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Norton, Powys, LD8 2EL

3 Bedroom Detached Property - FREEHOLD

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Property Description

Property Features

  • 3 Bedroom Detached House
  • Unique Low Maintenance Split-Level Property
  • Spacious and Flexible Accommodation
  • Edge of Popular Village Location
  • Beautiful, Distant Views Across Adjoining Countryside
  • Large Surrounding Garden
  • Off Road Parking and Integral Double Garage
  • Quiet, Tucked Away Position


The word 'unique' can often be overused in estate agents’ terminology, however on this occasion we are very confident that you would have to go a long way to find a property quite like this... introducing Penkevel!

Located on the edge of the pretty, popular village of Norton, between the market towns of Knighton and Presteigne, and surrounded by beautiful Welsh countryside and rolling hills as far as the eye can see, Penkevel is a Scandinavian style detached modern dwelling, tucked away at the end of a 'no through road', with a certain 'wow' factor.

Set over 3 storeys, this contemporary building is fully enclosed by large gardens and directly adjoins open countryside. It offers sizeable and flexible accommodation made up of a large reception room, 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a study, an entrance hall, a kitchen diner, a utility room and an integral double garage.

Penkevel was built in the early 1970s on what was previously the playground for Norton Primary School, situated next door and now a residential property. The house lies in a private, elevated position, which boasts some stunning views across the picturesque surrounding landscape.

This unusual house has been well maintained and improved, both internally and externally, over the last 20 years by the current owners.

The Property

Situated at the end of a no-through lane, gates open into the private drive which leads to the entrance porch and front door. Inside, a light and airy entrance hall has stairs leading down to the lower ground floor and up to the first floor, while separate doors lead left into the kitchen diner and right into the utility room. The kitchen diner is installed with an attractive, modern suite of matching wall and base cupboards with fitted worktops over and an inset sink. There is space and plumbing for a dishwasher, an electric cooker point and a fitted extractor. The kitchen area is finished with part tiled walls, vinyl flooring and a window which overlooks the front garden. The dining area has sufficient space for a table and set of chairs, while a window provides a side aspect.

At the opposite side of the entrance hall, the utility room is fitted with a matching array of wall and base cupboards, a worktop and an inset sink unit. There is plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tall free-standing fridge/freezer, together with a large cupboard containing the hot water cylinder and storage space for shoes and boots. Separate doors lead into the double garage, and out to the side garden via a fully-glazed door. The double garage is fitted with power and water supplies as well as a full-width up-and-over door opening on to the front drive. This large space could potentially be converted into a large additional reception or kitchen/dining room subject to all necessary planning permissions and building regulations.

The lower ground floor accommodation includes a hallway, with separate doors leading into the study, shower room and bedrooms one and two, both similar in size and sharing similar rear aspects. Both bedrooms have ample space for a double bed and additional furnishings. The shower room has been recently refurbished and is equipped with a corner shower cubicle with glazed screens and with a vanity unit with inset wash hand basin and w.c. It is finished with part tiled walls, carpet flooring and a window to the side. The final room on the lower ground floor is the study, which also doubles as a potential fourth bedroom if required and offers sizeable built-in eye-level cupboards as well as a fully-glazed door leading out to the side garden.

On the first floor, a landing area has separate doors leading into the living room, third bedroom and the master bathroom. The living room is a long L-shaped room which has the potential to be divided into two separate areas if required. The main feature is a large picture window, which provides a superb view towards the south over the surrounding fields and countryside. Two smaller windows provide a beautiful distant aspect towards the west over the village to the landscape beyond, while at the opposite end, an internal window looks out over the kitchen diner to the front garden. The room has ample space for furnishings and contains a fireplace, currently occupied by an electric fire.

Bedroom three is a good-sized room which has plenty of space for a double bed and additional furnishings. The windows provide a similar view to the smaller windows in the living room. The bathroom next door contains a panelled bath with electric shower over and a vanity unit with inset wash hand basin and w.c. It is complete with carpet flooring, part tiled walls, a window to the side and an airing cupboard backing on to the hot water cylinder. The bathroom, together with the adjacent bedroom, can be used as separate guest accommodation if required.


Overall the large garden, which entirely surrounds the property, is mostly laid to lawn and offers a bare canvas ready for any horticultural enthusiasts to work on. The garden has well-defined fenced and hedged boundaries together with a selection of shrubs, herbs and small trees, and is ideal for children or pets to run around and play in. It would be an ideal location for entertaining or relaxing during the warmer months of the year. The large tarmacadam drive to the front provides off-road parking for at least 3 cars.

The Location

Penkevel occupies an elevated, idyllic setting within the small village of Norton, which is nestled in the lip of a valley occupied by Norton Brook. One of those rare places in Wales that has an entry in Domesday Book (1086), the village is located close to the famous Offa’s Dyke, a long-distance path renowned for its outstanding natural beauty and historical significance. Encompassed by stunning scenic countryside with rolling hill tops as far as the eye can see, the village and nearby surroundings are a haven for nature enthusiasts, ramblers and cyclists.

Norton is a friendly community which embraces a 'laid back', tranquil lifestyle – rural and secluded, but certainly not inaccessible. The B4355 runs through the village and leads south to the market town of Presteigne (2 miles) and north to the border town of Knighton (4 miles). The village has a regular bus service and there is also a railway station at Knighton.

Both towns offer a wide range of independent retailers, supermarkets and regular farmers’ markets, together with a variety of cafés, restaurants and public houses. There are a number of community clubs and societies, together with many sporting and recreational facilities, including football, rugby, running and a golf club at Knighton. Both towns have excellent leisure centres and primary medical practices.

Educationally both towns offer pre-school groups and primary schools, while Presteigne also contains a secondary school, John Beddoes, which is part of Newtown High School. Presteigne is also recognized as a cultural centre, and has attracted many artists and musicians over the years. It is especially renowned for its nationally-famous Festival of Music and the Arts held every August.

Accommodation List - 

Entrance Hall - 

Kitchen Diner - 5.9m x 2.7m (19'4" x 8'10") 

Utility Room - 

Garage - 5.5m x 5.0m (18'0" x 16'4") 

First Floor Landing -  

Living Room (L-Shaped) - 7.5m x 3.6m (max) (24'7" x 11'9" (max)

Bedroom Three - 4.4m x 4.0m (14'5" x 13'1") 

Bathroom - 

Lower Ground Floor Hall -

Bedroom One - 3.6m x 3.7m (11'9" x 12'1")  

Bedroom Two - 3.60m x 3.60m (11'9" x 11'9")  

Study/Bedroom Four - 2.0m x 2.7m (6'6" x 8'10")  

Shower Room - 

Double Garage - 5.4m x 5.0m (17'8" x 16'4") 


Electric storage heating.


We are informed the property is connected to mains electricity, water and drainage.


The property is of freehold tenure.

Council Tax 

Powys County Council - Band E.

Nearest Airports

Birmingham – Approximately 84 miles (duration: 1hr 57min via road)
Bristol – Approximately 100 miles (duration: 2hr 29min via road)
Cardiff - Approximately 100 miles (duration: 2hr 35min via road)
Liverpool John Lennon – Approximately 104 miles (duration: 2hr 40min via road)
Manchester – Approximately 105 miles (duration: 2hr 39min via road)

Links To Central London

Via Road - travel time is approximately 3hrs 56mins based on a 180 mile journey travelling along the M5, M42 and then M40.
Via Rail – travel time is approximately 4hr 20min hours based on a standard transfer from Knighton Station to Paddington Station via Shrewsbury, Wolverhampton and London Euston Station.


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