Painscastle, Nr. Hay-On-Wye, Powys


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  • Bedrooms: 5
THE FARMHOUSE Lower Pengarth offers a wonderful period farmhouse probably a derivation of a Welsh Long House of cruck construction with many charming features. The house has been carefully and sympathetically restored by the current owners to include the old wain house into a character dining room with minstrels gallery and high vaulted ceiling. The wain house, in earlier times, was the dwelling part of the farm house. It has wonderful internal features like oak doors, stairs and floors, a post and muntin screen believed to date from the 13th or 14th century, with an unusual engraving of a peacock upon it. Extensive use of traditional materials has been made during the restoration.

The farmhouse comprises:

ATTRACTIVE STONE PORCH with outer porch area leading to oak front door, inside of which is an entrance hall with oak staircase to first floor, door leading to the

DRAWING ROOM18'8" x 15'5" (5.7m x 4.7m). measured in to the recesses on either side of a large stone fireplace with stone hearth and deep reveal with oak beam over and wood burning stove, windows east and west, medieval oak screen with interesting carving and builders marks, secret door to cottage and door to

"L-SHAPED" FARMHOUSE KITCHEN20'4" (6.2m) x 11'10" (3.6m) (plus recess) 12'6" (3.8m) x 6'7" (2m). with traditional Aga cooker situated in original fireplace, traditional styled floor units with work tops, pine shelving and cupboard above, window east, further window west with window seat, door to Rear Porch and door to

DINING ROOM21'4" x 17'5" overall. (6.5m x 5.3m overall.). with steps leading up to it as it at a higher level than the kitchen below, traditional chimney breast with wood burning stove, two windows east, most attractive vaulted ceiling with Minstrels Gallery above which is separately accessed from outside, Velux roof light, door to Utility Room.

MINSTRELS GALLERY21'4" x 5'11" (6.5m x 1.8m). with oak balustrade and door to external steps.

UTILITY ROOM10'10" x 8'10" (3.3m x 2.7m). with stable door west, window south, stainless steel double drainer sink unit, plumbing for automatic washing machine, tiled floor, radiator.

CLOAKROOM with low flush WC, hand basin, window facing north, radiator, tiled floor, tiled splash back.

REAR PORCH9'10" (3m) x 5'7" (1.7m) (off kitchen). with quarry tiled floor, windows south and west, glazed outside door, coat hooks, Velux roof light


ATTRACTIVE LANDING with oak staircase up and down,

MASTER BEDROOM19'4" (5.9m) x 13'9" (4.2m) (approx. average). with en suite in one corner, windows east and west, radiator, recess for wardrobe

EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM7'3" x 3'7" (2.2m x 1.1m). with corner shower unit, pedestal hand basin, low flush WC, shaver light, heated towel rail.

BEDROOM 29'10" x 9'10" (3m x 3m). with window west and radiator.

BATHROOM9'10" x 6'7" (3m x 2m). with panel bath with shower over, pedestal hand basin, fitted airing cupboard, window west, open archway to WC with window west,

BEDROOM 313'9" (4.2m) x 11'2" (3.4m) (approx. av.). plus door recess, with window east and radiator.

SECOND FLOOR approached by an attractive oak staircase from the main landing, leading to

BEDROOM 416'5" x 13'1" max. (5m x 3.99m max.). with radiator, window west, vaulted ceiling, some low headroom areas either side.

EN SUITE CLOAKROOM4'11" x 3'3" (1.5m x 1m). with hand basin and WC, extractor fan and shaver light.

BATHROOM9'10" x 5'7" (3m x 1.7m). with low flush WC, pedestal hand basin, panel bath with shower over and folding screen, under eaves storage area, window west with views, shaver light.

BEDROOM 516'5" x 9'6" (5m x 2.9m). with a window west, radiator, partition wall on one end with storage cupboards behind with secret door via a cupboard at one end and door at the other, Hot water cylinders and storage space.

THE COTTAGE Alongside the house and accessed via a lockable door so it can be self-contained is an attractive one bedroomed self-contained cottage which offers deceptively spacious accommodation ideal for Nanny or Granny or for producing a separate income via holiday lets or Airbnb.

OUTER PORCH AREA with open porch area leading to INNER PORCH with windows west and door south, the outer porch area also has French doors from the main living room.

INNER HALLWAY with staircase to first floor, cupboard cleverly concealing access to main house, door to

LIVING ROOM11'10" x 11'6" (3.6m x 3.5m). with window south with views across the valley. French doors west opening on to covered area, two radiators, opens to

KITCHEN AREA9'6" x 7'10" (2.9m x 2.39m). with oil-fired Rayburn cooker heating the domestic hot water and central heating, extensive fitted floor and wall units with inset single drainer sink unit, window east, under stair store cupboard, tiled floor.

SHOWER ROOM5'3" x 4'11" (1.6m x 1.5m). plus shower recess via a small lobby area with window east, pedestal hand basin, low flush WC, shower cubicle, radiator.


SPACIOUS LANDING with window east and large walk-in airing cupboard.

DOUBLE BEDROOM12'6" x 11'6" (3.8m x 3.5m). with window south and west, two radiators, large fitted double wardrobe, double doors.

BATHROOM8'2" x 5'7" (2.5m x 1.7m). with panel bath, pedestal hand basin, low flush WC, window east, radiator, partly tiled walls.

THE OUTBUILDINGS A particular feature of the farm are the wonderful traditional farm buildings that sit on the shelf opposite the main farm house and have been well maintained by the current owners. A feature is the

ART STUDIO/WORKSHOP17'1" x 17'1" (5.2m x 5.2m). of double height measuring 5.2m (17'1") to the ceiling with storage loft above. This has windows east, west and glazed doors south with excellent views, water and power connected, two night storage heaters, concrete floor. Alongside this is the

MAIN STONE BARN53'2" x 17'1" (16.2m x 5.2m). which is a magnificent building with extensive timber trusses, concrete floor, two large barn doors opening east and west. At one end this links to the

STABLE/COW SHED RANGE39'4" x 20'4" (11.99m x 6.2m). which is an attractive building with original cow ties and cobbled floors in place, storage loft over. This would make ideal stabling or additional accommodation (subject to planning consent).

There are TWO STABLES 3.2m x 2.3m (10'6" x 7'7") each, of stone construction with stable doors etc.

DUTCH BARN44'11" x 23' (13.7m x 7m). situated on the lower end of the yard, of steel frame construction, with concrete floor, wide access door and roller blind, behind is a

LEAN-TO CATTLE SHED44'3" x 19'8" (13.49m x 6m). of stainless steel frame construction with feed manger along one wall, water and light, double access doors on either end. Note: The roof of this building contains 12PV panels described later in the details.

ATTACHED GARAGE17.1 x 10'10" (17.1 x 3.3m). open fronted.

TIMBER CLAD SHED23'7" x 16'5" (7.19m x 5m). forming an excellent farm work shop with double door access and beyond this is an

BESPOKE ARTIST STUDIO16'5" x 10'2" (5m x 3.1m). with large northern light, wood burning stove in one corner, insulated timber floor.

THREE BAY FRENCH BARN36'1" x 19' (11m x 5.8m). offering traditional but useful additional facilities for animals or machinery storage at one end is a

LEAN-TO BUILDING23' x 19' (7m x 5.8m). open fronted with concrete block wall to the rear.

GROUNDS AND GARDENS The farmhouse and buildings are grouped around a sloping farm yard which has asoutherly aspect and fine views. To the rear of the house is a carefully maintained garden with lawns, flower beds, seating area all of which enjoy stunning south westerly views over the Brecon Beacons.

Below the farmstead is a small paddock leading down to a magnificent traditional orchard with an abundance of apple trees. At the top of the yard is a small former railway carriage which contains the equipment for the bore hole and provides additional storage.

THE LAND A particular feature of Lower Pengarth is the land which surrounds it and is in the main south facing providing excellent and conveniently managed potential feeding back towards the farmstead. To the north west the land overlooks the picturesque Llanbwchllyn Lake which is a Nature Reserve.

The land has been organically farmed for 25 years there is often a wonderful array of spring flowers in its meadows. Grazing has been carried out by fully accredited Organic farmers which has provided a good sustainable income.

To the east there are attractive areas of woodland and the land is ideal for grazing animals or small scale horticulture.

HILL GRAZING RIGHTS These are registered on the nearby Llanbedr Hill. Although not utilised by the current owners they provide a useful additional income.

FOOTPATHS There are several footpaths that lead east, west and north from the property which give the occupants access to The Garth, Llanbedr Church and the open hills beyond.

P.V PANELS One of the farm buildings has 12 PV panels on its roof which provide a unique additional income.

EPC Rating = D

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