House For Sale

Hall Farm, The Green, Orton on the Hill, Atherstone, Leicestershire

Guide price £1,500,000 Sold

SOLD SUBJECT TO CONTRACT - A farmhouse and an excellent range of buildings providing equestrian facilities, and benefitting from planning permission to create five independent dwellings.

  • 3-4 reception rooms, breakfast kitchen, utility room and office
  • 6 bedrooms, 6 bath / shower rooms, 1 bedroom annexe
  • Stabling and tack rooms, a range of barns, garaging
  • Walled kitchen garden with greenhouse plus mature formal gardens
  • Manege, paddocks extending to approximately 4.56 acres
  • In all extending to approximately 8.13 acres
  • Planning permission granted for conversion of buildings to create up to five dwellings in total

Hall Farm sits within a private position within the sought-after village of Orton-on-the-Hill and benefits from far reaching Southerly views. The property is very well placed for accessing major road networks including the M42, M6 and M1, with a mainline railway station easily accessible at Tamworth. The cities of Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester, Nottingham and Derby are all within striking distance. There is a range of well-regarded schools in the area including Twycross House School, Twycross Preparatory School and The Dixie Grammar School at Market Bosworth. The very attractive town of Market Bosworth is only 8 miles away and offers a wide range of services.

Hall Farm presents a superb opportunity to purchase an attractive country property offering a very broad range of facilities which are all presented to a very high standard. The property presents a great combination of a spacious period farm house along with a range of very high quality buildings and grazing land. Hall Farm offers a great range of equestrian facilities but the buildings have been constructed in such a way that they could be put to a variety of uses and developed further. Two planning applications were approved in January and August 2020 granting permission for subdivision of the farmhouse and conversion of the buildings to create up to five independent dwellings, plus an annexe. Consequently Hall Farm will appeal to a variety of purchasers - those looking for a house to enjoy with buildings and land, developers looking to work on a high quality scheme in a sought-after village, and purchasers who need buildings with a house to provide combination of additional accommodation, perhaps for dependant relatives or to provide an income, home office space, general storage, and as a base for a business (subject to any further necessary consents).

The house is believed to date from the 18th century and has been extended in various phases since that time. In its current form the house offers substantial and flexible accommodation
approaching 5,000 sq. ft. (gross internal area - GIA) and has the potential to offer semi-independent accommodation within the main house itself, providing greater privacy for guests or relatives. The breakfast kitchen with units by Christopher Peters of Leamington Spa has an electric Aga together with a free standing island. Accessed off the kitchen is a well-proportioned reception room which opens to a garden room area creating one easily utilised space. Also adjoining the kitchen is a utility room, a WC, and steps leading down to the cellar. The attractive dining room, with exposed ceiling timbers and impressive fireplace, is also located close to the kitchen. The additional ground floor space includes a formal sitting room of 19ft x 11" x 13ft 11", a good sized office, and a guest bedroom suite with en suite bathroom.
The first floor accommodation can be accessed via three staircases allowing flexibility and the potential to provide greater privacy.

There are two main bedroom suites each with spacious bathrooms but this section of the accommodation could be used to provide a very significant master bedroom suite, with the use of two bathrooms and a dressing room, which could be accessed with its own staircase. The first floor accommodation offers three further bedrooms each with an en suite bath/shower room, and one having a dressing room area as well. Attached to the house is an annexe with accommodation over two floors including a spacious open plan living/dining kitchen with stairs to the first floor bedroom with en suite shower room. This provides useful additional accommodation for relatives, guests or staff.

A garage courtyard adjoins the house and has an impressive timber framed garage building to house up to four cars. An archway leads from the courtyard through to formal gardens and a terrace area of York stone on the eastern side of the house which has far reaching views over the countryside to the south east. The gardens are laid mainly to lawn with a number of mature trees, well established borders and a pond with weeping willow. Adjoining the garage courtyard is a very impressive walled vegetable garden with a number of raised beds served by an automated irrigation system. A key feature of this garden is a highly impressive greenhouse, with oxy-coated galvanised steel frame and automated vents, by The Victorian Glasshouse Company.

Hall Farm benefits from a very impressive range of buildings which offer excellent equestrian facilities, but have the flexibility to be put to a variety of other uses a s mentioned. Accessed off the driveway is a machinery shed of brick construction with a timber frame under a slate roof. This 35ft 8" x 26ft 6" building offers extensive storage space which can be accessed via a wide roller shutter door for vehicle access or a pedestrian door. A second barn has been constructed principally to provide covered space for a horsebox but has been designed in such a way that openings can easily be created along its southern elevation to allow the building to be converted into a further range of stables with the use of internal partitions. A third building provides further storage.

Attached to the annexe and visible from the house is the impressive brick stable range which offers four loose boxes, with Monarch stable doors and partitions, and a feed room plus tack store. The feed room/tack room benefits from a Belfast sink with hot and cold running water. A further equestrian facility is the 60m x 20m manège, with flood lighting by Jumping Jack Flash and a high quality Martin Collins wax coated Ecotrack surface.

The grazing land is divided into four enclosures, which are enclosed predominantly with post and rail fencing, and benefits from a mains water connection. An access track serves all four enclosures from the yard, whilst there is also vehicular access from the east off Moor Barns Lane. In all the paddocks and fields extend to approximately 4.5 acres with the track covering a
further 1.3 acres. The property is available with or without the grazing land and menage with the respective sections shown edged red (Hall Farm
buildings and immediate grounds) and blue (grazing land, menage and additional access drive) but the vendors may also consider a sale of part of the land edged blue with Hall Farm.

Planning permission and development
The property benefits from the exciting opportunity to divide the house and convert buildings to provide five residential units and
an annexe which will equate to approximately 10,365 sq ft (GIA). The five dwellings will all be individual and it would be expected that these properties will generate strong interest when taken to the market given the nature of them, their situation and location on the village edge in a rural area but also benefitting from great access to transport links.

Planning permission under 19/01207/FUL was granted on 7th January 2020 for the division of the house and conversion of attached buildings to create three dwellings. A second application under 20/00336/FUL was granted on 19th August 2020 for the conversion of buildings to provide two further dwellings and an annexe. Both permissions have three years from the date approved until expiry. The plans contained within these details are believed to be accurate but potential purchasers should review the full details of the applications on the Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council website and are welcome to carry out their own surveys to verify floor areas and any other key points.

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