Approximately 63.80 acres of land at Pilton Green divided for convenience of sale into 2 Lots.
Lot 1 - 9.96 hectares (24.62 acres) or thereabouts. GUIDE PRICE: £295,000 - SSTC
Lot 2- 15.86 hectares (39.18 acres) or thereabouts. GUIDE PRICE: £470,000.
Both parcels comprise highly productive level or gently sloping arable and pasture land having a good depth of soil with PH status between 6.5 and 6.7, with phosphates at 3 and potash at 1.5. The land has excellent roadside access and is located within an early belt of highly productive land suitable for all agricultural purposes although there may be some potential for conservation or amenity use subject to the necessary planning consents being obtained.
SITUATION The land is located at Pilton Green within a belt of highly productive early land on the south west Gower peninsula and is situated between the villages of Scurlage and Rhossili with surrounding agricultural land use being a mixture of arable and livestock farms within a regular rotation,
The area is renowned for it's depth of top soil being a medium loam over limestone and being warmed by the Gulf Stream and the land offered for sale is an early block of land that is being well managed, being currently down to pasture (Lot 1) and Winter Wheat (Lot 2).
The Gower is an area of outstanding natural beauty and is a popular year around tourist destination and the land may therefore have some potential for a diversification project or amenity use subject to the necessary planning consents being obtained and equally provides and excellent investment opportunity for those purchasers seeking to acquire a parcel of land suitable for farm business tenancy or similar.
DIRECTIONS From the village of Scurlage take the B4247 towards Rhossili and after approximately 1 mile the land will be seen either side of the road shortly before Pilton Green.
DESCRIPTION A Plan of the parcels of land being offered for sale is attached for identification purposes only. Lot 1 is edged red and Lot 2 is edged blue.
Lot 1 is currently down to pasture and extends to 9.96 hectares (24.62) acres or thereabouts in total, in one level or gently sloping enclosure with distant views towards the coast. Access is taken off the B4247 by virtue of recess double gates with a further gate in the south western boundary again off this road. The land is newly fenced as the hedges were cut with part relaid and internally fenced with C8/80/15 wire and barb. The land is free draining and whilst currently down to pasture has previously been used for arable and vegetable crops.
Lot 2 is edged blue on the attached plan and extends to 15.86 hectares (39.17 acres) or thereabouts and is currently in winter wheat although has previously been pasture. Parts of this field have been recently improved, to establish this as a very highly productive enclosure having a similar depth of soil to Lot 1. The land has been drained and again hedges have been cut with internal fencing being C8/80/15 wire and barb. There is a roadside gate in the north eastern corner of this field leading off the B4247 onto a new internal stone track but the main access is via recessed double gates off a compacted stone lane on the western boundary with lot 2 having the benefit of a right of way over this lane., leading to the field. This field is also suited to vegetable crops such as potatoes etc. and the pond shown within old versions of the OS plan has been incorporated into the productive area of the field.
Neither parcel of land has been planted with potatoes for over 30 years.
SERVICES One main water supply currently serves both parcels of land. interested parties will need to make their own inquiries of the relevant authorities in respect of providing individual connection.
TENURE The land is freehold and is offered for sale with vacant possession. Whilst the land is registered for I.A.C.S. purposes, no Basic Payment will be included in the sale. There is a wayleave for electrical post over Lot 1.
LOCAL AUTHORITY City and County of Swansea. Tel: 01792 636000
GENERAL REMARKS The sale of these parcels of land offer a rare opportunity to acquire high quality productive land suitable for arable and pasture purposes in an area of early land renowned for its depth of top soil and capacity. Both Lots benefit from excellent roadside access and are well maintained within good quality boundary fencing and have been progressively managed to ensure a high level of fertility has been maintained with a PH status of between 6.5 and 6.7 and positive P and K indices.
Viewing is highly recommended for purchasers looking for a well managed productive parcel of land that will suit all classes of agricultural use although equally the land is suitable for those parties looking for land for an agricultural investment with a good demand for land rental in the area. Quite possibly this land also has some potential for a conservation or amenity project or even perhaps a diversified use such as leisure, subject to any necessary planning consents being obtained.