Farm For Sale

Mill Farm, Ashorne, Ashorne, Nr Warwick, Warwickshire

Guide price £3,250,000 Sold

An exceptional ring fenced country property in a fabulous rural setting with superb equestrian facilities. In all about 128 acres.

  • 5 bedroom period farmhouse (not Listed)
  • Traditional outbuildings with potential
  • Tremendous general purpose barn utilised for stabling and specialist equine use and general storage
  • Manège, round pen and horse walker
  • Very well maintained paddocks and arable land
  • Dwelling and buildings sitting centrally within its own land
  • Accessed down a 1/3 mile private tree lined drive
  • Easy access onto the national motorway network
  • Approximately 128.76 acres (52.14 ha)

The property sits in open countryside between the villages of Ashorne and Moreton Morrell. Ashorne is a conveniently located rural South Warwickshire village, surrounded by attractive woodland and gently rolling countryside. The village has a popular public house and nearby Wellesbourne (2.5 miles) offers a wide range of facilities including local shops, supermarkets, restaurants and primary school (Ofsted rated good).

The nearby towns of Stratford-Upon-Avon, Leamington Spa, and Warwick offer a wider range of recreation, shopping and very good private and state education facilities.

The surrounding area, offers wonderful walks, riding and cycling within the attractive Warwickshire countryside, whilst the Cotswold Hills are to the south. The M40 is accessed via J13 (from the south) and J14 (from the north). Rail services are from Leamington Spa, taking approximately 1 hour to London Marylebone.

Mill Farm provides a rarely available opportunity to purchase an attractive period farmhouse with the potential for secondary accommodation, together with some first class equestrian facilities, set in a glorious private setting.

The house and buildings are accessed down a 1/3 mile tree lined private drive through your own land giving a high level of privacy and seclusion. The property has been significantly enhanced by the current owners with a particular focus on the equestrian facilities, but the property offers significant further scope for creating a fabulous country property.

The house is believed to be originally constructed in the 1800’s with later additions. The property is not listed and provides well proportioned accommodation which is ideal for family living. On the ground floor there are three good sized reception rooms along with a fitted kitchen, with Aga, and adjoining breakfast room. There is also an essential boot room and utility room together with a study and generous bathroom completing the ground floor accommodation. Accessed via two staircases on the first floor there are four double bedrooms with a family bathroom, together with a large master bedroom suite including a shower room and dressing room with views over your own land. The property benefits from a wealth of period features including exposed beams and inglenook fireplaces, and offers further potential to expand the existing accommodation if required, subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents. There is an ample parking area and delightful wrap around gardens including a well stocked orchard and impressive vegetable patch. All aspects of the property benefit from extensive views over your own land.

Located conveniently close to the entrance area to the house is a useful former cart shed, ‘cottage’ and stables. The building has lapsed planning consent for conversion into two holiday lets, giving the potential for home working or secondary accommodation for a relative or staff. With its own entrance way or accessed from the house area, is a tremendous steel framed general purpose building extending to approximately 20,000 sq ft. The building has been cleverly utilised being split between the equestrian uses and for more general storage associated with the vendors other commercial activities.

One corner of the Barn has been developed as an Equestrian Unit comprising 8 stables, some with access to the adjoining turnout area and nursery field, a generous feed preparation area with double sink and adjacent secure rug and tack storage rooms. These lead into the wash and stocks area which has an additional isolation box and also a kitchen, toilet and office, all heated and accessed through sliding doors designed to be tall enough allow passage of vehicles.

The remainder of the concrete floored building is utilised for general storage and benefits from full height roller shutter doors at each end and additional access points. The building has further potential to be utilised for additional commercial uses, subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents. At the southern end of the building there is a useful storage and parking area enclosed with a secure cantilever gate. Beyond this area is a 45 x 35 sand and rubber fully drained Charles Britton manège and a round pen.

The Land
The property is ring fenced by its own land which is generally level save for some areas of traditional gentle ridge and furrow. The land is mainly laid to permanent pasture but with around 30 acres of arable land closest to the entrance to the property. The land is well divided and centrally accessed from the yard and house area. The land is well bounded by mature hedgerows and stock proof fencing. There is a mains water supply to all of the pasture fields and also access to a small brook on the southern boundary.

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