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Readers Retreat by Persimmon Homes East Wales

Hay-On-Wye, HR3

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Readers Retreat

‘Read all about it…' Fantastic new homes in Hay-on-Wye

Readers Retreat is our new collection of homes in Hay-on-Wye. With a mix of new two, three and four bedroom house styles, the development is ideal for first time buyers through to families looking for more space.

  • Choice of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes
  • Charming market town location
  • Perfect for outdoor adventurers
  • Local amenities close to hand
  • Well-respected primary school within walking distance

    Hay-on-Wye lies on the Welsh side of the Welsh/English border in the county of Powys. It's a small market town with a big heart and is often described as ‘the town of books'.

    It's impossible to write about Hay-on-Wye without mentioning the annual Hay Festival. It's a major literary festival that has been running now for 29 years and celebrates great writing and authors from around the world. During the 10-day festival at the beginning of June, the town comes alive with visitors soaking up the fantastic literary atmosphere on offer as well as the stunning surrounding countryside and attractive town vistas.

    Living at Readers Retreat means you'll be able to enjoy Hay-on-Wye's charm all year round. You'll have everything you need for day-to-day living close to hand as the town has a good selection of shops (including a Co-op and Spar), Post Office, boutiques, eateries and of course, book shops. There's also a bustling market every Thursday where you can treat yourself to delicious fresh local produce and grab a bargain. For more shopping choice, the cathedral city of Hereford is 21 miles away and Brecon is 15 miles.

    For those who enjoy keeping fit, there's a leisure centre just over 4 miles from Hay-on-Wye. Gwernyfed Sports Centre, which is run and also used by Gwernyfed High School, offers a fitness suite, sports hall and multi-purpose sports pitches. Plus; the town is in the catchment to a number of primary schools, one of which is the Hay-on-Wye County Primary School – a highly effective ‘Green' school.

    The great outdoors beckons…

    Given that the town lies on the south-east bank of the beautiful River Wye and is within the north-eastern tip of the Brecon Beacons National Park, it's no surprise that the great outdoors is enjoyed by many who live in Hay-on-Wye. While away a few hours kayaking down idyllic river stretches, explore the majestic ruins of Hay Castle, challenge yourself to one of the many hill walks, or take a picnic to the local meadow beside the river beach and immerse yourself in a good book (you won't be spoilt for choice!).

    We're proud to be building the first new homes in the town for many years and happy to be part of Hay-on-Wye's growing popularity as a fantastic place to call home.

    For more information on this development arrange an appointment now.
    1. Choice of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes
    2. Charming market town location
    3. Perfect for outdoor adventurers
    4. Local amenities close to hand

    Site Plan




    Hay-On-Wye, HR3

    Opening hours

    Monday 11am - 6pm, Tuesday Closed, Wednesday Closed, Thursday 11am - 6pm, Friday 11am - 6pm, Saturday 11am - 6pm, Sunday 11am - 6pm,

    Local Information

    Transport Links

    The A438 running past the north of the town will lead you to the M50 which in turn links with the M5 with its routes north to Worcester and Birmingham and south to Gloucester and Bristol.

    Approaching from England, the closest train station to Hay-on-Wye is in the city of Hereford, approximately 21 miles east of Hay-on-Wye. The closest station approaching from Wales is Builth Wells, approximately 19 miles away. A regular bus service runs from Hereford train station to Hay-on-Wye.

    Nearest station:

    National Train Station logo Builth Road (14.0 miles)

    Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode




    We are a national house builder with a local approach to building your new home.

    We will provide you with the specification appropriate to the locality of your selected new home and development and we will explain the choice of external materials used, for example your brick colour and roof tiles. You will be able to select certain elements of the fixtures and fittings encompassing the latest designs from leading manufacturers, subject to the stage of build of your chosen home. If you wish to further personalise your new home, an exciting range of options is available to purchase from our Finishing Touches scheme. Our experienced sales team is on hand to guide you through the choices available to you depending again on the stage of build.

    Quality Assured

    Your new home will be built in accordance with all relevant technical and building regulations, in particular the Government's Code for Sustainable Homes. In addition all stages of the construction of your new home will be inspected by our experienced construction staff. On completion of your new home we will provide you with a quality assured certificate for you to keep.

    10-year NHBC (or equivalent) Warranty

    A 10-year warranty is provided with every new Persimmon Homes home. A comprehensive guide explaining the warranty will be supplied to you.

    We will ensure warranties provided by the manufacturers of appliances are honoured for the first year of occupation. Our Customer Care Department is on hand to offer you the necessary guidance and assistance.

    About Developer

    Building over 16,000 beautifully-designed new homes a year in more than 380 prime locations nationwide, Persimmon is proud to be the one of the UK's most successful house builders, committed to the highest standards of design, construction and service.

    Founded in 1972 by Life President Duncan Davidson, and with our headquarters in historic York, the Group is made up of a network of 31 regional operating businesses, giving us nationwide coverage. We're building places to call home right the way from Scotland through to the South West of England.

    Attention to detail
    From design and planning, right through to adding the final Finishing Touches to your stylish new home, we keep your needs in mind, ensuring we create homes to suit all lifestyles. From the moment you reserve your new Persimmon home, we do our very best to make the experience enjoyable and informative every step of the way, not just while you're buying, but after you've moved in too. Read more about our comprehensive pre-move and after-sales pledge to our customers.

    The choice is yours
    From studio apartments to executive family homes, Persimmon has a reputation built on quality. With Persimmon you have the luxury of the widest choice of new homes in the greatest number of desirable locations throughout the UK. Each home we build is constructed with care by a dedicated team, be that the technicians behind the scenes in the office, the skilled craftsmen on site, or our professional sales people all of whom work together to deliver the highest standards of design, construction, and service.

    Built with you in mind
    However you live your life, there's a Persimmon home to suit you, from stylish apartments to detached family homes and everything in between. Affordable but no less desirable, Persimmon is also committed to creating homes to be proud of for first-time buyers. We're here to help you get the home you really want and have a wide range of promotions and offers to help you on your way such as Help to Buy, Part Exchange and Home Change.

    Contact Us

    Contact us about Readers Retreat

    Call us on 01497 567007 or fill in the contact form below.

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