ATTINGTON STUDFor Sale
A leading centre for sport horses with an impressive modern house.
7 bedroom principal house with offices, and staff accommodation.
Cottage, 31 boxes, indoor school, outdoor school, XC schooling complex, paddocks and gallop. About 120 acres.
Oxford 13 miles. London 45 miles. Thame 4 miles. M40 (junction 6) 3.5 miles
• Attington House: 6 reception rooms, 6/7 bedrooms and bathrooms, staff flat/offices, garaging. Gardens and grounds.
• Sport horse complex with: manager’s cottage with 2 reception rooms, 3 bedrooms and bathroom.
• 31 stables in 4 yards
• Magnificent indoor school
• Outdoor school, cross country schooling complex and gallops.
• Extensive paddocks
In all about 121.7 acres (49.254 ha)
Superb recently built country house
Renowned stud farm and sport horse centre
Excellent income stream from superlative schooling facilities
More land buildings available if required
Guide Price: £7,000,000
Formerly a renowned stud farm for thoroughbreds, Attington Stud is now one of the leading centres for sports horses in the South of England ideally placed for ease of access to the M40. The current owners have replaced the house with a magnificent American designed country house which a highest quality centre of excellence deserves. The house and the stables have separate access, giving a well defined division between the residential and equestrian elements of the property.
Only 4.5 miles from junction 6 of the M40, Attington Stud is in the lee of the Chiltern Hills and superbly placed for reaching both London and Oxford. Just outside Tetsworth, which has a village shop, public houses and a village school, Attington's nearest town is Thame, an attractive centre with a good range of everyday facilities. It is a quick drive to Oxford by the A40 with all its cultural, educational and commercial facilities. Trains from Haddenham and Thame Parkway take about 45 minutes to London Marylebone.
Approached from the M40 by an avenue of lime trees facing south west and overlooking a large pond, Attington House was built in 2014 to an American design and with an impressive attention to detail. With its garaging and offices, it totals about 9,500 sq.ft. and its layout leads itself to entertaining and to modern family living.
The attractive regency front door leads into the ENTRANCE HALL with the curving staircase fireplace and parquet floor. Double doors lead to the DRAWING ROOM which with the DINING ROOM, LIBRARY and GARDEN ROOM gives excellent reception areas for entertaining. The other end of the house has the SITTING ROOM, superbly fitted KITCHEN and PANTRY, which link to the BOOTROOM, GARAGING and OFFICE AREA.
The first floor has a wide landing with to the right: the MAIN BEDROOM SUITE of bedroom, dressing room, 2 bathrooms and sitting room/study. To the left are a second bedroom and ensuite bathroom, 2 further bedrooms and a bathroom. The staircase continues up to the second floor, with 2 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, a nursery/bedroom 7 and store room.
From the kitchen a door leads to the BOOT ROOM, and UTILITY ROOM, the BACK HALL, a WC, and door to the triple GARAGE. Also off the back hall is BEDROOM 8/OFFICE, with a shower room and a separate door to the yard. Above the garage is the OFFICE/FLAT with kitchen units and a shower room, and OFFICE/BEDROOM beyond.
The attractive gardens lead down to the pond with borders lawns and mature willow trees. Behind the house are young plantings of specimen shrubs.
With an excellent manager's house and superb complex of stabling and indoor school, Attington Stud has been designed as a first rate centre for the training of competition horses. The combination of indoor and outdoor schools, the extremely popular cross country schooling complex, and the mile long oval gallop make Attington one of the best schooling and teaching centres in the Heart of England.
Currently run by a supremely professional team, the equestrian facilities pay their own way, and the new owner may wish to continue the current arrangement.
With a separate entrance, the buildings comprise:
THE MANAGER'S HOUSE A substantial bungalow of brick under a tiled roof, with ssitting room, reception room, kitchen, 3 bedrooms, and bathroom.
14 BOX YARD A traditional south facing yard of timber under a tiled roof, with stores and muck heap.
HORSE WALKER A six bay covered walker
A timber range, under a tiled roof, with: FARM OFFICE, VET'S ROOM, and 4 LOOSE BOXES. Indoor School Barn
An impressive 8 bay barn with, along the northern side:
10 LOOSE BOXES, a TACK ROOM, WASH BOX and feed room. This range has a wide feed passage and sliding doors at each end.
THE INDOOR SCHOOL, approximately 48m x 30m with a Martin Collins 'Ecotrack' surface, boarded walling, and exceptional natural lighting in addition to the sports lighting.
STORE ROOMS and WCS
A UTILITY BARN for equipment and machinery
A range of 3 ISOLATION BOXES.
METHOD OF SALE
The freehold of Attington Stud is offered for sale by private treaty.
COUNCIL TAX, EPCS AND OCCUPANCIES
- Attington House: EPC B, Council Tax H, £3,580.88 (2018/19)
- Staff Flat: Service Occupancy, EPC B, Council Tax A, £1,193.62 (2018/19)
- Managers Cottage: Service Occupancy, EPC F, Council Tax A, £1,193.62 (2018/19)
TENURE AND POSSESSION
The freehold is available with vacant possession subject to occupancies described below.
The property is held in two titles. Details are available in the Data Room.
SPORTING, MINERAL AND TIMBER
The sporting rights, the minerals and timber in so far as they are owned are included in the sale.
Mains water, Main electricity, Private Drainage
BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME (BPS)
The Basic Payment Scheme subsidy for the current year will be retained by the vendor.
The Vendor will use reasonable endeavours to support the transfer of any Basic Payment Scheme Entitlements to the Purchaser with effect from the date of completion. The Purchaser will indemnify the Vendor in respect of all actions, costs, claims and demands made in respect of any failure on the part of the Purchaser to comply with the cross compliance for the current year.
Details are available for the selling agents.
PLANNING AND OCCUPANCY CONDITIONS
The property is offered for sale subject to any current or past development plans, tree preservation orders, town planning schedule, applications permissions and resolutions which may or may not come in to force.
South Oxfordshire District Council, 135 Eastern Ave, Milton, Abingdon OX14 4SB Tel: 01235 422422
To be assessed.
BOUNDARIES, PLANS, AREAS, SCHEDULES AND DISPUTES
The Boundaries are based on the Ordnance Survey and are for reference only. The Purchaser will be deemed to have full knowledge of the boundaries and any error or mistake shall not annul the sale or entitle any party to compensation thereof. Should any dispute arise as to the boundaries or any points arise on the general remarks and stipulations, particulars, schedules, plan on the interpretation of any of them, such questions shall be referred to the selling agents whose decisions acting as an expert shall be final.
EASEMENTS, COVENANTS, RIGHTS OF WAY AND RESTRICTIONS
The property is sold to subject to, or with the benefit of, all existing wayleaves, easements, quasi-easements, rights of way, covenants and restrictions, whether mentioned in the particulars or not.
Two footpaths affect the property. These do not run close to the buildings. For details apply to the agents.
Where appropriate, the Purchaser will be responsible for complying with statutory provisions of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulation 2006, (TUPE) in relation to employees at the property.
Any price guide given or discussed is exclusive of VAT. In the event that the sale of the property or any part thereof or any right attached to it becomes a chargeable supply for the purpose of VAT, such tax will be payable in addition.
STUD FARM NAME
The vendors will continue to use the name Attington Sport Horses.
FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
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.
Blake Morgan, Seacourt Tower, West Way, Oxford, OX2 0FB.
For the attention of Michael Jones Esq. Tel: 01865 248607
A data room is available on www.windsorclive.co.uk. Those wishing to access it will need to obtain login details from the agents.
Strictly by appointment with the sole agents Windsor Clive International. Tel: 01672 521155.
DIRECTIONS - POSTCODE, OX9 7BY
From Junction 6 of the M40, take the B4009 towards Thame, take the first left on the A40 signed to Oxford, go through Postcombe, past the right turns to Thame and Attington Stud is on the right, take the first entrance to Attington House.