Newchurch, Herefordshire- With Land and Glamping Business.Description
Dolbedwyn Farm offers an excellent opportunity to purchase this magnificent and beautifully presented Grade II* Listed farmhouse along with an established and successful award winning glamping business.
The house, which was originally a Tudor meeting hall and dates back to 1538, has been sympathetically renovated. The property now provides 5 bedrooms with 3 bathrooms, two reception rooms and a large kitchen/living room.
Dolbedwyn is found 5 miles from Hay-on-Wye in a beautiful and peaceful location on the edge of The Radnor Hills. The house has a mainly southerly aspect taking advantage of the stunning views which are synonymous with the surrounding area. The nearest town being Hay-on-Wye, is approximately 5 miles, offering a wide range of services and facilities and is also a very well-known tourist destination. Hay-on-Wye is set within the heart of The Wye Valley and is within The Brecon Beacons National Park which has a wide range of activities with Dolbedwyn within easy reach of these including excellent walking, canoeing and horse-riding to name but a few.Accommodation
The property is entered through the front door into an entrance hall which opens out into, what is currently used as a sitting room.This room would make an excellent dining hall with oak pannelled walls, a large fireplace with a Clearview multi-fuel stove and windows overlooking the garden.
Through from the sitting room leads to the kitchen and in the corridor there is access to a very useful cellar, which is found through a door and down a few steps.
The kichen/living room has stone flagstone floors, windows, small storage alcoves, a stable door leading to the outside and an exceptional fireplace, formerly used for the range. The kitchen is of a galley style which is fitted with solid wood units and appliances including an electric hob, an oven, plumbing for a dish-washer, sink, a window and various fitted cupboard storage.
Further to the entrance there is a corridor leading down to, what is currently used as the vendors office with a weaved sisal carpet, oak panelling, a window with delightful views over the garden and a fireplace with a very impressive oak lintel and a Clearview multi-fuel stove.
From the entrance hall there is a staircase leading to the first floor landing and giving access to bedrooms 2, 3, 4 & 5. All of these bedrooms can be considered double in size with both the master and bedroom 2 being en-suite. The main bedroom also has a dressing area.
All the bedrooms and the landing offer delightful characterful features including oak beams and timbers. There is a family bathroom with a deep fill bath, a separate shower cabinet, tiled floor and walls and a heated towel rail.The master bedroom can be accessed via Bedroom 5 and there is a separate staircase leading up to this bedroom suite. This bedroom is of an exceptional proportion with a former fireplace, two windows overlooking the beautiful garden views. On the otherside of the staircase are fitted wardrobes and a bathroom with a deep filled bath, a wash hand basin, close coupled w.c., and a separate shower cabinet.
All of the accommodation has been tastefully renovated paying particular attention to retaining period and characterful features with a wide range of exposed beams, oak panelled walls, fireplaces and original stone floors.
The property is approached from the Newchurch Road via a stone roadway through a wooden 5-bar gate into the main gravel driveway. Immediately to the south of the house is a large open and flat garden enjoying stunning views. The garden is interspersed with various fruit trees and has a deck area with pergola, a timber summer house and further small stone outbuilding, for storage and a pathway leads around to the stable door and into the kitchen. Immediately to the side is a kitchen and herb garden, a raised terrace area and a pathway that leads around to the front.The Annex
Adjacent to the driveway is a small annex building, with the main room measuring 4.58m x 4.36m as a whole which also encompasses a small kitchen, a wet room including a shower, close coupled w.c., a wash hand basin and a living area with a stove, an entrance door and window.Glamping Business
The Glamping Business, set up by the current vendors in 2009, is thriving and successful having gained several awards and is very well reviewed.
The business is focused around 7 glamping domes, each of which have their own wood-fired hot tub, firepit and own w.c., facility. There are two separate shower blocks, two kitchen/food preparation areas as well as pizza oven facilities and further communal areas and shared shower facilities.
There is a large hardcore parking area and there is a wet drainage system serving the glamping site for grey water waste.
Overall the glamping site is set within a beautiful private wooded area and during the month of May is carpeted with bluebells and the wetland area is a haven for the abundance of wildlife.
Adjacent to the main house there is an excellent range of buildings which serve the business and these buildings are listed as follows:-
Workshop 9m x 3.5m with a further second door, which could also be used as a stable, concrete floor, power and light.
Store/Tack Room 3.52m x 2.98m with a concrete floor and of timber construction.
5.82m x 4.60m containing the Biomass system, hot water tank, power and lighting.
Wash House 3.21m x 3.71m with two shower areas and separate w.c.
Machine Store 6.5m x 3.92m with power and light.
Fuel/Woodstore 3.89m x 2.32m
Second Woodstore 3.89m x 2.35m
One of the buildings includes the Biomass Heating System, which is RHI approved and serves the house and washrooms. This was installed in 2015 and has proved very efficient and effective as a way of heating the property.
The property is to be sold including the main chattels of the trade and to include the glamping domes, furnishings as well as most of the associated items relating to the business, as well as the website and ongoing bookings. The accounts for the business can be made available once an initial viewing has taken place.
The property is offered with further paddocks to the south and east of the main house coupled with the further ancillary buildings. Overall the property offers excellent equestrian potential or it could be ideal as a small scale hobby farm with a small head of livestock.Tenure
We understand the property is offered as freehold.Council Tax Band
Powys Council Tax Band H. Rateable Value of £8400Services
We are advised that the property is connected to a private water supply, private drainage, mains electricity. The heating is provided by a Biomass wood fuel system, located in the out-building
(further details can be made available upon request). Please note the services are not tested.
From Hay-on-Wye proceed to Clyro, upon meeting the A438 turn right and then take the second turning left signposted to Newchurch and to Cosy Under Canvas.Upon turning left turn immediately right and again signposted to Newchurch. Continue along this road for approximately 4 miles. Head downhill and just before the junction turning right to Newchurch, the entrance to Dolbedwyn Farm and Cosy under Canvas will be found on the right hand side. Continue carefully along this driveway and at the top of the hill where the entrance to the farmhouse will be located on the right hand side.Viewing and Contact Details
All viewings must be arranged through the sole 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: 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.