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Luxury Arts & Crafts house for sale

A rare Arts & Crafts house on the Welsh borders with 850 yards of double bank salmon and trout fishing along the River Wye is for sale at £1.75 million.

Pwll-Y-Faedda, half a mile from the village of Erwood and 14 miles from Hay on Wye, was built in the 1920s by Lord Glanusk, who used the property as his fishing lodge.

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Modernised and expanded, the house now has nine bedrooms (seven en-suite), seven bathrooms, reception hall, games room, domestic offices and 25 acres of land. As well as riverside gardens, the house also comes with grounds and woodland.

‘This is a fisherman’s dream on one of the prettiest bits of the Wye and is pretty much a one-off as there are only two or three houses on the river,’ explains selling agent Tim Jessop from Knight Frank’s Hereford office (01432 273087, ‘You own not only the river frontage, but also the woodland on the other bank, so no picnickers will be staring at you while you fish or go for a stroll.’

The current owners have created a lovely private house, adds Mr Jessop, as well as an upmarket bed and breakfast. ‘You could carry on running the business if you wish and your guests can enjoy seeing the salmon rising outside while they are seated at the breakfast table.’

The house is well positioned with the cathedral city of Hereford 30 miles to the south east and the nearest railway station is in Abergavenny, a two-hour train run to London Paddington.

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