FAIR WINTER FARMSold
An immaculate and successful stud farm near Buckingham
London 55 miles, Buckingham 4 miles, Bletchley 6 miles, Newmarket 65 miles
Fair Winter House with 4 reception rooms, 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms
Fair Winter Farmhouse with 2 reception rooms, 4 bedrooms and a bathroom
Fair Winter Cottage with 2 reception rooms, 3 bedrooms and a bathroom
Stud buildings including:
38 boxes in 4 yards
116 acres of railed paddocks
In all 137 acres
Guide Price: £3,500,000
Fair Winter Farm is being offered for sale by the Barnett family who created the stud farm and have owned it since 1981 to keep and develop their broodmare band following on from the success of Time Charter, who won the Oaks in 1982, the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes in 1983 and the Coronation Cup in 1984. The stud farm has a record of many Group winners, including classic winner Pure Grain, and has been producing very attractive young stock, for example selling 3 yearling fillies in 2015 for an average of 360,000gns.
The Barnett family, who live outside Great Britain, have now decided to board out their broodmares and will be continuing with their key families.
Between Buckingham and Milton Keynes, Fair Winter Farm is extremely well placed: London is 55 miles away and Newmarket a quick 62 miles. There are excellent vets and farriers nearby and the easy access to the M40 and M1 makes it very attractive to the professional horseman from a variety of disciplines.
Trains to London take about 50 minutes from Bletchley, Racecourses at Towcester, Stratford, Warwick and Huntingdon are all usually within a hour by car and Newbury is one hour and a quarter away. For the competition horseman Addington Manor is only 5 miles away and there are many fine schooling locations within an hour's drive.
Winslow is the nearest town with local amenities. Village schooling is in Great Horwood and secondary schooling is in Buckingham or Winslow and grammar schools at Buckingham and Aylesbury. Private schools are at Stowe, Swanbourne, Akeley, Thornton and Beachborough.
FAIR WINTER FARM
With two entrances, one for the house, a 400 yard avenue from a minor road, or the stud entrance off the A421, the stud farm is well laid out and served with tarmac roadways with non- slip toppings. The main entrance off the A421 leads directly to the main group of stud buildings. Beyond these is the principal house:
FAIR WINTER HOUSE (see floor plan)
At the core of the stud, overlooking its gardens and paddocks this was built in 1994 of brick under a tiled roof. The house is designed for ease of entertaining and has terracing and fine, sheltered gardens. It consists of:
On the ground floor: The glazed outer hall leads to the staircase hall, with fine staircase and timber flooring; cloakroom; drawing room, with stone mantelpiece and fireplace, and French windows to the gardens; study, with Jetmaster fireplace and fitted cupboards; separate office, dining room, with French windows and door to: Kitchen, a well fitted kitchen and sitting area on two levels, with oil fired Aga, island with electric hob and cooker, sink, wall and floor units and French windows and door to: utility room, with sink and plumbing for washing machine and door to: 2 car garage; from the hall are also the office, and back boot room.
On the first floor are 4 bedrooms, two ensuite bathrooms (one shared by two bedrooms) and a separate bathroom.
THE MARES YARD (10 boxes)
An attractive yard surmounted by a clock and a weathervane, with 9 boxes, (4.3m x 4.3m) a corner box (6.8m x 4.3m), WC, a vet box, with stocks; through the arch is a teasing board.
THE AMERICAN BARN
A double pitch barn with:
• 16 boxes (4.1m x 3.55m) with swivel mangers and automatic drinkers, and barrow stores at the end.
• Workshop/storage (8.25m x 8.4m)
• 6 cage boxes (3.6m x 2.8m), vet stocks and treatment area
• Tack room (7m x 4m) with sink and base units, WC with basin and water heater.
Alongside the barn is a walk up strip for showing young stock.
• Loading ramp
• Muck heap
• Boarded lunge ring
• 5 bay horse walker
• Diesel tank.
TURN OUT BARN (15.3m x 20.6m)
With two sets of double doors this can be divided into two.
THE FOALING UNIT
2 foaling boxes (4.1m x 4.1m) with corner mangers, drinkers, rubber floors. Sitting up room, with sink and cupboards. Access to the foaling boxes and CCTV facilities.
FAIR WINTER COTTAGE
An attractive 3 bedroom detached cottage with adjoining garage, with Kitchen/Dining room, Sitting Room and downstairs shower room with WC, and bathroom upstairs, outside boiler and a sheltered garden.
FAIR WINTER FARMHOUSE
The original farmhouse with entrance hall/sun room, 2 good reception rooms, large conservatory and kitchen with larder, utility room, cloakroom, and back hall.
Upstairs are 4 bedrooms and a bathroom.
The garden is about a quarter of an acre and well sheltered from the road.
4 bays totalling 4.5m x 18m
An additional staff cottage in Great Horwood is available by separate negotiation. For details contact the agents.
The land is nearly all down to immaculate paddocks, well railed and watered. There are shelter belts and hedges. Generally the smaller paddocks are closer to the buildings. The attention to detail is impressive.
There are 18 paddocks with a railed paddock area of 116 acres.
METHOD OF SALE - Fair Winter Farm is offered for sale as a whole by private treaty. The vendors reserve the right to exclude parts of the property from the sale.
SERVICES - The residential properties and the stable barns are connected to mains water and electricity. The houses have oil fired central heating and hot water. The houses have septic tank drainage and there are a number of septic tanks on the property.
LOCAL AUTHORITY - Aylesbury Vale District Council, The Gateway, Gatehouse Road,
Aylesbury HP19 8FF Tel - 01296 585858
BUSINESS RATES - The Rateable Value is £14,000, The Rates Payable for 2017/18 are £6,524.00.
EPCs and Council Tax
EPC Rating Council Tax Band Payable 2017/18
House E G £2,762.78
Cottage E D £1,657.67
Farmhouse F F £2,394.42
TOWN & COUNTRY PLANNING - Two of the houses have occupancy restrictions:
The occupancy of Fair Winter House and Fair Winter Cottage is limited to those employed or last employed in the locality in agriculture or in horse related activities and their dependants
SPORTING, TIMBER AND MINERAL RIGHTS - These are included in the sale so far as they are owned.
FIXTURES, FITTINGS AND STUD FARM MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT - The fixtures, fittings and equipment may be available to purchase at a reasonable valuation; however they are not necessarily included in the sale of the property.
EMPLOYEES - There is a highly professional team of stud farm employees. Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) legislation is likely to apply. The employees occupy accommodation under service occupancy arrangements. A list of employees together with details of their employment is available from the agents.
STUD FARM NAME - Purchasers may use the name Fair Winter Farm Stud.
BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME - The eligible area is 48.13ha. The vendors will use their reasonable endeavours to transfer the entitlement to future payments under the Basic Payment Scheme to the purchaser. The current growing year entitlements are reserved for the vendor.
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, draining water and gas and other pipes whether mentioned in these particulars or not.
There is a public footpath that crosses part of the property. This is marked on the site plan.
VAT - Any price guide quoted or discussed is exclusive of VAT. In the event that any sale of any part of the stud farm becomes a chargeable supply for the purposes of VAT, such tax will be payable in addition. VAT is likely to be chargeable for any equipment and other items sold with the stud farm.
DIRECTIONS POSTCODE MK17 0RB
From London, take the M40 to junction 10, taking the A43 towards Brackley. After 3 miles turn right onto the A421 towards Buckingham. 4 miles after the A413 roundabout, Fair Winter Farm is on the left.
Strictly by appointment with the sole agents Windsor Clive International.
Tel: 01672 521155.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
As the property is a working stud farm, viewers are requested to be vigilant avoiding horses in paddocks or stables and working machinery.