Ref. No: L799

Status: Under Offer

Price: £900,000

Preliminary Details

The former Berks and Bucks Draghound Kennels, Herns Farm, is now available for sale following the relocation of the draghounds. The property includes a detached farmhouse which has been sub divided to form a separate self-contained annex but could easily be reinstated as a single 4 bedroom dwelling.

There are extensive outbuildings totaling about 5,500 ft² comprising the hound kennels, all with concrete flooring, covered areas for working and storage and a steel portal framed barn (c.14m x 11m).

There is also a two bedroom mobile home which has been on site for over 20 years.

The whole property lies within a ring fence and together with about 4.6acres of paddocks amounts to approximately 5.95acres (2.4ha) in all.

There are a wide range of potential uses for the property although planning consent would be required for certain types of development. These may include:

• Existing use as residential with equestrian facilities

• More intensive equestrian use

• Kennels or other animal breeding or livery business

• Re-development of the built areas to form industrial buildings for storage and/or distribution

• Additional residential development

The vendors have not approached the local planning authority about these potential changes of use and it is the purchasers responsibility to satisfy themselves as to the likelihood of consent.

However, it is not the intention to sell the property subject to any form of conditional contract.


Mains electricity and water are connected. There is oil fired central heating.

Local Authority

West Berkshire District Council, Market Street, Newbury, Berkshire RG14 5LD

The House is assessed for Council Tax purposes in Band D and the amount payable for 2020/21 is £1929.44

The Annex is in Band B and the amount payable for 2020/21 is £1500.68 and The Mobile Home is Band A and the amount payable for 2020/21 is £1286.29


The Rateable Value of the yard is £5700. The rate in the pound is 0.499 for 2021/22 making the rates payable £2844.30 although small business rates relief would be available on this property.

Tenure and Possession

The property is offered for sale freehold with vacant possession upon completion


From the Market Place in the centre of Lambourn proceed south along the High Street and up Hungerford Hill. After reaching the top of the hill, turn right where the main road bends round to the left, towards Membury Services/M4. The property will then be seen on the right hand side immediately before the next crossroads marked by our for sale board.

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