4 bedroom equestrian facility for saleHenfield Road, Albourne, Hassocks, West Sussex, BN6
Under Offer £1,600,000
- Purpose built equestrian centre
- Four bedroom detached farmhouse
- Two outdoor arenas
- Indoor schooling area
- Planning for a new Indoor arena
- 27 boxes, horse walker and lunging pen
- About 47 acres
- EPC Rating = F
Albourne Equestrian Centre is located off Henfield Road, situated on the rural outskirts of the sought after village of Albourne, between Hurstpierpoint and Henfield. Haywards Heath, Brighton and Horsham all offer an extensive range of shopping and leisure facilities. The property and location offers good access for horse boxes and lorries and is surrounded by many local equestrian show centres including The All England Jumping Course at Hickstead, further there are good links to Dover providing easy access by ferry to Europe for the European circuits.
Leisure: There are a number of local Golf courses, including Singing Hills, Pyecombe, Hassocks and The Dyke. There is racing at Brighton, Lingfield Park, Goodwood and Fontwell. Private members health spas include Wickwoods Country Club, South Lodge Country House Hotel, Ockenden Manor Hotel and Alexander House.
Equestrian: Show jumping and Dressage can be found at a number of local Equestrian Centres including The All England Jumping Course Hickstead (approx 2.7 Miles), Brendon Pyecombe (approx 4.7 miles), Golden Cross Equestrian Centre (approx 24.4 miles) and The South of England Showground (approx 14.5 miles). Eventing locally Borde Hill (approx 10.9 miles), Crabbet Park (18.6 miles), Firle Place (approx 20.6 miles), Eridge Park (34.8 miles) and Brightling Park (36.3 miles). In addition, hunting locally with the Crawley & Horsham or the Southdown and Eridge Hunt. Polo clubs include Knepp Castle, Cowdray Park, Hurtwood Park, Sussex Polo and winter polo at Hickstead.
Comprehensive shopping: Hurstpierpoint (1.7 miles) and Henfield (4.1 miles) have a good range of shops and essential amenities between them, whilst Haywards Heath (8.7 miles) offers more comprehensive shopping facilities. Further towns and cities within easy reach include Brighton (10 miles), Horsham (13.3 miles) and central London (44.6 miles).
Schools: Albourne has its own primary school and there are also primary schools in Hurstpierpoint, Henfield and Hassocks. Noteworthy schools in the area include: Hurstpierpoint College, Burgess Hill School for Girls, Roedean, Brighton College, Lancing College and Windlesham House.
Mainline rail services: Haywards Heath and Hassocks provide regular services to London (Victoria and London Bridge) with journey times from 45 minutes and 1h02 minutes respectively.
Communications: The A23 is easily accessible from the property providing fast routes to London, the south coast, Gatwick and motorway networks.
Albourne Equestrian Centre presents a rare opportunity to purchase a thoughtfully created equestrian facility with potential to improve further.
Situated in an accessible and desirable rural location, Albourne Equestrian Centre extends to approximately 47 acres of predominantly grassland, with a four bedroom farmhouse and an extensive range of equestrian facilities including two outdoor arenas, an indoor schooling area, horse walker, lunging pen, 27 boxes/stables in total, 13 pony stalls, offices, tack rooms, rest rooms and planning permission for a new 35m x 62m Indoor arena, with spectator gallery.
Previously used as a stud, the riding school, livery yard and show centre was established in 1993 and is fully licensed by Mid-Sussex District Council (MSDC), approved by the British Horse Society (BHS) and has Pony Club status.
The Farmhouse is situated to the south of the facilities and is an attractive four bedroom period property. Although the property is not Listed, there is a wealth of character throughout including; exposed beams, oak doors and open fireplaces.
Arranged over two floors the accommodation is spacious and comprises an entrance hall, open plan family room/sitting room with open fireplaces, downstairs WC, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room and a utility room with a good sized pantry on the ground floor.
A staircase leads initially from the entrance hall to the first floor landing where you will find four double bedrooms and a family bathroom.
Surrounding the farmhouse are pretty gardens laid mostly to lawn with herbaceous borders and mature trees.
The property is in need of modernisation and improvement in places, however it provides a wonderful opportunity for those looking to renovate a home to suit their individual requirements and style.
The equestrian facilities are adjacent, yet separate to the farmhouse and can be accessed via the main entrance off Henfield Road. The majority of the facilities lie at the heart of the equestrian centre and include:
Two outdoor arenas (23m x 80m and 25m x 80m)
An indoor schooling area with small viewing gallery
A Claydon 4 bay horse walker
Planning permission for a new 35m x 62m Indoor arena, with spectator gallery
A block of 7 brick built stables with adjoining feed room and tack room
A further 7 brick built stables
Three timber stables
Rear hay store and barn with 13 pony stalls and a two further boxes
Offices, rest rooms and tack rooms.
In addition, there is a separate yard which lies to the north west of the facilities and comprises a further 8 boxes and hay store.
The majority of the land lies to the north and west of the facilities. The land is predominantly pasture, which has been divided into smaller paddock enclosures with good tracks providing access to the fields from the centre of the equestrian facilities. All the paddocks have electric fencing and mains water supply.
Method of Sale: The property, as described is being offered for sale as a whole by private treaty.
Tenure and Possession: The tenure of the property is Freehold with vacant possession being granted upon completion.
Services: Mains gas, water and electricity. Private drainage.
Local Authorities: Mid Sussex District Council (01444 458166) and West Sussex County Council (01243 777100)
Outgoings: Council Tax Band G.
Planning: Albourne Equestrian Centre does not fall within any designated areas and none of the properties or buildings are Listed, including the farmhouse.
Planning permission was granted in August 2004 for an indoor riding arena and supporting facilities. Further details can be found on Mid Sussex District Councils website https://pa.midsussex.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=I1GQY0KTU5000
Overage: Should planning permission for two or more dwellings be granted on the property, the vendor will retain the right to receive a proportion of the resulting uplift in value. The percentage and the term of overage are negotiable at the point of agreeing the sale.
Wayleaves, Easements and Rights of Way: The property is being sold subject to, and with the benefit of, all existing wayleaves, easements and rights of way whether public or private, specifically mentioned herein or not.
There are two public footpaths that cross the land, further details are available from the agents upon request.
Sporting and Mineral Rights: The sporting and mineral rights, in so far as they are owned, are included in the sale.
Fixtures and Fittings: Additional items and yard equipment may be available by separate negotiation.
Acreage: 47 Acres
Heading south on the A23, take the B2118 exit towards Hurstpierpoint/Albourne/Henfield/B2116 and continue onto Mill Lane/B2118. At the roundabout take the 1st exit onto the B2118 turn and continue for about 1.2 miles before turning right onto the Holders/B2116. Continue onto Henfield Road and Albourne Equestrian Centre can be found on your right after about after about 0.3 miles.
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