A whole row of cottages in Wales has gone up for sale as a fixer upper for £200,000 – less than half the price of a London flat.
Potential buyers could seek permission to transform the three grade-II listed buildings into one – or keep them as separate buildings.
But new central heating would need to be installed as well as full renovation of electrics, plumbing, re-plastering and kitchen and bathroom fitting.
The row of country cottages in the village of Ponterwyd, 12 miles from the university town of Aberystwyth, Wales, which are going on sales as a fixer upper for £200,000 – less than half the average price of a London flat
A room in one of the cottages, which are in need of modernisation, showing peeling plaster and wooden floorboards. Potential buyers could seek permission to transform the building into one or keep them as separates
A pink-coloured room with carpeting and white-paned windows in one of the cottages. New central heating would need to be installed as well as full renovation of electrics, plumbing, re-plastering and kitchen and bathroom fitting
A tiled fireplace in one of the historic grade II listed cottages’ living rooms, with a stone floor and a stack of shelves in the corner. One of the living rooms also has a recess cupboard to the side and a night storage heater
The historic terraced buildings are set in remote Wales in the village of Ponterwyd, 12 miles from Aberystwyth. Estate agents Aled Ellis said the buildings were once a village surgery and described it as an ‘unusual property’.
They said: ‘Total renovation is required and listed building consent for any alterations and improvements.
‘The property being within close proximity to all local amenities on offer which include garage/ general stores, public house and primary school.
‘The university and market town of Aberystwyth is some 12 miles or so travelling distance on the coast. The town having a good range of both social, leisure and educational facilities. The village of Llangurig is some 12 miles further inland.
An alternative view of the row of country cottages. The property is described as a ‘Grade 2 listed terrace of 3 properties in need of modernisation together with approximately an acre of ground enjoying a pleasant edge of village location’
A fireplace in one of the property’s rooms, showing wooden floorboards and peeling wallpaper. Estate agents Aled Ellis said the buildings were once a village surgery and described it as an ‘unusual property’
One of the cottage’s toilets, with a sink and bath tub. The property is said to be ‘in need of modernisation with approximately an acre of ground’, according to the estate agents
‘Penybont is situated in area of outstanding natural beauty being within close proximity to Plynlimon, the Nant Y Moch reservoir with a scenic mountain road over to Penrhyncoch and also to the tourist attraction of Devils Bridge. Approximately an acre of ground is include in the sale.’
The properties’ description reads: ‘A Grade 2 listed terrace of 3 properties in need of modernisation together with approximately an acre of ground enjoying a pleasant edge of village location.’
Meanwhile, the average price for a flat or maisonette in London is £429,401, according to government figures from March this year.
The average price for a terraced property is £506,179, £581,358 for a semi-detached house and £906,154 for a detached.
A large, spacious area in one of the cottages adjoining to another room, with wooden floorboards. According to the estate agents’ website, the first floor landing has doors leading to three bedrooms and a bathroom
A tiled fireplace and sink in one of the cottage’s rooms, with a radiator also seen towards the left and a cupboard on the right-hand side. Total renovation is needed, along with listed building consent for alterations or improvements
A stone-floored room on the ground floor of one of the cottage’s, with a sign pictured reading ‘Pen-y-Bont Farm’. The average price for a flat or maisonette in London is £429,401, according to government figures from March this year
A map showing the property’s location. Approximately an acre of land is included in the sale, said the estate agents, and an additional area of land could be ‘made available by separate negotiation but it would not exceed an acre’