Brilley, Herefordshire

House - detached

£240,000Offers in the region of



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Picturesque rural two bedroom cottage with large private garden with a stream border. Recently refurbished and sympathetically modernised. Investment opportunity/ideal first time purchase or holiday let.


Rose Cottage is a quaint but delightful two bedroom cottage nestled in the hamlet of Little Merthyr, Brilley. The property has the benefit of a large lawned garden with herbaceous and pretty little stream border. In recent years Rose Cottage has undergone significant refurbishment and renovation works to bring the property up to modern day standards whilst retaining a host of original features to include the fireplace, exposed oak beams and vaulted ceilings. This sale of Rose cottage provides an exciting and an ideal opportunity to acquire a hideaway in the hills, a holiday investment property or simply a first-time purchase.


Pretty hamlet of Little Merthyr, Brilley which is only a short drive away from the popular and famous book town of Hay-on-Wye, making the property ideally situated for the purpose of holiday accommodation. Little Merthyr is situated just above the village of Whitney-on-Wye which is able to offer a range of basic amenities and facilities to include a village stores and petrol station, a farm shop, a popular country public house & restaurant, church, nursery school and village hall. There is also a regular public bus service.

Hay-on-Wye is the nearest town approximately 7 miles away which is a very well-known tourist destination and famous for its annual literary festival. Hay-on-Wye has a host of facilities including a supermarket, an excellent range of shops, pubs & restaurants, primary school and a dentist and doctors surgery.


Rose Cottage has been sympathetically updated and renovated in recent years to provide what is now a very comfortable and tranquil family home. The renovations have been kept in keeping with traditional and environmentally considerate building methods whilst still providing all the modern facilities one would expect in a family home. A particular feature of the property is the large bi-folding doors that open up the modern kitchen and dining area on to the large garden and patio area. The lounge area provides a very cosy space that looks on to a solid wood-burning Clearview stove. Upstairs there are two comfortable sized bedrooms, bathroom, snug and landing area with balcony that overlooks part of the kitchen area.

Kitchen 3.27m x 6.85m + 1.48m x 1.72m (10'9" x 22'6" +4'10

With fitted kitchen units and parquet flooring.

Pantry 1.81m x 1.59m (5'11" x 5'3")


Lounge 6.01m (max) x 3.14m (max) (19'9" ( max) x 10'4" (

With Clear View Woodburner

Utility 2.80m x 2.77m (9'2" x 9'1")

With tiled floor

Boiler Room 2.02m x 1.20m (6'8" x 3'11")

Stairs leading to landing area 2.24m x 2.34m

Balcony and Hall Area 3.18m x 0.94m (10'5" x 3'1")

Leading to:

Master Bedroom 3.54m x 3.37m (11'7" x 11'1")

With volted ceiling

Bathroom 1.41m x 3.17m (4'8" x 10'5")

With handbasin, bath, w.c, towel rail and tiled floor

Bedroom Two 3.53m x 3.37m (11'7" x 11'1")


Carpeted throughout.


A particular feature of the property is the large enclosed garden which is bordered by a small and pretty stream. The property also has its own private parking with a covered car port which also provides access to the cottage.
Car Port 3.17m x 4.56m


Freehold with vacant possession upon completion.


We understand that the property has the benefit of mains electricity and water. The heating and hot water is provided via an oil-fired boiler. There is a private drainage system.

Council Tax Band

Powys County Council Band D.


From the village of Clyro head towards Hereford on the Main A438, continue for 3¼ miles. Continue past the Rhydspence Inn and after approximately 300 yards take the next left signposted Brilley. Continue for 1.1 miles and turn right as you start to go down hill towards the hamlet of Little Merthyr. Continue along this road for approximately 200 yards and turn right up a small hard surfaced roadway. At the T turn right signposted Rose cottage. Enter Rose Cottage by walking through the Car Port.

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
Matthew Nicholls 07811 521 267

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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