You've heard of the king of the jungle, now grab your masks and hand sanitiser and come on down to view the king of the village - The Lion House, enjoying three double bedrooms, solid oak fitted kitchen, parking and a former mill ideal for a variety of uses!
An extremely rare opportunity to purchase a truly unique family home in a central location within Wales, with the benefit of three reception rooms, three double bedrooms and a fantastic detached former mill within the grounds of the property. Currently let out on a holiday let basis, the property is ideally located in the popular village of Newbridge on Wye, with Post Office and shop, public houses, and being just a short distance from the River Wye which runs along the outskirts of the village with many country walks easily accessible through the glorious Powys countryside.
Entering this wonderful home you are greeted by a lovely 4.22 x 3.40m snug with woodburning stove, which in turn leads on into the 3.30 x 3.05m dining room with understairs storage cupboard. From here, a door gives access into the solid oak fitted galley kitchen, measuring 3.94 x 2.44m, running along the rear of the property and handily having a downstairs WC off. The kitchen also leads on to the impressive main reception room, measuring 6.50 x 4.24m and currently utilised as a tranquil living space with its own entrance doors to the front, capped off fireplace, and three-phase electricity harking back to its former use as a studio for the current owners. The first floor is a bit of a Tardis, given that there are three double bedrooms, the largest measuring 4.60 x 3.78m, and a family bathroom. There is a wealth of character throughout the building, including beams, stonework, cupboards and handmade windows. This really is the classic Welsh cottage with a modern twist!
The mill, at the rear of the property, is not listed, and is currently utilised mainly as a workshop and pottery school as this fits the current owner’s needs, but lends itself to many different possibilities depending on the new owner’s dreams. Possible future uses could include; conversion to a holiday let or additional dwelling for a relative, a useful income for office space, or given the current climate, a wonderful facility to work from home, and keep family life completely separate, subject to the necessary planning permissions. The mill is an excellent space with each floor measuring circa 5.42 x 4.78m and on the ground floor there is a useful kitchenette and WC. The whole mill is set over three floors and has access from the gardens of the cottage, as well as from the adjoining private lane which has shared access to the neighbouring property.
Externally, the property has a pleasant private rear garden with steps up from the kitchen to a large decked area and the rest being predominantly laid mainly to lawn. There is also access around the rear of the mill to the entrance doors and the adjoining lane. At the front of the property is a walled parking area, sufficient for a ‘car and a half’ as well as bike store and bin store.
Call us now to book your appointment to see this one of a kind home, and see how the various options would work for you!
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Newbridge-on-Wye is located roughly in the middle of Wales, and lies 7.1 miles south of Rhayader. The main road running through the village is the A470, running from Rhayader to the north and Builth Wells to the south. The B4358 also passes through the village; it runs from Beulah in the west through to Llandrindod Wells in the east. This road system is useful for commuters traveling from west and north-west Wales to areas in the south. Newbridge-on-Wye was historically a stop off point for drovers, who moved livestock from place to place. Newbridge-on-Wye proved to be an ideal location for drovers to stop and rest because it afforded a safe crossing-point on the river Wye. This led to a settlement forming, including a large number of pubs. This fact is celebrated by the statue of a drover on the village green. Newbridge-on-Wye also sited a railway station on the Mid-Wales Railway, until its closure on December 31, 1962. The site of the station is now occupied by a housing estate, although the old railway bridge still remains.