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Land for sale near Slip End, Bedfordshire

Grazing land for sale strategically located on the edge of Slip End, close to Caddington, Markyate, Harpenden and the M1 motorway

Off Mancroft Road, Aley Green, Bedfordshire, LU1 4DG

Size: 4.10 acres
Guide Price: £185,000

Why buy land for sale near Slip End?

This a wonderful opportunity for you to own a beautiful parcel of pasture land in a popular location. Measuring 8.19 acres in total, the land is for sale freehold as a whole or in just 2 lots. The total site is bordered on three sides by a mixture of mature hedgerow & trees and can be accessed from Mancroft Road to the west.

The land is pleasantly situated on the Bedfordshire/Hertfordshire border on the edge of the large village of Slip End, close to good amenities and excellent transport links.

The land would be suitable for grazing, as a smallholding for hobby farming or for a variety of other recreational or amenity uses subject to any necessary planning consent. It should also be noted that there are several case of residential development within the Green Belt all within a mile of the land.


Access is via a secure gate from Mancroft Road to the west. Full vehicular right of way is provided to both lots via an easement. There is a public footpath that runs along the eastern boundary of the site.


The Green Belt within Central Bedfordshire falls into two categories; ‘inset’ and ‘washed over’. ‘Inset’ Green Belt settlements are excluded from the Green Belt. This means that within these settlements normal planning policy applies.

The land for sale in Slip End favourably falls under ‘inset’ Green Belt. Any development would be subject to the appropriate planning permission, but normal planning policy applies.


Uniquely there are no overage payments on this land – rare in today's land market.

Method of Sale

The land is offered for sale by private treaty as a whole or in lots. The freehold is available with vacant possession upon completion. If you have an alternative size or budget requirement, we may be able to help. Please call 01727 701330 for more information.

Land values have risen by over 7% in the last year.

Land values continued to rise last quarter and in the past year land has outperformed the FTSE 100, UK house prices and interest from savings in the bank.

These increases are also outpacing inflation as land continues to be seen as a tangible safe-haven for investment. Investors are also competing with a wide variety of lifestyle and environmentally-motivated buyers as demand once again outstrips supply.

— Farmland Market Update, Carter Jonas

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The land is available freehold as a whole or in lots. If you have an alternative budget or size requirement, we may be able to help. Please call 01727 701330 for more information.

Lot Size Guide Price
LW1a 4.09 acres UNDER OFFER
LW2a 4.10 acres £185,000


Off Mancroft Road, Aley Green, Bedfordshire, LU1 4DG


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Coordinates (latitude, longitude)

Entrance gate location: 51.851155, -0.446606
Land location (north-west corner): 51.853667, -0.443972

Local Development

Central Bedfordshire Council's Local Plan states that whilst some development can take place beyond the Green Belt and within the existing urban areas, the total amount of land available is well below that needed to meet the requirements of the Plan and that some development is needed within the Green Belt.

There have been several cases of development within the Green Belt all within a mile of the land for sale.

Most notably is the proposed development of a "New Residential Retirement Care Village" (Planning Ref. CB/19/00032/FULL) which will see the creation of 158 new homes. This site borders the larger field that the land for sale is part of.

Other examples of development within the Green Belt include:

Erection of two new bungalows on land with stable block and outbuildings adjacent to 66 Woodside Road just 0.3 miles away.

Rural exception housing scheme comprising the erection of up to 19 dwellings on land at Mancroft Road just 0.8 miles away.

8 detached houses and 4 semi-detached houses on land previously used as a farm yard on Grove Road just 0.6 miles away. This development has been completed.

Local Authority

Central Bedfordshire Council


  • South of Aley Green
  • West of Slip End
  • South of Caddington
  • 1.2 miles to Markyate
  • 2.4 miles to Luton
  • 4.6 miles to Harpenden
  • 8.1 miles to Berkhamsted
  • 8.3 miles to St Albans
  • 27.4 miles to Central London

The land is situated on the Bedfordshire/Hertfordshire border between the popular villages of Slip End, Caddington & Markyate.

Slip End is less than a mile from the land. Here you can find two outstanding pubs, a friendly local superstore and a good school.

The larger villages of Caddington & Markyate, offer further amenities, with a good variety of well-known and independent shops, cafés, restaurants, pubs and a range of other day-to-day services available.

More extensive facilities can be found in the nearby bustling and affluent areas of Harpenden, Berkhamsted & St Albans; home to numerous boutique shops, restaurants & bars.

The land lies close to excellent transport links with easy access to the M1 motorway from junction 10 giving you access to the M25 and the larger motorway network. International travel is provided by nearby London Luton Airport, whilst trains from Luton station can reach London in less than 30 minutes.

Travel & Transport

  • 1.0 miles to the M1 (junction 10)
  • 1.1 miles to the A5183
  • 2.6 miles to Luton Train Station *
  • 3.6 miles to London Luton Airport
  • 9.7 miles to the M25 (junction 21)

*  Journey Times: 8 mins to Harpenden; 13 mins to St Albans; 26 mins to London St Pancras International


The land lies close to the proposed Heritage Greenway which will improve and create new ‘easy access’ footpaths, bridleways and cycle paths that will link Slip End to Caddington and the new community at Chaul End with surrounding areas of heritage & wildlife interest.

Opposite the site you can find Woodside Animal Farm, a popular family attraction. Here children can cuddle anything from bunnies to boa constrictors, tour the farm on a tractor and enjoy fairground rides, crazy golf and indoor soft play. There’s also a café on site.

Less than a 20 minute walk from the land you can find two excellent local pubs; the Rising Sun and the Frog & Rhubarb, which offer a selection of award winning drinks and delicious food.

Dunstable Downs and Whipsnade Zoo – the UK’s largest – are very close by, as is the excellent Stockwood Park & Discovery Centre.

Viewing the land for sale near Slip End

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The Property Misdescriptions Act 1991
Vantage Land Limited has produced these particulars in good faith but cannot guarantee total accuracy. Sizes and distances are approximate. Purchasers should verify any detail of importance prior to viewing and purchase. The particulars are not an offer or contract. Comments made in general advertising may not apply to this particular property and of course planning permission cannot be guaranteed.

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