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80 acres with a gallop and permission to build a new stable yard

Bicester 8 miles, Buckingham 8 miles, Milton Keynes 20 miles, Oxford 24 miles

Planning permission for a 20 box stable barn and a 3 bedroom eco cabin |

Pasture, arable and woodland | Woodchip gallop

About 80 acres (32 ha) in total

For sale as a whole or in 3 Lots

Guide Price: Offer in excess of £750,000

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The Land at Mill Lane is located on the western edge of the village of Twyford in rural Buckinghamshire approximately 8 miles north east of the larger town of Bicester. The land lies within a ring fence to the north of the Bicester Road which leads directly into Twyford.

The Property

Formerly part of Alan Jarvis's training yard and including its all weather gallop, the property totals 80 acres of mainly arable, pasture and woodland sitting in a ring fence block in an attractive location. The 6 furlong gallop within the property curves round the lower half of the southern fields with a small incline. The land is split into three main fields with small areas of woodland located to the northern boundary and central to the site. The current owner of the property has successfully gained planning permission for a small equine development of a 20 box stable barn with a central feed passage and three bedroom eco cabin with an equine occupancy condition.

This is a wonderful opportunity to purchase an attractive block of land with the site prepared to build out a new yard suitable for a wide variety of equestrian uses. Once a business is established planning approval should be sought for a permanent dwelling.

The property is accessed along the main drive, located on the western boundary, where there is a right of access, or alternatively from Mill Lane to the north east directly from Twyford village.

Equine development opportunity

Planning application 17/03422/APP was approved on the 21st August 2017 and the planning permission has been implemented through the construction of the foundations to mark out the footprint of the development. It is understood that the main building would be of concrete pillar construction clad with Yorkshire boarding with 20 internal boxes. Located within the building to the northern elevation would be a yard office and tack room with wash bay and feed storage to the southern elevation. The site is accessed from the council maintained road running adjacent to the northern boundary of the property.

The three bedroom eco cabin is to be located to the western side of the yard and will be subject to an equine occupancy condition.

There are currently no services to the site but the planning application does include roof mounted solar panels to the roof of the equine building. Please refer to the architects' plan below for further details of the proposals.

Further details are also available from the Aylesbury Vale District Council website and the vendor's agents.

The Land

The land is split into three main fields and comprises about 40 acres of arable, about 32 acres of pasture and about 4 acres of mature woodland. The land is relatively level with a gentle gradient for the all weather gallop. The arable land is currently down to winter wheat and included within a contract farming agreement. The boundaries of the land are currently hedged and part fenced with new post and rail fencing adjacent to the western boundary.


Method of sale: The property is offered for sale as a whole by private treaty. See the site plan.

Contract Farming Agreement: Some of the land is included within a contract farming agreement.

Services: The land is not connected to any services. however the vendor has looked into putting in a borehole in the past adjacent to the site. Further details are available from the vendor's agents.

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 is a right of access in favour of the property along the main farm drive which runs adjacent to the western boundary of the property and marked A to B on the sale plan.

A public footpath crosses over the land. Further details are available from the vendor's agents.

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 land is within a surface water nitrate vulnerable zone (NVZ).

Holdover: Holdover is reserved to permit the harvesting of all growing crops.

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.

Planning: Planning application 17/03422/APP - erection of american barn stables building together with the siting of a log cabin residence was granted on 21st August 2017 and planning has been implemented. Further details are available on the Aylesbury Vale District Council website and from the vendor's agents.

Local Authority: Ayesbury Vale District Council (Tel: 01296 585858)

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 s possible when making your inspection for your own personal safety, particularly around he farm buildings and machinery.

Solicitors: Taylor Vinters, Merlin Place, Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 0DP


From Bicester head north on the A4421, continue for approximately 2 miles. Take the right turn towards Poundon and continue towards the village. When you reach the T junction turn left and continue for about half a mile. The land is then on the left at a bend in the road.

From Buckingham continue along the A421 and turn left onto Gawcott Road towards Gawcott. Take Hillesden Road out of the village and continue south for about 5 miles then turn right to Twyford. Continue through Twyford, onto Bicester Road, for about a mile. The access to the land is located on the bend in the road and is marked with a for sale board. Continue up the long drive and the land is on your right.

Postcode: MK18 4HA

Viewing: Strictly by confirmed appointment with the vendor's agents, Windsor Clive 01672 521155