Burley Gate, Moreton Jefferies, Hereford


Guide price

xxxxxxxxxxxx SOLD AT AUCTION FOR £355,000 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx FOR SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION. Dilapidated traditional brick farmhouse and a range of farm buildings; Opportunity for a renovation/redevelopment project; 9 miles from Hereford City; 6 miles from Bromyard; 13 miles from Ledbury.


A rare opportunity to purchase an unmodernised farm yard site including the red brick farmhouse, traditional brick and other farm buildings all in need of modernisation and offering an excellent opportunity for a renovation or redevelopment project, subject to obtaining necessary consents.

Although inhabited to recent times, Claypits Farm has largely been untouched since around 1972 and is now sadly very neglected from its former impressive state. The farm has been under ownership by the current family since it was bought in 1924.

Set off the main Hereford to Bromyard road the property benefits a rural location with easy access.


Claypits is conveniently located just south off the A465 road near Burley Gate making it an excellent location for nearby village services as well as more substantial services located in Hereford and the nearby towns of Bromyard and Ledbury.


Freehold with vacant possession upon completion.


Claypits Farm House

The accommodation consists of:

Ground floor:

Kitchen - with solid fuel AGA;


Boiler room - step down to various pipe work and tanks;

Pantry - L-shaped room with stone slab;

Dining/front room - with open fireplace;

Lounge - with open fireplace.

Stairs up to first floor:

Bedroom 1;

Bedroom 2;

Bedroom 3.


No services have been tested to work or deemed safe to use and all are in a state of neglect. We are informed the mains water is disconnected from the property and the property benefits from private septic tank drainage, however the precise location and state of repair of any apparatus is not known. For safety reasons the property has had the existing mains electricity disconnected prior to viewings. There is a solid fuel AGA and fireplaces.

Council Tax

Herefordshire Council Band D

Redundant Farm Buildings

2. Several low eaves sheds which look to be collapsed although covered in overgrowth.

3. L-shaped red brick granary/hop kiln with collapsed tile and corrugated roof.

4. General purpose apex steel framed building under what is possibly an asbestos roof.

5. 4 bay dutch barn with lean to with corrugated tin roof with an additional open sided lean to bay to the rear.

6. Nissan hut type shed with a curved possible asbestos type roof.


It is for potential Purchasers to make their own enquiries and conclusions on the planning potential.

Rights of Way, Easements, etc

The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all Rights, including Rights of Way whether public or private, water, Rights of light, drainage, electricity supplies and other Rights and obligations, easements, quasi-easements, covenants, restrictions, orders and all existing wayleaves of pylons, stays, cables, drains, water, gas and other pipes that may exist over the same or for the benefit of the same, whether mentioned in these particulars or not.

There is a public footpath adjoining the believed council adopted layby running from the south of the property to west.

Timber, Sporting and Mineral Rights

Unless the Contract of Sale states otherwise we believe these Rights are owned and included within the freehold sale of the property.


The property is of the nature to have asbestos material but due to the state of neglect, neither the vendor or the agent accept any responsibility for any asbestos on the property or any risk to prospective purchasers inspecting the property.


Herefordshire Council: 01432 260 000

Method of Sale

The property is to be offered For Sale by Public Auction on Thursday 14th November 2019 at 6 pm at The Falcon Hotel, Bromyard (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.

The contract of sale will be available from the Vendor's solicitor and the Sunderlands Hereford office 7-10 days prior to the auction date.

Money Laundering

As a result of anti-money laundering legislation all persons offering for the property should include a copy of the following documentation:

1.Photo ID for example Passport or Driving Licence.

2.Residential ID for example current Utility Bill.

Vendor's Solicitors

Name: Hannah Montague

Address: Taylor & Emmet LLP

Bridge Street, Bakewell

DE45 1DS

Email: hannah.montague@tayloremmet.co.uk

Telephone: 0114 218 4342

Viewing & Health and Safety Notice

Viewings do not need to be by prior appointment but you enter the site/buildings at your own risk as the property is in a neglected and abandoned state of repair. There is very limited knowledge of the property as the sole inhabitant is deceased. The property is viewed entirely at prospective purchasers' own risk and the vendors or ourselves as Agents accept no responsibility whatsoever as to any injury or loss as a result of inspection of the property.

Please also note the estimated location of the septic tank, disused well and open sheep dip on the site plan in this brochure and take care near these.

Important Notice

These particulars are set out as a guide only. They are intended to give a fair description of the property but may not be relied upon as a statement or representation of facts. These particulars are produced in good faith and are inevitably subjective and do not form any part of any contract.

No persons within Sunderlands has any authority whatsoever to make or give any representation or warranty whatsoever in relation to this property.

In the event that there is any variance between these sale particulars and the contract of sale then the latter shall apply.

Plans and Areas

The land measurement is based upon Promap online ordnance survey mapping and is as a guide only.

The purchaser shall be deemed to have satisfied themself as to the description, land measurement and extent of the property. Any error, misstatement or incorrect measurement shall not annul the sale or entitle any party to compensation in respect thereof.


On the A465 from Hereford towards Bromyard after about 6 miles on this road you will come through Burley Gate, continue on for another mile and you will see the property on the right accessed from the layby on the east side of the A465. The property will be identified by the Sunderlands for sale board.

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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