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Owner of Llangoed Hall acquires hotel in Hay-on-Wye

16 September 2015 by
Owner of Llangoed Hall acquires hotel in Hay-on-Wye

The three-AA-star, 18-bedroom Swan at Hay hotel in the renowned book town of Hay-on-Wye, Powys, will close in January for a four-month renovation following the acquisition of the property by the owner of nearby Llangoed Hall.

Plans are being drawn up to re-roof and refurbish the hotel, which was previously owned by the Mackintosh family. The price paid for the hotel was not disclosed.

Calum Milne, managing director of four-AA-star, 23-bedroom Llangoed Hall in Llyswen, will oversee the improvements of the hotel, which is set in two acres of gardens. He is currently looking to recruit a manager and head chef. A new website and social media accounts will launch later this year outlining the future plans.

The Swan at Hay will become the third hotel in a collection that began in 2012 with the acquisition of Llangoed Hall by businessman Roger Hancox. The following year Hancox added the 49-bedroom Sudbury House hotel in Faringdon, Oxfordshire, which has since been transformed following a multi-million pound refurbishment.

Llangoed Hall, created by Sir Bernard Ashley and later owned by Van Essen, was bought out of administration by Hancox.

Hay-on-Wye is renowned for its extensive number of bookshops and for attracting thousands of book lovers to its annual literary festival in the early summer.


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