NEW BARN FARMSold
A farm steading in a stunning position, meriting transformation, with up to 36 acres close to the Lambourn Gallops. (Further area to total up to 90 acres available)
Lambourn 1 mile, Hungerford 10 miles, Wantage 7 miles, M4 (J14) 7 miles
3-bedroom farmhouse in need of modernisation in a wonderful setting
Timber barn and 3 stables and 2 general purpose farm buildings
About 36 acres of pasture and arable land
2 general purpose farm buildings
About 36 acres of pasture and arable land
Guide Price: £1,250,000
New Barn Farm is a rarity - a smallholding with a compact farmhouse, a building worth converting to an ancillary domestic use, and some useful barns all in a sheltered, tranquil south facing position up a track 500 yards from the Lambourn to Wantage Road. While the core area being offered is 36 acres, the Vendor is prepared to consider a sale of the farm steading with between 5 and 90 acres.
New Barn is being offered for sale by the racehorse trainer, Jamie Osborne, as a result of his purchase of the whole farm with its gallop complex which he is retaining to add to his existing neighbouring facilities.
Lambourn has a variety of shops, pubs, a post office and supermarket. a primary school and doctor's surgery, etc. It is also a renowned horse racing centre with all the accompanying facilities. Highest grade private schooling is within easy reach.
New Barn Farmhouse (See the floor plan)
Of brick under a slate roof, it has: entrance hall, sitting room, dining room, kitchen, pantry and WC. Upstairs are 3 bedrooms and a bathroom. There is a fine site for a garden.
Located east and south of the farmhouse, the modern and traditional buildings are in varying degrees of repair. The modern structures are an open sided steel portal framed building measuring in excess of 2,600 sq.ft, used for agricultural storage, and a smaller livestock building of about 1,500 sq.ft with block walls, concrete floor and Yorkshire boarding.
A traditional 'L' shaped brick and timber framed and clad barn of about 1,500 sq.ft is immediately east of the house, and is used for stabling and storage. This has scope for renovation for a variety of uses including home office, annexe or other accommodation ancillary to the main dwelling (subject to planning).
The Land (See the site plan)
Behind the house are 3 acres of pasture within a small sheltered valley with some scrub and trees. The remaining land is currently in arable cropping but would be well suited to pasture. The land is well linked by a track leading from the Wantage Road past the farmstead and up to the Jockey Club Estates gallops to the west.
A sale can be considered with any suitable area, the total areas available are shown edged red and blue on the site plan.
Method of Sale
New Barn is offered for sale by Private Treaty.
Tenure and Possession
Vacant possession of the farmhouse and buildings will be given on completion. Depending on the timing of the sale, there may be a requirement for holdover to allow the current crop to be removed after completion.
Mains water and electricity are connected to New Barn House from the road via the route of the track. Drainage is to a private system.
Council Tax, EPCs
Council Tax Band E £2,268.52 payable for 2019/20. EPC rating: F
Sporting, Mineral and Timber Rights
Sporting, timber and mineral rights are included in the sale where available.
Basic Payments Scheme
Basic Payment Scheme entitlements are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation. The land is not included in any Environmental Stewardship or other Schemes.
The property wholly is located within a Groundwater Nitrate Vulnerable Zone (NVZ) and the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Any Buyer will be deemed to have full knowledge of all boundaries comprising the property.
Corner posts have been placed to show the approximate position of the proposed boundaries. Fencing covenants will be negotiated as appropriate. Should any dispute arise as to the boundaries or the interpretation of them, the question will be referred to the sellers' Agents whose decision acting as expert will be final.
Easements and Rights of Way
The property is sold subject to 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 proposed wayleaves from masts, pylons, stays, cables, drains, water, gas and other pipes whether specifically referred to or not.
The Access Drive
The Jockey Club Estates and the Vendor have a right of way for vehicles and horses between Z and Y and by the horsewalk to access Mandown Gallops. Currently only one training yard uses the right of way for which there is an alternative route behind the agricultural buildings.
It is proposed that the Owner of the New Barn should own the access drive. The first part between V and Z has been resurfaced recently with contributions to the cost from the joint users. Maintenance of the track between V and X will be according to user. The Vendor would be prepared to retain ownership of the track and grant full rights of way to the Property, if preferred. For further information contact the agents.
Use of the Land
The Vendor will be using adjoining land for the training of racehorses, so there will be a restrictive covenant imposed (as exists on large areas of the Lambourn Valley) to prevent the growing of Oil Seed Rape and any other crops that may adversely affect racehorses.
West Berkshire Council: www.westberks.gov.uk
Any price guide is quoted excluding VAT. If any sale of the property becomes a chargeable supply for the purposes of VAT, such tax will be payable by the purchaser in addition to the purchase price.
Strictly by appointment with the agents.
Health and Safety: All viewings are carried out at the sole risk of the viewer and neither the selling agent nor the vendor takes responsibility.
Directions - Post Code RG17 8UF
From M4 Junction 14 take the A338 towards Wantage and then the first left, the B4000 towards Lambourn. After about 4 miles turn right at The Hare on the B4000 to Lambourn. Go straight through the village towards Wantage. One mile beyond the village turn left onto a track, just after Linkslade Stables, and between Cherry Orchard and Mile End Bungalow. New Barn Farmhouse is 500 yards up the track.