£300,000 (Guide Price)
GROUSE MOOR WITH ADJOINING GRAZING RIGHTS AND COMMON LAND RIGHTS,
CEUNANT, CAERNARFON, GWYNEDD, LL55 4SA
132.78 acres or thereabouts of mountain land known as Grouse Moor with the benefit of grazing rights over 175.02 acres or thereabouts of adjoining mountain land as well as common land rights.
Situated in Ceunant, which is conveniently located to the town of Caernarfon and the A55 Expressway.
Natural water supply and two access points from different directions.
Suitable for farming, subsidy claiming and sustainable land management claiming as well as possible other uses (e.g. tree planting, carbon off-setting), subject to receiving the necessary approvals and consents.
Guide Price - £250,000 to £350,000.
Formal Tenders to be received by no later than Tuesday 17th May 2022 (12 noon).
VENDOR S SOLICITORS:
Parry Davies Clwyd-Jones & Lloyd LLP, c/o Geraint Clwyd-Jones, 25 Church Street, Llangefni, Anglesey, LL77 7DU
A rare opportunity to purchase 132.78 acres or thereabouts of mountain land known as Grouse Moor with the benefit of grazing rights over 175.02 acres or thereabouts of adjoining mountain land as well as common land rights, all situated in Ceunant in the county of Gwynedd.
The current Owner has only been grazing sheep on the land but in years gone by it has been grazed by sheep and cattle. The land has an ample supply of natural water and can be accessed via two different routes, outlined further below. Basic Payment Scheme payments have been received annually on the eligible land areas since the aforementioned Scheme was introduced on 1st January 2015 and Glastir payments have been received annually in respect of the common land known as Cefndu.
We are of the view that the land is suitable for the next Owner to farm and claim subsidy and sustainable land management payments upon or that other uses may be possible (e.g. tree planting, carbon off-setting), subject to receiving the necessary approvals and consents.
The land is located approximately 4 miles from the town of Caernarfon, 22 miles from the town of Porthmadog, 12 miles from the city of Bangor and 9 miles from the A55 Expressway.
From the turning off the A4086 for Ceunant and Waunfawr immediately next to the Glyntwrog pub in Llanrug, travel for approximately 1.3 miles before taking the left hand turning where the properties of Ty Isaf and Ty Uchaf are signposted. Travel along the track uphill for approximately 0.2 of a mile before taking the right hand turning where the cattle grid is positioned. Travel across the field until you reach a galvanised gate immediately next to a small sheep handling area. Then it is recommended that you walk or take a quad bike to the top left hand side of the next field where a galvanised gate will be identified, being one of the access points into the block of land (as marked on the plan).
From the turning off the A4086 for Ceunant and Waunfawr immediately next to the Glyntwrog pub in Llanrug, travel for approximately 2.3 miles before taking the left hand turning at the crossroads in Waunfawr. Travel for approximately 1.7 miles before ensuring that you keep to the left as opposed to the right where the road splits in two different directions. After another 0.2 of a mile or thereabouts go to the left and follow the boundaries in place until you identify the alternative access point into the block of land (as marked on the plan).
The land is currently occupied by the current Owner and vacant possession will be available upon completion of the sale. Approximately 65 acres of Grouse Moor is being retained by the current Owner at present as it is subject to various Option Agreements with Snowdonia Pumped Hydro Limited. However, Snowdonia Pumped Hydro Limited have confirmed that the 65 acres or so may be grazed with sheep only by the new Owner until the point of a successful common land process on their part. To protect the current Owner s interest as well as Snowdonia Pumped Hydro Limited s interest, a Grazing Licence Agreement will have to be signed by the new Owner on the completion date.
The successful purchaser(s) will be able to register the land on his/their Rural Payments Wales claim form/s on or before 15th May 2023. The land is already registered with Rural Payments Wales and the current Owner intends to activate his Basic Payment Scheme Entitlements on the eligible land for the 2022 scheme year on or before 15th May 2022.
Wayleaves, Easements, Rights of Way and the Town and Country Planning Act
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights including rights of way, whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water, telephone and electricity supplies and other rights and obligations, easements, quasi-easements and restrictive covenants, and all existing and proposed wayleaves or masts, pylons, stays, cables, drains and water, gas or other pipes, whether referred to in these particulars of sale or not, and to the provision of any Planning Scheme or County or Local Authorities without obligations on the part of the Vendor or us to specify them
The purchaser shall be deemed to have full knowledge of all the boundaries and neither the Vendor, nor the Vendor s Agent, will be responsible to define all the boundaries or the ownership thereof. Should any dispute arise as to the boundaries, or any points on the particulars of sale or plan, or its interpretation of them, the questions shall be referred to the Vendor s Agent whose decision acting as experts will be final.
The property is offered for sale in one lot by Formal Tender. Formal Tenders must be received by no later than 12 noon on Tuesday 17th May 2022 (subject to conditions).
Tenders must be made on the official Tender Form and include
the full name(s) and address of the intending buyer(s), the name and address of the buyer(s) s Solicitors and if necessary
an authority to make the offer if made on behalf of a firm or company. The Tender Form is provided with these particulars
Tenders must be submitted to us by the close of tender in a sealed envelope marked Tender for land and rights at Ceunant .
Tenders must be made by way of a set price and not by reference to the amount of any other tender. The Vendor is not bound to accept the highest or any tender.
Every tender must be accompanied by payment of the appropriate deposit (made payable to Parry Davies Clwyd-Jones & Lloyd LLP), being 10% of the amount tendered. Deposit payments will not be encashed until after the date of close of tenders. Only the successful buyer(s) s deposit will then be encashed, any deposits from unsuccessful tenderers being returned by post. Acceptance of the tender by the Vendor in this manner will constitute the exchange of contracts for the sale so intending purchasers are advised to make themselves familiar with the Contract terms and any acceptance of any tender by the Vendor will be on the basis that these documents have been inspected and agreed.
Copies of the Contract and title documents may be available on request from the Vendor s Solicitors, Parry Davies Clwyd-Jones & Lloyd LLP, c/o Geraint Clwyd-Jones, 25 Church Street, Llangefni, Anglesey, LL77 7DU, Tel: 01248 723106 during normal office hours. It is anticipated that the Contract and title documents will be available by no later than 6th May 2022. For the avoidance of doubt, there will only be one opportunity for prospective purchasers to offer on this property. Therefore, prospective purchasers should ensure that they put their very best offer forward before the deadline.
The successful purchaser will be required to produce adequate identification to prove their identity within the terms of the Money Laundering Regulations. Appropriate examples include: Passport/Photographic Driving Licence and a recent Utility Bill.
No appointment is necessary to view the land. However, we nor the current Owner will be held liable for any injuries or damage to vehicles etc which may be sustained whilst viewing the land.
Messrs Jones Peckover for themselves and for the vendors or lessors of this property whose agents they are give notice that:- 1. The particulars are set out as a general outline only for the guidance of intending purchasers or lessees, and do not constitute, nor constitute part of an offer or contract. 2. All descriptions, dimensions, references to condition and necessary permissions for use and occupation, and other details are given without responsibility and any intending purchasers or tenants should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of them. 3. No person in the employment or Messrs Jones Peckover has the authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatever in relation to this property.