A character Grade II Listed farmhouse providing 5 bedroom accommodation, a stone built agricultural barn and a ring fenced block of pasture grazing, ffridd and mountain land extending to approximately 1,370 acres with a further separate block “Gernos” of approximately 60 acres which is available as an individual lot.
Lot 1 A traditional Welsh farmhouse, a stone built agricultural barn with a mixture of grazing pasture, woodland, accessible ffridd and upland grazing in all extending to ring fenced block of approximately 1,370 acres.
Guide price – £1,850,000
Lot 2 A separate block of land known as Gernos extends to approximately 60 acres of attractive riverside pasture grazing and hill ground comprised of woodland and rough grazing.
Offers invited over £150,000
Gwastadfryn Farm is located in the rural community of Llanfihangel y Pennant being a farming area of Merionethshire well regarded for productive beef and sheep enterprises. The holding is situated at the head of the valley in a stunning location surrounded by the Cadair Idris foothills.
Gwastadfryn Farm is a short distance from the rural village of Abergynolwyn which offers a traditional public house and café. The popular coastal town of Tywyn is located 11 miles from the holding and offers a wider range of amenities.
The market town of Dolgellau is 16 miles from the holding with a more substantial range of services including a primary and secondary school, local and national supermarkets and the well renowned Farmers Marts (R G Jones) Ltd livestock market.
Gwastadfryn farmhouse is a traditional Grade II Listed Welsh farmhouse which provides spacious and comfortable living accommodation whilst retaining a wealth of traditional features throughout. The property requires internal modernisation and has the clear potential to provide a well appointed family home.
In brief, the property extends to a farmhouse kitchen with secondary kitchen space, a living room with an impressive stone hearth and log burner and a secondary living room also with a log burner. Upstairs are five good sized bedrooms and a bathroom as well as an additional room which has potential to be working office space with its own access to the kitchen.
Externally the farmhouse benefits from a front lawned area and good sized side parking area. The house is located close to the Afon Cader which provides a beautiful backdrop to the property.
The holding benefits from a well maintained traditional barn being approximately 25m x 6m in area. The building is of stone construction under a pitched timber frame roof and corrugated sheeting panels with a lean-to on one elevation of similar construction. The holding benefits from Yorkshire boarding panelling on the roadside gable with steel doors. The building is well suited for livestock housing as well as more general agricultural storage.
Adjacent to the building is an area of ground that would be suitable for the parking of agricultural vehicles and the storage of silage bales or to allow space for the construction of a further agricultural shed.
Lot 1 – Gwastadfryn Farm is well regarded in the locality for productive grazing for sheep and cattle having benefited from periodic improvement by reseeding and liming. This is the case on parts of the higher hill ground which has allowed historically for close to year round grazing.
The upland block extends to approximately 1,370 acres and rises from the valley floor up the foothills of Cadair Idris to a high point of approximately 2,200 metres. The land is comprised of a mixture of pasture grazing on the lower ground which is predominantly sloping in nature, ffridd land which includes compartments of established and newly planted broadleaf woodland, and higher hill ground forming part of the Cadair Idris mountain range.
A quiet public road provides access to the lower fields and thereafter the higher ground may be accessed by a well-appointed farm track which rises roughly adjacent to the Afon Cader to arrive at the handling pens at Hafod Gwastadfryn. From this point there continues to be vehicular access via further farm tracks that provide a useful means of gathering livestock from the higher ground.
The land is fully ring fenced into one compartment for ease of management with no requirement for a hefted flock. Furthermore, a large proportion of the upland has been improved with the farm benefitting from increased grass production in these areas.
Lot 2 is comprised of a separate block of land known as Gernos extending to approximately 60 acres and is comprised of pasture grazing adjacent to Afon Cader which thereafter rises to steeper hill ground comprised of bracken and scree.
The lower pasture ground is arranged into attractive and well appointed enclosures running alongside the Afon Dysanni. The land is level or gently sloping and extends to approximately 20 acres. This lower ground is suitable for livestock or equestrian grazing with agricultural fencing and gate access from the public highway.
A further 40 acres of land extends increasingly steeply over the North West flank of the valley and is comprised of bracken, woodland and scree with limited grazing. The land is well fenced on the lower grazing ground with a section of the higher ground unfenced and open.
METHOD OF SALE
The property is offered for sale as a whole or in two lots by private treaty.
TENURE & POSSESSION
The freehold of the property is offered for sale with vacant possession.
BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME
The holding, which currently forms part of a wider Basic Payment Scheme claim, is registered by Rural Payment Wales. No Basic Payment Scheme Entitlements are included with the sale however they may be available to purchase by separate negotiation. The Vendors have claimed the 2019 payment.
More detailed information is available from the selling agents however it is advised that all purchasers should take independent advice on the ability to claim under the Basic Payment Scheme.
The farm has benefited from inclusion within a wider Glastir Entry since 2013 and Glastir Advanced since 2015. An extension was granted to the Glastir Entry scheme to cover 2018 and 2019 and the combined scheme is due to end 31st December 2019.
We understand that any purchaser may, if they wish, take on the Glastir scheme in respect of Gwastadfryn even if no current Glastir contract is held by the purchaser or may add the land to a current existing Glastir contract. Alternatively, there is no obligation for any new purchaser to take on a Glastir contract.
The Vendors have claimed the 2019 Glastir payment.
More detailed information is available from the selling agents in respect of payment rates however it is advised that all purchasers should take independent advice in respect of Glastir.
The holding is located within the Snowdonia National Park.
Gwastadfryn Farmhouse is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservations) Act 1990 as Grade II.
Gwastadfryn Farmhouse is serviced by mains electricity, private drainage and oil fired AGA.
The farmhouse and farm buildings are serviced by a private water supply with this supply also supplying an adjoining property.
WAYLEAVES EASEMENTS & RIGHTS OF WAY
The property will be sold subject to and with the benefit of all wayleaves, easements and rights of way, whether mentioned in these particulars or not.
The farm track leading from the valley floor to Hafod Gwastadfryn is designated as a public
footpath which then continues up a walkers footpath to the Northern boundary.
A vehicular right of access is granted to a third party over the farm track to Hafodty Gwastadfryn and thereafter follows the farm track leading westwards to the higher Western boundary.
Part of the land extending to the demise of a dwelling and gardens is subject to a lease granted to the Messrs Sherwood.
Lot 2 is subject to a vehicular right of way reserved to the owners of Gernos Farmhouse.
Further details are available from the selling agents.
HEALTH & SAFETY
Given the potential hazards of an upland farm, we would ask you to be as vigilant as possible when making your inspection for your own personal safety.
SPORTING TIMBER & MINERAL RIGHTS
Both the sporting and mineral rights are to be included in the sale in so far as they are owned.
EPC rating: G (11)
Gwynedd County Council
Strictly by confirmed appointment with the vendor’s agents, Carter Jonas 01248 360414 or Farmers Marts (R G Jones) Ltd 01341 422334