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5 bedroom equestrian facility for sale
Wootton, Hampshire, BH25
Tenure: FreeholdA classic wisteria clad Country House, reputed to be of period origins, in a fine forestside location, with a superb detached Coach House/Guest Cottage, the whole affording fine vistas over its own grounds.
SITUATION Wootton Old Farm is situated in the rural enclave of Wootton, being surrounded by miles of open New Forest and/or privately owned Estate farmland. The neighbouring coastal town of New Milton (1.5 miles due south) affords a diverse array of shopping, leisure and educational establishments, having a useful mainline rail connection to London (Waterloo approximately 115 minutes). A similar distance due east is the forest village of Sway, again with its own railway station, which provides a mainline train service to London (Waterloo approximately 105 minutes) For the yachtsman, the Georgian market town of Lymington (approximately 6 miles south east) offers a wide range of facilities including two marinas with visitor moorings on the river and at Town Quay
. Lymington also offers a wide range of shopping facilities and a Charter Market every Saturday. The A35 (0.5 mile west) affords easy access across the forest linking the priory town of Christchurch and neighbouring coastal resort of Bournemouth with its International Airport to the M27 and ultimately M3 motorway network.
DESCRIPTION Constructed of pleasing mellow brick incorporating traditional double glazed cream painted sash style casements, the property is surmounted by a fine clay tiled roof with discrete projecting tile hung dormers serving the second floor bedrooms. Wootton Old Farm is a classic house of period origins reputed to date back in part to the 16th Century. The property, in the main, has been restored and beautifully maintained over the course of the last 20 years or so by the current vendor, though there still remains scope to carry out further modifications, subject to reinstatement of Planning Consent 07/91419 (approved 23.05.2007) for a two storey addition amongst other works. The extensive ground floor provides for a total of 4 well proportioned reception rooms having an elegant air of quality and character about them, with a fine library linking the drawing room and adjacent family room. To the rear of the property is a bespoke kitchen/breakfast room and its associated domestic offices.
. A total of 5 bedrooms are served by 3/4 bathrooms. Externally, within the curtilage of the beautifully maintained lawned grounds, is a fine detached Coach House/Guest Cottage, constructed we understand in 2010, incorporating a double garage. The complex is built very much in keeping with the property and provides an additional 1,968 sq.ft. of usable living space that would serve a variety of purposes depending on an individuals requirements. To one side of the property double doors off the twin storey vaulted side hall open to a fine area of decking, with a substantial paved surround incorporating an infinity style heated swimming pool. The lawned grounds, designed for ease of maintenance, incorporate a fenced paddock for the equestrian extending in total to an area of approximately 4.3 acres.
Accommodation in more detail Painted panelled front door with bullseye inset, leading to:
ENTRANCE LOBBY Cloaks hanging area to side with an inset floor mat.
RECEPTION HALL Exposed ceiling beamwork. Panelled door through to:
DRAWING ROOM 16'9" x 15'9" (5.1m x 4.8m). A superb, dual aspect, elegant reception room with traditional natural wood shutters and characteristic box seating affording a delightful outlook. Exposed ceiling beamwork. Feature open fireplace incorporating a projecting polished slate hearth, the whole being surmounted by a carved ornate marble surround. Four wall light points. Television aerial point. A return door leads to:
LIBRARY 22' x 7'3" (6.7m x 2.2m). A traditional library fitted with a bespoke range of natural wood library/display shelving with a fine range of base store cupboards to one entire wall having a number of small pane glazed china display cabinets with discrete downlighting. Feature traditional style register grate incorporating a projecting slate hearth with carved wooden surround that extends to wood panelled walls.
DINING ROOM 16'9" x 15'5" (5.1m x 4.7m). A particularly elegant room of character and charm with its traditional natural wood shutters and characteristic box seating. Fine exposed stone flag floor throughout with exposed ceiling beamwork. Feature open brick Inglenook style fireplace surmounted by a rustic beam with an adjacent log-store. Two wall light points. Return door to both rear hall and adjacent side hall.
FAMILY ROOM 17'5" x 14'1" (5.3m x 4.3m). A naturally well lit dual aspect room with twin part glazed casement doors opening to the seating terrace. Feature open fireplace incorporating a projecting polished slate hearth with an ornate carved marble surround.
SNUG 12'10" x 9'6" (3.91m x 2.9m).
REAR HALL Braced hardwood door with glazed inset leading to rear. Return door to dining room. Cloaks hanging area to side. Door to:
SIDE HALL Stairs ascending to first floor. Access to a deep understairs store cupboard. Exposed ceiling beamwork. Part glazed hardwood double doors opening to an area of decking, with the pool surround and pool beyond. Further door to:
CLOAKROOM Fitted with a white suite comprised of a low-level WC together with a wall mounted wash hand basin, the whole having wood panelling to dado height. Exposed ceiling beamwork. Rustic stone floor.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 20'4" x 13'9" (6.2m x 4.2m). Fitted with a bespoke range of natural wood store cabinets to both base and high level with surrounding wood capped ceramic tiled worksurfaces with contrasting tiled relief. Inset appliances comprising a one-and-a-quarter bowl twin drainer steel sink with monoblock tap. Four ring gas hob under a recirculatory canopy extractor. Twin Caple base ovens and further inset traditional gas fired Aga in a tiled recess, with space and plumbing either side for both washing machine and domestic tumble dryer. Free standing American style brushed steel fronted fridge/freezer and domestic dishwasher. Further angled dresser style range of storage comprising open display areas with glazed china display cabinets incorporating areas of open racking for wine storage, the whole linked below by a further range of store cupboards with a kick heater. Tiled floor covering throughout. Recessed ceiling lights. Part glazed stable door to exterior.
On the First Floor
LANDING Exposed ceiling beamwork. Access to a deep shelved Airing Cupboard incorporating a pre-lagged hot water cylinder with fitted immersion heater. Door to:
BEDROOM 1 15'5" x 12'10" (4.7m x 3.91m). A naturally well lit dual aspect room affording delightful vistas out across the surrounding gardens and approach. Exposed ceiling beamwork. Telephone point. Fitted with a bespoke range of part glazed, part shelved wardrobe cupboards to one wall. Television aerial point. Door through to:
EN-SUITE BATHROOM 1 Fitted with a white wood clad panelled suite set into a tiled surround comprising a bath with brass Edwardian style shower mixer facility with mirrored backdrop and matching pedestal wash hand basin with adjacent shaver point and low-level WC. Wall light point. Recessed ceiling lights. Heated brass towel rail. Contrasting tiling to principal areas.
BEDROOM 2 16'9" x 16'9" (5.1m x 5.1m). A well lit room affording a delightful outlook across the approach, with a further bespoke range of part shelved wardrobe store cupboards to one wall, with areas of open display shelving to side over a base store cupboard. Exposed ceiling beamwork. Door to:
EN-SUITE BATHROOM 2 Fitted with a white wood clad panelled bath set into a tiled and mirrored surround with brass Edwardian style shower mixer facility. Separate pedestal wash hand basin with adjacent shaver point, together with a low-level WC. Heated brass towel rail. Contrasting tiling to principal areas. Wall light point. Extractor fan. Recessed downlighting.
BEDROOM 3 17'1" x 14'1" (5.2m x 4.3m). A naturally well lit dual aspect room with fitted double wardrobe cupboard. Two wall light points. Door to:
POTENTIAL EN-SUITE BATHROOM 3 Yet to be completed.
FAMILY BATHROOM Fitted with a modern white suite comprised of a wood clad panelled bath set in a mirrored and tiled surround with an Edwardian style shower mixer facility. Matching pedestal wash hand basin with adjacent shaver point, together with a low-level WC. Wall light point.
On the Second Floor
LANDING Wall light point. Exposed ceiling beamwork. Door to:
ATTIC BEDROOM 2 17'1" x 10'10" (5.2m x 3.3m). A vaulted bedroom with extensive exposed beamwork.
ATTIC BEDROOM 1 17'9" x 10'10" (5.4m x 3.3m). A vaulted bedroom with extensive exposed beamwork. Access to a shelved Eaves Store Cupboard.
DETACHED GUEST COTTAGE Constructed in 2010 of mellow brick incorporating cream painted sash double glazed casements surmounted by a pitched slate roof.
RECEPTION HALL Ceramic tiled floor covering. Recessed ceiling lights. Stairs to first floor.
CLOAKROOM Fitted with a contemporary white suite comprised of a low-level WC and wall mounted wash hand basin, the whole having a tiled floor with part tiled walls. Extractor fan. Wall light point.
KITCHENETTE With space and plumbing for appliances (yet to be fitted). Recessed ceiling lights. Various wall light points.
SITTING ROOM 31'2" x 19'8" (9.5m x 6m). A fine, dual aspect room with a feature raised contemporary style fireplace with corresponding store cabinets to side. A naturally well lit through room with recessed downlighting, the room being wired to sound. Part glazed panelled stable style doors to exterior. Four wall light points. Further twin part glazed double doors with side panels opening to adjacent seating terrace. Tiled floor covering.
On the First Floor
BEDROOM 1 23'7" x 14'9" (7.19m x 4.5m). Currently a spacious through room with characteristic box seating to windows, being fitted with an extensive range of deep under eaves storage. Surround sound system wiring in situ with extensive downlighting. Door through to:
EN-SUITE BATHROOM 1 Fitted with a contemporary white suite comprised of a bath with an angled shower mixer and hand-held shower, together with a pedestal wash hand basin with matching low-level WC and bidet. Stand alone semi-circular walk in contemporary shower with tiled walls and corresponding tiled floors. Heated ladder style towel rail. Recessed ceiling lights. Extractor fan.
SHOWER ROOM Walk-in shower cubicle with contemporary style shower with glazed side screen, together with a matching low-level WC and pedestal wash hand basin with overhead wall light point. Heated ladder style towel rail. Corresponding tiling to walls and floor, with recessed ceiling lights and extractor fan.
BEDROOM 2 24'7" max x 14'9" (7.5m max x 4.5m). Access to various areas of eaves storage with corresponding window seating. Recessed ceiling lights
OUTSIDE Approached off the road over a sweeping gravelled drive with a spur off that provides parking to the front of the property, the main drive running to one side around part of the walled garden, leads to a detached Coach House with surrounding areas of paved terracing. Part of the complex provides for a Double Garage with a remote roller door. The garage is fully alarmed with water, power and light connected. Within the garage is a gas fired boiler for heating and hot water requirements throughout the property. Wall mounted was hand basin.
. The grounds are essentially laid to sweeping areas of well-maintained lawn including specimen trees with considerable tracks being underplanted with spring bulbs. The property has a wide frontage to Brownhill Road with clearly defined boundaries of post and rail fence having a young maturing beech hedge to the rear. Adjacent to the property's front elevation, linking the family room with the drawing room is a fine flagstone style Seating Terrace that horseshoes around the property with a central path running to a raised central flower bed with an area suitable for statuary.
. Extending alongside the drive is a fine wall with planted border. To the rear is a superb infinity style heated Swimming Pool set in a substantial paved surround with its associated heating /filtration plant room being discreetly sited with an adjacent 'open top' circular contemporary shower with mosaic style floor. Adjacent to the complex is heated hot tub and an area of raised wooden decking that links with the house making for an ideal area suitable for al-fresco entertaining overlooking as it does the Coach House and a stocked ornamental Koi pond.
. Ideally suited to those with equestrian interests bearing in mind the properties forestside location the property provides for a separate fenced paddock - currently informally let out - see Ordnance Map. In all the property stands in an area of approximately 4.3 acres (1.74 hectares) - Promap.
SERVICES Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. The services and equipment remaining with the property have not been tested by John D Wood & Co. and we are unable to verify that they are in working order. The services and equipment remaining with the property have not been tested by John D Wood & Co. and we are unable to verify that they are in working order.
FIXTURES & FITTINGS All items usually denominated as fixtures and fittings, apart from those mentioned specifically in these particulars, are excluded from the sale.
VIEWING STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT through John D Wood & Co. (01590) 677233.
DIRECTIONS From London, continue south west on the M3 and M27, leaving the M27 at Junction 1 (Cadnam). Following the directional signs for Lyndhurst/Lymington onto the A337. Pass through Lyndhurst leaving the village on the A35 in the direction of Christchurch. Continue along the A35 in a south westerly direction for a distance of approximately 7 miles, turning left onto the Holmesley Road at Wootton. After a few hundred yards take the first turning off on the left into Brownhill Road where the property will be seen set back on the left hand side after approximately 500 yards.