Hay-On-Wye, Herefordshire - large gardens

Guide price

Bedrooms: 10
An outstanding opportunity to purchase a substantial country house, together with outbuildings, large gardens, and all set in a highly desirable location close to the ever-popular market town of Hay on Wye. Now in need of modernisation and improvement but offering huge potential.

Situation and Description

The historic border town of Hay on Wye stands above the River Wye and dominated by a recently restored ancient castle and has become world famous for its annual literary festival. It has a unique atmosphere along with a thriving community and is able to offer an excellent range of facilities. The parish of Cusop lies close by and has been a particularly desirable location for many, many years, with individual houses and cottages following the course of the Dulas Brook which tumbles down through unspoilt countryside from the Black Mountains, which are part of the Brecon Beacons National Park. More extensive facilities can be found at the cathedral city of Hereford which lies some 20 miles away.

Brynmelyn is a substantial country house which very much hints at a bygone era. Built in Victorian times this impressive house is tucked away from general view but is not isolated. Many original features still remain including a large oak staircase and flooring as well as ceiling cornicing, fireplaces and fielded panel doors. Now in need of modernisation and improvement, the house offers huge potential for the discerning buyer, whilst providing spacious family accommodation, in the main, over three floors. The same accommodation can also be easily divided to provide separate space for extended family if desired. The gardens and grounds are also extensive and provide the house with seclusion and privacy. Again, they require care and attention to return them to their former glory but still provide clear evidence of their past, with landscaping and many mature trees and shrubs. There are a number of useful outbuildings that offer potential for a variety of uses, as well as large gardens.

Initially an owned, but shared driveway, leads up to the house, passing through a gated entrance to a large parking area. A front door leads into a large reception hall with gothic oak staircase to the first floor and galleried landing above. An impressive drawing room is full of light and space with windows on two sides and glazed doors leading to outside. A separate library and study include fitted bookcases and provide quiet spaces to work, whilst a large dining room would be ideal for entertaining and again has direct access to a sun terrace and the gardens. There are a number of supporting rooms, including kitchen spaces, a boot room, laundry and much more. Access can also be gained to a large cellar which includes an original wine store and strong room.

On the first floor there are six principal bedrooms of varying sizes, but all good doubles, including guest suites, with the majority of rooms having lovely views over the gardens and grounds to countryside beyond. A second floor provides further living space and also allows access to a tower with panoramic views of the landscape.


From the village lane Brynmelyn is approached by its own drive which is wooded on either side and sweeps up and around to the main house. The drive allows access for two independent properties and to a number of useful outbuildings which offer workshop and storage space which could offer potential for ancillary accommodation, subject to planning.

The gardens are established and have obviously been well planned but sadly they have fallen into disrepair in recent years. In the main they lie to the rear and side and offer the house privacy and protection. There are many specimen trees and shrubs and various different spaces to explore.

Services and Considerations We are advised that Brynmellyn is connected to mains electricity and has its own water supply and drainage. There is also a relatively new oil tank on site. It is not our company policy to test services and domestic appliances, so we cannot verify that they are in working order. Any matters relating to rights of way should be checked with your solicitor or surveyor. Council tax band G = £3470.50 pa. EPC: E 50/81. Tenure freehold for the main house and gardens, with a tenancy on for part of the land.

Prospective purchasers: Upon submitting an offer, we will require by law, proof of ID for all buyers. A picture ID and a separate address ID together with proof of funding.

Directions Directions ///faster.natively.attaching

From Hay on Wye, take the B4348 towards Bredwardine and Peterchurch. Just before you leave the town, turn right towards Cusop. Continue along this lane, up the hill, and then past two turnings on the left before turning into the drive for Brynmelyn, just after a bungalow on the right-hand side.

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Brookes Bliss - Hereford

46 Bridge Street, Hereford

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