Kings Thorn, Hereford

House - detached
Ref:
7271

£ 375,000 Formal tender

LOT 1 - House and 6.05 acres of land

For Sale by Formal Tender on Friday 22nd April at 12 noon.

A detached stone built cottage situated in this tucked away elevated position over looking the Wrigglebrook valley and Kings Thorn/Little Birch. This stand alone property is approached by a long private vehicle track and surrounded by good sized gardens with adjoining paddocks in all extending to 6.58 acres. (Further land is for sale separately).

The cottage does require some modernisation but offers much potential to extend (subject to the usual PP) to form a fine country home. The accommodation is mainly double glazed and comprises Hall, Sitting room, Bathroom, Kitchen/Diner, with 3 bedrooms to the first floor. To the one side there is a large store room with room over.

A particular feature of the property are its gardens being delightfully mature with various shrubs and plants and trees and from where there are enjoyable views across the village and valley.

No ongoing chain.

Situation

Kings Thorn lies approximately 5 miles south of Hereford in this rural but accessible area, well placed for Hereford City and the Towns of Ross on Wye and Monmouth as well as the fast road network of the A40/M50 to south Wales and the Midlands.

There is a regular bus service and many delightful walks along green lanes and Aconbury Iron Age Hill Fort.

Description

The Bank provides a rare opportunity to purchase a detached cottage in an elevated position with views of Kings Thorn and surrounding countryside. The land extends to 16 acres (6.47 hectares) of grassland and orchard.

The property is available as a whole or in 3 Lots.

Lot 1: House and 6.05 acres of land

A detached stone built cottage situated in this tucked away elevated position overlooking the Wrigglebrook valley and Kings Thorn/Little Birch. This stand-alone property is approached by a long private vehicle track and surrounded by good sized gardens with adjoining paddocks in total extending to 6.56 acres. (Further land is for sale separately).

The cottage does require some modernisation but offers much potential to extend (subject to the usual PP) to form a fine country home. The accommodation is mainly double glazed and comprises; Hall, Sitting room, Bathroom, Kitchen/Diner with 3 bedrooms to the first floor. To the one side there is a large store room with room over.

A particular feature of the property are its gardens being delightfully mature with various shrubs and plants and trees and from where there are enjoyable views across the village and valley.

No ongoing chain.

Accommodation

 

Canopy Porch

With front door leading to -

Reception Hall

With stairs up and quarry tiled flooring.

Sitting Room 3.64 x 3.68 (11'11" x 12'1")

With stone fireplace, timber lintel, double glazed window to side and rear with views over the valley, radiator, laminate wood flooring.

Bathroom

Comprising bath with shower over, pedestal wash hand basin, WC low flush suite, double glazed window, airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder and radiator.

Kitchen/Diner 3.18 x 4.56 (10'5" x 15'0")

With range of base and eye level units with work surface area, inset 1½ bowl sink, double glazed front and rear window, door to rear. Door leads through to -

Storeroom 3.41 x 4.7 (11'2" x 15'5")

With door to front, window and ladder stairs to loft room.

Stairs lead from the Reception Hall to -

First Floor

 

Small Landing

Doors off to -

Bedroom 1 3.66 x 3.68 (12'0" x 12'1")

Double glazed window, radiator, views over valley.

Bedroom 2 2.7 x 3.6 (8'10" x 11'10")

With double glazed window, fitted cupboard, radiator. Door through to -

Bedroom 3 3.52 x 4.33 (11'7" x 14'2")

(Max into sloping ceiling measured at 1 m height). Double glazed Velux, radiator.

Outside

From the road, a long private vehicle track leads up to a parking/turning area, from where there are pleasing views across the valley. There is an area of garden to the front with steps up to retaining stone walling, shrub beds and path to side. There is a lean-to part stone Shed with corrugated roof.
A side garden sweeps around to the rear and has various trees including an old Yew, cultivated area, an old sectional Garage/Store and hedge borders.
Also from the parking area a five bar field gate leads to the paddocks. In all the property extends to approximately 6.56 acres.

Land
The land around The Bank surrounds it on all sides and extends in total to 6.56 acres (2.65 hectares) of which 4.8 acres is grassland, 1.25 acres of orchard and remainder is the house, gardens and access track.

Lot 2: 3 acres

The land outlined blue extends to approximately 3 acres (1.2 hectares). The land is currently divided into two parcels and is an elevated position above the village.
The land benefits from a right of way over the access track to Lot 1 hatched brown on the plan enabling access onto Ladywell Lane.

The land currently benefits from a private water supply to the field trough, but the Purchaser will be expected to disconnect this trough within 12 months from the date of completion. We understand mains water is located in Ladywell Lane. We understand no other services are connected to the land.

Lot 3: 7.19 acres

The land shaded yellow extends to 7.19 acres (2.90 hectares) of grassland with good road frontage onto Wrigglebrook Lane.
The land is currently divided into four conveniently sized parcels and benefits from a natural water supply from Wrigglebrook.

Tenure:

The residential property is sold freehold with vacant possession upon completion. All of the land in Lot 1, Lot 2 and Lot 3 is sold freehold subject to an existing Grazing Licence expiring 30th April 2022.

Overage:

The hatched black areas in Lot 1, Lot 2 and Lot 3 are sold subject to an uplift overage at 30% over a twenty year period from the date of completion. Any Overage payments will be triggered by the grant of a Planning Consent for non-agricultural / forestry use.

Method of Sale:

The property is being offered for sale as a whole or in three separate Lots by Formal Tender.
Prospective Purchasers should carry out their own enquiries with Herefordshire Council and other Authorities before making an offer for the property. The Tender is legally binding. The legal pack will be available from the solicitor on request ten days before the tender date:

Email: claire.bushnell [at] hslaw.legal
Headed The Bank, Kings Thorn'.


The Tender document should be signed by the proposed Purchaser(s) stating the proposed purchase price and should include a deposit cheque of 10% of the purchase price and completed Proof of ID (Photo ID for example passport or driving licence and Residential ID for example current utility bill). These are to be received at the office of Sunderlands, Offa House, St Peters Square, Hereford, HR1 2PQ by 12 noon on Friday 22nd April 2022. Envelopes must be marked FOA John Dillon - Tender for The Bank, Kings Thorn

The deposit cheque should be made payable to Humfrys & Symonds.

The Vendors will then confirm which (if any) proposed offer to purchase is acceptable to them and the Solicitors will then exchange contracts with a completion date of 20th May 2022 (or earlier by mutual agreement).

All unsuccessful bidders will have their deposit cheque(s) returned and unsuccessful Contracts and documentation will be destroyed. The Vendors reserve the right not to accept the highest, or indeed any offer. The Vendors reserve the right to accept an offer prior to the Tender date.

Vendors Solicitors:

Claire Bushnell
Humfrys & Symonds
1 St John Street, Hereford, HR1 2ND
Tel: 01432 276276
Email: claire.bushnell [at] hslaw.legal

Services:

Services to the cottage are: Mains water and electricity. Private drainage.

Boundaries:

The purchaser of Lot 1 will be responsible for putting and keeping their boundaries adjoining Lot 2 and Lot 3 stockproof.

Wayleaves, Easements & Rights of Way

The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all easements, quasi easements, wayleaves, and rights of way both declared and undeclared.

Planning

No planning enquiries have been made.

Local Authority & Public Utilities

Herefordshire Council, Plough Lane, Hereford, HR4 0LE.

Welsh Water Dwr Cymru, Pentwyn Road, Nelson, Treharris, Mid Glamorgan, CF46 6LY

Western Power Distribution, Toll End Road, Tipton, DY4 0HH

Site Plans:

The plans included in the sale particulars are for identification purposes only and may have been reduced in scale to assist with printing.

Basic Payment Scheme:

There are no Entitlements included in the sale.

Stewardship Schemes:

Insofar as we are aware the land is not the subject of any Environmental Stewardship Scheme.

Sporting, Timber & Mineral Rights:

All standing timber or any sporting rights, if relevant, are included in the sale.

Agents Note:

Any plans used in the preparation of these details may have been reduced in scale and any interested parties should check the Title Plan before proceeding to purchase.

Full details of Planning Consents (if any) are available upon request. We understand that the utility searches are being undertaken by the Vendor and will be available via the Contact package, however potential Purchasers may wish to make their own enquiries.

Health & Safety Notice

Prospective Purchasers should take all necessary care when making an inspection including wearing suitable clothing. Viewings are taken solely at the risk of those who view and neither the Agents nor the owners of the property take responsibility for any injury however caused.

Important Notice

These particulars are set out as a guide only. They are intended to give a fair description of the property but may not be relied upon a s a statement or representation of facts. These particulars are produced in good faith but are inevitably subjective and do not form part of any Contract. No persons within Sunderlands have any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatsoever in relation to the property.

Viewing:

All viewings of Lot 1 are strictly by appointment and must be arranged through the sole selling agents Sunderlands.


Lots 2 and 3 may be viewed on foot at any reasonable time during daylight hours with a copy of these sales details to hand. However the prospective Purchasers are asked to respect the land and take care when parking.

Directions:

Navigate to postcode HR2 8AW
Leave Hereford travelling south on the A49. After approximately 5 miles take the left hand turn sign posted Kings Thorn. Follow this road for approximately 0.5 miles and take the left hand turn at the bus stop (on the right hand side). Take the first turning right into Wrigglebrook Lane and then the next right into Upper Wrigglebrook Lane. Continue past the newly built houses, take the next left up the track. Lot 1 is located at the top of the track and Lot 2 is located on the left hand side of the track. Lot 3 is located further along Upper Wrigglebrook Lane, turn right at the end of the road onto Wrigglebrook Lane the land is located 100 yards on your right as per the Agent sale board.

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Lot 1: ///winemaker.fear.saucepan
Lot 2: ///alert.shared.conforms
Lot 3: ///keep.piston.wage

Drone Video:

A location video of this property is available online at:

Lot 1: https://youtu.be/yqxjRoLoIaY
Lot 2: https://youtu.be/HoJTKUgPaGg
Lot 3: https://youtu.be/HG8QDHhylsg

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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