- A HIGH SPECIFICATION AND MODERN DAIRY FARM IN A RENOWNED GRASSLAND AREA, 257 ACRES IN TOTAL **
- 24/48 HERRINGBONE PARLOUR, COLLECTING YARD FOR 300 COWS, EXTENSIVE HANDLING FACILITIES **
- NUMEROUS OUTBUILDINGS, CUBICLES FOR 272 COWS **
- DETACHED 4 BED BUNGALOW PLUS BEDSIT **
Corngafr comprises a highly developed 257 acre dairy farm, specifically designed to maximise dairy output from a low input based system, being a well-managed grassland system located in an area of highly productive farmland.This is a farm that requires personal inspection in order to be fully appreciated but includes an abundance of labour and cost saving features within the buildings, alongside a progressive pasture and livestock management system with cow tracks to all grazing fields all designed to promote a low cost system.
Corngafr occupies a pleasant rural location in the heart of the west Carmarthenshire countryside, a mile or so from the village of Meidrim and some 3 miles or so from the town of St. Clears, which lies just off the main A40 and benefits from a good range of amenities and facilities including convenience stores, local shops, health centre, schools etc. The county town and administrative centre of Carmarthen being some 9 miles or so distant has excellent transport links with a dual carriageway to the M4 together with an extensive array of facilities.Local schools are either bilingual or through English medium and as with any setting in West Wales you are never too far away from the superb scenery of the renowned coastline which includes many safe bathing beaches, pretty coastal villages etc. Situated in a renowned belt of highly productive land, currently all set up as a spring calving unit. Livestock markets at Whitland and Crymych.
Corngafr occupies a pleasant rural location in the heart of the west Carmarthenshire countryside, a mile or so from the village of Meidrim and some 3 miles or so from the town of St. Clears, which lies just off the main A40 and benefits from a good range of amenities and facilities including convenience stores, local shops, health centre, schools etc. The county town and administrative centre of Carmarthen being some 9 miles or so distant has excellent transport links with a dual carriageway to the M4 together with an extensive array of facilities.
Local schools are either bilingual or through English medium and as with any setting in west Wales you are never too far away from the superb scenery of the renowned coastline which includes many safe bathing beaches, pretty coastal villages etc.
Situated in a renowned belt of highly productive land, currently all set up as a spring calving unit. Livestock markets at Whitland and Crymych.
Turn for St. Clears on the A40, some 9 miles or so west of Carmarthen and proceed into the town, turning left for Meidrim. Follow this road into the village and take a road to the left, past the church and after approximately 1 mile turn right onto a 'No Through Road' opposite the old Maen Llwydd Inn. The entrance to Corngafr will be seen approximately half a mile further on the left.
Corngafr comprises a highly developed 257 acre dairy farm, specifically designed to maximise dairy output from a low input system, being a well managed grassland system located in an area of highly productive farmland.
This is a farm that requires personal inspection in order to be fully appreciated but includes an abundance of labour and cost saving features within the buildings, alongside a progressive pasture and livestock management system with cow tracks to all grazing fields all designed to promote a low cost system.
In more detail the farm comprises:-
THE FARM BUNGALOW:
A detached farm bungalow of timber framed construction with facing brick walls under a pitched interlocking concrete tiled roof, the bungalow stands in pleasant grounds that include an abundance of shrubs and provides good sized, well proportioned accommodation comprising:
With radiator, telephone point, fitted storage cupboards, airing cupboard and loft access.
Sitting Room: (5.26 x 3.61 (17'3" x 11'10"))
Enjoying a double aspect with patio doors leading to the front garden, wall lights and coal effect 'Calor' gas fire in fireplace.
Lounge: (5.31 x 3.99 (17'5" x 13'1"))
Enjoying a double aspect with a 'Clearview' log burning stove and a feature pine tongue and groove clad floor.
With shower, W.C. wash basin and plumbing for an automatic washing machine.
With a range of fitted base units that incorporate various integrated appliances including a dishwasher and a fridge freezer. There is also a stainless steel single drainer sink unit, together with an electric hob and built in oven. With further storage in matching wall mounted units. Oil fired boiler for central heating and hot water.
Bedroom 1: (3.56 x 2.44 (11'8" x 8'0"))
With built in wardrobe and radiator.
Bedroom 2: (3.53 x 3.00 (11'6" x 9'10"))
With built in wardrobe and radiator.
Bedroom 3: (3.53 x 2.64 (11'6" x 8'7"))
With built in wardrobe and radiator.
Bedroom 4: (3.53 x 2.90 (max) (11'6" x 9'6" (max)))
With radiator and dado rail.
With partially tiled walls, radiator, bath, wash basin and shaver point.
The bungalow stands in attractive grounds that include lawned areas with established shrubs and having a good view over the surrounding countryside towards the coast some way in the distance. There is also a BEDSIT which has an oil fired 'Rayburn' together with a small kitchen area that includes a range of storage cupboards and a fridge. Shower room off with shower cubical, W.C. and wash basin.
The farm buildings extend to a most useful and highly developed range of buildings that are now for ease of livestock movement and management.
The milking set up includes several innovative features specifically designed to promote the ease of livestock management on the holding to promote a high health status dairy herd.
Approaching the parlour is a collecting yard to hold approximately 300 cows. The parlour is a 24/48 herringbone parlour with a variable manual feed system, with a compressed air option, ACR’s and volume washer system. The floors have a suitable fall within them to ensure a good cow flow and to ensure that water flows away from the working area.
Adjoining the parlour is a Dairy with two ice back tanks and dual stage plate coolers with a further Office and storage area with loft over together with a Shower Room and W.C. with wash hand basin.
Within the collecting and dispersal yard there is a flood wash system using recycled water via various rainwater harvesting techniques and a 20 tonne cake bin.
CATTLE HANDLING FACILITIES:
On the exit to the parlour there is an extensive cattle handling facility with features such as a circular holding pen and a foot bath and race that incorporates a double yoke crush and three way sorting race. This has been well designed and is particularly useful during TB testing and within this area there are also various AI and isolation pens.
Open Clamp 60' x 60' and further area used as an Open Clamp used for self feed silage.
The farm has an above ground Slurry Store and a large Slurry Lagoon of 1,500,000 gallons. Water from the yards is recycled to the flood wash system and there is a slurry pumping point at the base of the lagoon which again reduces pumping costs.
Former Silage Shed which is now cubicles.
Cubicle Shed partly over a slurry channel with a sump catching storm water which has a 24 hour pump on a float switch that supplies the volume washer.
Collecting Yard and Old Parlour with calving pen.
Calf Shed and Lean To principally of steel frame construction with corrugated iron cladding and including a Cake Bin and Store loft.
Calf Kennels of timber construction.
Pressure Washer Store and Feed Store.
General Cubicle Shed 90' x 51' with 114 cubicles being of steel portal frame construction with infil block walls with a vented box profile clad roof and Loose Housing 90' x 40' adjoining of similar construction.
General Purpose Shed previously used as an isolation shed and constructed of block walls under a corrugated asbestos roof and currently used as stables but suitable for a variety of other uses.
Workshop block walls under a corrugated asbestos roof.
Timber store This houses the BIOMASS boiler which provides the hot water and central heating for the bungalow and some of the buildings such as the parlour, farm office, workshop etc.
There is suitable firewood storage in this area with a hot air vent for drying out the timber which can be off loaded from trailers at a higher level. The controls for the electric fence system are also in this building.
Farm Office, with adjoining Rest Room; Drying Room, and W.C.
A plan of the farm is attached for identification purposes only.
The land extends in total to some 257 acres or thereabouts, of which some 235 acres or thereabouts is clean, good quality pasture, with the remainder being woodland, farmstead, cow tracks etc. The vast majority of the land has been reseeded with HSG3 over the last 10 years or so and there are extensive cow tracks at a depth of approximately 6'' stone over Terram providing access to all of the blocks of pasture. All of the land has access to a mineralised water system and the land is divided into useful sized paddocks with an electric fence system operated from the farmstead. The land is predominantly level or gently sloping and all of the 235 acres is capable of being grazed.
The farm is located within an area of highly productive grassland renowned for its capacity and long growing season with the system on the holding aiming for a mid February turnout.
N.B. Also included is the old Corngafr farmstead; whilst these buildings are largely ruins, they may have some further potential subject to planning.
The farm also has the benefit of a substantial river frontage onto the Afon Cynin and Fishing Rights thereon and there has been a pheasant shoot with rearing facilities and pens on the farm.
The farm has the benefit of mains electricity and a mains water supply together with a private water supply. Hot water to the buildings and central heating to the bungalow and farm office etc is via a Biomass boiler.
There are numerous options for rain water harvesting and the recycling of dirty water and a flood wash system. It should also be noted that there is a WATER MINERALISATION feed to all water tanks and the majority of the farm buildings with 2 x 12,000 litre storage tanks holding water pumped from a selection of private water sources. The water is treated and whilst a supply to the fields is above ground, generally it is turned off during the winter months as required.
Freehold with vacant possession upon completion and subject to any public footpaths and easements that cross the property. We understand that occupation of the bungalow is subject to an Agricultural Occupancy Restriction.
Carmarthenshire County Council, County Hall, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, SA31 1JP. Tel. 01267 234567.
Band E (online enquiry)
The sale of Corngafr offers an excellent opportunity to acquire a modern dairy unit that is ready for immediate occupation. Over the last 10 years significant investment has taken place on the holding which can only be appreciated by a personal inspection. The dairy complex has several innovative features specifically designed for ease of livestock management that promotes a high health dairy herd within a most useful handling system, rainwater harvesting, flood wash etc and the water mineralisation option will no doubt appeal to progressive dairy farmers. The land is in good heart with the majority of the farm having been reseeded in the last 10 years and is within a ring fenced boundary fence with internal paddocks divided by electric fencing and all having access to the mineralised water with these two features being centrally controlled from the farmstead.All of the land is accessible via a series of cow tracks from the farmstead.Corngafr is a farm that will appeal to potential purchasers looking for a progressive dairy farm that has seen significant investment in recent years. The farm has previously supported a 300 cow spring calving unit and the vendors advise that the land is capable of producing in excess of 12 tonnes of grass per hectare. Viewing is highly recommended.