Nigel Ward and Company

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

Tel. 01981 240140

Nant-y-Croi, 193 Acres,

Ferwig, Cardigan, West Wales

 

 

Offers in the region of £1,950,000

Available as a whole or in lots.

 

A 193 Acre Coastal Farm, Remarkably with a good depth of sand-based soil running down to a frontage of about 1300 metres of rugged coastline.  Stunningly located between the two noted landmarks of Cardigan Island and picturesque Mwnt with its very early white-washed church.

A multi-faceted Coastal Farm extending to 193 acres (78 hectares) with several established income streams and further potential, comprising three well maintained Dwellings including a stone built 3 Bedroomed Farmhouse, attached 3 Bedroomed holiday cottage and a detached 2 Bedroomed Agricultural Bungalow, a most substantial, stone built “L” shaped range of buildings with great potential (Subject to any required permissions) having numerous window openings facing the sea. Farmyards with several spacious modern farm buildings. A 10 acre Camping and Caravanning Club Certificated Site with established facilities and unparalleled Views over Cardigan Bay. Gently sloping pasture, much with potential for arable cropping.

 

LOCATION

The farm is Stunningly located between the two noted landmarks of Cardigan Island and picturesque Mwnt with its very early white-washed church. Remarkably the farm has a good depth of sand-based soil running down to a frontage of about 1300 metres of rugged coastline abutting Cardigan Bay. The farmstead is approached from the public highway via a stone surfaced driveway, which leads past the camp-site and divides near to the agricultural bungalow to provide separate dedicated access ways to the domestic courtyard and to the agricultural buildings complex.

 

NANT-Y-CROI FARMHOUSE

is situated overlooking the domestic courtyard and is constructed mainly of stone, rendered and colour-washed white standing under a slated roof.

The well maintained accommodation has the advantage of oil-fired central heating and comprises:

 

On the Ground Floor:

Half obscure-glazed front door to

 

ENTRANCE PORCH 11'8" x 4'

with uPVC framed windows and with brown carpet and pot shelving, a glazed door gives access to the

 

ENTRANCE HALL 13'6" x 4'10"

with fitted blue patterned carpet, one single panel radiator, one double power point and telephone point, stairs leading off.

 

Fully glazed door to

 

SITTING ROOM 13'5" x 13'5"

with view overlooking yard, fitted blue/grey leaf-scroll patterned carpet, one double panel radiator, three double power points and telephone point.

 

One small step down from the hall gives access to the

 

LIVING/DINING ROOM 15' av. x 13'5"

with front aspect, solid floor having fitted carpet, one double panel radiator, two double power points, T.V. aerial point and telephone point.

 

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 22'5" x 7'5"

with black and white Terrazzo tiled floor, range of beige fronted and Oak trimmed kitchen units comprising base units with drawer and cupboard space, Oak grain working surfaces, tiled to rear and with feature farming scene tiles, stainless steel sink unit (h & c), wall cupboards, recess with fitted “Cleopatra” oil fired stove with back boiler, electric cooker panel and recess, fridge recess, recess and plumbing for dishwasher. Six double power points, spot lighting and telephone point.  Hatch with loft ladder to Apple Loft over with skylights, two power points and electric light.  Three steps up to back door with obscure half glazed door to the rear of property.

 

PANTRY 12'5" x 7'10"

with Terrazzo tiled floor, fitted shelving, original salting stone, oil-fired central heating boiler, cloaks hanging space, central heating control panel, two double power points and electric light.

 

Stairs to

On the First Floor:

 

LANDING 17'3" x 5'3"

with blue fitted carpet and one double power point. Hatch to roof space.

 

BEDROOM (1) 15'10" x 11'3" av.

A double room with front aspect, having blue ground floral patterned fitted carpet, one double panel radiator, three doublepower points and telephone point. This bedroom is ideal for B & B guests having a separate external access.

 

Two steps down give access to an

 

ENTRANCE LOBBY 6'5" x 5'4"

with Oak grain patterned vinyl floor covering, one single panel radiator, one double power point, half obscure-glazed door to external granary style steps.

 

SHOWER ROOM 7'11" x 6'7"

with Oak grain patterned vinyl flooring, fully tiled walls with dolphin feature tiles, suite of pedestal wash hand basin (h & c), low flush w.c., and shower cubicle with “Triton T80si” electric shower. One double panel radiator, shaver light, “Velux” window and recessed storage cupboard.

 

BEDROOM (2) 16'3" x 12'1" av.

another double room with view to front, fitted pink carpet, one double panel radiator and three double power points, Airing Cupboard with factory insulated hot water cylinder having circuit from central heating and standby immersion heater.

 

BEDROOM (3) 12'10" x 8'

a double room with outlook over the domestic yard, one double panel radiator, two double power points and bedside two-way string-pull light switch.

 

BATHROOM

with vinyl floor covering, brown suite of panelled bath (h & c) with “Mira Event” power shower over, shower rail and curtain, close coupled low flush w.c., and pedestal wash hand basin. One single panel radiator.

 

The Holiday Cottage known as - TY-ISHA

 

Attached to the main Farmhouse is a semi-detached Cottage known as TY-ISHA having a rendered and white painted exterior and standing under a slated roof. Ty-Isha has been successfully let for many years as a holiday cottage, the oil centrally heated accommodation comprising:

 

On the Ground Floor:

Obscure-glazed front door to

 

ENTRANCE PORCH 4'4" x 4'

with Oak grain patterned vinyl floor covering, plant shelving, glazed six pane front door to:

 

HALLWAY 10'4" x 6'5 (incl. stairs)

with fitted brown carpet, one double power point and stairs leading off.

 

SITTING ROOM 16'4" x 11'11" max.

enjoying two aspects and having beige/brown fitted carpet, feature electric fire with Granite pebbles, one double panel radiator, three double power points and T.V. aerial point.

 

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 16'3" X 11'9"

having fitted Oak grain patterned vinyl floor covering, exposed joists and boards to the ceiling, Birch fronted kitchen units comprising base units providing drawer and cupboard space, Granite patterned working surfaces, oatmeal coloured tiled torear with feature tiles. Single drainer stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap, refrigerator recess, one double panel radiator, four double power points, electric cooker panel and ceiling mounted spot-lights.

 

REAR LOBBY 5'6" x 3'

with half glazed door to rear of property. Cloaks Cupboard with vinyl flooring, hanging space with shelf, Venetian blind.

 

LANDING 16'4" incl. stairs x 6'4"

a spacious, well-lit area with beige fitted carpet, outlooks over front and rear gardens. One double panel radiator and hatch to roof space.

 

BEDROOM (1) 11'9" x 10'6"

a double room with view to front, beige fitted carpet. One double panel radiator and two double power points.

 

BEDROOM (2) 12' x 8'1"

another double room with beige fitted carpet. One double panel radiator and two double power points.

 

BEDROOM (3) 12' x 8'1"

another double room with views to the sea. One double panel radiator and two double power points.

 

BATHROOM 11'8" x 5'5"

with beige vinyl flooring, panelled bath (h & c) with “Mira Vigour” electric power shower over, pedestal wash hand basin and low flush w.c. One single panel radiator, ceiling mounted spot lights and hatch to roof space.

 

OUTSIDE

Both the house and the adjacent cottage are fronted by a small forecourt area enclosed by a low wall, the farmhouse has a good expanse of garden to the rear currently down to lawn whilst the cottage has a smaller lawn located principally to the side and enclosed by a well-established hedge. Fronting both of the dwellings is a good sized courtyard with ample space for the parking of numerous vehicles, the curving approach driveway being flanked by lawn areas with Daffodils.

 

THE FARM BUILDINGS

Nant-y-Croi has a range of traditional and modern farm buildings, the older ones are currently used for general storage space whilst the modern buildings are well-suited to the current farming practises. These are briefly described as follows:

Across the courtyard from the house is a substantial STONE BARN RANGE, with part corrugated iron and part slated roof and comprising: Loose Box 15’7” x 8’1”, adjacent old Cow House, 57’5” x 15’7” originally to tie 19 cows and having window apertures front and rear, (17’4” internal height to the apex), to the front of this building is a lean-to brick built Generator House, 9’1” x 8’1” with a concreted floor and housing a 40 kw P.T.O. driven standby generator with sufficient capacity for three/four dwellings. Internal steps from the first Cow House lead to a Second Cow House, 39’11” x 15’8”, and originally to tie 12 cows, (18’2” internal height to the apex). At right angles to this Stone Barn is a further - STONE BARN RANGE with great potential, having window apertures to both sides, those on one side facing towards the sea, albeit the view currently being blocked by one of the attached later buildings. This range currently comprises a disused Milking Parlour, 25’6” x 16’4”, adjacent Laundry Room (for the Caravan site), 16’11” x 14’9” with concrete floor, double drainer double bowl sink unit, plumbing for automatic washing machine and tumble dryer (on a coin meter system), Stable/Loose Box with half cobbled and half concrete floor, electric light. Sliding door to Attached Garage/Old Cart House/Stable, 19’10” x 17’2” with cobbled floor, electric light and power. External granary steps lead up to a First Floor Granary 88’11” x 17’1” with window openings front and rear. Generous headroom being 15’2” to the roof apex and with a hot water tank supplying the wash-room below.  Opposite is a Garage/Workshop of concrete block-work construction standing under a corrugated iron roof, 20’ x 18’, with concreted floor, workbench, electric light and power. Attached is a Dog Kennels Building, 20’ x 18’. The principal modern farm buildings are situated at a lower level than the domestic courtyard and farm house, are accessed via hard surfaced yard areas and comprise a Bull Pen, 14’ x 11’10” with crush and race to the front, mono-pitched roofed Lambing Shed, 43’11” x 21’ with concrete floor, manger to one side, electric light and power. Lean-to open Fodder Shed, 62’9” x 22’6” with earth floor and electric light.  Nearby is a wall-enclosed apron with a three-bay central “Atcost” Silage Pit, 45’ x 28’6” wide, with concrete floor, (measuring 20’8” to the eaves). There is a lean-to Stock Shed to one side and a Fodder Store to the other, both being 45’ x 24’6” wide. Just below is an “Atcost” Implement Shed, 45’ long x 30’9” wide, with sliding steel doors, an earth floor, electric light and power.  To the rear of this block of buildings is a good sized Baled Silage Storage Compound having a hard surface.  Adjacent to the entrance to the yard is a further Fodder Store, 60’4” x 17’3” with concrete block-work wall and with mono-pitch fibre-cement roof. A further enclosed yard area gives access to a Stock Shed, 59’10” x 28’3” with concrete floor. Forming a lean-to to one of the stone barn ranges is a Stock Shed, 59’4” x 34’, with part timber and part steel roof trusses and railway sleeper stanchions. There is a Farm Yard Manure Storage Bunker draining into a Reed Bed situated beyond the agricultural access driveway. To the upper end of this yard is a large building with a concreted apron and comprising a Central Silage Pit, 59’8” x 19’10”, attached lean-to Stock Shed, 59’ x 20’2” with electric light, further lean-to Stock Shed, 60’1” x 17’5”, to other side of concrete construction with a corrugated iron roof, attached is a further Lean-to Stock Shed, 58’7” x 24’ with a concreted floor.

 

THE LAND

In all, the farm extends to just over 193 acres, all of the fields; which are of ample size for modern mechanised farming methods, are currently down to pasture and are divided by a combination banks, hedges and fences including some electric fencing. The soil is red sandstone based of generally good depth and fertility and accordingly could be admirably suited to arable cropping, many of the fields have been ploughed in recent years, those understood to have been ploughed since July 2000 being marked with an asterisk adjacent to their parcel number in the schedule. The land slopes gently down to the coastal margin where it is well-protected from sea erosion by the rugged, rocky coastline. A hedge-lined track within the farm gives convenient access to several of the fields, there is also access from a public lane into the field at the farm’s eastern extremity. A system of water troughs is supplied by a private water system, being pumped from an artesian well located on the farm near to the buildings to a header tank and thence by gravity. The overflow from the spring flows towards the sea via a sloping dingle/dell, which forms a well-sheltered hollow creating an interesting contrast to the remainder of the land and where in the past shale has been quarried providing an economic supply of material for track repairs.

 

Situated at the meeting point of the domestic and agricultural driveways and with its own wide gated access, is a Bungalow with an agricultural restriction and known as - PANTGLAS.

 

Pantglas is a “Woolaway” bungalow having oil-fired central heating and uPVC framed double glazing installed, the well-decorated accommodation; which has proven very popular as holiday accommodation for numerous years, is light and airy and comprises:

 

uPVC fully glazed front door to

 

ENTRANCE PORCH 4'5" x 4'

with quarry tiled floor, glazed on two sides, door to

 

ENTRANCE HALL 20'4" x 3'10"

with fitted brown carpet, one single panel radiator, one double power point and central heating room-stat. There is a storage cupboard off and a hatch to the roof space.

 

SITTING ROOM

enjoying two aspects sand having Terracotta coloured fitted 15'2" x 10'4"carpet, two double panel radiators, two double power points, T.V. aerial point and three-light electrolier.

 

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 15'2" x 9' av.

with two aspects, solid floor having fitted vinyl floor covering, range of Birch fronted kitchen units comprising base units with drawer and cupboard space, mottled working surfaces, tiled to rear, inset single drainer stainless steel sink unit, onesingle panel radiator, two double power points and electric cooker panel. “Warmflow” oil-fired central heating boiler with control panel. Door to rear Entrance Porch with Perpsex roof.

 

BATHROOM

with Pampas coloured suite of panelled bath with “Mira Event” electric power shower over, shower rail and curtain, pedestal wash hand basin (h & c) an close coupled w.c. with Pine seat. One single panel radiator and roller blind.

 

BEDROOM (1) 11'10" x 10'

A double room with solid floor having fitted brown carpet, built-in wardrobe/cupboards with hanging and shelf space, one single panel radiator and two double power points.

 

BEDROOM (2) 11'11" x 10'5"

Another double room with fitted brown carpet, built-in wardrobe/cupboard, one single panel radiator and two double power points.

 

OUTSIDE

a gated vehicular entrance gives access to a convenient driveway with parking and turning space, the garden enclosed by hedges and fences being almost completely level and down to easily maintained lawn.

 

CAMPING

Nant-y-Croi has been operating a Camping and Caravanning Club Certificated Site for numerous years and this is FACILITIESpopular with guests. Whilst the coastline is rugged, there is a sandy beach at Mwnt about a mile distant along the public footpath/bridle way which runs through the farm. An alternative, longer but spectacular route to Mwnt is along the Ceredigion Coast Path famed for its contrasting scenery, there being a convenient pedestrian gate provided for campers to access the path from the farm by crossing two fields. On a clear day the Lleyn Peninsula and the Mountains of Snowdonia can be seen across Cardigan Bay well over 40 miles away.

There are 22 separate 16 amp hook-up Pitches and the site; which is in a 10 acre field, enjoys spectacular views over Cardigan Bay.  Close by is a small Shower Block divided into an entrance lobby and two shower Cubicles, each fully tiled and having a mixer shower.

Conveniently situated on the camping site are three steel units, well-adapted to provide a KITCHEN, 15’2” x 7’3” with fluorescent lighting, two stainless steel sink units, each with an electric water heater. Space for refrigerators.  Wi-fi connection is available. LADIES’ TOILETS with separate Shower Cubicle with a wash hand basin, three toilet cubicles and four wash hand basins with two hot water heaters over. Fluorescent lighting. GENTLEMEN’S TOILETS with three cubicles, two urinals and three wash hand basins with hot water heaters over. Fluorescent lighting. Laundrette Facilities are provided in one of the stone buildings off the courtyard near to the farmhouse.

 

FARM PAYMENTS

The entitlements to Farm Payments may be available subject to satisfactory negotiation.  A copy of the IACS plan; which differs in detail from the plan attached, can be supplied upon request together with the applicable schedule of areas.

 

RIGHTS OF WAY, EASEMENTS, WAY-LEAVES, ETC.

The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of any rights of way, easements, way-leaves, etc., which exist, in particular a public footpath/bridle way traverses the farm following the driveway from the entrance, past the campsite, between the farm buildings and along the hedge lined track in the direction of Mwnt.

 

RESERVATIONS

The Vendors reserve the right to hold a farm dispersal sale on the farm prior to completion.

 

SERVICES

Mains electricity is connected. Private water supply from an artesian well located on the farm near to the buildings and pumped to a header tank, particulate and bacterial filters are incorporated in the system.  Private drainage. Telephone subject to B.T. transfer regulations.

 

TENURE

Freehold.

 

POSSESSION

Vacant possession will be available upon completion.

 

OUTGOINGS

The farmhouse is in Council Tax Band “D” (the amount payable for the year 2017/18 being £1406.72). The holiday cottage known as “Ty-Isha” is subject to Uniform Business Rates and has a rateable value of £3600, whilst the bungalow "Pantglas" has a rateable value of £3000, and the amount payable for the year 2017/18 is only £82.33.

 

VIEWING

Strictly by appointment please through the sole agents: Nigel Ward & Company: Tel: (01981) 240140.

 

DIRECTIONS

The postcode of the property is understood to be SA43 1PU. From Cardigan, take the B4548 towards Gwbert, after just over ½ a mile turn right (signposted Ferwig & Mwnt), after a further ½ a mile turn left (signposted Ferwig). Follow this road for about a mile into Ferwig village, here turn left, up the hill then turn right at the top into the “No Through Road”, continue on this road past/through two farmsteads (the second having a pond on the left). Proceed past a further farmstead, round a sharp left hand bend and a sharp right hand bend and the entrance to Nant-y-Croi will be seen straight ahead over a cattle grid.

 

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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.

 

 

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