Llyswen, Llyswen, Brecon, Powys


£465,000Guide price



01497 822522
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River Cottage is a charming 4 bedroom former fishing lodge nestling on the banks of the River Wye, within the popular village of Llyswen.


River Cottage is a charming 4 bedroom former fishing lodge nestling on the banks of the River Wye, within the popular village of Llyswen. The property is just over 100 years old and offers extensive accommodation finished to an exceptionally high standard and with approximately 50 meters of river frontage complimented with wonderful views and attractive gardens.


The property is found in the village of Llyswen where there is an excellent range of local facilities including a primary school, a petrol station/village stores as well as a separate village store in Boughrood, just over the river bridge, two public houses, a church and community hall. More comprehensive facilities can be found in the regional towns of Brecon, Hay-on-Wye and Builth Wells where there is a choice of supermarkets, convenience stores and general amenities. Hay-on-Wye, known for its literary festival held in May each year, is well known as the town of books and offers an excellent range of independent boutique shops with a variety of public houses, hotels and small restaurants, as well as a doctors surgery, dentists and library. Hay-on-Wye is found in the foothills of the Black Mountains offering a wide range of recreational activities, whilst Brecon offers a leisure centre complex, theatre, cinema etc.

There are close by, wonderful walks along the River Wye. The property is found between Hay-on-Wye and Brecon and Builth Wells is found to the north via the A470. The nearest train station is located in Builth Wells and the nearest motorway access is found at Newport (M4) via the A40 dual carriageway from Abergavenny, which also has a train station.


The property is entered via the spacious hallway with an oak staircase leading to the upper floor and offering an attractive seating and study area. On the middle floor there is a very well appointed family bathroom with a bath, large shower cubicle, sink and low flush w.c. On this level there are two bedrooms, one of which offers an en-suite shower room.
From the hallway a staircase leads to the lower level with a stunning kitchen/breakfast room having the benefit of a stable door leading into the garden and windows enjoying beautiful river views. This room is very light and airy with an excellent range of fitted kitchen units including under-lit display cabinet, a four oven electric Aga, an integral dishwasher, washing machine, fridge and freezer. The work surfaces are made of Corian with two large sinks inserted with drainers as well as a breakfast bar. There is a Travertine tiled floor with a large and ventilated pantry cupboard with lighting.

A set of double doors leads into the sitting room which can offer a dining area with oak flooring throughout, a fire-place with a wood-burning stove, two windows overlooking the river, two further windows and a glazed door also overlooking the garden. This room has recessed lighting and is particularly light and airy and can be enjoyed all year around. From the entrance hall the staircase leading to the upper hall gives access to two exceptional bedrooms one of which has fitted wardrobes, stunning river views and an en-suite bathroom with a panel bath, a shower cubicle, a low flush w.c., a wash hand basin with cabinet and shaver point, the walls are fully tiled, a window, oak floor boards, recessed lights and heated towel rail. The second upper bedroom offers oak flooring, recessed lighting and three windows with a very attractive feature of French doors opening onto the covered balcony, with dual aspects, steps leading down to the garden and a beautiful outlook over the River Wye.

Overall the accommodation is of exceptional quality finished in neutral colours throughout.

The room measurements are as follows:-

Entrance Hall 6.79m x 4.31m (max) 3.42m (min) (22'3" x 14'2" ( m

Lower Ground Floor

Lounge/Dining Room 3.58m x 3.39m (11'9" x 11'1")

Plus 3.04m x 5.45m (10'0" x 17'11")

Kitchen/Breakfast Room 4.39m x 5.31m (14'5" x 17'5")

Bathroom 3.46m x 2.65m (11'4" x 8'8")

First Floor

Large mezzanine study area

Master Bedroom 4.37m x 3.10m (14'4" x 10'2")

En-Suite Bathroom 1.96m x 3.17m (6'5" x 10'5")

Bedroom 2 5.45m x 3.04m (17'11" x 10'0")

Bedroom 3 2.46m x 3.79m (8'1" x 12'5")

Bedroom 4 2.97m x 2.13m (9'9" x 7'0")

Family Bathroom

Covered Balcony


The property is accessed via a gravel driveway with a very attractive stone wall and gated entrance. The gravel driveway leads down to the brick paved parking and turning area. Along the driveway there is a Studio/Workshop 5.4m x 3.3m (179 x 1010) with two double glazed windows, two small skylights and electric points inside and out. It is noted that within the workshop and turning area there is a planning consent which has been granted for a double garage or extended workshop. The gardens have been extensively landscaped and now provide stone walls, paved seating areas, as well as many raised floral borders and a good size level lawn. There is a drying area for laundry and a shed and further wood store. Please note the fishing rights are owned locally and are not in hand with the property.


We are advised that the property is connected to mains water and mains electricity. Private drainage system. Oil-fired under floor central heating system throughout, with the oil-tank in a secluded position at the top of the drive. Various electrical points outside and burglar alarm. An air-flow system providing fresh air throughout the house. Ample car parking. Please note the services or service installations have not been tested.

Council Tax

Powys Council Band "E".


Freehold with vacant possession upon completion.


From Hay-on-Wye proceed out of the town on the B4350 and continue through the village of Glasbury. Once you have passed through Three Cocks take the right hand turn (signposted to Builth Wells) on the A4079 and continue for several miles to a roundabout on the edge of Llyswen village. At the roundabout take the second exit right and continue to the village of Llyswen, passing the petrol station on the right hand side and continue onto just before leaving Llyswen, where there is a splayed and parking area adjacent to The Bridgend Public House, the entrance to the property is off the main road with a name plaque, clearly visible on the stone flanked driveway.

Viewing and Contact Details

All viewings must be arranged through the selling agents Sunderlands and Thompsons. 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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