Old Post Office, Llandrindod Wells, Powys
LD1 £242,000 < Back


  • detached cottage with Granny Flat
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 4 receptions
  • 3 bathrooms
  • village location
  • oil central heating
  • garage
  • private rear garden
  • detached garaged
  • fine views over the Ithon Valley


The  Old  Post  Office,  Llanyre,    Llandrindod  Wells,    Powys,    LD1  6DY

COMPRISING: -  An attractive detached cottage and former shop built around 1850 from brick walls, under a slate roof, together with a converted stone former smithy.  It has been tastefully refurbished and    modernised, has oil central heating, partial double-glazing and briefly provides:- Storm Porch, Entrance Hall, Dining Room, Kitchen, Shower Room, Lounge, Utility / Garden Room, Galleried Landing, Office, Bathroom and three Bedrooms (one with en-suite Cloakroom), together with a  Granny / Holiday Flat (with Lounge, Kitchenette, double Bedroom and Bathroom).  In addition there is an integral Garage, parking space, small fore garden and an enclosed, private rear garden with patio areas, lawn, flower borders, fish pond, vegetable garden, Workshop and Greenhouse.

PRICE: - £242,000

VIEWING: - Strictly by appointment with the Sole Agents, Morgan & Co.   Tel: (01597)  825682

DIRECTIONS: -  From Llandrindod Wells take the A4081 towards Rhayader.  After crossing the bridge over the River Ithon climb the hill then turn right for Llanyre (by the Bell Inn) and the Old Post Office is the second property on the right, just before the Church.    Sale Board erected.

SITUATION: -  Llanyre is a small, pretty village set in the Ithon Valley surrounded by undulating farmland, with just a Church and a fine public house / restaurant, with a regular bus service to the neighbouring towns.  The Old Post Office has a Westerly aspect at the front and has fine views at the rear across the valley and Llandrindod Wells.  It is located next to the Church, opposite the Bell Inn and there is a small free car park within 40 yards.  The County Town of Llandrindod Wells is within 1½ miles and has a good range of shopping and business facilities (Tesco Superstore and Aldi Supermarket), successful schools, a College of Further Education, Cottage Hospital, library and Railway Station (Shrewsbury to Swansea Line).  The small market towns of Rhayader and Builth Wells are 8 and 9 miles   distant, and within a 10 mile radius there is an excellent range of leisure amenities to include three sports centres, two 18-hole golf courses, indoor and outdoor bowls (international standard), cinema and theatre.   This sparsely populated area is renowned for its outstanding natural beauty, ideal for walking, riding, mountain biking and bird watching, with good fishing on the Wye and Ithon rivers, Llyn Gwyn and the Elan Valley Reservoirs (approximately 5 and 12 miles distant).  The market towns of Knighton, Newtown and Brecon are approximately 19, 27 and 28 miles distant, with the City of Hereford and the coastal resort and University Town of Aberystwyth both about an hours drive, with Cardiff and the Severn Bridge just over a 1½-hour drive. 

THE  RESIDENCE: -  A charming cottage and former shop / sub-Post Office that dates from around 1850, built from cavity brick walls, under a slate roof.  The vendors ceased trading in the 1980’s and the shop was converted into a dining room.  The adjoining former smithy, built from stone walls under a rosemary clay tiled roof, was converted and extended around 1999 to form a nice self-contained Granny Flat and for about eight years it was let as a holiday flat with a 4* rating.  The late Mr    Wallace was an architect and the modernisation and conversion works are both sympathetic and practical.  The Old Post Office has oil central heating, partial double-glazing and it provides the following flexible accommodation: - 


STORM  PORCH  - Having a hardwood half-glazed door, radiator, cloak hooks and glazed door to

ENTRANCE  HALL - Having a radiator, staircase to first floor, alcove shelving, opening to Kitchen and half-glazed doors to the Dining Room, Lounge and Utility Room, and door to Shower Room.

DINING  ROOM      15’ 8”  x  9’ 8”      ( 4.79  x  2.94 m )      Note  - The former Shop / Post Office.
Having a radiator and bow window to the front.

KITCHEN / BREAKFAST  ROOM      16’ 0”  x  9’ 7”      ( 4.89  x  2.94 m )
Having a range of wood fronted cabinets incorporating nine base cupboards, six wall cupboards, four galleried corner units, open book case, inset stainless steel sink, integrated electric hob, oven and cooker hood, and work tops with tiled surrounds.  In addition there is a Stanley range cooker (set in an alcove), space for a fridge/freezer, television point, display shelving,     radiator, window to front and window to Utility Room.  

SHOWER  ROOM - Having a toilet, wash basin and tiled shower cubicle with a thermostatic shower, together with tiled   surrounds, radiator, window and extractor fan.

LOUNGE      13’ 0”  x  12’ 4”      ( 3.96  x  3.75 m )
Having a attractive brick alcove style open fire with a canopy hood, exposed ceiling beams, original bread oven, ceiling light, four wall lights, radiator, television point and window to South.

UTILITY  AREA / GARDEN  ROOM      21’ 1”   x  8’ 0”  overall      ( 6.43  x  2.44 m )
Utility area has three base cupboards, inset stainless steel sink, work tops with tiled surrounds, pot shelves, plumbing for a dish washer and washing machine, space for a tumble drier, tiled floor, three spot lights, glazed door to rear garden and open plan to Garden Room - glazed on Eastern side, small window to South, five wall lights, radiator and doors to the Granny Flat and  

INTEGRAL  GARAGE       16’ 9”  x  9’ 4”      ( 5.11  x  2.84 m )  
Having folding wooden doors, florescent light, double power point and storage loft over (with pull down ladder and light).  


SITTING  ROOM      10’ 9”  x   10’ 2”    ( 3.29  x  3.09 m )
Having a radiator, television point, window overlooking the rear garden, cloaks cupboard, radiator, wide opening (with        curtain) to Bedroom and door to 

KITCHENETTE      5’ 11”  x  5’ 2”      ( 1.81  x  1 58 m )
Having two white base cupboards, two wall cupboards, inset stainless steel sink, work tops with tiled surrounds, Creda electric cooker, concealed cooker hood, space for a fridge, wine rack, shelf for microwave oven and half-glazed door to rear garden.

BEDROOM      10’ 8”  x  8’ 9”      ( 3.27  x  2.66 m )
Having a radiator, two high-level windows to the front (West), television point, built-in wardrobe and door to

EN - SUITE  BATHROOM  - having a white toilet, pedestal wash basin and twin-grip panelled bath with an electric shower and curtain over, together with tiled surrounds, radiator, shaver point, extractor fan and high-level window to front.

FIRST  FLOOR    ( Note - Working clockwise )

GALLERIED  LANDING  -  Having a radiator, two windows to rear and airing cupboard (with immersion heater).    

OFFICE      (front)     6’ 5”  x  5’ 5”      ( 1.96  x  1.66 m )
Having a radiator, book shelves, telephone point and window to West.

BEDROOM  1      (front)     10’ 1”  x  9’ 8”      ( 3.08  x  2.94 m )
Having a radiator, shelving, wash basin, shaver light, mirror and window to West.

BATHROOM  -  Having a white suite incorporating a toilet, pedestal wash basin, panelled bath with shower / mixer taps and curtain over, together with tiled surrounds, radiator, extractor fan and window.

BEDROOM  2      (rear)      14’ 3”  x  7’ 4”  between the purlins  -  13’ 0”  maximum under eaves   -  ( See photo on page 3 )  ( 4.36  x  2.25 m  between the purlins  -  3.98 m  maximum under eaves )
Having a low vaulted ceiling with exposed main beams, two windows to East, two dormer windows to South, radiator,        television point, built-in wardrobe, low wardrobe (with slide out hanging rail) and door to EN - SUITE CLOAKROOM  -  Having a toilet, wash basin in a vanity unit and small window ( Note  -  Low ceiling).

BEDROOM  3      12’ 3”  x  9’ 2”     ( 3.73  x  2.80 m )  
Having a window to West, radiator, alcove shelving, television and telephone points. 

OUTSIDE  -  To the front there is parking for one car, mixed shrubs and a path that is flanked by a flower border and screened by a hedge runs to the front door.  At the rear there is an enclosed garden with a sunny aspect and good privacy from neatly clipped hedges.  It incorporates a South-facing veranda, patio, level lawn, flower borders and mixed shrubs.  Set behind a picket fence there is a small enclosed garden with a large fish pond with a bridge and raised vegetable bed.  In addition there is a brick built  Workshop  - with fitted work bench, shelving, florescent light, double power point and door to Aluminium  Greenhouse  ( 10’ x 8’ - with a double power point and staging ). 

TENURE  - The property is freehold.   

SERVICES  -  Mains electricity, water, drainage and telephone are connected.  
Oil central heating with PVC tank.      Note: The Agents have not tested the installations.

FIXTURES  &  FITTINGS - as described in this brochure are included in the sale price.  
Certain other items are available by separate negotiation.

LOCAL  AUTHORITY - Powys County Council, County Hall, Llandrindod Wells,  Powys,  LD1 5LG Tel: (01597)  826000      

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