A POPULAR leisure business is up for sale for an undisclosed sum just over the Herefordshire border.

Wye Valley Canoes Ltd, The River Café Glasbury Ltd and The Boat House in Glasbury, near Hay-on-Wye, are being marketed by Savills, on behalf of private owners.

First opening to the public in 1972, Wye Valley Canoes sits on the eastern bank of the River Wye close to the Brecon Beacons National Park, providing canoes and kayaks for self-guided day trips downstream to Hay-on-Wye, to the pub at Whitney-on-Wye and for longer multi day trips towards Hereford, Ross-on-Wye and Symonds Yat

The property has its own direct access to the river, which sweeps through a national nature reserve, with views of Black Mountains and Hay Bluff to the south and ‘Kilvert’ Country and Clyro to the north.

The site accommodates both businesses as well as the five bedroom owner’s house, and extends to circa 0.5 acres.

The water based outdoor pursuits company comprises a canoe hire business with direct access to the river, operated from a converted chapel which accommodates an impressive tubular steel slide, a large multi-use space and a 14 bed luxury bunkhouse as well changing facilities and the old vestry.

The adjoining River Café comprises both indoor and outdoor tables overlooking the River Wye, with four en-suite bedrooms on the first floor.

Savills said both Wye Valley Canoes and the River Café are both well-established, profitable businesses, forming a popular destination outdoor activity centre, restaurant and accommodation.

As well as teaching courses in canoeing and kayaking and day-to-day hire, the site also offers expeditions along one of Britain’s most picturesque rivers.

The price will be disclosed upon application.

Justine Morris, from the leisure & trade related team at Savills, said: “This is an excellent opportunity to acquire a successful income generating business in an exceptional location combined with spacious contemporary owner’s accommodation.

"We expect interest from owner-operators as well as commercial adventure activity operators who might further expand the available letting accommodation.”