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Lot 1 - Furzen Leaze Farm, Ewen, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7

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5 Bedroom Farm for sale in Cirencester

4 5 3
  • Principal five bedroom farmhouse
  • Five further cottages
  • Range of traditional and modern farm buildings
  • Commercial arable farm
  • In all 447.79 acres (181.21 hectares)

Lot 1 of Furzen Leaze Farm is a well equipped and productive residential arable farm situated in an excellent position between the market town of Cirencester and the village of Ewen on the edge of the Cotswold Hills. Ewen lies on the infant River Thames with the well known public house, the Wild Duck Inn, which is currently undergoing a complete refurbishment. Nearby Cirencester is a popular Cotswold market town which provides a good range of shopping and other day to day requirements. More extensive facilities can be found in the major centres of Cheltenham, Gloucester, Swindon and Bath, all easily accessible.
Motoring connections are excellent. Cirencester provides access to a number of major highways, including the A417/A419 dual carriageway, which connects the M4 and M5 motorways. The A433 / A429 Fosse Way connects with the A40 / M40 to the northeast. Regular train services from Kemble (3 miles) put London (Paddington) in about 75 minutes travelling time.
There are many recreational opportunities in the area, including golf at Cirencester, Burford and Cheltenham, racing at Cheltenham, Warwick, Bath, Newbury and Stratford, hunting with the VWH Hunt and polo at Cirencester Park.
There is an excellent range of schools in the locality, including Rendcomb College, the Cheltenham Colleges, Westonbirt, Beaudesert, Pinewood and Marlborough College. The Royal Agricultural University is located just outside Cirencester.
The farmhouse is approached over a lengthy private entrance drive which also serves the farm buildings. It is set in an attractive position with open views to the south as far as the Marlborough Downs. The house is a charming Grade 2 listed period dwelling, constructed of Cotswold stone elevations under a roof mainly covered in Cotswold slates. It is situated in the centre of the farm and is surrounded by open farmland. Although the house requires some modernisation and refurbishment, the rooms contain many period features which offer considerable potential.
The farm buildings are located near the centre of Lot 1, adjoining the farmhouse, and approached over the same entrance drive. They comprise an excellent range of modern buildings, mainly utilised for grain storage, with a capacity of up to 2,200 tonnes of on floor storage, comprising 1,900 tonnes supplied by conveyors, and 300 tonnes in bunkers. The traditional buildings are situated between the farm buildings and the farmhouse and comprise a traditional barn which is Grade 2 listed, of Cotswold stone construction under a mainly pitched roof covered in Cotswold slates and traditional stabling of Cotswold stone and red brick construction under a roof covered in Cotswold slates with a loft over.
The farmland on Lot 1 extends to 432.09 acres (174.86 hectares) of which 418.57 acres is in arable production and 13.52 acres (mainly adjoining the farmhouse) is in permanent grass. There is a further 9.05 acres of woodlands. The farmland is generally productive, with about 100 acres classified as grade 1. On the Soil Survey plan the soils are shown as mainly Elmton 2 series, comprising productive limestone loamy soils.
The soils are in good heart, as can be seen from the Soil Analysis in the online data room. There is good vehicular access to most of the field enclosures, either from the public highway or from the farm buildings, located in the centre of Lot 1. The field boundaries are mainly neatly trimmed hedges. Most of the fields are under drained. A number of the fields are bounded by grass and wild flower margins.
The woodlands are scattered across Lot 1, including Purlieus Copse on the north west boundary.
Furzen Leaze Farm is available as a whole or in up to four lots.

Property Ref: 59334_10132587


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