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178 acres, Clarborough Farm, Narberth Road, Haverfordwest, SA62 4PB., West Wales
Under Offer - £2,000,000

  • Attractive stock farm in a convenient location near Haverfordwest
  • Offering a large bungalow with generous accommodation space (currently subject to an AOC)
  • Substantial original farmhouse ripe for restoration
  • Range of stone barns on farmyard with conversion potential (stp)
  • A number of useful modern farm buildings for livestock, feed and machinery housing
  • Recently improved slurry storage system designed in accordance with new NVZ proposals
  • Good block of productive farmland in a ring fence with easily accessible fields
  • In all, the farm extends to about 178 acres (stms)

Situation
Clarborough enjoys a rural yet convenient location about 3 miles east of the popular shopping town of Haverfordwest in Pembrokeshire. The A40 road is at the end of the farm drive providing quick and easy access to other parts of the county and further afield. Carmarthen and A48 M4 link road is about 28 miles to the east taking you along South Wales (Swansea about 55 miles and Cardiff about 94 miles) to the Severn Bridge.

Description
Clarborough Farm is currently used as a beef livestock farm but offers the potential for other farming enterprises including dairy. In all, it extends to about 178 acres (stms – subject to measured survey) and consists of productive pastureland in a ring fence with manageable enclosures for livestock and accessible by modern machinery. The farm is currently rented out on a Farm Business Tenancy which expires on 31/3/2022. There is a large attractive bungalow at the farm that offers generous accommodation space (356 square meters). This bungalow is currently subject to an AOC (Agricultural Occupancy Condition). It is separately rented to another tenant on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement with 2 months notice to gain vacant possession. The original farmhouse for the farm is on the eastern edge of the farmstead and is currently in a derelict state having been unoccupied for many years. However, it has been maintained to a level where planning permission will not be required to re-instate it into habitable accommodation with 4 bedrooms.

Bungalow
Halfway down the farm lane on the right is the attractive main residence. This property offers substantial accommodation space with views over the surrounding countryside. It includes 2 reception rooms, large modern fitted kitchen with Aga, separate spacious utility room with larder, 4 bedrooms (1 ensuite). Stairs lead to an extensive boarded attic room/play room and separate storage room (potential for conversion by adding Velux windows stp - subject to planning). Integral double garage with one door fitted with remote controlled opening. It enjoys large landscaped grounds with ample parking area. The south facing lounge has patio doors which lead onto lawned garden and overlooks the farm and open countryside with the Cleddau estuary in the distance.

Original Farmhouse
On the eastern edge of the farmstead is the original derelict stone built farmhouse. This is a substantial and characterful building and offers an exciting opportunity to restore it to its former glory. We have been informed by the owners that the local authority confirmed that planning permission will not be required to reinstate it as it has been maintained to an adequate level with the roof kept in a state that stops water ingress.

Farmyard & Outbuildings
The farmyard has developed over time to suit the farming practices taking place there. There is a range of traditional stone barns (double and single storey) that are currently used for storage and workshops but have conversion potential (stp). They had wood worm treatment in April 2013 and from then a 30 year guarantee from Rentokill. In addition there is a good number of modern outbuildings that offer excellent accommodation for livestock, feed and machinery. These modern outbuildings include:

General purpose building, steel framed 5 bay, open on one side, under a corrugated roof with rendered infill block walls and Yorkshire board cladding to 3 elevations. Part slatted floor. Approx. 105 feet by 65 feet. Currently used for cattle housing. To the side is a concrete yard with a cattle handling race.

Timber cow kennels for 32 in number with a box profile type roof with concrete yard adjoining.

Hay/machinery/workshop shed – 3 bay, steel framed, with infill rendered block walls with sheet cladding and corrugated cladding. Lockable roller doors on front side. Approx.60 feet by 45 feet.

Cattle shed, steel framed, 7 bay, with a central feed passage under a corrugated roof with rendered infill block walls and Yorkshire board cladding. Slatted floor. Approx. 105 feet by 45 feet.

Silage yard with three open pits divided by concrete shuttered walls with effluent collected in a 16 cubic meter underground tank.

Silo tower

Slurry pits system
The owners employed a consultant to review the farm infrastructure in 2020 and recommendations from the report were implemented to make the farm compliant with The Water Resources (Control of Pollution) (Silage, Slurry and Agriculture Fuel Oil) (Wales) Regulations 2010 and the new 2021 Nitrate Vulnerable Zones regulations. The farm has two dedicated slurry pits taking in and storing manure from the cattle housing on the yard in addition to storage under the slatted floors in 2 sheds. In total there is in excess of 1750 cubic meters of usable slurry storage.

Rainwater from the lane and clean areas of the farmyard is collected and diverted away from the slurry stores and piped across the field below the farmyard to be fed into the brook.

The Land
The farmstead lies near the centre of its ring-fenced land allowing quick access to all parts of the farm. In all, it extends to about 178 acres (stms) and consists of productive pastureland in a ring fence with manageable enclosures for livestock and accessible by modern machinery.

General Remarks and Stipulations

Method of sale, tenure and possession
The farm is offered for sale by private treaty with vacant possession on completion subject to the tenancies mentioned above.

Services
Bungalow: Mains electricity, mains water. Private drainage. Oil central heating. There is a solar thermal installation on the roof of the bungalow that helps to provide hot water.

Farm: Mains electricity. Private drainage. Mains and private water. Private water (bore hole) on the farmyard fulfills all water needs on the farm including the auto filling troughs in the fields. It is also piped to the bungalow garden. The farm can be transferred to the mains supply by taps in a water kiosk near the mains water inlet to the property on the Creamston Road to the south.

Basic Payment Scheme (BPS)
The land is registered for the Basic Payment Scheme and the Entitlements are available by separate negotiation. Whenever completion of the sale takes place, the Basic Payment for that current year will be retained by the tenant/vendor.

Agri-Environment Schemes
The Farm is not entered into any Schemes.

Sporting, mineral and timber rights
In so far as they are owned by the Vendors, rights of sporting, minerals
and timber are included in the sale. All such rights are believed to be
owned by the Vendors.

Value Added Tax (VAT)
Should the sale of the property or any right attached to it be deemed
a chargeable supply for VAT purposes, such tax will be payable by the
purchaser in addition to the sale price.

Fixtures & Fittings
Fixed items relating to the farm will be included in the sale. Unless specifically described in these particulars, all other fixtures & fittings are excluded from the sale though may be available by separate negotiation. Further information is available from the Vendor’s agents.

Wayleaves, Easements and Rights of Way
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights, including rights of way, whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water, and electricity supplies and any other rights and obligations, easements and proposed wayleaves for masts, pylons, stays, cables, drains and water, gas and other pipes, whether referred to in the Conditions of Sale or not. Please check with the Highways Department at the local County Council for the exact location of public footpaths/ bridleways. Public footpath are marked on the plan, so far as they as known.

Plans, Areas, Schedules, Measurements, Capacities
Plans, Areas, Schedules, Measurements, Capacities are approximate and for identification and reference purposes only. The purchaser(s) shall be deemed to have satisfied himself 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.



Future Solar Park potential
Several developers have been keen to rent a significant percentage of the farm for a large-scale solar development but were not able to proceed due to availability of grid connectivity at the time.

Overage
The farm will be subject to a reservation by the vendor of an agreed percentage of any uplift in value in the event that planning consent is granted for non-agricultural use of the land (housing development or a commercial solar farm) within an agreed time period following completion. This will be triggered on the earlier of implementation of planning or a sale with the benefit of planning.
Health & Safety
Given the potential hazards of a working farm, viewers should take care and precaution with regard to their personal safety when viewing the property, particularly around the cattle, farm machinery, buildings and slurry pits.

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