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7 bedroom equestrian facility for sale

Thorpe In Balne, DN6 0DY.

Under Offer £700,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Fine Georgian Farmhouse with attached Cottage Annexe
  • Superb equestrian facility with around 8 acres in all
  • All weather floodlit Ménage
  • Lake with Island with Log Cabin
  • Extensive outbuildings, 9 Stables, 2 Tack Rooms, Rest Area
  • Workshop, Steel Portal Barn with large Hay Store and internal Feed Store
  • Farmhouse with 5 bedrooms and 5 reception rooms
  • Self contained two bedroomed Annexe

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The farmhouse has been extended and improved by the current owners to provide a comfortable family home retaining much original charm and character.

A modern glazed extension provides a large quadrant lounge with superb views to the rear and an impressive fireplace with wood burning stove. The dining room, games room and snug also have open fireplaces. The kitchen has a range of traditional farmhouse style units and a walk in pantry with cold shelving. There are also a utility room, an office and a cloakroom on the ground floor.

There are a total of five bedrooms in all, three large doubles on the first floor sharing a bathroom, with two further bedrooms and a bathroom on the second floor.

There is also a study on the first floor also with quadrant glazing and fine views over the ménage towards the lake and island beyond.

The cottage/annexe offers single storey accommodation comprising a lounge, kitchen diner, two bedrooms and a bathroom. The farmhouse and cottage have separate garden areas, the main house having extensive terracing and a log cabin.

The equestrian facility has a separate entrance reached to the side of the farmhouse. There is a stable block providing 9 stables, 2 tack rooms and a rest area, with an attached workshop and adjacent steel portal barn with large hay store and internal feed store. There is an all-weather floodlit ménage with hard standing for plant and machinery and the paddocks beyond.

There is a lake to the rear of the paddocks and an idyllic island with a log cabin reached by a rope-ferry, offering peace and tranquillity.

Ground floor


Entrance area with panelled entrance door, a large quadrant shaped room with full height glazing offering views to the rear, raised fireplace with brick surround, stone hearth and inset wood burning stove, spiral staircase rising to the study above, French doors to the rear terrace and further half glazed stable door.


A secondary study or large cloakroom adjacent to the main entrance.

Games Room

Hardwood flooring, presently used as a snooker room, open fireplace with dog grate, stone hearth and brick arched surround, moulded cornice to ceiling, 5 wall light points.

Inner Hall

Stairs to the first floor, dado rail, 2 wall light points.

Dining Room

Stone fire surround with inset wood burning stove.


Half height hardwood panelling to walls, built in shelving to recess, open fireplace with raised hearth and brick arched surround, delft rail, picture light.


Low level WC and wash hand basin, tiled walls, extractor fan.


Fitted cupboards and drawers with granite work surfaces over, 1½ bowl stainless steel sink with mixer tap, stainless steel range with extractor hood over, full height cupboards, dado rail, walk in pantry with cold shelf and shelving.

Utility Room

Fitted cupboards and drawer with stainless steel sink over, plumbing for automatic washing machine, shelved storage cupboard, overhead storage cupboards.

Rear Lobby

Fitted cupboard, walk in storage cupboard.

First Floor Landing

Fitted mirror fronted wardrobes, cast iron spiral staircase to the second floor.

Bedroom 1

Wash hand basin, exposed beam.

Bedroom 2

Bedroom 3 Sealed unit double glazed sliding patio doors to the balcony.


Bath with Victorian style chrome taps and mixer shower attachment, shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin and WC, built in shelved storage cupboard, door to under eaves loft storage, heated towel rail.


2 Velux windows, 2 fitted desks with drawers, door to balcony.

Second Floor Landing

Fitted cupboards.

Bedroom 4

Exposed roof timbers, 6 Velux windows, boarded floor.

Bedroom 5 Exposed roof timbers.


Suite comprising bath, close coupled WC and pedestal wash hand basin, part panelled walls.

The Cottage Annexe

The annexe is fully self-contained with its own entrance through a gate from the front parking area to a small enclosed lawned garden. To the rear is an enclosed courtyard style area with a garden shed.

Entrance Hall

Glazed panelled entrance door, fitted cupboards concealing the hot water cylinder.


Wood effect flooring, wood burning stove set on marble hearth providing heating to radiators, painted beams to ceiling.

Dining Kitchen

Fitted cupboards and drawers with work surface over, stainless steel sink with mixer tap, fitted wall cupboards, corner shelving.

Inner Hall

Bedroom 1

Part panelling to walls.

Bedroom 2

Part wall panelling, loft access.


Bath with shower over, pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC.


There is stone walling to the roadside boundary with twin 5 bar gates opening to an extensive tarmac parking area with trees and shrubbery to borders, a small lawned area to the front and paving leading to the front door. Another 5 bar gate gives separate access from the road to the equestrian facility, and to the rear of the main house where there is a large paved terrace enclosed by low brick walling, further lawns to the side of the house and a log cabin. Beyond the terrace is the floodlit all weather ménage. The stable block faces the menage and provides 9 stables, 2 tack rooms and a rest area, with an attached workshop and adjacent steel portal barn with large hay store and internal feed store. There is hard standing for plant and machinery and the paddocks beyond. The lake and island is reached through the paddocks and offers peace and tranquillity. The island is reached by a rope-ferry.


We are given to understand that the property is freehold.


Mains water and electricity are connected. Oil fired central heating is installed to the main house with a multi fuel stove providing heating to radiators in the annexe.

Rating Assessment

We are advised by Doncaster Local Authority that Spring Acre Farm is in rating Band F.


Spring Acre Farm located in the pleasant village of Thorpe In Balne, approximately 7 miles to the North of Doncaster. The village has excellent communication links, with access to the A1 motorway and M18, both around 6 miles, giving access to London and the North, the M62 and M1. Doncaster has a main line rail link with London Kings Cross which takes from 105 minutes.


Approaching Thorpe In Balne along Thorpe Bank, bear left into Thorpe Lane and continue into the village and the property will be found shortly after arriving in the village on the left hand side.

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09 January 2015

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