A couple of minutes' walk from the centre of Builth Wells, this characterful three-storey townhouse dates from around 1750, and offers loads of space. It's full of character, and also very practical.
Out front is private off-road parking space for two vehicles.
The front door opens into a large living room, leading to a hallway with a door to the garden, a door to the kitchen/diner and the stairs.
The spacious kitchen/diner is the heart of the house, with a fitted kitchen with spaces for washing machine, dishwasher and full-width cooker. At the other end of the room is the dining area, and in the end wall the woodburner is inset below a big old beam.
On the first floor is a spacious bathroom with loo and washbasin. This floor has three bedrooms. At the front a big double, next to a smaller double (which we currently use as an office) which has a walk-in cupboard. Overlooking the garden is a single bedroom.
On the second floor is a shower room with loo and washbasin, stylishly fitted, with an adjoining room which we use for ironing and storing bedding. This has the potential to be re-partitioned to make the smallest bedroom into a double matching the one on the floor below. This floor also has three bedrooms. At the front a small single (which we currently use as a sitting room) and the spacious master bedroom. Overlooking the garden at the rear is a cosy double bedroom.
The internal floor area is 189 square metres - it's a substantial house.
The rear garden is accessed from the house or via a side-alley (with no shared access). It's large and level, mostly lawned and only overlooked from two neighbouring bedrooms, so nice and private. At the house end is a gravelled area which is a great summer sun-trap, with a substantial storage shed, and at the other end a smaller shed which we use to store the lawnmower and garden tools. The garden office was installed in 2006 and is built to last. It has a proper mains electricity connection, is double-glazed and fully insulated and is suitable for use year-round.
Builth Wells is a small town on the River Wye. It has a good range of shops, pubs, cafés etc, a Co-op supermarket, two primary schools, a secondary school and a doctor's surgery. The two primary north-south routes through Wales - A470 and A483 - cross here, and the A44 into England about 10 miles north, so road access throughout the UK is good. Cardiff is about one and a half hours. The M4 at Newport is about one and a quarter hours.
Nearest railway station is Builth Road on the Heart on Wales line, about 3 miles.
The house was renovated in 2005, and has double glazing throughout. It is not listed. Heating and hot water is by gas, and it has a powerful combi boiler which was installed in December 2018. Water is non-metered. Council tax is band E, Powys County Council.
Furniture and white goods also available if required. This would make a great holiday rental property.