No. 1 The Coach House, Maesllwch Castle, Glasbury-on-Wye, Near Hereford, HR3 5LQ

Former Coach House of a Victorian Grade II Gothic Castle set in a rural location

near the village of Glasbury-on-Wye with stunning views across the Wye Valley

Living Room/Kitchen, 2 Bedrooms, Bathroom, WC

Communal Wood Chip Central Heating System, Mains Electricity,

Mains Water Supply, Private Drainage

Large communal garden and access to woodland walks

TO LET

Unfurnished for a period in the region of, 1 to 3 years on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy

At a Rental of £610 per Calendar Month

VIEWING – Strictly by appointment through the Sole Letting Agents

SITUATION

The property is located in an elevated south facing position overlooking the Wye Valley and the Black Mountains near Glasbury on Wye.  It is situated within a new residential courtyard development of converted Grade II listed buildings, adjoining Maesllwch Castle.

Glasbury is approximately 4 miles from Hay-on-Wye, 12 miles from Brecon, 25 miles from Hereford, 56 miles from Cardiff, 76 miles from Birmingham and 155 miles from London.

THE PROPERTY

HISTORY

 Maesllwch Castle is a large C19th castellated mansion designed by the architect Robert Lugar.  The main part of the house was built between 1829 and 1839 with the service wing built in 1872.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

No 1 The Coach House is a two storey former coach house recently converted to a high standard, enjoying spectacular views over the Wye Valley and the Black Mountains beyond.

ACCOMMODATION

(All measurements are approximate)

Ground Floor

From the courtyard terrace the front door leads into a Hallway with stairs to the first floor, thermostatic heating control and doors leading to:-

Bedroom 1 (8.23 m2 – 2.172m x 2.82m, 1.24m x 1.22m, 0.683 x 0.95[1])

With a north facing window, carpet, wall mounted radiator, 1 no. television point, and 3 no. double electric points.

Bedroom 2 – Main (9.57 m2 – 3.35m x 2.86m)

With a north facing window, carpet, wall mounted radiator, 1 no. television point, and 3 no. double electric points.

W.C. (2.28m x 0.80m)

With a W.C, wash hand basin with mirror over, vinyl flooring and south facing window.

 Bathroom (2.13. x 1.31m)

With W.C, wash hand basin (WHB) with mirror over and cupboard and drawer under, strip light with shaver point, glass shelf over WHB, bath (with shower attachment), wall mounted radiator, towel rail, vinyl flooring and south facing window.

Under the Stairs there is plumbing for a washing machine.

First Floor

From the Hallway the stairwell with a slit window leads up to:-

Kitchen/Living Room (35.38 m2 – 7.37 x 4.8m)

With a large full length north facing window and 2 south facing windows with a window seat, carpet in the living area and vinyl flooring in the kitchen area, 2 no. radiators, 7 no. double electric points, 1 no. single electric point, 1 no. television point, 1 no. BT telephone point and a fully fitted hand made kitchen (with oak worktops and cupboards, a single stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap and drainer, an integrated Bosch dish-washer, oven and ceramic hob and an extractor hood).

SERVICES

Electricity and water supply – mains

Drainage – private – a monthly service charge will be added to the rent as a contribution to the annual emptying

Telephone – subject to BT regulations

Central Heating – wood chip fired central heating system

TV Satellite – all TV sockets are wired to receive Freeview or satellite TV – they are located in each room expect bathrooms

CENTRAL HEATING & HOT WATER

The hot water and heating is provided by a renewable wood chip boiler via a heat main.  The hot water and heating supplied to the property is metered and prospective tenants will be charged for what they use at a rate of 6.34p/kWh.  For ease of administration the rent will include an extra £70-£85 pcm[2] charge for the property’s hot water and heating useage.  This will be initially reviewed after 3 to 6 months and thereafter every 12 months, at the end of the tenancy or otherwise by agreement.  At each review the amount of hot water and heat used will be checked by taking meter readings and the tenant will be reimbursed (if they have paid too much) or charged extra (if they have paid too little).

The heating controls for the property are located in the cupboard inside the front door and there is a room thermostat on the hall wall opposite the bedrooms.  The hot water tank and meters are located in the Plant Room adjacent to the Tower garage.

FIXTURES AND FITTINGS

Whilst the property is to be let unfurnished all fixtures and fittings will remain the property of the Landlord and will be listed on an Inventory that will be included within the Tenancy Agreement.

GARDEN & WOODLAND WALKS

The property benefits from a large communal garden area which will be maintained by the landlord.  Tenants will be able to use various woodland walks through the castle gardens on request.

OTHER FACILITIES

Tenants will be able to use the Castle’s tennis court subject to availability on request.

For keen gardeners; allotments will be available in the Castle’s walled garden.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY

The property has secondary or double glazed windows throughout and is highly insulated to current Building Regulation standards making it very energy efficient.  The property has an EPC rating of C.

OUTGOINGS

The Tenant will be responsible for paying all outgoings including the Council Tax (Band C – £1,217.40 2017-18), electricity, water rates, telephone, hot water charges (see details above) and for minor internal repairs and decorations.

CAR PARKING

There will be 1 parking space allocated to the property in the courtyard and another one in the overflow parking area just outside the courtyard.

TENANCY TERMS

TERM

The property will be offered, subject to contract, on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy for a period in the region of 1 to 3 years.

The Tenant will also be required to reimburse the Landlord for half the cost of preparing the Tenancy Agreement (£120)inc VAT.

RENT

The rent will be £610 per calendar month payable by standing order.  An additional monthly charge will be added to the rent to cover the cost of the hot water and central heating provided by the estate.  See the section above on central heating for further details. A monthly service charge will be added to the rent as a contribution to the annual emptying of the sewage treatment works, this is currently £2.98/month (based on the number of bedrooms in each property).

DEPOSIT

A deposit of £915 will be payable on signing the tenancy agreement and will be returnable at the end of the tenancy provided the terms of the Agreement have been complied with fully.

TENANCY APPLICATIONS

Prospective tenants will be asked to provide information to a reference checking agency as part of their application for the tenancy.  To cover the reference agency costs a cheque of £41 will be requested from each prospective tenant applying for the property.  This will not be refundable if the tenant’s application is unsuccessful.

LOCAL FACILITIES & AMENITIES

Schools – The property is well located for both primary & secondary schools

Primary – situated at Clyro and  Hay-on-Wye

Secondary – Gwernyfed High School in Three Cocks, Brecon High School and Christ College, Brecon.  The latter offers private education for boys and girls

Supermarkets – Co-Operative and Londis in Hay-on-Wye and Morrisons in Brecon

Sport & Other Recreational Activities

Fishing & canoeing on the River Wye and Usk

Golf – Brecon Golf Course (9 hole) and 18 hole course, Cradoc Golf Course, near Brecon (18 hole)

Sailing & other water sports – Llangorse Lake

Pony trekking and walking in the Brecon Beacons & Black Mountains

Cinemas – Richard Booth’s Bookshop Cinema in Hay on Wye and the Coliseum, in Brecon

Theatre – Theatre Brycheiniog, Brecon

Restaurants & Pubs – The Harp Inn, The River Café, Foyles Restaurant (Glasbury-on-Wye), The Three Cocks Hotel, The Barn (Three Cocks), The Baskerville Arms (Clyro), Llangoed Hall (Llyswen)

Festivals – Hay Literary Festival (May), Brecon Jazz Festival (August)

Garages (with Convenience Stores) – Glasbury and Three Cocks

Post Office – Glasbury Garage

Train Stations – 26 miles to Leominster (free parking) with access to the North. 25.5 miles to Hereford to travel towards Birmingham and Oxford. 25 miles to Abergavenny to access South Wales, the South West and London.

FINDING THE PROPERTY

Entering Glasbury on the B4350 from Hay-on-Wye or on the A438 from Brecon, cross over the river Wye on the A438 heading towards Llowes and Clyro.  As you drive out of Glasbury you will pass a farm on your left.  After the farm take the next turning on the left signposted to Maesyronnen Chapel.  After 0.2 miles take the next turning on the left into the Maesllwch Castle front drive.  Follow the drive for approximately 0.4 miles until you reach on the left the entrance to the courtyard bounded on both sides by a stone wall.  Turn into this courtyard and No 1 The Coach House is the middle property on your left.

The postcode for those with Sat Nav is HR3 5LQ

May 2017

[1] Window recess

[2] Depending on the number of occupants etc