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Stunning hall at Abermule

Created on 18/06/2015 @ 07:14

A stunning and unique property that is steeped in history, is new on the market with McCartneys at Abermule.

Cefn Bryntalch Hall dates to 1869, was designed by GF Bodley and is reputed to have played a pivotal role in the Neo Georgian movement.

Built for Richard Edward Jones who made his fortune in the flannel trade, the property was later the home of famous composer Peter Warlock who wrote much of his music in the amphitheatre within the grounds.

Beyond the sweeping driveway and striking elevations of the main house is a stunning courtyard with clematis lined pathways and lawns, surrounded by an annex, a groom’s cottage and a range of beautiful barns currently home to a cinema room, games room and studio above. 

The property is surrounded by approximately 18 acres of grounds including formal gardens, a Bronze Age Motte and Bailey castle, grazing and woodland.

The property is extremely private yet has wonderful access to  the A483 and Montgomery with its Michelin Star restaurant.

On the ground floor you will find entrance and reception halls with original oak flooring, coving and mouldings along with the most impressive split staircase with Venetian window overlooking the courtyard.

There is a boot room and laundry off the entrance hall as well as a ground floor bathroom boasting a contemporary suite with recessed, sunken bath. 

Blue, Green and Red reception rooms lie off the main reception hall each overlooking the gardens and grounds and having fireplaces, original Victorian panelling, coving and mouldings.

Finally, the kitchen offers a wonderful balance of modern and traditional, with fully fitted units and an impressive central island along with some original cabinetry, service hatch and most useful pantry.

Off the split level landing there is another bathroom with stairs then rising to the main, first floor, galleried landing which in turn has an elegant spiral staircase rising from it as well as mirrors to walls, panelling and floorboards.

On the first floor there are six substantial double bedrooms with views over the gardens, courtyard and down the Severn Valley to the Breidden hills and beyond. In each are features such as original, Victorian flooring, coving and fireplaces.

One bedroom has the benefit of an en-suite and dressing area. There is a separate shower room on the first floor which overlooks the garden.

The Second Floor landing is accessed by the spiral staircase and offers its own gallery with windows overlooking the courtyard.

The second floor boasts an impressive suite offering a bedroom with fireplace and views down the Severn valley, a stunning bathroom with exposed timber work, contemporary suite with elevated, sunken bath and a dressing area.

In addition to the main suite there are a further four double bedrooms each with ensuite facilities and views over the gardens and grounds.

Two of the rooms have balconies and original flooring and two have fireplaces.

The Annexe

On the Ground floor there are two reception rooms, a kitchen and WC . The reception rooms have doors and windows out to the gardens and grounds and as per the main dwelling features are present in abundance with the likes of fire places, quarry tiled floors, cabinetry and ceiling roses.

There are three bedrooms to the first floor as well as bathroom and separate WC. The bedrooms are all of generous proportions and  have views over the gardens and courtyard and there is some delightful stained glass to a door on the landing. The second floor has a further double bedroom and galleried landing .

Renovated Groom’s Cottage

A substantial cottage off the courtyard with accommodation over two storeys offering three bedrooms, shower room, lounge, dining room, kitchen and bathroom. Stand out features include some delightful exposed brick work, a bread oven and a balcony with bridge from the main bedroom to the bluebell wood.

The Courtyard is surrounded by a beautiful range of barns and buildings which were also designed by Bodley and match the main house.

These have previously had the benefit of planning permission for conversion. Some are currently used as a cinema room complete with screen mounted onto the stunning exposed brickwork, a games room and a studio.


The property is approached over a sweeping driveway which is flanked by attractive pasture land. The driveway opens to provide parking and turning space and gives access to the rear of the courtyard where there is further parking and a substantial storage barn.

Formal gardens offer lawns, borders, woodland, two former, lawn tennis courts and former croquet lawn. There is also a lower Victorian, sunken garden complete with raised beds and pergola. There is a large pond and summer house. A further area has the amphitheatre where Peter Warlock is reputed to have written much of his music, substantial tree house designed to take in the stunning views and a most impressive detached orangery.

To the rear of the property is the site of the Motte and Bailey Castle, further woodland and rough grazing. In all, the grounds are approaching 18 acres.

 For more information contact Tom Carter on 01686 623123


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