Moccas, Hereford


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  • Bedrooms: 3
For Sale by Informal Tender as a Whole or in 2 Separate Lots. Tenders to be received by 12 noon Tuesday 24th April 2018. Summary of features:- In total about 115.55 acres (46.76 hectares) or thereabouts. 3 Bedroom farmhouse. Available either as a Whole or in 2 Separate Lots. Range of modern and traditional buildings. Traditional buildings offering possible future development potential.


Rowlesford Farm is located just outside the quiet village of Moccas. The farm totals about 115.55 acres (46.76 ha) with the farmhouse, modern and traditional buildings set in about 3.21 acres (1.30 ha) on one side of the road and about 112.34 acres (45.46 ha) of farmland located adjacent to the house and yard. The land is currently all down to pastureland with a small orchard adjoining the farmhouse and yard.

The traditional country farmhouse has 3 bedrooms under a slate roof and is set within its own grounds and conveniently adjoining the farmyard.

Rowlesford Farm has not been available on the public market since July 1966.


Moccas lies approximately 14 miles west of Hereford towards Hay-on-Wye. Moccas is renowned for its old deer park with its veteran and ancient trees as well as some delightful surrounding countryside.


The land is available as either a whole or in 2 separate lots.

Lot 1 (Entire Farm) About 46.76ha (115.55 acres)

Lot 2 (Blue hatched) About 1.30ha (3.21 acres)

Lot 3 (Green hatched) About 45.46ha (112.34 acres)

Farmhouse Accommodation

On the ground floor:-

Front Entrance Hall with store cupboard under traditional wooden stairs and radiator.

Lounge Room - 4.2m x 4m (13'7 x 13'1) with radiator and windows to front and side aspect and tiled fireplace.

Sitting/Dining Room - 3.95m 3.63m (12'9 x 11'9) with open fire, radiator and window to front aspect.

Kitchen - 3.9m x 4.3m (12'7 x 14'1) with oil fired rayburn and freestanding original-type kitchen.

Pantry, Hallway, Dairy and Washhouse with original cast boiler and, Belfast sink, etc.

On the first floor:-

Beautiful split level traditional landing with original polished floor boards leading to:-

Bedroom 1 - 4m x 3.6m (13'1 x 11'9) with traditional sash window to front aspect with radiator.

Second Landing low side aspect with polished traditional wooden floors.

Bedroom 2 - 4.4m x 3.8m (14'4 x 12'4) with window to front aspect, carpeted floor, exposed beams and radiator.

Bedroom 3 - 4.2m x 3.6 (13'7 x 11'8) with window to side aspect, carpeted floor and exposed beams and radiator.

Bathroom 4 - 3.7m x 1.9m (12'1 x 6'2) with inbuilt airing cupboard, enclosing emersion heater, window to side aspect, wc, bath and sink.

Council Tax

The property is within council tax Band D.


Oil fired central heating. Oil fired rayburn which heats the kitchen. Mains electric. Private waste.


The Farm has a range of traditional buildings which, subject to obtaining the necessary consents may offer future development potential.

Farm Buildings

Accessed via a concrete entrance road which leads to the following mixture of modern and traditional buildings;

3 Bay Apex Barn est. 45ft x 20ft (13.716m x 6.096m) with adjoining lean-to shed est. 45ft x 25ft (13.716m x 7.62m) with concrete floor and feed barrier.

3 Bay Apex Shed set. 45ft x 20ft (13.716m x 6.096m) with concrete floor and cattle feed barrier.

Adjoining 3 Bay Apex Steel Frame Shed est. 45ft x 24ft (13.716m x 7.31m) with adjoining lean-to Shed est.75ft x 12ft (22.86m x 3.6576m) of corrugated tin with feed barrier.

Red Brick Redundant Milking Parlour Building est. 28ft x 28ft (8.53m x 8.53m) under sloping roof with adjoining dairy lean-to

Traditional Red Brick Granary Building est. 44ft x 22ft (13.41m x 6.70m) part two storey under slate roof with open middle bay and external granary steps with adjoining tin roof lean-to est. 44ft x 35ft (13.41m x 10.66m) over yard area.

Red Brick and Stone Building est. 61ft x 18ft (18.59m x 5.48m) part two storey under tin roof with adjoining corrugated tin roof lean-to est. 61ft x 19ft (18.59m x 5.79m)

Part stone part open sided traditional single-storey building under clay tile roof est. 54ft x 16.5ft (16.45m x 5.02m)

4 Bay Concrete Wall Silage Pit (60ft x 32ft) (18.28m x 9.75m) with concrete floor.

3 Bay Dutch Barn (45ft x 24ft) (13.71m x 7.31m) with lean-to to either side est. 16ft wide and 32ft wide (4.87m and 9.75m)

3 Bay Steel Frame Corrugated Tin Barn (45ft x 25ft) (13.71m x 7.62m) with two bays open and one enclosed workshop bay.

The Land

Presently the farm is all down to pasture with the majority of the land being within one ring-fenced block with various watercourses, copses and open woodland. The woodland may offer valuable timber.

Stewardship Schemes

The land is not currently within any environmental Stewardship Scheme.


Freehold with vacant possession upon completion.

Basic Farm Payment

The land is registered on the Rural Land Register.

The entitlements are not included within the sale but may be avalible by separate negotiation.


Herefordshire Council - 01432 260000

Rural Payments Agency - 03000 200301

Wayleaves, Easements and Rights of Way

The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all Rights, including Rights of Way whether public or private, water, Rights of light, drainage, electricity supplies and other Rights and obligations, easements, quasi-easements, covenants, restrictions, orders and all existing wayleaves of pylons, stays, cables, drains, water, gas and other pipes that may exist over the same or for the benefit of the same, whether mentioned in these particulars or not.

Plans, Areas and Schedules

The land measurement is based upon Promap online ordnance survey mapping and is for a guide only. The land measurement within these particulars is only to be used as a guide and the purchaser shall be deemed to have satisfied himself as to the description, land measurement and extent of the property. Any error, misstatement or incorrect measurement shall not annul the sale or entitle any party to compensation in respect thereof.


Purchasers are deemed to have full knowledge of any boundaries and neither the Vendors or the Vendors' agents are responsible for defining the boundaries or ownership of the land.


All viewings are strictly by appointment and to be arranged through the sole selling agents. Tuesdays are the preferred viewing days. The agents dealing with this sale are:-

Graham Baker and Andrew Edwards

Hereford Office: 01432 356161

Viewings are at your own risk


The vendor and the agent accept no responsibility for any asbestos on the property. It is the nature of the farm buildings that asbestos is likely to be present on the farm.

Method of Sale

The farm is being offered for sale as a whole or in 2 lots by Informal tender. A tender form is attached. Tenders are to be submitted to the agent's Hereford office by 12 noon on Tuesday 24th April 2018. Tenders are to be submitted in a sealed envelope marked Rowlesford Farm Tender Graham Baker and Andrew Edwards. The vendor is not obliged to accept either the highest or any tenders.

Vendors Solicitor

Ann E Davies

Margraves Solicitors, Old Court Chambers Spa Road, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 5EY


Tel: 01597 825565


In the event that there is any variance between these sale particulars and the contract of sale then the latter shall apply.

Important Notice

These particulars are set out as a guide only. They are intended to give a fair description of the property but may not be relied upon as a statement or representation of facts. These particulars are produced in good faith and are inevitably subjective and do not form any part of any contract. No persons within Sunderlands has any authority whatsoever to make or give any representation or warranty whatsoever in relation to this property.


.Post Code: HR2 9LA. Leave Hereford heading south on the A465 road towards Abergavenny. After about mile of the outskirts of Hereford city turn right onto the B4349 heading towards Clehonger. In Clehonger bear right onto the B4352 and follow this road for about seven miles, through the villages of Madley, Tibberton and Blakemere and after about half a mile after Blakemere village Rowlesford farm will be located on your right.

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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