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Erwood, Builth Wells, Powys, LD2
£575,000 | 3 bedrooms

Originally a pair of cottages built in the early 1800s, this beautifully situated 3 bedroomed house sits above the River Wye near the picturesque single-track Llanstephan Bridge. The property has stunning panoramic views and has a mile of exclusive fishing rights on a prime stretch of the Wye.

This charming 3-bedroomed home has been lovingly extended and modernised over the years to include an incredible ''river room' with glass on all 3 sides, providing uninterrupted panoramic views of the river and its wildlife. At the other end of the house there is another large room overlooking the river currently used as an Artist's studio.With a mile of exclusive fishing rights on a prime stretch of the Wye, this is a really unique opportunity to buy a property that is being offered on the market for the first time in over 30 years.Its pretty cottage garden has been planted with a variety of flowering shrubs and fruit trees, and has steps leading down to the riverbank where, on a summer's evening, you might easily find yourself with a glass of bubbly and a picnic ''on the rocks'.With no near neighbours, ample parking and easy access to the main routes through mid-Wales, this offers an opportunity to acquire a stunning property which is truly a one-of-a-kind.

Less than 2 miles upstream, the village of Erwood has a village hall and pub. The historic towns of Builth Wells (7 miles north) and Brecon (15 miles west) offer a good selection of amenities. The famous literary town of Hay-on-Wye is 11 miles to the east. There is a nearby public bus service and school transport to the local primary and secondary schools. There is a playgroup and after-school club in Llyswen (3 miles to the south).

Step Inside
From the tarmac parking area, a paved path leads you to the front door and hallway, from which, to the left, is an ensuite double bedroom overlooking the river. To the right of the hallway, a staircase leads up to the river room.The views from the river room, which has an open-plan dining area and kitchen at the far end, are guaranteed to take your breath away! At the other end you're led to a spacious living room and the rest of the house. The living room has a wood-burning stove with an exposed stone fireplace, and from it a staircase leads to the second floor. The second floor has a generous landing which makes a lovely office space/library with views over the river, together with two further double bedrooms and a bathroom.Continuing from the other side of the living room, a short staircase leads to a large studio room, with high ceilings and a wood-burning stove. Views over the river and good natural light make this an inspiring creative space. At the far end of the studio is an external door and useful overhead storage space.

Step Outside
The wooden entrance gate leads down a short tarmac drive to the parking spaces from where steps lead down to the garden in one direction and a pathway to the house in the other. The garden is lawned and has a variety of thoughtfully-selected hardy shrubs and productive fruit trees, together with a magnificent magnolia tree. There is colour here all through the seasons, with the river always present as a dancing backdrop. From this lawned area, you can walk through a kiwifruit arch to the riverbank, where large natural boulders provide fishing spots for herons and playgrounds for otters and their kits. A private path leads up through a small area of woodland to a gate on the road, not far from Llanstephan Bridge.

Included in the sale of Wyeside Cottages is the extremely rare opportunity to own a historic mile-long stretch of fishing on the River Wye. The property sits on the bank of the Gromain beat and is set against the dramatic backdrop of the Black Mountains. This is a classic fly water for Salmon, Trout and Grayling. There are a series of named salmon holding pools, Boat Pool, Heirog Cottage, Spring Pool and the Spout. Some of the pools have boards to fish from including in front of the house, there are also two fishing huts.This riverside property set in a beautiful private location gives continual opportunity to enjoy a rich variety of wildlife throughout the seasons. Otters, kingfishers, herons and much other bird life can be watched from the house. There are very few riverbank properties on the Wye, in this area especially, with this amount of fishing included!In the past, the fishing has been managed by the Wye & Usk Foundation, which, if the purchaser chose to continue, could also provide a modest income.

Agents Notes
There are additional fishing rights for sale at Boughrood, please contact the agents fro more deatils.

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