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Riverside country house for sale in Wales

Glaslyn is a wonderful old Victorian property on the banks of the River Wye in Wales. The property was developed in Victorian times by the Welsh artist H.W.B Davis who added an additional building to the original house as his studio – which now an excellent games room.

Inside the house has well-proportioned accommodation including spacious reception rooms – drawing room, sitting room and study – which benefit from bay windows and open fireplaces. The modern kitchen is open plan and leads through to the recently added garden room. The back hall leads to the walk-in larder, wine cellar and a boiler house. Upstairs a wide galleried landing serves a total of six bedrooms, most of which has glorious views out over the river. There are three bathrooms, all recently refurbished.


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Outside the gardens and grounds consist of formal lawns and shrub borders and give access to delightful riverside walks and include an interesting footbridge across the River Wye. Beyond the gardens are pasture paddocks and woodland lining a disused railway line which is included in the property – there is also a section of woodland amounting to around 24 acres; the entire property comes to around 35 acres.

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The property also includes over half a mile of fishing rights on the left bank of the Upper Wye which is traditionally a salmon river but has more lately become renowned for its trout and grayling – fishing is usually made available to tenants of the holiday cottages (the present owners currently rent a further three miles of adjoining fishing for this purpose).

There is a substantial range of outbuildings on the land, including the studio. Adjoining this are two cottages, one with two bedrooms and one with three bedrooms. Another pair of bungalows have one and two bedrooms. At present the cottages are let for around seven months of the year.

The house is located in a spectacular rural location and the views are far-ranging out across the river and the mountains. The surrounding countryside provides brilliant opportunities for outdoor pursuits and the local centres of Rhayader and Builth wells offer everyday facilities, restaurants and hotels.

The guide price is £1,750,000. For further information please contact Knight Frank on 01432 273 087 or visit

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