An eggs-citing prospect (eggs-cuse the pun) has opened up for someone looking to buy a rural business .

A Herefordshire farming family has put its farm up for sale and it includes a poultry unit for 10,500 laying birds producing three million free range eggs a year.

Rowlestone Park Farm, in Pontrilas, Herefordshire, has been in the same family for the last 24 years. In that time George and Sue Jones have transformed it into a beautifully located home with a diverse range of enterprises.

It looks out over the Monnow valley with 126 surrounding acres of grass land, home to a 35 cow suckler herd with youngstock.

The land runs down to the River Monnow.

The main house is an impressive stone-built Grade II Listed property with far reaching southerly views. It is currently split into two self-contained properties but could easily be united again to create one very spacious family home.

Accommodation covers three floors and includes three reception rooms, two kitchens, two conservatories, two utility rooms, seven bedrooms and two bathrooms.

A range of barns has been converted into three two-bedroom cottages that lie to the south of the farmhouse. They are currently let, producing over £20,000 of rental income a year.

A telecoms mast that is let for £5,500 a year is available by separate negotiation.

Rowlestone Park Farm is in west Herefordshire countryside sandwiched between the Monnow and Golden valleys.

The pretty village of Ewyas Harold is only a mile away and has a thriving local community with village shops, 13th century parish church, memorial hall hosting a wide range of local events, pub with restaurant, popular primary school and medical centre. Hay on Wye, which is famed for its literary festival, is 14 miles from the farm while the Welsh border town of Abergavenny, which has a hugely popular food festival in September, is 10 miles away.

The region attracts holiday visitors for its wide range of cultural and outdoor activities. There is sailing at Llandegfedd Reservoir and walking and riding in the Black Mountains. Brecon Beacons National Park provides a stunning backdrop to the farm.

The River Monnow (meaning swift water) is half English and half Welsh, forming the national border. The Monnow catchment ranks as one of the best wild trout fisheries in England and Wales and is noted for grayling.

Jonathan Malings, of selling agents Fisher German, said: “This is the complete package in terms of a family-run farm and yet there is still scope to add to the business with new farming enterprises or by tapping into the influx of visitors to this region throughout the year.”

VIEWING INFORMATION

AGENT: Fisher German

TEL: 01905 726220

WEB: www.fishergerman.co.uk

GUIDE PRICE: £2.2 million