, Rhulen, Builth Wells - £425,000

bedrooms 2 baths 2 receptions 2

An absolute stunner! This charming cottage enjoys a peaceful and quiet location in the hamlet of Rhulen, having been totally refurbished and extended by the current owners and enjoying large cottage gardens and adjacent 'Magic Garden'. Extending to around an acre in total, this is a slice of beautiful Mid-Wales that cannot be missed!

Key Features

  • Exciting opportunity to purchase a stunning rural cottage
  • Sympathetically and painstakingly improved by current owners
  • Large cottage garden with adjacent secret 'Magic Garden' with woodland and stream
  • Impressively appointed accommodation throughout
  • Peaceful hamlet location in the heart of stunning Mid-Wales
  • Modern and attractively finished in keeping with character
  • Flexible accommodation with up to two bedrooms and three receptions
  • No onward chain, council tax band E
  • Energy performance certificate - F
  • Viewings are essential to appreciate the quality and position!

An exceptional home in a glorious rural hamlet location, offering flexible accommodation, which has been painstakingly and meticulously improved by the current owners to provide spacious living accommodation, to complement the large gardens and an additional Magic Garden, which truly is a haven for plant and wildlife, complete with shepherds hut, and meandering stream running through.


The fine home is situated within the peaceful hamlet of Rhulen, which is roughly equidistant from the market towns of Hay-on-Wye and Builth Wells. A handsome, stone cottage, which offers generous, flexible accommodation throughout, has been through a thorough schedule of modernisation and improvement during the current owner's tenure, carefully incorporating the charm and character which you would expect. Upon entering the the front door, an entrance hallway with understairs storage cupboard leads into an impressive 4.33 x 4.13m reception room, with exposed stonework and beams, and a feature fireplace housing a Clearview woodburning stove. With dual aspect windows, the room is flooded with natural light. The entrance hallway leads to a second reception room, an ideal dining room, measuring 4.20 x 2.57m with a carpeted staircase to the first floor, and again, dual aspect windows. A door from here leads into a lovely farmhouse style kitchen/breakfast room. With measurements of 3.83 x 3.62m, there is ample space for food preparation, cooking and dining, with the added benefit of integrated fridge freezer and dishwasher. Lastly, on the ground floor, is a useful utility room, with storage cupboard, and washing machine connections under a working surface, with modern WC off.

The first floor continues with the impressive accommodation again. A good-sized bedroom, with maximum measurements of 4.11 x 3.18m, with lovely views to the front and rear, as well as a gorgeous ornamental fireplace. The landing itself measures 2.70 x 2.27, and has space for a small desk to work from home if required, and a further door leads into a modern shower room with shower cubicle and low flush WC. Lastly on the landing a door leads to the pièce de résistance, and the extended portion of the property. This is a multi-functional room, which would make an outstanding master suite. Upon opening the door, you are greeted with built-in wardrobe space and a dressing area, which in turn opens up to a large space, being utilised as a secondary reception room by the current owners, with a second Clearview woodburning stove giving this fantastic space the cottage feel, and rooflights allowing ample natural light in. Double opening doors from the main area open up to a delightful 2.40 x 1.01m private balcony, an absolute paradise to enjoy a morning cup of coffee, or evening glass of wine whilst overlooking the finely manicured rear gardens. Lastly, a door from this master suite or further reception room, leads on to a modern bathroom, with a suite of panelled bath, corner shower, low-flush WC and pedestal wash hand basin. 

Externally, the property has the benefit of a small cottage garden bordering the front of the property, and stone steps lead up to the rear garden. The rear garden is generously proportioned, with strategically positioned seating areas set amongst the gently sloping lawned areas, and well-stocked floral and shrub borders. The rear garden borders farmland beyond, and the views from the top of the garden are just as delightful as the views from the top floor of the cottage - something that must be seen to be believed. There is a parking area to the side of the property, with pedestrian gate leading to the rear garden and access.


A wonderful, hidden added extra to this striking home! Positioned the opposite side of the lane to Llanfrome Cottage, Magic Garden is a secret waiting to be discovered. A gently sloping, and winding pathway leads down to the main area, which in total extends to approximately 0.75 acres (TBV) and there are a multitude of trees and shrubbery to suit the gardening enthusiast, and a free flowing stream meandering through the centre of the plot. Numerous paths lead around the area, which offers complete privacy being below the lane, and in the centre of the garden, is a wonderful shepherds hut, installed by the current owners, with woodburning stove in the corner, a calm and beautiful space in which to relax and unwind. This is a rare treat, which makes this wonderful opportunity completely unique, and the new owners will become custodians of a real slice of history, of glorious, rural Mid-Wales. 

Rhulen is a small hamlet in the heart of Radnorshire, roughly equidistant of Builth Wells and Hay-on-Wye. There are many walks nearby which boast some of the most striking scenery that Mid-Wales has to offer. Builth Wells, approximately 10 miles away in a westerly direction, has a range of amenities and facilities including Primary and Secondary Schools, a cinema, leisure centre, cricket, rugby, football and golf clubs. It is also home to the internationally famous Royal Welsh Show which is the largest agricultural show in Europe. The town has good transport links, is on a bus route between Cardiff and North Wales and is also served by Builth Road Railway Station on the Heart of Wales Line. Situated within the Wye Valley, an area of natural beauty and close to the Elan Valley at Rhayader, it is well-known as a walker’s paradise whilst the Red Kite feeding centre at Gigrin Farm offers a truly unique experience to see the rare and magnificent birds on a daily basis.

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