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Dolanog, Welshpool, Powys

Withdrawn from Market £470,000

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Tenure: Freehold


An attractive smallholding suitable for improvement. The Mill lies to the east of the village of Dolanog and comprises The Mill House, Mill Cottage and an extensive range of traditional buildings and pasture land. The property extends to 9.53 acres (3.85 ha) in total and adjoins the River Vyrnwy, a key feature of Dolanog village.
• 17th Century 3 bedroom farmhouse
• Cottage and chalet-style accommodation
• Pasture land
• River frontage
• 9.53 acres (3.85 ha) in total
• Subject to tenancy until 2019
• Option to purchase hydroelectric power generation station - freehold
• Available as a whole or in lots as required

The Mill is situated to the east of the rural village of Dolanog in the county of Powys, surrounded by extensive rural scenery and open countryside. Post war the village was a centre for forestry workers and now offers tranquil rural living.
The busy market town of Welshpool is just 12 miles to the east. Welshpool offers a range of services and facilities including a railway station linking with Shrewsbury and Aberystwyth, a livestock market, leisure centre and other recreational, educational and employment opportunities.
A range of first class educational establishments are available in the region including Oswestry School, Moreton Hall, Ellesmere College, and Shrewsbury School. Locally, primary education is available in Llanerfyl and primary and secondary education are available in Llanfair Caereinion.
The picturesque and popular Snowdonia National Park and Welsh coast towns of Abersoch (70 miles), Pwllheli (65 miles) and Aberdovey (40 miles) are easily accessible by road. The town of Shrewsbury and cities of Chester and Birmingham are accessible by road and train, making Dolanog an ideal rural retreat.
Extending to approximately 185sqm (2,000sqft) with single glazed timber windows, The Mill House, dating from the 17th Century, is constructed of axe-dressed painted stone with a timber clad gable beneath a slate roof with brick chimney stacks, with a later brick addition.

The accommodation comprises an entrance door opening to the ground floor leading to the rear hall/utility room with a quarry tiled floor and Belfast sink and doors leading to the bathroom with a bath, wash hand basin, wc and vinyl floor covering. The dining room has a solid fuel Rayburn, which provides heating and hot water, set in an inglenook with a fitted cupboard to the side, tiled floor and door opening to the front of the house. There is a step up to the galley style kitchen with a range of cupboards, sink, electric meter and fuse box and a quarry tiled floor. The sitting room has a raised timber floor, a large window to the front and an open fireplace.
The stairs rise from the dining room to the first floor landing area which leads to bedroom 1 with a window to the front of the house and an airing cupboard containing hot water cylinder. Bedroom 2 has a window to the rear, a wash hand basin and access hatch to the roof space. Bedroom 3 has a window to the front and a wash hand basin.

To the side of the property is a hard surfaced parking area which leads to a garden with lawns and borders. Attached to the rear of the house is a garden store.

The 1960´s building is constructed of stone and block walls with timber framed windows. The accommodation more recently has been used as a short term holiday let and comprises an entrance door leading to an open plan living room/bedroom, a kitchen with door to bathroom with shower, wash hand basin and wc. Heating is provided by electric storage heaters.

Situated opposite The Mill House is Mill Cottage, formerly a miller´s cottage but more recently has been used for short term holiday accommodation. Mill Cottage is part of the larger Grade II listed corn mill and cow house range. The property is con-structed of painted stone beneath a slate roof with a brick chimney. The accommodation comprises; an entrance door opening to the ground floor sitting room, which opens to the kitchen. From the sitting room the stairs lead to the first floor bedroom 1, which leads to the shower room and bedroom 2. Heated by electric storage heaters.

The buildings are arranged adjacent to the River Vyrnwy and approached over an open yard from the adjacent council main-tained roadway.
Corn Mill 20.1m x 6.0m and Cow House Range 19.5m x 5.7m extensive range of Grade II listed axe-dressed stone and slate buildings with two former cart sheds being open fronted and currently used for parking and storage. Both buildings offer great scope for conversion to alternative uses, subject to obtaining any necessary planning consents.
Storage Building 18.2m x 5.0m of stone construction, timber cladding with loft above, under a part slate and corrugated tin roof
Pole Barn 12.2m x 9.9m timber construction with earth floor, corrugated tin cladding to walls and roof.

Extending to 9.53 acres (3.85ha) in all, of which 6.75 acres (2.73 ha) is pasture land located in the centre of the village of Dolanog. With direct road access. The land is suitable for mowing and grazing.
In addition to the land at The Mill, the holding has the benefit of common grazing rights over Allt Dolanog.
The holding at The Mill, including The Mill House and Mill Cottage, is freehold subject to a Farm Business Tenancy Agreement for a term of 5 years from March 2014.


The property is offered for sale by private treaty and offers are invited for the whole or in lots as required.

The property is offered freehold, subject to a Farm Business Tenancy which commenced in March 2014 for a term of 5 years.

The agricultural land may be viewed at any reason-able hour with a copy of these sales particulars to hand. The Mill may only be viewed strictly by prior appointment with the Agents, Berrys. Tel: 01743 271697

The Purchaser shall be assumed to have full knowledge of the boundaries and neither the Vendor nor their Agents will be responsible for defining any ownership of the boundaries.

Powys County Council. Tel: 01597 826000

The property is sold subject to any development plans, tree preservation orders, Town and County Planning Schedule, restriction or notice which may come to be in force, subject to any road widening or road improvement schemes, land charges or statu-tory by-laws, without any obligation on the Vendor to specify them.

Any entitlement will be retained by the tenant until the end of the tenancy.

The sporting rights and mineral rights, where available, will pass with the freehold of the property.

The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of any wayleaves, public or private rights of way, easements and covenants together with all outgoings whether mentioned in these particulars or not.
Overhead electricity apparatus passes over the property and underground water pipes pass through the property. There are a number of public rights of way passing over the property.

The hydroelectric dam is situated on the River Vyrnwy. The current system is subject to a lease for 30 years which commenced on 18th April 2007. The current annual rental income is £1,838 which is subject to review provisions. In the event of the hydroelectric dam not being purchased with The Mill, relevant rights of access will be reserved.

Electricity: Mains electricity is connected to The Mill.
Water: Water is supplied via a private supply from the Vendor´s retained property. In the event of the current occupier leaving the property the purchaser will be required to disconnect from the existing supply and make a new connection to the mains supply. The mains supply is located in the roadway adjacent to the property.
Foul Drainage: The Mill is connected to a private system located at the property.

The land will be subject to a Clawback of 50%, in favour of the Vendor, for any use other than agriculture use

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