Castell Y Gwynt | Montgomery, Powys

A striking modern property affording a period appearance with views across Welsh mountain ranges set in 5.6 acres (2.2ha)
Guide Price

Privacy, Views, Land, <5 Acres
Entrance Hall, Hallway, Living Room, The Ark, Kitchen / Breakfast Room, Utility, Pantry, Cloakroom, Study, Two Staircases, Bedroom One with En Suite Bathroom, Three Further Bedrooms, Shower Room, Click Here to view Drone Footage [Visit Website], EPC Rating E

The property is approached via a country lane before reaching a private shared driveway in turn leading to its own drive. Positioned 930 feet (283 m) above sea level Castell y Gwynt enjoys far reaching views predominantly to the west across a myriad of Welsh Mountains including Snowdonia in the distance, as shown by this drone video: [Visit Website]

Montgomery is the medieval county town of the historic county of Montgomeryshire, with Roger de Montgomery stemming from here. Administratively in the Welsh county of Powys it rests just one mile (1.6 km) from the English border. Founded in the 1220s, and designated an Outstanding Conservation Area; its historical importance based on its medieval street layout and well-preserved Georgian architecture, which centres around the town hall and clock tower. The streets are interspersed with a range of individual shops providing services such as eateries (including Michelin starred restaurant The Checkers), a fruit and vegetable market, and numerous craft and gift shops. Montgomery Surgery provides medical needs and Montgomery Church in Wales Primary School provides education facilities. The property is centrally placed to explore Mid-Wales, the West Coast of Wales which provides stunning beaches, two National Parks; Snowdonia and Brecon Beacons; the Cambrian Mountains, internationally acclaimed dark sky reserves, Wales' only UNESCO Biosphere (Dyfi), and The Shropshire Hills, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with Carding Mill Valley and the Long Mynd. There are many activities and attractions in and around the area with rural pursuits including walking, golf, fishing, cycling, horse riding, quad trekking and fascinating wildlife.

The property has direct access to a network of local B Roads which connect to the A483 (connecting between Newtown and Welshpool), the A490 also taking you into Welshpool and the A489 which eventually connects onto the A49 to the periphery of Ludlow. The A483 carries you north to Wrexham, Chester, the Wirral and Greater Manchester. Following the road in an easterly direction the A483/A458/A5 takes you to the M54, and into the west midlands conurbation. The B4386 takes you directly onto Shropshire's county town of Shrewsbury. There is a regular train service which operates between Aberystwyth and Shrewsbury and the county town's station has several daily trains to London, which takes approximately 2.5 hours.

The main house was built in the late 1990s. It is approximately twenty years old. The southwest wing of the house is of traditional construction; rustic faced brick set under a slate roof. The northeast end is construction of stone set under a similarly pitched slate roof. The Ark is oak framed set under a similar pitched roof as the other sections.

Entrance Hall; front door and side windows and door into the dining room with Inglenook fireplace, recessed beam over with log burner, fitted cupboard / display cabinet and tiled floor. Living Room; four windows, all with fitted shutters, cupboard/display cabinet, fitted bookcase, oak flooring and beamed ceiling. The Ark; short tiled corridor with two steps down into the room, floor to ceiling glazed panels including gable end, vaulted ceiling, glazed sliding double doors and single glazed door opening out to the Veranda and Gardens. Barbas modern clear view log burner recessed into a semi-circular brick Inglenook, and tile hearth. Kitchen / Breakfast Room; placed to the centre of the house with dual aspect windows, the two on the western elevation enjoying far reaching views, ceiling beams, back door to gardens, bespoke range of solid wood cabinets, Aga range cooker (oil fired) which provides hot water to the shower room and quarry tiled flooring. Second staircase up to Bedroom's one and four. Utility Room; oak door to Veranda and gardens, Belfast sink, shaped ceiling and fitted cupboards and sink. The Inner Hall leads from the Kitchen and gives access to the final ground floor rooms. Walk-in Pantry; quarry tiled floor, wall shelving, and ledge / brace door. Cloakroom; quarry tiled floor, WC, wash basin, and boiler cupboard. Study; four windows extend to all elevations with window shutters, fitted his'n'hers desks with central bench seat, and walk in shelved cupboard (waste pipe with provision for conversion to a shower room). The main staircase ascends the dining room up to the first floor landing with vaulted ceiling, and oak flooring. Bedroom Two; windows to each elevations, window shutters, vaulted ceiling and exposed trusses, and fitted cupboards. Shower Room; large walk in glass screened shower cubicle, rain shower over, wash basin, WC, period radiator and airing cupboard. Bedroom Three; three steps up from the landing area, dual aspect windows, the front one having far reaching views, vaulted ceiling, and connecting door to Bedroom Four; dual aspect windows, the front one having far reaching views, vaulted ceiling, and door to the second landing area (with stairs down to the kitchen). Bedroom One; dual aspect windows, the front one having far reaching views, shutters, vaulted ceiling, and walk-in Wardrobe/Airing Cupboard. En suite; four windows extend to all elevations with shutters, roll top bath set over claw feet, WC, his'n'hers wash basins, two period radiators/towel rails, and vaulted ceiling.

Outside is a gated access to a driveway track, bordered to the left-hand side by a circular lawned embankments, enveloped by a wooded copse, cut pathways lead to an elevated seating area providing the most elevated point on the land. Continuing along the drive to the right-hand side is an open meadow with trees running to its curtilage before it drops down to the parking area. Garage; double front doors, electric light and power, further smaller double doors to the side, enclosed store and door to rear workshop (with window and external door), log store to side, rear store. External staircase with loft storage, adjacent Barn (open to three sides). Behind is a potting shed and enclosed productive garden and orchard with lawns which slope gently away from the house down an embankment; trees running to its boundaries. The front lawn is separated by a shaped mature hedge with shrub beds and block paved path leading up to the house. The path continues around the property under a tiled veranda widening to incorporate an entertaining area before stretching across the rear of the property, stocked beds with private retreat garden area. External boiler cupboard with across lawns to the pond with Pond House; oak framed open fronted with terrace overlooking the pond, glazed windows and wood burner.

From Montgomery follow the satnav directions for SY15 6HR. This will take you out of Montgomery on the Kerry Road. Take the first right turn (signposted Cefn-y-Coed). NOW STOP USING THE SATNAV. Follow the road up the hill. Take the first right before the red telephone box (Signed 'Unsuitable for heavy goods vehicles' and 'dead end'). Take the next right fork (white cottage on the left-hand side if you were to keep going). Where the tarmac ends continue along the track and you will arrive at the gate for Castell-y-Gwynt. Continue to follow the drive as it takes you down to the property.

Acreage: 5.6