- Charming country house with much character
- Vaulted sitting room with minstrels’ gallery and office
- Six bedrooms, 5 of which are en suite
- Pleasant, well-maintained gardens
- Circa 5 acres of adjoining paddocks
- Magnificent views towards Welsh mountains
- EPC Rating - D
Property SummaryThis charming home is situated in a most idyllic, secluded setting in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park. The property enjoys a south-facing aspect and is perfectly positioned to enjoy the glorious views across the Usk Valley towards the Black Mountains. Converted from a traditional stone barn and further extended by the present owners, much of the character of the building has been retained including original timbers and exposed stone walls. Natural materials are in abundance throughout creating a warm and comfortable home. The property is approached via its own private road and, although secluded, is just around a mile from the picturesque town of Crickhowell and the A40.
Double oak doors open from the courtyard into an impressive, open-plan family room with a dining area with wooden floor to one side and kitchen to the other. A bespoke wooden staircase rises from the centre of the room and further glazed double doors to the rear terrace flood the room with natural light. The well-appointed kitchen is fitted with an excellent range of ivory base and wall cupboards with granite worksurfaces, matching central island and integrated appliances including a dual fuel Rangemaster cooker. A wide inner hall has glazed doors to the courtyard with superb views and doors off to a utility room and shower room. The hall leads through to a splendid sitting room with vaulted ceiling and a magnificent stone fireplace with deep oak mantel and woodburning stove. Large picture windows overlook the courtyard and afford stunning panoramic views across open countryside and to the hills and mountains beyond.
An oak spiral staircase rises to a mezzanine floor with office and attractive minstrels’ gallery with wooden floor. From the kitchen a door leads to an inner hall with access to a further reception room and W.C. to the ground floor and stairs to a double bedroom with en suite shower room on the first floor. A further staircase rises to two beautiful attic bedrooms with roof lights throughout creating a light and inviting space. The larger bedroom extends to over 32’ and features exposed A-frame timbers and an en suite bathroom with pretty gable end window. A hatch opens to a bespoke wooden ladder staircase leading down to the first floor landing. This part of the house also benefits from an external door to the garden so could, potentially be used as a separate annexe to the main house.
To the first floor is a central galleried landing with exposed timbers and large windows offering lovely views across the garden to adjoining fields. The dual aspect principal bedroom has an en suite shower room and there are two further bedrooms, both with en suite bath and shower rooms.
The property is approached via its own private road where, upon reaching the house, the views are truly breathtaking and extend across the Usk Valley towards the Sugar Loaf, Llangattock and Table mountains. The gardens wrap around the house and comprise gently sloping lawns with flower borders, rockeries, mature trees including apple, pear and cherry, all enclosed with hedging. A south-west facing terrace to the rear provides an ideal spot for al fresco entertaining. There is plenty of parking space on the front gravel courtyard and a large carport. The paddocks lie along the driveway and extend to circa 5 acres in all.
Ysgubor Ty Defaid is situated near the pretty hamlet of Ffawyddog which lies above the village of Llangattock offering a primary school, park, village hall, public house, restaurant, canal and an historic church. Located at the foot of the Llangynidr moors, the village is an ideal base for exploring the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal. The nearby historic town of Crickhowell is a thriving community with independent shops and a good range of amenities including well-regarded primary and secondary schools, library, doctors’ and dentists’ surgeries, restaurants and public houses. The town lies on the banks of the River Usk and offers a wide range of recreational and outdoor activities such as walking and cycling. Abergavenny, circa 8 miles to the east, has wider facilities including supermarkets, a general hospital, leisure centre, bus station and a mainline railway station. Road links within the area are considered excellent with the A465 Heads of the Valleys Road circa 4 miles away providing access to the A470 for Cardiff, A4042/A449 for Newport and the M50 and M4 motorways.
Mains water and electricity. LPG gas (for Rangemaster). Private drainage. Oil-fired central heating system. BT broadband connection.
A right of access from the driveway to adjoining fields will be retained by the vendors to access retained agricultural land. A public footpath crosses one of the paddocks.
Fixtures & Fittings
Unless specifically described in these particulars, all fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale though may be available by separate negotiation.
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