Hope-under-Dinmore, Leominster

Land - agricultural

£80,000Guide price



01432 278888
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*** SOLD PRIOR TO AUCTION *** About 22.22 acres (8.99 ha) or thereabouts of permanent pasture and woodland with valuable frontage to the River Lugg at Hoarstone Rough, Bodenham part of the Hampton Court Estate, Hope-under-Dinmore, Leominster, HR6 0PN. For sale by public auction (unless previously sold) on Tuesday 6 June at 6.00 pm at Hereford Livestock Market, Roman Road, Hereford, HR4 7AN


A rare opportunity to acquire 22.22 acres (8.99 ha) or thereabouts of traditional, permanent pastureland and woodland, in a ring fence with long road frontage and a frontage to the River Lugg. The land lies between the Old Railway Inn and Old Bodenham Village, and follows the southern boundary of The Hampton Court Estate. Approached by a vehicular access track, through the woodland to the pastureland. The woodland is south facing and is a mixture of cherry, willow, ash, alder on a south facing bank, either side of the access to the pasture land. The land offers potential to create an interesting nature reserve or wildlife haven for flora and fauna.


The land lies in the Parish of Bodenham to the east of the main Hereford / Leominster railway line, at the foot of Dinmore Hill. On the eastern side it is a short distance to St Michaels Primary School and adjoins the Bodenham lakes and nature reserve, in this attractive rural area in the Lugg Valley.


Freehold with vacant possession on completion of the purchase.

Ingoing Valuation

There will be no ingoing valuation nor any claim for dilapidations and / or deterioration (if any) by either Purchaser or the Vendor.


The agricultural land is registered for Basic Farm Payment and currently under an Entry Level plus Higher Level Stewardship Scheme. The Vendor will claim the 2017 BPS / ELS / HLS payment. Expiring 30th September 2019 for field 6423 ref A30 non-payment option permanent grassland for Article 13 (4.62 ha) and HK15 maintenance of grassland for target features. The Purchaser will be required to indemnify the Vendor not to breach any conditions of the Scheme. Details the Auctioneers.


No Entitlements are included in the sale. Basic Farm Payment Entitlements are available for purchase by separate private treaty negotiation.

Minerals, Sporting and Timber Rights

As far as we are aware these are owned by the Vendor and are included in the sale.

Fishing Rights

As far as we are aware the single bank fishing rights in the River Lugg for game and coarse fishing are included in the sale and extend to approximately 400m. Although there are no records the Lugg is well known for its stocks of game and coarse fish.


As far as we are aware there are no main services connected. Water is from the River Lugg or adjoining ditches / drains. 3 phase electricity passes over the land.

Fixtures and Fittings

There are none. The land is offered for sale as seen.


Herefordshire Council: 01432 260000
Rural Payments Agency: 03000 200301


The property is sold subject to any development plans, tree preservation orders, monument orders, town planning schedules or resolutions which may be or may come into force.


Purchasers are deemed to have full knowledge of the boundaries and neither the Vendor nor the Vendors Agents are responsible for defining the boundaries of ownership of the land.

Rights of Way, Easements etc

The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all Rights, including Rights of light, drainage, electricity, supplies and other Rights and obligations, easements, quasi-easements, covenants, restrictions, orders and all existing wayleaves of pylons, stays, cables, drains, gas and other pipes that may exist over the same or for the benefit of the same, whether mentioned in these particulars or not.

Plans, Areas and Schedules

The land measurements are only to be used as a guide and the Purchaser shall be deemed to have satisfied themselves as to the description, land measurement, extent and boundary of the property. It is for prospective purchasers to check and satisfy themselves as to the exact measurement of the land. Any error or mis-statement or incorrect measurement shall not annul the sale or entitle any party to compensation in respect thereof.

Mode of Sale

For sale by public auction on Tuesday, 6th June 2017, at 6pm at Hereford Cattle Market, Roman Road, Hereford, HR4 7AN, unless an offer is previously accepted. The purchaser will be required to pay a deposit of 10% of the sold price immediately following the auction and sign the Contract of Sale, with the balance of the monies due on completion within 28 days following the auction date. In addition to the sale price the purchaser will be required to pay a contribution towards the search fees.

Vendor's Solicitors

David Holland
16 Old Bailey
Phone: 020 7597 6682
Email: david.holland [at] withersworldwide.com

Sale Contract

A copy of the Contract and any Special Conditions of Sale will be available for inspection at both the Auctioneers and Solicitors Offices some 7-10 days prior to the date of Auction and is also available to view on online on www.withersworldwide.com on application to Withers at their documentation data room. Purchasers will deem to have bid on the basis of the contract and such conditions or special conditions of sale, whether or not they have inspected them.

Money Laundering

As a result of anti-money laundering legislation all persons intending to bid for the property should at the Auction bring with them the following documentation:
1. Photo ID for example Passport or Driving Licence
2. Residential ID for example current utility bill

Guide Price

An indication of the sellers current minimum acceptable price. The guide price or range of guide prices is given to assist consumers in deciding whether or not to pursue a purchase. It is usual, but not always the case that a provisional reserve range is agreed between the seller and the auctioneer at the start of marketing. The reserve is not fixed at this stage and can be adjusted by the seller at any time. This guide price can be shown in the form of a minimum and maximum price range where at time of print an acceptable price may fall. A guide price is not a reserve price.

Reserve Price

The sellers minimum acceptable price at the auction and the figure below which the auctioneer cannot sell. The reserve price is not disclosed and remains confidential between the seller and the auctioneer. Both the guide price and the reserve price can be subject to change up to and including the day of the auction


Viewing may be at any reasonable time during daylight hours with a copy of the details to hand.


From the main Hereford / Leominster road take the turning to the Old Railway Inn, proceed over the railway bridge and the land can be seen on the right hand side.

None of these statements contained in these particulars are to be relied upon as statements or representations of fact. These particulars are not an offer or contract or part of one. Floor plans are provided for guidance as to the layout of the property only. Room sizes and measurements are approximate only. Please note we have not tested the equipment, appliances and services in the property and interested parties are advised to commission appropriate investigation before formulating their offer.

Sunderlands are a member of the ‘Ombudsman for Estate Agents Scheme’ and therefore adhere to their Code of Practise. A copy of the Code of Practise is available on request.

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