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Property Details, Quarrelly Farm and Land

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Quarrelly Farm, Newton St Margarets, Herefordshire

FOR SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION On Thursday 21st May 2009 at 6.30 pm at the Hedley Lodge, Belmont Abbey, Hereford. .A west Herefordshire livestock farm with historic farmhouse and traditional barns set in beautiful English countryside. Hereford and Abergavenny are both about fifteen miles distant.

For Sale In Three Lots

In total about 91.16 acres (36.89 hectares)


Lot One
Quarrelly Farmhouse, barns and about 15.93 acres in total, including pasture fields, amenity woodland and a disused quarry.
Guide £450,000

On the market for the first time in nearly 100 years, a Grade II* listed stone " Welsh longhouse" situated in a delightful elevated position in this sought after rural area of South-West Herefordshire.

Set well back from a country lane and surrounded by farmland, this interesting old property boasts a wealth of character and charm dating back to at least the 16th Century.

The accommodation is in need of modernisation but has much potential to form extra living space and bedrooms to make a fine country property. There are a range of stone outbuildings around a courtyard area along with attractive domestic gardens and grounds including pasture fields totaling nearly 16 acres.

The accommodation, in further detail, comprises;
Hallway 6.23 x 2.44 m max (20'5" x 8'0" )
Having flagged stone floor, exposed beams, window, back door, timber paneling and the back of the old bread oven. Opening to -

Wood Store 4.95 x 2.09 m (16'3" x 6'10" )
Having exposed wood paneling/timbers and stone walls, timber mullion window (blocked).

An arched timber door leads to the old dairy, now forming;
Utility/Bathroom 5.06 x 4.05 m (16'7" x 13'3" ) (Total Area)
Utility/ Store. With window, exposed beams, door to -
Having WC low flush suite, bath, wash basin, window, wall heater, exposed beams.

From the Hallway a wide old timber braced door leads to
Kitchen/Family Room 3.68 x 6.05 m (12'1" x 19'10" )
Comprising double drainer sink with base units under, plumbing and space for washing machine, double airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder, solid fuel Rayburn to side, flagstone flooring, exposed beams, radiator, cooker space, telephone point, window to front and deep recessed window to rear, timber paneling. Door to -

Storeroom 5.95 x 2.84 m (19'6" x 9'4" )
With potential to form a Dining Room, currently comprising window, flagstone floor, exposed wood paneling and stone walls. Unused door to drawing room and door to -

Further Store Room 2.34 x 4.01 m (7'8" x 13'2" )

Door from kitchen to -
Drawing Room 6.79 x 5.09 m (22'3" x 16'8" )
A large room having much character being heavily beamed and wood paneled , tiled fireplace with hearth, recessed wall cupboard, flagstone flooring, timber door to outside. Door to -

Enclosed dog-leg stone/timber staircase, window and door to -

First Floor
Bedroom 1 3.43 x 5.22 m (11'4" x 17'1" )
Hard wood floor-boards, window with views, fireplace with grate, exposed beams. Door to:

Bedroom 2 3.44 x 5.29 m (11'4" x 17'5" )
Having window with views of the Black Mountains, exposed beams.

From the kitchen, a second enclosed stone staircase leads up to:

First Floor
Bedroom 3 3.51 x 4.72 m max sloping ceilings measured from 1m height (11'6" x 15'6" )
With radiator, skylight, beams and exposed stone. Door to -

Potential Bedroom 5.28 x 4.16 m max sloping ceilings measured from 1m height (17'4" x 13'8" )
Having exposed beam, corrugated roof up to apex height.

A further door from Bedroom 3 leads to -
Attic Room 3.79 x 5.11 m max into recess
(12'5" x 16'9" )
With potential for conversion to form further bedroom, sloping ceilings and exposed beams. Door through to -

Potential Bedroom 4.94 x 3.63 m max (16'2" x 11'11" ) (Beware of broken floor boards)
Being open to roof apex and having a wealth of character of exposed beams and window.


Situated around the open yard to the north of the house is a range of traditional, mostly stone barns with potential for improvement and other uses (subject to obtaining any necessary legislative consent).

Attached to the house are a former stone cow shed with corrugated iron roof and a hay barn with granary above part and end lean-to.

Across the open yard is a stone four bay cow shed with enclosed end bays and former pig sty.

At the entrance to the yard is a large detached traditional hay barn of about 15.4m x 6.25m with end stable and loft space over.

The Land
The grounds surround the house and barns are in one block and include two useful grazing paddocks, Meadow and Plock, and attractive amenity trees within the site of an old stone quarry. There is a spring in the orchard to the south of the house and a silted up former pond near the entrance to the yard

Viewing of Lot One is strictly by prior appointment with the sole selling agents. Lots Two and Three may be viewed at any reasonable time of the day with the sales particulars to hand. Please ensure that all gates are closed.

Lot One: We understand that mains water and electric are connected to the farmhouse, private sewage.
At present there are water troughs in fields on Lots Two and Three that are on the same mains supply. In the event of Lots Two and/or Three being sold separately to Lot One then the purchaser(s) of Lots Two and/or Three will be required to disconnect from the existing mains supply.

Lot Two
About 25.70 acres of mostly pasture land but including Cwarelau Wood.
Guide : £100,000 - £125,000

About 25.70 acres (10.40 hectares)
A very useful block of pasture land of gentle relief. The land is within a ring fence with good road frontage. The land is divided into convenient sized fields and includes Cwarelau Wood.

The fields currently share a mains water supply with Lot One. In the event of Lot One being sold separately then the owner of Lot Two will be required to disconnect from the supply. Mains water is believed to be in the public highway.

Lot Three
About 49.53 acres of pasture land in one block with road frontage.
Guide Price: £220,000 - £250,000

About 49.53 acres (20.04 hectares)
A rare opportunity in west Herefordshire to acquire a single large block of nearly flat pasture land. The land is divided into a number of fields. The land is sold without mains water but it may be available in the public highway.


We believe that mains water is in the public highway adjacent to Lots Two and Three but prospective purchasers must make their own enquiries as to the availability and cost of any new connection.

Directions to the property
Leave Hereford on the A465 towards Abergavenny for 12 miles. Take the right hand turn into Ewyas Harold Village. Proceed through the village and over the bridge and bear left. Follow the country lane through the valley, passing Dulas Church, after further mile around a sharp left hand corner, continue to the top of the hill. Follow the bend to the right and after a short distance take the next turning right, follow this lane for just under three miles where the drive to the property will be seen on the right.

Single Payment
There are no entitlements to the Single Payment included in the sale. Entitlements may be available by separate negotiation.

Fixtures & Fittings
Only those items referred to in the sales particulars are included with the property.

Way leaves, Easements and Rights of Way
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all easements, quasi easements, covenants, way leaves and rights of way whether referred to or not in these particulars.

There is known to be a footpath crossing the land and neighbouring owners have a right to use the track that passes through Lot One.

Mode of Sale
The property is to be offered For Sale by Public Auction on Thursday 21st May 2009 at 6.30p.m., Hedley Lodge, Belmont Abbey, Hereford, HR2 9RZ (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.


The 3 Lots went to separate purchasers. Lot 1 realised £470,000, Lot 2 - £126,000
and Lot 3 - £200,000.

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