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134.99 sq m
Guide price £425,000(€481,811)

SwalcliffeBanbury, Oxfordshire, OX15 5EX

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Potential to redevelop to create a single country residence subject to consents
  • Enviable rural setting set within open farmland
  • Feeling of space and privacy
  • Range of redundant farm buildings
  • In all about 2 acres

Rare opportunity off the beaten track.

About this property

  • Common Farm is situated in an enviable rural position enjoying a real feeling of space and privacy, being set within open farmland and bordering Swalcliffe Common.

    The current property comprises:-
    Lot 1 - a mobile home with separate annexe, gardens to the front and ample parking.
    Lot 2 - extensive redundant farm buildings, stores, concrete yards, a belt of woodland and former quarry to the west.

    The property has previously been run as a pig farm by the current owners, but farming ceased in 2004.

    Whilst the property's original use is now redundant, the footprint and setting now offers the incoming buyer tremendous scope for re-development to create a single country residence. This would certainly enable the new property to take full advantage of its enviable rural position.

    The proposed replacement dwelling will be centrally set within its domestic curtilage with scope to create garaging, outbuildings and grazing, if required. The amount of land being sold with accommodation represents about 2 acres, however the domestic curtilage is currently restricted to the area immediately around the current dwelling.

    Architect drawings and a pre-application report for a replacement dwelling were submitted to Cherwell District Council in June 2018. Copies available from the selling agents.

    A Lawful Development Certificate for an existing use or operation or activity including those in breach of a planning condition was granted 17th January 2019.

    Please note the existing shared mains water supply will cease on completion of a sale. The incoming purchaser will need to connect to mains water or sink a bore hole.

If you have a bit of vision, then this is an amazing opportunity in a spectacular rural setting.

Nick RudgeProperty agent

Local information

  • Swalcliffe is a small, attractive conservation village situated in rolling north Oxfordshire countryside close to the border of south Warwickshire.
  • The village is principally made up of period ironstone houses and cottages with the church of “St Peter & St Paul”, a refurbished village hall, a magnificent Grade I listed Tithe Barn (now a museum), a popular traditional inn dating from 16th century, serving food, and a woodland play and picnic area.
  • A village store and post office are close by in Sibford Ferris, or the nearby villages of Bloxham or Hook Norton. Hook Norton is particularly well served with a small supermarket, post office, several pubs, famous local brewery, doctor and dental surgeries, primary school, library and vets.
  • More extensive facilities can be found at Banbury, Chipping Norton, Shipston-on-Stour, Stratford-upon-Avon and Oxford.
  • Fast line train service from Banbury (8 miles) to London (Marylebone from 56 minutes) and to Birmingham and the North. In addition are trains from Charlbury (13 miles) to London/Paddington from 75 minutes.
  • Connection to the M40 motorway at Junction 11 (Banbury) is 8 miles away.
  • Local schools – Primary Schools at Hook Norton and Sibford Gower C of E. Preparatory schools at Kitebrook and The Croft (Stratford). Senior schools at Chipping Norton and Bloxham, for which places are much in demand and private education in the area includes: Bloxham (co-ed) Tudor Hall (girls) Sibford (co-ed) and St Johns Prep (Banbury).
  • Cultural and sporting activities in the area include golf at Tadmarton Heath, Rye Hill (Milcombe), Chipping Norton and Brailes; indoor sports complex at Banbury; theatres at Chipping Norton, Stratford-upon-Avon and Oxford; horse racing at Cheltenham, Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick; cinema in Banbury; access to numerous public footpaths and bridleways to neighbouring villages. Full equestrian livery service available in the village and Swalcliffe Park Equestrian BE cross country course located on the edge of the village; Soho Farmhouse private members club at Great Tew; Daylesford Organic Farm shop and Spa at Daylesford.

Additional information

  • The property is offered for sale by Informal Tender. All offers are to be received in writing. A sales letter is available upon request. Date to be agreed.
  • The property enjoys a right of way from the adopted highway to the north along a farm track/bridleway to the property. Please contact the selling agents for more information. The property is to be sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way, wayleaves and easements that may exist, whether they are specifically mentioned in these particulars or not.
  • Directions: From Banbury, take the B4035 Shipston On Stour road. Pass through the villages of Broughton, and Lower Tadmarton. After passing through Tadmarton take the left turn signposted Tadmarton Heath and Wigginton. Follow this road for approximately 2 miles, passing Tadmarton Heath Golf Club on your left and at the sharp left hand bend, take the right turn towards the Sibfords' and proceed for a further 1.5 miles until reaching Swalcliffe Grange (you will have passed a barn conversion on the left en route and fields on either side). Just before Swalcliffe Grange and after a row of trees on your left, turn left at the small sign to 'Common Farm' and this takes you onto a track between stables on the left and access to Swalcliffe Grange on your right. Follow this track without deviating, and on reaching a large hay barn on the right, turn right and then bear immediately left aiming for the opening between the trees and this leads you to Common Farm.
  • EPC Rating = F