Sibford Gower, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15 5RY
Guide Price £985,000
A superb versatile equestrian establishment
- 3 bedrooms
- 2 reception rooms
- 30.3 acres
Banbury 7.5 miles, Chipping Norton 8 miles, M40 (J11) 8 miles, Shipston on Stour 9 miles, Moreton in Marsh 13 miles
Muddle Barn Farm is a traditional pasture farm set in rolling countryside with fantastic far reaching views and is currently used as a highly successful equestrian showing yard.
The farm has a three bedroom detached house. Tucked away yet close to the buildings, making full use of the fantastic views to the South and West.
It is constructed of brick under a tiled roof and is surrounded by its own garden. The accommodation is light and provides practical living space with potential. Ground floor accommodation includes a large sitting room, dining room, farmhouse kitchen with Aga and utility/boot room.
Upstairs are three bedrooms with built in wardrobes and a family bathroom with spacious loft over.
Superb elevated position amidst beautiful and unspoilt countryside on the edge of the Cotswolds.
The Sibfords adjoin an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with footways and bridle paths offering delightful walking and riding.
An excellent range of facilities are available including a church, chapel, Doctor’s surgery, post office/shop and public house with restaurant.
There are a good selection of local schools which include a primary school in the village, Sibford School, Kitebrookm School (Moreton In Marsh), Bloxham School (Bloxham) and Warriner Comprehensive (Bloxham).
Additional amenities can be found in nearby Hook Norton include a dentist, a library and Veterinary Surgery, a village store and three pubs.· Centrally located between Banbury, Chipping Norton and Shipston-on-Stour, all with a good variety of shops and everyday amenities.
More extensive shopping can be found at Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford and Cheltenham. Leisure facilities include golf at Rye Hill, Tadmarton Heath, Lyneham and Chipping Norton. Racing at Cheltenham, Stratford and Warwick.
Theatres in Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford and Chipping Norton.
Riding in the area is second to none with direct access onto the Macmillan Way or Ditch Hedge Lane which runs along the county boundary down to Traitors Ford. Hunting in the area is with the Warwickshire, who meet annually at Muddle Barn Farm.
Conveniently located for the M40 motorway at junction 11 (Banbury) providing access to London, Oxford and the Midlands, as well as rail links to London Marylebone from Banburyin about 50 minutes and to London Paddington from Charlbury in about 60 minutes.
Land and Outbuildings
Muddle Barn Farm is approached by a long mostly concrete driveway which terminates in a spacious yard with the buildings leading off.
Originally part of New Barn Farm, the property was split away in the 1990s with the farm buildings being converted to equestrian use at that time. There is over 14,000 sq. feet of covered space with 30 or so stables/loose boxes.
In addition there is a secure tack room with staff area and wood burning stove, an indoor horse walker, and wash down area and built in oat rolling mill.
Additionally there is a round lunging pen, separate loose lunging lanes both protected by 12ft high Leylandi hedging and a walled muck heap with steel galvanised gates.
There is a 60x20m ménage which is properly drained and laid with rubber chippings. A superb surfaces for horses to be worked on. Leading off the ménage is a grass dressage arena measuring 60x20m.
The main building which currently provides stabling and hay storage also has an indoor school. The land extends to about 30 acres in all and is made up of a number of well fenced paddocks all with water laid on. There is good access to all the paddocks from central walk ways.
There is a mobile home on the site which is principally used as a staff rest room. Nearby is an outside WC.
About 30.3 acres (12.3ha)
From Banbury take the B4035 Broughton Road. After leaving Swacliffe turn left onto Hawks Lane. Follow this through the village, turning right at the T-Junction ontoMain Street. Turn left onto Colony Road and continue down the hill for approximately another 500metres or so. The entrance to Muddle Farm Barn can be found on the right hand side. Proceed to the top of the hill and bear left into the property.