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132.72 acres, Brynsifiog, Ffynnon Gynydd, Herefordshire (Mid Wales), Mid Wales
Sold - Offers in Region of £1,300,000

  • Six-bedroom rural residence in need of refurbishment
  • Extensive range of traditional stone farm buildings
  • Range of modern portal frame buildings
  • 132.72 acres of undulating pastureland
  • Far reaching views towards the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons

Brynsifiog Farm represents a traditional livestock farm situated in the Radnorshire countryside. The farm comprises a substantial six-bedroom rural residence, an impressive range of traditional stone buildings, a range of modern portal frame agricultural buildings and 132.72 acres of lush pastureland.

The original residence of Brynsifiog is reputed to be a former Court House for the “Manor of Brynseviok” with its history tracing back to the early 1600’s. This building was subsequently replaced in 1878. There are also the remains of another smaller dwelling referred to as the “Old House” which is located in an adjacent field.

Brynsifiog is situated approximately 3 miles north of the quaint village of Glasbury-on-Wye and is only 6 miles from the famous and popular book town of Hay-on-Wye.

Glasbury is well serviced for a small village and has a Post Office, garage & filling station and three public houses and restaurants. The major facilities to include supermarket, range of shops, primary school and farmers’ cooperative can be found in Hay-on-Wye. Secondary education is provided in the nearby Gwernyfed High School.

Brynsifiog offers spacious accommodation throughout and has an abundance of period features to include open fireplaces high ceilings and exposed oak beams, cellar and dairy which still has its original flagstone flooring. The residence does require expenditure to bring it up to modern day living standards however it does provide a unique and exciting opportunity to be developed into a truly terrific and substantial residence.

The adjoining barn is also ripe for conversion, subject to planning, either as a separate residence or as an extension to the existing farmhouse.

It is clear to see that this property was originally a property of particular note, which is supported by the servants’ quarters on the second floor which would make an ideal office area or sixth bedroom.

On entering the property, you are greeted by a large and central hallway which then offers access to the main lounge and kitchen, with a staircase leading to the first-floor landing area and bedroom accommodation.

Briefly the accommodation comprises the following:
Entrance Hallway 1.24m x 6.34m
Lounge 5.91m x 3.53m with open fireplace and fitted cupboards
Kitchen 4.65m x 4.83m with solid fuel Rayburn
Cellar 3.08m x 6.10m with flagstone floor.
Utility/Back Kitchen 2.12m x 2.92m with fitted units and sink. External door.
Dairy 5.40m x 2.66m with original flagstone flooring
Downstairs Bathroom 3.23m x 2.03m with w.c, hand basin and shower

First Floor Accommodation:
Landing Area 1.89m x 5.59m
Master Bedroom 2.88m x 5.19m with open fireplace
Bedroom Two 5.33m x 3.12m with open fireplace
Bedroom Three 2.77m (max) x 4.18m
Bedroom Four 2.74m (max) x 4.18m
Bedroom Five 5.16m x 3.15m with open fireplace
Stairs leading to Second Floor:
Servants Quarters (Bedroom Six) 2.84m x 3.78m

Brynsifiog has a beautiful range of traditional stone barns that immediately surround the main residence forming a central courtyard. Some of the buildings date back to a period older than the farmhouse which is supported by the engraved stone in the Wainhouse dated 1866. This is a superb building with its timber gateways, central pillars and stone archways.

The stables that adjoin the farmhouse is another well maintained and handsome building which is prime for conversion, particularly as it is two storey. All of the barns have been well maintained and offer a host of character features with their exposed cruck beams.

The modern agricultural buildings have been appropriately situated away from the main courtyard of the traditional barns and farmhouse and represent an excellent array of buildings to accommodate the farming enterprise.

Briefly the buildings are as follows:
Stone Barn adjoining the Farmhouse 3.59m x 12.65m and adjoining Stone Pig Sty 2.41m x 6.60m
Bull Pen 4.92m x 7.64 – Traditional Stone Building
Wain House and Granary 6.75m x 6.73m – Built in 1866
Traditional Stone Hay Barn 20.43m x 5.81m including bottom stable with adjoining lean to Cow Shed 14.54m x 4.90m with concrete floor and breeze block sides.
Top Stable 5.80m x 5.72m – Two storey
Zinc Lean To 5.29m x 3.35m breeze block sides and concrete floors (open sided).
Cattle Shed 18.27m x 10.47m - Modern Portal Frame with concrete floor.
Hay Barn 18.33m x 11.72m - Steel frame dome shed with soil floor and includes steel frame lean to with concrete floor.
Lower Cattle Shed 13.29m x 11.81m Modern portal frame with feed manger and concrete floor.
Machinery Shed 5.83m x 13.40m - Open sided
Fodder and Machinery Shed 6.27m x 18.34m with soil floor, breeze block and zinc sides. This building is situated away from the main farmstead.
The Old Stone House 4.41m x 6.63m

All of the main livestock buildings have the benefit of a water supply and mains electricity.

The Land
The farmland extends to a considerable 132.72 of pastureland that is south facing having the benefit of sunshine all day. The land is split into conveniently sized enclosures for the ease of management. The land is split into two main sections by a tarmacadam roadway that continues only to serve a neighbouring smallholding. The field boundaries and hedges are in good order and investment continues to be made on an annual basis.

Whilst the land is currently laid down to pasture it is easily capable of producing excellent yielding arable and fodder crops. There are also valuable clusters of native woodlands and water features at various locations on the farm which provide shelter for livestock and natural habitat for wildlife.
The land surrounds the main farmstead on all sides and provides some of the most terrific and far reaching views towards the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons.

The land lies between 200 metres and 300 metres above sea level and comprises a mix of undulating pasture with all enclosures capable of producing fodder crops.

Brynsifiog has the benefit of a natural private water supply plus natural tributaries that run though the farm.

Basic Farm Payment
All of the farm is registered with Rural Payments Wales and the Basic Payments can be available through separate negotiation. There are no other agricultural or environmental schemes affecting the property.

Timber, Woodland, Sporting Rights and Mineral Rights
As far as we are aware these are included within the sale but are to be confirmed.

The property has a mains electricity and telephone connection and a private drainage system. The heating and hot water to the farmhouse is provided via a solid fuel Rayburn.

Council Tax
Powys County Council Band “F”

Freehold with vacant possession upon completion.

Directions to Brynsifiog Farm will be provided when a viewing is arranged.

Viewing and Contact Details
All viewings strictly by appointment and must be arranged through the selling agents Sunderlands.
Contact Tel: 01497 822 522
Office opening hours:
Mon-Fri: 9.00-5.00pm
Saturday: 9.00-1.00pm
Out of hours contact:
Matthew Nicholls: 07811 521 267

Health and Safety Notice
Please be aware that this is a fully working and active farm. We advise all viewers to take extra care when making an inspection of the farm. Viewing is undertaken solely at your own risk and neither the agents or the owners of the farm take any responsibility for any injury however caused.

Wayleaves, Easements and Rights of Way
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all easements, quasi easements, wayleaves and rights of way both declared and undeclared.

Money Laundering
As a result of anti-money laundering legislation all persons offering for the property should include a copy of the following documentation:
1. Photo ID for example Passport or Driving Licence.
2. Residential ID for example current Utility Bill.

Town and Country Planning
The property is offered subject to any development plans, tree preservation orders, ancient orders, public rights-of-way, town planning schedules or resolutions which may be or may come into force. The purchasers will be deemed to have full knowledge of these and have satisfied themselves as to the effects such matters have on the property.

Plans, Areas and Schedules
These are based on Ordnance Survey and are for reference only. The purchaser(s) shall be deemed to have satisfied themselves as to the description of the property. Any error or mis-statement shall not annul a sale or entitle any party to compensation in respect thereof.

Boundaries, Roads and Fences
The purchaser shall be deemed to have full knowledge of the boundaries and neither the Vendor not the Vendors Agents will be responsible for defining the boundaries of ownership thereof.

Misrepresentations Act
(a) The property is sold with all faults and defects (if any), whether in good condition or otherwise and neither the Vendors nor
Sunderlands, 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 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.
(c) Any error, omission or misstatement in any of the said statements shall not entitle the purchaser to rescind or to be discharged from this 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 enquiry is carried out by the purchaser’s Solicitors and the type of inspection undertaken by a purchaser’s surveyor have not been carried out by the selling agents for the purchase or preparation of these particulars). Interested perspective purchasers are recommended to obtain an independent survey report on this property.

In the event that there are any variance between these 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 a representation of facts. These particulars are produced in good faith and are inevitably subjective and do not form part of any contract. No persons in the employment of Sunderlands has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatsoever in relation to this property.
HEAD OFFICE: Offa House, St Peters Square, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR1 2PQ


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