A remote cottage in the heart of rural Wales has gone up for auction.

Ty Coch, at Llanwrthal, offers a new owner the chance to take a step back into a more tranquil time to a less hurried existence, to escape the tedium and stress of modern living.

Sean Roper, of Newport-based Paul Fosh Auctions who are selling the off-grid retreat, said: “The cottage, Ty Coch, could be the answer to your dream to 'escape' and to grab the quieter, less rushed life, the one that you’ve always promised yourself.”

"At the head of a valley with quite spectacular views over the stunning Mid Wales countryside Ty Coch, which dates from the 17th century offers that once in a lifetime type of opportunity.

Llanwrthwl lies off the A470, north by road from Builth Wells and Newbridge-on-Wye and south of Rhayader.

Accompanying the property is a large paddock. The house itself has been sympathetically restored and modernised all the while maintaining its character but bringing it into the modern era.

"Although historic Ty Coch nevertheless enjoys the comforts of modern life with both the heating and electrical systems at 21st century level even though the house is fully off grid and not connected to any mains services,” explained Mr Roper.

“And the services have been designed to have lots of spare capacity, so that they will always be able to heat and power the house, even in deepest winter.”

Filtered water, which is collected 'raw' from a spring up on common land above the property to the south east, serves the property. Hot water is heated via the thermal store.

The three-bed house, which has a guide price of £325,000-plus, has entrance hall with a door off to the lounge with open fire, which in turn has stairs to the first floor and doors off to the kitchen and bathroom. The stairs off the lounge provide access to three first-floor bedrooms.

Ty Coch
The cottage's restoration aims to modernise the building while maintaining its character (PFA)

"The property benefits from small front garden stoned yard with turning area and large paddock to the rear,” added Mr Roper. 

“It has many period features throughout, including exposed timbers and subject to the necessary planning permissions being gained offers the scope to double the size of the property or provide away from it all holiday lets in the adjacent stone barns."

Bidding opens on June 18 and is schedueld to end two days later: https://paulfosh.eigonlineauctions.com/lot/details/120798