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Award Winning Historic Long House To Let

If you are seeking to optimise your lifestyle surroundings, then a restoration award-winning, unique half-timbered aisled hall house, dating to the mid-15th century could be the answer. Balfours has instructions to let the three- bedroom Long House, Ty Mawr, Castle Caereinon, Ty Mawr meaning ‘Big House’ of its day.

Today the timber-framed home comprises of a magnificent full-height sitting room with a 17th century fireplace, a second south facing reception room, a study and kitchen. There is a master bedroom with en-suite, together with two further double bedrooms which have an adjacent bathroom. Part of this fine house is opened to the public, by appointment only.

Head of lettings at Balfours, Charlotte George MARLA, explains: “This is a truly unique and fabulous home with the most amazing timber frame; Ty Mawr is a rare surviving example of an important late medieval house typical of the Welsh Marches. While it dates to around 1460, it actually had been neglected to a point where in the 1970’s it was virtually derelict, partially clad in corrugated iron and housed farm stock.”

However, in 1971 it was rediscovered and ultimately fully restored in 1998 to its 17th century appearance, the restoration work winning the RICS “Building of the Year” award in 2000 for Shrewsbury builders’ Frank Galliers who undertook the work for the Powis Castle Estate and CADW – the historic building body for Wales. Today 21st century facilities include full oil central heating, garage and workshop outbuilding, parking and surrounding garden area.

Its rural situation at Castle Caerenion, provides a primary school, shop, public house and church, together with stunning scenery and walks. Full amenities area available at Welshpool just four miles away, with Newtown and Shrewsbury 13 and 23 miles respectively.

Pictured Charlotte George (Balfours) and Tom Till (Powis Castle Estate Manager).

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