large areas of lawns, mature shrubs and plenty of parking, and alongside a useful paddock ideal for the keeping of livestock, pony, etc.

. Of particular interest are the original Castle ruins located on the edge of the garden at The Old Rectory. This is a Scheduled Ancient Monument believed to date from the 12th Century when it was thought to have been built for the Archdeacon of Brecon Cathedral. The exact date of the foundations is unknown but a stone building is thought to have existed on the site when Giraldus Cambrensis became Archdeacon in 1175. The Old Rectory was built around 1869 replacing much of the original Castle although parts of the large rectangular building (perhaps the hall) and surrounding curtain wall do survive today.

LOCATION Situated within the village of Llanddew backing onto fields, the property is conveniently located for Brecon's amenities. Brecon lies just 2 miles away where there is a great choice of local facilities including shops, supermarkets, leisure centre complex, theatre, cinema, etc. The more regional centres of Cardiff, Swansea, Newport and Hereford are all within a 1 hour's drive. The area around Brecon is known for its beautiful scenery, both mountain and canal walks, and great opportunities for those who enjoy an active outdoor life.

WALK INSIDE The Old Rectory is approached via a large traditional Storm Porch with lovely timber detailing and stonework. It leads into a beautiful Hallway with moulded cornice and traditional archway, to the left a door leads into the Sitting Room with south facing bay window and recessed fire with marble surround. On the opposite side of the Hall is the Study, with its high ceilings and easterly facing window. At the rear of the hallway the staircase leads to the first floor with attractive newel posts and balustrade and further door to the Dining Room with moulded cornice and window south. The Rear Hallway, with side entrance door incorporates the second staircase that leads to the first floor landing and stone steps leading down to a useful Cellar space and at high level the original servant bells. The hallway also provides access to a spacious W.C. Closet; a further Snug/Sitting Room with window to rear garden and stone fireplace with wood burning stove; and door to Kitchen where there are a range of fitted units, including cupboard and drawer space, built-in double oven with hob, integrated fridge and dishwasher. A door from the kitchen leads into the Back Hall/Utility Room where there are a range of fitted base units and access to a W.C. Closet and Double Garage with 2 up and over doors and steps leading to an extremely useful Loft Room.

. The First Floor Landing provides access to each of the 5 Bedrooms, each large enough to receive a double bed and 2 incorporating En-Suite facilities. Several of the bedrooms have a southerly aspect with views over the garden towards the Brecon Beacons Mountain Range. The Family bathroom enjoys a white suite to include panelled bath with shower attachment, low flush w.c. and wash hand basin.

WALK OUTSIDE The property is approached through a stone walled entrance and along a tree lined drive which opens to a parking area to the front of the house and cottage. To the left of the drive a lovely lawned garden with terraced patio and mature borders and shrubs and to the rear of the garden the ruins of the Castle which really are a feature of this beautiful property. On the opposite side of the driveway is a grassed paddock, ideal for keeping a few heads of livestock or a pony, but also providing suitable buffer zone to any future development.

THE COTTAGE At the end of the driveway is The Cottage which provides quarry tile floored Entrance Porch providing access into a Sitting Room, from where stairs lead to the first floor and a door into the Kitchen, with basic range of fitted units. A further door leads off to a ground floor double Bedroom and Shower Room comprising shower cubicle, wash basin and w.c. At First Floor are 2 Bedrooms, a small double room and a single bedroom together with bathroom comprising bath, wash basin and w.c.

The cottage suffered frost damage during the winter of 2017, but basic works will be undertaken to repair the damage before a completed sale takes place.

NOTE The detached cottage suffered frost damage during the winter of 2017. Basic remediation works will be undertaken to the cottage prior to completion.

EPC Rating = F

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