Nigel Ward and Company

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

Tel. 01981 240140

Ty-Mawr Farm, 197 Acres,

LLANIGON, Hay-on-Wye

SOLD subject to contract


Offers in the region of £2,500,000

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On the kind instructions of Mr. & Mrs. Simon Jones, Messrs. Nigel Ward & Co and McCartneys LLP will offer for sale by private treaty an outstanding livestock and arable farm on the Powys/Herefordshire borders on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park providing a historic period farmhouse, extensive traditional barns and an old mill with modern farm buildings on the edge of a village and 197 acres of high quality farmland.


Ty Mawr Farm is a wonderful historic old property with parts believed to date back to the medieval period sitting in a quiet rural location on the northern edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park in an area of high scenic value.  The property comprises a period character farmhouse, extensive range of stone barns and outbuildings including a former miller’s cottage and grain mill, modern farm buildings from the time when the property was a dairy farm and extensive areas of farmland, well divided by roads providing good access and a further range of off-lying stone barns.



Ty Mawr is situated on the edge of the village of Llanigon roughly a mile south-west of Hay-on-Wye at the north eastern tip of the Brecon Beacons National Park and close to the boundary between Powys and Herefordshire.  The area is one of high scenic value with the quality of the land particularly noted.  It sits on an area of gently rising ground between the Wye Valley and the Black Mountains to the south upon which there are registered hill grazing rights.  Llanigon is a small village that has a primary school, village hall and church, whilst Hay-on-Wye (1½ miles away) is a thriving market and tourist town, famous for its second-hand book-shops but providing a host of other facilities including livestock market, doctors’ and dentists’ surgeries, supermarket and various service industrial facility. 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 has a traditional period farmhouse of some antiquity with parts believed to date back to the early 16th Century.   It is mentioned in 'Brycheiniog - The Houses of Breconshire' as "being remarkable as the only timber-frame farmhouse in the district."  Although the house is in need of some expenditure, it offers charming accommodation in a most attractive setting with various ponds and extensive gardens surrounding it backing onto the Digeddi Brook.


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 south.


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 a range of traditional and modern farm buildings, which are currently suitable for its farming purposes.  These are briefly described as follows:



with miscellaneous stone, brick and timber frame block buildings, including a small stone pigs’ Cott, barn and stone and corrugated iron hen house.  This would seem an ideal candidate for conversion into further residential accommodation.


WAINSCOTT 29'6" x 16'5" (9m x 5m)

to the side of the house with granary over.


FORMER MILL 28'7" x 15'9" (8.71m x 4.8m)

three storeys high with some mill equipment still in place.


FORMER MILLER'S COTTAGE 16'5" x 11'10" (5m x 3.6m)

two storeys with tool shed on one end, second pond to the front.


LEAN-TO SHEEP SHED 42'8" x 22'2" (13m x 6.76m)

of insubstantial construction.


TIMBER BARN 32'10" x 16'9" (10m x 5.1m)

and a further:


TIMBER BARN 42'8" x 16'9" (13m x 5.1m)


CUBICLE SHED 42'8" x 24'7" (13m x 7.5m)

with cubicles for 24 cows and open pig shed to one end.


STEEL FRAME CATTLE SHED 229'8" x 141'1" (70.0m x 43.0m)

overall with feed mangers to front.



(with 4m x 8m back to back abreast parlour) situated within a dilapidated stone structure.


THREE BAY IMPLEMENT SHED 45'11" x 26'3" approx. (14m x 8m approx.)

being open fronted, beyond is a:


CUBICLE SHED 62'4" x 42'8" (19m x 13m)

(Boys and Boden) of timber and corrugated iron construction with 32 cubicles and central feed passage.


THREE BAY HAY BARN 45'11" x 16'5" (14m x 5m)

dating from 1890 with two 14m x 6m bays on either side dated later.


FURTHER MODERN HAY BARN 45'11" x 29'6" (14m x 9m)

(1970s) of steel framed construction, situated to the north of the traditional hay barn.



Approximately one mile away from Ty Mawr is a small range of traditional buildings.  Briefly these comprise:


LOW SINGLE STOREY STABLE 32'10" x 16'5" (10m x 5m)


STONE BARN 54'2" x 18'1" (16.5m x 5.51m)

with small lean-to alongside. The latter are attached to a stone barn that is separately owned.



In all the farm comprises about 197 acres of outstanding pasture and arable land with some woodland and dingle.  The land is situated in a slightly scattered pattern mainly to the south of the farmstead and is well serviced by Council adopted roadways and watered by natural springs, streams or water tanks.  Parts of the land could very easily be sold off in separate sections and there is significant neighbour interest in this, if the purchasers felt that a smaller acreage would suffice.  The land extends from about 400 to 1,000 ft. above sea level and has a variety of aspects.  There is some attractive areas of woodland and conservation areas with some rough grazing to the south east.



Mainly Milford Series red sandstone of known fertility.



A significant part of the farmstead lies within the recognised development limits of the village of Llanigon, which is in 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.  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



Single Farm Payment is available for sale by separate negotiation.



The Vendors reserve the right to hold a farm dispersal sale on the property before completion.



RIGHTS These are registered on the Black Mountains.



The farm is not registered with Tir Gofal or Tir Cynnal but Tir Mynydd is claimed



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



We are informed that the property is of freehold tenure.



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



By appointment.



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