Best & Final offers to be received by Midday on Wednesday 28th July 2021 | A ring fenced block of arable and pastureland with a good range of farm buildings and all weather horse gallop | About 326 acres as a whole or available in 3 lots

The farm as a whole extends to approximately 326 acres as a whole comprising level and productive arable and temporary grassland (187.37 acres), permanent pasture (119.73 acres) and mixed woodland (9.76 acres) with a good range of farm buildings located on the southern boundary. The farm is ring fenced with good road access points on the eastern, southern and western boundaries and infield gateways throughout.

Farmland - The land at Lower Farm is predominately arable land comprising arable and temporary grass ley rotations with areas of permanent pasture to the western boundary. The arable land is currently farmed on a share farming agreement with the remainder of the land farmed in hand. The land is level and divided into good sized enclosures suitable for commercial farming activities with mature hedgerows to the majority of the boundaries. The land has been very well maintained and has an attractive outlook. Located centrally to the land is a 7 furlong hill gallop which is accessed from the main road on the southern boundary with an area for parking. The gallop is used on an informal basis on a per horse/per day rate.

Farm Buildings - Located on the southern boundary and with direct access onto the main road the farm buildings comprise two adjoining steel portal framed agricultural buildings and a four bay steel portal framed open sided building. Surrounding the buildings is a part concrete part hardstanding yard with adjoining paddock. The buildings are currently utilised for storage purposes but could have the potential for alternative uses with the correct consent/s.

Woodland - The main block of woodland is located centrally to the farm and comprises mixed woodland with smaller copses interspersed across the farm.

Sporting - The land is suited for various sporting activities with mixed woodland, ponds and also a number of hunting/cross country jumps dotted across the farm.

General Method of sale: Land and buildings at Lower Farm is offered for sale as a whole, or in up to 3 lots by private treaty.

Services: The land and buildings are connected to a mains water supply. The buildings are connected to a mains electricity supply. Wayleaves, easements and rights of way: The property is being sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights including; rights of way, whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water and electricity supplies and other rights and obligations, easements and quasi-easements and restrictive covenants and all existing and proposed wayleaves for masts, pylons, stays, cables, drains, water and gas and other pipes whether referred to in these particulars or not.

There are public footpaths crossing over the land. Further details are available from the vendor’s agent.

Basic Payment: The entitlements to the Basic Payment are included in the sale. In the event that the property is sold in lots the entitlements will be included with the eligible land on a pro rata basis at the discretion of the vendor (or their representatives).

The vendor has submitted a claim for the current scheme year and will retain the payment for this scheme year in its entirety. The vendor will use reasonable endeavours to transfer the entitlements to the purchaser as soon after completion as the transfer rules allow.

Environmental Schemes: The majority of the land is included in a Countryside Stewardship Scheme (CSS) which ends on 31st December 2023. Further details are available from the vendor’s agent.

Designations: The land and buildings are situated within a Nitrate Vulnerable Zone (NVZ).

Ingoing valuation: In addition to the purchase price the purchaser will be required to pay for:- Growing crops and all beneficial cultivations, sub soiling, moling and acts of husbandry since the last harvest at current CAAV rates or contract rates where applicable; Seed, fertilisers, manures and sprays applied to the growing crops since the last harvest at invoice cost; All seeds, sprays, fertilisers, fuel, oil and other consumables in store at invoice cost. Enhancement of £30/ acre/ month from the date of establishment to completion. Lime and chalk applied since the last harvest at invoice cost of the materials and spreading.

Sporting, timber and mineral rights: All sporting timber and mineral rights are included in the freehold sale, in so far as they are owned. Covenants and/or restrictions: There are restrictions / covenants listed on the Land Registry Title deed, details of which will be made available by the vendor’s solicitors on request.

Fixtures and fittings: All items usually regarded as tenant’s fixtures and fittings and equipment are specifically excluded from the sale.

Local authority: Aylesbury Vale District Council (0300 131 6000)

VAT: Any guide price quoted or discussed is exclusive of VAT. In the event that a sale of the property, or any part of it, or any right attached to it, becomes a chargeable supply for the purposes of VAT, such tax will be payable in addition. Health and safety: Given the potential hazards of a working farm we ask you to be as vigilant as possible when making your inspection for your own personal safety, particularly around the farm buildings and machinery.

Solicitors: Lodders, Glensandra House, 1 Montpellier Parade, Cheltenham, GL50 1UA

Postcode: Nearest postcode is OX27 9AY

Strictly by confirmed appointment with the Vendor’s agents, Strutt & Parker in Oxford 07826 672139

This property has 326 acres of land.


The land and buildings at Lower Farm are situated approximately 1 mile to the north west of the Buckinghamshire village of Poundon and 1 mile to the south west of Twyford. The larger Oxfordshire town of Bicester is approximately 7 miles to the south west. The M40 and A34 main roads are easily accessed from Bicester and provide access to the wider network including Oxford and London. Buckingham is located just 9 miles to the north.


Directions From Poundon village turn left onto Main Street and continue for approximately 1 mile, the farm buildings will be on your left hand side. Viewing

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