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Llanbister Road, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1
Price on application | 4 bedrooms | 233.87 acres

For Sale by Public Auction (in 2 Lots) on Friday 14th September at 3.00pm at The Knighton Hotel

A rare opportunity to purchase by public auction a grassland farm suitable for Beef & Sheep farming together with a farmhouse & good range of modern farm buildings.
Lot 1: The Farm House, Farm buildings & 225.99 acres together with Hill Rights for 621 sheep.
Lot 2: Dingle Land - off lying pasture field of 7.88 acres with Hill Rights for 22 sheep.

This renowned stock rearing farm comes onto the open market following the retirement of the owner Mr Ken Powell. Ken has produced some outstanding sheep and cattle from Great Cantal over the years and has now taken the decision to offer the farm on the open market so that someone else can enjoy a farm that has a sound reputation in the area. Occupying a quiet and unspoilt location the farm is convenient to the market town of Knighton and the spa town of Llandrindod Wells. The land is a real feature of the farm. Rising from good level meadow land to some steeper land and then to higher flatter mowing land this farm is an ideal stock rearing unit. At its peak the farm has stocked 800 breeding ewes and 50 Beef Suckler Cows. It is a pleasure to be able to offer the farm on the open market and by public auction - the most transparent method of sale.

The Farmhouse
Occupying a fine elevated position with a good southerly outlook the house is constructed of brick under a tiled roof and was built in 1962.

Ground Floor
Covered Entrance Porch with fully glazed door to Front Entrance Hall with staircase to first floor. Parquet Block Floor . Double Panelled Radiator.

5.70m x 4.01m (18'8" x 13'2")
Stone and Marble Open Fireplace & Hearth. Double Panelled Radiator and Single Panelled Radiator. Wall light fittings. Lights with dimmer switch. Power Points and TV Aerial connection point.

Kitchen/Living Room
7.16m x 4.11m (23'6" x 13'6")
with Stainless Steel Single Drainer Double Tub Sink Unit. Pine Base Units with Cupboards and Drawers together with fitted Wall Cupboards over. Tiled Floor. Electric Hob together with Double Oven Eye Level Cooker with cupboards over and below. Double Panelled Radiator. Rayburn Royal (requiring attention). Large Sliding Double Glazed Picture Windows with southerly aspect. Pantry off with fitted shelving.

Utility Room
2.60m x 2.03m (8'6" x 6'8")
with large Belfast Sink (hot & cold) with tiled splash back. Fitted Base Unit and Wall Cupboards. Camray Oil Fired Central Heating Boiler.

Doorway off to WC
With low level flush unit
Doorway to outside with covered Rear Porch.

A Staircase from the front
entrance hall leads to First Floor landing with access to roof space.

Bedroom 1
3.96m x 2.84m (13' x 9'4")
with Double Panelled Radiator and Centre Light Fitting.

Bedroom 2
3.96m x 2.84m (13' x 9'4")
with Double Panelled Radiator. Centre Light Fitting and fine outlook.

Bedroom 3
3.66m x 3.35m (12'0" x 11')
with Double Panelled Radiator. Centre Light Fitting. Large Fitted Wardrobe and Shelving. Fitted Chest of Drawers. Also doorway to large Airing Cupboard with Fitted Shelving and Hot Water Cylinder with Immersion Heater.

Bedroom 4
4.11m x 3.50m (13'6" x 11'6")
Double Panelled Radiator, Centre Light Fitting.

with Suite in blue comprising panelled Bath Hot & Cold together with Triton Electric Shower. Tiled Surround. Pedestal Wash Hand Basin (H&C) and Low Level Flush W.C. Double Panelled Radiator

Attached to the house is a Garage (20' x 8') with up and over door. Power points. Concrete floor. This can also be accessed by doorway adjacent to rear entrance porch.

The house is approached
off the council maintained by road by means of a cattle grid together with separate pedestrian access and this leads to a tarmac parking area to the side of the property. Lying to the front of the house is a good sized lawn area with mature shrub borders.

The Farmbuildings
1.6 (No.) Bay Portal Frame fully enclosed Silage Building (90' x 28'6") with concrete floor and plywood side panels. Constructed of steel, corrugated iron sheeting and asbestos cement roof. The whole having plenty of eaves height for additional litter storage over the fodder. 2.5 (No.) Bay Portal Frame Double Span Sheep Building (75' x 55') with rammed stone floor and constructed of steel concrete block and space-boarding under a/c roof. Including Pen Divisions and Feed barrier. 3.3 (No.) Bay Portal Frame Cattle Building (45' x 34') with Central Drive through Feed Passage. Concrete floor throughout. Constructed of steel, concrete block and space-boarding to elevations under a/c roof. 4.5 (No.) Bay Building (75' x 60') and comprising Trussed Roof Barn middle section presently used as Cow House with Cubicles for 38 Cows. Lean Tos' to either side of steel concrete and space-boarding under roof of a/c and corrugated iron sheeting. Now providing cattle loose housing and general storage.

Portal Frame Fodder Barn with Lean To Cattle Shed (60' x 45') constructed of steel timber concrete block with space-boarding and cladding to elevations under a roof of a/c. 6.8 tonne Steel free standing Feed Hopper 7.Open Fronted 3 (No.) Bay Lean To Wain House (45' x 20') with Loft Storage over one bay. Constructed of steel concrete block and corrugated iron sheeting. 8.Concrete Block Walled open Slurry lagoon with concrete floor (60' x 45').

Private Water Supply, Mains Electricity and Septic Tank Drainage to Farmhouse.

The Land
In all this amounts to 91.56 hectares (226.24 acres) of predominantly productive pasture land. The property is within a ring fence with a council maintained road to the homestead and a stoned track through the farm to the higher land. Water for livestock is provided by natural sources with the farm being intersected by the River Aran. The farm rises from around 290 metres above sea level to 380 metres a.s.l. Attached to the land are Hill Grazing Rights on Moelynaidd, Coxhead Bank, Little Hill Common, Beacon and Pool Hills. These amount to 621 sheep units.

Sheet Ref.Field No.Hectares SO15737027 2.61 SO15727357 5.10 SO15727686 5.02 SO15738418 7.05 SO15728572 1.70 SO15738703 0.17 SO14739428 1.95 SO15729979 7.80 SO16730101 4.14 SO15731025 2.99 SO15722026 2.67 SO15732218 2.44 SO15722310 5.50 SO15733223 2.31 SO15723440 4.42 SO15733802 5.02 SO15724585 2.08 SO15724665 4.07 SO15734811 1.49 SO15735029 5.18 SO15725228 6.58 SO15725445 2.04 SO15735502 0.52 SO15726076 4.41 SO15726592 0.82 SO15736705 0.15 SO15736913 3.00 SO15736021 0.16 SO15735110 0.07 91.46 hectares (225.99 acres)

Dingle Land, Llanbister Road
This land is on the opposite side of the valley to Great Cantal Farm. It lies off the main Llangunllo to Llanbister road before The Dafern Farm. The land is accessed over a part stoned right of way. The land extends to 3.19 hectares (7.88 acres) of pasture land. It is watered via a brook and is ring fenced. It adjoins the Pool Hill and has Hill Grazing Rights for 22 sheep units. These are allocated between Moelynaidd and Pool Hill.

Sheet Ref.Field No.Hectares SO16741626 3.19 hectares (7.88 acres)


Great Cantal Farm occupies a quiet and attractive location off the main Llangunllo to Llanbister road. The market town of Knighton is some 8 miles distant, Llandrindod Wells is 12 miles to the north west and Newtown some 18 miles to the north. The homestead is approached by means of a council maintained road and lies at map reference SO156 730

From Knighton take the A488 for Penybont for approx. 3 miles. Take a right turn for Llangunllo on the B4356. Proceed under the Gravel Arch for Llanbister and after 21/4 miles the turning for Great Cantal will be found on the left hand side.

The property is freehold.

Vacant possession available upon completion.

The property is sold free of any ingoing. No counter claim will be allowed for dilapidations (if any) or any other matter whatsoever.

Only Fixtures and Fittings mentioned in these particulars are included with the sale of the freehold. Any others are expressly excluded.

With the exemption of the fishing rights on the River Aron, these are in hand and included in the sale.

All growing timber is included in the sale.

The property falls within Band E for Council Tax purposes - 2012 / 2013 payment - £1,410.38

The vendor will use his best endeavours to transfer, subject to WAG rules, the relevant units of Entitlement for each lot as used in 2012 to the successful purchaser(s) for use in the 2013 scheme year. The purchaser(s) will be required to comply with the current cross compliance regulations for the 2012 scheme year. The unit value in euros of such entitlements is 237.11

Hill Grazing Rights are attached to both Lots 1 & 2.

Powys County Council, County Hall, Llandrindod Wells, Powys. Tel: 01597 826000 Welsh Assembly Government, Government Buildings, Spa Road East, Llandrindod Wells, Powys. Tel: 01597 823777 - Agriculture Matters.

These are based on the Ordnance Survey and information received from R.P.A. and are for reference only. They have been checked and computed by the agents and the purchaser shall be deemed to have satisfied him or herself 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 purpose of identification only and is based on the Ordnance Survey Sheets.

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

The purchaser 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.

The property is sold subject to, and with the benefit of, all easements and quasi-easements and rights of way, declared and undeclared.


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.

The purchaser shall be deemed to acknowledge that he has not entered into this 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.

Any error, omission or mis-statement in any of the said statements shall not entitle the purchaser to rescind or to be discharged form this contract, nor give either party any cause for action.

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 Selling Agents for the purpose of preparation of these particulars). Interested prospective purchasers are recommended to obtain an independent survey report on this property.

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.

The Auctioneers advise all prospective purchasers when viewing the property to take due care.

The vendor reserves the right to hold a farm dispersal sale of live and deadstock prior to completion. This sale is planned to take place on Saturday 13th October 2012.

Strictly by prior appointment with the agents - McCartneys Tel: 01547 528621. Outside Office Hours - Glyn Owens Tel: 07970 160898.


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