Caepost Talgarth | Near Hay-on-Wye | LD3 0PN
Seller Insight When we first viewed Caepost, we were immediately taken with the warm, welcoming atmosphere, as well as the abundance of original features. The original oak beams and wooden shuttered windows are beautiful reminders of the history of this 200-yearold cottage,” says the current owner. “We purchased Caepost as a holiday home 5 years ago and it looks rather different today compared to when we first saw it. Our builders worked hard for a solid 4 months and we’re so pleased with the result. We’ve enjoyed spending time here, as well as sharing it with so many people and we love to hear how our guests enjoy both the cottage and location as much as we do.” “The location is fabulous. Set in the middle of the fantastic Black Mountains, Caepost sits on its own and is not overlooked at all. It’s just a short walk into the friendly market town of Talgarth where there are lots of nice pubs and cafes, as well as a delicatessen and award-winning butcher. There are so many fabulous days out to enjoy in the local area, including walking, cycling, fishing and horse riding.” “The beautiful garden is private and peaceful with many different aspects to enjoy, including the large lawned area which is ideal for children to run and play. The raised decking area has to be one of my favourite spots and I like to relax there with a glass of wine while watching the sun go down over the surrounding fields. The view is simply stunning.” “I love to spend time in the sun room. It overlooks the garden and I enjoy sitting in a comfortable chair and watching the birds. Red kites soar overhead and there is an abundance of different birds to look out for, including the rare firecrest, nuthatches and woodpeckers. It’s just perfect, even on a wintery, wet day when we can look out at the mountains in the distance.” “The lounge is always cosy and warm. It’s a lovely room to relax in front of the log burner on a cold, winters day.” “There are so many things to do and lovely places to go, including the Pwlly-Wrach waterfalls which is a lovely walk from the house. Caepost is also the perfect place to relax and take in the stunning views.” “The lounge and dining area open up to create a large entertaining space and we celebrated a 21st birthday party in the garden with a large marquee and 80 guests.” “We will miss the feeling of seclusion and privacy, combined with the convenience of the town amenities just on the doorstep. We are embarking on a change of lifestyle and we will move on with happy memories of our time spent here at Caepost.”* * These comments are the personal views of the current owner and are included as an insight into life at the property. They have not been independently verified, should not be relied on without verification and do not necessarily reflect the views of the agent.
A most charming and characterful three bedroom detached character cottage believed to date back some 200 years, within the Brecon Beacons National Park on the edge of the market town of Talgarth. This former toll cottage retains many of its period features. It is currently used as a holiday cottage, having been sympathetically restored and blends old with new beautifully, with features such as stone walls, exposed timbers and oak beams as well as a fantastic feature fireplace with remnants of the bread oven and a new wood burning stove. Enjoying an extensive garden with a raised decking and ample parking the outside space is a particular feature of the cottage. Caepost has far reaching views to the Brecon Beacons beyond and backs on to agricultural and amenity land that hosts an abundance of wildlife. Nearby are picturesque country lanes and footpaths that are a short walk from the property and local historic features such as the old railway bridge nearby. Caepost is located on the edge of the village of Talgarth which has good links to Brecon, Crickhowell, Abergavenny and Hay-on-Wye with local beauty spots such as Llangorse Lake and excellent walking, cycling and horse-riding in the nearby area.
Step inside Caepost Reception Area Living Room Entering though an original front door you come into the living area which enjoys a welcoming feature fireplace with quarry stone hearth, alcove for wood storage and fan, along with a wealth of charming features such as the exposed oak beam and stonework and shuttered windows. Dining Room Leading from the Living Room is the Dining Area, separated by beautiful feature timbers with another feature fireplace and providing a cosy yet spacious reception space with door to the Kitchen. From here is the Rear Lobby and a Utility space that leads to the Bathroom. Bathroom Benefitting from both a bath and cubicle shower unit and is tastefully decorated. Kitchen A generously sized contemporary Kitchen with Belfast sink, electric hob and oven, fitted units, worktops and recesses for appliances. Leading on from here is the Sun Room. Sun Room A perfect light space to sit and relax and enjoy the sights of the wildlife visiting the garden through the large windows. First Floor An attractive dog leg staircase leads to the Landing Area. The first floor has carpeted flooring throughout and the character features continue with exposed beams and shutter windows. Bedrooms All three bedrooms are unique with recesses and varying ceiling height befitting the charm of this cottage. One bedroom has been fitted with a large skylight, allowing views of the night sky in this International Dark Sky Reserve area.
Step outside Caepost
Approached by a five bar gated entrance leading to an ample parking area, from here gates lead to the generous attractive gardens.The gardens provide a mix of spaces to relax including a raised decking seating area which raked in the wonderful far reaching views that the cottage enjoys.The gardens also feature a practical patio area and a lawned area. There are good sized garages and storage facilities currently being used as a games room towards the end of the garden, ideal for garden equipment, outdoor equipment and bike storage. Agent Note Caepost is currently used as a holiday cottage, the sale can be offered as a going concern (if required) or for full time residence. Please note due to the nature of the current use viewing appointments may be restricted sufficient notice to allow for any pre-booked dates to take place. For further information please contact our office. Directions From Talgarth take the exit for Llangorse next to the Rugby Club, the property is approximately 150 metres from here on the right hand side, just before the turning for Tredustan. Services Mains electricity and water, drainage via private septic tank and with oil-fired central heating. Council Tax Band Band G
Agents notes: All measurements are approximate and for general guidance only and whilst every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, they must not be relied on. The fixtures, fittings and appliances referred to have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given that they are in working order. Internal photographs are reproduced for general information and it must not be inferred that any item shown is included with the property. For a free valuation, contact the numbers listed on the brochure. Copyright ÂŠ 2018 Fine & Country Ltd. Registered in England and Wales. Company Reg No. OC310186 Registered Office: The Ox Pasture, Overton Road, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 4AA. Printed 30.04.2019
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