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9 bedroom detached house for sale

Howey, Nr Builth Wells, Powys, LD1

Guide Price £1,995,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Handsome 9 bedroom country house
  • About 71 acres
  • Sporting rights on further 354 acres
  • Idyllic location
  • Original coach house & stables and barn
  • 2 cottages (3 bed & 2 bed)
  • EPC Ratings = D, F,G.
  • EPC Rating = G

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Handsome 9 bedroom country house. About 71 acres. Set in an idyllic location. Original coach house & stables and barn. 3 bed cottage & 2 bed cottage. Sporting rights on further 354 acres.


Maesgwynne Hall Estate is located in an idyllic rural setting about 1.5 miles south east from the village of Howey and the A483 that provides quick access to the large shopping towns of Llandrindod Wells to the north (about 3 miles) with railway service and Builth Wells to the south (about 6 miles). Excellent road links provide access to other nearby towns including Brecon, Hay on Wye (both about 26 miles), Llandovery (about 30.5 miles), Leominster (about 38 miles), Abergavenny (about 38 miles), Hereford (about 44 miles), Monmouth (about 55.5 miles), Newport (about 58 miles) and Cardiff (about 69 miles).


Maesgwynne Hall Estate is an exciting and historical Mid Wales Sporting Estate that has not been offered on the open market before. During its life it has been owned and enjoyed by important families including the Powell, Vaughan, Freeman-Cadbury, Forbes and Cockburn families. The main hall dates back to the early 17th century and is built of stone. The hall is completed by a handsome Tudor front elevation.

The hall sits in delightful landscaped grounds and gardens together with paddocks and woodland. The main hall enjoys the original coach house and stables adjacent, together with a useful barn opposite. A short distance from the hall down the same private drive is Maesgwynne Cottage which is an attractive 3 bedroom cottage with landscaped gardens and grounds and a pasture field.

Across the valley from the hall and cottage is Brynrhydd Farm that comprises a charming 2 bedroom cottage that sits centrally within a ring fence of about 52 acres.

Maesgwynne Hall Estate enjoys the sporting rights over its own land (about 71 acres in total) together with rights over further neighbouring land, about 354 acres, about 16 acres of which is an off-lying parcel (snipe bog) to the south as shown on the plan. The available sporting rights in total come to about 426 acres (stms) if the estate is bought as a whole.

The estate is being offered for sale as a whole or in 4 lots. Lot 1
(Maesgwynne Hall) is to be sold first with first refusal of the remaining lots being given to the buyer of the hall. Please note that lots 2 to 4 will not be sold off separately before lot 1 is sold.

Lot 1: Maesgwynne Hall and about 12 acres.
Lot 2: Maesgwynne Cottage and about 6.7 acres.
Lot 3: Brynrhydd Farm and about 52 acres.
Lot 4: The Sporting Rights - neighbouring and off-lying land - about 354 acres.

Maesgwynne Hall Ground Floor
Impressive heavy double wooden doors open into the initial hall with a smart tiled floor and attractive wood panelling. This superb wood floor and panelling greets you in the magnificent reception hall with open fireplace with an ornate wood surround and beamed ceiling. Doors lead off the reception hall to all of the principal reception rooms. French doors open on the immediate right to a stunning formal dining room with fine wood floor, ornate fireplace and beamed ceiling. This room enjoys lovely views across the front garden through the leaded stone framed windows. On the left of the hall is a delightful library with wood floor, bay window with window shutters, fireplace and attractive fitted book shelves. On the right of the hall is a vast drawing room with character wood floor, delightful arched windows, exposed beams & imposing columns and a large inglenook fireplace with inset beam providing a warm focal point. At the rear of the house lies the kitchen breakfast room with tiled floor,
attractive old stone fireplace and fitted units and cooker. A door leads through to a useful storage area and utility room. Again at the rear of the house is a useful wing that extends further into the garden. On the ground floor is a large study with old fireplace and 4 useful storage rooms, cloakroom and the boiler room (accessed from outside).

Maesgwynne Hall First Floor
A beautiful staircase rises from the grand reception hall to the first floor accommodation with the old leaded ceiling light above. Off the generous landing with an ornate fireplace lie a series of 6 large bedrooms with wonderful wood floors and some with old fireplaces.

At the far south-west end of the floor is the master bedroom overlooking the front garden with an en suite bathroom.
Two further bedrooms lie centrally again overlooking the front garden. On the opposite north-east side of the floor are 2 further bedrooms overlooking the front garden with a separate cloakroom off the landing.

Maesgwynne Hall Second Floor
The fine staircase continues to the 2nd floor accommodation that include a further 3 bedrooms with wood floors. The largest bedroom lying centrally enjoys a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and imposing columns and old fireplace. A number of useful walk-in storage rooms complete the generous 2nd floor.

Maesgwynne Hall enjoys beautiful grounds . It is approached by its own private drive that leads up to a traditional walled courtyard with ample parking. Taking centre stage in the courtyard is the original Coach House & Stable block that have been meticulously well kept. Opposite is a useful old barn with an old Georgian pond to the rear with spring and sluice gate. Magnificent formal gardens and lawned grounds lie around the house featuring a wide variety of mature trees, shrubs, bushes, apple orchards and flower borders. These are framed by a magical area of woodland and paddocks. An old Victorian pig-sty that has been refurbished lies in one of the woods.

Maesgwynne Cottage
Lying just off the main private drive to the main house is the character 3 bedroom Maesgwynne Cottage enjoying a stunning vista over the surrounding countryside. The cottage sits in its own land of about 6.7 acres and includes a landscaped garden and a valuable pasture field.

Maesgwynne Cottage Ground Floor
The front reception hall leads through to the main reception rooms of the cottage. On the left is a welcoming sitting room with a wood burning stove providing a warm focal point. Double French doors open off to a delightful raised sun terrace that is perfect for alfresco dining whilst enjoying the views. On the right of the hall is the bright kitchen breakfast room with attractive fitted kitchen and again enjoying double French doors that open out onto the same front sun terrace. Off the kitchen is the rear hall with cloakroom, utility room and storage rooms off.

Maesgwynne Cottage First Floor
The staircase rises from the reception hall to the first floor accommodation that includes 3 bedrooms that all enjoy lovely views across the surrounding countryside. These share the use of a separate shower room.

Maesgwynne Cottage is framed by a lovely landscaped garden and grounds with lawned areas, mature shrubs, bushes and flower beds together with a useful garage/ workshop. Adjacent is a useful and valuable pasture field.

Brynrhydd Farm
Across the valley is the charming Brynrhydd Farm that includes a cosy 2 bedroom cottage that sits centrally within a ring-fence of about 52 acres.

Brynrhydd Cottage Ground Floor
The main entrance to the cottage leads through to a large sitting room with a fireplace providing a warm focal point. A doorway leads off to the fitted kitchen that sits at the rear of the house enjoying the stunning views. A downstairs bathroom lies off the kitchen. A large downstairs bedroom at the far end of the cottage completes the ground floor.

Brynrhydd Cottage First Floor
Stairs rise from corner of the sitting room to the first floor accommodation that includes 2 generous bedrooms that enjoy the beautiful views on an all sides of the cottage.

Brynrhydd Farm is accessed off a quiet lane that runs across its own private land and down to the cottage. Outside is a generous forecourt with ample parking and a lovely fenced garden that overlooks its own land of about 52 acres and beyond towards the magnificent hills and valleys.

The Sporting Rights
Maesgwynne Hall Estate enjoys the sporting rights over its own land (about 71 acres in total) when one combines the land that goes with the main house, Maesgwynne Cottage and Brynrhydd Farm.

Maesgwynne Hall also enjoys the benefit of owning the freehold interest of its historic Estate sporting rights on the neighbouring farms. These further valuable sporting rights amount to about 354 acres in total - about 16 acres of which is an off-lying parcel (snipe bog) to the south as shown on the plan. The sporting rights extend over outstanding countryside towards areas as shown on the plan called The Banks to the south-east and the Great Wood to the west. Combining these sporting rights with the 71 acres provides an impressive area of about 425 acres if one was to purchase the estate as a whole.

General Remarks and Stipulations
Wayleaves, Easements and Rights of Way
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights, including rights of way, whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water, and electricity supplies and any other rights and obligations, easements and proposed wayleaves for masts, pylons, stays, cables, drains and water, gas and other pipes, whether referred to in the Conditions of Sale or not. Please check with the Highways Department at the local County Council
for the exact location of public footpaths/ bridleways.

Plans, Areas and Schedules
Any available plans are for identification and reference purposes only. The purchaser(s) shall be deemed to have satisfied himself as to the description of the property. Any error or mis statement shall not annul a sale or entitle any party to compensation in respect thereof.

Energy Performance A copy of the full Energy Performance Certificate is available upon request. EPC Ratings = D, F, G.

Square Footage: 6,032 sq ft
Acreage: 71 Acres

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17 September 2014


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