Cwmdu, Crickhowell, Powys


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  • Bedrooms: 4
Delightful Refurbished Country Cottage

Rural Setting with Lovely Gardens

Between Cwmdu and Talgarth

4 Bedrooms

DESCRIPTION Cwmrhos is a delightful country cottage situated in a quiet valley setting between the village of Cwmdu and Talgarth. The property was purchased by the present owners in 2010 and has since been substantially renovated to create this fine family home. The restoration was carefully undertaken to retain as much of the character of the cottage as possible yet incorporating high isolative measures with traditional techniques which includes sheep wool insulation and lime plaster to the walls. Despite the traditional measures the property also includes underfloor heating to the sitting room, solar panels to the roof which supplements the heating system, a good sized extension to the side of the house providing a great family room, replacement roof covering, new windows, electrics, kitchen fitments, bathroom, etc.

. This delightful cottage is still very much retains many original features including exposed timber work, flagstone flooring to the full length sitting room and 2 feature fireplaces; one with complete stone fire breast.

Outside are spacious grounds to include a small orchard and a generous lawned garden which incorporates an extremely useful studio/garden office, ideal for those looking to work from home, a generous parking area and a short distance away a double garage with further parking space.

LOCATION Cwmrhos is one of two properties situated in this rural setting, the other being a former Chapel. It lies alongside a minor council lane leading into the hills of the Black Mountains and surrounded by the stunning rugged scenery associated with this part of Breconshire. The local village is Cwmdu where there is a public house, village cafe and community centre. Crickhowell known for its beautiful Usk Valley setting is just 5 miles, Talgarth 7 miles, Brecon 14 and Abergavenny 13 miles where there is a train and bus station and great access to the M4 at Newport. Most facilities can be found in Brecon or Abergavenny although larger cities of Hereford, Cardiff and Newport are about a one hours drive.


Ground Floor A traditional Entrance Porch provides access into the main house via a part glazed front door which opens into a full length Sitting Room, with attractive natural flagged stone flooring. To each end of this lovely room is a recessed fireplace, each fitted with wood burning stoves. The main fireplace having a natural stone surround with staircase alongside leading to the first floor. Both windows to the front have fitted window shutters and to the rear and side of the room attractive timber panelling to half height. A door leads rearwards into the attractively fitted Kitchen with a range of fitted cupboards, double Belfast sink with wooden drainer, an 'Everhot' fitted oven and a large opening into the Garden Room/Dining Area, which has attractive tiled flooring, natural stonework and French doors opening to the garden.

. Alongside is a small Boot Room/Rear Hallway and to the opposite end of the kitchen a generous built-in Pantry and beyond the Utility Room; with modern suite in white comprising low flush w.c., wash basin, shower cubicle and fitted base unit with plumbing for washing machine.

First Floor The traditional staircase leads to an open Landing from where a series of pine ledge and brace doors lead to each of the Bedrooms and the Family Bathroom. Three of the bedrooms have exposed floorboards, the largest bedroom having a raised vaulted ceiling with exposed roof timbers providing a great sense of height, whilst the two further bedrooms at the front of the house have exposed beams and the end bedroom the original fireplace with its fitted grate. At the rear a further bedroom with part restricted headroom, having a timber ceiling and exposed beams and alongside a modern family bathroom with freestanding bath, washstand with circular basin on slate base, low flush w.c. and attractive panelled walling.

WALK OUTSIDE Cwmrhos Cottage sits in a lovely triangular shaped garden plot which includes a lovely terraced lawned garden, seating areas, patio area alongside a garden room, small orchard area with a range of fruit trees, seating area to the front and a small garden shed. Within the garden is an extremely useful Office/Studio with timber internal lining, carpeted floor and electric heater. Just a short step away is the Double Garage and alongside a further parking area which when complemented with the space to the front of the cottage provides parking for at least 4 vehicles.

EPC Rating = E

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