3 bedroom equestrian facility for saleChurt, Farnham
Guide Price £700,000
- Modernised attached cottage
- Equestrian facilities
- Set in 2.3 acres (*TBV)
- Outdoor arena 20m x 40m
- Private location/drive
- Sought after village (Churt)
- 3 beds/2 recs- 1382sqft
- Further storage buildings
- Located on Sandy Soil
- Excellent Horse Riding nearby
Full descriptionRide out, walk or cycle to your heart’s content! A charming attached 3 bedroom cottage with 2.3 acres (TBV*) with equestrian facilities set in a highly desirable location along a private track in a quiet situation and occupying a ‘top spot’ for those keen on off road hacking onto the commons of the ‘Surrey Hills’ A.O.N.B. Outside is where the property comes alive! To the front there are spacious parking areas plus a further vehicle access leading to the equestrian facilities set to the rear and offering good space for parking a horsebox if required. There is also pedestrian access from the rear gardens leading directly to the stable yard which comprises of two 12’ X 12’ loose boxes and a 14’ X 12’ loose box all set on a concrete base with tack room and hay store plus separate storage area. Adjacent to the yard is the riding arena and post and railed paddocks. This character cottage has been improved by the vendors over the years and includes many attractive features. Churt village is a highly desirable Surrey enclave offering facilities and activities including a local shop, church, nursery and infant school, inn, garage and a bus service connecting to Farnham and Haslemere (each about 6 miles) with a regular commuting service to Waterloo in 54 and 47 minutes respectively. The improved A3 at Hindhead is 3 miles and Guildford 14 miles. For those with competitive equestrian interests the local riding clubs are Frensham and Tilford & Rushmoor with Merris Wood being the nearest Equestrian show centre within convenient driving distance.
Location - Located up a private track in a peaceful situation half of a mile from Churt village, this popular village offers various facilities and activities including local shops, church, nursery and infant school, public house, garage and a rail commuting from Farnham and Haslemere each about 6 miles distant with a regular commuting service to Waterloo in 53 and 52 minutes respectively (based on leaving on a weekday at 0700hrs). The improved A3 at Hindhead is 3 miles and Guildford 14 miles. The area has a good range of state and private schools and walks into the surrounding countryside within the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Great Landscape Value. Renowned for its commons, Frensham Common being the most noted, providing superb riding and walking. There are several golf courses close by, sailing at Frensham Pond and Chichester Harbour and road access to London, motorways and airports.
Accommodation - Refer To The Floor Plan - The property has been extended by the current owner in recent years by adding a rear elevation to include a dining area and secondary sitting area with door opening out to the patio and rear garden. The whole of the downstairs is spacious with the kitchen open plan to the new extension offering a sociable dining /family space. The sitting room has a lovely wood burner as well as glass doors leading to the secondary sitting / dining area as well as the stairs to the first floor. Furthermore the front porch has been utilized for a computing station and in the inner hall a door to the family bathroom/ shower room. To the rear a further utility room and rear lobby to the rear patio and well stocked private garden.
On the first floor there are three bedrooms; Master suite which is the full width of the property with a en-suit shower room / WC and wash hand basin.
Equestrian Facilities / Out Buildings - OUTDOOR ARENA - 20m x 40m post and railed, sand surface located close to the stables.
STABLE BLOCK - timber loose boxes on concrete platform, 2 (12ft x 12ft), 1 (14ft x 12ft).
2 TIMBER OUTBUILDINGS
Riding/Hacking - Walking/Cycling - There are various Commons which are nearby which are ideal for Hacking out., Notably Frensham Common and Hankley. Also the Greensand Way is within the locality
Frensham Great Pond and Common covers roughly 1,000 acres (400 hectares) of attractive countryside, lying midway between Farnham and Hindhead on either side of the A287. Frensham Common is owned by the National Trust, but most of the land is managed by Waverley Borough Council. The Common is made up of a large area of heathland, together with some coniferous and mixed woodland, and two large ponds, known as Frensham Great and Little Ponds, which were built in the Middle Ages to provide fish for the Bishop of Winchester's estate.
Hankley Common is part of MOD's Longmoor Training Area, with public access available - with the usual caveats of not interrupting active military training (and don't touch strange metal objects!).
The common won a "Forest of Excellence" award in 1996, reflecting landscape, wildlife conservation and public access. The area constitutes some of the finest remaining heathland in Southern England.
The Greensand Way follows the ridge of greensand rock across Surrey and Kent, to the edges of Romney Marsh and almost to the Kent coast. The Greensand ridge runs broadly parallel to and south of the North Downs ridge. It traverses two areas designated as areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (Hindhead to Leith Hill in Surrey and the Sevenoaks ridge from the Kent-Surrey Border to Borough Green in Kent). Much of the walk is accessible by public transport. In Surrey the Way passes the Devil's Punch Bowl and crosses Hascombe Hill and Winterfold Heath then traverses the main Surrey tops of Pitch, Holmbury and Leith Hills, where Leith Hill's tower reaches 1000ft, before descending north to Dorking.
Land & Grounds - The land at the property is of sandy soil. The plot including house and gardens plus parking and Orchard strip is believed to be in the region of 2.3 acres(*TBV). The pasture, stable area and outdoor arena is believed to be 2 acre (*TBV). The acreage stated at the property is 'TBV - *To Be Verified', which means that the land has not been measured formally by Equus and its sellers/clients other than by obtaining the Title Plan from Land registry, where available, with the boundary/acreage clearly marked. The attached land plan is not a Land Registry Title Plan and is meant as a guidance to where the land is situated in relation to the property and does not represent a formal boundary. Interested applicants/buyers are advised that if they have doubts as to the plot size and wish to have verification of the exact size of the entire plot, they will be required to make their own arrangements by appointing the services of an accredited company who can measure the boundary for a compliant Land Registry Title Plan.
Services & Outgoings - TENURE: Freehold
LOCAL AUTHORITY: Waverley Local Authority
SERVICES: Electricity, Private drains (shared), Oil central heating, bottled gas for the hob,
TAX BAND: E
EPC RATING: E
BROCHURE PREPARED: September 2016
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Directions - From Farnham, take the A287 Hindhead Road. Proceed through Millbridge, past Frensham Great Pond on the right, after half a mile on the sharp right hand bend, turn left signed Tilford into Jumps Road. Proceed to the end of Jumps Road and at the Bell and the Dragon, turn right and follow the road up the hill signed Hindhead. After approximately 500 yards Avalon Nurseries is on the right hand side. Turn in to the entrance of the nursery and proceed up the lane keeping to the right until you reach a row of cottages on your right hand side. Parking is on the left in the second bay.
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