Bush Farm is an 82 acre Stock Rearing/Arable Farm offering a marvellous opportunity, to purchase a working farm in a beautiful and unspoilt part of Pembrokeshire, set on the southern side near the Preseli Hills. Although the farm is located off a parish road, it is a short drive to the main A478 road, which is central for towns such as Cardigan, Haverfordwest, Narberth and Carmarthen.
The property provides a traditional stone built farmhouse with 3 – 4 bedrooms, along with an extensive range of outbuildings and 82 acres or thereabouts of productive healthy pastureland divided into various blocks.
Although Bush Farm is offered as a whole, offers would also be invited on the property with a lesser acreage, or the farmland and buildings without the dwelling, please talk to the Agent with regard to the options.
Situation: Grid Ref sn 116-275
The property is within some half a mile from the main location of Llangolman, which is a collection of houses and rural properties. The nearby villages of Efailwen and Maenclochog are some 2 ½ miles distant and both provide for primary school, village stores, filling station, places of worship. Efailwen lies on the A478 Cardigan to Tenby road and the Market Town of Narberth is some 9 miles distant. The Pembrokeshire Coastline within 30 minutes drive of the property.
Viewing: Strictly by appointment with the Agents.
Services: Advised mains electric. Private Drainage. UPVC Double Glazed windows and external doors. Mains water supply to the house and land. Private water supply to the yard and outbuildings, with back up mains supply. Part electric heating, Council Tax Band ‘E’ £1352.52 (2017/18).
From the A478 Cardigan-Tenby road, at Glandy Cross (Shop & Filling Station) turn for Maenclochog. Carry on to a T junction and turn right. Go down the hill and go over Pont Hywel Bridge. Climb up a slight incline and you will see a fork. Bear right and go up the hill and along a straight stretch of road. You will come to minor cross roads. Turn left (Llangolman Paints’ sign is erected here). Go down the road and the entrance to Bush will be the 3rd on the left hand side, again with Bush Farm/Llangolman Paints on the entrance.
Bush Farm is an 82 acre holding which is divided into blocks, some of which are adjoining and separated only by a road, or by a strip of common land. The current owners and their family have farmed here for over 70 years, running the unit as a Suckler Cow & Store Cattle Rearing Farm, as well as growing arable crops. Bush Farm is still very much a working farm and has not been rented out.
The dwelling is a comfortable traditional farmhouse built from stone, with a later block extension. The farmhouse was updated in 1999 (we are verbally advised), where various projects such as re-wiring, plumbing and roofing were carried out. There is ample scope for extending the farmhouse (given planning permission), on the north side of the house. The house is in excellent order and it is in a ‘ready to move in to’ condition.
The Outbuildings are set away from the House and comprise mainly of more modern ranges, with two of the older buildings, having potential for conversion (subject to necessary consents).
The modern ranges are a mixture of livestock housing and fodder/machinery storage, but all are easily adaptable, should the purchaser wish to use them for different commercial purposes.
The dwelling is set away from the outbuildings and has a large easily maintained lawn to the north, which is away from the farm traffic. A small walled lawned area lies to the south, which also boasts a wealth of mature plants in the flower borders. There is also a paved patio within the walled area.
For the main part, the land is south facing. It is divided into 3 lots, the main part of which is approx 100m from the homestead, only being separated by a strip of common land (which the owner of Bush Farm has access across and benefits from grazing rights). There is also a separate access to this part of the land directly off the Maenclochog to Glandy Cross road (see map).
The newly resurfaced (2017) hardcore entrance drive leads to the Yard and the House is set away from the buildings via a hardcore/concrete yard, having its own grounds to the fore and one side.
Accommodation is provided as follows (all measurements are approximate).
Rear Hall with half glazed entrance door with window to side, doors off to:
Utility 7’6 x 7’1 with window to rear, ceramic tiled floor, double power point, base unit with
stainless steel single bowl drainer sink unit, cooker point, storage heater, electric fuse boxes, textured ceiling, door off to:
Cloakroom 7’6 x 5’10 with opaque window to rear, electric heated towel rail (chrome effect); base unit with space for appliances, disabled WC, double power point, single power point. Plumbing (i.E. Drain & water connection) is available for the installation of an electric shower (the purchaser would need to install the shower cubicle and tray).
Kitchen/Breakfast Room 25’8 x 7’10
With window to side & rear, ceramic tiled floor. Oil fired Aga (does hot water and cooking) set in tiled inglenook area, telephone point, fitted range of base and wall units, dresser type unit with upper section of china cabinet with leaded glazed inserts, 5 double power points, single power point, further double power point concealed within fitted corner cupboard by the Aga, stainless steel single bowl and drainer sink unit, textured ceiling. Good views over land towards Preseli Mountain’s and beyond, along with the main block of land and the lawned area. Door into:
Lounge 15’1 x 12’7 Front door leading to the enclosed walled garden/patio at the front of the house. With opaque half glazed front door, window to fore, timber surround and mantle fireplace, with marble hearth and slate tile insert and with Efel 5kw oil fired room heater connected; 3 double power points; TV point, coved and textured ceiling, small under stairs cupboard. Doors from Lounge to staircase and off to
Sitting Room/Office/Bedroom 4 12’5 x 9’4 with window to fore, 3 double power points, coved and textured ceiling.
First Floor: Landing with window to rear, textured ceiling, doors off to:
Bedroom 1 12’11 x 9’4 with window to rear, 3 double power points, fitted corner wall cupboard, storage heater. CCTV connected to the calving pens.
Bathroom 10’5 x 8’2 with pedestal hand wash basin, WC, shower cubicle with electric unit, glazed door and tiled walls, tiled splashback area with shower point and light, airing cupboard with hot water cylinder with immersion heater fitted.
Bedroom 12’2 x 10’3 with window to fore, storage heater, 2 double power points, textured ceiling, telephone/internet point.
Bedroom 3 14’1 x 7’6 with 2 windows to fore, storage heater, tongue and groove panelled walls, textured ceiling, 2 double power points, built in bookshelf.
Ample parking area behind dwelling. To the front of the House is an enclosed tiled patio area with small lawn and various borders.
Large open lawned/grassed area to bottom side of house-open to development by a discerning gardener/landscaper. Covered bordered area to bottom side of house.
A further lawn is set along the drive, with plastic oil tank.
The Outbuildings comprises of the following (all measurements are approximate):
60’ x 15’ Brick cavity wall former Cowshed/Barn Room/Garage with Loft over used for Grain Storage and to the rear adjoining 60’ x 20’ lean-to small animal Housing shed with concrete floor and set within that is a timber insulated room, which houses the private water supply’s holding tank, which is fed from an externally located 10m deep well, with submersible pump & with float. This supply feeds the outbuildings.
Adjoining on one end to the brick range is a 45’ x 20’ timber pole and corrugated iron roof Lean-to Loose Housing Shed and connecting on to a 45’ x 22’ further lean-to and 45’ x 18’ Dutch Barn with internally built Calving Box. Further adjoining (approx. 3 years old) 45’ x 33’ Lean-to with 5 calving pens with sheeted gates/divisions and hay racks/mangers and CCTV cameras connected to this area for case of night time management. Further galvanised framed Adoption/Bull Pen.
To the rear of this range is a 140’ approx x 20’ lean-to comprising of 70’ long Loose Housing area, with calving pen with Caesarean Gate and further loose housing area with creep feed area with block built trough with dividing door and loft area above for straw storage and distribution.
Further adjoining 66’ x 60’ Shed (2008) with U shaped layout of 40 European Cubicles with mattresses and loafing area, with U shaped feed barriers. Straw loft area. Further adjoining 75’ x 20’ (2012) lean-to with 12 portable cubicles (optionally available by negotiations) with concrete trough on one side and loafing area.
Concrete Yard area with block walls and portable barriers to enclose the area. 75’ x 18’ Dutch Barn Silo now used for manure/slurry storage and adjoining 75’ x 24’ lean-to for Loose Housing/Machinery Storage.
Large Hardcore area used for storage of silage bales (up to 800 can be stored on a 3 tier basis). Iron Security Gate at bottom of yard, giving access out to bounding common Land area, which divides away the neighbouring owned Plas Hwdwg (see separate property details).
80’ x 40’ galvanised steel framed with part concrete and part earth floor Workshop/Machinery Store Shed with 2 separate roller doors, steel staircase up to Balcony and access off to individual store room-suited as office/part time living quarters, with 2 double glazed windows to fore and rear. (The shelving and racks in the workshop are available by separate negotiation). Adjoining lean-to 18’ x 10’ vehicle parking area.
Block built former Cowshed 45’ x 20’ now used as Garage/Workshop and further 45’ x 20’ lean-to Workshop (which bounds with the 80’ x 40’ shed). Further lean-to car port. Original stone Cowshed 40’ x 18’- part with original stalls and balance used as paint retail area.
3 phase electric cables run within easy distance of the property.
Please note that subject to planning consent, the stone cowshed and brick ‘Sgubor’ may be suitable for conversion purposes.
The main part of the land, which is known locally as Plashoodig, is in a block of approx 43 acres, which is accessed, as previously mentioned, from Bush Farm yard across 100m of common land. In spring 2018, a further newly purpose made track was created, which comes off the Maenclochog to Efailwen Road, making this part of the farm easily separated from Bush Farm if the purchaser wishes to do so. The track comes down the land where the following outbuildings are located.
40’ x 35’ Loose Housing Shed divided into two pens, with Barrier and Timber Manger feeders to fore. Adjoining 85’ x 58’ overall Machinery/Fodder Store Shed with earth floor.
60’ x 24’ Lean-to covered Slurry Store Shed (6’ – 8’ deep walls) with drive in access at one end. Adjoining 50’ x 24’ Cubicle Shed with 25 cubicles, 2 Bay Dutch Barn Silo (21’ wide) used for fodder storage. Adjoining the previously noted Machinery Shed on one end is a 58’ x 45’ Cubicle Shed with cubicles for 56 and Handling area with connecting gates. Lean-to connecting with 75’ x 18’ Dutch Barn used as feeding area and further 70’ x 28’ lean-to feeding area with concrete trough. 45’ x 21’ Creep Feeding Area with straw loft area above. Open Silage Clamp 90’ x 30’ with tipping ramp on one end. Aged corrugated Iron Clad Machinery Shed located between the Cattle Housing Areas and Silage Clamp. All cattle feeding areas have grooved concrete surfaces for anti-slip.
Please note: The vendor has maintained all the buildings in good order and should the purchaser want to move cattle into the buildings, they can do so without the need of any repairs etc. The vendor at one time, used to keep the unit separate from Bush Farm, for tack cattle.
The Land totals to some 82 acres or thereabouts and is divided up into 4 main blocks, all clean and level to gently sloping land, suited for both grazing and grass and arable cropping. The land is ring and internally fenced for sheep and the water supplies are mainly privately sourced, with mains back up supply, or are within close distance, to a mains connection.
Various fields in their turn have been ploughed and re-seeded, so the leys in general are in good heart. Various blocks have district road frontage/access.
Optionally available to purchase: The vendor also has a 23 ¼ acre block of accommodation land, being healthy, level to gently sloping pastures, in good heart. Sheep boundary fenced, mains water supply and with cattle handling pen, located in the parish of Llanycefn, some 4 miles distant, with district road frontage. Offers in the region of £150,000 (subject to contract).
The property is currently registered for this purpose. Prospective purchasers to satisfy themselves for future eligibility.
Basic Payment Scheme
Units to cover the land would be available to purchase optionally, by separate negotiation.
2017 Euro Value-98.97/Ha.
Rights of Way: The property is sold with the benefit of all rights including rights of way, whether public or private, light support, drainage and water and electricity supplies and other rights, easements, quasieasements and restrictive covenants, all existing and proposed way leaves for masts, pylons, stays, cables, drain and water, gas and other pipes, whether referred to in these particulars or not.
Schedule of Acreage - Available on request.
Agent’s Note: The property has been well looked after over the years and is in a ‘ready to move in’ condition. The outbuildings are ready for use as regards for farming use and for other purpose, as desired.
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Services, fittings and equipment referred to in the sales details have not been tested (unless otherwise stated) and no warranty can be given as to their condition.
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