5 bedroom farm house for saleMarston Road, Croft, Leicestershire
Church Farm Croft is a beautiful five bedroom farmhouse situated within 22.932 acres which include a lake, stables, extensive agricultural buildings and domestic outbuildings.
Situated on the outskirts of Croft in open countryside and fronting the banks of the River Soar, this lovely residential farm provides scope for development.
Accommodation - Church Farm Croft is a lovely home surrounded by its own grounds and open countryside. The home offers a perfect opportunity to acquire a smallholding with the ability to run a business from home or generate commercial investment income through re-use of the extensive agricultural buildings on site. The unique property and design lends itself to a large family home, with the ability to easily create a separate annexe for friends, relatives or on-site workforce.
Games Room - 49'10 x 17'11 (15.19m x 5.46m) - The rear aspect of the home opens into the room that the current owners refer to as the games room. A large impressive space with double opening oak doors leading from the parking area. There is a walk-in bay window and inset door that gives views and access to the front courtyard garden. The room has a purpose built bar area with slate inlaid bar over oak storage cabinets and Belfast sink. Adjacent to the bar area is an additional bathroom which offers shower, pedestal wash hand basin and WC. The high ceiling features king post trusses and exposed beams. As the shape of the home is predominantly horse shoe this does lend itself easily to creating a separate annexe if required. The games room leads to an opening into what can be the separate annexe, which offers a ground floor bedroom, home office and kitchen with its own access door into the rear garden as detailed below.
Office - 19'01 x 14'05 (5.82m x 4.39m) - This room is currently used as a home office, benefiting from an offset log burner and exposed beams.
Kitchen Diner - 15'0 x 14'08 (4.57m x 4.47m) - French doors give access to the kitchen diner from the office, with further independent access from the hallway. The kitchen has a corner inset stainless steelt sink, under counter oven and inset hob, with further wall and floor storage cupboards. There is generous floor space for a dining table or seating area.
Bedroom One - 14'05 x 14'03 (4.39m x 4.34m) - Bedroom one is located on the ground floor and benefits from eaves storage and is adjacent to the family bathroom.
Ground Floor Bathroom - The bathroom offers a four-piece suite including a bath, shower cubicle, WC and hand basin.
Hallway - 36'07 x 10'05 (11.15m x 3.18m) - The remainder of the ground floor accommodation is accessed from a second hallway which has a very grand oak staircase to the first floor accommodation. Large oak doors lead to the courtyard garden area which in turn provides access to the remaining reception rooms and boiler room.
Sun Room - 10'3 x 14'3 (3.12m x 4.34m) - Accessed from the drawing room, the sun room has exposed brickwork and large picture windows. It is a lovely room in which to relax with garden views.
Drawing Room - 15'08 x 19'06 (4.78m x 5.94m) - This room benefits from parquet flooring, a feature log burner and has stunning views across the farmland.
Lounge - 15'05 x 19'06 (4.70m x 5.94m) - This beautiful room features an open fire that is surrounded by the herringbone brick fireplace and offers further views of the surrounding countryside.
Kitchen Diner - 23'11 14'11 (7.29m 4.55m) - The kitchen diner offers a comprehensive range of wall and base units with inset Belfast sink and an LPG AGA with decorative tile splashback. The kitchen also has the addition of a separate hob and canopy extractor and intergrated fridge freezer. There is a matching island, cleverly incorporating hot pan rests, to complement the kitchen. The dining area features an exposed red brick wall and French doors to the side garden.
Utility Room - 10'11 x 8'0 (3.33m x 2.44m) - Located off the kitchen is the utility room which has additional storage, Belfast sink, integrated washing machine and dishwasher and a courtesy door to the yard area, parking and nearby farm buildings.
First Floor Accommodation -
Landing - 13'03 x 9'02 (4.04m x 2.79m) - The generous large open-plan landing space creates an ideal area for a play room or an additional bedroom.
Master Bedroom - 21'04 x 15'04 (6.50m x 4.67m) - The beautiful master bedroom is enhanced by the walk-out deck balcony offering views of the adjacent farmland. The bedroom benefits from a wood burning stove, a luxury ensuite with slipper bath, telephone shower, bidet and high flush WC. In addition there is a dressing area with a range of built-in wardrobes.
Bedroom Three - 11'03 x 11'07 (3.43m x 3.53m) - Bedroom three is located next to the family bathroom and offers field views and additional storage into the eaves.
Family Bathroom - The family bathroom comprises a corner bath, tiled shower, vanity sink and heated towel rail.
Bedroom Four - 10'8 x 8'02 (3.25m x 2.49m) - Bedroom four enjoys views across the surrounding farmland.
Bedroom Five - 14'07 x15'04 ( min 6'03) into recess space (4.45m x 4.67m ( min 1.91m into recess space) - Bedroom five has a lovely Juliette Balcony overlooking the gardens, and benefits from an ensuite comprising of a shower, low level WC, pedestal hand basin and towel rail.
The Land - The total extent of the property is 22.932 acres, comprising approximately 2.84 acres of house, gardens and yard area incorporating the farm buildings. Approx. 1.19 acres forms the lake adjacent to the River Soar and the balance is down to pasture, conveniently divided to form paddocks suitable for horses or rearing livestock.
Farm Buildings - The range of domestic and farm buildings sit adjacent and to the north of the farm house at the western boundary of the property. Access to the house and buildings is over a third-party track with full rights of access for all purposes. A secondary, currently unmade, access off Stanton Lane also serves the farm. The buildings comprise 7 buildings in total plus a timber-framed carport serving the house. The buildings are more particularly described below.
Building 1 - 30’ x 90’ (98'5" x 295'3") - A predominantly concrete portal-framed building with concrete floor, insulated panel roof, concrete block walls and a brick outer skin. The building is currently sub-divided to form domestic garaging, domestic stores, over mezzanine storage and a gym with kitchen and toilets. The end 2 bays are open-fronted with a steel portal frame.
Building 2 - 24’ x 90’ (78'9" x 295'3") - A concrete portal-framed building with concrete floor, concrete block walls overclad in part and oversailed by insulated panels. The building has an insulated roof and large mezzanine area providing additional storage
Building 3 - 29’ x 90’ (95'2" x 295'3") - An open-ended steel portal-framed building with part concrete and part earth floor with fibre cement roof.
Building 4 - 29’ x 90’ (95'2" x 295'3") - A concrete portal-framed building with fibre cement roof and spray insulation on the inside face. Concrete block walls are oversailed and over clad with plastisol profile sheeting. The building has a concrete floor and mezzanine providing additional storage/work space.
Building 5 - 15’ x 73’ (49'3" x 239'6") - An open-ended covered yard area with gravel floor and Perspex clad roof.
Building 6 - 24’ x 73’ (78'9" x 239'6") - An open-fronted part timber part concrete panel and concrete block building with a concrete floor and plastisol-coated box profile gables and roof.
Building 7 - 27’ x 73’ (88'7" x 239'6") - An open-fronted part timber part concrete panel and concrete block building with concrete floor and plastisol-coated box profile gables and roof. The building is currently used as stables.
Modular Office - 20’ x 16’ (65'7" x 52'6") - A modern modular office sitting on raised brick piers with air-conditioning used as an office suite.
Further Information - In addition to the foregoing, the property benefits from a timber-framed open double carport and relaxation area ideal for summer parties.
Single-phase electric serves buildings 1, 3, 5, 6, 7 and the office, with 3-phase electric to buildings 2 & 4.
Drainage to the house, modular office and building 1 is via a sceptic tank.
LPG heating to the AGA and the house, with additional oil-fired heating and oil-fired hot water.
Solar Panels - 2 x 4kw systems with feed-in tariff payments.
The property currently generates an income of £40k per annum, this is optional and can be amended as required, the current income comprises: Field rental, Stable rental, Barn Rental and Storage areas
Offer Procedure. - To comply with The Money Laundering Regulations 2007, any successful purchaser/purchasers will be asked to provide proof of identity and we will therefore need to take copies of a passport/driving licence and a recent utility bill (not more than three months old). This information is required prior to Solicitors being instructed.
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