Llandefalle, Brecon, Powys

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Spacious 5 Bedroom farmhouse and substantial livestock farm extending to 197.48 acres of pasture and woodland. Hill grazing rights for 326 sheep. A superb range of traditional stone outbuildings and extensive range of modern portal frame livestock buildings. Terrific views over the surrounding countryside and towards the Black Mountains.


Cilfodig farm is nestled in the heart of the Breconshire countryside and represents a large and traditional upland farm that extends to a considerable 197.48 acres of lush pastureland and woodland plus a considerable hill grazing right on the neighbouring Llandefalle Hill, which also offers significant equestrian possibilities. The farm benefits from a spacious five-bedroom rural residence that hosts an abundance of period and character features and also enjoys wonderful views over the surrounding countryside.
A particular feature of Cilfodig is the terrific range of traditional stone buildings which have beautiful exposed oak beams and plenty of height making them an ideal conversion project subject to the necessary planning consents.
The sale of Cilfodig provides and exciting and rare opportunity to acquire a large commercial farming unit in a renowned livestock area that also offers other exciting diversification opportunities.


Cilfodig is situated within the parish of Llandefalle, Breconshire and is only a short distance away from the nearest village of Llyswen and a ten-minute drive from the larger market town of Brecon. Llyswen is a popular village set in the Wye Valley equidistant between Hay On Wye and Brecon. It offers good basic amenities in the form of two public houses, a village primary school and village shop & filling station. More comprehensive facilities can be found in the regional towns of Brecon, Hay-on-Wye and Builth Wells where there is a choice of supermarkets, convenience stores and general amenities. Brecon offers a leisure centre complex, theatre, cinema etc.
The farm is situated outside the Brecon Beacons National Park.


Cilfodig farmhouse is situated in the middle of the holding, in an elevated position that takes advantage of the impressive views that surround the farm. On the ground floor the residence has the benefit of two large reception rooms, kitchen/diner, pantry, office and conservatory. The traditional stone staircase leads to the first-floor accommodation that leads to a central landing and five bedrooms. To the front of the property is a beautiful and well-kept lawned area with shrub and herbaceous borders and a pretty water feature.
In recent years, the property has undergone continued investment with the reroofing of the farmhouse

Briefly the accommodation comprises the following:

Ground Floor Accommodation

Conservatory 1.26m x 6.93m (4'2" x 22'9")

With tiled flooring leading through to:

Inner Hallway 1.3m x 3.79m (4'3" x 12'5")

Kitchen/Diner 5.28m x 5.09m (17'4" x 16'8")

With fitted units and oil fired Rayburn. Door leading to small porch area and access to front garden.

Pantry 2.45m x 3.48m (8'0" x 11'5")

Office 3.16m x 1.62m (10'4" x 5'4")

Lounge/Dining Room 4.42m x 5.36m (14'6" x 17'7")

With Traditional Inglenook Fireplace and stone staircase. Internal hallway leading to rear doorway and sitting room.

Sitting Room 5.95m x 3.18m (19'6" x 10'5")

With exposed oak beams

Stone Stairs leading to first floor:

Landing Area 1.84m x 7.68m (6'0" x 25'2")

Bedroom One 3.16m x 5.65m (10'4" x 18'6")

Bedroom Two 2.93m x 2.14m (9'7" x 7'0")

With oak flooring and airing cupboard,

Bedroom Three 3.36m x 3.83m (11'0" x 12'7")

With en-suite 1.47m x 2.00m with shower and w.c.

Bedroom Four 4.10m x 5.36m (13'5" x 17'7")

With wash hand basin.

Bedroom Five 3.16m x 3.96m (max) (10'4" x 13'0" ( max))

Bathroom 2.42m x 2.27m (7'11" x 7'5")

With bath, wash handbasin and w.c.


Cilfodig has an excellent range of modern and traditional farm buildings that are situated at the centre of the farm which makes it a very easily managed farming unit. A particular feature of the farmstead is the range of traditional stone buildings that are situated to the rear of the farmhouse. These have been well maintained and are currently used for agricultural storage, however they would be ideally suited for residential conversion, particularly with their exposed oak beams, numerous window openings and available height.

The modern buildings are appropriately situated above and behind the farmhouse and consist of an excellent range of structures to adequately accommodate any farming enterprise.

There is also a range of stabling and tack room, it has four separate stables and can accommodate eight horses. The ease of access on to the neighbouring Llandefalle Hill allows for excellent outriding and the potential to derive an additional income from the farm.

Briefly the buildings are as follows:

Sheep Shed (1) 18.22m x 13.49m (59'9" x 44'3")

Sheep Shed (2) 8.18m x 12.06m (26'10" x 39'7")

Silage Storage Shed 17.82m x 15.90m (58'6" x 52'2")

With concrete panel sides,

Cattle Shed (1) 13.33m x 8.90m (43'9" x 29'2")

With Central Covered Feed Passage 6.63m x 21.83m

Cattle Shed (2) 8.82m x 22.67m (28'11" x 74'5")

Bull Pen 3.82m x 3.91m (12'6" x 12'10")

Cattle Building (3) 17.82m x 15.90m (58'6" x 52'2")

Cattle Cubical Shed 18.36m x 7.83m (60'3" x 25'8")

Storage Building 13.35m x 7.05m (43'10" x 23'2")

Isolation Pen 3.86m x 6.42m (12'8" x 21'1")

Sheep Shed (3) 16.06m x 3.59m (52'8" x 11'9")

Modern Portal Frame Building 22.46m x 7.23m (73'8" x 23'9")

Dome Hay Shed 9.85m x 5.22m (32'4" x 17'2")

Stables 6.25m x 18.07m (20'6" x 59'3")

Machinery Shed 8.70m x 5.73m (28'7" x 18'10")

Hay Barn 12.66m x 9.20m (41'6" x 30'2")

Traditional Stone Building 17.87m x 5.49m (58'8" x 18'0")

The buildings have the benefit of concrete and tarmacadam yard areas surrounding them and the majority of the buildings have concrete floors

There are also smaller ancillary buildings on the farmstead to include the old traditional stone stables situated immediately above the farmhouse.

The Land

The farmland extends to a vast 197.48 acres that comprises a mix of excellent pasture and valuable native woodland that surround the farmstead on all sides. The land is split into conveniently sized enclosures for the ease of stock management and rotational cropping. The land is ideally suited to producing good quality fodder and arable crops but in recent years has mainly been utilised for grazing and producing hay and silage. The farmland appears to be in good heart with the boundaries and fences well maintained. The majority of the field parcels are gently undulating and sloping however there are a few steeper areas particularly those that run down to the stream that runs through the farm. The land is split into two main halves by a council maintained road that proceeds only to serve access to a neighbouring smallholding and provide access to the adjoining Llandefalle Hill.

There is also a natural area of native woodland grazing on the farm known as Pen-y-Cwm. This comprises what could be described as more upland grazing amongst sporadic native Oak woodland. This provides valuable grazing, shelter and an increasingly valuable natural resource thoughout the farming seasons and extends to approximately 30 acres. This area along with the natural ponds and tributaries on the farm create a wildlife haven with the potential for further conservation and habitat creation.

Land Schedule

Please note that all land schedules have been derived from the Welsh Assemblys Basic Payment Maps. Basic Payment maps can be made available upon request. The land plan included within this brochure is purely for identification purposes only and is not to scale. Title Deed plans will be available from the vendors solicitors.

Field No. Hectares
SO09366387 8.02
SO09367272 2.33
SO09369093 3.55
SO09369999 1.34
SO09378507 0.60
SO09378937 3.75
SO09379115 6.43
SO10360985 2.22
SO10361299 0.33
SO10362078 1.52
SO10362194 1.61
SO10363175 2.31
SO10363592 2.26
SO10364988 0.57
SO10365795 2.14
SO10365976 2.26
SO10367685 5.50
SO10367868 3.54
SO10370223 2.96
SO10370504 0.41
SO10371401 0.02
SO10371828 1.75
SO10371914 2.22
SO10372003 0.49
SO10372039 3.55
SO10372706 0.36
SO10373101 0.67
SO10373428 1.57
SO10374015 4.75
SO10374302 1.79
SO10376008 2.78
SO10377503 2.41
SO11359261 0.18
SO11359662 0.13
SO11360175 1.91
SO11360856 0.70
SO12350466 0.99
Total Hectares 79.92
Total Acres 197.48


The land lies between 190 and 300 metres above sea level.

Hill Grazing Rights

There are hill grazing rights on the adjoining Llandefalle Hill as follows:
CL 64 Entry 16 for 80 Sheep
CL 64 Entry 4 for 246 Sheep


The property has the benefit of a private and natural water supply plus various natural tributaries and streams that proceed through the farm.

Basic Farm Payment

All of the farm is registered with Rural Payments Wales and the Basic Payment Entitlements may be available through separate negotiation. There are no other agricultural or environmental schemes affecting the property

Timber, Woodland, Sporting and Mineral Rights

As far as we are aware these are included within the sale but are to be confirmed.

Council Tax

Powys County Council Band "F".


The property has a mains electricity, water and telephone connection and a private drainage system. The hot water is provided via an oil-fired Aga and the heating system is provided by an oil boiler.


Freehold with vacant possession upon completion.


Directions to Cilfodig Farm will be provided when a viewing is arranged.

Viewing and Contact Details

All viewings strictly by appointment and must be arranged through the sole selling agents Sunderlands.
Contact Tel: 01497 822 522
Office opening hours:
Out of hours: Matthew Nicholls: 07811 521 267

Health and Safety Notice

Please be aware that this is a fully working and active farm. We advise all viewers to take extra care when making an inspection of the farm. Viewing is undertaken solely at your own risk and neither the agents or the owners of the farm take any responsibility for any injury however caused.

Money Laundering

As a result of anti-money laundering legislation all persons offering for the property should include a copy of the following documentation:
1.Photo ID for example Passport or Driving Licence.
2.Residential ID for example current Utility Bill.

Wayleaves Easements and Rights of Way

The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all easements, quasi easements, wayleaves and rights of way both declared and undeclared.

Town and Country Planning

The property is offered subject to any development plans, tree preservation orders, ancient orders, public rights-of-way, town planning schedules or resolutions which may be or may come into force. The purchasers will be deemed to have full knowledge of these and have satisfied themselves as to the effects such matters have on the property.

Plans, Areas and Schedules

These are based on Ordnance Survey and are for reference only. The purchaser(s) shall be deemed to have satisfied themselves as to the description of the property. Any error or mis-statement shall not annul a sale or entitle any party to compensation in respect thereof.

Boundaries Roads and Fences

The purchaser shall be deemed to have full knowledge of the boundaries and neither the Vendor not the Vendors Agents will be responsible for defining the boundaries of ownership thereof.

Misrepresentations Act

(a) The property is sold with all faults and defects (if any), whether in good condition or otherwise and neither the Vendors nor
Sunderlands, the Agents for the Vendors, shall be in any way responsible for such faults and defects, or for any statements contained in the particulars of the property prepared by the said Agents.
(b) The purchaser shall be deemed to acknowledge that he has not entered into this contract in reliance on any of the said statements that he has satisfied himself,
as to the contents of each of the said statements by inspection or otherwise, and that no warranty or representation has been made by the Vendors or the said Agents in relation to, or in connection with the property.
(c) Any error, omission or misstatement in any of the said statements shall not entitle the purchaser to rescind or to be discharged from this contract, nor give either party any cause for action.
(d) All measurements and distances are approximate. The electrical, drainage, water and heating installations have not been tested by the Agents. (The normal enquiry is carried out by the purchasers Solicitors and the type of inspection undertaken by a purchasers surveyor have not been carried out by the selling agents for the purchase or preparation of these particulars). Interested perspective purchasers are recommended to obtain an independent survey report on this property.


In the event that there are any variance between these particulars and the contract of sale, then the latter shall apply.

Important Notice

These particulars are set out as a guide only. They are intended to give a fair description of the property but may not be relied upon as a statement or a representation of facts. These particulars are produced in good faith and are inevitably subjective and do not form part of any contract. No persons in the employment of Sunderlands has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatsoever in relation to this property.
HEAD OFFICE: Offa House, St Peters Square, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR1 2PQ

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.

Sunderlands are a member of the ‘Ombudsman for Estate Agents Scheme’ and therefore adhere to their Code of Practise. A copy of the Code of Practise is available on request.

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