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Scethrog, Brecon, Powys


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Tenure: Freehold

A Grade II* Country House set in a small hamlet between Brecon and Crickhowell standing in grounds of approximately 4.2 acres with glorious views over the Usk Valley, extensive accommodation and outbuildings.

The main staircase continues up to the Second Floor where there is a large Landing, 2 further Bedrooms together with 2 Bathrooms and extensive attic storage space.

The property stands in grounds of approximately 4.2 acres having a walled entrance and tarmacadam drive leading to a spacious parking and turning area to the front of the property. A further driveway leads to the side of the property which in turn leads to the Coach House with carport, sliding doors providing garaging for 3 cars which includes an inspection pit with loft area over. To the side is an Artist Studio and beyond a greenhouse with splendid vine and a stable block with 3 stables and a tack room. The gardens to Scethrog House are beautifully presented having a flagstone terrace to the front with lanwed margins set above the parking area which extends to the terraced garden to the south with a series of beautiful specimen trees, whilst to the rear a beautiful levelled lawned garden enjoying an easterly aspect. There is a formal rose garden hidden by a tall Yew hedge with a cast iron gated approach and a further walled kitchen garden with a row of well stocked b (truncated)

Scethrog House is a Grade II* listed country house of the 'William and Mary' style. It is believed that the house was inherited by the Vaughan family of Tretower and possibly the home for some time of Henry Vaughan, the 17th Century metaphysical poet, who is believed to have moved back to Newton, the family home in 1658 on his father’s death leaving Scethrog House to his eldest son Thomas and his wife. The date stone inscribed HA refers to Hopkin Aubrey who married a Vaughan daughter and presumably responsible for the re-building of the house in 1691. This imposing residence retains a wealth of character features including 2 fine open-well staircases leading to the upper floors with turned banisters, newel posts with acorn finials and moulded handrails. An open fireplace to the entrance hall with inscription 'Ofnwch Ddw' and poem by Vaughan, fine wooden panelling to the drawing room and some moulded plaster ceilings.

The property is approached beneath a pedimented porch though a solid front door into a splendid Reception Hall which in turn gives access to a series of reception rooms including a Drawing Room which has windows overlooking the garden and Usk Valley with beautiful views beyond and a lovely open fireplace. There is also a Music Room and separate Dining Room from where there is access into the Kitchen where there is an oil fired AGA, original bread oven, a large walk-in larder and door to a further Study with steps leading down to the Billiard Room.

Scethrog House sits is an elevated position overlooking the Usk Valley on the outskirts of the small hamlet just 4 miles from Brecon. Located within the Brecon Beacons National Park between Brecon and Crickhowell the property is ideally suited for those commuting to nearby towns and cities via the A40 just a short distance away. Brecon offers a comprehensive choice of local amenities whilst Abergavenny approximately 20 miles has a train station with excellent links to the M4 at Newport. The area around Scethrog is known for its beautiful scenery and particularly the Usk Valley with its meandering river running south easterly towards Abergavenny. The Brecon Beacons Mountain Range are known for their glorious walks whilst the Brecon to Monmouthshire Canal is just a few miles away, ideal for those who enjoy walking, cycling and boating.

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24 March 2016

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