A true one-off! A fine historical residence in a convenient location boasting up to NINE bedrooms, two acres of land (TBV) and having been extensively and sympathetically restored during the current owner's tenure. A must view!
Where do we start! What a stunning, individual, imposing residence!!! Northampton House is located on the fringes of Britain's smallest town', Llanwrtyd Wells and is set back, and slightly elevated from Dolecoed Road, which winds from the town itself all the way out to the picturesque village of Abergwesyn. From the road, the grounds to the front and side of this property are walled with iron railings above, and the property is approached via an impressive stepped walkway leading up to a veranda which leads to the entrance vestibule. With concrete pillars to either side, this really is the impressive entrance you would expect to find in a house of this ilk and quality. Double doors with original pretty stained glass surrounds lead into the reception hallway which in turn leads to;
MAIN RESIDENCE A door leads into the 6.50 x 3.84m reception room, with bay window to the front, feature original fireplace, and original wooden panelled folding doors into the 4.55 x 3.47m family room. With the doors open, this is a fantastic entertaining space, and the family room also boasts classical features such as fireplace and bay window to the side. The reception hallway has a beautiful feature staircase rising to a first floor landing as well as a further door into the 3.18 x 2.87m snug opening into the wonderful L-shaped kitchen/diner. Measuring 5.87 x 4.60m, this lovely space has plenty of room for a dining area, with French doors on either side, with one opening on to a large decked area and garden, and the other leading onto a unique courtyard outside space, set in the centre of the rear of the house - bringing the outdoors, indoors! A door from dining area leads on to the utility room, and a downstairs WC.
Moving upstairs in this beautiful home believed to date to around 1901, a WC is accessed from the half bay landing. On the first floor of this impressive building there are four double sized bedrooms, with one currently utilised as a home office, all enjoying a range of striking views over the town and countryside, some enjoying hand basins, and the original built-in cupboards. The master suite enjoys a modern twist on the classical features, with exposed brickwork within the original fireplace, and a wonderful modern en-suite shower room off. Also accessible from the first floor landing is a period family bathroom, including a roll-top bath.
The second floor is reached by climbing the stairs from the landing with a large floor to ceiling window, and again, the stairs being original, are a real feature of this classic Victorian residence. The second floor landing enjoys a large storage cupboard, as well as a doorway leading to a staircase up to the attic rooms. The second floor bedrooms amount to four, all doubles again, with the master suite again boasting a lovely en-suite bathroom with corner shower cubicle, slipper bath and suite to include bidet. Another bathroom is also accessed from the second floor landing.
The attic rooms on the third floor provide an excellent storage space, and could be easily utilised as additional accommodation, should it be required. One of the attic rooms have two Velux rooflights, and has previously been used as an office space.
ANNEXE The annexe to this property enjoys its own private entrance to the side, but can also be accessed from the main reception hallway, should the new owners not wish to separate the two entities. A lovely 5.08 x 3.96m reception room is accessed directly off the main reception hall, and this as you would expect, boasts a bay window to the front, and feature fireplace. A door from here leads to a hallway and WC, both with original tiled flooring and continues into the hallway for the annexe with useful storage cupboards. This in turn leads to the dining room, measuring 4.27 x 4.24m with original tiled flooring, and an archway gives access into the 4.27 x 3.20m kitchen/breakfast room with walk-in larder cupboard. There is also a further lobby off the kitchen, which has a door into the aforementioned utility room, providing continuity and a link back to the main part of the house. There is also a door leading out to the rear garden and additional patio area.
The secondary staircase leads up to the first floor landing of this section of the property, and there is built-in cupboard space and a shower room accessible off it. A connecting lobby leads to the main part of the house on this floor again, and another door accesses a kitchen/lounge, measuring 4.29 x 3.05m and having a door to another double bedroom. This staircase continues on up to the previously described second floor landing.
THE GROUNDS The property benefits from a lovely front and side garden, being laid mainly to lawn, with mature shrub areas around, as well as a lovely raised decking area to the side, with views to the surrounding countryside. To the rear there is a large and pleasant fenced private garden, with hedged and walled borders and large patio area. At the rear of the back garden is a raised area with feature pond. A gate leads into a fenced, vegetable patch with raised beds, a potting shed and greenhouse. There is ample off-road parking with an additional small paddock to the South Easterly boundary of the property and an additional paddock included in the sale which will measure approximately two acres (TBV), which is gently sloping, grassed and stretches out in a North Westerly direction.
This truly is the one of a kind property that you have been looking for. Land, character, proportions..... There are many different possibilities to the new owners, including holiday lets, two families moving in together, B&B...... the list goes on. If this is the kind of opportunity that you are looking for, do not delay, call us today to book in your viewing before someone else snaps up this wonderful country residence, having the benefit of the town's amenities on your doorstep!
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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.