Lot 73 - Glasbury House/River Wye Activity Centre, Glasbury, Hereford, Powys, HR3 5NW

  • Unconditional Online Auction Sale
  • Guide Price* : £825,000+
  • Bedrooms: 0

Lot 73 - Country House with Established Outdoor Activity Centre and Campsite



Please Note: The vendor will consider offers. There is an opportunity to purchase various aspects of the site, further information to be found below.

The House
A well-presented detached, Grade II listed period property built in the 18th century. The main building is comprised of commercial kitchens, dining room, lounge, games room, large toilet and shower block on the ground floor as well as toilets and sinks upstairs next to the bedrooms. The house is approached via a fine sweeping driveway, with a walled garden and with most attractive, mature grounds.

The Bunkhouse
As well as the main house, there is also a bunkhouse which sleeps up to 27 guests. Originally a coach house and stables, the building was converted in the 70’s to self-catering accommodation. The building is briefly comprised of a commercial kitchen, a washroom containing five shower cubicles with two WC’s, and a drying room to the ground floor. The first floor is comprised of five bunkhouse style rooms and bathroom. In 2001, a single storey extension was built in sympathy with the original coach house. This compliments the existing facility with a multi-purpose dining/common/classroom, accessible toilet and wet room and a further four WC’s and showers, conveniently split into two separate washrooms.

The Campsite
Located within the grounds is a campsite that can sleep over 300 people. The campsite is a popular destination with families and kayakers during the summer months.

The Storage Block
A storage block totaling 75.2 sqm, this block is currently used as storage for outdoor activity equipment such as kayaks, guide ropes, etc.

The Cafe
The Paddlers Rest Cafe is a great asset to the business, selling a range of refreshments. Not only is it popular with booked guests it is also frequented by the local community and kayakers.

The Grounds
Six acres of grounds surround the house, and stretch down to the banks of the river Wye. The grounds include mature trees and a large vegetable patch, which make for a great place for all sorts of outdoor education and activities. The grounds are mostly comprised of laid lawn, but with a sweeping driveway, staff parking area, mature trees, etc. There is also an attractive former walled garden, long stone walls and large garden shed. There is also access onto the river bank, locally known as The Bont.

Current Use/Future Use
The site is currently being used as an education centre, providing accommodation and outdoor activities to school aged children. Additionally, there is a cafe and camping grounds on the site. Subject to the relevant consents, this property may be suitable but is not limited to use as residential accommodation, a wedding venue or further development.

** For further information regarding the site please contact Paul Fosh Auctions as a number of additional documents can be supplied. **

Situated on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park, on the banks of the River Wye. This property is ideally located in the village of Glasbury, within the heart of the Wye Valley, a popular location for river fishing, canoeing, kayaking and walking in the Black Mountains.

The site is located a short drive from the A438 which connects directly several historic English and Welsh towns with the cathedral city of Hereford. Additionally, it connects directly to the M5 at Ashchurch near Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire, providing access to Cardiff, Bristol and London.

The nearest train station is found in Abergavenny and the M4 motorway is accessed at Newport and the M50 at Ross-on-Wye.

The property benefits from water and electric (not tested).

Vat is applicable to the sale of the site. If a VAT registered business buys the property then this sale can be completed as a TOGC.

The property can be purchased in a number of ways:
- Property only (House, bunkhouse, grounds).
- Property with Cafe and Campsite (House, bunkhouse, grounds, cafe, campsite but no outdoor activity kit and equipment).
- Property with full transfer of outdoor activity business (inc school groups, activity equipment, canoe hire.) Buildings & Land (Which include campsite & cafe) Buildings / Land & Business (which includes next years bookings) Buildings / Land / Business & Equipment (which includes / minibuses / activity kit & equipment).


To be sold with vacant possession


Advised Freehold - to be verified by solicitor

Auction Fees And Additional Costs

Auction fees: The sale of each lot is subject to a buyer’s premium of 1.2% of the purchase price (subject to a minimum of £1,200) including VAT unless otherwise stated.

Additional costs: The purchase of the property may be subject to (but are not limited to), VAT (if applicable), reimbursement of the seller’s search fees, reimbursement of seller’s legal and/or sales costs, stamp duty/land transaction tax (LTT). Please check accompanying legal pack for further details.

* Generally speaking Guide Prices are provided as an indication of each seller's minimum expectation, i.e. 'The Reserve'. They are not necessarily figures which a property will sell for and may change at any time prior to the auction. Virtually every property will be offered subject to a Reserve (a figure below which the Auctioneer cannot sell the property during the auction) which we expect will be set within the Guide Range or no more than 10% above a single figure Guide.

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