Loosely translated to 'a beautiful valley', you will certainly see why this unique and impressive cottage lives up to its name on the fringe of 'Britain's smallest town', Llanwrtyd Wells!
If you are looking to escape from the city, or simply start afresh somewhere new, you will be hard pushed to find a better opportunity than this charming, surprisingly spacious two bedroom cottage (with scope to add one or two bedrooms above the kitchen subject to permissions being obtained) positioned at the end of Victoria Road, on the fringe of the historic and popular town of Llanwrtyd Wells, in the heart of stunning Mid-Wales. A very reluctant sale, this unique home offers large landscaped gardens which must extend to around three quarters of an acre, well-maintained, generously proportioned accommodation, and the current owners have installed a renewable energy heating system, namely a very efficient Klover biomass wood pellet boiler, to reduce the carbon footprint.
Internally, the property is approached via an enclosed porch, opening up into the impressive 8.14 x 3.97m reception room which stretches across the full width of the original cottage, and enjoys two bay windows to the front, ample sitting and dining space, original cupboards, and a woodburning stove inset into an original stone and brick fireplace. A door from here leads into the 3.35 x 2.65m snug which, again, boasts an original brick fireplace housing the Klover biomass boiler which provides ample heating and hot water. An archway from here leads on to the wonderful L-shaped kitchen/diner, measuring 6.55 x 4.35m (max.) with granite worktops, space for island and Rangemaster style cooker and in the dining portion, there are double-glazed bi-folding doors which overlook the gardens and views over the countryside beyond. The snug also has a doorway which leads on to the pantry, utility room and downstairs WC. On the first floor, there are two double bedrooms, with the master measuring 4.69 x 3.94m, and the guest bedroom 3.30 x 2.96m. The guest bedroom features a storage cupboard, and the airing cupboard is located on the landing housing a large immersion cylinder fitted in 2018 at the same time as the Klover biomass boiler. Also on the first floor is a modern bathroom, with suite of panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin and low-flush WC. The views from the first floor are nothing short of spectacular.
Externally, the property is approached from a single track no-through lane, and there is ample parking for at least three vehicles, leading up to the single garage. Gated access leads to the side of the property, and further round where you will find useful outbuildings, log stores and general storage, a greenhouse and large polytunnel. Additionally there is a fully insulated wooden building, currently the ‘She Shed’, with power, which could easily be used as an office space or artist’s studio, depending on the new owner's needs. The gardens have been lovingly maintained over the years, and are well thought out, with numerous seating areas, some ideal for morning sun, some for afternoon and evening, raised beds, for flowers and edibles, fruit trees, and walkways, and to top it all off, you get a slice of nature with a babbling brook. The gardens in total must extend to around 0.75 acres (TBV) and are a credit to the current owners, who have spent their time improving the layout and views from here. Viewings are highly recommended to appreciate this exceptional property in full.
N.B. The vendors inform us that the Klover biomass boiler receives a renewable heat incentive of around £430 per quarter, which will be transferable to the new owners upon completion. This expires in 2025. Additionally, the warranty on the boiler runs until May 2023. Also, the house has been fully double glazed since 2010.
According to Uswitch the property has the following internet speeds. Please note you should always confirm this by speaking to the specific provider you would like to use. This is for guidance only.
Fibre: Up to 67Mb
Non-Fibre: Up to 11Mb (Estimated 7Mb)
Llanwrtyd Wells is one of the smallest towns in Mid-Wales, sitting astride the River Irfon. With a population of approximately 850, it famously claims to be the smallest town in Britain. The town is located on the A483 between Llandovery and Builth Wells near the Tywi and Irfon valleys. Llanwrtyd Wells grew as a spa town around the Ffynnon Ddrewllyd, which still exists, following the discovery of waters with healing properties in 1732. The town is the site of both the World Bog Snorkelling Championships and the annual Man versus Horse Marathon, as well as other annual events. The market town of Builth Wells, located at the heart of Powys, is just 13 miles away in what is arguably some of the most beautiful countryside in the United Kingdom. Builth Wells lies within the Historic Boundaries of Brecknockshire, situated on the banks of the River Wye and the River Irfon – The upper section of the Wye Valley. Builth Wells is famously known for hosting the annual Royal Welsh Show, which is the biggest agricultural show in Europe and attracts over 240,000 visitors to the town each year.