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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Llanhamlach,Nr Brecon,LD3

Sold STC £700,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Detached Riverside Property
  • 1/2 Mile Of Fishing Rights on the River Usk
  • Ideal for Game Fishing
  • Secluded Position
  • 1/2 Acre of Grounds
  • Glorious Position overlooking the River
  • Character Property with Working Waterwheel
  • Additional Self-contained Annexe
  • Detached 1 Bedroom Cottage
  • Workshop

Full description

Property Description

Wonderful opportunity to purchase a stone built watermill with water wheel on the banks of the River Usk with 1/2 mile of fishing rights.

Property Details


A unique property which is beautifully located on the banks of the River Usk with a working waterwheel which is rarely seen on a river location. Rumoured to date back to the Norman times, the property was re-built in 1984 has been sympathetically restored to retain many of its original features & is believed to possibly have been built on Roman foundations, and once belonging to the Bernard de Newmarch estate. Located in a secluded position yet within close proximity to Brecon town, the property enjoys approximately ½ acre of grounds, with fishing rights stretching along the banks of the River Usk for approximately half a mile making it ideal for game fishing. The property enjoys an array of wildlife, and is spoilt with wonderful views of its surrounding countryside & of its riverside position. Millbrook Mill has also a number of outbuildings which could be further utilised, and also offers a detached cottage ideal for holiday use & which the current owners have used as for this purpose, and another studio annexe which again offers further accommodation. The property has a 3m galvanized steel working waterwheel which was re-instated by the current owners, and with provides additional electricity directly from the River. This is a rare opportunity to purchase a charming, historic stone-built property in such a unique location with fishing rights.

Positioned approximately 3 miles from Brecon town within the Brecon Beacons National Park, Millbrook Mill is ideally situated to enjoy a rural and secluded location on the banks of the river, yet only a 10 minute drive from the historic market town of Brecon which has a wide range of amenities including Theatre, Cinema, Leisure Centre, & range of shops & supermarkets. Brecon also offers a selection of schooling including the well-renowned Christ College with offers private education. Located close to the A40, the property is also well connected to the main road network, with Cardiff, Abergavenny, & Hereford & the M4 motorway being within a 1 hours drive.
Main Dwelling


Carpeted floor. Radiator. Glazed door to side. Built-in storage with shelving and fuse box. Door to:

Vinyl flooring. Radiator. W/C. Wash hand basin. Fully tiled surround. Double-glazed window to side. Shower cubicle (mains connected). Fitted bath with tiled surround. Bidet.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room:

LPG boiler. Solid oak bespoke fitted kitchen with a selection of French wall & base units with integral fridge freezer and dishwasher. Plumbing for washing machine. Space for gas cooker with extractor fan. Double glazed window to rear. Feature timbers with brickwork. Half tiled surrounds. Worktops. Radiator.
Living Room/Dining Room:

Carpeted floor. Feature ‘A-frame’ timbers. 2 x double glazed dormer windows to front. Feature Bay windows to side with superb riverside views. Double glazed patio doors to rear leading onto the balcony area which leads down to the rear garden. Feature inglenook fireplace housing multi-fuel stove with flagstone hearth and stonework surround & timber lintel. 3 x radiators.
Bedroom 1:

Double bedroom. Wooden flooring. Double glazed window to rear. Radiator. Built-in cupboards.
Bedroom 2:

Double bedroom. Carpeted floor. Double glazed window to front. Radiator. Exposed timbers.
Bedroom 3:

Double bedroom. Carpeted floors. Exposed timbers. Radiator. Double glazed window to side.
Fisherman’s Nook (Basement under Millbrook)
Possible self-contained annexe (subject to conversion & consents). Comprising of:

Utility / Store:

Concrete floor. Stone slabs and shelving. 2 double glazed windows to front. Door to side. Door to:

Quarry tiled floor and flagstone. Feature fireplace with stoned surround and Aga range. Double glazed window to rear. Sink/drainer with worktops. Exposed timbers. Door to rear. Door to:
Shower Room:

Quarry tiled floor. Doubled glazed window to rear. Fully tiled shower cubicle. Door to:

Quarry tiled floor. W/C.
Fisherman’s Studio (Self contained Annexe)

Living Room:

Open plan split-level room. Tiled floor. Electric fireplace. 2 x double glazed windows to front with stone bases. Exposed timbers. Feature old waterwheel cog with feature exposed stones, and feature stone table. 2 x Radiators. Steps up to the bedroom area. Through to:

Tiled floor. Double glazed windows to side and rear. Fitted kitchen with a selection of base units. Worktops and sink drainer. Plumbing for small dishwasher. Fully tiled surround. Space for white goods. Electric hob . Door to:

Tiled floor. Double glazed window to side. W/C. Fitted bath with shower attachments. Wash hand basin. Fully tiled surround. 2 x radiators.
Bedroom Area:

Double room. Carpeted floor. Timber banister. Feature stonework. Built-in cupboard housing the operating winch for the waterwheel, invertor and meters.
Basement (Under Fisherman’s Studio):


Timber door. Flagstone flooring. Exposed timbers. Through to further storage room with single glazed windows to front and side. Feature old waterworks. Door to rear garden. Open view to working waterwheel.

Working waterwheel accessed via side gate. 3 meter galvanised steel waterwheel which is gate operated from the water from the river.
The Cottage


Vinyl floor. Single glazed window to side. Radiator. Staircase to first floor. Understairs storage. Door to:
Bedroom :

Double bedroom. Carpeted floor. Single glazed windows to front and side. Radiator.

Vinyl floor. W/C. Single glazed window to side. Fitted bath. Fully tiled walls. Wash hand basin with tiled splash back. Electric shower.
First Floor:

Lounge / Kitchen:

Carpeted floor. Single glazed window to side. 2 x double glazed velux windows to front. Exposed timbers. Radiator. Feature wood burner with stonework chimney and hearth. Storage cupboard housing boiler.
Kitchen Area:

Vinyl floor. Fitted base units. Space for cooker with extractor. Sink drainer with tiled surround.
Detached Workshop:

Part concrete/wood flooring. Selection of shelving. Wash hand basin with tiled surround. Double-glazed windows to front & rear. Plumbing for washing machine. Power points. Electricity & lighting.
Workshop Basement (Old Drying Room):

Stable doors. Cobbled floor. Exposed timbers & kilms into arched recesses. Electricity & lighting.
Side Store:

Concrete floor. Shelving.

Accessed from the A40 via a private gated entrance the property stands in glorious grounds of approximately ½ acre (tbv) sitting proudly on the banks of the River Usk. The property provides a large parking area for a number of vehicles which can separated by a 5 bar gate between the main property & which leads to the detached cottage. The property boasts a number of outbuildings which can be used for a variety purposes and which include a large workshop which storage below. The grounds have been attractive landscaped by way large lawn areas with a wide variety of plants, trees, & shrubs, and also large paved patio area with includes a pond, & leads to a large vegetable plot with greenhouse, and tiered garden with a timber summerhouse. To the rear of the property is a raised balcony access directly from the main property with steps down to the garden, and enjoying beautiful views over the river & surrounding countryside. The current owners have also erected a wonderful natural stone wall with a feature stone turret which incorporates a lovely seating area enjoying superb views back towards the property with a river back drop. The garden also has two timber bridges providing access over the channelled waterwheel.

A wide variety of wildlife has been seen over the years by the current owners including otters, mink, badgers, along with a several species of bird such as red kites, kingfishers, herons to name but a few.
Fishing Rights:

The property enjoys approximately ½ mile of fishing rights on the bank of the River Usk which will be popular with game fishermen where Salmon, Sea Trout, & Brown Trout can be caught.
Rights of Way:

There is a pedestrian right of way over the property along the bank of the river which has been routed by the Brecon Beacons National Parks which is regularly used. The private lane leading to the property is owned & maintained by the neighbouring farmer, who also has a right of way over part of the drive to access his adjoining fields.

All the property is connected as follows with the Cottage having a separate LPG boiler: Mains water, private drainage, LPG-fired central heating system. Mains electricity which is supplemented by the generated electricity from the waterwheel. Council Tax Band E.
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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
18 July 2011

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