The Griffin, Builth Wells
£500,000 < Back


  • Recently refurbished former Drovers Inn
  • Superb 4.5 acres equestrian centre
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Receptions
  • Secluded upland location
  • Stables and Workshop
  • Trout Lake
  • All weather riding arena
  • Direct access onto Common Land
  • Oil central heating


The Griffin, Cwm Owen, Llangynog, Builth Wells, Powys LD2 3HY


COMPRISING: - An historic detached former Drovers Inn built from stone walls with whitewashed elevations, under a slate roof, with modern extensions of cavity block and render. It has recently been updated to a high standard has oil central heating, wood-burners, PVC double-glazing, new kitchen and bathroom suites, and briefly provides : - Storm Porch, 21’ Lounge, Inner Hall, Cloakroom, Study, Dining Room, 20’ Kitchen (with AGA cooker), Utility Room, Landing, four double Bedrooms, Bathroom, Shower Room and Dressing Room. In addition there is a Tack Room, three Stables, Workshop / Stores, large Car Park, level lawned gardens with entertaining area and Polytunnel, a stocked Trout Lake, All-weather Riding Arena, Field Shelter and four Paddocks that have direct access onto Common Land. Extending to 4.5 acres or thereabouts.  EPC - E (54)


PRICE: - Offers over £500,000  


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


DIRECTIONS: - From Llandrindod Wells take the A483 to Builth Wells. Cross the River Wye then turn right, pass through the town centre for 400 yards then turn left for Upper Chapel (B4520 to Brecon). Proceed for 3½-miles onto the Common and The Griffin is on the right near the bottom of a hill after about ¾-mile.  Sale Board Erected  

From Brecon take the B4520 for Builth Wells for 12 miles, passing through Pwllgloyw, Lower Chapel and Upper Chapel, go over the Common and The Griffin is on the left at the bottom of a steep hill. Note - Sat-Nav works perfectly.


SITUATION  ( OS Grid Ref: SO 020 442 - Explorer 188 ) - This property is set in a secluded peaceful location, at an altitude of 355 m (1160 feet) on a former Drovers Road that ran from Llandovery in the West, down to the River Wye (above Erwood) and via Painscastle to Herefordshire. It has good road access over the B4520 Builth Wells to Brecon road and it borders directly onto the Lower Eppynt Common on the Eastern side which gives excellent safe horse riding. In the days of it being a pub it used to host an Agricultural Show, Sheep Dog Trials and Pony Sale. The pretty market town of Builth Wells is roughly 4 miles and has a good range of amenities to include a Co-op Supermarket, traditional shops and pubs, successful Schools, Leisure Centre, Cinema and Doctors Surgery, and the Royal Welsh Showground on the other side of the River Wye hosts numerous events throughout the year.


The County Town of Llandrindod Wells and market town of Brecon together offer a wide range of facilities to include Tesco, Morrisons and Aldi Supermarkets, Cottage Hospitals, College of Further Education and varied employment opportunities. Excellent leisure amenities (within a 12 mile radius) include three sports centres, four 18-hole golf courses, indoor and outdoor bowls (International quality), Theatres, Cinemas, river and lake fishing. The surrounding area is renowned for its outstanding natural beauty and tranquillity, remaining largely undiscovered, except for people who are enthusiasts of outdoor pursuits to include horse riding and mountain biking. The City of Hereford, the coastal resort and University Town of Aberystwyth, Merthyr Tydfil and Abergavenny are all about an hours drive, whilst Cardiff, Swansea and the Severn Bridge are about a 1½-hour drive.  


THE RESIDENCE An historic detached former Drovers Inn (NOT LISTED) built from stone walls, with whitewashed elevations and slate roof, together with later extensions of cavity block walls with rendered and whitewashed elevations under slate roofs. It has been totally transformed over the past couple of years by the present owners to a very luxurious standard, to include the installation of a well equipped kitchen with an AGA, new bath, shower and cloakroom suites, fitting tiled and engineered oak flooring to certain rooms, fitting oak internal doors etc.  The Griffin is exceptionally spacious with a gross floor area of about 2,695 ft² or (250 m²) and is ideal for an extended family or running a business from home. It has oil-fired central heating, supplemented by two wood burning stoves, has PVC double-glazing, retains some fine beamed ceilings and provides the following accommodation: - 



STORM PORCH - Having a wooden door, bench storage box, tiled floor, two windows and PVC double-glazed door to

LOUNGE   21’ 10” x 14’ 11”   ( 6.65 m x 4.54 m )

Having a wood burning stove set in a stone fireplace, flagstone flooring, beamed ceiling, two radiators, two windows to front, two up-lighters, four wall lights, door to Inner Hall and two steps up to

SITTING ROOM    16’ 6” x 12’ 0”   ( 5.04 x 3.65 m )

Having a small wood burning stove set in a stone fireplace, beamed ceiling, windows to front and rear, radiator, television point, four pairs of wall lights and door to front.

INNER HALL - On two levels with engineered oak flooring, radiator, 2 up-lighters, open staircase to First Floor and glazed doors lead to Study, Dining Room, Cloakroom and Kitchen.

STUDY    10’ 7” x 10’ ”   ( 3.22m x 3.15 m )

Having engineered oak flooring, beamed ceiling, radiator, two wall lights, 4-bulb spot light bar, telephone point and window.

DINING ROOM   15’ 7” x 12’ 2” average   ( 4.75 m x 3.70 m )

Having a beamed ceiling, engineered oak flooring, four wall lights, French doors to the garden (South) and door to

TACK ROOM - L-shaped and on a lower level, with a deep glazed sink, fitted shelving, worktop and PVC door to front.

CLOAKROOM - In two sections with cloak hooks, toilet, pedestal wash basin, ladder towel heater, oak flooring and window.

KITCHEN   15’ 11” x 11’ 10” plus 9’ 7” x 8’ 5” - Note 20’ 5” overall   

( 4.85 m x 3.62 m plus 2.93 m x 2.58 m - Note 6.23 m overall )

Being L-shaped and recently refitted with a cream coloured suite incorporating seventeen base cupboards, ten wall cupboards, two glazed wall cupboards, wine rack, larder cupboard, Granite work tops, inset sink, integrated dishwasher, ceramic electric hob, eye-level electric double oven and fridge / freezer. In addition there is an Aga oil-fired range cooker, ceramic tiled floor, eleven spot lights, window to West, French doors to patio area (South) and glazed door to 

UTILITY ROOM   6’ 11” x 6’ 0” plus 12’ 0” x 6’ 0”   

(2.10 m x 1.81 m  plus 3.66 m x 1.84 m )

Being L-shaped and having thirteen base cupboards, six wall cupboards, stainless steel sink, plumbing for a washing machine, Worcester oil-fired boiler (Installed September 2018), tiled floor, window to North and PVC double-glazed door to the rear garden (West)



LANDING - Being T-shaped with a window, radiator, coving and very large built-in wardrobe.  Working Clockwise

BEDROOM 1   15’ 10” x 8’ 11”   ( 4.73 m x 2.71 m )

Having a radiator, coving and double aspect windows to South and West.

SHOWER ROOM - Having a white suite incorporating a toilet, a wash basin in a large vanity unit and over-sized glazed shower cubicle with a thermostatic shower, together with tiled surrounds, ladder towel heater, tiled floor, shaver light and window to West.


BEDROOM 2   11’ 3” x 11’ 2”   ( 3.44 m x 3.42 m )

Having a radiator and double aspect windows to West and North.

BEDROOM 3   14’ 2” x 9’ 5”   ( 4.31 m x 2.89 m )

Having a radiator, coving, built-in double wardrobe and window to North.

BATHROOM - Having a white suite incorporating a toilet, wash basin in a vanity unit, corner bath and an over-sized shower cubicle with a thermostatic shower and glazed door, together with tiled surrounds, tiled floor, ladder towel heater, five spot lights, linen cupboard and window to North.

MASTER BEDROOM   14’ 9” x 13’ 10”   ( 4.51 m x 4.23 m )   

Having a radiator, two windows to East, French doors to a Balcony Seating Area (South aspect) and doors to potential en-suite Shower Room and

DRESSING ROOM  14’ 9” x 6’ 0” minimum   ( 4.50 m x 1.81 m ) - Having six mirror fronted  wardrobes, radiator, beamed ceiling, six spot lights,  window to front (East) and door to Attic Store Room.



9’ 5” x 5’ 0”   ( 2.87 m x 1.53 m )

Having a small window, extractor fan, two spot lights and a macerator ready for connecting a toilet. 


GARDENS - The Griffin is set behind a post and rail fence and to the front there is a large enclosed parking area, with space for 8 or 10 cars and gates lead to the stables, a paddock, the garden and a drive continues to the Workshop. On the Southern side there is a large paved and decked entertaining area, level lawns with well stocked flower borders, wooden fencing, evergreen and    flowering shrubs. To the rear there (West) there is a sheltered level lawn with neat flower borders, mature shrubs, ornamental trees, vegetable plot and a POLYTUNNEL  ( Approximately 24’ x 10’ ).


STABLE BLOCK  ( 36’ x 12’ overall ) - A timber structure divided into three loose boxes with water, electric lights, kick boards and a concrete yard to the front, with gates to two paddocks and a securely fenced CHICKEN RUN.    


WORKSHOP / BARN  ( Approximately  30’ x 20’ overall )  

A 2-bay steel framed building with galvanised corrugated iron and timber cladding, lighting and power points.


THE LAND - The Griffin is set in grounds of about 4½-acres, the majority of which is divided into four well fenced paddocks that are laid to permanent pasture and have water supplies, together with a stocked TROUT LAKE, a useful FIELD SHELTER and a circular ALL - WEATHER RIDING AREA.  Note - The vendors have recently made an Outline Planning  Application for a 2-bed Holiday Lodge near the Trout Lake.


FIXTURES & FITTINGS - described in this brochure are included in the price.  Certain other items are available subject to negotiation.    


TENURE - Freehold with vacant possession on completion.


SERVICES - Mains electricity and telephone are connected. Private water supply, septic tank drainage. Note: The Agents have not tested the installations.  


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


COUNCIL TAX  Band ‘G’ ( Approx. £2,620 for 2019 / 2020 )   


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