The Frolic, Llandrindod Wells
LD1 £265,000 < Back


  • Spacious 3-bed detached bungalow
  • Country location
  • Detached former stone cottage
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Family Bathroom
  • Ensuite
  • Integral double garage
  • Large mature gardens
  • Oil fired central heating


The Frolic, Abbeycwmhir Road, Crossgates, Llandrindod  Wells, Powys LD1 6PG


COMPRISING: - An attractive detached bungalow built in the 1980’s from traditional brick and block walls, under a   concrete tiled roof.  It has been oil-fired central heating and PVC double-glazing, requires some updating works and briefly comprises: -  Open Porch,   Entrance Hall, Lounge, Kitchen, Master Bedroom (with en-suite Shower Room), two further double Bedrooms and Family Bathroom.  In addition there is an integral double Garage (with Laundry area),    ample parking, a detached,  Stores (stone single-storey former cottage) and mature gently undulating gardens with excellent privacy.  Extending in total to 0.6 acre (0.24 hectare), or thereabouts.   EPC  -  D


PRICE: -        Offers over  £265,000     Note  -  No Forward Chain


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


DIRECTIONS: - From Llandrindod Wells – take the A483 North to Crossgates (3 miles).  Carry straight on at the roundabout (towards Newtown) for 1.3 miles then turn left for Abbeycwmhir.  The Frolic is on the right after 0.1 mile.  Sale board erected


SITUATION      ( O.S. Grid Ref:  SO 087 669  Explorer 200  or  Landranger 148 )  

The Frolic is built on a slightly elevated plot with a Southerly aspect, farmland on the North, West and Southern sides and   excellent privacy from mature trees and hedging.  It is set well back from a minor road that runs to the historic village of      Abbey-cwm-hir, in a convenient location, 0.1 mile from the A483 Trunk Road (Manchester to Swansea) and 1.4 mile from Crossgates, which is set at the intersection with the A44 (Oxford to Aberystwyth road).  The village has a Petrol  Service Station (with a Nisa mini-Supermarket and Café), Primary School, Community Centre and Church, and Penybont  Railway Station is about 2 miles away (Shrewsbury to Swansea Line).  

The County Town of Llandrindod Wells is 4½ miles and has a good range of amenities to include a Tesco Superstore, Aldi Supermarket, successful Secondary School, Cottage  Hospital, Theatre, Leisure Centre, Indoor and Outdoor Bowls (International quality), historic 18-hole Golf Course (with Driving Range).  In the 2015 and 2017 Rightmove Surveys the Llandrindod Wells area (LD1) was declared “the friendliest place to move to in the UK” and “Happiest town in Wales”.  The border towns of Knighton, Presteigne and Kington are about 16 to 20 miles distant, and Newtown 22 miles.  The City of Hereford, Ludlow, Leominster and Aberystwyth are about an hours’ drive, Shrewsbury about ten minutes more, and Worcester, Swansea and Cardiff just over a 1½-hour drive (Note  - dependent on traffic conditions).

THE  RESIDENCE  -  The original Frolic is a tiny, single storey property that was occupied until about 50 years ago and has since been re-roofed and used as for storage.  The bungalow was built around 1987 from traditional cavity brick and block walls, under a concrete tiled roof, and a few years later a matching extension was built on the Eastern side which gave it a Master Bedroom and Integral double Garage.  The Frolic has been up-graded with PVC double-glazing, has oil-fired central heating and provides the following well proportioned accommodation: - 


ENTRANCE  HALL  -  Being T-shaped with a recessed PVC double-glazed door and side panel, coving, radiator, telephone point, door bell, large cloaks cupboard and access to loft. 

SITTING  ROOM      17’ 0”  x  13’ 8”  maximum  9’ 9”  minimum    ( 5.20 m  x  4.17 m  maximum  3.00 m  minimum )

Having a Hunter multi-fuel stove set in a stone fireplace with matching TV stand and log store, television point, radiator and windows to South and West.

KITCHEN      12’ 7”  x  9’ 10”      ( 3.83 m  x  3.01 m )

Having a range of oak cabinets incorporating eight base units, two wall  cupboards, work tops with tiled surrounds and inset stainless steel 1½-bowl sink.  In addition there is a solid-fuel Rayburn Royal range cooker, pot shelf, electric cooker point, space for fridge, quarry tiled floor, radiator, walk-in Pantry, windows to West and North and PVC double-glazed door to the rear garden.

BATHROOM  -  Having a caramel coloured suite incorporating a toilet,  pedestal wash basin and twin-grip panelled bath with shower / mixer taps and curtain over, together with fully tiled walls, radiator, window and large airing cupboard.

BEDROOM  1      (rear)      12’ 11”  x  9’ 11”      ( 3.93 m  x  3.02 m )

Having a radiator and window to North.

MASTER  BEDROOM      (rear)      13’ 4”  x  11’ 11”  ( 4.06 m  x  3.64m )

Having a radiator, coving, large window to North, small window to East, built-in wardrobe (with four doors) and door to

EN - SUITE  SHOWER  ROOM  - Having a misty pink coloured suite incorporating a toilet, bidet, pedestal wash basin and glazed shower cubicle (with an   thermostatic shower), together with tiled surrounds, radiator, shaver light and window.

INTEGRAL  DOUBLE  GARAGE       17’ 11”  x  18’ 4”     ( 5.46 m  x  5.59 m )

Having a 14’ 2” (4.3 m) wide up and over door, two florescent lights, two double power points, Worcester Greenstar Heatslave 12 / 18 oil-fired boiler, fitted shelving, window and half-glazed door to East and Laundry Area (see photo) with plumbing for a washing machine and a hand wash basin set in a double base cupboard.

BEDROOM  3      (front)      11’ 7”  x  9’ 2”      ( 3.54 m  x  2.81 m )

Having a radiator and built-in double wardrobe. 




FORMER  COTTAGE      23’ 0”  x  14’ 5”  maximum  9’ 2”  minimum

( 4.39 m  x  4.39 m  maximum  2.80 m  minimum )

A single-storey, T-shaped detached stone building constructed from stone walls under a slate roof.  It has a low entrance door, vaulted ceiling, fireplace and two windows.


GARDENS - The Frolic stands in a gently sloping, triangular shaped plot and  is set behind a clipped conifer hedge and approached through wrought iron gates and over a sweeping hard cored drive and parking area, flanked by    mature trees.  The bungalow is surrounded by concrete paths and gently  undulating lawns, with a few shrubs and mature trees, with good privacy from hedges.   Note  - We are awaiting confirmation on the exact area of the plot, but the supplied site plan shows that it extends to approximately 0.6 acre.


SERVICES  - Mains electricity, water and telephone are connected (phone not in current use).  Private drainage.  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 No Forward Chain.  


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

COUNCIL  TAX  -  Band  B  ( Approximately £1,062 2018 / 9 )