Cefnfaes Hall, Cefnfaes, Rhayader,   Price 745,000For Sale

10 Bedroom, House

About this property

A handsome and substantial Hall with landscaped grounds and gardens and enjoying picturesque parkland views set in 8 acres (tbc) of pastureland and woodland. In all the property provides 5/6 reception rooms and 9/10 bedrooms and offers flexible accommodation with the potential to use the country residence as a Main House with 4/5 reception rooms and 8 bedrooms, and a Attached Cottage with 1 reception room and 2 bedrooms).

The property is also ideal for extended family living or for income generation and has potential commercial use as a boutique hotel, B&B or conference venue for example (subject to gaining the necessary planning consents).

A further 16 acres of highly attractive parkland with a guide price of £150,000 is available to the purchaser of the Hall.


Cefnfaes Hall occupies an idyllic situation at the end of a pretty gated and tree lined driveway and enjoying far reaching views over parkland and the surrounding countryside. It is just under a mile away from the centre of the popular market town of Rhayader.

Good local road connections provide quick access to other large towns including the University town of Aberystwyth (about 36 miles to the north-west) and Builth Wells (about 15 miles to the south-east) while Knighton and the English border is only about 25 miles away to the east.


Cefnfaes Hall is a handsome and substantial country house with a date stone of 1884 on the house although it is thought that older original parts date back to c.1835 with extensions thereafter including inbetween c.1910-1914.

The current owners have carried out extensive and sympathetic renovation and remodelling works over the years to provide a most comfortable home and improving its energy efficiency while also retaining its character features e.g. ornate ceilings, fireplaces, leaded windows etc. The property provides a large main house together with the flexibility of using the rear wing as a self-contained 2 bedroom cottage e.g. for an extended family/guests/letting etc. The property also has the potential for commercial use such as a boutique hotel, B&B, country house or conference venue etc.


Ground Floor and Cellar

The front entrance porch leads into a welcoming reception hall with wood panelling, wood block floor and the warm focal point of a wood burning stove set in a large brick fireplace. The reception hall is flanked by the morning room and a snug while the other main reception rooms include the library room, drawing room with bay window to enjoy the far reaching views, large dining room and a games/conference room with vaulted ceiling at the rear of the house. A back hall leads to cloakrooms and a staircase to the useful cellar.

The well-fitted kitchen is situated at the north side of the house and enjoys the use of an adjacent utility room and pantry. A side hall leads to the rear wing/self-contained cottage that also has its own separate access to outside if needed. The rear wing/cottage features its own kitchen area together with a through room leading to a reception room/office.

Stairs rise to the first floor as detailed below.

First Floor

The main staircase rises up from the back hall to the first floor accommodation. The first floor includes 8 bedrooms in the main house area, all enjoying close proximity to one of the 3 bathrooms.

The rear wing/cottage second floor is connected to the main house by a through door but itself provides a further 2 bedrooms if required.

Second Floor

A further staircase rises up from the first floor to a useful second floor room.

Externally and The Land

The property sits in idyllic landscaped grounds and gardens including a long tree lined driveway that leads up the courtyard fronting the Hall, lawned areas, patio seating areas, mature trees, hedges, bushes, shrubs and flower borders. There are a number of useful outbuildings for storage/wood etc to the rear of the house.

The property is offered with approximately 8 acres of amenity land and woodland which includes a secluded paddock and the footings of the previous greenhouse and pigstys which may offer the opportunity for conversion in to alternative uses (subject to planning).

A further 16 acres of stunning parkland gently drops away to the south of the Hall with the hills in the background beyond and if requried by the purchaser of the Hall are available for a guide of £150,000.

General Remarks and Stipulations


The driveway is owned by the property but is shared by a neighbour to gain access to their property.

Fixtures and Fittings

Unless specifically described in these particulars, all fixtures & fittings are excluded from the sale though may be available by separate negotiation. Further information is available from the vendors agents.

Wayleaves, Easements and Rights of Way

The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights, including rights of way, whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water, and electricity supplies and any other rights and obligations, easements and proposed wayleaves for masts, pylons, stays, cables, drains and water, gas and other pipes, whether referred to in the Conditions of Sale or not. Please check with the Highways Department at the local County Council for the exact location of public footpaths/ bridleways.

Plans, Areas and Schedules

Any available plans are for identification and reference purposes only. The purchaser(s) shall be deemed to have satisfied himself as to the description of the property. Any error or mis-statement shall not annul a sale or entitle any party to compensation in respect thereof.


Mains electricity and water, private drainage.

Local Authority

Powys County Council. Tel No: 01597 826000

Local Area

Rhayader is a friendly market town ( situated in the beautiful upper Wye Valley and has a good range of local facilities such as supermarkets, butcher, grocer, delicatessen, chemist, doctor’s surgery, primary school and well equipped leisure centre with two squash courts, gym, swimming pool and jacuzzi.

A wider range of facilities including secondary schools is available at Llandrindod Wells (11 miles), Builth Wells (13 miles) and Llanidloes (14 miles) respectively. The noted Elan Valley ( with its wonderful lakes, reservoirs, dams, mountains and open hills is about 4 miles to the west.

The west Wales coast and university town of Aberystwyth is 34 miles distant. The nearest railway station, on the Heart of Wales line, is located at Llandrindod Wells. Excellent road links are afforded by the main north-south road A470, and the east-west A44.

Viewing Arrangements

Viewings are strictly through the Agents, Clare Evans & Co tel 01597 810457 or via Savills Cardiff tel 02920 368930

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.

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Cefnfaes, Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5LT

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