3 bedroom detached bungalow for salePen Yr Rheol Las, Caerphilly, Mid-Glamorgan
Guide Price £1,500,000
with a modern bungalow residence of cavity block under a slate roof,
subject to an agricultural occupancy condition,
with potential for enlargement.
A comprehensive range of modern outbuildings.
Pasture and small area of woodland extending to 252 acres, or thereabouts.
Hill Grazing Rights for 668 Ewes
Pen yr heol las is a mixed livestock farm set in an elevated position on the Western edge of the Rhymney Valley, enjoying southerly views over Caerphilly to the Severn Estuary and the north Somerset coast.
The farm is situated 2½ miles from the centre of Caerphilly and 4 miles east of the A470 at Cwm Taf. It is 12 miles from the centre of Cardiff via either the A470 or direct via the A469.
Pen yr heol las occupies a scenic position with countryside views to the east and west. It adjoins forestry land to the north-east and open moorland to Mynydd Eglwysilan. A particular feature of the farm is the easily managed hill grazing rights on this moor, which intersects the land, and add to the livestock carrying capacity of the farm and to its forage hectarage for IACS purposes.
The farm also has a bio-diverse woodland, Coed y brain, to the Eastern boundary, which incorporates a former Pennant sandstone quarry with an estimated extracted volume of one million cubic metres, and which is a geological Site of Special Scientific Interest.
Lot 1: Bungalow, Outbuildings and 42.45 acres.
Lot 2: Woodland, Pasture, Quarry - 67.51 acres.
Lot 3: Pasture and Arable Land - 142.92 acres.
2.46m x 2.51m (8' 1" x 8' 3") Double glazed window, double radiator, rear entrance door, fitted wall-mounted Worcester 28Si LPG fired boiler, space and plumbing for washing machine.
4.00m x 2.88m (13' 1" x 9' 5") Double glazed window, single radiator, fitted oak-effect units with single drainer composite sink unit set in composite work-surface, fitted Belling electric oven with inset hob oven, extractor fan, part-tiled walls to two walls, throught to:
3.50m x 2.86m (11' 6" x 9' 5") Double glazed window, double radiator. Archway to:
4.88m x 4.66m (16' 0" x 15' 3") Double glazed window, stone fireplace with shelp alongside, Efal woodburning stove set on a tiled hearth, 2.35m (7' 9") wide sliding patio door with southerly views over pastureland towards Caerphilly Mountain and the Severn Estuary.
5.44m x 1.33m (17' 10" x 4' 4") Radiator, access to loft space, ftted cupboards, including airing cupboard with slatted shelving.
2.22m x 2.06m (7' 3" x 6' 9") Double glazed window, single radiator, bath with electric shower unit over, pedestal washbasin, w.c.
2.99m x 2.95m (9' 10" x 9' 8") Double glazed window, single radiator.
3.03m x 2.78m (9' 11" x 9' 1") Double glazed window, single radiator.
4.94m x 3.03m (16' 2" x 10' 10") Double glazed window, single radiator.
3.17m x 1.33m (10' 5" x 4' 4") Double glazed window, double radiator, washbasin and w.c (there is potential for this room to become an en-suite to the main bedroom).
The farmhouse stands in its own grounds with post and rail fencing to the front pasture. There is a lawned side garden and tarmacadan car parking / turning area.
Stables / General Purpose Shed
24.38m x 6.71m (80' x 22') Timber frame and concrete block under box-profile roof with 1/2 heck stable doors plus double doors for mechanical cleaning.
5.49m x 3.05m (18' x 10') Concrete block walls, CGI roof, workbench.
Sheep Handling Pens
6.71m x 2.44m (22' x 8') Concrete blcok wall to one end, concrete floor, gated end with shepp dip.
Concrete block / CGI with livestock round forcing pen.
Modern General Purpose Building
24.38m x 19.81m (80' x 65') Steel frame, concrete block walls, corrugated asbestos cement roof, box-profile cladding, straw gallery over part thereof.
General Purpose Building
24.38m x 15.24m (80' x 50' ) Steel frame, mass concrete rear wall, corrugated asbestos cement roof, bulk feed store.
General Purpose Building lean-to
24.38m x 7.32m (80' x 24') Steel frame, box-profile roof and cladding, open cattle yard, concrete block walls and gate access.
7.92m x 5.49m (26' x 18') plus 10.67m x 5.18m (35' x 17') timber frame, CGI rood and cladding, insulated roof.
General Purpose Building
45.72m x 15.24m (150' x 50' ) Built of steel frame, box-profile roof and cladding, concrete block side wall and timber side walls, earth floor.
This lies in two blocks accessed by a public road to the farmstead and then via a green lane. The land fronts Mynydd Eglwysilan and there are access tracks between the two blocks. The land to the west runs gently sloping and then slopes down to a stream. It is partly sown to barley and the remainder is grassland. The land to the east runs gently sloping and slopes down into the Coed y Brain woodland, providing shade and shelter for livestock. A feature of the land is the dry stone wall boundaries to some enclosures. The adjacent common provides excellent outriding facilities.
In total 252.88 acres.
Hill Grazing Rights
The farm has the benefit of grazing rights for 668 breeding ewes on the Common. These are easily managed as the hill runs between the two blocks of in-bye land and is bounded to the north by the Nant Cwm Sarn. If the farm is lotted these will be apportioned according to the hectarage of each lot.
Developing Potential and Overage
The farm offers a number of potential development opportunities, subject to planning and access permissions. These include: wind turbine development on the upper enclosers, possible landfill opportunities to the former quarry and possible residential development to the southernmost enclosures.
The vendor reserves the right to recover 50% of the uplift value of any commercial / residential development on the farm within the next 21 years.
Single Farm Payment Entitlements
The farm is sold net of single farm payment entitlements. The vendor has the benefit of 146.40 units, paying £23,215.33 for the 2007 scheme year, subject to modulation and exchange rate variation and these are available by separate negotiation.
Mains electricity is connected to the farmhouse and principal outbuildings. There is a private water supply from a borehole. Lot 3 has natural watering factilities Drainage is to a private system.
It is not our Company policy to test services and domestic appliances so we cannot verify that they are in working order. The buyers are advised to obtain verification from their solicitor or surveyor.
The farm is crossed east to west by a public footpath and has established access rights over the Common grazing land. All prospective purchasers are advised to clarify matters relating to rights of way with their solicitors.
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