Manor Farm Cottages, Wanborough, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 2JR
A rare opportunity for you to own a parcel of land within a much sought after area of Surrey. The land is for sale freehold and is suitable for amenity or recreational use, or a variety of other uses STPP.
The site is flat and is bordered by mature trees to the north. It benefits from excellent private track access from Manor Farm Cottages. The land lies just off the A31, which joins the A3 that links the site to London and the M25 motorway.
The land is situated within the extremely affluent village of Wanborough. House prices in the area are 295% above the national average reflecting the desirability of the area as a place to own property – including land.
Wanborough lies within the Borough of Guildford, which has a significant need for housing. Its proposed Local Plan plans to build thousands of new homes across Green Belt land. Land to the east has already received planning permission to demolish and convert an agricultural barn into 3 x 5-bed houses. The property to the west, known as Zenda, has also been granted permission to demolish a derelict house and build a new, larger 3-bed house with stables.
The land benefits from excellent private track access from Manor Farm Cottages off Westwood Lane. Full vehicular right of way is provided via an easement (shown blue on the site plan).
The land is offered for sale by private treaty. The freehold is available with vacant possession on completion.
The land is subject to an Overage based on 20% of any uplift in value following the grant of planning permission for development other than for agricultural, equestrian or forestry purposes. The Overage period is 80 years.
As with all the southern half of the Borough of Guildford, the land is designated as an Area of Great Landscape Value. The land also falls within the Green Belt. Any development would be subject to the appropriate planning permission.
Low supply and pent-up demand sees land values rise 3%
Farmland values rose by an average of 3% in England during the first six months of 2020 because of historically low supply and pent-up demand.
The market sentiment at the start of the year was one of optimism following an end to some of the political uncertainty that had been slowing the market. Despite an unsettling few months the appetite to buy land has not been diminished.
Conversations with buyers point to many seeing land as a safe asset class in which to invest at times of uncertainty – a trend seen in the past.
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The land is available freehold as a whole. Please call 01582 788870 if you have an alternative budget or size requirement.
Manor Farm Cottages, Wanborough, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 2JR
A parcel of land to the east of the site and within the original farm has received planning permission to demolish a 348 sq.m. agricultural barn (Ref: 16/P/01717) and convert into 3 x 5-bed houses totalling 611 sq.m. (Ref: 18/P/00765).
Furthermore, the property to the west, known as Zenda, has also been granted permission to demolish an existing dwelling and erect a new, larger 3-bed dwelling with stables. (Ref: 18/P/01611).
There is a significant demand for new housing in the region. The highest need is in the Borough of Guildford, which has a requirement of 654 new homes per year until 2033.
The Borough of Guildford’s Local Plan identifies how land is used, determining what will be built and where. The proposed Local Plan published in June 2017 plans to build thousands of homes across several Green Belt sites.
Guildford Borough Council
The land is situated in an extremely affluent area where land and property values are amongst the most expensive in the UK. House prices in Wanborough are 107% above the county average, 200% above the regional average and 295% above the national average (Zoopla). These premium house prices reflect the desirability of the area as a place to live and own property – including land.
The land is situated within the extremely affluent village of Wanborough in the Borough of Guildford on the northern side of the Hog’s Back area of the beautiful North Downs.
Guildford is a large town in Surrey, which has the highest GDP per capita of any county in the UK. Surrey is said to have the highest proportion of millionaires in the UK. Guildford is one of the most expensive places to buy property outside London and due to recent developments the town now forms part of the Greater London Built-up Area.
The area has been voted one of the best places to live in and is considered the best luxury shopping destination outside London. There are a variety of independent shops, boutiques, cafes and restaurants along Guildford’s famous cobbled high street, and no less than three separate shopping centres with traditional high street names. Guildford is also a thriving commercial town with five of the top Global Companies boasting a significant presence within the town.
The land lies just off the A31, which joins the A3 that links the site to London, the M25 motorway and the South Coast. Nearby Guildford station offers frequent & direct train links into London in just over half an hour.
* Journey Times: 4 mins to Ash; 7mins to Guildford; 11mins to Aldershot
** Journey Times: 8 mins to Woking; 33 mins to Epsom; 34 mins to London Waterloo; 40 mins to London Gatwick Airport
The Great Barn of Wanborough is across the road from the site and is considered the oldest and most important medieval barns in the South East of England. It was built in 1388 by the Cistercian monks of Waverley Abbey.
From here there is a bridlepath that leads to a network of other bridleways via a footpath. There are several livery yards close by including Parwood Equestrian Centre just over a mile to the north in Normandy.
Parwood is one of the finest Equestrian Training Centres and Livery Yards in the UK. Set in 180 acres of stunning Surrey countryside, Parwood combines first-class BHS approved livery and training facilities with some of the most diverse and picturesque riding opportunities in the country. Its impressive facilities include a floodlit outdoor arena, show jumping field, cushion track indoor arena and a superb cross country course.
To the south of the site is the historic Puttenham Golf Club, regarded by many to be one of the finest and friendliest golf clubs in the county. Its 18 hole, tree lined course is both challenging and picturesque.
For the horse racing enthusiast, Ascot Racecourse lies to the north, home to the world famous and prestigious Royal Ascot meeting.
To arrange a site visit or to buy the land for sale in Guildford; please call 01582 788870 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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