Glasbury-on-Wye, Hereford, Herefordshire

Guide price

Bedrooms: 9
A delightful Grade II period residence which has been extensively modernised and renovated throughout. Set in approximately 5.3 acres of gardens, grounds and paddocks and found close to the popular town of Hay-on-Wye


Glynheddwch is a splendid Grade II rural residence found in the heart of the Wye Valley close to the ever-popular border town of Hay-on-Wye. The property sits in approximately 5.3 acres of gardens, grounds and paddocks including the remains of the original walled garden and green house which is still in existence.

The house and grounds have been subject to a comprehensive restoration project bringing the house back into full use since being purchased in 2018. The restoration has included installing a modern heating system and rewiring.


The property is located in the small rural hamlet of Cwmbach. Glasbury-on-Wye is very close by with a filling station, general store, a cafe, the renowned Foyles Hotel and restaurant, church and public house. Further facilities can be found in nearby Hay-on-Wye which is known for its annual literary festival. The facilities include individual boutiques, cafes, restaurants, public houses, doctors' surgery, dentists, library, post office and primary school.

The Brecon Beacons National Park is found close by with a wide range of recreational activities and the River Wye offers fishing, canoeing and beautiful scenery. Further afield is Brecon 12 miles and Hereford 25 miles.


On entering the property the level of care and attention to detail that has been put into restoring the house and retaining the wealth of original period features is immediately apparant. The parquet floor in the hallway has been returned to its former glory, as well as improvements to the plaster work and windows, making a light and airy reception room.

A corridor on the ground floor serves all the main rooms including a study, dining room and drawing room with windows looking out over the balcony. The kitchen, with electric aga and window out over the front aspect, has a basic fitted kitchen and provides a blank canvas to install new fitted units. It is also noted that the fireplaces throughout the house have all been brought back into commission.

From the central hallway the restored staircase leads to the first-floor landing giving access to the first-floor bedrooms with refitted en-suite bath or shower rooms, all of which are exquisitely appointed, with the main bedroom having a dressing room.

A further staircase with a door leads to the second floor with former attic rooms which have been bought back into use providing 3 bedrooms and a bathroom. It is noted that there is also further attic storage space leading off the bathroom.

From the downstairs central hall there is a doorway leading to the rear of the property with an adjacent downstairs cloakroom and a further staircase which leads down to the cellar which also contains the newly commissioned heating and hot water systems.


The property is approached from the village road into a sweeping driveway. It is noted that the entrance has been widened to accommodate modern vehicles and electrics have been fitted so that electric gates and lighting can be installed. The newly laid driveway leads to the front of the property with the gardens stretching out to the north and further formal lawned areas to the south and east of the plot.

The paddocks are found to the east of the grounds as per the attached plan in red.

The gardens have been subject to an extensive scheme of improvement whilst retaining some important plant species and one of the main projects has been to unearth the walled garden whilst salvaging many of the green houses.

A new feature is the addition of a terrace to the southern aspect which incorporates an outside kitchen with storage units and natural stone worktops. There is also a fully integrated hot tub.


Freehold with vacant possession upon completion.

Council Tax Band

Band H Powys County Council.


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


From Hay-on-Wye proceed in a south-westerly direction on the B4350 to Glasbury-on-Wye. Next to the petrol station turn right onto the A438 and proceed over the river, taking the first turning to the left. Continue along this road, which is signposted Boughrood, passing the Foyles Hotel on the right-hand side. Continue along this road to the village of Cwmbach where just past the Woodlands Outdoor Centre the entrance is found on the left hand-side.

Viewing and Contact Details

All viewings must be arranged through the selling agents Sunderlands.

Contact tel: 01497 822522

Office opening hours:

Mon-Fri 9.00-5.00pm.

Sat 9.00-12.00pm.

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.

01497 238011

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