Boughrood, Boughrood, Nr Brecon, Powys

Character Property

£725,000Guide price



01497 822522
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***Viewing Essential*** A delightful country home nestling above the Wye Valley in a quiet situation with stunning views. Versatile, extensive and beautifully presented accommodation with further potential. Set in the heart of 3.5 acres. With a range of modern out-buildings.


Cornhill is a charming home found nestling above the Wye Valley and set within approximately 3½ acres.
The house was once the local smithy and was sympathetically renovated in 2003 by the current owners who have put much heart and soul into restoring the property over the years.
There are beautiful distant views over the surrounding countryside and the property has the added benefit of the mature gardens, orchard, paddocks, a mixed coppice and a useful range of modern out-buildings with a separate gated entrance.
Cornhill has a separate annex which has been completed to a first fix stage to provide further single floor accommodation suitable for wheelchair access with kitchen/dining area, living room and two en-suite bedrooms which could also be incorporated within the main accommodation if required.


Cornhill is located just above Boughrood village. The villages of Boughrood and Llyswen straddle the River Wye with the A470 passing through the village of Llyswen. The local facilities offered between the villages comprise a petrol station, a 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.
The Black Mountains offer excellent walking and riding whilst the Offas Dyke is a popular route for walkers.
The nearest railway station is located at Abergavenny, which is 23 miles and the nearest motorway link to the M4 can be found at Newport (42 miles). Hereford station is approximately 50 minutes drive away.


The property is entered via the entrance hall which has a tiled floor, a storage cupboard and a cloakroom with a close coupled w.c. And a vanity wash hand basin. The sitting room is a delightful and light room with a pine floor, window overlooking the rear view, a recessed fireplace with a wood burner and two further windows to the front aspect.

From the sitting room there is a study offering three windows to the front aspect.
One of the delightful features of this property is the dual-aspect orangery which has a tiled floor and an open fireplace with glazed doors showcasing the rear view and has a north-facing glazed roof. There are library shelves fitted.
The kitchen is a charming and characterful room with exposed beams and timbers, a Rayburn, windows to the front and rear aspect, a tiled floor and a fitted kitchen including a solid block worktop with a granite inset just adjacent to the electric hob and oven. There is space and plumbing for a dish-washer and a generous pantry.
From the kitchen there is a useful porch, with cupboards, glazed to the front and a door leading to outside.
The porch gives access to an utility/laundry room with plumbing and space for a washing machine and tumble dryer together with space for deep freezers, a range of base and eye level units, a Belfast sink with an oak drainer and surround. The oil-fired central heating boiler is also found in the utility room.

Inserted room

From the kitchen a set of double doors leads into downstairs bedroom one, which is of double proportions with an interesting triangular glazed door arrangement leading to a small patio and steps leading down to a wardrobe and door into the bathroom with a bath, close coupled w.c., wash hand basin and a skylight.
The landing, from the hall staircase, gives access to all three bedrooms on the first floor with all bedrooms being of excellent proportion with fitted cupboards. Bedroom 2 has an en-suite bathroom with bath, separate shower, wash basin and close coupled w.c. Bedroom 3 also has its own bathroom with a bath and shower over, a close coupled w.c. And a wash hand basin. Bedroom 4 is again of a sizeable proportion with beautiful views from the rear window and has an adjacent bathroom with a close coupled w.c., wash hand basin and a bath with a separate shower.

The Annex

The annex is still under construction although has been finished to first fix stage and offers further potential to be combined with the accommodation of the main house, as a self contained guest suite or has the possibility of being let to provide a supplementary income.

The room measurements are as follows:-

Hall 2.98m x 3.95m (9'9" x 13'0")

Sitting Room 9.04m x 4.11m (29'8" x 13'6")

Study 2.55m x 3.45m (8'4" x 11'4")

Orangery 6.34m x 5.76m (20'10" x 18'11")

Kitchen/Diner 6.67m x 4.36m (21'11" x 14'4")

Bedroom 1 3.72m x 3.50m (12'2" x 11'6")

Bathroom 2.15m x 3.12m (7'1" x 10'3")

Off Kitchen Porch 4.67m x 1.87m (15'4" x 6'2")

Utility 5.11m x 2.28m (16'9" x 7'6")

First Floor Landing

Bedroom 2 3.65m x 3.83m (12'0" x 12'7")

En-Suite 3.34m x 2..40m (10'11" x 6'7")

Bedroom 3 3.03m x 3.23m (9'11" x 10'7")

En-Suite 2.29m x 1.55m (7'6" x 5'1")

Bedroom 4 3.79m x 3.87m (12'5" x 12'8")

Bathroom 2.56m x 2.96m (8'5" x 9'9")


The property has two driveways with the main gravel drive leading to the house and a second driveway which leads to the buildings. The largest of the buildings has a main area which measures 18m x 7m (59'1" x 23'0") which is split into two partitions for separate storage and a further lean-to of 5.54m x 8.64m (18'2" x 28'4").

It is noted that within one of the partitions there are the control units for the photovoltaic panels (which are available by separate negotiation).
There is an open fronted building of stone and timber construction measuring approx 4.88m x 8.76m (16'0" x 29'2") with power, light and a water supply.
The main garden is found to the rear of the house with a stone terrace overlooking the stunning uninterrupted views and a ha ha forming the northern boundary. Below the ha ha there is a paddock with access into the orchard and a small coppice of mixed tree species. To the west there is an extensive kitchen garden with raised vegetable beds which have proven to be very productive. To the south of the property there is another paddock all of which are linked and suitable for keeping a small head of stock or as pony paddocks.


Freehold with vacant possession upon completion.

Council Tax Band

Powys Council Band "G".


We are advised that the property is connected to mains electricity and mains water. Septic tank drainage (replaced in 2003).It is also noted that the property has the benefit of photovoltaic solar power system which is owned and is available by separate negotiation. (Please ask for further details). Oil-fired central heating. Please note the services or service installations have not been tested.


Please follow these directions as satellite navigation systems do lead to another property.
From Hay-on-Wye take the B4350 towards Brecon. Continue to Glasbury-on-Wye and then continue on the A438, signposted towards Brecon. Passing through Three Cocks take the right hand turn, signposted to Builth Wells on the A4079 and continue to the roundabout. Take the second exit which is signposted to Builth Wells and continue into the village of Llyswen. Proceed through Llyswen and adjacent to The Bridge In public house turn right and continue over the bridge staying on this village road through Boughrood. Continue up the hill and turn left where the road bears sharp right. Continue along this lane taking the right hand turn signposted to Cornhill. Proceed along this road, for one mile, and over the brow of the hill and take the first junction to the left hand side and the property will be found as the first property on the left.

Viewing and Contact Details

All viewings must be arranged through the selling agents Sunderlands.
Contact tel: 01497 822522
Office opening hours: Mon-Fri 9.00-5.00pm. Sat 9.00-1.00pm. Out of hours contact: Harry Aldrich-Blake 07717 410757

None of these statements contained in these particulars are to be relied upon as statements or representations of fact. These particulars are not an offer or contract or part of one. Floor plans are provided for guidance as to the layout of the property only. Room sizes and measurements are approximate only. Please note we have not tested the equipment, appliances and services in the property and interested parties are advised to commission appropriate investigation before formulating their offer.

Sunderlands are a member of the ‘Ombudsman for Estate Agents Scheme’ and therefore adhere to their Code of Practise. A copy of the Code of Practise is available on request.

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