Glasbury-on-Wye, Glasbury-on-Wye, Herefordshire

Character Property

£500,000Guide price



01497 822522
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Sunderlands are now in receipt of an offer for the sum of £500,000 for Hollybush Inn,Hay-on-Wye,Hereford,HR3 5PS.
Anyone wishing to place an offer on the property should contact Sunderlands, 3 The Pavement, Hay-on-Wye, HEREFORD, HR3 5BU Tel: 01497822522 before exchange of contracts.

Former Public House and Campsite with River Wye frontage found mid-way between Hay-on-Wye and Glasbury-on-Wye.


Sunderlands is pleased to offer the Hollybush Inn located equidistance between Hay-on-Wye and Glasbury-on-Wye. The property offers terrific potential and has until recently been run as a public house and caravan/campsite. Owing to its access to the River Wye it has also hosted a popular canoe hire business.

The property is currently closed. Due to its location and considerable area of land the Hollybush lends itself to an abundance of potential uses subject to the necessary planning consent.


The Hollybush is found midway between Hay-on-Wye and Glasbury-on-Wye adjacent to a very busy main road that links the two settlements. Situated in the Wye Valley, this is a very popular area for tourists especially for walkers, cyclists canoeists and general holiday makers.

Hay-on-Wye is a delightful and very popular border market town, famous for its annual Literary Festival held in May. Hay-on-Wye offers an excellent range of services and facilities including dentists, doctors' surgery, cinema, banks, chemist, library, a wealth of second hand bookshops, antique shops, school and an excellent and diverse market which operates every Thursday. There is a wide range of public houses, restaurants and cafes, all located close to the town centre.
Glasbury-on-Wye itself has a petrol station, church and café and three popular public houses and restaurants.

The Public House

The property is accessed via a front porch with the door opening into the main bar area which is very much open plan and includes a fireplace and separate rear access to the gardens and cellar. A dining area and ancillary room is accessible through the main bar area.

A further doorway leads through into the service area of the building with access into the wash room facilities, a rear fire escape and access into the kitchens. The kitchen offers two main rooms for food preparation and storage with rear doors that lead out into a covered storage area.

From the kitchens a staircase leads to the first floor landing giving access to five bedrooms, all of which are en-suite offering showers with the exception of bedroom three which has a wash room including w.c. And wash hand basin.


The property is accessed directly off the B4350 with a generous open visibility splay leading to a large tarmac parking area. Immediately to the rear of the main building there is a level lawned garden with shrub and hedge border which includes a summer house. A tarmac drive then proceeds to the campsite area.

Campsite Area and Facilities

The campsite and caravan pitch areas are located to the rear of the property. This is an extensive area of land comprising a pretty bluebell woodland glade and what was once part of the Great Western Railway line which provides the most idyllic setting for a campsite.

With access to the River Wye and the open woodland area the potential for leisure and recreational pastimes is plentiful and could include camping, yurts, shepherd huts, canoeing etc, subject to the necessary consents. All purchasers are advised to make their own investigations as to the consents and licenses that already exist.

There is a large mens and ladies shower & toilet block (gross external measurements 3.78m x 9.87m) of breeze block construction which appears to have all the necessary services of electricity and water.

A further timber constructed service building (gross external measurements of 6.76m x 8.03m) separates into three main areas to include a café with food preparation area with fitted kitchen and shelving, a bar area and ancillary rest rooms to the rear. There appears to be connections for water and electricity, however none of the connections have been tested.
Surrounding the service building is an outside pizza oven and various timber seats and benches.

A driveway continues to the rear of the property where there are several pre-fabricated structures to include a further timber constructed shower block. There are various concrete pad areas for the positioning of mobile homes, with several still in situ. It is noted that there appears to be infrastructure for necessary drainage and septic tanks, however these are not to be relied upon and are not warranted or guaranteed in any way.


We are advised that the property is connected to mains water, mains electricity and private drainage. Please note the services or service installations have not been tested.

Health & Safety Notice

We advise all viewers to take extra care when making an inspection of the property. Viewing is undertaken solely at your own risk and neither the agents nor their owners of the property take any responsibility for any injury howsoever caused.

Business Rates

Hollybush Inn Public House & Premises: Current Rateable Value £6,500
Caravan Park & Premises:
Current Rateable Value £18,750


From Hay-on-Wye proceed in a south westerly direction towards Brecon on the B4350. Continue out of Hay-on-Wye and proceed for approximately 3 miles and the Hollybush Inn can be found on the right hand side as indicated by the agents for sale board.

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 9.00-1.00pm.
Out of hours contact:
Matthew Nicholls 07811 521 267
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.

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