IF you’ve ever wanted to own a castle and have a spare £2.5 million lying around, then there is one in Powys that could be yours.

Boughrood Castle is on the market for £2,400,000 – an imposing Grade II listed country house set in a splendid location overlooking the Wye Valley and Black Mountains.

The 11-bedroom castle was rebuilt in 1817 by Francis Fowke in the grounds of the original Boughrood Castle thought to date from the 12th century.

The iconic property stands in grounds of about 18 acres, including formal garden and pasture land, while there are also three small cottages linked to it, and is located close to the village of Boughrood, near Llyswen, between Builth Wells and Brecon.

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This lovely property has been on the market since last October. Now being marketed by McCartneys, a description on their website states: “The traditional front door with an arched fanlight leads into to the spacious reception hall.

“The impressive main hallway is a particular feature of this wonderful country house, having feature archways and a period staircase leading to the upper floors with attractive wooden flooring and south facing front doors which open onto the main garden terrace.

“This wonderful space provides access to each of the principle reception rooms which includes an impressive drawing room with high level ceilings, moulded cornice and a large bow fronted window to the side with further south facing windows with shutters and an open fireplace.

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“Opposite is the music room, also with a bow fronted glazed screen to one end, south facing windows, moulded cornice and a recessed fireplace. Both rooms enjoy fantastic south facing views over the Wye Valley to the distant hills.

“The library is a cosy room with a large glazed screen including a period fire surround and opposite is the dining room having a large glazed screen onto the gardens and an attractive traditional fire surround.

“The breakfast room lies alongside the dining room from where there is access to the kitchen, a functional room with a built-in oven, four oven Aga (which requires upgrading/repair) along with fitted shelving.

“At the rear of the house, a further hallway with two staircases leading upwards to the first floor area with the remains of the servants’ bells and a door leading rearward into the original kitchen which retains the original pantry, quarry tiled flooring and shelving.


“Beyond are a number of utilitarian rooms including a utility area with quarry tiled flooring, Belfast sink, plumbing for washing machine and two further stores both with quarry tiled flooring and shelving.

“The attractive period staircase leads to the main first floor landing, a spacious area which provides access to the six main bedrooms; the two main bedrooms lying on each corner of the frontage of the house both with ensuite facilities and two windows with a south facing aspect over the adjacent valley.

“There are two further large double bedrooms one of which has its own ensuite together with two single rooms.

“The half landing on the main staircase provides access to the east and west wings. The west wing contains a small living room/potential office, a bedroom with ensuite bathroom and a staircase leading to two further bedrooms, one of which has its own bath and toilet cubicle.

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“The east wing contains a self-contained annexe which consists of two double bedrooms, a small kitchenette and two bathrooms with an additional staircase leading up to two further bedrooms and a bathroom and an extremely useful attic room, ideal as a studio having roof lights looking rearwards (truncated).

“Boughrood Castle stands in wonderful grounds; the immediate gardens are mostly lawned with a series of mature trees, beautiful terraces with fantastic views of the Black Mountains.

“Just a short distance away is the old stone built coach house providing a great space for storage. The house is complimented with the adjoining field of about 11 acres, perfect for ponies or a few sheep.

“Above and to the rear of the original coach house are a series of three cottages which have remained unoccupied for a number of years and would require upgrading prior to potential occupation. Each cottage has a ground floor entrance lobby, a kitchen, bathroom, living room and bedroom.”

For more information or to book a viewing, visit https://www.mccartneys.co.uk/properties/16067332/sales or call the Brecon office on 01874 610990.