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Perseverance Pays Off for a Challenging Property Sale

A few weeks ago a property sale was completed via our Kenilworth residential sales team. Nothing unusual about that, except that this was no ordinary sale, and proved very challenging for our team.

Sheldon Bosley Knight in Kenilworth listed the property for sale in February 2018 after the owner had tried and failed to sell it via a competitor.  Over the following months our sales team conducted 50 viewings and received 18 offers, 4 of which were accepted.

This resulted in 798 file notes by our dedicated team to ensure that all relevant activities, conversations, viewings etc, were properly recorded.

During the selling process, the property was rented out via our Leamington Lettings team to the eventual buyers, who were the original buyers but had had to pull out due to a change in circumstances.

Eventually, 6 months after the property was initially listed, the sale completed.

This was a true collaboration between our Kenilworth Sales team and Leamington Lettings team, and proved that perseverance really does pay off.

The delighted client said afterwards “My property proved very challenging & Meryl, Mike & Karen pulled out all the stops working as a professional, competent team. Nothing was ever too much trouble. [I] highly recommend SBK.”

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Equestrian Property Update

Horse and field

Our specialist Equestrian department have been busy over the past 12 months and currently have a number of Equestrian properties both on the market and under offer, ranging from pony paddocks, to larger Equestrian properties offering the competitive rider a superb range of facilities.

Equestrian homes are hard to come by and quite often the house is of less importance than the facilities that a property holds. A recent article in Horse and Hound reported that venues up and down the country are putting large sums of investment money into improving their competition facilities for riders.

The report stated that many competition centres are choosing to enlarge their outdoor arenas to enable year round events and are investing a lot of research and money into the right surfaces for these arenas. We see this as encouraging for the Equestrian Property market, as it shows that there is a growing interest in Equestrian sport, and therefore Equestrian homes.

We remain an affiliated agent of Equestrian Property 4 Sale, and are delighted to report that our sponsorship continues with Event and Dressage riders Owen Cooper and Katie Richards, and we are also a sponsor of Allen’s Hill Competition Centre, based in Pershore, Worcestershire.

If you have an Equestrian property to sell or rent, or would like to diversify your farm or smallholding into an Equestrian property, or perhaps even have ideas on setting up a competition centre, our dedicated department are able to offer advice on all aspects from sales and lettings through to planning and diversification.

Visit our web page or call the team on 01789 387887

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Rural Land Sales Gearing Up for 2018

120 acres agricultural land at Alderminster

The rural land sales market is gearing up significantly this Spring as a number of parcels of land and farm buildings have become available to sell by the SBK Rural Land Agency.

In addition to the 20 acres of pasture at Radway launched last week, the team have just launched three additional parcels of agricultural land and are continuing to market two smaller lots, one of which includes a stable.

Laura Gaydon, SBK Director said “the number of parcels of land and farm buildings becoming available indicates a strong market in agricultural land sales and the continuing confidence in the expertise of our SBK rural team. We are delighted to act on behalf of our clients in these matters and expect interest to be at a high level.”

For enquiries on any of the properties listed below please contact that Rural Land Agency team on 01608 661666.

Lot 1: 77 acres of arable and pasture land at (Barton Farm) Alderminster with building and yard. Offers over £790,000

77 acres agricultural land and buildings at Alderminster








Lot 2: 120 acres of arable and pasture land at (Barton Farm) Alderminster. Offers over £1m

120 acres agricultural land at Alderminster








20 acres of pasture at Radway at the foot of the Edge Hill Escarpment. Guide £385,000

20 acres pasture at Radway










15 acres of arable land at Darlingscott Crossroads, Fosseway by Shipston. Guide £155,000

15 acres arable at Darlingscott








3 acres of pasture at Stretton on Fosse. Guide £55,000

3 acres pasture at Stretton on Fosse










1 acre of pasture at Chesterton Green with stable. Guide £55,000

1 acre pasture at Chesterton with stable