Preston On Wye, Herefordshire


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
For sale by Informal Tender (unless previously sold) Tenders to be received by Monday 15th March 2021 at 12 noon at Offa House St Peters Square, Hereford, HR1 2PQ Guide Price as a whole £750,000 - £800,000 Lot 1: A Grade II Listed detached period farmhouse, with 4 reception rooms, 5 bedrooms, gardens and parking. In need of modernisation but offering much potential Guide Price £395,000 Lot 2: Range of Farm buildings with Planning Permission for five dwellings. Village setting in rural West Herefordshire between Hay-on-Wye and Hereford Guide Price £400,000


Preston-on-Wye is a small Village lying between the centres of the City of Hereford and the town of Hay-on-Wye, being 7 miles and 10 miles respectively. The Village has a Public House and pleasant walks around the surrounding countryside. The Village of Madley, approximately 2.5 miles away, has a shop, Church and Public House. The main facilities would be either in Hay-on-Wye or Hereford.

Lot 1 - Green Farm Farmhouse

A detached Five Bedroom Grade II Listed Farmhouse in the heart of a rural village. This traditional property offers much potential for improvement, being pleasantly situated near the centre of Preston-on-Wye village adjacent to the Village Green. The principal accommodation is arranged over two floors and briefly comprises 2 main front rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, large pantry and office as well as utility. To the first floor there are 5 double bedrooms and family bathroom. To the outside there is a garden area and parking with the Farmhouse benefiting from its own private front drive and proposed rear shared drive.


The accommodation in more detail is as follows:-

Canopy Porch

With front door leads to -

Reception Hall

Having Parquet flooring.

Living Room

(4.05m x 5.29m) (( 13'3 x 17'4 )

With fireplace and window to front.

Sitting Room

(6.09m x 5.50m) (( 20'0 x 18'1 )

Having much character including exposed beams, tiled fireplace, front window overlooking garden and side window, Parquet flooring.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room

(5.49m x 5.34) (( 18'0 x 17'6 )

Older style kitchen having range of units with work surface area, stainless steel drainer sink, oil-fired Aga heating the hot water. Door to second stairs.

Door to -


(4.63m x 4.11m) (( 15'2 x 13'6 )

Having old cold slab, window, flagstone flooring.

Utility Room

(2.39m x 5.46m) (( 7'10 x 17'11 )

Having sink, oil-fired boiler (not working), doors to outside. Door through to -

Store Room

(2.2m x 4.47m) (( 7'3 x 14'8 )

With door and windows.

Outside WC

Accessed from the outside.

From the Reception Hall stairs lead to the

First Floor Landing


With Airing Cupboard and stairs up to Attic.

Bedroom 1

(5.33m x 5.37m) (( 17'6 x 17'7 )

Bedroom 3

(3.85m x 4.28m) (( 12'8 x 14'1 )

With window to front.

Bedroom 2

(5.48m x 4.25m) (( 18'0 x 13'11 )

With window to side and fitted cupboard.

Bedroom 4

(3.64 x 4.53m) (( 11'11 x 14'10 )

With window to side and fireplace.


Comprising bath, pedestal wash hand basin and window.


Having WC low flush suite and window.

Bedroom 5

(4.07m x 3.62m) (( 13'4 x 11'11 )

With window.


There is parking for vehicles, the front garden is enclosed within walling, primarily laid to lawn with path and wrought iron gate.

Lot 2 - Ex Farm Buildings

A range of traditional farm buildings with detailed Planning Permission to demolish and change use to five residential dwellings.


Planning permission was granted on 8th November 2019 under application numbers P190967/L and P190966/F.

A copy of the planning consents and approved plans are available upon request or you can be viewed in more detail on;

Prospective purchasers must make their own enquires as to planning.

Units 1-4

Planning permission to demolish an existing brick barn and double apex barn to the north of the farmhouse and to erect four, two storey attached dwelling units constructed of local stone and timber. One of the dwellings is to be four bedroomed with the others being three bedroomed. Garden space is to be provided primarily to the east and north of the development.

Unit 5

Planning permission to demolish the existing Dutch barns and to develop new accommodation which will provide on the ground floor; an entrance hall, living/dining area, kitchen, snug, utility room, WC, bedroom and en suite and on the first floor will provide; three bedrooms one which will have a dressing room and en suite, and a family bathroom. The old brick and timber granary with planning consent for change of use will adjoin the new development to form a three-bay garage and storage. Garden space is to be provided on the north, south and west bounds of the development.

Planning permission allocates 4 large bays for car parking and two bays split into four rooms for bin and cycle storage.


Freehold with vacant possession

Sporting, Timber & Mineral Rights:

Unless the Contract of Sale states otherwise we believe these Rights are owned and included within the freehold sale of the property.


It is understood that the buildings and farmhouse benefit from a shared mains electricity and mains water supply and prospective purchasers are to make their own enquiries and conclusions. The house has a private septic tank located to the rear within Lot 2 however we suggest purchasers of the farmhouse connect to mains sewage. The agents of vendors have not tested or warrant condition or safety of any service

Method of Sale

The property is for sale by Informal Tender. The Vendor reserves the right not to accept the highest, or any offer. The Vendor reserves the right to accept an offer prior to the Tender date.

All Tenders must be completed on the Agents Informal Tender document only. All details must be completed and signed and the Tender Document must be sealed in an envelope marked Tender for Green Farm, Preston-on-Wye

Ref: AE/NH/SB Sunderlands LLP, Offa House, St Peters Square, Hereford, HR1 2PQ. The Tender Document must be received by 12 Noon on Monday 15th March 2021.


Money Laundering

As a result of anti-money laundering legislation all persons offering for the property should include a copy of the following documentation:

1.Photo ID for example Passport or Driving Licence.

2.Residential ID for example a current Utility Bill.

Vendors Solicitors

Name: Trudie Nicholas

Address: TA Matthews Solicitors,

1st Floor, Broadway House,

32-35 Broad Street,

Hereford, HR4 9AR


Telephone: 01432 352 121

Viewing & Health & Safety

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak viewing is strictly by appointment through the Agents, by calling the Hereford Office reception (01432 356 161) or out of hours contact Andrew Edwards (07825 066 859). When requesting a viewing, we will record your contact details for COVID-19 tracing purposes. When viewing the property please ensure you adhere to all current government guidelines with regard to hand washing/sanitising and social distancing. Anyone inspecting the property does so entirely at their own risk and neither the selling agents nor vendors accept any responsibility or liability for any injuries or consequential loss howsoever caused. Viewing in daylight hours only.

Nb. Please take caution when viewing. The farmhouse and buildings are viewed entirely at prospective purchasers and viewers own risk and and subject to your own safety assessment and the Vendors or Agents or their representatives or employees will not take any responsibility whatsoever.

Plans, areas & boundaries

The lot plan is based upon Promap online ordnance survey mapping and is for a guide only. The purchaser(s) shall be deemed to have satisfied themselves as to the description, land measurement and extent of the property. Any error, mis statement or incorrect measurement shall not annul the sale or entitle any party to compensation in respect thereof.

The majority of the proposed boundaries are not presently physical boundaries on the ground and note the suggested lotting allows for the area described as the parking for Green Farm' on the approved plans to be included with the farmhouse area (Lot 1) with further detail in the contract of sale.

These particulars are set out as a guide only. They are intended to give a fair description of the property but may not be relied upon as a statement or representation of facts. These particulars are produced in good faith and are inevitably subjective and do not form any part of any contract. No persons within Sunderlands has any authority whatsoever to make or give any representation or warranty whatsoever in relation to this property. In the event that there is any variance between these sale particulars and the contract of sale then the latter shall apply.

Wayleaves, easements & rights of way

The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all easements, quasi easements, wayleaves, and rights of way both declared and undeclared. Lot 1 has rights to the septic tank within Lot 2, which is located to the rear of the Green farm farmhouse and Lot 1 is proposed to continue to have an access right across Lot 2. Further details will be within the contract of sale.

The vendors will reserve the necessary access and service rights to retained land.


The area to the rear of Green Farmhouse, as shown as orchard on the approved planning permission, is included within Lot 2 and will be subject to a restrictive covenant in favour of the any future owner of Green Farm farmhouse prohibiting any development on this area with the contract of sale having further detail.

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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