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)
● 47 Thames moorings with amenity land, total frontage 1,463 feet/446 metres, 1.18 acres/0.48 hectares (all measurements are approximate)
Description: A unique opportunity to purchase a wonderful investment of river frontage and moorings, 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.
●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 river moorings offers a wonderful opportunity to not only acquire part of the historic and very beautiful village of Whitchurch-on-Thames but also to own 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 5 – 1.18 acres/0.48 hectares. Frontage to the River Thames of 446 metres/1,463 feet to include 47 freehold moorings. If the moorings are sold separately, as the moorings vary in frontage quite considerably, a sale price for each will be based at £3,527 per metre/£1,075 per foot.
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: Lot 5 - The Moorings
The mooring plots vary in width and depth to include the track and amenity land due to the geography of each mooring plot.
The moorings, which are numbered 1 to 47, with mooring numbers 1 & 2 to be sold together, all will enjoy a right of way access from the highway along the track shown on the plan to the moorings.
Each mooring varies and are approximately 21.3 feet/6.5 metres to 48.55 feet/14.8 metres. Each mooring will have full riparian and fishing rights and will have a varied depth of plot of approximately 6 metres.
There will be a restriction on car parking on the moorings as access to the mooring is only for pick up and drop off. Car parking will be allowed in a designated area marked on the plan for mooring owners only.
There is an easement for the laying-in of water and electricity from the highway to the moorings along the side of the track marked on the plan to mooring 47 and can be connected to each mooring and separately metered, cost to be borne by the owners of each plot.
There will be a responsibility for all moorings for payment for their individual jetties to The Environment Agency. The cost to each mooring is calculated by the meterage of each mooring jetty width, as a guide the vendors state that the current fees would be in the region of £100-£200. A proposed purchaser is advised to contact the Environmental Agency or look on their website as to a guide to their charges.
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 2 - There are no public rights of way or footpaths over the entirety of Walliscote Farm.
Note 3. – The freehold will be placed in a limited company, and therefore be shared, owned and managed by all mooring owners. Therefore giving complete control and protection to all mooring owners. Further details from Dudley Singleton & Daughter.
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: Shared 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
Websites: www.singletonanddaughter.co.uk, www.rightmove.co.uk, www.mayfairoffice.co.uk, www.onthemarket.com, www.countrylife.co.uk
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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