Ashby Farm lies in an attractive location with
far reaching views. The land is undulating
and comprises of mainly Grade 3 arable land,
mixed woodland and pasture extending to
approximately 286 acres (115 ha) as whole.
Ashby Farm is mainly utilised for arable purposes
however there is potential to expand and further
develop the sporting or environmental aspect of
Lot 1 totals 211.41 acres and comprises of
approximately 159 acres of rolling arable land,
33 acres of mixed woodland and 18 acres of
grassland. The farm provides good amenity,
sporting and environmental benefits with the
woodland and grassland interspersed across the
farm. The main access to the land is taken from
the Long Compton Road on the north eastern
boundary with a farm track providing suitable
access to the farm. A second entrance on the same
road adjacent to field 9124 offers secondary access
to the southern blocks however there are infield
gates providing access across the whole of Lot 1.
Within the woodland block numbered 8450 is
a spring fed reservoir which is the main water
source on the farm.
Lot 2 comprises approximately 64.21 acres of
arable and woodland and is split into three
main enclosures. A five bay steel portal framed
agricultural building which is clad to one side is
located centrally with a second range of traditional
farm buildings located on the western boundary.
The main entrance to Lot 2 is on the southern
boundary and a farm track provides direct access
to the farm building. A secondary entrance on
the western boundary provides access to the
traditional buildings and the land to the west.
The arable land totals around 59 acres with
approximately 4 acres of mixed woodland.
Lot 3 is a single arable field with its own access
from the main road extending to 10.48 acres.
The land is included in the arable rotation and
has mature hedgerows to all the boundaries.
Method of sale: Ashby Farm is offered for sale as
a whole or in up to three lots by private treaty.
Services: Ashby Farm has a private water supply
from a spring fed reservoir located within the
woodland numbered 8450 on the farm plan.
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, support,
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.
There are three public footpaths crossing over
the land. Further details are available from the
Basic Payment: The entitlements to the Basic
Payment are included in the sale. In the event
that the property is sold in lots the entitlements
will be included with the eligible land on a pro
rata basis at the discretion of the vendor
(or their representatives).
The vendor has submitted a claim for the
current scheme year and will retain the payment
for this scheme year in its entirety. The vendor
will use reasonable endeavours to transfer the
entitlements to the purchaser as soon after
completion as the transfer rules allow.
Designations: The farm lies within the Cotswold
Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a
Nitrate Vulnerable Zone (NVZ).
Ingoing valuation: In addition to the purchase
price the purchaser will be required to pay for:-
Growing crops and all beneficial cultivations,
sub soiling, moling and acts of husbandry since
the last harvest at current CAAV rates or contract
rates where applicable; Seed, fertilisers, manures
and sprays applied to the growing crops since
the last harvest at invoice cost; All seeds, sprays,
fertilisers, fuel, oil and other consumables in store
at invoice cost. Enhancement of £30/ acre/ month
from the date of establishment to completion. Lime and chalk applied since the last harvest at invoice cost of the materials and spreading.
Sporting, timber and mineral rights: All sporting
timber and mineral rights are included in the
freehold sale, in so far as they are owned. The sporting rights are currently reserved for
the for the 2019/2020 shooting season due to
expire on 1st February 2020.
Fixtures and fittings: All items usually regarded
fixtures and fittings and equipment are
specifically excluded from the sale. Please note
that the current pheasant pens and other shoot
equipment are excluded from the sale.
Local authority: Stratford-on-Avon District
Council (01789 267575)
VAT: Any guide price quoted or discussed is
exclusive of VAT. In the event that a sale of the
property, or any part of it, or any right attached to
it, becomes a chargeable supply for the purposes
of VAT, such tax will be payable in addition.
Health and safety: Given the potential hazards
of a working farm we ask you to be as vigilant
as possible when making your inspection for
your own personal safety, particularly around
the farm buildings and machinery.
Solicitors: Shakespeare Martineau, Bridgeway
House, Bridgeway, Stratford upon Avon CV37 6YX
Postcode: CV36 5LB
Viewing: Strictly by confirmed appointment
with the vendor’s agents, Strutt & Parker in
Oxford 01865 366640.
Please note the red boundaries outlined within
these details are for identification purposes only
and do not represent the exact boundary.
Ashby Farm is situated on the edge of the
Warwickshire village of Long Compton
approximately 5 miles north west of the popular
town of Chipping Norton and 6 miles south of
Shipston-on-Stour. The market town of Moretonin-
Marsh is just 8 miles to the west with the larger
town of Straford-upon-Avon 17 miles to the north
and the city of Oxford approximately 25 miles to
the south east. The area is a desirable and easily
accessible area with the M40 (J11) at Banbury
just 15 miles to the north east and both the A429
Fosse Way and A44 offering easy access to the
south are both within an 8 miles radius.