HouseSimple is pleased to present this unique riverside property in the Upper Swansea Valley, just south of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Comprising a large and comfortable family home set in approx. 1.5 acres of garden, meadow and woods, surrounded by woods and bordered on one side by the River Tawe; the property is a haven for wildlife, and offers the peace of rural living with the convenience of shops and services nearby.
On the ground floor: entrance porch (radiator, half-glazed door, coat racks and boots etc) leading to wide hallway (radiator, wood block floor), two nicely-proportioned living rooms (both with slow combustion fires), and a large farmhouse kitchen, along with laundry, shower-room and boot-room. The hall and kitchen have reclaimed block parquet flooring, the front room has carpet and the breakfast room has original boards. All rooms have radiators.
On the first floor: large bedroom with ensuite bathroom (window to front, and 2 skylights in ensuite), study - or fifth bedroom (window to front), double bedroom (window to front)and further smaller bedroom (currently furnished with bunk beds but can fit a double bed; skylight), two store-rooms, one of which can be converted to an additional bathroom if required. The front windows have lovely views over the garden and river. Carpeted floor in all rooms except storerooms.
On the second floor: a very large room extends the length of the building, with ensuite shower-room and two built-in robes, makes a fantastic master bedroom, but would also make an excellent children's room or rumpus room (four skylights in total). Polished floors, original floorboards; reduced height ceiling into eaves; radiators.
The house is believed to date from pre-1800s and is built of stone with a synthetic slate roof, and has been fully double-glazed this year. Oil-fired central heating and hot water.
The garden has several small flowerbeds; a variety of established trees; a large meadow area, and a seperate vegetable patch. A path leads down through the woods to the river's edge, a great place for fishing, swimming and birdwatching. The surrounding woods and fields are rich in bird life, and we have seen salmon, otters and kingfishers in the river.
Ajoining the house is a partial ruined building currently used as a carport and store; this could be rebuilt (planning permission not required), to provide a granny flat, guest annex, or workshop, etc. There are two additional breezeblock sheds approx 6ft x 12ft each.
The property has been running as a well-regarded and award-winning B&B for several years and makes a steady additional income; it's also a fabulous family home, with planty of room for everyone.
It is situated just off the southern edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park, and is in a fabulous position to take advantage of the wonderful landscape of mountains, valleys, rivers, waterfalls, and castles of South Wales that are on the doorstep; plus convenient for the charming market town of Brecon, Swansea city, and the Gower Coast with its amazing beaches. the nearby village of Ystradgynlais offers supermarkets, shops, cafes, library, and a local entertainment centre with cinema and live performance events, and in the surrounding villages there are several excellent pubs for socialising, ciders and good dining; and local schools in English and Welsh from Infants to A-levels.
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