Merthyr Cynog, Brecon, Powys

House - with land

£300,000Guide Price



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Sunderlands will offer FOR SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION (unless previously sold) BWLCH SERTH, MERTHYR CYNOG, BRECON, POWYS. LD3 9SG. To be sold on Wednesday 12th June 2019 at 6pm at The Swan Hotel, Hay-on-Wye, Herefordshire. HR3 5DQ.

Guide Price £300,000 to £350,000


Bwlch Serth is a quaint and attractive smallholding nestled in the heart of the Breconshire countryside. The property comprises a large detached stone residence that requires renovation and offers a unique opportunity for potential purchasers to create a really wonderful family home. The property is currently occupied by the current owners and a significant amount of the structural works have already been completed which includes a new roof. The property also features a superb range of traditional stone barns which have been well maintained and offer significant conversion potential. The land surrounds the homestead on all aspects and extends to a considerable 10.76 acres, with a particular feature being the very well maintained cider fruit orchards.

Bwlch Serth is south facing and enjoys the most beautiful and far reaching views over the surrounding countryside and Brecon Beacons.


Bwlch Serth is situated approximately 8 miles north of the market town of Brecon and only 1 mile off the B4520 road that links Brecon and Builth Wells. The property is accessed off a quiet single council maintained road and a private drive leads to the residence. Brecon offers a wide range of services and facilities to include primary and secondary education, including the renowned Christ College school, various supermarkets, banks, restaurants, public houses and hotels etc. Builth Wells is also only a short drive away which hosts the famous Royal Welsh Show.


In recent years Bwlch Serth has undergone significant structural works which includes chimney restoration, new roof and pointing to the outer walls. Other works includes restoration to the internal fireplaces and walls. Bwlch Serth basically offers purchasers a blank canvas and a terrific opportunity to create a beautiful home. Adjoining the main house is the shell of what was once a barn or part of the original farmhouse, either way it would make an ideal extension to the existing residence.

The owners currently reside in only part of the house and therefore the room dimensions are indicative only.

The current room measurements are as follows:

Ground Floor Reception 4.97m x 7.92m
Lean-to 5.05m x 2.80m
Kitchen/Dining Room 2.73m x 7.19
Utility Area 4.00m x 2.77m
Open Area 4.67m x 8.47m (two storey)
First floor leading to landing area:
Bedroom 3.03m x 2.44m
Bathroom 3.03m x 2.74m

Traditional Stone Barns & Outbuildings

Bwlch Serth has an impressive range of traditional stone barns which are conveniently located on the farmstead lending themselves ideal for conversion (subject to planning permission).

The barns have been kept in reasonable order but would benefit from some expenditure. There is also a steel framed building that provides for useful machinery storage.

Briefly the barns comprise the following:

Long detached stone barn with slate roof over 5.54m x 12.98m plus adjoining stone lean to 4.52m x 3.42m
Former stables 10.61m x 5.04m immediately in front of house with slate roof, concrete floors with adjoining and attached
Rear stone barns 5.18m x 2.11m plus 3.88m x 1.89m
Adjoining building to house 4.99m x 2.59m (two storey)
Steel Frame Barn 5.19m x 15.63m (overall) with soil floor

The Land

The land extends to a considerable 10.76 acres which surrounds the homestead on all sides. The land is split into conveniently sized enclosures which comprise two very well maintained Apple and Perry Cider Orchards.

The trees are in their early stages of maturity, planted approximately five years ago and appear to be very healthy. The flowering blossom through May is a sight to behold. A parcel of pasture to the north of the property has been left unimproved, providing natural habitat and an incredible haven for wildlife.

A large duck pond has been created which provides a sanctuary for wild and domestic wetland birds and a relaxing setting to admire the views.


The property has the benefit of mains electricity and telephone connection, private water supply and private drainage.


Freehold with vacant possession upon completion.

Method of Sale

The property is to be offered For Sale by Public Auction on Wednesday 12th June 2019 at 6pm (unless previously sold) at The Swan Hotel, Hay-on-Wye, HR3 5DQ. The purchaser will be required to pay a 10% deposit at the Auction with the balance of the monies due within 28 days.

Vendors Solicitors

Mr James Davenport, Red Kite Solicitors, 48 Free Street, Brecon, Powys. LD3 7BN. Tel: 01874 625 151


A copy of the Contract and any Special Conditions of Sale are available for inspection at both the Auctioneers & Solicitors Offices 14 days prior to auction. The Vendors solicitors will distribute a contract pack upon request however, they reserve the right to charge a nominal amount for doing so. Please make any further enquiries directly to the Vendors solicitors. Purchasers will deem to have bid on the basis of the contract and such conditions, whether or not they have inspected them.

Money Laundering

As a result of anti-money laundering legislation all persons intending to bid for the property should at the Auction bring with them 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 misstatement 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 nay 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 purchaser's Solicitors and the type of inspection undertaken by a purchaser's 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. These 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

Guide Price

An indication of the sellers current minimum acceptable price. The guide price or range of guide prices is given to assist consumers in deciding whether or not to pursue a purchase. It is usual, but not always the case that a provisional reserve range is agreed between the seller and the auctioneer at the start of marketing. The reserve is not fixed at this stage and can be adjusted by the seller at any time. This guide price can be shown in the form of a minimum and maximum price range where at time of print an acceptable price may fall. A guide price is not a reserve price.


The sellers minimum acceptable price at the auction and the figure below which the auctioneer cannot sell. The reserve price is not disclosed and remains confidential between the seller and the auctioneer. Both the guide price and the reserve price can be subject to change up to and including the day of the auction.

Viewing and Contact Details

All viewings must be arranged through the selling agents Sunderlands.
Contact Tel: 01497 822522
Office opening hours:
Mon-Fri 9.00-5.00pm.
Sat 9.00-1.00pm.
Out of hours contact:
Matthew Nicholls: 07811 521 267


Directions to Bwlch Serth will be provided when a viewing is arranged.

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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