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Cropredy Lawn, Cropredy, Banbury, OX17 1DR
95.51 ha (236 ac)
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'An impressive training yard and arable farm with extensive equestrian facilities, extending to 236 acres.'

7 bedroom Farmhouse | Tennis Court | Swimming Pool | Walled Garden
3 Cottages
Equestrian Facilities:
63 Boxes | Equine Swimming Pool | Water Walk | 6.5 furlong All-Weather Gallops
Loose-jumping Lane | Indoor School | Turn-out Paddocks | 2 Horsewalkers
Pasture | Arable | Woodland
In all about 236 acres (95.50 ha)

For sale as a whole

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About this property

Detailed Description

Located to the north of Banbury, Cropredy Lawn is
surrounded by rolling countryside. The nearby village of
Cropredy has its roots in Anglo-Saxon times and its name
is thought to be derived from the Old English word "croppe"
- meaning hill and "ridig" - small stream. The village was
mentioned in the Domesday Book (1086) and before the
Reformation, it was part of the estate held by the Bishop
of Lincoln. The picturesque Oxford Canal and the River
Cherwell run in parallel on the southeast border of the
Transport - Communication links by road and rail are
excellent with the M40 approximately 5 miles away and
there are regular trains running from Banbury into London
in under an hour. Birmingham and Heathrow International
airports are easily accessible as is Oxford airport.
Schools - There is an excellent range of state and private
schools in the area including the Carrdus school, Tudor Hall
schools for girls, Bloxham and Sibford school's, Warwick
Preparatory and Warwick school, King's High school and
Winchester House Preparatory at Brackley, as well as the
Oxford schools being within easy driving distance.
Activities - Banbury, Stow-on-the-Wold, Burford, Chipping
Campden and Bourton-on-the-Water are nearby and
provide good day-to-day facilities with a greater range of
amenities and cultural activities at Stratford-upon-Avon,
Cheltenham and Oxford. Daylesford Farmshop, Soho
Farmhouse, Estelle Manor and RH Aynhoe Park are also
within easy reach.
Dining - The Brazenose Arms in Cropredy is walking
distance and further afield you can find The Bell at
Sporting - Sporting activities in the area include racing at
Cheltenham, Warwick and Stratford-upon-Avon; polo at
Kirtlington and Dallas Burston; golf courses can be found
at Cherwell Edge, Rye Hill, Tadmarton, The Oxfordshire and
Heythrop Park, Burford and motor racing at Silverstone.
Clay pigeon shooting can be found at Honesberie Shooting
School, Priors Marston.

Cropredy Lawn has been an established training yard for
Paul Webber and his family for the last 68 years. The land
has been gradually transformed from mostly agricultural
to the growing equine facility it is today. Paul Webber has
followed in the footsteps of his father John, a successful
trainer of three hundred winners, including two at the
Cheltenham Festival.
The National Hunt list is long: a Scottish Champion Hurdle
in 2001, three Red Rum Chases with Flying Instructor in '99,
Jungli in '00 and Tidour in '04 and two victories at Royal
Ascot, Ulundi '02 and Full House in the Ascot Stakes in '07.
Most recently, Time For Rupert was a flagbearer, winning
eight, three of which were round Cheltenham, and the
aptly named Indefatigable has won six, giving Paul a first
Cheltenham Festival win in 2020. Other wonderful horses
like Carlito Brigante, Kew Green, Tindaro, Alasi, Australia
Day and Cantlow have won big races for the yard.

Cropredy Lawn is a pretty farmhouse with well proportioned
reception rooms and 7 bedrooms. On the ground floor
there is a dining room, drawing room, billiard room, large
office, sitting room, family kitchen and breakfast room. In
addition, there is a cellar, utility room, pantry, two downstairs
loos and access to the tack room. The first floor houses 5
of the bedrooms one with a mezzanine floor over bedroom
5 and a 1 bedroom flat-on. The principal bedroom has
a dressing room and ensuite bathroom, with views over
the garden. On the second floor there are a further two
bedrooms and a shower room.

The house is set in a private position benefitting
from a half mile drive which arrives at the front
of the farmhouse. To the side of the house is a
tennis court, swimming pool and formal gardens
with rose beds and herbaceous borders. Set
in the grounds is a large kitchen garden and
greenhouse with formal box hedging.

Cropredy Lawn has an extensive range of equestrian
facilities to support a range of equestrian needs. There is an
impressive 6.5 furlong uphill gallop with a Eurotrack surface,
that has been topped up and supplemented with Martin
Collins' products. The last 2½ furlongs rise 90 feet and
provide a testing, but not too stiff gradient for the horses to
work against.
Water track - perfect for winding down after exercise
and soaking legs in the cold water
Gallop in arable field
All weather track
American barns
Hay barn
Impressive period barn which is currently used as a
hay barn
Stable yard
Indoor school
Office, tack room, feed room and store rooms
Covered horse walkers - indoor and outdoor
Equine swimming pool
Jumping track - oval loose-jumping school
Jumping paddock - steeplechase fences, open ditch
and hurdles adjacent to the gallop
Paddocks - 10 turn out paddocks and 6 expansive
paddocks for summer grazing or wintering out.

The impressive range of farm buildings offer significant
potential for alternative use and conversion, subject to
planning permission and the necessary consents.

There are two cottages halfway down the drive which will
be available with vacant possession on completion. Both
cottages feature 3 bedrooms and have private gardens. 2
Beechams Cottage benefits from a garage to the rear.
The Bungalow is set behind the stables and features 2
bedrooms and was refurbished 3 years ago. The property is
currently rented but will be available with vacant possession on

The land at Cropredy Lawn extends to 236.19 acres (95.50
ha), of which 134 acres is arable, 71 acres is pasture, and
17 acres is woodland. The arable land is currently farmed
as part of a Contract Farming Agreement and is currently
down to Spring Barley. The land is loamy soil and classified
as Grade 2 and 3 and is fertile land producing good yields. A
local grazier is on a grazing licence for some of the pasture.
There is an old airstrip on the eastern boundary in the arable
field. On the northern boundary is a poplar plantation with
various trails through the woodland for hacking.
The land will be available with Vacant Possession upon

Two glamping pod buildings with hot tubs and private
terraces are available via separate negotiation. The
glamping pods benefit from beautiful views of the
paddocks and surrounding countryside.

The property is offered for sale freehold as a whole with
vacant possession on completion by private treaty.

The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of
all rights of way either public or private, all easements,
wayleaves and other rights of way whether they are
specifically referred to or not. There is one footpath across
the property.

The sporting, timber and mineral rights as far as they are
owned are included in the freehold sale.

Mains electricity and oil fired central heating. Private and
mains water supply. Private drainage.

All fixtures, fittings and chattels whether referred to or not
are specifically excluded from the sale, including carpets,
curtains, light fittings, free standing domestic and electric
items, garden machinery and agricultural machinery.

Cherwell District Council.

Band G.
Farmhouse - F
The Bungalow - D
1 Beechams Cottage - D
2 Beechams Cottage - D

Any guide price quoted or discussed are exclusive of VAT
and in the event that the sale of the property, or part of it,
or any rights attached to it becomes chargeable for the
purposes of VAT, such tax will be payable by the purchaser.
The VAT position relating to the property may change
without notice.

These are based on the Ordnance Survey and are for
reference only. They have been checked and completed by
the Vendor's agents and the purchaser will be deemed to
satisfy themselves as to the description of the property. Any
error or misstatement shall not annul the sale nor entitle
either party to compensation in respect thereof.

OX17 1DR


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6 Manor Park, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX16 3TB

07919 015677

01295 273555

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