Development Site For Sale

Strattons Farm, Thame Road, Longwick, Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire

Guide price £2,000,000


A great opportunity to acquire a beautifully situated small farm and potential development site with Grade II Listed farmhouse which would benefit from some modernisation

  • Attractive detached period house
  • Four double bedrooms
  • Useful outbuildings and large gardens
  • Potential for self-contained annexe (STPP)
  • c. 10.23 hectares of strategically positioned land
  • Popular location with stunning views
  • Incredibly rare opportunity
  • Development Land/Paddock
  • c. 0.260 hectares allocated for residential development



Situation
Strattons Farm is perfectly situated to enjoy the delights of country living, together with the benefits of the nearby towns of Princes Risborough and Thame. Village amenities include a traditional public house, a convenience store, post office and a village school. The market town of Princes Risborough is less than two miles away, offering an array of restaurants, boutiques and high street shops as well as a library, bank and pharmacy.


The nearby town of Thame offers further opportunities for entertainment and sports, with a theatre, music and art groups, library, fitness centre and many sports clubs including cricket and golf. Longwick is ideally situated to access local schools. St Andrew’s School, Great Kimble Church of England School, Haddenham St Mary’s Church of England School, Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School, Aylesbury High School & Aylesbury Grammar. All have an ‘outstanding’ Ofsted rating and are within a 9 mile radius of Strattons Farm. Other nearby schools include Longwick Church of England Combined School, Lord Williams School and John Colet School which are rated either ‘outstanding’ or ‘good’ by Ofsted.


A very good range of private schools are available throughout the area including Stowe School, Thornton College, Akeley Wood School and Ashfold School.


Description
The farmhouse is an attractive character Grade II listed detached family home, with parts dating from the early 16th century. The property offers some development potential (subject to necessary consents) and is in need of modernisation. It comprises brick elevations, with some exposed timbers and timber weatherboard cladding on part, under a clay tiled pitched and hipped roof. Originally a two up, two down cottage, the farmhouse has been extended through the conversion of a traditional barn with newbuild joining link.


The front door leads into an entrance hall off which is the dual aspect snug with beautiful open fireplace with inset bread oven, office/through room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, boiler room, bathroom, dining room and triple aspect sitting room with exposed timber framework and wall timbers, fireplace and French doors to the outside. The first-floor accommodation comprises four double bedrooms and two family bathrooms


Grounds and Gardens
Externally the property offers a triple garage (potential STPP for conversion/extension into an annexe) and a traditional brick built, clay tiled stable block with 3 stables.


Extensive gardens surround the farmhouse, lying mainly to the west. The gardens are predominantly laid to lawn with some ornamental trees and shrubs enclosed by post and rail wire and hedging. There is a large courtyard parking area between the farmhouse and outbuildings. An attractive stream runs through the gardens.


We estimate that the house, garden and curtilage extends to approximately 0.384 hectares (0.95 acres) (Subject to final checks).


The main block of land lies in an ‘L’ shaped block immediately to the north and east of the farmhouse and extends to approximately 09.586 hectares (23.69 acres) (Subject to final checks) of attractive permanent pasture in 4 no. enclosures. It is strategically located on the edge of Longwick.


The paddock with an allocation for development is situated to the north west of the farmhouse extends to approximately 0.260 hectares (0.64 acres) and could be readily screened.

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