The Old Smithy is a superbly converted and extended property and is attractively presented to a high standard. Care has been taken to blend new with original features such as matching stonework and external oak beams. The property has hand made double glazed sash windows and ledge and brace doors throughout and also benefits from oil fired central heating and an Aga log burning stove. The entrance porch with feature circular window leads to the kitchen which has fitted units and freestanding cupboards which are hand crafted and hand painted, feature tongue and groove doors, a Shaws of Oldham Belfast sink with Perrin & Rowe mixer tap and separate hand rinse, wooden worktops, feature shelving and Karndean flooring. There is also plumbing for dishwasher/washing machine and recessed lighting. The lounge/dining room has hardwood flooring, recessed slate hearth with Oak beam and Aga log burning stove, recessed lighting, apex ceiling to extension and French doors, with side windows, to the private courtyard. The internal hallway has a utility cupboard with plumbing for washing machine. Off here is the good size bedroom and bathroom with reclaimed pine flooring, wall hung W.C. With concealed cistern, freestanding shower bath, feature tiling, Bristan thermostatic shower and folding shower screen.
The gardens are a particular feature of this property and are split into several areas allowing the owner to take full advantage of sunlight and the outstanding views. The French doors open onto to a private pebbled walled courtyard with wooden pedestrian gate, raised flower border and attractive Copper Beech hedge screening. Stone steps lead up to the garden which is terraced with stone walling and sleepers, the levels being well stocked with seasonal plants, bulbs, roses, feature shrubs and perennial flowers. A small lawned area commands views of the surrounding countryside and a stone pathway leads to a decked area with timber summerhouse with half glazed doors and attached garden store both with cedar shingle roof. The garden is enclosed with mature Laurel hedging affording a high degree of privacy from the road. A short distance from the property is an additional piece of land, presently left as a wildflower area with a large timber shed. This land has uninterrupted views and affords various potentials from keeping chickens and livestock, vegetable garden or indeed to site a summerhouse/garden office.
Nestling below St Cynogs Church the property enjoys a private easy to maintain terraced garden with extended views over the Welsh countryside. Merthyr Cynog is a small well regarded hamlet situated approximately 8 miles from the historic market town of Brecon and much of the local area is situated within the Brecon Beacons National Park which is renowned for it’s beauty and wildlife. Brecon offers a range of mainstream and individual shops and amenities including cinema, library, leisure centre golf course and a theatre situated in the attractive Canal Basin. There are several local primary schools, a secondary school, a college of further education and Christ College, a private boarding school for boys and girls aged 7-18. There are an abundance of outdoor pursuits which can be enjoyed locally with the added benefit of plenty of walks being available immediately from the property. With good access links Cardiff, Swansea and Hereford are all approximately an hours drive away and there is a train station at Abergavenny which is 20 miles away.
Council Tax: We have been informed that this property has been placed under council tax band ‘C’.