Forest Coal Pit, Abergavenny
- Grade II Listed traditional Welsh farmhouse with fabulous original features
- 5 bedrooms and 3 reception rooms including sitting room with open fireplace
- Tastefully renovated to provide comfortable, stylish accommodation
- Beautiful backdrop of the Black Mountains affording spectacular views
- Extensive range of stone outbuildings with conversion potential (STP)
- Rare opportunity to purchase a unique, secluded idyll
- Within a short drive of the charming towns of Abergavenny and Crickhowell
- Circa 70 acres of pasture land
Property SummaryTy’r Ywen has been sympathetically modernised in recent years to create a stunning, stylish home offering outstanding accommodation. It is an attractive, stone built house with stone tiled roof and is believed to date back to the 15th/16th century. The farmhouse has bags of character with many original, period features including exposed timbers, original doors, wooden floors and flagstone floors and an impressive inglenook fireplace. Located in one of the most beautiful and tranquil locations in the area, the sale of the property includes a number of stone barns and outbuildings, and circa 70 acres with several springs, a stream and a variety of trees.
The traditional stone entrance porch features a solid wooden ‘brace and latch’ door with iron door furniture and stone benches. Step inside the magnificent sitting room, brimming with period features including exposed timbers, flagstone floor, wooden curtain wall, and a superb inglenook fireplace with wooden lintel. A doorway leads to the superb open-plan kitchen with attractive oak-framed dining area, designed to take full advantage of the incredible views of the Gaer, Skirrid and Brynarw mountains. To one side, flagstone seats are topped with comfy cushions to provide plenty of seating and there is ample space for a large dining table and chairs. To the other end of the room is a custom-built, rustic wooden kitchen comprising a range of base units with a contemporary zinc work surface and featuring a built-in induction hob. A built-in oven, integral dishwasher, Belfast sink, spotlights and shelving complete the functional, modern look. Doors lead to the pantry and a functional utility/boot room with matching wooden units and floor tiles, plenty of hanging space, and double doors to the boiler room. From the sitting room a doorway opens through to the inner hall with wooden curtain wall, flagstone floor and exposed timbers. An attractive oak door leads to the downstairs WC/wet room with slate floors and walls and an open, accessible shower. The hall continues through a snug sitting room to a downstairs bedroom with ceiling timbers, an interesting nook with original bread oven and stone spiral stairs leading up to a spacious first floor bedroom. Originally the old granary, there is also a wooden external door which opens onto the front.
Stone spiral stairs rise from the sitting room to the first floor landing to three good-sized bedrooms with exposed timbers. The stylish family bathroom incorporates a contemporary shower area with decorative slate tiling with functional flooring, heated chrome towel rail and an extraordinary original fireplace with open hearth. A fourth bedroom, with incredible valley views and fabulous timbers, lies beyond the family bathroom and is also accessed from the bedroom on the ground floor.
The property is approached by a country lane which continues over a stream to a track flanked by open fields. As the track winds its way up the mountain, approximately half way along is a cluster of stone agricultural buildings that could, (subject to necessary consents), provide either holiday cottages, stables and buildings for equestrian or agricultural use. The main steading can be found further up the mountain at the end of the track, nestled into the hillside. Stone steps lead from the farmyard to the flagstone terrace at the front of the house. An informal garden area features several terraces, enclosed with a traditional stone wall and edged with mature trees. Numerous, interesting outbuildings include stone barns and old pigcots. To the rear of the house lies hillside grazing which is bordered by a stone wall with an access gate to the mountain. A stone wall at the rear of the property marks the boundary.
Ty’r Ywen is situated some 1200 feet up in the majestic setting of the Black Mountains, approximately seven miles North of Abergavenny and five miles from the picturesque Powys town of Crickhowell. The area is steeped in folklore and the house stands above the historic, attractive and tiny church of St Ishow. The Brecon Beacons National Park provides a multitude of outdoor activities and direct access to the Black Mountains is literally on the doorstep of Ty’r Ywen – ideal for walking, hiking, mountain biking and horse riding. Although a haven of peace and tranquillity, a short drive to the pretty town of Crickhowell affords an array of independent shops and a community devoted to keeping the town’s character and charm. In addition to the amenities offered within the town, the local primary and secondary schools are well regarded and the town is very much on the tourist map with annual walking and literary festivals. The larger, historic market town of Abergavenny 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 well known for its many high quality restaurants and the annual Food Festival. The nearby 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 Hereford.
Oil-fired heating system with under floor heating on the ground floor. Private water supply and drainage via a septic tank.
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.
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