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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Hall Farm, Orton on the Hill, CV9

Guide Price £1,850,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 6 bedrooms
  • 8.49 acres
  • Close to Twycross School
  • Extensive outbuildings
  • Superb equestrian facilities including menage
  • Annexe

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

An extremely well finished country property, with superb equestrian facilities, on the edge of one of the most desirable villages in Leicestershire.

Part timber framed farmhouse with Kitchen, Pantry, WC, Cellar, Family Room, Garden Room, Entrance Hall, Utility Room, Dining Room, Sitting Room, Study, Ground Floor Guest Suite, Master Bedroom with Dressing Area, Family Bathroom, Guest suite with separate Shower Room, 3 Further Bedrooms, 3 Further Bath/Shower Rooms

Annexe with Kitchen/Living area, Bedroom and Bathroom

Outbuildings including Tack/Store Room with WC, Four Stables, Feed Room, Lorry Barn (with further stables), Tractor/Hay barn, Wood Shed, Machinery Shed, Garage

Walled Kitchen Garden with Greenhouse, Extensive Gardens, Manège and Paddocks with separate road access.

In all extending to approximately 8.49 acres

Leicester 20 miles, Birmingham 23 miles, Derby 30 miles, M42 (junction 11) 5 miles, East Midlands airport 20 miles, Ashby de la Zouch 10 miles, Atherstone 5.5 miles, Twycross House School 2.3 miles

Hall Farm is a very rare chance to acquire one of the most complete country properties in the area, within very short driving distance of Twycross School, and in the desirable village of Orton on the Hill. The current owners bought the property 5 years ago and have invested very wisely in both time and resources to set out the perfect country home. From the understated timber electric gates, to the bespoke kitchen and rainwater collection system, the whole property benefits from great attention to detail. The materials used are all of high quality, with York stone for the pathways near the house, and Monarch stable doors and partitions in the stable block. Almost all of the windows have been replaced within the last 5 years with custom made timber double glazed units. The end result is a house of great practicality for country living, yet with the correct degree of style and sophistication for the modern world.

Entering through the electric timber gates, the drive, with shrub borders to the sides, gives access to all of the facilities, including the superb brick and timber framed outbuildings. Cars are hidden from immediate view in the stone surfaced courtyard to the left, within the large timber framed open fronted garage. From here, a timber framed archway leads through to the house and gardens.

The house itself is understood to date from the 18th Century, with the oldest parts having substantial timber framing and wide oak floorboards. The house has been extended over the last two centuries and now provides substantial and very flexible family accommodation. The kitchen is by Christopher Peters of Leamington Spa, and has a large 5 oven electric AGA as the centre piece, together with a free standing island comprising a timber preparation surface. Off the kitchen is the very well situated Family Room, which is in two parts, the original part comprising a snug with timber beams and wood burner, and the new Garden Room, which comprises fully glazed walls with views out over the garden. The Garden Room has solid wood floor and is an ideal place for children to play whilst being within sight and sound of the kitchen.
Outside, the buildings have been substantially rebuilt within the last five years, using brick with external timber framing to reflect the origins of the house. The buildings offer everything essential to stylish country living, including a superb range of Monarch stables with automatic drinkers. The larger of the two barns is built large enough to house a substantial horse lorry, and also houses a further two stables. The well fenced south facing paddocks and manège are convenient for the house and stables, and have separate road access to Moorbarns Lane, which leads directly on to an excellent network of bridleways.

The kitchen garden is a treat for even the most reluctant gardener, with extensive raised beds, a rainwater harvesting system, electronically programmable irrigation, and a superb traditional greenhouse custom made by The Victorian Glasshouse Company Ltd. As well as the kitchen garden, there are substantial gardens to three sides of the house, divided loosely into lawned areas, shrub borders with gravel paths, and an alpine garden to the rear of the house. To service these there are purpose built stores for logs and garden machinery, as well as purpose built brick compost bins. Many of the pathways around the property are lit with low level lighting, creating a stylish effect at night and providing added security.

Hall Farm is in an enviable location which offers almost the ideal balance between urban sophistication, rural tranquillity, and good communication links. Orton is an attractive unspoilt village and is one of the most desirable in the area due to its quiet nature and convenience for Twycross House School (2.3 miles). Twycross is a nationally renowned independent day school for boys and girls from 8 to 18 years, and caters for 4-8 year olds in its separate pre-prep section. Other independent schools within daily travelling distance include Foremarke Prep School (18 miles), Repton (16 miles), Gracedieu (15 miles), Manor House School in Ashby (10 miles) and Dixie Grammar School at Market Bosworth (7 miles). State schools include the very highly regarded primary schools at Sheepy Magna (3 miles) and Congerstone (4 miles), and secondary schools are at Polesworth, Atherstone, Ashby de la Zouch and Desford.

The local area is rural, with well dispersed distinct villages and hamlets, and attractive market towns including Market Bosworth, Atherstone and Ashby-de-la-Zouch providing everyday services. Transport links to the village are very good, with the A444 about 2 miles to the north, which gives access to the M42 at junction 11 (5 miles). From here, Birmingham and Nottingham are both within easy reach, as well as the airports at Birmingham International (25 miles) and East Midlands (20 miles). The nearest railway stations are on the West Coast Main Line at Nuneaton (11 miles), Atherstone (5.5 miles) and Tamworth (8 miles). Tamworth is also on the Birmingham to Derby line. Nuneaton has a frequent fast service to London Euston, taking approximately 70 minutes, and Atherstone also has direct London services.

In more detail, the accommodation consists of:

Timber front door into entrance hall, with flagstone floor and under-stair cupboard.

Kitchen with flagstone floor, Christopher Peters bespoke timber kitchen with solid timber work surface, five oven electric AGA, built in Miele appliances including dishwasher and full height fridge, Belfast sink with bio-waste digester, free standing central island with wood block surface.

Pantry with trap door to cellar.

WC with heated towel rail, traditional WC, corner wash basin, tiled floor.

Family Room with beamed ceiling, wood burner, brick floor, hard linked Wi-Fi. Open plan to Garden Room with timber floor, timber windows to three sides, ceiling spot lights, electric under floor heating.

Utility Room with timber work surfaces, Belfast sink, timber units by Christopher Peters of Leamington Spa, built in appliances including Miele washing machine, tumble drier and built in freezer.

Dining Room with wood burner in brick fireplace, solid timber floor and timber glazed doors to garden.

Living Room with wood burner in alcove and beamed ceiling.

Office with high quality fitted desks, built in corner cupboard, under stairs storage cupboard, external doors to front and rear
Guest Suite comprising double bedroom, with en-suite comprising WC, bath, wash basin and shower.

Accessed from a staircase off the kitchen is the principal landing with a superb timber boarded floor and built in timber cupboards.

Master Bedroom with dressing area, beamed ceiling, timber floor boards, exposed herringbone brickwork, timber framing and access to further bedrooms. Adjoining Family Bathroom with traditional wash basin and WC, bath, tiled floor, shower, heated towel rail; with potential for the creation of a fully self contained master suite.

Bedroom 2 with superb traditional floorboards, timber framing to walls and built in cupboards.

Large En-Suite Bathroom with timber floorboards, free standing claw foot bath, WC, wash basin, tiled double shower cubicle, heated towel rail and storage alcove.

Accessed via the stairs from the office are:

Landing with airing cupboard.

Separate WC with WC, wash basin and heated towel rail.

Bedroom 3 with timber floorboards, walk-in wardrobe, en-suite with traditional high flush WC, traditional wash basin, bath with plumbing fitted for shower, heated towel rail, ceramic tiled floor.

Bedroom 4 is an ideal children’s bedroom with an alcove bed, separate dressing room, en-suite shower room with traditional wash basin, shower, WC and heated towel rail.

Further Guest Suite comprising Bedroom 5 with windows overlooking the drive, landing with separate staircase to outside ground floor entrance and shower room with heated towel rail, traditional WC, wash basin and shower.

Kitchen and Living Area with laminate floor, timber kitchen units, electric oven and hob, stainless steel sink with mixer tap, understairs cupboard with plumbing for washing machine.

Bedroom including en-suite bathroom with white suite comprising wash basin, WC, and shower.


Garage 12.00m x 6.30m comprising a substantial and very useful timber frame/brick open fronted traditional garage with brick floor, fronting onto a stone surfaced parking courtyard.

Timber archway providing outside covered storage space.

Store/Tack Room 5.30m x 4.40m with WC and boiler room to the rear.

Machinery/Hay Barn 10.80m x 8.00m, with concrete floor, electric roller shutter door (height 4.13m), rear personnel door, light and power.

Wood Shed 8.00m x 3.70m, with oak clad concrete block walls, stone base course, tiled roof and brick floor
Garden Machinery Shed 8.00m x 3.70m of the same construction as above.

3 No Brick Compost Stores
Lorry Barn/Stables (built to easily accommodate a 7.5 tonne horse lorry) 16.30m x 5.89m, oak clad walls, concrete floor, electric roller shutter door, personnel door, lighting and power, including 2 Large Pony Stables (3.80m x 2.70m and 3.80m x 2.30m), with blockwork partitions, Monarch fittings, automatic drinkers and concrete floor.

Brick and Tile Stable Range complete with overhanging roof and brick apron, comprising 4 stables with Monarch internal stable partitions, doors and fittings including rear windows and automatic drinkers. Feed Room 4.60m x 2.27m with Belfast sink, hot and cold taps, concrete floor, outside water tap.

Manège 60.00m x 20.00m, with flood lighting by Jumping Jack Flash, very high quality Martin Collins wax coated Ecotrack surface and post and rail fencing.

Brick Walled Kitchen Garden with wrought iron railings, galvanised steel oxy-coated greenhouse (8.50m x 3.19m) by The Victorian Glasshouse Company Ltd, with quarry tiled floor and automatic vents. External raised beds surrounding a central water feature, having an automatic electronically programmable irrigation system fed from a 10,000 litre underground rainwater collection tank.

Lawned Gardens to the front of the property with York Stone paths and seating area, oak pergola, space for tennis court, children’s play area with soft bark surface, timber swings and slide.

Pond and Gardens with overhanging Willow and timber decking area, shrub and flower gardens to the side of the property interspersed with gravel paths, further hard landscaped garden to the rear of the house with gravel surface and Alpine plants, formal garden area with blue brick paths and low box hedging.

The land comprises two paddocks and two larger fields of sound pasture which have been mown for hay, with predominantly post and rail fencing and mains water. To the side of the paddocks is a very convenient grass track and wooded area, giving separate access to all of the fields and providing a storage area for equipment. The track also gives direct vehicular access to Moorbarns Lane. In all the paddocks and fields extend to 4.58 acres, with the grass track extending to a further 1.35 acres.

Tenure & Possession
The property is held freehold and vacant possession will be given upon completion. The area shown hatched on the plan will be sold subject to an uplift clause in the event of residential planning consent.

Fixtures and Fittings
Only those items specifically mentioned in the sales particulars are included within the sale. All other items are specifically excluded.

The property is connected to mains water and electricity. Foul drainage is to a private system.

Rights of Way
The property is crossed by a public footpath as shown by the dotted line on the plan. The footpath runs on the field side of the hedge and we are advised is used very infrequently. There is a gate from the property into neighbouring farmland, but this is a private arrangement and the property will not include a right of access through this gate.

Council Tax
The house is currently in Council Tax Band F, with an annual charge of £2098.

Plan Area & Description
The plan, area and description are believed to be correct in every way but no claim will be entertained by the vendor or the agents in respect of any omissions or misdescriptions. The plan is for identification purposes only.

Method of Sale
The property will be offered for sale by private treaty as a whole.

Local Authorities
Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council: Telephone: 01455 238141.

Severn Trent Water, 2 St John’s Street, Coventry: Telephone: 024 7771 5000.

Western Power Distribution:
Telephone: 0800 6783105.

Strictly by appointment through Howkins & Harrison on 01827 721380, or by email to

Postcode and Directions
The postcode for the property is CV9 3NG. Orton on the Hill is signposted from the B4116 and the A444. On entering the village from Twycross, continue down Main Street, turn right at the end of the road, and left into The Green after about 200 metres. The property is the third drive on the left hand side.

Amendment to Details
Please note that the acreage shown on the attached PDF should now be 8.49 acres and there is a revised plan available.

These particulars have been prepared in good faith to give a fair overview of the property. If any points are particularly relevant to your interest in the property please ask for further information. Nothing in these particulars shall be deemed to be a statement that the property is in a good structural condition or that any services, appliances, equipment or facilities are in good working order. It should not be assumed that any contents, furnishings/furniture etc. photographed are included in the sale nor that the property remains as displayed in the photographs.

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20 May 2015


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