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Castell Prydydd, Llanellen, Abergavenny


Equestrian Facility






4,500 sq ft

418 sq m

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Key features

  • Magical Former Farm House
  • Equestrian Facilities Including Stables & Manege
  • 11 Acres of Gardens & Pasture
  • Five Bedrooms, Three with Ensuite
  • Over 4,500 sqft of Accommodation
  • Self Contained Apartment
  • A Wealth of Original Features
  • Parking for Multiple Vehicles
  • Panoramic Views



Welcome to Castell Prydydd, affectionately known as 'Poets Castle,' a magnificent Grade II listed former farmhouse nestled on the slopes of The Blorenge Mountain, boasting 11 acres, equestrian facilities & unparalleled vistas of The Skirrid Mountain and beyond. Steeped in history, this remarkable property is said to have once exchanged hands, when the esteemed poet Sir Charles Hanbury-Williams traded this very farmhouse and its grounds for none other than The Skirrid Fawr, or the Holy Mountain, with The Marquis of Abergavenny.

Situated above the Brecon and Monmouthshire canal, Castell Prydydd enjoys a prime location within the Brecon Beacons National Park, just a stone's throw from the vibrant market town of Abergavenny. Here, one can indulge in a myriad of outdoor activities plus benefit from superb equestrian facilities catering for both horse and rider, all whilst enjoying the mesmerizing views over Abergavenny & towards the Skirrid. In essence, Castell Prydydd epitomises the quintessential blend of rural serenity and modern convenience, offering a lifestyle of unparalleled luxury and tranquility in the heart of the Welsh countryside. Truly, a home like no other.

Castell Prydydd stands as a cherished Historic Retreat, embodying a rich tapestry of the past while offering a sanctuary for modern living. Translating to “Poets Castle”, Its storied history, dating back to the 16th century, lends an air of timeless grandeur to this remarkable property. Throughout its halls, one encounters an array of period features meticulously preserved and celebrated, each telling a tale of bygone eras.

From the magnificent original stone fireplace in the principal sitting room to the enchanting triangular stained glass window depicting the property's name, every corner of Castell Prydydd resonates with echoes of its illustrious past. Exposed timber beams, oak floors, and doors evoke a sense of old-world charm, while contemporary comforts seamlessly blend with these historic elements to provide a haven of luxury and tranquility. Indeed, Castell Prydydd stands not only as a residence but as a living testament to the enduring allure of history and heritage, inviting one to retreat into a world where time stands still and memories are made to last a lifetime.

As we step inside Castell Prydydd, we're greeted by an entrance hall that sets the tone for the entire residence. This expansive space isn't just a passageway—it's a grand stage for welcoming guests and hosting gatherings. The reception hall, with its striking oak beams and slate flooring, sets the stage for welcoming guests into a realm of timeless elegance. From the spacious sitting room, adorned with a magnificent original stone fireplace and French doors leading to manicured lawns, to the intimate dining room, ideal for family gatherings, every space within Castell Prydydd exudes warmth and hospitality. The expansive kitchen/breakfast room, with its bespoke hand-painted units and granite work surfaces, serves as the heart of the home, providing ample space for culinary delights and lively gatherings with a set of french doors leading out to the gardens. Nestled just off the bustling heart of the home lies the utility room, a functional nexus linking disparate realms of domesticity. Here, practicality reigns supreme, granting passage to essential spaces: the boiler room and a side entrance, providing convenient respite from outdoor endeavors. Yet, it is the enigmatic "Cave" that commands attention, its stone arches enclosing a shadowed sanctuary currently devoted to pantry duties.

As the day draws to a close, retreat to the haven of comfort and tranquility that awaits within the bedrooms of Castell Prydydd. Meticulously appointed and thoughtfully designed, each bedroom offers a restful sanctuary for guests and family members alike. The primary suite at Castell Prydydd epitomizes opulent living, offering a haven of comfort and luxury against a backdrop of breathtaking views. With its dual aspect windows framing panoramic vistas of The Skirrid Mountain and beyond, this sanctuary boasts an unparalleled sense of serenity. The vast bedroom area provides ample space for rest and relaxation, while the large walk-in wardrobe ensures organization and convenience. Step into the luxurious ensuite bathroom, adorned with exquisite fixtures and fittings, where one can indulge in moments of rejuvenation amidst the elegant surroundings. Whether gazing out at the majestic landscape from the comfort of the bedroom or unwinding in the lavish ensuite bath, the primary suite at Castell Prydydd offers a retreat of unmatched sophistication and refinement.

The Stables & Coach House, a delightful ensemble of equestrian charm and versatile living space. Adjacent to the main residence stands a separate, characterful stone-built complex housing four stables, a tack room, a convenient kitchen come office and ample storage. This versatile structure offers endless possibilities, whether it's utilized for housing vehicles, hosting workshops, or accommodating various other pursuits. Accessible via double wooden gates from the rear lane, a separate driveway leads the way to this hidden gem. Perched above the stables lies a commodious self-contained annex. Comprising a comfortable sitting room, a well-appointed double bedroom, a sleek shower room, and a fully equipped kitchen/breakfast room, this annex offers complete independence. Its potential as a holiday let or a multi-generational haven is simply outstanding.

Step outside into the enchanting realm of Castell Prydydd, where 11 acres of expansive grounds, meticulously manicured gardens, and awe-inspiring views await. The verdant land surrounding the property beckons with its promise of tranquillity and natural beauty, offering ample space for exploration and relaxation. Wander through the lush gardens, where vibrant blooms dance in the gentle breeze, and ancient trees provide shade and solace. As you gaze out towards the horizon, panoramic vistas of The Skirrid Mountain and the surrounding countryside stretch before you, captivating the senses and stirring the soul. For equestrian enthusiasts, the adjacent stables provide a haven for horses, with the fully enclosed manege offering the perfect space for training and exercise, while ample hay and equipment storage ensures the needs of both horse and rider are met with ease. Standing on the precipice of potential, the land northeast of the manege unfolds like a canvas of opportunity. Spanning approximately 8 acres, this verdant expanse is a tableau of rural charm, divided into five meticulously delineated paddocks plus a small wooded area. As the land gently slopes, it descends to embrace the tranquil waters of the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, where nature and history converge in a harmonious embrace. Whether embarking on a leisurely stroll through the gardens or saddling up for an exhilarating ride through the countryside, Castell Prydydd offers an idyllic retreat for those who seek to reconnect with nature and indulge in the simple pleasures of rural living.

Agents note: There is a public footpath that runs through part of the gardens, which could be diverted subject to consent. There are no footpaths running through the fields.

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Castell Prydydd, Llanellen, Abergavenny


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