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 to the rear. This is a slice of beautiful Mid-Wales that cannot be missed!
This 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 through 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.
NB: A delightful additional parcel of land is available with this property subject to separate negotiation. The additional land comprises a private, gently sloping area of woodland with a stream meandering through. Contact James.Dean for more information.
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.