HLL Humberts Leisure, the property specialists to the golf and golf hotel industries, has been instructed to market Rye Hill Golf Club, Oxfordshire, along with Rye Hill Farmhouse.
Offers in excess of £1.7 million are invited for the freehold properties, which are located on the edge of the Cotswolds, in an Area of High Landscape Value, close to Banbury and the M40 (Junction 11), some 22 miles from central Oxford and 48 miles from central Birmingham.
The property comprises an 18 hole 6,904 yard (par 72) freely draining golf course laid out to a modified Donald Steel design; 3 hole golf academy with unique 9 hole children’s FirstGolf course; a large practice ground; fishing lake; and a well appointed, two storey clubhouse offering extensive conference / function facilities.
Rye Hill Farmhouse occupies an elevated site towards the centre of the golf course and is set in mature private grounds approaching 1 acre, with far reaching views over the Oxfordshire countryside. The 4 bedroom farmhouse provides spacious family accommodation and is in good decorative order throughout. A substantial steel frame barn located behind the farmhouse offers scope for garaging / stabling.
Rye Hill Golf Club is an established proprietary golf business that was acquired by the current owners in January 2002 and has been operated on a semi-commercial basis since.
With over 900 members the Club offers good potential for commercialisation, especially as the food and beverage operation has historically been and is currently franchised to facilitate management of the business. The Club is being offered to the market as a retirement sale.
The sale is being handled by Ben Allen and Charlie Mason at HLL Humberts Leisure. Ben Allen said, “Rye Hill Golf Club is a fine proprietary golf club that has been developed to a high standard. It is rare to find a freehold golf club of this quality with owners accommodation on site, especially a family home of this size.
“Additionally, the property has the benefit of planning consent for 18 holiday apartments, which will enable the business to diversify. We are confident that the property will prove to be of considerable interest to the market, especially lifestyle purchasers.”