Defynnog, Brecon, Powys


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  • Bedrooms: 4
DESCRIPTION The Old Vicarage is coming to market for the first time in over 30 years. Grade II listed with all the characteristics of the Georgian era and retaining so many original fireplaces, period staircase balustrade, window shutters and original beams throughout the property.

This period property provides copious amounts of space for a family and boasts 4 reception rooms, 4 generous sized bedrooms. Large attic space and useful cellar.

The formal gardens are laid to lawn and then terraced leading to the woodland. The views from the garden are wonderful and stretch across the valley. Through the wooded area land leads down to the River Senni where the property benefits from fishing rights.

LOCATION The village of Defynnog is situated in the Senni Valley surrounded by beautiful unspoilt countryside. The nearby market town of Sennybridge is situated approximately 1 mile away and offers primary school, post office, public house, doctors and general store whilst the historic market town of Brecon lies approximately 9 miles east and offers a good range of amenities to include supermarkets, a theatre, a cinema and a sport leisure complex.

WALK INSIDE A rather grand Entrance Hall is approached via a traditional Georgian entrance canopy. Opening into a parquet floored Hall with staircase to the rear leading to the first floor. The hallway leads to 4 good sized reception rooms; a Sitting Room with 1950's tiled surround, shuttered windows and parquet flooring with period feature arch towards the rear. The rear of the house is a lovely Drawing Room with shuttered window overlooking the garden with superb views towards the Crai mountains, an attractive period surround and fireplace, together with an attractive moulded arch. The Snug is a homely room with quarry tiled flooring, built-in cupboards, superb stone recessed corner fireplace with large stone lintel over with large wood burning stove, and to the rear a Dining Room with attractive oak flooring, period fireplace and surround and shuttered windows with views over the garden to the distant hills. To the one side of the dining room a modern fitted Kitchen, with oak shaker style units incorporating cupboard and drawer space, built-in dishwasher, inset double bowl sink, granite worktop and oil fired Aga heating domestic hot water. The kitchen provides access to the Utility Room where there is an oil fired boiler and a separate W.C. Closet.

. A period staircase with traditional balustrading leads to a First Floor Landing providing access to each of the 4 double Bedrooms; two of which have a period fire surround and one having an En-Suite Shower Room with cubicle shower, low flush w.c. and wash basin. The principal bedroom with its south facing window enjoys an attractive oak floor. Two of the other bedrooms have a carpeted finish. The Bathroom enjoys a large roll-top bath, low flush w.c. and traditional wash basin mounted on an ornate stand with shuttered window to the front.

A further staircase leads to the Attic Floor which is compartmentalised into various storage areas with roof lights.

. From the main ground floor entrance hall is a staircase down providing access to the south lawn and garden and continues to an extremely useful Cellar via stone slabbed steps, the cellar having a lovely cobbled floor.

WALK OUTSIDE The kitchen door provides access to a raised seating area in the walled west courtyard with stone steps leading down to a lovely cobbled path leading to the former Coach House; a stone building with a slate roof (measuring approximately 8.5m x 4.8m), retaining the original cobbled floor although part has dilapidated to an extent that it is no longer safe to occupy. (NOTE: Extreme Caution must be taken while entering this building). An arch in the south wall of the courtyard leads to the lovely level south lawn and garden bordered on one side by the church wall and reducing in level via a terrace at the south above open fields. Beyond to the west is an attractive ancient orchard and mixed woodland wrapping around the western side of the property and dropping down to a useful riverside paddock and river bank. The property is approached via a shared lane alongside the church wall which provides access into the main reception parking area to the front of the house with a tarmacadam finish and mature shrubbery to either side, the driveway continues onto the rear courtyard providing access to the Coach House.

NOTE A footpath runs across the northern edge of the property.

ACCOMMODATION The property comprises the following accommodation (measurements are provided for identification only):

Drawing Room16'1" x 13'11" (4.9m x 4.24m).

Sitting Room15'9" x 13'7" (4.8m x 4.14m).

Dining Room15'5" x 12'6" (4.7m x 3.8m).

Snug13'9" x 15'9" (4.2m x 4.8m).

Kitchen23'7" x 8'2" (7.19m x 2.5m).

Bedroom13'11" x 13'9" (4.24m x 4.2m).

Bedroom18'6" x 13'9" (5.64m x 4.2m).

Bedroom13'9" max x 13'5" (4.2m max x 4.1m).


Bedroom13'9" x 13'1" (4.2m x 3.99m).


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