A Gorgeous Detached 4 Bedroom Period Stone Farmhouse, recently restored and extended, with 3 luxury rustic Cabins providing thriving Holiday Let business, also benefitting from Barn with Workshop and potential to convert, all set amid 3.2 acres with sublime views to Hay Bluff and the Black Mountains.


Front Porch – Sitting Room – Family Room – Study – Flex Room – Craft/Work Room – Home Office – Open Plan Kitchen/Dining Room – Utility Room – Downstairs WC – Boot Room – Rear Rain Porch – Principle Suite with Shower Room & Dressing Area – 2 Further Double Bedrooms – Single Bedroom – Family Bathroom – Lower Driveway – Entertaining Patio – Summerhouse – Shed – Fenced Vegetable Plot – Landscaped Gardens

3 Luxury Cabins

Open Plan Living Area with Wood Burner – Kitchenette with Breakfast Bar – Double Bedroom – Shower Room – Private Deck with Hot Tub – Fire Pit – Planning for 4 Additional Cabins


Upper Driveway with Ample Parking for Cabins – 2 Storey Barn Ground Floor – Workshop – Storage – Shower Room – Laundry – Upper Floor – Extensive Open Plan Room – Attached Shed & Wood Store – Meadow with Cabins – Young Orchard of Local & Heritage Apple Trees

The Arbour, completely renovated and extended over the past 5 years, offers a stunning family home delighting in a sweeping open flow between easily defined living spaces.

Highly malleable rooms would fit multiple functions to satisfy any family’s needs, without sacrificing convivial connectivity.

Privately nestled among the grounds and discreetly screened from the Farmhouse lie 3 luxury rustic Cabins providing a thriving Holiday Let enterprise, with planning permission to add 4 additional cabins and even further extend the business.

The property also benefits from a 2 storey Barn with attached Sheds – a work hub, currently providing a spacious Workshop alongside Store, Shower Room and Laundry with expansive open room above, all offering further exciting potential to convert; subject to all relevant planning permissions.

Enjoying a private location near the quiet and highly desirable village of Brilley, the farmhouse is set amid beautifully landscaped gardens with the Cabins in a meadow accessed through a young Orchard of local and Heritage apples, all orientated to bask in awe-inspiring views of the inky outline of the Black Mountains.

The book town of Hay-On-Wye lies 6 miles away and is famed for its International Literary Festival drawing visitors from around the world.

Beyond the bustling festival weeks, the area draws year-round visitors with fishing and canoeing on the River Wye, keen walkers, riders and cyclists enjoy the ancient Offa’s Dyke trail, the nearby Begwyns’ almost 1,300 acres of common land and the Brecon Beacon National Park.

Brecon with its Jazz Festival is about 20 miles, with the City of Hereford lying an all but equidistant 19 miles.

The Property

Front Porch – From the gateway on the lane a path leads to the timber-framed Front Porch with half wall and glazing, it offers a very spacious area with practical stone tile floor for storage and mail deliveries.

Sitting Room – The welcoming Sitting Room delights in characterful timber beams and exposed stone. The stone fireplace is home to the multi-fuel stove set upon a flagstone hearth and retains the niche of the original bread oven.

To the far end of the room with window looking across the rear gardens with its bank of lavender and philadelphus lies a natural reading nook. The room also benefits from the honey tones of the English ash hardwood flooring that runs harmoniously throughout the downstairs.

Study – Leading off the Sitting Room lies one of the eminently malleable rooms of the home, currently used as a craft room, the Study/Library offers a private retreat with window to the rear gardens.

Craft/Work Room – Offering ample additional space for bookcases and file storage for a dedicated Study or Home Office before it, the room is currently utilised as an organised Store for Holiday Let paraphernalia.

The Craft Room alternately offers quiet space tucked away from the hustle and bustle of family life in which to pursue more artistic endeavours.

Flex Room – Lying to the far side of the Sitting Room’s upright timbers, the Flex Room offering a multi-functional space.

With deep open alcove ideal for storage, the space offers an ideal Playroom for young children or dedicated Reading Room with natural light from a window overlooking the beautiful front gardens and countryside beyond.

Home Office – The extensive space at the base of the staircase is utilised as a Home Office providing ample space for running the business of the holiday lets and any other enterprises. On the stairs is a door hatch providing access to substantial roof storage.

Family Room – With exposed timber beams and open to the expanse of the Kitchen/Dining Room, the Family Room offers a more informal space to relax on comfy sofas while conversing with cooks hard at work in the Kitchen.

Kitchen/Dining Room – The sweeping expanse of the open plan Kitchen and Dining Room offers a magnetic hub for family life providing ample space for a large dining table at which to gather family and friends.

Dining is set before bi-fold doors opening onto the stone paved Entertaining Patio with stunning views and allows gatherings to happily spill out into the gardens.

The Kitchen is fully fitted in painted Shaker units with solid wood countertops. The stainless-steel sink & a half with drainer is set beneath a bank of windows framing views across a grove of Himalayan white birch and out to the captivating views of the Black Mountains.

To one side of the sink is an integrated dishwasher and storage units while to the other lie deep pan drawers and full-height Pantry cupboard with fitted shelving beside space for a fridge/freezer. Further open units flank the wood burning Rayburn range, heating both radiators and hot water while for summer cooking integrated is a Neff electric oven with Bosch induction hob above.

Utility Room – With stone tile flooring, the Utility has fitted units and countertop to match the Kitchen. It provides ample space for household necessities and under-counter space for both washer and dryer.

Boot Room – The Rain Porch sheltering the solid wooden Rear Door leads into the Boot Room. With tile flooring, rows of coat hooks and fitted wooden benches with boot and shoe storage below, it offers a practical area for the divestment of coats and muddy boots. A wide door with ease of accessibility and no threshold opens into the Downstairs WC.

Bedroom 1 – The Principle Bedroom occupying the new extension takes maximum advantage of its dual aspect to frame enchanting views across the front gardens and meadow to open countryside with mountains beyond.

A carpeted Double Bedroom with exposed beams, behind the bed placement a curtain conceals a dedicated Dressing area with copious space for wardrobes, open hanging rails and chests of drawers. The Ensuite features corner shower cubicle, WC, wall-hung basin and is completed by chrome heated towel rail and vinyl tile-effect flooring.

Bedroom 2 – The carpeted Double Bedroom delights in exposed original roof truss timber beams with built-in open wardrobe space to one side.

Bedroom 3 – A carpeted small Double Bedroom enjoys window framing lovely views over the front gardens and views beyond.

Bedroom 4 – The last bedroom is a carpeted Single with window overlooking the front gardens.

Family Bathroom – Featuring a Slipper roll top full bath, period-style pedestal basin with towel rail, WC and large chrome heated towel rail, the Bathroom is completed with high window, a large cupboard home to the hot water tank and original wooden flooring.

3 Rustic Cabins – The 3 luxury cedar-clad cabins all feature similar lay-outs with an open living area with wall-mounted TV and featuring a wood burner set on a slate hearth with seating set before picture windows framing sublime and uninterrupted views of open country up to Hay Bluff and the Cat’s Back. Views mirrored in the picture window of the Double Bedroom, with built-in open storage.

The cabins offer a Kitchenette with Breakfast Bar and feature stainless steel sink, Belling 2 ring hob, under-counter fridge and space for microwave, toaster and kettle. The Shower Rooms have large enclosures featuring both regular and Rainhead showers, WCs, table-top basins, chrome heated towel rails and exposed copper piping.

Outside the cabins have space for table and chairs on private deck areas made from reclaimed oak sourced at a nearby timber mill. Each cabin has a Hot Tub discreetly screened and an open fire pit for barbecuing.

Planning permission has been granted for a further 4 cabins, providing the option to further extend the business if desired.

Barn – The 2 storey Barn with Attached Shed and Wood Store offers a ground floor divided between a large Workshop and a Store Room with Shower Room and Laundry area with fitted stainless sink and space for commercial washer and dryer.

The upper level forms an expansive open room, bursting with immediate potential for an Entertaining/Movie/Games/Rumpus Room for Teenagers, or exciting potential to convert into a multi-generational annexe or separate family home.

With 2 Driveways turning off the lane, the Upper Driveway leads to the Barn and offers ample parking for Cabin guests. Mown grass pathways lead through the new orchard planted with local and heritage apple varieties into the meadow beyond home to the Cabins and revelling in stunning views. The Lower Driveway serves the house and provides ample parking.

From the Entertaining Patio the wide flower border gives way to lawn and leads to the Summerhouse with front veranda. Tucked away from sight lies a large Shed backing the fenced and hornbeam hedged Vegetable Plot offering large growing beds, 2 polytunnels and Fruit Cage.

The beautifully landscaped gardens sweep outwards with earthwork mounds forming a natural amphitheatre with groves of Himalayan white-stemmed birch and Rowan trees all orientated to frame exquisite vistas.


Herefordshire Council Tax Band ‘E’
Wood-Fired Central Heating
Double Glazed Throughout
Mains Electricity & Water
Private Drainage
Fibre Broadband Available

Guide Price – £1,400,000.

More Details – https://glasshouseproperties.com/property/brilley-whitney-on-wye-herefordshire/836265/


From Hereford take Kings Acre Road, the A438 to Brecon straight for 12 miles. Turn left to remain on the A438 signed Winforton/Hay. Continue straight ahead for 4 miles, ignoring the first sign to Brilley. Turning sharp right at the second sign marked Brilley 2 miles. Climb to the top of the hill, the property is to be found on the right. Turn right into the lane marked with the house name and take the second right into the lower driveway.

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