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Attington House & Stud

Guide Price
Added on 24/11/2020
Windsor Clive International, Marlborough
Country House
9,528 sq. ft.
(885 sq. m.)

Key features

  • Principal 7 bedroom house with staff flat/offices, garaging, gardens, grounds
  • 3 bedroom cottage
  • 31 stables in 4 yards
  • Magnificent indoor school
  • Outdoor school, cross country centre
  • Extensive paddocks
  • In all about 74.8 acres

Property description

Tenure: Freehold

Attington House is an extremely smart American designed country house built in 2014 by the current owners. Attington Stud is one of the leading centres for sports horses in the South of England ideally placed for ease of access to the M40. The house and the stables have separate accesses, giving a well defined division between the residential and equestrian elements of the property.

Only 4.5 miles from junction 6 of the M40, Attington Stud is in the lee of the Chiltern Hills and superbly placed for reaching both London and Oxford. Just outside Tetsworth, which has a village shop, public houses and a village school, Attington's nearest town is Thame, an attractive centre with a good range of everyday facilities. It is a quick drive to Oxford by the A40 with all its cultural, educational and commercial facilities. Trains from Haddenham and Thame Parkway take about 45 minutes to London Marylebone.

Attington House
Approached from the M40 by an avenue of lime trees facing south west and overlooking a large pond, Attington House was built in 2014 to an American design and with an impressive attention to detail. With its garaging and offices, it totals about 9,500 sq.ft. and its layout leads itself to entertaining and to modern family living.

The attractive regency front door leads into the ENTRANCE HALL with the curving staircase fireplace and parquet floor. Double doors lead to the DRAWING ROOM which with the DINING ROOM, LIBRARY and GARDEN ROOM gives excellent reception areas for entertaining. The other end of the house has the SITTING ROOM, superbly fitted KITCHEN and PANTRY, which link to the BOOTROOM, GARAGING and OFFICE AREA.

The first floor has a wide landing with to the right: the MAIN BEDROOM SUITE of bedroom, dressing room, 2 bathrooms and sitting room/study. To the left are a second bedroom and ensuite bathroom, 2 further bedrooms and a bathroom. The staircase continues up to the second floor, with 2 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, a nursery/bedroom 7 and store room.

From the kitchen a door leads to the BOOT ROOM, and UTILITY ROOM, the BACK HALL, a WC, and door to the triple GARAGE. Also off the back hall is BEDROOM 8/OFFICE, with a shower room and a separate door to the yard. Above the garage is the OFFICE/FLAT with kitchen units and a shower room, and OFFICE/BEDROOM beyond.

The Gardens
The attractive gardens lead down to the pond with borders lawns and mature willow trees. Behind the house are young plantings of specimen shrubs.

Attington Stud -

With a manager's cottage and superb complex of stabling and indoor school, Attington Stud has been designed as a first rate centre for the training of competition horses. The combination of indoor and outdoor schools, and the extremely popular cross country schooling complex make Attington one of the best schooling and teaching centres in the Heart of England.

Currently run by a supremely professional team, the equestrian facilities pay their own way, and the new owner may wish to continue the current arrangement.

With a separate entrance, the buildings comprise:

THE MANAGER'S COTTAGE A substantial bungalow of brick under a tiled roof, with sitting room, reception room, kitchen, 3 bedrooms, and bathroom.

14 BOX YARD A traditional south facing yard of timber under a tiled roof, with stores and muck heap.

HORSE WALKER A six bay covered walker

A timber range, under a tiled roof, with: FARM OFFICE, VET'S ROOM, and 4 LOOSE BOXES.
Indoor School Barn

An impressive 8 bay barn with, along the northern side:
10 LOOSE BOXES, a TACK ROOM, WASH BOX and feed room. This range has a wide passage and sliding doors at each end.

THE INDOOR SCHOOL, approximately 48m x 30m with a Martin Collins 'Ecotrack' surface, boarded walling, and exceptional natural lighting in addition to the sports lighting.


A UTILITY BARN for equipment and machinery


The freehold of Attington Stud is offered for sale by private treaty.


Attington House: EPC B, Council Tax H, £3,904.74 (2020/21)
Staff Flat: Service Occupancy, EPC B, Council Tax A, £1,301.58 (2020/21)
Managers Cottage: Service Occupancy, EPC F, Council Tax A, £1,301.58 (2020/21)

General Remarks
TENURE AND POSSESSION: The freehold is available with vacant possession subject to occupancies described below. The property is held in two titles.

SPORTING, MINERAL AND TIMBER: The sporting rights, the minerals and timber in so far as they are owned are included in the sale.

SERVICES: Mains water, Main electricity, Private Drainage

BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME (BPS): The Basic Payment Scheme subsidy for the current year will be retained by the vendor.

The Vendor will use reasonable endeavours to support the transfer of any Basic Payment Scheme Entitlements to the Purchaser with effect from the date of completion. The Purchaser will indemnify the Vendor in respect of all actions, costs, claims and demands made in respect of any failure on the part of the Purchaser to comply with the cross compliance for the current year. Details are available for the selling agents.

PLANNING AND OCCUPANCY CONDITIONS: The property is offered for sale subject to any current or past development plans, tree preservation orders, town planning schedule, applications permissions and resolutions which may or may not come in to force.

South Oxfordshire District Council, 135 Eastern Ave, Milton, Abingdon OX14 4SB Tel:

BUSINESS RATES: To be assessed.

BOUNDARIES, PLANS, AREAS, SCHEDULES AND DISPUTES: The Boundaries are based on the Ordnance Survey and are for reference only. The Purchaser will be deemed to have full knowledge of the boundaries and any error or mistake shall not annul the sale or entitle any party to compensation thereof. Should any dispute arise as to the boundaries or any points arise on the general remarks and stipulations, particulars, schedules, plan on the interpretation of any of them, such questions shall be referred to the selling agents whose decisions acting as an expert shall be final.

In the event of a sale in lots, the precise boundaries between the lots will be reached by agreement.

EASEMENTS, COVENANTS, RIGHTS OF WAY AND RESTRICTIONS: The property is sold to subject to, or with the benefit of, all existing wayleaves, easements, quasi-easements, rights of way, covenants and restrictions, whether mentioned in the particulars or not.

In the event of the property being sold in lots there will need to be cross rights in respect of the services.

Two footpaths affect the property. These do not run close to the buildings. For details apply to the agents.

EMPLOYEES: Where appropriate, the Purchaser will be responsible for complying with statutory provisions of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulation 2006, (TUPE) in relation to employees at the property.

VAT: Any price guide given or discussed is exclusive of VAT. In the event that the sale of the property or any part thereof or any right attached to it becomes a chargeable supply for the purpose of VAT, such tax will be payable in addition.

STUD FARM NAME: The vendors will continue to use the name Attington Sport Horses.

FIXTURES AND FITTINGS: The fixtures, fittings and equipment may be available to purchase at a reasonable valuation; however they are not necessarily included in the sale of the property.

SOLICITOR: Blake Morgan, Seacourt Tower, West Way, Oxford, OX2 0FB.
For the attention of Michael Jones Esq. Tel:

DATA ROOM: A data room is available. Those wishing to access it will need to obtain login details from the agents.

VIEWING: Strictly by appointment with the sole agents Windsor Clive International. Tel: .

From Junction 6 of the M40, take the B4009 towards Thame, take the first left on the A40 signed to Oxford, go through Postcombe, past the right turns to Thame and Attington Stud is on the right, take the first entrance to Attington House.


Attington House

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Attington House & Stud

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  • Haddenham & Thame Parkway Station5.0 miles
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Windsor Clive International, Marlborough

Balak Estate Office, Ramsbury, Marlborough, SN8 2HG

Windsor Clive International, Marlborough

Windsor Clive International are the specialist firm of chartered surveyors concentrating on the sale, purchase, letting and valuation of stud farms, training yards and equestrian centres, principally in Great Britain, Ireland and France.

No other British based firm can claim such an in depth knowledge of the horse world and all our clients are treated in the strictest confidence if they so wish.

We are able to operate independently or with other property or bloodstock professional

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