Nantmel, Llandrindod Wells, Llandrindod Wells, Powys

Character Property

£350,000Guide price



01497 822522
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A once delightful and imposing Grade II listed country house requiring total renovation and improvement found amongst stunning scenery with beautiful surrounding views.
Set in approximately 20 acres of gardens, woodland and pasture.


A once delightful and imposing Grade II listed country house requiring total renovation and improvement found amongst stunning scenery with beautiful surrounding views.

The property offers vast potential to bring life back to this once important house previously the residence of Mr William Boddy who wrote for a motor magazine for 81 years and was described as the undisputable godfather of motorsport journalism in the UK and a celebrated author and historian in the field of vintage cars - Phil Davidson The Independent 7th August 2011.
The property was also the former residence of Mr Edwards Middleton-Evans, the sheriff of Radnorshire in 1849.
The property nestles in an elevated position giving good access to Rhayder 4 miles and Crossgates 6 miles which also leads in turn to Llandrindod Wells 9 miles.

The house has been left to the elements for a number of years and now offers the opportunity to create a wonderful country house with flexible and versatile accommodation.
The property is surrounded by its own gardens including the remnants of a walled garden noted by the Rev Kilvert who visited the property, according to his diary 20th April 1870.


The property is situated 4 miles from Rhayader, 9 miles from Llandrindod Wells and 13 miles from Builth Wells.
Rhayader, offers small market town facilities and nestles on the banks of the River Wye from its source of Plynlimmon in the Cambrian Mountains and is well known as a destination for walkers and cyclists with an abundance of trails and bridle ways surrounding the town and this being the gateway to The Elan Valley.
There are a number of hotels, bed and breakfasts as well as camp sites as well as a further abundance of shops, restaurants and supermarkets to cater for the population. Further afield Llandrindod Wells offers a wide range of services and amenities as well as being the main civic centre for the area with its Town Hall and has the benefit of a train station, schools and a medical centre.

The Accommodation

The property is entered through a doorway into the impressive entrance hall with direct access into the dining room, library and drawing room.
From under the staircase there is access into the main kitchen areas as well as the boiler room and further on into the property is a larder, back kitchen, scullery and a former dairy.
The extensive first floor landing gives access to the five bedrooms as well as an array of dressing rooms and bathrooms with further storage areas on the first-floor landing.
A further staircase leads upstairs to the attic rooms with three main rooms, all with beautiful views to the south.
From the rear scullery area there is also a further staircase which leads up to two small rooms on the first floor.
Although the property has fallen into dis-repair there is still evidence of a wide range of original features including shuttered windows, picture rails, cornices and the property is noted for its staircase and skylight on the landing.


The property is approached via the driveway from the single-track lane, which is initially flagged by mature woodland and leads down to the property.

There is a former formal garden to the left-hand side, surrounded by a stone wall, although this is now heavily overgrown and a main level lawn to the front. Immediately to the side of the house is a former barn separated with a partition wall also with steps leading up to the first floor (please note due to this building being unsafe we do not recommend access).

Overall the property is set within 20 acres as a mixture of garden, woodland and pasture.


The property is connected to mains water and there is a private drainage system, although it is recommended that this be re-instated or re-placed and at the present time there is no electricity supply to the property. Please note the services or service installations have not been tested.

Council Tax Band

Powys County Council Band "H".


Freehold with vacant possession upon completion.


From Builth Wells take the A470 north continuing through Newbridge-on-Wye through Llanithel onto Rhayder turning right onto the A44 and proceed along the A44 through Gaufron, continuing on until the sign post stating Nant Glas, proceed for just under a mile taking the left-hand fork. Continue on this lane and taking the first gated driveway on the left-hand side. Proceed along this wooded driveway where the property will be located on the left-hand side. Take the second drive to the left and park on the track.

Viewing and Contact Details

All viewings must be arranged through the sole 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: Harry Aldrich-Blake 07717 410757

Health & Safety Notice

We advise all viewers to take extra care when making an inspection of the property. Viewing is undertaken solely at your own risk and neither the agents nor the owners of the property take any responsibility for any injury however caused.

Agent's Note

Please note that the property can also be purchased without the land. This to include the house, gardens and driveway. Further details can be made available upon request.
The land is subject to a Farm Business Tenancy with the neighbouring farmer until 2020.
The driveway will be retained under the ownership of the current owner with a shared repair obligation between Llwynbarried Hall and The Coach House.
The north-eastern boundary leading down to the stream between points X and Y will need to be stock proof fenced by the purchaser of Llwynbarried Hall within 3 months of completion.

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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