The town sits just inside the Welsh border on the River Wye in the county of Powys. As a small, traditional market town, the area is desirable to buyers and tenants alike because of its heritage shops (like bakers, butchers and greengrocers), quaint local pubs, and walking connections with the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Offa’s Dyke National Trail.

Perhaps more importantly, Hay-on-Wye is known throughout the world as the ‘Town of Books’, with its secondhand bookshops attracting international visitors from every corner of the globe. It’s also home to Hay Festival, an annual celebration of literature, and the ‘How The Light Gets In’ philosophy and music festival.

This bustling atmosphere makes the town a hub for tourism, and Hay-on-Wye is a common place for many buyers looking for houses to let as holiday homes. The wealth of attractions here also make it captivating for those seeking a picturesque family home, and the town is increasingly popular among home-workers, older buyers and retirees taking advantage of Hay-on-Wye’s literary heritage.

A diverse property market in Hay-on-Wye reflects this varied demographic, with Victorian and Georgian townhouses for sale and to rent in the centre of the town, and large detached homes or cottages available to buy in surrounding farming community.