The Little Malt House

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In the very heart of Crickhowell, the Little Malt house is tucked away, but turn right down the hill and you're steps away from the High street, turn left and a choice of country walks up hills and through woods are at hand.  Part of a large Tudor house, the Little Malt House was recently rescued from ruin and is now sensitively restored using local eco-friendly materials. It has a sunny garden, enclosed behind a topiary hedge. 

The house is arranged over three storeys. On the ground floor is a spacious open plan living room with a bespoke locally crafted kitchen, well equipped with dishwasher. The first floor has two double bedrooms with views stretching above the town over to the Llangattock escarpment. There is a large bathroom with bath and walk-in shower.  The second floor has the original 16th century roof timbers exposed, markings showing how the trees were sawn by hand over a trestle. There is a double room and a twin or single bed room, small shower room  and a peaceful nook with window overlooking the garden.

The front garden is sheltered and south facing, with a lawn and seating area. At the back of the house, there is seating for the evening sun.

Guests have access to the whole of the Little Malt House and will enjoy a generous space to socialise, with scope to retreat for quiet time. The walls and ceilings give evidence to its history as once forming part of a much larger 3 storey Tudor Gentry house, now divided into 3 separate properties. There are clues to the original layout and how the house has evolved in its use over time visible in the beams and wall recesses.

Furnished with a mix of traditional Welsh furniture, gems from local charities shops, new mattresses from Webbs beds and fresh cotton sheets the house makes a feature of repurposing the old to provide a beautiful, well crafted and sustainable environment for the present.

After years of neglect, the grade 2 * listed house has undergone extensive repair and building work over the last 18 months. Royston Davies Conservation builders  replaced cement render with traditional  lime wash and repaired the original lath and plaster, like with like. Their work takes lime plastering to an art and internal joinery has been hand crafted for the building.

The house is centrally heated with an air source heat pump.  All building and insulation products have been sourced locally from Ty Mawr Lime for their environment friendly qualities, with an eye to the future as well as the past as we prepare the building to stand for its next century.

 


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