Shobdon Farm property
Shobdon Farm , Newton-St-Margarets, Herefordshire

Guide Price £1.85 Million For Sale Contact an agent
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An incredibly attractive West Herefordshire farm, set in a scenic position with vistas of Hay Bluff and The Black Mountains.

Modern Country House over 4500 sq ft, built in 1995 

Available as a whole with about 69 acres in all, or in 2 lots

Lot 1 £1,500,000 – house and about 16.58 acres/6.71 ha

Lot 2 £350,000 – land of about 52.90 acres/24.41 ha

  • Country Kitchen with Dining and Sitting areas 
  • Utility 
  • Drawing Room
  • Study
  • Games/Family Room 
  • 2 Cloakrooms 
  • 6 Bedrooms 
  • 3 Bathrooms 
  • 1 Shower Room 
  • Garaging 
  • Tennis Court 
  • A range of Agricultural Buildings including Stables & Tack Room 
  • All Weather Arena 
  • Pasture, Woodland and a Stream 


Longtown 5 miles | Hay on Wye 11 miles | Hereford 15 miles | M50 24 miles
Cheltenham 48 miles | Bristol 63 miles | M4 motorway 37 miles | Newport train station 42 miles
(direct train to London 1hr 40mins) | London 150 miles

Shobdon Farm is set in a stunning and rural
location, yet is still extremely accessible. The
Olchon Valley borders the Brecon Beacons
National Park and the Black Mountains which
can be accessed from the Western boundaries of
the estate. Offa’s Dyke footpath snakes from Hay
-on-Wye, rises up Hay Bluff and joins the Brecon
Way across the top of The Black Mountains. The
village of Longtown is a short drive, or walk and
has a superb village shop and café, a local pub,
post office, village hall and primary school. The
local foodie scene is doing very well; The Bulls
Head at Craswall is in the Michelin guide and
is one of the top 50 gasto pubs in the UK 2024.
Chapters Restaurant in nearby Hay-on-Wye
received a Michelin star in 2023.
Hay-on-Wye is only a short drive and has gained
national acclaim through the renowned Hay
Literary Festival. Hay has some excellent
independent shops, cafes, and restaurants, with
regular markets, art galleries, antique shops, and
book shops lining narrow streets in this picture postcard town.
Abergavenny, occupying the scenic Usk Valley, is
considered the gateway to Wales, and is easily
accessible. Offering culture, a respected foodie
scene, with an excellent food festival, and much
of the local markets and independent retailers
one would expect from a superb market town.
The cathedral city of Hereford achieved
university status in 2017 and a recent £90
million shopping centre includes a Waitrose,
multiplex cinema, and a number of well-known
retail brands. The Courtyard is the cultural
centre for the arts and theatre.
A range of public and private schools are found
in Monmouth, Hereford, Malvern, Cheltenham,
and Worcester. The property is well placed for
access to the surrounding commercial centres.
National railway stations are in Hereford,
Abergavenny and Newport. Bristol, Birmingham,
and Cardiff international airports are about 1.5
hours away. The national motorway network is
within easy reach via the M50 and M4
respectively. London is accessible in just under 3 hours.

The Property
Enjoying spectacular views of the Black
Mountains, this thoughtfully designed,
contemporary country house (1995) was built in the
traditional Welsh Farmhouse style and is nestled
in Herefordshire’s Golden Valley, occupying a
superb private position.
Sitting in approximately sixty-six acres of grazing
and woodland, this equestrian property/
smallholding features an all-weather arena, four
internal loose boxes/stables and outbuildings.
Shobdon Farm is an exceptional country
residence, which has been sympathetically built
to the current owner’s design to create a seven
bedroomed home with four reception rooms,
surrounded by lovely gardens, a tennis court, a
large garage and incredible views.
The tranquillity of the location is one of the main
draws for this property. The land, including a
number of small woods, is part of the mid-tier
stewardship scheme and could be ideal for
regenerative farming and/or Biodiversity net gain scheme.

The rooms are well-proportioned and there is
good flow throughout, offering flexible
A feature front door leads to a stone-flagged
porch into a spacious, light entrance hall. Doors
off lead to a bright snug/study with a jet master
fireplace, a wonderfully light drawing room with
windows on four sides and a large open fireplace,
a downstairs cloakroom, under stair cupboard, a
large, light farmhouse kitchen with an Aga and
space for a dining table and a walk-in pantry.

A useful boot room area leads from the kitchen,
with doors leading to the front and back gardens
and into the attached garage, a utility room, a
cloakroom and back stairs. The entrance hall
also has a door to a carpeted cellar room with a
log burner. The windows and door lead to the
garden, making it an excellent space for a
teenage den, party room, or home office.

Rising from the hallway is a broad, sweeping
staircase leading up to the second floor, with four
double and one single bedroom and three
bathrooms (one ensuite).
Bedroom five has a door leading to a further
room, which could be used as a dressing room or
blocked off to form part of a separate annexe,
with another bright room at the top of the back
stairs and an ensuite bathroom. These rooms could become a self-contained
annexe or could be joined with the boot room/
garage area downstairs as separate, versatile
accommodation with doors out to their own
private garden area.

The beautiful gardens wrap around the house,
with views across the Black Mountains, and the
tennis court is a close walk away.
A track takes you from the house down to the
range of functional farm buildings, including a
barn housing four large internal looseboxes/
stables, a hay barn, an internal tack room and
various units suitable for horses, sheep or other
livestock. At the rear of the buildings is an
all-weather arena.
The land is fenced and watered and is currently
used for sheep. Small streams run through the
ancient woodland gullies into the stunning valley
below, where bluebells, orchids and other
wildflowers are found. The ground provides
excellent amenity and as a whole, offers a
tremendous opportunity as a lifestyle property
where the focus is connection to nature and the
wonderful Herefordshire countryside.


General Information
Method of sale: Shobdon Farm is offered for sale
as a whole or in lots, by private treaty.
Tenure: The Property will be sold with vacant
possession on completion.
Services: Shobdon Farm is connected to mains
electricity, water, private drainage and oil fired central
heating. The farm buildings are connected to
mains electricity and water supply.
Fibre broadband is available to the property.
EPC Band G. Council Tax Band D.
Wayleaves, easements and rights of way: The
property is being sold subject to and with the
benefit of all rights including; rights of way,
whether public or private, light, support,
drainage, water and electricity supplies and other
rights and obligations, easements and quasi
easements and restrictive covenants and all
existing and proposed wayleaves whether
referred to in these particulars or not. There are
public footpaths crossing over part of the land;
please see land plan.
Basic Payment: The entitlements to the Basic
Payment are excluded from the sale.

Schemes: Mid tier stewardship scheme.

Sporting, timber and mineral rights: All
sporting, timber and mineral rights are included
in the freehold sale, in so far as they are owned.

Fixtures and fittings: All items such as fixtures,
fittings and equipment, including fitted carpets
and curtains, garden ornaments and statuary, are
specifically excluded from the sale. These may be
available by separate negotiation.

Local authority: Herefordshire County Council

Health and safety: Given the potential hazards
of a working farm we ask you to be as vigilant as
possible when making your inspection for your
own personal safety, particularly around the
farm buildings and machinery.

Postcode: HR2 0QW (please note some satnavs
do not take you directly to the farm).

Directions: What3words ///punks.blotchers.kinks

Viewing: Strictly by confirmed appointment with Bengough Property 01568 720159.

Guide Price as a whole £1,850,000
Lot 1 £1,500,000 Lot 2 £350,000


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