A unique 18th Century house is up for sale on the Powys border.

Ricketts Castle, near Kington, is described as a being in a “delightfully situated in an unspoilt rural location with views over the surrounding Herefordshire countryside” but will need a little bit of work.

The property has been listed as the building of the month by Save Britain’s Heritage who said: “Situated on Presteigne Road, north of Titley, at the junction of the road towards Stansbatch, sits this small 18th-century timber-framed cottage, known as Ricketts Castle.

“Its location is isolated, set back from a country road, and appears to be one of the only buildings in the local vicinity. Something about its diminutive scale and mildly lop-sided character makes it almost appear to have been transplanted, scruffy yard and all, from a different moment in time.”

“It is currently in a poor state of repair and in need of a sympathetic restoration. It could make a fascinating project.”


Estate Agents McCartneys who are handling the sale have said it up for sale by Private Treaty.

The house is described as “a detached two bedroom dwelling being of traditional half-timbered black and white construction under a pitched tiled roof with a later rear extension of block and render construction under a tiled roof.

“The property offers prospective purchasers the exciting opportunity to purchase a 2 bedroomed dwelling to renovate, develop or extend to their own taste and standard subject to the necessary consents.”

The location is highly praised by the agents who have said it “is delightfully situated in an unspoilt rural location with views over the surrounding Herefordshire countryside close to the Village of Titley and is set within a short distance of the popular Black and White villages of North Herefordshire.

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“The property has a wide range of nearby footpaths providing excellent walking routes and property also offers peaceful cycling routes along the surrounding country lanes.

“It also includes gardens and pastureland extending to approximately 5.09 acres, which complements the dwelling and gives an excellent opportunity for small hold, equestrian and environmental use.

“The pasture field lies adjoining the cottage and gardens and offers potential for further gardens, parking, access and buildings subject to planning consent. “

McCartneys have said there is a guide price in the region of £250,000.

Viewings are by appointment through the selling agent McCartneys LLP – Kington Office on 01544230316 or Gareth Wall on 07974143336