Old Swan Shop, West Street, Rhayader,   525 per calendar monthLet Agreed

1 Bedroom, Commercial

About this property

LET AGREED! Located in the centre of the popular tourist and market town of Rhayader, the first town on the River Wye, near the Elan Valley in beautiful Mid Wales, is this charming building offering an exciting commercial opportunity. Recently restored and refurbished to a high standard, this Grade II characterful property offers opportunity for a variety of businesses to flourish.

The building is timber framed and while there is a datestone of 1683 on the building that includes the Old Swan Shop, it is very probable that the property dates from the late 16th century, if not earlier.

Situated in an excellent trading position on the crossroads of the main north-south road in Wales (A470) and the main road from the Midlands to the coast (A44) viewing is a must.

Tenancy Fees Apply.


The Old Swan Shop is a delightful property offering prospective purchasers with a delightful commercial building having an unrivalled trading position in the bustling market town of Rhayader, the first town on the River Wye.

The building was previously a public house.The 'Old Swan Inn' ceased trading as an inn during the 1860s, and it was used in later years as a hardware shop, a saddlers, a butcher's shop and tourist information centre among other uses.


Front Retail Space

Having excellent visibility to all four roads the retail space has original flagstone and quarry tiled floors, exposed wall and ceiling timbers, exposed and painted stonework and brickwork and an original brick fireplace (not currently in use). There is a large window to the front having a deep sill for display. An additional window and glazed entrance door are to the side. There are spotlights, a Yale intruder alarm and a thermostatic electric wall heater.


With original quarry tiled floor and ceiling hooks, recessed lighting. A pitch pine balustraded staircase, with cupboard underneath, rises to the First Floor.

Rear Room

Original black range with firegrate and side oven, exposed brickwork and original pine surround and with built-in pine cupboards to the side. Original iron rails and hooks, recessed lighting, shelving. Thermostatic electric wall heater. Sash window and pedestrian door to rear.


Galleried Landing

Exposed floorboards and wall timbers. Access-hatch to roof space.

Front Room

Exposed oak floorboards, wall and ceiling timbers. Window to front overlooking the town clock and war memorial. Thermostatic electric wall heater.


Matching base unit with worktop over and having inlaid sink with mixer tap. The room is open to the eaves and has exposed wall and ceiling timbers, exposed stonework, roof window and spotlights. Exposed floorboards.


Exposed stonework, wall timbers and floorboards. Low level wc suite, wall hung wash hand basin, extractor fan. Recessed lighting.

Rear Room

Exposed floorboards. Sash window to rear. Thermostatic electric wall heater. Internal window to Landing

Recent Works

The property has recently undergone an extensive refurbishment that has been undertaken to a high standard and in compliance with the requirements of its Grade II listed status. This has included re-roofing with stone tiles over some replacement timbers. It has also had new lead work throughout with full insulation to the loft spaces.

In addition to the installation of electric stone-ceramic thermostatically controlled heating the property has had new plumbing, the oak flooring has been renovated and new plasterwork has been applied as appropriate.


The property is accessed directly from the pavement in the centre of the bustling town of Rhayader. There is also rear access to the rear of the property.


Mains electricity, water and drainage.

Business Rates

We are advised that the rateable value for the property is £2550. This is not the amount you will pay. The rateable value is used to calculate your rates bill. Please note that the property currently qualifies for 100% relief from Business Rates. For more information please visit and

Planning Matters

Class of Use: We are advised that the current planning class for the property is 'A1''.

Grade II Listed: The property is Grade II listed. Please visit for further information.

Conservation Area: The property is located within Rhayader's Conservation Area. Please visit for further information.

Tenancy Fees

The following fees may apply to the tenancy:

Credit Check and Reference Fees - £48 incl VAT per person

Local Area

Rhayader is a friendly market town ( situated in the beautiful upper Wye Valley and has a good range of local facilities such as supermarkets, butcher, grocer, delicatessen, chemist, doctor’s surgery, primary school and well equipped leisure centre with two squash courts, gym, swimming pool and jacuzzi.

A wider range of facilities including secondary schools is available at Llandrindod Wells (11 miles), Builth Wells (13 miles) and Llanidloes (14 miles) respectively. The noted Elan Valley ( with its wonderful lakes, reservoirs, dams, mountains and open hills is about 4 miles to the west.

The west Wales coast and university town of Aberystwyth is 34 miles distant. The nearest railway station, on the Heart of Wales line, is located at Llandrindod Wells. Excellent road links are afforded by the main north-south road A470, and the east-west A44.

Viewing Arrangements

Viewings are strictly through the Sole Agents, Clare Evans & Co tel 01597 810457

Local Authority

Powys County Council. Tel No: 01597 826000

The Property Ombudsman

Clare Evans & Co is a member of The Property Ombudsman Estate Agents Scheme and therefore adhere to their Code of Practice. A copy of the Code of Practice is available in the office and on request. Clare Evans & Co's complaints procedure is also available on request.

Important Notice

These particulars are offered on the understanding that all negotiations are conducted through this company. Neither these particulars, nor oral representations, form part of any offer or contract and their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. Any floor plan provided is for representation purposes only, as defined by the RICS Code of Measuring Practice and whilst every attempt has been made to ensure their accuracy the measurements of windows, doors and rooms are approximate and should be used as such by prospective purchasers. Any services, systems and appliances mentioned have not been tested by us and we cannot verify that they are in working order. All photographs remain the copyright of Clare Evans & Co.

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West Street, Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5AB

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