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    £795,000 Glasbury-On-Wye, Hereford, HR3

    Ref: HAY180199

    A substantial and attractive Grade II listed period village residence, much adapted and extended over the years and with an established use as an Education Centre, but possibly capable of conversion to a variety of uses, with detached bunkhouse, standing in about 6 acres of spacious grounds close to the River Wye.

      This is a handsome detached building currently used as an education centre, but possibly capable of conversion into a variety of uses, including as a fine principal residence, small hotel/guest house, possible business centre or office accommodation, etc., all subject to planning consents. It is approached via a fine sweeping driveway, past a walled garden and with most attractive, mature grounds.
    • ENTRANCE HALL 25'7" x 9'10" (7.8m x 3.0m)
    • PASSAGE 1 20'6" x 9'2" (6.3m x 2.8m)
    • LOUNGE 20'6" x 15'7" (6.3m x 4.8m)
    • DINING ROOM 25'7" x 18'4" (7.8m x 5.6m)
    • STAFF ROOM 12'6" x 12'6" (3.8m x 3.8m)
    • ENTRY HALL 2 14'1" x 9'4" (4.3m x 2.9m)
    • KITCHEN 15'9" x 14'5" (4.8m x 4.4m)
    • OFFICE 12'6" x 11'10" (3.8m x 3.6m)
    • UTILITY/CORRIDOR 3 11' x 8'6" (3.4m x 2.6m)
    • SCULLERY AND FOOD STORE 24'11" x 13'1" (7.6m x 4.0m)
    • UTILITY/CORRIDOR 2 24'1" x 3'11" (7.4m x 1.2m)
    • STAFF SHOWERS 13'1" x 11'6" (4.0m x 3.5m)
    • DRYING ROOM 12'2" x 8'2" (3.7m x 2.5m)
    • DRYING ROOM EXTENSION 19'4" x 7'10" (5.9m x 2.4m)
    • MAIN STAIRS AND LANDING AREA 19'8" x 9'10" (6.0m x 3.0m)
    • STAFF WC 9'10" x 5'1" (3.0m x 1.6m)
    • MONTGOMERY ROOM 20'6" x 14'11" (6.3m x 4.6m)
    • STAIRS 9'10" x 8'6" (3.0m x 2.6m)
    • TOILET 2 11'2" x 9'10" (3.4m x 3.0m)
    • RADNOR ROOM 14'9" x 12'6" (4.5m x 3.8m)
    • BRECON DORM 19'8" x 13'9" (6.0m x 4.2m)
    • TOILET 1 12'8" x 8'6" (3.9m x 2.6m)
    • FEMALE WC 12'8" x 4'9" (3.9m x 1.5m)
    • CORRIDOR 23'11" x 6'1" (7.3m x 1.9m)
    • STAFF BEDROOM 12'6" x 9'8" (3.8m x 3.0m)
    • LECTURE ROOM 26'7" x 22'8" (8.1m x 6.9m)
    • CUPBOARD 8'10" x 4'11" (2.7m x 1.5m)
    • PEMBROKE DORM 18'4" x 14'11" (5.6m x 4.6m)
    • BEDROOM 1 12'10" x 9'10" (3.9m x 3.0m)
    • TOILET 3 12'2" x 8'2" (3.7m x 2.5m)
    • BEDROOM 15'1" x 9'10" (4.6m x 3.0m)
    • WC 9'2" x 5'9" (2.8m x 1.8m)
      with three hand basins.
    • BEDROOM 11' x 10'2" (3.4m x 3.1m)
    • END ROOM 17'11" x 15'5" (5.5m x 4.7m)
      TOTAL ESTIMATED INTERNAL FLOOR AREA - just in excess of 650 sq.m
    • CELLAR
      Below part of the ground floor is a cellar with good access steps down to it. This is currently used as a table tennis area, but does occasionally flood with ground water to a depth of two or three feet and is therefore not suitable for storage.
      which is for the moment included in the sale, although it is capable of being split and sold separately and currently planning permission is being sought for its separate use as a dwelling.
    • Originally the coach house and stables for Glasbury House, these were converted in the early 70’s to provide basic, self-catering accommodation. Since then the facilities have been improved, upgraded and extended to include, on the ground floor, a kitchen, upgraded to current commercial standard, and a washroom comprising 5 shower cubicles and 2 WC’s. The remainder of the ground floor, approximately 50% of the footprint, comprises 2 rooms, previously used for drying and storage.
    • On the first floor there are 5 rooms with bunkhouse style sleeping accommodation. The largest of these has bunkbeds for 12, the two smallest sleep 2, each with the remaining two sleeping 5 and 6; giving 27 beds in total. This floor also has a single WC and a Shower/WC originally intended for use by supervising adults. As part of the refurbishment an additional emergency access was added.
    • In 2001 a single storey extension was built in sympathy with the original coach house. This compliments the existing facility with a multi-purpose dining/common/classroom, accessible toilet and wet room and a further 4 WC’s and showers, conveniently split into two separate washrooms.
    • The internal floor area of this building is approximately 287sq.m and given a few issues regarding windows and openings it could make a very attractive residence.
      This was upgraded in 1985 and is of stone and brick construction with a slate roof and single storey. This measures 16m x 4.7m and 4.8m x 3.94m - the latter with the storage loft over.
      The house stands in attractive, level, spacious grounds in total of about 6 acres, mostly laid to lawn, but with a sweeping driveway, staff parking area, mature trees, etc. There is an attractive former walled garden and long stone walls and large garden shed. There is access also on to the river bank, locally known as The Bont.
      The property has been used by the London Borough of Redbridge, who own the building, as a residential education centre for thousands of school children over the past 50 years. As such, it contains many specialist features which would be ideal for the continuation of its current use and has had, in the past, capacity for approximately 44 children and 8 staff in the main part and a further 27 in the Bunkhouse. The Authority have made a significant investment in the main house, including the modern extensions which are in good order and in general terms the property appears to be in reasonable condition throughout for its age and type.