A wonderful opportunity to purchase a former fishing lodge and detached cottage sitting in its own grounds of around 6.4 acres (TBV) to include gardens, grounds, river bank and bed in the heart of the glorious Wye Valley!
Originally built as a fishing lodge in the 1960's, replacing a much older building, possibly a lodge to nearby Llangoed Hall Estate, The Shrubbery is a light and airy, superbly proportioned detached bungalow in a fantastic position. In all, the gardens and grounds including the river bank and bed amount to around 6.4 acres. This includes some 443 yards of fishing rights to the River Wye. Within the grounds is the pretty Shrub Cottage, a detached two bedroom home which was converted some years ago as a Ghillie's cottage.
The grounds of the property are accessed via a secure, large, gated driveway and turning area which leads to both properties and the garage block. A walkway from the parking area leads to the entrance for both properties, and the accommodation briefly comprises:
The main entrance to this fine family home leads into an impressive, T-shaped reception hallway. Measuring over 16 metres in length, this room gives access into the primary rooms of the property and also has ample storage in the form of three double cupboards, an airing cupboard, and a further external door to the side of the property. The dual aspect reception room has large windows flooding the room with natural light and is of an excellent size, measuring 7.87 x 4.82m with a logburning stove and two sets of fitted bookshelves and cupboards. The kitchen/dining room measures 6.06 x 6.05m and enjoys plenty of space for food preparation, cooking and dining, with a range of kitchen units incorporating a full size fitted fridge freezer, space and plumbing for a dishwasher, and a four-oven oil-fired Aga. There is a stable door to outside, a larder and a walk-in pantry cupboard. The current owners have created a wonderful master suite, which incorporates a 5.46 x 3.32m bedroom, boasting fitted wardrobes and an opening into the dressing room. Here is found further fitted wardrobes, and access into the master en-suite enjoying panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin, WC, and bidet. There are four bedrooms in total, all being well-proportioned doubles. One of the bedrooms is currently used as a home office/snug having fitted shelving and ample space for working (and taking a break!). Another of the bedrooms is utilised as a hobby room. These handsomely proportioned bedrooms are of good-size, with the smallest measuring 5.43 x 3.31m. There is a family shower room with a large walk-in shower, wash hand basin and WC, accessed from the reception hallway. Finally, the property is enhanced by a 4.86 x 4.68m utility/laundry room which is a versatile room with a stable door to the outside and is fitted with a sink, kitchen units and space with plumbing for a washing machine and tumble drier, fitted book shelving and has a large boot room off with a WC, pedestal wash hand basin and useful store cupboard.
Neighbouring The Shrubbery, whilst also offering privacy, with most of the windows facing away from the bungalow, is a detached cottage currently used as an annexe for a relative. Converted some years ago as a Ghillie's cottage, it has been modernised and improved by the current owners and now provides a delightful reception room which measures 6.23 x 3.64m, having the benefit of a vaulted ceiling and logburning stove, a 3.63 x 3.52m modern fitted kitchen, ground floor double bedroom with en-suite shower room and a first floor bedroom with a further en-suite shower room. This fantastically appointed home has income potential and could be utilised by the new owner's as an Air BnB style holiday let.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS
The private, level gardens that surround the two properties are laid mainly to lawn with plenty of mature trees and shrubs. The boundaries are denoted by mature hedging and fencing, and there are views over adjoining farmland. There is a former vegetable garden area beyond which a small area of woodland stretches to the boundary. There is also an outside toilet and thatched, wooden children’s playhouse. A gravelled driveway provides ample parking for several vehicles and gives access to a detached, brick out-building with a slate roof incorporating a garage, store shed, workshop and covered log store to the rear. In total the grounds immediately surrounding the properties extends to around 1.1 acres (TBV).
On the opposite side of the lane to the bungalow, stone steps lead down to the peaceful and private river bank, which has rights for fishing and wading to half way across the river. This is a superb place to relax and enjoy the views over the river to Boughrood beyond. The property owns around 5.3 acres of river bed, bank and woodland along the western bank of the River Wye. There are fishing rights to approximately 433 yards of freehold salmon and trout fishing. The Wye and Usk Foundation control most of the remaining fishing on the river.
Originally starting life as a stunning fishing lodge, this haven of peace and tranquillity alongside the River Wye has been improved by the current owners and viewings are highly recommended to appreciate in full.
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The property is located on the fringes of the village of Llyswen, on the western bank of the River Wye. The local facilities offered between the villages of Llyswen and Boughrood include a petrol station, a recently built primary school, village stores, village hall, a café, public house and two churches. Overall this is a thriving community with lots of recreational activities. Both Brecon and Hay-on-Wye are approximately a twenty minute drive away, both of which have a wide range of services and facilities. Hay-on-Wye is a bustling market town being very popular with tourists and is renowned as the town of books for its wealth of second-hand book shops as well as other individual boutiques, shops, restaurants, cafés and range of public houses and is known the world over for its annual literary festival held in the Spring each year. Around half an hour away by car is the thriving market town of Builth Wells, home to the internationally famous Royal Welsh Show which is the largest agricultural show in Europe.