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Classic Enthusiasts House and Barn Up For Sale

Thu, 11 Feb 2010

A unique house has gone on the market, equally suited to a  classic car enthusiast looking to store their beloved collection or to somebody looking to operate a classic car restoration or hire company. And with holiday accommodation on site as well, it offers the ideal opportunity for somebody looking to establish a new business or escape to the country and change their lifestyle.

Gwardolau House, near Rhayader, Powys, has for 12 years been the home of classic Land Rover specialist Stafford Dovey, who ran the popular Red Dragon Restorations and Mostly Series One Spares from the property.

As you’d expect from a house owned by such an enthusiast, it comes fully equipped for serious classic vehicle storage and/or restoration. There is a very substantial twin-wall concrete block 76' x 41' Portal span building, complete with hydraulic ramp, office, wc and shower room. The building has a 45' x 14' mezzanine floor for extra storage.  There's also a 28' x 28' pole barn and a good-sized double garage with car-port.

But Gwardolau House has much more to offer – the characterful six-bedroom period property also has a charming three-bedroom cottage, complete with Rayburn range, which would be ideal for providing an income through holiday lets. Alternatively, it could make the perfect accommodation for somebody wishing to run a classic car hire business  
combined with holidays in the stunning Welsh countryside – what better place to enjoy a historic vehicle than the glorious Elan Valley or Cambrian mountains?

The house, outbuildings and holiday cottage could also prove a sensible investment for a classic car sales business, combining a splendid showroom and re-commissioning facility with accommodation for overseas buyers.

To complete the picture, the large and very attractive gardens include ornamental ponds and waterfalls, and a productive vegetable garden with sizeable poly tunnel, the perfect place to grow organic produce and really enjoy the country lifestyle, with the classic cars all safely stored.

Gwardolau House has a guide price of £675,000 and is for sale through Chesterton Humberts – tell 01584 877778 or email


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