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    Guide Price £2,300,000 Newcastle, Craven Arms, Shropshire, SY7

    Ref: KNI180054

    A rare opportunity to purchase a fully equipped and sound holding of this calibre and size.

    * Substantial Farmhouse
    * Adjoining Annex
    * Modern & Traditional Farm Buildings
    328 acres of sound Pasture Land

    For Sale by Private Treaty

    • Foreword
      McCartneys are grateful to be favoured with instructions to offer for sale a most productive livestock rearing holding known as Cefncalonog located in the unspoilt Shropshire/Powys borderland, an area noted for the production of top quality sheep and suckler beef cattle. The sale of Cefncalonog presents the rare opportunity to purchase a fully equipped and sound holding of the calibre and size which rarely arises in this part of the world. Cefncalonog comprises a substantial six bedroom Farmhouse and adjoining Annex, Modern & Traditional Farm Buildings together with 328 acres (or thereabouts) of sound Pasture Land. As well as traditional livestock production, the holding offers diversification opportunities including conversion, potentially, of the traditional farm buildings and letting of the 2 bedroom annex accommodation. The farm is on the market by Private Treaty and enquiries should be made to McCartneys Knighton office.
    • Location
      Cefncalonog is situated two miles north of the village of Newcastle on Clun which offers amenities including a primary school and public house. The larger village of Clun is some 6 miles distant and offers a larger range of facilities including grocery shops, butchers shop, post office, public houses, garage and primary school. The nearest secondary school is situated at Bishops Castle being 11 miles away. The farm is located within the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and enjoys views across far reaching unspoilt countryside.
    • Directions
      From Clun: Take the B4368 road to Newcastle. In the centre of Newcastle village continue in a straight line onto the council byroad signposted Two Crosses and Mainstone rather than continuing on the B4368 which veers left. Continue along the by road for approximately 1¾ miles where the driveway to Cefncalonog is found on your right hand side. The homestead is reached after travelling along the driveway for approximately 400 metres. From Newtown: Take the A489 towards Kerry. After passing through Kerry take the right hand turn onto the B4368 signposted for Clun. Continue along the road until you reach Newcastle. In Newcastle take the left hand turn signposted Two Crosses and Mainstone rather than continuing on the B4368 which veers right. Continue along the by road for approximately 1¾ miles where the driveway to Cefncalonog is found on your right hand side. The homestead is reached after travelling along the driveway for approximately 400 metres.
    • Tenure
      Is Freehold.
    • Possession
      Vacant possession available upon completion.
    • Ingoing
      The property is sold free of any ingoing. No counter claim will be allowed for dilapidations (if any) or any other matter whatsoever.
    • Fixtures & Fittings
      Only Fixtures and Fittings mentioned in these particulars are included with the sale of the freehold. Any others are expressly excluded.
    • Sporting Rights
      The Sporting Rights are assumed in hand and in the sale of the property.
    • Timber
      All growing timber is included in the sale of the property.
    • Council Tax
      Cefncalonog Farmhouse is Band D. The Annex is Band A.
    • Basic Payment Scheme (BPS)
      The tenant has claimed the 2018 Basic Payment Scheme. Following completion of the sale(s) and subject to Rural Payments Agency rules, the vendor will use best endeavours to transfer the appropriate Basic Payment Scheme Entitlements from the tenant to the successful purchaser(s).
    • Local Authority
      Shropshire Council, Shire Hall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6ND Tel: 0345 6789000
    • Agricultural Matters
      Rural Payments Agency, PO Box 352, Worksop S80 9FG. Tel: 03000 200301.
    • Viewing
      Strictly by arrangement with the agents McCartneys LLP of Knighton Tel. 01547 528621 (ref. Katie Davies). Viewings will be strictly by appointment only and an allocated time for viewing the house and buildings must be made through McCartneys Knighton office.
    • Plans, Areas & Schedules
      These are based on Ordnance Survey material and are for reference only. They have been checked and computed by the Agents and the purchaser shall be deemed to have satisfied himself as to the description of the property and any error or mis-statement shall not annul the sale, nor entitle either party to compensation. The plan is for the purposes of identification only and is based on the Ordnance Survey Sheets.
    • Planning
      The land is sold subject to any development plan, tree preservation order, town planning schedule, resolution or notice which may be or become to be in force, and subject to any road widening or improvement schemes, land charges and statutory provisions or by-laws without any obligation on the vendors to specify them.
    • Boundaries
      The purchaser shall be deemed to have full knowledge of all boundaries and neither the vendors nor the vendors' Agents will be responsible for defining the boundaries or ownership thereof.
    • Wayleaves, Easements & Rights of Way
      The property is sold subject to, and with the benefit of, all easements and quasi-easements and rights of way, declared and undeclared.
    • Environmental Issues
      A detailed inspection and assessment of materials that may contain asbestos has not been carried out by the selling agents. Although a general reference to this material may have been made, we cannot confirm whether any of the buildings are constructed of other asbestos based materials, which may be visible, inaccessible or concealed. Prospective purchasers are advised to obtain their own specialist report in relation to this matter and other environmental issues. Asbestos is considered to be a hazardous material and should only be removed and disposed of by an approved contractor. Full details of regulations regarding asbestos and asbestos based products can be obtained from the Environmental Health Department of the Local Authority.
    • Health & Safety
      The Agents advise all prospective purchasers when viewing the property to take due care.
    • Misrepresentation Act
      (a) The property is sold with all faults and defects (if any) whether in good condition or otherwise and neither the vendors nor McCartneys, the Agents for the vendors, shall be in any way responsible for such faults and defects, or for any statements contained in the particulars of the property prepared by the said agents. (b) The purchaser shall be deemed to acknowledge that he has not entered into the contract in reliance on any of the said statements, that he has satisfied himself as to the contents of each of the said statements by inspection or otherwise, and that no warranty or representation has been made by the vendors or the said Agents in relation to, or in connection with the property. (c) Any error, omission or mis-statement in any of the said statements shall not entitle the purchaser to rescind or to be discharged from the contract, nor give either party any cause for action. (d) All measurements and distances are approximate. The electrical, drainage, water and heating installations have not been tested by the Agents. (The normal enquiries carried out by a purchaser's Solicitor and the type of inspection undertaken by a purchaser's Surveyor have not been carried out by the Agents for the purpose of preparation of these particulars.) Interested prospective purchasers are recommended to obtain an independent survey report on this property.
    • Method of Sale
      The farm is offered as a whole by Private Treaty. The successful purchaser(s) should please provide a photographic form of ID i.e. a driver’s licence or passport and a utility bill or bank statement confirming their home address.
    • Gude Price
      A guide price is available from the selling agents.
    • Detailed Particulars
    • Cefncalonog Farmhouse
      Oak entrance door through to Reception area through way to left hand side allows access to the elegant well proportioned
    • Dining Room 11'1" x 5'8" (3.4m x 1.7m)
      Pine fireplace with inset marble type surround. Two radiators. Exposed stone walling and exposed timbering. Door to rear, window to front. Door through to
    • Sitting Room 16'8" x 16'7" (5.1m x 5.1m)
      Feature brick fireplace with inset multi fuel burner. Radiator, exposed stone walling and timbers. Interconnecting door to the self-contained annex. Also off the reception area door to the farmhouse.
    • Kitchen 19'2" x 15'2" (5.8m x 4.6m)
      Range of natural wood units consisting of cupboards and drawers with work surface over. Matching eye level wall units. Built in combination electric oven and grill with ceramic hob and cooker hood/ extractor. Rayburn Royale oil fired cooking stove heating domestic hot water.
    • Dairy 10'8" x 10'3" (3.3m x 3.1m)
      Having fitted shelving, cold slab. Ample room for auto washer, dishwasher, freezer etc.
    • Cloakroom
      With WC hand basin. Within the Dairy there is the oil fired central heating boiler.
    • Utility Room 0.2m0.2m x 2.64m
      Sink unit H&C, fitted base units and eye level wall units. Recess for auto washer and tumble dryer. Door to garden. Electric heater. Enclosed staircase from reception area to landing
    • Bedroom 1 16'8" x 10'3" (5.1m x 3.1m)
      Radiator. Window to side.
    • Bedroom 2 16'9" x 10'2" (5.1m x 3.1m)
      Radiator. Window to side.
    • Bedroom 3 11'6" x 9'7" (3.5m x 2.9m)
      Radiator. Window to front.
    • Bathroom 15'5" x 9'3" (4.7m x 2.8m)
      Panelled bath. Hand basin. WC. Bidet. Enclosed shower cubicle, radiator, airing cupboard with lagged cylinder, slatted shelving, immersion.
    • Bedroom 4 15'7" x 13' (4.8m x 4.0m)
      Enclosed wardrobe, radiator. Window to front. Interconnecting door to the possible self-contained
    • Annex
      As previously stated from the sitting room a door leads to the self-contained annex where there is the following accommodation. Enclosed entrance porch, door to hallway. Staircase to first floor. Door to the left leads through to:
    • Living Room 16'4" x 14'2" (5.0m x 4.3m)
      Fine slate fireplace, radiator, window to front.
    • Kitchen 13'1" x 8'1" (4.0m x 2.5m)
      Fitted out with units of cupboards and drawers. Sink unit, eye level wall units. Planned space for cooker, radiator. Inner lobby. Downstairs
    • Shower Room
      A large room with enclosed shower cubicle, vanity wash basin, W.C.. From the hallway, staircase to first floor landing.
    • Bedroom 1 15'1" x 13'5" (4.6m x 4.1m)
      Enclosed wardrobe, radiator, window to front.
    • Bedroom 2 16'8" x 15'4" (5.1m x 4.7m)
      Radiator, window to front. This property provides a large detached farmhouse which has a possible self-contained annex. Used as one the accommodation would provide six bedrooms, bathroom and shower room.
    • Services
      Private Water and Mains Electricity, Private Drainage, BT Connection. Oil fired central heating.
    • The Farmbuildings
      Situated at Cefncalonog farmyard: 1. Steel Portal Framed Sheep Building (90' x 80') with concrete block walls with part Yorkshire boarding, part box profile sheeting and part corrugated iron over, central feed passageway. Water & electricity. 2. Steel Portal Framed Workshop (30' x 30') with concrete floor. 3. Steel Portal Framed Livestock Cubicle Building (105' x 55') with part block walls with part Yorkshire boarding and part corrugated iron sheeting over and concrete floor. Interior has 36 cubicles and 23 cow stalls. Water & electricity. Slurry Lagoon 4. 4 Bay Steel Portal Framed Livestock Housing and Fodder Storage Building (60' x 95') with lean-to on either side with water & electricity. Silage Pit (90' x 35') with mass concrete walls and floor. 5. Timber Framed Clad Livestock Shed (60' x 34') with concrete block walls with corrugated iron sheeting walls and roof. Water & Electricity. 6. Calving Building (40' x 40') being part traditional construction of stone walls under a slate roof with adjoining steel framed building. 7. Steel Portal Framed Cattle Shed (45' x 75') and Lean-to (55' x 35'). Water & electricity. 8. Tack Room of stone construction under a slate roof adjoining the farmhouse. 9. Garage 10. Kit and Tool Shed. Traditional Building constructed of stone under a slate roof 10. Wain House and Granary traditional building constructed of stone walls with slate roof over. 10. Traditional Cow Shed (38' x 18') of stone construction under a slate roof. 10. Traditional Loose Box Cattle Shed (53' x 18') of stone construction under a slate roof. Dipping Shed (53' x 20') with concrete floor. Situated at "Barretts" at the north end of the farm: Traditional Building with Loft. Steel Portal Framed Cattle Housing (30' x 80') and Fodder Store (40' x 60') plus 2 Bay Lean-to (40’) with concrete floor. Open Gathering Yard (40' x 110').
    • The Land
      In all the land amounts to 328 acres of pasture land which with the exception of one field is all within a ring fence and benefits from a natural water supply via the Folly Brook and its tributaries. The land is served by a concrete and stone roadway which runs through the land from north to south. The road also acts as the farm driveway with Cefncalonog homestead situated in the heart of the land. The land runs from 270 metres above sea level at the farms southern end to 460 metres above sea level at the northern boundary. The majority of the land is gently sloping with much of it being suitable for mowing for hay or silage as well as there being some steeper slopes. The land is in good heart and is an upland unit typical of this area of border country. It is ideally suited to mixed livestock farming where sheep and beef cattle of the highest quality can be reared. The land is contained within the following schedule:-
    • Land Schedule
      SO NG No Area (Ha) SO2285 5626 0.52 SO2285 6154 1.73 SO2285 6329 2.79 SO2285 6878 2.46 SO2285 6893 2.34 SO2285 7057 0.28 SO2285 7065 2.62 SO2285 7123 1.30 SO2285 7547 1.85 SO2285 7757 0.11 SO2285 7758 0.16 SO2285 7907 0.82 SO2285 8336 2.06 SO2285 8402 3.98 SO2285 8513 2.73 SO2285 8522 2.22 SO2285 8781 2.70 SO2285 8968 2.41 SO2285 9053 2.44 SO2285 9395 4.31 SO2285 9723 1.59 SO2286 5617 5.04 SO2286 6816 3.96 SO2286 7447 0.45 SO2286 7732 7.89 SO2286 9038 5.89 SO2286 9856 4.27 SO2385 0606 3.32 SO2385 0876 6.59 SO2385 0946 7.73 SO2385 1025 2.70 SO2386 1511 6.98 SO2386 1834 4.28 SO2386 2252 4.74 SO2386 4075 2.79 SO2386 4445 4.07 SO2386 4763 3.30 SO2386 5942 16.59 SO2286 6540 0.75 SO2286 7235 0.18 SO2386 3448 0.45 SO2386 3240 0.11 Total: 132.94 ha (328.49 acres)