Farmhouse for sale in Britton Bottom, Hawkesbury Upton, Badminton GL9

Guide price £2,130,000

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    Property description

    On the edge of the Badminton Estate, a Cotswold farm with a well-proportioned 4 bedroom detached Farmhouse (2002ft2 / 186m2) and gardens, detached established Farm Shop (406ft2 / 37.76m2), range of farm buildings and approximately 70.16 acres (28.39ha) of agricultural land.

    Best offers to be received by 12 Noon on Friday 6th may 2022.


    Lot 1 (Guide Price £1,500,000) – Farmhouse, Farm Shop, Buildings and approx. 29.31 acres (11.86ha) (edged red)

    Lot 2 (Guide Price £120,000) – Land of approx. 8.72 acres (3.52ha) at Sandpits Lane (edged pink)

    Lot 3 (Guide Price £350,000) – Land of approx. 21.89 acres (8.85ha) at France Lane (edged green)

    Lot 4 (Guide Price £85,000) – Paddock of approx. 5.78 acres (2.33ha) at Crooklands (edged blue)

    Lot 5 (Guide Price £75,000) – Paddock of approx. 4.42 acres (1.78ha) at Pike Hill (edged orange)

    The Farmhouse

    The architecturally designed farmhouse (no aoc) was built in approximately 1995 to a high standard, with stone elevations and having timber joinery throughout. An enclosed stone Porch to the front of the property, leads to generous accommodation opening into an internal Hallway with Office/Study to the side and large Lounge with wood burner opening into the Conservatory, overlooking the farm and open countryside beyond. The Lounge links back into the extensive Farmhouse Kitchen and Dining Room with Utility Room, Cloakroom and rear Hall leading out to the garden.

    The first floor provides further spacious accommodation around a central landing area, with four double Bedrooms (one with en suite), Family Bathroom, Airing Cupboard and built in Wardrobes providing plentiful storage. It is considered that there is further potential to create additional accommodation within the Attic, if desired.


    Externally, there is a large tarmac driveway to the front and side providing ample parking for several vehicles and setting the house back from the road. There are attractive mature borders throughout with access from either side of the house, leading to a rear Patio area and level lawn enjoying far reaching views over the open countryside, perfect for private entertaining. The side access leads further on to the Farm Shop, farm buildings and land.

    The Farm Shop

    The established Farm Shop is situated to the rear of the Farmhouse, utilising the main entrance, and providing parking for several vehicles. The Shop has a 5 Star Food Hygiene rating and benefits from a dual purpose air conditioning unit, with the main retail area measuring approximately 37.76m2 (406.44ft2), with the addition of a walk-in cold room and preparation room.

    Farm Buildings & Yard

    The farm has historically and current been used for beef, sheep, and pig production, with a mixed range of buildings which extend in all to approximately 9700ft2 (900m2), with associated yards. Further information can be found at the Farm Buildings Schedule on full set of Particulars (page 3).


    The land at France Lane Farm in total extends to approximately 70.16 acres (28.39ha). The land is generally level and is boarded by stone walls and post and rail fencing. The land is currently laid to pasture although could be suited to an Arable rotation. There are a number of roadside access points with internal access between parcels.


    The Farmhouse is connected to mains water, drainage and electricity with oil fired central heating. The land is connected to mains water, with several water troughs present.


    France Lane Farm is situated in the desirable village of Hawkesbury Upton, with excellent commuter links to the M5/M4 motorways and within commutable distance of the historic cities of Bristol, Bath, Gloucester, and Cheltenham.
    Hawkesbury Upton lies on the Cotswold Way and the village has two public Houses, a primary school, a church, a village shop, hairdresser, and post office. There is a village hall with recreation ground and a cricket club and excellent schools in Hawkesbury Upton, Hillesley and the nearby village of Kingswood.


    The area is highly regarded for equestrianism being on the edge of the Badminton Estate and Beaufort Hunt, with racing at Bath and Cheltenham easily accessible. Golf is available within 10 miles at the Cotswold Edge, Chipping Sodbury and Stinchcombe Golf Clubs with Premiership Rugby at Gloucester or Bath (15.5 miles). Motorsport is 8.5 miles distant at Castle Combe.


    In addition to local education within Wotton-under-Edge, Chipping Sodbury, Tetbury, Horton (primary), Leighterton (primary) and Hillesley (primary), private education is available at Westonbirt (5.5 miles) and within Bath (16 miles).


    The land is outside the settlement boundary and is therefore designated as open countryside, within the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
    The buildings have been in agricultural use and may be eligible under Class R of the General Permitted Development Order for change to a flexible Business Use (subject to conditions including area limitations). Potential Purchasers are to make their own enquiries in this regard.

    Overage Clause

    The land will be subject to an Overage Clause to the effect that if planning permission is granted for any non-agricultural or private equestrian use within 25 years of sale completion, 35% of any increase in value will be payable to the Vendors or their successor in title.


    South Gloucestershire Council
    EPC – D

    Basic Payment Scheme

    The land is registered on the Rural Land Register. The entitlements are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation.

    Countryside Stewardship

    The land is within a 5 year mid-tier Countryside Stewardship Scheme which commenced on 01/01/2022 and is due to terminate on 31/12/2026. Any Purchaser is able to continue the agreement, subject to the existing terms and conditions, or the agreement can be terminated upon sale. Full details available from the Selling Agents.

    Rights Of Way, Easements & Covenants

    The site is sold with any rights, easements or incidents of tenure which may affect it. A public footpath crosses the land, starting at Lot 3 and traveling through Lot 1, to where it then meets Stroud Road.

    Sporting Rights And Mineral Rights

    We understand that both are in hand and will be included within the sale of the property.


    Strictly by appointment with the Agents: Dj&P Newland Rennie. Tel: Ref mhb/tr
    The land can be viewing in daylight hours with a set of particulars. Please utilise the public footpath, where possible.

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