A large period house and equestrian property with a separate flat, rental income, buildings and land totaling 20.62 acres in a desirable New Forest location. AVAILABLE AS A WHOLE OR IN LOTS
For Sale as a whole or in 2 lots
Lot 1 Park Farm House, Garages and Field (3.91 acres) 3 Reception rooms • Master bedroom with en suite 2 en suite double bedrooms • Lift • Kitchen and dining room Self-contained 1 bedroom flat • Garden Studio with w/c • Garage • Second large garage/workshop
Lot 2 Park Farm Buildings and Land Let Office Building • Fields and Paddocks (16.2 acres) with cross country jumps • 5 stables • Tack room • Hay barn • Outdoor 40m x 20m arena • Turnout pen
Lot 1 Property Description
This is the first sale in over 40 years.
Set well back from the road at the end of a gravelled driveway, surrounded by idyllic gardens, the sale presents a wonderful opportunity for a purchaser to stamp their mark and create an excellent family home.
Park Farm House is a detached property with part of the house thought to date from circa 1700 with Victorian extensions. In 1974 it was subject to a comprehensive renovation renovation by the resident architect and in 2010 the 1 bedroom apartment was created.
The house is traditionally constructed with part solid brick, part cavity brick walls under pitched roofs covered with plain handmade clay tiles. The spacious accommodation is as shown on the floorplan and is over ground and first floors. From the front porch, there is a generous entrance hall with guest cloakroom and stairs and passenger lift to the first floor. There is a large study/family room with patio doors out to the garden.
The adjoining open plan drawing room with study area also has patio doors out to the garden and interconnects with the spacious dining room and kitchen. There is a utility room with back door.
From the first floor landing, there are 3 generous double bedrooms, each with en suite bath and/or shower/WC and stunning views of the gardens. A closed off doorway could provide access to bedrooms 4 and 5, currently arranged as the 1 bedroom flat.
The Flat A separate external door on the northern elevation serves a first floor flat. Once bedrooms 4 and 5 of Park Farm House they were converted to create a self-contained home with a private access. The flat is currently let on an AST at a rent of £700 pcm. If this income was not required it would be possible to reincorporate into the main residence to recreate additional bedrooms
Outside The house is approached via a gravelled driveway, which is subject to a vehicular right of way to a neighbouring house, Pipits Green, and a footpath to the south. In front of the house is a generous gravelled parking area and a detached double garage of cavity brick walls under a pitched clay tiled roof, also incorporating a studio/garden room with a small kitchenette/WC which might also be used as annex accommodation. The principal garden area is to the south and west of the house, and has been subject to major landscaping to create a Japanese style garden incorporating rills and ornamental pond, with a network of terraced paths and planted with miniature bonzai, banks of flowering shrubs and trees.
The garden is bounded by the office to the west and hedges to the south and east. There is a second large garage/workshop north west of the house which is accessed via the drive to the farm buildings.
Land Opposite Park Farm House and across the drive is a grass field of 1.246 ha (3.1 acres) currently used for keeping horses with a small copse of trees adjacent to the entrance of the drive. The main boundaries are of hedging or post and rail fencing. There is a mains connected water trough.
Lot 2 property description
To the west of Park Farm House is a courtyard of single storey former agricultural buildings (dating from 1867) of brick construction under a pitched and tiled roof. The east side of the courtyard was converted in 2003 into open plan offices of about 222 sq m (2389 sq ft), together with a small kitchen, WCs and an attic store. There is a lapsed planning consent for a good extension (ref 08/92801) which was last renewed for 3 years in 2013 (ref 13/98875).
The offices are currently let to a firm of architects on a full repairing and insuring lease, at a passing rent of £29,348. The lease provides that the offices have parking for 14 vehicles, 8 in the courtyard and 6 elsewhere as determined by the landlord. Further information is available from the agents.
The small dwelling on the northwest corner of the courtyard (Stable Cottage) is excluded from the sale.
The current facilities are used by the owner of Stable Cottage as a stud, holiday business and for cross country equine training and the property is a registered small holding. On the western side of the courtyard is a large stable block, with concrete block walls under a pitched and tiled roof. This is arranged as 4 stables, a foaling box and a tack room. At the south-west corner is a hay barn of brick and timber construction under a tiled roof. There is a useful yard area to the south of the hay barn which provides access to the riding arena and fields.
The surrounding grass fields are currently used for keeping and training horses and are popular with locals and those on riding holidays. Separated into 4 fields the land slopes down at a moderate angle from north to south, and just beyond the south border is a small stream (Fleet Water). The fields are studded with mature deciduous trees. The British Geological Survey indicates that the sub-soil is Barton Clay. The main boundaries are of hedging or post and rail fencing woodland to the west and south. There is mains water to troughs.
Park Farm is on the edge of desirable Minstead in an excellent rural location in the heart of the New Forest, a designated National Park of ecological importance covering an area of 220 sq miles. The village center and pub are within ½ mile and There are excellent transport links with direct trains from Brockenhurst, Southampton and Winchester to London Waterloo and the nearby M27 gives quick access to the M3 and A3 to London, along with several routes to the South West. Southampton and Bournemouth airports are 14 miles and 21 miles respectively The area is well served with excellent schooling including Hordle Walhampton, in Lymington; Ballard, in New Milton; King Edward VI in Southampton; Godolphin in Salisbury; and Winchester College and St Swithun’s in Winchester. Catchment schools are St Michael and All Angels Church Of England Infant School, Bartley Church of England Junior School and Hounsdown School. There are a range of sporting facilities in the area including sailing in the Solent, one of the top yachting locations on the South Coast. There are also various golf courses including Bramshaw Golf Club, Brockenhurst Golf Club and the New Forest Golf Club near Lyndhurst.
Hunting is with the New Forest Hunt, Polo is nearby at the New Forest Polo Club, Brockenhurst. Flat racing is 22 miles north at Salisbury Racecourse
Tenure Freehold There is a public footpath running north - south along Park Farm House Drive
Forest rights Park farm enjoys the benefit of forest rights.
Directions From the centre of Lyndhurst proceed north on the A337 towards Cadnam. After leaving the ‘30’ zone take the left signposted to Minstead (Furzey Gardens). After about 1 mile you will find driveways to the house and stud on the left hand side before the center of the village.
Local Authority New Forest District Council 02380285000 and New Forest National Park T: 01590 646600
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