Brecon, Brecon, Powys

House - detached

£695,000Guide price



01497 822522
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A classic Grade II listed Georgian Rectory enjoying spectacular views over Breconshire Countryside. The property stands in a good sized established garden in the historic village of Llanfilo just 5 miles from the market town of Brecon.


A classic Grade II listed Georgian Rectory enjoying spectacular views over the Breconshire countryside. The property stands in established gardens in the historic village of Llanfilo just 6 miles from the market town of Brecon.


Located between the delightful towns of Brecon and Hay-on-Wye, both of which have local markets and all the everyday facilities. Hay is renowned for its bookshops and the now famous literary festival. There are a number of good schools in the area and Christ College School, in Brecon is of particular note. There is a regular train service from Abergavenny to London Paddington via Newport. Abergavenny has an annual food festival. There are numerous public houses and restaurants in the area and its reputation for food is constantly growing. The surrounding countryside offers many recreational opportunities and the nearby Alt Common has fine walks and spectacular views. There are of course numerous walks and activities in the renowned Brecon Beacons. There is a great deal of fishing locally on both the Usk and Wye.


The old recessed front door with original fan light leads into the hall with parquet floor and an unusual double arch. Leading off the hall is the Drawing Room with original shutters and fireplace. Also off the hall is the dining room with large fireplace and shutters as well as an oak panelled cupboard. From the hall a step leads down to the Kitchen/Breakfast Room which runs across the whole width of the house and was originally three rooms; the current owners gave the house a top to bottom overhaul in 2001/2002 and turned the three rooms into the wonderful modern family kitchen with breakfast room and sitting area at one end and at the other is a modern four oven Aga with two electric hobs. There is also a useful larder with the original stone slab. A back door leads to the boot room and utility/boiler room.

Returning to the hall a short flight of stairs leads to a half landing which has doors out onto the south facing terrace and a cosy sitting room. The sitting room has shutters and a gas fire (LPG Bottles) with fitted book shelves either side of the fireplace. Also off the hall landing is the study, an ideal home office and a cloakroom. Off a second landing is the Master Bedroom which has spectacular views to the front and interesting stone corbels which are believed to date back to the 16th Century and are mentioned in the listing. There is a dressing room which has a W.C. And a wash basin and a large number of fitted wardrobes. Off the landing is a further bathroom with a large bath overlooking spectacular countryside beyond. The second bedroom has a number of fitted wardrobes and a hand wash basin.

A third flight of stairs leads to a galleried landing with a window overlooking the walled vegetable garden. On the top floor are three further double bedrooms served by a further house bathroom. There is also a useful attic room which could easily be converted into an additional bedroom/bathroom. The house has a wealth of period features including the original oak staircase, original doors, beams and shutters. Having undergone a major refurbishment it is highly original yet a classic example of the Georgians at their best.

The Old Rectory has origins believed to date back to the 16th Century. The rector in the mid 18th Century was a Reverend W Bowcott whose young wife was from a family of means. She oversaw the major refurbishment of the house in about 1840 creating the house as it is today. Her crest of six partridges is shown in a number of places throughout the house and grounds, the best example being on the mantelpiece in the dining room . There is also a monument to her memory in the Church. The classic Georgian windows, particularly in the top bathroom were the height of fashion in her day.

From the kitchen a door leads out to the back bailey which has a wall fountain and is enclosed with a stone wall with wrought iron gates leading to the garden. It is a natural sun trap and ideal for outdoor entertaining.

Th room measurements are as follows:-

Entrance Hall 5.4m x 5.0m (17'9" x 16'5")

Dining Room 5.4m x 5.0m (17'9" x 16'5")

Drawing Room 5.4m x 4.9m (17'9" x 16'1")

Garden Room 3.8m x 2.9m (12'6" x 9'6")

Breakfast Room 4.4m x 4.3m (14'5" x 14'1")

Kitchen 4.6m x 3.5m (15'1" x 11'6")

Larder 2.9m x 2.8m (9'6" x 9'2")

Boot Room

Utility Room/ Boiler Room 2.7m x 2.3m (8'10" x 7'7")

Master Bedroom 5.4m x 4.6m (17'9" x 15'1")

Dressing Room

Bedroom 2 5.5m x 3.6m (18'1" x 11'10")

Study 3.7m x 2.4m (12'2" x 7'10")

Sitting Room 4.8m x 3.5m (15'9" x 11'6")

Separate W.C.

Bedroom 3 4.8m x 4.6m (15'9" x 15'1")

Bedroom 4 6.00m x 4.9m (19'8" x 16'1")

Bedroom 5 5.8m x 2.8m (19'0" x 9'2")

Family Bathroom

Attic Room 5.3m x 4.8m (17'5" x 15'9")


To the rear accessed off the half landing is a further private southern terrace which is surrounded by mature shrubs and roses and has steps leading up to the productive vegetable garden where there are a number of raised beds and many currant bushes. The lawns to the front drop away over a ha-ha to the field below. From the front lawn a door leads through a wall to the side driveway and parking area. There are a number of outbuildings currently utilised as garden storage.


Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil Fired central heating.

Council Tax

Band "H" Powys Council.


Freehold with vacant possession upon completion.


From Hay on Wye take the Brecon Road eastwards. Follows this road around the village of Bronllys and continue along the long straight road for ½ mile from the roundabout. Take a left hand turn signposted Llanfilo. Follow the road through the village taking a right hand turn at the top of the village and then take the next right turn into The Old Rectory driveway.


All viewing must be arranged through the selling agents Sunderlands and Thompsons. Contact tel:(01497 822522)
Office opening hours: Mon-Fri 9.00-5.00pm Sat 9.00-1.00pm. Out of hours please contact Harry Aldrich-Blake 07717 410757

None of these statements contained in these particulars are to be relied upon as statements or representations of fact. These particulars are not an offer or contract or part of one. Floor plans are provided for guidance as to the layout of the property only. Room sizes and measurements are approximate only. Please note we have not tested the equipment, appliances and services in the property and interested parties are advised to commission appropriate investigation before formulating their offer.

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