Gwenddwr, Gwenddwr, Builth Wells, Powys


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  • Bedrooms: 3
Three Bedroom Farmhouse in need of improvement. Three detached stone barns and 6.28 acres with the option to purchase additional land.


Lower Gletwen represents a traditional farmstead comprising detached three bedroom farmhouse in need of improvement, three detached stone barns, two large steel frame buildings all standing in approximately 6.28 acres. Nestled in a beautiful rural landscape, above the pretty hamlet of Gwenddwr, the property enjoys the most fantastic uninterrupted and panoramic views. With its extensive range of buildings, land and nearby open hill, Lower Gletwen could make an ideal equestrian holding. There is also the option to purchase additional land by separate negotiation.


Lower Gletwen is situated within the rural parish of Gwenddwr just above the village of Erwood and lies within the Breconshire countryside. Erwood has the benefit of a Public House & Restaurant. The nearby village of Llyswen has good basic amenities in the form of two public houses, primary school, village shop and filling station. More comprehensive facilities can be found in the nearby regional towns of Builth Wells and Brecon where there is a choice of supermarkets, convenience stores and general amenities. Both local towns have a leisure centre complex, theatre and cinema etc. Lower Gletwen is situated outside the Brecon Beacons National Park.


The residence is a traditional Welsh farmhouse that requires expenditure to bring it up to modern day living standards, however it hosts an abundance of original character features to include exposed oak beams & paneling and quite likely an original inglenook fireplace. Lower Gletwen provides the perfect opportunity to acquire what could be a beautiful family home or rural retreat. Briefly the accommodation comprises the following:

Front Entrance Hall with quarry tile flooring, half timber panel walls and stairs to first floor.

Hallway with quarry tiles, radiator and window to rear.

Dining Room 3.3m x 2.74m with exposed timber floor, exposed beams, radiator and window to front.

Living Room 4.4m x 4.06m with half timber panel walls, built in cupboard in recess, stone effect open fire place with tiled hearth, exposed beams and window to front.

Kitchen 4.7m x 3.66m with exposed beams, solid fuel range cooker, fitted wall and floor units, tiled splash backs, window to front with views of farmland beyond.

Utility Room 3.48m x 2.41m with wall and floor units, plumbing for washing machine, Belfast sink and UPVC entrance door.

Bathroom 2.4m x 1.68m panel bath with electric Triton shower over, W.C., wash basin, radiator, electric heater, window to side.

Pantry 0.7m x 0.69m with fitted shelves.

First Floor Landing with timber banister and timber clad walls with exposed beams.

Bedroom One 4.57m x 3.1m windows to front and rear, feature fire surround, exposed beams, radiator and storage cupboard.

Bedroom Two 3.33m x 2.84m timber panelling to one wall, exposed beams, radiator and window to front.

Bedroom Three 4.6m x 3.63m with exposed beams, cast iron feature fireplace, radiator and window to front with views of farmland beyond. Airing Cupboard with immersion tank and slatted shelves, window to side.

Attic Space There is a considerable attic space which could provide the opportunity for additional accommodation, subject to planning consent.


The property has an extensive range of outbuildings to include:

Former Cow Byre 15m x 5m (internally overall) Stone walls, part corrugated galvanised iron and slate roof, concrete and cobbled floor, exposed timbers, power and lighting.

Former Stable 5.8m x 4.6m stone walls and slate roof, cobble floor with hay loft over.

Former Hay Barn 14m x 5.3m with stone walls with timber and zinc cladding, exposed timbers, earth and flagstone floor, large full height timber doors.

Rear Lean to 4.2m x 2.7m timber frame with zinc cladding. Front Lean to 4.6m x 1.7m Stone walls and zinc roof. Side Lean to 8m x 6m Pole framed and zinc clad.

Cattle Shed Steel frame, part block walls with zinc and timber clad, concrete floor, central feed barrier and internal walls, water, lighting and doors to both ends.

Machinery Shed 18.2m x 8.3m Steel frame with part concrete block, profile sheet and timber clad, fibre cement roof, concrete floor and lighting.

Concrete Yard 25m x 16m max

Land Schedule

Lower Gletwen extends to a sizeable 6.28 acres with two good sized enclosures situated to the north of the residence, the land is in good heart and has a gently sloping topography.

Please note that all schedules have been derived from the Welsh Assemblys Basic Payment Maps.

The Land is scheduled as follows:

SO0542 5228 1.19ac 0.485ha

SO0542 4935 2.80ac 1.133ha

SO0542 4327 2.27ac 0.919ha


The property has the benefit of a private water supply and drainage system

Basic Farm Payment

All of the farm is registered with Rural Payments Wales and the Basic Payments can be available through separate negotiation. There are no other agricultural or environmental schemes affecting the property.

Timber, Woodland, Sporting and Mineral Rights

As far as we are aware these are included within the sale but are to be confirmed.


We are informed that the property is connected to mains electric. Private water and drainage.

Council Tax

Lower Gletwen is listed as Powys County Council Band E (accessed online September 2017).


Freehold with vacant possession upon completion.

Wayleaves Easements and Rights of Way

The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all easements, quasi easements, wayleaves and rights of way both declared and undeclared.

Health and Safety Notice

Please be aware that this is a fully working and active farm. We advise all viewers to take extra care when making an inspection of the farm. Viewing is undertaken solely at your own risk and neither the agents or the owners of the farm take any responsibility for any injury however caused.


From Hay-on-Wye: Proceed though the village of Erwood on the A470 and take the next left signposted Gwenddwr (opposite the bridge). Follow the road into the hamlet of Gwenddwr. Turn right in Gwenddwr up the hill and continue until the fork in the road. Bear right and proceed for approx. mile and take the next left. The entrance to Lower Gletwen can be found on the right hand side.

Viewing and Contact Details

All viewings strictly by appointment and must be arranged through the selling agents Sunderlands.

Contact Tel: 01497 822 522

Office opening hours:



Out of hours contact:

Matthew Nicholls: 07811 521 267


Money Laundering

As a result of anti-money laundering legislation all persons offering for the property should include a copy of the following documentation:

1.Photo ID for example Passport or Driving Licence.

2.Residential ID for example current Utility Bill.


In the event that there are any variance between these particulars and the contract of sale, then the latter shall apply.

Town and Country Planning

The property is offered subject to any development plans, tree preservation orders, ancient orders, public rights-of-way, town planning schedules or resolutions which may be or may come into force. The purchasers will be deemed to have full knowledge of these and have satisfied themselves as to the effects such matters have on the property.

Plans, Areas and Schedules

These are based on Ordnance Survey and are for reference only. The purchaser(s) shall be deemed to have satisfied themselves as to the description of the property. Any error or mis-statement shall not annul a sale or entitle any party to compensation in respect thereof.

Boundaries Roads and Fences

The purchaser shall be deemed to have full knowledge of the boundaries and neither the Vendor not the Vendors Agents will be responsible for defining the boundaries of ownership thereof.

Misrepresentations Act

(a) The property is sold with all faults and defects (if any), whether in good condition or otherwise and neither the Vendors nor

Sunderlands, the Agents for the Vendors, shall be in any way responsible for such faults and defects, or for any statements contained in the particulars of the property prepared by the said Agents.

(b) The purchaser shall be deemed to acknowledge that he has not entered into this contract in reliance on any of the said statements that he has satisfied himself,

as to the contents of each of the said statements by inspection or otherwise, and that no warranty or representation has been made by the Vendors or the said Agents in relation to, or in connection with the property.

(c) Any error, omission or misstatement in any of the said statements shall not entitle the purchaser to rescind or to be discharged from this contract, nor give either party any cause for action.

(d) All measurements and distances are approximate. The electrical, drainage, water and heating installations have not been tested by the Agents. (The normal enquiry is carried out by the purchasers Solicitors and the type of inspection undertaken by a purchasers surveyor have not been carried out by the selling agents for the purchase or preparation of these particulars). Interested perspective purchasers are recommended to obtain an independent survey report on this property.

Important Notice

These particulars are set out as a guide only. They are intended to give a fair description of the property but may not be relied upon as a statement or a representation of facts. These particulars are produced in good faith and are inevitably subjective and do not form part of any contract. No persons in the employment of Sunderlands has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatsoever in relation to this property.

HEAD OFFICE: Offa House, St Peters Square, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR1 2PQ

None of these statements contained in these particulars are to be relied upon as statements or representations of fact. These particulars are not an offer or contract or part of one. Floor plans are provided for guidance as to the layout of the property only. Room sizes and measurements are approximate only. Please note we have not tested the equipment, appliances and services in the property and interested parties are advised to commission appropriate investigation before formulating their offer.

Sunderlands are a member of the Ombudsman for Estate Agents Scheme and therefore adhere to their Code of Practise. A copy of the Code of Practise is available on request.

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