Llandeilo Graban, Builth Wells, Powys


£8,000Per annum



01497 822522
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The Garth Farm, Llandeilo Graban, Builth Wells, Powys. LD2 3SX

Upon Instructions From The Garth Charities, Llandeilo Graban
An upland livestock farm comprising four bedroom detached farmhouse and extensive range of modern and traditional farm buildings with 60 acres of pastureland and associated hill grazing rights.
To be let on a 10 year farm business tenancy commencing 1st March 2016.


The Garth Farm is a typical upland livestock farm extending to approximately 59.08 Acres of pastureland which surrounds the farmstead on all sides. The property is situated in an area of high scenic value enjoying terrific views of the surrounding hills and countryside. The Garth Farm is a working livestock farm with the benefit of an extensive range of traditional and modern portal framed agricultural buildings. The property has the additional benefit of a significant detached four bedroom farmhouse which will be let as part of the overall tenancy. The land is predominately upland pasture suitable for the grazing of cattle, sheep and the production of fodder crops.


The Garth Farm is situated in the rural hamlet of Llandeilo Graban in the county of Radnorshire. The property is situated approximately 8 miles South-East of Builth Wells and 10 miles North-West of Hay-on-Wye. The nearest village is Erwood which is situated approximately 2 miles away which provides the facilities of a public house and village hall. The larger towns of Builth Wells and Brecon are only a short distance away easily accessible by a useful road network.

Farm Business Tenancy

The land, buildings and residence will be let on a 10 year Farm Business Tenancy which will be prepared by Sunderlands and Thompsons LLP. Historically the property has been farmed with a conventional sheep and cattle enterprise and the Trustees of the Garth Farm Charity would preferably like the new tenants to farm in a similar way. The letting will commence from March 2016 for a term of 10 years with a break-clause after 5 years. The rent will be paid half-yearly in advance at the commencement of the tenancy.

The Garth Farmhouse

It is a significant stone constructed detached property in reasonable order with significant improvement works planned for this autumn prior to the commencement of any tenancy.

Briefly the property comprises the following:

Porch 1.64m x 2.07m (5'5" x 6'9")

Breeze block construction.

Kitchen 4.73m x 2.86m (15'6" x 9'5")

With fitted kitchen units, oil-fired Rayburn and linoleum flooring.

Utility 3.68m x 2.87m (12'1" x 9'5")

Ground floor inside toilet planned

Front Room/Dining Room 3.69m x 4.90m (12'1" x 16'1")

Lounge 2.78m x 3.68 (9'1" x 12'1")

Inner Hallway 1.13m x 1.86m (3'8" x 6'1")

First Floor:
Via staircase from dining room.

Landing 1.83m x 4.32m (6'0" x 14'2")

Bedroom One 3.88m x 3.25m (12'9" x 10'8")

Bedroom Two 2.15m x 2.4m (7'1" x 7'10")

Bedroom Three 2.72m x 3.28 (8'11" x 10'9")

Bedroom Four 2.79m x 3.21m (9'2" x 10'6")

Bathroom 3.33m x 3.25m (10'11" x 10'8")

With bath, w.c, handbasin and hot water tank.


The property is surrounded by lawned and garden area which are a present feature of the residence. The farmhouse is situated on the farmyard in front of the main livestock buildings and enjoys a terrific outlook on the surrounding commercial block of pasture.


The property has the benefit of mains electricity and telephone connection and private drainage. The heating of the farmhouse is provided via an oil fired Rayburn situated in the Kitchen. There is no mains gas available. The property has the benefit of a metered mains water supply and also private tributaries which run through the farmland, which is a useful source for livestock drinking purposes.

Council Tax

According to Council Tax Valuation List accessed online 30th March 2015 the council tax band for the property with effect from the 1st April 2014 is council tax band "E".


The property has a varied range of agricultural buildings that are used for the purposes of storing fodder and housing of livestock and machinery. It is considered the range of buildings available are more than adequate for a holding of this size.

Briefly they comprise the following:-

General Sheep Shed/Steel Modern Portal Frame 18.91m x 16.57 (62'0" x 54'4")

To include feed bins

Adjoining Stone Barn 5.64m x 9.13m (18'6" x 29'11")

With adjoining stone building 5.68m x 9.22m

Timber Framed Building 5.71m x 9.99m (18'9" x 32'9")

Car Garage Timber Framed 4.93m x 4.39m (16'2" x 14'5")

With zinc sides and concrete floors.

Former Cattle Shed/Steel Portal Frame 17.85m x 17.88m (58'7" x 58'8")

Concrete floors with external feed passage.

Silage Pit 20.6m x 11m (67'7" x 36'1")

Part concrete floor.

The buildings are accessed via a hard standing recently concreted farm yard.

The Land

The Garth Farm has a useful mix of good level pastures to those that are slightly steeper, however still very useful for grazing purposes. The land has currently been used for grazing purposes and to produce seasonal hay and fodder crops. It is considered that the topography and quality of land is well suited to the currently adopted livestock enterprises. The soil association for the areas classified as Denbigh 1 which is a Palaeozoic slaty mudstone and siltstone, defined as a well drained fine loamy and silty soil over rock with shallow soils and some bare rock in places.

The land is scheduled as follows which is based upon the Rural Payments Agency Wales:-

The Garth Farm
Sheet ReferenceField No.Size (HA)Size (Acres)Description
SO1044 3525 2.57 6.35 Pasture
SO1044 6724 2.10 5.19 Pasture
SO1044 6712 1.85 4.57 Pasture
SO1044 9246 2.32 5.73 Pasture
SO1044 8730 1.95 4.82 Pasture
SO1044 9015 3.56 8.80 Pasture
SO1044 9433 0.07 0.17 Woodland
SO1044 9305 0.35 0.87 House & Buildings
SO1043 9497 1.88 4.65 Pasture
SO1044 0401 1.28 3.16 Pasture
SO1044 0918 1.13 2.80 Pasture
SO1044 1814 1.50 3.71 Pasture
SO1044 1433 3.20 7.90 Pasture
SO1044 1025 0.15 0.37 Pasture

23.91 59.08 58.47 hectares

The land is split into very useful size enclosures, the external boundaries of the property appear to be clear and well defined and reasonably well maintained.


The land lies at approximately 250 metres above sea level.

Hill Grazing Rights

We are informed that the Garth benefits from the following associated hill grazing rights:-
(These hill grazing rights will be leased within the Farm Business Tenancy)
1. Llandbedr, Llandeilo, Yr Allt to graze over that part of the common land within the Parish of Llandeilo Graban 87 sheep, 6 ponies and 3 cattle.
2. Twyn-y-Garth to graze over the whole of the common land in this register 93 sheep, 6 horses and 3 cattle.
3. The Skreen to graze over the whole of the common land in this register sheep, cattle and horses.

Basic Payment Scheme

There are no Basic Payment Entitlements attached to the Garth Farm. The new Basic Payment Scheme should be a tradable asset and it will be up to the incoming tenant to make the necessary enquiries to purchase any entitlements that they wish to activate on the farm. The Garth Farm benefits from the Hill Glastir Scheme.

Rental Guide

We are asking for tenders in the region of £8.000 per annum. Informal tenders are invited and must be received by 5pm on Friday 30th October 2015. All applicants are reminded that they will be responsible for the full repairing and insuring of the holding.

Farm Business Tenancy General Conditions

Please note that the Farm Business Tenancy will override any statements or conditions provided for within these rental particulars.

1. It will be a requirement of the agreement that the successful applicant/applicants will reside in the farmhouse.
2. The tenant will be responsible for all outgoings including council tax, electricity, telephone and water charges.
3. The new tenant will need to make their own enquiries with regards to the stocking of the farm.
4. No horses will be allowed on the farm without the landlords permission.

Redundant Buildings

The following buildings are listed as Redundant. Whilst the tenant may make general use of these buildings if they are deemed unsafe or are an unreasonable eye sore then the landlord reserves the right to demolish them without any compensation or reduction in the rent. These buildings are not therefore considered when the rent for the holding is assessed and any improvements, repairs or maintenance to the buildings will not be considered eligible for compensation at the end of the tenancy.

Former Sow House Steel/Timber Frame 15.67m x 8.35m
Upper Lambing Shed 30.08m x 6.42m
with small extension 6.06m x 7.13m


Strictly by appointment only through the sole letting agents Sunderlands and Thompsons LLP.
Telephone number 01497 822 522
Out of Hours: Matthew Nicholls 07811 521 267

Viewing day is by Appointment Only.


All applications and tenders for the Garth Farm must be received by Friday 30th October 2015 5pm to:-
Sunderlands and Thompsons LLP, 3 Pavement House, The Pavement, Hay-on-Wye, Herefordshire. HR3 5BU

Applications should include a full curriculum vitae with references and full summary of the experience that the applicant possess. Successful applicants will have a grounded and practical experience of agriculture and have sound financial resources available to finance livestock, machinery and entitlements. Applicants will be short-listed and an interview process will be carried out. It is envisage that a decision will be made on the successful applicant no later than the end of November 2015. Please note that the Trustees consider the applications, the Trustees reserve the right not to except the highest tender or indeed any tender at all. Whilst the tendered rental figure will be a factor in the decision making process, equal measure and consideration will be given on other factors to include the applicants experience, livestock resources and family status.


Grid Reference SO110441. From the A470 proceed one mile North of the village of Erwood heading towards Builth Wells. Take the first right over the new river bridge out of Erwood and take the first right for Painscastle on the B4594. Continue up the winding hill known as "Sunnybank" and after half a mile take the right turning for Garth Farm.

Please Note:-

The tenancy agreement will override any terms specified within these letting particulars.

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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