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3811.3 acres, The Down Ampney Estate, Down Ampney, Gloucestershire &, Wiltshire
For Sale - Guide Price £57,500,000

A multi-faceted rural investment opportunity with a substantial diversified income stream.

The Down Ampney Estate is one of the largest and most prestigious estates in the region providing an unrivalled diversified income stream in addition to future opportunities for an incoming buyer.

The income is currently derived from agriculture, mineral extraction, natural capital, residential and commercial property and leisure enterprises. The strategic location and the various buildings and steadings across the estate offer purchasers the opportunity to significantly enhance its revenue and capital value with further investment.

The estate extends to 3,811.30 acres of which 2,739.98 acres of Grade 2 and Grade 3 land is farmed under a Contract Farming Agreement with Velcourt. In addition, the land area includes 95.58 acres of mineral workings, 236.98 acres of woodland and 114.91 acres of lakes, ponds and rivers. The balance of the farmland is let on short term agreements or managed in hand.

The Down Ampney Estate overlies significant sand and gravel deposit on the Gloucestershire/Wiltshire border. There is an existing quarry to the west of Down Ampney village and further sites are expected to provide substantial further payments into the future.

The portfolio of residential property is spread throughout the estate and comprises 30 houses mainly let on Assured Shorthold Tenancies but with three secure tenancies and three unoccupied.

The estate also has a mixture of commercial lets including offices, storage, light industrial and a rally driving school.

Farm steadings offer substantial potential for commercial and residential purposes and the proximity of Cotswolds Water Park offers the potential for developing further leisure uses.

The estate includes 145 acres water meadows including rare wildflowers.

The Down Ampney Estate is for sale as a whole or in five Lots.


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