Broad Street, Hay-on-Wye, Hay-on-Wye, Herefordshire


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A delightful and historic building located in the heart of Hay-on-Wye with two large retail areas plus a two bedroomed flat all well presented and maintained.


This interesting property comprises the freehold of both numbers 14 & 15 Broad Street, found in the heart of Hay-on-Wye with the ground floors of both properties being incorporated as one, which is known as Rose's Books and used as one shop.

On the first and second floors of number 14 there is a spacious well-presented two bedroom flat with an exceptional sitting room found on the second floor.

Number 15 There is a leasehold flat which is not included within this sale.

Number 14 The ground floor offers approximately 83sqm of retail accommodation with a further office which is accessed via a separate entrance. The office measures approximately 23sqm. There is a basement which is accessed from the main shop via a staircase offering further useful storage.

Number 15 Offers approximately 30sqm of retail area with separate wash facilities and it has its own access from the pavement. It is noted that between the retail layers of number 14 and 15 there is currently an archway linking the two, however this has the potential to become two separate lock-up shop units.

Currently the retail areas are furnished for the retail of books however it does have the potential for a variety of uses, subject to the necessary planning consents.

The owner has indicated that they are prepared to include the shop fixtures and bookcases within the sale.

The flat above number 14 offers a kitchen and two double bedrooms noting that the first bedroom is of an exceptional proportion and has a separate shower room. On the second floor there is a sitting room, again of an excellent proportion which is light and airy with windows to the front and rear aspects.


Hay-on-Wye is a popular and busy market town with an excellent retail sector serving both local and the tourism market.

Hay-on-Wye is known as The Town of Books for its wide range of second hand bookshops and for the Hay Literary Festival held at the end of May each year. The town is widely known for its busy tourism market which the independent businesses appear to thrive on with the town offering a wide range of facilities including antique shops, boutiques, independent restaurants, cafes, public houses, as well as a library, medical centre, dentists, cinema, churches and a primary school.

Locally the town is known for its walking and recreation on the River Wye with Hay-on-Wye being found within the Brecon Beacons National Park.

The Retail Areas

No 14 Front Retail Area

5.51m x 6.02m (18'1 x 19'9 )


5.41m x 5.64m (17'9 x 18'6 )


7.46m x 3.16m (24'6 x 10'4 )


5.05m x 3.61m (16'7 x 11'10 )

Flat above Number 14

Front Kitchen

4.01m x 2.84m (13'2 x 9'4 )

Bedroom 1

4.08m x 5.61m (13'5 x 18'5 )

Bedroom 2

4.03m x 3.14m (13'3 x 10'4 )

Shower Room

1.83m ( max) x 2.33m (6'0 ( max) x 7'8 )

Second Floor

Sitting Room

5.64m x 5.78m(min) (18'6 x 19'0 ( min))

No 15 Retail Area

7.33m x 4.21m (24'1 x 13'10 )

Separate W.C.

Tenure for 14 & 15

Freehold although it is noted that the flat above the shop on No, 15 is leasehold.

Council Tax

Powys County Council Band C

Rateable Value

Current Use:

Rateable Value:£13,500 (14 & 15)


We are advised that the property is connected to mains water, mains electricity, mains gas and drainage. It is noted that the two retail areas for No. 14 and No. 15 are one main gas boiler with a separate boiler for the flat above No. 15. Please note the services or service installations have not been tested.


From the Hay-on-Wye Office on the The Pavement turn right out of the office and continue down the hill past the clock tower and the property will be found immediately across the road.

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.

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