Cwmbach, Glasbury-on-Wye, Glasbury Hereford, Herefordshire

House - detached

£685,000Guide price



01497 822522
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An extensive modern 5/6 bedroom house set within 4.5 acres. The property has stunning views and provides exceptional potential.
Viewing is highly recommended.


Cwmbach Lodge was built circa 1969 and occupies an unrivalled, elevated position within the small hamlet of Cwmbach, just on the edge of Glasbury-on-Wye. The house sits with a commanding view over the Wye Valley and predominately has a southerly aspect.

The property sits within approximately 4.5 acres of generally level grounds with a variety paddocks, small orchard areas as well as two babbling brook water courses and a small lake.


Glasbury-on-Wye is approximately 5 miles from Hay-on-Wye on the main A438 Hereford to Brecon Road. Glasbury, which is sited on one of the main river bridge crossings of the River Wye, offers a petrol station/general store, a church, a public house, an outdoor and recreation centre, a café/restauranat and the renowned Foyles Hotel and Restauarant.

Hay-on-Wye is the closest town and is known the world over for its annual Literary Festival held at the end of May each year. Hay-on-Wye benefits from many services and facilities including a library, a primary school, a church, a post-office, a dental surgery, a doctors surgery, a wide range of public houses, resatuarants as well as independent shops, boutiques and a small Co-op supermarket.

The Wye Valley is very well known for its sporting amenities including fishing on the River Wye as well as the small back water areas and excellent recreational facilities are found in The Brecon Beacons National Park and within The Black Mountains, which are both excellent for hiking, cycling and riding.

The nearest train station in found in Abergavenny and the M4 motorway at Newport and the M50 at Ross-on-Wye.


The accommodation is exceptionally generous and offers great potential to create a stunning home by enhancing the property which already exists.

The property is entered via a large reception hall with a fine staircase leading to the first floor. With access from the hallway, there is a cloakroom with a separate basin and cloak area as well as a low flush w.c. And radiator.

The reception hall leads through to the drawing room which is a magnificent open room with a set of double doors and three south facing picture windows taking full advantage of the beautiful views over The Wye Valley towards the Black Mountains and beyond. A further door leads into the dining room and then separately onto a covered patio.

The dining room, which adjoins the kitchen, is again a light and airy room with a large glass sliding door leading to the patio and a further door into the kitchen.

The kitchen is a very versatile room with a quarry tiled floor, an electric cooker point as well as an electric Aga and plumbing for a washing machine. There is a double bowl fitted sink with a waste disposal system, fitted worktops, further ample cupboards and drawers.

Leading through from the kitchen is the utility room with a washing machine point and a ceramic Belfast style sink. Within the utility is a walk-in larder with a cold slab, quarry tiled floor, a window to the outside and shelving.

From the entrance hall there is a corridor continuing onto provide access to two further bedrooms, both of which are considered double in proportion and have windows facing the wonderful southerly aspect.
There is a further room, which is currently used as an artist's studio although could provide another bedroom or further reception room.
In this area of the building there is a bathroom with a pedestal wash hand basin, a panelled bath, heated towel rail, radiator, a low flush w.c. And a further wall heater.

There is a staircase leading to the first-floor landing which gives access to three double bedrooms with the main upstairs bedroom having a glass door leading onto a balcony and again taking advantage of the panoramic views and a further door which leads into an exceptionally large attic/storage area, with a boarded floor and lighting.

On this first floor there is a bathroom, pedestal wash hand basin, a low flush w.c., a panelled bath and a large walk-in airing cupboard containing a large water tank and commercial heater. A further hatch leads to more storage space and also contains the cold-water tanks and a light.


The property is approached along a tarmacadam drive from the village road which is flanked by trees whilst crossing over a small bridge and sweeps around the front of the house with a centre feature cider mill stone. The driveway has a cattle grid inserted and the house is centralized within its own land, paddocks and gardens.

In total the property extends to approximately 4.5 acres of mature grounds. A unique feature of this property is a large trout pond which is naturally fed by a stream, a small island and features a beautiful weeping willow. This area was previously opened out by the current vendor.

The ponds had previously been stocked with brown trout and the area is a haven for wildlife within the garden.

Overall the gardens, grounds and paddocks are in good fettle and have been meticulously maintained over the years by the previous, as well as the current owners. Further buildings include a double garage and large car-port as well as an outside storage room and boiler room.

Connected to the back of the garage is a large fuel and wood store. There is a further building to the north-east of the main house this is of a timber structure and was previously a small fish hatchery and leased to the Welsh Water Authority. The lease has now expired. The building could be used for a variety of uses although no investigations into planning have been sought.


Freehold with vacant possession upon completion.

Council Tax Band

Band H Powys Council.


We are advised that the property is connected to a mains water supply, mains electricity and private septic-tank drainage. Oil-fired central heating. Please note the services or service installations have not been tested.


From Hay-on-Wye proceed in a south westerly direction along the B4350 towards Brecon. Upon enetering Glasbury-on-Wye turn rigjht adjacent to the petrol station and proceed over the river, taking the first left hand turning into the village of Glasbury-on-Wye. Continue through Glasbury village and into Cwmbach, a small hamlet. Proceed around a sharp left hand bend and continue around where a small cream-colured chapel will be noticed on the left hand side. The next driveway on the left gives access to Cwmbach Lodge.

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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