Chestnut House, Berriew, Welshpool, Powys, SY21


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
FOR SALE BY INFORMAL TENDER. Exceptional Development Opportunity and Potential for a Variety of Alternative Uses, Prominently Situated Village Centre Property, Providing a Substantial 4 Bedroom Dwelling of Character, Scope for Expansion into the Attached Outbuildings and Stores Set Within Mature level Pleasure Gardens and Grounds of Approx Half An Acre, Planning Permission (now lapsed) Previously Obtained for 2 Dwellings within the plot, Energy Efficiency Rating: F (21).

''Chestnut House'' is a prominently situated village centre property within the conservation area dating back to 1780, enriched with character and original features. Previously having served as a butchers, post office along with being a newsagent and tobacconist. The property provides for a substantial 4 bedroom dwelling with parts of the building unutilised and giving scope for expansion of the current accommodation. Chestnut House is now offered for sale with no forward chain having been in the same family ownership for over one hundred years. The remarkable and well established pleasure gardens and grounds extend in to to approximately half an acre.

The grounds provide for excellent outdoor family space and there is considerable development opportunity (subject to obtaining the necessary local authority consent). Outline planning permission has previously been obtained for two dwellings within the rear garden. The selling agents are of the opinion that this could be pursued without having a significant impact on the existing dwelling. The property has potential for a wide variety of uses and could incorporate dual family living or be divided into several units if local authority permission was obtained. The agents anticipate strong interest in a property with such potential and early expressions of interest are highly recommended.

The picturesque 'Black and White' village of Berriew in the southern Severn Valley in Mid Wales hosts an excellent range of local amenities including reputable Primary School, Parish Church, Public Houses and Eateries, Convenience Stores, Butchers Shop and a range of recreational clubs are readily available. The market towns of Welshpool and Newtown offer greater facilities with mainline train stations and secondary schooling. Shrewsbury is within a respectable commuting distance along with Wrexham and Chester to the North.

Ground Floor:

Half obscure glazed entrance door to ....

Side Entrance Porch:

Night storage heater, pendant light.


2.85m x 1.78m (9'4 x 5'10 )

Low level W.C., Belfast style sink on brick piers, stainless steel drainer to side, pendant light, loft hatch, window to the rear.

Drawing Room:

4.40m x 4.25m (14'5 x 13'11 )

Grand feature timber surround with brick insert and a quarry tiled hearth having provision for open fire, night storage heater, pendant light, exposed beam ceiling, woodblock floor, window and french doors to the rear.


1.88m x 1m (6'2 x 3'3 )

Continuation of the woodblock floor, window to the front, under stairs store.

Morning Room:

3.85m x 2.75m (12'8 x 9'0 )

Oil fired Stanley, night storage heater, pendant light, exposed beam ceiling, window and external door to the rear.


2.75m x 1.50m (9'0 x 4'11 )

Fitted wall and base units beneath laminate worktops with tiled surrounds, stainless steel single drainer sink, plumbing point for washing machine, pendant light, exposed beam ceiling, extractor fan, window to the front.

Former Post Office:

5.45m x 4.50m (17'11 x 14'9 )

Timber panelled walls, quarry tiled floor, night storage heater, fluorescent light, feature window to the front with inset mailbox, external door to the front.

Inner Hall:

Quarry tiled floor, external door to the rear.

Sitting Room:

3.95m x 3.68m (13'0 x 12'1 )

Brickette fireplace, exposed beam to ceiling, wall light points, window and external door the the front.

Rear Store Room:

5.85m x 2.40m (19'2 x 7'10 )

Terazzo tiled floor, external door to the rear.


9.80m x 5.54m (32'2 x 18'2 )

Wealth of exposed timbers, window with shutters to the front elevation, double opening doors to the front access.

Stairs to :-

Store Room:

9.80m x 5.54m (32'2 x 18'2 )

Vaulted ceiling with exceptional King Truss A frame.

From the Drawing Room oak staircase to :-

First Floor


Oak floor boards, window to the front, access to Second Floor Loft Area.

Bedroom 1:

3.50m x 3.35m (11'6 x 11'0 )

Victorian cast iron fireplace, oak floor boards, night storage heater, fitted wardrobes, window to the rear.


2.58m x 2.45m (8'6 x 8'0 )

White 3 piece suite comprising panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin, low level W.C., electric wall heater, pendant light, obscured glazed window to the front. Airing Cupboard housing the hot water cylinder.

Bedroom 2:

3.45m x 2.80m (11'4 x 9'2 )

Night storage heater, pendant light, window to the rear.

Secondary Bathroom:

3.60m x 2.10m (11'10 x 6'11 )

With 3 piece suite comprising enamelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin, low level W.C., Linen Cupboard with slatted shelving, obscured window to the rear.

Bedroom 3:

4.50m x 3.25m (14'9 x 10'8 )

Exposed floorboards, pendant lights, 2 sash windows to the front.

Inner Landing with Secondary stairs, window to the rear.

Bedroom 4:

3.95m x 3.70m (13'0 x 12'2 )

Former fireplace, exposed floorboards, sash window to the front.


Chestnut House fronts the road with the public footpath into the village.

Gated approach to gravelled driveway.

Detached Garage:

5.65m x 3m (18'6 x 9'10 )

Brick and tile with up and over door, concrete floor, power and light. Amenity Area to side with oil tank.

Timber Framed Barn:

10m x 2.90m (32'10 x 9'6 )

2 sets of double opening doors, stable door to the front.

Brick Barn:

4m x 3.35m (13'1 x 11'0 )

With loft above and doors to front and rear.

Brick Outhouse:

To the rear of the property are the level grounds which are bounded by established hedging and extend in total to approx half an acre. The mature pleasure gardens are a most notable feature with a variety of areas of interest. Level lawns are interspersed with productive fruit trees and ornamental shrubs immediately to the rear of the house.

The grounds continue to a former vegetable garden with silver birch trees and soft fruit bushes. Beyond there is an orchard with a greenhouse. The gardens perfectly compliment a property of this status in the heart of the village and provide an excellent family recreation space.

Outline planning permission has previously been obtained for 2 dwellings which could be pursued by prospective purchasers to give an exceptional development opportunity. The selling agents are of the opinion that there would be sufficient gardens remaining for Chestnut House should a development project be undertaken. There is also the ability to provide for independent accommodation for extended family members.




Mains electricity, water and drainage. None of the services, appliances, central heating system, chimneys, flues and fireplaces have been checked and no warranty is given by the Agents.


Council Tax Band F (Powys County Council) Website Enquiry only.

Energy Performance Certificate:

A full EPC is available on request or by following the link below:-


STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT through the Selling Agents. Viewing dates will be available and information can be obtained from the Selling Agents.


All interested parties are respectfully requested to negotiate direct with the Selling Agents.

Route Directions:

From our Welshpool Office proceed south on the A483 for Newtown. On reaching the roundabout at Sarn Y Bryn Caled continue straight ahead on the A483. After approximately 2 miles, turn right for the village of Berriew. Proceed to the centre of the village passing The Lion Hotel, follow the road around to the right and the property can be clearly identified on the left hand side identified by our 'For Sale' board.

Morris Marshall & Poole with Norman Lloyd - 01938 554818

DTLJ- 26/10/18


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