Boughrood, Brecon, Powys


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
A charming 4 bed period house in a stunning rural location off the beaten track with exceptional potential.


Blaenau is a rare, detached longhouse, probably dating from the 18th Century, found amid stunning Radnorshire countryside close to the Wye Valley. The house is extensive and full of character. The outside space at this delightful property offers charming gardens with the added attraction of a bank leading down to a stream. Within the grounds there is also a period stone barn with further potential (subject to planning permission).


Blaenau is located just above Boughrood village. The villages of Boughrood and Llyswen straddle the River Wye with the A470 passing through the village of Llyswen. The local facilities offered between the villages comprise a petrol station, a primary school, village stores, village hall, a café, two public houses and two churches.

Overall, this is a thriving community with lots of recreational activities. Brecon and Hay-on-Wye are each approximately a twenty minute drive away, both of which have a wide range of services and facilities.

Hay-on-Wye is a bustling market town with tourists and because of the number of second hand book shops, boutiques, antique shops, restaurants, cafés and range of public houses, it is known the world over for its annual literary festival held in the Spring.

The Black Mountains offer excellent walking and riding whilst the Offa's Dyke is a popular route for walkers.

The nearest railway station is Abergavenny, which is 23 miles and the nearest motorway link to the M4 is found at Newport (42 miles). Hereford station is approximately 50 minutes drive away.


The property is entered through the large front porch into a sitting room with an inglenook fireplace and exposed beams. Immediately to one side of the sitting room there is the dining room with an oak panel wall and a window to the front. Also leading off from the sitting room is the kitchen which has a wide range of fitted units, an oil fired Rayburn, an electric oven and hob as well as space for a tall double width fridge and windows looking out to the rear.

In the hallway there is a utility cupboard with plumbing and power for a washing machine and a set of steps lead up to a bathroom with a panel bath, wash hand basin and low flush w.c.

From the rear hall another set of steps lead up into an exceptionally large studio with door and window to the front aspect and a further doorway leading into an office (which has in the past been used as a downstairs bedroom), with two windows to the front.

From the studio a set of mahogany stairs lead to the first-floor landing, giving access to two double bedrooms. One is of exceptional proportion with windows to the front and rear aspect. Both have en-suite bathrooms.

From the first sitting room an oak clad stone spiral staircase leads up to the first-floor landing where there are two further double bedrooms, a shower room and a landing with further cupboard storage space.

Overall, the accommodation is extensive and offers a high level of versatility and flexibility.


The property is approached by the gravel driveway where the title for the property begins at the gate adjacent to the small outbuilding. There is a traditional stone barn with power and light measuring approximately 15m x 6m and dated 1791. The rear wall has been rebuilt with a concrete block interior and stone exterior and a large window unit installed. Overall, this barn offers excellent potential subject to the necessary planning consents.

To the left of the barn there is a lean-to storage area and on the right is a garden store with power and lighting, measuring approximately 5.55m x 4.19m.

A set of steps lead from the outside to the first floor granary above the garden store where there is power.

The driveway is of superb proportion with parking for many vehicles and just above the house there is an ornamental pond which is spring fed.

To the west of the main house the gardens open out and are a delightful feature of this property. There are picturesque views over the surrounding countryside and the garden is interspersed with a variety of trees and shrubs with formal floral borders around one side and a raised terrace area. The lawn leads down a bank which then drops down towards a stream offering a haven for wildlife.

Overall, this is a very peaceful and tranquil location offering solace far from the madding crowd.

Agents Note

Please note: A seldom used footpath leads along the drive, past the property to a stile leading to the fields to the rear. A right exists for access along the drive to a field behind the house.


Freehold with vacant possession upon completion.

Council Tax Band

Powys Council Band G.


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


From Hay-on-Wye take the B4350 towards Brecon. Continue to Glasbury-on-Wye and then continue on the A438, signposted towards Brecon. Passing through Three Cocks take the right-hand turn, signposted to Builth Wells on the A4079 and continue to the roundabout. Take the second exit which is signposted to Builth Wells and continue into the village of Llyswen. Proceed through Llyswen and adjacent to The Bridgend Inn public house turn right and continue over the bridge staying on this village road through Boughrood. Continue up the hill and turn left where the road bears sharp right. Continue along this lane taking the right-hand turn signposted to Cornhill. Proceed along this road, for one mile and just over the brow of the hill take the first junction to the left-hand side. Continue downhill past the Chapel into the bottom of the valley to where the tarmac stops and there is a 90 turn to the right onto a gravel driveway. Proceed up the driveway where the property will be found at the end.

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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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