The owner of Spindles Farm, where 32 horses, donkeys and ponies were found dead during a sickening investigation into animal cruelty by the RSPCA, has put the property on the market with Windsor-based PJSA Ltd. To maximise his profits It has been divided into 4 lots, and is believed to be worth in excess of £1.3m.
Five people, including the farm's 46-year-old owner James Gray, being convicted for offences under the 2006 Animal Welfare Act. They have all appealed against their convictions, with the appeal judgement being announced on Thursday 6th May 2010 at Aylesbury Magistrates Court.
It is rumoured that the owners are hoping to move to Spain and make a fresh start with their horse trading business.
5 Bed Farmhouse
40 acres of Grassland
8300 sq ft of Buildings
Situated outside an idyllic Chiltern Village, Spindles Farm comprises a five bedroomed detached house, farmyard and land.
The property is to be sold in 4 Lots. (Lot 4 is subject to an interim charging order on behalf of the RSPCA on the beneficial interest of Mr. James John Gray made at Winchester County Court on 23rd September 2009 under claim no: 9WC00887.)
( HS2 High speedc train if it goes ahead on its proposed route will cut through 2 of the lots)
Lot 1 ‐ House & Garden (0.91 acres)
Lot 2 ‐ Land (Paddock) (2.8 acres)
Lot 3 ‐ Small Barn & Land (13.33 acres)
Lot 4 ‐ Farmyard & Land (22.69 acres)
Sale by Private Treaty—offers invited.
Spindles Farm is situated on a quiet country road less
than 2.4 miles from Amersham and approximately 2.3 miles from
Chesham. The property lies to the east of Chalk Lane,
overlooking open countryside.
Lot 1 Farm House
A five bedroomed dethatched house, set in a rural location, with considerable privacy and panoramic views of open countryside. Approached from double gates with brick wall entrance, paved drive leading to double garage. Garden slopes down and is south facing, with mature trees.
Lot 2 Land/Paddock 2.8 acres of grazing land with right of way from Chalk Lane. There are no buildings on Lot 2. To south of farmhouse
Lot 3 Land/Paddock
13.33 acres of grazing land with access from Chalk Lane. The land is partially fenced into three paddocks. Post and barbed wire fencing on boundaries. Building ( 15.2m x 7.6m) (50ft x 25ft) (115.5m2 /1250ft2) Timber barn situated on the southern boundary. The barn has two open bays and two enclosed bays with sliding door and cement fibre roof. The building is in need of repair.
Lot 4 Farmyard -
(Valuation at 18/05/09 £100,000)
Two steel portal framed buildings. An area of secure concrete yard extending to approximately 2500 sq m (including the building area) surrounded by block walling. The yard is generally in good condition, but some repair required. The nearest neighbouring property is approximately 50m to the west. Building 1 (24.38m x 12.19m) (80ft x 40ft) (297.2m2 /3200ft2) General purpose steel framed building, with box profile clad roof, with skylights. Timber space boarding to rear, open fronted. Concrete floor. Reinforced concrete panelling to 6ft. Four bays of 20ft, span 40ft, eaves height 15ft. Building 2 (30.48m x 12.19m) (100ft x 40ft) (371.5m2/4000ft2)
General purpose portal framed building with corrugated cement cladding to eaves, open up to 7ft. Concrete flooring. Part concrete block walling to gable ends with internal partitioning and cattle pens. Five bays of 20ft, span 40ft, eaves height of 15ft. Some repair required.
Building 3 (22.5m x 5m) (74ft x 16.5ft) (112.5m2 x 1220ft2)
Monopitch timber framed building. Open fronted Concrete floor. Box profile cladding to roof. Five bays.
I feel that Spindles Farm should be purchased and converted into a sanctuary for abused and unloved Animals, in memory of all the Animals that suffered at the hands of the horrid Gray family, my Dad and I would love to be able to do this, but would need some financial backing, if anybody is interested please contact me!
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