Nigel Ward and Company

The Border Property Centre, Pontrilas, Hereford. HR2 0EH

Tel. 01981 240140

Ty-Mawr Farmhouse & Buildings, 7 Acres,

LLANIGON, Hay-on-Wye

SOLD subject to contract



Offers in the region of £1,125,000

Ty Mawr comprises a period character farmhouse (3 reception/4 bedrooms), an extensive range of Stone Barns and outbuildings including a former Corn mill and Mill-keeper’s cottage, modern farm buildings and approximately 7 acres of land including a parkland-type approach and the old mill stream.   A total of 197 acres are available if required.

A significant part of the farmstead lies within the recognised development limits of the village of Llanigon, which is itself within the Brecon Beacons National Park Planning Authority.  It is clear that there is significant potential development value here, particularly in relation to the extensive traditional farm-buildings, which would seem to be ideal for conversion to a more beneficial use including residential, holiday use, etc.   Hay-on-Wye (1½ miles) is a thriving market and tourist town, famous for its Festival and second-hand book-shops and the larger towns of Brecon (16 miles) and Hereford (22 miles) offer more in the way of social and shopping facilities and Abergavenny (20 miles) to the south provides dual carriageway access to the Severn Bridge and beyond.

Ty Mawr Farmhouse is a traditional period farmhouse of some antiquity with parts believed to date back to the early 16th century and is mentioned in 'Brycheiniog - The Houses of Breconshire' as "being remarkable as the only timber-frame farmhouse in the district."  Although the house would benefit from some expenditure, it offers charming accommodation in a uniquely attractive setting with various ponds and extensive gardens surrounding it backing onto the Digeddi Brook, which is situated in a deep chasm, thus posing very little threat of flooding.


The property comprises the following accommodation (measurements are provided for identification only):


ENTRANCE HALL 21'2" x 10'2" (6.45m x 3.1m)

with Oak staircase to first floor, door and window west, magnificent Oak screen to one side.


DINING ROOM 20'4" x 15'1" (6.2m x 4.6m)

with Victorian fireplace, window west, stone flag floor.


DRAWING ROOM 21' x 12'4" (6.4m x 3.76m)

with corner fireplace, windows west and south, Oak floor.


BATHROOM 10'8" x 8'4" (3.25m x 2.54m)

with panelled bath, pedestal hand basin and low-flush WC.


SITTING ROOM 21' x 11'10" (6.4m x 3.6m)

with windows east and west, Oak screen and modern stone fireplace (old fireplace and stone steps believed behind).


SCULLERY 9'8" x 9'8" (2.95m x 2.95m)

with window north and Belfast sink.


DAIRY 10'10" x 9'6" (3.3m x 2.9m)

with back door east, shelving, stone flag floor.


FARMHOUSE KITCHEN 19' x 14'11" (5.8m x 4.55m)

with “Aga” cooker, basic floor units with double drainer stainless steel sink unit, windows north and south, back door facing west.


CELLAR AREA 8'6" x 6'7" (2.6m x 2m)

with outside door and corridor off to lean-to.


On the First Floor:

LANDING AREA - via old staircase.


BEDROOM (1) 17'5" x 12'2" (5.3m x 3.7m)

with windows south and west.


BEDROOM (2) / DRESSING ROOM 17'5" x 12'4" (5.3m x 3.76m)

(opens onto Bedroom 1) with window west.


BEDROOM (3) 12'6" x 6'7" (3.8m x 2m)

with window east.


BOX ROOM 7'3" x 6' (2.2m x 1.83m)

with window west.


BEDROOM (4) 16'9" x 11'6" (5.1m x 3.5m)

with Victorian fireplace, two recess cupboards, window west.



Ty Mawr has an extensive range of traditional and modern farm buildings, which are currently suitable for its farming purposes but many of which have considerable potential for conversion.  These are described as follows:


With access off the buildings entrance-way is an enclosed area with a stone ramp leading to THE OLD CORN MILL  of stone construction standing under principally stone tiled rooves, the accommodation being on three levels and comprising Ground Floor 28’8” x 16’ with stable entrance door, window overlooking stream, old millstones still in place, open tread staircase to First Floor 29’1” x 16’ with

exposed beams and attic trusses, window opening to each end, old wheel-driven sack-hoist still in situ.


Lower Ground Floor 28’5” x 15’7” with wide entrance door, exposed beams and rafters, part stone surfaced floor, two windows to rear, old framing for water wheel mechanism. Attached Former Mill Keeper’s Cottage. 15’8” x 12’4” overall, with flagstone floor, window to front, open fireplace and bread oven.  Stairs to On the First Floor:  Small Landing Bedroom and Bedroom.  The Corn Mill and Mill Keeper’s cottage are fronted by the picturesque millpond.  At the yard end of the Cottage is an attached Mill Keeper’s Stable 16’7” x 10’5” with cobbled floor, electric light and open tread staircase to loft over with slightly reduced headroom and window to one end.


At right angles to the Mill Keeper’s Cottage and the adjacent Stable is an arched roofed Three Bay Implement Shed, 46’7” x 26’ being open-fronted and providing scope for the provision of garaging.


With separate roadside access is a range of traditional stone and timber framed buildings arranged around the original farmyard and comprising Stone and Timber Barn of mixed construction, 32’5” x 17’6” with three round pillars at the front and divided into three sections on the ground floor with Loft over having external access via stone granary steps.


Adjacent Stone and Timber Barn, 43’9” x 17’ with very generous headroom, capable of providing two floor accommodation and featuring fine old timbers and roof trusses.


Located to the rear of this is a Lean-to of stone construction, 35’9” x 11’9” standing under a corrugated iron roof, and which would logically make convenient additional accommodation to the ground floor.


Attached Stone and Timber Barn, 34’8” x 17’4” with stone walls, carriageway through and a Lean-to 18’6” x 9’.


Stone and Timber Barn 39’7” x 18’1” with stone walls, concrete floor, high clearance roof trusses, exposed purlins, floor beams and rafters.


Attached and backing onto the roadside is a Stone single Storey Building, 35’ long with open fronted Stock Shed to front, providing potential for the creation of garaging or additional accommodation.


Amongst the range of modern farm buildings is the Former Milking Shed, 26’2” x 17’3” of stone construction, under a part slated and part stone tiled roof and having a part concrete block wall to one end, window openings to each end, the concrete floor at present incorporating milking standings.


Attached to the rear is a Lean-to Store 28’6” x 11’ approx. with a doorway from the main section of the building and concreted floor, this seemingly ideal for the creation of additional ground floor accommodation.



with a Covered Yard area are situated to the rear of the traditional farm buildings and comprise a Lean-to Stock Shed, 25’3” x 18’9” incorporating a Bull-pen to the front portion, attached arched roof Stock Shed, 45’6” x 27’8”.  On the opposite side of the feed passage-way are a steel framed Stock Shed, 43’7” x 31’6” and adjacent arched roof Stock Shed, 43’7” x 29’8” approximately.  To the rear of the Stock buildings is a useful general purpose building of steel frame construction at present the central section is used as a Bale Store, 52’ x 48’2” with big-six roof construction,with a lean-to Shed to either side, each having a span of around 30’ and utilised currently for Storage and Livestock Accommodation.

Beyond the former Milking Parlour is a Cubicle Shed by “Boys & Boden” 62’4” x 42’8” approx. divided into cubicles with a central passage.



A significant part of the farmstead lies within the recognised development limits of the village of Llanigon, which is itself within the Brecon Beacons National Park Planning Authority area.  It is clear that there is significant potential development value here, particularly in relation to the extensive traditional farm-buildings, which would seem to be ideal for conversion to a more beneficial use including residential, holiday use, etc.  It is conceivable that parts of the farmland adjacent to the farmstead could also be suitable for development in the medium to longer term future.  Further enquiries to Brecon Beacons National Park Authority, Cambrian Way, Brecon.  Tel:  (01874) 624437



We are informed that the property is connected to mains electricity.  Mains and private water supplies.  No gas is available. Private drainage.



We are informed that the property is of freehold tenure.



Ty Mawr is situated south of Hay-on-Wye by travelling to Llanigon village and turning up past the church and then immediately left.



By appointment through Nigel Ward & Company: 01981 240140. Joint Selling Agents – McCartneys LLP: 01497 820778.



All measurements and distances are approximate.  The normal enquiries carried out by a purchaser’s Solicitor and the type of inspection undertaken by a purchaser’s Surveyor have not been carried out by the Selling Agents for the purpose of preparation of these particulars.



IMPORTANT NOTICE Nigel Ward & Co. give notice to anyone reading these Particulars as follows:


a. These Particulars are prepared for the guidance only of prospective purchasers and are intended to give a fair overall description of the property.

b. Any area measurements referred to are approximate only.

c. The descriptions contained herein are used in good faith as an opinion and not by way of statement of fact.

d. The Plan is based upon Ordnance Survey Maps, amended by the Auctioneers, and is produced for the

convenience of purchasers only.  It, the particulars of the property and the general remarks are believed to be correct but any error, omission or mis-statement shall not annul the sale nor entitle any party to compensation nor in any circumstances give grounds for an action at law.



For further details or to arrange a viewing please telephone our office on 01981 240140