Monday 16 December 2013

Two Welsh 'wrecks' - Wye Valley and Anglesy

I'm in Wales today. Not actually in Wales - actually I'm in a chilly office in Stoke-on-Trent, but Wales is where I'm 'wreck' browsing.
First up is the five-bed, detached former writers and artists retreat in the upper Wye Valley, above. Needs "extensive" renovation but the setting is fabulous.
It comes with around two acres of land, including river access and fishing rights, with the option to buy or rent more land. The two acres is split into garden area and wooded walkways around the house and an acre of woodland on the opposite side of the A470, including bathing pool and river access:

It's a weird building with pretty much everything (bedrooms, two bathrooms, kitchen, two reception, utility) on the ground floor in either the main timber building or the extension, with a second living room stuck on top - the bit you can see in the top pic and below:

It's pretty isolated - around three miles from the town of Rhayader and 30 from Aberystywth.
On the market through James Dean at offers around £180k. Details and more pix here.

Not quite as remote, is the four-bed detached former farmhouse, above, in Rhosgoch, Anglesey.
There's a decent-sized garden are at the back and parking and a yard-like area at the front.
Downstairs are two reception rooms, kitchen, hall and utility, plus integral garage. Upstairs are four bedrooms (three small-ish), bathroom, and a storage room above the garage.
All a bit of a mess and needs a fair bit of renovation inside and out - looks like it's been empty for a long time, but a nice-looking house - and you've got to admire the decor...
On the market through Williams and Goodwin at £84,950. Details here and also here.