Abdon, Craven Arms, Shropshire

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Approx 98.14 Acres, (39.71 ha), Flexible Versatile Land, Established Agricultural Area, AONB, Reddish Soil Suitable for Livestock Rearing, Fodder and Cereals, Well-Drained, Mains Water and Electricity Available at Roadside

Situation: Land at Upper House Farm is in a thriving, well established agricultural area enjoying an attractive, rural setting in the heart of the AONB, only 10 miles from the historic market town of Ludlow and approximately 12 miles from Bridgnorth and Much Wenlock.

Wonderful views can be enjoyed over the Corvedale and the Stretton Hills beyond. The village of Abdon has a thriving local community centered on the village hall. Ditton Priors has a Doctors surgery, mini supermarket, fuel station, highly rated primary school, family Butchers, Pub (The Howard Arms) and a Post Office. Nearby Ludlow boasts a large variety of high street shopping, bars and restaurants and an abundance of culture including food festivals and the internationally acclaimed Ludlow Fringe Festival. In addition to the festivals, fêtes and cultural events, there is a golf course and National Hunt racing at Ludlow Racecourse.

Travel links within the area are good with the A49 linking the county towns of Hereford to the south and Shrewsbury to the north where you can connect to the A5 / M54 to Telford, Wolverhampton and Birmingham. Ludlow is on the main Manchester to Cardiff railway line. Regional International airports are at Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham.

The Land:

Lot 1: 98.14 Acres (39.17 ha) of level grassland with some arable potential: A useful run of grazing land with the potential to convert into arable. The soil type is within the Bromyard Soil Association being a well- drained reddish soil of reasonable depth ideal for livestock rearing, fodder and cereal crops.

Lot 2: 8.39 Acres (3.39ha) of pasture with road frontage: Two small parcels of similar soil type suitable for grazing.

Lot 3: 23.11 Acres (9.36ha) of upland on the Brown Clee Hill: Hill lying land only suitable for rough grazing but with potential for wildlife management.

Purchasers will be responsible for connecting the existing system to the mains water supply in the council road between Lots 1 and 2. There is no piped water supply to Lot 3.


Services: Mains water is available at the roadside (Lots 1 & 2)

Environmental Schemes: There is a Mid-Tier Agreement in place that expires 31/12/2026. A Sustainable Farming Incentive Agreement ends 31/10/2025. Purchasers will be required to take to these agreements.

Basic Payment Scheme and Entitlements: A claim has been submitted in 2023.

Sporting Rights: Sporting rights are included in the sale.

Rivers, Sea and Surface Water: Very Low Risk.

Tenure and Possession: The land is freehold. A grazing agreement is in place until 28/09/2023.

Boundaries, Hedges and Fences: All boundaries are the responsibility of the purchaser.

Lot Plan: Plans, Areas and Schedules: Numbers listed in the lot plan are Ordnance Survey numbers, not Rural Land Registry numbers. These are based on the Ordnance Survey and are for reference only. They have been checked by the Vendors' Agents and the Purchaser(s) shall be deemed to have satisfied themselves as to the description and acreage of the land. Any errors or misstatements shall not annul a sale or entitle any party to compensation in respect thereof.

Local Authority: Shropshire Council 0345 6789000

Wayleaves, Easements and Rights of Way: The property will be sold subject to and with the benefit of all wayleaves, easements and rights of way, whether mentioned in these particulars or not.

Public Access: Public footpaths cross the land and Lot 3 is subject to open public access.

Directions: Lots 1 is opposite Abdon Church

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