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Llanfechain, near Welshpool, Powys
A Grade II listed house with barn for conversion in Llanfechain on the Powys / Shropshire border
Guide price for the whole £695,000 (freehold)

A Grade II listed detached house, with an unconverted barn and 12 acres of land. The property is located in a quiet rural location near to the Shropshire / Powys border between Oswestry and Welshpool

Llys Uchaf, Llanfechain, Montgomeryshire, SY22 6XD

Wonderfully situated in unspoilt countryside on the border of England and Wales, Llys Uchaf or 'Upper Court' is a tastefully renovated south-facing, Grade II Listed detached house with an unrenovated detached barn and 12 acres of land.


The property faces south and sits in a genuinely peaceful and tranquil environment, with glorious views across the Shropshire plains and rolling hills of Montgomeryshire.

Set apart from the hubbub and far from the 'madding crowd', Llys Uchaf is not isolated being only a mile or so from a village centre with shop, pub-restaurant and primary school. A well-regarded secondary school at Llanfyllin can be reached within 15 minutes.

Shrewsbury is approximately 20 miles away, Welshpool is a similar distance.

The house

The recently extended timber-framed house, built circa 1600, has four / five bedrooms, three of which are doubles and have en-suite facilities. All windows have wonderful unspoilt views and they provide much natural light, even in winter.

Top of the range 'Clearview' log burner stoves are located in the two principal reception rooms, with a wood fired range cooker at the west end of the house. Such is the efficiency of these log-fired appliances that the owners infrequently use their oil-fired central heating system.

Accommodation comprises:


• Entrance porch with solid oak door

• Inner hallway (10' x 5' 8" - all measurements are approximate)

• Reception room with large Inglenook fireplace, original bread oven, oak staircase with cupboards beneath (17' x 15' 2" max into fireplace recess)

• Small lobby leading to family bathroom with shower cubicle and impressive free standing bath

• Double bedroom located off small ground floor lobby to the rear of house (11' x 9' 3")

• Reception room or 'snug' with fireplace, dual aspect windows and oak staircase (17' 6" x 12' 6")

• Cellar with oil-fired boiler and storage (16' x 12' 7")

• Kitchen (28'x 11' 3") located to the left of the front entrance featuring dual aspect widows and hand-built solid oak units with a convenient dining area. Neff electrical cooking appliances (+ a dishwasher and large double door fridge-freezer) as well as an 'Esse Ironheart' wood-fired cooker which not only cooks but provides considerable ambient heat. This range cooker is located in an original stone fireplace. A passage leads from the kitchen into a:

• Double height room at the west end of the house (14' 6"x 12'). Wonderfully light and airy, this room is currently used as a dining room for family occasions.A light oak stairway leads to a gallery and bedroom above. Under the stairs there is a small laundry area. There is also a second entrance door to an outside dining area and beyond.


• Bedroom two at the west end of the house, with separate toilet and wash basin (16'6"x 11' including en suite)

• Bedroom three in the middle of the house (14' 2" x 10') with en-suite shower room (8'4"x 4' 6")

• Dressing room or further bedroom (16'4"x 10'4")

• Bedroom four at the east end of the house with duel aspect windows and en-suite with bath (13'6"x 12'5")

The barn

A deceptively spacious barn stands well below the property so as to avoid obscuring the beautiful views to the south.

The detached barn is brick-built with wooden boarding and impressive internal timber-framing. It contains a large former stable area, hay-loft, two garages, an animal byre/shippon and lean-to storage areas. (Overall dimensions approx 53'x26' on ground floor)

Electrical power is supplied underground by a cable of sufficient voltage for possible residential or business use, subject to relevant planning permissions.


Access to the property is via a single track gravelled lane and the buildings are set in 12 acres of glorious woodland and pasture with two main paddocks facing south, bordered by a brook and pond.

A plantsman's garden, containing many unusual shrubs and trees around the house, runs into a well-stocked orchard including apple, plum, damson, medlar and quince trees.

A log store sits in a convenient position behind the house and an old brick built privy serves as a tool store. To the north-west of the house there is an enchanting totally private walk through a three-acre deciduous wood.

As previously mentioned, this is unspoilt countryside, a haven for fauna and flora including wild orchids, primroses and native bluebells.


Llys Uchaf has a spring-fed water supply and drainage to a sceptic tank.

Airband internet connection, providing excellent service, with very high speeds for business available on subscription.

Viewing highly recommended, by appointment only with Ian and Jan Harrison at

Please note: The property lies about half a mile north-west of the location provided on the map below and is for guidance only. OS land ranger maps actually name and show the property.