Newburn Farmhouse is a stone with tiled roof, Victorian farmhouse which is approached by a tarmac private driveway with semi-mature beech trees. The house sits in a very pleasant garden with shrub and lawned areas together with a lean-to greenhouse, garden shed/potting shed, outdoor WC and a very useful Annexe providing either one bedroom accommodation as an extension to the farmhouse or used as a home office/farm office. There is good accessible parking in front of the house. Within the garden and buildings, there is also a log burning biomass boiler which heats the farmhouse and is currently fed with logs harvested from the woodlands on the holding. The farm accommodation comprises of Entrance Hall of which lies a Sitting Room with ornate Victorian fireplace and windows to the front and side gardens, a Living Room with fireplace, a bay window with original shutters overlooking the farmland and drive. Substantial Kitchen/Dining Room with an electric Aga, fully fitted low and eye level kitchen units and large Dining Area with French doors into the garden and large stone fireplace. From a rear inner hallway is a Utility with wash hand-basin, shower and worktop together with WC and a farm Office with window to the garden. There is a cellar below part of the house which is accessible from the main hallway. Upstairs, five Bedrooms with the master bedroom en-suite and a family Bathroom with bath, shower over, wash hand-basin and low flush WC and hatch to the loft. The family had, until 2019, run B&B from the Farmhouse.
Adjacent to the main farmhouse is a courtyard of former farm buildings which have been tastefully converted into five dwellings being three x 2 bedroom bungalows and two x 3 bedroom cottages. These sit together neatly in a courtyard and accommodation comprises:- The cottages comprise of two x 2 storey units which are detached but with a drive-thru between them constructed mainly of stone and weatherboard under a tiled roof and are the The Granary and Newburn Cottage. 1, 2 and 3 are single storey L-shape of converted farm buildings with tiled roofs and stone and rendered exteriors with windows and board panels below. The five cottages share a turning area with some gardens at the front and each have patio areas and additional car parking is available for each property. The cottages are all in good order and have been well maintained over the years and each cottage has fully fitted kitchens, living rooms, the three single storey cottages are each with two bedrooms and the two x 2 storey cottages are each with three bedrooms. All have bathrooms with showers or shower rooms. In the grounds of the gardens a Newburn House is a conversion known at "The Office" which is a one bedroom apartment with open plan kitchen living area and a shower room.
The farm is currently producing a very strong income from its portfolio and the figures quoted herewith are supported by the Accountant's letter confirming that these incomes are correct. In the most recent year, the income has been:- AST rents £36,125; Livery - £16,404, PV - £10,354 Total £62,883. All of the cottages have current tenants under Assured Shorthold Tenancies with Tenancies in place and available. The cottages would equally lend themselves to holiday lets and subject to planning consent, there are some barns that could lend themselves to conversion for additional accommodation. All of the DIY liveries are local people, many of which have been on the holding for a number of years and a copy of the standard Livery Agreement is available on request.
PHOTOVOLTAIC SOLAR ARRAY
The solar array on the farm building is a 25kW PV array which has 14 years remaining on the FIT payment which has been producing a regular income free of income tax and generating electricity for the estate.
Herefordshire District Council. Telephone 01432 260000
Council Tax Bank
Newburn Farm Band F
1, 2 & 3 Stable Cottages Band A
Granary Cottage Band A
Newburn Cottage Band A
There are a good range of farm buildings on the holding comprising briefly a 4 bay Dutch barn (14.5m x 5.25m) with a 5 bay timber lean-to, sheep building (14.5m x 5.4m) and a further 5 bay steel lean-to machinery store (19.8m x 10.8m) and adjacent a 3 bay timber framed barn with a Dutch barn style round roof and three pairs of double doors and timber cladding. A 4 bay steel portal framed cattle building (24m x 16.4m) with corrugated roof, concrete feed passage, mass concrete walls and Yorkshire board sides, sheeted doors to the side and gated ends and PV panels on the roof. A 4 bay grain store (25m x 7.5m) of steel portal frame construction under a fibre cement roof with mass concrete sidewalls and slatted drying floor, 4 bay silage pit attached to the side with concrete floor and mass concrete walls, no roof and a further 4 bay storage area with a frame for an open fronted building but no roof. A 3 bay open fronted storage building with 1 bay enclosed for workshop also housing Inverters for the solar PV array. There is a further 3 bay Dutch barn with lean-to to the side and rear fully enclosed, mainly timber clad with some galvanised iron clad. Further livery buildings:- 2 bay steel portal framed building with fibre cement roof and part concrete, part Yorkshire board sides and box profile end divided into 4 loose boxes with tack room and feed area, concrete floor (9.5m x 9m) with electric lighting and a former farm plan cattle building (30m x 10.3m) of timber construction with box profile roof and timber sides, concrete floor with 17 loose boxes some with external doors, feed area and tack room. A fenced menage available for the livery clients.
The land stands in 28.87 acres of land with the farmland all down to grass, mainly permanent pasture and some fields recently put down as new leys this Spring. The land surrounds the farmhouse, cottages and buildings and is either gently sloping or level. Fields run down to the River Arrow and rise up from the farm in handy enclosures, well fenced and ideal for livestock or horses and in addition, there are some beautiful pockets of amenity woodland, mainly planted by the current owners under a woodland grant scheme which have the benefit of a Felling Licence to carry out a thinning to supply firewood to the farm. Please note up to additional 65.66 acres of land is available by separate negotiation.
All of the land is registered under the Basic Payment Scheme and the owners have claimed the land this year and will retain the payment. The entitlements are not included in the sale but are available to the purchaser by separate negotiation.
The property is Freehold.
Water - the farm has a private water supply and reservoir and also mains water. All the dwellings are on main water. Mains electricity, private drainage with a septic tank for the farmhouse and a separate treatment plan for the cottages. Heating - Farmhouse - boimass boiler; cottages - 2 x electric combi-boiler, 2 x LPG, 1 x oil.
METHOD OF SALE
The land is to be offered for sale by Private Treaty with offers invited. For any enquiries of a legal nature, please contact the Solicitors, see details below.
Approaching Kington, either from the A4111 Hereford to Kington road or the A44 Leominster to Kington road. At the roundabout, take the turning into Kington town and pass the petrol station on the left and where the road forks 90 degrees to the right, please go straight ahead onto Kingswood Road and after approximately 100 metres, turn right (signpost for Newburn Farm) and continue along the farm driveway and Newburn Farm is at the end of the drive.
Susan Morrissy, MFG Solicitors, 9 Corve Street, Ludlow, SY8 1DE (01584) 873156.
Strictly by appointment through the Agent, Flint & Cook, Hereford (01432) 355455. Joint Agent, John Amos & Co, Leominster (01568) 610007.