Land For Sale

Merrick Hill Stud, Godington, Godington, Bicester, Oxfordshire

Offers in Excess of £725,000 Sold

A unique opportunity to create a bespoke equestrian property in a desirable location. In all about 42 acres.

  • Extensive courtyard of stabling
  • General purpose building with kitchen, tackroom and store
  • Sand and rubber manege
  • Outline planning permission for a detached 4 bed Equestrian Workers Dwelling (all reserved matters approved)
  • Fabulous rural countryside location
  • Well divided paddocks, pastureland
  • River frontage
  • In all about 42.48 acres ( 17.19 ha)


Merrick Hill Stud is situated in attractive rural countryside forming part of the hamlet of Godington, which comprises a selection of period houses and farmsteads along a no through lane.

The nearby historic market town of Bicester offers a wide range of shops, together with cafes, pubs, numerous restaurants, weekly markets and a cinema complex. Bicester has two railway stations. Bicester North has a regular commuter service to London Marylebone (around 45 minutes) and Bicester Village offers a service to Oxford and London Marylebone.

The M40 is within easy reach at J9 or J10 and offers access to London, M25, Oxford and Birmingham.


Merrick Hill Stud comprises a rarely available opportunity to build an impressive family home with the benefit of being situated down a long private drive surrounded by your own land. The property is located in a hugely popular equestrian area with access to good local facilities and bridleways.

The New Building

Outline planning permission was granted on 31st August 2017 (under Application No. 17/01711/OUT) for the erection of an Equestrian Workers Dwelling by Cherwell District Council. Conditions of consent and reserved matters were signed off on 14th November 2018 and a material start has been made with the installation of site access, driveway and parking sub-base, the erection of post and rail fencing around the garden area and the installation of mains water. The plans submitted show a detached stone built house, with entrance hall leading to the kitchen/dining room and sitting room. On the first floor the master bedroom has an ensuite, with three further bedrooms and a family bathroom.

This presents an exciting opportunity to create a bespoke equestrian property in a fabulous rural countryside location. Further details are available upon request.

Buildings and Land

Located down the long private drive and situated in the centre of the land is a substantial concrete block covered stable yard comprising 15 stables around a central yard. Adjacent to the stable block is a large steel portal framed building currently used for storage with additional entrance area, kitchen and tack room.

Located close to the buildings is a drained sand and rubber manage and some close turnout paddocks. The land which has planning permission for equestrian use surrounds the buildings and is well divided into useful grazing paddocks. There is appealing river frontage along the northern boundary.

In all the property extends to approxiamtely 42.28 acres

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