Farm shop business included in Cotswold sale

A traditional Cotswold farm with a multi-award winning farm shop is a rare offering for which Savills is looking for £3.5m.

Foxbury Farm is a cracking opportunity to have a farming business and an established diversification business with a decent house in a good part of the world,” said the firm’s Richard Binning.

The 142ha (350 acres) near Brize Norton is for sale as a whole or in three lots by private treaty. There is a five-bedroom farmhouse, three-bedroom cottage, good modern farm buildings and a farm shop of 640sq m. This was converted to a very high standard from a modern farm building and opened just 18 months ago. It includes large butchery and deli departments and a restaurant area.

A further preparation room, cold store, commercial kitchen and activity room are housed in the original farm shop in converted buildings.

The farm shop business was first established 10 years ago and has now grown to the point where owner Colin Dawes said that the decision had to be made whether to stick with retailing or go back to farming. “We always said we would review things after 10 years and I think the time is just about right for someone else to take it on,” said Mr Dawes, who was a Farmers Weekly awards finalist in 2007.

The farm is mainly grade 3 land, currently mostly in permanent pasture but has been down to arable in recent years. (Savills 01865 269 179)


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