I am selling a remote, off-grid, 4-bed bungalow with 8 acres of south-facing land and 2 stone ruins with potential for development. The property is very isolated, being located in a beautiful valley 6 miles from the popular village of Llanddewi Brefi, nr. Tregaron and Lampeter. The closest neighbour is 1 mile away.
The property is entirely self-sufficient in terms of energy with electricity provided from a hydro turbine, hot water from an array of solar panels and heating from a Wamsler 1100 solid-fuel range. Substantial renovations have been carried out but some work is still required and this is reflected in the price.
Sitting in a truly tranquil valley six miles from the nearest village the property has perhaps one the most private locations for any house in England or Wales. There really is a sense of being away from things when you're there, the silence is absolute. But then this is not a place for everyone; mobile phone reception is patchy, internet connections are slow and the pace of life is even slower.
That said, it is about a 20 minute gentle drive to the village where most essentials can be found. Slightly further are the towns of Tregaron and Lampeter which both have good services.
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I am selling a remote, off-grid, 4 bedroom bungalow with 8 acres of south-facing land. This smallholding is very isolated, being located in a beautiful valley 6 miles from the popular village of Llanddewi Brefi with the closest neighbour 1 mile away. The towns of Tregaron and Lampeter and both about 12 miles away, a 35 minute drive; both offer excellent local, independent facilities. Substantial renovations have been carried out (new floors, UFH, double glazing, new hot water tank and new electrical wiring) but some work is still required and this is reflected in the price.
The property is self-sufficient in terms of energy. All electricity is generated from a hydro-electric turbine, hot water from a large array of solar panels and heating is provided using a brand new Wamsler 1100 solid fuel burner coupled with a large Akvaterm thermal store. These systems were recently professionally installed. Sewage is managed using a brand new (registered) septic tank located away from the house. In fact, the only service to the property is a telephone line (no broadband) with water being fed from a natural spring (tested by the council and free of contamination).
The property was originally a silver/lead mine and the ruins of the original house and office dating from the late 17th, early 18th centuries, still exist on the land. I believe that it is quite probable that, as these buildings already existed, planning permission could be obtained to restore them; I cannot guarantee this but I know that permission was in place for the former owner.
The bungalow itself comprises of a large kitchen, large living room, large hallway, pantry, bathroom and 4 good size bedrooms. There is also a large loft for storage. All windows are double-glazed and there is under-floor heating throughout.
The land comprises of 5 acres of pastureland, 2 acres of woodland and about 1 acre of ancient woodland next to the house. There are two streams that border the land and meet in one corner. One aspect of the land is that is has been largely left alone for a very long time, perhaps centuries, so it's actually something of an oasis for local wildlife, it even has a natural bee hive.
The fundamentals are all in place but some decoration is required inside and out and the out-buildings on the land could be replaced – in particular a new, larger wood-store is essential for longer term storage of fuel. In addition, although this is perhaps a matter of taste, some landscaping could be carried out on the land around the house and parts of the fencing bordering the land could be upgraded. It should also be understood that owning a property that generates it's own energy requires a certain level of competence in these technologies in order to maintain the systems and deal with any issue that might arise – you don't need to be an expert but equally this is not a terraced town house! That said, all of the companies that installed the systems are available for assistance and servicing.
Finally, the one aspect of this property that should be emphasised is that it is truly remote. There are very few other properties that can claim to be as isolated as this one. It is effectively at the end of the road and utterly private. About the only traffic - car or foot - you can expect to see is the odd adventurous walker.