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BIDDESTONE STUD

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A successful Cotswold Stud Farm on the edge of a picturesque village

M4 (Junc 17) 6 miles, Chippenham 4 miles, Bath 9 miles.

4 Bedroom Stud Groom's House

45 boxes in 4 ranges

Foaling boxes and Barns

Vet, tack and feed rooms

2 horse walkers, Lunge ring & Turn out pens

Additional house in the village available

In all about 85 acres

Guide Price: £2m to exclude the house in the village

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SITUATION

Biddestone is a charming, peaceful village with attractive, traditional Cotswold stone houses and cottages centred around village greens with a duck pond and two public houses. The nearby towns of Corsham, Chippenham and Bath provide very good local shopping, and Bristol and Cirencester are close by. Biddestone is well located for communications. It is just less than 6 miles from Junction 17 of the M4 motorway. There is a regular train service to London from Chippenham taking about 80 minutes.

Sporting activities in the village include very active tennis and cricket clubs, and in the general area include hunting with the Beaufort, Polo at Westonbirt, racing at Cheltenham, Bath and Newbury, and golf at Chippenham, Castle Combe, Bowood, The Park and Lansdown. Schools in the area are excellent and include Westonbirt, St Mary's Calne, Stonar, Dauntsey's, Beaudesert Park at Minchinhampton, Badminton and all the Bath schools that cover all ages.

INTRODUCTION

Biddestone Stud is a well established stud and has produced many fine racehorses from Mtoto in the 1980s right up to the modern day, with the 2017 Group 2 Temple Stakes success of Priceless. At Royal Ascot last month the stud was represented by four home-bred runners. The current owners have been running Biddestone Stud for the last five years and have decided to rationalise their bloodstock interests.

DESCRIPTION

LOT 1

Stud Cottage

for use either as two separate units or as one dwelling. The full extent of the property is set out in the floorplans.

The Stud Buildings

The stud buildings are in two main groups, one by the village, a second 500 yards to the south, and a range of isolation boxes across the road:

The Main Group (36 boxes)

By the entrance are ranges of block built stables with the stud office. These comprise:

A range of 4 boxes, with feed room 20.72m x 4.57m (68' x 15'), adjoining vet room and tack room

A range of 6 boxes. This range includes the stud office.

A range of 5 boxes 19.5m x 4.57m (64' x 15')

Foaling Barn 18.28m x 15.24m (60' x 50') with 4 boxes and turn-out yard. This is a 4 bay steel barn with block walls and corrugated roof

2 Covered 5 bay Claydon horse walkers.

Boarded lunge ring 18.28m (60') diameter.

8 Boxes (13' x 11') in a 3 bay steel barn 13.7m x 12.19m (45' x 40') with block and Yorkshire boarded elevations under a corrugated roof. 4 Bay steel and corrugated roofed barn 18.28m x 9.14m (60' x 30')

4 Bay extension 18.28m x 3.65m (60' x 12') with storage and 3 cage boxes.

6 Boxes (15' x 11') in a 3 bay lean-to barn 13.71m x 9.14m (45 x 30')

New Barn (15 boxes)

At the southern end of the paddocks, with a separate access off the lane 600m from the village, is a further twin span 5 bay steel portal framed Barn 34.48m x 22.50m (100' x 74') with concrete panels, Yorkshire boarding above and box profile roof; one barn has 15 boxes, the other is a pair of excellent turn-out yards.

There are 3 close boarded woodchip turn out pens to one side, and a hardcore machinery storage open yard to the other.

The Land

The land comprises two distinct parcels, the major portion around the buildings lying to the west of the lane, extends toabout 65 acres and a further area of post and rail paddocks, to the east of the lane extending to about 20 acres.

The post and rail paddocks throughout the property form part of an attractive landscape with mature trees, hedges, stone walls and post and rail boundaries. The soil is free draining overlying limestone being ideal for equestrian activities.

In all the property extends to 85.94 acres (34.78 hectares).

LOT 2 GROOMS COTTAGE

A detached Cotswold stone and clay tiled three bedroom house set in an attractive garden adjacent to the Stud buildings. This property has a separate access to the Stud which is shared with other residential properties. The full extent of the property is shown on the floor plans.

GENERAL INFORMATION

METHOD OF SALE

TENURE AND POSSESSION

The property is Freehold and sold with vacant possession.

BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME

The Basic Payment Scheme Entitlements are included in the sale.

SERVICES

Stud Cottage and Grooms Cottage - Mains water, electricity and drainage.

Buildings - Mains water and electricity (3 phase).

OUTGOINGS

Current Council Tax Band

Stud Cottage - Band B

Groom's Cottage - Band F

Business Rates

Stud Buildings - £1,850.00 Rateable Value (this is below the current threshold for the payment of business rates)

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, sport, 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. Rights between lots (if sold separately) will be agreed. A plan of the bridleway and footpath on the farm is available from the Agents.

VAT

Any guide prices quoted or discussed are exclusive of VAT. In the event that a sale of the property or part of the propertybecomes a chargeable supply for the purposes of VAT, such tax will be payable (or become payable by the purchaser) inaddition to the purchase price.

SOLICITORS

Tanners, Lancaster House, Thomas Street, Cirencester GL7 2AX

Contact: Julian Archard

T: 01285 646112

Email: jma@tanners.co.uk

LOCAL AUTHORITY

Wiltshire Council, Monkton Park, Chippenham SN15 1ER

www.wiltshire.gov.uk

T: 01249 706111 (General Enquiries)

FURTHER INFORMATION PACK

A digital pack containing more detailed information is available upon request from either of the Vendors' Agents

VIEWINGS

Strictly by appointment through the selling agents - CarterJonas 01225 747270 or Windsor Clive 01672 521155.

Given the potential hazards of a working Stud, we would ask you to be as vigilant as possible when making your inspection for your own personal safety.

DIRECTIONS

From Junction 17, M4 take the second exit off the roundabout onto the A350 towards Chippenham. After approximately 1.5 miles turn right at the first set of traffic lights towards Kington St Michael. After half a mile turn left at the first crossroads (before the village). Continue for about 2 miles, pass over the next crossroads. At the next Tjunction turn right on to the A420; then taking the next left towards Biddestone. Pass through the centre of the village and the entrance to the Stud will be found on the right immediately after the Biddestone Arms.