- Beautifully presented, converted former cottage and stone agricultural barn
- Many original features including a stone staircase and exposed timbers
- Separate individually designed 2 bedroomed/2 bathroom lodge house
- Landscaped grounds with private gardens, woodland and natural duck pond
- Numerous sun terraces, pergolas, ornamental pond and hot tub
- All set in circa 5 acres in peaceful, rural location with views
- Ample parking and hardstanding for several vehicles
- Additional 6 acres of sloping pasture land available by separate negotiation
Property SummaryA unique and beautifully presented barn conversion set in glorious grounds of just under 5 acres including stunning landscaped gardens and woodland. Additional individually designed 2 bedroomed/2 bathroom wooden lodge house. Set within the Brecon Beacons National Park and within half a mile of the Brecon and Monmouth Canal.
A stunning family home converted from original stone cottages and agricultural buildings. The original stone building, a cottage and beast house, are believed to date from the 1600s and form the centre of the present home. The two end sections were added some 100 years ago, originally a cottage and barn, now housing the kitchen and guest bedroom. The property has been converted to an exacting standard, throughout the property are triple glazed windows and doors, contemporary tiled floors and tasteful décor combined with original stone features and wooden timbers. The multi-level nature of the conversion provides an interesting and unique layout.
The Cottage and Barn
The main entrance to the original cottage is through a wooden stable door into the kitchen which is fitted with a range of cream base and wall cupboards with black granite worktop and upstands. A matching large central island features a wine rack and breakfast bar with space for several stools. Set in an attractive alcove is a cream range cooker. The kitchen has a slate tiled floor and leads to an original stone staircase rising to a first floor bedroom with built-in cupboards, en- suite shower room with floor to wall tiles and views over the front garden. To the other end of the kitchen are couple of steps to the stylish living room with decorative tiled floor, contemporary oak panelling and woodburning stove set into a fabulous inglenook with oak mantel. Full height windows span the length of the room and double doors open onto the south-facing sun terrace with views beyond to the garden and woods. A few more steps lead up to a spacious room with tiled floor and exposed beams, currently utilised as the master bedroom, with similar full height windows and doors to the terrace. A door leads through to a superb wood-framed glazed conservatory with wooden panelled ceiling, built-in seating to three sides and external door to the rear garden. From the master bedroom a couple of steps lead to a small hallway with a door to a superb fully tiled bathroom with corner spa bath, separate shower, double sink vanity unit and heated towel rail. From the inner hall, continue up to a further first floor bedroom with a range of fitted cupboards.
Separate individually designed lodge house
Within the grounds, across the garden, is a wooden-clad individually designed and built lodge house. The lodge is approached by a wooden ramp to two doors; one of which opens into the living room and the other into a hallway with doors leading to two bedrooms with en suite shower rooms and fitted wardrobes. The living room has a small woodburning stove and leads to the well-appointed kitchen fitted with a range of modern units with space for white goods, an integrated cooker with extractor hood over and glazed door to one of the bedrooms. The lodge has been designed with 2 entrance doors allowing one of the en-suite bedrooms to be accessed separately.
To the rear of the greenhouse is a self-contained studio with kitchenette area and en suite shower room. An ideal ‘teenager’s den’, work from home office/studio or guest suite.
The gardens and grounds of The Waun are truly idyllic; a cornucopia of interesting terraces, lawns, seating areas, rockeries and wide borders filled with shrubs and herbaceous plants; a perfect haven for enjoying the tranquil surroundings. The property is approached via wooden gates leading to the gravel driveway to a large parking and turning area edged with a stone wall. A decorative slabbed path leads up to a sunny south facing terrace to the main entrance and continues to a further large patio with ample space for outdoor dining and entertaining. Steps lead down to another seating area covered with a splendid wooden pergola with a large stone barbecue/pizza oven. Adjacent is an extraordinary raised ornamental fishpond with some charming features such as grottoes and gargoyles and to the front, a manicured lawn. At the end of the cottage is an adjoining wooden-clad outbuilding with hot tub and sloping roof over. To the rear of the property is a gravelled area with raised borders and mature trees adjoining sloping orchards. Across the drive, nestled into the surrounding trees, is the cabin and annexe with their own parking area. Beyond the cabin is a large open grassy area and duck pond edged with mature woodland adjoining open farmland. The gardens, grounds and woodland extend to just under 5 acres with no public rights of way across the land. A further 6 acres of sloping pasture land is available by separate negotiation.
The property is situated in a peaceful, rural location above the village of Llanellen and yet within a mile of the A4042 and main road links to the A40, A449 and onto the M4/M5 and M50 motorway networks. The cities of Cardiff, Bristol and Hereford are all within an hour’s drive and connections to main line trains, reaching London Paddington in under 3 hours, can be found at the railway station in Abergavenny, some 5 miles away. Located on the lower slopes of the Blorenge Mountain within the beautiful countryside of the Brecon Beacons National Park and within a mile of the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal. The area is renowned for its rugged landscape and historic connections to the industrial era of the iron works in the late eighteenth century and lime kilns can be seen along the former tram roads. The village of Llanellen has a delicatessen and café and village hall where community events take place. A mountain pub, The Goose & Cuckoo, is located a couple of miles away, a bracing walk for a pint of real ale. The nearby, historic town of Abergavenny, offers a wide range of amenities including doctors and dental surgeries, an extensive choice of independent shops, high-street retailers and several supermarkets. Abergavenny is known as the Gateway to Wales and holds numerous annual events including the Food Festival. There is an abundance of outdoor pursuits available, whilst the nearby Brecon Beacons are widely renowned for their beautiful landscapes and stunning scenery.
Underfloor heating and hot water via ground source heat pump. Private water supply. Triple glazed windows and doors. Private drainage. Mains electricity. BT Broadband.
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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