Lot 2 - an attractive block of predominantly arable land extendinding to 100.85 acres of arable and 38.36 acres of pasture.
Leadenporch Farm and Lower Farm lies on the edge of Deddington, an attractive village situated between the market towns of Banbury and the University City of Oxford. The village provides everyday facilities including a primary school, several public houses, restaurants and shops together with a monthly village market held in the central square. Local attractions in the surrounding villages include Soho Farmhouse and Daylesford Organic with the nearby towns of Banbury, Bicester and Oxford offering a wider range of social and recreational facilities. Schooling in the area includes Bloxham and Tudor Hall with Deddington falling within the Warriner catchment area.
J10 of the M40 lies 8 miles to the east and provides access to London and the wider road network. There is a mainline railway service from Banbury providing a frequent train service to London Marylebone in 63 minutes.
Leadenporch comprises a compact farmstead with an attractive barn conversion with ancillary accommodation, two farm workers cottages, a range of modern farm buildings together with approximately 420 acres of arable and pasture land. In addition, there is a well-established poultry enterprise running in conjunction with the arable operation. The farm is available as a whole or in two lots.
Situated to the north of the village of Clifton is an off-lying block of predominantly arable land accessed off either Clifton Road or via a shared drive off Tithe Lane marked A-B on the plan.
Comprising approximately 100.85 acres of arable and 38.36 acres of pasture, the land is broadly level and enclosed by mature hedgerows. The River Cherwell runs through the land bordered by Cricket Bat Willows at varying stages of maturity there by giving the potential for further income streams. The arable cropping rotation includes predominantly winter wheat, beans, oil seed rape and spring wheat.
Cricket Bat Willows
The Cricket Bat Willows are located along the banks of the river, making use of any marginal land. There are around 187 trees in Lot 2 which vary in age with the oldest being planted pre 2000.
As a general guide, the current values of a mature tree are around £285 - £300. The timber values have been calculated and there is the potential for around £56,000 of income from the willows over the next 18 years or so.
The land is classified under the MAFF Land Classification as predominantly Grade 3. The soils on the land are a predominantly of the Banbury Series, well drained brashy fine and coarse loamy soils best suited to winter cereals and short term grassland with the most southern areas of land being of the Wickham 2 series, slowly permeable fine loam over clay suited to winter cereals and grassland.
Basic Payment Scheme
The farm has been registered on the Rural Land Register and the Basic Payment Entitlements are included within the sale. The Vendor will use their reasonable endeavours to transfer the entitlements to the purchaser within three months of completion of the sale.
The farmland is subject to a Higher Level Stewardship agreement. The purchaser will be obliged to fulfil the terms of the agreements until their expiration (October 2017).
Easements, Wayleaves and Rights of Way
The farm is sold subject to and with the benefit of all existing wayleaves, easements and rights of way whether public or private, specifically mentioned or not. A public footpath crossing the land in Lot 2.
Method of Sale
The farm is being sold as a whole or in two lots by private treaty.
Tenure & Possession
Freehold with vacant possession on completion. Rights of holdover may be required for the harvest and storage of the 2017 crops.
An information pack is available to prospective purchasers. The pack provides further information on the property, including title, cropping and other general information.