NR KNIGHTON, Nr Knighton, Powys

£385,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 3
QUITE POSSIBLY THE BEST VIEW IN THE COUNTY! This is not an exaggeration, with far reaching southerly views across a varied and interesting landscape where the River Teme meanders through a patchwork of farmland with Knucklas Viaduct visible in the distance. A solid detached house set in an elevated position which is well worth investigating.

Introduction

This detached property was built in 1959/1960 and acquired by the current owner some 13 years ago and whilst the world has changed much during that time this property and its unique surroundings appear to have remained unspoilt and offer a genuine retreat to tranquility from the hustle and bustle of modern life whilst only a walk from Knighton.

The house itself sits proudly on a rising escarpment above the Teme Valley and is set just below the famous Offas Dyke path and this stunning location affords much privacy and many unique features. The principal rooms all face south taking in the wonderful vista and comprise a living room, kitchen/dining room, three double bedrooms, bathroom and a converted loft space providing two workrooms but that with a little imagination could be used as two further bedrooms. Benefitting from double glazing, oil central heating, electric AGA and wood burning stove. There is scope for further extension should the need arise.

Sitting in 0.85 acres of garden and woodland there is a further 8 acres of Hillside which, for the intrepid walker, runs close to the Offas Dyke path and again having been left to nature (with a little bit of nurture) is a wonderful spot to watch wildlife, flora and fauna. The current owners have allowed the local farmer to graze his sheep whenever necessary.

Property description

When the property was built the main front door would have been accessed from a sloping path which leads up from the garage. It is more likely that you will now drive up to the property, parking on the extensive hard standing and enter through the rear. Once through the back door, passing the cloakroom on the left you enter the large kitchen/dining room and are immediately drawn in by the amazing views from the large picture window. The kitchen benefits from a large walk-in pantry with original cold shelf, electric AGA, Bosch dishwasher and double bowl sink unit. There is sufficient space for a large farmhouse style table in the middle. Exiting the door to the left you enter the large entrance hall with stairs rising, storage cupboard and original oak front door. To the right is the well proportioned living room with full height patio doors leading out on to the verandah & patio and framing the best view in the county; this room also has book shelves and a wood burning stove.

On the first floor is a spacious landing with three double bedrooms where two have built in wardrobes and again the large windows maximising the light and views. There is a bathroom with separate shower cubicle and bath, airing cupboard and access to the loft. There is a rigid staircase which could be reinstated to improve access to the two loft rooms. Both have Velux windows, power and light.

Behind the property is a boiler room and plumbing for a washing machine and is the area identified as suitable for an extension if required which could easily provide a further reception room and bedroom or even an annexe.

Access, garage & parking

The lane has recently been tarmacked and leads to this property and one other; there is also a public footpath which runs up the lane. There is a garage at the lower level which belongs to the property as does all the land to the right of the lane and then a stepped and sloping pathway leads to the garden area. As you ascend the lane taking the right hand bend the property can be found straight ahead with a large parking area.

Garden

The garden extends for about 0.85 acres and has a natural topography of rising woodlands, small quarry, natural spring and importantly, a level lawn area and patio providing the platform to soak up the sun and take in the views.

8 acres of land

Located a little further along the lane and stretching up the hillside towards Offas Dyke. We understand that it extends for around 8 acres which is only part fenced and although not suitable for horses, it is grazed by sheep and has a private spring which provides the water to the property. There is a small spinney and plenty of wood for the fire.

Services

Mains Electricity, private drainage to septic tank, private water from spring, oil fired heating

The property has solar panels installed on the roof. Shropshire council tax band D £1,657.74 2017/2018.

Location

The property is located just over a mile from the popular market town of Knighton or Tref y Clawdd - the town on the Dyke, with a railway station on the Heart of Wales line from Swansea to Shrewsbury, there are new hop on/hop off walks being introduced in the Welsh hills. The Offas Dyke footpath is a 177 mile National Trail footpath that closely follows the England/Wales border. It opened in 1971 from Prestatyn to Chepstow with Knighton sitting at the half way point with a visitors centre. Knighton has good facilities including a Leisure Centre, a hardware store, butchers, music shop hotel and unique café's. There is also the famous Harry Tuffins supermarket. A livestock market is still held in the town and there are rugby, football and golf clubs as well as many other social clubs. The town is famous for having one foot in Wales (Powys) and one foot in England (Shropshire) the boundary being the River Teme so the view from Brackenway is part English part Welsh. Llanfair Waterdine is located 4.5 miles up the valley and is the parish most linked with Brackenway with many welcoming activities centering on the Everest Hall (named after the local hero Lord Hunt who conquered Everest in 1953).

Directions

From the town of Knighton take the turning signposted to Clun and follow this road passing over the railway bridge and then turn left on to Kinsley Road. Follow this road for approximately 1.5 miles and the driveway can be found on the right hand side identified by our For Sale board. Proceed up the lane and follow it around the sharp right bend and the property is right in front of you.

CONSUMER PROTECTION FROM UNFAIR TRADING REGULATIONS 2008 (CPR) We endeavour to ensure that the details contained in our brochure are correct through making detailed enquiries of the owner but they are not guaranteed. The agents have not tested any appliance, equipment, fixture, fitting or service and have not seen the title deeds to confirm tenure. All measurements are quoted to the nearest 1/10 metre. All liability in negligence of otherwise for any loss arising from the use of these particulars is hereby excluded.

MONEY LAUNDERING REGULATIONS Require prospective purchasers to produce two original ID documents prior to any offer being accepted by the owners.

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