Avening, Tetbury: £2,250,000
A substantial farmhouse with great potential together with traditional and modern outbuildings set within 90 acres of its own land situated in an elevated location enjoying far reaching views over the surrounding Cotswold countryside. c.4252 sq.ft accommodation, substantial Cotswold stone barn with stables, pretty gardens.
DESCRIPTION Longmans Barn Farm occupies a spectacular location amidst unspoilt rolling Cotswold countryside in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty enjoying far reaching views over some 90 acres of its own land. Situated about a mile from the pretty village of Avening, the farm is positioned at the top of a long driveway, which sweeps up to the farmhouse through woodland with open fields on either side. The property occupies an elevated position enjoying superb views over its own land towards Minchinhampton Common and Gatcombe Park, the home to Princess Anne and Gatcombe Horse Trials.
The Cotswold stone built farmhouse, extended about 25 years ago, now requires some general updating but offers substantial accommodation c.4,252 sq.ft which includes four reception rooms, an Aga kitchen, utility and garden room whilst the first floor has six good bedrooms, two of which with en-suites and a family bathroom.
There is ample parking to the front plus an integral double garage whilst the large gardens lie mainly to the rear, laid to lawn with mature trees and an ornamental pond.
The farm has a number of useful buildings including a large period Cotswold stone barn with a recently replaced roof that has been divided into storage rooms and stables on the lower floor whilst on the first floor, an exceptional and expansive space with an impressive vaulted ceiling. The barn offers great potential to convert subject to the usual planning consents being obtained. In addition to the barn are two modern agricultural store barns, one with further potential for indoor equestrian facilities.
The 90 acres of land is within a ring fence and is divided into various paddocks and fields which are currently used as grazing for livestock and horses. The land is gently undulating whilst there is about 30 acres of level land on the southern boundary divided into three large paddocks. The land is listed as Grade 3 and primarily of Elmton 1 Series being shallow well drained over limestone. The property is sold subject to Wayleaves, Easements and Rights of Way and it should be noted that a bridleway and footpaths cross the farm as indicated on the OS map.
SITUATION Longmans Barn Farm is located on the edge of the thriving village of Avening which has a host of scenic walks as well as two public houses, a village hall, an excellent primary school and parish Church. Located on the northern edge of Avening is the well-known Minchinhampton Golf Club, boasting two 18 hole courses, as well as Gatcombe Park, the home of The Princess Royal and Gatcombe Horse Trials.
Avening is conveniently located between Tetbury and Nailsworth, both of which have an excellent range of facilities including shops, public houses and primary schools with a secondary school at Tetbury whilst Beaudesert Park prep school is located on Minchinhampton Common. Also within the local area are a number of places of interest including the world famous Westonbirt Arboretum with some 18 thousand trees and shrubs in approximately 600 acres of landscaped grounds.
ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP SCHEME The farm was approved in September 2014 to be included in the Entry Level Scheme (ELS). It is the intention of the vendor to transfer the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) entitlements to the purchaser.
SERVICES Oil-fired central heating, mains electric and water. Private drainage