Office Profile - Hay On Wye
The office has been at the forefront of estate agency in Hay on Wye for many years and is located at the heart of the town next to the famous Blue Boar pub.It is run by Michael and Mary Rose Rylands who have worked together for the last twenty years ably assisted by Jayne Morris and Debbie Leary, providing unrivalled local knowledge of the area along the England/Wales border. The office has a large amount of repeat business, and with excellent links through our Chancellors branches in the Home Counties and through our Anscombe and Ringland branches in London, this creates a link to many buyers who move into the area from those parts. The office has developed a wide range of services including the sale of new homes and a very successful residential lettings department that has expanded very quickly into the nearby towns.
Hay-on-Wye, the Town of Books. The small market town, on the banks of the River Wye, with its weekly produce and stock markets, has become the capital of the second-hand book trade attracting visitors from many parts of the world thanks to the imagination of Richard Booth, who opened the first book shop nearly thirty years ago. Many, captivated by its outstandingly beautiful countryside and picturesque streets with bars, cafes and traditional pubs, return to Hay-on-Wye to buy homes. In the last week of May anyone with an interest in the Arts arrives for the Annual Hay Festival of Literature which attracts worldwide figures such as former president Bill Clinton as speakers. Many radio and television figures present their programmes from the Festival for the week. The town is also known for tourism being situated on the northern most tip of the Brecon Beacons National Park in the foothills of the Black Mountains, an area of outstanding natural beauty criss-crossed with footpaths particularly the Offa's Dyke Walk which passes through the town. Visitors can stay in the many B&Bs or holiday cottages in the area.
Hay On Wye Charity
The Harley Alms Houses Trust, St Michael's Hospice Shop