Old Forge Garage, Builth Wells
LD2 £63,000 < Back


  • Detached single storey workshop & garage
  • Forecourt parking area
  • Set in a peaceful small village location


Old  Forge  Garage, Cwmbach Lechrhyd, Builth  Wells, Powys LD2 3RW


COMPRISING: -  A substantial, recently refurbished 860 ft² (81 m²) single-storey workshop built from brick walls under a slate roof, together with a 573 ft² (53 m²) timber framed and corrugated iron clad Garage (for up to four cars), a lean-to former staff toilet and forecourt parking area.


PRICE: -       Offers over  £63,000        Note  -  No  Forward  Chain


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


DIRECTIONS: - From Llandrindod Wells proceed South on the A483 towards Builth Wells for 4.5 miles then turn right at the Crossroads for Cwmbach.  Proceed carefully on this narrow road for 1.2 miles to a T-junction and Old Forge Garage is set on the opposite the side of the road.  Sale board erected.

From Builth Wells  - Cross the River Wye then turn left at the roundabout onto the A470 towards Rhayader.  Turn right after 1¾-miles for Cwmbach and continue along the old road for ½-mile and Old Forge Garage is on the left. 


SITUATION: -  Cwmbach is a small village that is set on the original A470 Cardiff to Bangor Trunk Road, but in December 2011 a major road by-pass was completed, making it much quieter and safer for vehicles entering and leaving the Old Forge Garage.  The Garage is set below the road with an Easterly aspect and it is neighboured by Great House to the South and West.  On the Northern side there is a small stream and on the opposite bank the Heart of Wales Railway Line rises up and crosses a 13’ 6” high bridge (see photo above).  Cwmbach is extremely convenient, with the three neighbouring towns between 5 and 15 minute car journey, there is a Railway Station at Builth Road (½-mile walk) and the Royal Welsh Showground is ½-miles.  Llandrindod Wells is the County town of Powys and has a good range of shopping (Tesco Superstore, Aldi Supermarket), business and education facilities, together with a Cottage Hospital and Railway Station (Shrewsbury to Swansea line).  In the 2015 and 2017 Rightmove surveys LD1 (Llandrindod Wells postal area) was declared “the friendliest place to move to in the UK” and “Happiest Town in Wales”.  

The surrounding area is renowned for its outstanding natural beauty and tranquillity and the town boasts excellent recreation amenities to include two Parks, a Sports Centre, indoor and outdoor Bowls (International standard), Theatre, 18-hole Golf Course, river and lake fishing.  The market towns of Builth Wells, Rhayader, Knighton and Newtown are 8½, 10, 18 and 26 miles, with the City of Hereford and the coastal resort and University town of Aberystwyth both about an hour’s drive.  The Cities of Cardiff and Swansea, and the Severn Bridge are around a 1½-hour drive (dependent on traffic levels).

THE  PROPERTY:  -  An attractive detached single-storey property dating from around 1900, built from brick walls under a slate roof.  Over the past couple of years the Workshop section has been refurbished to include stripping and            re-nailing the slate roof, electrical re-wiring and making the property secure, with the fitting of bars to all windows and installing a pair of steel doors inside the    timber vehicular access doors.  The timber framed garage on the right (North) still requires refurbishment, as does a small rear lean-to structure that has a toilet and wash basin - but no longer has a roof.  Over the past 35 years this property has been used as a car body repair workshop, a second hand furniture shop and motorcycle garage.  Prospective buyers should seek the advice of the Council’s Planning Control Officer for any other usage.  Old Forge Garage briefly provides: -


WORKSHOP      46’ 3”  x  18’ 10”      ( 14.10 m  x  5.73 m )

Built from brick walls with emulsion painted walls and timber lined roof, and having a pair of steel security doors set inside the wooden doors, four windows with internal security bars, eight florescent lights, eight double power points,     concrete floor, flue for a wood burning stove and door to 

GARAGE      28’ 8”  x  20’ 0”      ( 8.70 m  x  6.10 m )

A timber framed structure with corrugated iron cladding and concrete floor, giving space for four small cars.  (Note  - The two garage doors at the front have been taken off and set aside as they need to be refitted securely.)

FORMER  STAFF  TOILET  - Located at the rear and having a pink coloured toilet, pedestal wash basin and space for a washing machine.  (Note  - The roof has fallen in).

OUTSIDE  - The property is approached over a sloping tarmac drive and to the front there is a hard cored parking and turning area.  At the rear there is a small   triangular area with a Septic Tank or Cess Pit.  (Note - Not in use for some time) 

SERVICES  -  Mains electric and water are connected.  Telephone available.   

Note:  The installations have not been tested by the Agents.

FIXTURES  &  FITTINGS  - described in the brochure are  included in the price.  

TENURE  Freehold with NO CHAIN.

LOCAL AUTHORITY  - Powys County Council, County Hall, Llandrindod Wells, Powys    LD1 5LG      Tel: 01597 82600

NNDR  RATEABLE  VALUE   £3,900  (Shown as having a total area of 157.2 m²)   


Note - Most or the photos were taken with a wide angle lens.