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190.39 acres, Maesmawr Farm, Talybont on Usk, LD3 7YP, South Wales
For Sale - Guide Price £2,900,000

  • Historically considered one of the finest farms in Breconshire
  • 16th Century, Grade II* Listed Farmhouse
  • Five bedrooms, cellar and attic space
  • Ringfenced level land & further land available by separate negotiation, total extending to 230.51 acres approx.
  • Extensive range of outbuildings
  • Traditional buildings with potential for alternative use (STP)
  • Far reaching countryside views
  • Edge of village location
  • Joint Selling Agents: David James, Magor Office / J.Straker,Chadwick and Sons, Abergavenny

Enjoying a prime position in the Usk valley, Maesmawr is a distinctive five-bedroom 16th century grade 11* listed farmhouse of cement-rendered stone under a steep pitched Welsh slate roof, set within a ringfence of approximately 190.39 acres (77.05 Hectares) of prime arable and grass land together with a range of traditional and modern outbuildings. Maesmawr Farmhouse carries an abundance of historic attributes with the western half of the front range recognised to be dated pre 16th century. It is understood that during the 17th century further building works were carried out allowing the two wings to be joined via a wide Georgian staircase, the center staircase bay has a Venetian staircase window at first floor level with a doorway below.

A truly unique location on the edge of the village of Talybont on Usk sheltered by the nearby Brecon Beacons alongside the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal. The farm sits to the east of the village with the historic market town of Brecon only approximately 7 miles away. The attractive town of Abergavenny is only approximately 15 miles away offering national railway services. Easy access to the A449 and M4 motorway network.

The accommodation available at Maesmawr Farm briefly comprises as follows;
Ground Floor
The front of the house is approached via an open storm porch with a striking double pillar approach.

Quarry tiled floor with a traditional double sink unit, built in cupboards with a doorway to the rear hall. There is a walk-in pantry with an exit point to the rear courtyard.

Drawing Room
Benefitting from front aspect via a 16 pane sash window and a quarry tiled floor

Living Room
Good size lounge from the main front door, tile flooring throughout

A good-sized cellar with internal access from steps off the rear hallway, flag stone flooring throughout, there are two shuttered windows to the rear.

Utility Room & WC
First Floor

Bedroom 1
Of double size with dual aspect capturing and open views.

Bedroom 2
Of a spacious double size with a traditional fireplace within.

Bedroom 3
Of double size with built in wardrobes and an adjoining WC accessed via a short corridor.

Bedroom 4
Of double size with adjoining bathroom and WC.

Bedroom 5
Of double size and adjoining landing area with access to bedroom 2.

A good size bathroom with a separate WC and small corridor.
Attic Space
The property benefits from an extensive attic space split into four rooms, some benefitting from exposed beams and aspects to the side and rear elevations.

Adjoining Annexe
To the north west of the farmhouse is an adjoining single storey annexe comprising of two bedrooms, a kitchen, shower room and a reception room.
The farmhouse sites within a walled boundary, mainly laid to lawn. There is a car port and additional garage area of stone construction to the west of the farmhouse, extending to a total area of approximately 70m².

The property comprises a range of farm buildings located both sides of the road to include:
Building A – 14 x 52m Approx. Open sided machinery storage shed with small lean to. Under a single pitch roof.
Building B – 28 x 24m Approx. Alarmed workshop area of stone and brick construction beneath a pitch slated roof.
Building C – 14 x 34m Approx. traditional stone building with a circular window to the east, beneath a pitch slated roof.
Building D – 53 x 34m Approx. open fronted to the roadside cattle shed, with stone walls and corrugated GI roof.
Building E – 10 x 51m Approx. provides access and passage space.
Building F – 20 x 51m Approx. Open sided hay barn of more recent construction under a GI roof.
Building G – 14 x 76m Approx. Open sided hay barn adjoining building F.
Building H – 24 x 75m Approx. cattle shed comprising block walls feed barriers and a concrete floor throughout. There are sheeted GI doors to both ends of the building.
Building I – 54 x 26m Approx. (to include adjoining small units) three ground floor access points with cow ties within, there is again a loft over part of the building, currently used as a stock shed.
Building J – 57 x 13m Approx. (to include adjoining small units) A large threshing barn the access either side and a central passage and loft over the one side. The southwest of the building is set out to three stables pitched under a lean-to roof. With a cattle yard to the front.
Building K – 9 x 14m Approx. stone lean to currently used for storage.
Building L – 17 x 84m Approx. former brick pig shed with stable window openings, sheeted doors end to ends and a wooden truss roof.
Building M – 40 x 70m Approx. Portal framed livestock building of good condition, with part block walls and Yorkshire boarding over and hardcore flooring, sheeted double doors to both ends.
Building N – 8 x 13m Approx. is a sheep pen set within a yard area historically the sheep dip with handling facility.
Building O – 8 x 6m² Approx. former WC facility of stone construction
Grain Silo – 1 x 100T 1 x 200T located to the rear of the agricultural barns.

The land at Maesmawr Farm extends to approximately 190.39 acres (77.05 Hectares) made up of permanent pasture and loamy arable ground. The land is free draining river loam, the majority of which has previously been cropped with water available to most enclosures.
The land is situated within a ring fence with various roadside access points. The land has been well maintained boarded with stockproof fencing and mature hedgerows. There are no public footpaths crossing the farm, and no fishing rights.

Part of the property field number SO1122 7258 is sold subject to an overage provision whereby if planning consent for alternative use is granted, 30% of the increase in value will be payable to the Vendor for a period of 25 years.

The land is registered with the Welsh Government for Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) purposes. There are no Entitlements included within the sale, however, available by separate negotiation. The farm is not in any Agri / environmental schemes.

The purchaser shall be deemed to have full knowledge of the boundaries and neither the vendor nor the agent should be required to produce evidence as to the ownership of the boundaries.

It is anticipated that the property will be offered as shown but the vendor reserves the right to withdraw, alter or amend the extent of the property being offered.
Band I
Maesmawr is a grade 11* listed building and therefore exempt.

Freehold with vacant possession upon completion.

The farmhouse benefits from connections to mains water, electricity and drainage. The majority of buildings benefit from mains water supply with some having access to mains electricity. The land also largely benefits from mains waters connections with natural water supplies from the Caerfanell and River Usk.
Annual payments are received for electricity wayleaves on lines crossing the property.
Mineral rights – it is understood there are extensive gravel deposits available (STP consents required) included in the sale.
Sewage Works – there is a shared access tracked maintained by Welsh Water.

Bannau Brycheiniog National Park Authority: 01874 624437
From Abergavenny heading west on the A40 continue for approximately 13 miles. Off the A40 turn left signposted Talybont-on-Usk proceeding onto Station Road, at the first junction turn left towards Llangynidr and take the next left and the farm is located either side of this road.

Strictly by appointment with the joint agents:
David James, tel 01633 880220
J. Straker Chadwick & Sons, tel 01873 852624


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