Guide Price £490,000 - Sold

  • Paddock/pastureland 12.23 acres /4.95 hectares
  • 1st time to the market for 80 years
  • Walk to Pangbourne"s shops and station to London, Paddington
  • Within the heart of this highly sought after period village

Pangbourne centre & railway station 10 minutes' walk (fast trains to London Paddington 47 minutes) ● Easy access Reading (6 miles) & Oxford by rail & road ● M4 (junc 12) 6 miles ● Heathrow 45 minutes by car (all distances approximate)

● Paddocks/Pastureland 12.23 acres/4.95 hectares

Offers invited for the freehold, as a whole or in lots

A unique opportunity to purchase a wonderful investment of paddocks/pastureland, set within the heart of this famous period Thameside village and surrounded by countryside noted for its outstanding scenic beauty.

This is the first time Walliscote Farm has been on the market for 80 years as it has been in the ownership of the Aldridge family since 1937. The farm itself is situated on the banks of the River Thames overlooking Pangbourne village and Whitchurch Lock. Within walking distance to the village centres.

Special features:
●The meadows that lead down to the long river frontage and moorings are spectacularly beautiful and have been kept in good heart by the Aldridge family over many years
● The acquisition of Walliscote Farm pastureland offesr a wonderful opportunity to not only acquire part of the historic and very beautiful village of Whitchurch-on-Thames but also to own pastureland where horses might be kept also a fine commercial opportunity if the moorings were purchased as a whole or individually
● There are lots of bridle paths easily at hand to include, by turning left onto Whitchurch High Street when leaving Walliscote Farm, and just after the narrow bottleneck at the end of the high street, the Hartslock bridleway will be found which allows fine riding through natural countryside as far as Goring-on-Thames.

Summary of Lot:

Lot 2 – paddock/pastureland 12.23 acres /4.95 hectares

Walliscote farm was the home farm for the Walliscote Estate, one of the earliest estates in Whitchurch-on-Thames. The lawn meadow was part of the formal gardens of the large house which has since been demolished. It has been suggested that the ditch system was originally a defensive structure for an earlier building on the manor house site, or for the village itself, possibly dating back to Saxon times.

At the end of the first river meadow on the plan marked Lot 2, before the construction of the Pound Lock at Whitchurch, boats travelling upstream were pulled through the flash lock by a winding mechanism on the banks of the first river meadow which was then called The Winch Field. Walliscote Farm was part of the manor of Whitchurch, Henry V bestowed the manor to a Knight by the name Walysh and this name no doubt over the years was softened into Wallis.

Walliscote Farm was a Dairy Farm until the early 1970s. Between the 1930s and 1950s milk and cream were delivered to the local community. For 25 years rare breed White Park cattle spent some of their time here.

Note 1: Lots 2, 3 & 4 - Paddocks/Pastureland
These lots enjoy a vehicular, pedestrian and livestock right of way from the highway. This right of way giving access to these 3 lots will run as shown and marked on the plan, along the northern boundary and will be 6 metres wide. There will be a requirement for the new owners of the pastureland, lots 2, 3 & 4 to erect at each lot owners expense, a secure stock proof fence to all boundaries which will also include a 5 bar gate to secure the right of way access between each of the three pastureland lots. Water to the pastureland will be by borehole, an easement to lay a mains water supply will be granted by the vendors. The track, with rights of way vested over it will be owned from point A, the northern boundary to point B, the southern boundary, by Lot 2 who will be responsible as to the cost of maintenance.

There is an area beside the track and shown on the plan that has been set aside for parking for the owners of Lot 5 the moorings.

Lot 3 : the paddocks/pastureland will have a right of access to lot 4 for the use of a bridge over a deep ditch. There will be two gates which will be erected by Lot 3 and marked on the plan between the boundaries of Lots 3 & 4 to facilitate this access and use of the bridge for paddock maintenance, livestock and pedestrian access. The right of access is 4m wide x 6m deep, each side of the ditch.

Part of the pastureland closest to the river may be subject to seasonal flooding in high water conditions. The pastureland is outside the conservation area.

Most of the mature trees to the river bank, which include Chestnut and Lime, have Tree Preservation Orders; this will not preclude maintenance to the trees, but will require permission from the South Oxfordshire district council tree preservation officer.

Each of the freehold owners of the track will be responsible for that part for maintenance.

Note 3 - There are no public rights of way or footpaths over the entirety of Walliscote Farm.

Local Facilities: Walliscote Farm is within easy walking distance of Pangbourne village centre with its fine selection of shops. Pangbourne offers superb transport links with a fast train service to London Paddington, Oxford and Reading, as well as buses to all local areas.

Directions: From the offices of Dudley Singleton & Daughter, turn left at the mini roundabout, turn left again at the George Hotel turn left, and continue over the River Thames and the toll bridge into Whitchurch-on-Thames, passing The Greyhound pub on the right and a few yards down on the left hand side there is a wide gravelled access which leads into the farm, with parking just outside the Farmhouse.

Post Code: RG8 7EP

Tenure: Freehold

Local Authority: South Oxfordshire

Viewing by arrangement with vendor's agent, Dudley Singleton & Daughter, No. 1 Station Road, Pangbourne, Berkshire, RG8 7AN.
Tel: 0118 984 2662

London Office: Cashel House, 15 Thayer Street, London, W1.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Dudley Singleton & Daughter for themselves and for the vendors of this property, whose agents they are, give notice that:
1. The particulars are intended to give a fair and substantially correct overall description for the guidance of intending purchasers, and do not constitute part of an offer or contract. No responsibility is assumed for the accuracy of individual items. We relied upon our own brief inspection and information supplied to us by the vendors. (i) The description, including photographs of the property and its contents, are intended to be a guide only rather than a detailed and accurate report and inventory. (ii) Floor plans, measurements, areas and distances are intended to be approximately only. (iii) Prospective purchasers are strongly advised to check measurements. The position of bathroom fittings as shown on the plan is indicative only – sizes, shapes and the exact locations may differ. Wall thicknesses, together with window and door sizes are approximate only and window and door openings are shown without frame details. (iv) Photographs are not necessarily comprehensive or current and no assumption should be made that any contents shown in them are included in the sale.
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