Office Profile - Hay On Wye
In the heart of the town next to the famous Blue Boar pub the office is run by Michael and Mary Rose Rylands who have worked together for the last eighteen years ably assisted by Karen Seal and provide unrivaled local knowledge of the area along the England/Wales border. Recently the office has developed a very busy residential lettings department that is expanding 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 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.