Bryn-Derwen, Woodlands Road, Llanidloes,   Price 274,000For Sale

0 Bedroom, House

About this property

An exceptional and enchanting SIX BEDROOM Edwardian property occupying a secluded location in the popular ancient and historic market town of Llanidloes. Grade II listed, this substantial mirror imaged semi-detached house is set over three floors with a very large basement area (originally the servants kitchen) completing the accommodation. With private gardens to the front and to the side the property exudes an imposing and prestigious grandeur.

Works clearly still remain to be undertaken, but as the main structural renovation and restoration works have largely been completed, the final stages are reasonably straightforward. In addition, there are several tens of thousands of bespoke finishing materials included within the sale.

GROUND FLOOR: Vestibule * Reception Hall * Drawing Room * Dining Room * Kitchen / Breakfast Room *
FIRST FLOOR: Galleried Landing * Three Bedrooms * Bathroom *
SECOND FLOOR: Galleried Landing * Two Bedrooms * Dressing Room *
* Sash windows * EPC Exempt *

Agent's Remarks

Nestling high amidst the deciduous trees on a hillside affectionately known by locals as 'The Woodlands', Bryn-Derwen's commanding location has panoramic views and vistas of the market town of Llanidloes, the Cambrian Mountains and the Severn Valley.

The restoration and renovation of the property has been lovingly undertaken by the current owners who have paid meticulous attention to detail. Further information of the property's history and the comprehensive works completed to date is available from the Sole Agents, Clare Evans & Co.

Bryn-Derwen offers prospective purchasers the rare opportunity to purchase a substantial and most worthy piece of architectural history in an delightful location. The final finishes required of the new owner will undoubtedly mean that this Bryn-Derwen will continue to be a unique and special home for many years to come.

Viewing is highly recommended.


The property is accessed off Woodlands Road to the front of the house via a long and wide shared private gravelled footpath leading to a highly ornate cast iron gate and to the rear of the house by a private road, with an established right of parking at the end. This gives Bryn-Derwen a real sense of retreat and privacy.


Entrance Canopy

Attractive rococo porch and balustrade with tiled floor. Panelled solid oak entrance door with semi-circular engraved fanlight over opens in to:


With doorway to:

Reception Hall

Having staircase to First Floor. The bannisters, rails and newel posts are of a strikingly unusual and very beautiful undulating design running all the way up from the Ground Floor to the Second Floor.

Doors to:

Drawing Room

Dual aspect provided by bay window to front, with super views over Llanidloes and to the surrounding countryside beyond, and with window to side. Fireplace. Spotlights.

Dining Room

Bay window to side overlooking the private garden. Open fireplace. Spotlights.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room

Dual aspect provided by two windows to side and one to rear as well as an external door on each outside wall with overlight above. Concrete floor.

Structural works have been competed including the installation of a large recess to allow for a six oven AGA plus model or other cooking range as desired (not included).


Galleried Landing

Doors to:

Bedroom 1

Lovely light and airy room with dual aspect provided by two windows to front (including a bay window) and one window to rear. Open fireplace.

Bedroom 2

Window to side. Open fireplace.


Low level wc suite. Pedestal wash hand basin. Free standing roll top bath. Window to side.

Bedroom 3 (currently used as a temporary Kitchen)

Dual aspect provided by window to side and window to rear. Currently fitted with base and wall units with worktops and splashbacks over, electric oven, vinyl floor. Airing Cupboard.


Galleried Landing

Doors to:

Bedroom 4

Two dormer windows to front and window to side with views over the roof tops of Llanidloes.

Bedroom 5

Window to side and to rear. Open fireplace.

Bedroom 6

Window to side

Dressing Room / Store Room


From the Reception Hall, steps descend to the former Servants Kitchen and second cellar room from where there is pedestrian access to the side garden.



Passing through a cast iron gate and surround, with cream pillars on either
side, and up a gravel path skirting a large limestone rockery, there is a veritable arboretum in an atmosphere of peaceful retreat, encompassing large but manageable gardens with with magnificent mature Acers , Magnolias, Prunus and Cornus trees and shrubs.

At the rear of the property there is a large retaining wall. for which concrete foundations have been laid. The parking space for Bryn-Derwen would be located above this wall, with steps to be constructed (by the new owners) to provide access to the rear of the property. The engineering bricks to undertake this job are at the property ready to be used.

Listed Planning permission and was granted in 2004 for a very substantial conservatory of timber construction to be erected off the to the side of the property.

This permission has now lapsed but the seller advises there is good reason to believe that such permissions would quite probably, if once again sought for renewal, be granted. Prospective purchasers are advised to make their own enquiries of the local authority and CADW.

About the property's construction

Founded up to plinth level with courses of blue engineering bricks, Bryn-Derwen’s front elevation is dressed in predominantly brown/purple and cream glazed brick with copious bands of Classical, French Rococo and other detailing at cornice, entablature, lintel, cill, and plinth level etc.

Huge cream terracotta quoins (corner stones) featuring a deeply embossed stellar design traverse the corners of both the front and rear of the building in an alternate configuration of vertical indenture.

Ornate cast iron-work thought to have been produced at the famous Coalbrookdale foundry near Ironbridge offers beautiful ornamentation at lintel and cill level throughout the building and particularly presenting in a French rococo style dormer window with volute detailing, below which a large rococo porch and balustrade imposingly features.

Square downpipes affix to the left of the front elevation. Exuberant chimneys of considerable stature and ornamentation crest a roof of blue welsh slate interlaced and traversed with bands of purple fish-scale slate-work.

The bargeboards to the apex of the main south west facing elevation feature large circles onto which mount deeply embossed hand-carved and hand-turned wheels mirroring the stellar design of the quoins.

This same south west elevation is dressed in orange and cream hard Ruabon brick set upon a plinth of blue engineering bricks.


Mains electricity, gas, water and drainage. Good internet connection.


The property is GRADE II listed for its terracotta work, tile work and cast iron work.

Full architects drawings of the building were commissioned in 1995 and will be provided with the sale as will, correspondingly, full architectural drawings of the proposed conservatory for which Listed Planning Consent (2004) was also granted (now lapsed).


Llanidloes is a very popular tourist and market town renowned for its friendliness and hospitality as well as for the wonderful attractions and scenery in which it is located. These include the Clywedog Reservoir and the Hafren Forest.

Llanidloes has a primary school and a secondary school with well a equipped leisure centre, all of which are within an easy walking distance. It has a doctors surgery, a dispensing pharmacy and local independent shops which include butchers, grocers, bakers, fish delicatessen, supermarket, toy shop, cafes, restaurants, public houses and inns.

Wider shopping facilities are available in Newtown some 14 miles north of Llanidloes. Local bus routes are good. The nearest train station is eight miles distant at Caersws from where there are regular connections to Aberystwyth, Shrewsbury, Birmingham and on to London and beyond.

Shrewsbury is an easy one hour drive with Cardiff, Chester and Hereford reachable in approximately 1.45 hours. Airports at Birmingham, Livepool and Manchester are easily reached in two hours.

The University Town of Aberystwyth and beautiful West Wales Coast is some 30 miles distant.

Local Authority

Powys County Council. Tel No: 01597 826000 Council Tax Band 'D'.

Viewing Arrangements

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

Important Notice

These particulars are offered on the understanding that all negotiations are conducted through this company. Neither these particulars, nor oral representations, form part of any offer or contract and their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. Any floor plan provided is for representation purposes only, as defined by the RICS Code of Measuring Practice and whilst every attempt has been made to ensure their accuracy the measurements of windows, doors and rooms are approximate and should be used as such by prospective purchasers. Any services, systems and appliances mentioned have not been tested by us and we cannot verify that they are in working order. All photographs remain the copyright of Clare Evans & Co.

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.

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Woodlands Road, Llanidloes, Montgomeryshire, SY18 6HX

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