An absolutely outstanding family home! In an elevated position above the A470 with some truly breath-taking views across the River Wye to the rolling hills beyond, Dan Henallt enjoys superbly presented, generous accommodation, numerous outbuildings, and around 11 acres of grounds and woodland.
A fine country home, in a fine position, with fine views!
This really is a one of a kind opportunity to purchase an historic family home, which has been tastefully and comprehensively modernised over the past forty years, during the current owners tenure. Around three miles from the heart of the popular market town of Builth Wells, this excellent opportunity boasts around 5 acres (TBV) of sloping paddocks, and 6 acres (TBV) of woodland, and some of the most outstanding views that Mid-Wales has to offer!
Approached from the A470, a country lane leads past three houses, and winds up into the hills leading to the private entrance into the property which in turn leads on to the parking area and outbuildings. A pretty patio area outside the front door leads to the porch, which in turn opens into the entrance hallway. A door from here leads into a wonderful 5.21 x 4.43m reception room, with flagstone flooring, large woodburning stove inset into a stone fireplace, and a lovely feature - the original staircase winds up past the fireplace and is lit-up with LED lights. There is an opening at the front into the original porch, which is now a lovely snug, with views out over the front garden and beyond. A door from this reception room down two steps leads on to the second reception room, which measures 5.62 x 4.31, which is currently used as a multi-functional family room, home study, has two built-in storage cupboards, as well as double opening doors to the front garden. The entrance hallway also leads on to the lovely modern 5.15 x 4.75m kitchen/diner with ample space for food preparation, dining and relaxing and enjoying a larder cupboard under the stairs. A door from here leads into the useful utility room, and further on to the garden room measuring 3.39 x 1.90m.
On the first floor, the property enjoys and fantastic master suite, measuring 4.33 x 3.10m, and boasting an en-suite shower room and 2.38 x 2.28m dressing room. Also on the first floor is a guest bedroom which measures 3.35 x 3.01m and has the benefit of built-in storage cupboards and an en-suite shower room. The third bedroom is again, easily a double, and has the benefit of built-in wardrobe and airing cupboard space. The views from all the bedrooms need to be seen to be believed! Finally, a modern family bathroom is also accessible from the landing, with modern suite including claw foot bath.
This extraordinary family home sits in its own grounds of approximately 11 acres in total, with the majority, around 6 acres being well-stocked woodland, with vehicular tracks leading up the hillside to allow maintenance and restocking of the log supplies! The woodland provides excellent privacy and would be a wonderful adventure for the little ones to go off exploring, and some of the views from high up the hillside are even better than from the house! There are numerous, well-fenced, slopping paddocks surrounding the property, as well as level areas to access the four outbuildings, and a vegetable area with raised beds. The gardens surrounding the property are well-kept and maintained, and around the property is a patio area, decking to enjoy a morning cup of coffee or evening glass of wine, and lawned areas with floral and shrub borders.
Attached to the house, is a timber constructed workshop, with storage area on the first floor, with large entrance door. There is also a fantastic 9.56 x 7.54m garage/workshop with hardstanding floor ideal for working on vehicles, and large double doors to the front and rear. Next up is another timber outbuilding measuring 8.88 x 4.50m and again having doors to front and rear. Lastly, next to the vegetable area, is a large 6.08 x 5.31m log store.
The property is situated in a glorious, elevated location high above the A470, approximately three miles from Builth Wells, which has a range of amenities and facilities including Primary and Secondary Schools, a cinema, leisure centre, cricket, rugby, football and golf clubs. It is also home to the internationally famous Royal Welsh Show which is the largest agricultural show in Europe. The town has good transport links, is on a bus route between Cardiff and North Wales and is also served by Builth Road Railway Station on the Heart of Wales Line. Situated within the Wye Valley, an area of natural beauty and close to the Elan Valley at Rhayader, it is well-known as a walker’s paradise whilst the Red Kite feeding centre at Gigrin Farm offers a truly unique experience to see the rare and magnificent birds on a daily basis.
All in all, this is a stunning opportunity and is exactly what you would expect from a classical Welsh cottage, but with all the modern fittings that a family could require. The property itself boasts a wealth of character, including exposed beams and flagstone flooring, thick stone walls, and an Inglenook fireplace. We may have mentioned the views once or twice, but they really cannot be overstated, and viewings are highly recommended.