An agricultural building with planning consent for conversion to a residential dwelling together with an attractive block of arable/grassland extending to 23 acres (9.37 hectares)
The property lies on the northern edge of the village of Oakley in Buckinghamshire. The village provides local amenities including a primary school, a church and public house whilst a more comprehensive range of social and recreational facilities can be found in the nearby larger settlements of Thame, Bicester and Oxford. There is an excellent choice of schooling in the area including Lord Williams comprehensive school in Thame, as well as falling within the catchment area for the Grammar schools in Aylesbury.
The transport links are good with J7 of the M40 motorway lying within convenient driving distance (11 miles) and a mainline railway service is available at Haddenham and Thame Parkway providing a regular service to London Marylebone (approx. 39 minutes).
Set back from the road, the site currently comprises an agricultural building set in approximately 23 acres of arable land. Permitted development was approved in October 2016 for the conversion of the barn to a residential dwelling under Class Q (planning ref: 16/02991/COUAR).
Approached via a gated access with a concrete drive and parking area, the proposed dwelling has a gross external area of approximately 332m2 (3,573ft2) and will be of concrete frame construction with timber cladding to the walls and insulated roof sheeting.
Set over a single storey, the accommodation will comprise an open plan kitchen/living/dining area, utility room, four bedrooms, a family bathroom and one en-suite bathroom.
The land surrounds the barn and extends to a single block of level arable land currently down to a grass ley. Extending to 23 acres (9.37 hectares), the land is enclosed by mature hedges and is accessed off the drive.
According to the Agricultural Land Classification, the land is classified as Grade 3 with the soils being of the Denchworth series, well suited to winter cereals and short term grassland.
Method of Sale and Tenure
The land is for sale by private treaty as a whole with vacant possession.
Basic Payment Scheme
The land is registered on the Rural Land Register for the Basic Payment Scheme. Entitlements are included within the sale and the vendors will use reasonable endeavours to transfer the entitlements within three months of completion of the sale. The purchaser will be required to ensure cross-compliance for the remainder of the claim year.
The farm falls within a surface water Nitrate Vulnerable Zone (NVZ).
A mains water supply is connected to the land with its own meter.
Wayleaves, Easements and Rights of Way
The property is 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 any other rights and obligations, easements and proposed wayleaves from masts, pylons, stays, cables, drains and water, gas and other pipes, whether specifically referred to or not. A footpath runs across the land to the north of the barn.
Minerals, Sporting and Timber Rights
Minerals, sporting and timber rights are included in the sale in so far as they are owned.
Should planning permission be obtained for any residential or commercial use on the eastern part of the land, the vendor will be entitled to 30% of the uplift in value of the land for a period of 25 years from the date of sale.
It is proposed that exchange of contracts and subsequent completion of the sale will occur on or shortly after 1st October 2017.
Aylesbury Vale District Council, The Gateway, Gatehouse Road, Aylesbury HP19 8FF
Tel: 01296 585858
The land may be viewed during normal daylight hours subject to prior notification to the vendor’s agent for security purposes. Any person viewing the land must be in possession of a copy of the sales particulars.
Health and Safety
Given the potential hazards of a farm, we would ask you to be as vigilant as possible when making your inspection for your own personal safety.
S21 Estate Agents Act 1979
We hereby notify you that the vendor is related to a member of staff at Carter Jonas.