Nigel Ward and Company

The Border Property Centre, Pontrilas, Hereford. HR2 0EH

Tel. 01981 240140

Allt-yr-ynys Lands, 22.48 Acres



SOLD, Hammer Price £183,000

Auction Estimate in excess of £120,000

In the County of Herefordshire,

set in the unspoilt rolling rural landscape of the Welsh Border countryside under the back-drop of the surrounding hills in this area of outstanding natural beauty.


With convenient access from a council maintained lane, just about a mile from the main A465 Abergavenny to Hereford Road, these two important local centres with their diverse range of amenities and facilities being approximately 7 miles and 18 miles distant respectively,



Bordering the River Monnow on the very border between England and Wales


which NIGEL WARD & CO. are favoured with instructions to offer for Sale by Public Auction

(unless previously sold by Private Treaty)



The New Salerooms, Pontrilas, Herefordshire, HR2 0EH

THURSDAY 31st MAY 2018.

at 7:30 p.m.




Vendor's Solicitors: Messrs. R. George Davies & Co.,

No. 5 Nevill Street, Abergavenny, NP7 5AA.   Tel: (01873) 852535



which is comprised in two principal enclosures, has a convenient roadside access gateway and lying at an average of 400 feet above mean sea level slopes gently mainly in a westerly direction down to riverside meadows which abut the River Monnow, traditionally the border between England and Wales.   The soil is predominantly a medium loam likely based upon “Herefordshire Red Sandstone” but not as light as the soils frequently encountered in much of Herefordshire. The ground is gently sloping, the various enclosures being bordered by fences and mature hedges with some hedgerow trees including Oaks and many Alders near to the river providing both shade and shelter.



The land is approached off the council maintained highway via a convenient roadside gateway.



The two principal enclosures are at present down to productive pasture which has been well managed to provide some excellent grazing, however the topography of the land and the depth and nature of the soil could equally well be suited to arable cropping. The river meadows; for ease of management, have been fenced off and have not accordingly been grazed recently.  They are accessed via two convenient gates and at their northern extremity the river is well below field level, the difference in levels reducing towards the southern end where there is an area forming part of the principality of Wales.



The river meadows along the north-western edge of the land are quite level and the peaceful atmosphere here together with the diverse range of wildlife to be seen could provide great potential for camping or glamping, subject of course to the obtaining of any required permissions.



The land is registered with the Rural Payments Agency and the Basic Farm Payment Entitlements are included in the sale of the land.



A spring rises in field number 1700, this has been tapped and piped to a field water trough located in the western boundary of the enclosure in which it rises.  The overflow continues down-slope and feeds the Ox-Bow lake, which is situated in the adjacent river meadow.



The fishing rights are not in hand and the owners have the usual rights of access along the river bank to exercise those fishing rights together with the right to trim trees and branches. The land is sold subject to these and with the benefit of any other rights of way, easements, way-leaves, etc., which, if any exist, are referred to in the Special Conditions of Sale and Contract available for inspection either at the Auctioneers' Offices or at the offices of the Vendors’ Solicitors, both during normal office hours, during the week prior to the auction. (They will not be read at the auction).



By dint of an ancient indenture dated 1859 in respect of Guys Hospital (Now The Duchy of Cornwall) there is a perpetual yearly rent charge, also referred to in the Special Conditions of Sale and Contract. The Vendors pay approximately £20 to the Duchy in respect of this.



The auctioneers reserve the right to bid on behalf of the vendor up to the reserve price, if any. The purchaser will be required to pay a 10% deposit at the Auction with the balance of the monies due upon completion, which will be scheduled for 28 days later.

The Vendors reserve the right to sell the property before the auction and to withdraw the property without declaring any reserve price.



As a result of anti-money laundering legislation, all persons intending to bid for the property at the Auction, should bring with them the following documentation, Photo I.D. such as a Passport or  photo’ Driving Licence, and Residential I.D. such as a current Utility Bill.



All ingoing tenant-right matters are included in the sale and will not thus be charged to the purchasers. The purchasers shall buy the land in its current condition and no claim for dilapidations or other matters shall be entertained.



This year’s crop of about 169 bales of wrapped silage is currently stacked near the roadside hedge of field No. 3700, it is possible that some of these may be available to the purchasers of the land and this will be clarified at the auction.






Vacant Possession will be given upon completion.



Persons in possession of the sale particulars and plans may inspect the land at any reasonable time, but please remember the country code and leave gates as you find them also please exercise great care near to the river.



The property is best approached from Pandy by turning towards Longtown adjacent to the Pandy Inn, proceed under the railway bridge, passing the caravan site on one’s left hand side.  Continue for about 250 yards, round the right hand bend the after about another 200 yards take the right turn adjacent to a green field barn.  Continue on this road without turning off and after about two thirds of a mile the land is to be found on one’s left hand side marked by a “For Sale” board.  The postcode of the area is understood to be HR2 0DU but this is unlikely to take you precisely to the gateway.



IMPORTANT NOTICE Nigel Ward & Co. give notice to anyone reading these Particulars as follows:

a. These Particulars are prepared for the guidance only of prospective purchasers and are intended to give a fair overall description of the property. b. Any area measurements referred to are approximate only.

c. The descriptions contained herein are used in good faith as an opinion and not by way of statement of fact.

d. The Plan is based upon Ordnance Survey Maps, amended by the Auctioneers and is produced for the convenience of purchasers only.  It, the particulars of  the property and the general remarks are believed to be correct but any error, omission or mis-statement shall not annul the sale nor entitle any party to  compensation nor in any circumstances give grounds for an action at law.

e. In the case of any inconsistency or variation between these particulars of the land and the Special Conditions of Sale and Sale Contract, the latter shall prevail.




For further details or to arrange a viewing please telephone our office on 01981 240140