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Minstead, The New Forest
Sold Subject to Contract

5 beds | 3 baths | 3 receptions | Guide price £1,750,000

  • Former Stud Farm
  • Over 21 Acres
  • Four Bedroom Principle House
  • One Bedroom Apartment
  • Rented Commercial Office Barn
  • Stables
  • Floodlit Arena
  • No Chain

An utterly unique opportunity not to be missed! Located in the heart of the National Park, detached 4/5 bedroom period farmhouse with large barn converted office, equestrian facilities set in a total of 21 acres

A Victorian farmhouse located in the heart of the National Park with various out buildings and equestrian facilities set in total of 21 acres.

Park Farm House, Garages and Field (3.91 acres), Three Reception rooms • Master bedroom with en suite with two further en suite double bedrooms • Lift • Kitchen and dining room Self-contained 1 bedroom flat • Garden Studio with w/c • Garage • Second large garage/workshop
Park Farm Buildings Including Land Let Office Building • Fields and Paddocks (16.2 acres) with cross country jumps • 5 stables • Tack room • Hay barn • Floodlit Outdoor 40m x 20m arena • Turnout pen

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 HordleWalhampton, 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.

Lot 1
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 itwas subject to a comprehensive 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 floor plan 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 re-incorporate into the main residence to recreate
additional bedrooms.

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.

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
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 owned by the vendor`s daughter and is excluded from the sale

Equestrian Facilities
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.

Agent Notes
Tenure Freehold
There is a public footpath running north - south along Park Farm House Drive
Viewing Strictly by appointment through the selling agents Carter Jonas T: 01962 842742
and Fox Grant 01722 782727
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 New Forest National Park
T: 01590 646600

Forest rights - Park farm enjoys the benefit of forest rights
Property code EQ,SH,L,TL

Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.

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