Ystradowen, Nr Cowbridge, Vale Of Glamorgan, CF71 7SY | Property for sale | Savills
91.05 Ha(225 Ac)
Guide price £3,250,000(€3,838,062)

YstradowenNr Cowbridge, Vale Of Glamorgan, CF71 7SY

  • Freehold

Key features

  • Attractive traditional livestock farm of about 225 acres
  • Impressive modern farmhouse. Three reception rooms, five bedrooms (one en suite bathroom, two further shower rooms and three WCs.
  • Good range of modern open-span buildings suitable for livestock, feed and machinery Stone barn with potential.
  • Good block of productive farmland for cropping and grazing with some interesting habitat land to the north.
  • Potential for environmental, renewable energy schemes and tourism diversification (stp).

Rare opportunity to acquire a renowned farm in the Vale of Glamorgan.

About this property

  • Wern Fawr is a renowned livestock farm in the Vale of Glamorgan. In summary the farm provides a comfortable modern five-bedroom dwelling together with a farmyard set away from the house offering a good range of modern outbuildings and a traditional stone barn. In all, the farm extends to about 225 acres (stms – subject to measured survey) in a ring fence.

    Accommodation Ground Floor
    The farmhouse was built in 1992 by the current owners and is subject to an AOC (agricultural occupancy condition), further details from the selling agents. It offers generous and comfortable accommodation for a family while also benefitting from an elevated position overlooking the farm and enjoying far reaching views over the surrounding countryside. The front entrance leads into a reception hall. Doors lead off to the utility and boot room and also an inner hall with cloakroom off and another door that opens out into the large and light dining hall featuring two sets of double French doors that open out onto the rear garden patio. A wood burning stove set in a stone fireplace provides a warm focal point. Off the side of the dining hall is a study with views across the farm and a separate large sitting room with two sets of double French doors that again open out onto the rear patio. This room is competed by another attractive wood burning stove in a stone fireplace.

    A doorway on the right of the dining room leads into the large kitchen breakfast room. The kitchen features attractive fitted units with integrated appliances, worktops, central island and a smart matching cream Aga. A stable door leads off to the previously mentioned boot room with door to outside, and shower room with WC. Adjacent is a utility room.

    First Floor
    Stairs rise up from the dining hall to the first-floor accommodation that includes a principal bedroom suite with fitted wardrobes, far reaching views and an en suite bathroom with a roll top bath. There are four further bedrooms, one with fitted wardrobes. These share the use of a shower room suite and separate WC.

    Outside the house is ample parking and turning area for vehicles on a front and rear courtyard. In addition the immediate grounds include lawned garden areas, mature trees, bushes, shrubs and flower borders. At the end of the rear courtyard is a large double garage/workshop.

    The Outbuildings
    The main farmyard is situated below and away from the farmhouse. The yard comprises four general purpose open span buildings, one with a lean-to and all set on a large concrete yard. These buildings are designed for livestock, feed and machinery but suit a variety of uses. Beyond this yard is another smaller yard with some older general-purpose buildings, kennels and a traditional stone barn that has conversion potential (stp – subject to planning).

    The Land
    The land is divided into manageable enclosures for livestock and modern machinery. It offers an interesting mix of good quality cropping land for silage, hay making etc together with areas of land to the north suitable more for grazing. The Dyfrgi stream borders and bisects part of the land to the north. Some of these areas to the north offer perfect opportunities for establishing habitats/ re-wilding/ set-aside/ tree planting and other environmental schemes. There is also a delightful large pond to the south of farm. Mature hedges and small pockets of mature woodland offer attractive wind breaks and shelter areas for livestock on the land. In all, the farm extends to about 225 acres (stms).

    Renewable Energy
    With the proximity of the electric transmission line that passes over the farm and a nearby transmission sub-station, there is the possibility of renewable energy production with solar and or battery storage (stp).

I like the location and lie of the land at Wern Fawr while the variety of land on offer makes for an interesting and attractive farm to live and work with.

Daniel ReesProperty agent

Local information

  • Wern Fawr occupies an idyllic position only about half a mile east from the popular village of Ystradowen in the Vale of Glamorgan.
  • The renowned shopping market town of Cowbridge is about three miles to the south-west offering day to day services and schools while the famous Vale Resort Golf, Spa and Leisure Hotel is about 4.5 miles to the east.
  • Good road connections provide quick access to other neighbouring towns and cities (Bridgend is about 10 miles to the west while the capital city of Cardiff is about 16 miles to the east, with the M4 motorway about five miles to the north-east at junction 34 providing a fast link to the rest of south Wales and into England via the Second Severn Crossing (about 42 miles).

Additional information

  • General Remarks and Stipulations
  • Tenure, possession & Method of Sale
  • The tenure of the property is freehold with vacant possession upon completion. The farm will be sold by private treaty.
  • Services
  • Mains and bore hole water supply. Mains electricity, single and three phase. Private drainage (septic tank). Oil central heating.
  • Local Authority
  • Vale of Glamorgan. Council Tax Band I.
  • Solicitors
  • Ms Hedydd Davies. LG Williams & Prichard, Cardiff.
  • Basic Payment Scheme (BPS)
  • The land is registered for the Basic Payment Scheme and the Entitlements are available to purchase by separate negotiation.
  • Agri-Environment Schemes
  • The Farm is not entered into any Schemes.
  • Sporting, mineral and timber rights
  • Sporting, mineral and timber rights over the land, so far as they are owned are included in the freehold sale.
  • Ingoing Valuation
  • If applicable, in addition to the purchase price the Purchaser(s) will take over and pay for all growing crops, cultivations and stocks and stores (e.g., feeding stuffs, hay, straw, fuels, oils etc) at valuation. Payment is to be made upon completion at the figure assessed by the Vendors' value based upon CAAV rates or contractors' rates where applicable and invoiced costs of stocks, stores, seed, fertiliser and sprays applied.
  • Overage
  • The farmland being sold with Wern Fawr will be subject to a reservation by the vendor of 40% of any uplift in value in the event that planning consent is granted for non-agricultural use within a period of 35 years following completion. This payment will be triggered on the earlier of implementation of planning or a sale with the benefit of planning. This payment will apply for each planning consent if there are more than one during the period.
  • The farm outbuildings will be subject to a reservation by the vendor of 20% of any uplift in value in the event that planning consent is granted for non-agricultural use within a period of 20 years following completion. This payment will be triggered on the earlier of implementation of planning or a sale with the benefit of planning. This payment will apply for each planning consent if there are more than one during the period.
  • Machinery, Fittings & Contents
  • Unless specifically described in these particulars, all machinery, fittings and contents are excluded from the sale though some may be available by separate negotiation. Further information is available from the vendor's agents.
  • Wayleaves, Easements and Rights of Way
  • The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights, including rights of way, whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water, and electricity supplies and any other rights and obligations, easements and proposed wayleaves for masts, pylons, stays, cables, drains and water, gas and other pipes, whether referred to in the Conditions of Sale or not. Please check with the Highways Department at the local County Council for the exact location of public footpaths/ bridleways.
  • Plans, Areas and Schedules
  • Any available plans, areas, and schedules are for identification and reference purposes only. The purchaser(s) shall be deemed to have satisfied himself as to the description of the property. Any error or mis-statement shall not annul a sale or entitle any party to compensation in respect thereof.
  • Viewing
  • Strictly by appointment with Savills.
  • Health & Safety
  • Given the potential hazards of a farm we would ask you to as vigilant as possible for your own safety when making your inspection, particularly around the farm outbuildings, machinery and livestock.
  • Note:
  • Drone photographs taken September 2022. Internal and ground level photographs taken December 2022.
  • EPC Rating: D