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Westcot Lane, Sparsholt Wantage Oxfordshire OX12

Guide Price
£4,750,000
Mortgage calculator Ref: CFA180035
  • 6 bedrooms
  • 3 receptions

A rare opportunity to purchase an attractive residential farm in a sought after location | 261 acres

Juliette Burt

Estate Agent, Central and West Midlands Estates & Farm Agency

+44 1865 366641
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Broadleaze Farm is an attractive residential grassland farm located in South Oxfordshire just to the north of the Ridgeway and North Wessex Downs AONB. The farm extends as a whole to approximately 261 acres of level pastureland and woodland with the house, cottage and outbuildings located centrally to the farm.

The White House is the main residential property at Broadleaze offering a wonderful light family living space with large open kitchen/dining room with French doors overlooking the adjoining pond and land. Off the kitchen is a good sized utility area with adjoining boot room. The drawing room with open fire offers a good entertaining space and adjoins the snug which has access to the garden. Also on the ground floor is the entrance hall with adjoining cloakroom, study and downstairs bathroom. On the first floor are two large double bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms with a further three good size double bedrooms and family bathroom. On the second floor in the eaves are two double bedrooms (interlinking) and bathroom.

The cottage is a two-bedroom stone cottage offering good secondary accommodation. On the ground floor is a sitting room with exposed beams and wood burner and kitchen with small dining area. On the first floor are two double bedrooms one with adjoining dressing room which could also be utilised as a small bedroom or study and a family bathroom.

The grounds at Broadleaze offer a wonderful setting with the water to the southern elevation of the house a special feature. A decking area off the kitchen/dining room is a peaceful spot overlooking the water with views south to the Ridgeway in the distance. The gardens are mainly laid to lawn with flower beds, small orchard with apple and quince trees and a walled kitchen garden. There is also an outdoor heated swimming pool and pump room with a changing room and workshop.

The farm buildings are located to the east of The White House providing a suitable set up for equine or amenity use. Currently utilised for livestock and storage purposes the farm buildings are a range of modern and traditional buildings. The farm buildings are as follows: 5x traditional stables with clay tile roof, 7x bay part clad steel portal framed Dutch barn, stone built kennel/store, 7x bay open sided concrete under tile roof livestock/storage building, 5x bay steel portal framed part clad lean too with adjoining concrete yard to the south. A single storey shoot room adjoins the eastern elevation of the Dutch barn with an adjoining traditional farm building which with the right permission has the potential for residential conversion. It should be noted that planning permission was granted in March 2009 for conversion of the barn to residential with the demolition of the Dutch barn and erection of 10 loose boxes this planning has now expired but it does show the potential scope of the buildings.

Broadleaze Farm as a whole extends to approximately 261 acres. The grassland totals 218 acres of level and productive grassland currently utilised for grazing purposes, some of which could be ploughed. The land is located in two main blocks straddling the bridleway. Part of the old Wilts & Berks canal which formed part of the working canal but ceased activity in 1901 crosses the land. Part of the canal holds water adjacent to The White House which forms a pool offering an attractive and peaceful outlook from the house and garden. Other parts of the canal are now dry and provide useful amenity use.

The mixed woodland at Broadleaze is interspersed across the farm forming copses and shelter belts and offers the perfect opportunity for sporting or amenity uses. It is well managed and extends to approximately 37 acres.

The current owners of Broadleaze run a small family shoot at the farm.

Method of sale: Broadleaze Farm is offered for sale as a whole by private treaty. Subject to the leases outlined below. Further details are available from the vendor’s agent. Services: The White House and The Cottage at Broadleaze Farm are connected to mains water and electricity supply with oil fired central heating systems. Both are also connected to individual private drainage systems.

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. Two public footpaths cross the land and a bridleway runs along the north eastern boundary of the farm. Further details are available from the vendor’s agent.

Basic Payment: The entitlements to the Basic Payment are included in the sale. 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.

Designations: The farm lies within a Nitrate Vulnerable Zone (NVZ).

Sporting, timber and mineral rights: All sporting timber and mineral rights are included in the freehold sale, in so far as they are owned.

Planning: Planning permission was granted in March 2009 for the ‘change of use of the traditional barn to residential and demolition of the Dutch barn and erection of 10 loose boxes with tack and feed store’. This planning permission has now expired however it highlights the potential scope of the buildings.

Fixtures and fittings: All items usually regarded as standard fixtures and fittings and equipment, including fitted carpets and curtains, together with garden ornaments and statuary, are specifically excluded from the sale. These may be available to the purchaser by separate negotiation. Local authority: Vale of the White Horse District Council (01235 422422)

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 and shoot 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: Clark Holt, Hardwick House, Prospect Place, Swindon, Wiltshire SN1 3LJ

Postcode: OX12 9PZ

This property has 261.41 acres of land.

Situation

Broadleaze Farm is located in a wonderful rural spot which is easily accessible in South Oxfordshire approximately 1 mile north west of the attractive and popular village of Sparsholt. The larger historic market town of Wantage lies approximately 5 miles to the east of the farm and offers all local amenities including a Post Office, school, pubs and a range of shops including a Waitrose. Didcot railway station which offers direct travel to London Paddington within the hour lies approximately 14 miles to the east. Oxford is located 22 miles to the north with the junction 13 of the M4 Motorway 18 miles to the south.

There are a superb range of public and private schools in the area most notably Pinewood School (10 miles), St Hughes (12 miles), The Manor (15 miles), Abingdon School (15 miles), Radley College (19 miles), Marlborough College (20 miles), St Marys (30 miles) and the Oxford schools including The Dragon.

Directions

Directions From the B4507 take Westcot lane towards Westcot. Continue along the lane taking the right on your second left hand bend. Continue for approximately 1.5 miles until you cross the old canal and The White House will be on your left with the farm buildings on your right.

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This plan is for layout guidance only. Not drawn to scale unless stated. Windows and door openings are approximate. Whilst every care is taken in the preparation of the plan, please check all dimensions, shapes and compass bearings before making any decisions reliant upon them.

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