Tywyllnodwydd,, Pennal, Machynlleth,   Asking price 425,000For Sale

3 Bedroom, House - Detached

About this property

A traditional Welsh hill farm amounting to approximately 34 ACRES of productive land suitable for grazing and mowing with a spacious THREE BEDROOM FARMHOUSE of character and having part of the original dwelling to the rear. It has a concreted yard with a traditional stone range and more modern outbuildings.

The house and buildings are in need of upgrading but together with the land offer the prospective purchaser a rare opportunity to acquire a traditional Welsh hill farm in an intensely rural location in the southern reaches of Snowdonia yet within a short driving distance of the beautiful West Wales coast at Aberdovey and larger towns such as Machynlleth and Aberystwyth.


Reception Hall

Half glazed entrance door with glazed panel over; original flagstone floor; wood panelled walls (some wallpapered over); cupboard under staircase; radiator.

Doors to


Exposed ceiling joists; part painted pine panelled walls; vinyl flooring over wood floorboards. Belfast sink with hot and cold water taps; radiator; window to front.


Exposed ceiling timbers; original flagstone floor; original salting slate slab; freestanding oil fired central heating boiler. Window to side.


Exposed ceiling timbers, original flagstone floor; fitted range stove with open firegrate having oven and warming drawer to the side. Two radiators; window to front.

Original door to:

Side Entrance Lobby

Painted stone walls; exterior door to side. Steps up to the older part of the property.


Accessed from the Lounge is a part of a much older dwelling needing complete refurbishment but offering original features such as inglenook fireplace having wood lintel over, flagstone floor and bread oven. There are windows to either side and a further room to the rear with storage space above.


From the Reception Hall, a balustraded staircase rises to the FIRST FLOOR.

Galleried Landing

Radiator; window to rear.

Doors to:

Bedroom 1

Pine panelled ceiling; exposed floorboards; cast iron fireplace with slate hearth. Door to Airing Cupboard with factory insulated hot water cylinder; radiator. Window to front.

Bedroom 2

Painted pine panelled ceiling; part pine panelled walls; exposed wall timbers; radiator. Window to front.

Bedroom 3

Painted pine panelled walls and ceiling; radiator; window to side.


With panelled bath, wall hung wash hand basin and low level WC suite. Vinyl floor; access hatch to roof space; window to front.


The property is approached along a forestry track accessed from the village of Pennal. The entrance to the property is through a wood five bar gate and a track leads through two fields before arriving in the concreted farm yard. The farmhouse is surrounded by a modest garden area to the front where there are some shrubs and flowerbeds. To the side is a grassed area where the oil tank is located.

Driving between the farmhouse and the outbuildings is a track which accesses the highest fields and from where there are super views of the adjoining countryside.


There are a number of buildings that make up the farmstead, some traditional and some built in more recent times.


There is a stone outbuilding range which comprises two stables with tollant above. Below the stables the barn is single storey, open to the eaves, and there are original timbers. The lower section of the barn has a concreted floor and was previously used as a milking parlour with passageway and stalls.


To the front of the Stone Range are two sheds, ideal for storage/dog kennels and suchlike.


Corrugated iron open fronted store shed.


With block pillars.


The land extends to 34 acres which surround the traditional farmstead and are laid mainly to permanent pasture and are naturally watered. The fields are well fenced throughout and there is good access to each parcel. The land is divided into useful sized enclosures and is in good heart.


Below is a schedule of the OS field numbers and corresponding acreages as used for IACS purposes It does not include the yard or other areas not qualifying under the IACS regulations.

OS Number Area- acres/ hectares
9546 3.62 / 1.32
8740 2.62 / 1.06
8835 0.54 / 0.22
7934 3.58 / 1.45
9226 3.04 / 1.23
7923 3.53 / 1.43
8615 0.77 / 0.31
9019 2.57 / 1.04
0313 3.24 / 1.31
1015 3.56 / 1.44
2006 5.29 / 2.14


The property sits within the stunning countryside in the southern reaches of Snowdonia National Park and is just a five minute drive from the village of Pennal; with its Primary School, a well reputed gastro public house, church and village shop.

Pennal sits alongside the A493 Aberdovey to Machynlleth road on the north bank of the Dyfi river at the head of the Dovey estuary. The Dovey estuary offers spectacular scenery - from the panoramic landscapes at the mouth of the river to the tree clad hills and valleys of the upper reaches of the Dulas and Dovey rivers.

The town of Machynlleth, some ten minutes away, offers a range of traditional and national shops, supermarkets and financial services with both primary and secondary schooling. A further range of amenities including restaurants, galleries, shops, recreational and educational facilities are also available in the university town of Aberystwyth on the West Wales Coast.

Aberdovey is only four miles away and is a base for many outdoor pursuits including sailing, fishing and golf, while the awe-inspiring Snowdonia National Park with its craggy peaks and over 200 lakes, is renowned for its walking, mountain biking and kayaking.

Good road networks allow for ease of access to Shrewsbury and the Shropshire border with links to the West Midlands Motorway network. Trains run from Machynlleth to Aberystwyth and Shrewsbury, which provide services to Manchester and London. There is also a direct train service to Birmingham. The A458 provides easy access to Welshpool, Oswestry, Shrewsbury and beyond.


The property is sold free from any ingoings.

Basic Payment Entitlements

The land is situated in the SDA region of Wales for Basic Payment purposes. We are informed that all the land has been registered with the Welsh Assembly and digitally mapped. The current claimant will retain all 2017 BPS monies claimed over the land. The purchaser(s) will be under an obligation to farm the land in accordance with cross compliance rules until 31/12/2017. The purchaser(s) will indemnify the current claimant against any breaches of cross compliance that results from the purchaser's negligence. No entitlements will transfer with the purchase.


The purchaser shall be deemed to have full knowledge of the boundaries, and neither the vendors nor the vendors' agents will be responsible for defining the boundaries of ownership thereof.

Plans, Areas and Schedules

These are based on ordnance survey and are for reference only. They have been checked and compiled by the vendor's agents and the purchaser(s) shall be deemed to have satisfied themselves as to the description of the farm. Any error or mis-statement shall not annul a sale or entitle any party to compensation in respect thereof. The plan is for the purposes of identification only.

Environmental Issues

A detailed inspection and assessment of the materials that may contain asbestos has not been carried out by the selling agents. Although a general reference to this material may have been made, we cannot confirm whether any of the buildings are constructed of other asbestos based materials, which may be visible, inaccessible or concealed. Prospective purchasers are advised to obtain their own specialist reports in relation to this matter and other environmental issues. Asbestos is considered to be a hazardous material and should only be removed and disposed of by an approved contractor. Full details or regulations regarding asbestos and asbestos based products can be obtained from the environmental health department of the local authority.

Health and Safety

The agents advise all prospective purchasers when viewing the property to take due care.

Local Authority

Powys County Council. Tel No: 01597 826000 The property is in Council Tax Band 'D'.


Mains electricity. Private water. Private drainage.

Viewing Arrangements

Viewing 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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Pennal, Machynlleth, Gwynedd, SY20 9LF

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