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3 Bed Detached House  Under-Offer  (Gwernfyda)  Cefn Coch  Welshpool  Powys  SY21  - £425,000

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Dating to 1552, this spacious and comfortable property is a fine example of a Grade II* Severn Valley Medieval Hall House sitting in just over half an acre of gardens and grounds with an additional wild meadow which extends to just under an acre. The house was fully restored to exceptionally high conservation standards, with effective thermal insulation, approximately ten years ago. Character is in abundance including an oak lintel over the inglenook which is reputed to have come from one of only two medieval nunneries in Wales, complete with 15th century carvings. Upstairs are the remnants of medieval paintings on the chimney and ceiling timbers. The importance of Gwern Y Fedw is reflected in several publications including Pevsner's Powys Guide, Peter Smith's Houses of the Welsh Countryside and it featured in a S4C TV documentary on the history of Welsh Houses.

The very well-presented accommodation briefly comprises; kitchen breakfast room, living room, dining room, snug/study...

Main Description Continued... floor bedroom/family room, bathroom, first floor landing room (currently used as a child's bedroom) and two first floor large double bedrooms. Outside there are well-stocked cottage gardens, a wild meadow and the house has a range of attached barns and a further large detached outbuilding with open-fronted garage. The buildings have electric and water supplies and could be converted into additional accommodation or various uses (subject to the relevant consents).. The property has to be seen to be believed and an internal inspection is a must for those serious buyers who want to purchase a piece of history which offers a wonderful rural lifestyle.

Location The property is situated about 5 miles from the town of Llanfair Caereinion where there is a doctors' practice; dental surgery; post office; library; bakery;, convenience store/newsagent;, fish and chip shop;, pubs;, garage and petrol filling station; and the Llanfair Light Railway. The Llanfair Light Railway provides a rail link to the nearby market town of Welshpool which is approximately 14 miles to the east. On the edge of Welshpool, Powis Castle has magnificent interiors and beautiful terraced gardens overlooking the Severn Valley. The old county town of Montgomery is about 15 miles away with its historic castle ruins and Newtown is about 12 miles to the south and provides a comprehensive range of services.

Living Room Far reaching views, with aspect to the front and rear, exposed ceiling and wall timbers, original solid oak post and dais partition panelled wall, slate flagged floor, feature inglenook fireplace with lintel over with original carvings and , Clearview log burner.

Dining Room Southerly aspect over front garden, reclaimed quarry tiled floor, exposed ceiling and wall timbers.

Study/Snug Aspect over rear garden, exposed ceiling and wall timbers, panelling, reclaimed quarry tiled floor.

Office/Ground Floor Bedroom/Family Room Vaulted ceiling, exposed ceiling and wall timbers, reclaimed quarry tiled floor, Clearview log burner, window to front aspect with view over the garden and access via rear door to small paved seating area and rear garden. A spacious room suited to a variety of uses.

Kitchen Breakfast Room �Kenton Jones' oak kitchen units, far reaching views, reclaimed tiled floor, exposed ceiling and wall timbers, Belfast sink and drainer unit, 3-oven, twin hotplate electric Aga, built in fridge freezer, plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher, and original bread oven with slate and brickwork.

Lobby Under stairs storage cupboard that runs beneath double flight of stairs leading to living room, quarry tiled floor, exposed ceiling and wall timbers.

Bathroom Exposed ceiling and wall timbers, quarry tiled floor, cabinetry, wc, bath with shower over, wash basin, panelling to dado rail height, radiator.

Half Landing Exposed timbers and chimney breast with large display area.

Bedroom One Window overlooking side garden and stream, vaulted ceiling, exposed timbers and stonework chimney breast, under eaves storage cupboard and hanging space.

Landing Room Remnants of original medieval paintings to chimney breast, roof and ceiling timbers, vaulted ceiling with exposed wall timbers and exposed oak floorboards some of which date back to c1600.

Bedroom Two Vaulted room with wealth of timbers, views over front garden and adjacent fields, under eaves hanging space.

Outside Approached from the lane, through a gateway, onto a gravel driveway leading to a large parking and turning area which provides access to the range of outbuildings and a gravel path leads into the front garden and to the entrance door. The well-stocked garden is mostly situated to the front and side of the house, with views over the neighbouring countryside, having been planted with a wide range of plants and shrubs and being well cared for by the current owners.

A stream runs close to the eastern boundary, enhancing the idyllic position, with a path leading to the rear of the house where there is a small orchard area, raised beds vegetable garden, greenhouse, a wild garden and a �cutch tatus' (a rare survival of an 18th century potato store) . There is a small wild meadow located on the opposite side of the country lane, extending to just under an acre and provides a blank canvass for any buyer.

Note A neighbouring land owner has a restricted right of way over the driveway to two adjacent fields which does not affect the house and garden.

Directions From Welshpool take the A458 west signed Machynlleth. After 8.3 miles turn left sign posted Town Centre. Follow the road round to the right. Take your next left onto Watergate Street, proceed up this road and turn right signed Cefn Coch. Follow this road into the village of Cefn Coch and turn left just before the Cefn Coch Inn signed Llanllugan and Adfa. Proceed down the hill and after 0.9 miles the entrance to the property is on the left.

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