Nigel Ward and Company

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

Tel. 01981 240140

Llanteems Lands, 12.21 Acres



Auction Estimate in excess of £100,000

On the Market for the First Time in 66 Years. An Opportunity to Purchase a Little Corner of Wales.


In the County of Monmouthshire and The Brecon Beacons National Park 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 ¼ mile from the main A465 Abergavenny to Hereford Road, these two important local centres with their diverse range of amenities and facilities being approximately 6 miles and 19 miles distant respectively,


A Picturesque Block of

12.21 ACRES

(4.944 hectares) or thereabouts of Freehold





The name “Llanteems” is certainly unusual, after inspection of old maps, it seems that the name is an English corruption of the original Welsh name “Llan-Ty-Maes” a literal translation of which is “Church House Field”.


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


On-line (Telephone Bid) Public Auction

(unless previously sold by Private Treaty)


Thursday 8th April, 2021

at 7.30 p.m.




Vendor's Solicitors: Messrs. Lambe Corner & Co.,

No. 36/37 Bridge Street, Hereford.  HR4 9DH  Tel: (01432) 355301



which is comprised in two principal enclosures, has a convenient roadside access gateway and lies at an average height of 460 feet (140 m.) approx. above mean sea level. It slopes gently down to two small dingles, each with a small water-course running through thus forming attractive features as well as havens for wildlife and a source of natural stock drinking water.  There are a good number of mainly broad-leaf trees many of which are Ash and a few Oaks which are likely to have some timber value as well as providing a good degree of shade and shelter. 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 land has benefited from the carrying out of considerable land drainage works in past years and has been successfully utilised for arable cropping but is currently down to grass in the form of a ley.  The boundary consists of a combination of hedges and fences, the western boundary of the larger enclosure currently being fenced for convenience excluding the small stream although; as can be seen from the plan of the land, the stream and the adjacent banks for much of their length are included in the sale.



The land is approached off the council maintained highway via a convenient road-side 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 are equally well suited to arable cropping.



The land is sold subject to and with the benefit of any 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 (by appointment) 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. Alternatively a digital copy can be forwarded by email.  (They will not be read at the auction).



Due to Covid-19 Restrictions on gatherings it has been decided to conduct the sale of the land by Auction utilising only telephone bids and to stream the auction live on-line on YouTube.  Prospective purchasers will be required pre-register in order that they may bid live on the telephone, they will also be required to lodge a cheque in the sum of £3,000 as a deposit prior to bidding by telephone.  The balance of the 10% deposit is to be paid and the contract is to be signed within 24 hours of the fall of the hammer. The remaining balance of the purchase monies will be due upon completion, which will be scheduled for 28 days later or may be earlier by arrangement.  Deposit cheques received from unsuccessful telephone bidders will be returned promptly. Anyone who is interested in viewing the auction live may do so on-line, without the necessity of registering to bid.  Persons wishing to view the auction on YouTube should contact our office and we will provide you with any login details required.


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



Contrary to the recent trend with some other property auctioneers, NO Buyers’ Premium is to be payable.



The search fees are to be chargeable to the successful purchaser(s), these are understood to be in the sum of £283.20.



There is every intention of selling the land at the auction, evidence of other land sales implies that the land ought to command a figure in excess of £100,000. The auctioneers reserve the right to bid on behalf of the vendors up to the reserve price, if any.



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



The land is registered with the Rural Payments Agency but no Entitlements are included in the sale, however the entitlements may be available subject to satisfactory negotiation.



An uplift clause covering development is to apply, this being at a level of 25% and enduring for a period of 25 years.  This will not apply in the case of the erection of a livestock/fodder/implement storage building.






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 found them.



The property is best approached from Llanvihangel Crucorney by taking the turning signposted “Grosmont”, proceed a short distance up the hill and the land is to be found on one’s right hand side marked by a “For Sale” board.  The postcode of the area is understood to be NP7 8HW 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