Sunday, 28 Nov 2021

Inside abandoned country home up for sale – with eerie furniture still in rooms

A Victorian hall and farm built in the late 18th-century have been put up for sale for £750,000 after being abandoned for years.

Plas Newydd at Windmill Lane, near Welshpool, Powys, Wales, is situated in 17 acres of land half a mile from Welshpool along the A483.

The land, which features a farmyard, an orchard, a paddock and pastureland, poses the possibility for the introduction of livestock or establishment of equestrian facilities.

The red brick house is a renovation project but it's dripping with potential, Wales Online reports.

There is stone detailing over the windows, feature big bay windows, and impressive, robust chimney stacks boasting brick detailing.

The pretty central porch invites you to take a peek inside, and it's worth the time it takes to rummage around this spacious period property.

The hall features a stunning stained glass inner front door, high ceilings, large, square reception rooms and period features to find throughout.

The local paper described the original staircase as a glorious specimen of carved wood spindles and newel posts and a shiny bannister that sweeps up to the four double bedrooms on the first floor.

The property remains full of the past owner's personal items, which can be spotted in most of the rooms, which brings a tinge of sadness to the tour, but shows that the house was well-loved through its history.

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Also in many of the rooms, there are fancy cornices, deep skirtings and original wood-panelled internal doors.

Into the first reception room and what would have been the posh drawing-room where any visitors in the past would have been entertained.

The cornicing, picture rail, bay window and dual aspect are features to notice and there is a feature fireplace too, but not from the era expected.

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This later addition has its own period story to tell but if the new owner wants a Victorian happy ever after renovation story here, it might be worth replacing with a fireplace more appropriate to the era when the home was originally built.

Behind the living room is the dining room which again has space height and light and period features, but again there's no complete fireplace in situ, so that's another task to add to the 'to do' list.

But look up and the fancy ceiling rose will surely distract you for a while from the need to source a Victorian fireplace for this room.

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The exposed floorboards look in good condition, maybe after decades of hiding under a carpet, so a session with the sander would realise them to their full potential.

This Powys property is on the market for offers over £750,000 with Morris, Marshall and Poole with Norman Lloyd, call them on 01938 554818 to find out the exact location of the house and more details about the sale of the property.

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