Painscastle - with views

Guide price

Bedrooms: 5
On the edge of this peaceful rural village, and enjoying far reaching and extensive views, an individually designed and very spacious modern house, offering well-appointed accommodation throughout, all set-in gardens and grounds which extend to approximately 0.6 of an acre.

Situation and Description

The small village of Painscastle is set well away from main roads and is surrounded by farmland and open countryside, making it ideal for walkers and those wishing to escape the hustle and bustle of modern-day life. Enjoying stunning and far-reaching views, Halfpenny House is one of a cluster of individual properties on the edge of this popular village which is centred around the site of an ancient castle. There is a small church and pub within walking distance as well as easy access to a number of excellent walks. In addition, there is a nearby golf course at the smaller hamlet of Rhoscoch and a riding school at Bryngwyn. More extensive services are available at the ever popular and bustling market town of Hay on Wye (5 miles), which sits above the beautiful River Wye, and has an excellent choice of cafes, shops, and pubs, and is also world famous for its annual literary festival.

Halfpenny House was constructed to an individual design and occupies an elevated position with many of the rooms making the most of the breath-taking views.

Throughout the house there is an excellent feeling of light and space, and the accommodation is very adaptable with bedrooms on both the ground and first floors. The property is well-appointed and benefits from underfloor heating on the ground floor, double glazing, an internal vacuum system, attractive oak and bamboo flooring to some of the rooms, a large rear sun terrace and a stunning master bedroom suite with large balcony.

On arrival a good-sized parking and turning area gives access to a large, covered porch and front door which opens into a very spacious reception /dining hall with limestone tiled floor and bifold glazed doors which make the most of the stunning outlook. From here access can be gained to the main kitchen/breakfast/living area which is a fantastic space with a beautifully fitted kitchen at one end offering plenty of cupboard space as well as granite working surfaces and a range of fitted appliances, including a Rangemaster professional cooker, wine cooler, microwave, and dishwasher. There is plenty of space to sit and relax and steps lead down to a breakfast area and sunroom with windows on three sides and direct access to a large, decked sun terrace.

At the other end of the house a sitting room creates a quieter space to sit and relax and again has lovely views over open countryside. There is a separate useful study, or fifth bedroom, as well as a very comfortable ground floor guest suite with its own en suite shower room. The ground floor accommodation is supported by a useful utility room, cloakroom and rear hall which offers direct access to the large double garage with an internal staircase to a very practical first floor office.

From the main reception hall, a staircase at either end leads up to a large galleried landing with vaulted ceiling. The master bedroom suite is a particular feature of the house and offers plenty of space with a large double bedroom, with high vaulted ceiling and glazed doors to a spacious balcony, with superb and far-reaching views over the village and surrounding countryside. There is a separate dressing room with plenty of wardrobe space and a luxury en suite bathroom with jacuzzi bath, separate shower cubicle and all the other usual fittings. The remaining wing of the house has a bedroom with shower room, a further double bedroom, family bathroom and walk-in airing cupboard.


The property is approached by its own driveway which provides extensive turning and parking space, with a large pergola to one side and access to the large double garage with twin automatic roller doors. The garage houses the oil-fired boiler and Smart central vacuum and gives access to the rear via a stable door. Pathways lead around the house passing two very useful garden stores, 10 10 x 7 6 and 9 10 x 10 6, and lead to the main gardens which are an excellent size and extend to approximately one third of an acre and sweep down and away from the house. Laid mainly to lawn and interspersed with shrubs and trees, the gardens are enclosed on two sides by mixed hedging and feature a large pond and pump fed waterfall overlooked by a hexagonal summerhouse. Immediately adjoining the house, a large, decked sun terrace is a fantastic space to sit and relax and enjoy the wonderful views.

Services and Considerations mains electricity, water and drainage, oil fired central heating.

It is not our company policy to test services and domestic appliances, so we cannot verify that they are in working order. Any matters relating to rights of way should be checked with your solicitor or surveyor. Council tax band G = £3022.62 p/a. EPC tbc. Tenure freehold.

Prospective purchasers: Upon submitting an offer, we will require by law, proof of ID for all buyers. A picture ID and a separate address ID together with proof of funding.

Directions W3W:///harmless.deflect.converter From Hereford take the A438 towards Brecon and continue for approximately twenty miles until you reach Clyro. Turn right for Painscastle and continue past the church and up the hill, after a short distance turn left to Painscastle. Continue on this road for 3 miles and on entering the village of Painscastle, bear right onto the B4594 towards Rhosgoch, passing the village pub on the left. Continue through the village on the B4594 and Halfpenny House is the last house on the right hand side immediately before the end of speed restriction signs.

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Brookes Bliss - Hereford

46 Bridge Street, Hereford

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