Oxford farm has strong equestrian, rural and residential potential
Date of Article
May 24 2011

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A rare opportunity to acquire an equestrian and rural sporting facility on the outskirts of Oxford is Hill View Farm, with around 38 acres bordering the River Cherwell.  For sale as a whole or in three lots, there are fields, paddocks, a main residence plus farm buildings, and fishing rights on the river. Conveniently situated on the northern fringe of Oxford at Old Marston village, the farm is close to the Ring Road and only 3.5 miles from the city centre.

There are two main fields, farm buildings currently used as 15 loose boxes, storage and workshops, a manege, and another 3-stable block and field split into enclosures.  The land also includes two beautiful river meadows attracting diverse wildlife.

Hill View Farm has been in the current family since the 1950s. Family member Mrs Jane Gannon comments: “There are all the foundations here for a professional equine facility. The layout of fields and enclosures makes it highly suitable for eventing, showjumping and cross country. It is a beautiful location for rural pursuits, being right on the river and surrounded by fields, and it is so close to Oxford you can see the Dreaming Spires from the fields.”

As well as the equestrian facilities and its rural assets, Hill View Farm has residential development potential. The main house is a large, 3-bedroom bungalow dating from the 1960s, which could be extended or replaced. The house has lawned gardens to the front and the back, with mature specimen trees and an outdoor (unheated) swimming pool in need of modernisation in the back garden, and a small paddock area. The farm buildings include a traditional brick-and-stone barn bordering the ménage, which could become additional accommodation, an office or a studio.

Hill View Farm is on the market for £1,450,000 as a whole or in three lots.  Lot 1, the main residence is £645, Lot 2, the farm buildings and land is £895,000 and Lot 3, a grass paddock is £70,000.

Further information on Hill View Farm is available here.