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Bodenham, Hereford

£2,500,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
Mixed Residential Farm and Mature Oak Woodlands extending to 583 acres (235.9 ha) for sale as a Whole or in Two Lots. Bodenham 4 Miles, Leominster 6 Miles, Hereford 11 Miles, Gloucester 33 Miles

Lot 1 Key Features

Hen House Farmhouse - A Traditional 4 bedroom stone Farmhouse with adjoining Outbuildings

Highly productive Arable Land, Grass Land and Amenity Woodland extending to 360 acres (145.7 ha) all within a ring fence

Bun Hill Barn A Traditional timber frame barn with adjoining cattle yards offering exciting potential for conversion

Portal Frame Cattle Buildings extending to 78m x 32m in total

Two covered Silage Clamps extending to 13.5m x 28m each

Amenity Farm Woodlands

Mature Oak Woodlands extending to 223 acres (90.2 ha)

Sporting Rights to include shooting rights over the land and single bank fishing rights on the River Lugg

Timber and Mineral Rights (in so far as they are owned)

Hen House Farm

This highly productive Mixed Farm with Amenity Woodland lies within in a ring fence, bounded to the North and East by the River Lugg and to the West by the A49 Hereford / Leominster trunk road, in all 360 acres.

Presently operated as a high quality commercial arable and livestock unit Hen House Farm is capable of producing high value cash crops including potatoes. The present arable rotation includes winter wheat, oil seed rape and forage maize. The well fenced grassland provides for the production of high quality forage and is presently grazed with a suckler cow herd and store cattle prior to finishing.

The Farmland

The Farmland, extending to 281 acres, presently benefits from mixed copping with 116 Acres being within this years arable rotation and 165 being in grass. The Land benefits from a classification of Grade 2/3 on the Agricultural Land Classification Survey having soils principally of the Bromyard series being a well-drained fine silty soil and additionally an area of the Fifield 1 series, a well-drained fine loamy soil.

Directions

Hen House Farm is approached from the Village of Bodenham via a metalled access road

that runs broadly East to West though the Holding. This, with additional farm roads, provides excellent access throughout the farm.

Bun Hill Barn

Accessing the farm from Bodenham, the metalled road first passes Bun Hill Barn situated towards the East of the Farm. Benefiting from a stunning location, Bun Hill Barn offers an exciting opportunity for conversion to an additional dwelling, subject to the necessary consents. Beyond, in a central location, the range of modern farm buildings and farmyard adjoin the main access road. The principal range of farm buildings are of portal frame construction and extend to 78m x 32m in total being 4 cattle housing buildings with 3 covered feed passages. To the rear of these are two covered silage clamps of portal frame construction with cast concrete walls extending to 13.5m x 28m each. A concrete yard forms the perimeter of the buildings and provides useful working and handling space.

Hen House Farmhouse

Further West, and adjoining the main tree lined farm road, Hen House Farmhouse enjoys a picturesque and secluded location. This attractive South facing traditional stone Farmhouse comprises: drawing room, dining room, kitchen, pantry, utility room, scullery and WC to the ground floor. Stairs rising from the large dining room provide access to a large and light landing, 4 good sized bedrooms and house bathroom. Having an oil fired Aga and benefiting from oil fired central heating and private drainage, the Farmhouse requires light refurbishment. Hen House Farmhouse EPC : G.

Outbuildings

Adjoining Hen House Farmhouse is a range of outbuildings of traditional construction including a former granary being 8m x 5.5m, single storey store being 19m x 4m and a 5 bay open fronted store being 23m x 4m. Additionally a three bay Dutch Barn being 13.8m x 8m with adjoining lean-to implement shed being 13.8m x 6m adjoins the Orchard.

Sporting Rights

The Farm, sold with Shooting Rights and having well managed Amenity Woodland throughout, offers a Purchaser the opportunity not only to acquire a productive farm but also to enjoy an excellent farm shoot. Single bank Fishing Rights on the adjoining length of the River Lugg, a tributary of the Wye, further enhance the sporting potential of the Farm.

Stewardship Schemes

The Farm is currently within an Entry plus Higher Level Stewardship Scheme and prior to that was within a Countryside Stewardship Scheme. The schemes have been the catalyst for an extensive programme of hedgerow restoration, tree planting and habitat creation and as a consequence Hen House Farm provides excellent habitat for farmland wildlife and game.

Lot 2 - Dinmore Hill Woodland

223 acres of well-managed, principally Oak Woodland

Dinmore Hill Woodlands have benefited from proactive management over many years providing a most attractive principally deciduous woodland with compartments of varying ages but with a bias toward mid to late rotation Oak. The woodland is designated as a SSSI due to its mix of ancient and semi natural form. An infrastructure of well-maintained rides, some of which are stoned, and stacking areas provides good access for management within the woodland.

Access to the woodland may be taken directly off the A49 Trunk Road, additionally a right of way for woodland management and timber extraction shall be reserved along the farm road from the sale of LOT 1, from point A to point B on the sale plan, if sold separately.

Woodlands of this quality and size rarely come to the market in Herefordshire and this sale offers the Amenity and Investment Purchaser an excellent opportunity to acquire a fine example of Herefordshire Oak Woodland with income potential.

Woodland compartment notes are available from the Agents.

Tenure

Freehold with vacant possession on completion save on the arable land which is subject to a Farm Business Tenancy expiring on 29th September 2017. The grassland and modern farm buildings are subject to a tenancy ending on 30th March 2018. The FBT does provide for entry on a short notice provision subject to agreeing fair compensation.

Services

Mains Water and Electricity to Hen House Farmhouse and Farm Buildings. Private Drainage.

Sporting Rights

The Sporting Rights over the area for sale are included within each Lot and provide for an excellent Pheasant shoot and Fallow Deer stalking. The River Lugg, a tributary of the Wye, provides excellent coarse and game fishing along the adjoining single bank of Lot 1. Should the Purchaser wish to let out the sporting rights, first refusal at their market value shall be offered to the Vendor.

Wayleaves, Easements and Rights of Way

The Lots are offered for sale subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way, either public or private and all easements, wayleaves and other rights of way whether they are specifically referred to or not. In the event that the Two Lots are sold independently the Purchaser of Lot 2 shall benefit from a right of way over the farm road (shown as A B on the sale plan) on Lot 1 for the purposes of woodland management subject to a repairing obligation.

Overage Position

Bun Hill Barn shall be subject to an overage provision, details may be obtained from the Agents.

Directions

Lot 1 - Hen House Farm

From Hereford or Leominster take the A49 to Hope Under Dinmore. To the North side of Dinmore Hill turn for Gloucester on the A417 and proceed for 2 miles. At Saffrons Cross turn right before the Garage to Bodenham and proceed for about 1 mile to Bodenham Village where the access to the property is signed on the right.

Lot 2 Woodland

As above for access to the Woodland through the Farm or, alternatively, proceed South of Hope Under Dinmore to the crest of the Dinmore Hill. Lot 2 is on the left hand side and may be accessed via foot utilising the public footpath entrance.

Viewing

Viewing strictly by appointment through the Agents

David Thompson

01432 356161

d.thompson@sunderlands.co.uk

Andrew Liddiment

01588 673314

andrewliddiment@balfours.co.uk

Important Notice

Sunderlands, Balfours and their clients and any joint agents have prepared these particulars in good faith to give a fair description of the property, and give notice that: 1) They have no authority to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property. These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact. 2) All areas, measurements and distances are approximate. The text, photographs, floor plans and other plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents and no services, equipment or facilities have been tested. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise.

Particulars: May 2017

Photographs: May 2017

None of these statements contained in these particulars are to be relied upon as statements or representations of fact. These particulars are not an offer or contract or part of one. Floor plans are provided for guidance as to the layout of the property only. Room sizes and measurements are approximate only. Please note we have not tested the equipment, appliances and services in the property and interested parties are advised to commission appropriate investigation before formulating their offer.

Sunderlands are a member of the Ombudsman for Estate Agents Scheme and therefore adhere to their Code of Practise. A copy of the Code of Practise is available on request.

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