Builth Wells and the surrounding area has a great deal to offer the resident and visitor alike. The beautiful, unspoilt countryside surrounding the town is ideal for walking, leisure and sporting pursuits, including fishing in the renowned Wye & Irfon Rivers and challenging 18 hole…
6 bedrooms: 3 currently B&B, 1 ownerâ€™s accommodation
3 generous and designer-styled B&B guest bedrooms
14 x 12 ft guest lounge
Over 2200 square feet of accommodation
2 additional bedrooms / offices
3 shower rooms (two ensuite, one private)
Potential for expanding guest rooms
1 separate bathroom, downstairs toilet
Elegant Victorian town house
Viewing highly recommended
Builth Wells and the surrounding area has a great deal to offer the resident and visitor alike. The beautiful, unspoilt countryside surrounding the town is ideal for walking, leisure and sporting pursuits, including fishing in the renowned Wye & Irfon Rivers and challenging 18 hole golf course. The Wyeside Arts Centre includes a cinema, as well as varied live events across the arts spectrum throughout the year. The Royal Welsh Agricultural Show, the largest of its kind in Europe, takes place each July, with numerous other events taking place at the showground throughout the year. There are direct trains from Builth Road to both Swansea and Shrewsbury which connect to the national rail network. The city of Hereford is approximately 40 miles and the Welsh capital Cardiff is less than 60 miles. The smaller towns of Brecon and Hay-on-Wye are within 20 miles.
This impressive 3-storey, six bedroomed Victorian townhouse has been completely renovated and extensively refurbished with no expense spared and shows incredible attention to detail with an array of original period features lovingly restored and highlighted by the current owners. It is an outstanding family home, and is also currently being run as an award winning 5 star luxury boutique guesthouse – having been voted 2016 Best Luxury Boutique B&B in Powys by Lux Magazine.
The property is approached via the front landscaped garden with original iron railings and gates to the front door, leading to entrance porch with original Victorian tiled floor and etched part-glazed door with side panels, into the entrance hallway with stairs rising to first floor, understairs storage cupboard and new solid oak doors leading to dining room, guest lounge and breakfast room. Dining room: 13 x 12 ft with impressive sash bay window to front, large original feature fireplace surround with tiled inset and hearth, fitted oak shelving in chimney recesses, and Karndean herringbone wood-effect floor. Lounge: 14 x 13 ft with large picture window to rear overlooking the yard and garden, original arched sash window to front, large working fireplace with Victorian slate surround, hood and tiled hearth. Breakfast room: 11 x 9 ft with a Magnet kitchen feature island, window to rear, understairs storage cupboard, sliding oak door leading to the 12 x 8 ft modern fitted Magnet kitchen with pantry cupboards, range effect Kensington cooker, Samsung fridge-freezer, sliding oak door to utility space and downstairs WC, UPVC stable door access to garden. There is an additional converted room as the rear of the property currently used for storage, but was purpose designed as a gym space with Karndean floor, drinking fountain, and UPVC patio doors, and would make a fabulous craft or play room.
First floor: Large landing with oak doors to all first floor bedrooms, original part-glazed door leading to inner hallway with private WC, bathroom and storage / boiler room. Bedroom two measures 16 x 14 ft with recently replaced double glazed window to rear, original arched sash window to front, original cast iron feature fireplace with surround, mantle and tiled inset, oak door to the en-suite shower room with large walk-in spa-style tiled shower, white utility ware, Karndean slate-effect floor, and replacement UPVC window – an elegant design and style as used throughout the property. Bedroom one measures 15 x 13 ft with antique fireplace, cast iron surround, tiled inset, granite hearth and oak mantle, and boasts another impressive bay sash window to front with views over the Groe Park. Bedroom three measures 9 x 7 ft and is used as a walk-in dressing room, but could be converted to adjoin bedroom one thereby creating space for another en-suite master bedroom. Stairs to second floor.
Second floor: Landing with skylight window, built in storage/linen cupboard with shelving, with oak doors to remaining three bedrooms and large private family shower room. Bedroom four measures 9 x 7 ft with sash window and fitted oak storage, and could be used as an office, single bedroom, or further walk-in storage space. Bedroom five measures 13 x 12 ft and boasts two feature arched sash windows with lovely views overlooking the Groe Park and River Wye. Bedrooms four and five can be used as a ‘family room’ utilising the family shower room with large walk-in spa-style tiled shower, white utility ware, Karndean slate-effect floor, and replacement UPVC window. Bedroom six in this superb property measures 14 x 10 ft with en-suite shower room boasting a large walk-in spa-style tiled shower, white utility ware, Karndean slate-effect floor.
The property enjoys generous and mature landscaped garden space extending considerably to the rear of the house, plus significant off-road parking with a gated gravelled driveway to the side of the property for up to 3 cars, a seating area to catch the afternoon sun with extending awning, leading to the gated rear garden with another generous gravelled area suitable for one more parked vehicle. The rear of the property boasts more seating areas with hand crafted patio furniture, woodstore and recycling storage, concrete patio with rotary washing line, excellent lock-up storage ideal for guest bicycles and golf clubs, plus workshop, summer house, greenhouse, cottage garden planting, large kitchen herb garden, purpose-built vegetable beds, and a central circular feature containing a firepit barbecue. The current owners have achieved incredible success whilst running this 5 Star Gold rated bed and breakfast, including being voted '2016 Best Luxury Boutique B&B in Powys' by Lux Magazine, ’Stellar Stays 2016’ winner by hotelscombined.com, and achieving 10/10 Award of Excellence ratings by booking.com for two consecutive years. It is a thriving, highly reviewed, luxury business with established marketing, customer base and excellent turnover ready to be taken over immediately by new owners. Alternatively, this is a stunning family home with quality antique and luxury furnishings and fittings in arguably the most highly desired location in Builth Wells.
Stunning family home, with potential of an award winning 5-star luxury bed and breakfast presenting idyllic lifestyle change opportunity