North Street Farm is situated on the northern side of the village of Aston, near Bampton, which itself lies to the south of the A40, approximately five miles south of Witney, Oxfordshire.
Aston is an attractive small village with a post office, church and public house. There are further shops and two public houses in the neighbouring village of Bampton.
The nearby town of Witney offers an excellent range of shops and leisure facilities with free car parking. The market town of Faringdon also offers a variety of services. The University City of Oxford has extensive shopping and leisure facilities, transport networks and a rich cultural history. The Cotswolds are nearby to the north.
There are a number of golf courses in the area including Carswell Golf and Country Club (6 miles) and Faringdon Golf Course (10 miles). Water sports facilities in the area include 3 T's Watersports Club (3 miles) and Hardwick Water Sports (4.5 miles). The River Thames is 3 miles to the south.
Aston is well located for a selection of state and private schools including primary schools in Aston and Bampton. Other schools in the area are St Hugh's, Cothill House Prepatory, Cokethorpe, Radley College and The Manor Preparatory School, Abingdon Boys, St Helen's and St Katherine's and Our Lady's Convent in Abingdon.
Lot 1 - north street farmhouse, cottage, buildings and paddock
North Street Farmhouse is an attractive Cotswold Stone three storey house offering extensive accommodation with opportunity for substantial extension (plans approved for extension with 2170sq ft gia over three floors) and refurbishment. Situated just outside the village of Aston it enjoys views over open countryside. The adjoining cottage and former farm buildings provide further significant potential. The accommodation comprises the following:
Front door to stone Entrance Porch With a slate roof and panelled timber door to Entrance Hall
The First Reception Room Has a tiled fireplace, two arched alcoves and a panelled door.
The Second Reception Room Has a tiled fireplace, fitted cupboards and a south facing window seat.
There is a step down to the Third Reception Room Which has exposed beams, a south facing window seat and a tiled fireplace.
Under the cottage staircase there is a storage cupboard .
Off this room is the Boot Room Which has a Belfast sink and plumbing for a washing machine. The back door leads to the walled garden.
The Kitchen Can be accessed from the third reception room and the entrance hall and has a double stainless steel sink, floor units and two fitted cupboards to alcoves.
A rear door off the hall leads to a separate WC and Bathroom.
Stairs from the entrance hall lead to a half landing off which is a family Bathroom With WC, bath and hand basin.
Double Bedroom 1 With south facing windows.
Single Bedroom 2
Double Bedroom 3
Stairs to second floor
Double Bedroom 4 With water storage tank in the corner of the room.
Single Bedroom 5
Single Bedroom 6
A Trianco Redfyre oil fired boiler serves the radiators throughout the property.
Adjoining the farmhouse on its west side is a stone cottage under a tiled roof. This property is entered from the west.
A glazed porch leads to the Kitchen With cream wall and floor units and a single drainer stainless steel sink. There is plumbing for a washing machine and dishwasher.
A door leads to the Sitting Room With a flagstone floor, exposed beams and a stone fireplace.
A hallway off the sitting room leads to a Utility Room With a cupboard and worktop. Adjacent to this is a double shower cubicle with showerhead, wash hand basin and separate WC.
Double Bedroom 1 Has exposed beams and dormer windows.
Double Bedroom 2 With dormer windows.
A third bedroom or dressing room is accessed from the second bedroom.
The grounds, outbuildings and farm buildings
The grounds to the farmhouse and cottage extend to the north, south and west of the properties. On the south side are lawns with formal flowerbeds with dwarf stone walling, paved and gravelled paths together with a cast iron traditional lamp post. There is access to two attractive stone built garden stores with Cotswold stone roofs. To the south of the cottage is a double length part stone part concrete block and timber garage and adjacent to the cottage are two concrete block single garages with up and over doors.
Further buildings include a greenhouse and sectional timber shed.
To the west are extensive grass lawns with semi-mature trees. To the north of both properties is an attractive walled garden, part vegetable plots and part gravelled area with beds.
The outbuildings and farm buildings
The range of modern and traditional buildings to the east of the house offer superb potential for a variety of different uses (subject to consent).
The traditionally constructed former farm buildings include:
A two storey stone barn originally used as a milking parlour and dairy. External stone steps to first floor.
A stone barn formerly two storey but now with mono-pitch roof.
A range of stone, brick and timber former cow sheds under slate and tiled roofs.
The modern buildings comprise:
Four bay steel framed dutch barn with corrugated roof (64ft x 26ft).
Five bay concrete framed cattle shed with part concrete block walling, concrete floor, feed fence and guttering (75ft x 36ft).
Adjacent to the buildings is a concrete yard with rail fencing and gates.
To the rear of the cattle yard is a concrete pad.
Lots 2 and 3 - the land
The arable land is in two blocks on either side of Aston Road.
In general the land is classified as defra Grade 3 and the soils are a mixture of Kelmscot, a calcareous fine loamy soil over gravel and Evesham 2, a slowly permeable calcareous clayey soil.
Lot 2 (Blue)
A block of about 23.60 acres (9.55 hectares) of arable land in three enclosures and with road frontage to the east side of Aston Road. A footpath crosses the northern edge of the area. The purchaser is to establish a new agricultural access from Aston Road.
Lot 3 (Green)
A block of about 58.79 acres (23.79 hectares) of arable land in three enclosures lying to the west of and with road frontage to Aston Road.
Lots two and three are currently let on a Farm Business Tenancy until 31st August 2013. It is farmed in a conventional arable rotation and is in good heart.
General remarks and stipulations
Method of Sale and Tenure
The freehold of the property is available for sale by private treaty as a whole or in three lots. Vacant possession will be given on completion of Lot 1. Lot 2 and 3 are subject to a Farm Business Tenancy until the 31st August 2013.
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.
A public footpath runs along the northern boundary of field no sp 3450 5763 and dissects across to the north western boundary of sp 3430 3262 as shown on the plan. No other covenants, rights of way, wayleaves or other rights are known which affect the property.
The farmhouse and cottage are connected to mains electricity and water supplies. The two properties are served by one private drainage system.
There is a mains water and electricity supply to some of the outbuildings.
Oxfordshire County Council, County Hall, Oxford OX1 1ND
West Oxfordshire District Council, Elmfield, New Yatt Road, Witney OX28 1PB
Telephone: Www. Westoxon.Gov.Uk
The property lies within the West Oxfordshire District to which the West Oxfordshire Local Plan 2011 applies.
A Certificate of Lawfulness of Proposed Use or Development has been approved by West Oxfordshire District Council for a three storey extension to the front of North Street Farmhouse. The approved extension has a gross internal floor area of 2170 sq ft over three floors.
Council Tax & Business Rates
North Street Farmhouse - Band G - £2, 423 payable for 2012/13
North Street Farm Cottage - Band E - £1, 777 payable for 2012/13
Health and Safety
We would ask you to be as vigilant as possible when making your inspection for your own personal safety particularly around the farm buildings.
Sporting & Timber
All sporting and timber rights are included in the sale.
Fixtures & Fittings
Those items mentioned in the particulars of sale are included in the freehold. All other fixtures, fittings and furnishings are expressly excluded unless agreed in advance.
Single Payment Scheme
The land is registered on the Rural Land Register. Entitlements for the land may be available by separate negotiation.
Plans, Areas and Schedules
These are based on the Ordnance Survey and are for reference only. They have been checked by the Vendor's Agents and the Purchaser shall be deemed to have satisfied himself as to the description of the property. Any error or mis-statement shall not annul the sale or entitle either party to compensation in respect thereof.
Approach Aston from Standlake. In the centre of the village turn right up North Street, the property will be found on the right on leaving the village.
From Bampton enter Aston and turn left up North Street in the centre of the village. The property will be found on your right on leaving the village.
Strictly by appointment with the sole agents Adkin
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