Kick back and crack open a cold one whilst you plan your next move! This exciting opportunity offers the new owner plenty of scope for the redevelopment of a former public house in central village location in the heart of Mid-Wales!
A rare opportunity to purchase a former public house in the centre of the popular and pleasant village of Howey, just a short drive from Llandrindod Wells, the county town of Powys. The property itself presents a wonderful opportunity for the next owners to redevelop into either a fine, generous family home, or a number of homes, given the size of the building and plot.
Formerly known as The Bridgend Inn, and more recently, The Laughing Dog, Pen-y-Bont is a character building that has been extended over the years, but has retained plenty of charm and character throughout. The property itself is approached from a one-way road in the centre of the village, and a storm porch protects the front door from the elements. Upon entering, there is a hallway which leads to the former public bar and restaurant. The public bar has maximum measurements of 10.74 x 3.84m and has a large seating area with open fire place and the bar is still in situ. There are toilets accessed from the seating area. The restaurant measures 12.00 x 9.26m and has a door leading to the ladies and gents toilets, and external doors. Again, the bar is still in situ. A door from here leads into the catering kitchen, measuring 6.12 x 4.28m. A doorway from here leads to a store room and further to the ground floor cellar, which is currently being utilised as a workshop, and the 5.17 x 4.64m pool room, that has access to another WC. An opening from the pool room leads to a snug, measuring 4.30 x 3.70m which in turn gives access back into the public bar.
On the first floor, there are four double bedrooms, one currently being used as a reception room, and one being used as a home office, and a family bathroom.
Externally, the property owns a driveway to the northern side of the property and this gives access to a gated, off-road parking area. It is understood that the neighbouring property enjoys rights of access over this to their parking area. The gates leads into superbly proportioned rear gardens, which are set out over two levels. The lower level is laid mainly to ornamental stone, and there are decked steps leading up to a private allotment, garden and dog run.
Please note that it is understood the property is virtual freehold understood to be held on a 999 year lease at a peppercorn rent.
With plenty of scope for redevelopment, this superb home must be viewed for the size and opportunity to be appreciated in full!
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The property is located in the centre of the village of Howey, on a one-way street which is just under two and a half miles from the Spa town of Llandrindod Wells. Howey itself offers many scenic walks and rambles which are easily accessible close by. Llandrindod Wells is the county town of the largest county in Wales, Powys. Offering an extensive range of retail, recreational and educational facilities the Spa Town is a popular destination for visitors due to the picturesque surrounding countryside and mixture of beautiful Victorian and Edwardian town houses. Llandrindod is easily accessible by both rail and road with several local bus services in and around the area, neighbouring towns and villages. There is outstanding education available in the area, with several primary schools, a comprehensive secondary school and six form. Llandrindod also boasts The Albert Hall theatre, the National Cycle Collection museum and the large man-made lake and accompanying sculptures. The town also hosts the annual Victorian Festival Many where locals and visitors dress in antique costumes, and the whole town steps back in time. The town itself boasts many sporting and recreational facilities including a Football Club, Rugby Club, an international standard outdoor bowling green which hosts national and international events and a newer indoor bowling centre and highly regarded 18 hole golf course and driving range. There is also a leisure centre with full sized swimming pool, gym, AstroTurf pitch and indoor sports hall. 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.