Didley, Wormbridge, Hereford


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
*** SOLD AT AUCTION FOR £306,000 *** For Sale by Public Auction on Thursday 11th July 2019 at 6 pm at Hereford Rowing Club. For sale for the first time in over 100 years Horsecroft is a detached cottage in need of complete modernisation, complemented by a range of outbuildings and 11.5 acres of gardens and grounds. The property enjoys its own driveway and undoubtedly the site provides a wonderful opportunity for parties looking to develop the cottage into a substantial family home or even total rebuild (subject to planning).


Horsecroft is situated alongside the A465 (Hereford / Abergavenny Road) approximately 7 miles south of the Cathedral City of Hereford and 14 miles from the Market Town of Abergavenny.

Local amenities are available at the well renowned Locks Garage with the City of Hereford and the Market Town of Abergavenny being easily accessible offering a wider range of shopping, educational and recreational facilities.


The accommodation, which is in need of total repair and modernisation, briefly comprises hallway; three reception rooms; rear hallway; kitchen; store facilities; and bathroom to the ground floor; and four bedrooms to the first floor. In detail, the accommodation can be more fully described as follows:

Entrance Porch



3.30m x 3.16m (10'10 x 10'4 )


3.64m x 3.37m (11'11 x 11'1 )

Dining Room

4.00m x 3.37m (13'1 x 11'1 )


2.20m x 1.80m (7'3 x 5'11 )


2.60m x 2.00m (8'6 x 6'7 )

Store Room

1.90m x 1.80m (6'3 x 5'11 )


4.20m x 2.00m (13'9 x 6'7 )


4.40m x 3.14m (14'5 x 10'4 )

First Floor Landing

Bedroom 1

3.2m x 2.4m (10'6 x 7'10 )

Through access into-

Bedroom 2

4.4m x 3.4m (14'5 x 11'2 )

Bedroom 3

3.6m x 3.2m (11'10 x 10'6 )

Through access to -

Bedroom 4

4.3m x 3.3m (14'1 x 10'10 )

Secondary staircase to rear hall.


To the rear and side of the property are a range of brick and corrugated tin buildings. These are various sizes and conditions. Prospective purchasers should take extreme care whilst viewing these buildings and the agents and vendors accept no liability. The main buildings comprise:

Dutch Barn

9m x 7m x 2.6m (29'6 x 23'0 x 8'6 )

With side lean-to

Corrugated tin buildings

6m x 3.6m (19'8 x 11'10 )

Corrugated tin building

4.7m x 3m (15'5 x 9'10 )

Corrugated tin building

15m x 3.6m (49'3 x 11'10 )


5.1m x 2.9m (16'9 x 9'6 )

Brick store shed

3.6m x 3.2m (11'10 x 10'6 )


15m x 5m (49'3 x 16'5 )

Once again please take extreme care whilst viewing this property as there is substantial broken glass.


The gardens and grounds extend to aproximately 11.5 acres and is mainly laid to pasture and enclosed within fences. Access to the smaller parcel of land is gained via a track from Horsecroft and access to this paddock is not obtainable from any other direction.


Mains electricity, mains water, septic tank drainage. The agents also understand there is well water available however this has not been verified


Viewing of the property will initially be via open house viewings which will take place on Wednesday 12th June at 12pm, Saturday 15th June at 10.30 am and Friday 21st June at 4pm. Further viewings will take place at dates to be arranged. Please ring the agents to book an appointment.

Prospective viewers are requested to park in the paddock at the bottom of the driveway and not use the driveway to the property.




Mr Adam Barnes, TA Matthews, Broad Street, Hereford, HR4 9AR. Telephone 01432 352121, email a.barnes@tamatthews.co.uk

Mode of Sale

The property is to be offered For Sale by Public Auction on Thursday 11th July 2019 at 6 pm at The Hereford Rowing Club

(unless previously sold). The purchaser will be required to pay a 10% deposit at the Auction with the balance of the monies due within 28 days.


A copy of the Contract and any Special Conditions of Sale will be available for inspection at both the Auctioneers and Solicitors Offices some 10 days prior to the date of Auction.

The contract is not available to take away or be photo copied. However, the Vendors solicitors will distribute a contract pack upon request, however, they reserve the right to charge a nominal amount for doing so. Please make any further enquiries directly to the Vendors solicitors.

Purchasers will deem to have bid on the basis of the contract and such conditions, whether or not they have inspected them.

Money laundering

As a result of anti-money laundering legislation all persons intending to bid should bring with them to the Auction the following:

1.Photo ID e.g. Passport or Driving Licence.

2.Residential ID for example current Utility Bill.

Wayleaves, Easements and 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.

Site Plans

The plans included in the sale particulars are for identification purposes only and may have been reduced in scale to assist with printing.

Auction Guide/Reserve Price

Please note an Auction Guide Price is an indication by the Agent of the likely sale price and is not the same as a Reserve Price. The Reserve Price is the lowest price at which the vendor will consider a sale and is within or below the Guide Price/s. Both figures are subject to change.


The property is found approximately 1.5 miles before/after Locks Garage alongside the A468 Hereford to Abergavenny Road.

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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