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Outdoor Activity Centre, Station Road, Talybont-on-Usk, LD3 7YP

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Simon Riggall

Simon.Riggall@bidx1.com
+44 (0) 20 3929 9071

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Gaynor Griffiths

Gaynor.Griffiths@newport.gov.uk
+44 (0) 1633 210 775

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Property Summary

On behalf of Newport City Council

  • Freehold former Outward Bound centre sleeping 36
  • Grade ll Listed former railway station set in 4 acres
  • National Park location
  • Rural outlook with good road frontage and parking
  • Situated within 0.5 mile of A40
  • Vacant possession
  • Viewing Wednesday 26th June at Midday
Tenure

Freehold with Vacant Possession

Location

Talybont-on-Usk is a historic, attractive and vibrant village lying in the heart of the magnificent Brecon Beacons National Park attracting some 4.5m visitors each year, between the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons, overlooked by Pen y Fan.
The village lies alongside the A40, 6 miles from Brecon, 9 miles from Crickhowell, 19 miles from Hay on Wye and 14 miles north of the vibrant market town of Abergavenny with a Waitrose and main line rail station.
There is good access to the M4 some 30 miles to the south via the A470 and A40/A449, both part dual carriageway, as well as east to the M50 and M5.
The village lies in the Usk Valley alongside the River Usk at a crossing point with the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal. As well as a popular place to live the village is a gateway for outdoor pursuits in the Beacons including walking, cycling, riding, fishing, caving, canoeing and boat hire, and benefits from four pubs, a café and a busy shop with Post Office.
The property lies on it own, between the village and the A40, fronting but set back from Station Road behind a large forecourt and looking out over the River Caefane, a tributary of the nearby Usk and open fields to the Beacons.

Description

The two storey property was built in 1836 as the Grade ll Listed Talybont-on-Usk railway station which following its closure in 1962 was transformed into a residential outdoor activities centre until recently operated by Monmouthshire County Council. The property is detached and lies in a rural position set back from the road within fenced grounds of 2 acres. The main property is built of stone beneath a slate roof, with a two storey modern extension at one end. The property is currently arranged to house 32 young people and four staff in 12 bedrooms with kitchen, large dining room, classroom, drying room, offices and ancillary accommodation on the ground floor.

Accommodation

The property is currently arranged to house 32 young people and four staff in 12 bedrooms over ancillary accommodation on the ground floor set in approx 4 acres.

Modern Extension - Ground Floor:
Dining Hall 32ft x 22ft (10m x 4m)
Kitchen/food store 26ft x 13ft (7.8m x 4m) 
Bedroom with access bathroom and store
Station Building - Ground - Three interconnected living areas and kitchen:
A) 13ft 7ins x 8ft 3ins (4.16m x 2.5m)
B) 11ft x 8ft 9ins (3.6m x 2.7m)
C) 20ft x 12ft 9ins (6.3m 4m)
D) Kitchen 21ft x11ft (6.6m x 3.4m)
Cloak room 13ft 9ins x 11ft (4.2m x 3.3m) and multiple showers/wc’s
Main glazed stairwell and ancillary stairs to:
Modern Extension - First floor: 5 Bedrooms plus multiple showers/wc's
Bedroom A - 14ft 8ins x 13ft 2ins (4.5m x 4m)
Bedroom B - 14ft 8ins x 13ft 2ins (4.5m x 4m)
Bedroom C - 19ft x 11ft (5.7m x 3.6m)
Bedroom D – 14ft x 13ft 4ins (4.3m x 4.1m)
Bedroom staff – 13ft 4ins x 11ft (4m x 3.4m) & ensuite
Station Building: 6 Bedrooms plus multiple showers/wc's
Bedroom E – 13ft x 12ft (4.10m x 3.8m)
Bedroom F – 15ft x 10ft 8ins (4.7m x 4.10m)
Bedroom G – 16ft x 12ft 9ins (4.85m x 3.9M)
Bedroom H – 15ft 6ins x 10ft 7ins (4.7m x 3.2m)
Bedroom staff – 10ft 8ins x 9ft 8ins (3.25m x 3m) with washbasin
Spare room – 8ft 8ins x 6ft 9ins (2.65m x 2m)

(Max room dimensions - not verified)

Rateable Value £9,900

Viewings
Wednesday 22nd May 12.00 - 13.00
Thursday 30th May 12.00 - 13.00
 

Tenancy

Vacant Possession - Please refer to legal documents

Planning

Brecon Beacons National Park Planning Authority (01874 624437) offer a pre planning advice service. (planning.enquiries@beacons-npa.gov.uk)

The property is Grade ll Listed and whilst it has been used for many years for residential leisure and recreational purposes other uses may be acceptable subject to all consents. Informal discussions with the planning authority indicate that these may include residential leisure/recreational, B&B/hotel, residential with rural enterprise (live/work), social housing etc
Conversion to a single residential unit would involve a greater degree of justification as well as a social housing levy

VAT
Please refer to the legal documents.

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