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Quainton Road, Aylesbury

Guide price 4,500,000

08454 029035 Ref: EP4S07USWCIQS

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Property Description

A renowned ring fenced stud farm and equestrian competition centre with impressive facilities and opportunities for further development. In all, extending to 237 acres (96 hectares) Quainton 1.8 miles, Waddesdon 2.3 miles, Aylesbury 6.4 miles, Bicester 14.5 miles, London Marylebone 65 minutes Lot 1 Principal farmhouse: 2 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, 4 bedrooms Annexe: sitting room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms, bathroom Three staff flats Extensive equestrian facilities including: 35 stables, an indoor school, an outdoor school, a competition arena and cross-country schooling complex About 90.75 acres of pasture land Lot 2 146.42 acres of well-managed post and railed pasture

SITUATION

Quainton Stud is superbly placed within easy reach of both the M40 and the A41 giving access London and the Midlands. It is to the south east of Quainton, an attractive village between Aylesbury and the market town of Bicester. The village provides everyday facilities including two churches, a primary school and a public house. Local attractions in the surrounding area include Waddesdon Manor, Claydon House and Quainton Steam Railway with the nearby towns of Bicester, Aylesbury and Milton Keynes providing a more extensive range of social, recreation and educational facilities. 

The property benefits from good transport links with the A41 lying 1.5 miles to the south and providing access to the wider road network via the M40 and M1. Frequent trains from Aylesbury Vale Parkway (only 3½ miles away) reach London Marylebone in only 65 minutes.

Schooling in the area includes a secondary school in Waddesdon together with the grammar schools in Aylesbury and Buckingham. 

Luton Airport (29 miles) and Heathrow  Airport (44 miles)

Race meetings at Towcester,  Warwick, Windsor, Stratford and hunting with the Bicester and Whaddon Chase

DESCRIPTION

Quainton Stud is an excellent equestrian operation with an attractive four bedroom house set centrally within its own grounds with planning consent for either a replacement dwelling or an extension. It also includes and annex, staff accommodation, 35 loose boxes across three barns, a foaling unit, an  indoor arena with viewing gallery, an outdoor school, a dressage/competition area and a cross-country schooling complex, all set within a ring-fence of approximately 237 acres of post and rail pasture land. 

This well-established stud farm and equestrian centre hosts a range of events for all levels of riders including showjumping, dressage, showing competitions. In previous years, Quainton Stud has been responsible for breeding, sourcing, producing and caring for horses whose blood lines have been proven and have competed successfully at Olympic, World and European Championships.  

LOT 1

Quainton Farmhouse
Approached via a tree lined private driveway which leads to the farmhouse with a courtyard and turning circle, the property currently comprises an impressive, detached four bedroom farmhouse built of painted brick elevations under a slate roof. The drive sweeps round to the garden front of the house from which steps lead up to the front door into the entrance hall, off which the drawing room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room and cloakroom can be accessed. Stairs from the entrance hall lead up to the first floor landing off which are the master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, and a further three bedrooms and a family bathroom. The back door from the kitchen leads directly into the main courtyard.

Adjacent to the house is a single storey rendered brick annexe under a slate roof which comprises a sitting room, kitchen, two bedrooms, a bathroom and separate wc. Resembling the annexe, at the other side of the house and also facing onto the courtyard is a detached, open fronted double garage with a garden store and workshop.

Outside, to the front of the house is an attractive garden predominantly laid to lawn and enclosed by mature trees and hedges. There is a heated outdoor swimming pool with a patio area for outdoor seating together with a pool house.

Whilst the farmhouse provides well-laid out living accommodation, planning permission has been obtained for either the demolition of the existing annexe and garages and replacement with a two storey extension (planning ref: 16/01625/APP) or for the demolition of the existing dwelling via permitted development (planning ref: 14/03518/ADM).

Equestrian Buildings

Accessed via double gates off the main courtyard, the equestrian buildings are at the centre of the farm with easy access to the land and other facilities. 

Stable Barn 1
Steel frame with part concrete block part fibre cement elevations under a corrugated fibre cement roof with a concrete floor. Internally, there are 10 loose boxes together with a tack room, solarium, equine treadmill and a utility room with shower facilities. In addition, 4 further loose boxes face onto the courtyard area.

Staff Accommodation
Located within the yard and at the end of one of the American barns are three studio flats for members of staff. Each studio is a bedroom/sitting room, with a kitchenette with electric hob and a shower room.

Foaling Unit
Steel frame with concrete block elevations under a corrugated roof. Part of the building is used as a foaling unit with 5 foaling boxes, 5 loose boxes and a turn out area together with a vetinary box, vet room and kitchen.  In addition, accessed off the main yard or via the internal turn out area is an office with a kitchenette together with a further vet room and kitchen. 


General Purpose Building

7 bay general purpose building of concrete frame construction with part fibre cement elevations under a corrugated fibre cement roof with a part concrete part earth floor. The building is currently used as a workshop/storage area.

Stable Barn 2

Steel frame with box profile elevations under a corrugate roof. Internally there are 12 loose boxes together with a solarium, tack room and separate wc. Internal sliding doors give access to the indoor school (described below).

Indoor Arena
with a waxed surface and a viewing gallery

Equestrian Facilities:
In addition to the buildings, Quainton Stud has extensive outdoor facilities which are let out, often with the indoor arena, for private schooling and events, producing a substantial income:

All-weather loose schooling arena alongside the indoor school

All-weather outdoor sand and rubber dressage arena measuring 90m x 45m with a judging box and pavilion with indoor and outdoor seating

6 bay Monarch horse walker with rubber matting and electric partitions

Outdoor grass jumping arena measuring 100m x 100m with cross-country schooling fences.

58 temporary stables are located around the property which may be available by separate negotiation. 

The Land
Surrounding the main farmstead, the land is all down to pasture and can be accessed via a network of internal tracks and horse walks.  

Broadly level but with some undulation, the land extends to 90.75 acres (36.73 hectares) and has been divided into a number of well-maintained turn out paddocks all of which are enclosed by post and rail fencing and are supplied with mains water. 
 
 Equestrian Enterprise
The business has been successfully run in-hand and produces a substantial income details are available on request. At present, there are two full time and one part time employees together with two full time farm hands who assist with the equestrian operation. Further information can be obtained from the selling agents.

Lot 2
With access directly off the The Willows, Lot 2 comprises a block of well managed pasture land divided into paddocks and enclosed by a mixture of mature hedges and post and rail fencing. In all, the land extends to approximately 146.42 acres (59.26 hectares) and benefits from mains water with internal tracks and horse walks providing access to individual fields

General Information

Method of Sale
The farm is being sold as a whole or in two lots by private treaty.

Tenure & Possession
Freehold with vacant possession

Planning
Planning permission was granted in May 2016 to demolish the existing annexe and garages and replace with a two storey extension to the principal house (planning ref: 16/01625/APP). In addition, permitted development was approved in December 2014 for the demolition of the existing dwelling (planning ref: 14/03518/ADM). 

Land Classification
The land is classified under the MAFF Land Classification as predominantly Grade 3. The soils on the land are a predominantly of the Denchworth Series, being slowly permeable loam and clay soils. 

Basic Payment Scheme
The farm has been registered on the Rural Land Register. The Basic Payment Entitlements may be available by separate negotiation.

Mineral Rights 
All included in the sale in so far as they are owned

Designations
The property is within a surface water Nitrate Vulnerable Zone (NVZ).

Overage
Overage provisions apply in respect of the fields shown hatched blue on the plan. The vendor will be entitled to recover 25% of any uplift in value arising from any residential or commercial development on the land within the next 30 years.

Fixtures & Fittings
A full list of fixtures and fittings that will remain at the property can be obtained from the selling agents.

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. The footpath which previously ran up the main drive has now been diverted.

Services
The property benefits from mains water and electricity with drainage to a septic tank.

Council Tax
Band G

Solicitors
Howard Kennedy LLP, No.1 London Bridge, London SE1 9BG
Tel: 020 3755 5556 (Edward Landau and Pervaze Ahmed)

Information Pack
An information pack is available to prospective purchasers. The pack provides further information on the property, including title, RLR plans, fixtures and fittings and other general information.

Local Authority
Aylesbury Vale District Council
Web: www.aylesburyvaledc.go.uk
Tel: 01296 585858

Viewing
Strictly by invitation from the selling agents, Carter Jonas T 01865 404443 and Windsor Clive T 01672 521155. Given the potential hazards of a working farm we would ask you to be as vigilant as possible when making your inspection for your own personal safety, particularly around the farm buildings. 

Directions (Post code HP22 4AG)
From Aylesbury, take the A41 towards Bicester and after approximately 7 miles, take the right turn signposted Quainton. Continue over the railway bridge and after half a mile, the entrance to Quainton Stud can be found on the left hand side.

 

 


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