Humblebee Cottage, Llandrindod Wells
LD1 £280,000 < Back


  • Charming 3-bed Country Cottage
  • 2 Receptions
  • Bedsit with wet shower room
  • Large gardens
  • Workshops and storage sheds
  • LPG central heating
  • PVC double-glazing
  • Peaceful country location
  • Beautiful panoramic views


Humblebee Cottage, Dolau, Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 5TW


COMPRISING: - A traditional Edwardian detached cottage built from brick walls, with part rendered and part tile hung elevations, under concrete tiled roof, together with a large, single-storey extension.  This house is highly insulated, has  u-PVC double-glazing, LPG gas central heating and briefly provides: - Ground Floor - Storm Porch, Lounge, Dining Room, Kitchen, Conservatory and large Bed-Sitting Room with en-suite Wet Shower Room;  First Floor - Landing, two Bedrooms and  Bathroom.  In addition there is a parking bay and a large private garden incorporating patio areas, lawns, flower beds,     mature shrubs and ornamental trees, and an extensive range of timber framed workshops and storage sheds.  EPC - E (51)

PRICE: -      Offers over  £280,000

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

DIRECTIONS: - From Llandrindod Wells – take the A483 North to Crossgates, then turn right onto the A44 (towards      Leominster).  In Penybont turn left onto the A488 (towards Knighton), go across The Common and continue for 3 miles to Dolau.  Turn left opposite the Burgoynes 4 x 4 Garage, go past the School and continue straight on for 0.6 miles, passing the turn for Llanbister Road, then turn right onto a ‘no through road’.  Proceed for 0.5-mile, passing through a farmstead and Humblebee  Cottage is on the left shortly after crossing a Railway Bridge.  ( Note - Do not rely on SAT-NAV )

From Knighton – Take A488 for Llandrindod Wells to Dolau (11 miles), turn right opposite the 4x4 Garage & continue as above.

SITUATION  ( OS Grid Reference: SO 146 681 - Explorer 200 ) - Humblebee Cottage is set in a peaceful country location in the Arran Valley and is accessed over a ½-mile ‘no through road’ that passes through Tregrygyn Farmstead and continues for a further 300 yards to Far Hall.  The cottage has a delightful South-westerly aspect at the rear and is surrounded by farmland, giving beautiful panoramic views.  Dolau is a scattered rural community set on the Western side of the Radnor Forest and within a mile there is a Primary School,  Community Centre, 4 x 4 Garage and Railway Station (Shrewsbury to Swansea Line - Winner  Best Kept Station).  The surrounding area has lots of history to include Castell Cwmaran (Motte and Bailey - 1½ miles), with  quiet lanes and paths over hills and moors for exhilarating walks and there are two riding stables nearby.  The village of Penybont has a fine old Public House (4 miles), Community Centre and Garage and there is a Petrol Service Station (with a Nisa mini-Supermarket and Café) at Crossgates (6 miles), at the intersection of the A44 and A483 (Manchester to Swansea) Trunk roads.  The County Town of Llandrindod Wells (9½-miles) 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, 18-hole Golf Course.  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 within 15 miles, and Hereford, Ludlow, Leominster and Aberystwyth are all around an hours’ drive (dependent on traffic conditions).

THE  RESIDENCE - Humblebee Cottage has evolved from an Edwardian 2-storey cottage, built from brick walls, under a slate roof.  This section has been upgraded with external insulation and it is now has rendered and part tile hung elevations.   In  2007 it was substantially enlarged with a matching single-storey extension, designed to allow the owners to continue independent living after Mr Jackson’s health deteriorated.  Humblebee Cottage is well insulated, has LPG gas central heating, PVC double-glazing and it provides the following comfortable accommodation: - 


STORM  PORCH  - Having a ½ glazed panel and hardwood door, part glazed door to  

LOUNGE      11’ 9”  x  11’ 4”         ( 3.58m   x  3.46m )   
Having windows to East & South, television point, beamed ceiling, dado and mantle shelf and door to

INNER  HALL  -  Having staircase for First Floor and door to

DINING  ROOM      11’ 10”  x  12’ 5”      ( 3.62m  x  3.78m )
Having a radiator, under stairs cupboard, dado rail, telephone point, door to Kitchen and opening to 

CONSERVATORY     18’ 1”  x  6’ 3”      ( 5.52m  x  1.91m )
A PVC double glazed lean-to model with a polycarbonate roof, French doors to Garden, two roof lights and four wall lights.

KITCHEN     12’ 3”  x  9’ 8”      ( 3.73m  x  2.95m )
Having a range of cream painted cabinets incorporating seven base units, seven  wall units, inset stainless steel 1 ½ bowl sink, work tops with tiled surrounds, integrated gas hob, electric oven, cooker hood,  plumbing for washing machine, pine floor boards, pot shelf, windows to front and rear, radiator and Worcester LPG gas boiler, opening to a small secondary area with built-in cupboards and three widows to rear. 

BED / SITTING  ROOM      16’ 0”  x  11’ 1”     ( 4.87m  x  3.39m )
Being L-shaped with three windows, laminate flooring, two built-in wardrobes, book case, PVC double-glazed door to front parking area and door to 

WET  SHOWER  ROOM  - Having  toilet, wash basin, shower area with electric shower and curtain, tiled surrounds, built-in storage cupboards, radiator, window to front and extractor fan. 


LANDING  - Having a radiator and small window.

BEDROOM  2      11’ 7”  x  12’ 0”      ( 3.53m  x  3.66m ) - Having a radiator and window.

BATHROOM  - Having a white suite comprising of toilet, pedestal wash basin and panelled bath with shower and curtain over, ½ tiled walls, radiator, built-in airing cupboard and window to front.

BEDROOM  3      11’ 10”  x  6’ 1”      ( 3.62m  x  1.87m )  -  Having a radiator and window.



The house is set behind is a level strip of grass and a parking area, with a low wall and gates.  At the rear (South) there is a patio garden that borders onto farmland and on the Eastern side there is a very long garden that runs between the road and farmland, incorporating  lawns, patio areas, evergreen and flowering shrubs, ornamental trees, a water feature, vegetable bed and an extensive range of wooden Storage Sheds and Workshops, with excellent privacy from tall hedges.

SERVICES  - Mains electricity and telephone are connected.  Private water and drainage.  LPG gas 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.  

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

COUNCIL  TAX  -  Band  D    ( £1,580.41  for 2019 / 2020 )