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Property Of The Week 25th May

Rural Property In An Unspoilt Location



Property Address:
 Mordiford, Herefordshire, HR1 4LR

Details: Mangerdine comprises a detached cottage requiring modernisation together with outbuildings and on off-lying secondary former cottage, all standing in land extending to just under 15 acres.

The property stands alone in an ‘area of outstanding natural beauty’, being surrounded by Haugh Woods, yet most of the land is pasture. The Pentaloe Brook meanders through the property (there is no known flood risk) adding to the peaceful, tranquil unspoilt surroundings

Auction Date: 27th June 2012 

Venue:  The Greenman, Fownhope, Hereford HR1 4PE

Guide Price: £350,000 

Auctioneer Name: Sunderlands & Thompsons 

Auctioneer Website: Sunderlands & Thompsons 

View Catalogue: Click this link for The Property Auction Catalogue

Auctioneer’s Phone No: Tel:  01432 356161


Mangerdine itself requires modernisation and renovation, however, it could potentially provide an excellent family dwelling. An alternative would be to make application for replacement dwelling on the site, however, at this stage we should emphasize that no planning enquiries have been made.

The redundant cottage has been abandoned from any use. Once again, no planning enquiries have been made, however, we understand that its abandoned state cannot be restored to residential without application. Purchasers should make their own enquiries.

The dwelling itself has accommodation of 2 Reception Rooms, Lean-tos, Bathroom with WC and 3 first floor Bedrooms. The accommodation in further detail comprises;

Outside: The property has no ground, other than that upon which it stands.


No planning consent has been sought for a change of use of the property to residential or similar. The current use class order is D1 – non residential institutions covering clinics, health centres, creches, day nurseries, day centres, schools, art galleries (other than for saleor hire), museums, libraries, halls, places of worship, church halls, law courts, non residential education and training centres. We assume therefore that any of these uses could be carried out at the property without the need for a change of use from the planning authority. The absence of any curtilage in the form of car parking area, garden, etc make it unlikely that permission could easily be obtained for its conversion to residential use.
Entrance Hall
With quarry tiled floor.

Kitchen 3.85 x 3.88 (12’8″ x 12’9″)
With quarry tiled floor, Rayburn, cold tap.

Reception Room 3.86 x 2.75 (12’8″ x 9’0″)
With solid fuel stove.

Rear Hallway
Scullery 4.3 x 2.5 (14’1″ x 8’2″)
With brick floor and cold tap.
Workshop/Store Room 3.88 x 2.51 (12’9″ x 8’3″)
With through access to –

Side Lobby 3.56 x 2.24 (11’8″ x 7’4″)

Bathroom 2.8 x 2.15 (9’2″ x 7’1″)
With bath, WC and sink.

Stairway from Entrance Hall leads to –

First Floor Half Landing
Stairway then splits to –

Master Bedroom 3.88 x 3.8 (12’9″ x 12’6″)
With side window.

Box Room 1.97 x 1.9 (6’6″ x 6’3″)
Alternative staircase leads to –

Second Bedroom 3.88 x 2.75 (12’9″ x 9’0″)

To the rear of the property are a range of single storey agricultural buildings being open fronted Implement/Stock Sheds.

As per the attached plan, blue line indicates track over which right of way exists.
O.S. Acre Hectare
8233 Pasture 5.75 2.379
9040 Woodland 0.12 0.049
0036 Pasture 4.04 1.633
2244 Pasture (redundant cottage) 1.43 0.579
1958 Land, Cottage & Buildings 1.28 0.519
3152 Pasture 2.14 0.867
14.76 6.026

The land is all virtually all permanent pasture with the Pentaloe Brook running through the paddocks immediately in front of the property and continuing along the boundary.
Abandoned Cottage;
Two storey, two up two down traditional Herefordshire Cottage the use for which was abandoned many years ago (believed to be unoccupied since the late 1950’s) and whilst potentially its past use could be restored, it would be subject to Application, for which there is currently a presumption against granting Consent for a return to residential use.

There is no mains electricity or mains water connected to the property. The water supply is currently from an independent private spring. No drainage system.

Tenure: The Agent understands that the property is freehold and vacant possession would be available upon completion.




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