Whitney On Wye, Hereford

House - detached

£250,000Guide price



01432 356161
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For sale by Formal Tender
Tenders to be received by 4pm Friday 29th June 2018
Woodland and small stream
Option to bid for additional outbuildings
Located near Hay on Wye

Guide Price over £250,000

With additional buildings
Guide Price over £325,000


The Power House formerly known as Station Cottage is on the historic Whitney Estate and enjoys a picturesque position with a southerly aspect enjoying pleasant views. The property requires renovation but offers great potential.

To the side is an area of mixed broadleaf woodland and a small stream runs near to the house.

The vendor is also prepared to consider selling an enlarged area as edged blue on the plan. This includes an attractive single storey brick building and timber store. This additional (edged blue) land is not available to purchase separately.


Whitney on Wye village offers a service station/general store, food store/café as well as a popular public house. Whitney village is just 6 miles from Hay on Wye which is the closed town and is a tourist destination. Hay on Wye offers varied services and facilities as well as being located within The Brecon Beacons National Park.

Hereford is the nearest city with excellent services and facilities as well as the nearest train station for connections to the rest of the country.


The Power House is built mainly of brick and timber construction with a tiled roof. The property is entered through the front door into the stairwell which splits to the two reception rooms. Both rooms have windows to the front with the main living room having a wood-burning stove which also has a back boiler providing heating to several radiators.

The kitchen is located to the rear and fitted with eye and base units, a cooker point, a stainless-steel sink and a window to the rear. There is a rear porch and an external w.c.

From the front door the stairs lead to the first-floor landing giving access to all three bedrooms two of which are considered double in proportion with the main bedroom having fitted cupboards and both bedrooms enjoying pleasant views over the countryside, to the south. The family bathroom has an enameled bath, close coupled w.c, wash hand basin and a window to
the side aspect.


To the front of the property there is a large lawn area with a small stream running to the side of the house between it and an attractive part of a mature mixed broadleaf woodland on a south facing hillside.


From Hay on Wye proceed north westerly on the B4351 towards Clyro. In Clyro turn right onto the A438 continuing through Bronydd, past Rhydspence Inn and continue past the turning to the Whitney Toll Bridge. In Whitney take the left hand turn signposted to Whitney Court and take the first track to the left (not proceeding under the former railway bridge) and continue along this track where the property will be found up the hill on the right-hand side.


It is understood that the property has mains water and electricity. The buyer will be responsible for installing a new drainage system.

Boundaries & Fences

The purchaser will be required to erect a fence between points A-B and C-D. The purchaser shall be deemed to have full knowledge of the boundaries and neither the vendor or the vendors agents will be responsible for defining the boundaries of ownership thereof.

Method of Sale

The property is offered for sale by formal tender. Prospective purchasers should obtain the comprehensive legal pack from Gabbs. This will be available online on Gabbs website for downloading about 10 days prior to the tender date. Prospective bidders may also email Gabbs on ctheobald [at] gabbs.biz or by telephoning 01497 820 312 to order to receive the contract pack by email. A hard copy will also be available for inspection at Gabbs Hay on Wye office.

A signed contract(s) of sale together with a cheque for 10% of the bid price made payable to Gabbs Solicitors are to be received in writing at the Agent's Hay on Wye office no later than 4pm on Friday 29th June 2018.

No tender will be considered that is not presented in this form by the tender deadline. Sealed envelopes containing the signed contracts and cheques should be clearly marked (Private & Confidential, Tender for Power House'. The vendor is not bound to accept either the highest or any tender(s). If a tender(s) is accepted, then contracts will be exchanged immediately, and the cheque cashed. Unsuccessful bidders will have their unsuccessful contracts and cheques returned to them by post.

The completion date for the sale is Friday 27th July 2018.


Prospective purchasers should contact the sole Agent's to arrange to view the property. Please ensure that great care is taken when viewing the property as the ground is uneven and there is debris particularly in the undergrowth in the woodland. It is advised not to enter the wood unless accompanied and with correct attire. Clothes may be ripped. The vendor nor the Agent's accept no liability for injury or damage to property.

Vendors Solicitors

Messrs. Gabb Solicitors: 1-2 Chancery Lane, Hay on Wye, Herefordshire, HR3 5DJ. Telephone: 01497 820 312. Email: ctheobald [at] gabbs.biz. All enquiries of a legal nature should be addressed to Messrs Gabbs.

Money Laundering

As a result of anti-money laundering legislation all persons intending to bid for the property should provide with their offer 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 & Rights of Way & Covenants

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

A right of access will be granted over the initial shared drive to the property with the ownership retained by the vendor. The vendor reserves rights for services to be installed and maintained across the land edge blue.

Town & 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 maybe 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.

Uplift Clause

In the event of the additional land edged blue being used for more than one dwelling a further payment of 30% of the increase in value of the site of the land edged blue will be payable to the vendor.

Guide Price

An indication of the seller's current minimum acceptable price. The guide price or range of guide prices is given to assist prospective purchasers in deciding whether or not to pursue a purchase.

Council Tax

Herefordshire Council Tax Band D.

Important Notice

Sunderlands for themselves and for the vendor of this property give notice that:

1.These particulars are set out as a guide only. They are prepared in good faith and are intended to give a fair description but do not constitute part of an offer or contract. The agent does not have any authority to make a representation about the property and accordingly the information given is entirely without responsibility on the part of the agents or vendors.
2. The photographs show only certain parts of the property as they appeared at the time they were taken. Areas, measurements and distances given are approximate only.
3.The agents have not made any investigations into the existence or otherwise of any issues concerning pollution or contamination and the purchasers are responsible for making his/her own enquiries in this regard.
4.VAT: The VAT position relating to the property may change without notice and should it become chargeable then it will be in addition to the sale price

Particulars and photographs: May 2018

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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