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LOCATION

Manor Farm and Duxford Farm lie either side of the village of Hinton Waldrist in the county of Oxfordshire. The Property has good access to the A420 linking the city of Oxford and town of Swindon, both of which are within easy reach.  There are good amenities and shopping available in the Market Town of Faringdon lying to the west of the farms.  There are excellent state and private schools within easy reach, including Faringdon Community College, Pinewood, St Hughes and Cokethorpe, together with all the excellent Oxford preparatory and secondary schools.  There are good sporting amenities nearby, with golf at Frilford, Carswell and Burford, and racing at Newbury and Cheltenham. The main line train stations at Oxford (13 miles) and Didcot (15 miles) lie within easy reach.

THE PROPERTY

Manor and Duxford Farms have been owned and farmed by the current owners for over twenty years and run as an arable farm, with beef cattle utilising the farm’s paddocks and water meadows bordering the Thames. The farms lie either side of the village of Hinton Waldrist with access by way of local roads.  The arable land extends to 288.02 hectares with pasture of 37.40 hectares, together with 9.13 hectares of woodland dispersed around the farms which help provide an enjoyable family shoot.

 MANOR FARM

A predominantly arable unit lying principally to the south and west of the village of Hinton Waldrist and extending in all to 199.89 hectares. The land has excellent access from council maintained roads and from internal farm tracks.  The arable area extends to 188.1678 hectares with 4.3305 hectares of pasture and 3.9661 hectares of woodland.  The remaining land is accounted for by tracks and waste but includes a concrete panel silage clamp being 43.55 metres x 20.20 metres, together with a composting site leased to Agrivert to the south east corner of the farm.

DUXFORD FARM, DUXFORD

A nationally award winning mixed farm (1st placed in YEN Yield Trials 2015) extending in all to 140.97 hectares and comprising 99.875 hectares of arable and 33.07 hectares of pasture, being predominantly water meadow adjoining the River Thames.  A further 5.1686 hectares of woodland and spinneys provide some enjoyable game and wildfowl shooting.  Farm buildings at the Property comprise a grain store of approximately 477sq.m with additional lean-to housing a diesel driven conditioning fan delivering air via a vented floor.  The building is steel-framed with steel grain walls and CA cladding and roof over.  To the north of the grain store is a 10 bay Dutch barn, being approximately 812.50 sq.m with single rear lean-to.  Construction is steel-framed with part corrugated iron roof and part CA roof to the lean-to, together with timber walled cladding and Netlon to the ends.  There is a concrete low block wall to the rear of the lean-to.

To the east of the Dutch barn is a small traditional workshop (37.22 sq.m) of stone and concrete block construction with pantile roof and part Yorkshire boarding.

 

COMPOSTING SITE

Planning consent was gained in 2011 to extend the use of the site to green waste composting up until the 31st December 2024 in line with the operator’s (Agrivert) contract with Oxfordshire County Council to treat their green municipal waste.  Agrivert occupy the site under a lease dated 1st June 2005 for a term of fifteen years commencing 1st May 2005.  The lease is contracted out of the Security of Tenure Provisions of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 and mutual break clauses exist. Although not specified in the lease, Agrivert currently spread the composting material on Manor and Duxford Farms free of charge and would be happy to continue this practice if the buyer required it.

PLANNING

A Class Q planning application subject to conditions was approved on the 22nd September 2017 (planning reference V2196/PAR) for change of use of the grain store to a dwelling.  The building which extends to approximately 477sq.m will provide a substantial and valuable residential property.

BPS

The farms will be sold with Entitlements included in the sale price. The vendor will transfer the following Entitlements with each farm:

Manor Farm    193.56ha

Duxford Farm 129.42ha

ELS

The farms together with other properties farmed by the vendor are entered into an ELS scheme (Scheme number AG00509252) which terminates on 31/10/2018. The buyer will be required to continue with the scheme and indemnify the vendor against any losses occurring by their failure to do so. Manor Farm has sufficient ELS points to continue under the current regime whereas Duxford Farm will require some additional points. The vendor has discussed this with Natural England and some suggested Scheme alterations are available to comply. More details available from the agents.

Viewings

Viewing of the properties subject to an appointment with the Vendor’s agent. 01367 242422.

 

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Our Marriotts office in Faringdon is now back open and we are able to carry out valuations, viewings and site meetings by appointment, following strict government guidelines for the safety and protection of all parties.  Interest in properties has remained high throughout the shutdown, and we now find there is even more interest in both residential and commercial sales and lettings.

 

If we can be of any assistance, please call our office in the first instance, on 01367 242422, or alternatively you can call Andrew Brown on 07971 410312 or Juliet Souter on 07770 640080