Gwenddwr, Builth Wells, Powys


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  • Bedrooms: 3
A charming detached 3 bedroom cottage found in a stunning rural location above the Wye Valley. Beautifully presented and characterful accommodation set in approximately 4.25 acres


Bedwhir is simply a delightful and characterful cottage found in a stunning rural location with beautiful views and the advantage of a southerly aspect. The property sits in approximately 4.25 acres of delightful grounds with beautiful cottage gardens, an orchard area and paddocks.


Bedwhir is situated within the rural parish of Gwenddwr just above the village of Erwood and lies within the Breconshire countryside. Erwood has the benefit of a Public House & Restaurant. The nearby village of Llyswen has good basic amenities in the form of two public houses, primary school, village shop and filling station. More comprehensive facilities can be found in the nearby market towns of Builth Wells and Hay-on-Wye, where there is a choice of supermarkets, convenience stores and general amenities. Both local towns are popular tourist destinations with Builth Wells being the home of the Royal Welsh Showground where they hold the largest agricultural show in Europe each year and Hay-on Wye which is renowned for the annual Hay Literary Festival. The towns both have a leisure facilities and cinemas, public houses, a medical practice and outdoor markets held weekly. Bedwhir is found just outside the Brecon Beacons National Park offering a variety of leisure activities on the doorstep.


The property is entered through the front door into a front entrance hallway. Immediately to the left is the sitting room with windows to the front and rear, a large stone inglenook fireplace with a Clearview stove, an understairs storage cupboard and a door through to a further small room which is currently being used as an office with windows to the rear and side.

From the hall a door leads through into the open kitchen area and on into the dining room. The kitchen has handmade kitchen units, with a granite worktop, electric oven and hob, a double Belfast sink, a wood-fired Rayburn and a traditional bread oven which is an original kitchen feature. Also in the kitchen there is a larder/pantry with light and shelving.

The opening in the kitchen leads through to the dining area, which could also be used as a further living room, with a vaulted ceiling, windows to the rear and both sides and a set of double doors leading out to the terrace. This is a delightfully light and airy space with the main windows facing towards the southern aspect. From the dining room a door leads to a rear porch giving access to a downstairs w.c and utility room.

The staircase at the front of the house leads to the first floor landing which gives access to all three bedrooms which are considered double in proportion. The main bedroom also benefits from cupboard storage and windows to the front and rear aspect.

The family bathroom has a panel bath, wash-hand basin, low flush w.c and a corner shower cubicle.


The property is approached along a private driveway over which the owner of Bedwhir has a right of way providing access to the property. To the front of the cottage there is ample parking and space to turn.

The property sits centrally within the garden area. To the northern side there is a productive vegetable garden with raised beds and the main cottage garden has a variety of trees and shrubs with a further fence leading down to a lower garden which is interspersed with trees and shrubs.

From the driveway there is access leading to the land with a gently sloping southerly aspect and a pond can be found to the north of the main paddock.

Either side of the house there are 2 outbuildings. The first building, to the south, also has a lean-to area (6m x

3.13m). The main part of the building (11.44m x 6.10m) is of stone, brick and timber construction with a concrete floor, power and lighting. There is also a second lean-to, currently used as a wood and fuel store (9.41m x 4.66m) with a hardcore floor, power sockets and lighting. Both lean-to areas are open-fronted.

To the north of the driveway there is a further traditional outbuilding of stone and timber construction (approx. 15m x 4.8m). The building features 3 distinct areas with modern mezzanine storage above one area and a separate lean-to to the side.

Overall, both outbuildings have excellent scope for further development subject to the necessary planning consents.

Attached to the house there is the boiler room which contains the biomass heating system.


Freehold with vacant possession upon completion.

Council Tax Band

Powys Council Band F.


We are informed that the property is connected to mains electricity, private water and private drainage. Please note the services or service installations have not been tested.


From Hay proceed along the B4350 in a south-westerly direction, signposted towards Brecon. Pass through Glasbury and continue on the A438 into the next village calles Three Cocks. In Three Cocks take the right-hand turn onto the A4079 signposted to Builth Wells. Follow this road and at the roundabout take the 2nd exit continuing along the A479 into the village of Llyswen. Travel through Llyswen, joining the A470, and continue through the next village of Erwood. After exiting Erwood take the next turn left opposite the bridge, signposted Gwenddwr. Continue up the hill over the common and take the next right. Continue for approx. of a mile and then take the next left turn. Follow the road down the hill and take the 2nd turning on the right where the property will be found at the end of the stone track.

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Viewing & 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.

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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