The Old Bank Penybont, Llandrindod Wells
LD1 £148,000 < Back


  • Attractive 2-bed detached bungalow
  • Large Living Room / Kitchen
  • Oil-fired central heating
  • Double glazing
  • Easily maintained garden
  • Parking
  • Set in a small village location


The  Old  Bank, Penybont, Llandrindod Wells, LD1 5UA


COMPRISING: - An attractive single-storey detached property built in the 1930’s from stone and brick walls, with part rendered and part slate hung elevations, under a slate roof.  It has been tastefully refurbished and converted into a distinctive home and provides: - Entrance Lobby, open-plan Living Room / Kitchen, Rear Porch, 2 double Bedrooms and Bathroom, with oil-fired central heating and double-glazing.  In addition there is a tarmac parking bay and a small, gently sloping garden that backs onto a paddock.   EPC  -  D


PRICE: - £148,000


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


DIRECTIONS: - From Llandrindod Wells  Take the A483 north (towards Newtown) to Crossgates. Turn right onto the A44 (towards Leominster) and continue to the village of Penybont.  On reaching the village proceed for 200 yards and The Old Bank is on the left, just before the turning for Knighton.   Sale Board Erected

From the East - Travel west on the A44 (towards Rhayader) via Leominster, Kington and New Radnor to Penybont.  On reaching the village go just past the Severn Arms Inn and turning for Knighton and The Old Bank is on the right   


SITUATION: -  Penybont is a small village set in the Ithon Valley, bordered by an unspoilt area of Common Land and near the impressive Llandegley Rocks.  The village has a traditional Coaching Inn, Community Centre, Garden Centre, football club and a Race Course has two harness racing (trotting) meetings.  Penybont Railway Station on the Shrewsbury to Swansea line is roughly a mile away and there is a choice of two primary schools at Dolau and Crossgates, 3 and 2 miles distant, the latter being set at the intersection of the A44 and A483 and having a Service Station with a Spar convenience store.  The Old Bank is located in the centre of the village beside the A44, has a Southerly aspect and the garden backs onto a small paddock.  

Llandrindod Wells is the County Town and administrative centre of Powys and has a good range of shops, business facilities,   Tesco Superstore, Aldi Supermarkets, successful schools, Cottage Hospital, Railway Station (Shrewsbury to Swansea line) and Bus Station.  Excellent leisure amenities include a sports centre, indoor and outdoor bowls (International quality), historic 18-hole Golf Course, Theatre, game and coarse fishing.  The market towns of Rhayader and Builth Wells are 10 and 12 miles distant, and the border towns of Knighton, Kington and Presteigne are 14 to 16 miles, and Newtown is 25 miles.  The coastal resort and University Town of Aberystwyth and the City of Hereford are both about an hour’s drive, with Cardiff, Swansea, Worcester and the Severn Bridge around a 1½ hour drive (dependent on traffic conditions).  Llandrindod Wells is a fine Victorian Spa Resort and in the Rightmove surveys of 2015 and 2017 the LD1 Post Code area was declared “the friendliest place to move to in the UK” and Llandrindod was named “the Happiest Town in Wales”.

THE  RESIDENCE  -  This single-storey detached property was built in the 1930’s by Midland Bank to serve the local agricultural community, from stone and brick walls, with part rendered and part slate hung elevations, under a slate roof.  In 2004 it was restored and converted into a bungalow with immense charm and character, works included the installation of new double-glazed windows, kitchen and bathroom suites, oil-fired central heating, re-wiring, etc.  The Old Bank is like “The Tardis in Dr Who” in that it looks small on the outside but has a very light and airy atmosphere, with large windows and 11’ high ceilings to the main parts.  It retains some character features to include an imposing entrance door, hardwood panelling, herringbone parquet flooring and it comprises: - 


ENTRANCE  LOBBY  - Having an impressive pair of original hardwood panelled doors with a fanlight over, built-in cloaks cupboard and a pair of part glazed doors to

LIVING  ROOM      14’ 10”  x  15’ 0”     ( 4.53 m  x  4.57 m )

Having two large double-glazed windows to the front, two radiators, television point, mainly parquet flooring, coving, hardwood panelling, two 5-bulb ceiling lights, doors to the two bedrooms and bathroom and open plan to

KITCHEN      10’ 0”  x  6’ 8”    ( 3.06 m  x  2.06 m )  

Having a range of birch effect cabinets incorporating six base cupboards, five wall cupboards, inset stainless steel single-drainer sink, work tops with tiled surrounds, Creda Capri electric cooker, concealed ducted cooker hood, plumbing for a washing machine and pelmet light.  In addition there is a space for a fridge/freezer, Worcester Heatslave oil-fired combi-boiler, parquet flooring, window to the west and half glazed door to

REAR PORCH  - Having a ceramic tiled floor, light, power point, fitted shelving, window and half-glazed door to garden.

BEDROOM  1     (front)    10’ 9”  x  9’ 4”     ( 3.27 m  x  2.25 m )

Having double aspect windows, radiator, telephone point, parquet flooring and access to loft (fully boarded with a light).

BEDROOM  2     (rear)    8’ 10”  x  8’ 11”    ( 2.61 m  x  2.73 m )

Having double aspect windows and radiator.

BATHROOM  - Having a white suite incorporating a pedestal wash basin, toilet, twin-grip panelled bath and a glazed shower cubicle with an electric shower, together with tiled surrounds, five halogen down-lighters, window, extractor fan, radiator, mirror, toiletries cabinet, ceramic tiled floor and access to a small loft.


OUTSIDE  - To the front there is a narrow tarmac strip that runs around the Western side to a parking bay with a timber retaining wall, a PVC oil storage tank and a small gently sloping garden runs around the property on three sides, with a secure wire fencing topped with a rail along the rear boundary and screen hedges on the sides.. 


SERVICES  - Mains electric, water, drainage and telephone are connected.   Oil-fired central heating.(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 subject to negotiation. 

TENURE  -  The property is freehold with vacant possession available on completion.

COUNCIL  TAX  -  Band D  ( Approximately £1,470  2018 / 9 )

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