Land off Manor Farm Cottages, Wanborough, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 2JR
A fantastic opportunity for you to own a parcel of grazing land strategically located within a much sought-after and extremely affluent area.
The land is flat and suitable for a variety of amenity or recreational uses such as grazing of livestock, use as a smallholding or a range of other uses (STPP). Land to the east has 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 site benefits from excellent private track access to all lots from Manor Farm Cottages off Westwood Lane. The land is set down and shielded from the A31 Hogs Back road to the south, which joins the A3 that links the site to London and the M25.
The land is situated within the extremely affluent village of Wanborough. House prices in the area are 320% above the national average reflecting the desirability of the area as a place to own property – including land.
All lots benefit 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 as a whole or in lots. 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 and the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Any development would be subject to the appropriate planning permission.
Land supply remains at a record low, but growing demand sees land values edge higher
The average price of pasture land in the South East of England increased by 5% last year. The amount of land coming onto the market remains at an all-time low. This record low level of supply continues to underpin the growing demand for land, a trend which is expected to continue in 2021.
Lifestyle and amenity land has been particularly sought after as Covid-19 increased the desire for more green space.
Demand from private investors and lifestyle buyers has grown and together they have accounted for 40% of land purchases in the last three years. There has also been an increased number of overseas buyers as the pound remains relatively weak.
With bank interest rates remaining low, land continues to be seen as a safe, long-term investment – particularly during times of economic uncertainty.
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The land is available freehold as a whole or in lots. Please call 01582 788870 if you have an alternative budget or size requirement.
Land off 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 119% above the county average, 224% above the regional average and 320% 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 between the extremely affluent villages of Wanborough & Puttenham within 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 email@example.com.
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