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Lower Orchard Lodge, Erwood, Builth Wells, LD2
£775,000 | 5 bedrooms

Lower Orchard Lodge presents a rare fusion of extraordinary architecture and breathtaking vistas. This stunning modern home, meticulously designed by architects, graces the banks of the River Wye, offering a truly magnificent living experience.
Offering five generous bedrooms, all ensuite; and a stunning open plan living area that seamlessly opens onto the terrace which overlooks the stunning river Wye.

A spacious 5 bedroom house enjoying an enviable situation overlooking the river and captivating scenery. The master suite has its own balcony and separate roof terrace optimising panoramic views. The open plan living and kitchen areas provide the ultimate entertaining space, with bifold-doors seamlessly opening onto the large decked seating areas.Built around 15 years ago by a local builder for his own use the build incorporates many modern and luxury features including extensive glasswork, hardwood timbers and underfloor heating. This modern family home is the envy of many providing some 280 sq m of accommodation.

The property is positioned in the Wye Valley village of Erwood, a popular settlement with a local pub and village hall. The area surrounding the village is a mixture of rolling hillsides with rocky outcrops and the beautiful meandering river which travels south to the coast near Chepstow. The area offers an abundance of great walks, ideal for those with a keen interest in exploring this stunning section of Mid Wales. Excellent road networks provide easy access to quaint market towns and for commuting to a number of major cities. Hay-on-Wye, Brecon and Builth Wells, offer great amenities and local produce. Stunning Hay-on-Wye is known for the annual literary festival and countless book shops. Brecon, which lies in the foothills of the Brecon Beacons Mountain range, is the perfect base for those wishing to explore breathtaking walks and the mountain panoramas.

Vendor Interview
We had viewed over 30 houses in person, but only halfway down the entrance hall and taking in those panoramic views and we realised ''this is the one'!We had been looking for a truly special UK home for almost 3 years. We were blown away with the design, construction and stunning location. This was further endorsed by my dad, a retired architect. Lower Orchard Lodge delivers the ''wow factor', whether entertaining friends, cooking in the open plan kitchen, lying in bed and watching the river, working from home or just enjoying the expanse of decking in all seasons.

Walk Inside
A covered porch provides access to the attractive entrance, with useful built-in storage/shoe bench. Oak flooring with under floor heating extends throughout the ground floor. On entering, to your right, is a spacious cloakroom with traditional Welsh slate flooring, w.c., hand basin and heated towel rail. Off the main hallway is the ground floor bedroom and beyond the utility/boot room, offering a range of built-in units to include sink and plumbing for washing machine. A further door leads to the large office/home studio, this room providing an ideal work from home space with glazed screen, separate entrance door to the front and large walk-in storage cupboard to the rear which houses the oil fired boiler.

The hallway opens into the expansive Kitchen/living room; the hub of the home providing a beautiful open plan space, ideal for family living. The kitchen is fitted with a range of units and corian worktops, to include breakfast-bar, integrated sink, double oven and microwave, electric hob with extractor over and integrated fridge/freezer. The living area, flooded with light from the bi-fold doors that open onto the decked balcony making the most of the unrivalled river views. This lovely space has an integrated speaker and lighting system and a dual aspect, modern remote control gas fire providing a central feature between the living room and sun room. The sun room having a further set of bi-fold doors to the garden along with a glazed screen along the eastern elevation. A particular feature of this room being the purpose made roof-lantern highlighting the ambiance of this unique property. French doors open into the formal dining room with door to the garden.

First Floor
An oak staircase rises to the spacious first floor landing having glazed balustrading and airing cupboard providing additional storage. Encompassing the northern flank of the property is the impressive master bedroom with door to the external balcony with beautiful river and countryside views. The room is complimented with a dressing area with fully fitted wardrobes and an ensuite shower room to include rain shower, twin hand basin, w.c., and marble tiles. There are a further 3 double rooms all of which benefit from ensuite facilities. The family bathroom completes the accommodation on offer and adds that extra touch of luxury with Whirlpool Jacuzzi bath in tiled surround, hand basin, w.c. and heated towel rail.

Walk Outside
A shared driveway leads to the front of the property where there is a plenty of parking. The property sitting centrally within its plot, the eastern side laid to lawn with a pedestrian gate providing access to a further parking area to the front with storage area. A feature of this wonderful house are the stunning views from the rear decked garden to the open countryside and river beyond. The extensive decked patio is completed with glass railings and spotlighting, together with wood fired hot tub.


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