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SHEARS HILL COTTAGE FOWNHOPE HEREFORDFor Sale by Informal Tender - Guide Price 120,000 plus Occupying an extraordinary rural woodland setting just outside the village of Fownhope, a derelict cottage, ideal for modernisation and extension (subject to Planning Consent) with approx. two acres of grounds (in three separate parcels). No mains services.
SHEARS HILL COTTAGE FOWNHOPE HEREFORD HR1 4QA This amazing detached cottage provides possibly one of the last opportunities to acquire a totally unspoilt derelict cottage located just off Common Hill on Shears Hill Common, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), adjoining the now disused Shears Hill Quarry and surrounded by the Site of Specific Scientific Interest (SSSI) about half a mile outside the highly sought after village of Fownhope, which lies between the Cathedral City of Hereford (7 miles) and the market town of Ross-on-Wye (8 miles). Within Fownhope village there are a range of amenities which include a Shop/Post Office, Butchers, Doctors Surgery, two Public Houses, exclusive Health Club (Wye Leisure), Village Hall, Sports Playing Field, a Church, Primary School and Bus Service. The cottage is constructed of stone under a tiled roof and is in need of total renovation and currently comprises Canopy Porch, Sitting Room, Living Room, Kitchen and Bedroom. There is plenty of scope for renovation and extension (subject to the necessary Planning Consents please refer to enclosed email dated 30 March 2011 from Mr E Thomas of the Herefordshire Council Planning Department). Gardens to the cottage lie principally to the front (Southern and Western sides) and are gently sloping, stocked with an extensive range of shrubs and trees which extend to approximately 1.46 acres. In addition to the area of garden adjoining the property there are two further parcels of land as indicated on the enclosed plan. Parcel 1 (Marked 5680 on the plan) Is a North facing sloping area of woodland which extends to approximately 0.38 acres with mixed range of trees including oak and ash and only has access from the upper footpath. Parcel 2 (Marked 4100 on the plan) Is also a North facing sloping woodland which extends to approximately 0.20 acres and has access from the lower footpath. Neither parcel of land has vehicular access. The whole extends to approximately just under two acres.
telephone line is supplied to the property (subject to a reconnection charge). The Purchasers are to satisfy themselves as to the cost and availability of connection of services. OUTGOINGS Council Tax is Un-Banded at present. No form of services or drainage. TENURE AND POSSESSION Freehold with vacant possession on completion. GUIDE PRICE 120,000 plus METHOD OF SALE - BY INFORMAL TENDER. Best and final offers to be made, using the enclosed Tender Form, by mid-day on Friday, 3 June, 2011. The Vendors will reserve the right to accept the offer of their choice, which may or may not necessarily be the highest offer made. The successful Purchaser will be required to exchange contracts by Friday, 1 July 2011, with completion of sale on Friday, 15 July 2011. AGENTS NOTE PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THE COTTAGE IS UNSAFE, PARTICULARLY AT FIRST FLOOR LEVEL AND PLEASE TAKE EXTRA CARE IF ENTERING THE PROPERTY. VEHICULAR ACCESS The property has the benefit of a 6ft wide vehicular right-of-way from the Fownhope to Woolhope Road, passing to the front of the property known as Shears Hill Cottage, but please be aware that this access is via a steep lane which is neither metalled or gravelled and is currently only accessible via a four-wheel drive vehicle. DIRECTIONS There are two alternatives:-
Canopy Porch with door to Sitting Room 10' 0'' x 10' 5'' ( 3.05m x 3.2m) with former range, window, understairs storage cupboard and door leading to a staircase to the Bedroom 13' 3'' x 10' 5'' max into eaves ( 4.04m x 3.2m) with window. A further door leads from the Canopy Porch to the Living Room 14' max x 11' 5'' ( 4.27m x 3.5m) with former range, window to front and door to former Kitchen 14' 2'' x 11' 8'' ( 4.32m x 3.6m) with fireplace and window._________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Route 2 Again leave Hereford towards Ross-onWye on the B4224 and continue through the villages of Hampton Bishop and Mordiford into Fownhope. Just before leaving the village of Fownhope turn left into Common Hill Lane (opposite the Butchers Shop and just before the Church), continue for 0.4 miles and then turn sharp left, opposite a footpath sign. There is a small parking bay on the right-hand side, by a sign saying Fownhope Common Management Committee, but space is limited to just two vehicles. Continue from here on foot for about a quarter of a mile through the wood (taking the upper path where it forks) to the property. VIEWING By site inspection (at any reasonable daylight hour) strictly by appointment through the Agents, Flint & Cook, Hereford (01432) 355455. MONEY LAUNDERING REGULATIONS To comply with Money Laundering Regulations, prospective purchasers will be asked to produce identification documentation at the time of making an offer. We ask for your cooperation in order that there is no delay in agreeing the sale. RESIDENTIAL LETTINGS & PROPERTY MANAGEMENT We also operate a first-class Residential Lettings and Property Management Service, and are always actively looking for new landlords. For further details please contact Jackie Eversham (01432) 355455. OPENING HOURS: MONDAY - FRIDAY SATURDAY
The cottage stands in large gardens and grounds, which are mature and the property also has vehicular access from the Fownhope-Woolhope road together with pedestrian access from the Common Hill Lane side. The whole extends to approximately two acres.
9.00 am - 5.30 pm 9.00 am - 2.00 pm
SERVICES There are no mains services connected to the property, nor is there any form of drainage. A copy of the E.oN (Central Networks Composite Mains Record showing the location of the nearest mains services). We are advised by Welsh Water that the nearest mains water supply is 208.24 metres away. The Purchasers would be responsible for providing a private drainage system (subject to Local Authority approval), a
Route 1 (if accessing by a four-wheel drive vehicle). Proceed from Hereford towards Rosson-Wye on the B4224 and continue through the villages of Hampton Bishop and Mordiford into Fownhope. Turn left towards Woolhope (opposite the entrance to Wye Leisure Health Club) and after 0.4 of a mile turn right by the Bridle Way sign and continue up this track into the narrow lane in front of the property known as Shears Hill and the property will be indicated by the Agents For Sale Board.
These particulars are prepared for the guidance only of prospective purchasers. They are intended to give a fair and overall description of the property and do not constitute the whole or any part of an offer or contract. Any information contained herein (whether in text, plans or photographs) is given in good faith but should not be relied upon as being a statement or representation of fact. Nothing in these particulars shall be deemed to be a statement that the property is in good condition or otherwise nor that any services or facilities are in good working order. Any movable contents, fixtures and fittings, (whether wired or not) referred to in these property particulars (including any shown in the photographs) are, unless the particulars say otherwise, excluded from the sale. In the event that the buyer proposes to purchase any movable contents or include them in any offer for the property, the buyer cannot in any respect imply any such inclusion from the property particulars. Any areas, measurements or distances referred to herein are approximate only and may be subject to amendment. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents and these matters must be verified by an intending purchaser. The information in these particulars is given without responsibility on the part of the agents or their clients and neither the agents nor their employees have any authority to make or give any representations or warranties whatever in relation to this property.
JRC FC012910 May 2011 (1)