4 bedroom detached house for sale

The Old Rectory and The Old Church House, Llangynog, Oswestry, SY10 0HE

Guide Price £550,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Stunning location
  • Four bed detached house
  • An additional two bed Cottage
  • Beautiful period features
  • Peaceful/tranquil setting
  • Close to local village
  • Thriving community
  • On the edge of National Park
  • Finished to a high standard
  • Viewing highly recommended

Full description

WITH ADDTIONAL TWO BEDROOM COTTAGE.

Just outside the Welsh village of Llangynog, (on the Southern fringes of the Snowdonia National Park), are the beautiful Old Rectory and versatile Old Church House. Dating from the 1800’s, they ooze character and peacefulness in abundance. The Old Rectory has oak flooring, high ceilings, deep skirting boards and coving, period windows, wood burning stoves, and stunning views. It comprises a dining/family room, a delightful sitting room, and lovely breakfast room (complete with a range stove), galley kitchen, utility room and cloakroom, (the latter is large enough to convert in to a second family bathroom). There are three, good sized, double bedrooms, a single bedroom/office, and family bathroom. The property is versatile and can be reconfigured easily to suit your lifestyle. The adjacent Old Church House adds to the property’s utility. Over two floors it comprises a kitchen, sitting room (with wood burner), a dining room/family room, cloakroom and utility room. Upstairs, there are two double bedrooms and a family bathroom.

The village of Llangynog is a thriving community, with a church, two public houses, a village hall that hosts regular activities. Close by there is a local shop and post office, medical and dental practices, good state schools and an outstanding independent school in Oswestry. The Berwyn mountain range and valleys provide outstanding opportunities for walking, equestrian activities, bird watching and local shoots. The internationally acclaimed and popular Revolution Mountain Bike Park attracts riders from all over the UK and globally. Lakes Bala and Vyrnwy, with their spectacular views and water sports opportunities such as sailing and kayaking, are both within a 30-minute drive.

The bustling market towns of Oswestry and Welshpool are18 miles away. Gobowen train station which has links to London, Manchester, and Birmingham is approximately 25 minutes. The Snowdonia National Park and the coast are within easy reach.

The property is approached via double wooden gates onto a large shingled drive-way with parking for at least five cars. The front porch has a slate floor and original wooden front door. This opens into an expansive, light and bright, hallway that has oak floors, high ceilings and plenty of storage. All the downstairs reception rooms have original slate floor seals.

The Old Rectory -

Front Porch - Slate floor and original wooden front door

Hallway - Oak floors, high ceilings and plenty of storage.

Dining / Family Room - 4.80m x 4.09m (15'9" x 13'5") - This is a delightful, elegant room with much charm and character. There are oak floors, high ceilings, deep coving and skirting boards, a slate hearth and a ‘Clear View’ wood burning stove. Bay and side windows enjoy stunning views, and allow light to flood in.

Sitting Room - 4.75m x 4.39m (15'7" x 14'5") - An attractive room with all the same period features; oak flooring, high ceilings, deep coving and skirting boards, slate hearth with wood burning stove and a large arched window with wooden shutters, framing the room. This room oozes elegance; a wonderful, bright and light space.

Breakfast Room - 4.22m x 3.45m (13'10" x 11'4") - A comfortable and airy space that accentuates an elegant feel. With a cosy range oven and fitted storage, this room could be converted easily into the main kitchen and still have room a for a breakfast area. A large window overlooks the side garden.

Kitchen - 4.09m x 2.64m (13'5" x 8'8") - The current kitchen is in a galley style. It comprises of wooden base and wall units, stainless steel sink and drainer, electric oven and with a window overlooking the rear garden and distant mountains. This space would lend itself to being converted into a large utility room or could be extended to make a bigger kitchen area. A side door and entrance porch lead out to a wrap around garden.

Rear Porch -

Cloakroom - An expansive area, with wooden floors, ample utility area, a low flush white wc, pedestal hand basin and glazed walk-in shower unit; this large space could easily be turned into a second family bathroom.

An oak staircase leads up to a landing area with sky light allowing a lovely bright space.

Bedroom One - 4.78m x 4.39m (15'8" x 14'5") - A large, sunlit room that overlooks the rear garden. The current owners use this as their master; a tranquil space, with peaceful views.

Bedroom Two - 4.39m x 4.09m (14'5" x 13'5") - This room has double aspect windows, an original fire-place, and high ceilings. The space accentuates the feel of charm and elegance that flows through the property.

Bedroom Three - 4.24m x 3.48m (13'11" x 11'5") - Another generous sized double, replete with original fire-place and window that overlooks the side garden.

Bedroom Four - 3.84m x 1.65m (12'7" x 5'5") - A single, that has built in storage and a window that over looks the side garden. The current owners use this room as a home office.

Bathroom - Comprising of a flow flush wc, pedestal hand basin and bath with shower attachment, wooden floor, tiled walls and window overlooking front garden.

The Old Church House - The Old Church House is a versatile space and would lend itself perfectly to holiday lets, Airbnb, separate accommodation for relatives, or as a home office. The cottage comprises:

Kitchen - 3.07m x 2.97m (10'1" x 9'9") - A good size, with room for breakfast table, fitted wooden base and wall units, stainless steel sink and drainer, electric oven, wooden floor and window overlooking the side garden.

Sitting Room - 3.94m x 3.58m (12'11" x 11'9") - A lovely warm and cosy room, with wooden flooring. A French door opens out onto gardens and an area perfect for summer BBQs. There is a slate hearth with a “Clear View” log burning stove that provides central heating and lashings of hot water. A wonderful room in which to cosy down in front of the fire and relax.

Dining / Family Room - 3.99m x 3.05m (13'1" x 10'0") - Another comfortable room that flows through from the kitchen. There is a wooden floor, window overlooking the side garden and glazed door through to the Utility.

Utility - 2.92m x 2.34m (9'7" x 7'8") - A fantastic space, more than just a utility, a great place for storage and to kick off those muddy wellies after a long country walk. A stable door leads out to the garden. Plumbing for white goods, skylight and easy to clean, tiled floors.

Cloakroom - Wooden flooring, low flush wc and pedestal hand basin.

Staircase rising to first floor.

Bedroom One - 3.96m x 3.68m (13'0" x 12'1") - Good size double room with storage, double-glazed windows that over-look the garden and mountain views. Exposed wooden beams.

Bedroom Two - 3.94m x 2.87m (12'11" x 9'5") - Good size double room with storage, double-glazed windows that over-look the garden and mountain views. Exposed wooden beams.

Bathroom - Comprising of low flush wc, pedestal hand basin, bath with shower attachment, skylight and exposed painted beams.

Outside Area - This wonderful home has wrap-a-round gardens and stunning views. The gardens are beautifully maintained and stocked with shrubbery, fencing, trees and flowers. Primarily laid to lawn for ease of maintenance, you can follow the sun around all day. There are delightful seating areas including a peaceful pergola. An attractive shingled drive-way with parking for a least five cars, stone walls and pretty storage shed all add to its charm. All around, wildlife and birds are abundant with lambs coming up to the boundary and buzzards, red kites and peregrine falcons regularly viewed.

Owners Comments - The Old Rectory and The Old Church House form a unique property that occupies a picturesque location in the village of Llangynog, which is located in the beautiful Tanat valley. The main house and separate cottage sit in a third of an acre of grounds and enjoy open views of the surrounding countryside and magnificent Berwyn Mountains. Said the owner of The Old Church House: “My godmother lived in the village and it was while on holiday that we fell completely in love with the place. As soon as you open the car door you can smell the sweet air, and the views are inspiring. The valley is known as a ‘thin’ place, where heaven and earth meet.”

Father and son owners, Trevor and Bruce, noted that “The property was purchased twenty-three years ago. We have modernised both properties, but in a sympathetic manner to their traditional, stone construction. The electrics comply fully with the latest standards, double-glazing is fitted throughout, the wood burners are incredibly efficient, and the décor reflects the natural light. Both the main house and the cottage stand alone, but we’d say that their sum is far greater that the two parts. The Old Rectory is a very happy, family home and the cottage provides versatility. For example, it could be used for relatives, to generate an income from short or long-term rental, or as an inspirational office.”

“It is the spectacular location that truly sets this property apart,” they continue. “The buildings are enveloped by a third of an acre of very well maintained and beautifully landscaped grounds, and the whole property is surrounded by open fields and mountains beyond. Totally unspoilt, it has enabled two generations of children to grow up outside in the fresh air. We would go hill walking, mountain biking or go across to the quarry, light a fire and cook sausages under the stars. The location is idyllic.”

Favourite Room: “The dining room is my favourite room in the main house,” says Trevor. “It’s a lovely big room in which we can all gather together around the table for family meals, and it has a huge bay window with the most incredible views.”

Favourite aspect of the grounds or surrounding area: “Our immediate surroundings are extraordinarily picturesque and standing out in the garden you really do feel a million miles from anywhere, however we’ve never felt isolated,” says the owner. “We can be in either Oswestry or Welshpool in around half an hour and both Liverpool and Birmingham are no more than an hour and a half away by car.”

Memorable event : “Over and above the beautiful surroundings this is a place with so much to offer,” say the owners. “Across the valley we have a world-class mountain biking centre, we’ve been able to go white water rafting at Lake Bala, the village has two pubs and the restaurant and facilities at the nearby Lake Vyrnwy Hotel are excellent. Living here has afforded us all a fabulous quality of life.”

What they’ll miss most / why they are leaving: “This is a place quite unlike any other and the house has been such a happy home but the time has come for someone else to enjoy all it has to offer,” says the owners. “We’ll be sad to let it go but we’ll take away some fabulous memories.”


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