*Lots 1 and 2 are for sale by Formal Tender closing at 12 noon on Friday 2nd September 2022.*
Lot 1 - Pair of semi-detached cottages with 6.3 acres of land - Guide Price £400,000
Lot 2 - 43.60 acres of land - Guide Price £550,000
The property comprises a pair of semi-detached two bedroom cottages with gardens and outbuildings, together with a prime block of versatile arable land in a ring fence with good road frontage. It comprises an excellent opportunity rarely seen on the current market, for buyers wishing to carry out a renovation project to create a spacious single residence, or for farmers to secure a valuable block of arable land together with two cottages providing strong potential rental income.
The property is conveniently located in attractive open countryside some 5 miles north of Hereford.
A pair of semi-detached cottages constructed of rendered masonry and reconstituted stone block walls under a slate roof, with single storey brick and flat roof kitchen extensions to the rear. The accommodation consists of:-
Wisteria Cottage, 1 Kingsfield Cottages
Hall, kitchen, lounge with wood burner, bathroom.
Lavender Cottage, 2 Kingsfield Cottages
Hall, kitchen, lounge, bathroom.
Each cottage has gardens to the rear and plenty of space for a front garden, ample parking space and a small open fronted brick outbuilding. Lot 1 includes the useful concrete and brick barn adjacent to the cottages on the east side. Heating is by electric and night storage heaters, and drainage is to a septic tank. Access is via a good stone track from the Marden to Bodenham road.
The cottages are for sale together as the one pair, lotted with a valuable total area of approximately 6.3 acres of land as shown on the sale plan.
The cottages have recently been let at good rents and enjoy fine views especially north to Dinmore Hill.
Lavender Cottage Band B
Wisteria Cottage Band B
43.6 acres of level prime arable land in a ring fence, with good road frontage. The land is Grade 3, the soil being an easily worked loam. The land is versatile, being currently sown to wheat and oats, with potatoes being grown in 2021. Access is via a right of way over part of the track to the cottages and from a gateway on the east boundary onto the lane to The Vern.
Mains water and electricity are connected.
Excluded from the sale is the small brick building to the north east of the cottages. This is a pump house for a borehole owned by the Little Berrington Farm owners and used in the spring water business.
BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME
The land is registered for the Basic Payment Scheme. There are no entitlements included with the sale.
MINERAL RESERVES UPLIFT CLAUSE
The land is understood to contain valuable reserves of sand and gravel. The land will be sold subject to an uplift clause stating that if within 30 years from the purchase date the buyer obtains planning permission to extract the minerals, or for any other development, 30% of any resulting increase in value is payable to the current seller.
SPORTING AND TIMBER RIGHTS
All sporting and timber rights are included in the sale.
EASEMENTS, WAYLEAVES & RIGHTS OF WAY
The land will be sold subject to and with the benefit of all existing rights, whether public or private including rights of way, supply, drainage, electricity supplies and other rights, covenants, restrictions and obligations, quasi-easements and all wayleaves whether referred to in these particulars or not.
Any purchaser(s) shall be deemed to have full knowledge of all boundaries and neither the Vendor nor the Vendor's Agents will be responsible for defining the boundaries or ownership thereof.
Wisteria Cottage and Lavender Cottage are sold with vacant possession.
The land is offered for sale Freehold subject to a Farm Business Tenancy due to expire on 30 September 2022.