Hardwicke Road, Cusop, Hay On Wye, Herefordshire

Character Property

£499,950Asking price



01497 822522
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A charming Victorian period three storey house found in Cusop on the edge of Hay-on-Wye.


Swynnerton is a charming Victorian attached three storey house found in Cusop on the edge of Hay-on-Wye. The property is an imposing and very attractive house of stone construction with brick quoining.

The property offers extensive and versatile accommodation retaining much charm and character of the original house including high ceilings, exposed beams and floorboards, original doors and sash bay windows. The accommodation is arranged over three floors with two very light landing areas.


Cusop is found on the edge of Hay-on-Wye renowned for its secondhand bookshops and internationally acclaimed Hay Literary Festival which is held annually. The property is in an excellent position for anybody wishing to run a Bed and Breakfast as it is in close proximity to the town.

Hay-on-Wye offers an excellent range of services and facilities with dentists, doctors surgery, banks, chemist, library 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. Hay offers a primary school and there is a second primary school in the village of Clifford located only a few miles away.

The Accommodation

Upon entering the property there is a large hallway with a high ceiling and under-stairs cupboard. Immediately on the right hand side there is the main sitting room with a bay window to the front and a door into the conservatory on the side. The sitting room also has high ceilings and an open fire with a period fire surround.

The dining room is of an excellent proportion to accommodate a large dining table, it has a gas fire and large bay window making it a very light and airy room. A passageway links from the entrance hall via
a second door into the dining room to the kitchen and breakfast room. The breakfast room has two bay windows to the front, a gas-fired stove and a further window to the side. One of the marvelous features of this room is the red and black tiled floor. The kitchen, to the side, offers free standing units, a quarry tiled floor, halogen spotlights and windows to the front and rear. In the kitchen there is a gas-fired range, access to a utility and separate cloakroom. It is noted that there are plans which have been prepared for increasing the size of the kitchen and these can be made available upon request.

The staircase from the entrance hall leads to the first floor landing with two excellent double bedrooms both with fireplaces and windows taking advantage of the superb views at the front. There is a doorway leading onto a balcony from the landing.

New room

A rear corridor leads around the back to the second bedroom and an exceptional bathroom with two sash windows to the front and one window to the side, a fireplace and a suite comprising a floral decorated high-flush w.c., bidet, a claw and ball free standing bath and a free standing sink unit.

The staircase from the landing continues to the upper floor landing and gives access to the third bedroom which also has an en-suite shower room. The bedroom itself has exposed floorboards, two windows to the front and wall lighting. The en-suite shower room has two Velux windows and an attractive feature of low level lighting leading down the steps as well as halogen spotlights. There is also a heated towel rail, high-flush w.c., pedestal wash hand basin and a shower cubicle with a separate extractor fan and a bidet. There are also two further bedrooms which both have exposed floorboards. The bedroom, to the front, has stunning views over the surrounding countryside. On the landing there is also a further recess which is currently used to house bookcases.

The accommodation is as follows:


Entrance Hall 5.37m x 4.26m (17'7" x 14'0")


Sitting Room 5.37m x 4.26m (17'7" x 14'0")


Conservatory 2.47m x 4.36m (8'1" x 14'4")


Dining Room 5.51m x 4.19m (18'1" x 13'9")


Rear Corridor


Living/Breakfast Room 5.06m x 4.03m (16'7" x 13'3")


Kitchen 5.92m x 2.50m (19'5" x 8'2")


Rear Utility


First Floor


Bedroom 1 4.32m x 5.388m (14'2" x 17'8")


Bedroom 2 5.55m x 4.21m (18'3" x 13'10")


Rear Corridor


Bathroom 5.03m x 3.90m (16'6" x 12'10")


Bedroom 3 5.56m x 4.25m (18'3" x 13'11")

Master bedroom with en-suite

Upper Floor


Shower Room 3.84m x 2.60m (12'7" x 8'6")


Bedroom 4 4.31m x 2.80m (14'2" x 9'2")


Bedroom 5 2.42m x 4.32m (7'11" x 14'2")



The property is approached via a gated gravel drive into the parking and turning area. To the right of the driveway there is a level lawn surrounded by interspersed trees and shrubs and a further small area of garden to the side.

On the other side of the driveway there is a productive vegetable garden, an aluminium framed greenhouse and a small garden shed. Adjacent to the driveway there is a large secure garage with lighting and power points.

Note: The property has been run as a very successful self catering property for those wishing to use it as a second home.
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Freehold with vacant possession upon completion.

Council Tax

Herefordshire County Council Band "F"


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


From the centre of Hay-on-Wye proceed out of the town in an easterly direction on the B4348 and continue into Cusop, passing the right hand turning to Cusop Dingle. Proceed along the B4348 and Swynnerton will 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 and Thompsons. Contact tel: 01497 822522
Office opening hours:
Mon-Fri 9.00-5.00pm
Sat 9.00-1.00pm
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.

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