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10 bedroom detached house for sale
Hay on Wye, West Herefordshire
- Accommodation for 140 in variety of rooms
- 24 hours licence
- 2 licenced function rooms for 500 & 400 people
- Licensed for weddings
- Period public rooms for conferences and club events
- Large indoor swimming pool complex
- Extensive use of grounds for outdoor events
- Planning consent for 240 camping and caravan pitches
- 4 x 4 off-road course in woodland
- Off-road training course
Historic mansion run as a thriving hotel for 40 years, standing in about 130 acres close to the famous Book Town of Hay on Wye
from Hay on Wye to Clyro passing over the River Wye bridge to the A438. Turn left towards Brecon and the entrance is on the edge of the village on the right. Baskerville Hall is a Neo-Jacobean style house designed by E Haycock of Shrewsbury and built in 1839 by Thomas Mynors Baskerville for his second wife Elizabeth. Thomas was the second son of Peter Richard Mynors of Treago near Ross on Wye and he inherited the estate from his third cousin Colonel Thomas Baskerville who died in 1818 without any children. The Baskervilles were related to the Dukes of Normandy who came to Britain to help William The Conqueror in 1066. It presently stands surrounded by parkland enjoying open views across the Wye Valley to the Brecon Beacons and includes the former Coach House and stabling separately situated away from the main house off the main drive that sweeps up to the main entrance.Clyro is a small village off the A438 about one and a half miles west of Hay on Wye the famous book town that holds the internationally renowned Hay Festival in Spring and within a 22 miles radius of the Cathedral city of Hereford which has a mainline railway station. Cardiff, the administrative capital of Wales is within a 60 miles radius to the south, Birmingham about two hours drive and London about three and a half hours.There are many sporting activities within the area including the usual team activities but also golf courses, fishing on the Wye, amateur and professional horse racing and hunting. The area is a haven of wildlife and has great opportunities for hill walking and riding.As can be seen from the photographs, although the house has been through many changes over its lifetime, the 19 century style is reflected in many of its rooms of which are built around the imposing reception hall with its magnificent staircase.
The property is presently used a hotel but has Full Planning Consent, Application Number P/2008/0469 granted on 7th May 2008 for use as a private house.
NG Ref No: SO 207 428The property is Grade II* described ‘as a well-designed Neo-Jacobethan country house by an eminent architect and retaining impressive original interiors, most notably the staircase hall.’
Principal Reception RoomsReception Hall:
a magnificent first impression decorated in period style with a very fine staircase which divides into two branches off the half landing.Library: large south facing windows, oak panelling and a fine marble fireplace surroundMusic Room: marble fireplace decorated with the Judgement of Paris, Large mirror, decorated ceiling, cornicing and recessed panels. Closed double doors from library.Corner Room: marble fireplace with wood-burner, shuttered windows to two aspects and a decorated ceiling.Dining Room: large wood burning stove, part oak panelling and windows along one wall.Kitchen: fitted out as a professional kitchen with stainless steel units and equipment.Bar: a comfortable room presently fitted out as a bar. Door to rear hall.Large Entertaining Room: with Toilets and separate KitchenDomestic Offices:
Principal BedroomsMagnificent Galleried Landing:
overlooking the reception hall.Bedroom 1: the principal bedroom with windows on two sides and a closed fireplace. Large bath on raised plinth, power shower. Separate WC. Bedroom 2: three large windows overlooking the stone balustrade, fireplace, decorated cornicing. Bathroom en-suite: large bath, bidet, shower, handbasin and WC.Bedroom 3: a double aspect room having a marble fireplace, large bath with gold plate ‘swans neck ‘taps. En-suite shower roomBedroom 4: fireplace with marble surround. Bathroom en-suite:Bedroom 5: arranged as a suite. Bedroom with marble fire surround; Dressing room/nursery; Bathroom en-suite.Bedroom 6: Shower room en-suiteBedroom 7: Shower room en-suiteBedroom 8: arranged as a suite. Bedroom with marble fireplace. Nursery/ Dressing Room. Bathroom en-suiteBedroom 9: overlooking the main drive with views along the valley. Marble fireplace. Shower room en-suite
Further bedrooms arranged on two floors as shown n the floor plans.
Swimming Pool and Changing Facilities:
Former Coach House and Stabling.