73 acres grazing land, farm or smallholding, Ponterwyd, Aberystwyt, SY23 3JS

Location: Ponterwyd, Aberystwyt, Aberystwyt SY23 3JS

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Property ID : 350

For Sale £425,000.00 - Detached
2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom 2 Livingrooms

Property Description

Smallholding/Hill Farm

2 bed farmhouse with 73 acres

Guide Price £425,000

-2 double bedroom farmhouse

– approx. 73 acres grazing land

– Idyllic rural location with stunning views

-Easy reach of Aberystwyth and Cardigan bay coastline.

-Part renovated, re-roofed, re-wired, re-plastered etc

-In need of further improvement, ideal extension opportunity.

-BPS entitlements available.

Ty Nant (translates as ‘House by the Stream’) is situated on a hillside at approx. 1000ft and has superb views overlooking its own land, and beyond. Located on the outskirts of Ponterwyd, in the foot hills of the Cambrian Mountains. The property is approached over its own 1/4mile stone track from the council maintained road (B4343). The 73 acres of land contains a mix of improved/semi-improved and mountain grazing. A stream intersects the land, and there is a large pond close to the track.

The accommodation briefly comprises a Living room, a Dining room/study, a Kitchen and bathroom on the ground floor, with 2 double bedrooms and a large under eaves attic room on the first floor. An adjoining stone outbuilding provides a utility room.

The farmhouse is part renovated, but in need of further improvement to the rear, and there is obvious scope for extension (permitted development rights allow 50% increase in size without planning being required).



4.25m max  X 4.1m  (13′ 11″ X  13′ 5″)

New UPVC front door into Living room. Exposed stone fireplace with inset muti-fuel stove, stairs to first floor, under stairs cupboard, original slate flag floor, beamed ceiling, Double glazed wood window to front. Alcove cupboard containing electric meter  and B.T. telephone point (Broadband available). Five double electric sockets.


4.1m X 2.05m  (13′ 5″ X 6′ 9″)

Double glazed wood window to front, beamed ceiling, open fire place with wood surround (not currently in use, but chimney does draw) with slate hearth. Pine floorboards. Four double electric sockets.


4.15 m X1.85m  (13′ 7″ X 6′ 1″)

Range of base units and 1 double wall unit, LPG cooker point, slate flag floor, stainless steel sink, beamed ceiling, stable door to side, window to rear.


8’1″  X 6′

White traditional style 3 piece bathroom suite with free-standing roll top bath with shower mixer taps, slate flag floor, built in airing cupboard with hot water cylinder and immersion heater. Window to side.

LANDING with doors to:


3.8m x 4.15m max.(12′ 6″ X 13’7″ max.) narrowing to 2m (6′ 7″)

An L-shaped room with partly vaulted ceiling. Two double glazed wood windows with low wide slate cills and stunning views to the front. Loft access. Four double electric sockets. New Carpet.


4.15m x 2.9m  (13′ 7″ x9′ 4″)

Double glazed wooden window to front with low wide slate cill, wall lights above the bed, Five double sockets. New carpet.


23′ X 6′ max.

Built under the eaves with limited head room. Natural light, with a window either end. Electric Light, Cold Water Tank.

The property is approached over its own 1/4mile stone track from the council maintained road (B4343). The stone track could be improved, although it is fine for most vehicles, it is not suitable for vehicles with low ground clearance or HGVs. It leads up to the front of the house, where there is a turning area and parking space for several vehicles.


The house is partly renovated – the lounge, dining room/office, and both bedrooms have been re-wired and newly plastered with lime render, and decorated. The house has been re-roofed (completed in 2015), with the front elevation being in new slates with new ridge tiles, and the back roof being re-done using the original welsh slates. There is a new Upvc front door, and the replacement softwood windows are double glazed and filled with Argon gas which further reduces heat loss.

The property is in need of some further improvement at the back, where there is obvious scope for extension (subject to necessary consents, although Ceredigion County Council has permitted development rights which means that the house can be extended by up to 50% of the original building footprint and up to 2 storeys without planning permission being required). The ground level at the back of the house comes up to the level of the existing window sills which means that the back wall suffers with some damp, and the wall does lean into the hill, although it has done so for at least the last 50+years! It is the primary area where the property needs further improvement. The back of the house needs to be cleared to allow air flow to the wall, and whilst doing so it would be very sensible to extend at the same time by rebuilding the back wall further back.

The house is two storey at the front, but drops to one and a half storeys at the back, with a long low sweeping roof. This creates the large attic room under the eaves that had limited headroom. It is a common feature of Ceredigion cottages, and many others have had the back wall built higher and had the roof altered to create two extra rooms upstairs. it could be made much bigger by re-building the rear wall further back, and creating a much larger kitchen and rooms above. There is certainly no constraint on space or chance of objection from neighbours!


3.25m X 2.4m (10’8″ X 7′ 10″)

This stone outbuilding originally contained a large bread oven and is attached off the back corner of the house adjacent to the kitchen door. It is currently used as a utility and storage room, and it houses the washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer. It was re-roofed in 2012.


To the other side of the property is a range of stone outbuildings, and stone walls forming a courtyard. These are part renovated and have huge potential for development.


9.9m X 3.4m (32’6″ X 11’2″)

Stone walls and corrugated sheeting construction with large double doors. Power and light connected.


Stone walls with a new timber A frame and corrugated roof. Power and Light connected. Outside Light. Part cobbled floor.


The stone walls remain of another outbuilding attached to the shed. This could be renovated and re-roofed to provide another useful outbuilding.

Key Features

  • 1: 2 bed farmhouse with 73 acres
  • 2: approx. 73 acres grazing land
  • 3: Idyllic rural location with stunning views
  • 4: Part renovated, re-roofed, re-wired, re-plastered
  • 5: In need of further improvement, ideal extension opportunity
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