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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Main Street, Cotterstock, Oundle, PE8

Under Offer £2,420,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Lot 1 - 80.63 acres (32.63 hectares)
  • Grade 2 listed six bedroom farmhouse
  • One bedroom stable annex / conversion
  • Modern and traditional farm buildings
  • Grassland and productive arable land

Full description

Best Offers should be submitted for the property or for specific lots by 12 NOON on FRIDAY 12th AUGUST 2016 to FOX BENNETT, 6 LEWIS COURT, GROVE PARK, ENDERBY, LEICESTER LE19 1SD.

A wonderfully positioned farm in a picturesque riverside location with listed stone farmhouse, separate converted stone residential barn, useful modern and traditional stone farm buildings with productive arable and pasture land which is offered for sale as a whole, comprising in total 528.93 acres, or in 8 lots.

A wonderfully positioned farm in a picturesque riverside location with listed stone farmhouse, separate converted stone residential barn, useful modern and traditional stone farm buildings with productive arable and pasture land which is offered for sale as a whole, comprising in total 528.93 acres, or in 8 lots.
 Church Farmhouse, which is within Lot One, has been tastefully extended to enhance the views across the river and adjoins the original farmstead with the recently converted Stables providing separate accommodation.  The buildings offer potential for conversion to other purposes, including possible residential use and equestrian facilities (subject to planning consent).

The land in Lot One, which extends to 80.63 acres, is well farmed and is predominantly in a cereal rotation with pasture fields adjoining the farmstead and adjacent to the village of Cotterstock. The land is classified as being Grade 3 under the Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries & Foods Provisional Land Classification plans. 

Church Farm is situated on the eastern edge of the village of Cotterstock, adjacent to St Andrew’s Church, and overlooking the River Nene, approximately 2 miles north of the town of Oundle, where local services, shops and leisure facilities are available.

The farm is approximately 14 miles west of the city of Peterborough with access to the A1 trunk road and mainline railway station with East Coast Railway reaching Kings Cross, London in an advertised time of 50 minutes.

Well regarded local schools are at nearby Oundle and Stamford, and primary schooling is at Glapthorn and Oundle.

Lot 1 

Church Farmhouse 
Church Farmhouse is located centrally within the village of Cotterstock, next to the Church. Approached either via a gravel driveway to the front or a stoned driveway to the rear. Church Farmhouse sits well protected by its own land offering privacy and seclusion. The property is impressive with a wealth of character and retains many period features. 

On arrival you immediately enter the inner hallway with a downstairs bathroom and utility room branching off, following through is the snug with a large wood burner forming the heart of the house, to the right is an office. Moving through the snug is the modern kitchen diner; the exposed wooden beams and windows designed to have sweeping views of the garden and River Nene. The kitchen leads off to the hallway with stairs to the first floor; following the hall around you come to the drawing room with large wood burner and views to the rear and front of the property, the dining room is located off the drawing room and main hallway.

On the first floor are four spacious double bedrooms, all with their own individual identities. The master bedroom has an en suite bathroom and built in storage, a separate family bathroom leads off the 1st floor landing. On the second floor are two further bedrooms. 

To the front of the house is an enclosed garden laid to grass with vegetable beds and mature shrubs.  The large rear garden is mainly laid to lawn on two levels, separated by a stone ha-ha wall, stretching down to the bank of the River Nene with an island connected by a footbridge.  There is a substantial stone flagged patio area with a variety of ornamental trees and shrubs planted to provide amenity and colour. 

A range of traditional buildings of brick and slate construction, presently being used for kennels, garaging and storage. Two rooms have been fitted out to accommodate a gym. There is also a stone dovecote, which could be used for a variety of alternative uses (subject to the necessary consents being granted). 

Garaging (14.8m x 6m)
Leading through the outbuildings is a 4 bay garage, built using a timber frame, fibre cement roof and concrete floor. 

The Old Stables  
Situated across the yard is The Old Stables which has been meticulously converted to a very high standard in the last two years. The property benefits from modern open plan living with a kitchen and lounge area with a mezzanine floor and includes a utility room, shower room, en suite double bedroom and a dressing room. To the rear of the property is an enclosed garden. 

Stone Building (14m x 6.6m)
The stone barn has a large full height door to the front and the rear, concrete floor with mezzanine floor, with a pantile roof. A wooden frame lean-to building is located next to the barn. Presently used as a farm workshop this barn offers purchasers a variety of uses (subject to the necessary consents being granted).

Farm Buildings 
Grain Store (24 m x 12 m)
Hangar style building, with concrete floor, the building benefits from 3 phase electricity. Capacity approximately 1000 tonnes. 

Grain Store (22.5 m x 12 m) 
On floor store, steel portal frame, concrete floor, breeze block walls, 5 bays, roller shutter door with separate pedestrian door, 3 phase electric. 
Lean-to extension from grain store (22.5m x 8.8m) with concrete floor, hanging vehicle doors. 

Farmland - Area 32.63 hectares (80.63 acres)
The land is to the rear of the dwellings, consisting of three fields in arable rotation, with one larger field of grassland and two smaller grassland paddocks currently grazed by sheep. The woodland in the north east corner was planted under the Woodland Grant Scheme. 

The fields back onto the rear of a number of properties in Cotterstock. The river location allows for secluded walks without having to leave the property. 

The Soil Survey of England and Wales describes the land as coming under Fladbury 1 Series which are described as river alluvium, stoneless clayey soils. 

Tenure and Method of Sale 
The farm will be sold by Private Treaty. Freehold with vacant possession subject to a holdover provision to remove and store the crops.

Wayleaves, Covenants and Rights of Way
The property will be sold subject to and with the benefit of all existing wayleaves, easements and rights of way whether mentioned on these particulars or not.

Should any part of the sale or any rights attached to it become chargeable items for the purpose of VAT then such a tax will be payable by the Purchaser.

Plans and Areas
Areas and schedules on the plans attached to these particulars are based on the OS National Grid and are for reference only. Purchasers must have satisfied themselves of the schedules.

Strictly by appointment with selling agents Fox Bennett and Savills. 

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