Ty Berth,, Elan Valley, Rhayader,   Price 395,000Under Offer

2 Bedroom, House - Detached

About this property

A rare opportunity to purchase a substantial detached oak frame and stone cottage surrounded by its own grounds including a mountain stream and set amidst the glorious mid Wales countryside. A delightful Shepherd's Hut, positioned to take full advantage of the peaceful, rural location provides additional flexibility of accommodation. Viewing is highy recommended.

* Entrance Vestibule * Living Room * Dining Room * Kitchen/Breakfast Room *
* Utility Room/Separate WC * Two Double Bedrooms (both with Dressing Rooms and Ensuite) *
* Underfloor Heating * Oak Framed Double Glazing * EPC Rating / EER C (72)

The Property

Ty Berth was built in 2006 by the late Sir Bernard Ashley, husband of Laura Ashley, famous for her clothing, fabrics and furnitre shops, on ground formerly part of the Rhydoldog Estate which was home to the Ashley family since they acquired it in 1973.

Architecturally designed and contructed from stone with an oak frame, the property provides comfortable and flexible accommodation on two floors with underfloor heating throughout and benefits from solid oak double glazed window frames, sills, lintels, floors, skirtings as well as doors with attractive iron door furniture.

Views of the magnificent scenery can be seen from all windows and the property sits proudly in its good sized plot, taking advantage of the wonderful countryside that surround it. Despite only having been constructed just over 10 years ago, the property exudes a feeling of having been there for much longer.


Entrance Vestibule

Solid oak entrance door, flagstone floor, exposed ceiling joists and lintels, recessed lighting, windows to either side. Dimplex electric wall heater. Understairs Cloak Cupboard. Doors to Living Room and Dining Room.

Living Room

Attractive stone built fireplace with flagstone hearth, oak lintel and with open firegrate. Exposed beams and joists, solid oak floor, windows to three elevations.. Dimplex electric wall heater. Recessed and spot lighting.

Open doorway and glass shelf room divider provides access to:

Dining Room

Brick built fireplace with oak lintel over and fitted with multi-fuel stove set on a flagstone floor. Exposed beams and joists, windows to three elevations, solid oak floor. Recesssed lighting. Electric wall heater. Door to Entrance Vestibule.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room

Excellent range of contemporary high gloss black base and wall units with black granite workstops and including slot-in electric double oven with grill, ceramic hob and stainless steel chimney style extractor fan over, twin bowl single drainer inlaid sink with mixer tap, stainless steel Miele undercounter dishwasher. Space for freestanding larder fridge and freezer. Shelving, Exposed beams, joists and solid oak floor. Access hatch to roof space. Recessed lighting.

Two windows overlook the open fields to the rear and an attractive solid oak external stable door gives access to a large sheltered patio area at the side of the property and to the Shepherd's Hut.

Utility Room / Separate WC

Low level dual flush wc suite, console wash hand basin with metal legs having mirror over. Freestanding oil boiler with cupboard over and additional cupboard with louvre door housing controls for the underfloor heating and water filters. Exposed joists, recessed lighting, extractor fan. Two windows to side, access hatch to roof space, Space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble drier. Solid wood floor.

From the Entrance Vestibule a hand made oak staircase with painted brick walls and cast iron handrail rises to the First Floor.



Exposed beams and purlin, velux roof window to front. Doors to:

Bedroom 1

Vaulted ceiling with exposed purlins and impressive oak king post truss A-frame, solid oak floor and window to side. Recessed lighting.

Dressing Room

Walk-in Wardrobe with hanging rail and coat hooks, exposed purlin, access hatch to roof space. Access to Airing Cupboard housing hot water cylinder.

Ensuite Bath and Shower Room

Low level dual flush wc suite with twin wash hand basins set in to vanity unit with drawers below, mirror above and having fluorescent ight with shaver point. Panelled bath with hand shower attachment, splashback and glass shower screen. Extractor fan. Corner shower unit with thermostatic shower, shelving, seat and glass sliding doors. Solid wood floor. Recessed lighting. Velux roof window and window to rear.

Bedroom 2

Vaulted ceiling with exposed king post truss A-frame and purlins, solid oak floor and window to side. Recessed lighting.

Dressing Room

Walk-in Wardrobe with hanging rail, shelving and exposed purlin. Access hatch to roof space.

Ensuite Shower Room

Low level dual flush wc suite, twin wash hand basins set in to vanity unit with drawers below, mirror above and having fluorescent light with shaver point. Panelled bath with hand shower attachment, splashback and glass shower screen. Extractor fan. Solid wood floor. Recessed lighting. Velux roof window and window to rear.


Set on a steel fabricated chassis with turntable painted in black and accessed via three solid wood steps (detachable) the Shepherd's Hut is an ingenious addition to the accommodation that Ty Berth has to offer.

Fitted to a high standard and with a solid oak tongue and groove floor, solid oak doors and windows, powder-coated corrugated roofing sheets, light and power, sheep's wool insulation and a charming wood buring stove, this hut provides a cosy location for work, study or sleeping purposes.


The property is approached from the B4518 Rhayader to the Elan Valley road, along a council maintained roadway and across a short track to the gated access and gravelled driveway to the property.

The house is nestled in the beautiful mid Wales countryside and is surrounded by open fields, rugged hills and native woodland. A gurgling stream runs along the front boundary of the property and the calls of the red kite and many other birds can be heard echoing around this secret valley. The property has post and rail fences, attractive dry stone retaining walls, lavender beds, shrubs and trees. A wood shed is located at the side of the property.


Ty Berth is situated at the end of a council maintaind no through road at the head of a picturesque valley 2.5 miles from the popular tourist and market town of Rhayader ( and 3.5 miles from the Elan, the start of the renowned Elan Valley Estate in the Cambrian Mountains complete with spectacular dams, reservoirs and lakes, rugged hills rich with flora and fauna and well known for its walking, cycling, birdwatching and star gazing activities (the Elan Valley has achieved International Dark Sky Park status and became the first privately owned, but publicly accessible park in the world to do so).

Rhayader has a wide range of shops and facilities including butchers, delicatessen, grocers, doctor's surgery and pharmacy, primary school, places of worship, traditional inns, public houses and restaurants and a well equipped leisure centre with swimming pool, sqaash courts, gym and hall. Located on the crossroads of the main Wales north-south trunk road (A470) and the east-west trunk road (A44) it has excellent transport links.

The nearest train station is Llandrindod Wells (13 miles) on the Heart of Wales line. Hereford and Shrewsbury are within an hour, Cardiff is just over 1.5 hours while Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham are around 2/2.5 hours. The West Wales Coast and University of Aberystwyth is within a 45 minute drive.

Agent's Remarks

The placing of Ty Berth on the open market gives the prospective purchaser the rare opportunity to purchase a delightful, well equipped property of charm and character that has all the advantages and conveniences of modernity. The super rural location offers the occupier the feeling of remoteness yet the market town of Rhayader is a mere five minute drive away.

Properties in such locations do not often come on to the market so viewing is highly recommended.


Mains electricity, private water and drainage. Oil fired underfloor heating throughout.

Local Authority

Powys County Council. Tel No: 01597 826000

Council Tax

We are advised that the property is in Council Tax Band D.

Viewing Arrangements

Viewings are strictly through the Sole Agents, Clare Evans & Co tel 01597 810457

The Property Ombudsman

Clare Evans & Co is a member of The Property Ombudsman Estate Agents Scheme and therefore adhere to their Code of Practice. A copy of the Code of Practice is available in the office and on request. Clare Evans & Co's complaints procedure is also available on request.

PMA Reference



Elan Valley, Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5HB

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