Linley Green, Linley Green, Whitbourne Worcester


Guide price

*** SOLD AT AUCTION*** Lot 1 A parcel of arable land 49.50 acres opposite the farm buildings. Lot 2 A substantial range of modern and traditional farm buildings 1640m (17665 sq ft) approx. standing on a site area 0.975 acres est. Sunderlands will offer for auction on Thursday 30th September 2021 at 6pm at the Clive Richards Sports Ground, Tenbury Road, Bromyard, HR7 4LW (unless sold prior) Auction Guide: Lot 1 £500,000 - £550,000 *** SOLD AT AUCTION £620.000*** Lot 2 £250,000 - £300,000 *** SOLD AT AUCTION £350,000***


Grain Farm, Linley Green occupies a quiet rural location in the hamlet of Linley Green approached from the A44 / B4220 Malvern / Ridgeway Cross Road and then by class 3 road to Linley Green and Suckley. Take the Suckley / Alfrick turn. Lot 1 is on your right, Lot 2 on your left at the edge of the Linley Green hamlet.

Bromyard 3 miles, Leominster 15 miles.

Bromyard offers a wide range of services and facilities, shops, doctors surgery, primary and secondary schools, public houses and the property is conveniently located between Bromyard and Worcester and also convenient to the City of Hereford.


Grain Farm, Linley Green comes to the market on the instructions of the Trustees of the Noel W Williams Deceased Will Trust. The farm buildings and land have previously been looked after and farmed by a local farming family. Vacant possession will be available from 1st November 2021.

Lot 1

Lot 1 is a prime parcel of freehold agricultural land in a ring fence south of the farm buildings, approximately 49.50 acres / 20.03 hectares or thereabouts. Classified as principally grade 3 land it has previously grown crops of cereals and grass leys in rotation and is generally in good heart and condition. The western boundary will have a fence post 2 strand of barbed wire erected on or before 1st November 2021 prior to completion of the sale and will thereafter be the owner of the land adjoining to the west's responsibility to maintain. Lot 1 excludes the freehold of a small area approx. 10m x 25m at point A on plan and will be conveyed together with an appropriate drainage easement for installation of any laterals for drainage purposes on Lot 1 in favour of the owner / purchase of Lot 2 and the purchaser of Lot 2 to install any storm water or foul drainage tanks required for the benefit of Lot 2.

Lot 2

Lot 2 is the modern and traditional range of livestock buildings for cattle with yards, barns and a substantial grain store with grain silos, mill and mixed plant etc and fodder store. There may be potential for alternative uses, subject to obtaining any Planning Permission(s). The Purchasers should make their own enquiries.

Lot 2 Farm Buildings

The farm buildings comprise a range of modern and traditional farm buildings mainly of steel portal frame, concrete, timber, corrugated iron.

Building 1 - 3-Bay Steel Portal Framed Cattle Yard 13m x 6.5m

With a monopitched roof, stone floor and railway sleeper walls. Water tank and ceiling lights.

Building 2 Steel portal framed 4 and 3 bay cattle yards 17.5m x 18m & 12m x 6.5m

Lean-to with part railway sleeper part Yorkshire boarding walls. 50% ventilation crank roof. Three water tanks and ceiling lights.

Building 3 Steel portal framed 2 bay cattle yard 12.8m x 9m

With an earth floor and sheet rear and sides with 100% ventilation crank roof. Electric lights and three water tanks.

Building 4 Steel portal framed 6 bay cattle yard 22.75m x 9m

With mono-pitched roof. Part concrete floor, railway sleeper and sheet sides. Three water tanks.

Building 5 - Steel portal framed grain store enclosed 28m x 7m and an outside circular grain bin to the rear

With grain reception pit, elevators and galvanised grain silo bins extending to a mill and mixed plant. Freestanding grain bins, molasses bin and grain dryer shed with concrete floor and sheet sides. Mains water point and electricity connected. Water tank. Switch gear and assorted bin augers.

Building 6 Steel portal framed lean-to grain store 18.25m x 8.5m

With 4 bays and concrete floor. A vehicle service pit. Electricity and water connected.

Building 7 Steel portal framed 8 bay fodder barn 36.5m x 13.5m

With sheeted access door and sides. Rear open gable and an earth floor. Internal water tank. Rear yard area.


Mains water, three phase electricity connected to the farm buildings.


The land is freehold with vacant possession on 1st November 2021. The property is sold as seen.

Ingoing Valuation

The Purchaser of Lot 1 may, in addition to the purchase price, be required to meet the costs of establishing any crops of Autumn winter cereals on all or part of the land particulars of which will be available from the auctioneers. In that event a specific cost figure given out at the time of Auction. Please contact the auctioneers for further details.


The auctioneers consulted with Tompkins and Thomas, Town and Country Planning Consultants. Prospective Purchasers may wish to speak to Matt Tompkins tel: 07494 218731 for a view on any potential change of use or development of the farm buildings as they are aware of the site and may be able to give Purchasers any guidance they may require.

Wayleaves, Easements & Rights of Way

The properties are sold subject to and with the benefit of all easements, quasi easements, wayleaves, and rights of way both declared and undeclared.

Overage - Lot 2

Purchasers should note there will be an overage clause in the Contract of sale that in the event of a change of use from agriculture by way of a Planning Permissions for residential, commercial or other non-agricultural user over a period of 20 years from the completion date of purchase, the uplift in value created by any Planning Permissions that were to increase the Agricultural Value the Vendors are entitled to receive 30% of an uplift in such value on sale or implementation whichever is the earlier.

Local Authority & Public Utilities

Herefordshire Council, Plough Lane, Hereford, HR4 0LE.

Welsh Water Dwr Cymru, Pentwyn Road, Nelson, Treharris, Mid Glamorgan, CF46 6LY

Western Power Distribution, Toll End Road, Tipton, DY4 0HH

Site Plans

The plans and dimensions included in the sale particulars are for identification purposes only and may have been reduced in scale to assist with printing.

Basic Payment Scheme

The land is registered for Basic Farm Payment. The Vendors do not hold the Basic Farm Payment Entitlements relevant to the eligible land.

Stewardship Schemes

We understand the land is not currently entered into any agri-envrionment schemes.

Sporting, Timber & Mineral Rights

So far as these are owned these are included in the sale where appropriate.

Asbestos & Contaminants

The Vendors and their agents accept no liability for any asbestos or other contaminants on the properties. Purchasers should make their own enquiries.

Mode of Sale

The sale is on the instructions of the Executors and the Trustees of the NW Williams Deceased Will Trust. Grain Farm, Linley Green is being offered in two Lots by Public Auction unless sold prior. The property is to be offered For Sale by Public Auction on Thursday 30th September 2021 at 6 pm at the Clive Richards Sports Ground, Tenbury Road, Bromyard (unless sold prior). The purchaser will be required to pay 10% deposit of the sale price immediately following the Auction and sign a Contract of sale with the balance of the monies due on completion. All bids are made in pounds sterling and exclusive of any VAT applicable.


A copy of the Contract and any Special Conditions of Sale will be available for inspection from the Vendor's Solicitors Offices some 10 days prior to the date of Auction.

The Contract is not available to take away or be photocopied. However, The Vendors Solicitors will distribute a Contract pack upon request but they reserve the right to charge a nominal amount for doing so. Please make any further enquiries directly to the Vendors' Solicitors.

Purchasers will deem to have bid on the basis of the Contract and such conditions, whether or not they have inspected them.

Money Laundering

As a result of anti-laundering legislation all persons intending to bid must complete a Bidders Registration Form and provide Proof of Identification (ID) prior to the Auction. Prospective Purchasers may bring their completed registration form and Proof of ID (Photo ID for example passport or driving licence and Residential ID for example current utility bill) to our offices at least 24 hours prior or register on the day at least 30 minutes before commencement of the sale.

Auction Guide / Reserve Price

Please note an Auction Guide Price is an indication by the Agent of the likely sale price and is not the same as a Reserve Price. The Reserve Price is the lowest price at which the Vendor will consider a sale and is within or below the Guide Price(s). Both figures are subject to change.

Agents Note

Any plans used in the preparation of these details may have been reduced in scale and any interested parties should check the Title Plan before proceeding to purchase.

Full details of Planning Consents (if any) are available upon request. We understand that the utility searches are being undertaken by the Vendor and will be available via the Contact package, however potential Purchasers may wish to make their own enquiries.

Vendors Solicitors

SME Solicitors

Tel: 01905 723561

Email: or


From Bromyard take the A44 east to Worcester. On Bromyard Downs turn right on B4220 then first left to Linley Green. Proceed through the hamlet and Grain Farm Buildings and Land is on the eastern edge of the hamlet either side of this road. See plan.


Viewing of the land or exterior of the farm buildings may be at any reasonable time accompanied with these particulars during normal working hours. Should Purchasers require access to the interior of the enclosed farm buildings please contact the auctioneers for an appointment.

Please remember to bring PPE equipment for viewing any internal areas.

Health & Safety Notice

Prospective Purchasers should take all necessary care when making an inspection including wearing suitable clothing. Viewings are taken solely at the risk of those who view and neither the Agents nor the owners of the property take responsibility for any injury however caused.

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 but are inevitably subjective and do not form part of any Contract. No persons within Sunderlands have any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatsoever in relation to the property.

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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