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Hen House Farm | Bodenham, Hereford

Mixed Residential Farm and Mature Oak Woodlands with Sporting Rights. Totalling 583 Acres (235.9ha) and Offered as a Whole or in Two Lots
Offers in excess of

Stone Farmhouse, Arable Land, Outbuildings, Mature Woodland

LOT 1: Hen House Farm
This highly productive Mixed Farm with Amenity Woodland lies within in a ring fence,
bounded to the North and East by the River Lugg and to the West by the A49 Hereford /
Leominster trunk road, in all 360 acres.

Presently operated as a high quality commercial arable and livestock unit Hen House Farm
is capable of producing high value cash crops including potatoes. The present arable
rotation includes winter wheat, oil seed rape and forage maize. The well fenced grassland
provides for the production of high quality forage and is presently grazed with a suckler
cow herd and store cattle prior to finishing.

The Farmland, extending to 281 acres, presently benefits from mixed copping with 116 Acres
being within this year's arable rotation and 165 being in grass. The Land benefits from a
classification of Grade 2/3 on the Agricultural Land Classification Survey having soils
principally of the Bromyard series being a well-drained fine silty soil and additionally an area
of the Fifield 1 series, a well-drained fine loamy soil.

Hen House Farm is approached from the Village of Bodenham via a metalled access road
that runs broadly East to West though the Holding. This, with additional farm roads, provides
excellent access throughout the farm.

Accessing the farm from Bodenham, the metalled road first passes Bun Hill Barn situated
towards the East of the Farm. Benefiting from a stunning location, Bun Hill Barn offers an
exciting opportunity for conversion to an additional dwelling, subject to the necessary
consents. Beyond, in a central location, the range of modern farm buildings and farmyard
adjoin the main access road. The principal range of farm buildings are of portal frame
construction and extend to 78m x 32m in total being 4 cattle housing buildings with 3
covered feed passages. To the rear of these are two covered silage clamps of portal frame
construction with cast concrete walls extending to 13.5m x 28m each. A concrete yard forms
the perimeter of the buildings and provides useful working and handling space.

Further West, and adjoining the main tree lined farm road, Hen House Farmhouse enjoys a
picturesque and secluded location. This attractive South facing traditional stone Farmhouse
comprises: drawing room, dining room, kitchen, pantry, utility room, scullery and WC to the
ground floor. Stairs rising from the large dining room provide access to a large and light
landing, 4 good sized bedrooms and house bathroom. Having an oil fired Aga and benefiting
from oil fired central heating and private drainage, the Farmhouse requires light
refurbishment. Hen House Farmhouse EPC : G.

Adjoining Hen House Farmhouse is a range of outbuildings of traditional construction
including a former granary being 8m x 5.5m, single storey store being 19m x 4m and a 5 bay
open fronted store being 23m x 4m. Additionally a three bay Dutch Barn being 13.8m x 8m
with adjoining lean-to implement shed being 13.8m x 6m adjoins the Orchard.

The Farm, sold with Shooting Rights and having well managed Amenity Woodland
throughout, offers a Purchaser the opportunity not only to acquire a productive farm but also
to enjoy an excellent farm shoot. Single bank Fishing Rights on the adjoining length of the
River Lugg, a tributary of the Wye, further enhance the sporting potential of the Farm.

The Farm is currently within an Entry plus Higher Level Stewardship Scheme and prior to that
was within a Countryside Stewardship Scheme. The schemes have been the catalyst for an
extensive programme of hedgerow restoration, tree planting and habitat creation and as a
consequence Hen House Farm provides excellent habitat for farmland wildlife and game.

Lot 2 - Mature Woodland
223 acres of well-managed, principally Oak Woodland

Dinmore Hill Woodlands have benefited from proactive management over many years
providing a most attractive principally deciduous woodland with compartments of varying
ages but with a bias toward mid to late rotation Oak. The woodland is designated as a SSSI
due to its mix of ancient and semi natural form. An infrastructure of well-maintained rides,
some of which are stoned, and stacking areas provides good access for management within
the woodland.

Access to the woodland may be taken directly off the A49 Trunk Road, additionally a right of
way for woodland management and timber extraction shall be reserved along the farm road
from the sale of LOT 1, from point A to point B on the sale plan, if sold separately.

Woodlands of this quality and size rarely come to the market in Herefordshire and this sale
offers the Amenity and Investment Purchaser an excellent opportunity to acquire a fine
example of Herefordshire Oak Woodland with income potential.

Woodland compartment notes are available from the Agents.

Lot 1 - Hen House Farm
From Hereford or Leominster take the A49 to Hope under Dinmore. To the north side of Dinmore Hill, turn for Gloucester on the A417 and proceed for 2 miles. At Saffron's Cross turn right before the garage to Bodenham and proceed for about 1 mile to Bodenham Village where the access to the property is signed on the right.

Lot 2 – Woodland
As above for access to the Woodland through the Farm or alternatively, proceed south of Hope under Dinmore to the crest of the Dinmore Hill. Lot 2 is on the left-hand side and may be accessed via foot utilising the public footpath entrance.

Acreage: 580

Key Features

Stone Farmhouse Arable Land
Outbuildings Mature Woodland
Floorplan Brochure
EPC Graph
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