Llanthony, Abergavenny, Capel-Y-Ffin, Monmouthshire

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For Sale by Public Auction (unless previously sold) Lower Bungalow, Llanthony, Capel-y-ffin, Abergavenny. NP7 7NP with 5.37 acres or thereabouts of pasture and outbuildings on Wednesday 13th June 2018 at 6pm The Swan Hotel, Church Street, Hay-on-Wye. HR3 5DQ.

Brief Description

Lower Bungalow represents a 5.37 acre upland small holding with with traditional stone barns nestled in the Black Mountains landscape with views overlooking the Llanthony Valley and the well-known rural hamlet of Capel-y-ffin. This is an exciting and rare opportunity to acquire a charming property that requires full refurbishment and renovation works. Up until recently the property has been lived in and was once a former school and shop.

The area is steeped in history with the nearby Monastery built in 1870 where it was reputed that the Reverend Joseph Leycester Lyne saw a vision of the Virgin Mary. The well-known Llanthony Priory is also only a short walk away


Lower Bungalow is situated immediately above the hamlet of Capel-y ffin, which is located only a couple of miles north of the village of Llanthony. Nestled within the valleys of the Black Mountains. Lower Bungalow lies within the Brecon Beacons National Park. The nearest town is the popular book town of Hay-on-Wye which is only 8 miles away and provides some of the major facilities and services to include range of shops, restaurants and supermarket.


The bungalow is a timber, zinc and part brick constructed property which is in a very basic and poor state of repair requiring significant expenditure to bring it up to modern day living standards. With extensive renovation and landscaping the property could prove to be the ideal setting for a wonderful family home or holiday retreat. There is also a mobile home situated on the property which has been used for holiday purposes.

Council Tax

Council Tax Band B

The Stone Barns & Land

There are a range of traditional stone barns on the holding that are in various states of repair however they offer terrific potential for other uses subject to planning consent.
The land extends to 5.37 acres of pasture and traditional stone outbuildings. The land is split into three enclosures, comprised within one ring fence and runs alongside a council maintained single track road. The land is currently used for grazing purposes but lends itself to a variety of uses subject to planning consent.

Hill Grazing Rights

We are informed that the property has the benefit of hill grazing rights and these will be apportioned and allocated within the sale.


There are various natural supplies of water at Lower Bungalow. With a spring supply that provides the domestic supply.


The property has the benefit of private drainage and a private water supply. We understand there is no mains electric at the property. (updated 22.5.18)


Freehold with vacant possession upon completion.

Method of Sale

The property is to be offered For Sale by Public Auction on Wednesday 13th June 2018 at 6pm at The Swan Hotel, Church Street, Hay-on-Wye, HR3 5DQ (unless previously sold) The purchaser will be required to pay a 10% deposit at the Auction with the balance of the monies due within 28 days.

Vendors Solicitors

Angharad Woodland, Woodland Davies, 18 Castle Street, Hay-on-Wye. HR3 5DF. Tel: 01497 820406.


A copy of the Contract and any Special Conditions of Sale is available for inspection at both the Auctioneers and Solicitors Offices. The Vendors solicitors will distribute a contract pack upon request however, they reserve the right to charge a nominal amount for doing so. Please make any further enquiries directly to the Vendors solicitors. Purchasers will deem to have bid on the basis of the contract and such conditions, whether or not they have inspected them.

Timber, Woodland, Sporting and Mineral Rights

We are informed that these are all included within the sale.

Basic Farm Payment

The land would be available to claim BPS from 2019 onwards but there are no Basic Farm Payment Entitlements available.

Money Laundering

As a result of anti-money laundering legislation all persons offering for the property should include a copy of the following documentation:
1.Photo ID for example Passport or Driving Licence.
2.Residential ID for example current Utility Bill.

Wayleaves Easements and 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.

Town and Country Planning

The property is offered subject to any development plans, tree preservation orders, ancient orders, public rights-of-way, town planning schedules or resolutions which may be or may come into force. The purchasers will be deemed to have full knowledge of these and have satisfied themselves as to the effects such matters have on the property.

Plans, Areas and Schedules

These are based on Ordnance Survey and are for reference only. The purchaser(s) shall be deemed to have satisfied themselves as to the description of the property. Any error or mis-statement shall not annul a sale or entitle any party to compensation in respect thereof.

Boundaries Road and Fences

The purchaser shall be deemed to have full knowledge of the boundaries and neither the Vendor not the Vendors Agents will be responsible for defining the boundaries of ownership thereof.

Misrepresentation Act

(a) The property is sold with all faults and defects (if any), whether in good condition or otherwise and neither the Vendors nor
Sunderlands, the Agents for the Vendors, shall be in any way responsible for such faults and defects, or for any statements contained in the particulars of the property prepared by the said Agents.
(b) The purchaser shall be deemed to acknowledge that he has not entered into this contract in reliance on any of the said statements that he has satisfied himself, as to the contents of each of the said statements by inspection or otherwise, and that no warranty or representation has been made by the Vendors or the said Agents in relation to, or in connection with the property.
(c) Any error, omission or misstatement in any of the said statements shall not entitle the purchaser to rescind or to be discharged from this contract, nor give either party any cause for action.
(d) All measurements and distances are approximate. The electrical, drainage, water and heating installations have not been tested by the Agents. (The normal enquiry is carried out by the purchaser's Solicitors and the type of inspection undertaken by a purchaser's surveyor have not been carried out by the selling agents for the purchase or preparation of these particulars). Interested perspective purchasers are recommended to obtain an independent survey report on this property.


In the event that there are any variance between these particulars and the contract of sale, then the latter shall apply.

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 as a statement or a representation of facts. These particulars are produced in good faith and are inevitably subjective and do not form part of any contract. No persons in the employment of Sunderlands LLP has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatsoever in relation to this property.
HEAD OFFICE: Offa House, St Peters Square, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR1 2PQ

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.


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.

Health and Safety Notice

Please be aware that we advise all viewers to take extra care when making an inspection of the property. Viewing is undertaken solely at your own risk and neither the agents or the owners of the farm take any responsibility for any injury however caused.


From Hay-on-Wye:
Proceed on Forest Road out of Hay-on- Wye towards Capel-y-ffin and Hay Bluff, proceed over Hay Bluff and through the Gospel Pass towards Capel-y-ffin. As you proceed through the hamlet of Capel-y-Ffin take the next right and proceed for approximately ½ mile where the entrance to the property can be found on the left-hand side as signposted.

From Llanthony:
Proceed in a Northerly direction towards Capel-y-ffin. As you enter the hamlet turn left and proceed for ½ mile where the entrance to the property can be found on the left hand side as signposted.

Parking: When viewing the property please park on the grass space in front of the stone barns, by the entrance into the fields.

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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