A house with over 500 years of history
14th of May 2012
Grade II listed medieval house for sale
Old Burfa, Evenjobb, Presteigne, Powys LD8 2SH
Guide price £795,000
Set on a wooded slope, just above Offa’s Dyke, Old Burfa occupies a unique and historical rural location and benefits from truly breathtaking views over the Hindwell Valley (Walton Basin) and Radnorshire Hills.
Dating from 1487 it is Grade II* listed house with many exceptional architectural features (most notably an unusually early close studded wing and Jacobean wall paintings). Old Burfa is described as: “An exceptional timber-framed house” with a “remarkable interior with much exposed timber-framing”. The house has been the subject of dendrochronological research and a published case study by the Royal Commission for Historic Monuments in Wales. It is also mentioned in other publications, and features on the cover of Peter Smith’s definitive
book 'Houses of the Welsh Countryside'.
This medieval cruckframed hall house with later historic additions and alterations had fallen into complete disrepair by the 1960's but was rescued by the renowned conservation architect Michael Garner who painstakingly restored the property as his own family home.
He worked on the property again, from 2004 with the current owners in a major upgrade to create the beautiful six bedroom family home for sale today which is perfect for 21st century modern living, with the benefit of 500 years of history and character.
Selling Agents: Grant & Co EA
Tel: 01531 637341