Hay-on-Wye, Hay-On-Wye Hereford, Herefordshire


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  • Bedrooms: 4
An excellent townhouse in the heart of Hay-on-Wye with generous retail space, large garden and outbuildings


No 4 Castle Street offers an excellent opportunity to acquire an excellent townhouse within the historic centre

of Hay-on-Wye. The property offers extensive living accommodation and the added advantage of a retail space on the ground floor. Although it has been use for A1 retail in the past, it has various possibilities subject to the necessary consents being granted.

It is rare that a property in the town centre has such a large garden and there is space for small cars to access the rear of the property by its own gated driveway.


Hay-on-Wye is a delightful border market town, famous for its annual Literary Festival held annually in May. Hay-on-Wye offers an excellent range of services and facilities including dentists, doctors' surgery, cinema, bank, chemist, library, post office, a wealth of second-hand bookshops and antique shops and an excellent and diverse market which operates every Thursday. There is a wide range of public houses, restaurants and cafes, all located close to the town centre. Hay-on-Wye offers a primary school and there is a second primary school in the village of Clifford located only a few miles away. Hay-on-Wye is situated within the most beautiful countryside, being in the Brecon Beacons National Park, which offers a wide range of leisure and recreational activities.

Brecon is found 16 miles further afield, Hereford approximately 22 miles and Abergavenny approximately 30 miles and the latter both have a rail station with rail links to the rest of the country.

The nearest motorway links are found at Newport for the M4 or Ross-on-Wye for the M50 motorways.

The Accommodation

The retail accommodation is accessed directly from Castle Street with a double fronted shop with a generous window frontage of 6m and a door in the centre. Overall, the space is light and airy and has separate access and staff areas to the rear.

From the retail area a doorway opens into a central hallway giving access to the sitting room with a wood burning stove, window to the front and side and a further door opening into the kitchen.

The kitchen has a wide range of fitted kitchen units with plumbing for a dishwasher, washing machine and ample work surfaces. From the kitchen there is a door to a porch which has steps that lead down to the rear parking area.

From the central hallway a set of steps lead down to a further ancillary area which can be used as a utility room or as further storage for the retail area.

From the hallway there is access down into the cellar which is split into two main areas with a generous head height, power and lighting, concrete floor and has direct access out into the garden via a pedestrian door.

From the hallway a set of stairs leads to the first floor landing which gives access to all four double bedrooms. The front three bedrooms have windows looking out over Castle Street and the bedroom to the rear has a pleasant view out over the garden.

On this floor there is also a family bathroom with a panel bath, shower cubicle, close-coupled WC, wash hand basin and an airing cupboard and a window looking out over the rear.

From the landing area there is also a set of stairs which lead up to the attic which also has further potential subject to the necessary planning and conditions.

Overall, this property offers a wide range of possibilities with the potential to create further accommodation.


From Castle Street the property can be approached either through the main front door and the side where a small car can fit with a small parking and turning area to the rear for small cars. There is a set of steps leading to the rear porch.

Immediately to the side there is an open-fronted building, a mixture of stone and timber construction with a corrugated roof. This building has potential for further uses either as useful storage or potentially could form part of an annexe or owner's accommodation.

The garden opens out to the rear of the property and offers privacy and seclusion whilst being large in size and certainly a rare opportunity within the popular town.


We are advised that the property is connected to mains electricity, mains water, mains drainage, mains gas and gas fired central heating. Please note the services or service installations have not been tested.


Freehold with vacant possession upon completion.

Business Rates

The property has a rateable value of £8,094

Council Tax

Powys Council Band C


From the Sunderlands office in the centre of Hay-on-Wye turn uphill and immediately to the right. Follow along this road and the property will be found on the right-hand side as indicated by the agents for sale board.

Viewing and Contact Details

All viewings must be arranged through the sole selling agents Sunderlands.

Contact tel: 01497 822522.

Office opening hours:

Mon-Fri 9.00-5.00pm. Sat 9.00-1.00pm.

Out of hours contact:- Harry Aldrich-Blake 07717 410757

None of these statements contained in these particulars are to be relied upon as statements or representations of fact. These particulars are not an offer or contract or part of one. Floor plans are provided for guidance as to the layout of the property only. Room sizes and measurements are approximate only. Please note we have not tested the equipment, appliances and services in the property and interested parties are advised to commission appropriate investigation before formulating their offer.

Sunderlands are a member of the Ombudsman for Estate Agents Scheme and therefore adhere to their Code of Practise. A copy of the Code of Practise is available on request.

Arrange viewing 01497 238011

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