- Impressive Grade II Listed Georgian Townhouse dating to 1815
- Arranged over three floors to offer 5 Bedrooms and 2 Main Receptions
- All Rooms have great dimensions with high ceilings
- Enjoying a lovely location on Broad Street very close to the town centre
- Complemented by pleasant walled gardens
- Two Storey Outbuilding with great potential
- Gas Fired Central heating
- EPC - Exempt
- Viewing Highly Recommended
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Godwyn House is an impressive Grade II listed, 5 bedroomed townhouse located in the popular border town of Presteigne, with the assumed motto, \"The Gateway to Wales.”
Presteigne nestles in the heart of the Marches, surrounded by glorious, unspoilt countryside in a picturesque area of the Welsh Border region, yet within easy reach of Hay on Wye, Hereford, Shrewsbury and Ludlow. The Automobile Association voted the old coaching route between Presteigne and Aberystwyth one of the ten most beautiful drives in the world.
Presteigne is a pretty and vibrant town, steeped in history, with many independent and artisan shops and small businesses. It was once the county town of Radnorshire and the centre for the cloth trade in the late medieval period, and many of its buildings from this date hide behind later facades, as the town was gentrified and as the town prospered took on the more fashionable facades of the 18th and 19th centuries.
Presteigne currently hosts two festivals: the originally named Sheep Music Festival featuring indie, folk and world music and Presteigne Festival of Music and Arts, attracting some well-known classic and modern composers. The town is also commended for its many community-led initiatives and the renowned Judge’s Lodgings Museum being the winner of numerous national awards,
The market town of Knighton, is 7 miles to the north, with the train station onto the Heart of Wales line running to Shrewsbury and to Swansea. Larger towns of Leominster, 13 miles and Ludlow, 17 miles, offer a wider range of shops, services and railway stations.
School education is offered by a primary and secondary school, whilst independent education is available at Lucton School, Moorpark School and Bedstone College.
The earliest recorded name for Presteigne is Presthemed in 1137-9, meaning \'the border meadow of the priests\'. The Welsh name is Llanandras, first recorded in the second half of the 13th century, roughly translating to \'sacred enclosure of Andrew,\' in reference to St Andrew’s church (roughly opposite Godwyn House) which stands next to the river crossing on the ancient Lugg Bridge, which still forms the border between England and Wales
This area is believed to be the oldest part of Presteigne, with dwellings clustered around the bridge and church in the Saxon period, over some 1,000 years ago.
Broad Street, on which Godwyn House stands, rises up from the Lugg Bridge to join the High Street, and boasts an eclectic variety of historic buildings, most based on ancient narrow burgage plots, running back from the street.
A deed shows Godwyn House, named after the family that owned the plot in 1792, as “newly built” in 1815. It stands on two of the burgage plots, which run from Broad Street to Back Lane, with the evocatively named Ave Maria Lane to its side. The renowned Judge’s Lodging is a few properties away.
Godwyn House is an elegant, genteel brick and stone residence, “newly built” in 1815, but stands on a much earlier site. The rendered stone three storey, double fronted Grade II listed property sits halfway up Presteigne’s prestigious Broad Street and has a beautiful graduated stone slate roof. The elegant late Georgian façade has two pedimented bays with a matching pedimented front door hood, with steps up to the front door.
There is also a magnificent chimney stack to the side on Ave Maria Lane. Unusually for a townhouse it has the rare advantage of having its own garage and a substantial two storey brick and stone outhouse with adjacent gardeners w.c.
The Listed status was awarded in 1986 due to its group value among the pretty historic properties of Broad Street.
Godwyn House retains its typical Georgian layout of an elegant front door, opening onto a full length hallway, off which opens the two main reception rooms and a kitchen behind with adjoining larder. As you would expect from a Georgian house, all the rooms have great dimensions, with high ceilings.
Mains electricity, gas, water and drainage
Gas central heating
We are informed that the property is freehold
Powys County Council Tel: 01597 826000 Council Tax Band F
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DAVID PARRY & COMPANY 8 High Street Presteigne LD8 2BA Tel: 01544 267007